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THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1922 THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT The FARMERS PAGE i DEVOTED ESPECIALLY TO THE ACTIVITIES OF THE ] I FARMERS AND FARMERS' ORGANIZATIONS. I Shows Profits Of $30,000 In 90 Days Farmers' Co-operative Firm Market- ing Livestock At Less Than *Half the Commission Rate. South St. Paul.--Another record- breaking statement was issued today by the Central Co-operation associa- tion. From January 1 to April 20 it has accumulated profits of more than $30,000 for its farmer patrons. The Central Co-operative Commis- sion association was established on the South St. Paul market eight months ago. At the close of its first five months of business, it declared a pa- tronage dividend of 25 per cent and a stock dividend of eight per cent. It paid back to the farmers $19,124.22. That sum amounted to $2q49 more than the total amount paid in by the farmers for the capital stock of the co-operative selling agency. The announcement made today shows even greater savings for the first three months of 1922. In January and February, the agency showed a net surplus of $21,- 300. For March, its gross profit is $10,339.  I These profits, accumulated tobe re- i turned to the patrons of the asocia-t tion in dividends, amount to about t 60 per cent of all the money received i by the association in commissions. In l other words, the farmers' co-operative company saved its patrons approxi- mately $8.90 on every car of stock it handled in January and February. It cost the average private firm $14.50 a car to handle livestock in 1920, according to figures made pubic! last week by the National Live Stock l Exchange. In January and February] this year, it cost the Central Co-opera- ! tive Commission association $6.88. The i National Livestock Exchange also in I formed the joint congressional com-t mittee investigating agricultural con- ditions, that the average profit made by commission men amounted to $1.72 a ear in 1920. All profits and savings nade by the Central Co-operative association go back to the farmers in patronage divi- dend. In addition to the $30,000 profits for the first three months of 1922, the cooperative agency has made an equally large saving to farmers thru its handling of stocker and feeder car- tle, according to J. S. Montgomery, general manager. The agency sells stocker and feeder stock direct from farmer producer to farmer buyer, eliminating speculators. Total saivngs for livestock farmers, made thru the Central Co-operative Commission association, a I r e a d y amount to four times the sum paid in by the farmers for the capital stock of the organization. The association now has a membership of 375 local co- oPmative shipping associations in Min- nesota, South Dakota and North Da- kota. University Graduates Looking for Places About one thousand young men and women, who on June 15 will complete their work in the various colleges and schools of the University of Minne- sota, will be ready to accept posi- tions or to locate for the practice of i their professions. The university, in order to aid these young men and young women in finding the work or locations for which the state has trained them, has a further means of serving the state classified them by -- i i occupations and general qualification Merchants, manufacturers, bankers pharmacists, agriculturists, and oth- ei s who wish to avail themselves of the opportunity to obtain the services of those specially trained for their work can get in touch with them th the university's bureau of employ- ment. . Communities or professional men looking for doctors, lawyers, den- tists, teachers or others to supply community needs or to take places as assistants can find the kind of men they are looking for, also,--and wom- en, too--by writing to the same bu- reau. It is the aim of the university, thru its employment bureau, to bring the young people  whom it has train- ed for service to the state and the places that are looking for such young people together. Business men, manufacturers, and others who are seeking assistance for the summer--from June 15 to Sep- tember 15--can also find such as- sistance at the same place. The uni- versity's employment bureau has list- ed a large number of young men and young women, who are working their way thru the university for temporary places. Students of this kind are good workers and are ready to tackle almost any kind of. a job that will bring returns as an aid to them in getting a useful education. The uiversity's employment bu- reau may be reached by writing to the University of Minnesota, Minne- apolis, Minn. LAND REPORTED TO MOVE AFTER THREE YEAR HALT Will this year see movements of t farm lands to any great extent? If[ the reports as published in the Long t Prairie Leader and the Dassel Dis- l patch can be taken as an indication I of the frame of mind of prospective buyers, it would be safe to say that land is on its way back to a'"sale value." "A farm south of Maynard, near Granite Falls, was recently sold for $180 per acre," says The Dassel Dis- patch, while the Long Prairie Leader gives the following report of sales: "Frank Neisse, the land groan, reports having sold the Ed. Frenzel 80-acre irhproved farm in Reynolds to Rich- ard Riley, of Breckenrldge. Posses- sion is to be given June 12. The Ed. Bastin 80-acre farm in Reynolds is sold to Joseph Warner, of New York Mills. Both of these are fine farms and are amo , the big land sales of the presenseason?' Letting Him Down Easy. A rich man, lying on his death bed, called his chauffeur who had been in ":is service for years, and said: "Ah, Sykes. I am going on a long and rugged journey, worse than ever you drove me." "Well, sir," consoled the chauffeur. "There's one comforL It's all down hill."American Legion Weekly. Subscribe for the Independent. a ]llatlr anb ati$r You are cordially invited by Mr. C. D. Harding to attend the open- ing dance under his personal man- ageaent a t Eahtonka Dancing Pavilion, Decoration Day, Tuesday, May 30th. A special section, which Will be reserved for Me'hers and Fathers o,]::..=:' : :. ,'our disposal dur- k-Z "d,c entire season and we assure you an enjoyable ew:ing. Cc: d :ally" yours, CHESTER D. HARDING ' As a tribute to the Departed, we offer you the choice of our complete array of cut and uncut Stones at prices well within the reach of all. :::.   .. tOnes ordered now will beset before Memorial Day. Write for our design book, furnished free upon request. Manufacturers of ORTONVILLE RUBY RED GRANITE 0100IONVltt[ NONUN[NI WORKS JOHNSON & LINDHOLM, Props. Best Fat Cattl6 Steady To Strong I Firm Undertone to Market for Best Dryfed Cattle, Buyers Discrimina- ting Against Grass Cattle. Tuesday's Closing-- I Cattle 2,000. Market closing steady I to strong on best fat cattle, others l mostly steady. Calves 2,500. Steady i to 25c lower, best lights $7.75 to $8.00. Hogs 9,500. Market steady to 10c lower, few light sorts $10.15 to $10.- - Will Your Girl Wed A Farmer Farming Never 'Offers "Insult of "Ease," Says Mother Who Wants Daughter to be A Farm Wife. The discipline of farming, and the education it gives in the elemental things of life are turning out a race of forceful, broadminded, self reliant men and women. It is worth while. That was what one farm mother wrote in answer to the question, 20, bulk better grades $9.85 to $10.1(}, !"Would you want your daughter to pigs $11.25. Sheep 100. Steadv. iMarry a farmer?" She wrote as if i to her own daughter:" South St. Paul, Minn., May 23 19221 "Dear Mary:--Your letter saying --Cattle receipts at the local market that there is nothing that you want on opening days were of about the! same proportions as last week, the two-day run totalling around 5,000 head. Altho the market was uneven at the week's opening, fat cattle sell- ing steady to 25c lower, the trade for best dryfed steers and butcher she stock is carrying a firm undertone, and these kinds sold today fully steady with last week's close, but buyers are discriminating against both steers and butcher she stock which show grass, especially the lat- ter kinds. A few individuals and sinai} lots of choice steers and heifers, mostly year- lings sold from $8.25 to $8.50, with $8.00 practical top for dryfe.l cattle at present, the bulk selling at $7.00 to $7.75, a few of the commonest kinds, some of which show grass, as low as $6.50. so much as a chance at farm life with David, makes us very happy. "Life's values are not measured by such standards as ease of living, fash- ionable clothes and carefully tended hands. Service makes living beauti- ful. There is no reason why a farm woman should neglect her personal appearance. Your splendid health and David's, with your fine ideal for home and community life, would make you hine anywherb. "Both of you love to work and are especially adapted to country living. Your tastes are domestic. Your love for animals and gardening will make you in sympathy with .David's ven- :tures in crops and cows. You delight to see the sun rise. "Both of you understand that it is the discipline of the farm life, the insistence of its duties, the certain- Fattest offerings of butcher she[ ties of its penalties and the great fact stock of lighter weights brought $6 501 that you are working with Nature in to $7.50 or better, with the bulk "at the things that make the world go, $4.25 to $6.25. Canners and cutters that make the farmer a broad, self- sold from $3.00 to $4.00, feeding cows reliant forceful individual. Strength MEET ME AT The West Hotel MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. Everybody seems to be there largely $3.50 to $4.25. Bologna bulls went at $3.50 to $4.25, bulk $3.75 and $4.00. Prices of veal calves were cut 25c today following a 50c break in prices yesterday, with practical packer top for best lights $7.75, altbo some sales were made at $8.00 to $8.5.0 or better. Stockers and feeders are scarce. Good and choice kinds sel,l from $6.50i to $7.50, common and medium grades largely $5.50 to $6.25, a few of the poorest ones. down around $5.00. Hogs were steady to 10c l)wer to- day after a 25c cut Monday. A few light sors $10.15 and $10.20, bulk better grades $9.85 to $10.10, packing sows $8.75 to $9.50, good pigs $11.25. Best native shorn lambs are selling around $12.00, good light shorn ewes at $6.50, heavies down to $3.50. --Try our Sunday dinners. You21 like them. Hotel Orton--"On the Lake." Good Service--Low Rates Splendid Cafe In Connection For , dso00 THE UNIVERSAL TRACTOR % .... Henry Ford ENRgI.FORD was 35 years getting ready for the - neWprice on the Fordsom He started as a farm l)oy, pld 0' get rid of the drudgery, long hours and low money r tlmt has ways faced the farmer. IIe wited to furnish yon with a tractor that would not only do your work better and faster, but at lover costs ---and the 170,000 Fordsocs now in use have proved that he has accomplis}ed these things. Vnat you .get in the Fordson for $395 f. o. b. Detroit is the greatest farm power unit ever offered. Let us show you how a Fordson will cut farm costs, increase your bank account and take the drudgery out o/ farm work. Write, phone or call H. L. McDOWELL Graceville, Minnesota F.O.B. DETROIT PAGE Y is refreshed daily because he is deal- [ Try a Want Ad--they Get the ro- ing with the elemental facts of life. 1 sults, "D " o not be dsturbed because you l cannot start with all the labor-savers. Things were shabby when we began. Half the fun of having 'things' is in working intelligently for them. This letter was written by Mrs. C. Dimock, a Vermont farmer's wife. Wiued Up a Bit. Burrow.%--"Sorry, old chap, but I am looking for a little financial suc- cor, again." Bangs--"Youql have to hunt fur- ther. I am not the little financial sucker I used to be.'--Lawyer and Banker. We pay Highest Price for Old Iron, Copper, Heaw/Brass, Rags, Rubbers, Tires. Pipe Fittings, Brass Goods, Belting and Hose carried in stock. Acetylene Welding. The Ortonville Foundry W. F. MULLICA, Prop. Phone 23 Read the ads every week. ' ' THAT'S HOW YOU'LL FEEL Have you ever gone to work in the morning earlier than usual and felt the thrill of being ahead of the rest of the world That's how you'll feel all the time when you have a growing savings account. Many workers in Ortonville are regular depositors in our savings department. Why not join them next pay day by start- ing your savinngs account? First National Bank Ortonville, Minn. Every Standard Oil Product a Primary Product HE term by-product is susceptible of mi interpretation. In the manufacturing activ- ities of the Standard Oil Company (Indiana) there are no by-product& The making of every product is a separate activity. 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