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June 1, 1922

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THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 191 L I dress of t,egion's National Coaunan-[ der ftanford MaeNider, who turned I down 700 invitations from all ovecl America so that he might s[mnd Me- morial Day in the twin cities and[ Minnesota: We Legionaires hohl no threat or club of anybody, and we'll be clea;* and fair in going wlat we wan, but we are going to get justice. You can tell the worhl that the Le- gion fights for what it thinks is right, for a square deal for its fighters. The Legion's purpose is to see that America stays the way its members fought for it to be--AMERICAN! We owe more than we can express to the grand old veterans of the G. A. R. or teaching us love and revo- tion for our country. Is there any reason for' penalizing a ,man for offering his life to'his coun- try ? The Legion is not a Soviet, as they seem to think in New York. Why this sudden solicitude for our sick and dis- abled veterans by opponents of the adjusted compensation bill? When somebody starts talking to you about caring for the disabled first before asking for adjusted compen- sation, Ayou tell him that the Legion has fought for the disabled for three years and will never cease fighting, and ask him where he was while the biggest and hardest fighting was on. Congress cann,ot make promises voluntarily to t4he nation's defenders and repudiate them. a'rhey cannot leave this genera*ion shaken in its faith in the government. Congress must pass the adjusted compensation bill and not capitalize it as a political measure. The bonus, so-called, is not a political question and cannot be one. It is a matter of right and jus- tice.  : Religion in Legion membership is no more a question than it is in American citizenship, nor can .it be brought into Legion affairs. It was not a question when a man stepped out to join the colors and to defend his country. It will never be a ques- tion in our service as Legion men. The constitution of the United States gives every man the right to choose is own religion, and it was to uphold that constitution that the American Legion was formed. How a man wor- ships his God is his own business. Every veteran who refuses to join the American Legion and help fight for the justice for his comrades, is deserting them just as much As tho he had left them lying wounded on the field of battle. The big bond whieh should unite all the American Legion is good fel- lowship, the memory of our war ser- vice together, and love of country" and community. But above all should be our desire to stand by our crippled buddies. We, who were spared our health and strength should glory in this service.  Each man and woman whom We honor on this Memorial Day won the war for us--their part may have been small and unsung but to all of them honor is due, They gave their all. Think of those buddies who did not come hack to their mothers and fath- ers who are watching you, grateful for this little tribute to their boys-- our comrades who gave their lives that we might enjoy the citizenship of this free nation. To give, in life, to our communities, , 'h', , ,, I , ,, Vest Pocket Jutographic Kodak Special with Kodak Anastigmat lensf. 7-7 12.00 Fixed Focus Model We're enthusiastic about this little camera. It's autographic, and small enough to wear. From pocket to picture is a matter of a moment-- no focusing. Yet, with all its compactness and convenience, it is photo- graphically fit. The lens assures sharp, clean-cut pictures, the kind you want. Picture size, I  x 21/6 inches. S the V. P. K. at our Kodak counter. Otlr Kodaks $6.50 up 00antfers00n Dru00, (o. Ortonville, Minnesota. of the graves of those veterans of '61 who died that the nation might live. We appreciate that the day is pe- culiarly that of the Grand Army of {bRepublic and we have attempted our g'cises oMy in the spirit of fos- tcrlnff a perpetuatillg their service to our own dead and those of the Grand Army of The Republic, the spirit of sacrifice so wonderfully evi- denced within the thimfing ranks of the veterans of the civil war." The Fearless, Fighting First. "We of the Fearless, Fighting First," says First District Legion Commander Bill Pierce of Rochester, "are proud that our district is the first to surpass its total paid-up Le- gion membership for 1921. We are strong for the Gopher Gang, and our greatest ambition is to be its most loyal unit. We are following the sug-i I gestions of our state and national of-I ricers and are constantly finding newil and unemployed comrades, all that these loved ones gave in death, is the ideal of every true Legionaire, I Heart of America Is Right. "America's heart and her people are right and if Legionaires will prop- erly explain to them the jusce of adjusted cam.pensation, they will be for it," says that fighting sky pilot and Commander of Minnesota's Third: District, Father David J. Moran of Farmington. "We of the Third a*- 'tribute our succees to the fact that the mothers, wives, sisters and daugh- ters of our boys are behind them in all their endeavors, just as in war days. Forty-three out of fifty-four .Legion posts have Legion Auxiliary units. The thrifty, tenacious, trusty I Third is throbbing -ith tuneful co- operation typical of all that is best in the Legior and the Gapher Gang. Vhere our state and national officers lead, we follow. We are taking the Legion Service Census and are doing our bit to raise the fund which will go to build the Minnesota Legion Me- morial Hospital at Rochester. Fari- bault alone raised $1,900 in twnjghts by showing the patriotic motion pic- ture "Cardigan." The Third is back[ i STARTS WORK ON GIGANTIC MEMORIAL { Gutzon Borglum, the famous sculp-i Mountain is the largest outcropping | tot who is to car;e a huge memorial i of solid granite in the world being i| on the face of Stone Mountain, At- I eight miles around at its base and ll|I lanta, Ga., is shown here laying out i nearly 800 feet high. Mr. Borglum | the head of a Confederate Officer estimates that it will take hm, five I| starting the preliminary work. Stone I years to complete the work. Jill our sta*e, our nati'on and our disabled of the Galloping Gophers in all their][i endeavors." l Ill Second is Solid for Gophers. "The Solid Second is solid for the Gopher Gang and the American Le- gion," declares Second District Com- mander George Gurley of Pipestone. "The Second is planning a big dis- trict convention at Springfield for June 28th and 29th. Fifty-five of our seventy-five Legion posts have Legion Auxiliary Units and the other twenty have promised to give up the bachelor state before long. All our posts .are forming Legion Baseballi Teams. "On June 10th the first issue of a Second District Legion publica-i tion will be distributed. A prize has been offered for the best name for this district magazine, The Solid Sec- ond will be strongly represented at Virginia and New Orleans. Sympathetic Co-operation. "The American Legion of Minne- sota," declares Dr. Arthur A. Van Dyke, Department Commander, "will II endeavor to commemorate Wit a spe- iI cial dignity the coming Memorial-Day. The American Legion, in paying tri- bute to its o4rn dead, appreciates the greater significance in the decoration i am lfIl00lltl Equipped with Electric Starting and Lighting System, demount- able rims, extra rim and non- skid tires all around--the Ford Sedan at $645 is the greatest motor car value ever produced --an enclosed ear of comfort, convenience and beauty. Reas- onably prompt delivery. Terms if desired. J. ARTHUR MATTHEWS Ortonville, Minn. ways in which to help our comrades Peppy City of Lake City on Lal$ and our communities. \\;Ve welcome all Pepin." the Gopher Gar,. to our big district convention on June 4, 5, 6th at the --Read the ads every week. Good News in Every Bank Boq K Small tbouvh the Bank Book is, if you practice Thrift, it will ab.vays hold more good news for you than even the daily news. It will ahvays bring a smile and strengthen your hopes of a prosperous future. If you want an incentive, just take what few dollars you can spare this week, bring them to us and start a Savings Account. We will add interest. ORTONV[LLE STATE BANK John Carlson, President. C. J. Stark, Cashier. H.A. Stucke, A't. Cashier. II I I ,A Sign of Interest There is no finer thing than loyalty-- loyalty to yourself, to your family, to your community, to your government. Your loyalty to yourself and your fam- ily is personal--but your loyalty to your community and your government is every- body's business. There is no better sign or guarantee of your Loyalty than a bank account properly handled. We invite your account with us. t Cents" l'h00s ,.IO x Usco E 30 x3 tire situation i IN today is just this--- The man who buys USCO at $10.90 s just,- fled in believing that lais money i going farther in tire value than  ever has gone or could go before. . Naturally he appreciates the qual- iW of USCO. That was established long ago. It is still fresh in his mind that USCO /ed the national market into the $10.90 price range. The makers of U. S. T'tres intended the 30 3 eat value in its field. At $10,90 it creates a new da00fwat/on of mone00's 00,onh. Where .Tires: Ostlind & Karn Ortonville, Minn. A. M. Semrau Odessa, Minn. Correll Auto Co. CorrelL_Minn.