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Twelfth Annual Marshall County Fair
Opened Today.Great Show
of Live Stock.
Today marks the opening of the
twelfth annual exhibition of the Mar
shall County Fair and from present
appearances it is safe to say
that this fair will far sur
pass that of any previous
year, not only in number and
quality of exhibits shown but in attend
ance records as welL The live stock
showing is very complete, both horse
and cattle barns being filled to over
flowing. Hogs and sheep are also ex
hibited in numbers. The poultry ex
hibit is the largest ever shown at the
Every booth in the industrial build
ing is occupied and this feature of the
lair is one that every visitor should
make it a point to visit.
The local horse races are being held
this afternoon and on Thursday and
Friday the class races will be held.
There are fifteen horses entered and
some close and interesting races are an
For amusement features might be
mentioned, the program of free
attractions, the educated and well
trained Shetland ponies, the high div
ing dog and goat, the Freed brothers
in musical comedies, and the Bertinos
in acrobatic stunts. The carnival com
pany is the largest that has ever visit
ed "Warren.
The first annual meeting of the War
ren Red Cross Chapter was held at the
High School Gymnasium on Tuesday
evening. Dr. S. Wattam, as presi
dent, gave a summary of the work of
the Chapter during the past year and
urged that more work, if possible, be
clone during the coming year, as the
need is srowing continually. Judge
Grindeland, Wood, Prof. ^Sjcn
strancf. A X. Eckstrom and Rev.
Merrill made short speeches touching
on the ''cope and importance of Red
Cross work A complete report of the
work of the Chapter and its many
Auxiliaries thruout the county will be
published as, oo as same can be made
ready Suffice it to say that the Mar
shall County Red Cross has been very
successful, and that nearly $50,000 in
cash have been raised in the county
during the year for Red Cross pur
poses, besides all the labor performed
by the good women's dextrous fingers.
All the old officers were re-elected
for another year, they being as follows:
S. Wattam. President Mrs. R. E.
--Thomas. Secretary H. L. Wood, Treas
urer and Mrs. A. A. Ayres and A. C.
Swandby, Trustees.
In discussing -the object and rules
and regulations of the explosives law,
which became effective a short time
ago, Mowler, U. S. explosives in
4spector for Minnesota, tooE"occasion to
call attention to the importance of this
measure and to the need of having it
carried into effect, not only as a pa
triotic duty but also as a matter of per
sonal protection against evil-minded
and irresponsible persons disposed to
destroy public and private property.
Under this law all dealers in ex
plosives are required to take out a
United States license, to be obtained
from county agents specifically au
thorized to issue the same.
""^Ihe U. S. Licensing Agents, author
ized to issue explosives licenses in Mar
shall county, are as follows:
A. C. Swandby, Clerk District Court,
Warren: A. C. Kirmes, Middle River
E. J. Johnson, Stephen Ben Docken,
Holt E*. A. Brekke. Argyle Elmer O.
Huset, Radium Alfred Johnson, New
folden S. A. Ostgaard, Gatzke Bert
Lee, Oslo Charles M. Carlson, Strand
urist Geo. A. Johnson, Grygla.
Sixty-eight babies of Warren and vi
cinity were registered Child Welfare
day, last Saturday: The general aver
age was near normal. The war work
was inaugurated by the Children's
Bureau of U. S. Dept. o* Labor and
the child Welfare Dept. of the Woman's
Council of National Defense. It is a
measure to show where we as a nation
will stand in the future.
No physical examination was taken.
Only the age, height and weight was
required. Comparing these with a
table of heights and weights compiled
noted doctors based on their origin-
alLpbservations to ascertain the child's
3rrect height and weight, thereby
showing if the child is normal.
If the child is not normal or near
normal, then it is the parents duty to
seek individual physical examination
to find wherein there is defect.
Miss Hansen, B. N., gave the
mothers a very instructive conference.
John F. Carlson, a well known pio
neer settler of Vega, died at his home
in said town on June 27, 1918, of
diabetes, aged 65 years and 3 months.
Deceased was born in Westmanland,
Sweden, March 27, 1853. With his
young wife he came to America in the
spring of 1881 and1
settled on a home
stead in town of Vega, Marshall county,,
on which they have made their home
ever since. Six sons and two daugh
ters have been born to them, their
names being as follows: Sons
Charley, August. Gustaf, Otto, Edward
and Axel DaughtersAnnie and Elin.
The latter is now Mrs. Carles H. Varn
er, of Brainerd, Minn. The two eldest
sons, Charles and August, are employed
with the Warren Machine and Iron
Works Co. These children and the
wife are the immediate mourners, and
a brother, A. G. Carlson, of this city,
and another brother living in Sweden,
besides other relatives, also mourn his
Deceased was an industrious and
successful farmer, a good neighbor and
friend and a useful and respected citi
The funeral was held from the home
on Monday afternoon this week and
was conducted by Rev. S. W. Swenson,
of Warren. It was largely attended by
old settlers, neighbors and friends, who
came to pay their last respects to the
departed pioneer, many of them being
from Warren. All the children were
present at the funeral.
The pall bearers' were as follows: P.
E. Anderson, C. J. Sandberg. Erick
Xorlund, August Westberg, Carl A.
Johnson and Anton Pearson. Many
and beautiful were the floral offerings
The remains were laid to rest in the
Vega cemetery Peace to the memory
of the good pioneer.
Rev. S. W. Swen
son, recently of
Evansville, Minn.,
moved his family
to Warren last
are now domiciled
in the new parson-
age that adjoins
the Swedish Lu
ther an church.
Rev. Swenson will
have charge of the
Swedish Lutheran
congregations in Warren and Vega as
their pastor. On Sunday 'last he
preached his initial sermon at the Vega
church hi the forenoon and in the War
ren church in the evening, both services
being well attended. Rev. Swenson is
a minister of prominence in the Augus
tana Synod. He is now. and has been
since it was organized, the President
of the Red River Valley Conference of
the Augustana Synod and by virtue of
said office has the supervision of the
religious work in the large and im
portant field embraced by said con
ference with"its hundred congregations
and 12,000 to 15,000 communicants.
Many friends wish him a long and suc
cessful ministry in this city.
RetFCross in Tuberculosis Campaign.
Red Cross chapters of this state are
launching an organized fight against
The Northern Division of the Ameri
can Red Cross, the State Advisory
(Tuberculosis) Commission and the
Minnesota Public Health Association
have just adopted a co-operative plan
for the care of Minnesota men rejected
or returned on account of tuberculosis.
Some of the important features of
this project, which is more comprehen
sive and complete than is the case in
any other state, are as follows:
Immediately upon notification of a
tuberculosis soldier, the Northern Divi
sion of the American Red Cross,
through its Home Service Section of
the local chapter, makes contact with
the soldier and ascertains essential
facts concerning him.
The Minnesota Public Health Asso
ciation and the Advisory Commission
for the purpose of the examinations,
enlist the services of experts in the
diagnosis of tuberculosis, and the ser
vices of competent nurses as required.
The local chapters of the American
Red Cross agrees to assume expense of
sanatorium or other care, as outlined
or recommended by the Minnesota
Public Health Association and the Ad
visory Commission provided the funds
cannot be secured from public agencies
for he treatment of tuberculosis.
According to the latest official re
turns the cost of living in Norway, cal
culated on statistics from 17 towns and
cities, shows an increast since the war
of 137 per cent, as compared with 92
per cent in Sweden and 66 per cent in
Denmark. Prices are still rising, but
more slowly than for some time past,
according to the official statement, says
an Associated Press report
Pittsburgh, Pa., June 22, 1918.
I suppose many readers of the Sheaf
and friends and relatives of the four
teen Marshall county boys who left
Warren the Sth of April, for Carnegie
Institute of Technology, at Pittsburgh.
Pa., would like to know what they are
doing and where they are. After our
60 day's course was at an end on June
10th and 11th, Burt Sinnott was trans
ferred to the Aviation Supply Depot,
Garden City, Long Island, N. Y. Elmer
X. Olson. Fred Rasmussen, Ivan Peter
son. Magnus Spjut, George Johnson
and George Stevning were transferred
to the Medical Corps Supply Depot,
Newport News, Va. Ira Smith, Glad
stone Kelley and Orville Morris were
transferred to Aviation, Section, Camp
Fire insurance rates on dwelllings in
Minnesota have been readjuted in ac
cordance with the experience on the
class during recent years. Rates have
been reduced on dwellings in towns
with good fire protectiqn, and increased
on those with little or no fire-fiighting
facilities. The reduction is larger on
the brick buildings with non-combusti
ble roofs, and on all classes of dwellings
a larger reduction is given for non-com
bustible as compared with shingle
roofs. As the statistics show that the
loss ratio on the contents of dwellings
is higher than on the buildings them
selves, the new rates on. household fur
niture are higher than on the struc
tures. All the changes made are inten
ded to fit the rate more closely to the
hazard and to recotmize the efforts of
the householders who build with an eye
to fire-prevention and of the municipal
ities which provide proper fife-fighting
Program Marshall County Fair
Patriotic Program to be Given inXity^Park at 10:30 a. m.
Parade will form in front of the Strand at 10 a. m., headed by Warren
Battalion Band. J. W. Thomas, Marshal of the Day.
Music by the Band
Invocation Rev. L. W. Barthalow
Song"Star Spangled Banner" fr
Address of Welcome Judge Grindeland, President of the Day
Music by the Band
Rjadinjg.of Djsclaratioikof Indjegejadence. _._____ _ Allan Powell
Song by Chorus
Oration Hon. Fred W. Putnam
gong"America" Choir and Audience
Music by Band
Thursday Afternoon, July 4th.
I 2:15 Pace or 2:10 Trot. Purse, $300.00
2:15 Pace or 2:20 Trot Purse, $300.00
Running Race, mile (2 in 3). 1st, $25 2nd, $15 3rd, $10.
Mule Race, mile dash. 1st, $10 2nd, $5 3rd, $3.
Men's Foot Race, 100 yards. 1st, $3 2nd, $2 3rd, $1.
Boy's Foot Race, under 12 years of age. 1st, $3 2nd, $2 3rd, $1.
Girl's Foot Race, under 12 years of age. 1st, $3 2nd, $2 3rd, $L,
Fat Men's Race. 1st, $3 2nd, $2 3rd, $1.
Boy's Three-Legged Race. 1st, $2 2nd, $1.50 3rd, $1.
Boy's Flag Race (eight in team). 1st, $4 2nd, $2.
Music by Warren Battalion Band.
Free Attractions in Front of Grand Stand.
i Evening Program.
Concert by Warren Battalion Band.
Free Attractions in Front of Grand Stand.
Exhibition DrillCompany "F", 11th Battalion, Minnesota Home Guard.
Bowery Dance.
Friday Afternoon, July Sth.
Free for all. Purse, $300.00
2:18 Pace or 2:15 Trot Purse, $300.00
Running Race, 5 Furlongs (2 in 3). 1st, $25 2nd, $15 3rd, $10.
Lire Stock Parade.
Music by Warren Battalion Band.
Free Attractions in Front of Grand Stand.
Evening Program.
Motor Cycle Race (Three entries required). 1st, $15 2nd, $10 3rd, $5.
Free Attractions in Front of Grand Stand.
Music by Warren Battalion Band.
"*-*3. i Fireworks.
1 r^fe#ieS%^^l!ower Danc% AmMMzMdMSSiU^
GreenN. C. Jalmar Skoglund was
transferred to the Aviation Corps and
will continue to study Radio here at
this institution. While John R.
Walker, Carl Xorgren and I were held
here as instructors in the Institution.
There axe 18 Minnesota boys instructing
here and 3 of them are from Marshall
county which is the largest number
from one county in the state. Our
bunch have all made good so far and
are all doing mechanical work in the
different branches of the service.
The boys give their best regards to
the Warren Sheaf and the people of
Marshall county.
Sergt. C. A. Wagner,
Co. A., Barrack No. 1, C. I. T.
Aviation Station,
The new schedule of prices as an
nounced T)y the food administration,
and 'compared with the former prices,
1 New Old
Prices Prices.
Minneapolis $2.2iy $2.17
Duluth 2.22Vo 2.17
Chicaco 2.26 2.20
New York 2.39% 2 2S
Philadelphia 2 39, 2.27
Baltimore 2.38% 2 27
Newport News 2.38% 2.27
New Orleans 2.28 2.20
Galvestcfn 2.28 2.20
St Louis 2.24 2 IS
Kansas City 2 IS 215
Omaha 2.18 2_lo
San^Francisco 2 20 2.10
Los'Antreles 2 20 210
Portland 2 20 210
Tacoma 2.20 210
Seattle 2.20 2.10
Astoria 2.20 2.10
The basis for No. 2 wheat will be 3
cents below No. 1 and the basis for No.
3 wheat 7 cents below No. 1. Grades
below 3 will be dealt in on sample.
Choir and Audience
Last Saturday night Gust E. Olson
and Elling Jorgenson, of Alma, were
returning home from a trip to Red
Lake Falls in the former's car. When
near the Ole Bodell farm, five miles
east of Warren, Mr. Olson, in meeting
another car perhaps, drove too close to
the edge of the ditch alongside the road
so that the car tipped over completely
and pinned him underneath,? Mr. Jor
genson was thrown to the ground clear
of the car but was so dazed by the fall
that when he recovered consciousness
somewhat he did not know where he
was or what had happened to him and
wandered away from the place in the
darkness. Next morning Dr. O. F.
Mellby, of Thief River Falls, drove by
in his auto on his way to Warren and
noticing the upturned car by the road
side stopped to investigate. He found
Mr. Olson dead underneath the car,
death evidently having been instantan
eous, as his head was severely bruised
and crushed. Upon arriving in town
Dr. Mellby 'notified the proper'authori
ties about the accident. When Mr. Jor
genson in the morning had recovered
sufficiently to realize where he was, he
started for home afoot, not knowing
the sad fate that had befallen Mr. 01
The unfortunate accident has cast
deep sorrow and gloom in several
homes in town of Alma. Deceased was
a single man, 37 years old, and lived
with his mother in said town. He bore
a good reputation and was held in the
highest respect and esteem by every
body in the community. His sad and
untimely death is regretted by all who
knew him. Besides by his aged
mother, he is also mourned by a
brother, John Olson, and his sisters.
Mrs. Carl F. Adolphson, Mrs. Louis
Nygren. Mrs. Charles Knitter, and
many other relatives and by a host of
The funeral is to be held today from
the Alma church. The community ex
tends its sincere sympathy to the be
A very heavy shower, the best of the
season, passed over this city about five
o'clock on Monday afternoon. The
rains this year seem to be more or less
local and, very unevenly distributed in
narrow strips, and this shower, also,
is said not to have covered a large
area. As a general thing, though, the
rains in the northern part of the valley
have been rather scant in the month of
June. Rains that may come during the
next few days will mean much to the
crops. Grain on summer fallowed
fields is looking exceptionally fine.
Destructive hail storms are reported
from Grand Forks, Fargo and Moor
head and many points in North Dakota.
Miss Alida Morberg and Heimer
Dahlin, both of Bloomwood, Marshall
county, were united in marriage by
Rev. J. M. Persenius, of Grand Forks,
June 26, 1918. Miss Jennie Morberg
and Arnold Dahlin were the attend
ants. Mr. and Mrs. Dahlin will make
their home on the groom's farm In
Will Entrain For Camp Wadsworth,
S. COnly 100 Class One
Men Left.
Marshall county has 134 men of
Class 1, of last years registry, not yet
called for military service, most of
them being farm boys. In
order to help the farmers as
much a* possible the local
board a short time ago made
strong representations to the adjutant
general in regard to the desirability of
making the next draft as light as pos
sible, so that these young men may
assist in harvesting the crops soon to
This morning Mr. W. O. Braggans,
of the local board received a letter
from Adjutant General Rhinow, stat
'fhg that in view of these representa
tions Marshall county will be required
to furnish only 34 men, instead of 134,
in the next call. These 34 men will be
selected by the local board with as
much care and consideration as possi
ble. They will go to Camp Wadsworth,
Si. C, to receive their military training
and will entrain at Warren July 22-26,
the exact date not yet being deter
Five Marshall county young men will
entrain at Warren on the flyer on July
14* -leaving for Dunwoody Institute,
Mhniekpolis, where they will receive
special training for military duties.
Their names and addresses are as fol
Frank A. Morris, Middle River
Harry A. Houfberg. Argyle
Otto W D#hrman, Middle River
'^3iohn S Anderson. Rothsay. Minn.
Vlfcmer O. Huset. Radium
Althousrh they have been kept fairly
busy swapping shells with the Hun.
members of the 151st field artillery
found time recently to put on a vaude
ville show at the front. To make the
performance complete, the theatrical
critic was on the jobin kahkiand
passed his opinion upon the perform
ance as keenly as if he had been sitting
in* a box here.
No Standing Room
The show was described by the critic,
Frank W. Keller, member of the regi
mental band, who also appeared as a
performer on the piccolo.
"The show started at 19% o'clock
(7:30 p. m.) and ran steadily for three
hours," he wrote. "The house was
packed I don't believe you could have
crowded another person in. The as
sembly was honored by the presence of
many American nurses and Colonel
George E. Leach, with some of the
other officers."
As a critic, Keller had this to say:
"Ingolf Grindeland sang a beautiful
selection from the Verdi opera, "Aida"
which-met with gmd apgiaaim. LouisJ.-tsantSv Qnjy^. thjftse betw^eea Zk an 3L.
Vrooman put over a regular Fourth of
July exhibition of incomparable solo
jaz, with a slide for life imitation
which nearly knocked 'em off their
On Field and Stage
"Ralph Truman played two very fine
violin solos which would appeal to any
lover of good music. About all the
rest of the program with the exception
of "William Tell," which advanced
with flying colors, was as stated hi the
program, a 'High Explosive Barrage,'
and was a cause for much comment.
"Well what do you think of it? That
ought to make Minneapolis sit up and
take notice of the fact that, not only
having the best regiment of artillery in
the world, we also have entertainment
talent which will compare with the best
of them."Minneapolis Tribune.
''Anyone knowing of a registrant who
has received a deferred classification
and is not entitled to same, should re
port that fact to the local board at
once, so that the board can investigate
the matter and re-clas^ifj registrants
according to their present statu* Any
information given the board will be
treated as confidential We cannot
correct unless our attention is called
to it. We must depend upon the public
to keep us informed of these matters.
It is your duty. Attend to it
Any registrant who is not engaged in
fruseful occupation should be reported
to this board, so that steps may be
taken to withdraw his order number
and induct him into service.
Any male person over the age of 16
years who is not engaged in a useful
occupation should be reported to the
County Attorney so that steps may be
taken to compel him to work. Any
person who attempts to hold up the
farmers for unreasonable wages should
also be reported to the County Attor
ney, as this is but one way of avoiding
work. This applies to labor of all
Tms board is interested in regis-
and it does not matter whether they
are registered in this county or else
where. We have jurisdiction over
them. No method is provided for pay
ment of expenses in these matters so
all services performed must be gratuit
ious. Members of the Board are too
busy to travel over the county to seek
out cases of this kind, and they cannot
afford to do so at their own expense.
If, the public will take an interest in
these matters and do their part, we will
do ours.
Any young men of the 1918
class of registrants who wish to enter
in any special branch of the govern
ment service'are requested to see the
local draft board at once. Men with
experience in diffrent trades are want
ed by the government.
F. B. Balmer leader of county agri
cultural agents in Minnesota, reported
a few* days ago that every county in
Minnesota had organized a farm
bureau and that in all but two coun
ties agricultural agents were already
at work. In these two counties men
will be supplied as soon as suitable ma
terial can be found
And Swanson. who left for Camp
Grant with the Marshall county con
tingent a week ago Monday, returned
the latter part of the week, having been
discn$rged for the small physical de
fect of an ingrown toe nail. As far as
he Ctfljld learn, he said, it is the inten-
ttonAto take the men overseas in a
verJ&Miort time, and there was no time
noW to doctor up men and make them.
4fo Another reason for his return was
probably the fact that he is still a sub
ject of Sweden, not having been in this
coflntry long enough to obtain his full
citizenship papers. Mr. Swanson has
yne to Argusville, N. D., where he was
teaching when called, to resume his

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