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AGE 6 THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT THURSDAY, JANUARY !00erican ] Leqion 00ol-n00r ADJUSTMENTS. By Stafford King, Minnesta Ameri- can Legion State Adjutant. 20 YOU KNOW That the government of the United States has paid out hundreds of thou- ands of dollars for adjusted claims? Hundreds of thousands for deprecia- te(] rolling stock of the railways ? Hundreds of thousands cash to Great Britain for "ferrying" us over ? ttundeds of thousands bonus to ship- yard workers ? Much more to munition workers ? Much more to civilian help in Wash- ington, D. C.? That Secretary Mellon of the treas- ury said .soldier's adjusted compensa- tion would cost two hundred million dollars a year? And that it would bankrupt the gov- ernment ? AND THEN-- Within sixty days, Congress did Tun away with the surtax, a tax on ch necessities as golf balls and hockey clubs etc., which deprived the Toverr, ment of an annual income of over eight hundred million dollars ? WHAT WE DESERVE IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR. Get together. Join the Legion. Unity will bring us victory. Pay your 1922 dues. DO IT NOW! To help Minnesota Legion posts 'get out the Gopher gang," State Ad- atant King has offered to mimeo- graph copies of Post Pep Letters or bulletins to be mailed individual lt members by post officers--using the state headquarters printing raa- chine for this purpose. And still they join the ranks of the Lea*ion. Littlef0rk, Minnesota, cele- brated the New Year by appling for a Minnesota Legion Post charter, six- teen buddies signing the application /or the 490th post in the Gopher state. Only ten milestones to half thousand mark. Let's go! Writes Adjutant Reinhardt of De- troit Minnesota Legion Post No. 15: "Herewith check for $250 for 1922 members. We feel we have earned that citation--send it along. Our i .Gophers are raising havoc with Iowa . ornmthey have dug up half a dozen Iowa boys and enrolled them in our Detroit, Minnesota post. Over the top for 1922! Let's go!"Detroit. "Be a live Legionaire. Attend zetings. If there is one thing that gves your officers confidence and en- ourage.ment to go ahead with activi- vities that will make your post the best in McLeod County, it is your atten- tance at meetings," is the appeal of Adjutant Clair of Wisted Minnesota Post No. 407 in a Pep Letter to mem- bers. Winsted Pos, with 41 members last year, already has 61 for 1922. "When you pay your 1922 dues and eceive your membership card for the New Year, be sure to sign your name above the words 'Not valid unless countersigned by the member," warns Legion State Treasurer Ray Tennant. "If this is not done and the card is ]ost, an unscrupulous finder may sign :your name and use the card for mer- Cenary purposes." Comrade Tennant suggests that each Legionaire insert ]Ms address and telephone number on iris membership card, Three Minnesota Legion representa- tives, Commander Van Dyke, Adju- tant King, and National Committee- man Ray ,Rossberg of Crookston, will attend the gathering of officers from all Legion Departments to be called to order by Commander Hanford Mac- raider at Indianapolis, January 20 and 1, at which time the Legion's cam- paign of service and organization for :[922 will be mapped out. The neet- lag will be attended by General Per- ing, Secretary Denby of the Navy, and a personal representative of President Harding. Leave it to the Gopher Leonaire to hit an original idea, writes Post Commander Nordstrom of Tracy: "Our membership is steadily increasing. We Bre givin a Legion service stripe to ach member who enrolls a new bud- dy. One day I jolcingly told the boys I would do this. They took me at my word. As each secured a new mem- ber. his nume was posted on the Le- gion bulletin board, with a red ink mark onosite-:-one stride for each pew momber. The: are doinr so well that I have ordered another bottle of red ink to take care of all the service trfpes they are earning.'Trac.v. So successful was the Gopher plan of Legion State Headquarters to pre- sent a citation to each Minnesota Le- gion post which remitted the dues for 1922 of 75 per cent of its 1921 mem- bership by New Years Day, that state Adjutant Stafford King has bulletin- ed all Gopher posts that a new cit '- tion of merit will be awarded each post which, by February 28th, remits 1922 dues for a total neml)ershiI: equal to that of the total member- ship in 1921. "Indications point to ,q record Gopher Legion membership in 1922," declares State Adjutant. Records at Minnesota Legion heed- quarters show that in 1921 the LegioY Posts of the Gopher state did 43,262 good deeds for their less fortunate comrades. In doing this work they expended more than $75,009. This does not include 21,000 cases where- ;n hospital treatment, back pay. voca- tional training, disability compensa- tion, etc., were secured for sick and in- iured buddies. Nor does it take into consideration the thousands of visits and gifts made by members of the American Legion Auxiliary to sick -omrades in our government hospitals. There is more work to be done in 1922. WILL YOU HELP? Independent Ads bring results. NEWS and COMMENT By THE INDEPENDENT Summer business over at Glenwood has increased from $6,600 in 1914 to $86,000.00 in 1921, according to fig- ures kept by Mr. Peters of that city and made public at a banquet of the business men recently. "It impresses very forcibly tpon the attention of the people of Glenwood how depen- dent the city has become on its sum- mer business and the business men are wide awake to the fact and have laid plans to further matters that will lraw these people to Glenwood," states the Herald. What is said to be the longest tele- phone call thru a northern Minnesota exchange took place last week when a call from San Francisco, Calif., to A1- varado was handled thru the office at Warren, Minnesota. Altho the con- versation was carried a distance of approximately 250 miles the opera- tor states that she could hear it as distinctly as calls from neighboring towns. Suit in the amount of $1,700 has been brought by Leo Spotz of Star- buck against the mayor of Benson and two police officers of that city for alleged da,mage to his automobile and his good name. The defendants are accused of breaking into the Spotz car in search of moonshine while it was stored in a garage at Benson. No evidence was unearthed. The ofdcial opening of the armory at Benson, Minnesota, has been post- poned to Thursday, January 26, to give ample ti.me for the proper finishing of the building. Governor J. A. O. Preus has been invited to be present and address the gathering and a high class orchestra has been engaged to play for the ball following. The Ben- son Monitor anticipates a large gath- ering of people from the neighboring towns. Livestock breeders of Traverse county have raised over $1,600 for the erection of a sales oavilion at tb Fair grounds at Wheaton, construction of which is to commence at once. It is understoon that the business men subscribed quite liberally to the fund which is certain to promote a greater interest in the right direction among the farmers of that county. A di;idend of 10 per cent on the capital stock of the Western Minne- sota Hospital at Graceville was de- clared at a recent meeting of the di- rectors. This, the seventh dividend, makes a total of 65 per cent of the stock subscriptions which has been re- turned to the stockhelders. demic in that locality they that a certain family had ing water from their cistern been ordered cleaned and was: to have contained almost of sentiment." The Marvin State Bank of S. D., was closed by the examiner last week, Heraht-Advance, of Milbank. dition of the bank had been ever since 1912, the article the direct cause was due to having been made recently. --Get your neighbor to "They must have some big fires for the independent down in Ortonville," states the Whea- ten Gazette-Reporter, "for the 'es- teemed' Independent remarks: The fire alarm was turned in promptly and Wells after a stubborn fight the fire was dis- tinguished. Of course the Chicago fire and the Cloquet fire became dis- tinguished but now comes Ortonville with the claim for a distinguished fire." The above was a bad one, we'll ad- mit, but not quite as noticeable as this one which we saw in an exchange I co.m.ing to our desk awhile back. In o- ,, giving an account of a typhoid fever scare the paper went on to explain lt n taoing the oriein of the enl- I am prepared to put your well in the least and smallest cost to you. me first. R. 3, OrtonvillePhone Buick Prices Effective January 1st, 1922 22.Four.34 Two Passenger Roadster, $ 895 22-Four-35 Five Passenger Touring, 935 22-Six-44 Three Passenger Roadster, 1365 22-Four-36 Three Passenger Coupe, 1295 22.Six-45 Five Passenger Touring, 1395 22-Four-37 Five Passenger Sedan . . 139 22-Six-49 Seven Passenger, Touring, 1585 22.Six.46 Three Passenger Coupe, 18800 22.Six.48 o Four Passenger Coupe . . 2075 22.Six.47 Five Passenger Sedan . . 216S 22-Six-50 Seven Passenger Sedan, 2375 BUICK MOTOR COMPANY, FLINT, MICHIGAN Dirts/on of Gmera/Moto Cooat/ Pioneer Builders of Valve-in-Head Motor Cars S o,,A. M. S. EMRAU il "" 11 When better automobileS are built", Buick will build them ,i I AGE 6 THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT THURSDAY, JANUARY !00erican ] Leqion 00ol-n00r ADJUSTMENTS. By Stafford King, Minnesta Ameri- can Legion State Adjutant. 20 YOU KNOW That the government of the United States has paid out hundreds of thou- ands of dollars for adjusted claims? Hundreds of thousands for deprecia- te(] rolling stock of the railways ? Hundreds of thousands cash to Great Britain for "ferrying" us over ? ttundeds of thousands bonus to ship- yard workers ? Much more to munition workers ? Much more to civilian help in Wash- ington, D. C.? That Secretary Mellon of the treas- ury said .soldier's adjusted compensa- tion would cost two hundred million dollars a year? And that it would bankrupt the gov- ernment ? AND THEN-- Within sixty days, Congress did Tun away with the surtax, a tax on ch necessities as golf balls and hockey clubs etc., which deprived the Toverr, ment of an annual income of over eight hundred million dollars ? WHAT WE DESERVE IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR. Get together. Join the Legion. Unity will bring us victory. Pay your 1922 dues. DO IT NOW! To help Minnesota Legion posts 'get out the Gopher gang," State Ad- atant King has offered to mimeo- graph copies of Post Pep Letters or bulletins to be mailed individual lt members by post officers--using the state headquarters printing raa- chine for this purpose. And still they join the ranks of the Lea*ion. Littlef0rk, Minnesota, cele- brated the New Year by appling for a Minnesota Legion Post charter, six- teen buddies signing the application /or the 490th post in the Gopher state. Only ten milestones to half thousand mark. Let's go! Writes Adjutant Reinhardt of De- troit Minnesota Legion Post No. 15: "Herewith check for $250 for 1922 members. We feel we have earned that citation--send it along. Our i .Gophers are raising havoc with Iowa . ornmthey have dug up half a dozen Iowa boys and enrolled them in our Detroit, Minnesota post. Over the top for 1922! Let's go!"Detroit. "Be a live Legionaire. Attend zetings. If there is one thing that gves your officers confidence and en- ourage.ment to go ahead with activi- vities that will make your post the best in McLeod County, it is your atten- tance at meetings," is the appeal of Adjutant Clair of Wisted Minnesota Post No. 407 in a Pep Letter to mem- bers. Winsted Pos, with 41 members last year, already has 61 for 1922. "When you pay your 1922 dues and eceive your membership card for the New Year, be sure to sign your name above the words 'Not valid unless countersigned by the member," warns Legion State Treasurer Ray Tennant. "If this is not done and the card is ]ost, an unscrupulous finder may sign :your name and use the card for mer- Cenary purposes." Comrade Tennant suggests that each Legionaire insert ]Ms address and telephone number on iris membership card, Three Minnesota Legion representa- tives, Commander Van Dyke, Adju- tant King, and National Committee- man Ray ,Rossberg of Crookston, will attend the gathering of officers from all Legion Departments to be called to order by Commander Hanford Mac- raider at Indianapolis, January 20 and 1, at which time the Legion's cam- paign of service and organization for :[922 will be mapped out. The neet- lag will be attended by General Per- ing, Secretary Denby of the Navy, and a personal representative of President Harding. Leave it to the Gopher Leonaire to hit an original idea, writes Post Commander Nordstrom of Tracy: "Our membership is steadily increasing. We Bre givin a Legion service stripe to ach member who enrolls a new bud- dy. One day I jolcingly told the boys I would do this. They took me at my word. As each secured a new mem- ber. his nume was posted on the Le- gion bulletin board, with a red ink mark onosite-:-one stride for each pew momber. The: are doinr so well that I have ordered another bottle of red ink to take care of all the service trfpes they are earning.'Trac.v. So successful was the Gopher plan of Legion State Headquarters to pre- sent a citation to each Minnesota Le- gion post which remitted the dues for 1922 of 75 per cent of its 1921 mem- bership by New Years Day, that state Adjutant Stafford King has bulletin- ed all Gopher posts that a new cit '- tion of merit will be awarded each post which, by February 28th, remits 1922 dues for a total neml)ershiI: equal to that of the total member- ship in 1921. "Indications point to ,q record Gopher Legion membership in 1922," declares State Adjutant. Records at Minnesota Legion heed- quarters show that in 1921 the LegioY Posts of the Gopher state did 43,262 good deeds for their less fortunate comrades. In doing this work they expended more than $75,009. This does not include 21,000 cases where- ;n hospital treatment, back pay. voca- tional training, disability compensa- tion, etc., were secured for sick and in- iured buddies. Nor does it take into consideration the thousands of visits and gifts made by members of the American Legion Auxiliary to sick -omrades in our government hospitals. There is more work to be done in 1922. WILL YOU HELP? Independent Ads bring results. NEWS and COMMENT By THE INDEPENDENT Summer business over at Glenwood has increased from $6,600 in 1914 to $86,000.00 in 1921, according to fig- ures kept by Mr. Peters of that city and made public at a banquet of the business men recently. "It impresses very forcibly tpon the attention of the people of Glenwood how depen- dent the city has become on its sum- mer business and the business men are wide awake to the fact and have laid plans to further matters that will lraw these people to Glenwood," states the Herald. What is said to be the longest tele- phone call thru a northern Minnesota exchange took place last week when a call from San Francisco, Calif., to A1- varado was handled thru the office at Warren, Minnesota. Altho the con- versation was carried a distance of approximately 250 miles the opera- tor states that she could hear it as distinctly as calls from neighboring towns. Suit in the amount of $1,700 has been brought by Leo Spotz of Star- buck against the mayor of Benson and two police officers of that city for alleged da,mage to his automobile and his good name. The defendants are accused of breaking into the Spotz car in search of moonshine while it was stored in a garage at Benson. No evidence was unearthed. The ofdcial opening of the armory at Benson, Minnesota, has been post- poned to Thursday, January 26, to give ample ti.me for the proper finishing of the building. Governor J. A. O. Preus has been invited to be present and address the gathering and a high class orchestra has been engaged to play for the ball following. The Ben- son Monitor anticipates a large gath- ering of people from the neighboring towns. Livestock breeders of Traverse county have raised over $1,600 for the erection of a sales oavilion at tb Fair grounds at Wheaton, construction of which is to commence at once. It is understoon that the business men subscribed quite liberally to the fund which is certain to promote a greater interest in the right direction among the farmers of that county. A di;idend of 10 per cent on the capital stock of the Western Minne- sota Hospital at Graceville was de- clared at a recent meeting of the di- rectors. This, the seventh dividend, makes a total of 65 per cent of the stock subscriptions which has been re- turned to the stockhelders. demic in that locality they that a certain family had ing water from their cistern been ordered cleaned and was: to have contained almost of sentiment." The Marvin State Bank of S. D., was closed by the examiner last week, Heraht-Advance, of Milbank. dition of the bank had been ever since 1912, the article the direct cause was due to having been made recently. --Get your neighbor to "They must have some big fires for the independent down in Ortonville," states the Whea- ten Gazette-Reporter, "for the 'es- teemed' Independent remarks: The fire alarm was turned in promptly and Wells after a stubborn fight the fire was dis- tinguished. Of course the Chicago fire and the Cloquet fire became dis- tinguished but now comes Ortonville with the claim for a distinguished fire." The above was a bad one, we'll ad- mit, but not quite as noticeable as this one which we saw in an exchange I co.m.ing to our desk awhile back. In o- ,, giving an account of a typhoid fever scare the paper went on to explain lt n taoing the oriein of the enl- I am prepared to put your well in the least and smallest cost to you. me first. R. 3, OrtonvillePhone Buick Prices Effective January 1st, 1922 22.Four.34 Two Passenger Roadster, $ 895 22-Four-35 Five Passenger Touring, 935 22-Six-44 Three Passenger Roadster, 1365 22-Four-36 Three Passenger Coupe, 1295 22.Six-45 Five Passenger Touring, 1395 22-Four-37 Five Passenger Sedan . . 139 22-Six-49 Seven Passenger, Touring, 1585 22.Six.46 Three Passenger Coupe, 18800 22.Six.48 o Four Passenger Coupe . . 2075 22.Six.47 Five Passenger Sedan . . 216S 22-Six-50 Seven Passenger Sedan, 2375 BUICK MOTOR COMPANY, FLINT, MICHIGAN Dirts/on of Gmera/Moto Cooat/ Pioneer Builders of Valve-in-Head Motor Cars S o,,A. M. S. EMRAU il "" 11 When better automobileS are built", Buick will build them ,i I PAGE 6 THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT ] AJnerican al Leuion 1.tiW Cdrner ADJUSTMENTS. By Stafford King, an Legion State Adi.tt. DO YOU K/OW f.tAt*s has paid out hundreds of thou- .aanda of dollars for adj.ated alarms? Hundreds of thousds for depria- ted toning steak of the railways? Hdreds of thonds h to 4raat Britain for "ferrying" us over? Hdeds of thousands bonus to ship- yard workers ? Much more to munition workers? Much more to eivillan help in Wash- ington, D. C. That Sectary Mellon of the tas- nry said soldier's adjusted compensa- dollars a year? And that it would bankrupt the gov- ment ? AND THEN-- Within sixty days, Congress ran h eesti as olf balls and .- eekey dubs etc., wdeh deprlved the Tvnt of an annual income of ever eight hundred million dollars? WHAT WE DESERVE IS FIGHTING POR. . Get together. Join the Legion. UMty dll bring us victory. Pay your 1922 d. DO IT Newt To help Masota Le#on posts get out the Gopher gang," State Ad- tant Ydng h offend to taph cogies of Post pep Letters or bulletins to be mmled IDOt members by lost nmeerng Zhe #ate headquarte printing ma- rine for tMs purpo. And sll they join Legion. Littlefork, Minnesota, le- brated the New Yr by appllng for a Minnesota lgion Pt charter, six- teen buddies slgning e applleaton or the 400th post in the Gopher st a*. Only mark. Let's go So sueful was the Gopher p]a of Legion State Headquarters to p- ............ . ..... NEWS and COMMENT 1922 of 75 g. bership hy New Years Day, that state .................... ''" Adjut.nt staffe] mnz has By THE INDEPENDENT ed all Gopher peats that a tlon of me*it will be awarded each post which, by Febary Sth, remit Suit in the amot of $1,700 h 122 dues for a h increased from $6,C0 in been brought by L Spotz of Str- equal to that of the $86.000,00 in 1921, rding to fig- buck against the mayor ship in 1921. "Inditions point to  ares kept by Mr. Pee of that city and two police emirs of that city for cord Cpher Legion membership in and made public at a banque of the 1922," declares State AdjutanL "It impsse his good name. The defendants are very forcibly lg into the Spotz Rerds at Mnnesota Legion head the people of Glenwood quarters show that in 192t the Legio. dent the city posts of the Gopher met business d the me wide awake to the good deeds for their less comrades. In doing this work they more than $75,009. This Oraw these people to include states the Herald. tioual tining, disability What is sMd to be the I tlen, eta., Jnred bddiem Nor ds it eonsition th , Calif., to AI- d gifts made by Legion Auxiliary Wan, Minueta. goveent hospitals, cied a mo rk to be done approximately WILL yOU IELp? tot states that she tqd hear it distinctly as calls fm neighboring --Independent Ads riag rult was stod n a garage at No evidence was unearthed. pened to Thursday, ffanry 26, to give ple time for the proper finishing of the building. Governor J, A. O. gathering xnd a hlgh class orchestra has been engaged to play for the ball follovAng. Livek breeder-----' of Trarae[ eounty haralsed over $1,600 for the of a e o at tl Fair g; demie in that Ioeallt of which is to eomm at on. It that the busi men suhserlbed quite liberally to the been ordered cleaned and to have utained interest in the right dilation ong of niment." the farmers of that unty. -- The Marvin State Bank el A dlvidend of 10 per nt on the D., was ,y the capital stock of the Weste sota Hospital at Granville was d Herald-Advan, of Milbank ent meeting of the di- dition of the bank had be' This. the sevth dividend, ever sin 912, the article, makes a totaI of 65 per nt of the the dt cau w: stock subscriptions which has bn - haing bn made eatly. -- --Get your neighbor to m "They must have so big fis the independent too. da in Ortonville," states the Whea- ten Gazette-Reporter, "for the 'es- teemed" Independent marks: The ........... Wells tlngulshe& Of coupe the Chicago fire and t: I  ppared to put i Ine, tshed hut now comes with the elim for a distlngmshed our well In the leas fi.,' The above was a bad one. 'i] ad. me first. mit, bat no% quite  heritable as olng to our desk awMle back. I giving an ot of a typhoid fever R. 8, sre the apr went on to explain aHewRh ehek for $25O mbers. We feel we that dtation--nd it along. Om Gcphs  raing hav with I vthey ha dug up half a dor Iowa boys d Ued lk4rot, Minnesota pos far 1922t Let's go"--Detit. "Be a live Legiol. meetings. If there is o thing thai gives y eegat to go ahead with i. tles that w/ll makeyour post thebes1 MeLo4 Co, it is your att. dau at mting.," is the appeal ol Ajutt Clair of Wlsted Minesot tars. last year, alrdy has 61 for 1922. "When you pay yo aelve your mbehip card for th New yar, b re to sig above the words 'Net valid t.des teigned by the member." wa lagion State Tre Ray Tennant "If this  t da d the lent. ary purpose" *gsest that eh Ida membehip card, Mete, Commander Va Dyke, Adl. 4amt llano, and National Cott. mn Ray Rossbet amd the gathering of omeers fro a Legion Departments to he ealled order by Colander Hadord *drier at Indipolls. Js4aal ZL at which time the Legion's m. !reign of settee nd organiation for 1922 ll be mapp t. la wiU b attended by General Per- a6ng, Secretary Denby o! the Navyj d a personal epteseotatve d lecedent Harlng. Leave it to the Gopher Leonre te Mt  ordinal Ida. es post oander Nerdstm of Traey: "Ou roberhlp is steadily increasing. W* giving a I . One L ! jokingly told th boy I nld do thi They t3ok me at my rd. As eh secured a nw m.m- tar hi nme w Idon bunen hoard with a d ink mark onsltene tli for eh  nmber. es tev are eainz.'--Trae con/for thinl/ers rtfor t ony Buick Prices Effective January 1st, 1922 22.Four-34 Two Passenger Roadster, $ 895 22-Four-35 Five Passenger Touring, 935 22.8ix-44 Three Passenger Roadster, 1365 22.Four-36 Three Passenger Coupe, 1295 22-Six-4.5 Five Passenger Touring, 1395 22-Fore'-37 Five Passenger Sedan . . 1395 22-Stx-49 Seven Passenger, Touring, 1585 22-Stx-46 Three Passenger Coupe, 1885 22.81x-48 Four Passenger Coupe . . 2075 22-Stx-47 Five Passenger Sedan . . 2165 22-Six-50 Seven Passenger Sedan, 2375 A//prow lr. G/t lnm/k BUI MOTOR COMPANY, FLINT, MICHIGAN A. M. SEMRAU ODIqA .z. t-* -I -t MINN. When better automobiles are built, Buick will , ! build AGE 6 THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT THURSDAY, JANUARY !00erican ] Leqion 00ol-n00r ADJUSTMENTS. By Stafford King, Minnesta Ameri- can Legion State Adjutant. 20 YOU KNOW That the government of the United States has paid out hundreds of thou- ands of dollars for adjusted claims? Hundreds of thousands for deprecia- te(] rolling stock of the railways ? Hundreds of thousands cash to Great Britain for "ferrying" us over ? ttundeds of thousands bonus to ship- yard workers ? Much more to munition workers ? Much more to civilian help in Wash- ington, D. C.? That Secretary Mellon of the treas- ury said .soldier's adjusted compensa- tion would cost two hundred million dollars a year? And that it would bankrupt the gov- ernment ? AND THEN-- Within sixty days, Congress did Tun away with the surtax, a tax on ch necessities as golf balls and hockey clubs etc., which deprived the Toverr, ment of an annual income of over eight hundred million dollars ? WHAT WE DESERVE IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR. Get together. Join the Legion. Unity will bring us victory. Pay your 1922 dues. DO IT NOW! To help Minnesota Legion posts 'get out the Gopher gang," State Ad- atant King has offered to mimeo- graph copies of Post Pep Letters or bulletins to be mailed individual lt members by post officers--using the state headquarters printing raa- chine for this purpose. And still they join the ranks of the Lea*ion. Littlef0rk, Minnesota, cele- brated the New Year by appling for a Minnesota Legion Post charter, six- teen buddies signing the application /or the 490th post in the Gopher state. Only ten milestones to half thousand mark. Let's go! Writes Adjutant Reinhardt of De- troit Minnesota Legion Post No. 15: "Herewith check for $250 for 1922 members. We feel we have earned that citation--send it along. Our i .Gophers are raising havoc with Iowa . ornmthey have dug up half a dozen Iowa boys and enrolled them in our Detroit, Minnesota post. Over the top for 1922! Let's go!"Detroit. "Be a live Legionaire. Attend zetings. If there is one thing that gves your officers confidence and en- ourage.ment to go ahead with activi- vities that will make your post the best in McLeod County, it is your atten- tance at meetings," is the appeal of Adjutant Clair of Wisted Minnesota Post No. 407 in a Pep Letter to mem- bers. Winsted Pos, with 41 members last year, already has 61 for 1922. "When you pay your 1922 dues and eceive your membership card for the New Year, be sure to sign your name above the words 'Not valid unless countersigned by the member," warns Legion State Treasurer Ray Tennant. "If this is not done and the card is ]ost, an unscrupulous finder may sign :your name and use the card for mer- Cenary purposes." Comrade Tennant suggests that each Legionaire insert ]Ms address and telephone number on iris membership card, Three Minnesota Legion representa- tives, Commander Van Dyke, Adju- tant King, and National Committee- man Ray ,Rossberg of Crookston, will attend the gathering of officers from all Legion Departments to be called to order by Commander Hanford Mac- raider at Indianapolis, January 20 and 1, at which time the Legion's cam- paign of service and organization for :[922 will be mapped out. The neet- lag will be attended by General Per- ing, Secretary Denby of the Navy, and a personal representative of President Harding. Leave it to the Gopher Leonaire to hit an original idea, writes Post Commander Nordstrom of Tracy: "Our membership is steadily increasing. We Bre givin a Legion service stripe to ach member who enrolls a new bud- dy. One day I jolcingly told the boys I would do this. They took me at my word. As each secured a new mem- ber. his nume was posted on the Le- gion bulletin board, with a red ink mark onosite-:-one stride for each pew momber. The: are doinr so well that I have ordered another bottle of red ink to take care of all the service trfpes they are earning.'Trac.v. So successful was the Gopher plan of Legion State Headquarters to pre- sent a citation to each Minnesota Le- gion post which remitted the dues for 1922 of 75 per cent of its 1921 mem- bership by New Years Day, that state Adjutant Stafford King has bulletin- ed all Gopher posts that a new cit '- tion of merit will be awarded each post which, by February 28th, remits 1922 dues for a total neml)ershiI: equal to that of the total member- ship in 1921. "Indications point to ,q record Gopher Legion membership in 1922," declares State Adjutant. Records at Minnesota Legion heed- quarters show that in 1921 the LegioY Posts of the Gopher state did 43,262 good deeds for their less fortunate comrades. In doing this work they expended more than $75,009. This does not include 21,000 cases where- ;n hospital treatment, back pay. voca- tional training, disability compensa- tion, etc., were secured for sick and in- iured buddies. Nor does it take into consideration the thousands of visits and gifts made by members of the American Legion Auxiliary to sick -omrades in our government hospitals. There is more work to be done in 1922. WILL YOU HELP? Independent Ads bring results. NEWS and COMMENT By THE INDEPENDENT Summer business over at Glenwood has increased from $6,600 in 1914 to $86,000.00 in 1921, according to fig- ures kept by Mr. Peters of that city and made public at a banquet of the business men recently. "It impresses very forcibly tpon the attention of the people of Glenwood how depen- dent the city has become on its sum- mer business and the business men are wide awake to the fact and have laid plans to further matters that will lraw these people to Glenwood," states the Herald. What is said to be the longest tele- phone call thru a northern Minnesota exchange took place last week when a call from San Francisco, Calif., to A1- varado was handled thru the office at Warren, Minnesota. Altho the con- versation was carried a distance of approximately 250 miles the opera- tor states that she could hear it as distinctly as calls from neighboring towns. Suit in the amount of $1,700 has been brought by Leo Spotz of Star- buck against the mayor of Benson and two police officers of that city for alleged da,mage to his automobile and his good name. The defendants are accused of breaking into the Spotz car in search of moonshine while it was stored in a garage at Benson. No evidence was unearthed. The ofdcial opening of the armory at Benson, Minnesota, has been post- poned to Thursday, January 26, to give ample ti.me for the proper finishing of the building. Governor J. A. O. Preus has been invited to be present and address the gathering and a high class orchestra has been engaged to play for the ball following. The Ben- son Monitor anticipates a large gath- ering of people from the neighboring towns. Livestock breeders of Traverse county have raised over $1,600 for the erection of a sales oavilion at tb Fair grounds at Wheaton, construction of which is to commence at once. It is understoon that the business men subscribed quite liberally to the fund which is certain to promote a greater interest in the right direction among the farmers of that county. A di;idend of 10 per cent on the capital stock of the Western Minne- sota Hospital at Graceville was de- clared at a recent meeting of the di- rectors. This, the seventh dividend, makes a total of 65 per cent of the stock subscriptions which has been re- turned to the stockhelders. demic in that locality they that a certain family had ing water from their cistern been ordered cleaned and was: to have contained almost of sentiment." The Marvin State Bank of S. D., was closed by the examiner last week, Heraht-Advance, of Milbank. dition of the bank had been ever since 1912, the article the direct cause was due to having been made recently. --Get your neighbor to "They must have some big fires for the independent down in Ortonville," states the Whea- ten Gazette-Reporter, "for the 'es- teemed' Independent remarks: The fire alarm was turned in promptly and Wells after a stubborn fight the fire was dis- tinguished. Of course the Chicago fire and the Cloquet fire became dis- tinguished but now comes Ortonville with the claim for a distinguished fire." The above was a bad one, we'll ad- mit, but not quite as noticeable as this one which we saw in an exchange I co.m.ing to our desk awhile back. In o- ,, giving an account of a typhoid fever scare the paper went on to explain lt n taoing the oriein of the enl- I am prepared to put your well in the least and smallest cost to you. me first. R. 3, OrtonvillePhone Buick Prices Effective January 1st, 1922 22.Four.34 Two Passenger Roadster, $ 895 22-Four-35 Five Passenger Touring, 935 22-Six-44 Three Passenger Roadster, 1365 22-Four-36 Three Passenger Coupe, 1295 22.Six-45 Five Passenger Touring, 1395 22-Four-37 Five Passenger Sedan . . 139 22-Six-49 Seven Passenger, Touring, 1585 22.Six.46 Three Passenger Coupe, 18800 22.Six.48 o Four Passenger Coupe . . 2075 22.Six.47 Five Passenger Sedan . . 216S 22-Six-50 Seven Passenger Sedan, 2375 BUICK MOTOR COMPANY, FLINT, MICHIGAN Dirts/on of Gmera/Moto Cooat/ Pioneer Builders of Valve-in-Head Motor Cars S o,,A. M. S. 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