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JOHN P. MATTSON,,
Kdttor and Prop.
Published Every Wednesday.
red In the Post Office at Warren
as Second Class Mall Matter.
Official paper of Marshall County.
The United States senate has made
tremendous efforts to obtain the full
text of the peace treaty that was offer
ed the Germans. After they get it, we
wonder how many senators will take
the trouble to read the lengthy docu
ment of 80,000 words.
Men and women, regardless of age,
are eligible as associate members of the
Boy Scouts. Let all friends of boys
join the organization by paying one dol
lar each for associate membership and
thereby help sustain this movement
which is doing so much to direct the
activities of boys into right channels
and help them to develop manliness
and sturdiness of character, and thus
to become good and useful citizens.
Send one dollar to John P. Mattson,
County Chairman, Warren, Minn., at
once, and thereby help along a good
The Paris Peace Conference is still
wrestling with the big problems con
nected with the negotiations of the
treaty of peace and every day new com
plications arise that delay the work.
It seems that the high ideals once talk
ed about as a basis of a lasting peace,
ideals that would unite the nations in
bonds of brotherly love and make fu
ture wars impossible,~have gone a glim
mering. Instead seeds of future wars
are sown broadcast and may ripen into
a still more terrible world war in the
near future. General discontent and
hate seems to be the ruling passion all
The business outlook for the United
States, especially in the Northwest, is
very promising. With increased activi
ty in all lines of business and trades,
labor is well employed at wages that
are remunerative. Crops are looking
fine and promise big money returns to
the farmer. Peace is in sight and soon
the bulk of men in the army will be re
turned to the more profitable pursuits
of peace. The only dark cloud on the
horizon is the industrial unrest. Or
ganized labor is clamoring for more
wages and reduced working hours.
Strikes are of frequent occurrence. It
is to be hoped that all classes and con
ditions of men will let good common
sense control their actions. If all co
operate in the work of reconstruction,
the United States will have an era of
prosperity the like of which has never
been experienced "before.
Good Reasons For Good Roads.
There is a worthy movement on foot
for better roads. Every business man,
eveiy home pro\ ider,*-and every motor
ist should support it. Good roads bene
fit all classes of people their eveiy
This vast country has grown so en
ormously and so fast that its railroads
cannot deliver the goods, nor carry the
people as the prosperity of the country
and piesent demands requiie.
With good roads the farmer can de
liver all his products direct to towns
within a ladius of fifty or more miles
and though making more profit him
self, he is reducing the high cost of liv
Millions of dollars are lost every
year through perishable goods spoiling
on the railroads because of freight de
lays and complications. Inter-city
motor-express over distances of a hun
dred or more miles has already become
a profitable business where good roads
exist. Single large firms have actually
saved over $100,000 yearly by using
motor trucks and they will undoubted
ly contribute largely to organized im
provement of roads.
Good roads are a paying investment.
Liocal authorities in cities, towns and
counties should act without delay to
meet the growing national and local de
mands before trade goes in other di
rections. It is almost impossible to get
back the lost advantage after other dis
tricts have won it.
Good roads bring automobilists
They spend money. Good roads bring
trade, and increase property values.
They attiact home-seekers and indus
tries. This country has more than six
million automobile owners, one to every
eighteen of the population, and about
fifteen, of those ride in automobiles.
The way to make prosperity flow
into any locality is to build roads so
that they will last and not have to be
done over every few years.
Boy Scout Work.
President Wilson has issued an ap
peal suggesting that the week June 8-14
be observed everywhere as Boy Scout
The Boy Scouts did such fine work
during the war, that they are entitled
now to a little glorification. The type
of boy who used to be chasing around
the streets ringing people's door bells
and hooking fruit, has been given by
the Scouts an outlet for his surplus
activities. He has been given a chance
to gratify those instincts of primitive
experience and wild life that are in
nate in every boy. At the same time he
has had the touch of discipline that
frequently lie fails to get in his own
These boys under old customs would
have been a negligible force in the war.
The Scouts brought them into line as
community workers, and got a lot of
service out of them. They sold great
amounts of fconds and war stamps, they^terest,
planted gardens, they distributed liter
ature, they helped swell thex
at parades. They gave up a great deal
of time they used to spend in aimless
roving. And apparently they were just
as happy. Give a boy a drum and a
leader, and he will have just as much
fun as if he is stealing fruit.
In towns and neighborhoods where
the Scouts are well established, the
citizens should take hold to place their
organization on a firmer foundation.
They should have permanent quarters,
where they can meet for drills and so
cial life and entertainment. Business
men and athletic leaders should be will
ing to take hold and serve as Scoutmas
ters and help otherwise.
Towns that have no Scout organiza
tion should hasten to form one. It
seems the best society yet formed to
bring out boys and develop them along
lines of discipline and achievement.
Cold and scholastic philosophers
sometimes argue that a flag'is only a
textile fabric. Why then, they say,
should twentieth century people-think
that a banner made up of red, white
and blue stars and stripes is any better
than any other combination of forms
Yet the fact remains that on a battle
field, men fight with the abandon of
desperation to save that red, white and
blue bit of cloth from trailing in the
ground. The flag stands for one's Home
town, for dear friends one has left be
hind, for all the tie of unity that binds
together the various sections of a great
and achieving country.
The man from Texas and the man
from Maine are a long way apart in
distance. Quite frequently they dis
agree on political history and economic
philosophy. But let those two men get
together in Germany or in Borneo or
Japan, and they find that they think
alike and that their interests are iden
tical. They bow in reverence to the
same bit of red, white and blue. They
will stand back to back and fight for
it and for their common interest.
And so as years go on, the sections
come closer together. When the man
from Florida hears that the man from
Oregon has accomplished this or that
deed of triumph in some far off land,
he is almost as proud of it as if he did
So the flag stands for the American
idea and it is dear to every American.
It means so much that Flag Day has
come to be a widely recognized occa
sion. On June 14,1777, Congress adopt
ed the present emblem of stars and
stripes as the United States flag. Let
every school celebrate the occasion as
one binding American sentiment to
gether, and let every home in Marshall
county recognize its loyalty to the
American ideal by showing its colors.
The Wedding Month.
June from time immemorial has been
regarded as auspicious for weddings.
Marriages of the quiet home wedding
kind may be nearly as frequent as other
times of the year. But the girl who
wants to do the thing up with all the
fivin's, finds that the abundance of
flowers at this time of year solves
many decoration problems. Nature be
comes the florist, and no fancy prices
have to be paid for blossoms.
The symphony of love demands a
stunning climax, with all the parapher
nalia of flower girls, ribbon bearers,
bridesmaids, color schemes* march play
ers, and goodness knows what. To the
masculine mind, they all look about
But the discriminating feminine ob
server finds them full of infinite and
interesting variations, all having more
or less significance, with the usual con
clusion that the last wedding attended
was the prettiest.
The masculine element looks upon
these doings with a mixture of amused
tolerance and bored indifference.
Father-in-law gently hints to the pros
pective bridegroom that an elopement
solves many problems, and informs him
that for a fiver a respected clergyman
'over in the next city will perform the
ceremony with perfect regularity and
good form and no expense. The bride
groom assents heartily, but regretfully
admits that he has no voice in the pro
ceedings which are preordained by the
The glorified weddings may serve a
purpose as a suggestion of the supreme
dignity of matrimony. Anyway the
microbe of romance is said to be busy
on such occasions. The results of the
infection are commonly observable by
another season. The June bride is
worthy of all herjionors. The well be
ing of the race is built on her woman
hood. The Sheaf takes off its hat'to
her, with respectful deference and best
Home on Furlough.
Carl Gjelhaug was in the city Wed
nesday renewing acquaintances, hav
ing secured .a 15 day furlough. He
went to Crookston that afternoon, tak
ing the train there today for Baudette
to visit his folks. He will return to
this city for a short visit next week
previous to returning to Washington,
D. C, where he is still stationed.
Thief River Falls Tribune.
a VICTORY LOAN PAYMENTS.
For the convenience of those who
bought Victory Liberty Loan bonds ons
the installment plan, we publish the
amount and date when each payment
should be made:
10 per cent on or before July 15. ~j
20 per cent on or before August 12.
20 per cent on or before Sept. 9. 2
20 per cent on or before Oct. 7.
20 per cent on or before Nov. 11.""^
These bonds draw interest at the
rate of 4% per cent, semi-annual in
and mature in four years.
AFTER JULY 1
Register of Deeds to Record All Autos
in Compliance With theNew
i State Law.
The recent legislature enacted a law
that is of vital importance to all auto
and motor vehicle owners in the state
of Minnesota, the object of which is to
protect the owners of such vehicles
against loss of their cars by theft The
seeming intention of the legislators in
passing the law was to have every car
its license number, as well as car and
engine number registered with the Reg
ister of Deeds of the county wherein
the car is to be kept or maintained for
a period of over thirty days. Some at
torneys interpret the law to mean that
such registration need not necessarily
be made until applying for a new li
cense (when a copy of such registration
must accompany the application to the
Secretary of State) or when a car is
solder transferred, in which case it
must first be registered, and proper evi
dence in the form of a bill of sale or
sales contract, bearing the signature of
both vendor and vendee must also be
filed with the Register of Deeds befoie
he can issue a certificate of title.
Application for such certificate of
title must accompany such evidence of
sale as well as be made when title is
not transferred, which application must
Severe penalty is provided for any
attempted violation of this act which
takes effect July 1, 1919, after which
date no car shall be sold or licensed
without exhibiting this certificate of
title. While it seems it is not compul
sory for owners who are not selling or
renewing license to register their cars,
yet it is advisable to do so as in so do
ing you are getting the full benefit of
the law now and the protection intend
ed to be provided by the legislature,
when the law is in full opeiation every
driver of an auto must have a certifi
cate of ownership bearing his signature,
which certificate may be called for by
any officer having suspicion that you
might not be the rightful owner, such
officer is also given the right to enter
any building or garage for the puipose
of making search for any suspect or
The sooner all cars are registered
the sooner will the law be effective as
a safe guard against theft. The certifi
cate will have to be procured some time
at the same cost of 50 cents, so it
seems to be advisable to do it now.
Blanks will be furnished by the regis
ter of deeds and the certificates in
triplicate, one to remain on/ file hi his
office and two to be returned to the
owner, one of which must go to the
Secretary of State to be retained by
him when issuing a new license and the
third to be at all times kept by the
THE CHURCHE r'lii?'S
Scandinavian 91. E. Church.
K. WINBERG, Pastor.
Sunday June 15morning services at
10:45. Evening services at 8 o'clock.
Sunday school at 2 p. ni. _.
Prayer meeting Thursday evening.
All are welcome.
Zion Lutheran Church.
M. HAUSER, Pastor.
English services Sunday evening, be
ginning at 7:30 o'clock.
Our Savior'* Lutheran Church.
A. T. TOLLEVS. Pastor.
Because of the Pastor's absence there
will be no services on Sunday. Sunday
school meets at 9:45.
The Ladies' Aid will be entertained
this afternoon (Thursday), at the home
of Mrs. John Nelson.
On Friday evening at 8 o'clock, the
Park Regian Luther College orchestra,
will give a concert in the church. No
paid admission, but a silver collection
will be received.
V. P. MITCHELL, Pastor.
M. E. Church.
Morning worship next Sunday at
10:30 o'clock. The minute man will'
have charge of this service.
Sunday school at 11:45.
Epworth League at 7 o'clock.
There will be no evening service.
The#. financial drive for the local
church budget will be made on Tuesday,
Swedish Lutheran Church.
S. W. SWENSON. Pastor.'
Vega services Sunday at 11 a. m,
Sunday school at 10 a. m. Vega Young
Peoples' Society Sunday evening at 8.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to hereby extend our sincere
thanks to all our friends and neighbors
who assisted at the funeral of our dear
son and brother, Carl Melvin Hanson.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl M. Hanson,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dalquist,
Mr. and Mrs, Axel Olson,
.Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Floberg.
All outstanding Marshall County
Warrants on Revenue Fund and also
Road and Bridge Fund, will be paid up
on presentation at the County Treasur
er's office, Warren, Marshall county.
Interest to cease after 30 days from
date of notice.
Dated June 11,1919.
Notice to Stockholders.
All Stockholders of the Strandquist
Farmers Elevator Company are hereby
notified that the Annual Meeting' of
said corporation will be held' in the
school house at Strandquist, Minn., on
Tuesday, June 24,1919, at 3 P. M.
^GEORGE L. NETTELAND,
RED CROSS NOTES"]
There arekhow more than four mil
lion men whose lives are insured with
the government for the period of the
war. This insurance may continue in
its present form for a period of five
years from the date on which the Pres
ident issues a proclamation declaring
the war to be over. During that time
every soldier who took out War Risk
Insurance has the opportunity of con
verting it into such permanent form as
he may desire, without undergoing fur
ther medical examination. It will be
the best and safest kind of insurance.
No one should allow it to lapse.
Reconstructing the Wounded.
Our Government will do three things
for disabled men. First, it will pay
them a monthly compensation as long
this is based on the aveiage loss of
earning power for similar cases of dis
earnnig power for similar cases of dis
ability in civil life. For example, if a
soldier has lost a leg, the Government
figures out how much less can be earn
ed by men hi industry if they have lost
a leg. Second, the Government will
keep a disabled man in the hospital,
like that at Fort Snelling, until he has
been built up physically, and equipped
if necessary with artificial limbs. This
is at Government expense, and the
United States will keep his artificial
limb in repair for the rest of his life.
Modern medical skill is doing wonder
ful things hi the reconstruction of
wounded men. With artificial arms,
they can do farm work, run a lathe in
a machine shop, or play base ball.
The soldier in the hospital is still a
soldier, receiving Go\ernment pay, and
the allotment and allowance to his
family go on as before. After he is
discharged from the hospital, he may,
if he chooses, be trained at Govern
ment expense for a new vocation. This
is the third thing which the nation will
do for its wounded. Men already dis
charged from the army or navy may
apply tor compensation, if their earn
ing power has been reduced one-tenth
by sickness or wounds in the service.
The Government may require such men
to take hospital training, or forfeit
their right to compensation. The
award of compensation opens the way
for vocational trining. Disabled sol
diers and their families should consult
the information bureau of the Red
Cross Home Service.
Notice to Road Contractors.
The^ Town Board of McCrea will
meet* at 2 P. June 14, 1919, at the
Southwest corner of Section 1, to re
ceive bids and let contract for grading
one mile of road between Section 1 and
2, in the Town of McCrea, and for
placing two culverts on said road. Bids
will also be received for furnishing
power for overhauling different roads
in the town. The Board reserves the
right to reject any or all bids.
W. C. MONROE,
Get a flag for Flag Day.
ANY are tfce claims, verbal promises,
near guarantees for the kerosene
burning capabilities of tractors, but there
is only one tractor with which goes a fair
and square written guarantee that it will
burn kerosenenot part of the time under
certain conditions, but all the time, under
all conditions and at all loads to its full rated
power. This tractor is the famous Rumelv
OilPull. And the .OilPull has used low-grade, kero
sene for fuel, successfully and economically,
ever since the first OilPull was built, 'way
back at the start of the industry, that's
the iuel it was designed for and it's built
from the ground up to use it.
^l#f^ $&%**<&&&<'$* JLA'JUL
Poor Paint Worse Than No Paint.
Poor paint is unprofitable, because it
doesn't protect and preserve your build
ings as it shouldis certain to give un
You would actually be better off not
to paint at all than to paint with poor
First, because you would not be out
the cost of the job.
Secondly, because a surface that has
once been painted with poor paint is not
in a condition to be painted over with
good paint until the old paint has been
burned and scraped off, in order to al
low the good paint to take hold. That's
an expensive job.
Don't forget that it takes just as
much time and effort to work with poor
paint as it does with good paint.
What's the use of going to all this
trouble and expense, if you don't get
the protection that you should from
your investment in painting?
What IS Good Paint?
Many years of experience and thou
sands of practical tests have proven
that the scientific combination of Pure
Linseed Oil, Carbonate of Lead and
Oxide of Zincsuch as is used in the
manufacture of "Minnesota Paints"
will cover more surface, wear longer
and retain its color tone better than
any other combination of pigments and
Read the analysis on the label of the
can when you buy paint. If it has only
those three ingredients and the neces
sary coloring matter and driersand if
the linseed oil is pure old processit is
Anything else that may be shown in
the analysis of white and light tints is
TH E TRUT ABOUTlRyfri
FACTS YOU CANT GET AWAY FROMFACTS WHICH
MAND MORE SERIOUS CONSIDERATION AT
THIS TIME THANEVER BEFORE.
How foolish it would to plant poor
aseed just because it cost less than good
It's not one whit less unprofitable to
use poor paint just because it costs less
per canthan good paint.
Good seed yields you a profit at har
vest time. Poor seed may cause you a
Good paint not only pays you a profit
by protecting your house and farm
buildings and making them last longer,
but it even costs less at the start than
poor paint, because it takes less of the
good paint to do a good painting job.
Ba&tlfdW a Written
Guarante to Bur Kerosene
put into the paint to lessen the cost per
gallonat the sacrifice of durability
and spreading quality in the paint
Also ask the dealer to weigh the paint
for you. A gallon can of "Minnesota
House Paint" weighs around 17 lhs.
Poor paint averages from 12 to 14 lbtf.
The reason pure linseed oil is so vital
to good paint is because it is the only
oil that has yet been discovered that
strikes into the wood fibre, taking the
place of the life-giving sap that has
dried out, and forming a network of
"roots" that grip the protective film
of lead and zinc paint pigments to the
surface of the wood.
Why Good Paint Costs More.
Everything that enters into the man
ufacture of good paint has advanced in
price during the last three yearslead
and zinc, owing to the war demands
linseed oil,because the crop of flax
seed last year was only half what it
The rising cost of these materials
that are vital to good paint has in
creased the temptation of paint users
to take chances with cheaper grades of
paintand has resulted in there being
put on the market more poor grades of
paint than ever before.
So it's time to sound a warnnigto
remind paint users that it's just as un
satisfactory and fully as unprofitable to
use poor paint now as it ever was.
Of this you may be sure"Minnesota
Paints" and "Minnesota Linseed Oil"
will always be made to conform to the
/same high standard of quality, that has
distinguished them as the "Twe Best
How To Protect Yourself in
If you want to be sure of getting full
paint value for every dollar you invest,
ask for "Minnesota Paint" and be
sure that the trademark is shown on
the can. That is our assurance of the
quality inside the can.
Ask the Minnesota dealer for a copy
of our new book of valuable and help
ful information"Minnesota Paints
What They AreHow to Use Them."
It's free and will aid you greatly by
valuable suggestions as to the best and
most economical paint, stain or varnish
to use for any new or old outside or
You have seen for yourself how rugged
and substantially built the OilPull isthe
dependability and long life that have been
proved by years of continuous work under
every condition a tractor can go up against.
The first OilPulls made are still on the job
and good for many seasons more.
Remember, streamline bodies and hand
some fittings mean nothing in a tractor.
You want a tractor for what it has done,
not for what it looks like or what it may
be able to do.
We are now able to supply the OilPull in
sizes to pull from 3 to 10 plowsa size to
fit every need and all built on the proved su
periority of OilPull design and construction.
& IRON WORKS CO.