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»*. VOLUME 44, NO. 16
Thirteen Will Leave Here April 26
and Six More on First of
The provost marshal general has
issued a call for approximately 150,
000 men to report at camps begin
ning April 26 and continuing five
days Out of this number Minne
sota is called on for 3,513 men and
they will be sent to Camp Dodge
Stevens county's quota is thirteen
•and those selected are given below:
1. Gotfried Baumgartner 79
Edwin Erickson 134
Oluf G. Anderson 228
Emil Wasicek 283
Perry Cook 350
Lauritz Nielson 357
Oscar M. Anderson 358
Trygve Thomasson 372
Harry W. Beatty 375
Leonard Lang 1 405
Ernest C. Mesenbrink 412
Edward J. Jorison 480
Otto A. Berns 529
John H. Page 483
William Luhman 495
Emil Erickson 675
These young men will leave Mor
ris April 26, next Friday, at 3 p. m.
The third large draft call will be
made between May 1 and 15. County
Auditor Wollthan has not yet re
ceived the official notice of the Call,
but is expecting it soon and will
then notify six men, which is Stev
ens county's quota. This call will
send 49,843 men to the colors. 1,925
"being from Minnesota. These men
will be so sent to Columbus barracks,
Columbus, Ohio, one of the regular
army posts which have been design
ated by the War Department for the
training of drafted men. The selec
tives will be drawn from class 1 in
sequence of order number as on the
other calls, subject to temporary ex
emptions of draftees engaged in crop
In response to the Allies' call for
more men, the War department has
decided to utilize all available army
posts for training of selectives and
the order sending the Minnesota
draftees to Columbus barracks marks
the first instance of the sending of
any large number of draftees to
camps other than national army
Several New Teachers Hired by
Board to Fill Vacancies for Next
At a meeting of the school board
held Wednesday afternoon three
teachers were hired for next year to
fill the vacancies which, will occur.
Miss Agnes Johnson of Lake City
will teach the 4th and 5th grades in
the high school building. Miss Julia
M. Seipel of Minneapolis will teach
mathematics and science. Miss Agnes
Benson of Florence, Wis., will have
charge of the commercial department.
The graduating exercises for the
Morris High School will be held on
May 31 and Dr. Albert E. Jenks,
head of the Sociology Department of
the University of Minnesota, will de
liver the commencement address.
Those who will receive diplomas from
the High School department are
Rubel A. Anderson, Edith Adeline
Brandt, Minnie L. Buckentin, Mar
garet P. Burpee, Thabes Calne, Eve
*3Lydia Folin, Nancy Harris, Florence
E. Hoenk, Florence Marjorie Judd,
Alice Ruth Opheim, Hervey Morris
Richardson, Elmor C. Ryhn, Agnes
Harriet Sather, Gladys Mae Towner,
and Josephine Evelyn Zahl. Miss
Elsa Wollthan only has fifteen and a
half credits and will make up the
other half during the summer and
receive her diploma the first of next
August. Those who will graduate
from the Noraml Training Depart
ment are Amanda Eleanore Dolven,
Agnes Galvin, Mabel Larson, Minnie
Loher, Elsie Marie Rotramel, Adelia
W. Satter and Elizabeth A. Sauter.
Archie Stone delivered a very fine
talk before the High School Wednes
day morning telling of some of his
experiences connected with his train
ing as an aviator. He has been up
In the air several times alone and
has even looped the loop with an
The pupils in the Morris Schools
are buying their share of war sav
ings and thrift stamps and a report
posted each week showing the
amount each grade has purchased
a n e a o u n e a i i e
total amount purchased last week
was $93.90, or 20c per capita. The
total purchases of savings and thrift
stamps sold in the schools since the
campaign began in January is
$907.75, or $2.25 per capita. The
pupils in the 5 th and 6th grades in
the Longfellow building have made
the best showing, their per capita
amount since the sales began being
$5.00. This indicates that the young
er pupils are buying more of the
thrift stamps than those in the upper
grades. Less money has been spent
for candy during the past three
months and the youngsters are doing
their share to help finance the war.
Mr. Theodore F. Rentz and Miss
Idah Marion Braun were married on
April 18 by Rev. Edward Jones at
Assumption church in the presence
of a number of invited friends. After
the ceremony the bridal party be
took themselves to Alberta, where a
dinner was served at the home of thg
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bene
dict Braun.
Both of the contracting parties
are well known in this county, the
groom being a son of Fred Rentz, one
of the pioneer settlers of the county,
and the bride a daughter of one of
the leading families of Alberta. A
host of friends extend congratula
tions and best wishes.
Letter From Geo. Maughan Gives In
teresting Account of Trip to
In a letter to The Tribune from
Geo. Maughan, he says that the boys
who recently left for the University
of Cincinnati to take special train
ing as machinists had arrived safe
ly and an interesting account of the
trip is given. It is the intention of
the boys to write a weekly letter to
the Tribune and this will be read
with interest by our readers.
Mr. Maughan says: "The boys as
a body wish to express their deepest
appreciation for the banquet and
well wishes which their departure
brought forth. It is likely that we
shall always remember the faces that
were beside us and in front of us as
we sat at the banquet.
"I shall not describe the trip to
St. Paul but rather begin a sketch
from that point. To be sure we all
ate hearty in the city the nex,t morn
ing after leaving Morris and shortly
afterward boarded the Northwestern
for Chicago via Milwaukee. As we
were about to board the train at St.
Paul, we saw Albert Stangar trom
New Ulm beckoning us from the win
dow of a car and we soon mixed with
the quota from Sibley county and
thru him became acquainted. "Spike"
Harris soon made himself famous as
the ablest comedian in the bunch
and later on showed us how to make
a fairly good berth of two day coach
seats. Several times we had a round
or two of singing, but of course it
was not as melodious as if we had
assembled on the court house
lawn with the prospect of disturbing
the "sleeping beauties" for several
block around. The most popular
pieces were, "There's a long, long
Trail," and "Over There."
"As time wore on after dinner of
the Tuesday enroute the scenery be
came quite tiresome and someone re
marked that it would be difficult to
even raise a disturbance but soon
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Seven Schools Will Compete for Hon
ors in Annual Declamatory
The oratorical and dramatic con
test held at the High School audit
orium Wednesday evening proved to
be one of the really entertaining
events of the school year. Rubel
Anderson with "The Rescue of Ly
gia" carried off first and Beatrice
Geenty with "Lasca" won second
honors. Both of these were excep
tionally good. Other contestants for
oratorical honors were Archie Rob
erts, Agnes Sather, Cora Ryhn, Myr
tle Linne and Edna Hanson, all of
whom acquitted themselves very
creditably. The judges were Mrs. C.
E. Caine, Mrs. L. D. Tripp and Supt.
P. E. Miller.
The contest of Wednesday was
to determine who should represent
the Morris High School in the De
clamatory Contest Friday, April 26,
when seven high schools will meet
at the Orpheum theatre in Morris.
The schools to be represented are
Alberta, Chokio, Donnelly, Herman,
Cyrus, Hancock and Morris. There
will be a spelling contest, each
school to have three representatives
from the grades. In the declamatory
contest there will be but one repre
sentative from each school, these to
be from the high school department
Tickets will be on sale next week at
Krueger's Drug Store and the pro
ceeds will go to the Junior Red
Civic League Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the Civic
League was held at the Commercial
Club rooms last Thursday afternoon.
Mr. Nash, the county agent and
Supt. Grafelman of the Alberta
school, presented the matter of chil
dren's garden contest. Boys and girls
of Morris are to be encouraged to
take over a part of the family gar
den and take the entire care of it
from seed time to harvest. The la
dies of the League promised to back
the project and these gentlemen will
present the matter to the school chil
dren for enlistment.
The League voted to award prizes
of $5, $3. $2, $1. A committee of
four ladies will inspect the gardens
at least once in two weeks. The
names of the ladies comprising the
committee will remain secret so the
children will not know by whom
their gardens are being watched, nor
when they are being judged. Mr.
Grafelman will judge gardens at dif
ferent times during the summer.
It was decided to give up the food
conservation lectures and a commit
tee will soon be appointed to collect
and place in the library, tested con
servation recipes that they may be
available to anyone at any time.
The ladies voted to tender their
help at the time of the annual Com
mercial Club party.
The matter of dues was discussed
at length. A little money is needed
of the League and if the annual dues
ious activities. This year the special
work is the children's gardens and
money is needed for the cash prizes.
All ladies of the city are members
of th eLeague and if the annual dues
of 25 cents were paid the treasury
would meet the year's needs. It is
strongly urged that all pay their
dues to Miss Moran before May first.
E. Eich transacted
Fargo on Monday.
business in
1"-—Market square and town hall of Arras, which city the Germans tried to take from the British. 2—General
Pershing inspected a detachment of bis stalwart troops in France. 3—Guy Enipcj, fipfeakiyg for the Liberty load
IS Oity Hall square, New York, at th# opening of the campaign. v
rfi.J Tr'J
State Department Announces Sum
mer Session from Jane 17 to
July 26
Th» State Department of Educa
tion announces that a Teachers
Training School will be held at the
West Central School of Agriculture
at Morris this year. The school will
open June 17 and close July 26. A
strong faculty has been selected and
the State Department anticipates
very profitable summer session. The
shortage of teachers offers unusual
opportunities to those who can pre
pare to teach. Salaries of trained
teachers are increasing and the de
mand far exceeds the supply. The
Morris school is very conveniently
situated and offers splendid accom
modations. The dormitories are well
equipped and beautifully located. No
tuition will be charged for all teach
ers living in Minnesota. In addition
to the class room work, there will be
many features of special interest
Able speakers on the vital issues of
the day will give teachers an oppor
tunity to receive first hand informa
tion concerning the war. Food con
servation, etc., will also be given
much attention. The gymnasium,
play grounds, tennis courts and
beautiful walks and drives offer
many opportunities for recreation.
Information concerning the summer
session and the bulletin may be se
cured by writing to the Registrar,
West Central School of Agriculture,
Morris, Minnesota.
Students' Club
The regular meeting of the Stud
ents' Club was held at the Library
last Monday afternoon.
It was voted that Mrs. E. J. Jones
and Mrs. A. A. Stone continue as
Historians for the club for the com
ing two years.
Mrs. J. A. Halgren gave a report
for the committee for replenishing
the comfort kits, which the club
sent to the enlisted boys from Stev
ens county last summer. The kits
were filled with the necessary arti
cles and sent to the boys last week.
Mrs. Geenty and Mrs. Tripp were
appointed on the committee in charge
of arrangements for the series of
Silver Teas which will be given dur
ing the next few weeks at the Red
Cross Headquarters for the purpose
of securing funds to pay t&t the
comfort kits.
After business meeting, Mrs. Stev
er interestingly discussed short
stories for children, and entertained
the members by reading "The Ele
phant's Child" by Kipling.
The next meeting will be May 6,
at the library at which time each
member is requested to surely bring
their completed scrap books.
v Ban on Hens Raised
The ban on hens has been lifted
and they may now be purchased by
the commission houses, according to
a message received this week by man
ager Porten of the Stevens County
Produce Co. The date when the ban
should be lifted had been set for
May 1 but has been changed to April
Big Demand for Cars
The automobile dealers of Morris
seem to be having no trouble in sell
ing all of the cars they can get and
about the only way they can get them
here is to go to the eities and run
them out. Chas. Lee went after
new Buick last week and on Monday
of this week Clifford Lee went down
for several Fords and Harry Quigley
went aftei* a new Overland. Lots of
cars are being sold this season and the
demand is greater than the supply.
Arrives in France
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Walz received
a card yesterday from their son Law
rence that he had arrived safely
"over there." Of course he does not
say where or when. Lawrence
sailed from an Atlantic port March
28, three week ago yesterday, and in
that time he made the trip across and
the mail returned here.
Owners of chickens are hereby
notified that all chickens must be
kept enclosed after April 1st. A
city ordinance prohibits letting the
chickens run at large.
S. J. Ryan,
Chief of Police.
Real Estate Transfers
fitter Pederson to Carl Feigum,
lots 3, 4, 5, 6, block 5, Hancock,
F. M. Reese to Charles Hall, lot
13, block 12, Hancock, $50.00.
Progress of the Campaign Leaves No
Doubt that Stevens County Will
Do Her Part
Liberty Bond salesman have been
scouring the county this week, and
from all sections a most ready sale
of|the bonds is reported. People ap
pear to have informed themselves
fully and the salesman have little to
do except to take the signature of
the subscriber. A willingness to
take the allotments made by the exe
cutive committee is general.
Chairman Hancock has not yet
completed the heavy work of tab
ulating the returns, and only partial
reports and estimates have been re
ceived from some districts, but from
the reports received, along with the
persons and districts yet to be heard
from, it is reasonably certain that
Stevens county will make a most
creditable showing. It is expected
that a complete report of the total
amount subscribed will be ready by
next week.
Death of Mrs. Pilgrim
The whole community was shocked
this week by the sorrowful news of
the untimely death of Mrs. G. A.
Pilgrim, wife of Rev. G. A. Pilgrim,
which occurred at the Eitel Hospit
al in Minneapolis on Sunday after
Mrs. Pilgrim went to the hospital
for an operation for appendicitis and
gall trouble from which she has been
suffering, and the shock of the opera
tion proved too severe for her, tho
it was thirty hours after the opera
tion before her strength finally
failed She had the attention of the
best of surgeons, and everything was
done for her which was humanly
The funeral service was held in Min
neapolis on Wednesday, and a mem
orial service will be held here at the
German Lutheran church next Sun
day afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Mrs. Pilgrim has been dearly loved
by all who have known her. She
has led a consistant Christian life,
has been a kind neighbor, and de
voted to her husband and three chil
dren who are now left without a
mother's love and care, and general
sympathy is expressed to Rev. Pil
grim and the children in their great
Skilled Men Wanted for Army
There is a very definite need for
skilled men in the army at this time,
and registrants are asked to present
themselves for this service. Those
interested should apply to local
boards at the earliest possible mo
ment for full information as the of
fer will expire on April 27.
Among the lines in which skilled
mechanics are wanted are the follow
ing:—Auto mechanics, blacksmiths,
boiler makers, brakemen, bricklayers,
buglers, carpenters, chauffeurs, chem
ists, clerks, cobblers, concrete work
ers, cooks, draftsmen, engineers,
electricians, linemen, machinists,
mechanics, motorcyclists, painters,
photographers, plumbers, car repair
men, saddlers and harnessmakers,
railroad section hands, stenograph
ers, surveyors, tailors, teamsters,
telegraph operators, telephone opera
tors, telephone operators who can
Bpeak German, timber cruisers and
wagonmakers, besides many other
trades which are probably not repre
sented in this community.
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$1.50 PEE YEAJI y
Morris Home Guards Attend Funeral
of Pope County Young Man
On Monday of this week nine
members of the Morris Home Guards
went to Benson to attend the fun
eral of Andrew Gusdal, who died of
pneumonia on April 10 at Camp
Upton, New York.
This young man was born in Nor
way 25 years ago, where his parents
still live ,and he had no relatives in
this country. He came here a few
years ago and at once became a citi
zen and was ready to fight for his
adopted country when the call came.
He left last February for Camp
Dodge, Iowa, with a contingent from
Pope County, and altho he never saw
the firing line, yet he has made the
sacrifice of his life for the United
A military funeral was held at
Benson, where he had worked for
the past two years, and the squad of
the Morris company went to assist.
Those who went were Lieut. Cherry,
Wm. Frame, H. B. Lund, Donald
Lord, A. F. Reidner, M. J. Ryhn, E.
J. Volden, Carl Scott and Harvard
Rev. Dolven to Leave
After 22 years of faithful service
as the pastor of the Norwegian Luth
eran church in Scandia, Rev. A. O.
Dolven has tendered his resignation
and will leave as soon as a new past
or for the charge is found.
Rev. Dolven now has charge of the
churches in Scandia, Cyrus and
Nora, but when he first came here
he served ten congregations in this
vicinity even going as far as Whea
ton. In the same territory there are
now four pastors at work, and since
Rev. Dolven came here several new
churches have been built, the church
in Scandia has been finished, and the
beautiful parsonage erected.
Rev. and Mrs. Dolven have stood
high in the estimation of all who
have known them, both within and
without their own congregations,
and their going away will be a dte
tinct loss to the community. The
best wishes of all will accompany
them whereever they go.
Morris Home Guards Will Join With.
Other Companies of Ni&th
An encampment of the Nintfe Bat
tallion of Home Guards will be held
at Fergus Falls on July 4, 5, 6, 7,
companies from Morris, Moorhead,
Fergus Falls and Breckenridge to
take part. This encampment is for
the purpose of giving the members
of the Ninth Battallion more inten
sive drill and training and to make
them more proficient in the dutie*
which they may be called upon to
The Home Guards of Minnesota
were organized when the State Mili
tia was mustered into the Federal
service so that the state would not
be without armed protection. State
officials recognized the need of some
sort of armed guard to protect the
state within and the Home Guard
companies were therefore organized.
At the present time there are about
70 companies in the state of Minne
sota and each and every company to
subject to the order of the Governor
and is governed by the Military Code
of 1917 and the laws passed by the
Minnesota Legislature. These law*
are very strict and conform with
those governing the regular army.
The Morris company is one of ttti -A
best in the state and is well equippefd
with the new regulation Home Guard
uniforms. Every man in the com
pany has a complete cotton O. D. uni
form and wool uniforms have beetle
ordered for use in the cold weather*
Swindle on Parents of Soldiers
The Official Bulletin contains ft
warning against a swindle which tet
being perpetrated upon the parent!
of soldiers. The chief of the Military
Intelligence Bureau says:—
"A telegram is sent informing thai
the soldier has a furlough and ray*
questing funds by wire to come home,
waiving identification. The rest Ml
mere matter of detail.
"Parents and friends should b#
warned of this game and of thifc
similar one where the telegraphic re*
quest is to mail money to tik* soldier
care general delivery."

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