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Address Given by David Johnson Dur
ing American Education Week at
Warren High School
In the United States today we are
attempting to educate all the children
of all the people. This is a whole
sale undertaking and a work in which
we all have a part. For these reasons
it is altogether fitting and proper that
we should take time to consider and
analyze in part at least what we are
trying to do. The need for an edu
cated citizenry in a Democracy has
been stressed often .enough and is so
self evident that we will pass it over
at this time. I have been asekd to
discuss the objectives in education.
In the early days there was no at
tempt made to educate all the chil
dren of all the people, as we now
construe education to mean. It is
traethi thatcountrr
as fa back as the beginning
YJt: the necessity of giv
ing an elementary education. to all
the people was felt. To really edu
cate all the people was not thot of.
Only a very few people were given
anything more than an elementary
education. I think that for this rea
son there is, even now a deep-rooted
misconception among many people of
what education really means.
4 If you were to ask "What is edu
cation or how would you define an
educated person," I believe that even
now you would find many who would
answer something like this, "An edu
cated person is one who has a large
acquaintance with and and an ex
tended memory knowledge qf books"
and*if you were to ask such* people to
name some educated people of their
acquaintance they would undoubtedly
name some clergymen, doctors, law
yers or teachers.'
In other words they would name
some book professional men or women.
Now I am not saying that such an
wer would not be correct. But I do
5ay that that is too narrow a view
fof education and of what education
.really means. I can name and you
can name many educated people who
'nave had very meager advantages so
xar as book learning is concerned
Abraham Lincoln is an outstanding
example of such an educated person,
We have many educated ^people who
*faave no college degrees.
This evening I am not going to dis-
'|cuss the objectives in education for
^specialization such as the special edu
I cation erquired of clergymen, doctors,
'lawyers^ teachers, ^te^ It is my pur
y.pqse to briefly discuss the ob-
ivery the education we are at
tempting to provide for all the chil
5 dren of all the people, the kind of
^|ducation with which every contribut
ing member of a Democracy like ours
I should be equipped. It is our duty
to know the objectives of education
when we are thinking about our pub
lie school system and especially when
,we are engaged in investigating our
i schools as we have been doing during
jfthis Education Week. Without know
ing the objectives, how can we con
criticise our schools?
Every da you meet people who
glibly tell you what the trouble is
arith our schools. One will tell you
"chat the schools have'failed and are
.failing to give enough instruction in
I citizenship and that more time should
a be given to instruction in this sub
Ject Others say that our schoolsother
fail because no religious education is
I given therein. Still others feel that
the trouble lies in the fact that in
sufficient time and attention is given
to some other subject- The trouble
with that kind of criticism is that it
is superficial. They think of the
schools merely as an agency in teach
ing subjects. They have not analyzed
the situation. They do not know de
finitely what are the Objectives in
The Commission on Reorganization
of Secondary Education appointed by
the National Education Association
has pointed the way for us. This
commission has set up a list of ob
jectives in education and these have
come to be recognized as the main
^objectives in education. The .list gives
seven objectives which we should all
i -have in mind when building the
?hool curriculum which is to pro
vide for 4he education of all the chil
dren of all the people. These are:
1. Health 2. Command of Funda
i I I mental Processes 3. Worthy Home
I Membership 4, Vocation 5, Civic
I Education 6, Worthy Use of Leisure,
jahd 7, Ethical Character? Very brief
ly I shall take these up In the order
1. Health.Since the discoveries
made at the time of the World War
with reference to physical defects
among men of the army and those
called by the country for army ser-r
i vice, it is becoming recognized as of
increasing importance that we must
provide in our schools for the build
ing and conservation of health. To
/lave a healthy mind we must have
a healthy body. This objective' there
jfbre involves all the other objectives.
.Without health we will fail to attain
the others. It follows that the schools
I must provide instruction in health,and
^^tat physical education. To do it ef
-fecttvely schools such as this (War
ren) should have a-physical director.
The cost should be considered only
In the light of the question, I it
Worth it?" If every child Is entitled
*if as strong a physical body as it is
i* /jpetlUe tor us to help hint bond then
$ must all agree that it will be
worth whatever it will cost
2. Command of Fundamental Pro-
^iseaj-r-Tnis Includes iMW In jpadlnj.
writinc, arithmetical computations,
oral and written expression,-.* This
objective has long been recognised and
is universally accepted. The school
could not be forgiven for neglecting
to equip their charges with skill in
the command of these Fundamental
Processes, the original three "Its".
3. Worthy Home Membership.
Every individual is normally, a mem
ber of a home group and is called
tipon to engage in activities that en
rich the family life. The school
should do its'part in making it possi
ble for both boys and girls to fill this
membership worthily.
4. Vocation.-Every individual is
a member of a vocational group and
is called upon to" render vocational
services to his fellows. He should be
trained so that he will be devoted to
and able to sustain himself in some
honorable vocation.
5. Citizenship.Every individual is
a member of various civic groups. He
is a member of the local unit, the
school district, the township, city or
village, the State, the Nation and the
World at large. He is called upon to
contribute to the promotion of the
common welfare of each of these.
That he may do so with the maximum
amount of efficiency the school must
give him training that will lead to
the attainment of this objective. This,
(Continued on last page}'
Petitions Presented for
Street Gravelling
At a recent meeting of the City
Council petitions were presented to
that body by property owners along
certain streets asking that said streets
be gravelled. The following are the
streets which it is proposed Joc im
prove by gravelling
west line of Division street and end
ing at the east line of Brinkerhoff
Minnesota street, commencing- at
north line of Park ave., ending at
south line of Bridge street^! a^ hj#?
Main street, commencing at a point
150 feeUnorth of North line of John
son a^fr (Hotel Warren) running
south to the south line of Colvin ave.
Every property owner on this street
has signed the petition, it is stated.
First street*, commencing at the
north line of Park ave. running south
and ending at the south line of Colvin
Second street, commencing at the
south line of Johnson ave. and end
ing at the south line of Colvin ave.
Fletcher ave., commencing at Bridge
street on west and ending at Main
The- Council took no. definite action
on these petitions at the meeting but
it is understood that they are friendly
to the proposed street improvements.
It was the consensus of opinion, how
ever, that nothing can be done in the
matter this winter, as the business
streets especially must be put in con
dition for gravelling before the work
is done. Some streets will have to
be lowered considerably by the remov
al of surface soil. Next summer, it
was agreed, would be the proper time
to do the work.
The man who has done all the work
of circulating the petitions is our en
terprising retired farmer, Mr. H. J.
Beardmore, who moved to town a "few
years ago. He is a man who has a
habit of doing things. When he was
on the farm he took the lead in es
tablishing the first judicial ditch that
was built in the valley and in many
activities for the betterment of
his community. By helping to raise
Warren out of the mud he will per
form another'valuable public service.
At the adjourned annual meeting of
the directors of the Warren Building
and Loan association held last Thurs
day the officers of the organization
were re-elected to serve another year.
They are as follows: Aug. Lundgren,
president Julius J. Nyquist, vice
president Aug. A. Johnson, treasurer
A. E. Mattson, secretary. The follow
ing constitute the board of directors:
Aug. Lundgren, Julius ^Nyquist, -Aug.
A. Johnson, A. N. Eckstrom, Nels
Johnson, C. E. Lundquist, C. Witten
sten, L. M. Olson and J. P. Mattson
This organization is* doing a valu
able work in aiding homemakers to
become home owners on easy monthly
payments. Thrift is also encouraged
by this organization as investors are
enabled to purchase stock by paying
small monthly dues. The board voted
to open a new series of stock which
is now for sale In amounts fcT suit1
investor. I'
Postmaster A. B. Nelson Announces
that the postoffice will be open on
Monday, December 25th, Christmas
Day, from 9 to 10 in the forenoon,
and from 5 to 6 in the afternoon.
There will be only one delivery by
the city carriers on that day. Pa
trons are asked to bear this, in mind
as these hours will be strictly ob
served so as to enable"the postoffice
employees to celebrate Christmas.
A shipment of 12,000 lbs. of dressed
turkeys was made from Warren to
the Twin. Cities last Saturday. A
buyer had been here for several days
buying the turkeys from farmers* pay
ing the price of 42 cents a pound.
More than a thousand birds nver
piled up in the Great Northern freight
room preparatory to being crated for
shipment. Farmers who nave turkeys
to. selL most any year are not without
pocket money for Christmas time.
-iJ set out-in December the
Johnson avenue, commencing on the ing posts of Sandy Lake and Leech
Lieutenant Pike Celebrated Day in
18*5 Near Site of City of
'&- Brainerd. "_"*_
On December 25, 1806, not far from
the present site of Brainerd Lieu
tenant Zebulori Pike and his soldiers
celebrated Christmas by advancing
three miles on their exploration jour
ney into the wilderness of northern
In the journal of the expedition^
written by its famous leader, there
is only a brief entry for December 25,
1806, but it calls up before the im
agination an interesting picture of a
small band of American soldiers who
were penetrating into that lonely wil
derness of Minnesota before its me
tamorphosis into a. land teeming with
the white man's cities, farms, gar
dens and civilization. "Marched, and
encamped at. 11 o'clock," wrote Pike.
"Gave out two^ pounds extra of meat,
two pounds extra of flour, one gill of
whiskey, and some tobacco to each
man, In order to distinguish Christ
mas Day distance advanced three
The Pike expedition, including its
commander and twenty soldiers, left
St. Louis on August 9, 1805, on a
trip to the sources of the Mississippi,
xiate in September the party reached
the site of the future city of Minne
apolis, and on October 16, not far
from the present city of Little Falls,
the building of a fort was begun. With
sleds and a piroque "towed by three
men," Lieutenant
Pikefoand hifur-trad-way
Lake reaching the former on January
8. ~In February the explorer arrived
at what he believed was "the upper
source of the Mississippi." Cass Lake,
Not until April 30, 1806, did Pike re-
Carol Singing
f|l| Saturday Evening
The 4laily papers state that Con
Steenersori, became very ill
on. the floor of the house on Monday
and had to be, ^carried to the lounging
rooms just off the floorr A physician
was summoned and expressed the fear
that he had been stricken with apo
plexy. Later reports state that the
congressman's illness is not of a seri
ous, nature, being, due' merely to a fit
of indigestion. Mr.- Steenerson'e many
friends in the district hope that he
may soon overcome his'indisposition
and be able to serve out his term.
T"-te* -L^PS PM* *j"y w-
Wffl EnaWe State to Charge Each
"Year with its Fair Share of Cist
of All Pwnnanonl Road Work
''Minnesota^ "is paying"1
turn to St. Louis, his starting point. he said, "there^is only greater reason
The story of the expedition is told in
an absorbing chapter in Dr. William
W. Folwell's recently-published His
tory of Minnesota.
The Women's Club and the Girls'
Community Club of this city have
arranged to usher in the joyus Christ- jeponom
mas season by the singing of Christ-! po^ble savings on gasoline and tires
mas carols next Saturday evening.'woaid piy for paving the 7,000-mUe
They Will Sing at the City HOBTrftfll^nk^^^^ {n
will go,to the stores of the Peoples.
Trading Co. and the K. J. Taralseth
Co., where several carols will be- ren-
dered. Next the singers wilF proceed
to the Strand where the remainder of
the program will be rendered. Warren
has many good singers and the singing
of Christmas carols in public will be
an innovation to look forward to with
W- ~W- WM
I M-ktaA/Sw SMT
1 Umwmrn mmtmr*
now for the
roads of yesterday, today and. tomor
-Funds of 1922 are being used for
many* Highway improvements which
should have been: made in past years
and which will serve for many fu
ture years as much or more than at
the present time.
Charles M. Babocck, state highway
commissioner, in a public statement
yesterday, made plain that to correct
this condition is tfie main purpose of
the, proposal for first state highway
bond issues to be recommended by
the state highway department to the
incoming legislature.
"The recommendation is aimed sole
ly to give a fairer share of highway
benefits for the taxes being paid now,
which can be done only through the
bond method," said Commissioner
Babcock. "We cannot avoid paying
now for road improvements which
should have been made long ago, but
we can justly pass on to future years
a fair portion of permanent highway
betterments many of which will last
for all time."
Official records show that nearly
1,500 miles of grading, some 30 miles
of paving, several expensive bridges
and other lasting improvements took
nearly half40 per cent to be more
nearly exactoT the 1922 trunk high
construction fund, highway offi
cials pointed out that the future
should share in the payment as_ well
as thes benefits j,-
Babcock repeated
that the highway bond recommenda
tions-are in line with lower taxation.
"With taiesXberoming burdensome,
for letting the future pay for its share
of highway improvements in propor
tion to the use and profit It will de
rive. Better roads reduce the costs
of farm transportation and motor ve
hicle operation ahd pay for them
selves many times over. Bonds will
provide Immediate improvements
which -will stop big drains on the
public poeketbookindirect drains due
to inadequate roads but running, into
large figures annually. It is simple
Practical teste show that
7:30 o'clock and froih there- ihey|Sgh^^epartment -is^rlnir^lit
wise mus^ be spent for extra tires tralto Solo.
and gasoline and car upkeep items." 5.
Hans B*. Imsdahl". a former register
of deeds-'of^Marshall county, has been
appointed register of deeds of the new
county of Lake of the Woods. John
Gjemaug, also a former .Marshall
county resident, is county surveyor .of
the new county.
Fifty-two big bundles for SL00 at the
8heaf office. Big values every one
Subscribe Now.
"The Boxville Farmers' Club meet
ing on Friday evening, Dec. 15, yas
in the form of a social for the bene
fit of the Club. After the usual rou
tine of business the following literary
program was heartily enjoyed by all:
Community' Singing By Club
Reading Mrs. V. M. Johnson
Piano Solo Miss Thelma Erickson
Club Paper Miss Hasel Munger
Vocal DuetMisses Olson and Kreva
Farce, entitled, "A Capable Servant"
with parts taken by Messrs. Ralph
Gray, J, O. Haack and Geo. Cheney,
Song, "America" By Club
Succeeding the program came the
sale of lunches and the enjoyment of
the special attractions such as the
fish pond and the candy and popcorn
booth. No doubt the fishing would
have continued indefinitely had not
the supply of fish in the pond become
exhausted at an early hour. The pro
ceeds for the evening amounted to
about fifty dollars.
The teachers are busy preparing a
program and Xmas tree for Friday
evening, Dec. 22, and the next Club
meeting will be held Friday evening,
Jan. 5, 1923..
Visitors welcome on both dates.
Christmas Cantata By
Warren H. S. Was Fine
A large and appreciative audience
listened to the singing of the Christ
mas cantata "The Star Divine," by
the Warren High School chorus under
the direction of Miss Agda Wenner
berg, supervisor of music, at the High
School auditorium on Tuesday" even
ing. As a prelude to the cantata sev
eral Christmas carols were sung by
the grade children. The solo singers
in the cantata were Agnes Halvorson,
soprano Beatrice Holmquist, contral
to and Ralph Stevens, bass. All the
singing was excellent and showed that
the boys and girls of Warren have
musical talent that only needs the
proper training to become a source of
pleasure to themselves and to others.
The program was as follows:
Christmas Carols
1. "It Came Upon the Midnight
2. "Once Unto the Shepherds."
3. "Hark I The Angels Sing."
Grade -Children.
By Lansing
1. "We Shall See Him," Soprano
and Bass Solos, Chorus.
2. "The Watching bf th Magi fo
few years and the the Star" ~Srilt\
J9 |V
th^ pufcinto good roads only Double Quartette, Chorus.
the^noney or a part of- it which other-
The commissioner again pointed out -1
that bond interest and principal can
be paid only with motor vehicle tax
receipts and federal aid and that the
bond plan will not interfere with
road tax reductions started when the
state took over the Improvement and
-maintenance of the arterial highways.
Sophete Girtsr
oSnnran0n gPg
4# ourne
u&&" Con-
Soprano- Soloe- Chorus.o
6. "Holy Night," Girls' Chorus.
7. "Glory to God in the Highest,"
Contralto Solo, Chorus.
8. "The Adoration of the Magi,"
Soprano and Alto Solos, Chorus.
9. "O Come, All Ye. Faithful,"
10. "Star of the EasV' Chorus.
Sp i endo
The Red River Valley essay con
test held in connection with the Win
ter Shows wilt be put on again this
year, according to an announcement
by a committee consisting of Messrs.
Jos. Hamre, Erskine David Johnson,
Warren, and S. A. Aas, Fertile. The
subject to be written on this year is
The Red River Valley Winter Shows
as a Factor in Promoting Diversified
Farming in the Red River Valley."
The Winter Shows will be held In
Crookston, February 5, 6, 7, 8, and .9,
1923. All pupils of sixth, seventh and
eighth grades are eligible to write
essays on this subject. The grand
sweepstakes prize of five dollars
(5.00) will be awarded for the best
essay. The best essay written by
eighth grade contestant will be given,
1st, $5.00 2nd, $3.09 3rd, $1.00. Sim
ilar awards will be given seventh and
sixth grade contestants. Best essay
from each county will be given, 1st,
$1.50 2nd, $1.00 3rd, 50c. Counties
included in essay contest district are
the northwest counties of Minnesota.
All essays must be in hands of County
Superintendent or Chairman of Com
mittee, S. A. Aas, Fertile, not later
than, January 30, 1923.
Last year the essay was written on
the subject of "The Future of the Red
River Valley." A great many took
part in the contest and it is expected
that even a larger number will take
part this year. ^:M_v3?^
C. E. Grinder, whose term as regis
ter .of deeds will expire the first of
the year* has purchased the abstract
business of the State Bank of Warren
and will continue the business in his
own name. The abstract office will be
located hvthe old post office building
which Mr. Grinder-has leased for the
Mr. Grinder's long- service as regis
ter of deeds fit him admirably for the
position of abstracter. His knowledge
concerning real estate titles and trans
fers will serve him well In hit new
office. The business is a growing one
and will keep Mr. Grinder profitably
employed when hi relinquishes public
Marriage licenses issued the past
.week: by Alfred C. Swandby, clerk of
court,' are as follows: Balbert R. Loft
fans to Elsie H. DaHum, Ernest San
tay to Alice WQUams, Carl G. Font
to Oiga Oaeth Bren.
Warren High Whs by 29 to 13 Seorei'/-
Team Goes to Thief River
nere- roads are poor. Mr. MacArthur
service as carrier of Uncle Sam's
Thursday i/Aftf
Warren high school played its first
home conference game of basket batt'Z'
at the local high school gymnasium fyl'
last Friday evening, meeting the ring
tossers from Hallock. The locals won v'/-
the game by a score of 29 to 18. A
preliminary game was played by the
Senior girls and the Junior Sopho- .7
mores, the Seniors winning that game.
by a score of Id to 7. i
The first half of the boys' game
proved to be a rather slow exhibition
of basket ball. Warren led at the,//,
quarter period by a score of two taw.
one when Boardson for the locate'fc
dropped one thru the ring from overw.
half the distance of the floor. Hal-//,
lock dropped in one free throw. In7.
the second period Anderson and TuK'W*
lar each dropped a two pointer thru,
giving Warren a total of six points'
at the end of the half. The visitors^
in this half added seven points when
Peterson heaved in one field basket
and a free throw. Spence and Wal-.///f
ters also annexed a basket each from
the floor. The locals fell down in
shooting Baskets during the first half.^V
Numerous shots were missed that
should have given Warren a much'
larger score. The score at the end of
the period was Hallock 8, Warren
A m'Uch different story was told in\
the second half of the game. Fast/,
work on the part of the locals brought
the score up to 22 at the end of the,'74
period while the visitors were only v'
able to annex a free throw. Quist
gard, captain of the local five, started
the scoring for Warren when he drop
ped in two counters in rapid succes
sion. Tullar soon followed with a two
pointer. Quistgard added two more,
two pointers and Tullar connected for
three more before the period ended.
In the final period the visitors put/
up a sttffer battle and only allowed
the locals to garner three field basket*
and -4. free throw. Quistgard made
two and Tullar one ringer and Tullar
also made a free throw. West for'A)
Hallock made the only field basket for
the visitors in this period, Peterson
making two free throws. During the :L
last few minutes of the game Stevenav-C
substituted for Boardson.
The lineup for the game was as
WarrenTullar and Anderson, tctr/f/-
wards Quistgard, center Boardson-.
and Stevens, guards. Stevens and
Larson, substitutes, -i
Hallock-Peterson and Spence, for
wards Saverln, center West and
Walters, guards. Mr. Mutch, coach
tor the visitors, accompanied his team
Dr. Hass, of Stephen, refereed the*
Thursday evening of this week the
local qaintet will travel to Thief Ri-..
ver Falls where they will engage in/'
a battle with the high school of that-"
place. This is the first contest the
schools have played for several
yearav/./''7the No game will be played after
Thief River game until "after the holKV/^
days. The flrlst game after the holi/w
days will be played on January 12ttt%
wlien Crookston high school will bay/
bes wiahei. for a
happy lifei
We are having an old* fai
winter with plenty of
two feet on the leveland more com*/.
ing nearly every day. Santa ClamV^
will have feed sleighing when
fair rounds. But the children,
have no fear that ha will be stack
a snow drift Be will come ai
to an good boys and girls wit
i"~ *i
Mr. J. H. McArthur, who, is tWl\
rural carrier on Route No. 1, con^'/.
pleted seventeen years of continuous
service on that route on Dec 15. He
was appointed in 1905 when J.
Mattson was postmaster, and the first//,
rural route out of Warren was estab-7/'
llshed. During these long seventeen'1'*
years Mr. MacArthur has delivered
the daily mall regularly to the P*-:^
trons along his route and has not*/.
missed a monthly pay check on ac-^y'
count of sickness or failure to rend$n%'
service. In rain or shine, in calniy/
or storm, he may be seen driving his
horse along the route, battling with/^
snow storms and drifted roads 1$,
winter and the adhesive Red Rivenjv
Valley mud in summer. At first tmy/
pay for the service was far fronfy
adequate, but Mr. MacArthur stuck//'
to his job and felt satisfied when af/'\
had well performed his duties. The/'
people along the route appreciate hhtr
faithful service and have on maim,'
occasions given tangible evidenr#7^
thereof, especially at Christmas tlme^^v"'
It Is no soft snap to be a rural ca**/"
rier in severe weather and when the^f.
serves credit for long and faithful/
ReeoVIvery Marriage
On Thursday, Dec 7th, occurred thtf
marriage of Eveline C. Ivery wfj, v JJ&
March, and William J. Reed, of Mhi-///-
neapolis, at the home of Rev. wlK/a^i^gfi
Hams of Minneapolis. The bride wajtr vi
dressed in a most becommg canton lv^
crepe gown, trimmed with rosettely,
and ribbons. The groom is the presW.v'fey^^--1""$tij&'~^
dent of the Reed Marble and Tile Owhh^M
of Minneapolis.. Mrs. Reed is weR7"
known around Warren and will bm/f,%i--
greatly missed by many of Jwrl^
friends. The young couple will miikff\1
their home at 560 Seventh Ave. northS'
Minneapolis. Their many friends ex
tend to

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