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The Food Training Camp to be con
ducted in connection with the Min
nesota State Fair, Sept. 3 to 8, is ex
pected to prove one of the strongest
cards in -the government's food con
servation campaign in this section Of
the country.
The food training camp movement
is gathering force every day public
Interest is becoming aroused practic
ally every organization in this state
taking part in the food conservation
work is co-operating to make the camp
a success the government has en
dorsed and is now helping to direct
the movement and the'exhibitors at
the fair are offering to do their share
in making it a success.
Practically every department at the
fair will talse a part in the work of
food training. Virtually all of the ex
hibitors will, in their displays, lay
emphasis upon the necessity of con
serving our food supplies. Lecturers
and demonstrators will be on hand to
exjteia the food problems which now
confront the American people, the plan
being, not only to impress upon all
visitors to the fair the necessity of
making-an economical use of food, but
to show specific ways in which every
man, woman and child may do a share.
Government Enthusiastic.
The government, particularly, is en
thusiastic over the possibilities the
food training camp offers for teaching
food efficiency: Not only Mr. Hoover,
food administrator, but President Wil
son, himself, and the Department of
Agriculture have endorsed the camp.
It is the plan of the government to
make the most of the opportunities
offered by sending out lecturers and
demonstrators to speak at the fair,
and by arranging a series of exhibits
by the different government depart
ments, including the Army, Navy, Ag
ricultural and Mr. Hoover's food de
The government sees in the food
training camp, for one thing, the pos
sibility of reaching, in a result-getting
manner, the men and women of the
rural districts and from the farm. This
has been one of the government's big
problems in its food conservation cam
The people of the cities it is not so
A Choice
lOf Sides
The Qoud ThatCame Be
tween the Lovers.
Something more than half a century
ago there occurred in America a great
convulsion pertaining to human lib
Up to that time it was the most stu
pendous of its kind that ever had oc
curred. In that great clash father
was set against son. brother against
brother, friend against friend.
Northern men in the south and south.
ern men in the north found themselves
called upon to make decisions Of vital
No one, except aged persons, has
seen the palmy antebellum days in
the southern states, when the patri
archal system was in vogue, when
tile planter was considered a sort of
sovereign, when his family were ele
vated to virtue and restrained from
vice by a sense of noblesse oblige.
%A1 1 this has given place to what we
call progress. But progress is liable
to take a.step backward in putting on
new apparel, and the south today has
new vigor in her veins.
Colonel Joseph Archibald was a typi
cal southern planter. In 1850 he had
lived half a century and had not kept
pace with the times: He wore a ruf
fled shirt, brass buttons on his coat
and a hat of real beaver-^-that is, in
winter. In summer he wore an ex
pensive panama straw. The colonel
had no real right to his title. Any
southern man of prominence in those
days was likely to be dubbed general,
colonel or major,, to distinguish him
from the commoner or the man who
did not own many acres and many
Colonel Archibald's family consisted
of his wife, his oldest child, a son
when this story begins a man of twen
ty-threea daughter of twenty and
four other children, boys and girls, all
under'sixteen years of age. Not one
of these young persons but had been
trained never to do anything unbecom
ing to his or her station. The planter
of that period was misjudged because
there were persons in the south who
were too ready to talk about their
honor and too hot in its defense. But
the real southern gentleman of the mid
nineteenth century was an inheritance
of those splendid men who brought
about the birth of a nation.
Not far from the Archibald planta
tion dwelt another planter named
Sheffield. He had married a northern
woman, and her children were taught
by her that the system of making
slaves to human beings was totally
President Wilson And Food Administrator Hoover Back
Movement To Utilize State Fairs And Expositibns
As Food Training CampsPeople To Be
Taught To Produce And Conserve.
difficult to reach because of the many
clubs and other organizations which
already exist and which have taken up
the toed conservation work. As a large
part of the attendance at the Min
nesota State Fair comes from the ru
ral districts, the food training camp,
the government believes,, offers a good
opportunity to reach them with a di
reot appeal.
For, it is necessary that they be
reached if the fruits and other food
products, grown in abundance, ar to
be saved and prevented from going
to waste.
The livestock exhibits and the ex
hibits and demonstrations to be ^put
on by the dairy department of 'the
University Farm are other depart
ments in which valuable food effi
ciency work will be done. The direc
tors of'the fair are urging a greater
production of meat by working for
large exhibits of livestock so that the.
farmer may study the different types1
and breeds and decide as to which is
best for the purpose.
To Develop Herds.
Much of the effort of the University
Farm will be directed to the develop
ment of more efficient dairy herds and
to the utilization of all possible dairy
products. Much milk, especially skim
milk, goes to waste in this state every
year, and the dairy exhibits will point
out the way to make use of all this
food which is now. being wasted.
In order to make the food training
camp the greatest possible success in
order that both the government and
the people may derive the maximum
benefit from it, the Minnesota State
Fair directors are endeavoring to make
the exposition a record breaker in all
departments this year.
As one way of encouraging attend
ance, plans have been outlined for ma
terially increasing the exhibits, and
a greater variety of amusement and
entertainment- features have been se
Auto races, aviation, vaudeville, and
a number of big spectacles, including
the "War of the' Nations," a gigantic
display in which the famous British
tanks and the other great forces of
modernt warfare are seen in action,
are Borne of the entertainment fea
Her doctrine made no difference in
the plantation over which she presided
as mistress unless it tended to bring
about a better treatment of the ne
groes. Be that as it may.-those or
the Sheffield plantation were happy and
quite content with their lot, there be
ing no runaways among them.
Harry Sheffield was the only son and
heir to this estate. He was educated
at a New England university, where
his mother's prejudice agatnst the labor
system then in vogue in the south was
stimulated. He was used to defend it
to his fellow students on the ground
that it had been planted in the south,
not by the southern people that the
had inherited it and were not respon
sible for it. The only thing they could
do in the premises was to make it as
wholesome as possible.
Young Sheffield returned from col
lege to his plantation home a couple of
years before the outbreak of the war
which was destined to effect so marked
a change in the labor system of thr
southern states. He and Alma Archi
bald were of an age to mate, and it
was not long before* Harry went to
Colonel Archibald and asked for his
daughter's hand. Before the colone',
would consent he told Harry that be
had heard that his views upon the
question that was agitating the coun
try were singular and he-would like
to know what they were. Harry was
too conscientious to win^thc girl he
loved by a false statement and told
the. truth.
"I honor you, sir," said the colonel,
"for your frankness in acknowledging
what will make you unpopular among
the people of the south, but in view of
the importance of your opinions do
not think it befit either for you or for
my daughter that you should wed. We
are on the eve of a great issue in the
south, and a house divided against it
self will surely fall. With your views
acted upon conscientiously, your place
is or soon will be in the north instead
of the south."
While Harry Sheffield was obliged to
admit the truth of the argument, he
was not willing to subscribe to it, for
true love subscribes tono argument
that separates lovers. But he did not
consider it honorable for him to take
Alma surreptitiously under the cir
cumstances. He was much troubled
about the impending crisis and the
part he should take when the storm
broke, fearing greatly that if forced to
take sides he could not conscientiously
enter upon the defense of a system
that he condemned. Under the circum
stances he bade adieu to Alma, the lov
ers agreeing to wait for the approach
ing gale to blow itself out, after which
perhaps her father might reconsider
the matter.
One of the great strains of the war
between the states at its opening was
the decision of so many persons as to
which side they would take. There
were men in both armies, men who
became the principal'leaders, who had
a hard struggle to decide on which side
they would fight The regular army
was full of such cases. In one Instance
a young officer who felt that his duty
lay in one direction, while bis sympa-
thifiBxlay jn the other, became iempo-
The bulk of these persons who were
in doubt were southern born men who
had been educated nt West Point or
Annapolis. Cases like that of Harry
Sheffield, a southern man with nothing
that could be interpreted as an obliga
tion either way, were more rare. But
Harry bad an additional reason for
fighting against his own people, In his
sweetheart He felt that his duty
called upon him to fight with the north,
but he must iot only fight against his
own people, but his doing so would
separate him from the southern girl he
Harry Sheffield's state, Tennessee,
was divided. East Tennessee was all
for the Union, while middle and west
Tennessee sympathized with the Con
federacy. The Sheffield plantation was
in middle. Tennessee, not far from
Nashville. When the struggle between
the north and the south came Harry
walked the floor all one night strug
gling with himself to do what he con
sidered his duty. His heart was for
the south, but he believed that his duty
lay with the north. When morning
came without submitting himself to en
dure a goodby with those he loved, he
started for east Tennessee and enlisted
in a federal regiment organizing at
One morning in the spring of 1865
Major Sheffield, having been mustered
out of the United States^service, mount
ed his horse in Nashville and took a
road leading southward. Reaching a
rise in the ground, he shaded his eyes
with his hand and peered down upon
the place where he had been born and
The homestead was there, but it
was a sorry looking, structure. The
row of negro huts were still standing,
and here and there a negro was seen
moving about in the general ruins.
By the proclamation of emancipation
issued during the war they were all
free, but-evidently some of them clung
to' their old home. The owner had
been killed commanding a regiment of
Confederate troops during the war, and
Harry Sheffield was now the owner of
what was left of a fine estate. His
mother had gone north to her people,
takihg-with her the younger children.
"Thank heaven," muttered Sheffield,
"my interests are in no better condi
tion than those of my neighbors."
Biding on, he pulled up between two
posts that had supported the gate to
the plantation and surveyed the scene
at closer view. An old negro came
tottering toward him.
''Hello, Ben!" said Sheffield.
The man looked at him scrutininx
ingly, then exclaimed:
"Fo' de Lawd, it's Mars Harryl"
The major asked what had become
of Colonel Archibald and Was told that
he had been one of the first to suc
cumb to the storm that had swept
over the south. His oldest son had
died of camp fever. His wife and
Alma and the children had gone south
to Louisiana to her people, who lived
"I suppose, Ben," said Sheffield, "the
Archibald plantation is in as bad shape
as this, isn't it?"
"Wo'se, Mars Harry, wo'se. Yo' see,
dere was fightin' over dar, and de
plantation house war riddled."
Sheffield cast his eyes about him,
taking in the forlorn appearance of
his once happy home, then turned his
horse's head and started toward the
Archibald plantation.
When he reached it he saw a woman
on the veranda giving instructions to
some negroes who were carrying bag
gage into the house. It was Alma, who
with her mother had returned to their
ruined home. Harry rode up to the
veranda, dismounted and stood face to
face wi^h the girl he had left without
even a goodby four years before. She
looked at him for some time without a
word, then, influenced by what had oc
curred since their last meeting, put
her hands to her face and wept
Tears had checked reproaches. Shef
field moved toward her, put his arms
about her, and her head sank upon his
This scene was typical of thousands
of others. The struggle was over, and
the system that had caused it, a sys
tem that no person living had been re
sponsible for, had died a violent death.
Sheffield resolved that his first task
should be to bind up the wounds of
this stricken family before he attended
to his own affairs. A college chum
wrote him ^offering pecuniary assist
ance, which he accepted for himself
and used for the necessities of the
Archibald family. As soon as he could
get workmen he sent them to patch up
the holes left by cannon balls in the
homestead and rebuilt fences with his
own hands. Not till he had got the
property into fair shape did he begin
work on bis own premises.
Sheffield married Alma Archibald
and took her to his plantation, the
other property being left to Airs. Archi
bald and those of her family who had
survived the struggle. The major was
one of the first to adapt himself to the
new labor systems and in time got his
property in working order. He was
also one of the first *men sent to the
federal congress after the reign of car
pet bag law had ceased. Though he
had fought on the side of the north, he
was one of the most trusted of south
ern men. Since then there is no ques
tions asked as to which a man sup
ported in that unfortunate struggle.
When he died, there being no ceme
tery for Union soldiers in which to
place his body, it was laid to rest be
side Confederates.
Love and 8trife.~
Of a truth love and strife were
aforetime and shall be, nor ever, me
thinks, will boundless time be emptied
of that pair. And they prevail in turn
as the circle comes round and pass
away before one another and increase
in. their appointed time.Empedoclea.
SwetlUh Lutheran Church.
Morning service 11 o'clock. Even
ing service 8 o'clock. Sunday school
at 10 o'clock a. m., when all the child
ren who have attended the parochial
and Sunday school are requested to be
present to practice, for the Sunday
school program.
The Ladies' Aid Society will, meet
next Friday, Aug. 3, at the home of
Mr. and. "Mrs. Gust Ekblad. All are
cordially invited.
Swedish Lutheran Church of Vegra.
A Sunday school picnic will be held
at the home of Aaron Johnson next
Sunday. The program will commence
at 1:30 p. m.
The .Ladies' Aidf Society will meet
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Nelson, Wednesday, Aug. 8. All are
cordially invited.
Scandinavian M. E. Church.
K. WINBERG. Pastor.
Sunday, August 5th. No services.
Sunday school 2 p. m.
The Ladies* Aid will meet at the
home of Mrs. Christ Hjelle on Wed
nesday, August 8th. All are welcome.
Presbyterian Church.
There will De no 'services in the
Presbyterian church, except Sunday
school, during the mpnth of August, as
the pastor will then be on a vacation.
Sunday school will be held each Sun
day at 11 a. m.
i Swedish Mission Church
C. W. OLSON, Pastor.
Sunday, August 5. Services 10:30 a.
m. Sunday school 11:45 a. m. Even
ing service 8 o'clock.
Tuesday, Bible class meets at 8 p. m.
The Young Peoples' Society will
meet at* the home of Iver Shelstad,
Friday, Aug. 3, at 8 p. m.
United Jforw. Iaith. Church.
N. G. W. KNUDSEN, Pastor.
Services Sunday, Aug 5th. Warren
10:30 a. m. Melo 2 p. m., Confirmation.
All are welcome.
Swedish Lutheran Sunday School
The Swedish Lutheran Sunday
school picnic will be held at the Mrs.
Nels August Johnson farm two and
one-half miles northeast of Warren on
Sunday, August 12. All the members
of the congregation are heartitly wel
come to participate and as many
others as wish to come. Bring your
picnic dinner. Lemonade, ice cream
and coffee will be furnished free of
charge. Those who bave no automo
bile will please meet at the church at
10 o'clock on Sunday morning, where
free transportation will be given. A
Reformation program will be rendered
in the afternoon by the children. We
hope to have a large gathering and
invite you all to come. Come, and
make things merry for the children.
Do not forget the date, Sunday,
August 12th.
C. E. SJOSTRAND, 'Superintendent.
Look this issue of the Sheaf over
carefully, note the large amount of
home news, then send us your sub
scrition for a year. 52 issues for
only $1.50,. not even three cents a
&$ fit
Nels Johnson, Manager
-5\^^S^t 4P*ra-
The Minnesota State Fair Food Training Camp, Sept 3 to 8,
is iii the service of the Government to help solve the nation's
food problems. It is striving to create greater interest in liy
stock for more and better live stock is one of our crying needs.
Do your bit to help this work along. Attend the Minnesota.
State Fair.
Farm Loans, Real Estate and Insurance
If you wish to Buy, Sell or Bent City Property,
,Call on me, it will be :o your Advantage.
I write Fire. Accident,
Burglary, Theft, Plate Glass
and Tornado Insurance 'in
several of the Oldest and.
Strongest Companies at
lowest rates consistent with
safe and sane business.
Just ReceivedA Carload of
Steel Plows
(Goo Plowing must be done in order to raise Good
Crops. The result of good'plowing always shows up
in the yield. Goo plowing always pays.
In order to do good plowing one must have Goo Plows.
Oliver Steel Plows have for many years been the
accepted standard for good plowing. And there is a
reason: Oliver Plows always scour. In numerous
plowing contests the superiority of the Oliver Plows
has been amply demonstrated. The quality of steel
in the make-up of the soft center mouldboards, as
well as the design of the mouldboards and the bot-
toms produce this result.
Another point of advantage in the Oliver Plows is this:
Oliver Plows Have No Side Draft
also sell the world-famed
Rumely Threshing Machinery
We will apprecitate a call from our farmer friends
in bur new building and will be pleased to supply
their needs in farm machinery and supplies.
Warren Machine & Iron Works Co.
Through the Metropolitan
Surety Company I can fur
nish Probate, Insolvency,
Judicial and Fidelity Bonds
and miscellaneous Bonds
and Guaranties on bids and
Steamship Tickets to and from Europe by all
First Glass Lines tor Sale.
Office in
Warren* Minn.
U\ barren, Minnesota
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