Official Paper of Luverne, N. Dak.
SPECIAL FARM MARKETS PAY
LaMOURE COUNTY PRODUCERS
FIND WAY TO GAIN
Farmers o£ LaMoure county and
other sections of North Dakota are
finding that it pays to raise special
quality produce and to look for spe
R. A, Regelein, a farmer residing
near Griswold in LaMoure county,
has proved the advantage of careful
cuiiing in his poultry flock and also
in developing a special market for his
produce. Mr. Regelein ships all of
h.3 eggs to one of the leading hotels
in Fargo and reports: -V
"I ship ail my eggs all the year
round. I have only one breed and the
eggs are uniform in size and color.
1 get the advantage of a steady mar
ket the year round at the Fargo price
which is always a few cents over the
Mr. Regelein, by .careful selection
has a flock of hens none Of which
prodi\ees under 100 eggs a year and
many cf them are elose to the 150
Another LaMoure county farmer,
Ernest Steele of Edgel^y, having pro
duced an extra flue-crop of durum
that graded No.' 1 amber, made a con
tract with the Quaker Oats company
to take his suppiy, to be made into
puffed wheat. He' is getting a pre
mium price for several carloads.
"These two cases are typical of
what many LaMoure ctfunty farmers
are doing in the way of developing
a special market for their produce" is
the commtnt of C. H. Pollock, former
Fargo boy, who is county agent of
"Putting out a good' product cannot
be emphasized too strongly," he says.
"A very little study and some care
will improve most farm products and
make them more saleable. In the
case of eggs, clean eggs produced by
having deep straw on henhouse floors
and in nests and eggs of one color
and even size, produced by a single
breed of chickens, will sell anywhere
and frequently pay a premium.
"A Grand Forks county woman
yliips eggs by express to New York
city and makes from 7 to 10 cents,
a dozen clear over the local price.
Hotels in larger towns seldom have
all of the first class eggs that they
need. Even potatoes have sold well
this year when prepared for market.
"A farmer from near Velva is re
ported to have received more than a
dollar a bushel net from a Chicago
hotel where he had stopped and wrote
asking if they could use more. The
hotel answered with an order for six
carloads at a price that is rare for
this year. George Rust of Marion
has several inquiries for his potatoes
for seed. He has a white variety ot
potato that sells very well both for
table use and seed. At present Dean
H. L. Bolley at the agricultural col
lege has a request from a New York
seed firm for the names of growers
of 12,000 bushels of North Dakota
seed potatoes, Ohio, Cobblers and
"Henry Pinkey of Marion get a
special market for his corn by hand
ling it carefully and producing seed.
Breeders of purebred livestock are in
the class of those who get special
prices for special products. Sweet
clover growers of Verona sold their
seed crops directly last year and
made a good profit.
"Special markets are a common
thing in states farther east, particu
uarly near larger towns. Even ii.
smaller towns there are" always peo
ple who prefer to buy eggs, buttei
and poultry directly from farmers
often at a few cents above the loca
price, if the product is well prepared.
MICKIE, THE PRINTER'S DEVIL
"It takes more work and thought
to secure and use special markets but
tanners who have made use of them
are not slow to express their satis
faction both with the price they re
ceive and the pride ot putting out a
superior product." ,-r
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. W. W. Smith,-P«st°r
Services Sunday, 11 a. m. Subject:
"Prayer Unlocking Doors"
Special-Christmas services Sunday
evening. We are inviting the Congre
gational friends to meet with us at
Sunday school at 12 m.
There will be a Christmas program
•Monday evening in the church given
by the Sunday school. Everybody
welcome Christmas. We Bhall all
join in the community program on
H. L. Wiese. Pastor
Dec. 24th, 10:30 A. M.: English
Christmas service with celebration of
Lord's Supper. Confessional service
at ten o'clock.
Dec. 24th, 4 P. M. a Christmas
program will be given in the English
language for the special benefit of
the children. There will be a tree
in the church, recitations by child
ren, solos, duets, and songs by the
choir. The pastor will give a short
address. Everybody welcome. Bring
the children, as they will enjoy the
Dec. 25th, 10:30 A. M.: Cchrist
mas service in the German Langu
Orristmas services in the Norwei
glan language at Lund church on
Sunday the 24th day of December at
Christmas services at 3:00 o'clock
in Luverne School house Sunday the
24th of December in the Norwelgian
Edwin Mitchell was born at Utica,
Ontario, Canada, February 8, 1861
and departed from this life December
10, 1922, at his home about three
miles north of Hope, aged 61 years,
10 months and 2 days. Mr. Mitchell
had been confined to his bed almost
continuously since February 1922,
and his death was not altogether un
expected. He leaves "to mourn his
oss a family of thirteen children—
jight boys and five girls, a loving
wife, one sister, Mrs. CharleB Chal
ners of Hope, besides one sister and
two brothers in Canada, and one
grandchild. The children are: Wil
iam. John-, Frank, Mary, Martha,
Amanda. Howard, James, Robert,
Frederick, Margaret, Allen and Mar
Mr. Mitchell removed from Canada
Illinois in the year 1877, and
ame from there to North Dakota,
hen Territory of Dakota, in the fall
jf the year 1883 and filed on his
.omestead three miles north of Hope
lpon which he moved in April 1884,
vhere he resided continously until
:he time of his death. He was mar
ried to Miss Jennie May Lossing on
tfovember 30th. 1897, and to them
vere born the thirteen children be
fore mentiined, all of whom are at
aome at present and mourn the loss
their father. Mr. Mitchell was
oldand respected citzen of this
community a kind and loving father
ind husband, a generous and hospl
ible friend and neighbor and one
vho will be greatly missed by his
riends and neighbors as well by
HOPE. STEELE COUNTY. NORTH DAKOTA. DECEMBER 21. 1122
(Too late for last week.)
Frank McKay* left Wednesday for
Rochester Minn., where he will take
Mesdames W. O. Sowden, Neil Mc
Kay, G. A. McKay, R. H. Smith and
Miss Luvla McKay, and William Sow
den spent Thursday afternoon at the
W. J. Lorshbough of Fargo, spent
Tuesday here on business.
Messrs. A. Brown and M. Flatt
spent Sunday in Baldwin.
A large number of Vernie and
Robert McKay's friends gathered at
their home Friday evening as a sur
prise to them. The evening was
spent with cards and dancing after
which a bounteous supper was served
All present reported an excellent
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Smith spent
Sunday afternoon at J. W. Smith's
Miss Evelyn Darkenwold spent the
week end at W. G. Sowden's.
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Sunday evening, 7:30 o'clock, December 24th, 1922
Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Algeo spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
Voluntary "Marche Majestique"
Mrs. R. A. Lathrop
Processional Hymn "Joy to the World"
Prayer Rev. Geo. R. Hull
Anthem "And There Were Shepherds"
Scripture .....' .. .Rev. Geo. & Hull
3ymn ."0 Come, All Ye Faithful"
Solo, "0 Holy Night" Adams
A. Moore—Violin obligata by Rolfe Christianson
Sermon Rev. W. W. Smith
Pantomime ...." "Silent Night, Holy Night"
Naomi James and Annabelle Smith
Postlude "Silver Trumpet"
Mrs. R. A. Lathrop
Dave Wennerstom spent the past
in Fargo and points in IMnne
Mrs. John Ertelt entertained at
Vhist Wednesday afternoon.
I. G. Cowles spent a few days in
he twin cities recently.
Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Sorenson were
?argo visitors Thursday.
Mrs. C. T. Ganzel is night operator
it the depot during the cold and
Bring your pictures to be framed
arly and avoid the rush.—Chand
er'B Furniture Store.
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Not because it is an honored custom, but
because of the sincerity of our appreciation,
we take this opportunity to thank you for
the part you have played in our business
prosperity the past twelve months, and we
wish you a good old Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year.
THE HOPE PIONEER
LEGION AND AUXILIARY
American Legion and Wonman's
Auxiliary held a joint meeting Wed
nesday evening Dec. 13th this being
the last meeting of the year, consid
erable business was attended to mo
tions made that we send $25.00 to
Mrs. A. L. Knauf, Chairman of the
Hospitalization Committee at James
town who is doing such splendid
work in the state Hospital for the
disabled soldiers, also sent $10.00 to
the Tuberculosis Sanitarium at Dun
seith. Splendid reports were given
of the years work by the officers
Mrss. E. J. Walsh, Secretary, Mrs.
John Palfrey, Treasurer, Mrs. Smal
ley, Miss May Kersting as the Com
mittee on Hospitals reported five
boys in the Hospitals at Minneapolis
and St. Paul to be remembered at
Christmas. Letters were read from
tho boys' telling how they appreci
ated what the Auxiliary had done for
them in sending boxes, books and
candies. The following officers el
ected for the year 1923 were: Mrs.
E. J. Walsh, President, Mrs. D. J.
1st Vive-President, Mrs. Smalley 2nd
Vice-President, Miss Marjorie Cassell
Secretary, Mrs. John Palfrey, Trea
surer. Mrs. Jefferson as Past Presi
dent, we look forward to a success
ful year in 1923. A delicious lunch
was served by the refreshments com
mittee and a social hour was spent
with the Legion boys'.
"And what did the handwriting on
the wall signify?"
"At Belshazzor's feast?"
"I don't remember the literal trans
lation, but it was the general effect
that the jig was up.''—Birmingham
WHEN A. MAVl CAKKk
tbOK. AW. AAM
Last Sunday was another good day
for the Church. At the morning ser
vice our little Congregational circle
was enlarged to make room for a
few morewho were desirous of help
ing make the Church more effective
in its service to the community.
At the evening service the 'seating
capacity of both the auditorium and
the lecture room was taxed to capac
ity. We are pleased to believe that
all present enjoyed the service. Those
who assisted in the program have
placed us under a debt of gratitude.
On Monday evening the members'
of the Ladies Aid Society met at the
home of Mrs. L. H. Smith for the
annual business meeting. Among
the items of business matters cared
waa the election of officers for the
coming year. Mrs. Smith begged to
be relieved of the burden of the
presidency with reluctance the ladles
accepted the resignation and shifted
the responsfbility to Mrs. Egan. The
retiring president has rendered ex
cellent srvice during her term of of
fice and has set a high standard. Mrs.
Egan is a worthy successor and will
strive diligently to keep the standard
high. We speak for her the hearty
cooperation of, the entire member
The little people of the primary
department of the Sunday school will
enjoy a little session around the little
Jhristmas tree in the bastment of the
church on Saturday afternoon, under
the supervision of the respective
teachers of that department.
We wish to call attention to the
uew bulletin board hanging In the
post office. It has been so planned
that any item of interest during the
week may be placed in the frame.
We shall be pleased to see that this
is done each week if the desire is
made known to us. Any item of in
terest to any departmen of our church
These are the delightful days that
fill us with joyous expectancy: Many
of the young folks who left us last
fall to go to their respective Places
or study or employment are now
preparing to return home for the
•Jhristmas vacation. We are hoping
stiat may .e a veritable home
coming manifested in the services of
ilie Church next Sunday morning.
At the morning worship the pastor
will speak upon the them "The Crad
le and the Christmas'' There will be
appropriate musical numbers. In
the absence of Miss McNichol, who
will spend her vacation at home, Mrs.
Chandler will preside at the organ
and the young people will assist the
The Sunday school service will be
of special interest next Sunday: In
place of the hour of study there will
oe rendered seasonable selections,
iitrary and musical a short, interest
ing Christmas program. We Invite
.he parents to join us in this service,
and we are hoping for 100 per cent
Our Christinas Greeting
and Wish for You
It has no value in the market and
no great art in the making. But if
you will let it mean to your heart
what it means to ours at this glad
season there will be in it a worth
above money and beauty that art
alone never gives.
We earnestly wish that every good
brought into life by the Christmas
Christ may be yours.
That' you may have a heart of
cheer a spirit of hope, a hand of help
a life of love for every day in all the
This is our Christmas wish for you
Rev. and Mrs. Geo. R. Hull
(JMcial raptt, OHf *f Itft, N.
$2.00 per year,
The Fargo high school basketball
ers sufTered their first setback of the
season last night when, playing on
their own floor, the Midgets went
down to an 18 to 10 defeat at the
hands of the Hope quint.
Poor team play, miserable ball
handling and worse shooting accounts
for Fargo's loss. The Midgets, who
have only participated in seven prac
tice sessions to date, were worse than
ragged. Only in flashes did the fam*
ous Rusch-Miller combination of last
year'B championship aggregation get
in action, and their efforts were usu
ally completed by a miserable at
tempt for a basket.
Hope Quint Strong
Hope doubtless will be a prominent
figure in the district tournament next
March. The visiting team showed
fine teamwork and their physical con
dition was remarkable for this early
in the season.
Hope's outstanding work was done
on the defense. Time after time
Rusch and Miller worked tho ball
down the floor only to be smothered
under the furious attacks of the visit"
The Hope team was in excellent
shape and went the entire route at a
terrific pace. The visiting team, un
less overtrained, should prove to be
a trouble maker In the district.
Fargo Prospects Good
Fargo followers should not feel de
pressed over the defeat. The Hope
aggregation put a fine clean brand
of basketball and deserved to win. A
-basketball team cannot be developed
in two weeks time and Fargo has the
nucleus of a strong team.
In Captain Miller and Rusch, Fargo
haa two aggressive floormen who
should mak^tjiin^p Interesting when
they flivd the.tiseHei rtusch was the
outstanding performer of the game
last night, but his inability to handle
the ball, effectively kept him from
Clayton Watklns, the third veteran
on the team, played his usual bril
liant game at standing guard. Wat
kins' work kept the Hope forwards
well out of the range of the basket,
the majority of the visitors shots be
ing long ones.
Coach Kimball has demonstrated
his ability to coach basketball In the
past, and there is no reason why the
Gate city quint should not be In the
running for th title again this year—
but many long, hard practice sessions
will be In order before tho team will
The teams lined up as follows:
Cts. per wpy
FARGO MIDGETS UNABLE
UKABLE TO WHOLE BULL
Visiting Crew Shows Best Team Play
and Physical Condition
The Fargo Forum contained the
following account of the basket ball
game played at Fargo last Friday
evening between the Fargo high
chool and Hope.
Landing for Joslyn,
Yocum for Fuller, Olson for Yocum,
Fuller for Olson, Slvertson for Wat
kins, Watkins for Hanson.
Field goals: Lunding 1, McCul
lough 3, Smith 1, Bjorklund 3,
Free throws: Bjorklund, 2 out of 4
Rush 6 out of 6.
Referee, F. H. Watkins scorer,
Blair timekeeper, O. C. Hill.
Call and see our display of Table
and Floor Lamps. Chandler's.
TWKf XW DOVA,
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