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VOLUME LIII LAKE BENTON, LINCOLN COUNTY, MINNES()TA, MAY 19, 19:&apos;,. $2.00 PER YEAR A. E. TASKER, PUBLISHER. inne00ota Wriefs Compiled by Mlmmesota Editorial Ass'n [hlekley.A bolt of lightning play- havoc with the house of Hernmn at Itlnckley las.t week. kill,'ing 8ehmidt and .,tting her clothes fire. The lightning Imlt seemed to through lhe side of the large and then ,branched out into room, tearing ,the sink from the Wall, moving tie radio, tearing large (huks of plaster, ,break- several windows, and nearly (le- a hed u,psaail, a few feet from which lay two children, its damage by .,etting fire to house. I,igh,tadng usually follows wet (mrds. but in this caste to g,o directly .through ,the and traveled ahl over the flmu.e. 8Chmhlt was sitting beside the hen the ,bolt struck. Her hus- hy the sink, was stunned for a and when .he recovered found Wife's clothes on fire. She was hen rushed to a hospital. It that the electric olmrge tmr death rather .than the Unknown p e r s o n s 'the Congregationai church last week in Montevideo, sorting out the old jewelry that which was worthqes. pot" had ,been placed in of the church for donatiorm The old jewelry and col=levied were to ,be meRed SOld for old g'old, the proceeds to the church treasury. Sometime night ,the church was entered te trinkets reoved from the in which they were sealed stacked in a heap ,in the irasement. the donations to ,the melting Were secretly sealed in enveh>pes, not known wllmt articles of value taken. Lake.--Caught by a string in ! of a tree, a robin was rescued in Heron Lake last We@nes- The bird was so weak, ,hewever, t died shortly after'ard. 'lhe Plmrently be<-ame caught while a ece of string to use in a neat, when the string entangled armmd its leg and a of a tall tree. It had linen in for a couple of days before it rescued, according to the young- old telephone poles hae .been given to Boy by he telephone company and USed to build a log cabin. A ,he Henepin County fair in Hopkimq will be sought for and work will begin as as possible. fires staIted in Proc- last week w,ben a high ten- line became entangled with electricity ito Main and arcs were created sufficiently hot to cause corn- of the tabineLg. High winds the week had caused .the lines entangled. The fires start- Sunday a,nd Monday morn- and did little damage to any of a'l:l being discovered before gotten past the radios. The quite a mystery until it was[ that ,hen a wall plug was l on( a 12-inch park resulted, ! Which the cause was traced to tint. young men who bluff out William Wag after asked him to pull them out were quite surprised last Wog pushed the car back Although Wog had linen of palling out ears mired Wlout charge, the three in que@tion were reported so he made a charge W.hen the car was finally into the road with the aid Much arguing resulted, result that the price was ,o $1. ObJection were still ay me !" lema,nded Mr. Wag. get it!" the three replied. Mr. Wag picked a rice, In the mud and pushed the in. By this .time throa Were made, and Wag called . The three young men OVer night tn jail and paid morning. certain Jackson busl- has evolved an idea on how taxes without hurting his or bank account. When to fall off several years to worry abe(r( how he to meet his taxes when they He fintl4y decided to lay vet.lain sum out of each day's Last week this man ap- eeun,,ty treasurer's office down two heavy sacks the counter. When the been counted and the tax de out, he bttsinese man had taken him 281 days fihe required amount to taxes, 50 cents being the had stored away in a place at the close of County Declamatory Contest Held May 6 The Coufit,v I)e(qamqtory Contest lmld in Ivanhoe Saturday afternoon, May 6, was attended l)y a large crowd. Thirteen cont(.tants t)k part. Some splendid musieqi nunr,bers were given by the plpils of Mrs. Kenneth Will- fong's school and also tlmse from Adrian Little's .hool. In the A division, consisting of pu- pils from the :h'd, 4th and 5t.h grades, there were two contestants. Clayton Nielm from Dist..,No. 16 won first place in this division and Hannah Thompson from Dist. 76 second. In the B division, inluding pupil of the 6th, and 8th grades there were eleven contestants. Edward Fter of Dist. No. 33 won first place in this division. Tracts Aileen I)etelen of Dist. No. 75 placel second, and Cor- rine Wetsand of Dist. No. 41 third. Clayton Nielsen and Edm, ard Fier will comimte at the County Gradua- tion exerci,-u to determine which will represent the county in the State De- clamatory Contest, to be hehl iu Saint ]Paul during Sta.te Fair Week. Mrs. Eva E. Wold of Ivan,bee, Miss Dora W. Parks of Lake Benton, and Mrs. C. L. Tompkins of Ivanhoe were the judges. Bernal Howe and Syh'e- ter Determau were time keepers. Mrs. And. J. Johnson Writes Society Ed.; Enjoys Home Paper In a letter of recent date to our society editre.% Mrs. Andrew J. John- son of Buffalo Springs, N. Dak. says that "the family enjoys The News each week and that she reads nearly every word of the ohl home paper". She evinced special interest in the "whoisit" that appears each week. and added that she and her son, Ber- nald, usually the corrc.t answers. She further stated that they were having the firs rain of the .ason at the time she was writing. Spring was very late and had been preceded by a very hard winter. They had a bad storm in Octo,ber and winter set in immediately. Their grain was practically all sown at the time and were planting potatoes. She had her garden planted, she added, and was busy attending to her turkeys, expect- to rai.e several hundred, and while they were harder to raise than, chic- kens, he enjoyed the work. She slates that they can all their meals, such as chicken, turkey, beef, pork and lamb. in several different ways. Incideraally she invites the recipienl of the letter to drop in any day and site would rve any kind of meat desired. She goes on to state further that Bernald has built an electric lighting plant for their home use wiaich is t:lippd with .home-built storage bat- (cries. The radio is also attached to the eqnipment. P, ernald, she added, secured a posi- tion thia spring on a large ranch where they u.l power machinery ex- clusively, and that in assisting his employer to repair a well pump the pipe fell on trim, injuring his arm and hand so badly tarot it required nine stitches to (.lose the wound in ,his hand. This misfortune necessitated his giving up the job, ,but he is re- covering nicely. For a time both men)ers were swollen to nearly twice their normal size and were very palnful. They have some interesting scenery in that country and are located not far from the Black Hill., also that the sunsets are gorgeous. In closing she extends an invitation to visit in their ,home on our future trip to the Blak HilLs. if ever we should make such a trip. Mother's Day was ,bsautifully oh. served by many sonu and daughters in and out of Lake Benton Sunday. We ,have not met one mother that in some way was not rememimred and our calls and visits have been in many homes since May 14. n FARMERS TO LEARN BEST USE OF NEW FARM LEGISLATION Frm Bureau leaders To Explain Worldngs of New Laws Per- hinitg To Agriculture I, ooking ahead with hope that nw natiolmi famn legislation will mater- tally auist agriculture, Farm Bureau memhers 141rouglmut Minnesta will meet at di.trit.t conferences (luring the coming week to study ways ill which the I)emfits of the new legisla- ti(m may be ,])l'(ingtlt home to farnltrs, says J. S. Jones, secret,try of tim Min- ne.ota Farm Bureau. "The farm bill plan as emergel|Cy legislation Jllsiifles renowe(1 hope and ('enrage l):allse it definitely commits tile .,eeret'u.y of agriculture t(, USe Clio of tile several methods to reMore lh( l)riee of basic farm ('mnnl(litics, somewhat ill rela- tion.hi,p to the costs en,tering into their prodmqhm. The bill is not spot,- tile in lmt shall 11e done. ll,u su((.ess or failnre will del)ea(t 'llmos.t en,tirely on its admiaistration and Virile there may Ire some provision.q with whi(.h we nifty not ,be in filvor, eVol'y one at :his time should out his shoulder to the wheel and give every assistance to those thqrge(l with its administration. At'lion iv needed ; delay has i)eer costly," Mr. Jones said. .r x t I mr( is no point in altaeking the m.(msure because it does not embody the Frazier ,bill or the Norris eost-of- i)ro(hwtion provision; tzhe measure is 'on the books' and farmers shouht study it so that they may gain all of the advantages it offers," Mr..hme.q a sserte(1. During the past fv week. farmer. have started Io reap the lmnelits ()l  Farm Bureau conferences hchl in pre- vious years, and nex week's meetings will douhtles i'e.ult i sn,bstantlal lgri(.ultural galn, s ill years to come, farm leaders say. Several years ago the Faran Bureau saw the need for changing the gohl standard. SO llrlt the dolhtr might h'tve seine relation to commodity valses. Farmcrs studied the monetary prohhmt at Famn Bureau meetlng.q similar to those to be held next week, and tim result was that the million Farm Bureau luemllers throughout the United States made such a logical and Insislent demand for monetary reform that the neces.ry legislatiou was in- cluded in the recently adopted farm hill. The sharp rpturn in commodity prlc can be traced to ,but one thing, the dolg away. by t.he federal govern- meut, of lhe busine.,erippling gold standard. The conference studies of new na- tiomal and slate farm legislatiou will be directe(l ,by M. S. Winder, executive crctary of the Americau Farm Bu- relu, and Mr. Jones. Other speakers will inchnle A. G. Merelmsu, director of organization for the Minnesota Farm Bureau, arrd Mrs. E. V. Ripley, home and community chairman. The conference for tiffs district will be held at Madison on May 25. An- other wilt l)e held at Slayton May 26. Jobins Will Move Soon To California Mrs. Mary Zohin and family of Ward, S. Dak. plan to leave soon for California where they will make their future home. In accordance with her plans, Mrs. Jobin will hold a sale of her personal Prol)erty and hotel eqnlp- mezt at Ward on Friday, May 26th, the sale beginning at 1 o'clock p. m. The offerlug includes he(Is, dresers, lal)les, chair, stoves, etc., and terans will be cash. Immediately following the sale of furniture and equipment, Walter A. Trautman. owner of the buildings and hotel properties, will offer them for sale also. The huildings consist of the hotel itself, a garage, a poultry house antl two lots. Particulars of settlement on the ,buihlings will be ex- plahmd more fully on date of sale. Where would the average w)man be if she ,took "no" for an arwer? Repairing the Broken Fences 10 MAY 27th IS SET AS POPPY DAY IN LAKE BENTON Awrlcan Legion Auxiliary Members Will Conduct Annual Sale of Poppies on That Day All Worhl War veterans of l|ke Benton were urged to pay honor to Luther League To Give Devotional Program The Luther League of the English l,utheran church will presented a de- w)item(1 program at the church next Silndray evening, May 21st, at 8:00 o'clock. Lawrence W. Olden, principal i of the Verdi high st, heel, wilt give a short address. The program will con- sist of the following numbers: their fqllen comrades by wearing memorial Poppy on l'oppy Day, Satur- day, May 27th, in )message iued t(ulay 1)y Jolm Green, Commander of the tlcnry Sollie Post of the American Litm. (,omnmn(ler Green declared that the wearing of (,he poppy is the imlividual way to ,how rememl)rance for the war dead qnd devotion to the ideals for wideh they gave their liv(. The message state(l: "On Saturday, May 27, America will l)ay it.u annual tribute It} the men who gave their lives in defense of (the conntry in 1917 and 1918 by wearing the memorial" poppy. I am sure that every Worhl War veteran and all a Prelude. Hymn ........................................ Audience Invoca lion. Vocal Solo ............ Vivian M. Erickson Reading ............................ Bertha Wold l IIymn ........................................ Audience Topic .............................. Frieda Willert V(x'al Solo ............ Vlvian M. Erickson Talk .................. Lawrence Olson, Verdi Bencd iv(ion. The University (ff Minnesota will again comhwt two summer sessions this year, giving opportunity to thou- sands of teachers who wish to con- tinue studies in the fields of their l teqching, and to nndergraduates who othcx patriotic cltizens of Lake Ben- need to take advantage of the addi- + WEAR HIS FLOWER! IIis fixed hayonet was pointed toward the euemy. His steel helmet was tilted down over de- termined eyes. An nnen ma- chine gun )rayed his path with death, hat he went forward for America. In a poppy-studded wheat field he fell. They buried him after the wave of ,battle had swept by, and poppi( sprang up around his grave. His victorious com- rade, ret.urning to America, ,brot memories and Uhe poppy. " On Saturday, May 27, popple will he offered for sale in Lake Benton to give us an opportunity to aid the war di&a'hled, the widows, and the fatherless chil- dren. WEAR A POPPY! + + ton' will wcqr this token of remem- brance on that (lay. Wearing the poppy means ,that we have mt for- gotten our comrades who fell amid the Ippies of France and that we are carrying on for America in their spirit. "The poppies will be offered on the street here hy the women of the American L(gion Auxiliary, our wives, xaother,% sisters and daughters. They have volumeered for this work, glvig their sere'ices without thought of per- sonal gatn. Disa,bled veterans have nmde the poppies which they will dis- tribute, and the contributions they will receive will go entirely to the relief of needy veterans and veterans' families. Be sure not only to wear a poppy on Poppy Day, ,but be sure to wear an American Legion and Auxil- iary pppy." Questions On The American Flag The following questions, which are an- swered on another page of this issue, ecru- prise ariother set furnished by the American Lewion Auxiliary of this city in a campaign of education on the American Flag. \\; 31. What is the meaning of a flag flown willt the union down? 32. Describe the coat of arTts of the United Sta,tes. 33. Should a flag be hoisted rapidly, or slowly and ceremoniously ? How should it be lowered? 34. Quete the pledge )f allegiance to the Flag. 35. Itow is the pledge of allegiance to the Flag glven? 36. How should the Flag he draped over a casket? 37. At w,bat position in a parade should the Flag of the United States be ca tried ? 38. Was (.he Flag of the United Stat ever flown over front line trool durin,g the World War? Over what occupied territory was it flown after the Armistice? 39. What should be done by all spec- tators while the Flag of the Uni.ted States is beig hoisted or lowered? 40. How is a flag correctly displayed on all automobile? 41. When a Flag is displayed fiat against a wall, what should be ,the position of the (mien? 42. 8hnuld the Flag be lowered into a grave? 43. Since the passage of the n- (tonal flag resolve, what presidents have issued executive orders affecting the proportions of the Flag? 44. What is the correct .position for the me(rated Flag on a speakers' plat- form. 45. When was the first National Flag conference called? By what or. ganizatton and who was the first speaker? 46. I It proper to drape or festoon the Flag? 47. Should tortions of the air of The ,Star Spangled Banner be tter- l)lated in anv medley? 48. Wheu was the Flag of United States first berne into a major engage- ment ,by the American army? 49. Is it correct to place any ohject or emblera on or above the Flag of the United States? 50. Wlmt authority ts there for the use of a yello, fringe on the Flag? A  tiorml time offered hy summer el.asses. The first ion will begirt on Wed- no,day. June 21st, and the second on Monday, July 31. Conr.s will he of- feral in qll the major divisions of the cnrricnhlm. Mrs. William Schmahl Laid To Final Rest Sunday Afternoon It has pleased Almighty God, iu His good providence, to take out of this vale of tears unto Himself the .soul of our sister, Mrs. Anna Marie Sehmahl', the wife of WIn. C. Sctmahl and a ] daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Homer. [ She was born in Schoenwalde, Ger- I many, June 12, 1889. Here she was baptized and confirmed in the Luther- an faith to which She remained faith- ful unto death. In the year of 1909 she migrated to the United States and made her home lrst in Davenport, In. In 1910, on November 27, she was united in ,boly wedlock with ,Vm. C. Schmahl, to which union eight children were born. lu I)eeemlr of the me year, he young c)n,ple came to Lake Benton, settling on a farm northwest of .the city. Not hmg ago they moved to a famn near Drammen Hail where she pa.ed away last Wednesalay. Five of the children preceded the mother in death, in their infancy, and lie in their earthl.y rest in the Lake Benton public cemetery. Besides her hind)and, she leaves three children, Emma 15, tIans 12 and Wilton 9; her brothers and sisters, Rudolph, George and William of Lake Benton, Carl, Henry, Dora and Minnie in Germany, like, vise three half-brothers, Fred, Hertmn and Fritz Eve(s, her parents, all in Germany, and parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sehmahl of Lake Benton, and many other relatives and friends, who mourn her departure. Mrs. Schmahl at.talned the age of 43 years, 10 moths and 28 days. She pa.,ed away last week Wednesday morning, May 10, at her home, after a short illness. She was a devoted wife, sharing with him the joys and sorrows of this earthly Journ; a loving mother of her children, ,bringing them up in the fear and a4monition of the Lord; a kind friend and neigkbor, always ready to help wherever it was possible and a frequent visitor to he house of God, attending with her family the Immanuel Lutherau church, Verdi. Her earthly remains were committed to the ground of God's acre, on Sun- day Her pastor, the Rev. Panl W. Spaude, officiated at the funeral, 1:00 p. m. at the mme and 2 p. m. at the St. John's Lltheran church. The pall hearers were her lhree brothers and three cousins: May the God of all conffort and blessing console the sur- vivors with the balm of His holy Word, so that they too, some day may meet .their beloved once again in eter- rml joy and ,bliss, ne,er to part again. "Farcveli, I must now leave you; The grief this day cloth give you Soon others, too, shall bear. Be ye to God commended; In heaven all woe is ended, And we hall meet iu glory thee." Change in Family Fishing Licenses The new law relating to resldel fishing licenses, enacted by he recent session of the Legislature, has been interpreted by tte Attorney General that a family fishing license covers only the hub)and and wife and chil- dren under 18 years of age, according to a buHetirt from the office of County kudltor A. L. Swenson. However, children under 18 years are not obligi to purchase flhing licenses, consequently the issuance of identification cards to such persons under 18 years may be left to the discretion of the applicarge. All persons 18 years or over of e same family are required to purchase individual lshing licenses, Mr. and Mrs. John Banks and fam- ily, of Lynd, spent Mother's Day at the Grant Matthe,s home. BENTON DEFEATS HOLLAND-RUTHTON IN OPENING GAME Csllect 15 Hits Off Offerings of Jacob- sen While Kimball Holds Visi- ting Sluggers to 3 Bingles "Rajah" Hohngren's charges opmled the Five County League season with a vletory at West Side Park Sunday afternoon when they wou with ease over the Holland-Ruthhm nine by a score of 13 to 3. The locals eollecl:ed a total of fifteen hits h41e the offer- irs of Kimball remain a mystery to the opposing batsmen, .they ,being able to get but three feties off his de- livery. Richards was first to score, reach- lug first when hit by a l)itehei ,ball and later scoring when Nyhuse socked out a two-,bagger. The fourth was 0he ,big inning for the locals when they scored six ,times, Neale, first up, opened witl a dottble and seered on W,h.ipples double. Kim- ball walked, Richards singled to right, moring Whipple. Kimball scored while Mills threw out Atkins, skied to center, ,Sclimid, t walked, Jones tripled .to deep center seor lrg Rtch- ards and Sehmidt, and scored on nn overthrow to ,third. Again in the 5th Benton pushed over two runs. Whipple walked, went to third on Kimlmil's single Co right, and ,bot 'scored on Atkin's single .to :l:he right field garden. One run in i the 6th, and three in the eighth com- !pleted the scoring for Benton. The vidtors scored first in the 8th inning, Gilbertson reaching first on an error and later oring on a pass Imll. Iu the ninth they scored twice, when Madsen walked, Whitaker got life on an error and Lane came 4firu with a ,bit, his cond of the day, to 'ore ,both rnnners. rrhe ,box ore: Holland-Ruthton: ab h  e Chrlstensen,  .................... 4 0 0 3 Dietz, If ................................ 4 1 0 0 Mad.sen, 3h .......... :: ................ 3 0 1 0 Whitaker, lb ........................ 4 0 1 0 Mills, 2b ................................ 4 0 0 1 IAtn, cf ................................ 4 2 0 0 Pries, rf ................................ 4 0 0 0 GiH)ertson, c ........................ 3 0 1 0 Jacobsen, p .......................... 3 0 0 0 Total .............................. 33 3 3 4 Lake Beaten Kimball, p ............................ 6 1 3 I Riehards. 2b ........................ 5 1 2 0 Atkins, 3b .............................. 5 1 0 0 Nyhuse, c- ........................ 5 2 0 I Sohmldt,  .......................... 4 1 1 2 Jones, If ............................... 5 2 3 0 Fennessey, rf ...................... 5 I 0 0 Neale, lb 5 3 2 1 rhipple, cf .......................... 4 2 2 0 Hanson, e .............................. 1 1 0 0 Total .............................. 45 15 13 4 Holland-Ruth(on ........ 000 000 012 3 Izake Benton ................ 100 621 03..13 In Ibe other games played in Ihe etrenlt, Woodstock defeated Jasper .by' a score of 13 to 5, Lucerne won from Lismore 7 to 5, while Pipetone and Flandreau played a 113 tie, ,the game being called at the end of the 10th inntng on account of the 6 o'clock Surlay law. The ,ehedule for next Sunday finds Imke Benton playing a,t Woodstock; Liore at Ruthton; Pipetone at Lucerne, and Jasper at Flandreau. Junior Auxilars Hold April Meeting A regnMr meetings of the Junior Auxiliary was held at the home of Doris Mac and Joyce Flesh,man on Saturday, April 29. The afternoon was spent stoking May :bakets. It was decided ,to meet at .the ,home of AnR Stevens the following Monday evening, each member to donate candy, peanuts or pop corn to help fill .the basket after which the baskets were to be ung to prospective members and shut ins". At the close of the meetlng Mrs. FleaInan served a very tasty lunch. A study of blrds will be taken up at the next meeting whi'eh is to be held at the home of Jean Marti. M. W. A' Sponsoring Dance At Pavilion Members of the local cmp No. 2277, Modern Woodmen of America, are. sponsoring a dance a.t the Lake Ben- ton Resort next Tuesday evening, May 23rd. Good music will be pro- vided for both old and new time dances. The public is cordially in- vited to attend. Admission will be 2 per person. Educational Movies To Be Shown Here Iaree movies! wo fultl show, al.l talkies, inchmlng "Te Benefactor", "Horse 8ee" and a e wikl be shown a t.4he Lake Benton opera house Friday, .May 19, at 8'.00 p. m. There will be etetairmaet bY 4H Clubs between reels, nI a short talk )n the ArieuRtrral Re41ef BIU. Tickets for the whale family will , be sent, but mhould we ms you, you can .procure one at the door. One ticket for the whole, family. Free !- Adverttsement29-p.