Reviewing the Past

Frank ‘n Sense By Frank J. Burke
Sunday, November 14, 2021

Following are articles as they appeared in the Ranger-Review, the Dawson County Review, and Glendive Independent, 25, 50 & 100 years ago this month.

The public is invited to an AIDS Task Force meeting to be held at noon in the Public Library Community Room on Nov. 12. World AIDS Day is Dec. 1, and plans are being discussed to raise community awareness. Plans are also being made for a Regional AIDS Seminar to be held the first week of December. Ideas and input are welcome. For more information, contact Connie Olson at 365-5213.

A lot of Americans have started to economize. Notice how they use the same credit card over and over?

Those popular serials on television are apparently called “soaps” because the principal characters are often in a lather.

You know you are getting older when you’ve got too much room in the house, but not enough in the medicine cabinet.

An enterprising group has announced plans to open a nationwide chain of campsites and call them “Holiday Outs.”

The Bard of Bloomfield says: You know you’re getting old when you sink your teeth into a steak and they stay there.

50 Years Ago

The second phase of Farm City Day will be held Wednesday, November 10. The farmers and ranchers and their wives will be guests of the Glendive businessmen at this time.

The forenoon will be spent with the hosting businessman as in the past. In the afternoon four open house tours will be scheduled for both the husband and the wife at Crisafulli Pump Co., Mountain Bell, Dawson College and Montana-Dakota Utilities Pipeline & Transmission office. Also scheduled for the afternoon is a hospitality room at the First National Bank community room, sponsored by the wives of the Welcome Wagon Club.

The highlight of the day will be the evening banquet to be held at the Jordan Motor Inn. Awards will be presented and the Jaycees Outstanding Farmer of the year award will also be given.

Chet Huntley, veteran newscaster and chairman of the board of Big Sky of Montana, Inc. will be guest speaker.

“Magic and Me,” a folk group, will present a concert at Dawson College on Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. The group is from the University of Montana and will be touring Europe in the near future.

The attraction is being sponsored by the Associated Women Students at the college and admission is 75 cents for adults and 50 cents for grade school children.

100 Years Ago


A masquerade dance was given by the Catholic Daughters of America at the Tumble Inn Tuesday evening of this week. The affair was largely attended and was thoroughly enjoyed by those present.

Are both you and your son going to attend the Automobile Repair Course at Statham’s garage? It is for both of you, and either father or son certainly ought to attend. The instruction is to be given by Mr. Statham for the high school right in his own shop. Here you will have every chance to learn about motors, transmissions, axles, electrical equipment –– in fact, all features of repair work on cars and, if you want it, work on stationary motors will be given. From 10 o’clock to 12 every day. Mr. Statham will give his entire time to giving instruction in the things you want to learn about. More time will be given to this work if necessary.

Remember the date, Nov. 14. Plan to be here then and remain the entire six weeks.