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WARREN WILL BE HOST TO BIG
FATHERING OF FARMERS, FEB.
24 TO MARCH 4FARMERS' IN-
STITUTE AND SCHOOL OF
The biggest gathering of farmers
ever seen in Marshall county will be
in Warren from Feb. 24 to March 4,
to attend the school of traction engi
neering and lecture courses that will
be arranged for their benefit. Pro
gressive farmers from all parts of the
valley will be here to attend the en
gineering school, numerous applica
tions for enrollment having already,
been received by Nels Johnson, who
has interested himself in this matter.
The Sheaf believes that the commer
cial clnb as well as every business
man in the city should co-operate and
push the good thing along. Let com
mittees be appointed to secure good
speakers and. lecturers on various
farm topics, so that it will be worth
while for every farmer to come here,
regardless of whether or not he
wishes specially to study traction en
gineexing. The extension division of
the State University will gladly send
its best men here, if asked to do so.
It is too big a task for one man alone
to make the necessary arrangements
Cor a gathering of this kind.
It is up to the whole city to take
ihold and the Sheaf knows before
hand that it will do so, and that a
good, big profitable farmers' week
will be held here at the time men
SWEDISH LUTH. DISTRICT MEET-
The annual meeting of the Red Riv
er Valley District of Swedish Luther
ans was held at
week. Amongjother JLfW'a*
-over $1*000 be expended in mission
work in this district during tihe year,
the money to be divided as follows:
Thief River Falls, $600 Englund,
1150 Roseau $275 Warroad $150.
The delegates present from here
were Rev. P. Dalquist, Prof. O. E. Ab
rahamson, Gust Ekblad and Edward
The following officers were elected:
PresidentRev. G. Wahlund, War
Vice PresidentRev. L. P. Lund
SecretaryRev. J. M. Persenius,
TreasurerRev. A. M. Hendriek
ANOTHER SILVER WEDDING IN
Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Palm, of Vega,
celebrated their silver wedding on
Jan. 18, an account of which is given
by our North of Alvarado correspond
ent. They were united in marriage at
Warren by the editor of this paper,
who then held the office of justice of
the peace. We had the honor to of
ficiate at quite a few marriages, when
there was no minister at hand, and,
as far as we know, we tied the knots
firmly, as in the case of Mr. and Mrs.
Palm. We regretted very much that
we were unable to be present at their
silver wedding, and we do therefore
now congratulate the honored couple
and wish them God's blessings as
richly in the future as in tbe past.
ETHEL CORBITT PITKIN, READER
Friday Evening, Jan. 31 at the M. E.
1. LaddieBea Anon.
2. Des Makes Me So Mad....Anon.
c. The Limitations of Youth,
3. Mandalay Kipling
*,*$ 4. The Gang Scott
?\&- $- Item- Little Boots Dunbar
G. Ballad of the Brook Roberts
It's Got To Be Riley
a Neighbor's Child
RADIUM YOUNG PEOPLE'S PARTY
A party of young people enjoyed a
good time at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
H. R. Holmes Sunday evening. Those
present were: Selpha Torgerson, Le
nora Shantzen, Emma Stroble, Lizzie
Stroble, Heron Torgerson, Joe Shel
stad, Josie Shantzen, Frankie Stroble,
Willie Sebliski, Henry Woolop, Albert
NORTH STAR COLLEGE NOTES
At least a dovsen students have en
rolled since our last writing. Our
wish is that every one that is at all
interested in school work and in the
work'offered by our institution, that
they would accept the opportunity
when it is presented to them. Don't
wait a minute to decide what you are
going to doi Make your time mean
something now while you have the
time to devote to study. You will in
all probability grow older and then
you will forever wish that you had
made it your purpose in life to get an
education. Consider an education a
value consider an education an ac
complishment. If, you ro this, then
you will turn your thots and your am
bitions towards North Star College.
Look up the record that this school
lias made in the past. Follow our
graduates into nearly every walk in
lite and you shall find them making
their way just by means of this train
ing and this education. We have at
least ten graduates that are employed
in banks. When you consider that
an education is value, then also think
of it that an education produces value
for you. Think also of the innumer
able others that have graduated from
here and how they are employed. You
can recite this part almost as well as
we can. Do so and then make up
your mind to do something worth
The Philomathian society will meet
Saturday evening. A good program
will be rendered after which^ refresh
ments will be served. A charge of
10 cents will be asked.
A piano recital, given by the more
advanced pupils, win take place (this)
Friday evening, Jan. 24. A large at
tendance is desired. Don't forget that
we make a little charge for this enter
The College Aid socity will hold its
second meeting at the college next
Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock. Come
and you will aid us.
Miss Ella Edman was a pleasant
caller Jan. 1G.
Carl Erickson and Carl Holmgren,
Wm. Dahilqulst left for his home
last week as he was feeling a little
under the weather. We hope to see
him with us again in a few days.
President Abrahamson attended the
annual meeting of the Red River Val
ley district meeting of the Swedish
Lutheran church at Grand Forks last
Wednesday and Thursday.
Rev. C. Solomonson called at the in
stitution last Monday. He was very
much delighted over our magnificent
The Basketball game between the
high school boys and our boys, re
sulted in a victory for the former.
Considering the fact that most of our
boys had never played a real game of
basketball before, they made some ex
cellent plays, especially so in the first
We are very thankful to Mrs. Hull
for her generous donations to the mu
seum. Her donation consisted of
about 20 pieces of stone, fossils, etc.,
a very valuable addition.
North Star College Building, Jan
1913, Assisted by Prof. A.
1. Les Chasseurs a Cheval Smith
Gladys Grindeland, Agnes Lundgren
2. Valse Episode Kern
3. Les Muscadians Wachs
4. Dreamy Days Ashford
Boots and Saddles Buck
Prof. A. W. Knock
5. Hungarian Dream Faber
6. First Valse Durant
7. Danse Rustique Mason
Esther Lindquist, Delia Lindberg
8. Sun Shower Atherton
9. Widmurg Mullei
Prof. A. W. Knock
Waltz of the Flower Fairies
12. Murmuring Spring Bohm
13. La Chasse aux Gazelles ....Calvini
Levina Nordlumd, Anna Peterson
14. Bandolero Stuart
Prof. A. W. Knock
15. Hungarian Rhapsody No. II...-.
Sheaf Book and Stationery store.
SANATORIUM IN EACH COUNTY
Health Talk No. 27
Aid for Minnesotans suffering with
.tuberculosis is planned in two import
ant bills introduced at the present
session of the legislature. One pro
vides for the appointment of a State
Tuberculosis Commission and the oth
er for the erection of county sanato
ria, part of the cost for which is to be
paid by the state. v'
The tuberculosis commission, as
proposed, is to take the place of the
advisory committee in charge of the
State Sanatorium for Consumptives
at Walker. This commission is to
consist of five members, three of
whom are to be licensed physicians,
and the fifth, the executive officer of
the State Board of Health. The Gov
ernor is vested with authority to ap
point the commission.
The more important of the pending
bills, probably, is the one providing
for the erection and maintenance of
county sanatoria. According to the
provisions of the bill, the state will
pay one-half of. the cost of the erec
tion and equipment, providing not
fewer than twenty beds are maintain
ed. In cases where persons afflicted
with tuberculosis are unable to pay
tor treatment, the state, will pay $5 a
week, and the county $5. All persons
$vho are financially able, will pay $10
a week for their care and treatment.
Provision also is made in the bill
whereby counties which already have
sanatoria, shall receive $500 per bed
from the state treasury.
Erection of county sanatoria has
met the approval of a vast majority
of persons interested in the fight
against the "great white plague".
They are looked upon as preferable
to one big institution because they
will tend to keep the sufferers nearer
home where they may be visited by
their families and friends. Both of the
pending bills will probably be
adopted. ALLEGED MIND-READING STUNT
The Holt Northern Light last week
tells a story that sounds rather
say- the, Jga^w, A man by fePf^ get this time,.
there recently under peculiar circum
stances, leaving widow and several
children without visible means of sup
port. But John Gunderson, who for
merly lived near Thief Lake, now and
for several years a resident of Cana
da, wrote a letter to Mrs. GronwaM,
upon her request, and told where a
large sum of money, recently owned
by the deceased, was hidden, the hid
ing places being described in detalil.
Gunder P. Sorter, a neighbor of the
woman, assisted in the search, and
found some of the money in the barn,
some in the cellar and some under
the kitchen roof just as stated in the
letter$715 in all.
How the woman could think of in
voking the aid of Gunderson to find
the money and how he was able to
tell where it was, are mysteries yet
unsolved. Gunderson in his letter al
so hints at foul play in connection
with Gronwald's death.
DON'T TAMPER WITH RURAL
It has been reported that a mail box
on one of the routes out of the city
has been used as a target by some
one who evidently is courting trouble.
By this time everybody ought to know
that tampering with rural mail boxes
in any way shape or manner is a seri
ous offense against the postal laws
and makes the perpetrator liable to
L. E. MILER, FORMERLY OF AN-
GUS, IS DEAD
Wm. H. Dixon, of this city, has re
ceived a letter informing him of the
death on Jan. 14, of L. E. Miller, at
Milk River, Alta. Can., after an oper
ation for a tumor. Deceased lived
near Angus during a number of years
removing from there to the Rainy
River country and afterwards to wes
tern Canada. The son, Irving E., was
visiting at Platteville, Wis., when the
FORK CHURCH PRESENTED
The Lutheran congregation present
at the services at Fork last Sunday
(Jan. 19) were pleasantly surprised
by receiving an organ as a gift from
Mrs. Ivan Flaten The instrument
was given in memory of Mrs. Flaten's
father, Mr. Paalskaas, who died last
A F4TTING APPOINTMENT
Dr. T. Bratrud, of Warren, has been
appointed as a member of a commit
tee to reorganize the medical faculty
of the State University,
AJSNUAL MEETING FARMERS CO-
PERATIVE COMPANY OF
Thi Farmers* Co-operative Company
of Viking held its annual stockhold
ers' jneet'ing in the Temperance nail
on Jan. 16. The meeting was not
largely attended, but a high spirit of
co-6p^ration prevailed among those
From the reports of the secretary
and manager, it was seen that the
company has done a large business
during the year, increasing enormous
ly their sales from previous years,
and (jould by having a larger cash
capitil, have done still better. As an
evideice of good faith in their offi
cers, Ihe old board of trustees was re
elect* except one, Mr. John Halvor
son, who for several reasons wanted
lo repre. C. A. Lindell was elected
president and Peter Erickson, vice
innection with this, permit me
a few words in regard to co
on. '$.-$& has been proven time
ain, that by working co-opera
farmers can accomplish bigger
tter results than could be done
king individually.. Let me give
example: Five years ago the
farme|g of Viking organized a coop
ative creamery association. When
this association had nicely started, it
also %,d a nice debt on hand. But
what has been done during these five
years ?j I will tell you. At its last
ann.uaj| meeting almost a year ago, it
hadvpd up every cent of debt, being
thlfsofe owner of the plant, and had
several hundred dollars cash in the
treasury. Besides this, it has all the
tira| paid as much for butter fat, and
sonibtimes more, than any other
creamery in this part of the country,
except one or two.
Si there you see, Mr. Farmer, what
co-qperation can do. No! it is no
danger to invest your money in a co
operative company, providing you get
an .bonest set of officers and a man
age*: that understands his business.
Yipur correspondent would like to
sayfsome more about co-operation but
weM)resume this will be all the space
MARSHALL CO: LAND TRANSFERS
Tuesday January 7th
G. N. Ry !o. to Halbert Amundsen
se 3-156-45? $1200.00
Wednesday 'January 8th
Julius J. Olson to C. E. Williams
se 6, ne 7-157-39 $2000.00
Thursday, January 9th
United States to Adolph Wilier se
31, sw sw 32-158-42
Friday, January 10th
Ole S. Hagen to Guy Anderson,
10 blk 10 Holt $10.00
Saturday, January 11th
United States to Chas. W. Latta se
Monday, January 13
D. S. B. Johnston Land Co., to O. H.
Hanson, Lot 20 Blk 5 Viking $27.50
Joseph Pietrzek et al to Tiliie Enar
son, part of se 20-156-50 $600.00
D. Si B. Johnston L. Co., to Carl J.
Johnson lot 4 and lot 5 blk 4 Oslo,
D. S. B. Johnston L. Co. to Hjalmar
I.off lot 4 blk 4 Oslo $45.00
United States to Jacob Einarson
sw se 11-155-40
P. L. & L. Co., to Otto Hjalle sw sw
John Liess to C. G. & E. H. Gustaf
son sw 14-155-45 $2800.00
St. Hilaire Ret. Lbr. Co. to North
ern Iowa Land Co. ne 34-158-48 $244.40
Rasmi H. Lund, ex. to Carl Nelson
ne 12-158-45 ..$800.00
Opfer Inv. Co. to Fred Stainhauer
et al se 11-155-43 $2400.00
State of Minnesota to Christ Rund
tom nw sw 32-158-42 $320.00
United States to heirs of Per Otter
dal ne 14-155-42
Four Great Sauces.
A Frenchman has declared that
"man has created the culinary art
he does not eat like an animalhe
breakfasts, dines and sups."
The French are particularly elo
quent on the subject of sauces.
Among their famous chefs are recog
nized four great sauces: Spanish,
Veloute, Bechamel and German. The
Spanish and Veloute were known as
far back as the seventeenth century.
In the eighteenth they were modified
by the masters of cookery, particular
ly by Careme, who was called "the
Raphael of the kitchen."
The Spanish sauce Is composed of
juices extracted from a mixture of
ham, veal, chicken and pheasant
Veloute Is similar, but is not colored.
Bechamel is Veloute to which cream
has been added, and the German
sauce is Veloute plus the yolks of
eggs.Harper's Weekly. i,
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
The Warren High School Basketball
team played the Crookston Agricul
tural college last Saturday. They
were defeated by a score of 28 to 9.
The report cards were given out
There is going to be a class in met
al etching this Semester under the
supervision of Mr. Johnson.
Edgar Smith has now completed the
high school 'course, and has left for
his home in Vega, but is expected to
be back for the graduation exercises.
The high school boys regret losing
one of their star guards, which will
weaken their basketball team ex
Miss Johnson has put up a wireless
telegraph apparatus in the laboratory.
The Short Course students were
making rope last Tuesday.
The higher algebra class 'had a
state examination in that subject last
The Freshmen English class recit
ed the Holy Grail last Tuesday and
Wednesday during assembly.
The solid geometry books have
been given out to the pupils who are
going to take this subject.
The high school girls have become
more interested in basketball and the
result is that, they practice often.
WantedA private secretary. One
named George preferred. Apply at the
A few pupils have entered the De
clamatory contest. More are wanted
Beulah Smedbron is again taking
up the normal work after a long ill
The Warren High School Basket
ball team will play the Hallock team'
Friday evening at the Warren basket
ball hall. I
Mr. Johnson has been elected cap-'
tain of the high school rooter3.
Mrs. Lundquist and Mrs. Lindtoerg
visited school Tuesday forenoon.
WASHINGTON SCHOOL NOTES
Carl was absent last Fridlay mor
Our clock does not seem to like to
keep time. Wonder what the cause is.
The boys would like to take cooking
but we are much afraid that their
cooking would break a window if
thrown at one.
The spelling contest with the 7th
grade is near at hand. Study hard.
Myrtle Winberg was absent Mon
Division I., get busy and study your,
history. Don't let Division II. get i
ahead of you.
The program committee is very
busy now. The editors of the paper
are looking very mysterious, and af
ter working on this paper they have
broad grins on their faces. Every!
one is looking forward for a good pro-.
gram and hearty laughs.
There are a few occasions when i
some of the pupils come to school
with frozen noses and ears. Watch
out, or Jack Frost will bite you.
A nhmber of pupils are taking din
ner to school these cold days.
The boys are anxious to have sing
ing again. They must have recover
ed from their severe colds and we
hope they will make use of the
chance to sing when they get it.
The eighth grade had a test Tues
day afternoon on the Critical Period
(in the confederation) in American
history. Remember that 1787 is not
the date for the adoption of the Ar
ticles of Confederation.
Hazel Seign has been absent on ac
count of sickness.
Anna Christenson was absent from
The eighth grade is willing to
chip in and buy an alarm clock for
Leland Sether so he will not be on
the ragged edge of being late to
school every morning.
The Up-to-Date Society will give
its program on Tuesday Jan. 28th.
The eighth grade had two tests
on the Revolution. The question is,
"Do you think you passed?"
Anna Christenson was tardy Thurs
day morning. She was seen by
some of the pupils running full speed
to get here before the last gong
sounded, but "Alas for poor Anna."
Florence Olson was absent from
Grace Abrahameon read a paper en
titled, "Sugar Cane," which was very
On Tuesday morning the 7th and
the eighth grades discussed the Bal
Many pupils absent on Friday.
The next meeting of the Up-to-Date
Society will be held Tuesday Jan. 2S.
STATE ART SOCIETY GETS ARCH-
ITECTS TO PLAN MODEL RU-
Minnesota farmers are to have the
advantage of a vast amount of new
information about farmhouse build
ing which will be gathered by the
State Art Society through a competi
tion of architects. The conditions,
which were sent to all architects in
the state this week indicate that the
director of the Society, Maurice I.
Flagg, who has had helpful confer
ences with many farmers on the sub
ject, intends that the designs submit
ted shall provide those simple but of
ten forgotten conveniences which
make the work of the women folk eas
ier and living conditions more pleas
It is specified, for instance, that on
the first floor there shall be a wash
room and toilet for use of the farm
help. This provision was the result
of the complaint, frequently heard,
that the housewife is annoyed and in
convenienced by the farm hands
"tracking into" the kitchen and wash
ing at the kitchen sink.
Another provision is that two up
stairs bedrooms for farm hands shall
be separated from the other (bed
rooms, and entered by a separate
stairway from the wash room. This
will give members of the family pri
These are but two of the features
to be covered in the plans which the
architects will draw so the farmers
may have the most modern ideas in
homebuilding. Virtually all Minne
sota farmers are prosperous enough
to have the very best machinery and'
stock, and pianos and automobiles'
and most of them have these things.
But few.fix up their houses so they
beautiful as they might bethey Just
"put up with" the old home and its
old equipment. This doubtless has
been due largely to the difficulty in
getting trained architects to take up
their peculiar problem.
Now the State Art Society, a de
partment of the state government,
has taken up the problem for them.
Prizes totaling $500.00 will be given
and it is expected that a large num
ber of plans will be entered. They
will all be shown at the exhibit of the
State Art Society in the Auditorium,
St. Paul, March 1-8 In the Minneapo
lis public library, March 21 to 31, and
in the Owatonna public library, April
12 to 31.
At least six prize-winning plans
will be published and may be obtain
ed by any Minnesota farmer. Later
the first prize plans probably will be
carried out in a house built on the
agricultural college grounds in St.
The whole enterprise promises to
be of great value to Minnesota farm
ers, who, if they avail themselves ef
the information, may transform the*
appearance of their farms and add
greatly to the pleasure of living on
them. One of the features will be a debate.
Resolved, that Warren is favorably
situated." is the subject.
Pulp maps of Europe were made
last week by the Senior geography
Eimira Rudloff, Estelle Grindeland
and Beulah Robinson' have enrolled in
the senior grammar class.
A BIRTHDAY SURPRISE
Mrs. W. R. Haney was hostess et
Thursday evening of last week to a
birthday surprise dinner for Miss Ben
lah Robinson 'by her classmates and
friends, who were seated at the table
when Beulah was called in, the table
decorations being old rose and wh|te,
her class colors. After the first sur
prise, the lights were turned off and
and When they again appeared did so
as a centerpiece giving the age of tin
guest of honor in tiny colored electric
lights. After a bountiful repast was
partaken of, toasts were given by
Miss Ella Olson as class president,
and Lucile Farrell as friend, and by
Lucile Lundquist to the hostess, these
toasts being responded to with heart*
felt appreciation. After a pleasaat
evening of music, and games, all re
turned home, having spent a delight
ful evening. A. Guest
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