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PEAT PROBLEMS 1
ARE BEING SOLVED
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to last for any considerable time unless
the phosphate treated fields are used
for pasture only.
The most promising crops on such
areas are flax as a first crop, oats,
winter rye, and field peas. Wheat is
least satisfactory and flax fails on
burned aTea'fc^^Dr. Alway advises a
mixture of alsike and red clover with
timothy, and also brome grass for hay
and pasture. Corn, millet, and various
other crops which do well on adjacent
mineral soils are not suitable for the
peat soils because of summer frosts
.which may be expected in some seasons
to ruin even flax and potatoes.
The danger of summer frosts, the
possible early exhaustion of potash, and
good growth of grasses and clovers
combine to make the most promising
use of these peat lands, when properly
fertilized, the production of milk, beef,
mutton, and wool.
While the results at Golden Valley
may be expected to apply to other
grass-covered peat lands in the north
western counties of Minnesota, too
much should not be taken for granted.
The Conditions prevailing at Golden
Valley may not apply fully elsewhere.
However, farmers, In these counties
who have peat land which is naturally
covered with grass, are advised to try
phosphate fertilizers, either from 300 to
400 pounds of phosphate per acre or
one-third as much treble-superphos
phate. Although at first phosphate
alone appears to be sufficient on most
of the grass-covered bogs, some such
bogs will probably need the much more
expensive potash. And some of the
tree-and-shrub-covered areas have been
found to be low in lime.. Dr. Alway
advises that lacge scale operations on
such areas should be deferred until the
problems related to the reclaiming of
land needing only phosphate has been
more fully worked ont. Dr. Alway fur
ther suggests that inexperienced set
tlers should not be encouraged to locate
on peat lands while the reclamation of
such lands is still in the experimental
stage. Furthermore, owners of peat
lands elsewhere in the state are cau
tioned against using the Golden Valley
results as guides.
Pampfafate oo Results
Dr. Alway's bulletin is a pamphlet
of about 120 pages and goes into the
methods used and the results obtained
.in considerable detail. To persons who
fcre wrestling with problems relating to
the reclamation of peat lands in north
western Minnesota the bulletin should
prove very valuable. Copies may be
obtained by addressing, Office of Pub
lications, University Farm, St. Paul,
In the same connection it should be
said that any Minnesota farmer, on
nlios. land (hew are peat areas, may
have the assistance of the University
department of agriculture at little or
no expense in finding out whether lime
is needed or what fertilization is re
quired to make his peat productive.
Red River Valley District Convenes at
at Thief River Falls on
The Red River District of the Swed
ish Lutheran church held" their annual
meeting at the First Swedish Lutheran
church at Thief River Falls last Mon
day evening and.Tuesday. The conven
tion sermon in $jfredigti, was preached
by Rev. S. W. Stfensori of .Warren,
Rev. Joseph C. 'Mstftsoii of Alvarado,
preached the HngUW sejmon. Rev.
Albin A. Larson, pastor of the church,
welcomed the' delegates-in appropriate
Business sessions were held all day
Tuesday. Rev. J. M... Persenius of
'Grand Forks, N. D., was re-elected
president Rev. A. F. Nelson of St.
Hilaire, vice president Rev. P. G.
Carlstedt of Strandquist, secretary
Rev. A. A. Larson, treasurer: President
O. E. Sjostrand, statitician.
Thirty lay delegates, six pastors, two
lay workers were present.
Encouraging reports^were given dur
ing the day from the work performed in
the district during the past year. The
presidents report showed many im
provements made on church properties,
etc., even though prices were high. It
$s to be regretted, however, that so few
pastors are stationed on the field. Five
or six pastors in addition to what they
have now could be used to good advan
The missionary society of the church
had arranged a meeting for the after
noon, they meeting in the basement of
the church. Delegates participated
with them in their afternoon luncheon.
Over $40.00 was realized to be donated
to the European^ Relief work.
North Star'-."College received fine
treatment at the convention. After
president Sjostrand had submitted his
report, they voted to aid the school
-flanancially with a "large offering"
during the Thanksgiving season.
The evening's program' consisted of
Addresses on topics relative to our Mis
sionary work" at
Lundgren, Carlstedt and Swenson.
Andy M. Swanson, a graduate of North
Star College, who has worked on the
mission field at Warroad and vicinity,
gave a fine report of conditions,much
to the appreciation of all present Dur
ifig the days session. Rev.- Swensen,
^president of ti6 conference, delivered
stirring addresses. concerning the
hospital' in Warren and our general
."Sfrofk'in conference arid synod.
r^noetiag to be'held at Chicago In the
nWnth Jttnff: Rev. A. F. Nelson,
&fi*.\. L. P.^u1ftlflgren, Aaron Johnson,
/0i& PABK MEETING.
'2''"' A meeting of'the Oak Park Township
sgpvwra Bureau wiU be held at the Oslo
town ball at m. next Monday af-
".-i wnoou, Febi28th. All members are
ijir"d to be present.B, M. Nelson, sec-
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the.foundation of tbtf prosperity of the
community lay in Its homes and that
Wii'uren Might well pride itself on its
beautiful and splendid Tiomes.
Ci Ii. Spaulding, who possesses for a
year,-'the Red River Valley Dairymen's
association silver Challenge Cup, then
answered the toastmaster's call and
between sprightly anecdotes told some
thing of his herd.
Mayor-R. B. Taralseth was then call
ed upon for a toast to the old town
which he very fittingly gave. He also
introduced a booster poem very appro
priate to the occasion and then pointed
to the booster banner on the alining
room wall and all present rose and
repeated it twice. It was, "Get up
earlierGo to bed later, Live better
Fight harder, Than any other tribe on
the new methods farmingt and
ouftined briefly the new co-operative
movements being worked out through-,
out the.state in conjunction with the
Farm Bureau movement.
G. R. Patten, of the Warren Sheaf,
then spoke a few words on the country
press'and urged truth in advertising.
Charles Gillespie, of Stephen, was
called upon for a toast and responded
with a short talk on business in which
he radiated optimism.
"X."" N. Lodoen, banker of Alvarado,
distinguished as having the greatest
per capita wealth of any community
in the county, was then asked to ex
plain how he gets so much money in
the bank there. In his reply he stated
that lately he had been receiving horses
instead of silver. He complimented
Warren on its get-to-gether spirit
Victor Johnson of the Boxville Com
munity club, answered the toastmaster
with a few words on the Boxville club,
stating that its objects were the secur
ing of social benefits and the further
ing of co-operative projects. He stated
that the cluh was very anxious to co
operate with Warren in every possible
Jack Edgar of the Boon Community
club, then made one of the briefest and
most-pointed toasts of the evening. He
spoke of the Boon club and proved a
master hand at making comparisons.
-George Head, director of the War
renton farm bureau unit, closed the
evening toasts with a talk urging di
versified farming and stating that all
farmers are boosters in the farm bu
With the conclusion of the toasts a
rising vote of thanks was given to the
musicians, the hotel management and
the speakers. Ed. Quistgard, chair
man of the arrangements committee,
then led in singing "Auld Lang Syne",
and the curtain dropped on the Com
mercial club banquet of 1921, which
will go down in the annals of that
club as one of the most successful ban
quets ever held.
Out of town guests of the Commercial
club were: Charles Gillespie and R.
Schoonover of Stephen. Victor Johnson
and A. C. Knudsen from Boxville, Jack
Edgar of Roon. George Head and Elmer
Rosendahl. Warrenton, Ed. Nelson and
Leslie Grange, McCrea, I. N. Lodoen
of Alvarado, S. Erickson, recently ar
rived in Warren, and T. P. Owens of
Iowa, who is a recent arrival in War
ren and will engaged in the land
business here for several months.
Too much credit cannot be given the
arrangement committee* composed of
Ed. Quistgard, chairman, E. Sjo
strand and D. Farrell, for the way in
which they handled the affair R. C.
Mathwig, president of the club, in the
masterful handling of the toastmaster
ship the entertainers^ Mrs. F. Wit
tensten, Mrs. Nora Ulland, Miss Olga
Hermanson, Miss -Sophia Hei'manson,
Miss '"Eivia Bjorkquist, Miss Ebba
Luh'ds?ren. and Mr. Ihgolf Grindeland,
for-therexcellent musical-program they
pVeseiited the girls who served the
dinner, for their courteous attention
of' necessitate the employment of over 200
meri''arid will manufacture shoes and
otjier. leather articles will be located at
(Mb'ksfpn. if plans laid at a meeting of
prolnineht business men there last week
#.&!:2ATTACKED BY BULL.
r3%onf Owens. Sr. was seriously hurt
las'twteek when he was attacked by an
enraged bull on his farm. It is report
ed that the animal knocked him down
several times and trampled on him. He
waS in the barnyard at his home when
it happened and managed to scramble
under the gate or the encounter would
probably have proved fatal. It is hoped
thast he will recover soon.
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas V. Snelling
took their little boy to a hospital at
Warren Monday, where he will under
go an operation for a gathering on his
neck. The little fellow has suffered
intense pain the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Johnston
brought' one of their little girls to a
doctor at Warren last week to have a
timothy seed removed which had
lodged in her ear* &n^d. started inflama
1%e, people of iAngijs feasted on fresit
salmon and halibut Monday, which was
received' direct^|Som/? Seattle by our
local perchantTSf F.*Wickner.
ty&s,. J* W. Campion and Mrs. A. F.
StijQhte and sister visited the Angus
Mr/ Sage, of Grand Forks, is doing
electrical work for J. W._Cajmpion this
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makiri th banquet a big
J^$15D,000 shoe factory which will
ReV. Grosse, who preached at Angus
about three weeks ago, ha been called
as pastor by the Euclid congregation,
^hfi^aufomobile roads to Warren and
Cro^sfton have finally been declared im
passame\rt People of this vicinity have
made, goodjuse of the roads with their
cars tn& Winter arid it is expected that
they^l&Bl soon be opened up again.
of Euclid, has been as
sisting several days at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. D. V. Snelling, during
thej^ta^se of her little sori. c? Igp'i
E. Husting and son Stephen
on Sunday morning from
returned Hastings, where they have spent part
of the" winter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed. O. Ramstad
on Sunday, a baby girl.
John Lausness spent Saturday at
Thief River Falls.
Carl Bergren spent Sunday with
home folks, leaving for his duties again
on Sunday night.
Miss Olga Holmgren left on Thurs
day evening for McClusky, N. D.
T. K. Temmanson, the elevator man,
returned from a short vacation last
Dan Kolarid spent Friday at* Thief
Theo. Roner, the Englnnd merchant,
purchased ^he moving picture outfit
from parties in this town, and will now
entertain the people near Englund. We
also learn that he bought a lot in this
town and will build a hall here in the
At last we are enabled to have our
shoe repairing done at home instead of
sending to other, towns. Just call at
the old lumber yard office and you will
TH New Spring Suits and
Coat sat New Prices
Suits, similar,to the one
illustrated priced at
find Ode Hagen ready to accept the job
you offer him. He will conduct a gen
eral shoe and harness repair business
here. Now, it is up to the people of_
this vicinity who have so long wished
for someone to do this work to give him
plenty of work to make it worth the
while to contine his newly started busi
Ingwold Rokke, who made a short
trip to Bismarck, N. D., last week, ac
companied by his sister Nellie from
Warren, came here on Sunday morning
eriroute for West Valley. Miss Rokke
returned to Warren in the evening.
MissrSynneva Setten spent Sunday in VikingWm Sunday.
Coats, just as snappy as
the one shown, priced at 4
Its pr&^tipally a question of can you afford not to have one of them.
Imagine b^ing dressed in style and comfort for such a sum. Garments
that promise protection on stormy days and dressy enough for sunny
weather. What a satisfaction to see them offered at these low prices.
Polo Cloth, Camel's Hair, Tweeds, Velour Normandy Cloth and va-
rieties of these fabrics find favor with the makers and wearers of the new
I Saturday Loss Leader! 1
800 Bars of Swiff Borax Laundry
A high grade light colored yellow soap, pure and
efficient, 1\ oz. cakes
Will be put on sale at 3 P.
at the Loss Leader Price of
8 Bars for 27c
Onlyl* bars to a customer. No phone orders
No soap set aside^JStrjictly
cash and carry.
Miss Ottine Rokke returned from a
visit to Warren on Saturday morning.
She states the League of Women Voters
held very interesting meetings at the
Court House and hopes that when the
next meeting of the league is. held at
Thief River Falls, she will be accom
panied by many, of the ladies from this
Rev. P. G. Carlstedt, C. F. Anderson,
I. L. Strandberg, Mr. Bengtson attend
ed the Lutheran church convention held
at Thief River Falls.
Mrs. Willie Hanson returned from
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