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not quite so good LUVERNE Mrs. Sherman Anderson spent Sun day at the Peter Christianson home. Mrs. Albert Sandea and children visited Mrs. Brita Nybo Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sanden and family spent Thursday at the jpie San den home. The Lutheran Ladles' Aid Society met with Mrs. A. P. Pederson on Tuesday. I To Be Bead By BeLaval Owners Only tically the first cost of the machine. Uncle Sam says, "SAVE FATS." To make sure your Cream Separator is running perfectly we have arranged for DE LAVAL SERVICE DAYS Wednesday and Thursday March 13 and 14 ATTENTION! One of the company's representative will be here to assist you in "tuning up your machine and, if necessary, help repair it, give you information on its use and care, and on dairy subjects in general. Bring in complete ma chine, except base. A waste of 4 oz. of butter fat per milking means a loss of about $7.00 per month. The difference between the best NOW is the time to have that wagon cut down and made as good as new. We can do it as we are better prepared this spring than ever before. P. S.—In case somebody not a DeLaval owner should read this we just add this well known truth: "SOONER OR LATER YOU WILL BUY A DE LAVAL". WHY NOT NOW? We have repair material on hand for nearly every kind of farm tool, such as Plow lays, bolts, levers, col ter shanks, fasteners, wagon rims, spokes, axels, sand boards, reaches, tongues, tongue hounds, bolsters, wag on hounds, buggy rims, shaft circles, poles, cross bars, reaches, fifth wheels, wheels to fit any buggy, axel stubs, king bolts fork, spade, shovel and pick handles Mr. and Mrs. J. C. M. Pederson and Irene were guests at the Albert San den home Sunday. OB Sunday, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. "Pederson entertained Mr. aand Mrs. Cockle and Harvey and Amy, of Hope, and Miss Ella Larsen. We have repairs for most anything, come in and see. Geo. W. Hardin Co. Blacksmiths Hope, N.D. Mrs. Sherman Anderson departed Thursday for Vallejo, California, to join her husband, who enlisted with the Marines and is stationed at Mare Island. On Tuesday evening Mfs. Peter Christiansen entertained a number of invited guests in honor of her hus band's and her daughter. Inger's, birthdays. A very pleasant evening was spent by the ones present. Near the end of October Konrad VBivkhaug, formerly of this communi ty, but now a second lieutenant in Y. IK. 0. A. work, was about to start for Russia, but aocording to letters to friends in Casselton he was halted in England until recently, and of now Hope Implement Co. just being ready to start for Moscow, Aia Sweden, Norway and thenoe to Petrograd and on. The Red Cross Sale fn Luverne Friday was a grand suceess. Contri butians were most generously given. Much credit is also due I. W. Stand ley of Hope, who aeted as auctioneer. The total proceeds were $2266.75. Gordon Young, of Fargo, the speaker j»f the afternoon, was mueh appreciat ed. The ladies of the Red Cross served a splendid supper cafeteria style. A few hours in the evening were Bpent in danoing. Olive Hagen held the lucky number that drew the log cabin qnilt donated by Mrs. J. A. Johnson of Luverne, and Mrs. Clara Johnson was the winner of a bureau set. BLABOH LOCALS The & I club enjoyed a dance Friday evening. Miss Raaen called on friends in town Tuesday. L. E. Sell was a business oaller in Aneta on Tuesday. Several ladies from Hope spent Wednesday with Mrs. A. L. Stewart. Ed. Joachine was a visitor in BiS' marck, retusning here last Friday morning. Mrs. Dell Burner and daughters, Luoile and Eyelyn, returned from a visit with friends in Bope Friday morning. VOLUME 87. tfo. 50 HOPE, STEELE COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, MARCH 7, 1918. separator and one means a big saving every year, prac Mrsi George Gilbertson and daugh ter, Anna, attended .Ladies Aid here Thursday. A number of young people] attended the Literary society in Plckert Satur day evening. Grandma Stewart left Monday even ing for Valley City after a month's visit with her son, A. L. Stewart and family. MELROSE PICK-UPS Nels Hansen Paul Ronde called on Thursday night. Mrs. C. J. O'Brien visited with Oluf Bakke's Sunday. Egan O'Brien visited with his friend, Hector Hansen Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. James Cullifer and children visited with Frank Vadnie Friday evening. Mrs. Vierkandt, Mrs. Jens Visby and children and Lydia Pedersen vis itedwithJ. A. Moffett's Wednesday. Mrs. Robt. Anderson and Alma and Albert were entertained for sup-, per at James Dove's Saturday even ing. Nels Hansen and Robt. Anderson attended the Danish Brotherhood Lodge meeting at Luverne Saturday night. Mr. and Mrs. H. Stephenson and children and Mr. and Mrs. Verlin vis ited with Chas. Northrope Friday evening. Mr. and Mrs. St. John, Nels Han sen and Paul Ronde were entertained for supper at Jens Visby's Thursday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anderson and children, Mr. and Mrs. Jens Krogs gard and children, and Maybelle Kvilvang and Mels Hansen were en tertained for dinner at Chas. North rop's Sunday. SCHOOL NOTES Following is the perfect attendance record for the seventh and eighth grades during the month ending March 1st, 1918: Florence Ourry Winifred Husome, Gertrude King, Mildred Lathrop, Ruby Lockwood John McCullough, Wesley Jefferson Mae Roy, Sheldon Wheeler, Viola Williams, Henry Wood, Elva Lynn Delbert Bjerklund, Thornton Meader, Lloyd Egan. The highest standings in the eighth grade were: First, Gertrude Silber stein second, Mildred Lathrop, Gert rade King third, Dagay Anderson. The highest standings in the seventh grade were: First, Ruby Lockwood Winnifred Husome second, Hazel Ourry third, Franklin Lunding, Elva Lynn. WILLOW LAKE BREEZES Mr. and Mrs. Gunkel were in Lu verne Thursday. R. Gunkel and family spent Sunday at F. Doyle's. Mrs. M. Hanson was a Luverne shopper last week. Mr. and Mrs. John Knox Sundayed at their son, Will's place. Anton Jaoobsen and family were Sunday guests at R. Jacobsen's. Arthur Jaeobsen, who has been tan ing the short course in engineering at Fargo, returned home Satarday. Mr. and Mrs. J. Krogsgard and children and Miss Mabel Kvilvang visited at Ohas. Northrop's Sunday. The little MisseB Hazel and Lillian Jaoobsen visited Grace Dodd at the Chris Jensen home Friday and Satur day. Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Saunders, of Valley .City, visit|d at A. P. Peter sen's and Ras. J&cobsen's the last of the week. The school pupils of-Willow Lake School No. 4 made a comfort pillow and two slips for the Red Cross and filled a bag for a Belgian baby this week. BROADLAWN AND C0L6ATE Sam Johnson was a caller at Mr. Wyborny's Tuesday. C. W. Freyberg spent Monday even ing at Fred Pope's. Cletus Wyborny spent Tuesday af ternoon at Fred Pope's. Dean Brace spent Saturday night and Sunday at E. W. Brace's. Messrs. Brace and McChristie were callers at-T. F. Pope's Sunday. Mrs. Carpenter and family spent Monday at Pope's and Mr.. Carpenter attended the Zanter sale. Delevan and Hazel McLean and Gladys Wood autoed to Pillsbury Saturday evening. Meryl and Edna Pope and Myrle Brace visited at the Carpenter farm from Wednesday until Monday. Mrs. Augustine visited Mrs. Glen Brace Monday while Mr. Augustine attended the sale at the' Broadlawn farm. HOPE PICNIC IN CALIFORNIA C. G. Merriell writes an in teresting letter from Los Apge les, Calif., where he and Mrs. Merriell have been spending the winter. The'letter follows: 1 'I thought you might be wonder in what we were doing out here io the land of sunshine. Well, we are hav ing a fine time and have seen a lot of wonderful things to us. What I want ed to write to you most about was, 'A Hope Pienic in California'. "There are about thirty, little and big, who live in or have lived in Hope. Here area few that I think of: Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Standley, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wakeman, Miss Julia Wakeman, Mr. and Mrs. George Smith and family, Mr' and Mrs. B. D. Wallace, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Lang, Dr. and Mrs. Stephenson and family, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Rice and fami ly, Mr. P. P. Rice, Mrs. Era Pope Hunt, Mrs. Mamie White-Chilson, and Mr. Anton Miller. Also met Mr. John Lasham and Mr. M. L. Elkin from May ville, and a lot morethat I do not recal their names. Also your humble servant and wife. We were at a plonio ground called Syoa mare Gtove en Saturday, the 16th, and no one wanted an overcoat of any kind. Say, Lou, we had some time but where these fellows borrowed mon ey to get out here I would not attempt to guess. I know where I borrowed mine. This is sure a great country in some respects, especially to spend money in, but when it comes to mak ing a little coin, give me the good old northwest for me. "Say hello to the boys for me and tell them all we are having a grand time and still have a lot to see. "Yours truly, "C. G. MERRIELL. "461 South Lake St., Los Angeles, Cal." SALESMAN WANTED to sol icit orders for lubricating oils, greases and paints. Salary or commission. Address THE HARVEY OIL CO., Cleveland, Ohio.—Adv. Letter and Invoice Files for sale at Pioneer Office. That the south end of Steele county realizes the importance of the work of the Red Cross is shown by the faet that over $6,000.00 was raised last week to support the Hope and Lu verne Branches. WE Big Funds to Carry on Work On Friday afternoon an auc tion sale was held in Luverne and with donations, supper and dance a total of $2,265.75 was turned into the treasury. This is a wonderful showing for the Luverne Ohaptev and a great deal of credit is due to the effi cient work of the Committee in eharge. The farmers around Luverne were very generous in their donations which oonsisted of live stock of all kinds, grains, vegetables, produce, etc as well as the business men of the city and all were well pleased with the results of the affair. Col. I. W. Standley, of Hope, (not I. W. Hope, of Standley, as stated in a Fargo paper) cried the sale. Not only is the Luverne Branch alive when it comes to making money but they also turn out a large quantity of complete arti cles as has been shown by the work reports which have been published from time to time. Luverne drive held Friday and resulted in producing $2265.75 and on Saturday Hope secured in cash and pledges a total of $3907.82. Saturday was Hope's big day in the drive for funds and A rec ord has been set on a par with our neighboring oity. The feat ure of the day was similar to Lu verne's, an auction sale and lunch. Committees had ceen appoint ed in each township and in the oity to get the people to bring in their donations and everyone responded most heartily. The smaller articles were placed in c* HOPE GARAGE ARE STILL doing all kinds of repair work on Automobiles, Tractors, and Gas Engines and have everything that is re quired to turn out first class work. Our work is guaranteed to be satisfactory and we solicit your patronage on tfie above conditon. We carry a large stock of Goodrich Tires and Tubes. You can't buy any better tire today for the money. You have the right to bring any Goodrich tire that owes you anything. We al so have the Kelly-Springfield Tires. Ford sizes guaranteed to run 7500 miles. Cost more, but cheapest in the long run. Havoline and Polarine Oils are the best.. Get our prices before buying your spring supply. Agents for the REO and MAXWELL Automo mobiles. Now is the time to place your order as it is going to be hard to get cars this year. Place your order now and get your car early, as prices are advancing every day. ^4 $2.00 per year :. Cts. per copy $6,173.57 FOR SOUTH-END RED CROSS BRANCHES Hope and.Luverne Branches Raise Kraabel's store building, the machinery outside and the live stock in Sproul's Livery Barn. The sale started at 1:30 with Atty. C. S. Shippy as auctioneer and from that time on until nearly ten o'clock buyers vied with each other in turning their money over to the Red Cross. Those who could not get near enough to the auctioneer to make their bids heard crowded the lunch counter and devoured egg and ohicken sandwitches, coffee, pie and doughnuts. Dannie, the ffve-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Walsh, discovered a fresh laid egg in one of the pbultry orates early in the afternoon and oarrled it to the auctioneer and asked him to sell it. It sold. The first time for $10.00 and thirteen times for a total of $41. A red and white heifer sold four times for a total of $152 and the King Plymouth Rock Rooster sold twice for $45. A silver dollar loaned to Auctioneer Standldy in the evening sold four times for $6 and it was then returned to the owser. A total of 506 sales were made and on thirty nine different occasions articles sold were sold and donated and sold again. The following cash donations were received: Trinity Luther- an Churoh $25, Albert 6. Schmidt $5, C. J. Knox $5, H. A. Ganschow $5, W. R. Knox $2, Rev. Paul Gierke $1 a total of $48.00. Following is a result of the drive: Total from sale $ 1713 12 Total lunch counter.... 118 90 Total cash donations.. 48 00 Total mothly pledges.. 2027 00 Grand total $ 3007 82 THOS. M. MAJOR Owner mm K* ,/ A •4 !!/.jit"