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1 ALVARADO I
John Swanson's bought a new Ford
Word has been received from F. E.
Dahlgren, that they have arrived in
Oregon and expect to be back the last
part of this month.
Don't forget to come to the High
School Auditorium Friday evening.
April 12th. When the last number of
the Lyceum Course will be held, The
Potter-Depew Concert Trio. Let us all
Misses Anne Tharaldson and Ruby
Anderson spent Sunday evening at
Henry Backstrom's home.
The Farmers State Bank held its,
annual meeting April 3rd. After which
they were entertained at the I. N. Lo
Little Russel Sands and Mildred
Backstrom visited the school on Tues
Walter Sands, Mrs. Anton Free
gaard and Mrs. Hilma Ferring autoed
to Warren last Tuesday.
The rain and snow which we got
last Saturday stopped the seeding for
a few days, but, the farmers are now
at the ground again.
Nels Backstrom-had the misfortune
of breaking his leg last Saturday while
walking on the slippery sidewalk on
Willie Johnson and M. O. Johnson
were to Warren on business Friday
Alex Paulson has purchased the
house that Nels Lodoen vacated He
and his family moved in there last
I have returned to Alvarado and
opened up my tinshop. Any business
received in that line ill be appreci
ated. Satisfactory work guaranteed.
Martin Ferring and family left for
Fork last Tuesday, where they will
make their future home. Grinde's,
have moved into the house they va
cated, while Anton Freegaard and
family moved into the house that
Mr. Tharaldson, of Thief River
Falls, spent Thursday evening this
village, visiting his daughter. Miss
Roy Ferring spent Thursday morn
ing in Warren.
Hannah and Andy Larson returned
from Grand Forks last Thursday
where Andy has had an operation.
Miss Vina Bergman returned to
Pisek, N. D Saturday morning, to re
sume her teaching, after spending a
two week's vacation at her home.
Pete Melin and S. S. Trickey autoed
to Warren last Thursday afternoon.
Nels Johnson, of Warren, spent
Thursday in the village.
Mrs. Olson, of Boman, N. D. is isit
ing her daughter, Mrs. Alex Paulson.
Miss Violet Hallin left for Theo.
Kegg's last Friday, where she is em
ployed for the coming season.
Mrs. Stuemke and children went to
Thief River Falls Saturday evening.
Helen Hanson, Vian and Alma Berg
man, Hjamlar Porten and Ole Bragger.
autoed to Argyle and spent Friday ev
ening visiting Mr. and Mrs. Emil
Mrs. Ingols and daughter Adelie. of
McHenry, N. D., returned to their
home last Wednesday, after visiting
relatives and friends here.
Hulda and Pete Swanson, Edna and
Henry Johnson autoed to Warren Fri
day evening to attend the movies.
Hulda Gustavson returned from
Viking last Saturday morning, where
she has been spending Easter vacation
with home folks.
Effie Martin spent the last week at
the home of her sister, Mrs. Julius
Selma Peterson. Oscar and August
Nyblad and Martin Bloomsness spent
Friday evening at Oslo.
Julius Allen went to Warren Mon
day evening to have some dental work
Ole Bragger was in Crookstou Mon
day evennig to see his brother Severt.
off who left for military service.
Matt Peterson, of Warren, was in
the village Tuesday.
Alys Wolberg arrived home Monday,
after visiting for some time at Hallock.
Martha Johnson is helping Mrs.
Nordahl Thompson during the spring
Hildeborg Henrickson is absent from
school on account of the illness of her
Mrs. A. P. Palm spent Monday af
ternoon at the Lundgren home.
Mrs. C. O. Olson and children and
Hilda Erickson spent Friday after
noon at the M. O. Johnson home.
Louise Dagoberg is very ill with
istheinvest- ment of our
Valburg Fryklun and August Lin
roth attended the movies at Warren
The basket social which wasuto be
held last Saturday evening was post
poned until' coming Thursday evening.
April 11th. Professor Phillips will
Mrs. Wm. Malm will entertain "the
Norwegian Ladies' Aid next Thursday
afternoon, April 11th. All are wel
Miss Edith Peterson arrived home
from Lancaster last Thursday evening,
where she is teaching school. Her
school has been closed for a few weeks
on account of scarlet fever.
Pete Iverson and Carl O. Holt have
had telephones installed. Mr. Holt at
the store and Mr. Iverson at his resi
C. O. Olson. S. S. Trickey and W. F.
Malm autoed to Grand Forks Tues
day afternoon on business.
Mr and Mrs. C. O. Olson entertained
at a dinner last Sunday evening the
following: Mr. and Mrs. Ole Lofstrom
and family. Mr. and Mrs. John Engen
and son. Mr. and Mrs. Sanfrid John
son and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Swanson
Alvarado Red Cross Notes.
Five cents may win for you the Red
The following are the new members
for the month of March: Mrs. Frank
Stuemke. Edith and Ruth Holmgren.
Mrs. Nels Markuson. Emil Johnson.
Willie Gunderson. Axel Boman, Char
ley Boman. Ingaborg Peterson.
Are von a ?ood su^ser
a guess. What is
of the Red
I yo get the right
name, the doll is yours and all for a
nickel. Get busy!
A Red Cross program was held at
the High School Auditorium last
Thursday evening, which consisted of
Instrumental duet by Aurelia Eckblad
and Alys Sands. Instrumental solo by
Myrtle Sands. Instrumental solo by
Helen Backstrom. Speech by Prof.
Siostradn. Instrumental duet by Edna
Johnson and Helen Porten.
The monthly business meeting of the
Red Cross was held Monday evening
after which a steroptican lecture on
Red Cross was given by Prof. Phillips.
At the Red Cross business meeting
Monday evening the following com
mittee on publicity was appointed:
Mr. Garfield Anderson, Martha John
son and Ella Sands.
Knitters AttentionWe have re
ceived new directions from headquar
ters about knitting for the next few
months. Socks and sweater wanted
only, and we want six pair of socks to
one sweater. Also no double heels
wanted, as when they are washed they
get too hard and cause blisters on the
men's heels. Also the following
'don'ts' where sent us:
Don't end a pair of socks which
measure less than 13 inches or more
than 14 inches from top of leg to tip
of heel (4Y inches of purling is in
cluded in this measurement).
Don't accept a pair of socks narrow
er than 3y2 inches or wider than 4%
inches in either foot or leg when mea
Don't make sock with'double heel.
Don't accept a pair of ock which
measures less than lO^A inches or more
than 12 inches from tip of toe to tip
Don't knot your yarn in knitting
All yarn should be spliced when it is
necessary to break the yarn for any
reason. Knots cause great discomfort
to our soldiers.
Don't fail to mark plainly every pair
of socks with foot size in inches.
Coffee and cake was served to the
ladies that sewed in the Red Cross
rooms Thursday afternoon by the
domestic science class.
Remember to come as many as you
can Thursday evening at 8 o'clock
sharp to the Red Cross sewing rooms.
Sewing hours 8 to 10 on^Thursday ev
enings and Tuesday afternoons com
mencing at 2 p.m.
We note in the April first number of
the Northern division bulletin that the
Northern Division does a monthly busi
ness of approximately $700,000. These
figures were taken from the accounts
of the month of February, the short
est month in the year. During the
same month knitted articles and gar
ments passed through the Division
valued at $396,532.16 and surgical
dressings and bandages worth $82,-
It is requested that only sox and
sweaters be knitted for the next few
months and that no other knitted arti
cles be made, and that sox be knitted
in the proportion of six sox to one
sweater. There is, of course, still a
great demand for articles of sewing.
T-iivm wfcwimw nn wtummttftrtMint
of Labor and Struggle
THE American people fought their first
battles for liberty and therightsof self
government one hundred and forty-two
ifAt that tone, and for many years thereafter,
their realization of their national aspirations and of
the goal toward which they were really striving
was vague and indistinct But step by step they
struggled onward and upward toward alight which
grew clearer as their eyes and minds slowly opened
to its significance. Today, as a result of their strug
gles and their sacrifices, we possess and enjoy our
priceless American institutions.
J These institutions must be preserved. The
structure so laboriously reared in these one hun
dred and forty-two years will be utterly destroyed1
if we do not spring to its defense with every atom
of our energy and determination. This is not a
situation which may be trifled with, or evaded, or
put off. It is one which must be met nowtoday
no matter what sacrifices it may entail, or what
the cost may be.
TUB Space Paid For and Contributed By
HALVOR STEENERSON, Crookston, Minn.
t%&A^^krJ>thijSa:^ 3-^si^iiSlk JS
Shipment of any articles to troops in
France unless they have been request
ed by the soldier himself has been for
bidden by Major General March, act
ing chief of the staff. They will be re
fused by the postoffiee and express
offices unless accompanied by an ap
proved request from the soldier. It is
very apparent that the reason for this
is to save transportation space. Space
on ocean going vessels to Europe at
this time is confronting the Allies with
a great problem and every thing must
be done to conserve as much of the
available space as possible.
Those of you who wish information
[on the new Comfort Kit may obtain A.
,R. C. bulletin phamphlet No. 402 on
comfort kits. Some changes have been
made to standardize the comfort kit
more thoroughly. Furtheru explana
tion can be gotten from the local
branch or from the chapter.
Here is a list of the articles that the
Junior Red Cross will be glad to get
for their salvage department: Tin and
lead foil, please fold flat, don not roll
into balls. Collapsible paste and paint
tubes. Lead, brass, copper and alum
inum waste. Silver and broken bits of
jewelry. Waste rubber. Old automo
bile tires and tubes and bicycle tires
and tubes. Books, magazines and
newspapers. Burlap \and gunnysacks.
Old kid gloves. Clean white rags,
mixed rags and woolen rags. Manilla
rope (no motter what length).
The big sale is coming April 19th,
only a little more than a week now in
which to make your donation, if you
have not already done so. Can we not
make this sale the biggest auction in
the history of the town? You would
be surprised at the number and amount
of things that have already been don
ated, but there is still room for a great
deal more. Use the slip that appears
elsewhere on this page as many others
are doing, and send it in. The pri
mary purpose of this auction is to help
suffering humanity. Can we give to a
more noble cause?
There are several features in con
nection with this auction that are not
being advertised due to incomplete
plans. One of these is the auction of
two American Flags. The buyer of
one flag buys with the understanding
that it be donated to the Consolidated
School, the other flag to be donated to
the village of Alvarado. It is also
hoped that a speaker may be procured
to talk just previous to the sale, name
ly at two o'clock on the afternoon of
April 19th. The sale will be carried
on at the school house.
Some of the things that have already
been donated are: 2 roosters, 1 case
eggs, 1 sack oats, 2 sacks oats, 2 sacks
potatoes, 3 hens and one rooster, Red
Heifer calf and 1 doz. doves, 4 horse
gas engine, 1 sheep and one ram and
many other things too numerous to
The Red Cross is looking for many
donations such as those of land, the
crop off of ten acres of land, possibly
a house or a town lot. Who will be
the first to donate something of this
Sunday school at
Baptist Charch of Vega.
H.p EKBLAD. Pastor.
iu:d0 and preaching service at 30
Sunday school at Alvarad11 in
the old school
building:ama.t preaching:d service at 8p.
Ai meets the home
Oscar Peterson Tuesday, April
lb. at 2 p. m. A cordial invitation is
extended to all.
Swedish Lutheran Church of Alvarado.
J. W. LUNDGREN. Pastor.
Services at Elim at 11 a. m. April
14, and at Alvarado at 8 m. Prof
Sjostrand will preach. Sunday school
at Alvarado at 2 m. All are wel
April 12The Potter DePew Tno.
Last number of the Lyceum course this
season. A wonderful musical company
that will g-ive you an evening: of enter
tainment worth going miles to see and
hear. Admission 35 and 50 cents.
I hereby donate the articles set op
posite my name to the Alvarado Branch
of the American Red Cross, which arti
cle is to be auctioned off at the public
auction to be held at the school house
on Friday evening-, April 19th.
I will deliver the article to the school
house on or before the date before
I chose this country
from all the nations of the world because
here my children are free to reap
fruits of the best that is in them.
I love this country because it gives me
opportunity. I will protect it because it
My country is now in danger. The
rights of my children have been attacked.
If I do not stand back of my country now
if its principles are wiped from the face
of the earthwhere will I go?
What opportunities will I have, if
the iron hand of the Kaiser is placed
on this land? What will my money
be worth, if I am a slave? What
right have I to freedom, if I al-
low them to take my freedom
from me now?
My country has offered me a mortgage
on every penny's worth of property of
every man in this great country. My
money is not to be taken from me by
force as the Germans would do if they
came here. I am simply loaning it to
I am proud to do my part.
"No mercy will be
shown! No prisoners will
be taken! As the Huns, un
der King Attila, made a
name for themselves, may
the name of German be so
fixed by your deeds, that
no one shall ever again
dare even to look at a Ger
These are the Kaiser's
own words, when on July
27. 1910, he hade fare
veil to his soldiers.
In the name of countless
women and children who have
been butchered or have met
worse than deathHalt the
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St. Hilaire Retail Lumber Co
A. I. BYSTROM, Local Manager