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June 22, 1922

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THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1922 THE ORTONWILLE INDEPENDENT It PAGE I[ The FARMERS PAGE i DEVOTED ESPECIALLY TO THE ACTIVITIES OF THE FARMERS AND FARMERS' ORGANIZATIONS. I (;rain Gambling Fight On Again Passage Of New Bill Regulating Grain Deais Predicted m House of Repre:sentatives. The fight for effective re=u-a:!on ef dealings in grah i ; a=..i:: i:: ce:t- -gross, accor, fing o a rep-? received by the county farm bureau f:om tie Washington ce of ":re Americm'. Farm Bureau federation. Strenuous ego,s are being made! in both the seaze an,.t the hue to l pass the new Capper-Ti1cher bill to regulate gain excha:ges, the report to the county farm bmau otfice says. The bill is designed to wipe out gam- bling in grain futures but at the same time to recognize legitimate hedging. It is a substitute for the grain ex- change law which was held unconsti- tutional in some af its phases by the federal supreme court. Farmers in this county have been keenly interested in the fight for pub- lie regulation of the grain exchanges, especially since the last session of the legislature, when the farm bureau took a statewide referendum to show the farmers' demamt for a law against gambling in food products. The new federal bill would rea, ulate the 'ain trade under the interstate commerce clause of the constitution. The supreme court already has up- held the packer control bill, which is based on this clause. The grain trade bill recently knocked out by the su- preme court was held a ,misuse of the taxing, power. The new bill has been favorably reported by the house com- mittee on agriculture. GRAIN GROWER SALES BRANCH IN NORTHWEST Tentative arrangements for the es- tablishment at Minneapolis of a branch office by the U. S. Grain Grow- ers Sales Company were outlined here today by H. C. Lau, of Tracy, who last week attended the regular quaVceriy meeting of the board of directors at Chicago.  Mr. Lau represents the Min- nesota membersh:,p on tim board. The U. S. Grain Growers Sales Com- pany is a subsidiary of the U. S. Grain Growers, Inc. The grain contracted by the organization's 10,000 members in the northwest witi be marketed ttn'u the blinneapoiis office. During the meeting, C. H. Gustaf- son, president, placed before the di- rectors a complete report of what the administrative officers have been do- mg since the corporation's mmual meeting in Marell along the line of es- tablishing sales agencies in ample time to handle grain this year. or. Organization work in this secti . will cotinue to be directed from the branch office at 504 Cormnerce Build- rag, St. Paul, Minnesota, in charge of S. E. Elliott. Negotiations for $50,000 needed to imeet capiral stock requirements of the Chicago and Minneapolis grain ex- changes and for a credit of $1,000,000 or more to finance grain movements are Practically complete, Mr. Lau 8aid. "The sales offices will handle grain thru the grain exchanges only as a part of our selling and grain handling arrangements, Mr. Gustafson toki the bomd. "We have examples of far- rners, firms who attempted to handle grain without membershiv in the es- tablishment exchanges, -vith the re- salt that a godly proportion of their receipts had to be sold to commission men holding mmberships or to :.SCalpers.' We are going to profit by this mistake." Burton F. Tales of Chicago, fmer- business man and formerly active in the grain markets in the barley and feed business, is the man who stands eeady to give this financial assistance to the Grain Growers' selling opera- tions. He is now devoting Fracticatly all his time to his 800 acre farm out- side of Chicago, where he has a herd of more than 200 registered short- horns. I can help grain growers in this way--and they need it,--and  do it with financial safety, tiffs is all I seek,- is Mr. Hales comment on the financial arrangement. G. W. Hales, a nephew of BurtOn Hales, a successful feed manu- tu, has been in active charge of negotiations with the U. S. Grain Gro wets. The interest of the younger Mr. Hales in co-operative grain mar- keting dates back to the time when the Committee of 17 conducted its iUvestigattorL At that time, Mr. Hales placed his services at the disposal of the committee. Mr. Hales original- ly was a farmer and started in the grain business as a laborer in one of uncie's terminal elevators at Chi- cago. He advanced rapidly until he e manr of the elevator and ren started kis own feed and grain eamptmy, with his unele's assistance Control of the sales offices will re- in the hands of representatives or members of U. S. Grain Growers itifm,g arrangement with es", fa is n chance t !awy t remade aoraiag to Mr. Lau. Whenever it is possibIe to obtain finances from" farmers or from far- mers' elevators, loans .made by the Haies can be paid off at once. The loa::s ",'.'ere considered advisable at his ;ime, because the financial conditivn of fal.-mers generally and of farmers" elevators in particular does not make i prubable that enough capital stock i the Sales Company couhi be sold in time :o handle the 1922 crop. Advices from millers, Atlantic Coa/t fanners' organizations and im- p(,rzers asking for an opportunity for eater:ng into contracts for direct ship- , ments of grain of a standard graie and quality are constantly coming to ue national headquarters of the corn- papy, according to Secretary Frank M. Meyers. A:angements for the use of ter- minal elevator facilities and especially for the use of conditioning equipment are now being negotiated with Messrs Hales as an additional understanding. The Hales' Riverview elevator and conditioning plant is one of the mo moden and best equipped in the Chi- cago terminal. Grass Cattle Sharply Lower Grass Cattle Sell 25c to 50 Lower At Week's Opening With Dry- feels Steady. Sheep Up. Tuesday's Closing-- Cattle 1,500. Slow uneven mostly steady, to weak. Top dryfed year- lings $9.00, best heavies quotable at $8.75. Calves 2,700. ,Steady. Best lights largely $7.00 to $7.25, few up to $8.00. Hogs"8,000. Market about 10c higher. Bulk $9.60 .to $10.35, good pigs $11.00. Sheep 400. Steady to 50c higher. South St. Paul, Minn., June 20, 1922.---Grass cattle sold sharply low- er on opening days of the week, the heaviest Monday an of the yer to day,coupled with a dull country de- .round for stockers and feeders fore- mg prices of most grass cattle 25c to 50c lower. Receipts of dhrfeds are decreasing and these sold practically steady, causing a widening of the price spread. Yearlings of a choice grade averaging 800 pourlds sold up l to $9.00, and best (lrffed heavy beeves of a like kind are quotable up to $8.75. i Bulk of the _beef steers sold from $7.1 to $8.25, witsome of the commonest] grass fat/eers suitable for straight] carcass beef purposes as low as $6.25 to $6.50. A limited* number of strictly dryfed heifers sold up to $7.50 or better, with i a like kind of grass fat heifers and t young cows from $5.75 to $6.50, and t bulk of the she stock consisting large-I ly of grass fat cows and heifers atl $4.00 to $5.50. A few old shelly can-I hers sold under $2.50, with most can-1 ners at this price and $275, cutters i oq up to $3.50. Bologna bulls sold I from $3.25 to $4.25. Prices of' veal i cah, es are about $2.00 lower than last I Tuesday, best lights selling largeIy at $7.00 to $7.25, a few up to $8.00, see-I onds mostly $4.00. Prices of stockers! Commissioner Enright to St u d y European Crime Pcave. Reports that Europe was suffering from a wave similar to that now current in the United States has promptct Commissioner Enright, of the New York Police Department to go abroad to stud:,, the situation there and the foreign police method of cop- ing with crime. Photo shows the Commissioner smiling as the S. S. Olympic left the pier in New York recently for Europe. and feeders ranged from $4.00 to $6.75, slmwing declines of 25c to 50c under liberal offerings and a dull de- mand. After shohng some lessons on Mon- day, the hog market came back strong today, being about a dime higher on the average. A few choice 200 to around 230-Bound butchers cashed at $10.40 to $10.50, but practical top was $10.35, bulk of heavy hogs cash- ing from $9.60 to $9.85, packing sows mostly $8.50 to $9.00, good pigs $11. The sheep market showed some strength today, best lambs going at $12.00, bulk good native ewes $2.00 to $5.00, a few higher. NEARLY 1,000 JUNIORS GOING TO STATE FAIR Minnesota boy and girl club mem- bers ae preparing to cut a wide swath a the Minnesota State Fair in September. Managers of the fair have opened a new department and provided an exclusive building for the Juniors. The sum of $5,300 has been appropriated for caEn prniums anti awards for the various club contest and the board will spend $4,000 more on the annual farm boys' camp at the fair. Special premiums offered by in-' dividuals, companies and organiza- tions foot up $6,300, making a grand total of $15,600 for the boys and girls. Every county in the stae will be represented by Juniors who are going to the fair 850 or more trong. Forty canning teams, 20 livestock and club demonstration teams, and 22 bread, cake and garment making teams give demonstrations. Every junior will have some definite part to perform at the big show. Several new features of club work will be pre.ented this year. Ten Why not get these small building jobs finished and out of the way before harvest? The crop prospects now are so good that there is excellent reason to expect that you will want to do a lot of very much needed building this fall. If your hogs and machines, also your chickens need better equipment than you now have for them why not get at those jobs now and have them done before harvest? Those are three improvements that will quick- ly pay for themselves no matter what the final crop results are. In fact without the best to be had in those three buildings you know it isn't pos- sible to make the most money for the year. " Call and get figures on the material you need for those jobs or any other smalF bills you are ready for. Botsford Lumber Company E. W. MILLER, Manager. Ortonville, Minnesota -, thousand copies of a 24-page folder, "Well, Mary, you have a brand-new ttow about your stationery, enve- which gives a list of premiu.,ns offer- baby sister." topes, letterheads, bill heads, etc. For exl for demonstrations and exhibits of "Oh, daddy, may I be the first one sewice and workmanship get them club work and the rules and regula- o tell mamma?" -t he Independent. tions for governing camp life for the; Juniors attending the fair, have been put into circulation by the state fair managers. Threatened Aid Cut May Delay Program Congress 5lay Leave Highway Appro- priation at 50 Per Cent Total For Present Year. Both Branches of congress desirous of credit attaching to federal highway aid, the proposed legislation is tied up in a conference committee, accord- ind to advices fre,m Charles M. BuS- cock. state highway commissioner, and J. H. Mullen, assistant commi:ssioner and chief highway engineer, after a visit in Washington. OrtonviIle and vicinity are interested becau:e of the direct bearing of federal highway aid on the plan to improve trunk routes in this and all other sections of Mini nesota. Minnesota has received for 1 the present federal business year $1,- 420,000 of highway aid voted last No- vember and used inthe winter work to relieve the unemployment situa-' tion. Hope was entertained that, another like appropriation might be, made available this year, but that is i doubtful now, officials report, and may depend upon action this month in con- gress. The Senate is disposed to make l a direct appropriation for this year, it is said, but the House is determined to only authorize one to come in next year. The result may be that Minne- sota's federal aid allotment this year may be $1,420,000 or only one-half of that of other years" and the road pro- gram will be delayed. Travelling east by automobile, com- missioners Babcock and Mulln in- spected highway improvements and methods in Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York. They re- port that Minnesota must fight to keep in the front rank of good roads states. This state is paying more attention to adequate drainage, elevated curves and other modern construction details than is the average, they add. Fly Season Is Here We have a full line of Fly Nets and Nose Guards, Fly Shake, Sprayers and Sprinklers. Come in and look our stock over. FLY NETS 110 inch Great Western Fly Nets. [ Per pair .................................. $.00 100 inch Great Western Fly Nets  . Per )air. ................................. a.2o l r " 100 Bur ap Fly Nets, per pair .... 1.50 [ 110 Burlap Fly Nets, per pair .... 1.65 I The Hummer Luther Grinder Regular Price .......................... $30.00 Special $20.00 Come in and let us demonstrate same to you J. D. Ross & Co. Ortonville, Minnesota For His Dinner When puzzled as to what to prepare for his dinner, why not tl-j one of our special Steaks? He will enjoy it--most every man does. We alo have especially prepared cold meats for luncheon and picnics. The Pioneer Meat Market Up-To-Date Haying Tools We carry a full and complete line of hay tools, such as Mowers, Loaders, SLackers and Rakes; and also very completeline of repairs for the McCormick and Deer- ing machinery. Our stock "is new and up-to-date. CALL AND NOTE IMPROVEMENTS Ortonville Implement Co, "d Ostlin & Anderson