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The Literary Society met last Sat
urday evening. Pres. Alton Saekett
had charge of the meeting which open
ed after $) o'clock.' The song, "Battle
Cry of Freedom," was sung lv the
audience, after which the secretary
read the report of the last meeting.
A debate was given on the subject:
"Resolved that a telephone is more
beneficial to the farmer than the auto-'
mobile. Those on the affirmative side
were Alton Saekett and Florence Lin
den. Myrtle Anderson and Olof Eide
were the competitors on the negative
side. The affirmative was lirmlv con
vinced that the telephone is the most
beneficial and the negative the oppo
site After some argumenting the deand
cision of the judges was announced
which proved to be two to one in favor
of the affirmative.
At the close of the debate Myrtle
Tangquist gave a piece of music" and
also a recitation.
New officers were chosen at this
meeting. They are as follows: Dr.
Lindquist. president: ('has. Stvrlund,
vice president: and Albert Myrbo. sec
retary and treasurer.
The song, "Just Before The Battle
Mother", was sung at the conclusion
and the meeting was adjourned at
The next meeting of the Literary
Society will be the la^t Saturday in
April, namely the 27th. Be sure and
make jour appearance in the hall at
0 o'clock sharp. We are promised a
good pio^iam by the committee.
John Nelson and family an toed to
Thiet Bner Falls last Thursday
The Swedish Ladies' Aid met at
Gust Sustad's. last Thursday. Not a
very laiiie crowd attended due to it
being a busy time
Peter KIKKMHI'S autoed to Thief Ri
ver Falls List week to attend the fun
eral of Ida Peckman a former resi
dent ot Viking.
Mr and Mrs. I. M. Myrbo were War
ren callers last Friday.
Mr and Mrs. J. Jen^on and daugh
ter returned from the southern part
of the state last Friday, where they
ha\e spent three week'.-, time Msitini:
a menu friends and relatives. They re
port hawng had an excellent time.
Knut Johnson has tilled Mr. Jenson's
place as Soo depot agent during his
Kud went to Crookston Wednes
day to see his daughter Jennie, who
has been suffering from an attack of
pneumonia at the hospital there.
J. Benson and family autoed to
Warren last Saturday.
Miss Annie Anderson returned home
last Saturday evening from Warren,
after a month's stay on the Spaulding
Sheriff and Mrs. Hanson were visit
ors at Viking a few days of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Amundson and family,
of Vega, former residents of Viking,
visited at Martha Bengson's the past
Jessie Hansen was a caller at War
ren last week.
Chas. Lindell's visited at John Lind
quist's Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Flodstrom transacted business
at Warren last week.
We have been having some very
severe andstorm of late. A strong
south wind laden with dust has con
tinued blowing, making it very miser
able to be outdoors.
Kumtrs have been spread that Al
fred Larson, who has been staying at
Duluth the past winter, has taken sick
with pneumonia and is lying at the
hospital there. We hope he will speed
Mrs. Axel Holmgren, of Andelin, X.
D., arrived in Viking last week. She
is expecting to visit about two months
at her parental home.
Little Earl Styrlund has been sick
for some time, but is now improving.
Mrs. A. Westerlund and children
visited at her parental home, Fors
berg's. last Monday.
Walter Lindell autoed to Warren
Woolery's. who have been staying
here this winter, left for Warren last
week to make their future home.
Miss Ida Peterson went to Warren
Saturday and remained over Sunday.
Mrs. Dockjen left for. Thief River
Falls last Thursday, returning Mon
Misses Saetre aud Arp, and Bill
Hansen and Roy Anderson autoed
down from Strandquist Friday even
Olof Eide went to Warren Saturday.
Axel Anderson came down from
Newfolden over Sunday.
The Misses Agnes and Manda Hal
vorson and Ilet LeSage and Morris
and Albert Halvorson autoed to Grand
Miss Edna Flozdal and Peter Ny
gren visited at the O. Xygren home
Ernest Styrlund and family and
Miss Freda Eckhlad autoed to Warren
Peter Xygren autoed to Radium Sat
urday on business.
The F. O. Anderson girls autoed to
After a flight,
and maybe a
fight, a email
chew of Real
him up for
i,' ^/'-*V '*t^f^^
Newfolden last Monday afternoon.
Miss Sophie Swanson, of Canada, is
visiting with her grandmother and
uncle in this town. He sister. Mrs.
M. Viugie, has also been visiting here,
but returned home last week.
Last Sunday the members of the I.
O. (4. T. Lodge gave a farewell pro
gram to Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Stevens
of this village. After the program a
delicious lunch was served of which all
participated. The intentions of Mr.
and Mrs. Stevens are to leave for
Canada this week, where they will
visit at the parental home of Mrs.
Stevens, whence they will leave for
Tacoma, Wash., (o make their home.
They have been residents of this vil
lage a number of years. Their depart
ure will be a loss to the community
they will be missed by their
friends. Mr. Stevens has held the posi
tion as elevator man of the Atlantic
Elevator Co. for some years. His
place in the future will he filled by
Charley Larson, the rural route car
The Third Liberty Loan Drive was
conducted by I. M. Myrbo. Chas. Styr
lund and Hansen, in the village.
Those for the town were Peter Erick
son. August Peterson, Ed. Saekett and
John Gustafson. Viking has been
asked to raise $7,100 for the loan.
Viking Red Cross Notes.
The Red Cross sewing circle met at
R. H. Bovee's last Friday afternoon.
A new shipment of 12 pajamas and
12 hospital shirts arrived last week.
All the members are very busy sew
ing and knitting in order to complete
the garments on hand so that they may
be shipped out the latter part of the
month. The ladies are quite indus
trious. Both young and old partake of
the sewing and knitting also.
Grandmother Lindquist, aged 04
years, is doing her "bit" by helping
with the knitting of socks.
Stevens has donated *2.00 to the
The sewing circle will meet each
Friday hereafter, unless further
Viking School Notes.
The .")th grade has completed their
Vi\ ian Anderson and Robert Lindell
are back to school again after a week
The painting classes on Friday
painted the Chinese poster. "Little
The Junior Red Cross girls received
more work on Saturday. They are
very anxious to commence the little
Alice and Raymond Styrlund are
still out of school due to illness.
Gladys and Harold Woolery moved
to Warren last week. We were sorry
to have them leave our school.
The debate, "Resolved That it is
better to live in the country than in
the city", was won by the affirmative,
last Friday. The debating team con
sisted of the fifth and sixth grades.
They are planning on another debate
very soon. Mission Church of Viking
WERNER DROTTS. Pastor.
Services will be held next Sunday
at 10 30 a and 8 pm. Sunday
school at 12.
All ai welcome. SOUTHOF
The weather continues dry and
windy, and the farmers are making
good progress with their seeding, but
a good rain would be welcome.
Mrs. John Haaseth called at the
Strand home on Saturday afternoon.
Miss Elizabeth Kleppe was out in
the Happy Corner on Friday afternoon
in the interest of the Liberty Loan
Ernest Asp is working at the Rose
Lane farm this week.
Walfred Forslund and Hilda Strand
came up from Warren via the "Ford
route" on Sunday to visit with their
The following young folks made a
pleasant call over at the Oscar Han
son place on Sunday afternoon: Oscar
and Ernest Asp. Ole Mortrud, Dagny
Thompson and Selma and Theodore
The Thompson' and Strand families
wei'e visitors at the J. O. Asp home on
Wednesday, April 3, was a peak day
in sales of war savings stamps, when
$4,120,932 was recorded at the Treas
ury for the day's receipts from stamp
English market reports show the
amount of home-grown meat of ah
kinds coming to the principal markets
has averaged 55,000,000 pounds a week
since January 1, as against 227,000,000
pounds average for the same period of
1916. The number of cattle coming to
market has decreased 65 per cent,
sheep 40 per* cent, hogs 68 per cent,
compared to the same period in 1916.
Someone Sent Htm
a pouch of
Real GRAVELY Chewing Plug
Tobacco is about the onlycomfort the soldier
hasand no chance to smoke on duty! But a
satisfying chew of Real Gravely Plughe can
enjoythat even in a shell holein NoMan's Land.
Gire any man a chew of Real Gravely Ping* and he will
tell you that's the land to send. Send the best!
Ordinary plug i* false economy. It costs less per weeK
to chew Real Gravely, because a small chew of it lasts a
If you smoke a pipe, slice Gravely with your knife ana
add a little to your smoking tobacco. It will give flavor
improve your smoke.
SEND YOUR FIEND IN THE U. S. SERVICE A POUCH OF GRAVELY
Dealers all around here carry it in 10c pouches. A 3
stamp will put it into his hands in any Training Camp or
Seaport of the U. S. A. Even "over there" a 3 stamp
will take it to him. Your dealer will supply envelope and
give you official directions how to address it.
P. B. GRAVELY TOBACCO COMPANY, Danville, Va.
The Patent Poach keepe it Freeh and Clean and Good
it i* not Real Gravely without ihi Protection Seal
Established 18S1 I WEST VALLEYT
The Liberty Loan Drive could well
be called the five minute men this
time the work was accomplishe 1 in a
Seeding is about completed. Now for
a good rain.
Rev. Ordalil will preach in the Synod
church Sunday afternoon, April 21st.
Mr. and Mrs. Myres and son. of
Thompson, X. D.. were visitors at the
hitters mother over Sunday.
Ole Stemes bought a span of horses.
Mr. and Mrs. I ver Lokken, of New
folden, visited at S. Isaacson's Sunday.
Ole Lausness returned from Halstad
Lars Haugaard is teaching parochial
school in Dist. 130.
The timber tires of late are certain
ly bad. People should be a little more
careful with their matches.
Mrs. J. A. Johnson entertained the
Haugaard and Stromberg young people
last week in the teacher who was soon
Mrs. M. Tollefson. of Thompson, X.
D., visited with her mother last week.
Miss Anna Stromberg is visiting at
Red Cross Notes.
The monthly meeting of the West
Valley-Lincoln Auxiliary met at
Strandquist Saturday. April Inspite
of the disagreeable weather and muddy
roads, a big crowd was present. The
lunch netted the society $16.S1, said
lunch was presided over by Mrs. John
Hnsting of Lincoln.
The garments shipped last month
Hospital bed shirtsMiss Olga
Holmgren, (i: Miss Ida Ramstad. 4
Mrs. Thea Ramstad. 1 Mrs. Oscar
SweatersMr R. Haugaard, 1
Mrs. .Isaacson. l(i Mrs. E. Johnson.
1: Mrs. F. Rasimisson. 1 Mrs. O. RoWas
land. 1 Mrs. K. as. 1 Miss Lizzie
The next meeting will be held the
first Saturday in May. It is the aimdied
of the Auxiliary to get speakers, which
may be able to encourage the people.
Mrs. Carl Xelson will be hostess at the
lunch for the next meeting.
67,716 MEN EXCISED FROM
MILITARY SERVICE UNDER
Under provisions of the selective
service law making specified vocations
a ground for exemption or discharge.
apaVt from the "necessary industries"
dealt with by the district boards, 07,-
716 men were excused from military
Of the men exempted 1.663 were Fed
eral or State officers ministers, 3,976
divinity students, 3,144 in the mili
tary and naval service, 47,822.
County and municipal officials num
bering S89 were discharged custom
house clerks, 171 mail employees, 1.-
476 arsenal workmen, 2,358 Federal
employees designated by the President,
1,777 pilots, 1.772 mariners, 2,666.
$3.50 and $4.00
(From the Messenger)
Miss Esther Hanson, of Warren,
spent Saturday and Sunday here with
her sister, Mrs. M. Olson.
John Bukowski and wife were War
ren visitors the fore part of the week.
Miss Cassie Smith returned on Fri
day from Warren, where she lias been
spending the past few months.
Mrs. V. 1\ Warner and Mrs. Hard
wick went to Warren Wednesday for a
short visit with relatives and friends.
Miss Martha Vigstol left Monday for
Dunseith, N. Dak., where she has acA.
cepted a position as a trained nurse af
Ed. Eliason. wife and children, of
Alexandria. Minn., arrived by auto last
Thursday evening from Thief River
Falls, and will spend the summer and
Miss Carrie Carlson,' who has been
spending her Easter vacation here, left
Sunday evening for Oslo, to resume her
duties as teacher in the public schools
at that place.
Miss Hannah Neslund, who is a
trained nurse, left Tuesday for Fargo,
N. Dak., where she will make applica
tion tor entering the service as a Red
Cross nurse. Miss Neslund will return
from there on Friday.
Miss Clara Stevning. A\ho came over
the latter part of last week to see her
brother (ieorge before he left for mili
tary service, visited here o\er Sunday,
leaving on Tuesday for Sarles. X. D.,
here she is teaching sc hool. Her sis
ter. Miss Emilia, returned the Mime
day to Valley City, where she is at
tending the Normal.
Word reached here on Sunday from
Washington, 1). informing Dan
Erickson aud wife that their son Ed.
seriously ill. Ed. lolt here Feb.
2(ith with the last draft remnt x'or
Camp Dodge. Wednesday the Erick-
son'.s iecei\ed word that their son had
at 0:40 that morning 'I he re
mains are expected here on Saturday
and the funeral will he held Sunda\ at
4 p. m. The Crookston Home (iuards
will be present to do military honor to
the fust one of our bo.\ who died in
his country's service.
The Shipping Board plans construc
tion of three launching ways fur tlnee
3.300-ton concrete vessels. This type
of vessel is still in an experimental
stage, and if found successful the board
may build 7,500-ton concrete ships.
I Northwest of Warre-n-I
Miss Clara Backlin visited with her
home folks over Sunday.
The following helped Mabel Knud
sen celebrate her 12th birthday: Miss
Amy Whitman, Agnes, Minnie, Lillie
and Clarence Dalquist and Frances and
Bernard Westberg called at A. C.
Miss Olga Cederlund went to Crook
ston Saturday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Prillwitz and sons
John, Herman and Theodore, called at
C. Knudsen's Sunday afternoon.
The Cederlund young people called
at B. Westberg's Sunday.
John Dahlquist and Aaron Johnson
were gathering subscriptions for the
A bunch of young folks were seen at
the school house last Sunday night
and were heard too!
All airplanes manufactured in the
United States for the Army and Navy
will bear a red, white and blue bull's
eye of three concentric circles, similar
to the insignia of allied planes, on the
wings, and vertical red, white and
blue stripes on the rudders. These
markings were adopted by the joint
Array and Navy Technical Aircraft
Board and approved by the Secretary
of War and the Secretary of the Navy.
it you wish to Buy, Sell or Rent 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 sano business.
Why WeDo Not
Expect a Decline
E DEEM it only fair to you to give you the
of our experience and to tell you
why we do not look for any appreciable decline in
lumber prices for perhaps several years after the
war is over. And we give you these reasons as
arguments why you should build now.
The lumber mills of the country are now scarcely
keeping up to the demand.
At the present time the Federal Government is us-
ing tremendous quantities of lumber in shipbuilding
and other war requirements factories are consuming
enormous quantities. After the war the demand
will be fully as heavy, to take care of all the deferred
building operations in the cities and to reconstruct
the devastated areas of the war zone. Europe,
which doesn't produce enough lumber in normal
times, looks to America for the building materials
necessary for its reconstruction.
We are fortunate in having a good stock of lumber on hand.
And we have orders placed which protect us for the next few
Our advice to our friends, therefore, is to build now. Do
not wait for lower prices in lumber for in reality lumber
is not high in comparison to other thingsnot as high now
as it may be later on.
Values must eventually adjust themselves. Lumber prices
must eventually rise to the level of other staple commodities.
Our plans, specifications and bills of materials for any
type of farm building you may be thinking about are
yours on request.
See us today. Let us show you our stock of good old White
Pinethe best wood for all outside uses.
St. Hilaire Retail Lumber Co.
A. I. BYSTROM, Local Manager WARREN, MINN.
THE EVEN HEAT
Temperature Alarm for Incubators
and Brooders. Bell W be placed any
where. No more weak chicks from
over-heating or chilled. Heat can be
kept in any make of incubator just as
even as by a mother hen. Will save
fuel, labor and eggs, gives better re
sults in hatching. Apparatus guaran
tee or money refunded. PRICE $3.75
Agents wanted. State make of your
Order todaydon't delay.
THE ETA CO., NEWFOLDEN, MINN.
Farm Loans, Real Estate and Insurance
Through the Metropolitan
Surety Company I can fur
nish Probate, Insolvency,
Judicial and Fidelity Bonds
and miscellaneous Bonds
and Guaranties on bids and
Stean, ship Tickets to and from Europe by all
First Glass Lines tor Sale.