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.'/. VOLUME OtBcial J.«Ber of Lavenw, N. Dak. BO YOU KNOW WHAT THE A6RI CUITURE.CU^ IS DOING? Summari of Work Complet- ed in (Past Tpn Wppks •Department. Now that it is practi cally assured that the Vocational Agr icultural Department is here to stay, this work can only be carried on by! the full support of the patrons of the school. In order to receive this aid and support, it is the purpose of this department to give service whenever possible. It is not altogether the aim of the department to teach the fun damentals of raising field crops but to help others in case assistance is called for. Your problems are our problems in so tar as it is our duty to understand all the circumstances concerning the raising of the crops in this region. To thiB end We are working, in emphasizing all of the details of each crop in our class dis cussions, laboratory work, and in the field practicums. Particular emphasis to date has been laid.on the study of the "plant" in respect to us development from the seed, the structure of the roots, stems leaves, buds and flowers, principles of plant breeding, laws of variation and heredity, selection, pollination, and fertilization. Not only has the plant been emphasized but the plantfood elements necessary for the growth of that plant and the foods manufactur ed in the plant. Knowledge of the plant itself necessarily prepares the way for better understanding of the various field crops which are to be discussed this year. The fact that wheat is our princi pal lieid crop in this region, a larger portions of the two months wnich have passed, has been devoted to the study of this plant. The following factors have been discussed in refer ence to wheat: its classification, re lative value and' importance, orgin .aud history, present status of indus try, wheat products, the botany of the A. wheat plant, varieties adapted to this carried" hiri'n TT region, methodes of improvement, 2 .seed selection, preparation of the ,v of sowing wheat, value of fertilizers, t* improvement ot soil, typeB best adapted for wheat and the wheat in the rotation.This by no means is tne end of our discussions concerning wheat. Insect enemies, methods of ZZ h*rv««Mn* harvesting and harvesting machin ery, judging, and exhibiting of wheat etc. are many of the factors of wheat growing to be brought out in the class discussions. Tue discussions to be made as prac tical as possible at this time of year, are followed by the labr&tory work conducted by the student with the assistance of the teacher in ohaig?. Such experiments as: seeds, roots, ruothairs, and osmosis, stems, leaves, buds and flowers, tests Lor ioort nut rients, botanical structure of the wheat plant, deteminatiou of dock age by the hand picking method, identification of weed seeds, dockage "by the sieve method, dockage by the Cowan Dockage Tester, determina tion of weight per bushel by the kettle and scales, determination of ciass, sub-class, and the grade of at least two kinds of wheat, daily read ing of the grain market quotations, and the problems on dockage and grades have been completed to date with many others to follow. The sub ject of dockage and grain grading takes at least a week and a half be fore each student is proficient enough to make a rapid but accurate test of wheat brought in for practice. These are some of the things dls- cussed and tcaually thought out and worked out by the students in the Vocational Agriculture class so far this year. Such knowledge in de-1 tail of one particular crop followed ,n like manner with the rest ibenefits m„H__ 0„ Seed bed, time, depth, and methods! I S V,? of soil1 Mewe]j MICKIE, THE PRINTER'S DEVIL 8M Geow36, "TWo Gemufc SERAOU&! I OK11N ONE MEAL \EfcTEWA.V AMD OMC T&DAV\ DARK! tWCC SLOW RACE WORSE*. of field crops in thls region not HI *U the future farmers in this class but also promotes a better un Possibly the patrons of the Hope derstanding of the principles of acien High School are interested in what1 li®c agriculture and the methods con is being don© in the Agricultural' cerned in increased crop production. un, e&surer. the onlyi E j_ SHRUM AT THE CHURCHES LUTHERAN CHURCH H. L. Wiese, Pastor Services in the English language next Sunday at the usual hour, 10:30 o'clock, a. m. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Rev. W. H. Evans, Pastor 11:00 a. m. "Studies in Representa tive Men of Bible" Sixth sermon in series. 12:15 p. m. Sunday School and Adult Bible Class. 7:00 p. m. Young Peoples Society of Christian Endeavor lead by Earl Wheat. 7:30 p. m. Evening Worship. Sub ject: "Leadership in National Crisis." Welcome to all services. METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH G. Fairbanks Bristol, Pastor Morning Sermon, 11:00 Church School and Kindergarden 12:00 Evening Praise Service and Brief Address 7:30 Subject for morning Bermon, "The Target." .. Tae monthly meeting of the Official Board held at the parsonage Monday evening was a very successful one. The reports of all the committees show 9. marked improvement, under the new system. be Prf sentea before the Board at the month- b6" t0 We are welcoming all persons who are with out a church home to come and worship with us. The seats are WU° tree and We are The Sunday school music as well as the church music is of that type that inspires a person. We endeavor to follow the voice ofthe psalmist and sing much and rejoice always. Our morning services give us a taste of musical feast and the evening praise service closes the day with a great big portion of desert in the strains of choicest song. AGICULTURE IN 15 SCHOOLS Fargo, N. D.—With 15 secondary schools in North Dakota now offering vocational training in agriculture and industrial arts, in accordance with the provisions of the Smith-Hughes law, plans have been formulated to standardize and to build up the work in schools now handeling it, before it is expanded in the state, according to E. H. Jones, in charge of teacher training courses in the state for voca tional education. Proffessor Jones has left for an extended visit to schools in North Dakota offering vo cational training. I r. G. Newelt, unless otherwise designated. ine 8eats are willing to share our pew with anyone who feels the direc tion of God to worship. Our Sunday school is growing every Sunday and it is proof that we "deliver the goods" Smith-Hughes work, which is said I First Down and Six Months to Go School Inspector, Edward Erlckson, I inspected 42 rural schools in this| county last week and found only two schools that reached the 100 percest mark they wefe Westfield No. 4 and Broadlawn No. 1. Tre rest lacked in rfhe or more of the following: lava tory, drinking water, proper heating and ventilating, clean buildings and well kept grounds, equipment, clean and well-kept toilets that have at least entries and double doors. He also found some of the schools not flying the flag as required by law. The teachers of the 42 schools are at least high school graduates and the school terms are eight months or more, hense it will be up to the school boards and teachers in charge to make a few small improvements and receive state aid. Mr. Lane, of Franklin No.l, has had the seats fastened to slats and has made shelves,for the dinner pails Sydney Sollit, of Sherbrooke No. 2, has sent for a volly ball and a foot ball he is also putting up teeters and swings. The lower grade pupils of Sher brooke No. 1, Inez Farrier teacher, are making doll clothes during busy work periods. Ragna Larson, of Primrose No. 4, has had windows and storm windows washed, seats varnished, and school room thoroughly cleaned her school is a a cazy home. Miss Hyetala, Edendale No. 1, gave a Hallowe'en social that netted $27 for which a school victrola will be bought. Miss Ora Trusty, of Edendale No. 3, took in $13.60 at a program and social. The money is to be used for lavatory and busy work supplies. The school board has provided scissors, sewing cards, and blocks for the low er grades. Miss Trusty is having an attachment put on the school room heater for the purpose of serving hot lunch. The patrons and children of Broad lawn No. 3, Huldah Carlson teacher, brought parcels of vegetables, wear ing apparel, etc., which were sold and brought the sum of $30. The money to be making splendid progress in the state, is in general charge of C. E. Cavett, of Lisbon, with Proffessor Jones in charge of the teacher train ing course, centered for North Dakota in the Agricultural College. SUPPORT LOCAL PAPER Hearty support to your local paper means good things for the commun ity. Community progress without a good wide-awake home paper is very nearly impossible, stated G. W. Rand lett, director, extension division, Ag- By Chariea Sughroe »i—Nwp imtMoa •y VT CAWE! ,R ?"6 1 1 1 41. No. 84 HOPE, STEELE COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA, NOVEMBER 10, 1921 $2.00 per year, 5 Cts. per copy STEELE CO. SCHOOL NOTES DOWN is to be used for library books, lava tory equipment, and hot lunch cup board. A Hallowe'en party was given by Florenz lago, teacher of Willow Lake f-.o. 3, at which $30.65 was taken in. The money will purchase a giant suide for the play ground. Miss Benschoter, of Hugo No. 2, had a newspaper and magazine show er. She has had shelves put up for dinner pails and overshoes. She haB made a fine wash stand out of a grocery box and the upper grade boys have made a paper towel rack. 'i lie following have sent in Reading Circle enrollments from their schools: Clara Groth of Newburgh No. 5, and Jistlier Eraldson, of Westfield No. 3. Junior Red Cross A donation of fifty cents from a rural school or from every room in a ruded school makes that school a Junior Red Cross center. The fifty cents pays for the Junior Red Cross »ews which is setit direct to "the .school. Steele County has been 100 ier cent Junior Red Cross the past ...ree years. The following schools have already ^en. in their dues: New Bergen No. 3, Broadlawn No. 3, Pickert School, Primrose No. 3, Newburgh No. J, Riverside Np. 2, Hugo No. 1, Frank lin No. 1, and.Sherbrooke No. 1. School Nurse's Report For the week beginning Oct. 17th the following schools were inspected: iiroadlawn Nos. 2, 3, 4, and 5 Eden dale Nos. 1, 2, and 3 Melrose No. 2 Willow Lake No. 1. A large percentage chidren were c'ound to be underweight in Broad lawn township. The percentage of underweight children in Hugo schools is low. An alarming ing number of child ren were found with bad teeth— many have never been to a dentist though their mouths are filthy, due -o their bad teeth the children must at a very early age—say three years. iTrom this time on the teeth should De examined thoroughly by a dentist at least two times each year. ricultural College, in commenting up on the timeliness of Support-Your Home-Paper-Week, whioh is being observed throughout the nation, Nov ember 7 to 12. "Perhaps no other agency is cap able of exerting greater influence for progressive community building," said Mr. Randlett, "than the wide awake country newspaper. It occupies its own peculiar field which never can be taken by the large daily press. Its news items have a peculiar home in. terest, its editorials a strong loc*l mUX IRENE VMfcOTE appeal. It is entirely within the pro vince and possibilites of the local paper totakea leading .part in secur ing .fostering a fine community spirit in promoting a congenial social life, in advocating approved agricultural practices, in leading an intelligent .public discussion .in .short in. exercis ing a real leadership in all those things .that make .for .healthy, satis factory community life. The home! paper is certainly worthy of our, strong support. BLABON .LOCALS The Ladies Aid held their annual oale .in the church basement. Nov. 4th. A large crowd attended the supper and Bale., Edythe Bugbee was a week-end visitor .at the Burner home. A number of the young people of Blabon attended the concert and basket social in Sherbrooke on Fri day evening. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Monson are now residing in their new home, which was once the A. O. Suad residence. Miss Agnes Moen, a cousin of O. Martinson, left for her home in Guth, rie, Saturday. H. H. Stephenson and family spent Monday evening at the Swanson home. A number of young folks of Blabon and vicinity are attending the busi ness course which is given at thfe Blabon school. H. A. Burner and family were en tertained at the Ole Olson home for Sunday supper. J. C. Walters and family were Fin ley visitors Sunday. A number of young people of the community attended band practice at Sherbrooke Sunday evening. R. J. Schmidt spent the week-end in Blabon. The N. A. lodge held a business meeting last Thursday evening. Most of the members and four visiting members were present. The next meeting will be a social affair. A very large crowd attended the show at Blabon Thursday evening. May Swanson was a supper guest at the Burner home Thursday. Bernice Burner was a caller at the Swanson farm Monday and Tuesday. A number of folks have been hunt ing the past week. J. M. Goebel was a dinner guest at Burner's Sunday. Miss Sylvia Olson, who has been visiting her grandparents, returned home Sunday. G. E. Rye and A. f. Zimmer.'na.i were Hope callers Saturday evening. Hrs. Lee Carpenter, of Cooperstown was a Sunday visitor at the Olson home. Mrs. L. E. Sell was an evening caller at the J. W. Williams home Monday. A number of Blabon folks attended the show at Hope Wednesday evening. Anna Swanson and Bernica Burner were visitors at the Sidener home Sunday. Joe Hanson is now rambling a round in "ford." Wonder whare he got it? Edith Bugbee, Bernice Burner, A. T. Zimmerman, C. I. Granger and P. C. Chalmers were supper guests at Swanson's Sunday. "Everybody's feeling blue now a days." just scratch your mad place and get glad again! FILLSBURY NOTES County Supt. Johnson was a visitor at the schools last week. MrB. Will Plews and mother left That Letter Finally Arrives in the Nick of Time Official Paper, City of Hope, N. Dak. RED GROSS CHAPTER SPENT $1108.08 IN STEELE CO. Fifth Annual Red Cross Roll Call Starts 011 Nov. 11th. The Fifth Annual Red Cross Roll Call is from November 11th to 24th, so it might be of particular interest to know what is being done with the money raised through the annual membership drives. Of course, everyone knows that 60 cents of each $1.00 goes to National headquarters that is being used to help in the care of disabled soldiers, and for disaster relief—but what of our own county funds—below is a statement of what Steele County Chapter has done in the last year. O(Tlce rent, furniture, sup plies, expenses, etc., for County Nurse $ 390.98 Care ot case of tuberculosis patient, expense one case at state Sanatorium, care of crippled child, nurse's salary and general expen ses in Infantile Paralysis epidemic 470.18 Printing, stationery, post age, express, freight and materials for work.... 246.92 For relief in drought strick en portion of Western North Dakota 600.00 Pueblo disaster 100.00 Total $1,708.08 Thus you will see that $1108.08 has been spent right here in Steele County for general health work, $500 used for relief in Western North Da kota, and only $100 sent out of the state. The County's portion of last year's Memberships was only $505, so you will see that 603.08 more has been spent in the County than was received from last year's memberships. The remainder was, of course, taken from County funds on hand at the close of the war, which is on interest in the several banks in the county. The Executive committe is trying to cary on the general i.ealth work as efficiently and economically as it can. and with experiences and the co-oper ation of the people of the county we can expect to get results, and make a good showing in improvement of the general health of our county. We hope this little statement and explanation of our finances will an incentive for every one to join the Red Cross, and be a helper in the promotion of this peace-time health program. J. T. GLASSCOCK, Chairman, Steele County Chapter recently for Florida where they will spend the winter. Harold Watson and M. G. Lake attended a dance at Dazey Friday evening. Miss Mildred Nash spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents at Fin ley. Mr. and Mrs. Haffner, of Morton, Minn., spent a few days recently visiting at the home of C. F. Ganzel. Mrs. A. K. Algeo entertained the Aid a*, her home Thursday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Smith autoed to Page Friday. We are pleased to know that J. D. Kelley, who was injured in a runaway accident some time ago is getting along nicely. Mr. a&d Mrs. Roy Smith were call ers at Will Nelson's Saturday. Miss Patterson spent Saturday with Mrs. Will Nelson. Luvia McKay, Adele Flnley and Louise Barr, who attend the State Teachers' College at Vajley City, spent Saturday and Sunday with home folks. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith autoed to Valley City Wednesday. AU* FE& OffTCEKT Mc. 'N APPLE flE AUtMOOE 'M feUOeUCT 'XI oeu* TAttCfc 'VJ dAUMtfrS Leuott pR£9eme 9\Mesr P\e*LE& N*, GOT*?