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PAGE TWG l'ubllsherw ~, B. Lazier. President; John T~lltn~- son, S('cretary-Tr,~;isuver: S. t t. Fis- ku, m, I.':'ed Veutzke and John W. Colby, Directors. SlYB~,Cll I lWrlON RATES One Year in Ad-ance )1.00 (In the County Only) No subscription taken for less than ~e Fear. Our.side the county, one year in 1 Itdvance. $2.00. t Canadian Subscriptions, $2.50. { Subscriptions dlscontinuefl first of I a~h month when not paid in advance. Qgte|a| Newspnper of McHenry County nnd City ot Towner I ~t~rod at the poetofflce at Towner,~ IV. D., Sept. 6, 1910, as second class matter, under Act of March $. 1879. @q~BLISHED WEEKLY ON FRIDAY $. A. GILJE, Editor K. H. C~OOLEY. Foreman JOHN EI.,LINO~ON, Secy.-Treasu~er VERENDRYE Mrs. Alvin Christopherson enjoyed visit from her parents Mr. and Mrs. S. IC Engene of Douglas this week- end. Congratulations are extended Mr. and Mrs. Lester Anfinson who were married at Towner October 13 by Rev. Wanberg. The bride was Miss Han- nah Swensrud who was reared in this community and has many friends here. They will live at the home of the groom's parents near Denbigh. Misses Selma Nordine, Ruth Peder- son and her mother motored to Velva Wednesday on a shopping trip. The S. S. Larson and C. Gjellstad familie~ were among shoppers there last Sat- urday. Mrs. Anna Hogan of Breckenridge, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. Gus Bergren of Minot spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Martin Zaback, the latter's par- eats. Mrs. Hogan and Mrs. Zaback are sisters. Miss Luella Engene, R.N., is caring for O. H. Wolhowe who is seriously ill. Miss Valeria Butterfiehl, who teach- near Orrin, spent the week-end with her parents in Verendrye. L. S. Zaback was on the sick list last week. Miss Edith Swanson, primary teach- er, spent the week-end with hom~ folks near Riga. tL T. Lee shipped three carloads of ~attle from here last week. Gilman Lee and Peter Olander accompanied Mr. Lee to the Twin Cities. Luther League for October was not held last Sunday as planned. Several members went instead to hear Rev. E. I. St,ore preach at Velva that eve- ning. The Rev. Mr. Strom was pastor here many years ago. Re O. A. JordahI o'f Granville was a recent caller in Verendrye. Julius Lee, Mrs. A. T. Lee and daughter Ellen, Cornelius Onstad and Mr and Mrs. H~rry IWolhowe and Shirley were Minor visitors Wednes- day. Mesdames A. Christopherson, Harry "Wolhowe. F. Pederson and L. S. Za- back called on Mrs. A. T Lee Satur- day evening It was Mrs. I~e's bi~h- day anniversary and these friendu] came to help her celebrate it. They brought gifts and lunch which was en- joyed during the afternoon hours. ] Mr. and Mrs. tI. H. B]ackstead an'lt ~children and Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Wobl howe of Miner were guests at theJ~ iGust Wolhowe home Sunday a week l ago. The freshmen class were guests at a party at the school g)~n last br- day evening. The sophomores were! host~. Games were played and tricks and stunts helped to while away the hours. A lunch was also served to the freshies and others g lesent. Mrs. Nettle Larson was honor guest last Thursday when many friends cal- led on her. A delicious lunch was served and many pretty gifts were left with Mrs. Larson as remem- brances of the day. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Munson and two daughters *of North Prairie and Mr. and Mrs. Sever DaM from the east country w~re among those attending from a distance. Friends will be grieved to learn of the serious illness of O.H.Wolhowe. He was stricken Friday morning with .'a paralytic stroke and is very weak. His sons W. W. Wolhowe and family ~of Heimdal and Otto Wolhowe and Tamily of Kensal, also Miss Sigrid -Wolhowe who teaches at Harvey, -~were all home over the week-end to -~ee him. His physician Dr. E. C. Stone ~I Minot came to see him Friday eve- Truing. All hope for Mr. Wolhowe's reovtl~. Most of the cereal crop varieties known today began with a few seeds or even a single seed. The better ~plants and strains obtaind from thes~ " ~mds were continued and the poorer ediscarded. A few of the best from . experimental rows were planted in !~ots, then tested on farms and even- ally offered for commercial growing. One of the quickest acting of all foods is honey. The two simple su- gars in honey--dextrose and levulose --are absor.bed directly into the blood stream and made available at once ~for energy. By the use of airplanes and vase- llne-coated glass slides, seeds Of the summer stage of black stem rust have been found more than two miles above the earth. One ton of corn fodder occupies] several times as much s0ace in dryI form as it would in a silo, while aI cubic foot of silage contains about] two and one-half times as mdch dry] stutter as a cubic foot of hay. ] IIIIIIIIIIIIilIIIIIIIIIIIIlIIilIIIilIMIIIIIIililI111 Ul Toptcs - - Complete records of all meetings since the district was organized arc now in the possession of Oscar Oium, president and director of Red Cross school district which was organized in 1890. The records have been in the Oium family all the time since then, Hans Oium, a pioneer and Os- car's father, having served on the school beard almost continuously un- til his death a few years ago. The first election in the district was held June 17 in the F. F. Fritz house located on what is now the ~anch of the Ness brothers, north of the fish. ins grounds. In that election the fol- lowing were elected :--Hans Oium, di- rector for one year; Joseph Elliott, director for t~-o years; John Kelly, director for three years, and James Day, treasurer. L.N. Torson receiv- ed 15 votes for superintendent of schools in that election. (In those days the superintendent was voted on in school elections). Voters in that election were as fol- lows:--Hans Oium, Edward Oium, Mrs. Peter Claussen, Joe Elliot, John Lattin, John Kelly, Gee. Valentine, James Day, Peter Claussen, Peter Gilberg, Mrs. John Kelly, Mrs. Eva Day, M~s. Gee. Valentine, William Lattin and Mrs. O. S. Lattin. This information comes from a well-pre- served tally sheet in Oium's posses- sion. On July 8, 1890, the first school board meeting was held. It was then decided that four months of school be held and that Clara Peele be teach. er. A 15 mill levy was made at the meeting for school purposes. First equipment for the school was purchas- ed from T he~apson Bros., Towner, in which firm H. H. Thompson, now lo-- cal bank president, was a partner. Miss Peele's wages were set at $35 per month. The records show that she drew her first warrant on Sep- tember 27, 1890. Miss Peele was a daughter of Frank Peele, an early settler on what is now the Tom Forsythe ranch. Accordinb to John Oium, she was an expert rider. She once won a race from the Forsythe ranch to Towner, riding a horse furnished by Mr. Hutton, father of Robert Hutton of Towner. A copy of a report of the school census taken December 16, 1890, is also included in the records. The re- ports, signed by William Lattin, clerk, lists the following pupils :--Fay Lat- tin, age 18, John Varey 14, LeRoy Day 7, George Elliot 14, Joseph Cor- rigan 7, Goldie Lattin 14, and Pearl Valentine 10. The next teacher was Clara Smith, now Mrs. Mike Breen of the state of Washington. She drew her first war- rant for $28 on December 10, 189L having then taught one month. She held a third grade certificate, that accounting for the $28 pet' month. The board had previously made a rul- ing to that affect, and placng a wage of $30 for second grade teachers and $35 for first grade teachers. On April 12, 1892, the board in ses- sion decided that the,e would be six months of sci,ool and that Miss May McGovern be hired at $30 per month. It was planned that three months ,)f school be held at the school near the river and three months ou~ on the Gilberg place about six and one-half miles from where the present Red Cross ~chool house now stands. The record shows that only three month:~ of school were held that year and only out on the prairie (Gilberg's place). On April 11, 1893, a district meet- ing was held for the purpose of de- ciding whether or not to buihl school house. It was finally agreed that bonds be issued for $300, due in 20 years, and that the school house be constructed immediately. The new building was located on the Valentine farm, south of what is now the home of the Tagestad brothers. ' During the summer of 1893, how- ever, school was being held in the old place, with Sarah Acre, teacher. Her first warrant for $35 was drawn June 23, 1893. The first teacher in the new school house was Hattie Frisby, now the wife of Dr. Newlove of Minot. She taught for a period of two years, earn- ing $32.50 per month. Her first war- rant was written May 28, 1894. A school treasurer's report as of December 31, 1890 is also in Oium's possession. Each blank for items in receipts and expenditures is marked to indicate "none". ~-- Oium has interesting information regarding the red cross also. He states that fifty years ago in June this year his father and Peter N, Gilberg came by ox team to the Mouse river section north of Towner. On their first night in that locality they camped by the red cross. It was lo- cated on a rise above swamp ground about one-fourth miles south of where the L. G. Hurdle ranch buildings are now located. On waking in the morn- ing the first white man they saw was Ole Gilbertson, who came driving along an Indian trail with team and wagon. Gilbertson was one of the early pioneers of the Towner vicinity. Gilberg, who now lives at Churches Ferry, has related that the cross bore the words "St. Andrews--1863". John] Oium, a brother of Hans, on comment-] ing on the cross has stated that the! cross was not painted, and that the] names and figures were carved intoI the wood. He could not remember[ the date, however. -- -- | MOUSE RIVER FARMERS ':PRESS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19th, THE CARDINAL Published by Students of Towner High School VOLUME II. FRIDAY, OCI'OBER 19. Seniors Dramatized Discovery Day In observation of Columbus Day, October 12, the senior class dramatiz- ed the discovery of San Salvador. The program was in the form of a radh) broadcast with Larry Anderson as the announcer. Robert Marcoe played the part of Columbus. Susan Ellis was Queen Isabella and Marie Combs, Irene Kin- sey and Mildred Rosencrans were her attendants. Members of Columbu,' crew were Orlean ,Tweeden, Max Rosencrans, Donald Fisher, Peter Johner, John Berntson and Robert Cross. Indians: Billy Lee, Pat Cook, Gabriel Selzler and Carl Sommerdorf. Warren Gilbertson was stage manager. The rest of the period was spent in singing under the direction of Miss Jordahl Eight Members In Junior Band Mr. Koffron, director of the Towner school band, has formed eight new pupils into a Junior band. These new Marshall Taylor, trumpet; Alde~ Curfman, clarinet; Rose Haman, clar- inet; Weston Norville, clarinet; Loren Rasmussen, drum; Floyd Richards, drum; and Mildred Skowroneck, saxaphone. BIRTHDAYS IN OCTOBER Mildred Anderson--October 5. Alexander DuPuis--October 6. Ilene Larson--October 7. t~etty Sommerdorf--October 13. arvey Taylor--October 15. Carol Anderson--October 16. Helen Schiele--October 17. Irene Kinsey~October 19. Virginia Hales--October 19. Mildred Tweeden--October 28. Freshmen Entertain High School Group Friday, Oetober 12, the freshmen gave a return party for the sopho- mores, inviting the entire high school to share the fun. The group was di- vided according to classes and a num-] ber of contests were held, the seniors] winning the most points. For the re-I mainder of the evening some playedI games and the others danced. TheI lunch was found in attractive pack- ages of yellow and green. I Economics Class Gains Practical Knowledge During the study of money and banking, the interest of the Econom- ics class was heightened by a collec- tion of several different kinds of pa- per money, deposit slips, signature cards and bank statements brought by Miss Johnson, the instructor. The class found this very helpful in re- taining the material. I ALF()UR Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Larson and daughter Lois of Minot were visitors at the Chas. Nehrenberg home last Sunday. Dr. E. C. Stone of Minot was a busi- ness caller in the city Monday eve- ning. The Evangelical Sunday schoo Workers Conference had their regular meeting at the church Monday even- ing~4red and Carl Notbohm of near Drake were supper guests at the I~elix Semrau home Monday. Mrs. Ernest Nehrenberg was a visitor at the N. C. Bilte home Mon- day evening. Alvin Martwich from the C.C.C. camp spent the past week at his par- ental home. Mrs. Hans Cole is a patient in the Drake hospital. Mrs. Louis Strube was a visitor at the Hans Skari home Tuesday after- noon. Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Zahnow ac- companied by Mrs. Herman Zahnow motored to Minor Wedr~esday. Ernest Nehrenberg was a business caller in Anamoose Thursday. Fourteen members of the Evangel- ical Mission Circle motored to Moore- head Range No. 1 near Anamoose Friday evening and were entertained by Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Northey. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nehrenberg and Mr. and Mrs. Err~est Nehrenherg were visitors at the G. J. Nehrenber home in Drake Friday evening; Miss June Gould arrived home from ,Glasgow, Mont., Friday where she has been visiting. Mr. and Mrs. Etter and daughters of Lonetree spent the weel~-end wit, the former's daughter Mrs. Gunter. Mr. and Mrs. Smith of Bismarck arrived to spend a few days with relative~ here. Mrs. Smith was form- erly Lilly Kuntz. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Kemper and family of near Drake were dinner guests at the B. C. Bur] home Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Albert W~itte and family were dinner guests at the Paul Luhitz home Sunday. A large crowd attended the P.T.A. Saturday evening. Colonel Irving "Speed" Wallace, international athlete writer and radio commentator, gave a motion ~icture travelogue and show. ed exhibits which d.escribed Mexican life which were enjoyed by all pres- ent. Several numbers were given by the Anamoose bald. A class of Fourteen members were coati#mad in the Lutheran church Sunday morning. . WE LEARN TO SPELL BY SPELLING For nmst of us, spelling correctly is difficult. Instead of discussing this broad subject, let us quote Sherman iPerry. "Eternal diligence is the price of dependable spelling. One may learn rules and rules for spelling, but they afford little help. Rules contain such qualifiications as "usually" and "gen- erally", and at the end of a rule we find a list of exceptions. We learn to swim by swimming, to walk by walking; likewise we learn to spell by spelling. "Rather than learn rules, try this plan: 1. Look at the word. Get an eye image, an eye pattern. 2. Pro- nounce it aloud; spell it aloud. Get an ear pattern of the word. 3. Write it many times. Get a motion pattern. "The combination of eye, ear and hand will give you three compete pat- terns of the word; then when a word is mispelled you will find that it doesn't look right; it doesn't sound right; it doesn't have rhythm; the pattern is marred. When ever you find such a word, list it for frequent study. ,Get the dictionary habit. Doubt your spelling. Look up words. Master the words you look up." A GREAT IDEAL Little Johnnie had a few Bantam hens who were laying very small eggs. He decided that something should be done about it. "Why don't my hens lay larger eggs " said Johnnie to his father erie morning. "The hens are so small that they can't lay any larger eggs," his father told him. The next morning when his father was going to the chicken coop, John- ale's father was surprised to find an ostrich egg tied to one of the beams, and above it a sign with the words: "Keep your eyes on this and do your best!" --Ilene Larson. BRI EFS Billy Lee and Donald Fisher handed in the most drills in Typing I durinu the first six weeks. They each turned in 44 drills. Marie MeCombs is third with 39 drills to her credit. There was only one absence on Rolly Day,~October 12. "Deacon Dubbs" has been chosen by the juniors' for their class play. Members of the Towner school band have been given a new overture on which to work. The name of the piece is "Urbana", by" Charles J. Roberts. ,= HONOR ROLL Dorothy Weber, Freshman .... 94 Hazel Hermanson, Junior ..... 93% Susan Ellis, Senior ........... 92~ Alice Starks, Freshmen ....... 92% Jean Burns, Junior ........... 91% John Betmtson, Senior ......... 90V~ Hazel is the only one taking 5 subjects. RIGA FIRE AT RIGA CAUSES MUCH EXCITEMENT A fire set by the 11:20 train Satur- day forenoon caused much damage as well as excitement. The fire started west of Riga and burned northward over a v~st amount of territory. Men and women, totalin~ nearly 75, from Denbigh, Rosehill, Egg Creek, Gran- ville and Riga gathered and after much work the fire was extinguished. NUMBER ,;. GRADES I and II In a test of twelve spelling words on Friday these second graders had 100 : Monica McLauchlin, Norms Schiele, Rosemary Londay, Maxine Elliott, Vivian Jones and Josephena Feist. Edward Lee can now write his name without help. For language the second grade has memorized "The Land of Story Books" by Robert Lewis Stevenson. Marjorie Sommerdorf is in charge of the drinking fountain this week. Mrs. McLauchlin and Bobble, Mrs. Floyd Carpenter and Joan Van Camp visited the room last Tuesday. GRADES III and IV Those in the third grade receiving 100% in the weekly spelling test were: Gerald Hales, Nancy Lunday and Donna Lou Thoreson. Viola Anderson, Doris Herman, Lu- cille Norine, Mavis Pettit, Dorothy Richards, Earl Scheidt and Billy Skowronek received 100 in the fourth grade spelling test last week. The following had 100 in the third grade multiplication test Friday: .Al- ton Shipman, Nancy Lunday, Edward Keyes and Lois Hermanson. GRADES V and VI The following pupils received 100 last Friday in the weekly spelling test: Virginia Hill, Phyllis Thoreson, Jean Larson, Weston Norville, Eva Rothecker, Esther Anderson, Alice Thorson, Doro~.h- Herman, Elizabeth Taylor, Kathleen Marcoe and Philo- menu Wald. The drawing class made standup silhouettes of the Santa Maria for Columbus Day. All but four of the total thirty en- rolled in our ~oom have subscribed to "My Weekly Reader." Four issues have already been received. The pu- pils are l~eeping them bound between folders. They are use.~ as part of the regular reading class work. Dorothy Herman received the high- est mark in a history test on the Greeks. GRADES VII and VIII The eighth grade agriculture class has finished the weed booklets and will now study soils. The seventh grade history class has been doing map work on early ex- plorers. Several pupils were absent the later part of last week due to the vaccina- tions. HOBBIES George Carpenter- Walking rail- road track. Victor Gilbertson--Herding cattle. Bobby Burns--Blushing. Alice Mae Starks--Studying. Dorothy Weber--Visiting. Helen Schiele--Roller skating. Elgar Roles--Dancing. Ilene Larson--Smiling. Alice Anderson--Flirting. Vera Strietzel--Playing l~ttenball. to his house north of Riga. Callers at the Riga school the past week were Mr. Kidder, Mr. and Mrs. A. Aaenson and Mr. Wood. Irene Erdman visited with Irene Ja- cobsen after school last oMnday. Irving Anderson returned to school Monday after zwo weeks illness. Mesdames H. D. and R. C. Bailey and Annabelle spent Tuesday after- The section men and mud haulers also] noon with Mesdames L. T. Hanson an.! helped. Mr. Tonnesson's hay whicht Anton Jacobsen. was in this area was not burned but~ Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Hellerud and Mr. Botz last a considerable amount.[ Nordon returned from a combined bus- People who have their cattle grazing[ iness and pleasure trip to Fargo and will also feel a deep loss as this swept/ Ulen, Minn., this week. over a large amount of good grazing~ Jesse McFarlane made a trip to land. Granville by team Tueesday for a load of grain. Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Erdman were/ The Riga school received some Minot shoppers Friday. study books and a year's supply of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Jacobsen and sweeping compound the past week. Irene and Mrs. L. T. Hanson and El- Arnold Aaenson spent Wednesday vera called at Adolph Erdman's Sun- night with Albert Swallers. day afternoon. The Rose Hill school board held a ~rhose having perfect attendance for meeting at the Bruce Freeman home the first month of school are Annie Tuesday evening. After the meeting and Norman Aaenson, Joyce, Patty a dainty lunch was served by Mrs. and Youlen Barkus, Margaret Erd- Freeman. man and Irene Jacobsen. Those on Riga Study Club members attended the hhnor roll were Youlen Barkus, the regular meeting at the R. L. Rich- Jear~ Erdman and Frances Swallers. ardson home Monday evening. Mrs. Those having 100 in deportment for C. V. Barkus and Mrs. A. L. Herbran- the first month of school were Nels son were on the program for this Aaenson, Youlen Barkus and Irene meeting. Jacobsen. Miss Sarah Love Ehart spent the Misses Sarah Love Ehart and Bea- trice Beach called at A. V. Swanson's Saturday forenoon. Ethel and Frances Swallers spent Friday afternoon at Adolph Minerts. Vernard, Donald and Irene Erdman and W~de Herbranson attended the sophomore party for initiating the freshmen Friday evening. The Erdman family spent Saturday evening at Almer Aaensons and lis- tened in on the new radio. Mr. and Mrs~ J. Rosenberger were Minor shoppers Saturday. r-re Ray Murphy delivered coal to H. W. Thompsons Saturday. Irving Anderson celebrated his 14th birthday at school Friday afternoon by treating his teacher and school- A |~=~maL~a ~=~| mates to a big delicious layer cake. The rest of the period was spent in decorating the windows and black- boards with Hallowe'en cut-outs. Misses Edith and Kathryn Swanson Heaters spent the week-end with home folks. Mesdames Hattie Swallers and , ,, Adolph Minert were Minor shoppers, Friday. Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Anderson were Thursday shoppers. Mrs. Jesse Hall is visiting her sis- ter Mrs. A. V. Swanson and family. Henry Rice was a dinner guest at Jacobsons Saturday. He has started to haul his hay from south of Riga ~llllllllllllllllllllllllllll farm adjustment news m EIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlII TO AID BEET GROWERS Several hundred farmers in North Dakota who grow sugar will be benefited in a program nounced by the AAA. Sugar growers who sign the contracts will receive an advanCe meat of $1 per ton on their yield times their acres 1934 and a final payment than 25 cents per ton guarantee them parity actual 1934 production or mal yields times their whichever is higher. assistant county agent leader, seated the state extension a conference in Billings, 15. The program underway in North Dakota ly. VOTE DEADLINE OCT. 20 Results of the corn-hog in the various counties ported ,to the state by Oct. 20 to permit votes and submission of the the state to the corn-hog the AAA on that date. from the polls being made states are that continuance and hog adjustment activities is favored by a considerable of producers who now have contracts. DESCRIBE FEED sI'rUATION Information on the severity North Dakota livestock feed was presented by three rives of the state at a wek with Chester C. Davis, ministrator, a~d other officials. Detailed data on situation gained by a tory completed by the vice were outlined to Davis. formation was presented by German, county agent Dexter, in charge of emergency work; and the Federal ministration. That will be taken by the aid in the emergency a message from the EAST NOR - C John and William Sallee the past week hauling Christ Bakken place near Quite a number from here the wedding dance of Mr. Oscar Halstengard at day evening. All time. Music was Detiing brothers. Joe Wald, John Shift, Fra~k were callers at the Tony Meyer Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Pete Detling and visitors at the Lloyd Tony Meyer home Mr. and Mrs. A. Snider in on the Gottlieb Kottke are now settled down. from near Balfour. Fred Detling and Regina were visitors at the W. home Sunday. Friemts and neighbors aether Sunday evening Mr. and Mrs. Sebastine were recently married. was spent in dancing served at midnight. a good time and 'wishing Mr. and Mrs. and happy married life. Oscar Burgsted is at presC~t working on the road. Mr. and Mrs. John Shift Kathleen and Madleen we at the Krank Klien home week-end with her mother ira ville. Merle Kidder, county of schools, was schools in this district Miss Sarah Love Ehart her mother Mrs'. Ehart to nesday evening where theY their regular lodge Th school officers held the home of the clerk, Aaenson, Tuesday evening, Mesdames J. L. Seright son and A. L. Thursday afternoon with V. Barkus and A. V. Sorry to report Mrs. son on the sick list but her condition better at Mr. and Mrs. Anten Towner callers Monday Prcpar Your Car rorWintcr Drivi WITH Winter Oils and a , Greases Leach Brothers Garage