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THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1922 THE t)RT()NVILLE tNDEPENI)i.:NT ill The FARMERS PAGE i DEVOTED ESPECIALLY T(} THE ACTIVITIES OF THE FARMERS AND FAR31ERS' ORGANIZATIONS. Crop Price Survey Shows Benefits From Diversified Farming TEN YEAR CROP ANALYSIS FIG- URES PREPARED BY E. W. DECKER. Butterfat, Eggs and Poultry Show Greater Steadiness of Price Than Other Products Butterfat has increased steadily in price with ve, little fluctuation" for the last ten years, according to data prepared by Mr. Edward W. Decker, President of The Northwestern Na- t!onal Bank of Minneapolis, and pub- tLshed this month in a survey ' A: Further Plea for Di'ersified Farm- I ing.', The survey gives the prices paid in Minneapolis for No. 1 Northern wheat, No. 3 yellow corn, No. 3 white oats, flax, wool, eggs and live poultry; at South St. Paul for beef steers; and the average price,paid for butterfat by Minnesota creameries. Costs of production, including farm labor, i xes, machinery, threshing costs and; freight rates, make up another part i of the survey. ! The outstanding feature of the in- formation collected is the fact that butterfat, eggs and poultry show a l smaller drop from the high prices of i 1919 and 1920 than do grains, live stock and wool, and an advance steady, though not as great during the period of rising prices. Using a Scale with 1911 prices as 100 wheat prices reached the 300 mark in 1919; beef steers reached 260, w.ool 300 and butterfat 210. With the exception of butterfat, prices fell in 1921 approxi- mately to the 1911 level, designated in the table as 100. Since the cam- pilation of the figures from which the survey was prepared, prices have un- .dergone an increase which is not shown in the charts and tables. Mr. Decker says: "The prosperity of the United States, and particularly of the Ninth Federal Reserve District, is necessarily very largely dependent on the success of agriculture. We are therefore, all of us, no matter what our line of business, vitally in- terested in anything which will im- prove its condition aml prospects. "In &he Ninth District wheat rais- ing will doubtless always be an ira, Portant factor and we are interested in all movements looking to its suc- cessful operation, such as the eradica-i tion of barberry for the purpose of eliminating black rust, and other movements of a similar kind. "It is also important to consider the desirability of the farmer so di- erSifying his efforts as to eliminate the greatest possible extent the possibility of partial or complete fail- ure of returns from his year's work. "We therefore have had eoniled some figures showing prices of farm- Products and costs, on a Northwestern basis, and covering a ten-year period. These we have obtained from the most reliable sources and we believe they a__ substantially correct. They indi- care tee importance of having a few cow:, cEickens, pigs, etc., in addi'don to the production of small grains. "[nese figures, we believe, will be very u-:fui, as well as interesting, to all co:cerned in the success of the far- met. Particular attention is called to the steady advance of the price of bttterfat by :.-ears, indicating very lite fluctuatoo, while many other p:=::ucts have fluctuated violently. "The increased cost of threshing ought to suggest the exchange of help between farmers at threshing time to the greatest possible extent and the astounding increase in taxes per acre--particularly in North Dakota, the figures for which we give here-- should suggest to the farmer and everyone else the vital importance of more economy and use of business judgment in public expenditure." A copy of this survey is on file at The Ortonville Independent office and is available to ayone that would like to gain more detailed information re- garding this important subject. GOOD DEMAND SEEN FOR PUREBRED SIRES "Prophesying future damand or fu- ture prices for any product, especially a farm product, is always largely a guess," says W. H. Peters, chief of the animal husbandry, division, Uni- versity of Minnesoty. 'But we venture. the guess that the demand for good pure-bred sires of practically all classes will be better the coming fall and winter. We base this guess on the grounds that these sires will be needed, and we hope the people who need them and want them will be bet- ter able to buy them than they have been the last year. Suppose we as- sume that such will be the case. Thep who is going to be the most succe- ful in supplying these sires ? We ven- ture the opinion that it will be those breeders who bring their stock out be- fore the public at both small and large shows thru the coming show season,: and in this way do some very effec- tive advertising, learn a little more about the business they are in, and at the same time have a little fun. "It does not take an unusual amount of work nor does it take an uneco- nomical amount of feed to fit ani- mals properly for showing, but it does take a lot of t.me on the part of the animal being fitted. Breeders who expect to exhibit stock ths summer or fall should select the animals with- out delay and begin o give them the care and feed wlch will put them in proper ondi. THis does not mean simply piling upon it all the fat it can be made to carry. All clases" of breed- ing animals show best and with least harm to themselves when they are simply well bleshed, and covered with firm smooth fles Animals fit best when fed feeds of medium protein con- tent, low fibre content, feeds of a cool- ing mildly laxative character, and with young growing animals especially, feeds that are suitable to the produc- tion of growth of bone and tissues other than fat." A moderate evenly regulated amount of exercise each day is highly important, as well as regu- larity of feeding and watering. "Animals cannot be expected to fight flies and stand i the sun all day i i ELL 'your deaieryou want to see a Fisk T00'c 00c00:de any other he offers you. He hu it in stock or can get it. See for yourself what the Fisk Tire has to offer in extra size and strength, ' how its resiliency compares when you flex the tire under your hand, how the depth of the non-skid tread looks beside other treads. . This is the way to buy tires! md still come out in .-:how :hape at :Eo time. Comfol of the, animM i:-: fully a i,,-npoi'ta:t a feed' in fittill K for show." Heat Kills 257 H000s On Train } Shippers Warned Against lteavy Losses--Single Day Costs Farmers $6,000. i Warning to !ivestock shippers are being sent out from South St. tauI, i cautioning stockmen to use all pos- sible care in handling and loading, ;o prevent heavy death losses aboard the st3ck trains dinting hot weather. The latest warning was issued al- l ter 257 dead hogs and 13 dead calves were taken from the ca. arrLfingl for last Wednesday's market. In one car there were 33 dead hogs; in anoth- er there were 19. Stockmen estimated that the death loss to farmers on that day amounted to more than $6,000. The heart loss recalled a similar one last year, when on May 23, stock trains arriving at South St. Paul brought 303 dead hogs. FIRST STATE POTATO TOUR JULY 31--AUG. 5 NEW GERMAN AMBASSADOR His Excellency, Dr. Otto Wiedeldt, I the first German Ambassador to the i United States since the recall of Von The first inter-county potato tour Bernstroff arrived recently. Before put on by the agricultural extension the war Dr. Wiedfetdt was a railroad forces of the university will start July * man. He is credited with devising 31 from Long Prairie, Todd county, ! the German Breal Card System, era- and cloe August 5 at Bemidji. Vern-i ployed during the war. Before be- date, Wadena, Det'oit, M0orhead, i coming anambassador he was director Crookston and other potato growing! of the Krupp Works. centers will be visited. Informal meetings and demonstrations of po- tato growing and spraying machinery t will be held daily along the way. Prob- lems as they develop in the field will be studied. From 50 to 75 auto loads I of men interested in potato produc- tion are expected to make the tour. Dean W. C. Coffey of the university's i department of agriculture and Direc- txr F. W. Peck of the agricultural extension division have been invited. Many elks have been killed in the Olympic peninsula of Washington to obtain eth for lodges. Investiga- tions made thru Federal antt state agencies indicate that 100 were killed in the Olympics alone to secure teeth which are sold in eastern cities for as high as $50 each. It has been found that certain kinds of paint on the walls of audi- toriums do away wit h objectionable echoes or greatly soften them. II MEET ME AT The West Hotel MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. Everybody seems to be there Good Service--Low Ratel Splendid Care In Connection The Navy Department estimates it will cost $200,000 to offset the dam- age done dikes, wharves and quay walls, by the teredo. The teredo is a marine animal, a bivalve, which I bores its way into a pile. Teredoes sometimes reach four feet in length and of the thickness of a man's thumb. Fordso00 THE UN TRR Nothing This Low Price Has Ever Been Known Before No farm tractor ever offered more money value, or more work value, than the Fordson Tractor at this astounding new low price. dN2 farm power unit you can possibly buy will more for so little--and no farm, regardless of size or location can afford to be without a Ford- son Tractor. Place your order nowthere is no time for delay or comparison. Price alone nkes your choice the Fordsom After that, performance will prove to you, as it has to 170,000 owners, that this light, compact Fordson is the most effm'ient power plant ever hitched to a farm took Let us, prove it to you. Write, call or phone today. H. L. McDOWELL Graceville, Minnesota Ill .v I I PAGE Coal-tar possibilities are far from --Try a Want Ad--they Get ;he re- exhausted, accordinff to experts. New suits. remedies, new colors and new per- L,mes are awaiting release and in  e next few years many new l))O- d=cts are predicted.  oft. Anwer Turneth Away Wrath. 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