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JULY 26, 1956 SPECIAL ASSESSMENT LIST Sewer Improvement District No. 4 Park River, N. Dak. DESCRIPTION Benefits tract of land described as follows: at a point at the intersection of section line running east and thru section 28, Twp 157, R55dmd the .... o ilwv Right y line oz m , Y in the City of Park River; thence said Right of Way a distance of thence east at right angles 678 a point 50 feet west of the north- quarter line; thence south parallel to line, a distance of 466.5 ft, more to the east-west quarter line; thence a straight line to Point of Beginning. $800.00 tract of land described as followS: at a point at the intersection of section line runmng east and Section 28, Twp 157, R55 and the line of the Railway Right the CRy of Park River; thence said Right of Way a distance of to the Point of Beginning; thence north along said line a distance thence East at right angles a dis- of 416 feet; thence south at right an- distance of 50 feet; thence West at a distance of 416 feet to the Beginning. $230.04 tract as follows: Commencing at a at the intersection of the quarter see- running east and west thru Section 157, R55 and the eastern bound- of the Railway Right of Way in the f Park River; thence north along said of Way a distance of 516.5 feet to the of Beginning: thence continuing north of 181.5 feet; thence East at right 240 feet; thence south at right angles of 181.5 thence West at right distance of 240 feet to the Point of less a 20 foot alley through said $881.20 tract as follows: Commencing at a at the tion of the quarter sec- g east and west thru Section 157, R55 and the eastern bound- of the Railway Right of Way in the Park River; thence continuing north of 698 feet to the Point of Begin- ; thence continuing north a distance of feet; thence East at right angms z 4o thence South at right angles 131.5 feet; West at right angles 240 feet to the )f Beginning: less a 20 foot alley said property. $1278.24 tract as follows: Commencing at a at the intersection of the quarter sec- running east and west thru Section 157, R55 and the eastern boundary Railway Right of Way in the City River; thence continuing north a of 829.5 feet to the Point of Begin- continuing north a distance of thence East at right angles 240 feet; south at right angles 50 feet; thence at righ angles 240 feet to the Point of less a 20 foot alley thru said $484.20 tract as follows: Commencing at a at the intersection of the quarter running east and west thru Sec- Twp 15/, R 55 and the eastern boun- Railway Right of Way in of Park River; thence continuing to the Point of ...... thence continuing north a dis- of 125.75 feet; thence East at right a distance of 409 feet; thence South to the Section lines 126.75 feet; West right angles to the Railway Way 404 feet to the Point of Be- less a 20 foot alley through said t $1220.12 tract as follows: Commencing at 50 feet West of the Southwest cor- 14, Original Townslte of Park thence South along the Railway of Way 168.75 feet to the Point of Be- thence north along right of way a of 45 feet; thence East at right a distance of 412.5 feet; thence South 45 feet; thence West at right feet to the Point of Beginning, foot alley thru said property. $435.76 tract as follows: Commencing at a feet West of the Southwest corner 14 Original Townsite of Park Riv- South along the Railway Right of feet to the Point of Beginning: North along the Right of Way 49.5 East at right angles 190 feet; South at right angles 49.5 fee; thence Right angles 190 feet to the Point of $237.24 tract as follows: Commencing at a feet West of the Southwest corner 14 Original Townsite of Park Riv- South along Railway Right of feet to the Point of Beginning; North along Right of Way 74.25 feet; East at right angles 190 feet; thence right angles 74.25 feet: thence angles 190 fee to the Point of $358.30 tract as follows:' Commencing at a on the Southwest corner of Lo 12, Original Townsite; thence South with the Railway Right of Way et: thence East at right angles 202.5 North at right angles 74.25 feet; West at right angles 202.5 feet. $358.3 follows: Commencing at a point south of the Southwest corner of Blk 14, Original Townstte; thence 49.5 feet parallel with the Railway of Way: thence East at right angles thence lorth at right angles 49.5 West at righ angles 202.5 feet. $237.24 as follows: Commencing at a point 20 of the Northeast corner of Lot 24, 1, Original Townsite: thence North thence East at right angles to the Right of Way 584 feet: thence feet: bncP Wst at right angles of Way 352 feet: thence North 66 feet; thence West at right thence North at right angles "to the Point of Beginning. Original Townsite: of Lots 1 through 12 of,Lots 1 through 6 Lots 7 through 12 14 $11.452.54 $581.06 $425.74 $425.74 $121.04 $121.04 $121,04 $121.04 $121.04 $121.04 $121.04 $121.04 ' $121.04 ..... $121.04 $121.04 $121.04 tl, Original Townsite - ,'  $121.04 ( WALSH cotwrz Pama. PARK Assessments $400.00 $115.02 Lot 14 Lot 15 Lot 16 Lot 17 Lot 18 Lot 19 Lot 20 Lot 21 Lot 22 Lot 23 Lot 24 Block 1, Bures Addition Lot 3 Lot 4 Lot 5 Lot 6 Lot 7 Lot 8 Lot 9 Lot 10 Block 2, Bares Addition Lot 4 Lot 5 Lot 6 Lot 7 Lot 8 Lot 9 Lot 10 Lot 11 $121.04 $60.52 $121.04 $60.52 $121.04 $60.52 $121.04 $60.52 $121.04 $60,52 $121.04 $60.52 $121.04 $80.62 $121.04 $62)2 $121.04 $60.52 $121.04 $60.52 $121.04 $60.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $237.24 $118.62 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $256.62 $128.31 TOTALS. $17.095.10 , STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA) )as $8.547.55 i l son property t, automobile and' truck licenses and retirement tax, besides all the hidden taxes, so at the end,of the year your wallet is about as thick as that of a hired l man on a farm who wbrks for his board. But we like it all, from start to finish; and lacking common sense, which we have lost in this great game of politics, we don't know enough to quit. City Council Proceedings CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA. REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, JULY 2, 1958 AT 8 O'CLOCK P. M. The regular monthly meeting of the City Council was held in the Council Room in the City Hall at 8 o'clock P. M. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Johnson, the following members being present: Aldermen PAGm 11 Sophia Petterson, office work .............. ,61.80 12 C, Frovarp, labor .... 44.85 13 E. Clemetson, labor __ 46.00 14 M, R. Olson. labor _._. 19.55 15 Socony-Vacuum, gas . 3.30 16 W. Skinner, pump -.. 250.00 17 City Treasurer, tra. funds ............ .  1).00 18 G. N. Railway, frt. __ -6.06 SkNITATION FUNDS: 245 P. J. Ferguson, eontract20.00 The monthly reports of City Of- ficials were read and ordered filed. Ordinance Q-3, an ordinance pro- viding for the call of special meet- ings, was upon motion by Bateman approved and passed on its second reading. The motion was seconded by Cowger and upon roll call aU voted "Aye." Affidavits showing publication of notice by the petitioners who represent three-fourths of the qualified electors, as well as three- fourths in assessed value of the property to be brought into the Bures, Bateman, Mater, Meberg city limits, was presented to the and Cowger. Absent, Dougherty. Council, also notice by the City The minutes of the last regular Council that the above mentioned $440.60 $639.12 $242.10 $610.06 $217.88 $118.62 $179.15 $179.15 $118.62 $72627 $290.53 $217.87 $217,87 $8o.52 $6O.52 $60.52 $60.52 $60.52 $80.52 $8O.52 $80.5, $8O.52 $8O.52 $802 N02 County of Walah ) i We, the undersigned, constituting the Special Assessment Commis-i sion, of the City of Park River, lq'orth Dakota, hereby certify that the I foregoing is a true and complete copy of the assessment list prepared by [ us for the improvement in Sewer Improvement District No. 4, showing [ the amount in which each lot or tract is benefited by said improvement and the amount assessed against each such lot or tract; tha'( the same is a true and correct assessment of the property therein described to the best judgment of the majorify of the members of the Commission; and that the several items of expense included in such asssessment are as follows, to-wit: Construction cost ............................................ $ 9,265.00 Engineers fees .............................................. 560.00 Publications to dale ......................................... 54.43 Assessment Commission fees ............................... 100.00 Publication of Assessment list .............................. 175.00 Other publications .......................................... 75.00 Legal Expenses ............................................. 275.00 Miscellaneous Expenses ................................... 160.0( TOTAL . $10,684.43 Less 20% to be paid by City - - 2,136.68 Portion of cost to be assessed . $6,547.55 WITNESS our hands officially as such officers this 10th day of July 1956. OLAF MALDE Chairman DUNCAN MEAGHER Member FRED SILLIMAN Member NOTICE OF HF_RING ON OBJECTIONS TO SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS SEWER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT No. 4, pARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA NOTICE is hereby given that the Special Assessment Commission of the City of Park River. North Dakota, will meet at 8:00 P. M. on the 8th day of August, 1956, at the Council Rooms, City Hall, to hear objections which may be made to any of the assessments in Sewer Improvement District No. 4 as shown on the foregoing list, by any person therein in- terested or his agent or attorney. SPECIAL ASSESSMENT COMMISSION OLAF MALDE Chairman DUNCAN MEAGHER Member FRED SILLIMAN Member Publish 7-19 & 28 Closing Session Of Congress Is Hectic Time By Usher L. Burdick I the member, and with a fresh sup- ply of constituents ready to call on him just as soon as the roll call is ended, the member finally decides that there are a great many posi- tions easier to fill than that of a member of Congress, and he either announces that he is not a candi- date, or if a House member, he de- cides to run for Senator, as he im- U. S. Congressman agines that 6 undisturbed years is the only thing that will put him The closing days of a session of back in as good a condition as he Congress are usually turbulent and I was when he entered the House. this year is no exception. Bills]But this is pure imagina%ion--for that have been tied up in commit- his troubles continue. He is apt to tee for several months will either be declared for the Senate and is be brought out now or die in com- mittee, and you can imagine the pressure groups that surround the capitol. People wonder why Congress does not get down to business in the of the session early weeks when the weather is cool and the I members do not have to fight the intense heat of summer here in this area. The reason is that in all important legislation the bills must go before the various committees and many of them require hear- ings which take weeks in manY' eases, so that generally they do not start coming out from the com- mittees until two months of the session have passed. 1Vow, with adjournment coming in a few days, you can understand the commotion in Congress. People who wane this or that bill, or those who don't want this or that, swarm the Capitol in person or flood the Congressmen with letters and ele- grams, some even threatening members with political extinction, unless and unless. At this point the member lust about abandons all hope of coming out of the ses- sion with complete mental Balance. He tried to get some sleep, but with telephones ringing and spe- cial messengers arriving he can't sleep. The onlY time he is left alone long enough to realize where he is, is during roll call. Here he haunted by the fear that at last he will have to go to work and do somehing useful. If elected, his for- mer House constituents swarm in again, together with more impor- ant ones, and about the second day out on his voyage in the Senate he wishes he were back in the House or had retired in good order, like Gene Tunney, After Congress adiourns we will, of course, go home and it may be that we will not get any rest there. Coustituens who didn't get what they wanted and some who got more than they wanted and some who got nothing will put ques- tions faster than the bullets out of a machine gun. Our answers may not be convincing enough to allay the pent up wrath, and we will wish we were back here in Wash- tngton. Being a member of Con- gress is a most trying position! Those who are in are trying to stay in, while those who are out are trying to get in. Elections every two years keep the members keY- ed up constantly. Like the mari- ners off the coast of Italy, we have to Pass Scylla and charybdis, one a huge rock, the other a whirlpool. If we go too near to Scylla we are wrecked; if too far in the direction can grab a few minutes' rest an dta I of Charybdis we are caught in the ouple of cat-naps, but is apt o lwhirling waters and land on the all to r nd to the call of his espo _ . on , bttm of the Mediterranean. name, and he is marked absenz But the salary is great--if we got an important bill. He tries _to per- I it. But when that salary is hitched the talley clerk that he was'luP with the normal income from act, present, but the record re- I private business you are up in the flects the exact situation, and al brackets. The government doesn't way the talley clerk knows [ trust a Congressman to pay his tax, Congressman might have been] and that is a wise precaution. The present--he might have been there[tax is taken out before you get ,--but he also knows that the Con-}your check. Then, after the tax is I gressman was "not all there']taken out every payday, at the end I when the roll was called. ] of the year you are taxed agaln. Being marked absent oa an ira-] You, llke all others, pay your real I portant roll call further frustrate| estate tax, Stae income tax, per- meeting and special meeting of petition of the petltmners would June 18th were upon motion by be considered at 8 P. M. o this Cowger, seconded by Bateman and date. No property owners or .voters carried, approvedas read by the appeared relative to this mattex Auditor. whereupon Alderman Mater raGe- Upon motion by Meberg, second- ed that Ordinance R-3, an ordi- ed by MMer and carried the fol-] nance to extend the city limits of lowing bills were allowed and or.]the City of Park River be approv- dered paid: led and passed on its first reading. GENERAL: [ The motion was seconded by Bures 988 Harlan Andrews, sal. , $ 58.35[ and upon roll call the following 9 Lawrence Aichele, sal 275.08 voted "Aye": Bures, Bateman, Me- 990 Joe Fail, tel. sere ..... 10.001 berg, Mater and Cowger. Abmt 991 N. D. OASIS, ins ..... 130.36 and not voting--Dougherty. 992 Director Internal Rev- Alderman Cowger moved that enue, tax ............ 276.00[the contract of the Neptune Meter 993 City Treasurer, library I Company be renewed for a period maintenance ....... 1080.00 of six months. The motion was 994 City Treasurer, trans, to seconded by Bateman and carried. Park Board .......... 1600.00 The City went on record that if 1 Try&we Petterson, janitor ]John Bures. in order to develbp 75.00 building lots, would develop the service ............. 2 Clifford Frovarp lab... 16.68 3 Eddie Clemetson lab.. 58.65 4 Henry Staven, labor _. 39.00 5 Ralph Leonard, policing 36.00 6 Mrs. T. Petterson, Janitor service ............. 15.00 7 Municipal Util., gas -- 51.12 8 W. S. Sieg Co., office supplies ............ 8.96 9 Bateman Motors, rep. _ 3.45 10 N. W. Equipment, rep. 47.67 11 Siiliman Implement Co. repairs ............. 20.05 O. P. Olson Hardware supplies ............ 13 G. Oppebeen, labor -_- 16.00 14 C. Clemetson, labor __ 36.00 15 League of N. Oak. Munic. dues ................ 85.00 16 Polar Tel. Co. service and oll .............. 70.36 17 Long's Double Check Products. supplies .... 199.50 18 Melvin Oison, labor __ 16.18 19 Sander Kittelson, supplies purchased .......... 14.95 MUNICIPAL UTILITIES:. 4827 Sand Steel Bldg Co. buUding ........... $5112.00 8 Minnkota Power Co-op power purchased .... 2219,52 9 Geo, Widme, salary __ 865.00 4830 Elsie J. Catherwood salary ............. 230.00 I Ralph Leonard, sat __ 2 Cliff. Frovarp, sal .__ 3 Ed Clemetson, sal .... 4 M. R. Olson, sal ..... 5 NDOASIS, insur ..... 6 Director Internal Rev- enue, tax ........... 6 Postmaster, box rent, stamps ............ 3.00 0001 Hardy's Standard Service repairs ............ 10.01 2 Standard Oil, gas ___ 81.90 3 Malde & Sharpe, sup. 27.84 4 Crane Co., supplies __ 24.75 5 Thompson-Stolee Co. supplies ........... 802.75 6 Dakota Electric Supply 42.00 supplies ........... 7 Sharlin Bros., sup. -- 56.43 8 O. P. Olson Hdwe, supplies ........... 77.23 9 Fursteneau Lumber Co,, supplies .......... 42.96 I0 Polar Rural Tel. Co, service ............ 8.70 Bures Sub-division by installing complete water mains in same ac- cording to state requirements, and transferring ownership as public mains, then the City would extend the present mains across the high- way to said Sub-divislon. There being no further btmine the meeting on motion adjourned. M. O. JOHNSON, Mayor ELSIE J. CATHERWOOD, City Auditor 32.52 Falrdale Man Dies In Grafton July 11 Julius Mathiason, 64, of FairdaIe, passed away July II at a Grafton hospital. Funeral services were held Mon- day at St. Olaf Lutheran church at Fairdale with Rev. Stephen Enge- stad officiating. Burial was in the church ceme- tery. Panbearers were Fritz Mon- son, Goodwin Monson, Clarence Skytland, Karl Henderson, Simon Bolstad and Melvin Hanson. The Adams Funeral Home ,Graf. ton, was in charge of arrange- ments. Born at Fairdale April 29, 1892, Mr. Mathiason was a life-long resi- dent of that community. He mar- ried Ida Monson at Grand Forks Feb. 21, 1920. She died April 30, of 255.00 this year. 240.00 Survivors are two daughters and 240.00 three daughters: Vernon, James, 240.00 Harvey and Ruth of Fairdale; Ir- 141,29 win of Adams, Mrs. Rober Buck, of Oswego, Ore.; Mrs. Donald Mo- 67.90 den, Salina, Kansas and ten grand- children. There are also three sisters, Mrs. Elnar Westby of Fairdale. Mrs. Emma Lillihi, Minneapolis and Mrs. Dave Chelberg of Portland. HONORED AT FAMILY PARTY Miss Doris Akre, who spent a week at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Akre, left Sun- day for Chicago where she is era, ployed as a nurse. A reunion of the Akre family was held Sunday at the Ambrose Spoonland home in honor of Miss Akre. Present were the Dennis Olson family, Mrs. Alet- ta Aker, Ida, Olaf and Peter Nel- son and the Isaac Akres. A pot luck supper was held. LIVESTOCK SALE H ! This Wednesday and every Wednesday In The New Park River Livestook Sales Barn' STARTING AT 12:30 P. M. WE EXPECT A GOOD RUN OF CATTLE Lunches All Day- Dinners At Noon Phone 46462 Lawremce Wilkes, Mgr. JULY 26, 1956 SPECIAL ASSESSMENT LIST Sewer Improvement District No. 4 Park River, N. Dak. DESCRIPTION Benefits tract of land described as follows: at a point at the intersection of section line running east and thru section 28, Twp 157, R55dmd the .... o ilwv Right y line oz m , Y in the City of Park River; thence said Right of Way a distance of thence east at right angles 678 a point 50 feet west of the north- quarter line; thence south parallel to line, a distance of 466.5 ft, more to the east-west quarter line; thence a straight line to Point of Beginning. $800.00 tract of land described as followS: at a point at the intersection of section line runmng east and Section 28, Twp 157, R55 and the line of the Railway Right the CRy of Park River; thence said Right of Way a distance of to the Point of Beginning; thence north along said line a distance thence East at right angles a dis- of 416 feet; thence south at right an- distance of 50 feet; thence West at a distance of 416 feet to the Beginning. $230.04 tract as follows: Commencing at a at the intersection of the quarter see- running east and west thru Section 157, R55 and the eastern bound- of the Railway Right of Way in the f Park River; thence north along said of Way a distance of 516.5 feet to the of Beginning: thence continuing north of 181.5 feet; thence East at right 240 feet; thence south at right angles of 181.5 thence West at right distance of 240 feet to the Point of less a 20 foot alley through said $881.20 tract as follows: Commencing at a at the tion of the quarter sec- g east and west thru Section 157, R55 and the eastern bound- of the Railway Right of Way in the Park River; thence continuing north of 698 feet to the Point of Begin- ; thence continuing north a distance of feet; thence East at right angms z 4o thence South at right angles 131.5 feet; West at right angles 240 feet to the )f Beginning: less a 20 foot alley said property. $1278.24 tract as follows: Commencing at a at the intersection of the quarter sec- running east and west thru Section 157, R55 and the eastern boundary Railway Right of Way in the City River; thence continuing north a of 829.5 feet to the Point of Begin- continuing north a distance of thence East at right angles 240 feet; south at right angles 50 feet; thence at righ angles 240 feet to the Point of less a 20 foot alley thru said $484.20 tract as follows: Commencing at a at the intersection of the quarter running east and west thru Sec- Twp 15/, R 55 and the eastern boun- Railway Right of Way in of Park River; thence continuing to the Point of ...... thence continuing north a dis- of 125.75 feet; thence East at right a distance of 409 feet; thence South to the Section lines 126.75 feet; West right angles to the Railway Way 404 feet to the Point of Be- less a 20 foot alley through said t $1220.12 tract as follows: Commencing at 50 feet West of the Southwest cor- 14, Original Townslte of Park thence South along the Railway of Way 168.75 feet to the Point of Be- thence north along right of way a of 45 feet; thence East at right a distance of 412.5 feet; thence South 45 feet; thence West at right feet to the Point of Beginning, foot alley thru said property. $435.76 tract as follows: Commencing at a feet West of the Southwest corner 14 Original Townsite of Park Riv- South along the Railway Right of feet to the Point of Beginning: North along the Right of Way 49.5 East at right angles 190 feet; South at right angles 49.5 fee; thence Right angles 190 feet to the Point of $237.24 tract as follows: Commencing at a feet West of the Southwest corner 14 Original Townsite of Park Riv- South along Railway Right of feet to the Point of Beginning; North along Right of Way 74.25 feet; East at right angles 190 feet; thence right angles 74.25 feet: thence angles 190 fee to the Point of $358.30 tract as follows:' Commencing at a on the Southwest corner of Lo 12, Original Townsite; thence South with the Railway Right of Way et: thence East at right angles 202.5 North at right angles 74.25 feet; West at right angles 202.5 feet. $358.3 follows: Commencing at a point south of the Southwest corner of Blk 14, Original Townstte; thence 49.5 feet parallel with the Railway of Way: thence East at right angles thence lorth at right angles 49.5 West at righ angles 202.5 feet. $237.24 as follows: Commencing at a point 20 of the Northeast corner of Lot 24, 1, Original Townsite: thence North thence East at right angles to the Right of Way 584 feet: thence feet: bncP Wst at right angles of Way 352 feet: thence North 66 feet; thence West at right thence North at right angles "to the Point of Beginning. Original Townsite: of Lots 1 through 12 of,Lots 1 through 6 Lots 7 through 12 14 $11.452.54 $581.06 $425.74 $425.74 $121.04 $121.04 $121,04 $121.04 $121.04 $121.04 $121.04 $121.04 ' $121.04 ..... $121.04 $121.04 $121.04 tl, Original Townsite - ,'  $121.04 ( WALSH cotwrz Pama. PARK Assessments $400.00 $115.02 Lot 14 Lot 15 Lot 16 Lot 17 Lot 18 Lot 19 Lot 20 Lot 21 Lot 22 Lot 23 Lot 24 Block 1, Bures Addition Lot 3 Lot 4 Lot 5 Lot 6 Lot 7 Lot 8 Lot 9 Lot 10 Block 2, Bares Addition Lot 4 Lot 5 Lot 6 Lot 7 Lot 8 Lot 9 Lot 10 Lot 11 $121.04 $60.52 $121.04 $60.52 $121.04 $60.52 $121.04 $60.52 $121.04 $60,52 $121.04 $60.52 $121.04 $80.62 $121.04 $62)2 $121.04 $60.52 $121.04 $60.52 $121.04 $60.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $237.24 $118.62 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $305.04 $152.52 $256.62 $128.31 TOTALS. $17.095.10 , STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA) )as $8.547.55 i l son property t, automobile and' truck licenses and retirement tax, besides all the hidden taxes, so at the end,of the year your wallet is about as thick as that of a hired l man on a farm who wbrks for his board. But we like it all, from start to finish; and lacking common sense, which we have lost in this great game of politics, we don't know enough to quit. City Council Proceedings CITY OF PARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA. REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING, JULY 2, 1958 AT 8 O'CLOCK P. M. The regular monthly meeting of the City Council was held in the Council Room in the City Hall at 8 o'clock P. M. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Johnson, the following members being present: Aldermen PAGm 11 Sophia Petterson, office work .............. ,61.80 12 C, Frovarp, labor .... 44.85 13 E. Clemetson, labor __ 46.00 14 M, R. Olson. labor _._. 19.55 15 Socony-Vacuum, gas . 3.30 16 W. Skinner, pump -.. 250.00 17 City Treasurer, tra. funds ............ .  1).00 18 G. N. Railway, frt. __ -6.06 SkNITATION FUNDS: 245 P. J. Ferguson, eontract20.00 The monthly reports of City Of- ficials were read and ordered filed. Ordinance Q-3, an ordinance pro- viding for the call of special meet- ings, was upon motion by Bateman approved and passed on its second reading. The motion was seconded by Cowger and upon roll call aU voted "Aye." Affidavits showing publication of notice by the petitioners who represent three-fourths of the qualified electors, as well as three- fourths in assessed value of the property to be brought into the Bures, Bateman, Mater, Meberg city limits, was presented to the and Cowger. Absent, Dougherty. Council, also notice by the City The minutes of the last regular Council that the above mentioned $440.60 $639.12 $242.10 $610.06 $217.88 $118.62 $179.15 $179.15 $118.62 $72627 $290.53 $217.87 $217,87 $8o.52 $6O.52 $60.52 $60.52 $60.52 $80.52 $8O.52 $80.5, $8O.52 $8O.52 $802 N02 County of Walah ) i We, the undersigned, constituting the Special Assessment Commis-i sion, of the City of Park River, lq'orth Dakota, hereby certify that the I foregoing is a true and complete copy of the assessment list prepared by [ us for the improvement in Sewer Improvement District No. 4, showing [ the amount in which each lot or tract is benefited by said improvement and the amount assessed against each such lot or tract; tha'( the same is a true and correct assessment of the property therein described to the best judgment of the majorify of the members of the Commission; and that the several items of expense included in such asssessment are as follows, to-wit: Construction cost ............................................ $ 9,265.00 Engineers fees .............................................. 560.00 Publications to dale ......................................... 54.43 Assessment Commission fees ............................... 100.00 Publication of Assessment list .............................. 175.00 Other publications .......................................... 75.00 Legal Expenses ............................................. 275.00 Miscellaneous Expenses ................................... 160.0( TOTAL . $10,684.43 Less 20% to be paid by City - - 2,136.68 Portion of cost to be assessed . $6,547.55 WITNESS our hands officially as such officers this 10th day of July 1956. OLAF MALDE Chairman DUNCAN MEAGHER Member FRED SILLIMAN Member NOTICE OF HF_RING ON OBJECTIONS TO SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS SEWER IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT No. 4, pARK RIVER, NORTH DAKOTA NOTICE is hereby given that the Special Assessment Commission of the City of Park River. North Dakota, will meet at 8:00 P. M. on the 8th day of August, 1956, at the Council Rooms, City Hall, to hear objections which may be made to any of the assessments in Sewer Improvement District No. 4 as shown on the foregoing list, by any person therein in- terested or his agent or attorney. SPECIAL ASSESSMENT COMMISSION OLAF MALDE Chairman DUNCAN MEAGHER Member FRED SILLIMAN Member Publish 7-19 & 28 Closing Session Of Congress Is Hectic Time By Usher L. Burdick I the member, and with a fresh sup- ply of constituents ready to call on him just as soon as the roll call is ended, the member finally decides that there are a great many posi- tions easier to fill than that of a member of Congress, and he either announces that he is not a candi- date, or if a House member, he de- cides to run for Senator, as he im- U. S. Congressman agines that 6 undisturbed years is the only thing that will put him The closing days of a session of back in as good a condition as he Congress are usually turbulent and I was when he entered the House. this year is no exception. Bills]But this is pure imagina%ion--for that have been tied up in commit- his troubles continue. He is apt to tee for several months will either be declared for the Senate and is be brought out now or die in com- mittee, and you can imagine the pressure groups that surround the capitol. People wonder why Congress does not get down to business in the of the session early weeks when the weather is cool and the I members do not have to fight the intense heat of summer here in this area. The reason is that in all important legislation the bills must go before the various committees and many of them require hear- ings which take weeks in manY' eases, so that generally they do not start coming out from the com- mittees until two months of the session have passed. 1Vow, with adjournment coming in a few days, you can understand the commotion in Congress. People who wane this or that bill, or those who don't want this or that, swarm the Capitol in person or flood the Congressmen with letters and ele- grams, some even threatening members with political extinction, unless and unless. At this point the member lust about abandons all hope of coming out of the ses- sion with complete mental Balance. He tried to get some sleep, but with telephones ringing and spe- cial messengers arriving he can't sleep. The onlY time he is left alone long enough to realize where he is, is during roll call. Here he haunted by the fear that at last he will have to go to work and do somehing useful. If elected, his for- mer House constituents swarm in again, together with more impor- ant ones, and about the second day out on his voyage in the Senate he wishes he were back in the House or had retired in good order, like Gene Tunney, After Congress adiourns we will, of course, go home and it may be that we will not get any rest there. Coustituens who didn't get what they wanted and some who got more than they wanted and some who got nothing will put ques- tions faster than the bullets out of a machine gun. Our answers may not be convincing enough to allay the pent up wrath, and we will wish we were back here in Wash- tngton. Being a member of Con- gress is a most trying position! Those who are in are trying to stay in, while those who are out are trying to get in. Elections every two years keep the members keY- ed up constantly. Like the mari- ners off the coast of Italy, we have to Pass Scylla and charybdis, one a huge rock, the other a whirlpool. If we go too near to Scylla we are wrecked; if too far in the direction can grab a few minutes' rest an dta I of Charybdis we are caught in the ouple of cat-naps, but is apt o lwhirling waters and land on the all to r nd to the call of his espo _ . on , bttm of the Mediterranean. name, and he is marked absenz But the salary is great--if we got an important bill. He tries _to per- I it. But when that salary is hitched the talley clerk that he was'luP with the normal income from act, present, but the record re- I private business you are up in the flects the exact situation, and al brackets. The government doesn't way the talley clerk knows [ trust a Congressman to pay his tax, Congressman might have been] and that is a wise precaution. The present--he might have been there[tax is taken out before you get ,--but he also knows that the Con-}your check. Then, after the tax is I gressman was "not all there']taken out every payday, at the end I when the roll was called. ] of the year you are taxed agaln. Being marked absent oa an ira-] You, llke all others, pay your real I portant roll call further frustrate| estate tax, Stae income tax, per- meeting and special meeting of petition of the petltmners would June 18th were upon motion by be considered at 8 P. M. o this Cowger, seconded by Bateman and date. No property owners or .voters carried, approvedas read by the appeared relative to this mattex Auditor. whereupon Alderman Mater raGe- Upon motion by Meberg, second- ed that Ordinance R-3, an ordi- ed by MMer and carried the fol-] nance to extend the city limits of lowing bills were allowed and or.]the City of Park River be approv- dered paid: led and passed on its first reading. GENERAL: [ The motion was seconded by Bures 988 Harlan Andrews, sal. , $ 58.35[ and upon roll call the following 9 Lawrence Aichele, sal 275.08 voted "Aye": Bures, Bateman, Me- 990 Joe Fail, tel. sere ..... 10.001 berg, Mater and Cowger. Abmt 991 N. D. OASIS, ins ..... 130.36 and not voting--Dougherty. 992 Director Internal Rev- Alderman Cowger moved that enue, tax ............ 276.00[the contract of the Neptune Meter 993 City Treasurer, library I Company be renewed for a period maintenance ....... 1080.00 of six months. The motion was 994 City Treasurer, trans, to seconded by Bateman and carried. Park Board .......... 1600.00 The City went on record that if 1 Try&we Petterson, janitor ]John Bures. in order to develbp 75.00 building lots, would develop the service ............. 2 Clifford Frovarp lab... 16.68 3 Eddie Clemetson lab.. 58.65 4 Henry Staven, labor _. 39.00 5 Ralph Leonard, policing 36.00 6 Mrs. T. Petterson, Janitor service ............. 15.00 7 Municipal Util., gas -- 51.12 8 W. S. Sieg Co., office supplies ............ 8.96 9 Bateman Motors, rep. _ 3.45 10 N. W. Equipment, rep. 47.67 11 Siiliman Implement Co. repairs ............. 20.05 O. P. Olson Hardware supplies ............ 13 G. Oppebeen, labor -_- 16.00 14 C. Clemetson, labor __ 36.00 15 League of N. Oak. Munic. dues ................ 85.00 16 Polar Tel. Co. service and oll .............. 70.36 17 Long's Double Check Products. supplies .... 199.50 18 Melvin Oison, labor __ 16.18 19 Sander Kittelson, supplies purchased .......... 14.95 MUNICIPAL UTILITIES:. 4827 Sand Steel Bldg Co. buUding ........... $5112.00 8 Minnkota Power Co-op power purchased .... 2219,52 9 Geo, Widme, salary __ 865.00 4830 Elsie J. Catherwood salary ............. 230.00 I Ralph Leonard, sat __ 2 Cliff. Frovarp, sal .__ 3 Ed Clemetson, sal .... 4 M. R. Olson, sal ..... 5 NDOASIS, insur ..... 6 Director Internal Rev- enue, tax ........... 6 Postmaster, box rent, stamps ............ 3.00 0001 Hardy's Standard Service repairs ............ 10.01 2 Standard Oil, gas ___ 81.90 3 Malde & Sharpe, sup. 27.84 4 Crane Co., supplies __ 24.75 5 Thompson-Stolee Co. supplies ........... 802.75 6 Dakota Electric Supply 42.00 supplies ........... 7 Sharlin Bros., sup. -- 56.43 8 O. P. Olson Hdwe, supplies ........... 77.23 9 Fursteneau Lumber Co,, supplies .......... 42.96 I0 Polar Rural Tel. Co, service ............ 8.70 Bures Sub-division by installing complete water mains in same ac- cording to state requirements, and transferring ownership as public mains, then the City would extend the present mains across the high- way to said Sub-divislon. There being no further btmine the meeting on motion adjourned. M. O. JOHNSON, Mayor ELSIE J. CATHERWOOD, City Auditor 32.52 Falrdale Man Dies In Grafton July 11 Julius Mathiason, 64, of FairdaIe, passed away July II at a Grafton hospital. Funeral services were held Mon- day at St. Olaf Lutheran church at Fairdale with Rev. Stephen Enge- stad officiating. Burial was in the church ceme- tery. Panbearers were Fritz Mon- son, Goodwin Monson, Clarence Skytland, Karl Henderson, Simon Bolstad and Melvin Hanson. The Adams Funeral Home ,Graf. ton, was in charge of arrange- ments. Born at Fairdale April 29, 1892, Mr. Mathiason was a life-long resi- dent of that community. He mar- ried Ida Monson at Grand Forks Feb. 21, 1920. She died April 30, of 255.00 this year. 240.00 Survivors are two daughters and 240.00 three daughters: Vernon, James, 240.00 Harvey and Ruth of Fairdale; Ir- 141,29 win of Adams, Mrs. Rober Buck, of Oswego, Ore.; Mrs. Donald Mo- 67.90 den, Salina, Kansas and ten grand- children. There are also three sisters, Mrs. Elnar Westby of Fairdale. Mrs. Emma Lillihi, Minneapolis and Mrs. Dave Chelberg of Portland. HONORED AT FAMILY PARTY Miss Doris Akre, who spent a week at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Akre, left Sun- day for Chicago where she is era, ployed as a nurse. A reunion of the Akre family was held Sunday at the Ambrose Spoonland home in honor of Miss Akre. Present were the Dennis Olson family, Mrs. Alet- ta Aker, Ida, Olaf and Peter Nel- son and the Isaac Akres. A pot luck supper was held. LIVESTOCK SALE H ! This Wednesday and every Wednesday In The New Park River Livestook Sales Barn' STARTING AT 12:30 P. M. WE EXPECT A GOOD RUN OF CATTLE Lunches All Day- Dinners At Noon Phone 46462 Lawremce Wilkes, Mgr.