Valley City Times-Record

Barnes County: A Moment in Time


1922 100 Years Ago... Combs boys are coming to front

Friends of James and Lee Combs, of this city, sons of Attorney and Mrs. Lee Combs, will be please to know that they are getting along fine at Harvard. James has been elected to the freshmen football team and seems to be making a good record for himself along these lines. Lee has been elected to the glee club and he is shining in that particular direction. James has been playing good football and seems to be going right along. Here is a report of the game taken from the Boston Globe.

By staging a brisk offensive in the second period, the Harvard freshman football team won its first victory of the season yesterday, defeating Dean Academy on Soldiers Field, 18 to 13. Combs, playing left end for the freshmen for the first time, emulated the example of Percy Jenkins inside the Stadium, and was all over the field, blocking two kicks, one of which he turned into a touchdown, and, the other a safety.

The first score came in the second period when Joe McGlone caught a short flat pass from Jake Stafford and ran 27 years for a touchdown but he missed the goal. Later Combs blocked Jackson’s punt and fell on the ball for a score.

Dean also scored in the second period when Stafford fumbled Jackson’s put on his 12-yard line. Mulloy recovered by Dean, and Jackson passed to Capt. Hannaford for a touchdown and then kicked goal.

Harvard scored again in the third quarter when McGlone, the former Exeter captain, drop-kicked a goal from the 42-yard line. Three dazzling forwards featured Dean’s work in the closing chapter, with Jackson throwing, Hannaford receiving two and Mulloy one, and the ball rested on Harvard’s 4-yard line, where the crimson held for downs, but Reed fumbled when he started to run the Harvard team to a safety zone. O’Malley recovered and stepped over the crimson goal line. John Adie blocked Jackson’s try for goal.

Municipal Band full of pep

The Valley City Municipal Band showed that it was an organizati­on full of pep and appreciati­on when it got out in the inclement weather last night and serenaded all the successful candidates living in the city. They went from house to house where the various candidates lived and played a couple of tunes at each place, and by the time they had made the complete rounds the boys had marched several miles. Miss Minnie J. Nielson, re-elected state superinten­dent, was not in the city, but the band boys lined up at the Nielson family home and blew out a tune or two for her just the same. We can assure the band boys that each and every one of the candidates serenaded were grateful for the honor conferred and for the thoughtful­ness and good will of the band boys. Such acts go far toward creating a better feeling in our community.

1947 75 Years Ago... Mimnaugh gets navy discharge

Gary R. Mimnaugh, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Mimnaugh of Valley City returned home from San Diego. He has been discharged after spending two years in the United States navy.

While in service, he was stationed aboard the U.S.S. Banner at Bikini atoll for the first and second atom bomb tests. He served five months aboard the U.S.S. Skagit, stationed in China and finally aboard the U.S.S. Cavalier as Radioman, 3c.

Rudy Noltimier killed in air crash at Long Prairie

Rudy Noltimier, 25, St. Paul, son of Mrs. Elsie Noltimier, 304 Main Street, Valley City, was killed when his light plan crashed near Long Prairie, Minn.

An Army Air Force Veteran of World War II he was employed as an aircraft mechanic in St. Paul and was returning to St. Paul when the accident occurred. Other details of the mishap have not been received.

The body will be returned to Valley City for funeral services according to word received by the Hub Peterson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Noltimier left for Long Prairie immediatel­y when notified of her son’s death.

Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow and 15-month old son, Eric; one brother, Ralph, student at the NDAC, Fargo, and one sister, Harriet, teacher at Harmony, Minn.


50 Years Ago... Placed in NP Park

Community gets Christmas Tree

A beautiful Idaho Blue Spruce has been moved from city resident’s yard to a prominent place in Park, just south of the American National Bank, to become the Community Christmas Tree.

The tree has been growing in the lot of Dick Fath, 628 SW Second Street, who in the process of restructur­ing his back yard, found the tree would have to go and donated it to the city, if it could be used. First plan for its moving was to place it, if possible roots and all, in the park, where it could be dedicated as a community Christmas Tree and decorated annually. Under the guidance of the Chamber of Commerce, plans were made to make this move using street department equipment to do the transplant­ing. However, the size of the tree prohibited moving it with the roots intact. The tree was cut down this week and moved to the site, where the base was burried in the hole prepared for it.

Chamber of Commerce vice president Roy Zittelman said the donated tree would be used this season to make the Christmas holidays and would be replaced during the summer by a living tree which could be used to carry on the Community Christmas Tree Tradition.

Zittelman foresaw the park area where the tree is located as a center of carolfests, religious programs and community events.

The need now, the Chamber vice president said will be for decoration­s to be used on the tree and asked the help of individual­s and organizati­ons in furnishing decoration­s. Contributi­ons can be in the form of money or decoration­s such as lighting strings.

A check for $15.00 from a city firm was in the hands of the Chamber of Commerce this morning to begin the list of contributi­ons. Gifts for the Community Christmas Tree can be left at the Chamber of Commerce vice president, Zittelman said.

City vets observe original version of Veterans Day

Veterans Day — original Nov. 11 version, was observed at a recent program in Valley City. Commemorat­ion of the World War I anniversar­y date began with a banquet served in Elk’s clubrooms with about 200 men and women attended.

Sponsoring the observance­s were members of the auxiliarie­s of AmVets, Veterans of World War I, Veterans Club of Valley City State Col

lege, Disabled Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

After a parade of colors, the program began with audience signing of the national anthem and invocation by the Rev. Ray Heidtke. Mrs. Harriet Dahl gave the welcome. Donald Trader responsded for the Veteans. Musicial selections were given by Mr. and Mrs. Paul McDaniel. McDaniel also directed singing by the audience, with his wife as accompanis­t. Milton W. Kane, Barnes County Veterans Services Officer, was master of ceremonies.

Veterans know that peace is only won and preserved but the strength to defend it, Col. Ronald Klundt, Professor of Military Science at NDSU, declared in an address to the Veterans.

Vietnam Veterans served with the great distinctio­n as those of any other conflict and deserve the nation’s support, Col. Klundt said. “Sometimes Vietnam Veterans are met with less than enthusiast­ic reception,” the speaker said. Col Klundt hit at groups showing disdain and disrespect for the flag and armed forces uniforms.

“Freedom is not free, each generation must pay installmen­ts,” Col. Klundt asserted.

A native of Hazen, Col. Klundt began military service in China, Burma and India in WWII. He was stationed at Yannan, China. He has served in many parts of the world, although the Far East was most familiar on tours of duty. Col. Klundt came to NDSU in 1971.

Willard Carlson, Valley City Commander of North Dakota World War I Veterans, was the states veterans group official at the event. Aage

Thomassen, Valley City, wore his World War I uniform, complete with puttees, to commemorat­e ending of the first World War Nov. 11, 1918.

1997 25 Years Ago... Storhoff completes Guard basic training in San Antonio

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Brett R.E. Storhoff has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.

During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organizati­on and customs and received special training in human relations.

In addition, airman who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

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