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THE REDWOOD GAZETTE
PUBLISHED TO PROMOTE THE BEST INTERESTS OF REDWOOD F ALLS AND REDWOOD COUNTY VOLUME LVIII. LOCAL FANCIERS URGED TO SHOW BIRDS JAN. 11 PREMIUM LISTS JUST ISSUED SHOW LIBERAL AWARDS WITH SEVERAL SPECIALS; POULTRY BECOMES REAL ASSET. Premium lists for the coming Red wood County Poultry Show are now being sent to interested persons and these lists show that liberal prizes will be offered at this, the ninth an nual show. The exhibit will be held in the Redwood Falls armory and the dates are January 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th. Entries close January 10. Ad. Newman and Son of Redwood Falls offers five dollars as a special prize for the best Plymouth Rock Pullet and the same for the best cockerel of the same breed, to Red wood County exhibitors only. This offer includes all varieties of Rocks. To further raising of Plymouth Rocks in the County the same firm announces that for the 1928 show it will offer the following generous premiums; $25.00 for the best Plymouth Rock pullet, $25.00 for the best Plymouth Rock cockerel and $25.00 for the best Plymouth Rock capon. Mrs. Carson Rote, the secretary, in urging a larger showing of local birds at this show says: “There is a good demand throughout the Coun ty for good standard bred poultry and more of our local people should step to the front in our home show and secure the trade which is justly due them with their fine birds. There are many flocks of poultry in the sur rounding community from which fine strings of show birds could be select-: ed. These birds would be a credit to any show and yet their owners have never exhibited them. Bring in your birds,” urges Mrs. Rote, “and let the public know that you have them. This is your show «nd the Poultry As sociation and the business men of Redwood Falls have gone to consider able expense annually to give you this good opportunity and to encour age good poultry raising. If you do not profit by it some one from out side the County will.” The poultry industry in the United States is one of the most. profitable branches of agriculture. The Federal census taken by the Department of Agriculture in 1920 shows that the “poultry products of the United States exceed the value of all V' e •attle i*aised by $100,000,000 and the Quit and fruit products by nearly $400,000,000.” The Ad. Newman Com ,any has shipped ninety-one carloads of poultry from Redwood Falls dur ng the past year. This is the ship ment of a single dealer from a single station and with many competing shippers. Each carload contains about 5,120 birds making a total of 165,920 fowls shipped by this one dealer in a single year. These fig ures are sufficient evidence of the value and the possibilities of the ooultry industry. It is to promote this industry that annual shows of ooultry are held throughout the country. The officers and board of directors if the Redwood County Association ire; C. F. Pecholdt, president, San ■orn; Dr. Golden, vice president, Red vood Falls; Arthur Hassenstab, reasurer, Redwood Falls; Mrs. Car on Rote, secretary, Retjwood Falls; vlrs. A. F. Bechtold, asst, secretary, Redwood Falls; Frank Theiring, sup rintendent, Redwood Falls; Joseph Schmidt, Lamberton, Lynn Sheldon, Redwood Falls; Mrs. E. E. Mosier, Redwood Falls; Mrs. W. R. Hawton, Redwood Falls; R. A. Marshall, Red wood Falls; J. Sexton, Redwood Falls; F. Carmen, Redwood Falls; Wm. Sim jndet, North Redwood. Desired in ormation may be obtained by writing he secretary. Season Opens Thursday The basket ball season opens in ledwood Falls Thursday evening . hen the Guardsmen meet the Hector earn on the armory floor. The Red vood Falls team is practically the ame team which played such a good eason last year with the addition of venneth Stockton, high school coach, vho is a new member of the team. V feature of the evening is the con ert by the Redwood Falls band which )recedes the game. This concert is me of a series to be played by the and during the winter and admission o it is free. MASONS OPEN BUILDING The new $30,000 Masonic Home ;uilding at Slayton will be formally pened with a banquet served by he Eastern Star and following the anquet there will be a program at 'hich C. T. Howard of Pipestone will e the principal speaker. The mem >ers of St. Ann’s Council, Knights of ’olumbus of Slayton, have been ex ended a special invitation to attend he hall opening ceremonies. The or anization will share the lodge rooms ,-ith the Masons, having signed a ?ase for a period of ten years.— rown County Journal. “Julius” Takes Oath of Office Julius A. Schmahl, state treasurer elect, Tuesday took his oath of office before Justice Homer Diebell of the Supreme court in preparation to tak ing office in January. Mr. Schmahl filed bonds totaling $400,000. The taking of the oath marks the twentyieth anniversary of Mr. Schmahl being sworn in as sec retary of state following the 1906 election. Mr. Schmahl announced that Geo. R. Olson, now of the public examin er’s department, will be named cash ier -and George Lafond will be retain ed as chief bookkeeper of the treas urer’s department. Mr. La Fond is the oldest employe in the treasurer’s office in point of service, having serv ed since January 1907. Henry M. Blaisie will be named assistant cash ier. Mr. Schmahl has already an nounced that H. J. Hadlich will re main as deputy state treasurer. —St. Paul Dispatch. Joe R. Keefe and W. T. Willcox left Saturday for Mahnomen on a busi ness trip. They returned Sunday ev ening. CHRISTMAS MUSIC SUNG BY SCHOOL DECEMBER 14TH “WHY THE CHIMES RANG” TO BE CHIEF FEATURE OF ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MUSICALE; SEN IOR GLEE CLUB TO SING. The combined talents of the entire school will present a Christmas Musi cale at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening, December 14th, at the Lincoln School. The production is being directed by Geneva M. Flygare who hopes to make it one of the most interesting events of the school year’s musical activities. The Christmas Spirit will be em bodied in every feature of the pro gram, which will open with carols and hymns sung by a chorus of seventy five voices selected from the Junior High School. The entire enrollment of the grades will be seated in the bal cony and from there will sing their carols and jingles. “Why the Chimes Rang,” a play in one act by Elizabeth Apthorp Mc-I Fadden is to be the central part of' the entertainment. It is interesting j to note that in many colleges and schools this production has become a tradition. The atmosphere is one of religious exaltation and the divine beauty of charity is the main theme. The music perhaps is the most im portant single element in the play, however, the picturesque costumes of medeaval times and the lighting ef fects contrasted in the w T ood-chopper’s hut which are set against the earthly j splendor of the cathedral chancel ; and which in its turn is dimmed by the miraculous presence of the angel, is a scene long to be remembered. One of the finest chorals ever writ ten, the Hallelujah Chorus from Han del’s Messiah, will be the closing num ber. This will be sung by the Boys arid Girls Glee Club of the Senior High School. It has been the time honored custom that the audience stands whenever this impressive chorus is sung in recognition of its value as the highest type of choral I composition and in deference to its noted composer. The program will start promptly at 8 o’clock and will be given in the auditorium of the Lincoln School. CLUB WOMEN ORGANIZE TOHELP WITH CRIME WAR MRS. WILLARD BAYLISS FORMS STATE COMMITTEE FOLLOW ING LECTURE OF JUDGE KAV ENAGH. Answering the urgent plea of Judg3 Markus A. Kavanagh of Chicago that the women’s organizations of Minnesota get behind a movement to reform the law and bring criminals to justice, Mrs. Willard Bayliss, Chis holm, president of the Minnesota Federation of Women’s Clubs, Monday called a preliminary meeting to set irv motion a statewide campaign for law enforcement among the more than 50,000 federated clubwomen of Min nesota. State chairman of law observance and legislation of the federation will meet with representatives of the Hen nepin County Bar Association and the Minnesota Crime Commission at the preliminary meeting called by Mrs. Bayliss for 10 a. m. today at the fed eration headquarters at the Nicollet hotel, Minneapolis. Mrs. Henry J. Bailey, St. -Paul, chairman of law observance; Mrs. Fred Spafford, Minneapolis, ..chair man of legislation; Dr. C. A, Prosser, F. B. Griffith left Monday for Min (Continued on last page) ineapolis for a stay of several days. REDWOOD FALLS, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1926. BUREAU CHIEF ADVISES DRIVE FOR FARM AID PRESIDENT THOMPSON OF NA TIONAL FARM BUREAU AD DRESSES ANNUAL MEETING IN CHICAGO. American agriculture was summon ed Monday to presg with constant ag gressiveness toward federal farm aid legislation, by Sam H. Thompson, president, opening the eighth annual convention of the- American Farm Bureau Federation in Chicago. Thousands of farmers, gathered for the greatest agrarian session of the year heard that keynote, temper ed with counsel of deliberate decision on measures to meet their problems. He urged nothing be done that would in any degree injure the co-op erative marketing movement, whicii, he said, has performed a “vast ser vice,” with the aid of state and na tional legislation, even though it has not effected complete agricultural stabilization. “We have a right to expect what ever additional legislation is needed to effect further and more widespread stabilization,” President Thompson said. “There no longer is any difference of opinion as to the immediate need for adequately handling and dealing with agricultural surpluses. Some complementary and additional powers must be given to agriculture for this purpose. “Stabilization of agriculture de pends upon making the supply of bas ic farm crops balance with the de mand in our most important markets, at a fair and reasonably constant price. Fundamentally, this is not easy, because no matter how carefully farmers regulate their plantings to meet a prospective demand, natural allies and enemies of farm production can and often do upset their best plans. “It is this condition which has led the farm bureau to take the advanc- ed position it now maintains in press ing for natural legislation aimed tow ard the stabilization and effective pro tection of agriculture. “It is true that no single measure or act, either by the farmers or the government of the United States, can be broad enough to do all that needs to be done to establish the new policy (Continued on last page) COUNTY STILL NEEDS HELP OF HEALTH SEALS SIXTY-FOUR PEOPLE HAVE TU BERCULOSIS IN ACTIVE FORM. EIGHT DIED OF IT LAST YEAR. Does Redwood County need anti tuberculosis work? The fact that it does is shown in a report just receiv ed from the Minnesota Public Health Association by Mrs. J. L. Parsons, lo cal Christmas Seal manager. Tuberculosis has killed 78 people in Redwood County since 1913, accord ing to this report. Deaths for the last five years have numbered 34. Based on estimate of authorities that there are nine active cases of tuber culosis in a given community for each annual death, this County has at the present time approximately 64 people who have the disease in its active form. Eight Redwood County resi dents died of it in 1925. “Find these cases early” is the ap peal of the State Association. One of ! the most serious problems in tuber ' culosis work, according to the organ l izalion’s leaders is the delay in diag nosis and treatment of the disease, which is readily curable in its early stages. For this reason the Free j Chest Clinics and general educational I propaganda for periodic physical ex i amination, financed by Christmas Seals, are of vital importance. Three chest clinics were held in the County last year with 169 people examined and helped. interest, too, in view of the fact that the Christmas Seal program has ! been extended to embrace a well -1 rounded health promotion and disease prevention program, are statistics/on infant mortality for the County giv en in the report. Twenty of the babies born in the County in 1924 died before their first birthday, the report shows, and the same number of those born during 1925 failed to live until they reached the age of one year. Children exam ined at clinics last year numbered 175. There were also 28 orthopedic cases examined. “Buy Christmas Seals generously and help make 1927 a banner year for health work in the county” is the ap peal for local Christmas Seal work ers. STATE LEADERS TALK TO LEGION HEN FRIDAY EYE RUFUS RAND AND OTHER LE GION OFFICIALS MEET LOCAL POST MEMBERS AT SUB-DIS TRICT BANQUET. Discussing the privileges and op portunities of the Legionaires as cit izens, Rufus Rand, State Commander of the American Legion, gave the principle talk at the banquet and rally of the pecond sub-district which jn-' eluded representatives of posts from Belview, Sleepy Eye, Lamberton, Sea forth, Sanborn, Walnut Grove and Redwootf Falls, with about 150 pres ent. The banquet was held at the Knights of Pythias Hall Friday night, December 3rd, with the American Legion Auxiliary serving, Fred Maes, the Post’s chaplain acted as toastmaster and called upon the state’s oldest Legionaire, Dr. C. P. Gibson, to open the banquet with a prayer. Short talks were made by Dr. A*. F. Branton of Willmar, State Membership Director Dr. Wilbur Smith of Pipestone, Second District Commander and E. L, Spencer, local post commander. In opening his talk Commander i Rand stressed the importance of in terpreting the thought of the Legion to the public. “Try to present the articulate thought so the public will see us in a different light,” sdid the speaker. “My idea is to make clear to you that firm ground on which we, as Legionaires, tread. At the Phila delphia Convention this year I saw 80,000 Legionaires. What is the force of this mass of people ? There are 700,000 legionaires, 30,000 of whom are or will be in Minnesota. Realize that each member of your Post is the reflection of some other member in some other post in some other state. We have every classification, color and creed in the Legion. “Before the late war, situated as we were, I believe that we had less pat riotism for America than any other country had for itself. Since the war it is different among the Legionaires and others. If we can recognize and feel our own self respect dominate, I know \ve will stand forever the body we started out to be. In a time of stress, whether it be political stress or a national crises the Legion will stick together and for America.” (Continued on last page) “ONLY 38” IS PRONOUNCED ONE OF SEASON’S BEST AMATEUR CAST PROVES ADAPT ABLE IN COMEDY DEPICTING LIFE OF MINISTERS WIDOW AND HER TWINS. The local home talent play follow ers were treated to one of the best amateur plays ever staged in Red wood Falls Thursday night, Decem ber 2nd, at the Lincoln School Audi torium. The play, “Only 38” was presented for the benefit of the Par ent-Teachers Association and was very successfully directed by Miss Lela Atcherson. Between the acts James and Clarence Keefe entertain ed with a well executed clog dance while Hauck’s Orchestra furnished the music. The play, a satirical comedy on the life of a minister’s widow and her two dignified children, in which mistaken dignity forms an interesting plot, was handled in an unusual way and furn ished much good comedy. Miss Mar garet Adams as Mrs. Stanley, the widow, played the leading role in a very clever and interesting manner. Ted Ahrens and Mary Flinn as Rob ert and Lucy, the very dignified twins of Mrs. Stanley, acted their parts in true actor style and deserve much credit. Roy Stephens as Mr. San born, father of Mrs. Stanley, played this character part in good style and pleased his audience with his wit and humor. Mr. A. F. Dahlberg, as Pro fessor Giddings, the widow’s wooer, acted this heavy role successfully. Mrs. Newcomb and Mrs. Peters, the ! two village gossips, acted by Miss Margaret McNaughton and Miss Innis Thompson, were clever, the young la- I dies playing their roles in an interest ' ing manner. Mary Hadley and Syd ney Johnson, played by Marie Asle -1 son and Shirley Shippee, as especial j friends of J.ucy and Robert Stanley j were well impersonated and they re ceived much favorable comment. Jim- and Charlie played by Roy Warn .er and Carl Melges and Alice and i Ruth by Aneta Buchanan and Edna ! Harris typified the modern college student in .characteristic style. Miss Atcherson again has proven her ability in directing home talent ceptionaHy well, the lines were bright and the whole presentation consti tuted & program of good wholesome entertainment. Redwood Birds Win j Many State Prizesl Mrs. EX E. Mosier took twenty-! eight of her fine Barred Rock birds | to the Northwest Poultry Show in St. ! Paul last week and twenty-four of them were placed among the winners. The list of prizes is as follows; first on cock, fourth, seventh and eighth on dark hen, second on dark cockerel, first, second and fourth on light pul let, fourth on dark pullet, second on old dark pen, fourth on young dark pen and first on young light pen. The ! special prizes taken were as follows: ; best shaped cockerel, grand champion, female of entire class, chamion light j pen and best display entered by a lady exhibitor. These prizes were taken!. in competition with one hundred for-! ty Barred Plymouth Rocks. The 1 judge pronounced the cock which took i' first place as the finest he had ever seen and rated him very high. Mrs. ! Mosier was the only one of the local ' poultry raisers exhibiting. The rep resentation at the show from other f sections of the state was very heavy. Mrs. Mosier reports that the show : was a very fine one from every 1 standpoint and was well pleased with j the results of her visit to it. PIONEER DIES SUNDAY, DEC. STH AT SON’S HOME JACOB WERDER DIES OF NATUR AL CAUSES AT AGE OF 86, BURIED AT NEW AVON TO DAY. Jacob W’erder, the aged father of Herman Werder of Redwood Falls, | died at the home of his son Sunder,! December sth, death being due to the. natural causes of old age. The bur- j ial service was held first at the Wer- j der home at one o’clock this afternoon with a church service following at the j Church of New Avon and interment in the New Avon cemetery. The Rev erend C. F. Kachel of Saint Paul was I the minister in charge. The deceased was born in Canton, Argau Switzerland, May 11th, 1840. ;He and his wife came to America in , 1869, coming directly to Redwood County where they first located on Crow Creek in Paxton Township, three miles east of Redwood Falls, j In 1872 they took as a homestead a j jfarm of 160 acres in New Avon town- j I ship where they lived until Mrs. Wer jder died in 1897. In 1901 Mr. Werder, i moved to Redwood Falls and on Janu lary 16th he was married to Mrs. Rosa j Hauptli. She also preceded him in (death, passing away in January, 1 j 1906. Mr. Werder, following the death Of his wife, made his home with his children, spending the most of the winter months here with his son. Besides this son, he is survived by his daughters, Mrs. J. Kromer of Bird Island, Mrs. Henry Sherman of Ano ka and Mrs. Willard Krinke of Man-! kato. There are also thirteen grand-] children and eighteen great grand children in his family. • j The death of Mr. Werder closes an ! other chapter of the pioneer history | of Redwood County, he and his young j ' wife enduring many of the terrible | hardships of the old days with all the j fortitude and courage characteristic, of their Swiss parentage. Their first years in America were filled with un- j ; believable hardship. From this diffi-; cult beginning Mr. Werder became a part of the earljr history of the County as a citizen respected and hon- j ored by all who knew him. CONGRESS FACES ! HEAVY WORK IN SESSION NOW ON i I LIQUOR, TAX CUT, FARM AID AMONG MANY QUESTIONS CROWDING FOR PLACE; EX-1 SESSION POSSIBLE. Congress is meeting late this year, j The session did not get under way until Monday and must adjourn on | March 4. This gives less than three ! months for legislative work, with the I Christmas holiday, which will un- i ! doubtedly be brief, to be substracted. At first glance the task of getting I through by March 4 seems impossible; | and talk of extra session is heard on 1 every hand. President Coolidge, how- j i ever, believes congress will do its work and be glad to go home early. He would like to get away from Washington late in the spring, and he will be away from the White House five or six months during a period of repairs to the building. Mr. Coolidge is about the only per son who sees legislative daylight ahead. To others it looks as if congress will meet a snarl which it may be unable to untangle sufficiently to pass the appropriation bills by March 4. The democrats easily can force an (Continued on last page) . NUMBER 22 iRVREAU UNITS’ ! NEW PROJECT j IS NUTRITION FIRST LESSON DEVOTED *TO DIET ESSENTIALS FOR WELL NOURISHED BODIES; GIVEN CORRECT POSTURE RATING. A number of women in the vicinity of Redwood Falls have recently stud ied the first lesson in the Nutrition project which will occupy the atten i tion of the members of the Farm 1 Bureau Units for the next several jweeks. This project is being studied 'by the women of the Farm Bureau under the direction of the Agricultur al Extension Service.of the Univers- - ity of Minnesota. The first lesson dealt with the Essentials for Good Nutrition. In the opening lesson the women ( taking the course studied the selection ■ of food as to the needs of the body and applied this selection to the mak ing out of menus for the daily meals iof their families. Correct posture, as an essential of ar well nourished body was also studied, and in several meet ings the members were scored accord ing to the University’s requirements. In only a few cases were the women found to be perfect in posture and a part of the next few weeks training will be to correct this posture if pos sible. At the Honnor Township meeting at the home of Mrs. March, Novem ber 30th, Mrs. H. M. Mason and Mrs. A. J. Searle were the leaders. Mrs. C. D. Clipfell, the Redwood County chairman is a member of this Unit and was also present. There were twelve members present and Miss Alice Kuenzli was a guest at the ! meeting. Mrs. E. W. Peabody was made president and Miss Ellen Mann (secretary. Mrs. March served a i luncheon at the close of the lesson study. j The Kintire Unit held its first meeting on the new project at the home of Mrs. A. Stillmaker November 23rd with the hostess and Miss Tessie King acting as leaders. Mrs. Wm. Russell was made president and Miss Lavina T. Brown secretary. Mrs. A. A. Neal, Mrs. Chas. Eckelbarger and Miss Bertha Kreft were appointed as the refreshment committee. Sand wiches, cake and coffee were served at the close of the afternoon. I The New Avon Unit held its meet jing November 23rd at the home of | Mrs. Robt. Bellig. Mrs. Henry Linde , man. and the hostess were the leaders in the study. One member of this group was perfect in posture and the majority of the others scored B. or C. Mrs. Herbert Winn was made presi dent, and Mrs. Vern Barnum secre tary. Nine members and two visitors were present, this rather small at tendance being due to the bad weath er. The Paxton Unit met at the home of Mrs. Britton. Mrs. Wells was : made president and Mrs. Goodyear I the secretary. The next meeting of this group will be held at the home i of Mrs. Wetmore and will be an all day meeting with a noon luncheon. The Redwood Falls Township Unit j held its first meeting at the home of Mrs. Norval Weeks with Mrs. Weeks and Mrs. John Sexton the leaders. The next meeting will be at the home ;; of Mrs. L: % i Sheldon in Redwood j Falls. j The Ramsey Creek Unit met at the home of Mrs. John Kohler and a cov ! ered dish luncheon at noon was the first feature of the program. Mrs. ! Amanda Juhnke and Mrs. Earl Bliss j were the leaders. The next meeting ; will be held at the home of Miss Juhnke. Mrs. Bliss is president of * t this Unit and Mrs. Kohler secretary. Nels Rans of Morgan was among [ the Monday visitors here. High School Plays '! 1 The Redwood Falls high school bas ket ball team, under the direction of Coach Kenneth Stockton, will play its first game Friday evening at the Lin coln School gymnasium. The opposing team is the Fairfax high school. The i preliminary game will be played by : the Junior high school boys and the ; second high school team. Mr. Stock •, ton has been working hard with the , j boys and believes his team will do ■ | creditable work. Patrons of the school >! and all basket ball fans are urged to i 1 attend. LARGE AMOUNT SUGAR More than 9,600,000 pounds of beet l sugar were produced at the Chaska : sugar factory of the American Beet : Sugar Co., since it started operations f October 9, according to a report is sued by L. B. Fink, manager of the ■ plant. With the closing of the plant t the middle of December the total pro duction for the season should be 14,- s 500,000 pounds, Mr. Fink said. Farm i ers throughout the Chaska territory i have produced more than 6,500 acres . of compared with 9,000 acres * last year. The yield averaged about nine ton* ,to the acre.