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McCrea Bureau Has
Many New Projects
(Too late for last week)
The McCrea Farm Bureau held their
meeting last Friday night. The pur
pose of the meeting was to outline pro
jects which will be carried out for the
coming year The first project to be
taken up was potatoes. Mr. Grange
will be in charge of this work and will
obtain certified seed. He will urge
everyone in McCrea to plant as much
as possible and give information about
regulations for certified seed lots, dis
eases, marketing and other questions
which may arise.
The next project is that of getting
all the herds in the township tested for
"tuberculosis. John WhittmaiT"Jr., is
in charge of this work. He will urge
everybody to have their herds tested
and give the requirements for so doing.
The third project is poultry. Mrs.
M. L. Warner is in charge of this and
will get all the ladies interested in this
work. It was planned to have a poul
try exhibit in the fall and compete with
It was also planned to ship in a few
carloads of fence posts, twine and salt.
Our Secretary, Leslie Grange, is writing
for figures, so at bur next meeting this
TVIII be announced, and orders taken.
Anybody who has another project
which can be carried out for the benefit
of the township will be welcome to
prej&^t it at our next meeting which
wut be announced later.
The McCrea Farmers Club meets
Friday evening, March 4th. Everybody
is requested to bring some article of
old clothing that is clean and whole,
which will be given to the European
Child Relief Fund.
JROON COMMUNITY CLUB MEETS.
It was decided to take up the Thrift
Work and, in conjunction with other
clufrs, make a display at the county
fab?, at the regular semi-monthly meet
ing of the Roon Community club held
Feb. 24th. A large crowd was present
and lhany matters of interest to the
members were discussed after which a
program was given and a delightful
The program which consisted of a
song by the club, a song by five little
girls, "The Child", a declamation by
Miss Elizabeth Miller, song by three
Warren high school girls was followed
by a very interesting talk on Farm Bu
reau work by George Head. This was
followed by an enjoyable lunch. The
next meeting will be held March 11th.
NOTICE TO SHIPPERS.
The Warren Farmers Co-operative
Shipping Association will ship stock on
.Saturday, March 12th. Notify the
manager what you have.H. Godell &
RURAL ACTIVITIES AND NEWS
OF INTEREST TO THE FARMER
Boxville Club Has
(Too late for last week)
After the regular business meeting
of the Boxville Farmers club Friday
night, Feb. 18th, a fine program in
cluding musical numbers was given.
The first number was a piano duet by
Miss Burfield and Miss Erickson. It
was followed by a recitation by Pearl
Knudson. Mrs. Victor Johnson then
paid, in well chosen words, a tribute
to the former president of the Boxville
club, Mr. Hilleboe, the news of whose
death had reached the community just
a year before. She told of the influence
of this man on the community for good,
his wonderful character and many
The rest of the program was as fol
Oration, "Love Your Farm," by
Robert McClairy violin and piano
duet, by Mr. and Miss Laidly. We al
so had a debate, resolved: "That Al
falfa is more beneficial than Sweet
Clover in this country." Arthur Kup
and Leanord Godell took the affirma
tive. Fred Kurze and Carl Knutson
the negative. The negative won. The
next number was a song by the club.
After the program a good lunch was
served. The young folks enjoyed the
evening playing games after lunch.
The. next meeting will be held March
the third. Everybody welcome.
FARM LOAN ACT IS HELD
CONSTITUTIONAL BY COIJRT.
The federal farm loan act was held
constitutional this week by the supreme
court. Millions of dollars in loans to
farmers have been held up pending the
decision of the court in this case. Offi
cials placed the total amount of loans
to farmrs held in abeyance by the suit
at many times $50,000,000. On the first
of March, 1920, the farm loan board re
ported that $182,897,000 had been ad
vanced to 75,384 farmers and that ap
plications from 179,734 more were then
pending for a total of $471,000,000. It
is expected that the decision of the
court will make available a large
amount of this money in the near fu
DECIDE TO STANDARDIZE.
The standardization of two varieties
of corn suitable to this section of the
country and the stabilization of Hol
stein cattle in the vicinity, were decided
upon by members of the Oak Park farm
bureau unit^at" a meeting held in the
Oak Park township hall Monday after
noon. It was-also decided to put on a
campaign against tuberculosis. All of
Jhe farmers present agreed to work to
gether on the two projects. B. R.
Houser, county agent, was present and
spoke to the members.
HERE is great danger that we may lose our prestige
for fine wheat. Millions of dollars normally come to
when we have good wheat bakers will
not use flours made from inferior wheat, and we should
not force them to-buy their flours ground from Kansas^
or Canadian wheat. Our wheat is the best in the world.
Why Marquis Wheat is Recommended
Marquis wheat is the favorite wheat because it contains
plenty of gluten of the best quality for bread making, and
outyields all other.varieties."''
It matures from five to ten days earlier than other
wheats, avoiding that much danger from hot winds and
drouth. When sown early, it matures early, which is im
portant in a rust year, and it is not more susceptible to\
rust than any other good milling wheat.
Marquis does not shell out and waste so badly as. Blue
Stem, Fife and Velvet Chaff during harvest, even when
Marquis is a beardless wheat and easier handled than
wheat with long awns. Marquis straw is shorter and
stiffer, and therefore suffers less from lodging.
More fall plowing has been done this season than ever
before, and we 6ught to be able to get our wheat in early.
The rust problem is a serious one, but black rust can
not directly infect wheat until it has passed the cluster
cup stage on the common barberry bush. The red spores
spread through weeds and grasses, and are blown by the
wind for miles off of the barberry until they reach wheat,
then they turn into the black stage. Therefore dig up the
Be Sure to Plan"Rotation With Clover
Every farmer should work out his own rotation, includ
ing sweet clover or other legume.
He should plant his Marquis first, at the earliest possi
ble date, even if he plants some other variety as well, be
cause it is our highest object to maintain the quality of
our best hard wheat every year, for we kn'ow that in any
year should we be reasonably free from rust, the quality
of Marquis will vindicate itself. The danger of planting
.other varieties is that the two wheats will become so badly
mixed that it will ruin the quality of fcoth.
The very best seed available should be sown on the
higher soil, avoiding low, wet land.
In addition to manuring and sowing sweet clover, acid
phosphates and other artificial fertilizers should be used
with intelligence, and every farm bureau ought to conduct
practical operations along tills line. We cannot rob our
Don't Take Chances Neglecting Seed
It will pay to germinate your seed wheat in wet blotting
papers, because much of it is badly shrivelled and full of
Add to your insurance by treating your seed wheat
with formaldehyde, not only because it destroys-smnt,. but j-
because it adds to the yield. Fan out all light, chaffy
kernels, weed seeds and trash, and select only dark-, bard, '_/"_
vitreous kernels for seed.
Spring Wheat Crop Improvement Association
Farmers' institute meetings will be
held at the court room in the Warren
court house starting at 10 o'clock in
the morning and. two o'clock in the
afternoon on Monday, March 7, accord
ing to an announcement of B. R.
Houser, county agent. C. E. Brown of
Elk River, corn, potato and crop
specialist and John Bower of Lake
land, one 'of the best dairy and live
stock men hi the state, will be the
The institute will be held at the con
solidated school building in Stephen at
the same hours on Wednesday, March
9, and at Newfolden on Saturday,
March 12. The same speakers will
talk at these meetings.
In the eastern part of the county in
stitutes will be held at Grygla and
Middle River on March 3rd and 4th
respectively. Mr. Springer and Mr.
Staples, soil chemistry and livestock
experts, will speak at these meetings..
Good Records Made
By Minnesota Cows
Many Minnesota dairy cows made
brilliant records in January. M. H.
Fohrman of University Farm, superin
tendent of official testing in Minnesota,
reports that of 669 cows in the yearly
test division, 110, or 16.5 per cent, pro
duced more than four pounds of butter
fat in' two days. This list is longer
than that of any preceding month.
Eighteen cows produced more than five
pounds of butterfat in two days.
4 amount of seven-day testing,"
says Mr, Fohrman, "took a jecm
jump upward, and along with the in
crease in numbers we had improvement
in quality, of 197 records finished in
January, 81 were over 20 pounds of
butter. This is 41 per cent of the total,
or close to half. There were 19 records
of more than 20 pounds of fat in seven
Reports of Minnesota cow testing as
sociations for January to L. V. Wilson
of University Farm, state agent in
dairying, U. S. department of agricul
ture, are right in line with the records
of performance cited by Superintendent
Fohrman. A dairy queen owned by
Stensrude Bros, of Montevideo produc
ed 106 pounds of butterfat during the
month second to her was a cow be
longing to Marlow & Randall of Man
kato with production of 93.71 pounds.
There were many other higli scores, all
showing what good care and feed will
WARRENTON UNIT MEETING.
The Warrenton Township Unit of the
Marshall County Farm Bureau asso
ciation will hold a meeting at the Luna
school Friday, March 4th, at 7 :30 p. m.
All members from- both sides" of the
township are requested
this can be made a good-
liv club we
all put our shoulder to the .wheel, and
co-operate. We have an entertainment
committee and a refreshment committee
so a good program and lunch is assured.
We wish-to thank the Commercial
Club of Warren for the complimentary
tickets for their annual banquet, Mr.
Head was called on for a toast and.very
ably responded. Our unit is the only
one in the county whose director is a
Visitors are always welcome to our
meetings. Don't forget to celebrate the
evening of inauguration day at Luna.
Season Here For
It is high time to begin cleaning seed
grain in preparation for planting time.
Good seed-grain, says L. B. Bassett of
the farm management section at Uni
versity Farm, possesses three qualities,
"weight, size and freedom from diseases
and noxious weed seeds. Use of the
fanning mill secures heavy weight seed
by means of thewind blast, large seed
by the screening process, and clean
seed by means of a combination of the
Any fanning mill to do good work,
says Mr. Bassett, mustb run at nor
mal and uniform speed. Irregular
speed, causes poor work. Speed is
bound to vary to some extent according
to the kind of grain cleaned, but in
most cases better work will be done by
maintaining normal speed and 'chang
ing the wind or shake to meet the re
quirements for different kinds of work.
It is- important that the sieves be per
fectly level from side to side. The
slope of the sieves from front to rear
depends on the kind of sieves used and
the kind of work done. Wire sieves are
more likely to bag in the center. This
results in the center being overloaded.
With most mills the light weight seed
must be blown out. This is done by
dropping the grain through the wind
blast which should be so set that it is
of" equal strength on each side of the
mill. This is regulated by the wind
blinds. The grain should be dropped
through the blast in a steady uniform
stream of equal thickness the full width
of the'sieve. If the grain is infested
with wild oats or cockle or kinghead,
it is sometimes a good plan to use large
size screens and a stronger wind blast,
running more of the grain through .the
screens and saving only a small propor
tion of the crop for seed. In this \?ay
it is often possible^ to get very clean
seed. In case" of trouble it is a good
plan to correspond with the manufact
urers of the mill.
As a result of the offer of breeders
present at the Red River Valley Live
stock show to donate one animal for
sale, a benefit sale will be held at the
Red River Valley Live Stock pavilion
to raise motiejr to pay off a mortgage
on one of the three buildings owned by
the association on $fay 20th. About
twenty-five breeders agreed to con
tribute a purebred animal, bull, heifer,
gilt, boar, ram or ewe to be sold at the
benefit sale. The committee appointed
to have charge of the^ event is com
posed of A. Marsden, Hendrum G. R.
Melin, Moorhead and Frank Jeffers,
Red Lake Falls.
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'IT WAS A WINNER
1 FOR-ME" HE SAYS
I'm Enjoying Perfect JJealth Since
Taking Tanlac,"'Says Minne
"After hearing so much about Tanlac
I put it on trial in my case and it has
certainly proved a winner for me," said
W. G./Jargenson, of 524 Essex St., Min
neapolis Minn., an employee of the
Northwestern Telephone Co.
"Before I got hold of Tanlac my
troubles of three years standing had
pulled me down until my work was a
daily grind and I was in constant
misery both day and night. My kid
neys were badly disordered and were
continually worrying me, and I had
pains in my back and joints that were
almost unbearable. My sides hurt me
terribly also, and at times the pains
were so severe as to almost drive me
wild. Nothing seemed to do me any
good and I hardly see how I managed
to hold out at my work.
"When I got Tanla* I found the very
thing I was needing, for it just built
me right up and has put me in the very
best of condition. My kidneys no longer
bother me and I never have an ache or
pain at all. In fact I'm just enjoying
perfect health and gladly give Tanlac
all the credit."
Tanlac is sold in Gatzke by the
Gatzke Mercantile Co., in Newfolden by
Amundson & Lee, in Viking by S. S.
Nordgaard, and by the leading druggist
in every town.
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All we ask is trial. Use it on yourcookstove,
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don't find it the best steye polish you ever
used, your dealer is authorized to refund your
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Madein liquid or pasteone quality.
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'A Shine in Every Drop"
Pure-breds can do as much for
your community. They offer the
easiest, quickest and most profitable
program for building up a commu
nitya program which has pulled
whole counties out of the rut, put
towns on the map and brought finan
cial independence to thousands of
farmers. It is becoming clearer every
day that the future of cattle raising
as a profitable industry dependsupon
with pure blood. The beef growers
who survive in the face of high feed
F. C. Landon, Secretory
on northwest quarter of section 24, Comstock township, 4
miles east of Radium, 5 miles west of Viking, on
Thursday, March 10
Sale Commences after Free Lunch at 11:30. &
(If stormy weather the sale will be held on the following
Pure Bred Registered Holstein Cows
Etta Mercedes De Kol Rue No. i Bess Segis Mercedes JD Kol jfo.
165774, H. F. H. B., 10 years I 423426, 3 years 11 months old,
old, fresh, bred. 4ue to freshen. March 20.
Pure Bred Registered Holstein Heifers
Zwen Hartog Butte* Girl 4th, 2
years 3 months old, due to
freshen March, 20.
Queen Ormsby Mercedes De Kol
No. 582974,16 months old, open.
Cow, grade Holstein, 3 years 10
months old, due to freshen in
Cow,, grade Holstein, 4 years old,
~jiniiking, bred to freshen next
Cow, grade Holstein, 4 years old,
milking, bred to freshen next
3 grade Holstein heifers, 11
1 grade Holstein heifer, 9 months
Cora Ormsby Segis No. 582975,
12 months old, open.
One pure bred bull calf, registry
applied for, 4 months old.
Grade Holstein Cows
Cow, grade Holstein, 3 years old,
due to freshen April 10.
Cow, grade Shorthorn, 3 years
old, milking, bred to freshen
Cow, grade Holstein, 2 years old,
Grade Holstein Heifers
1 grade Holstein heifer, 7 months
1 grade Holstein heifer, 5 months
These cows are all bred to my herd sire Sir Pietertje Maid Ormsby 9th.
His dam is Ava Colanthus Pietertje Ormsby, the highest record daugh
ter of the 41 of the $65,000.00 butt.
One Bay Horse, 12 years old. One Bay Mare, 4 jears old.
One Bay Horse, 8 years old.
Farm Machinery. Household Goods and
other articles too numerous to mention.
TERMSSums of $10.00 anxTlej$s, cash sums over $10.00,
cash or bankable paper, due November 1st, 1921.
L. J. KUHL, Auctioneer. State Bank of Viking, Clerk.
Bead the "Sheaf" advertisements
A few miles from a large and thriving city is a little
town that can't even be reached by the steam rail-
roads. Yet on a single day last summer enthusiastic
buyers from almost every state in the Union sought
it out and paid it a v|sit. What's more, on that single
day they spent, in that little hamlet, one hundred and
What's the answer? Pure-breds. That town is
famous as a pure-bred centerto cattle men it's one
of the most important spots on the map,.'
Minnesota Shorthorn Breeders Association
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