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^^^^^^^^M PINE RIVER JOURNAL VOLUME VI NUMBER 30 THE PINE KIVER JOURNAL, PINE KIVER, CASS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1941 SUB: $1.00 In County, $1.50 Outside Out of the . . Waste Basket —By— GRANT BERGSTROM v ! Somebody Saw It Bert Heemstra inserted a 25c want-ad last week, to sell a cow. i giving the buyer a choice of four head. Three hours after the mail man carried the Journal around the route, Bert sold his first cow and before night, all four had beejn sold- So, somebody must still read the rag! * * * * * A Freak Cow Charles Hauser stopped in the other day to report the birth of a freak calf at his farm Saturday. The calf has no tail or semblance of one which is unusual. * * a * The Weather " Spring has -came" the little hoy said. Anyway, a few crows arrived •Sunday which is a good sign in spite of recent snows. * * * * We had a letter from our son Richard this week, who spent March 2 ■with friends at Gonvick. The boys Jrwerc returning to Minneapolis by car Sunday evening, the day of the blizzard, They left Pine River fr.30 p- m., Hk -and ran into a bad storm after passing Brainerd, arriving in St. Cloud at 1:30 a, m., where roads were completely blocked by orders of the highway department. They were forced to spend six hours in their car as all hotels ■were filled to capacity, and didn't arrive in Minneapolis until late the next morning. * * * » Enroute, they counted 2 greyhound buses, 42 trucks and cars stalled on the highway and in ditches- However, that storm is long since past and the past week has been ideal, with the temperature in the fifties one afternoon- * * * * Jimmy Bogart who recently joined the National Guard unit at Brainerd. is now stationed at Ft. Louis, Wash. Jim will make a mighty fine soldier, and while he had rather hoped to serve in the Phillipines as did his bro- there George a few years ago, his 80- diering days may become just as exciting before long. * * * * Forty enthusiastic skaters from a town some CO-miles distant, will do their stuff on the local floor Saturday night. As we watch the skaters from Pyie River ana other towns go 'round and 'round, we wonder where all the thrill is—but maybe it's like playing bridge, you gotta know how to enjoy it. In our estimation, the pretties: amateur skater on the floor, as to ease and grace, is Miss Maizie Cromett. * * * * Funny thing about a small town and it's populace- Everyone knows everyone elses little faults and idiosyncrasies—perhaps even a bit of tale-bearing is done off and on, but let illness •or death or trouble occur, to even the most talked-of, and these little differences are forgotten and in their place is a feeling of general sympathy, understanding and an urge to lend a l<M helping hand. * * * * Unlike the larger cities, where one seldom speaks to his next door neighbor unless formally introduced and talking over the back fence and yelling "Hello" to everybody is tabo,o but perhaps we know more about our friends and neighbors than is good for us; and while, perhaps like the the fellow who says he can always put two and two together—and get six, we do know something of nearly everyone's home-life, their sorrows, disappointments and victories.' * * * * If we are curious enough, and Mr. so and so is truthful, we can look in out Journal and "figger out" just how much money he has in the bank. a. * * * Maybe we haven't always hesitated to express our views abou* crops they've failed to raise or the stop signs they slid past; probably we haven't liked their particular style in clothes or hairdress, or when they trumped our ace, and very often we haven't been too careful to curb our tongues, but underneath, there Is a feeling of attraction and friendship that often doesn't come to the surface only in times of tragedy or failure— then it is good to know that all petty differences and jealousies are not important at all. TOURNAMENT SCORES Rovik-Seaton 12580 Conzet-Stewart 12500 Townsend-DIngle 12020 Datzman-Zigmund 100-10 Schuster-Hempstead 9600 Teske-McMillan 0050 Hill-Skinner 849J Kater-Isensee 796 ) Gearey-Garlson 7890 Dahl-Anderson 677'J Robideau-Lundin 5980 Biever-Gard'mer 5800 HILL-BILLY TRIO TO HEADLINE VARIETY SHOW THIS MONTH TO SPEAK AT M- E. CHURCH "Hill Billy Trio" is another head- liner for the Variety show to be held at the Marlow Thursday evening, March 27. Elviry will sing her favorite songs, with Jed at the fiddle aud Myra playing the piano. This is a comedy specialty. Flash! Ask-it Basket—15 minutes of a real Askit-Basket program, conducted by Lewis Walton. People from the audience will be questioned and judges selected by the committee will be on the stage to place the winners. i^This should prove to be a lot of fun and something different- Indian Love Songs will be sung by Miss Mildred Rasinussen in Indian costume. Radio voices, including Kate Smith and Ted Collins in their daily radio program of views and stories; Donald Duck and Jeannette McDonald in song is another specialty number you wili enjoy. "He Troups to Conqer" a one-act play by the Footlights Club of the local school, under the direction of Miss Isaacson, will be a real treat. A comedy of wit and humor with a cast Jf the school's best. Further details will be given next week for the big show on March 27- ED TOBEY OF JENKINS BURIED TUESDAYAFTERNOON Edward Tobey, 77, of Jenkins, died at the Brainerd hospital Friday of last week. Funeral services were held from the Community Church at Jenkins on S'uesday afternoon. Interment was made in the Whitefish cemetery. " Mr. Tobey leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, a daughter, Mrs. George Briley of I'ine River and Ark> Tobey of Mildred. W Rev. Gordon E. Bailey Rev. Gordon E- Bailey, superintenl- ent of the Duluth district of M. E. churches, will arrive in Pine River March 17, for a series of pre-Easter meetings in the Methodist church. These services will continue through Sunday, March 23. Rev. Mr- Bailey has spent eight years in the educational field, serving as superintendent of schools at Stafford and Wellington, Kansas, before entering the ministry. Seventeen-years of his pastoral work were spent in Minneapolis. For four years, he served as assistant pastor to Dr. Roy L. Smith in the Simpson Methodist Church, and .thirteen years as pastor of the Trinity Methodist Church of Minneapolis. Since June 1940, he has been superintendent of the Duluth district of the Northern Minnesota Conference Services will begin at 7:45 p. m.. every evening from Monday, Mar'-h 17, through Sunday, March 23. Suu day morning services will be held at 11 a. in., as usual. Mr. and Mrs. Axel Carlsoin of Sebeka, were guests at the Chas- Rounds home Saturday evening. They also visited with Inez Pressler at the Horn home. Mrs. Peter Nelson of Moose Lake Twp., was a guest of Mrs. Vern Chumley Friday. FELLOWSHIP MEETING A. TABERN iL M N. But wouldn't it be much better and wouldn't the sun shine just a wee bit brighter and the world seem a better place to live in, if every time we wanted to say an. unkind word, we would say something pleasant instead- Nettling costs less or is appreciated more, than a little kindness- So, as we go on our way Our lives shall touch a dozen lives before the day is done, Leave countless marks for good <.r ill ere sets this evening's sun. Shall fair or foul its imprint prove, on those our lives shall hail? Shall benison our impress be, or shall a blight prevail? When, to the last great reckoning, the lives we meet must go, Shall this wee fleeting touch of ours have added joy or woe? Shall he who looks our records o'er. of name and time and place, Say, 'Here a blessed influence came' or "Here is evil's trace?" From out each point of contact of our lives with other lives, Flows ever that which helps the one who for the summit strives. The troubled souls encountered— does it sweeten with its touch, Or does it more embitter those embittered overmuch? Does love thru every handclasp flow in sympathy's caress? Do those that we have greeted know a newborn hopefulness? Are tolerance and charity the keynote of our song, As we go plodding onward with earth's eager, anxious throng? Our lives must touch a million lives in someway ere we go, From this world of struggle, to a land we do not know. So, may this be the wdsh we always wish and the prayer we ever pray Let our lives help the other lives we may touch along the way. —Mrs. Dubbs Out-of-town guests numbering more than a hundred, will convene at a Fellowship meeting at the Gospel Ta bernacle Monday afternoon and evening, March 17. Fifteen clergymen will take part in the services which will be held at 2 :30 and 7:30 p. in. Rev. Ivan O- Mille of Minneapolis, Dean of North Central Bible Institute, will be the principle speaker. Special musical selections will be offered by various visiting units. Out-of-town guests will be entertained at the Marlow club rooms at a five o'clock dinner. Anyone interested in these services is invited to attend. Art Exhibit at M. E. Church Attracts Many FAREWELL PARTY FOR CASS COUNTY AGENT OSCAR NELSON A group number about one-hundiv .1, representing the various Farm Bureau units of fass County, honored Oscar Nelson at a farewell party at the club rooms of t'ne Marlow Saturday- A picnic dinner was served and speakers from the various units wished Mi\ Nelson God-speed in his new work. Principle speakers were Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Dorsey, Mr. Muddigan, and Mr- and Mrs. Atwood. Mr. Nil- son was presented with an appropriate gift, after which Fred Geisler, the new county agent, was introduced- Mr- Nelson has accepted a similai' position at Bemidji. ERADEUPHIAN CLUB NOTES The Club met Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Oscar Dahl. The meeting was opened by singing the national anthem, followed by current events for roll call. Mrs. Marion Sherwood gave a talk on "Glass Magic" explaining the new uses, new charm and new strength in glass. Miss Henderdon gave a talk on "Hawaii" telling of her trip to the islands last year and her many experiences in learning the ways of the natives- She also displayed a group of pictures of volcanoes and other scenes. IN CAPITOL CORRIDORS by Lee M- Bennett More than 175 school children and 65 adults viewed the collection of paintings at the Methodist Church on Monday and Tuesday of this week- The exhibit, loaned by the Minnesota Artist's Association to the Era- delphian Club, consisted of 28 paintings in oil, dry-point, silk screen, print, gouache, water colors, lithographs and drawings. J Of most interest to local people, was a group of three paintings by Art Deshayes of Manhattan Beach. Mr. Deshayes has been an art enthusiast for some time and his works are very well done and true to the topic they represent. Of prime interest, was an oil painting of a deserted homestead near Emily. His two other paintings were entitled "Valley or the Sun" on Camels Back ML in Arizona and "Pitche and Fruits-" Mr. Deshayes paintings drew much attention and manv favorable com. ents. These paintin s were in an individual exhibit- The Club wishes to extend to the public, it'- tha:'- r their good at- •ndanee a ' tor ■ \". the exhibit- LOCALS Among those from Pine River, attending the tournament games at Staples Friday evening, were Mr- and Mrs. Irv. Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Al Downing, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Robideau, Mr. and Mrs. Harris Zigmund, D L- Triggs and Bill Kotka. Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fried Heuer at Aitkin Sunday, were Mr. and Mrs- L. M. Severeid and Mr. and Mrs- G. E- Henderson. HERD RE-CHECK IS ASKED BY CREAMERY The largest amount ever named in any one bill to be used for any one specific purpose was one submitted to the legislature the fore part of the week. The amount shown in the bill was for the sum of $40,000,000 and is to be used to clean up the Rural Credits debt which has been afflicting the state for the past several years- A little "history of the Rural Credits may be of interest- Back around World War days land prices were booming ana real estate was selling faster than pancakes in a Greek restaurant. As a result, price, became inflated so tliat most farms had not only a fhst mortgage, but a second and sometimes a third, against them. After the boom was over, farm prices started to decline. Many of the banks were practically insolvent due to the mortgages they held; farmers could not pay their debts or even the high interest rates of their loans; as a result, there wa sa serious financial difficulty on all sides. The plan was then put forward to set up the Rural Credits department in the state—in other words, to give the state power to make loans which it was believed would ease the general distress and would help both tbe farmers and the mortgage holders- The plan was submitted to the people of the state in 1931, as a constitutional amendment, and was passed overwhelmingly. The department," new, and without experience, (and in many cases with politics mixed in) made many loans at a too high valuation. The result was inevitable for as the years passed and land values were on the decline, the state found itself owning several thousand farms- Each year the interest on the money the state had borrowed to re-loan, was increasing; the farms were being foreclosed and title going to the state; taxes on farms were not being paid; and all in all, there was a general mess- Nothing real definite was done until two years ago when a new Conservator was appointed and the department re-organized. His policy was to sell the farms of which there were around 5,000, at the best possible pric. As a result, during the past two years over half of these farms have been sold. Some for cash, and the others with an average down-payment of 25 percent. It is expected that the balance of the farms will be sold by the end of 1942- As the Rural Credit fund now stands, there is a deficit of outstanding bonds and debt certificates of some $60,000,000. The bill submitted is an effort to start cleaning up the difficulty. It provides that the state make a levy (1-5 to 2 mills each year as may be necessary) between the years 1941 and 1964- This will provide some $40,000,000. Together with this, the state estimates a credit of The reports brought in Saturday were really fine- Out of a total of 227 herds which had been signed on marketing agreements, 138 herds have been checked, with a total of 1108 cows, and at the present a number of committee-men have not completed their work. We wish to thank all those who have taken active part in this work, al so all the farmers who have made the effort to see that their cows wrere among those checked- To those herds not yet checked, promptness in checK- ing will surely be appreciated. By working together, we can soon complete the re-check without cost to the creamery association. Let us work together to complete a strong creamery association that will return dividends to its patrons. We must not forget 1932, with its low of 14 cents for butterfat, 32-cent wheat and 19- cent corn. It is to the credit of American farmers, that, although they went thru years of successive losses, by producing at less than cost and have practically fed their very farms to people who live in cities, they have neither sat down on the job nor walked out. Since 1930, 27 percent of all farms have been subject to foreclosure or forced sale. Tenancy has increased IS percent and two million farmers are wandering over the farmlands of the west, now reduced to a migratory state- Yet, never have the farmers broken their unwritten, unsigned pledge to feed the nation. They nave continued steadily producing. With a record crop for 1940, which is the very source of the' nation's defense energy. Regardless of the outcome of the present war, our nation faces real economic tragedy. Only thru organization can the farmer be saved from utter ruin. —L. O. Fick, Sec. some $25,000,000 due from its mortgages, farms and other assets of the department. The levy is expected to yield from between $1,500,000 and $2,000,000 per year, which with the receipts from its assets is expected to wipe out the deficit and clean the slate by .1964. And thus, the people of Minnesota have learned a costly lesson that they cannot soon forget! The theory that the government can do things cheaper and better than private enterprise sounds good but in practical experience the theory does not hold good. Let us hope the example of the past is not repeated in the future. 4-Cent Gas Tax We have commented on this before but as the subject is now before the Senate Motor Vehicles committee and one in which every car driver in the state is interested financially, an ad ditional word may not be amiss. The bill has already passed the House and is now starting on its journeythrough the. upper chamber. It started last Friday wifv a hearing in wdiich those favoring the bill were heard. This Friday, the opponents will speak their piece. From a casual perusal of the sentiment in the Senate, there seems to be considerable thought that if a 4-cent gas tax is voted that the repeal of the Dunn one-mill levy should be re-pealed. Even many farm members feel this way about the subject. A slash has to be made somewhere they feel. By repeal of the one-mil! tax which (is a direct levy against all real estate in the state, it will help the city taxpayer as well as the rural. With an additional levy being made for the Ru ral Credit deficit (as outlined above) and of which the cities will pay a goodly part, there seems to be considerable merit in the plan. All coun ties will gain more fiom the gas tax increase of 1-cent than they will loose from the Dunn tax. This plan would show a spirit of harmony between the city and country which the state needs today more than ever before. SERVICES FOR MRS. SISK AT METHODIST CHURCH TODAY Mrs- Walter Sisk, 57, passed away" at the University hospital Monday, following an illness of several weeks- Funeral services will be conducted from the Methodist Church Friday afternoon (today) at 2 p. m., with Rev. Richard Brown, assisted by Rev. Schultz, officiating. Interment will be made in the Pine Ridge cemetery. Pallbearers include brothers, brothers-in-law and sons-in-law, Frank Jenkins, Samuel Jenkins, Harvey Bur man and Donald Sisk of Worthington, and Christ Hoffman and Ben Abear of Pine River. Mrs. Daisy Sisk was born to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Jenkins, at Lexington, 111., in 1883- She was married to Walter Sisk, also of Lexington, December 12, 1S98. To this union four children were born, two dying in infancy. Surviving, are her husbanb, Walter Sisk of Pine River, and two daughters, Mrs. Edda Hoffman an! Mrs- Reba Abear, both of Pine River- Also 8 grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters, together with a host of friends and relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Sisk spent the first seven years after their marriage, at Lexington, 111., when they moved to Worthington, Minnesota, where they resided for 15 years, coming to Pine River in 1920, where they have since resided. Mrs. Sisk, though not in robust health the past few years, was serious ly ill only 15 days before her passing, from a heart ailment- Miss Louella Torske, who has been ill the past three weeks, spent the first of this week recuperating at her home at Ada. Her illness was the outgrowth of an accident a year ago, when she was attending a basketball game and a player fell into the stands where she was seated, fracturing several ribs. Members of the Sewing Club enjoy ed a social hour at ths home of Mrs. Leonard Lien Friday. Sell It With A Wan: Art rightV hto. WRONG • Bunting should be used for platforms or for the decoration of speakers' stands and for general decorations. The blue stripe should always be placed uppermost and the red at the bottom. • On patriotic occasions, the flag may be displayed above and behind the speaker against a wall or curtain. If flown from a staff, it should be placed at the speaker's right. • In church, the flag should be placed at the congregation's right. Other flags should be placed to the left of the congregation. In the chancel, or on a platform, the flag should be placed at the clergyman's right as he faces the congregation, and the other flags at his left. • When one halyard is used for two or more flags, the American flag should always be flown at the peak. In displaying flags on adjacent staffs the American flag should be hoisted first and lowered last. '• When the- American flag is displayed with another flag with staffs crossed, ths American flag should be on the right, with the staff over the staff of the otfwr fl«f.
PINE RIVER JOURNAL
VOLUME VI NUMBER 30
THE PINE KIVER JOURNAL, PINE KIVER, CASS COUNTY, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1941
SUB: $1.00 In County, $1.50 Outside
Out of the . .
Somebody Saw It
Bert Heemstra inserted a 25c
want-ad last week, to sell a cow.
i giving the buyer a choice of four
head. Three hours after the mail
man carried the Journal around
the route, Bert sold his first cow
and before night, all four had
beejn sold- So, somebody must
still read the rag!
* * * * *
A Freak Cow
Charles Hauser stopped in the other
day to report the birth of a freak
calf at his farm Saturday. The calf
has no tail or semblance of one which
* * a *
" Spring has -came" the little hoy
said. Anyway, a few crows arrived
•Sunday which is a good sign in spite
of recent snows.
* * * *
We had a letter from our son Richard this week, who spent March 2
■with friends at Gonvick. The boys
Jrwerc returning to Minneapolis by car
Sunday evening, the day of the blizzard, They left Pine River fr.30 p- m.,
Hk -and ran into a bad storm after passing
Brainerd, arriving in St. Cloud at 1:30
a, m., where roads were completely
blocked by orders of the highway department. They were forced to spend
six hours in their car as all hotels
■were filled to capacity, and didn't arrive in Minneapolis until late the
* * * »
Enroute, they counted 2 greyhound
buses, 42 trucks and cars stalled on
the highway and in ditches- However,
that storm is long since past and the
past week has been ideal, with the
temperature in the fifties one afternoon-
* * * *
Jimmy Bogart who recently joined
the National Guard unit at Brainerd.
is now stationed at Ft. Louis, Wash.
Jim will make a mighty fine soldier,
and while he had rather hoped to
serve in the Phillipines as did his bro-
there George a few years ago, his 80-
diering days may become just as exciting before long.
* * * *
Forty enthusiastic skaters from a
town some CO-miles distant, will do
their stuff on the local floor Saturday
night. As we watch the skaters from
Pyie River ana other towns go 'round
and 'round, we wonder where all the
thrill is—but maybe it's like playing
bridge, you gotta know how to enjoy
it. In our estimation, the pretties:
amateur skater on the floor, as to
ease and grace, is Miss Maizie Cromett.
* * * *
Funny thing about a small town and
it's populace- Everyone knows everyone elses little faults and idiosyncrasies—perhaps even a bit of tale-bearing is done off and on, but let illness
•or death or trouble occur, to even the
most talked-of, and these little differences are forgotten and in their place
is a feeling of general sympathy, understanding and an urge to lend a