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O ACHIEVEMENTS
Annual Commercial Club Affair Shows
Result of Co-operation and Develop
ment of Community Spirit.
Achievement as the result of co
operation, development of community
spirit and the building up- of good will
between the city of Warren and tribu
tary farming territory, was the pre
dominant atmosphere that prevailed at
the'Fifteenth Annual and most success
ful Commercial club banquet ever held
in the city of Warren last night at the
Hotel Warren. For the first time in
the history of the organization repre
sentative farmers from the farming
communities around Warren rubbed
elbows at the banquet table with busi
ness men of Warren and guests from
neighboring towns,
A program flavored with musical
numbers of the rarest quality, livened
with the wit and humor of toasts by
representative business men and farm
ers, and rounded out with a turkey
dinner that only Thanksgiving Day or
the Hotel Warren management could
produce, constituted a milestone in the
progress of the Warren Commercial
club.
Visitors Welcomed
After the dinner, which was served
during a musical program of exquisite
piano and vocal numbers, the affairs
of the evening were turned over to
toastmaster R. C. Mathwig, president
of the Commercial club, by Ed. Quist
gard, chairman of the arrangement
committee. Mr. Mathwig extended an
official and cordial welcome to the
visitors and members of community
clubs present. In a pointed and force
ful talk he urged community service,
greater growth, a progressive spirit,
and the use of the splendid coin of
service.
Rev. Martin Hauser, the speaker of
the evening, then carried those present
through a splendid discourse on "The
Religious Washington", emphasizing
the need of the application of Wash
ington's religious code to everyday life.
He brought out the fact that Washing
ton's greatness lay in his character,
which was founded on religion. He
urged religion in the heart, in the home
-and In life. H^
Toasts Given
G. Holmquist, superintendent of the
barren schools, theniresponded to the
-J-toastmaster with a talk on progress,
^congratulating
on-yWrprogrese
its
ttariugWarren 1* past
inV th
building of splendid homes and along
other lines of endeavor. He stated that
(Continued on last page)-
PRACTICALHEALTH WORK
DONEIN COUNTYSCHOOLS
Weight of Child Is Index To His Physi
i cal ConditionRecords Are
Being Kept.
Since the weight of the child is an
index to his physical condition, a scale
is an essential part of every school
equipment. In Marshall county the
Argyle school was the first to purchase
a scale which Was done last summer.
Stephen and. Alvarado were 'next.
Middle River and Holt are now getting
theirs, the one for Holt being purchased
by the Girl Scouts of that place. Other
schools in the county are borrowing
scales until such time as'they can buy
their own. The time is undoubtedly
coming when the scale will stand side
by side with the dictionary, or the
globe, in every school.
At the present time monthly weights
i and measurements are being sent to
the parents of 925 of our school child
ren in Grygla, Stephen, Argyle, Alvar
ado, Middle River, Holt, Strandquist,
and Districts 118, 87, 111, 144, 74, 42,
85, 93, and there are possibly others
who have not reported yet. This
monthly report of the child's physical
condition is probably the most import
-ant step in the onward movement of
health work in the schools. Parents
age Iheir children measured up in com
parison with others the seriously un
dernourished demand attention, and
j^faihess'' and "health" no longer re
main synonymous terms.
Undernourished
Por 165 of the seriously under
nourished children in the Stephen,
Grygla, Alvarado, Middle River, and
*Holt schools, and Districts 93, 141, 74,
42, 111, 87, 161, and 85, special weekly
weight records are being kept The
.object of- this record is to enlist the
'.active cooperation of the child himself.
Special nutrition classes have already
been organized in some of. the schools
of the county. The Grygla school was
the first to inaugurate this as part of
the regular routine and is to be com
mended for the ready enthusiasm with
which it took up so worthy a movement.
New Feature Adopted
The Stephen school likewise adopted
this, new feature, and owing to a well
organized domestic science department,
is establishing this work upon a scien
tific basis. Here practical clinic work
is given the domestic science students
in the observation of the undernourish
ed children who constitute the nutri
"tion classes.^ And with characteristic
thoroughness this school has added
^^extra lunches of milk to the regular
diet of the most seriously undernourish
These special lunches are the first
~of their kind in the county and will no
doubt be productive of an infinite
amount of good to the children.
,v^ Any school wishing to start nutrition
classes should communicate with the
county nurse.
Gillilan Captures
Warren Audience
If there was any gloom in Warren
last Monday it was driven out Monday
night by an odd appearing, shrewd,
sarcastically humorous individual, who,
according to his own words, just
"growed" up among the rocks and clods
of an Ohio landscape in a pair of dis
organized, one-gallused overalls.
Serious, playful, sarcastic, humorous,
confidential, friendly, Strickland W.
Gillilan stood on the stage in the high
school auditorium, talked to, grinned
at, joked about, and moralized with an
extremely interested audience for prac
tically two solid hours, bade it good,
night and strolled from the stage.
Chairs creeked and sides gave as
story after story and incident after in
cident was eased over the footlights by
the man who forced the world to smile
with "Off Again, On Again, Gone Again,
Finnigan". It was the last number and
a fitting final to the most successful
lyceum course ever put on in Warren.
HOLT GIRL SCOUTS
WILLMMONSTRATE
Plum Are Under Way For Appearing
At Various Towns in County
This Spring.
Plans for demonstrating in the var
ious towns of the county for the pur
pose of forming other Girl Scout troops
as soon as the weather permits auto
mobile travel, are under way by the
Holt Girl Scout troop No. 1, the first
Girl Scout troop to be formed ^Mar
shall county. Thev-.troop., is composed
of 22 girls of which 18 are secondtclass
scouts and four are still in the tefider-.
foot class.
Formed under the direction of Miss
Venice Lawrence some two years ago,
the troop has been active during the
ensuing time in raising money for var
ious organizations and for the past t#
years has been in charge of the annual
Red Cross Roll Call and the Christmas
Seal Sale in the community with very
good results. The troop also added
"some equipment to the school play
ground with money it had raised. A
short time ago the girls'put-on a scout
carpfval with commendable success.
They have" also put on various com
munity programs of a pleasing nature.
Last, fall the troop traveled to Thief
River Falls and put on a demonstration
there which resulted in the formation
of 10 troops in that c%. Itis^ththe
other troops in the county that the girls
will take to the rOad and stage'various
demonstrations this spring. Already
there is talk of forming troops in some
of the other communities and it is ex
pected that there will'be a general for
mation of troops throughout the county
following the demonstrations of the
Holt girls.
The Girl Scouts is a sister organiza
tion to the Boy Scouts and its objectMs
the training of girls for better woman
hood, civic and home life, and com
munity welfare. The Holt girls have
taken an active interest in the nutrition
movement and are going to buy a scale
for the weighing of the children in the
Holt school. Eighteen of the girls are
working for proficiency badges, and are
looking forward to the day when they
will have gained 21 honor'points which
will entitle them to the wearing of a
golden eagle badge, the highest scout
honor obtainable.
Legion Team Wilis
Over Halloek Five
In one of the cleanest games of the
season the local American Legion bas
ket ball team defeated the Halloek
quintet at Halloek last Saturday night
by the top-heavy score of 38 to 15. The
locals got going early in the contest
and by the end of the first half had
collected 22 points while Halloek was
counting six.
Bakke led the scoring for the Warren
team with 11 field baskets. Edwardh
shot three from the floor and made two
free throws. Lindstrand shot one bas
ket and two free throws. The team
was working well together and Lund
and^ Lindstrand were especially effec
tive as guards. Maynard Johnson re
lieved Lindstrand in the third quarter
and put up a good exhibition of the
indoor game.
Lundgren led the scoring for Halloek
with three field baskets and as many
successful free throws. Schultz made
two and Mackenzie one.
Next Friday night the Legion team
will clash with the Donaldson Legion
team on the Warren high school floor.
The Warren high school second team
will also.clash with the Alvarado high
school team on the local floor the same
night The high school players will
start their game between halves of the
Legion contest.
The Legion lineup last Saturday
night included Edwardh Kays, Bakke,
Lund, Lindstrand and Johnson:
The Halloek team was composed of
Jenkins, Lundgren, Schultz, Anderson,
Mackenzie, Swanson and Swanstrom.
RED CROSS SEEKS VETERAN.
Leonard K. Erickson, who evidently
applied to the government for some
kind of medical care and gave his ad
dress as Warren, is being sought by the
Marshall county Red Gross. The gov
ernment has been unable to locate the
ex-service man and has asked the aid
of the Red Gross in finding him. Any
information concerning his whereabouts
will be appreciated by the Red Gross.
All such Information should be sent or
VOLUME XLl^c 4R8. WARREN, MARSHALL COUNTY, MINNESOTA! WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23,1921.
THURSDAY CITIZENSHIP
SESSIONSJIG SUCCESS
Speakers Discuss Various Problems
Confronting Women Voters in
Land of Politics.
Two very interesting and educational
addresses before a large audience in
the assembly room of the high school
last Thursday evening closed the two
day session of the Citizenship school
held in Warren last week. Miss Emily
Kneubuhl, director of political educa
tion of the Minnesota League of Wo
men Voters, spoke on the various forms
of city government and Rev. A. T.
Tollevs told of the Childrens' Code of
Minnesota. Music by the high school
boys glee club preceded the talks.
Thursday morning a class in public
speaking was held by Mis* Kneubuhl
and in the afternoon a large number of
ladies were addressed by Mrs. J. M.
Bishop of Thief River Palls, Miss
Loretto O. Newman, executive'secre
tary of the Marshall county Child Wel
fare board, and Miss Kneubuhl. A
light lunch was served after the meet
ings, which were held in the county
court house.
Urges Early Interest
In her talk. Thursday afternoon Mrs
Bishop urged an early interest inrppli*
tics before each election and the parti
cipation in the various caucuses to in
sure the right representation in the
primaries. She explained the system
of nomination and urged organization
of the women voters, to insure results
at the general elections, stating that
only by getting into the political parties
can results be' obtained and not from
the,outside. -^'K.:
Miss Newman then spoke of the Child
Welfare work in the county, its object
and the results being obtained, and
urged a co-operation on the part of the
women in reporting delinquent cases
and cases of people needing aid.
Miss Kneubuhl then spoke on the^or
ganization of the league of Women
Voters, what it has done and is doing.
She proved to be a very engaging speak
er and well informed in political mat
ters. She stated that county organiza
tions have been completed in 70 Min
nesota counties. She also reviewed the
national work of the league, explained
the system of lobbying that the women
are carrying on in the state and nation
al capitote 3ome of the bills that the
organization is behind and the progress
that has been made in this direction.
According to Miss KHeubuhl, ^fcie en
trance of women Into Clitics is gwing?
g*^i\^*lH4
7?
given to Miss Loretto C. Newman, exe
cutive secretary of the Red Cross..at made a member of the legislative com-
.__ mittee.
had4ee Voting there never wbuhf hav'^
been any World war
Mrs. Stadum 111
Mrs. N. O. Stadum, who is chairman
in charge of the work in Marshall coun
ty and had been working hard for some
time in preparation for the meetings,
was too ill to attend the sessions so
that Mrs. A. L. Robinson, another ac
tive Worker hi the organization, took
charge during the two-day school which
despite the blizzard on Wednesday and
resultant inability to hold successful
meetings, was a.great success the fol
lowing day and evening.
Thief River Falls
E^S, Defeats Warren
In one of the fastest basket ball
games played in the conference this
season the Warren high school quintet
went down to a 11 to 7 defeat at the
hands of the Thief River Falls basket
ball team last Friday night on the Thief
River Falls floor. At the end of the
first quarter the Warren boys were
leading by a 3 to 1 count but in the
second quarter their opponents took a
4 to 3 lead and managed to keep ahead
of the local high school, quintet for the
remainder of the game.
Raymond Swandby led the scoring
for Warren with two field baskets and
a free throw. Milton Warner was back
in the game and made the only other
basket for Warren. The team' was
working much better than it has been
the past few games and did not fall
far short of a victory. Oliver Mattson
relieved Arnold Lindstrand during the
last five minutes of play.
Larson led the scoring for Thief Ri
ver _with three field baskets and as
many successful free throws. Ralston
made the only other field basket for the
Thief River Falls quintet.
Raymond Swandby, Arnold Lind
strand, Arthur Melgard, Milton Warner,
Earnest Hanson and Oliver Mattson
were seen in action for Warren on the
Thief River Falls floor. OJ
In a game at Alvarado Saturday af
ternoon the high school second team
defeated the Alvarado high school team
by an 8 to 6 score. Cameron Quist
gard, Archie Allen, Roy Severin, Ches
ter, McArthur and Harry Morkassel
composed the Warren teanh -"*i
On Friday evening of this week the
high school team will go to-Ada to play
a return game with that quintet on
Saturday evening. The second team
will play a return game with Alvarado
at the local gymnasium on Friday even
ing. v-v, A
-u i" BLACKSMITHS MEET.
The first annual meeting in three
years was held by the Minnesota Black
smiths Mutual Benefit association at
Thief River Falls last week. Several
matters were taken up for consideration
among them being the drafting of a
bill for the protection of the blacksmiths
of the state by designating qualifica
tions for conducting a shop, which will
be .presented to legislative members for
introduction during the present session.
Andrew Lodoeh of Warren represented
Marshall county at the meeting and was
BEHCET TALKS ABOUT
POTATO CERTIFICATION
President of Red River Valley Associa
tion Outlines Plan of Newly
Formed Organization.
More certified seed potatoes than any
other state in the union and four-fifths
of the certified seed potatoes in the
state of Minnesota were raised in the
Red River Valley last year, according
to O. K, Berget, president of the Minne
sota Red River Valley Certified Seed
Potato Growers' association, who spoke
to Marshall comity potato growers at
the office of the county agent in the
court house at Warren last Saturday
afternoon.
According to the speaker, there were
more than 1,900 acres of certified seed
potatoes in the Red River Valley last
year while the total number of acres in
the state amounted to but 2,421. Of
fhemdOiOOO bushels of certified Early
Ohios raised in the state practically all
were raised in the valley. According
to the speaker, the Red River Valley
has the-mutual advantages of climate
and soil for the raising of Early Ohios
and many of the advantages valuable
in the raising of other varieties'also.
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Increase.3 ,.)$H i
Bi
One of the significant facts in the
certified seed movement is that In 1919
there were but 89,000 bushels of certi
fied seed produced while in 1920 theand
amount was increased to 322,000
bushels. It is claimed that the northern
grown .seed is worth $100 an acre more
than-southern grown seed.
The development of an organization
which would take care of all of the
certified seed raised in the valley in a
commercial way and the increased pro
duction of certified seed in the valley,
are the principal objects of the organ
ization which Mr. Berget represents.
He^urged a get-torgether spirit on the
par^pf the farmers of the valley in
fills work and assured the potato grow
ers of important results with the final
working out of the plan. Still in its
infancy the organization is showing
that worthy results can be obtained.
^#'CoH^ieration- Uyged C^V'^
Co-operation among the farmers is
the ^keynote of the organization. This
year it is costing members of the asso
ciation approximately 27 cents a hun
dred pounds for the marketing of their
potatoes. The association receives 7
cents a hundred pounds for its part on
.the^transaction and the selling agency
Receives,the
other 20 cents
pected that
sed
It is ex
asst
the organizationg grows
of potatoes, handled is
of marketin them
the
will ^decrease proportionately. The
charge made by the organization is to
just cover the running expenses of the
organization.
Memberships to the association are
open to potato raisers. There is a $10
fee for life membership and a $5 fee
if the person is a member of a local
potato organization.
There was a large crowd out to hear
the speaker which gave*evidence that
there might be a large increase in the
number of acres of certified seed pota
toes under cultivation here this sum
mer Sheriff's Office Has
Laborious WeefcEiid
Activities from the county sheriff's
office last week resulted inthe arrest of
three alleged "blind piggers'.', two of
whom were fined at the local court
house and one who was bound over to
the May term of district court
As the result of capturing three local
boys with a quart of moonshine in a
machine between here and Argyle Tues
day of last week, deputy John Borde
wick traveled over to Argyle and ar
rested Albert Ethier that place Fri
day on- the charge of having, sold the
liquor. He was bound over to the May
term of district court and released on
$500 bonds.
Anton Overson, also of Argyle, was
arrested Saturday by deputy Bordewick
and brought to the county seat where
he plead guilty before the court and
was fined $300 without costs.
F. W. Fiemann, who conducts a pool
room in Warren, was arrested Satur
day afternoon by Sheriff Hanson and
deputy Bordewick and charged with
selling intoxicating liquors. He was
tried the same afternoon at a prelim
inary hearing before Justice of Peace
W. O. Braggans and lafeTHned $500
and costs by district Judge Grindeland.
AUCTION SALESEASON OPENS.
The auction sale season opens this
week with a sale on the Aug, Peterson
farm, 5% miles northeast of Warren,
on Friday, Feb. 25th. This sale was
first advertised for Feb. 17th' but on
account of the stormy weather was
postponed until Feb. 25th. Toby Scheie,
the Warren auction, will cry the sale.
On Monday, March 7, Andrew Ander
son will hold a sale, 8 miles north and
one mile east of East Grand Forks, S.
S. Trickey, auctioneer.
Ed. Rosendahl will hold a big sale at
his farm adjoining town on Wednes
day, March 9. Toby Scheie will be the
auctioneer.
Nick Kobilka will hold a sale on
Thursday, March* 10th, on his farm,
four miles east of Radium.
of Radium, will cry the sale. At this
sale a number of registered and grade
Holsteins will be sold.
Friday, March 11th, I. M. Farstad
will hold a sale at Newfolden. .Clarence
E. Moen is the Auctioneer.
Quite a number of others aire plan
ning on holding sales this spring, but
atthis time have not decided on dates.
Watch the advertising columns of the
Sheaf for full particulars in regard to
these ^alee.
*&?*$&
Girls to Form New
Club Here Thursday
Because the Girls Community club of
Warren is so large that with more mem
bers it could not be accomodated at
the varfous homes at which it meets,
another club will be formed for the girls
not already in the present club, at a
meeting which will be held at the home
of Miss Edith Mattson next Thursday
evening at 8 o'clock.
The character of the new club will be
decided at this meeting and plans laid
for future activities. All girls who do
not already belong to the Community
elub and would like to enjoy the socia
bility and comradeship a club are
cordially invited to attend this meeting.
After the business matters of the eve
ning have been attended to, lunch will
be served. Miss Luella Bratrud and
Miss Mildred Snyder compose the com
mittee in charge of arrangements,^
WARREN STUDENTS WIN
DECLAMATORY CONTEST
Grace Braggans and Chester McArthur
Capture First Honors In Their
Divisions. \w*A
CO-OPERATIVE BILLS PASSED.
Two more co-operative marketing
bills were passed last Friday in the
Minnesota House of Representatives.
They were the so-called "public mar
kets" and "agricultural" bills.
The public markets bill declares the
Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce,
the Duluth Board of Trade* and the
South St. Paul Live Stock Exchange
to be public markets.
The agricultural bill provides0
$1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
that
the state department of agriculture
shall assist in the organization and
conduct of co-operative associations
VALLEY GRAINS AT^ ST. PAUL.
Many o'f^the prize winning farm
crops exhibits from the-'R~ed'Rty&'Val-
ley,-Show were Awarded ^prizes at the
Minnesota Crop Improvement Associa
tion Exhibit held at the Ryan Hotel, St.
Paul, this week. Every county in
northwestern Minnesota was represent
ed, this section faring exceptionally
well in ca^^ng off honors. ".-^*|^5
Juvenile Players
Will Give Concert
The Warren Juvenile band? under the
direction of Emil Dahlof, will give its
second annual mid-winter concert hi
the high school auditorium next Tues
day night starting at eight o'clock.
The youngster musical organization has
been making some rapid progress dur
ing the past months and it is assured
that those attending will be given a
musical treat. Admission will be 35
centSi The program for Tuesday even
ing is as follows:
March Militaire "Forward Onto Vic
tory" Myers Op.
1251917-18.
Overture "Pretzioso" Skaggs
(Cornet soloClinton Lundgren)
Serenade "A Passing Fancy" Jewell
Vocal Solo, "Whisper and I Shall
Hear" __ M. Piccolomini
Mrs. F..C. Wittensten?.":
(Violin ObligateE. W. Dahlof)
Fox Trot, '.'Whispering" Schonberger
(BellsChester Tullar)
Melodies from "Faust" Gounod
Intermission
Overture, "The Scarlet King" _- Jewell
Serenade, "At Evening Time" Jewell
March, "Golden Jubilee" Wells
Vocal SoloSelected, Mrs. Nora TJlland
Waltz, "If a Baby Never Would Grow
0 Older" ^w Meyer
Overture, "Corinthian" _._:.- Hazel
(Featuring Saxaphone, Barytone, Atto)
March, "Iowa Brigade" ..._. Jewell
MAY OPEN LAND OFFICE HERE.
J. T. Owens, who for the past six
years has represented the Marshall
County Land company in northern
Iowa, has arrived in Warren where he
J. Kuhl jwiU be engaged in the land business in
this section. He expects to remain
here a couple of months and if the busi
ness warrants it^ will open ah office
here for the Fidelity Land company of
Minneapolis. Mr. Owens has been en
gaged In this work in Minnesota and
northern Iowa for the past 20tjears and
while he does not look for ahteViijjjfion
al year in the land business tms sum-
PEAT PROBLEMS
ARE BEING SOLVED
Grace Braggans and Chester McAr
thur, both of Warren, were awarded
first prizes respectively, in the girls'
boys' divisions of the sub-district
declamatory contest held at Stephen
Tuesday afternoon. They will repre
sent the sub-district at the district "de-
clamatory contest to be held March 4th
at a place as yet undecided. There is
a possibility that: the district contest
may be held in Warren. Prof. Rickaby
of the University North Dakota was
judge.pf the contests. ..ut
Boys and girls from Ada, Alvarado^
Warren, Argyle and Stephen competed
in the contests at Stephen Tuesday af
ternoon. In the boys' section the
speaker from Ada was accorded second
honors and the boy representing, Ste
phen third. In the girls' division the
Stephen .girl was accorded, second
honors, and the representative from
Argyle third honors.,
Three boys and three girls, winners
in the district contest to be held then burning the surface layer of peat but
fourth of next month, will compete with
winners from the other districts of the
state for state honors in Minneapolis
the week of Good Friday. The north'
western division has the largest num
ber of schools enrolled of any-district
in the state and it is because of this
that there will be three contestants sent
from this division to the state Contest
iii- Minneapolis.
Experiments. ^Show- Golden Valley
Wheat Least Satisfactory Crop
Flax A Failure on Burned Arete.
The problem of the successful use of
the peat lands of northwestern Minne
sota is at last being worked out. Just
the one best method for all circum
stances has not been determined, and
probably no single method will be
adaptable to all the peat areas named/,
because peat soils differ very material
ly. But peat soils of the kind in the?
vicinity of Golden Valley, Marshall
county, where experiments provided for
by the legislature have been in pro*
gress for the last three years under
the supervision of Dr. F. J. Alway of
the Minnesota Experiment Station/
present certain definite problems and
these are being-solved. This is clearly
apparent from bulletin No. 194, "Report
of Golden Valley Peat Experiment
Fields, 1918 and 1919," by Dr. Alway,
just being issued by the University de
partment of agriculture.
The experimental fields at Golden
Valley selected as typical of the high
lime, grass-and-sedge-covered bogs^of
northwestern Minnesota, Dr. Alway de
clares at the outset, are found extreme
ly unproductive when treated like or
dinary mineral soils. This is a ver
dict based upon the experience of the
farmer as well as upon the experimen
tal work of twokseasons, 1918 and 1910
the former an unusually favorable-sea
son and the latter, on account of frosts
and floods, very unfavorable. :.vr
Lak of Phosphate -r
?r3
The unproductivity of these eat
soils when treated like ordinary min
eral soils results, from a .lack of avail
able phosphate. When this is supplied,
good yields of most crops adapted to the
region are obtained, unless .frosts or
floods intervene. When phosphate is
not supplied only flax, of all the crops
tried, has given satisfactory yields.
The phosphate may be supplied in the
form of farm manure or commercial
fertilizer. It may also be_ provided by
there are so many dangers and disad
vantages connected with burning that
it is not recommended.
The natural supply of lime, on the
other hand, is abundant, and nitrogen
has become available rapidly enough
for ordinary farm crops. For the two
seasons covered by the report, potash
has shown no distinct beneficial affects,
either alone JOT in combination- with
phosphate.. The fact that'potash is not
immediately needed is ground for satis
faction, as potash is still expensive, al
through the price is falling rapidly.
The available supplies of potash in the
soils, however, should not be .expected
(Continued on last page)
ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL
REP0RT_B SUBMITTED
Average Tax For Maintenance of Publie
Institutions In Minnesota Shown
To Be ZQ& Mflls.
mer, he believes that'it will show a
gradual increase jand that next year!two cent law, rebates for the overpay-
wlll be a big year In that lin.f ment on tickets may be secured.
The average tax for the maintenance
of public high school systems in Minne
sota, is Shown to be 26.8 mills and the
average of the total rate in mills for
public education in these same dis
tricts is 31.4 mills, according to the
27th annual report of the inspector of
Minnesota state high schools for the
year ending June 30, 1920. as submitted
by E. M. Phillips, high school inspector.
Thirteen high school districts report a
tax levy for school purposes of more
than 50 mills, according to the report.
Four districts are reported as having
excessive levies for school purposes,
their levies running over 70 mills each.
The figures for these districts are as
follows: Warroad, 87.7 mills Procter,
83.3 mills Akeley, 72.5 mills and
Blackduck, 80.2 mills. Ten districts
have abnormally small tax levies for
schools, their levies all running under
17 mills.
The^total number of state high schools
is 240, according to the report, as com
pared with 236 in 1918-19 and 233 in
The total enrollment for the
covered by the report was 49,060. In
the preceding year it was 45,457 and
in 1917-18, 44,491.
Marshall county has three high
schools situated at Warren, Stephen
and Argyle respectively, with a total
enrollment of 251 students during the
1919-20 school year. The enrollment in
the Warren high school was 141. -Ste
phen 63, and Argyle 47. In Marshall
c/ranty the graduates of the high school
are practically two girls to every boy
that graduates. In the Argyle grad
uating class of three, two "werergirls.
Twelve were given diplomas at Stephen
of which eight were girls and four
boys. Warren graduated 31 students
of which 20 were girls. "r$a
TICKET RECEIPTS OBTAINABLE.
Pending the decision of the Supreme
court on the case of Minnesota railroad
fares it is deemed advisable for travel
era to obtain receipts for tickets at time
of purchase from station agents. When ^ir
the new railroad rates went into effect I
the railroads secured an injunction re- -4c^***j
straining the authorities from the en- 'r*4^
forcement of the two cent fare law of 3$j
Minnesota in order to uphold the rates |r
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allowed by the Interstate Commerce
commission and to maintain uu^oraf.^|
rates throughout the United States. It r^:,-
is expected that Attorney General Hil- -J
ton will appeal the case and should the -7*
Supreme court decide in, favor Df the r*
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