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June 15, 1922

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THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1922 THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT PAGE The FARMERS PA r i!_  . i. DEVOTED ESPECIALLY TO THE ACTIVITIES OF THE [ I FARMERS AND FARMERS' ORGANIZATIONS. I Farmers Clash With Railways Farm Bureau Federation Resists At- tempt to Raise Rates On Coarse Grain. i ] The American Farm Bureau Fed-I eration has protested to the Interstate! Commerce commission against reopen- ing the hay and grain rate case, in which the commission ordered rate re-] ductions averaging 16 per cent. Reduc tions took effect in January. They established rates on corn and coarse grain 10 pex: cent lower than the new rates on wheat" Now the railroads have asked the commission to abolish this differential between wheat and coarse grain in the territory west of the Mississippi River and ea of El Paso and Denver. The coarse grain differential in-t volves approximately $6,000,000 and; it is this amount that the American i Farm Bureau Federation is trying toni save the shippers of hay and grain, i It is the position of the American i Farm Bureau Federation that rates', on coarse grain were generally lower than on wheat thruout this territory prior to federal control and that the commission's  decision restored the old relationship. St. Paul, June 8.t-An organized fight will be made against any in- crease in freight rates on coarse grain, according to officials of the Min- nesota Farm Bureau Federation, /L F. Reed, president of the federation. J. has taken steps to line up the state Farm Bureaus in the corn producing territory to oppose the abolition of the rate differential. He is working with C. W. Hunt, president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, and head of the Midwest Farm Bureau conference, to prepare evidence to resist the in- eltase. "Keep an Eye Peeled" for Barberry, is Warning Sent More than ten million dollars was lost last year by the farmers Of Min- nesota as the result of black rust Caused by the barberry bush, ates a warning mailed to local weed in- spectors from the conference for the Prevention of Grain Rust, with heaxi- quarters in Minneapolis. The ConfeCrence for the Prevention of Grain Rust is co-operating wifh the State and Federal governments and the American "Farm Bureau Federa- tion in their campaign against the eoramon barberry bush and asks the Co-operation of every farmer of the state to prevent the" spread of black rust. Reports up to this time made by N. A. Beck, of this city, county weed in- spector for the south part of the coun- ty, states that he is making daily trips over the country, and is constantly on the lookout for this dangerous weed, besides others, such as the sow thistle, but at this time the barberry is not of suf- ficient growth to make it easily re- cognizable. There are patches of it in the county, however, and these will be destroyed "without a trace." A state meeting of the weed in- spectors is being held today at Bar- rett, Minnesota at which Big Stone County is represented by its two in- spectors and by three county com- missioners. Photographs of the bar- berry will be on display at the various banks and business laees over the county shortly, it was stated. FOREST CATERPILLARS DAMAGING SHADE TREES i "Great fleas have little fleas their backs to bite 'era; and little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinltum." Many complaints of depredations by the "forest tent caterpillar have been received by entomologists at Univer- sity Farm. This worm is particularly destructive to the leaves of the bass- Wood and the elm. It is fond of maple, too, and often attacks orchard trees. It does not despise locust, ash, hickory, birch willow, poplar and vari- ott other decidous trees. Two factors serve to keep this pest within bounds. It produces but one generation a year and is highly sus- ceptible to various parasites. State En- tomologist A. G. Ruggles of Univer- sity farm says: "Over a series of years the parasites seem to get the upper hand and the destructive forms are so reduced in numbers that we hear nothing from them. Finally the _-- i j , ,,i.,'. Fittinp, Brims Good Jseltint mg and Hose carried in ato Acetylene Welding. The Octonville Foundry W. F. MULLICA, Prop. Phone 23 parasites are killed off. Then the destructive forms begin to increase in numbers until such time as the para-I sites get in concrol again. This will l account for the periodic outbreak of i many of our caterpillar pests." [ Nature's method of control is the I only method for wood lots and forest t areas. The caterpillar in orchards i can be controlled by the use of ordi-! nary spray materials. Isolated shade i trees can be protected by bands of l sticky material Which will prevent the caterpillars from reaching the limbs! of the tree. The-bands to be effective l should be closely watched and clean-! ed or renewed as needed. COU-SE R VETERINARIANS GOING TO "U" SHORT Autopsies on cattle," swine, sheep l and poultry- will be performed at state university's short course and the sum- mer meeting of the State Veterinary I Medical association which will be held i July 12, 13 and 14 at University I Farm. Dr. J. N. Frost of the New l York state veterinary college, Cor-i nell un!versity, will take a leading I part in this work. i Staff men of the division of vet- t erinary medicine, University of Min- 1 .neSota, and representative veterinar- runs from all parts of the state have been assigned places in the discus- sions which will follow addresses by scientists of national reputation. Dis- eases of domestic animals and poul- try flocks will thus be presented and studied with great thoroughness. Two evenings of fellowship and en- tertainment will be provided those who attend this great short course. Moving pictures of scientific subject and an address by Carlos Avery, state game and fish commissioner, on "The Wild Life of Northern Minne- sota," will feature the evening of July 12. A banquet for the visiting veterinarians, with Dean W. C. Cof- fey of the University's department of agriculture as toastmaster, will be served the. evening of July 13. SEND TO U. FARM FOR EXHIBI_.T BOOTH PLANS t Farmers' Clubs planning to have I exhibit booths at county fairs can ob-l tain many useful hints and sues-, tions by writing to "Information," University Farm, St. Paul, for copies of blue print showing an ideally ar- ranged booth and how to construct it. Copies can lse had of typed state- ment giVigg suggestions as to de- sign, arra6gement, labels, decorations, shelves, receptacles, etc., n'lso a copy of the score card used in judging the w,, I Trunk Route Maps .ahle Prices " Io, of Agriculture are perfecting! --'"['he Year'Roand Paper.". Taat's i plans for a concerted drive beginning l what folks call the Ortonville Inde- i July 1 against the bandit barberry pendent; because every week it's up H01d Up Welt Free For Reade s! u The federal governme.nt men, to standard and every week in the , numbering ,about 30, will be in charge lead. Not a hit and mi,s paper--l- : of L. W. Melander of University l ways on the job--and the beauty of it Lot Farm, state leader of barberry eradi- is it costs you no more. Just $2.50 Heavy Marketings On Opening Days This Newspaper Receives Limited cation. A. G. Ruggles, state ento- per year, less than 4 cents per week. Absorbed at Slightly Reduced From State Highway Depart- I mologist, will direct the operations of Why Not subscribe NOW. Prices. Sheep Weak. ment for Local Distriiution. i the state department's force. The The Independent has secured a ship-i ment of maps of the Minnesota trunk Lake." system for local distribution free of  Cattle 2,000. Market closing most- ly steady. Calves 3,500. Closing big 50c lower, best light largely $8.75 to $9.00." Hogs 8,500. Market closing steady to 10c lower, top $10.25t bulk $9.50 to $10.25. Sheep 200. Market closing about stemdy, undertone weak. South St. Paul, Minn., June 13, 1922: With heavy marketings of cat- tle here and elsewhere on opening days, the market while somewhat un- even absorbed the increased offerings at only moderate reductions in prices. Better grades of dryfed cattle sold mostly steady with others, consisting of inbetween grades of beef steers and butcher she stock showing more or less loss, selling steady to 25c lower. Choice fat yearlings topped the market, a few small lots selling up to $9.00 and $9.25. Practical top for fat beeves was $8.75, full load lots of yearling steers and heifers at this price, with heavy beeves averaging better than 1,400 poumls selling tip to $8.65. Bulk of the beef steers sold from $7.75 to $8.50, common kinds at $7.00 to $7.50. A price spread of $7.00 "to $8.00 took most of the better offerings of good to choice young cows of the light- er weights, with $4.75 to $6.75 in- cluding bulk of sales of fat she stock, extreme low for fat cows $4.25. Can- ners and cutters sold largely at $2.75 to $3.75, a few real shelly canners $2.50. Bologna bulls went at $3.50 to g4.25. Prices of veal calves were reduced a big half dollar in today's trade, putting best lights at $8.50 to $9.50, bulk $8.75 to $9.00. Seconds today sold largely at $4.50 to $5.00. Stockers and feeders of a medium grade or better held steady to 25c lower, with common offerings mostly a quarter off, prices ranging from $5.00 to $7.75. Hogs ruled steady to 10c lower to- dy after breaking fully 25c on Mon- day. Bulk $9.50 to $10.25, packing sows $8.50 to $9.25,, good pigs $11.00. The sheep run continues light but the market is carrying a weak undertone. i Best spldng lambs $13.00, best shorn lambs $11.00 to $11.50, shqrn ewes $3.00 to $6.00. * Teacher--"And now who can tell me why we should always be neat and clean ?" Little Lizzie--"In case of accld Ma'am." How about your #tationerv, enve lopes, letterheads, bill heads, etc, For service and workmanship---get them at the Independent. Prosperity follows the Dairy Cow. As If Just Out Of A Band Box is the way our dry cleaning makes old clothing look. Send us a suit that you would gladly wear if it only looked good enough and we will make it so. You'll have to try our dry clean- ing only once to realize its won- derful aid to good dressing in these days of high prices. charge. Charles M. Babcock state hi.ghway commissioner, publishing the map as directed by law, adopted the plan bf distribution thru newspapers, Believing that the saving on postage will pay for more maps and serve a larger number of highway users with- out added expense. As long as the supply lasts, a map will be ven on presentation of this  coupon: Minn. Trunk Highway Map Coupon. Good only as long as the supply lasts. None mailed. One to a per- son. Sign : kddress ...................................................... Presett to The Ortonville Independent The maps are printed on good qual- ity of paper about the size of this page. They show all .state trunk high- ways---so-called Babcock roads---with the official numbers corresponding to those on the yellow star markers along the routes to enable'the traveler to find his way easily. Surfacing a:,d other improvements are shown and used with the weekly condition bulletin issued by the highway department and published in daily newspapers furnish a valuable road index. Many hotels, garages and business house's are lutting the maps under glass and fastening the condition bul- letin each week in the space left for that purpose. ALLIES TO MOVE ON THE BARBERRY JULY 1 The University of Minnesota, the Minnesota state department of agri- culture and the United States Depart- im ,You Have Tried The Rest--Now Buy the Be.00t Globe Auto Batteries Give Service Ford  Buick Size Dodge Size $20.00 $2S.00 $32.00, The PARK GARAGE OSTLIND & KARN, Props. A Sign of Interegt We 00ppreciate Your Trade Ca, n ].)aid For Eggs A. C. SAEGER Phone 37 / campaign for 1922 will cedter in Try our Sunday dinners. Youql southeastern, central and east central like them. Hotel Orton--"On the counties of Minnesota. Great Leaders "Daniel Webster tateaman Idealist EHIND every leadership stand a purpose and an ideal. So Webster--statesman, orator, upholder of the Constitution-had his ideal, "Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable." The .Brunswick Tire is built with a purpose as def- inite-with an ideal equally sincere, That purpose is--dependability in actual road performance. That idealhighest quality, best workmanship, longest mileage. Let your next set of-tires be Brunswick. Keep a close record and compare it with any other. Or try tire. One will be enough to convince you. , --. II Ortonvil!e Tire Shop ii Your banker shoul ttmfa" .d be your friend If he isn't your fribnd he should not be your banker. The Goid & Company State Bank endeav- ors to maintain that friendly relationship which should dxist between banker and de- positor. That's our policy that's our reputation. We will serve you best. II ' I