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Marshall C( Fair
Was Big Success
Glorious Weather Favors Joyful Get-
together of the Good People or Mar
shall and Adjoining Counties.
The Marshall County Fair on July 3rd, 4th and 5th last week
was a record breaker as far as attendance goes. As to the other
features that usually make a county fair there was an ample suffi-
ciency for the edification, instruction and entertainment of the
visitors. But excellent as many of the exhibits were,
and especially so that of live stock, the greatest thing,
nevertheless, at the fair, was the large throng of well
dressed, well fed, well behaved, gentle, orderly and pros-
perous looking peoplemen, women and children, with smiling
faces and joy in their hearts. While many a mother, father, sis-
ter and brother .undoubtedly felt sad because of loved ones gone
far away in answer to their country's call, yet if there
were any emotions of sadness they were hushed in the general
jollification coupled with the firm determination "to keep the
home fires burning." The weather man had conspired with the
fair management to furnish the right kind of weather. Even the
quite heavy rain in the evening of the first day of the fair, added
to rather than detracted from the cheerfulness of everybody on
the following day. Many farmers were so glad because of the rain
that they could not have stayed away from the fair, if they had
tried ever so hard. This year's fair was indeed a great get-to-
gether of the good people of Marshall and adjoining counties.
I How many people were here we do not know, but it is safe to say
^j^e^that more than 5,000 visitors were in the city on the Fourth, which
w^as the big day. More than a thousand automobiles were parked
on the grounds, making a scene that told of rural prosperity more
eloquently than can be done in words. It was a peaceful scene,
more inspiring and .hopeful for humanity than the formidable
array of gun carriages on the bloody fields of Europe. In no other
country in the world, except in rich America, is it possible to haye
such scenes of seeming general prosperity and happiness in an
agricultural community. The young men, what are left of them,
and the charming girls, were there, talking about the weather
and something else, while they were drinking pop and lemonade
at the many refreshments booths. What would a county fair be
without a little of love's romance! And the small boy was there
stuffing himself-^teth hambtirger sandwiches^and'pearittts'a'nd tlie
little girls were perfectly happy with their ice cream cones. But
this will suffice for a general description.
July 3rd, the first day of the fair,
was also the day for entering and ar
ranging exhibits. This alone is a big
task and Secretary Frank and the
superintendents of the various depart
ments were kept very busy. There
were 177 different persons exhibiting
at the fair, many of them having num
erous exhibits in several departments.
The races and free attractions on
the afternoon and evening of the first
day were witnessed by large crowds.
A heavy shower of rain in the evening
Tn everybody in a cheerful mood and
record breaking
A Day of Patriotism and Fun.
July Fourth, the second day of the
Fair, was a big and glorious day in
Warren. It is estimated that 5,000
visitors were in the city. The patri
otic exercises were held at the City
Park in the forenoon. The parade of
citizens formed in front of the Strand
at 10:00 a. m. and. headed by the War
ren Battalion Band, the Juvenile Band,
and the Home Guard, marched to the
park. J. W. Thomas acted as Marshal
of the Day.
The program opened with music by
the band, followed by an eloquent
invocation offered by Rev. L. W.
Bartholow. The "Star Spangled
Banner" was sung by the choir and
audience. Judge Grindeland, as Presi
dent of the Day, in fitting words ex
tended a most hearty welcome to all
^sitors who had come to the city to
celebrate the Fourth and to attend the
County Fair.
Eloquent Address by Hon. Fred W.
After another song, Judge Grinde
land introduced the orator of the day,
the Hon. Fred W. Putnam, of Red
Wing, a member of the State Railway
and Warehouse Commission. Mr.
Putnam is a young man whose ability
and attainments were recognized by
the governor when he appointed him
as a member of this important Com
mission. His oration was a thoughtful
and able effort. In choice words he
traced the history of the thirteen
colonies, their struggles for liberty,
justice and equal rights against the
tyrannical government of England, cul
minating at last in the Declaration of
Independence. Then some salient facts
pertaining to the war for Independence
-were touched upon, the battles of Lex
ington, Concord and Bunker Hill,
-where farmers lacking military train
ing "fired the shot that was heard
around the world." He told about the
unselfish work of George Washington
who led the colonial armies to victory.
The adoption of the Constitution, the
oVelopment of the nation, and the
abolition of slavery as a result of the
Civil War, were well and forcibly dis
cussed. Now the nation finds Itself
engaged in a great war for the extea-
sion of democracy thruout the world.
The same principles of justice, equali
ty and human rights for which this
country has fought in the past, it is
waging war for at the present time.
All citizens were urged to stand by the
government to the end that the war
may be won and liberty enjoyed by- all
people in the world. The address of
Mr. Putnam was well received.
The Declaration of Independence
was read by Allan Powell in a clear
voice and with proper emphasis.
The song "America" and music by
the band closed the interesting pro
Afternoon and Evening Programs.
The afternoon program took place on
the fair grounds and consisted of some
fast horse races, foot races and
athletic contests, interspersed with the
excellent free carnival attractions that
had been provided. The grand stand
was crowded with spectators and peo
ple and cars were lined up around
nearly the whole track.
Exhibition Drill by Home Guard
In the evening, Company "F", 11th
Battalion, Minnesota Home Guard,
commanded by Capt. C. L. Spaulding,
put on an exhibition drill, that was a
novel as well as interesting feature.
The boys certainly did well, when one
considers the short time they have
been in training. The Battalion Band
played during the drill.
The fire works were the best seen in
Warren and came as a fitting close to
the biggest Fourth in the history of
Grains and Vegetables
The exhibits at the fair were as
many and varied al could be expected
at this time of the year. In the main
building was seen quite, a collection of
grains and vegetables. The threshed
grain was of last year's crop, of course,
and the excellence of the samples
shown was evidence of the fact that
the Red River Valley is the world's
bread basket. There were numerous
entries of wheat, oats, flax, barley, rye,
clover seed, millet, alfalfa, etc. There
were also many samples of headed out
grain from this year's crop. In the
vegetable line were shown onions,
beets, celery, cabbage, kohlrabi, lettuce,
asparagus, new potatoes, peas in pods,
carrots, etc., etc.
In this building were ateo found ex
hibits of modern heating, lighting and
water systems for farm buildings, the
Warren Machine & Iron Works Co.,
K. J. Taralseth Co. and W. N. Powell
being among the exhibitors. North
Star College also had a booth in which
the work of its students was shown.
The Farm Bureau had a booth in this
building in which phamplets on food
conservation and farm topics were dis-'
tribu| ed.
Livestock Show the Biggest and Best
The livestock show was the biggest
and best ever seen at a fair here and
opened the eyes of many as to what
has actually been done to introduce
good livestock in the county in recent
years. In horses, the Belgians, Per
cherons and French Draft were well
represented in cattle the Shorthorns,
the Holsteins, Polled Durhams and the
Herefords were represented. Charles
Franks whose farm adjoins the city
limits, exhibited a fine string of Polled
Hereford cattle, nine head of which
are conservatively valued at $5,500. In
hogs, sheep and poultry there were ex
cellent exhibits in most of the leading
The Big Stock Parade.
On Friday afternoon before the wind
up of the fair, occurred the big stock
parade of prize winning animals. This
was a feature never attempted before
at our fair and was well worth seeing.
We have attended state fairs at which
no better showing was made. At the
head of the parade came master Lorin
Olson with his Shetland pony and
buggy. Next came the fine Pereheron
stallion and horses of Melvin Engel
stad, followed by the stately Pereheron
3tallion of the JklcCrea Pereheron
Horse Co., and the fine Pereheron
horses of J. W. Campi6n of Angus. C.
A. Tullar & Co. came next with French
Draft horses. The Warren Belgian
Horse Co. and Ed. Rosendahl with
their splendid Belgian horses followed
in succession, and then came the Jack
and Jenny exhibited by Otto Stoltz of
Argyle. Next came a team of mules
owned by Geo. Confer of Angus. Then
followed the cattle in the following
order: Double Standard Durham and
Shorthorn cattle owned by the Ed
Rosendahl Stock Farm D. S. Polled
Durham cattle and Poland China Hogs
by the English Summit Stock Farm,
Wm. C. Miller, Prop. Shorthorns own
ed by A. C. Knutson Polled Hereford
cattle owned by the Red River Valley
Stock Farm, Charles Franks, Prop.
Hereford cattle by Riverside Farm,
Johnson Bros, Props. Holstein cattle,
a fine herd, owned by the Spaulding
Pantry and Kitchen
Iir the culinary department were
many exhibits showing bread and other
articles of food prepared according to
the new Hooverized methods
Sewing and Fancy Work
The department of sewing and fancy
"work coiitain? numerous -exhibits,
many of the articles showing very su
perior workmanship
Red Cross Work
In the Educational building was ex
hibited a large number of articles made
for soldiers by workers in the various
Red Cross organizations in the county
and by the pupils of some of the
schools. In this building was also ex
hibited charts and maps illustrating
the character and extent of the public
health survey done in the county by
Miss Hansen, the trained nurse. Miss
Elizabeth Rankin had charge of these
Farm Machinery Exhibits
The first thing noticed upon enter
ing the groundswas the hum and mo
tion of farm machinery. The Warren
Machine &*Iron Works Co. had several
big tractors moving unattended in a
circular path, besides other machinery.
Lundgren, Wittensten & Co., Wm.
Erickson and W. F. Powell & Co. also
had creditable displays of the standard
lines they handle. The latter showed
the new Fordson tractor, (Henry Ford
must have become a Swede now that
he has added a "son" to the name),
and it puffed, sputtered, hissed and
even rose on its hind legs or wheels
when lunging forward with terrifnc
force and speed over the rough ground.
The Warren Auto Co. exhibited
Cheverolet and other makes ^of cars
which they sell.
Horse Races
The results of the horse races were
as follows:
Wednesday, July 3rdFarmers Trot
or Pace: Dick Porter, 1st Wm. Brad
ley, 2nd Torgerson, 3rd Milton
Warner, 4th.
Farmers Runnning Race: Dick
Porter, 1st Milton Warner, 2nd Tor
geson, 3rd.
Thursday, July 4th2:15 Pace or
2:10 Trot: Symbolier Baron? 1st
The Red Cross March
Cameron Overture
The Lambs March
Caressess, Spanish Dance
Montana Sport, 2nd Irene Gentry,
3rd Billy Warrington, 4th Milars,
5th, Time 2:22.
4:25 Pace or 2:20 Trot: McCellahan,
lsti Axtima, 2nd Brendon, 3rd Lor
etta Cecil, 4th. Time 2:31.
Running Race: Dick Porter, 1st B.
Bradley, 2nd M. Warner, 3rd D.
Bradley, 4th Torgerson, 5th. Time
Tfeam walking match: Geo. Confer,
lst| Roy Young, 2nd Carl Anderson,
A" program of foot races and small
sports was also given on July 4th.
Friday, July 5th2:18 Pace or 2:2
Trot? Harvetta, 1st Irene Gentry, 2nd
Milars, 3rd Montana Sport, 4th Fritz
Rindahl, 5th. Time 2:22%.
Free For All: Billy Warrington, 1st
Synboller Baron, 2nd McClellahan,
3rd Bessie Ber, 4th. Time 2:20%.
Auto Races.
An added feature to the program of
the* fair was the auto races given on
the evening of the last day of the fair.
Maruska Bros., of the Warren Auto
Co., entered a regular stock Buick car
and very nearly trimmed up the two
other ears entered which had been
specially constructed for racing pur
poses. Roy Fisher, of Grand Forks,
won first with an Oakland car, and
Maruska brothers second. Wilford
Duiault driving a white racer met
wiqi an accident and was unable to
finish the race, one of the wheels com
ing off the ear.
The motor cycle race proved very
Tpe annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Farmers Mill & Elevator
Co,4was held at the Commercial Club
rooms on Monday evening, when the
following Board of Directors were re
elected for the ensuing year: Aug. W.
Angerson, Albert Kovar, John Edgar,
J. S. Hilleboe, G. F. Peterson, R. B.
Taifalseth, Aug. Lundgren, M.
Wffrner and Ed. Rosendahl. Reports
submitted at the meeting showed that
the mill hsfs done a large and profitable
business during the past year and that
the finances are in good shape A
handsome dividend will be declared.
Officers for the coming year will be
elected at a meeting of the Directors
tr%-llel soon. The following are the
officers vfho have had charge of the
business during the past year: G. F.
Peterson, President Aug. Lundgren,
Vice President J. S. Hilleboe, Secre
tary: R. B. Taralseth, Treasurer G.
B. Xord, General Manager, Elmer V.
Lindberg, Assistant Secretary and
Treasurer L. M. Johnson, Head
At the conclusion of the business a
dainty lunch was served at the Home
Restaurant. The successful business
of the mill during the past year is due
in large measure to the fine spirit of
co-operation between farmers and the
business men.
Concert Friday Evening at 8:15 P. M.
11th Battalion Band
Chimes of Normandy
Over ThereMarch....
.Mighty Lak'a ftoseWaltz
A Warrior BoldMarch
A meeting of farmers and thresher
men was held recently at Crookston to
discuss the question of wages for farm
laborers during harvesting and thresh
ing. Another meeting was held at
Niagara, N. D., on July 1, attended by
representative farmers of Polk county,
Minn., and Grand Forks and Nelson
counties,-N. D. At the latter meeting
after careful consideration it was de
cided to adopt a uniform wage as fol
lows: for haying $2.50 per day, for
harvesting $3.50 per day and for
threshing $4.50 per day. Said meeting
also urged granting of reduced fares
for farm laborers as an inducement to
bring them here to relieve the present
scarcity of labor.
Baby Boy is Called Home.
Raymond Edward Rowley, infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Rowley, of
this city, died at 5:15 o'clock a. m. on
Monday, July 8, 1918, aged six months
and six days. The funeral was held
Wednesday from the M. E. church.
Many friends extend sympathy to the
parents in their bereavement.
Lewis Sousa
John M. Cohan
According to the recent drawing at
Washington, D. C, to determine the
order in which registrants of June 5,
1918, are to be drawn, the m*en from
Marshall county are subject to call in
the following order, provided they
pass the necessary physical examina
tion and are not exempted for other
1 Ernest Axel T. Carlson Alvarado.
2 Pius Percy Verbout, Argyle.
3 Helmer Leonard Udstrand, Holt.
4 Herman T. Mattson, Karlstad
6 "Walter JEmauel Wegge, Holt
6 George T. Sands, Alvarada
7 Heim-iech Walter Kiesow, Esplee.
8 Franklin S. Llan, Gatzke
9 Selmer H. Severts, Gatzke.
10 Erick Soltvet, Argyle
11 George H. Johnson, Middle River.,
12 Clas Helding Nelson, Karlstad.
13 Willis Hanisch, Stephen.
14 Barney J. Johnson, Alvarado
15 Rupert A S Haugen, Jane
16 Alfred T. Rafteseth, Rosewood.
17 Enock Swanson, Stephen
18 Henry Landreville, Argyle.
19 Arthur A. Lindberg, Argyle
20 Carl Anderson, Jane.
21 Andrew Kiseh, Thief River Falls
22 Joseph Larson, Baudette
23 Charles N Schiller, Argyle
24 Walter F. Leslie, Radium
25 Leonard Godell, Warren
26 Knute Haugen, Jr, Jevne.
27 Emmet Youngdahl, Warren.
28 Arvid N. Carlson, Warren
(Continued on page eight)
The" timely discovery of a blaze in a
large pile of binding twine in the ware
house of the Warren Machine & Iron
Works Co. on Friday forenoon averted
a fire that would have been very dis
astrous. By seizing and throwing the
blazing bundles out on the street the
fire was readily ^stopped. The pile
contained about $30,000 worth of twine,
'only a few bundles of which were dam
aged. A few minutes more of a start
would have given the fire so much
headway that it would have been diffi
cult to cheek.
Sunday, July 14th, the Slovak Lu
theran congregation of Tabor will
fittingly commemorate the 20th anni
versary of its dedication. Rev Karl
Hauser, of Minneapolis, who thirty
years ago began preaching in Tabor,
will have charge of the services in the
forenoon. These services will be in
the Slovak language. In the afternoon
there will be open air services in the
English language in Palya's grove.
The local pastor, Martin Hause^will
deliver the English sermon.
The congregation hopes to see all its
friends present. At noon the ladies of
the congregation will serve a lunch in
the open.
St. Paul, Minn., July 5.The Min
nesota supreme court held today that
A. C. Townley, president of the Non
partisan league, and Joseph Gilbert,
league organizer, did not violate any
state law by circulating certain liter
ature which referred to the war. The_
men were indicted in Martin county on
a charge of attempting to discourage
The supreme court, referring to the
circulation of Nonpartisan league
resolutions, said:
"These resolutions, taken as a whole,
appear to be nothing more serious than
a somewhat flamboyant platform upon
which a certain class of citizens are
solicited to join an organization whose
avowed purpose is the amelioration of^
alleged evils of present economic con
ditions. The pursuit of this object
does not violate the statute in question.
It is perhaps not out of place to say
that the resolutions have not yet at
tracted the attention of the federal au
After Townley and Gilbert were in
dicted in Martin county, the filed de
murrer alleged that the facts in the
case did not constitute a violation of
any state law. The demurrer was
over-ruled by the Martin county dis
trict court and the question was cer
tified to the state supreme court
Justice J. H. Quinn wrote the opin
ion which today reversed the order of
the lower court.
The decision of the supreme court is
notable. It effectively disposes of all
future attempts to convict the league
as a whole on trumped-up charges and
it shows how far politicians and the
sinister influences behind them will go
to destroy an opponent they dare not
fight openly. It shows that they are
capable of attempting to destroy a
political opponent by methods' that'will
not stand the test of a fair court deci
sion. In doing this it discredits the
entire attempt of a few politicians to
monopolize all the patriotism of the
nation by making false accusations
against others.
Your part in the war is to produce
as much as possible, consume as little
as necessary, and loan your savings to
the Government. Are you facing your
task as cheerfully as our fighting men
face theirs?
The following class of June, 1918,
waived all claims for deferred classi
fication and have been placed in class
Pius Percy Verbout, Argyle.
Herman T. Mattson, Oslo.
George Henry Johnson, Middle River
Willis Hanisch, Stephen
Arthur A. Lindberg, Argyle.
Charles N. Schiller, Argyle.
Arvid N. Carlson, Warren.
Karinus Hjelle, Newfolden
Otto R. Nelson, Argyle.
Sidney J. Anderson, Warren.
James Blaine, Hope, N. D.
Louis Alfred Meyer, Thief River
Adolph Gulbranson, Oslo.
Martin Swenson, Alvarado.
Oliver L. Thorson, Warren
Edward Arness, Fork.
Lyle V. Olimb, Oslo.
Russell M. Thorn, Stephen.
Paul G. Engen, Viking
Arthur H. Sorenson, Newfolden.
Warren Lewis, Esplee.
Joseph B. Kulseth, Viking.
Samuel D. Olson, Warren.
Alvin G. Nyland, Warren
Edmund O'Reilly, Stephen.
^Theodore Monson, Thief River Falls.
William F. Hansen, Strandquist
John Kurowski, Stephen.
Edwin Olson, Alvarado
Swan Otto Carlson, Strandquist.
Gustav Bring, Newfolden.
Heiifred W Bernhardson, Strand
Gunnar Sundberg, Newfolden.
Bertil Johnson, St Paul.
Raymond J. Charlton, Stephen.
Ludvig N. Gullickson, Middle River.
Ernest Hugo Asp, Newfolden.
Hjalmar Hiaasen, Argyle.
Wilbur R. Cook, Argyle.
Ole Haldor Paulson. Oslo.
Haivor Sordal, Grygla
William Bentow, Warren
Freidncb E Ristau, Germantown.
Clifford Golden. Warren.
Rudolph Anderson. Holt
Walter McKinley Carlson, Warren.
Henry Amie Landreville Argyle.
Carl Victor Ranstroni. Warren
Tom Senum, Thief River Falls.
Axel E Holmgien. Alvarado
Hairy Arthur Johnson. Middle River
Manuel Larson Holt
John Stanko. Argvle
Arnel O Brekke. Kailstad
Charles W Lmdell iking
Beiger A Smith. Alvarado
The soil is the mother of us all.
This is why so much attention is paid
to farming nowadays At the annual
J^prthwest Experiment Station, Crook
ston. visiting day, July 17, opportunity
)may be had to see the effects of differ
ent soil treatments the use of com
mercial fertilizers, of manures in vary
ing amount 5, of twelve different rota
tions, and hundreds of different var
ieties of wheat, oats, barley, flax, for
age and root crops, vegetables and
tree? Printed reports will tell you
about yields but nothing will take the
place of seeing for yoifrself the experi
ments carried on there. Professors
Boss, Alway and Morris will be pres
ent and also a food conservation speak
er. The Warren meeting film will be
shown. Free coffee and lemonade will
be furnished The farmers and towrs
people of the Red River Valley are
eorddarry invited to come.
The crops have responded surpris
ingly to the stimulating influence of
the recent rains. A fine rain fell here
July 3rd, in the evening, and a heavy
rain, the best of the season, came Sun
day night, July 7th. Late sown crops
will be greatly benefited and will yield
better than the early sown, according
to present indications. Haying will be
late this year, the dry weather having
retarded the growth of grass. The
crop prospects are splendid at the pres
ent time and had the rains come ear
lier the bumper crop indicated by the
favorable conditions earlier in the sea
son would have materialized. But we
have much cause to rejoice, neverthe
less, because of the prospects as they
The Vasa Lodge will hold their an
nual picnic at the Peterson grove 1%
miles northwest of Alvarado, on Sun
day, July 14th. A good program will
be given, including patriotic addresses
by good' speakers. Music will be fur
nished by the Alvarado band. Refresh
ments will be served on the grounds
by the Alvarado Red Cross. All are
invited. Bring your lunch baskets.
New Church Building.
The Zion Lutheran congregation
have commenced the erection of a fine
new church building on the lots re
cently purchased just east of the high?
schQp) The building is to be 42x29
feet'il size and will have a full base-^tf*
ment., A large steeple-will give- the" *&
structure a very imposing appearance &&
Rev. Martin Hauser, the pastor, states
that plans are being made:?i*o*^ther
corner stone laying ceremcmy^to'beHeldw*
,on Sunday, July 28th.

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