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JANUARY 19, 1922 THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT PAGE net- ar- full PERSONAL, SOCIAL T AND NEWS ITEMS @ Cole returned Saturday night a trip to Chicago. and Mrs. Shelver visited friends over Sunday. Brothers were Minneapolis the first of the week. Alvah Mattbews is confined to his on aceount of LaGrippe. M. A. Beck was operated on at hospital Tuesday morn- J. F. Fahey and J. A. McRae were from Graceville Monday on busi- Bentley left yesterday morning the flyer for the cities for a few Albert McLane has been ill during Past week and unable to be at Harry. Coderre&apos;s father of Mar- visited at the former's home over J. Klinkhammer attended to matters at Montevideo on i Eli Carlson of Big Stone City medical treatment at the l )ital. Charles Hudson of Correll vis- at the R. B. Hudson home over Week-end. and Mrs. Art. Powell entertain- number of friends at a six o'clock Tuesday. John E. Palmer entertained a of ladies at her home on Wed- afternoon. Florence Michell expects to Friday for Denver, Colo., to en- University. Grosenick attended to business in he twin cities from Mon- .Util Wednesday. F. H. Lindig of Wheaton visit- Ruth from Saturday morning. of the New Style Shop to business matters at S. D., this week. Christine Mickkelson returned Belgrade on Tuesday where she visiting friends. C. W. Merchant and Gard Gib- ilies spent Wednesday evening Gibson home. Harvey of Watertown, S. D., of the Palace Billiard Ex- here for a few days. , Ceo. MacMurphey who has been past few days is reported along very nicely. Kaercher and Miss Belva were guests at the H. C. home at Benson Sunday. Mittelstead entertaind a little friends Monday, in of her ninth birthday. Lillie Weeding, daughter of of Correll, was a guest W. McLane home Sunday. Methodist Ladies' Aid have their supper which was an- to be held on Friday night. J. Moriarity of Aberdeen, who with the Haynes Coal Co., a few days this week in Orton- tiarwood of Pipestoe is here visiting friends. Mr. Har- lived just north of Elsie Elms, daughter of Mrs. Elms, arrived from, Seattle to attend the funeral of her Friday evening about thirty from the Odessa vicinity de- surprised Geo. Harem and Mielke, Vivima Flatner and Kathryn Sirr drove over . on Sunday to visit d Mrs. E. L. Lundstram, went ton on Wednesday to attend ss matters and also visit with ]$tta Coehran entertained Rev. G. L. Haggans and two chin Rev. Edward Day at dinner " Zeiher of Graceville, who is Waploy of McRae Brothers as ii, was in town Friday for a  eck me over from ml- '  onday for a few days vis- lie is employed in a meat Mitchell who is nursing at Montevideo is here tO days visit with her mother, Mitchell. P Mrs. Claire Merchant and 0 Harem and brother Elmer of Mr. and Mrs. Emery ' Sunday. Cliff" of Milbank, S. D., is " Of his pents, Mr. ],nd L.i_. Cliff, having left the hos- " " :i in the weeL :l%ss, nurse at the hospital,  Milbank, S. D., Saturday Le "' e t remained at the home of , t over Sunday. i beNeui of Twin Brooks, is 11 ,: today transacting business. eai hag land interests in the !  of the county. ayne Kelly entertained a ["  friends at cards Tuesday  A very pleasant evening ed by all who attended. g :i00ompson of Minneapolis ar- tuitrst of the week for a few at the Wayne Kelly home :nd to business matters. lwkinson sisters closed the Y. Style Shop here on Mon- m.lt.for Benson, eir new lo- F. E. Davidson will open a later time with a full E. Palmer entertained IAndig and daughter Miss Mrs. Etta Cochran and Lundstrom at six o'clock They were all for- eept Mra In- tin lay Mrs. Anna Gunderson of Chicago, fiece of Mr. L. B. Olson, who has )een visiting here for the past three nonths is reported to be quite sick. Mrs. A. J. Scofield and daughter_', Mrs. Peter of Herman, arrived this eek to spend the balance of the win- ter at the home of Chas. E. Scofield. Mrs. L. J. Regan of Chicago is vis- ling at the home of her mother, Mrs. Julia Martinson, and with her sister, Mrs. Ben. Nordquist, for an indefinite period. Miss Florence Rubischum, daughter of Mrs. Otto Rubischum, returned from Manchester, S. D., the first of the week, where she had been employ- ed in a store. Mrs. Cora B. Neff returned to Chi- cago on Monday after having visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Chrisman. Mrs. Neff binga cousin of Mrs. Chrisman. The annual meeting of the Lake- side Farmers' Club will be held at the home of August Nelson Friday even- in of this week, January 20. Every- body invited to attend. Mrs. H. J. Ostlind, of Seattle, Wash- ington, arrived this week to visit at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W,m. Mullica. She expects to remain here for about a month. Mrs. William Gowan and infant son left the hospital Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kelly of Montevideo, par- ents of Mrs. Gowan, are here and will! remain with their daughter for a few weeks. The Ladies Aid of the Swedish Lu- theran church will be entertained by Mrs. J. E. Palmer and Mrs. C. A. Zwiener, Thursday, January 26, at the home of Mrs Palmer. All are cordial- ly invited. In reporting the news from Otrey township an error was made by the reporter in giving an account of a party at Andrew Steen's home and we have been requested to state that it was not a card party as reported. Mrs. Ukon and brother Dick Reyer drove up from Bellingham Saturday and visited their sister Miss Madeline Reyer for the day, returning home in the evening with Miss Reyer and Miss Lundberg who visited at Bellingham over Sunday. The Near East Relief association of Minneapolis purchased a carload of Corn from Jack Anderson, which will be shipped the first of the week. The purchase was made from the cash do- nations received in the cities for the association. A. B. Kaercher attended a meeting of officers of the Minnesota River Drainage and Conservancy District at Montevideo on Wednesday and from there went to Minneapolis where he spoke before the Lumbermen's conven- tion in session there. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Murphy re- turned to their home at Wheaton Sat- urday morning after several months' absence on account of the serious ill- ness of Mr. Murphy at Rochester. Mr. Murphy was able to give a talk before the Minnesota State Fair Board Fri- day. Olaf Hendrickson, brother of Rich- ard Hendriekson, who is .associated with A. S. Halls in the manufacturing of the "Spit-Fire" batteries left for Roslyn, S. D., after having visited here for the past week. He has taken on a territory in South Dakota where he will push the sales of the new bat- tery. George Elms, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Elms of this city, arrived Sun- day from St. Louis, Mo., to be in at- tendance at the funeral of his father. George is a sargeant in the U. S. Marine Corps, stationed at St. Louis in charge of marine guards used in connection with the U. S. mails. John Weeding of Otrey was an Or- tonville visitor Friday. He stated that he was feeling fine and he is eating pie with whipped cream on these days and t]at he could afford to eat nice fresh eggs at this time as the market had dropped to such an extent within the past few days that it didn't pay to market them. News of the death of Mrs. Clara M. Cole of Tracy on Sunday, due to pneu- n/onia, was received here this week. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Cole own- ed and lived pon a quarter section of land north of Ortonville until about two years ago when Mr. Cole was ac- cidentally shot and killed, a short time after Mrs. Cole mved to Tracy, where they formerly lived. M. M. Johnson returned on Sunday night from Spencer, Iowa, where he was called on account of the death .of his mother, who was a resident of Spencer for more than forty years. She was 84 years old. Before return- ing Mr. Johnson accompanied his wife from Chicago to Grand Rapids, Michi- gan, where Mrs. Johnson will remain until the latter part of the week selec- ting a new stock of furniture. Fred Geier, D. E. Geier and Geo. L. E. Geier of this city, and Chas. John- son, manager of the Geier lumber yard at Clinton, left for Minneapolis Monday afternoon on the flyer to at- tend the convention in session there of the Northwestern Lumbermen. Mrs. D. E. Geier, Mrs. Geo. L. Geier and Mrs. Johnson accompanied them. The Geier brothers will also attend a directors meeting on Wednesday of the Smith's Inventions Company of Minneapolis, a manufacturing concern in which they are interested. The Ortonville Auto and Supply Co., of which A. S. Halls and Richard ,Hen- drickson are proprietors, will here af- ter be located in the Jurgen's Garage building. The firm will be busily en- gaged in moving their machinery the first of next week and as both the basement and ground floor of the Jur- gen's building have been rented suf- ficient room will be provided for the proper conduct of their extensive re- pair business in connection with the maatffactudng of tiieir battery. Local Enthusiasts Form Bowling Association A Bowling association of Ortonville men was formed Tuesday afternoon! at a meeting held in the Palace Bil -; liard Exchange, the purpose of which will be to formulate plans for a tour- nament to be held here soon, and to transact any and all business which will in any way pertain to Bowling in the city of Ortonville. The follow- ing officers and board of directors were elected at this meeting over hich Mr. H. E. Harvey presided as temporary chairman: Robert Schoen president; "Chic" Zwiener, secretary- treasurer. Board of directors, "Cub" Wiley, Herbert Stucke, Carl Beaty, Wayne Kelly and O. O. Ross. The board of directors will hold a special meeting this afternoon to set a definite date for the tournament and to ap- point the various committees that will be necessary. Attend Child Welfare Meeting. Seven delegates from this county autoed to Benson on Tuesday to at- tend the Regional conference of the Child Welfare Boards of Swift, Kan(H- yohi and Stevens counties, in session there January 17-18. Invitations were extended to many persons interested in this work in counties not included in the confer- ence. Those who went from this coun- ty for the purpose of hearing speak- ers from the Udversity of Minnesota, state board of control and children's bureau, who were on the program, were: Dr. and Mrs. Chas. Bolsta, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Palmer, Ole I. Steen, Rogashaska, and Mr. Alfred Ostlind. The party made the trip in Dr. Bol- sta's car. Those present, about thirty in number, were given a banquet at the Merchant's Hotel on Tuesday eve- ning. DELEGATES ASK HARDING TO AID N. W. FARMERS (Continued from page 1) daily to the slaughter pens that should be kept upon the farms to consume the twenty cent oats and the twenty- five cent corn which if marketed in the form of beef, butter and pork would bring double that price and thus enable the farmer to actually pay off his debts instead of paying interest at the rate of eight and ten per cent compounded every six months. The farmers can not stand this drain cou- pled with high freight rates and the extremely low price of all farm pro- ducts. The bankers, merchants and business men generally have gone to their limit in extending credit to the farmer. Wheat in the northwest did not average over six bushels to the acre and did not cover the expense of harvesting the crop, and many far- mers in the all-grain growing dis- tricts own but two and three cows and a llke number of brood sows, yet they have thousands of bushels of cheap grain. We believe that the Federal Gov- ernment should extend direct relief to the farmers of the nation in a prac- tical and simple manner because of the emergency that exists due largely, we believe, to Government control of the price of farm products during the war. We heartily approve of the plan of financing the farmers proposed by A. B. Kaercher of Ortonville, Minnesota, embodied in a Co-operative Associa- tion of producers known as the Big Stone County Co-operative Live Stock Association. This plan makes the county a unit of a co-operative asso- ciation of farmers in which anyone who desires to assist agriculture may participate. The capital stock of this association is one hundred thousand dollars, divided into one thousand shares of one hundred dollars each. It is managed by five directors who are required to appoint one or nmre of the best credit men available in each township of the county to pass upon credits to be extended. Every borrower from the association is re- quired to buy one share of stock for every, thousand dollars or fraction thereof loaned to him. The County Agent is to be-consulted as a field Masks Are You Going To Yeoman Party Jan. 25th If so you will need a mask. Large Assortment at lOe, 15e00and 20c Mustaches .............................. lOe Beards and Whiskers .......... 15c Mask Fasteners, 2 for ........ 25e Mask fasteners, 2 for .......... 5 Tyler's VarieLy Store Ortenvill, Minn. man and in the'distribution of live- stock. Among other things the articles of incorporation provide: "The general nature of its business shall be con- ducting diversified farming, includ- ing dairying, breeding, raising, fat- tening, buying, selling and dealing in all kinds of live stock, poulcry aml other farm products, including the buying, selling and" dealing in its own products, the products of its indivi- dual members, and the products of any other co-operative association, and its business shall be carried on upon the co-operative plan and shall be as au- thorized by Chapter 23 of the Laws of Minnesota for 1921, and other laws of the State applicable to such cor- porations, and in the management and conduct of its business it may bor. row money, discount and rediscount notes, drafts, bills of exchange and other negotiable insh-aments that may be necessary or convenient in the man- agement and conduct of its business, and may acquire, use and dispose of all real and personal propey and do any and all things incidental to or nec- essary or convenient for the purposes of such business or any part thereof." We believe that the farmers and business men of each county who per- sonally know the character and stand- ing of @e farmers are better able to pass upon the security offered by the farmer than agricultural or other committees in distant cities who have no knowldege whatever of these things, which are the real basis of all credit and therefore believe that such co-operative agricultural corporations should be permited to deal directly l with the War Finance Corporation i and that the approval and guarantee of the securities offered by such county units should be accepted by the War Finance Corporation upon simple, well defined rules, and that the Government investigation should be limited principally to the charac- ter and standing of the men back of the local organization and their plan of cooperation. It is proposed to use the funds thus secured only for legitimate agrieul- turoal purposes and so far as possible to asist the farmers in making the best possible use of their cheap grain and to get started in deversified farm- ing, which they were practically com- pelled to abandon during the war to raise wheat to feed the armies of the world. It is proposed to use the capital of the association so far as practical as a revolving fund for the purchase of feeders and other livestock for farm- ers who are unable to give satisfac- factory security, the title to the same to remain in the association until paid for in cash from the sale of such live- stock. Signed, A. D. LaDue, Luverne, Minn. Sam Lewison, Canby, Minn. Chas. C. Swanson, Henry, Minn. A. J. Petersen, Dawson, Minn. Peter Bergh, Dawson, Minn. O. G. Dale, Madison, Minn. Ole A. Stemsrud, Madison, Minn. P. H. Blom, Bellingharn, Minn. H. H. Reindl, Odessa, Minn. J. H. Deveney, Morris, Minn. Henry Heidecker, Grafeville, Minn. Luke J. Keating, Graceville, Minn. Keating Land and Mortgage Co., Graceville, Minn. Lewis A. Lien, Graceville, Minn. Victor E. Anderson, Wheaten, Minn. GR00ND Wednesday and Thursday JAN. 25th and 26th 15c and 35c Wallace Reid Gloria Swanson Elliott Dexter Bebe Daniels Monte Blue Wha nda Hawley eodore RoberUI TAhrn es Ayres eodore gosk)ff Polly Moran Raymond Natron Julia Faye " , JESSI[ L, LASKY pre#@/e@ Cecil B, DeMille's PRODUCTION" ffhe Affa i rs of 0000,natol' Special for Saturday HI $ III I -- _ _ I II II II I Classic Soap, 18 bars . Karo Syrup, 10 lb. pail Cuban Star Tobacco, 70c pail .... . Brooms, regular 45c . Post Toasties, large Snow Drift Flour . 98e 49e B8e 79e pkge. IBe .. $1.98 These Are Some Real Bargains Be Sure and Get Yours C. SAEGER Phone 37 Read the Independent every week and get all the news. You owe it to your family to give thought to the selection of your Banking connection. Are your funds handled safely. Are you banking where you can build a credit, helpful in time of need ? Are you treated with friendly, helpful cour- tesy and accorded every Banking accommoda- tion consistent with sound Banking practice? t The responsibility is yours. A. JANUARY 19, 1922 THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT PAGE net- ar- full PERSONAL, SOCIAL T AND NEWS ITEMS @ Cole returned Saturday night a trip to Chicago. and Mrs. Shelver visited friends over Sunday. Brothers were Minneapolis the first of the week. Alvah Mattbews is confined to his on aceount of LaGrippe. M. A. Beck was operated on at hospital Tuesday morn- J. F. Fahey and J. A. McRae were from Graceville Monday on busi- Bentley left yesterday morning the flyer for the cities for a few Albert McLane has been ill during Past week and unable to be at Harry. Coderre's father of Mar- visited at the former's home over J. Klinkhammer attended to matters at Montevideo on i Eli Carlson of Big Stone City medical treatment at the l )ital. Charles Hudson of Correll vis- at the R. B. Hudson home over Week-end. and Mrs. Art. Powell entertain- number of friends at a six o'clock Tuesday. John E. Palmer entertained a of ladies at her home on Wed- afternoon. Florence Michell expects to Friday for Denver, Colo., to en- University. Grosenick attended to business in he twin cities from Mon- .Util Wednesday. F. H. Lindig of Wheaton visit- Ruth from Saturday morning. of the New Style Shop to business matters at S. D., this week. Christine Mickkelson returned Belgrade on Tuesday where she visiting friends. C. W. Merchant and Gard Gib- ilies spent Wednesday evening Gibson home. Harvey of Watertown, S. D., of the Palace Billiard Ex- here for a few days. , Ceo. MacMurphey who has been past few days is reported along very nicely. Kaercher and Miss Belva were guests at the H. C. home at Benson Sunday. Mittelstead entertaind a little friends Monday, in of her ninth birthday. Lillie Weeding, daughter of of Correll, was a guest W. McLane home Sunday. Methodist Ladies' Aid have their supper which was an- to be held on Friday night. J. Moriarity of Aberdeen, who with the Haynes Coal Co., a few days this week in Orton- tiarwood of Pipestoe is here visiting friends. Mr. Har- lived just north of Elsie Elms, daughter of Mrs. Elms, arrived from, Seattle to attend the funeral of her Friday evening about thirty from the Odessa vicinity de- surprised Geo. Harem and Mielke, Vivima Flatner and Kathryn Sirr drove over . on Sunday to visit d Mrs. E. L. Lundstram, went ton on Wednesday to attend ss matters and also visit with ]$tta Coehran entertained Rev. G. L. Haggans and two chin Rev. Edward Day at dinner " Zeiher of Graceville, who is Waploy of McRae Brothers as ii, was in town Friday for a  eck me over from ml- '  onday for a few days vis- lie is employed in a meat Mitchell who is nursing at Montevideo is here tO days visit with her mother, Mitchell. P Mrs. Claire Merchant and 0 Harem and brother Elmer of Mr. and Mrs. Emery ' Sunday. Cliff" of Milbank, S. D., is " Of his pents, Mr. ],nd L.i_. Cliff, having left the hos- " " :i in the weeL :l%ss, nurse at the hospital,  Milbank, S. D., Saturday Le "' e t remained at the home of , t over Sunday. i beNeui of Twin Brooks, is 11 ,: today transacting business. eai hag land interests in the !  of the county. ayne Kelly entertained a ["  friends at cards Tuesday  A very pleasant evening ed by all who attended. g :i00ompson of Minneapolis ar- tuitrst of the week for a few at the Wayne Kelly home :nd to business matters. lwkinson sisters closed the Y. Style Shop here on Mon- m.lt.for Benson, eir new lo- F. E. Davidson will open a later time with a full E. Palmer entertained IAndig and daughter Miss Mrs. Etta Cochran and Lundstrom at six o'clock They were all for- eept Mra In- tin lay Mrs. Anna Gunderson of Chicago, fiece of Mr. L. B. Olson, who has )een visiting here for the past three nonths is reported to be quite sick. Mrs. A. J. Scofield and daughter_', Mrs. Peter of Herman, arrived this eek to spend the balance of the win- ter at the home of Chas. E. Scofield. Mrs. L. J. Regan of Chicago is vis- ling at the home of her mother, Mrs. Julia Martinson, and with her sister, Mrs. Ben. Nordquist, for an indefinite period. Miss Florence Rubischum, daughter of Mrs. Otto Rubischum, returned from Manchester, S. D., the first of the week, where she had been employ- ed in a store. Mrs. Cora B. Neff returned to Chi- cago on Monday after having visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Chrisman. Mrs. Neff binga cousin of Mrs. Chrisman. The annual meeting of the Lake- side Farmers' Club will be held at the home of August Nelson Friday even- in of this week, January 20. Every- body invited to attend. Mrs. H. J. Ostlind, of Seattle, Wash- ington, arrived this week to visit at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W,m. Mullica. She expects to remain here for about a month. Mrs. William Gowan and infant son left the hospital Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kelly of Montevideo, par- ents of Mrs. Gowan, are here and will! remain with their daughter for a few weeks. The Ladies Aid of the Swedish Lu- theran church will be entertained by Mrs. J. E. Palmer and Mrs. C. A. Zwiener, Thursday, January 26, at the home of Mrs Palmer. All are cordial- ly invited. In reporting the news from Otrey township an error was made by the reporter in giving an account of a party at Andrew Steen's home and we have been requested to state that it was not a card party as reported. Mrs. Ukon and brother Dick Reyer drove up from Bellingham Saturday and visited their sister Miss Madeline Reyer for the day, returning home in the evening with Miss Reyer and Miss Lundberg who visited at Bellingham over Sunday. The Near East Relief association of Minneapolis purchased a carload of Corn from Jack Anderson, which will be shipped the first of the week. The purchase was made from the cash do- nations received in the cities for the association. A. B. Kaercher attended a meeting of officers of the Minnesota River Drainage and Conservancy District at Montevideo on Wednesday and from there went to Minneapolis where he spoke before the Lumbermen's conven- tion in session there. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Murphy re- turned to their home at Wheaton Sat- urday morning after several months' absence on account of the serious ill- ness of Mr. Murphy at Rochester. Mr. Murphy was able to give a talk before the Minnesota State Fair Board Fri- day. Olaf Hendrickson, brother of Rich- ard Hendriekson, who is .associated with A. S. Halls in the manufacturing of the "Spit-Fire" batteries left for Roslyn, S. D., after having visited here for the past week. He has taken on a territory in South Dakota where he will push the sales of the new bat- tery. George Elms, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Elms of this city, arrived Sun- day from St. Louis, Mo., to be in at- tendance at the funeral of his father. George is a sargeant in the U. S. Marine Corps, stationed at St. Louis in charge of marine guards used in connection with the U. S. mails. John Weeding of Otrey was an Or- tonville visitor Friday. He stated that he was feeling fine and he is eating pie with whipped cream on these days and t]at he could afford to eat nice fresh eggs at this time as the market had dropped to such an extent within the past few days that it didn't pay to market them. News of the death of Mrs. Clara M. Cole of Tracy on Sunday, due to pneu- n/onia, was received here this week. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Cole own- ed and lived pon a quarter section of land north of Ortonville until about two years ago when Mr. Cole was ac- cidentally shot and killed, a short time after Mrs. Cole mved to Tracy, where they formerly lived. M. M. Johnson returned on Sunday night from Spencer, Iowa, where he was called on account of the death .of his mother, who was a resident of Spencer for more than forty years. She was 84 years old. Before return- ing Mr. Johnson accompanied his wife from Chicago to Grand Rapids, Michi- gan, where Mrs. Johnson will remain until the latter part of the week selec- ting a new stock of furniture. Fred Geier, D. E. Geier and Geo. L. E. Geier of this city, and Chas. John- son, manager of the Geier lumber yard at Clinton, left for Minneapolis Monday afternoon on the flyer to at- tend the convention in session there of the Northwestern Lumbermen. Mrs. D. E. Geier, Mrs. Geo. L. Geier and Mrs. Johnson accompanied them. The Geier brothers will also attend a directors meeting on Wednesday of the Smith's Inventions Company of Minneapolis, a manufacturing concern in which they are interested. The Ortonville Auto and Supply Co., of which A. S. Halls and Richard ,Hen- drickson are proprietors, will here af- ter be located in the Jurgen's Garage building. The firm will be busily en- gaged in moving their machinery the first of next week and as both the basement and ground floor of the Jur- gen's building have been rented suf- ficient room will be provided for the proper conduct of their extensive re- pair business in connection with the maatffactudng of tiieir battery. Local Enthusiasts Form Bowling Association A Bowling association of Ortonville men was formed Tuesday afternoon! at a meeting held in the Palace Bil -; liard Exchange, the purpose of which will be to formulate plans for a tour- nament to be held here soon, and to transact any and all business which will in any way pertain to Bowling in the city of Ortonville. The follow- ing officers and board of directors were elected at this meeting over hich Mr. H. E. Harvey presided as temporary chairman: Robert Schoen president; "Chic" Zwiener, secretary- treasurer. Board of directors, "Cub" Wiley, Herbert Stucke, Carl Beaty, Wayne Kelly and O. O. Ross. The board of directors will hold a special meeting this afternoon to set a definite date for the tournament and to ap- point the various committees that will be necessary. Attend Child Welfare Meeting. Seven delegates from this county autoed to Benson on Tuesday to at- tend the Regional conference of the Child Welfare Boards of Swift, Kan(H- yohi and Stevens counties, in session there January 17-18. Invitations were extended to many persons interested in this work in counties not included in the confer- ence. Those who went from this coun- ty for the purpose of hearing speak- ers from the Udversity of Minnesota, state board of control and children's bureau, who were on the program, were: Dr. and Mrs. Chas. Bolsta, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Palmer, Ole I. Steen, Rogashaska, and Mr. Alfred Ostlind. The party made the trip in Dr. Bol- sta's car. Those present, about thirty in number, were given a banquet at the Merchant's Hotel on Tuesday eve- ning. DELEGATES ASK HARDING TO AID N. W. FARMERS (Continued from page 1) daily to the slaughter pens that should be kept upon the farms to consume the twenty cent oats and the twenty- five cent corn which if marketed in the form of beef, butter and pork would bring double that price and thus enable the farmer to actually pay off his debts instead of paying interest at the rate of eight and ten per cent compounded every six months. The farmers can not stand this drain cou- pled with high freight rates and the extremely low price of all farm pro- ducts. The bankers, merchants and business men generally have gone to their limit in extending credit to the farmer. Wheat in the northwest did not average over six bushels to the acre and did not cover the expense of harvesting the crop, and many far- mers in the all-grain growing dis- tricts own but two and three cows and a llke number of brood sows, yet they have thousands of bushels of cheap grain. We believe that the Federal Gov- ernment should extend direct relief to the farmers of the nation in a prac- tical and simple manner because of the emergency that exists due largely, we believe, to Government control of the price of farm products during the war. We heartily approve of the plan of financing the farmers proposed by A. B. Kaercher of Ortonville, Minnesota, embodied in a Co-operative Associa- tion of producers known as the Big Stone County Co-operative Live Stock Association. This plan makes the county a unit of a co-operative asso- ciation of farmers in which anyone who desires to assist agriculture may participate. The capital stock of this association is one hundred thousand dollars, divided into one thousand shares of one hundred dollars each. It is managed by five directors who are required to appoint one or nmre of the best credit men available in each township of the county to pass upon credits to be extended. Every borrower from the association is re- quired to buy one share of stock for every, thousand dollars or fraction thereof loaned to him. The County Agent is to be-consulted as a field Masks Are You Going To Yeoman Party Jan. 25th If so you will need a mask. Large Assortment at lOe, 15e00and 20c Mustaches .............................. lOe Beards and Whiskers .......... 15c Mask Fasteners, 2 for ........ 25e Mask fasteners, 2 for .......... 5 Tyler's VarieLy Store Ortenvill, Minn. man and in the'distribution of live- stock. Among other things the articles of incorporation provide: "The general nature of its business shall be con- ducting diversified farming, includ- ing dairying, breeding, raising, fat- tening, buying, selling and dealing in all kinds of live stock, poulcry aml other farm products, including the buying, selling and" dealing in its own products, the products of its indivi- dual members, and the products of any other co-operative association, and its business shall be carried on upon the co-operative plan and shall be as au- thorized by Chapter 23 of the Laws of Minnesota for 1921, and other laws of the State applicable to such cor- porations, and in the management and conduct of its business it may bor. row money, discount and rediscount notes, drafts, bills of exchange and other negotiable insh-aments that may be necessary or convenient in the man- agement and conduct of its business, and may acquire, use and dispose of all real and personal propey and do any and all things incidental to or nec- essary or convenient for the purposes of such business or any part thereof." We believe that the farmers and business men of each county who per- sonally know the character and stand- ing of @e farmers are better able to pass upon the security offered by the farmer than agricultural or other committees in distant cities who have no knowldege whatever of these things, which are the real basis of all credit and therefore believe that such co-operative agricultural corporations should be permited to deal directly l with the War Finance Corporation i and that the approval and guarantee of the securities offered by such county units should be accepted by the War Finance Corporation upon simple, well defined rules, and that the Government investigation should be limited principally to the charac- ter and standing of the men back of the local organization and their plan of cooperation. It is proposed to use the funds thus secured only for legitimate agrieul- turoal purposes and so far as possible to asist the farmers in making the best possible use of their cheap grain and to get started in deversified farm- ing, which they were practically com- pelled to abandon during the war to raise wheat to feed the armies of the world. It is proposed to use the capital of the association so far as practical as a revolving fund for the purchase of feeders and other livestock for farm- ers who are unable to give satisfac- factory security, the title to the same to remain in the association until paid for in cash from the sale of such live- stock. Signed, A. D. LaDue, Luverne, Minn. Sam Lewison, Canby, Minn. Chas. C. Swanson, Henry, Minn. A. J. Petersen, Dawson, Minn. Peter Bergh, Dawson, Minn. O. G. Dale, Madison, Minn. Ole A. Stemsrud, Madison, Minn. P. H. Blom, Bellingharn, Minn. H. H. Reindl, Odessa, Minn. J. H. Deveney, Morris, Minn. Henry Heidecker, Grafeville, Minn. Luke J. Keating, Graceville, Minn. Keating Land and Mortgage Co., Graceville, Minn. Lewis A. Lien, Graceville, Minn. Victor E. Anderson, Wheaten, Minn. GR00ND Wednesday and Thursday JAN. 25th and 26th 15c and 35c Wallace Reid Gloria Swanson Elliott Dexter Bebe Daniels Monte Blue Wha nda Hawley eodore RoberUI TAhrn es Ayres eodore gosk)ff Polly Moran Raymond Natron Julia Faye " , JESSI[ L, LASKY pre#@/e@ Cecil B, DeMille's PRODUCTION" ffhe Affa i rs of 0000,natol' Special for Saturday HI $ III I -- _ _ I II II II I Classic Soap, 18 bars . Karo Syrup, 10 lb. pail Cuban Star Tobacco, 70c pail .... . Brooms, regular 45c . Post Toasties, large Snow Drift Flour . 98e 49e B8e 79e pkge. IBe .. $1.98 These Are Some Real Bargains Be Sure and Get Yours C. SAEGER Phone 37 Read the Independent every week and get all the news. You owe it to your family to give thought to the selection of your Banking connection. Are your funds handled safely. Are you banking where you can build a credit, helpful in time of need ? Are you treated with friendly, helpful cour- tesy and accorded every Banking accommoda- tion consistent with sound Banking practice? t The responsibility is yours. A. PAGg E- [ M Anna Gander on o Ch/cago, Local EnthusiastSBowling AssociationFrm nongJ , SOCIAL ],lie of Mr. L. B. OIn, who hs AND NEWS ITEMS I [ ,ee. visti here for the past th,ec] OeT thingr -- ( nonths is reported to be quite sick. I --  incorporation pvide: trip to Chigo. I. Peter of tle, men was fanned lasday afternoon ductlug dirsified faing, week to spend the baLan of t at a meeting held in the inn dairying, breeding, raising, E. Seofleld. liard 1xehange, the purpose of hieh to hs perated on al hospital lesday Fahey and the cities for leLae ha k and attended ig Stone C at the R. B. r Tuesday John E. Palmer entertained a of ladies at her home on Wed. expts tc for Denver, Colo., to en- in he twin L Wednesday. '. H. Indlg fm Saturday tyle Shop matte at & D., this wek. ChstLne Mekkeln tued Tuesday whe she ly eveninz L Harvey of Watertown, $. D., Ex- i here for a f days. o. MMurphey who has been ue past few days is reported along very dly. Miss Belva guests at the lt. C. Benson Sundy. enter taind a Monday, in ntnth birthday. Lillte Weeding, daughter of of Correll, was a ,uest y night. MolSaty of Aberdeen, who few days this week in Often. '. Had of Flpestoe i he Mr. Har- ved Just north of Elms. arrived from Seattle to attend the faneral of her Hamra ad Vivim Flatner and i Kathryn $i drove over on Sunday to visit y to ateud G. L Hggans d two chil- L Rev, Edward Day mt dnneI Zeih of Graeevle, who is y for over from MII. londay for a few days d He la ployed In a meal tptld a tevldeo t* he  vsit th her mothe rg Claire Merchant  h  d brothe EI .s of r nd M E Sundy e of is paret Mr   Clff havig eft the h hpital idbank,  D Satrda t th home t f T Brks ha and lteres  the ntertaed peasat rd at the Wayr Kelly home Mrs. L. J'. Renan of Chigo is via. tlng at the home of her mofher Mrz. Julia Mal nson, and with her sister. period. Miss Fioaee Rubihum, da,chVe o f Mrs. Otto Rubihum, m Mehestor, S. D., the rst be wk, :ago on Monday ater having s. Ch. E, rs. Neff bing a cousin of Mrs. Chsman. The ,ide Fa,ers' Club inn of th week, 5anuary 2O. Ery- body invited to attend. Mrs, H. . Osthnd, of Seattle, Wh ington, arrived this ek to vsit at the home of her parents, Mr, and M. She expts to mn be for abot a month. left the hospital Monday. Mra. Tom Kelly of Montevideo, par- are here and will The Ladies Aid of ?rs, J. g. Palmer and Zwiener, Thursday, January 26, at the ly fnted. In lporting the news from Oty tosbp an er was made by the reporter in salving an eount of a part at Andw Stee's home and e have been qsted to state tha w not a card party as pord. bl. Uko and dve up from Bellingh Saturday s Madeline Reyer for the day, tuing ho n the evening oath Miss Reyer and YiSS Lundberg who visited at Bellingh over Sunday. The Near East Relief asiation of MinneapoLis puhased a rload of Coral fm Jk Andern, which will be shipped the flt of the wk 'Foe puha was made fm the eh d nations elved in th tdties for the asciatidn. A. 8. Kaeher attended a meetin of efars of the Minnesota River Drainage and Coeey District at Montodeo on Wedllesday and fm the went to Minneapolis where he spoke befo the Lumbeen's nven- ton i seioa there. Mr. and Mrs, F. W. Murphy turned to their home at Waton Sat- urday momlng after veral months' abnn en unt cf the serious Ill- ness of Mr. urphy at Roehter. Mr. Murphy w able to give a tak before the Minnea State Fair Beard Fri- day. Olaf Hendrlckn, brother of Rich- m Hendrie, who is aeated v, ith A. S. Halls in the mafaeturing of the "Spit-Fl" batteries left for Realm, S. D. after having sited he for the pt week. He has tak on a territory in South Dakota whe he  ph the ses of the  bat tery. George Elms, n of Mr. and M FAward lms of this city, arrived $ day from St. Louis, Me.. to be In at-' tendan at the funeral of his father) C,orge Is a rgeant in the U. 8.' Marine Corp, stationed at St, Levis tn charge of marine gaards used il uneetiou with the U. S. mails. John Wdlag of Oty w  Or tonlle vidtor FlSday. He stated that he  f]ing fine and he is tlng pie with whipped cream on these days ad that h* could afford to t iee fah eggs at this time a the market had dpped to such an etent within the pat f days that Jt dldn pay to market them. News of the deth of Mrs. Cid Cole of '1'racy on Sundar. d to pneu- nlbnia, wa dved hew this week. Mr. and Mrs. Bsajtn Cole own- ed and Rved apo a qmtor settlea , of lad north of Ortnille tmtil abot itwo yem go when Mr. Cole s ae- dder4ally shot and klned, a Jhort tae after Mrs. Cole ved to Trae. here they formerly ]ivvd. M. M. Johnson retud on Bund alht from 8pe. Iowa. whe he was called  t of the ,death f his mother, who was a reddt of Spenr for mo than forty yva. he was 84 yrs old. Before retu- Lag r. Johann aompanied hll wife from Chigo to Grand Rapids. ehi- nan, where Mrs. Jolmn will mai fll the tatt part of the wk IK- tng a n stock of fult Fred Geier, D. E. OSier and Gee. L . Geler of t]ds dry, d Cha John- son, manager of the Geier 1tuber yard at Clinton, left for /dlneapolis Monday afternoon on the flyer to at- tend the nvenfln in sess the of the Northwestern Lumbemaen, Mrs, D. E. Geier, bl. Ge / Gder and Mrs. Johnson mparded thera. The Cier bthers will  attend a dleto meeng on Wednesday at the Smith's Invtids Company o Mhaneapolis. a nufaetafing oree In which they a interested. The Ortonvtlle Auto and Supp/y Ce., of whleh A. S. Hails d Rihaen. ddckson are ppridto, will hera af, ter be leeated In the Jea's Garage! building. The fl ll be busily en- elr mlSiery the ] ad M  the t m win be '',,id for the here soon, and to transet any and aJ[ biess which ,vll in any way pertn t Bowling h, the city of Ortonvile. The foltow inn omeer and hoard of dlreaors were elated at thi temporary ehaian: Robert Sehoen, president; "Chic" Zwiener, ctary. Board of dlreetors, "Cub" Wiley. Herbert Stke. CI Beaty, Wayne Ke]Iy and O. O Ross The peeia meeng ,[ate for the touament and to ap- point the various eommlttees that will be nessary. Attend Child Welfare Mtig. Sewn delegates from this to ]%nson on Tuelay to at- tend the Child Welfare Boards of Swift, Kan<ff- yohi and Stevens counties, Jn the January 17-8. lnvitatens were extended to many persons intelsted in this work in counties not included in the confer- ty for the prpo of hearing speak- e from the Unlversty of Minnesota, state board of eontl and ehilan's buau, whe  on the progl we: Dr. and M. Chas. Bolst Mr. d Mrs. John E. Palmer, 01e 1. Steen, Mi Rorashaska, and Mr. Atfd The party made the tp in Dr. 8el- la's r. Tho present, about thirty in number, we gSven a banquet at ! Ly ev ASK HAIIDING TO AID N. W. FABMF, RS (Continued from page l) aily to the slaughter pens tha should be kept upon the fas to nsu he tweut t oats ad the twenty- fie cent earn whleh if marketed in the form of beef, butter and pork oold bring deuble that pee and th enable the faer to actually py off his debts nstead ef paying intest at the rate of eight and ten per t compoded ery six mouths. The farraer n t tand this dzan cou- pZe4 with high fight rates and the extely low price of all f pro- duets, The banker, merehts and business men generaily have gone to their Imit in extending credit to the rarer. Wht fn the northwest dd not avenge over six bhels to the ac and did not cover the expense of haesting the ep, and my far. mers in the all-groin dng dis- trlets o but two and three cows ad a LLke nber of brood ws. et they have thoun0s of bushels of cheap grain. We helie that the Federal Gov- ment sheuld extend diet llef o the fe of the nation in a prac- tical d simple manner bau of he eraegency that edsts due largely, e betide, to Government ntl of he prl of farm preduets during the war. We heartily approve f the pl of net the faes ppod b A. B. Krdaer of Ortonville, JJnnta. mbodied in a Co-operative Asea on of pdur known a the Bg Stone Catty Co-operative Live Stock Aiation. Tis pl makes the ounty a it of a coperve asso- atidn of fae in which anyone who deaires to Mglt sg.deultu y participate. The capital stock of this sadatlon is one hundred thousand doLls, divided late one thound shams of one hundred ddlars each. It is managed by five dlretors who m required to appoint e or morn of the bet credit m available in each tohlp of the ty to p upon eatts to be exteadeeL Every barrett from the uiation is re. qlred to buy one aba of stock for ever thound dells or on thereof leaned to htm, The Catty Agent Is to be.nsulted u a field Masks Are You Going To Yeoman Party Jan. 25th If se you wtl need a mask. Large Alortment t 10e, 15cand 20c Mustaehes ......................... lee Bearda ad Wrdskers .......... le Muk Futeuera, 2 for........  Maak fasteere 2 fr ........ Sc lyler's Vldety Stwe tertian, buying, selllng and dealing in; stock, poultry and: other fa preducs, iduding the buying, sellhag d'deelng in its products of any other eo-operatve aoeiatlon, and its Jpon the therlzed by Chapter 23 of the Laws and other laws apptieable to such potations, and ha the and conduct of its business it may bar w money, dount notes, drafts, blls of exchange and other negotiable instments that y be essary or convenient in the m- . conduct of its hasine, and may qure, use and dispose of all real and personal property and do ,y part theof." We believe that the famzrs and ty who pe sonai] Inn of te farmers a to ps upo the surity offered by the who have i haow]dege whatever of thesel things, which a the real basis of all l credit and thefore believe that such i eo-operatve agricultural eerporatinn should be pemlted to deal dirtb with the W Fiance Corporao and that the approval d garante of the eurlttes offed by su& county urdts should be aepted h the War Finance Corpotian upo simple, well defined les, d that the Govement investigation shond be limited prnelpally to the eha. ter d start(nag of tha man bk o the lal orgization and their pl of petion. It is proposed to u the fus th secured only for leghlmate agrleul- taroal purposes d so f  possibl to ast the faers in makSng thq best possible use of their cheap gram d to get started in deveifled faro. inn whleh they  praally com. pelled to handon duta the war te [se wheat to fd the armies ot the world. It is pposed to u the pital o the assoiaen so f  praetieat a a revolving fund for the purchase ot feeders and other livtoek for fa. e wha a uhle to give satFsf. ftory surity, the tie to the  to rerain in the aslat until pad for in cash from the sale of such live. atod 8gned. A. D. LaDue. Luvee, /d Sam I.ewis, Cathy, Minn. Qhae. C. Swenon, Henry. Min. A. J. peten. Dawson, Minn. peter Bergh, Dawn. Minn. O. G. Dve, Madis, Min Ole A. Stemsd, Matilda, Minn. P. H. Biota, Bellingh, Minn. H. H. Rdndl, Odessa, Minn. J. H. Devey, Mnrda, Minn. Henry Heidker, Ca.eviIle, Mi Luke J. Keatlng, Grville, MLnn Keang Land and Mrtgage C, Grville, Mln. Lewis A. Lien, Grevtlle, Minn. Victor E. Anden, Whiten, Minn, GRAND Wcdday and Thursday JAN. 25th and 26th alla ee Reid Gloria Swanson Elliott Dexlr Bebe Daniels Monte Blue Wr Hawley Theodore Roberhl Agnes Ayres Tleodore Koidof$ Polly Moran mond Hatt0 dRau'fia Faye Cecil B. DeMille's The Affair,s of Anatol Special for Saturday Classic Soap, 18 bars . 98e Karo Syrup, 10 lb. pail 49e Cuban Star Tobacco, 70c pail ...... 58e Brooms, regular 45c 79e Post Toasties, large pkge. 15e Snow Drift Flour $1.98 These Are Some Real Bargains Be Sure and Get Yours A. C. SAEGER Phone 37 --lad the Indepdndent eve V week a get all the  You owe it to your family to give thought to the selection of your Banking connection. Are your funds handled safely. Are you banking where you can build a credit, helpful in time of need? Are you treatel with friendly, helpful cour- tesy and accorded every Banking accommoda- tion consistent with sound Banking practice? The responsibility is yours. JANUARY 19, 1922 THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT PAGE net- ar- full PERSONAL, SOCIAL T AND NEWS ITEMS @ Cole returned Saturday night a trip to Chicago. and Mrs. Shelver visited friends over Sunday. Brothers were Minneapolis the first of the week. Alvah Mattbews is confined to his on aceount of LaGrippe. M. A. Beck was operated on at hospital Tuesday morn- J. F. Fahey and J. A. McRae were from Graceville Monday on busi- Bentley left yesterday morning the flyer for the cities for a few Albert McLane has been ill during Past week and unable to be at Harry. Coderre's father of Mar- visited at the former's home over J. Klinkhammer attended to matters at Montevideo on i Eli Carlson of Big Stone City medical treatment at the l )ital. Charles Hudson of Correll vis- at the R. B. Hudson home over Week-end. and Mrs. Art. Powell entertain- number of friends at a six o'clock Tuesday. John E. Palmer entertained a of ladies at her home on Wed- afternoon. Florence Michell expects to Friday for Denver, Colo., to en- University. Grosenick attended to business in he twin cities from Mon- .Util Wednesday. F. H. Lindig of Wheaton visit- Ruth from Saturday morning. of the New Style Shop to business matters at S. D., this week. Christine Mickkelson returned Belgrade on Tuesday where she visiting friends. C. W. Merchant and Gard Gib- ilies spent Wednesday evening Gibson home. Harvey of Watertown, S. D., of the Palace Billiard Ex- here for a few days. , Ceo. MacMurphey who has been past few days is reported along very nicely. Kaercher and Miss Belva were guests at the H. C. home at Benson Sunday. Mittelstead entertaind a little friends Monday, in of her ninth birthday. Lillie Weeding, daughter of of Correll, was a guest W. McLane home Sunday. Methodist Ladies' Aid have their supper which was an- to be held on Friday night. J. Moriarity of Aberdeen, who with the Haynes Coal Co., a few days this week in Orton- tiarwood of Pipestoe is here visiting friends. Mr. Har- lived just north of Elsie Elms, daughter of Mrs. Elms, arrived from, Seattle to attend the funeral of her Friday evening about thirty from the Odessa vicinity de- surprised Geo. Harem and Mielke, Vivima Flatner and Kathryn Sirr drove over . on Sunday to visit d Mrs. E. L. Lundstram, went ton on Wednesday to attend ss matters and also visit with ]$tta Coehran entertained Rev. G. L. Haggans and two chin Rev. Edward Day at dinner " Zeiher of Graceville, who is Waploy of McRae Brothers as ii, was in town Friday for a  eck me over from ml- '  onday for a few days vis- lie is employed in a meat Mitchell who is nursing at Montevideo is here tO days visit with her mother, Mitchell. P Mrs. Claire Merchant and 0 Harem and brother Elmer of Mr. and Mrs. Emery ' Sunday. Cliff" of Milbank, S. D., is " Of his pents, Mr. ],nd L.i_. Cliff, having left the hos- " " :i in the weeL :l%ss, nurse at the hospital,  Milbank, S. D., Saturday Le "' e t remained at the home of , t over Sunday. i beNeui of Twin Brooks, is 11 ,: today transacting business. eai hag land interests in the !  of the county. ayne Kelly entertained a ["  friends at cards Tuesday  A very pleasant evening ed by all who attended. g :i00ompson of Minneapolis ar- tuitrst of the week for a few at the Wayne Kelly home :nd to business matters. lwkinson sisters closed the Y. Style Shop here on Mon- m.lt.for Benson, eir new lo- F. E. Davidson will open a later time with a full E. Palmer entertained IAndig and daughter Miss Mrs. Etta Cochran and Lundstrom at six o'clock They were all for- eept Mra In- tin lay Mrs. Anna Gunderson of Chicago, fiece of Mr. L. B. Olson, who has )een visiting here for the past three nonths is reported to be quite sick. Mrs. A. J. Scofield and daughter_', Mrs. Peter of Herman, arrived this eek to spend the balance of the win- ter at the home of Chas. E. Scofield. Mrs. L. J. Regan of Chicago is vis- ling at the home of her mother, Mrs. Julia Martinson, and with her sister, Mrs. Ben. Nordquist, for an indefinite period. Miss Florence Rubischum, daughter of Mrs. Otto Rubischum, returned from Manchester, S. D., the first of the week, where she had been employ- ed in a store. Mrs. Cora B. Neff returned to Chi- cago on Monday after having visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. E. Chrisman. Mrs. Neff binga cousin of Mrs. Chrisman. The annual meeting of the Lake- side Farmers' Club will be held at the home of August Nelson Friday even- in of this week, January 20. Every- body invited to attend. Mrs. H. J. Ostlind, of Seattle, Wash- ington, arrived this week to visit at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W,m. Mullica. She expects to remain here for about a month. Mrs. William Gowan and infant son left the hospital Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Kelly of Montevideo, par- ents of Mrs. Gowan, are here and will! remain with their daughter for a few weeks. The Ladies Aid of the Swedish Lu- theran church will be entertained by Mrs. J. E. Palmer and Mrs. C. A. Zwiener, Thursday, January 26, at the home of Mrs Palmer. All are cordial- ly invited. In reporting the news from Otrey township an error was made by the reporter in giving an account of a party at Andrew Steen's home and we have been requested to state that it was not a card party as reported. Mrs. Ukon and brother Dick Reyer drove up from Bellingham Saturday and visited their sister Miss Madeline Reyer for the day, returning home in the evening with Miss Reyer and Miss Lundberg who visited at Bellingham over Sunday. The Near East Relief association of Minneapolis purchased a carload of Corn from Jack Anderson, which will be shipped the first of the week. The purchase was made from the cash do- nations received in the cities for the association. A. B. Kaercher attended a meeting of officers of the Minnesota River Drainage and Conservancy District at Montevideo on Wednesday and from there went to Minneapolis where he spoke before the Lumbermen's conven- tion in session there. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Murphy re- turned to their home at Wheaton Sat- urday morning after several months' absence on account of the serious ill- ness of Mr. Murphy at Rochester. Mr. Murphy was able to give a talk before the Minnesota State Fair Board Fri- day. Olaf Hendrickson, brother of Rich- ard Hendriekson, who is .associated with A. S. Halls in the manufacturing of the "Spit-Fire" batteries left for Roslyn, S. D., after having visited here for the past week. He has taken on a territory in South Dakota where he will push the sales of the new bat- tery. George Elms, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Elms of this city, arrived Sun- day from St. Louis, Mo., to be in at- tendance at the funeral of his father. George is a sargeant in the U. S. Marine Corps, stationed at St. Louis in charge of marine guards used in connection with the U. S. mails. John Weeding of Otrey was an Or- tonville visitor Friday. He stated that he was feeling fine and he is eating pie with whipped cream on these days and t]at he could afford to eat nice fresh eggs at this time as the market had dropped to such an extent within the past few days that it didn't pay to market them. News of the death of Mrs. Clara M. Cole of Tracy on Sunday, due to pneu- n/onia, was received here this week. Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Cole own- ed and lived pon a quarter section of land north of Ortonville until about two years ago when Mr. Cole was ac- cidentally shot and killed, a short time after Mrs. Cole mved to Tracy, where they formerly lived. M. M. Johnson returned on Sunday night from Spencer, Iowa, where he was called on account of the death .of his mother, who was a resident of Spencer for more than forty years. She was 84 years old. Before return- ing Mr. Johnson accompanied his wife from Chicago to Grand Rapids, Michi- gan, where Mrs. Johnson will remain until the latter part of the week selec- ting a new stock of furniture. Fred Geier, D. E. Geier and Geo. L. E. Geier of this city, and Chas. John- son, manager of the Geier lumber yard at Clinton, left for Minneapolis Monday afternoon on the flyer to at- tend the convention in session there of the Northwestern Lumbermen. Mrs. D. E. Geier, Mrs. Geo. L. Geier and Mrs. Johnson accompanied them. The Geier brothers will also attend a directors meeting on Wednesday of the Smith's Inventions Company of Minneapolis, a manufacturing concern in which they are interested. The Ortonville Auto and Supply Co., of which A. S. Halls and Richard ,Hen- drickson are proprietors, will here af- ter be located in the Jurgen's Garage building. The firm will be busily en- gaged in moving their machinery the first of next week and as both the basement and ground floor of the Jur- gen's building have been rented suf- ficient room will be provided for the proper conduct of their extensive re- pair business in connection with the maatffactudng of tiieir battery. Local Enthusiasts Form Bowling Association A Bowling association of Ortonville men was formed Tuesday afternoon! at a meeting held in the Palace Bil -; liard Exchange, the purpose of which will be to formulate plans for a tour- nament to be held here soon, and to transact any and all business which will in any way pertain to Bowling in the city of Ortonville. The follow- ing officers and board of directors were elected at this meeting over hich Mr. H. E. Harvey presided as temporary chairman: Robert Schoen president; "Chic" Zwiener, secretary- treasurer. Board of directors, "Cub" Wiley, Herbert Stucke, Carl Beaty, Wayne Kelly and O. O. Ross. The board of directors will hold a special meeting this afternoon to set a definite date for the tournament and to ap- point the various committees that will be necessary. Attend Child Welfare Meeting. Seven delegates from this county autoed to Benson on Tuesday to at- tend the Regional conference of the Child Welfare Boards of Swift, Kan(H- yohi and Stevens counties, in session there January 17-18. Invitations were extended to many persons interested in this work in counties not included in the confer- ence. Those who went from this coun- ty for the purpose of hearing speak- ers from the Udversity of Minnesota, state board of control and children's bureau, who were on the program, were: Dr. and Mrs. Chas. Bolsta, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Palmer, Ole I. Steen, Rogashaska, and Mr. Alfred Ostlind. The party made the trip in Dr. Bol- sta's car. Those present, about thirty in number, were given a banquet at the Merchant's Hotel on Tuesday eve- ning. DELEGATES ASK HARDING TO AID N. W. FARMERS (Continued from page 1) daily to the slaughter pens that should be kept upon the farms to consume the twenty cent oats and the twenty- five cent corn which if marketed in the form of beef, butter and pork would bring double that price and thus enable the farmer to actually pay off his debts instead of paying interest at the rate of eight and ten per cent compounded every six months. The farmers can not stand this drain cou- pled with high freight rates and the extremely low price of all farm pro- ducts. The bankers, merchants and business men generally have gone to their limit in extending credit to the farmer. Wheat in the northwest did not average over six bushels to the acre and did not cover the expense of harvesting the crop, and many far- mers in the all-grain growing dis- tricts own but two and three cows and a llke number of brood sows, yet they have thousands of bushels of cheap grain. We believe that the Federal Gov- ernment should extend direct relief to the farmers of the nation in a prac- tical and simple manner because of the emergency that exists due largely, we believe, to Government control of the price of farm products during the war. We heartily approve of the plan of financing the farmers proposed by A. B. Kaercher of Ortonville, Minnesota, embodied in a Co-operative Associa- tion of producers known as the Big Stone County Co-operative Live Stock Association. This plan makes the county a unit of a co-operative asso- ciation of farmers in which anyone who desires to assist agriculture may participate. The capital stock of this association is one hundred thousand dollars, divided into one thousand shares of one hundred dollars each. It is managed by five directors who are required to appoint one or nmre of the best credit men available in each township of the county to pass upon credits to be extended. Every borrower from the association is re- quired to buy one share of stock for every, thousand dollars or fraction thereof loaned to him. The County Agent is to be-consulted as a field Masks Are You Going To Yeoman Party Jan. 25th If so you will need a mask. Large Assortment at lOe, 15e00and 20c Mustaches .............................. lOe Beards and Whiskers .......... 15c Mask Fasteners, 2 for ........ 25e Mask fasteners, 2 for .......... 5 Tyler's VarieLy Store Ortenvill, Minn. man and in the'distribution of live- stock. Among other things the articles of incorporation provide: "The general nature of its business shall be con- ducting diversified farming, includ- ing dairying, breeding, raising, fat- tening, buying, selling and dealing in all kinds of live stock, poulcry aml other farm products, including the buying, selling and" dealing in its own products, the products of its indivi- dual members, and the products of any other co-operative association, and its business shall be carried on upon the co-operative plan and shall be as au- thorized by Chapter 23 of the Laws of Minnesota for 1921, and other laws of the State applicable to such cor- porations, and in the management and conduct of its business it may bor. row money, discount and rediscount notes, drafts, bills of exchange and other negotiable insh-aments that may be necessary or convenient in the man- agement and conduct of its business, and may acquire, use and dispose of all real and personal propey and do any and all things incidental to or nec- essary or convenient for the purposes of such business or any part thereof." We believe that the farmers and business men of each county who per- sonally know the character and stand- ing of @e farmers are better able to pass upon the security offered by the farmer than agricultural or other committees in distant cities who have no knowldege whatever of these things, which are the real basis of all credit and therefore believe that such co-operative agricultural corporations should be permited to deal directly l with the War Finance Corporation i and that the approval and guarantee of the securities offered by such county units should be accepted by the War Finance Corporation upon simple, well defined rules, and that the Government investigation should be limited principally to the charac- ter and standing of the men back of the local organization and their plan of cooperation. It is proposed to use the funds thus secured only for legitimate agrieul- turoal purposes and so far as possible to asist the farmers in making the best possible use of their cheap grain and to get started in deversified farm- ing, which they were practically com- pelled to abandon during the war to raise wheat to feed the armies of the world. It is proposed to use the capital of the association so far as practical as a revolving fund for the purchase of feeders and other livestock for farm- ers who are unable to give satisfac- factory security, the title to the same to remain in the association until paid for in cash from the sale of such live- stock. Signed, A. D. LaDue, Luverne, Minn. Sam Lewison, Canby, Minn. Chas. C. Swanson, Henry, Minn. A. J. Petersen, Dawson, Minn. Peter Bergh, Dawson, Minn. O. G. Dale, Madison, Minn. Ole A. Stemsrud, Madison, Minn. P. H. Blom, Bellingharn, Minn. H. H. Reindl, Odessa, Minn. J. H. Deveney, Morris, Minn. Henry Heidecker, Grafeville, Minn. 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