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Board Examines 358 Registrants
Five Dajs.About 35 Per
Cent FaU.
The countv e\omption boaid winch
is composed of Sheutt Hanson, \udi
toi Lundgien Dr S Wat rain and
Dr Ble^en, mot on Thuisdaj raoi 111114
-last week and hold examinations until
Tuesday evening of this week Di A
S Holland of Aigjle was also present
and made a second examination of all
those who weie 1 ejected bv the othei
examining doctois. Dunns the the
dajs, 80S young men weie examined,
making an ajeiage of OMT 70 a day
Mho went thru the same examination
that is gnen foi entiance in the
United States aimy Out of this num
ber about 35 per cent failed to pass
the physical examination This pei
centage is unusually high and sur
prised the local board members. The
others, with only a few exceptions,
claimed exemption, either on the
ground of having dependents, or be
cause of occupation. A large number
of the men, who failed to pass the
physical examination, were between 21
and 25 years of age, while those who
claimed exemptions were mostly niai
ried men between 25 and 31, who had
passed the physical test.
The county failed to raise its quota'
of 179 men by this exammation and
the officers will send out notices to an
other hundred men to appear for the
examination about the latter part of
next week. It is thot that by calling
this number of registrants, the coun
ty will be able to fill its required
VS^fc There were veiy few of those ex
amined, who weie eager to fight in the
trenches Seveial of the men who fail
ed to pass the physical examination
jseenied to be somewhat discouraged
because they weie not able to go to
TVashiugton, j. Atfg. 6.Before
the selectvve service army or any of
the state militia are sent abroad, the
United States supreme court is to be
asked to pass on the constitutionality
of sending them over-seas.
If the court holds such action would
be unconstitutional, the draft army
would be held at home and foreign
operations would liave to be cairied
on by the regulars and by men who
volunteered for such service.
The constitutional test will be made
by cases to be brought in various fed
eral districts. Writs will he issued out
in the nature of .habeas corpus writs
to prevent moving the militia toward
#Jjr'*''foreign destinations. Appeals from
1 these cases will be taken by which
ever party loses, and all will be
brought together in a hearing before
the (Jn ei States supreme court,
which will be expedited in every way
New York, Aug. 6.About 1,500
tons of copper Ingots and bar lead
were salvaged from the stranded
Kristianiafjord of the Norwegian
American Line before she was swept
away in a storm July 29, according to
a report made here today by a wreck
ing tug that returned from Cape Race,
N. F., after an unsuccessful attempt
to save the ship, which went ashore
there July 15. The Kristianiafjord
was bound for Norway.
The weather was quite warm the lat
ter part of last week and grain ripened
fast, yet no damage was done by the
heat. On Friday night a heavy rain
fell that appeared to be general, and
which greatly benefited allNlate crops
and gardens. Sunday was cool and
since then the weather has heen de
lightful. Light showers came this
forenoon, but will not delay harvesting
.which is now in full blast.
Send Magazines to Soldiers.
The U. S. postoffice department has
inaugurated the plan of sending mag
azines to men in France under the fol
lowing restrictions: Magazines must
liave written or printed on the out
side of the cover the following: "When
.you finish reading this magazine place
a lc stamp on this notice, hand same
to any postal employee, and it will be
placed in the hands of our soldiers or
sailors at the front. No wrapping. No
address." Persons who faish to mall
magazines as above indicated should
take note of the restriction that they
must not be addressed, and' that such
^Iraigazines as do not contain the above
^paragraph on the cover cannot be sent.
Most of the magazines will doubtless
ibegin printing the paragraph with
ctheir next issues.
Farmers who nre in need of good
reliable farm hands van secure
them cnlliiiK at the Sheaf ofllee.
W lun made nrrang.cmeiitt Ith
one of the land companies,of the
olt to secure help from Illinois
and Ion a. This help Is composed
mostl of farmers sons, who hinc
finished the hairiest and threshing
work, at home and who aie now
an-vioiis to come to the Red Rher
allc to see the eountrj and at
the same time earn enough mone
to pin their expenses. If -you are
in need of help call at the Sheaf
oftit e.
At the meeting of the Minnesota
Scenic Highw ay Assn, held recently at
Sauk Centei, it was decided to hold
the next annual meeting at Crcokston
next summer, the date to be decided
upon later by the board of directors.
The Minnesota Scenic Highway
Assn, was organized last year and the
route passes through twenty counties
in the northern part of the state and
coveis about 1200 miles of highway.
The boaid of directors from this
portion of the route are: Noiman
county, .Mr O. D. Larson, of Hendrum:
Polk county, Charles Loring, Senator
Buckler and S-. M. Siveitson
Marshall county, Julius J. Olson, of
Wan en, Senator Hegness, of Argyle
Roseau county, Paul Marschalk and
Martin Widsten, of Warroad
Julius J. Olson of this city attended
the meetings of the association
John G. Bruehler, official marker of
the King of Trails is in Warren to
day looking over the routes to be
marked From Sioux City north the
trail is to run on the Minnesota side
of the Red River to the International
Boundary lme. His destination was
Winnipeg but when he reached Emer
son he was not allowed to go through
with his automobile for the Canadian
regulations dc not allow vehicles of
any Hn\-use for "ommercial wprk to
pass the first port without the duty
being paid on same.
At the special election held at the
city hall yesterday the bonds carried
by a 68 to 8 vote. The purpose of vot
ing the bonds was to pay the out
standing warrants and indebtedness,
incurred by the remodeling of the
electric light plant. There was but
little interest shown in the election.
Attorney P. A. McClernan and fam
ily have removed from Stephen to
Grand Forks, where they intend to
make their future home. The reason
for making this change is that their
eldest daughter, who has just gradu
ated from the Stephen High School,
may have an opportunity to avail her
self of the educational advantages of
a large city. Mr. McClernan, however,
will continue to conduct his law prac
tise at Stephen until the beginning of
next year. The McClernans are pio
neers f Stephen and their removal
will be a great loss to the community,
as they have been very active in
church, social, educational, and politi
cal circles. Mr. McClernan has by his
industry, ability and integrity, risen
to a high place in the legal profession.
His many Marshall county friends
wish him success and prosperity in
whatever he undertakes to do and will
follow his career on the other side of
the Ruby with a gread deal of inter
A party of eleven girls of this
city proved conclusively, that they
have an abundance of energy, by
walking the entire distance to
Argyle Friday. The distance cov
ered by the youthful hikers Is
about ten miles and In these days,
when automobiles are so numer
ous, It can readily be seen that no
small amount of grit was required
to decide on making the trip on
foot. All of the hikers stood the
test nobly and even though there
were a few worn out soles of shoe
leather by the time they had
reached their destination they all
appeared to be just as happy as
when they left Warren. The girls
returned on the afternoon local.
The following girls made the trlpt
Misses Sua Swansea*, Myrtle Win
berg, Delia Wlnberg, Audrey
Swnndby, Alleen Harris, Gladys
Grlndeland, Irene Olson, Esther
Iiundgren, Valborg Halvorson,
Dagny Llndstraad and Florence
Jessup, of Baudette, who Is visit
ing at the A. L. Robinson home.^1
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Turnlund, of Town
of Comstock, Receive Hearty Con
gratulations on the Fiftieth Anni
versary of their marriage.
Over two hundred relatives, neigh
bors and friends of Mr and Mrs Carl
Turnlund, pioneer residents of town
of Comstock, gathered at their beauti
ful home on Sunday afternoon, Aug
o, 1917, to celebrate the fiftieth anni
versary of their marriage.
In a large tent that had been elected
adjoining the house, tables were set
i|or 200 guests. ...Che tallies were tastily
decorated with golden water lillies
and other flowers and stiearners and
other ornamentations made the inter
ior of the tent a bower ot beauty.
When the vguests
had taken their
places at the festal board Rev. A
Mattson, of Alexandria, Minn., who
had come here specially to attend this
event, offered grace. A dinner fit for
a king was served and to which all
did ample justice. At the close of tne
feast, Mr. L. M. Olson arose and took
charge as toastmaster. After heartily
congratulating Mr and Mrs. Carl
Turnlund upon having reached this
important event 111 their wedded life,
he introduced Rev. A Mattson as the
speaker of the occasion to deliver the
congratulatory address. Rev. Mattson
in his usually pleasing and kindly
manner spoke words of hearty con
gratulation, good cheer and encourage
ment to the honored eoupje. He re
minded them of the many blessings
which God had sent them in life,
among which were success in worldly
affairs and the love and esteem of
their children, kindred, neighbors and
friends. jOn behalf of their children,
neighbors and friends assembled, he
extended to them most sincere and
hearty congratulations on their golden
wedding day and wished them God's
continued blessing during their re
maining years and a peaceful and joy
ful eveninc of life. Rev. Mattson
closed by reading a beautiful poem
which he had written for the occasion
in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Turnlund.
J. P. Mattson as a friend of the aged
couple was called upon and paid trib
ute to their worth as good, useful,
loyal, law-abiding citizens, who by
their labor had contributed much to
the upbuilding and well being of the
community. Joe McGregor, a neigh
bor, was called upon and spoke ap
preciatively of the Turnlund family as
being good neighbors and true friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Turnlund were mar
ried fifty years ago in Sweden. They
emigrated to America in the early
1880's and settled on a homestead in
town of Comstock, where they have
made their home ever since, and have
developed a valuable and highly im
proved farm. They have three living
sons and one daughter who were all
present to honor their parents on this
occasion. The sons/ are Peter J.,
Charles J. and Martin, all residing in
town* of Comstock, and Mrs. George
Hilton, of Cheney, Wash. The latter
and her son had come the long dis
tance to attend her parents' golden
wedding. Carl, a grand son, Miss
Hilma Hagstrom, a grand daughter,
and two other grand children, being
the children of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. J.
Turnlund, wevfealso there to^gladden
the hearts of the grand parents.
Among the guests from a distance
were Mr. and Mrs. John Holm and
Judge and Mrs. Mike Holm, of Roseau,
and Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Risberg and
daughter, of Holt.
When the sun was getting low on
the honzon and befoie the gathering
dispeised, Re^ A Mattson, on behalf
of the filends and neighbors a^semled,
presented to the honoied couple a
$75 00 golden oak ictrola and $25 00
woith of recoids They were also
git en othei piesents of gold com and
other aitides of gold, in nieruoiy of
the occasion and as a token of the love
and esteem 111 which they are held
The old couple, now between 75-80
yeais old, are stiP in quite good health
and take an active mterest ni the hap
penings of the day. They are typical
xepiesentatives of the strong and
sturdy race from the land of the Mid-
nigliV Sun. Their many""friends wash
them a long and peaceful old age, and
at last a final triumphant entry to the
heavenly wedding feast on the other
John Johnson Berg, a prominent
farmer and pioneer settler of town of
Excel, died on July 25, 1917, from
heart failure, aged 68 years
Deceased was born in Grue parish,
Norway, on Nov 4, 1S47. He emigrat
ed to America in his youth and in 187S
he was marcied to Matea Solberg, in
the city of Minneapolis They moved
to Mdrshall county in the spring of
1882 and settled on a homestead in
town of Excel, where they have lived
evei since Mr Berg was a successful
farmer, a good neighbor and a useful
and highly respected citizen. He is
survhed by his widow and four sons,
Joseph, Emil, Christ and Harold. The
funeral was held on Saturday, July 2S,
at the Zion Norwegian Lutheran
church in Thief River Falls, Rev.
George Larson officiating. A large
number of neighbors and friends from
Excel were present to pay their last
tribute of love and respect to the de
parted pioneer.
Court House News ...._
Miss Bertha Holan, clerk in the
County Auditor's office, is away spend
ing her vacation in the twin cities.
Licenses to wed have been issued to
the following, by Clerk of Court
Swandby: Hans J. Olson to Helen
Harvey Henry M. Hanson to Olga M.
Bjorsness James R. Carr to Mathilda
Anderson Raymond Keye to Mamie L.
Judge Grindeland left Monday for
St. Paul, where he will attend a meet
ing of the state bar association.
C. E. Grinder and wife returned
from their vacation spent at Lake
Bemidji. H. M. Hanson, who has been
assisting in the Register of Deeds of
fice, during the Mr. Grinder's absence
returned Saturday to his home at New
folden, but will return to Warren
about the end of this month, having
accepted a position as deputy register
of deeds.
Several of the county officers were
busy last week attending to the work
connected with the draft examinations.
Miss Elizabeth Rankin has returned
to resume her duties as assistant super
intendent of schools. During her ab
sence Miss Rankin underwent an oper
ation at St. Paul, after which she spent
a week or so recuperating at her home
near Middle River.
rrhe Institute for Marshall county
teachers will be held in this city from
August 27th to 31st. Miss Mary
Galaghe'r, of St. Cloud, will conduct
the institute, and will be assisted*i
Miss Perkins, of the normal training
department of the Warren high school.
The girls of tire large manu
facturing centers In the east and
middle west hu.e been coming in
for a great deal of mention, for
handling work, which is general 1
credited as being a man's jolt.
MoweAcr important their accom
plishments may be, we believe the
jornig ladies on the farms^of Mar
hhall county should be gi.en as
much credit lor the work the?
hate been and are putting _ii_ _in
the haj and har\est fields. On a
recent driie thru the country a
Sheaf reporter could *e )oang
ladies eierj once in a while, who
weie assisting with (.hocking
__inin or driving the ha rake. On
account of the shortage of labor
this scene is not an uncommon one
this enr Hats oil to the farmer
maids of the Red Rher 1 allej!
The March Farmers Elevator Com
pany is an organization of farmers
who are now building an elevator at
March siding and will have same com
pleted in time to handle this year's
crop. The officers are R. Johnson,
President, and Charles J. Anderson,
Secretary and Treasurer. The Board
of Directors consists of Axel P. Swan
son, Andrew Stener, Carl Boman,
Johnson and Charles Anderson. All
the stockholders as well as the officers
and directors are prominent farmers
of this section.
The capacity of the elevator will be
30,000 bushels Two grain lifts will
be nistalled which will enable the com
pany to take care of gram promptly.
The plan of farmers' club meetings
outlined last fall for Clay and Lac qui
Parle counties by the agents of those
comities, is worthy of consideration ni
every county where farm bureau work
is in progress.
In Clay comity the officers of the
farmers' clubs met with County Agent
P. E. Clement and arranged a schedule
of dates so that speakers ought to
the county could meet several clubs on
one trip. The clubs arranged local
programs for every other meeting, us
ing outside speakers only on the alter
nate dates. Schedules were outlined
for assistance for all clubs, and final
arrangements for getting the speakers
to meetings were left to the secretar
ies of the several clubs
In Lac qui Parle county much the
same method of co-operation was used
with the additional study of certain
definite subjects throughout the win
ter season. The topics include farm
management, farm accounts, feeding
and breeding of live stock, corn grow
ing, drainage, pruning and spraying
demonstrations, farm bureau organiza
tion and membeiship, and questions of
mterest to the women, such as health,
foods and modern conveniences.
Crookston, Minn., Aug. 7 Editor
Warren Sheaf: Since your paper
reached us last we have been domg
practically the same work as before
with the exception of a change in drill
the last couple of days. We are now
given bayonet exercises and also work
along the lme of skrimage. T^his work
is more interesting than the squad
drilling which we have had so our
attitude toward drilling will be better
than ever before.
Last Friday morning we took the
longest hike since we started, which
was about ten miles. In the after
noon we washed our clothes and pre
pared for inspection which comes on
Saturday morning.
Saturday being inspection and wash
day, we had no drill. In the after
noon tho we received our third "shot
in the arm" as we call it, or innocula
tion. This is the last one we will get
for a longer period than between the
three we have received and we are
not a bit sorry either. Th innocula
tion is not painful but the after-effects
are not any to pleasant. The arm gen
erally becomes rather stiff and sore
for a couple of days, and is subject to
pain if touched or bumped.
bur new uniforms are expected be
fore the end of the week, and will come
in handy as we are itr march out to
the fair grounds Sunday afternoon to
see the races. A number of machines
have been donated to participate in
motorcycle and auto races which will
be given for the benefit of Co. I. These
races promise to be an interesting
event and a large crowd is expected.
In addition to the races we are to
give a little exhibition drill. We hope
to see a number of Warren cars down
Ih&e Sunday and all filled Wtthv people
because we are sure they are interest
ed in us and will take interest in the
races also as they are for our bnefit.
Hoping to see a number of Warren
people down Sunday, I remain,
Private Theo. Hilleboe,
Co. I. M M. N. G.
Fear of Draft for Sons Caused
tempt at Killing Self.Fan
Chance for Recover}.
Euclid, Minn, Aug 7.Only the
cool-headedness and immediate action
of her 13-jeai-old daughter, was the
means of saving the life of Mrs.
George Landon, of this place, when she
attempted to commit suicide early this
The thought that her two sons might
be compelled to join the new draft
army, so unbalanced the mind of Mrs.
Landon, that duven to desperation,
this morning, she went to an upper
floor of the farm house wheie the
family leside and procured a razor
tfiom her son's room Then, believing
that she was alone in the house, she
committed the rash act, and had she
not been discovered immediately after
ward, death would have follow'ed
Her daughter, who had just entered
the house, hearing the body fall rushed
up the stairs and found her mother
lying on the floor. Hastdy summon
ing her father and brothers from a
field nearby, she despatched one of
them to the nearest doctor, and then
went to assist the others.
The physician in charge of the ease
stated that although the wound is not
wide, it is very deep, but that the wo
man had a fair chance for recovery.
The Warren Auto Club held a meet
ing in the commercial club rooms
Tuesday evening A fair representa
tion of the members was present and
several important matters were brot
up before the club. A report from the
committee on tours was given by the
chairman, David Johnson, who stated
nothing has been dene in the matter of
planning more tours for the summer,
but that a tour would be planned im
mediately if the club so desired.
Julius Olson, who attended a meet
ing of the Scenic Highway association
held recently at Sauk Center, ^ave a
Very comprehensive^ and interesting re
port of said meeting and also some in
formation regarding the King of
Trails, which passes thru our city.
The club decided to send a delegate to
the King of Trails' highway associa
tion meeting at Ortonville on Aug 12.
Argyle and Stephen are also expected
to send each a delegate to said nieet-
Andrew McOorniick, an expert ma
chinist from Minneapolis, employed by
the Intertype Corporation, was in the
city Saturday installing the electric
heater on the Sheaf's new typesetting
machine. This equipment was pur
chased early this spring, at the same
time as our new typesetting machine,
but the factory has been unable to
keep up with the demands for this im
provement. The metal which i? used
to cast the type for the Sheaf is now
melted by electricity, the temperature
of 500 degrees being automatically
maintained by a thermostat circuit
breaker. This equipment added to our
typesetting machine makes the Sheaf
plant the most modern in the entire
Experience is proving that in south
eastern Minnesota winter wheat can
be grown successfully, yields mofte
largely than does spring wheat and
commands a price not far different
from spring wheat.
Seed of a hardy variety should be
obtained. Turkey, a bearded, red-ker
neled wheat is the best variety of
which seed is now available, and may
be obtained direct from Minnesota
This should be sown only on well
drained land. Fields where water
does not drain off very readily are un
suited to growing winter wheat.
Seeding should be done during the
last week in August or during the first
ten days of September. The earlier
the seeding, the stronger the growth
made in the fall and the less likely is
the wheat to winter kill.
Drilling on disked corn ground after
the corn has been removed for silage
or following early potatoes is good
practice. One and one-half bushels is
a good amount to sow per acre.
Besides giving comparatively high
yields there are several other advant
ages in growing winter wheat Part
of the seeding is dgne in the fall which
relieves the spring rush of seeding.
Winter wheat ripens earlier than the
spring wheat, which distributes the
harvesting labor.^ K)n account of its
early maturity winter wheat is likely
to escape attacks of black stem rust.
Timothy and clover may be broadcast
ed in the winter wheat in spring and
harrowed in.

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