MANY ATTEND OLD
Col. F. A. Green Resigns as President
of Association.Hon. Donald
(By Sheaf Correspondent)
The eighth annual reunion of the
Old Settlers of Marshall and Kittson
counties, which was held Sunday at
Lundin's Grove east of Stephen, is now
recorded on the pages of history as a
thing of the past and judging from
the many favorable comments express
ed, it was the best e-ver held. The
electrical storm, which occurred early
in the morning, prevented a large num
ber of people from arriving before
,noon. The program, however, with
only a few slight variations was car
ried out as scheduled and the large
crowd, which was estimated to num
ber about two thousand, was royally
entertained by the splendid oratorical
and musical talent, which had been
secured for the occassion.
It seems hardly possible that with
such an array of talent, that anyone
could escape from taking, at least a
passing interest, in the subjects so well
handled by the speakers. Splendid
music was rendered by different musi
cal organizations. This part of the
program was furnished by the Halma
Band and Choir, Argyle Orchestra and
Happy Corner Quartette. Judging
from the number of encores, it is safe
to say that they were listened to by
an appreciative audience.
Lack of time and space- prohibit
mentioning of the different speaches
made during the day separately. The
lecture, "The Conquest of the World",
given by David Eugene Olson, presi
dent of the International Bible Col
lege of Minneapolis, was one of the
foest ever listened to by the people of
this section of the country. So well
pleased were his hearers with his lec
ture, that he was invited to speak the
tvfollosring evening at the High School
Auditorium at Stephen. Those who
Ihad the good fortune of hearing Dr.
01son, hope that he may be permitted
to make another visit here in the near
Notes, of the Day.
^^^o^kfti^h^ity gStfegs^i J?***30***
ttime friends make us wish that these
ireunions would come more often.
The policing of the grounds elimin
ated a great deal of noise and con
The Red Cross girls did splendid
work in soliciting Red Cross funds.
They deserve a great deal of credit
for their interest.
Now that the 1917 Old Settler's Re
union is past, let us all begin planning
for a bigger and better one for 1918.
Col. F. A. Green, who has served as
president of the Old Settler's Associa
tion since its organization, desired to
be relieved of the duties, and Hon.
Donald Roberfson, of Argyle, was
ejected as his successor. Dr. G. S.
Waftam, of Warren, was elected as a
,imefl3#ejr of the board of directors.
[RED mVER CLAIMS
fV*. ANOTHER VICTIM.
'County Coroner Dr. D. E. Belcourt,
Argyle, was called to Eagle Point
on Red river, fifteen miles west of
Stephen, on Tuesday last week to in
juir into the death of Gust Mickelson,
a boy 20 years of age, who was drown
ed Monday evening, while bathing in
The boy could not swim he got out
"beyond his depth and was drowned be
fore two companions, Lawrence The
flbodeau and Joe Grandbois, who wit
nessed the drowning could rescue him.
The body was recovered shortly after
iby the use of drag nets.
The Coroner after viewing the re
mains and after examination of the
matter came to the conclusion that the
boy came to his death by accidental
drowning in the waters of Red river
4 and deemed an inquest unnecessary,
bence none was held.
The Mickelson boy was employed on
the farm of Isaac Mussels and his only
relative is an aunt, Mrs. Benson, a
widow living at Jupiter, in Kittson
The funeral was held Wednesday.
pervices being conducted by Kev
Werklund, and interment made in the
JSagle Point cemetery.
Beltrami County is Dry.
The Supreme court has held that
i he Indians of the Red Lake Reserva-
p* tion had no right to vote as they were
mot citizens, and are simply residents
--within the state, even though they
Shave adopted the habits and customs
of civilization as is required by the
This was a reversal of the decision
of Judge Stanton of Bemidji, who read
the constitution as it is written and
It is expected that the matter will
now be taken to the federal courts as
the right of the Indians to the fran
chise is a question in which many
other questions are involved beside
thaTof the option electionThe Nor
thern News, Spooner.
LET US ARRANGE
FOR A SILO TOUR.
Silo tours are being planned in var
ious parts of the Red River Valley.
The purpose in mind is to encourage
building more silos There is no ques
tion about the efficiency of the silo as
ensilage furnishes almost twice as
much feed per acie as does corn not
put in the silo. Silage fed cows pro
duce more milk than cows fed fodder
from the same acreage Silage crops
will decrease the cost of grains in the
beef cattle feeding lot Silo building
should be promoted this year because
it makes more piofits and more grain
to feed the armies that are fighting
for human freedom. Local business
men and farmeis should set aside half
a day for a silo tour, in Aisiting the
different kinds of silos and discussing
Many Rank as First Class Privates.
All Pass Federal Exam-
continues until about four o'clock and
then we return to the Armory and pre
pare for supper, which comes at five
From the time we are done with
supper we are free until seven o'clock.
The exercises held then are, a salute
to the colors and retreat. We are
sometimes given platoon movements al-j
so, after retreat.
Saturday is wash day and inspection
day also. Everyone is supposed to
wash their dirty clothes and clean
their rifles. It is some sport I dare
say. All the Warren boys will return
as full fledged laundry men as soon
That the Warren boys take interest
in the work is evident by the number
of promotions to first class privates
amongst us, Taere_ has beeff more
first class privates appointed from the
Warren boys than from those of other
fowns and some feel rather sore about
This evening we marched to the
park and were given comfort bags by
the Red Cross and other organziations
of the city, so are supplied pretty well
along the line of comfort bags. We
also passed in review before the cap
tain and did very well for rodkies, dr
All of the boys passed the Federal
examination last Thursday and are
now waiting for orders to move, which
seem slow at coming. We will not
leave this week according to the out
look, but are not sure. The company
is not fully supplied with the neces
sary equipment nor is it full, but is
filling up fast, and before we leave we
expect to have a full company.
We do not have much time to write
as our time is taken up in drill and
good times, but will try and let you
hear of our whereabouts whenever
Everyone but the guards are out
now at leisure and so the place is
quite and will be until about eleven
o'clock when we are supposed to turn
Hoping this letter which is written
in haste will reach you in time, I re
Private Theo. Hilleboe,
Co. I 3rd M. N. G.
Agnes Jennette, the little fifteen
months' old baby girl of Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. Olson, of Howard Lake, Minn.,
died on Friday, July 20th. The little
one had been sick for several weeks.
The funeral was held from the Ger
man Lutheran church on the follow
ing Saturday and burial took place in
Howard Lake cemetery.
Thfs baby was a grand child of Mr.
and Mrs. P. A. Lundberg, of Viking.
Many friends of the bereaved family
in Marshall county sympathize with
them in their sorrow.
Record crops can't be raised by
scratching the groundit must be
VOLUME XXXVII.NUMBER 31. ,AEN, MARSHALL COUNTY, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1,1917.
Crookston, Minn., July"31," 'lY.
Editor Warren Sheaf:
Your paper has reached us every
week since we left. I can assure you
that each and every one of the boys
were glad when it came. Our mail is
distributed every morning when we re
turn frpm our hikes while we are still
in line, so less confussion is caused
than if each were to question the Sar
gent for his mail.
Our life is nearly the same every
day here in quarters, but suppose it
will change when we get to camp.
Every morning we are called at ten
minutes to six and then have a few
setting-up exercises. We are then
lined up for mess and marched to the
restaurants for eats. We report at
seven-thirty for a hike of about five
miles and are lined up. After our hike
we have a rest and then are lined up
for drill. We are marched to the drill
grounds in the park, and drilled until
about twenty minutes to eleven. We
then march back to the Armory and
get ready for mess at eleven fifteen.
After mess w# report at two o'clock
"jis rfiSl ji#',fe*SJ!)SKlSiy?S X.i
FIRST CALL ME N-
Will Appear at Court House For Phy
sical Examination on Days
Specified in Notice.
The official list of drafted men in
the first call has been received and
notices have been mailed to them in
forming them when to appear at the
court hous for the physical examina
tion. As all could not be examined in
one day, only a certain number will
appear before the board each day un
til all have been examined, the first
contingent to appear on Thursday this
The official list contains 358 names
from which to select the 179 men re
quired from the county.
The county exemption board consists
of Hans Hanson, Sheriff A. G. Lund
gren, County Auditor Dr. G. S. Wat
tam and Dr. H. M. Blegen.
Your Responsibility in the Draft Re
When notified to report to the local
board, first submit to the physical ex
amination by that board, then wait.
If you fail because of physical dis
qualifications you will be discharged
without furthur procedure.
If you qualify physically, you will
be notified. That will be your cue to
file your claim for exemption if you
wish to do so. It must be done within
seven days after you are notified you
are physically fit.
Ten days more will be granted you
to file all proofs of your claim. On or
before the third day following the
filing of your proof, you will be noti
fied whether exemptionpermanent,
temporary or conditional has been
Opportunity for Appeal.
If you don't approve the decision of
the local board, file an appealon an
official form to be obtained from your
local boardto the district board.
The district board's decision will be
Then wait. And don't change your
address without duly notifying your lo
cal board of such change. If you are
certified into the military service of
ths U*te-^i$te& v?Qii *will tte^otified
when, where and how to report.
From that moment on, you will be a
soldier, subject to the military regula
tions of the United States.
DRAFTED BOYS FROM
g$$m ARGYLE ENLIST.
When the result of the drawing had
become definitely known and the order
in which the young men registered in
Marshall county would be drafted for
army service had been fixed, Raymond
Menzel, James Craik, Harry Evert and
Carl Johnson, whose numbers placed
them in the list of the first quota, at
once volunteered and enlisted in Co. T,
of the National Guard at Crookaton,,
thereby having the preference of the}
branch in which they preferred to
serve, which tney would not"hav5 bad
if they had waited until drafted. Ray
mond went to Crookston last Sunday
and the other* boys left last evening.
Louis Rivard, who is Only eighteen
years old, with the consent of bis fa
ther, also enlisted in the same com
pany on Wednesday. The depot plat
form was thronged with people to wish
the boys God speed and a safe return
The Vasa lodges of Warren, Alvar
ado and Thief River Falls had a joint
picnic at the Indian mound in Viking
on Sunday last. There was a large
gathering, many members and their
families and friends being present. A
program was rendered consisting of
short speeches of L. M. Olson, Attor
ney A. O. Naplin, Prof. C. E. Sjostrand,
P. B. Malberg, Irving Quist, Mr.
Bjorkman and others, also several
musical numbers that were much ap
Court- House News
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Grinder left Fri
day by auto for Bemidji, where they
will enjoy a short vacation. While
Mr. Grinder is away from the city H.
M. Hanson, of Newfolden, is assisting
at the Register of Deeds office.
Miss Nellie Seign has resigned her
position as deputy register of deeds.
County Supt. of Schools David John
son has been busy since Monday con
ducting examinations for applicants
for common school certificates. The
examinations will close today.
Leonard Morud, who has been em
ployed as an assistant as the auditors
office, has accepted a position with a
lumber concern at Portage La Prairie,
Judge Grindeland returned Monday
from Thief River Falls and Mahnomen,
where he held hearings for^applicants
for citizenship. W!r%i r*
Licenses to wed have been issued to
the following by Clerk of Court
Swandby: Fred Larson to Emelia
Storeby P. J. Ellingson to Bertha
Rabinson Peter E. Peterson to Mary
The 1917 Grain Crop is Practically Ma
tured and Ready for the Self Bind
ers.Marshall County Has Raised a
Fine Crop of Wheat.
Exceptionally warm weather pre
vailed the latter part of last week and
hastened the ripening of the. grain.
No damage to wheat from the ex
cessive heat is reported from this lo
cality, altho corn, potatoes and garden
stuffs suffered to some extent, mostly
on account of insufficient moisture.
Reports from all parts of the coun
ty, and especially the western part
alohg Red river and Snake river, agree
that the wheat crop is simply immense.
Samples of well filled heads with
plump, welL formed kernels, have been
collected from many different localities
and indicate a good yield as well as
The cutting of oats, rye and barley
has commenced and some early fields
of wheat. Next week the wheat har
vest will be general.
RETURN FROM CROP
C. L. Spaulding and H. R. Stanch
field returned Friday from a crop in
spection tour thru western North Da
kota. The entire trip was made by
auto and they were thus able to make
a careful survey of the conditions in
the Flickertail state, especially along
th Wheatline, where the Spaulding
Elevator Company has a large num
ber^ of grain elevators.
They state that after leaving the
Red River Valley on the Dakota side,
the crops looked very poorly and in
many instances, the farmers were
plowing their fields, preparing for
another crop year. In some localities
the condition varies and fair yelds are
expected but taken as a whole the
crop in western Dakota are very light.
In the Red River Valley, they state
the conditions are the best, even tho
only a fair yield is expected.
lr R. C. MATHWIG DRAFTED.
Is .Called to Serve on Food Control
**"*_ ana Marketing .Commte-
sion. vJ 'it ^"r"
R. C. Mathwig left for St. Paul last
night in response to a summons from
the Public Safety Commission de
manding his services for several weeks
as county organizer of shipping and
marketing associations thruout the
state, with a view of controlling and
conserving the food supply. While
this demand upon Mr. Mathwig's time
and abilities came at a yery inoppor
tune time, he being very'busy now as
the harvest time approaches, to look
after his own extensive farming inter
ests, yet he considered it his patriotic
duty to-comply with the request of the
government andf will render the
him in this crisisser-
ARE HERE AGADf.
A few real dyed-in-the-wool "Weary
Willies" have already arrived in the
city and are making their stay in the
city at the Hotel De Gink in the
Jungles. It is safe to say that the
neighboring garden plots will suffer
from the raids of these side door
There are* also number of men,
who are loafing about the city, who
appear to be members ot the Indus
trial Workers of the World, or, per
haps, should "be given the title of "I
Won't Work". These fellows, It seems,
have little or no desire to seek em
ployment. Farmers have been ill
town and have offered them wages
ranging from four to five dollars per
day, but have not been able to secure
men. Probably the most advisabe way
to handle these men is to see that the
whole outfit be compelled to leave
Red Cross Society.
The women of the Red Cross Society
will meet at the high school building
Monday evening, August 6th, at 7:30
o'clock. All are requested to be pres
ent who are willing to sew or knit. It
is expected to have the sample gar
ments at that time. Everyone will be
given an opportunity to choose the
kind of work they wish to perform.
Let us all get together and do our bit.
Put all our differences aside while we
labor for our needy soldier boys.
MRS. FANNY BERNARD,
KILLING FROST IN
Spokane, Wash., July 30.Frost
killed much garden truck and some
spring wheat and corn in the district
south of here Saturday night. A
we*fc~ago the mercuTry was over 100.
Minnesota Co-operative creameries
pay the farmers of this state alone
$30,000,000 annually for butter fat.
This comes in the form of monthly
checks which go to pay the current
expenses of the farm and home.
CLINICS FOR INFANTILE
Free clinics for examination and
treatment of infantile paralysis cases
will be conducted by the State Board
of Health throughout Minnesota. A
thorough examination will be made of
every survivor of the 1916 epidemic
and also those who in any^ manner,
however slight, have suffered from the
disease in previous years. An exam
ination for the northwestern part of
the state will be held at Mahnomen
between 10 a. m. and 4 p. m. on Aug.
14 and 15, 1917. Notify Dr. F. M.
Archibold, Mahnomen, Minn., by tele
phone or mail of the date when your
cases will be brought to the clinic.
The State Board of Health desires the
co-operation of every citizen and es
pecially of those afflected, in the fight
against the disease.
HEAD IS CHOSEN
Board Selects Kalamazoo Woman to
Have Full Charge of Tri
At a meeting of the tri-county sani
tarium board held last week at Thief
River Falls, Miss Anna Garrison of
Kalamazoo, Mich., was chosen super
intendent from among a number of ap
plicants and will arrive in time to take
charge on the day of opening. Miss
Garrison has had years of experience
as a sanitarium head and was chosen
because of her exceptional knowledge
of the case and treatment of tuber
The formal acceptance of the sani
tarium by the board has been delayed
for about a month because of changes
made in the original plans. The con
tractors, Nelson & Son of Minneapolis,
have erected a structure of which they
as well as the people of Marshall,
Roseau and Pennington counties may
well be proud. Many delays have oc
curred for which the contractors were
in no way to blame.
One of the present causes for delay
is the inability to secure woolen
blankets. The government has com
manded practically the entire output
of the mills of the country for army
use and it is almost imposible to secure
these articles for any other purpose.
MAKE BIG CROP.
Potatoes have shown a sharp decline
on the Twin City markets. Farmers
were paid from $1.00 to $1.25 for
home-grown stock last week. Never
theless, the market developed a good
buying strength and there is every in
dication that supplies will be disposed
of at remunerative prices. The state's
potato yield has been estimated
35,000,000 bushels, by expert produce
men. The 1916 crop amounted ^o 16,-
800,00, valued at about $22,000,000.
Expert potato men will soon be out
in the growing sections with sugges
tions to producers as to gfafliflg', pack
ing, shipping and placing carloads.
Growers must co-operate in assembling
carloads where there are no regular
buyers, and should watch price move
ments, holding and storing for the
most favorable selling opportunities
and dealing with reliable persons.
Farmers, according to recent ad
vices, will now be able to make loans
from banks on potato warehouse re
ceipts following an agreement between
the Federal Reserve Board and* the
Washington food administration,
whereby potatoes, properly stored anti
insured, will be classed as non-perish
ables. Thus farmers, even if in need
of ready-money, will be able to store
their potatoes if prices rule low. Stor
age of late potatoes at harvest will al
so largely prevent gluts and low prices.
A Sunday School Outing..
On Sunday, after church services in
the Norwegian Lutheran Synod church,
the Sunday school children and also
the adult members of the congregation,
upon the invitation of Mr. and Mrs.
G. N. Morkassel, motored out to their
modern well-kept farm three miles
east of town, to spend the afternoon
and evening. Tables had been ar
ranged in a beautiful grove of planted
trees, where the guests sat down and
partook of a bountiful repast of good
things to eat, together with ice cream,
lemonade, coffee, etc., prepared and con
tributed by the hosts and by the ladies
of the church. After the promptings
of the appetite had been satisfied, a
ball team was gotten up for the ac
casion and a game played between the
"Germans", so-called, on one side, and
the "Russians", on the other, in which
the "Germans" came out victorious by
a score of 12 to 6. Horse-shoe throw,
ing and various forms of amusements
were also indulged in and refresh
ments were served at intervals. An
organ was placed among the trees at
the disposal of those who wished to
entertauf*Dy music and singing. Be
fore the party broke up, a vote of ap
preciation was extended to Mr. Mor
kassel to which Mr. Morkassel assured
the guests that the enjoyments had
been mutual. The guests departed
feeling that the day had ben profit
ably as well as happily, spent
$1.50 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.*
RED CROSS SOCIETY
Rev J. M. Brown, Former Warren
Pastor, Spoke at Meeting
A meeting of the Warren Red Cross
was held at the High School Auditor
ium on Tuesday evening this week,
when an interesting program of songs[
instrumental music and address, was
rendered. Dr. G. S. Wattam, presi
dent of the Marshall County Red Cross
Chapter, presided. -The first speaker
was Judge Grindeland, who told some
thing about the history and scope of
the work of the American Red Cross.
This society is doing a grand humani
tarian work for the alleviation of suf
fering and woe wherever found es
pecially on the battle field, and does
it better than the government through
any of its agencies could do the same
Rev. J. M. Brown, of Grinnell, Iowar
a former pastor of the M. E church
in this city, was the next speaker. By
way of introduction he related some
of his early experiences in the county.
He saw Warren for the first time 39
years ago in April and stopped over
night in the log cabin of Charley
Wentzel, Warren's first settler. On
the following day he helped to build
what he thought was the first bridge
over Snake river ever constructed, so
ihat he could proceed north to his
claim on the Tamarac river in town
of Wanger. He had spent many happy
years in Marshall county, and while
he had been away from the county
many years, he always felt when com
ing here to visit that he was coming
home. Rev. Brown spoke eloquently
about the war and its causes and said
the people of this country did not
realize what a long and hard struggle
they had ahead of them, a struggle
that would call for the greatest sacri
fices of the manhood, the womanhood
the wealth and strength of the nation
He also pleaded for the Red Cross and
its great mission. In France there
were over 400,000 sufferers from tu
berculosis, largely owing to the war,
and these unfortunately need our help!
He closed with the prediction that de^
mocraey woqld be triumphant in the
war and man to ma* again a brothet
After the meeting reports were read
showing the membership and receipts
of the society, and branch societies, in
this county. Another meeting will be
held in the near future.
9,947,000 BALANCE IN STATE
TREASURY IS NEW HIGH POINT.
Minnesota began business Friday
with $9,947,000 in cash in its treasury
the largest cash balance in the his
tory of the state. State Treasurer
Rmes made the announcement when
the office closed late Thursday, and
predicted that a#w high records may^
be established next monfilx
The previous high record was mad
August 81, 1916, with a treasury bal
ance of $7,912,000. George La Fend,
treasury clerk, explained that current
collections of about $3,000,000 of gross
earnings taxes from railroads swelled
the normal figure. A year ago Friday
the treasury balance was $5,278,000.
Of the $9,947,000 cash balance re
ported at the close of business Thurs
day, $4,800,000 is on deposit in coun
try banks, drawing 3 per cent interest,
and the remainder is in active ac
counts in. four St. Paul and two Min
neapolis, banks, which pay 2 pet cent
nirerest on daily balances.
Make War on Sow Thistle.
During the past year the Northwest
Experiment Station has given wide
distribution to a poster giving direc
tions to eradicate sow thistle. This
poster also has pictures of the kinds
of sow thistle in order to acquaint
those who may not be familiar with
the weed. In addition an eight page
bulletin prepared by Prof. F. L. Ken
nard has been widely distributed
throughout the Valley. In addition to
this work there have been meetings
held in every section of the Valley at
which time the eradication of sow
thistle has been discussed. The weed
season is with us again. The educa
tional work will be of no avail unless
the individual farmer and land owner
take drastic steps themselves to pre
vent the spread of the sow thistle. A
new law was passed by the last legis
lature provides for the appointment of
a county weed inspector who would
have special power in connection with
the sow thistle. The old law was
amended to include sow thistle as a
noxious weed. It is the duty now, of
the town and village officers to see
that this law is enforced. It is hoped
tha.% every community will ^take^jip
this matter and carry it to a success
ful completion. Every year will add
to the difficulties in the way. Prompt
action now In cutting the small
patches before they go to seed will
save you days of labor and dollars in
cash later, vv
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