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JOHN P. MATTSON,
Editor and Prop.
Published Every Wednesday.
tered In the Post Office at Warren
Second Class Mall Matter.
fNBcial paper of Marshall County!
A general decrease in the acreage
planted to spring whealt is threatened
all over the Northwest, owing to the
scarcity and high cost of farm labor.
In~some localities a decrease of as high
as 50 per cent is contemplated, accord
ing to reports. We believe farmers
will make a mistake if they cut down
greatly their wheat acreage this year.
The world is still hungry for bread* and
the chances are that prices will remain
high. If we have a favorable spring,
the tractors will to a considerable ex
tent help solve the labor problem in
the prairie sections.
A great deal of ill feeling hdi been
stirred up in republican circles in this
state by the dictatorial and autocratic
policy pursued by the chairman of the
state central committee Gust Lindquist
with reference to the recent primaries.
The state committee espoused the cause
of Wood.for president and
an active propaganda in his behalf.
Other presidential aspirants thought
the committee's action unfair to them,
hence there were many clashes of the
supporters of the several candidates.
Especially are the friends of Herbert
Hoover sore because the committee re
fused to put his name on the ticket, on
the plea that he was not a republican.
The trouble may blow over, but is a
poor way in which to start an import
ant political campaign.
A valid cause for criticism surely Js
the short time of one hour, and that
in the evening, allowed the voters for
casting their ballots. The vqters in the
small towns probably could record their
votes in that time, but in the country
precincts it taas a physical impossibili
ty. In a territory six miles square,
with poor roads, probably no roads at
all at this time of the year, the voters
and especially the women voters, could
apt" pl^lbly get to the polls within the
short time limit set for the election.
The variation of clocks has also to be
taken into consideration. Many voters
undoubtedly were disfranchised by this
arrangement. We do not say that state
dr county committees, are intentionally
Aitfault in this.-but rath"ef^*WTHmnry
election laws which are wholly in*,
adequate and need,|evis%u todaifopiijf
Tjaere should bKnoapfficUlty^evWR, to
fljjrlse a system hjNswhieh* voters^&ho
Sflsii'e to take part in a'primarj* elec-^
libn may vote by mail, without ^he
necessity of going to the polls. A re
fbnti in our method of conducting pri
maries is urgently needed, so thnt every
Y^fer cnn overcise unhampered his pol
At the secret conisstory Pope Bene
dict announced the appointments of
Mosit Rev. Edmond Helan to be bishop
of the diocese of Sioux City, Iowa.
The Salem United Lutheran church
Of Aberdeen, S. D., will continue the
use of the Swedish language in church
services as the result of a vote of the
gsgregation on the Question'
&nry Johnson, state treasurer of
W&eonsin received a check for $577,-
W2jtrpm the Northwester^ Mutual
Life-insurance company, Milwaukee,
*Payment on income taxes.
*1(I5ije Black Diamond lignite mine,
%afcr Williston, N. D., closed redentiy
i^jjthe state mine inspector for al
4 1 failure to comply with depart-
regulationvfeas be.en reopened*.
Sftovernor Fefe'rJNorii&ck has nam*d
Sl^iL Canable of^HoBjgppin^
judge of Falls River county
to "ftll the vacancy caused by the death
of Judge WrH. Wilson of that county.
^Furniture^dealers from Minnesota,
North and South Dakota, Iowa and Ne
braska were-in Sioux Falls, to attend
the annual convention/and exposition
of the Five States Furniture Dealers'
Rev. J^S| Bootla, Evangelical pastor
of Grot6n^$. b., who has been editor
of the (Groton Independent, a. weekly
newspaper7owned^by Jay Reeves, state
auditor, ha resigned owing to press
of church -work.
The municipality of Fargo is with
out authority, to establish an arbitra
tion commission to deal with the rela
tions of landlords and their tenants,
W. H. Shure, city attorney, advised
More than $34,000 will be awarded
In prizes in all departments of the
North Dakota state fair at Fargo this
year, according to an announcement
just made by the board of directors.
It is expected the event will be the
greatest in the history of the state.
While the sale of cigarets is barred
by law in North Dakota, traveling
salesmen representing cigaret dealers
doing business outside the state do
not violate the law by accepting or
ders within the state, according to an
opinion given by A. E. Sheets, assist
ant attorney general.
The Helena, Mont., Commercial club
has decided to make a visit to the
twin cities, primarily to further the
establishment of more branch offices
of wholesalers and jobbers in Helena,
and secondarily to celebrate the estab
lishment of the branch of the Federal
Reserve Bank of Minneapolis at Hel
A newly formed oil company is buy
ing up leases on hundreds of acres of
land near Camp Crook," S. D., where
evidences, of oil have been found. It
is expected' operations will begin early
this spring and that drilling will con
tinue until the district is proven.
There is also much activity in oil
drilling across the border fii Mon
APPRECIATES THE SHEAF.
"3~- y- "S*ig"-TSwv/SSWi
Berger, Idaho, Feb. 2, 1920.
John Mattson, Editor,
My dear Mattson:
Am renewing my subscription to the
"Sheaf as I wish to be in op the big
news events" of the year. I have been
a reader of the Sheaf for 25. years or
more and during all that tltne I ani
glad to testify it has published whole
some, truthful, and impartial news.
Indebted, for this distinguished con-
J-T LaCroMeS Wellington. Titan LaCrosse 4
Avery. Fordson. Heider Whitney.
sideration and service to its subscribers,1
I now feel the impulse not only to pay
tribute to the Sheaf, but to doff' my
hat to its publisher. i
Wishing you many happy days,' I* re
'(Many of the old settlers' of the couu
ty will remember Mr. Glavin. 'when
we first learned to know him. he was
a bachelor farmer near, Stephen. He
had brains and ability, which fact the
people of the northern part of the
of ihe old
that plowed the
Tiffin prairies of tbe
KerWest are stfll hi
usetoday after Id to
Greatest Tractor Test of All Time
Held by Ohio State University, ,July-Aug. 1919
HART-PARR... Waliia Moline Univeraai.
Illinois Aultman-Taylor. Monarch Waterloo Boy...
Case BatesSteel Mule.
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15.45 16.25 14.92 13.42 13.40 13.38 13.11
1248 13.65 12.18
12.10 11.81 11.29 10.78 10.76
9.33 9.31 6.02 7.97
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ABUNDANT POWER FOR THREE
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county fouMiUttutfft for they elected him
a member of the county board and a
little later_tM people of%the county
made hiruTJifity auditop j| position
which he filled efficiently for a numlier
of years. At Warren he married a
prominent and very bright Warren girl,
Miss Lura Ross, whose parents were
among the earliest residents of the
ttity,. From that time Mr. Glavin doffed
many of his rustic characteristics and
became more reflhed and "civilized."
Mr. and Mrs. Glavin moved west many
years ago, living for a long time at
NINETEEN YEARS TRACTOR BUILDING- EXPERIENCED
Seattle, but have now for some years
made their home iu Idaho, where they
are happy and prosperous, according to
reports given us during our recent trip
to. the coast. That Mr. and Mrs. Glavinr
still have a warm spot in their hearts
for Marshall county is evident hy their
.desire to keep in touch -with our people
through the columns of the Sheaf.
NOTICE TO ROAD CONTRACTORS
Twelve Miles of Grading to be Let.
Notice is hereby given that the Town
Board of Bloomer will meet at the
differently when fJPTl)j
cutting their way through b^ot^r earth.
know that conditions vary^6%ifferent sections,
actual conditions. They have, done this by
getting the farmers' viewpoints.
The Hart-Parr chief engineer and assistants travel throughout the
farming communities of all America, making notes, incorporating
new ideas, asking advice,f^pi|m^ i0 Hart-I^^|j^|6^ the
field under all conditions.
Built by the Farmers, through the constriicti^^ifei the
nation's foremost^ tr^oi^^ngiii^rsl 4
the Engineers work iritp Jtb^ constni(*to
practical engineering device to accomplishthis end.
Sc^^il% Jo yariou4 p^^^^^Hart-Parr 30 is
ture muchajpipi^eciatec! b^^^^^pers the ^p^^iifice of the
Belt Pulleythe fact tha^^^aS^arr 30 Biins kerosene as suc^
cessfully as the other trac^^ furii gstsolineabundant pow^rf %r
three plowsthe solid cast steel frameare all details incorporated"
because the farmers ihsistedfiifcoji them
When you he&r a Hart-Parr owner say, "We chose a tractor buill by
farmers"you know^tnie^-V/'^V-- \?s^
The Hart-Parr 30 is a tractor built for the farmer, by the farmer^^:
Machine & Iron Works Co,
Clerk's office on Thursday, April 15,
1920, at 2 p. m., to let contracts for
grading the following roads: Six miles
running east and west along the north
section line of sections 25, 26, 27, 28,
29 and 30 and six miles running east
and west along the north section line
of sections 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 3tt all
in the Town of Bloomer. Specifica
tions may be seen at the Clerk's office.
A certified check of five per cent must
accompany all bids. The board, re
serves the right to rejecfrany or all bids.
H. S. BECKWITH. Clerk.
Founders of the Tractor Industry
CHARLES CITY. IOWA
Price $1595.00. F. 0. B. Factory