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MORE LIVE STOCK
BETTER FARMING
(Continued from page one)
In the absence of Frank Jeffers, of
Red Lake Falls, president of the Live
Stock Breeders' Association, who was
unable to be present, F. A. Green, of
Stephen, made a very acceptable sub
stitute and responded in a neat speech.
C. L. Spaulding. of Warren, Vice Pres
ident of the Red River Valley Stock
Breeders' Association, presided at this
meeting
An address by Prof. A. W. McKer
row, Secretary of the Minnesota Live
Stock Breeders' Association, followed
next, and was full of practical sugges
tions He spoke of the importance of
the live stock industry to the individ
ual tanner and to the nation, dwelling
especially on the importance of the
dany cow and the value of dairy pro
ducts as human food. It has been
Muentihcally determined that milk is a
very necesssaiy food for the proper de
velopment of the growing child. Milk
fed people are the strongest and live
the longest and those nations who con
sume large quantities of dairy pro
ducts, are the most virile and pro
gressive Butter fat is a very essen
tial part in the diet of children as well
as giown-ups and no other foini of fat,
vegetable or animal, can take its place
a well balanced human ration. He
had himself been instrumental in
launching a milk campaign in Minne
apolis and other cities for increased
consumption of dairy products. He
found that many tamilies used butter
substitutes like troco and other pro
ducts, some because these products
vveie cheaper pound for pound, altho
not food value, and others because
the\ weie ignorant of their food value,
behev mg them to be "just as good" as
the genuine dairy product. Mr. Mc
Kerrow urged that more attention be
paid to the breeding and feeding of live
stock in this valley, the growing of
corn, clover and alfalfa, and the build
ing of silos By such system of farm
ing, including a judicious rotation of
crops, the fertility of our soil will
never be depleted The Red River Val
ley ought to be famed as a breeding
giound for good live stock.
J. D. McGregor, of Brandon, Man.,
Piesident of the Brandon Winter Live
Stock Show, was the next speaker. He
has been a leading spirit in building
up the Brandon Live Stock Show, one
ot the largest and most successful
shows of its kind in America. Mr. Mc
Giegor was here specially for the pur
pose of telling the people how the
little city of Brandon had been able to
eiect a large permanent building for
their show. A .stock association was
formed in which shares were sold to
business men and farmers interested in
developing the live stock industry. By,
this method funds were obtained for
the erection of a building that was to
cost $35,000. This building answered
the purpose for two years, when it be
came necessary to provide larger quar
ters. The next step was to raise
$120,000 for an additional building.
This was done, too, and now over 600
head of stock are exhibited every year
in two huge buildings and,live stock
sales aggregating a hundred thousand
dollars are made to farmers who are
learning to appreciate the value of
good breeding animals. The fair has
been of great educational value to the
people in all western Canada. The
Ian pays out annually from $6000 to
to $12000 in prizes. A winter fair like
that established in Crookston would do
much to promote tne live stock indus
try in the Red River Valley and make
for better and more profitable farming.
Live stock is necessary for permanent
agriculture. Mr. McGregor is himself
a prominent stock raiser and has the
honor of having won two champion
ship prizes in one year at the big In
ternational Stock Show in Chicago on
eattle of the same breed, bred and fed
by him.
Address by Duncan Marshall.
Hon. Duncan Marshall, Minister of
Agriculture in Alberta, Canada, was
the next man introduced. He is a man
ot international reputation and as a
speaker on agricultural topics has
piobably not his equal in all America.
And he brought a message that was an
inspiration to every worker on the
farm. No farmer who heard him but
went away with a greater appreciation
of the importance and nobleness of
agriculture and with a determination
to magnify, and dignify his calling
more than ever in the future.
He said there is no business that re
quires so much training if it is to be
done right, as that of farming. Fairs
have a great educational influence. It
is very necessary to interest the boys
and girls in the raising of live stock
and other activities on the farm.
Often boys do not like to milk or take
care of cows because tjiey have not the
right kind of cows on the farm. After
milking a poor, scrawny, dried up cow
the boy may feel like giving her a kick
when he gets thru. But give the boy
a slick, fine cow that gives lots of milk,
so that his pail gets filled up, he will
get enjoyment out of his work and
will feel kindly toward the cow, patting
and stroking her after milking. We
should all try to get fun out of our
work. A pressing need is the training
of boys in the business of breeding live
stock. One method which he had found
valuable In arousing interest, was to
teach them the history of the various
breeds of animals, like the Guernseys,
the Aberdeen Angus, the Heref ords, the
Ayershires, the Holsteins, etc. In re
cent years for instance, the Holstein
has been developed and! improved
faster than any other breed.
One reason why boys and girls want
to leave the farm and go to the cities,
Is because the home is not a#fit place
to live in. Many farmers buy more land
it
PS* it, t,i,* 'aft f**v!
and continue to live in shacks, lacking
every convenience,, when the wise
thing would have been to invest the
money hi the building of a modern
home and other up-to-date farm build
ings. To make a home should be the
ambition of every man and a home on
the farm should be the best home in
the world, one that will make farm life
attractive and induce the boys and girls
to stay on'the farm.
Mr. Marshall pleaded for practical
instruction in agriculture by men who
possessed actual experience as well as
theoretical knowledge. In this con
nection he told a story that illustrated
his point. When he was a boy, he said,
he used to go to all the meetings he
could to listen to men making public
speeches in order that he might learn
something. One night he attended a
meeting where a man from the Ontario
Agricultural College talked on feeds
and feeding. He gave a lot of informa
tion about the chemistry that was more
or less useful, but most of it far beyond
the audience that sat still perfectly
amazed at his learning. But he forgot
himself for a moment and began to
discuss food values, and the trouble
with him about food values was that
he never fed anything that ate hay or
any kind of fodder. He had only book
knowledge. And in discussing food
values he mentioned turnips, saying
they had practically no food value at
all. There was an old Scotchman in
the room, and when the speaker said
that, he began playing with his whisk
ers that was always a danger signal
and the speaker noticing it said, I have
got the proof that turnips have no food
value because when analyzed they are
shown to be composed of ninety per
cent water. And the old man could
stand it no longer. He gave the whisk
ers an extra jerk and said: "Yes, my
so*, but it is damned .good water."
(laughter).
Mr. Marshall said that as Minister
of Agriculture in Alberta, he had al
ways aimed to secure men as teaehers
and lecturers on farm topics, who com
bined the practical knowledge of farm
ing with the theoretical training and
education of the schools. He had
scoured both Canada and the United
States for men who have made good
on their farms and were able to make
a living upon it, and possessing, be
sides, the training of the agricultural
college.
A business session,of the Breeders'
Association closed the afternoon meet
ing.
Thursday Evening Program
On Thursday evening the Warren
Battalion Band played several selec
tions outside the Chautauqua tent,
where all the meetings were held, and
the Citizens Orchestra of Crookston
rendered a much appreciated musical
program inside the tent. Too much
cannot be said in praise of the excellent
music furnished by the Crookston or
ganization. In the absence of Miss
Holliday, of the Crookston School of
Agriculture, Miss Evelyn Grindeland,
of Warren, led the community singing
very gracefully and acceptably.
Mr. R. C. Mathwig, of Warren, pre
sided at the evening session. He intro
duced the several speakers and by his
usually pleasing and affable manners
and well known facility of expression
added much to the evening's enjoy
ment.
Supt. C. G. Selvig, of the Northwest
School of Agriculture, Crookston, was
the next speaker. He called attention
to a significant thing, namely the in
crease of tenant farming in the United
States since 1870. The number pf
farms owned by non-residents had in
creased 43 per cent between 1870 and
1910. The land question is one of the
big questions we have to face after
this war and how to check tenancy
will be a big problem. We are now
close to the margin of production and
consumption of farm products. We
wast get oato (ttoe land a greater, num
ber of farmers and provide farming
facilities for them. We have thou
sands upon thousands of acres of va
cant lands in this state, and it ought
to be the policy of the government to
encourage farmers to settle on these
lands and by their labor help fill the
world's bread baskets, so necessary at
the present time. The subjects' of mar
keting and an equitable system of tax
ation are also deserving of attention in
any scheme of farm development. The
education of the farm boy and the
farm girl, preparing them for useful
occupations, must be carried forward.
The questions of child welfare and
health education ought also to receive
more attention. Of the men examined
for military training a large percent
age, 25 per cent, if he remembered
right, were physically unfit, many of
these from causes that are preventable.
J. D. McGregor, of Brandon, spoke
on the subject: "The Will to Feed Live
Stock During War Times." He told
how the people of Canada had gone to
work to increase thexproduction of live
stock, since the war started. Meetings
have been held and organization of
farmers effected in most every town
ship. Altho the war has taken away
the young men, so that there are prac
tically none left, yet by working longer
hours and using farm machinery more
effectively, have the farmers of Canada
been able to increase greatly the acre
age of small grain as well as the live
stock on their farms. How to get the
harvesting of the present crop done, he
did not know, but said it was up to
both countries to help one another.
Canada's power to conserve was not
great, but her power to produce was
unlimitable. What Canada had done to
increase meat production, the United
States can do. Interest the boys and
girls in good live stock. A small boy
in Canada raised the greatest calf that
ever lived and which won the Grand
Champion prize at the International
Stock Show in Chicago against all
breeds. He strongly urged .the people
here fo get behind the proposed winter
fair at Crookston.
Mr. Mathwig paid eloquent tribute
to the worth of Hon. Duncan Marshall,
fi i la
Minister of Agriculture, of Alberta,
Canada, when that gentleman,, .was
again called to the platform. Mr, Mar
shall's subject was "The Will to Win",
and hi a spirited address he once more
captivated the audience. He said he
was in Belgium when war was de
clared, and said he was surprised to
see how quickly and with what deter
mination the Belgian farmers had
turned from their peaceful pursuits to
the grim work of warfare. A people
that had developed the Belgian draft
horse and made him the best in the
world, and whose farmers were also
the best soil cultivators in the world,
he felt confident would also make
splendid fighters, as they amply proved
by their ability to check the furious
German onslaught while England was
mobilizing her army. He had wit
nessed the exciting scenes in Trafalgar
Square, London, when the question of
war was discussed by the British
parliament and how when war was de
clared there was a tremendous rush
for the recruiting stations. There was
no lack of will to win the war. The
allied nations are determined to win
this war for freedom and democracy
and he hoped that when it is done,
militarism will be banished from all
countries. As long as one nation is al
lowed to maintain a large standing
army some jackass will always he
found to fire a shot that will precipi
tate a fight. The war will have as one
result the bringing about of a better
understanding between all English
speaking peoples. The address thruout
was replete with patriotic sentiment
and all who listened to the eloquent
words of the speaker were stirred to
greater enthusiasm and love for their
country.
Big Patriotic Pageant on Friday
Friday, June 21, was one of the big
gest days in the history of Warren.
The big patriotic parade advertised for
that day drew large crowds of visitors
to the city, estimated variously from
4.000 to 6,000 people. All "will agree
that this pageant was the biggest thing
that has ever been pulled off in War
ren. Much thought and labor had been
expended in making and decorating the
numerous floats. To F. A. Green is due
a great deal of credit for the excellent
arrangement of the parade everything
moved along in orderly fashion, with
out friction or confusion.
The Warren Battalion Band and
Home Guard led the parade which
formed at the Washington school, fol
lowed by the Machine Gun, the Crook
ston Juvenile Band, and then a num
ber of floats featuring the activities Of
the Red Cross, such as the Surgical
Dressings, Hospital Work, Sewing and
Knitting, etc., etc. Nearly all the Red
Cross organizations in the county were
represented in one way or another, also
a float with a lady personifying the Red
Cross as "The Greatest Mother in the
World" attracted a great deal of atten
tion. The Alvarado Red Cross had^a
float in the shape of a boat in whichMa
number of workers were seated. 'TMs
float was very much admired. But tffe
cannot describe each Red Cross' flda't
separately, there weie so many of
them.. AU who saw them could vb%
help but be impressed by the magni
tude of the humanitarian work carried
on by the Red Cross. The Happy
Hikers, Liberty Loan squads, Bt
Spouts, all with flags and banners,
made a fine showing as they marched.
A novel attraction was the old Red Ri
ver cart, made wholly of wood without
a particle of irpn in its construction.
An ox pulled tbeart in which sat J. S,
Hilleboe holding the lines. The Mar
shall County Federated Clubs had a
float and every individual club in the
county, about 20 in number, was repre
sented in the parade. The Pioneer
Land and Loan Co. had an artistic
float decorated with grain, symbolic of
the valley's greatest industry. The
Alvarado band showed up well in the
procession. Tafi Northwest Softool of
Agriculture had several floats, one of
which displayed a small model of the
proposed building for a winter fair at
Crookston. The Boxville Farmers
Club had two or three excellent floats
that showed the character of the work
in the Boxville Consolidated School.
The live stock in the parade was the
real thing without any camouflage.
The Spaulding Dairy Farm showed a
Holstein bull, and three fine calves on
a float. Franks Bros, showed a fine
string of Herefords and the McCrea
Horse Co. paraded their stately Bel
gian stallion. G. N. Morkassel showed
some fine short horns. Very striking
banners and mottos were carried in the
stock division of the parade..
As the pageant moved down Johnson
avenue it presented a most imposing
sight that will not soon be forgotten by
those who had the good fortune to see
it. The great pageant will be preserved
for all time on the moving picture
screen.
Pig Auctioned Off For Red Cross
Ed. Rosendahl, of Warren, had kind
ly donated a purebred Duroc Jersey
pig to the Red Cross and after the
parade this pig was auctioned off at
the State Bank corner. F. A. Green
was the auctioneer. The big brought
$201 for the Red Cross.
Friday Afternoon Session
On Friday afternoon A. D. Wilson,
Food Administrator for Minnesota, dis
cussed the all important question of
food conservation and the necessity of
increasing the production of both grain
and live stock.
Hon. Duncan Marshall appeared for
the third and last time with another
great speech that* proved his resource
fulness as a speaker and did not by
any means exhaust the limitless fund
of information on agricultural topics
carried by him on his finger tips.
Another whirlwind speaker in the
afternoon was Dr. F. Osten-Saken, con
nected with the America First Asso
ciation. He had lived 23 years in
Germany and in his earnest and force-
ful manner he described conditions
there and the causes, which made
America enter the war. Hje urged
everybody to stand by the government
in this great crisis.
At a business session of the Red Ri
ver Valley Development Association oil
Friday evening, the following officers
were elected to serve for the ensuing
year: President, S. M. Sivertson,
Crookston, re-elected first vice-presi-^
dent, F. A. Green, Stephen second"
vice-president, R. C. Mathwig, Warren
treasurer, M. E. Dahl, Twin Valley.
Directors at large re-elected, Leslie
Welter, Fargo C. G. Selvig, Crook
ston J. S. Hilleboe, Warren and two
additional directors at large, M. Holm,
Roseau, and W. W. Richards, Sr., Thief
River Falls.
Home Guard Drill
In the evening four companies of
Home Guard gave a battalion drill
with the aid of the Warren Battalion
Band, at the fair ground. A large
number of people motored out to see
this drill, nearly a thousand autos be
ing lined up around the track. Band
concerts by the Alvarado, Thief River
Fajls Juvenile, Crookston Juvenile,
Warren Juvenile and Battalion bands,
were given on the various streets.
The following Home Guard compan
ies participated in the drill: First
Lieutenant Fournet, acting captain of
the Crookston Home Guard, with about
60 men Captahi Fuller, of the Thief
River Falls Home Guard, with about
50 men Captain W. G. Courtney, of
the East Grand Forks Home Guard,
with about 40 men, and Captain
Spaulding, of the Warren Home Guard,
commanding about 70 men.
The battalion drill was the first event
of the evening and the efficiency and
splendid training of the men was well
displayed during this entire event.
The Thief River Falls guard on mount
ing was a very formal yet impressive
affair and during this entire ceremony
the Warren Battalion Band played
most appropriately.
The last military event of the even
ing was the battalion parade and re
view. For this affair the entire body
of Home Guards formed on the fair
ground and marched in company
formation, passing in review of Major
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Loring, of the Crookston Home Guard.
This military drill was a fitting
finale to the two big days of the Sum
mer Meeting in WarrSn.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Dahlquist Cele-
:?4 brate their Golden Wedding.
A large number of members of the
Swedish Lutheran church And other
friends assembled at the hom'e of Mr.
and Mrs. Peter Dahlquist, in this city,
on Saturday evening, June 22nd, for
the purpose of honoring this good old
couple and helping them to celebrate
their golden wedding. Sons, P. A.
Dahlquist and family of Minneapolis,
Carl S. Dahlquist and family, of Dray
ton, N. D., and Lawrence Dahlquist, a
nephew, of Cutbank, Mont., were
present at this occasion, including al
so the daughter, Miss Levia Dahlquist,
who is staying at home. Prof. C. E.
Sjostrand acted as toastmaster and
heartily congratulated the aged couple
who had travelled hand in hand along
life's pathway for fifty long years.
Short talks were also made by John
Stromquist, A. Anderson and others.
Several appropriate articles and some
gold coins were presented to the honor
ed couple in memory of the occasion.
Upon departing each one wished them
God's blessing and a long and peaceful
evening of life.
Red Cross Auction in McCrea.
Ye editor and his wife had the pleas
ure to attend a Red Cross auction sale
at the A. P. Bengtson home in McCrea
last Saturday afternoon,' at which a
number of articles made or contributed
by the Red Cross workers of McCrea
and vicinity were disposed of. Prof.
Sjostrand and M. L. Warner made
short talks and the latter officiated as
auctioneer. A calf that had been don
ated by Ole Bodell brought $18.00 Re
freshments were served for a small fee.
The total receipts of the sale amounted
to $84.73. Draft Lottery In U. S. Thursday.
Washington, June 25.Thursday of
this week was fixed by the war de
partment today as the date for the
drawing to establish the draft order
of nearly 800,000 young men of 21
years, who registered for military
service June 5th.
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popular Devon English
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SHOES
Its pointed toe makes men feel
perfectly shod. Young men pick it
because of its exclusive features.
Walk-Over Shoes are manufac
tured at Campello, Brockton,
Mass., are sold in all the important
towns and cities of the world, and
the world over bear the same trade
mark.
MAY INCREASE DRAFT
AGE LIMFT FROM 18 TO 45
Present indications are that Congress
will soon take action to change the*
draft age limits from 21 to 31 years, so"
that the draft will include all men
between the ages of 18 and 45 years.
Strong pressure has been brought to
bear on Congress for an increase in
the draft age limits, and the general
belief among men in close touch with
the situation is that speedy action will
be taken in the matter.
War industries in all parts of the
country are* lagging because, of a short
age of labor. Various branches of the
United States Army, particularly the
Engineers and Signal Corps, are in
need of skilled mechanics and artisans
of all kinds. The "Work or Fight" law
is expected to relieve the situation
somewhat, but it is doubtful if it will
bring enough men into the Army and
into the hundreds of government work
shops to make army officers change
their plans. Secretary of War Baker,
and Provost Marshall General Crow
der are both emphatically in favor of
the change, and have gone so far with
their plan that a bill already is prac
tically ready for introduction in the
House.
NOTICE TO LUTHER LEAGUES IN
THE RED RIVER DISTRICT.
The Swedish Lutheran League Con
vention will be held at East and West
Emmaus congregations, Kennedy,
Minn., on Friday, Saturday and Sun
day, July 5, 6 and 7. The business
meeting will begin at the East Emmaus
church on Friday afternoon at 3
o'clock.
Farewell Party.
A farewell party was held at the
home of Albert Metheny on Friday ev
ening in honor of Harry Johnson, who
is going to leave for camp soon. The
evening was spent in playing games
and dancing. At midnight refresh
ments were served by the hostess, and
after wishing Harry good luck, all de
parted for their homes, having spent
an enjoyable evening.
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