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WILLMAR TRIBUNE, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 1917
Spicer-on-Green Lake, March 20—
Mrs. F. A. Lundgren returned Thurs
day from a week's visit with rela
tives at Kerkhoven.
Will Christenson left Wednesday
for Minneapolis where he will spend
several days on business
Rev. I. A. Johanson returned Thurs
day from a couple of days' stay in the
Mrs. W. Bale and daughter, Mrs
S. Sherry left Thursday for Ldt^n
field for a few days' stay.
Miss Mabel Hultgren was at Will
mar Thursday between trains.
Mrs Thos Nelson was a guest at
the Burns home at Kandiyohi, the
latter part of last week
Ekblad and daughter, Anna,
returned Thursday from a week's vis
it with their son and brother, Chas
Ekblad at Evansvllle
Mrs. W Conway of Wlllmar vis
^ited at her parental home here a few
'days last week.
S Sherry went to Litchfield the
first part ol last week to assist at the
Thompson Yards, Inc, office for sev
The John Nelson family have mov
ed to the O Erickson residence
Mr. and Mrs Kleven are .occupying
the rooms which they vacated in the
Sam Anderson residence
Ted Witte departed last Tuesday
for Minneapolis where he will |ttend
the Twin City Tractor School, for a
month. He was accompanied by his
father, Witte, who will spend a few
days in the cities on business.
The "Parcel Post" sale and social
given at the Zlon church annex last
Tuesday proved to be a great success
One hundred and one parcels were
sold, bringing $25.26 and $26 was real
ized from the sale of lunches The
total proceeds amounted to $51.25
Mrs. Chas Thompson returned the
first part of last week from a several
days' visit with relatives at Wlllmar
Miss Sophia Christenson of Irving
has been a guest at the A. Ander
son and W. Christenson homes for
Mrs. Albertina Norman of Murdork
will be here next week with a com
plete line of spring and summer hats
on display at Orred and Anderson's
store, beginning Friday, Mar 23, and
continuing for five days
A. J. Thorvlg returned Sunday from
Wlllmar and Clara City where he has
spent some time. He left Monday for
New London where he will take care
of Heller's Holstein cattle, which will
be sold at auction this week.
Edw. Johnson returned Sunday from
a few days' stay in Wlllmar, where
he had some dentist work done.
Will DIekman left Friday for the
cities after a visit here with his
mother, Mrs. E. B. Heller.
Ed. Embertson and Gurney Arthun
were Wlllmar visitors the latter part
of the week.
Misses Marie Price and Hannah
Sampson went to St. Cloud Thursday
to attend a teachers' meeting at that
place They returned Monday.
Willie Thorvlg, who has been spend
ing some time at Wlllmar left for
New London, the first of the week
for a few days' stay.
R»v. I. A. Johanson drove to Irving
last Sunday, and held funeral services
at the Zion church there.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Courtright of
Luton, Iowa, are mourning the death
of their youngest son, Luverne, which
occurred last week. The remains
were brought here Sunday for burial.
Mr and Mrs Courtright arrived Mon
day. Funeral services were conduct
ed Tuesday at the Presbyterian
church. Rev T. Flndley officiated.
Mr and Mrs Wm Ekblad and son
left Monday for Pierpont, South Da
kota, for a couple of weeks' visit with
the latter's parents, Mr and Mrs. Est
Mr. Adolf Olander of Wlllmar was
at Splcer on business Monday.
Will Johnson made a business trip
to Wlllmar the first of the week.
Guttormson has been spending
a couple of weeks in the cities visit
Ringo Lake, Mar. 18—Mr. and Mrs.
Gust Monson and Mr. and Mrs. J.
Monson and daughter, Ellen spent
Monday at Albert Mohson's.
Ellen Monson is at present assist
ing Mrs. Albert Monson.
Nels and Lena Monson spent Mon
day in New London.
Alfred Swenson spent from Tues
day until Wednesday at Wlllmar last
Mrs Ekblad and Mrs. Otto
Ekblad and daughter and Mrs. N.
Swenson spent Wednesday with Mrs.
J. D. Monson, the occasion being her
Henry Monson spent Wednesday,
with Gustav Swenson.
The young folks in this vicinity
spent Wednesday evening with Ruth
Carlson They helped her celebrate
Mr and Mrs Aaron Carlson and
family and Mr and Mrs. John Peter
son and family were entertained at
Berg's-for supper on Thursday eve
Mr and Mrs. Otto Ekblad and
daughter returned to Splcer on
Thursday after a few days* visit at
P. J. Ekblad's.
Mr Ekblad and daughter, An
na returned home on Thursday after
a few days' visit in Evansvllle.
Russell Carlson spent from Satur
day until Sunday at Berg's.
Gunnar Johnson visited a few days
at Berg's last week.
A few young folks spent Sunday at
Oscar and Gunnar Johnson spent a
couple of days in Wlllmar last week.
Walter Anderson and Gustey Swen
son spent Sunday evening at Aaron
CONTEST FOR 1916
WHm G. a Won First
(tours In Contest Last
A little more than a year ago the
Commercial Club voted twenty-five
dollars to continue the city home gar
den contest, and the following com
mittee was appointed to make the
rules and conduct the contest: O. A
Foster, E. L. Rodegeb and L. A. TJos
vold. A short time later the commit
tee met and announced the following
rules and prizes for 1916:
1. The contest will be open to any
boy or girl now enrolled in the 6th,
7th, 8th and 9th grades of the city.
2. All work must be done by the
contestant except the plowing or spad
ing up of the ground.
3. The garden plot shall contain at
least approximately 400 square feet
of ground. The contestant may have
a considerable larger garden, but the
judge shall lay emphasis on how well
the work is done rather than on how
4 Each contestant must grow at
least six different varieties of garden
vegetables. Flowers may be grown,
but shall not occupy more than one
third of the garden.
5. The garden plots will be inspect
ed twice each month as per schedule
arranged at which time the contest
ant must be present. More than two
unexcused absences will bar the con
testant from further competition.
6. In judging, the following score
card will be used:
Quality of products 20
Quantity of products 20
Total for each month 100
For four months (points) 400
County Fair exhibit 200
Total points 700
7 Each contestant Is encouraged
to make an exhibit at the County
8. The report should give a gen
eral description of the garden and
give details of care, value of garden,
9 The boy or elrl receiving
highest number of points out of the
possible 700 will receive $8 00 2nd,
$4.00 3rd, $3 00 4th, $2 00 the next
eight highest, $1.00 each.
10 E L. Rodegeb has been ap
pointed inspector and judge.
It was intended that these rules be
as clear and definite as possible. An
effort has been made to see that they
were carefully followed Fifty enter
ed the contest last spring and about
thirty boys and girls finished. The
following twelve received the highest
Bcores, and the prizes accordingly:
William Magnuson $8.00
Ruby Otterness 4 00
Herbert Nelson 3 00
Raymond Somerville 2 00
Robert Burns, Phylis Maddison,
Genevera Swenson, Douglas Haley,
William P. Magnuson, George Nelson,
Paul Long and Paul Peterson, $100
each In reading the various reports
of the contestants, it is interesting to
note the Individuality and the person
al experiences The reports handed
in by the four leaders in the above list
will help to give a fair idea of these
reports and the work in general:
All Went Well.
My garden located on the south
end of Tenth street, in the Nursery
addition to the City of Wlllmar was
28x40 feet and sloped slightly to the
south It contained beets, cabbage,
carrots, radishes, peas, lettuce and
kale. I planted my garden the 6th
of May I had a walk from each cor
ner of the center, about one and a
half feet wide, a gladiolus in each
side of the walk, a flower bed in the
center four feet in diameter, around
which was a walk the same breadth
Wm Magnudbn? ana" a scene from
as the rest of the path. The flower
garden was slightly raised in the cen
ter. The different flowers started
blooming the first of July and kept
on until the frost came September 14.
In succession I planted tomatoes
where lettuce bad been, cabbage
where peas had been and cabbage
where radishes had been. I planted
a row of radishes around the plot as
a border and to use the ground until
the later crops needed more space.
At the County Fair I received first
on carrots, second on onions and rad
ishes I sold some vegetables and the
rest were used at home. Have learn
•ed much on gardening from our effi
cient superintendent, who inspected
my garden once every two weeks.
Sells and Saves.
The first thing I did with my gar
den after it was plowed was to mark
off a square, JOxltf feet,, with a path
surrounding It about a foot wide
Then I went over carefully with a
rake letting tt smooth and free from
bumps. On May 6th I planted rad- -one-half bushel for seventy-five cents
I sold six dosen cucumbers, one* dozen
for 90c two dozen Tor 80c and two
dozen for 60c. All my other vege
tables we used at home. I had one
bnahel of beets and one. and a half
bushel of carrots. I had flowers, cu
cumbers, kale, kohl rabf, tomatoes,
beets and carrots at the fair and got
ishes, onion settings, beets, peas
beans and carrots. My radishes were
a successful crop, and were ready for
use the first part of June. I sold
some, amounting to $1.16. My onions
were large enough for use the mid
dle of June. Of these I sold 20 cents
worth and some were used at home.
My peas and beans were not a very
good crop. Together I sold seventy
cents worth. My second crop did not
do as well as my first crop of peas.
Peas require a good deal more work
than the rest of the garden before
they are ready for the market.
My beets were fairly good, I sold 36
cents worth. I received a prise on
my exhibit of beets at the county
fair. Besides those used otherwise, I
canned eight quarts. My carrots grew
Will, and of them, I sold 20 cents
worth. We have quite a number left
I planted my cucumbers about the
middle of May and they made a real
good growth. I sold some for 25
cents, and canned a dozen quarts of
green cucumbers and four quarts of
ripe pickles. I received a prize on
sliced cucumbers at the Fair. June
5th I transplanted my tomatoe plants.
Having a lot of plants left over, I sold
them at the stores, amounting to
$175. My tomatoes grew very wall
and produced a very good crop. I
sold 70 cents worth of ripe tomatoes.
I took some sterilized tomatoes to the
Fair and received a prize on them.
June 6th I planted my Swiss Chard
in the same row my onions had been
in. Swiss Chard is the best growing
crop of all as it grows so fast. I sold
some for thirty cents and we used a
lot ourselves, still it did not show that
any had been taken.
I transplanted my cauliflower on
June 28th In the same row as my
radishes had been. My cauliflower
was a failure, due to the insects. I
sprayed them with parts green but
they still did not seem to thrive, hav-
Plat of the garden worked by William G. Magnuson last summer,
which he won first prize in the Home Garden1 Contest.
ing been injured too much by the
worms I valued my garden very
much and had a lot of pleasure out
of it But I have learned a good deal
about gardening I also think it a
nice occupation for both girls and
Works Garden Evenings.
First I planned my garden, which
was 19x23 feet. It was plowed and
then I wheeled some rotten manure
on my garden and worked it into the
giound. Then I raked out all the
lumps until I had the seed bed as fine
as it could be. I planted tomatoe seed
in the house on March 8th and set
the plants out May 15th. Peas, on
ions and radishes I planted April 28
cucumbers, kale, kohl rabl, beets,
carrots, wax beans I planted when
the cherry trees were in bloom. On
ions and radishes I planted in the
same row, so when radishes were
harvested, onions were the second
crop. After the peas I planted win
ter onions I had one row of flowers
in front of the whole garden. My
tomatoes were late, big red ones.
When they started to grow I staked
them up and they grew fine. I got
two bushels of ripe ones and sold
W are prepared to show the
biggest line in the city of
Carpenter Tools, Builder*' Hard*
ware, Farmers' Tools, Paint, Lin
seed Oil, Turpentine and Brushes.
Best kind of Separator
Oil* BOc per gallon.
Machine Oil, 35c per
Harness Oil, 75c per
Rope, all sizes.
OilStoves,any make you
a prefer, at lowest
De Laval Cream Separa-
Majestic Steel Ranges.
Wash Machines, includ
ing hand'and electric
I Brins| your hardware bill to us to figure
on and let us save you money.
I Ohsberg, Sejvig & Co. 1
Next to Osmimda«B's Garaffe on LltchfieJdA
I did not let any weeds grow in my
garden at any time I hoed and raked
it twice a week and after each rain.
After July 1st I had to do my work
in the evenings, because I worked as
water boy during the day time.
Succeeds By Spraying.
On April 29th I marked off my gar-1
den and raked It free of large, hard
chunks of dirt. On May 2nd I planted
radishes, cabbage and parsnips. On
May 3rd I planted beans, carrots and
set out some onions. I got my seeds
from the Children's Flower Mission,
Cleveland, Ohio, most of them were
a penny a package. I pulled the weeds
and hoed about once a day. The di
mensions of my garden were 20x21
I planted asters, poppies, bachelor
buttons, nasturtiums, marigold, cos
mos and candytuft. The vegetables
were cabbage, radishes, carrots, to
matoes, parsnips, potatoes and cu
cumbers. The potatoes were the Ear
ly Qhio'B and Rural New Yorker's.
They grew all right but the bugs both
ered them some. I sprinkled flour
and paris green on them. I planted
only one potato of the Early Ohio's
and when I dug them I had nearly a
peck. I received third prize on them
at the fair.
I received first prize on ripe pick
ling cucumbers. My parsnips looked
well while growing, but on digging I
found them to be very scrubby. I had
two kinds of carrots and they grew
fine I also had two kinds of cabbage
Worms bothered them some, but I
learned from the agricultural teacher
that the little yellow and white but
terflies that infest gardens are the
layers of the eggs from which the
worms are hatched.
I sprinkled the cabbage for worms
and the cucumbers for bugs with flour
and a little paris green (one table
spoonful of paris green to twenty of
flour), and that killed them.
I feel well repaid for my summer's
work, for I Have learned several
things which I did not know before.
I sold several of the vegetables and
gave away flowers, and received some
prizes at the County Fair.
Since the inspecting, judging and
managing of the garden contest was
left almost wholly to the Director of
Agriculture, a tew comments by him
may not be out of order at this time.
William had a little larger garden
than the average and a very unusual
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rrangement. His plan, while not ad
for a big garden, where work
could be done with a horse, it was
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ently original and was very attrac
tive. He kept his garden in faultless
condition, was always on hand for in-
spection and planned for a successful
succession of crops which, by the end
of the year gave him a very big yield
of products of splendid quality from
a small piece of ground.
Our leading girl In the contest was
very enthusiastic about gardening.
She always seemed to be waiting with
questions on inspection day and
had a very good garden as may be
noticed from her report, showing the
good use she made of the products
produced. Besides selling a large
quantity to advantage, she canned a
good supply for home use. As proof
that these were good she won prizes
on them at the fair. This is a phase
of the gardening that should be em
phaslzed, especially for the girls.
Herbert started out right last spring
and made a very good showing, and
kept up the splendid work until fin
ally handing In his report at the end
of the season. It will be noticed that
he had a steady job and worked every
day for the last couple of months of
vacation, taking care of his garden
evenings. He had a good excuse for
being bsent on inspection days Gen
erally some of the family were on
hand to ask questions for Herbert
His garden was always in excellent
condition and he certainly made good
This goes to show that because a boy
or girl has something else to do they
need not let it prevent them from en
tering the garden contest or be a
cause for them dropping out after
While this was the first trial at gar
dening for Raymond he made an ex
ceptional showing, not only by pro
ducing a fine garden but by closely
following the rules of the contest
Raymond was always on hand with
questions and was ever ready to put
suggestions into practice.
Knowing each contestant personal
ly, it would be possible for me to
contirue on down the long list saying
good things about each one and per
haps offering some suggestions, but
since that is what I have been doing
for several months, let's not repeat,
but plan for the coming season. Those
"who do not share in the prizes should
not feel discouraged because there
were not enough prizes to go around,
rather let us profit by the experience
and plan to do better next time.
E. L. RODEGEB,
Director of Agriculture.
Pleasant View, Mar 19—This vicin
ity was visited bv the worst snow
storm of the season fast Friday and
Saturday. Roads were completely
Ira Patterson returned home Thurs
day from Armstrong, Iowa. He was
delayed at Wlllmar until Saturday on
account Of the storm.
Agnes Johnson visited with Lulu
Patterson over the week and.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Baklund moved
to the William R. Johnson farm the
first of the week.
Arthur and Algot Johnson visited
at the Patterson home Sunday.
Harry Nelson, Edgar and Carl Matt
son and Edward Abbott visited at the
Patterson .home Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Saxton and daughter
visited In Wlllmar Thursday.
Arthur Erickson assisted Mr. Eng
lund with some work last Thursday.
George and Edward Abbott assisted
B. A. Patterson with some work last
Miss Antonia Ortenbald of Murdock
is visiting at the Rademacher home
Pleasant View, Mar. 12—Ira Huss
accompanied Noah Patterson with
John l^eke's emigrant car Wednesday
far Paxton, IB.
Ira ^Patterson and John Huss left
!te jfautroag, Iowa.
Dodge Brothers are their own severest critics, anH they
will never wait for the public to ask for a better car
They try to anticipate—to travel ahead— to give even
more than is expected.
No material, no part, and no accessory is barred from
Dodge Brothers car because it is too high priced.
The only question asked, the only proof demanded, is
of its goodness.
It ft pay you to visit us and examine this car
The gasoline consumption is unusually low
The tire mileage is unusually high.
Touring Car or Roadster, $785, Winter Touring Car or Roadster, $950, Sedan, $1189
(All prices f. b-Detrolt)
day from the hospital.
Mrs. Jay Saxton and daughter ar
rived from Armstrong, Iowa, Monday
Mr. and Mrs. John Locke and daugh
ters, Alice and Lydia visited Wednes
day and Thursday at the Abbott home
They left Thursday for Paxton, 111.
Verna Patterson and Myrtle Ander
son visited at the Arthur Erickson
home Sunday evening.
Arthur and Algot Johnson were em
ploy ed at Wlllmar last Saturday.
A card received from Ira Patterson
Monday, stated they expected to ar
rive at their destination on Saturday
They were delayed two days at Pipe
stone on account of the storm.
Francis Sawyer of Owatonna visited
at the Abbott home Friday between
Verna Patterson visited with Myrtle
Anderson Sunday afternoon.
George Abbott was calling on some
of his neighbors Sunday afternoon.
Jay Larson is suffering with a sore
eye this week. A particle of dust got
into his eye while cleaning grain Sat
Agnes and Lavina Johnson visited
with Lulu and Emily Patterson Wed
Lena Larson visited with Olive Eng
Arthur Johnson has been assisting
Martin Folz of Cottonwood with mov
ing to his farm near Kandiyohi.
Lulu, Emily and Frank Patterson
called at the Larson, home Sunday af
Clara Brecke visited with Gladys
Ellingson, Tuesday afternoon.
As I am going to quit farming, 1
will sell at public auction on the An
drew Larson farm, section 31, Town
of Wlllmar, 21-2 miles southwest of
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1917
,the following described property:
HORSES AND CATTLE
One black horse, 14 years one bay
horse, 15 years old one bay mare, 4
years old one bay mare, 6 years old
one bay mare, 6 years old one Iron
gray mare, 3 years old nine milch
cows two heifers, 2 years old three
yearling calves ten chickens two
Two sets working harness one
Mandt manure spreader two narrow
tire wagons one McCormick binder,
8 ft. cut one platform buggy one
double disc corn planter two drags
two corn cultivators one 14-inch
breaking plow two pulverizers two
walking plows one 1-horse cultivator
one 10-foot hay rake one Van Brunt,
20-shoe drill one McCormick mower
one 12-inch gang plow one Deering
mower one 16-inch sulky plow one
14-inch gang plow one pair bob
sleighs one Empire cream separator
tools, household goods and other ar
ticles too numerous to mention.
Sale starts at 10 o'clock a. m.
FREE LUNCH AT NOON.
Terms: All sums of $10.00 or under,
cash above that amount time will be
given until Nov. 1, 1917, on approved
notes bearing 8 per cent interest. No
property to be removed until settled
JOHN H. DAHLEN, Owner.
W. N. Davis, Auctioneer.
N. S. Swenson, Clerk. Mar 14-21
Card of Thanks.
To the kind neighbors and friends
who so willingly assisted us before
and after the death of our beloved hus
band and father we,wish to express
our^ heartfelt thanks.
Mrsv Jofcai Biriitid Pfcmlly.
LUBEFISK—White and firm, ready for
the kettle 60 pounds, $5.00, 100
pounds,* $10 00 200 pounds, $19.00.
KKK HERRING—Fat 10 pound pails.
$1 25, 40 pound keg $4.60.
NEW FAT SPLIT HERRING—10
pound pails, $1.00 40 pound kegs,
FISH BALLS—Extra good, per dozen
cans, $2 40.
NEW FAT MACKEREL—10 pounds,
BLOOD RED SALMON—10 pounds.
BEST NORSK BLODKL.US—Rich and
fat, 70c per dozen.
SUGAR TOAST—10 pounds, $1.60.
NORWEGIAN STYLE PULTOST—It
pound palls, $1.20 20 pound pails,
SALTED AND PICKLED PIGS FEET
—Home made, and from our own
kettle, 15 pound palls, $1 50 40 pound
keg$, $3 25.
SUMMER SAUSAGE—Fine Essex Style
Chevelat—25c per pound.
BLOOD SAUSAGE—Lone or round, l«c
LIVER SAUSAGE—Long or round, L.
HEAD CHEESE—15c per sound.
MIDGET LINK SAUSAGE—10 pounds. 1
PRIMOST—Per package, 15c.
HORSE RADISH—Extra quality, $1
per dozen glasses. ft,
COFFEE—At wholesale. 10 pound baft «*e,
EXTRA FINE COFFEE—10 pound bag,
Deal with us and save the mid
dleman's profit Send check
or money order with your order.
1910 Franklin Ave.
10 CENT "CASCABETS"
IF BILIOUS OB COSTIVE
For 8ick Headache, Sour Stomach,
Sluggish Liver and Bowels-~-They
work while you sleep.
Furred Tongue, Bad Taste, Indiges
tion, Sallow Skin and Miserable Head
aches come from a torpid liver and
dogged bowels, which cause your—,
stomach to become filled with undl-'
gested food, which sours -and ferments
like garbage in a swill barrel. That's
the first step to untold misery—indi
gestion, foul gases, bad breath, yellow
skin, mental fears, everything that is
horrible and nauseating. A Cascaret
to-night will give your constipated
bowels a thorough cleansing and
straighten you out by morning. They
work while you sleep—a 10-cent box
from your druggist willkeep you feel
ing good for months.
A Gloo Cb»ier
The merry out: "Cheer up, old
man. Why dent you drawn your
The sad one: "Because she's
stronger than I am, and besides It
would he murder."
But it's easy to-ellmlnate your
shoe sorrow without committing
murder, Just bring your shoes to
or call up the
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