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THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT ORTONVILLEo MINN., THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 1921 NUMBER 17 For Ortonville Public 00Schools Complete Asks for Co- In Announcing School Year.- Teachers Added. in the Ortonville will open Tuesday Cannery Turns Out 27 Carloads of Corn After turning out twenty-eight thousand cases of canned sweet corn, the Big Stone Canning company clos- ed its factory Monday for the season. The factory, said F. W. Doughitt, 6. [manager, "had a inost satisfactory issued by Superinten- run this season. Our acreage on the follow: bottoms while only about one half of Whose children are enroll- last year, netted the factory the best high school are urged to crop in the history of&apos;operations. At the preliminary individual Arlington, Minnesota, where we have made by the pupils last in operation another factory we were If parents wish to make fortunate this year in also having a due to change of voca- good crop. The factory at that place or some other valid cause, to notify us promptly of the school yea1. frame each individual meet actual needs. to frame ecective Study is one step in the scholarship. We urge this year to raise standards. enter the seventh and will report in the high room. The elementary report in the sme rooms grades last year. that we can work to- genuine success at each the coming of the teaching corps Bracke, Little grade--Mandeline Reyer, Lundberg, Odes- Bender, Minn. Ada Hanes, Or- Utley, Clinton, I-L S.)--Dagmar Minn. H. S.)---Clara Ever- Minn. Geog.--Snspn Faherty, 6, Slog- Minn. a n d Physical Fitzsimmons, Mar- Margaret Mealey, McBride, Minn. Irgens, Clark, Ortonville, N. Tragethon, Ken- Rourke, Mrs. Beth Rern from- Training Camp had no 111 effects on boys who re- night from Fort they had been in Citizens' Military At least not from for they all gained added a good tan. Hassten, Eugene War- Walker. not "all work and no was neither "all a proper mixture are all glad that t;aining, and intima- Would accept an eli- of training which was next summer to be camp. The one the "red" camp and cries of three as out- Department. The camp. instruction the boys is still in operation but will close in a few days." Of twenty-two can- neries in the northwest there were seven this year that did not run owing to a surplus of products on the mar- ket. This was the eighteenth year 'of operatibns for the Big Stone Factory. The quantity mentioned above is equivalent to almost 700,000 cans or 27 carloads. Two Automobiles Collide Near Bridge At Odessa Running too close behind another car resulted in a rear-end eollission Saturday morning between two cars of tourists on the approach to the Minnesota River bridge near Odessa, in which a three-year-old boy re- ceived cuts from flying glass and other occupants of the ear a sever jolting. The boy was attended by Dr. B. R. Karn. Both cars were on their way o Hope, N. D., and were travelling at about thirty miles an hour when the driver of the first car suddenly ap- plied his brakes to avert running into a third car which was approaching the main highway from right angles. Brakes on the car following failed to bring it to a stop altho the Speed was considerably slacked. The drivers of both ears were from Humbolt, Ia., and were brother-in- laws. They were accompanied by their families. SouthDakota to Exhibit At Clinton During Fair Word has been received from the Inmigration Department of the state of South Dakota that it will ttave a special railway car, loaded with ex- hibits, at the Big Stone County I:air to be leld at Clinton, Septemver 12 to l. inclusive. Apparently the state of South I)t0.. kota recognizes the Big Stone Co:mty Fair as one of the best in Wes:,e Minnesota, for the selection of this fair over others in this section would indicate that. It is safe to add that the selection was not made thru any lilt or niss method, but after careful weighing of facts relative to atten- dance figures and interest manifested in agricultural displays, Metropolitan Being Re. modelled and Modernized Arrangements were made Tuesday with Carlson and Hasslen, local con- tractors, for the leplacement o the preent downstairs floor of the Metr- p,,litan "rbcatre. and the work will c.mmence at once so the building wit: be in eadiness or :he opening .ome- time ahem' the m;ddte of September. Charles E. M,(arlhy, in compmy w':h his f.'tther J'. J McCarthy and their stage carpenter were here Tues- day making arrangements. When completed the floor will be inclining, sloping from the lobby down to the orchestra pit. This change will afford theatre-goers an unob- structed view regardless of the loca- tion of the seat. Walls of the theatre will also be repaired, a new exit made in the north side near the stage, and a mod- edn projecting booth built to over- same tts that which come any danger to patrons from fire army men with the will be constructed. This wil b number of lee- made of tile. authorities in McCarthy Brothers also made it lessons in known that their company  will install executive training, in the building the latest type of of entertainment was heating plant, the contract for which camp. They  also will be let this week. When remod- on the target range, eled the Metropolitan will be entirely cosmopolitan in every respect as will Farewell Party. be the class of entertainments offer- of the Odd Fel- ed. lodges of this city The Metropolitan will be in charge party in honor of of Mr. Charles E. McCarthy, who will Fifield and daugh- move here with his family from Far- on Wednesday evening go, as soon as he can find a suitable Cards and dancing dwelling. the evening af- cream and cake were  . ..._Ortnnvill Wins Eleven on behalf of he Inning Game from Nassau the with a tourist's o " use on their trip to After battling eleven innings with will travel via the the score tied each team having tal- to stop off for lied one in the fifth' frame, Orton- to take in the ville's Legion team pu phe game proceed[ to safely away when they, gathered two were qingles off Nassau's pitcher, bringing in the score that broke the tie and of California won the game here last Sunday for the locals 2 to I. Farm Loan Association Plan Bond Drive Soon The directors and loan committee of the Big Stone County National Farm Loan Association held a meet- ing Wednesday afternoon to consider applications for loans, word having been received Saturday that five ap- plications from this county would be received at this time for fall and winter closing. Plans are being made for a bond drive in the first part of October when a limited amount of bonds will be sold. Another bond drive will be made in January when it is hoped that a greater volume can be disposed of. The funds derived from these sales will have to carry the Federal Land Bank until next spring. No further applications will be considered this year and no furth- er appraisements made. The five ap- flications from each association, iris estimated, will bring to the bank from eleven to twelve million dollars in business. No loans will be closed in any association where there are de- linquents. AUTO TAX LAW TO BE ENFORCED HERE Secretary of State Holm Notifies Sheriff and Local Authorities To Prosecute Violators. Violators of th new Minnesota mo- tor vechicle license law face prose- cution following notices sent by Secre- tary of State Mike Holtm. this week to Sheriff John'Gowan and all local po- lice officials. Motor vehicles owners who attempt to evade payment of the tax or mis- use license certificates and plates are to be charged with misdemeanors. The most serious offense is that of at- tempting to evade the tax. Asserting that ample time has been allowed for compliance with the law, Secretary Holm added that it is only .fair to those who have paid their just shares of the tax that others be re- quired to do their part and pay the enalty of neglect or delay. Special instructions cover misuse of license plates, notably those to dealers for use only on demonstration cars, and the use of plates from other states on Minnesota-owned cars. Passenger cars, busses and hearses must carry blue tags, the "A" plates being for those paying the $12 mini mum and the "B" plates for those paying a higher tax. Trucks carry "T" or "Y" plates and the class em- braces all motor vehicles carrying other things than passengers, inclu- ding roadsters equipped with boxes. Dealers' plates bear the letter "D" and trailers weighing over 1,000 lbs. .ust have "Z" tags. Reports of many alleged violations re reaching Secretary Holm's office I and will be referred to local author-I ities for investigation if necessary. But the secretary believes the sher-] iffs and marshalls will perform their duties without favor. One complaint was that eighteen cars in use in a small town carry plates which can be lawfully used only on dealers' demonstrating cars. Others are that plates are being procured in adjoining states to evade the Minnesota tax. Cars Collide Near Odessa. Mrs. H. Stock of Akron township received a deep cut on the bead, a broxen hip and several minor bruises as a result of an auto accident in front of their farm Sunday afternoon. She was taken to the hospital at Or- tonville, where she is reported as re- covering as well as can be expected. The accident occurred as Mrs. Stock and the family were leaving their yard in theft" car. As they were about to turn onto the Yellowstone Trail their car was struck by a large tour- ing car driven by Clapp and Shepard of Correll. Others in the party re- ceivdM minor cuts. A. J. Hoehne of Osmond, Neb., was here to look after his farming in, terests from Saturday until Monday, Pastor Elected For Congregational Church Services conducted at the Congre- gational church during the month of August wre s satisfying to thel congregation that the Rev. Paul J. Bockoven, who conducted them, was elected to become pastor of that church for the coming year. Rev. Bockoven -ill make rrange- ments to leave his pastoral at St. Cimrles, where he has been during the past year and will return to Orton- viile about the first of October. Officers elected at the meeting last Sunday are: Mrs. R. C. Schoen, Sun- day School Superintendent; Miss Mar- tlaa Rothwell, assistant; Miss Ella Sanders, secretary-treasurer; Mrs. Kate Sparrow, primary department superintendent, and Miss Mable Nor- man, director of music. An organization of a Sunday school class will be perfected after the ser- vices to be held next Sunday. Rev. W. E. Griffith, district superintendent, of Waseca, will deliver the sermon. A cordial invitation is extended to all. SMOOTH ROADS FOR STATE FAIR TRAVEL Highway Forces Ordered to Prepare, Trunk Routes or Extra Heavy Travel--Conditions Shown. The state highway department is- sues weekly a bulletin showing con- ditions on trunk routes, as reported by district superintendents, and this week circulated an "extra" for the intormation of thousands planning to travel by automobile to St. Paul and Minneapolis for the Minnesota state fair. Conditions on the trunk route be- tween this section and the twin cities by way of Appleton, Mofltevldeo and Glencoe are excellent. Patrolmen on all routes were order- ed ten days ago to make special ef- forts to smooth the roads for travel- ers to the state fair. The work of marking trunk high- ways with their numbers on yellow stars was pushed, extra crews being put on in some districts, toward gv- ing further public service. Children's Clinic At Clinton September 13 Children's specialists will examine all children under five years of age at the Children's Clinic which will be given under the auspices of Big Stone County Public Health Associa- Aon at Clinton on Tuesday Septem- ber 13. These children's specialists are phy- -siaians, members of the Northwestern Public Health Association to continue the work of the baby and infant clin- ics previously condtmted by the State Board of Health. Dr. Pearce of Ab- bot Hospital, Minneapolis, will be the examining physician. County Nurse Miss Rogoshaska will be in :harge. Children either sick or well will be admitted to the clinic and given com- plete examinations. The.clinics are established ,for the purpose of keep- ing well babies well and for scover- ing slight physical imperfections which, ff not corrected in time, might become permanent defects. Theophy. sicians in charge examine the babies to determine their condition, advise the mothers about the care and feed- ing of babies and young children, giX'ing directions in particular cases, but referring all cases in need of ,'redical attention or supervision to the local physicians. Only about 20 per cent of all babies are perfect and during i!ffancy is said to be the best time for the correction of their de- fects. The more common causes of trouble in children under five years of age are improper feeding, poor nulrition, diseased tonsils and ade- noids, poor teeth, anemia, and en- larged glands. No fees are charged. All mothers are cordially invited to be present and to bring children under five years of age. Interesting/Luto Races On County Fair Program @ Offering as a side bet the sum of $500.00 that's'he can cro the chalk- line ahead of A. S. Halls this year at the auto races of the Big Stone County Fair, to be held at Clinton on Thursday, September 15, S. W. Steece, o Sioux City, Iowa, has made application to participate. Steece will be remembered by those who attended the races at the fair las year as the driver of the un- lucky car, No. 13, that ran for nine- teen laps on the rim after throwing a casing frtt a rear wheel in the first few few rounds. It was the thriller of he seasoWs racing program m this sectioL of the state. The amount of interest shown by Steece s the 0ut-growth of several yea,: of r:cing in Minnesota and tLe t,p Jvi. 4. in a E" ,,i car. Announcemen also comes from :l,e ass,iation that flm'e will be othr entries of interstate repute. Jack ,:cCoy of (cdar Rapids, (a, is also expected to n:uke entry, it  aid. lth McCoy  '. Halls are fa- oiiiar to track fans and need no h- t o.luction. An aC-Jed "eatme r,c the fair this year will be the introduction of fire works and a night performance. This will be under direction of d specialist from the Conti Fireworks Company, of New Castle, Pa. Promises of the fair board are te the effect that this is to be a spectacle of unusual gran- duer. Sports, while forming the head- Big Legion Carnival Is Center Of Attraction New Power Plant Oper- ating At Fergus Falls The operation of a new seventeen hundred and fifty kilowat steam tur- bine engine of two thousand horse- power at the. Ottertail Power com pany's plant at Fergus Fails put the local generating plant out of business early Sunday mming, after having been in operation since August 10. Starting up of the local plant at that time was necessitated because of lack of sufficient water at the Fergus Falls plant and was intended only until the completion of their new steam plant. This is the second time that the company has had difficulty on account of depending upon its wa. ter-power but they claim they are situated now where little trouble wilt result. During the past week, current re- ceived locally has been of the "off again on again" kind but Mr. Fred Kriesel, city electrician, states that it is no fault of the city attthorities but is due to trouble on the line at a dis- tance from Ortonville. On Wednes- day the current was eft for about two hours. Initiation Held By Relief Corps Members An initiation followed by entertain- ment was held by members of the Relief Corps on August 24 in their roam at the courthouse, at which sev- eral new members were taken in. Presentation of a silk flag t three different Sunday school organizations in the city, by the Corps, was made at the meeting. The Corps received a beautiful silk flag from the Minnesota Department m appreciation and acknowledgment of its good standing in the depart- ment. The flag was presented by Miss Martha Rothwell upon her return from the Woman's Relief Corps convention recently held at St. Paul. Refresh- ments were served after the cere- monies to about fifty of the members and guests who were present. Large Attendance At Sun- day School Convention More than fifty delegates from out of the city attended the Big Stone County Sunday School convention held here last Thursday. A consid- erable amount of business was trans- acted, including the election of officers. Rev. F. W. Agte, of Odessa was unanimously re-elected President of the association" for the cming year. Invitation was extended the organi- zation by members from Clinton, to hold the new annual meeting at that place. Governor Preus Issues State Fair Proclamation All Minnesotans who can possibly do s, are urged to attend tim Minne- sota .State Fair, which takes place from September 3 tel0, by Governor J. A. O. Preus, The governor, in special proclamation, priming the great State Fair and pointing out the benefits to be derived from a vis- it to the fair, calls for a 100 per cent attendance from 'all parts of the state. The proclamation reads: The Minnesota State Fair is in many respects the greatest state fair in the country. Minnesota is rich in natural resources and her products excel both in vttriety and in quality; and the management bf the fair, aid- ed by our state legiature, has as- sembled an exhibition which gives the visitor an excellent idea of the quan- tity and diversity of our state's pro- ducts. "Our fair annually shows great growth and progress and even to the seasoned visitor there is something each year there that is new, inter- esting and educational. We count the State Fair as an important part of our educational system., because it gives to the people in every trade and profession new ideas and infor- mation about what the rest of the state is doing. "Our fair, however, has a civic val- ue because it brings together people from different communities, gives op- portunity for exchange of ideas, and helps to make our commonwealth not a collection of counties, but one great unified state. "For these reasons, I, J. A O. Preus, governor  of Minnesota, do hereby urge upon the people of our state to attend the fair to be held September 3 to 10, 1921. By so do* ins, they will not only benefit them- selves, but they wilt make possible the continued expansion of this insti- tution. The greater the" number who attend, the greater will be the pleas- Ford Coupe To Be Given Away Saturday At 9:00 p. m.Amusement Furnish- ed For All. Working with a full crew late Wea- nesday evening, with renewed efforts today, members Of Ralph M. Spink Post of the American Legion are put- ting the finishing touches to the two huhdred foot temporary building which will ho(se the conceskions, in anticipation of the largest crowd that will have gathered at a carnival of this nature here in a long time. Practically the whole street from the city light plant to the lake in front of Eahtonka Pavilion has been given over to the use of the carnival which is being held for three days, ending SaLurday night. Opening of the shows tonight with its multi-colored lights reflecting upon local talent bally-hoo'ers who will oc- cupy the fourteen different booths, a a merry-go-round in operation, band playing and numerous other forms af entertainment will tend to revive thespirit manifested in by-gone days. Some of the forms of entertainment are Hoopala racks, Chinese racks, ham racks, Kewpie racks, Candy racks, Indian blanket racks, Fortune- telling booth, novelty booth, ball in the barrel booth and a special booth conducted by the Red Cross and Boy Scouts. There will be performances in the afternoon and evenings in a tent on the grounds by the Legion Minstrel Show, composed of eleven members. Besides the show there will be a dance each evening at the Eahtonka Pavilion with special mu- sic. Expenditures for this entertain- ment by the Legion has aggregated approximately twenty-five hundred dollars, according to figures given out by that order. One booth, especially, should appeal to the visitors. It is the one in which a midget is con- tained. Altho she is eighteen years old, her appearance, it is said, is that of a child. She is a resident of this county, yet few have seen her be- cause she has never gone from home. Another feature is the snake show, said to be good. RaIng of the Ford'C0upe will take place at nine o'clock Saturday night in front of the pavilion. Twen- ty-five numbers will be drawn, the twenty-fifth number to be the winner, whether the party whose name is written on the same is present or not. P r o t e s t Against High Freight Rates Being Filed Present freight rates will absorb 40 to 50 per cen of the terminal mr- ket selling price of the probable price basis for grains this fall, according to statistics gathered by the leading Farm Journals of the country, and in a special appeal sent out by the Farm Stock and Home, of Minneapolis, busi- ness men and farmers are urged to sgnoa protest to be forwarded to the Interstate Commerce Commission, at Washington, D. C., which has been hearing evidence on the matter. "Efery business man, manufac- turer, employer, banker, doctor, and lawyer is now suffering from the cur- tailed purchasing power of the far- mers and pressure---prompt and of. fectivemust be brought to bear on the Inter-State Commerce ,Commis- sion for an immediate revision of rates on agricultural products," de- clares Harry Owen, publisher of that journal, adding that "other commodi- ties can wait, if necessary, but far- mers must have immediate relief." This is but one of the aggressive moves being made in behalf of the farmer and business men of'Big Stone county should not hessitate to sign the blank which appears on.page three of thi issue of The Independent and clip it out and mail to Mr. Owen, who will forward  with .thousands of such protests he is receiving from over the state. Represents Fraternity At National Convention Leonard VonEschen left Tue,day afternoon for Minneapolis where he .will join a party of friends on an auto trip to Denver, Colo., to attend the national convention of the Beta Theta Phi fraternity. VonEschen who will be a Senior at the Univer- sity this year, was chosen as the dele- gate from the Minnesota chapter. The convention will be held at Estes Park near Denver, Septembe 6, 7. 8, and 9. About 100 delegates, coming from universities and colleges thru, out the United States will be in at- tendance. Capt Wein Building Boat. Big Stone Lake is to have a new Dakotas where he has met with Hall's drb.i,,;. Steece is a veteran in the tzme, having piloted cars for Alex Sloan, who has he'e the auto rac- ing programs at the Minnesota State Fair for many seasons. He add..l another victory to his llst in winning the 25-mile race hehl at Sioux City, lines of the attractions, are not to . ure and profit each one derives. put into oblivion the educational side "In witness whereof I have here- of the fair, however. Instead, much unto set my hand and caused the seal has been done to create interest in I of the State of Minnesota to be af- exhibits of all kinds and in health| fixed hereto, this 27th day of August, work and assurances are to the efo  A. D. 1921. J.A.O. PREUS, feet that these departments will not| Attest: Mike Holm, I be lacking. ! Secretary..of State." craft next seasom It is in the pro- cess of construction at the Big Stone Boat Works under direction of Joseph Crosse. The boat will be the property of Capt. Wein and. will be used for his passer,or erviee. It will be 50 feet long, of 12 foot beam and fitted up l first class shape, THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT ORTONVILLEo MINN., THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 1921 NUMBER 17 For Ortonville Public 00Schools Complete Asks for Co- In Announcing School Year.- Teachers Added. in the Ortonville will open Tuesday Cannery Turns Out 27 Carloads of Corn After turning out twenty-eight thousand cases of canned sweet corn, the Big Stone Canning company clos- ed its factory Monday for the season. The factory, said F. W. Doughitt, 6. [manager, "had a inost satisfactory issued by Superinten- run this season. Our acreage on the follow: bottoms while only about one half of Whose children are enroll- last year, netted the factory the best high school are urged to crop in the history of'operations. At the preliminary individual Arlington, Minnesota, where we have made by the pupils last in operation another factory we were If parents wish to make fortunate this year in also having a due to change of voca- good crop. The factory at that place or some other valid cause, to notify us promptly of the school yea1. frame each individual meet actual needs. to frame ecective Study is one step in the scholarship. We urge this year to raise standards. enter the seventh and will report in the high room. The elementary report in the sme rooms grades last year. that we can work to- genuine success at each the coming of the teaching corps Bracke, Little grade--Mandeline Reyer, Lundberg, Odes- Bender, Minn. Ada Hanes, Or- Utley, Clinton, I-L S.)--Dagmar Minn. H. S.)---Clara Ever- Minn. Geog.--Snspn Faherty, 6, Slog- Minn. a n d Physical Fitzsimmons, Mar- Margaret Mealey, McBride, Minn. Irgens, Clark, Ortonville, N. Tragethon, Ken- Rourke, Mrs. Beth Rern from- Training Camp had no 111 effects on boys who re- night from Fort they had been in Citizens' Military At least not from for they all gained added a good tan. Hassten, Eugene War- Walker. not "all work and no was neither "all a proper mixture are all glad that t;aining, and intima- Would accept an eli- of training which was next summer to be camp. The one the "red" camp and cries of three as out- Department. The camp. instruction the boys is still in operation but will close in a few days." Of twenty-two can- neries in the northwest there were seven this year that did not run owing to a surplus of products on the mar- ket. This was the eighteenth year 'of operatibns for the Big Stone Factory. The quantity mentioned above is equivalent to almost 700,000 cans or 27 carloads. Two Automobiles Collide Near Bridge At Odessa Running too close behind another car resulted in a rear-end eollission Saturday morning between two cars of tourists on the approach to the Minnesota River bridge near Odessa, in which a three-year-old boy re- ceived cuts from flying glass and other occupants of the ear a sever jolting. The boy was attended by Dr. B. R. Karn. Both cars were on their way o Hope, N. D., and were travelling at about thirty miles an hour when the driver of the first car suddenly ap- plied his brakes to avert running into a third car which was approaching the main highway from right angles. Brakes on the car following failed to bring it to a stop altho the Speed was considerably slacked. The drivers of both ears were from Humbolt, Ia., and were brother-in- laws. They were accompanied by their families. SouthDakota to Exhibit At Clinton During Fair Word has been received from the Inmigration Department of the state of South Dakota that it will ttave a special railway car, loaded with ex- hibits, at the Big Stone County I:air to be leld at Clinton, Septemver 12 to l. inclusive. Apparently the state of South I)t0.. kota recognizes the Big Stone Co:mty Fair as one of the best in Wes:,e Minnesota, for the selection of this fair over others in this section would indicate that. It is safe to add that the selection was not made thru any lilt or niss method, but after careful weighing of facts relative to atten- dance figures and interest manifested in agricultural displays, Metropolitan Being Re. modelled and Modernized Arrangements were made Tuesday with Carlson and Hasslen, local con- tractors, for the leplacement o the preent downstairs floor of the Metr- p,,litan "rbcatre. and the work will c.mmence at once so the building wit: be in eadiness or :he opening .ome- time ahem' the m;ddte of September. Charles E. M,(arlhy, in compmy w':h his f.'tther J'. J McCarthy and their stage carpenter were here Tues- day making arrangements. When completed the floor will be inclining, sloping from the lobby down to the orchestra pit. This change will afford theatre-goers an unob- structed view regardless of the loca- tion of the seat. Walls of the theatre will also be repaired, a new exit made in the north side near the stage, and a mod- edn projecting booth built to over- same tts that which come any danger to patrons from fire army men with the will be constructed. This wil b number of lee- made of tile. authorities in McCarthy Brothers also made it lessons in known that their company  will install executive training, in the building the latest type of of entertainment was heating plant, the contract for which camp. They  also will be let this week. When remod- on the target range, eled the Metropolitan will be entirely cosmopolitan in every respect as will Farewell Party. be the class of entertainments offer- of the Odd Fel- ed. lodges of this city The Metropolitan will be in charge party in honor of of Mr. Charles E. McCarthy, who will Fifield and daugh- move here with his family from Far- on Wednesday evening go, as soon as he can find a suitable Cards and dancing dwelling. the evening af- cream and cake were  . ..._Ortnnvill Wins Eleven on behalf of he Inning Game from Nassau the with a tourist's o " use on their trip to After battling eleven innings with will travel via the the score tied each team having tal- to stop off for lied one in the fifth' frame, Orton- to take in the ville's Legion team pu phe game proceed[ to safely away when they, gathered two were qingles off Nassau's pitcher, bringing in the score that broke the tie and of California won the game here last Sunday for the locals 2 to I. Farm Loan Association Plan Bond Drive Soon The directors and loan committee of the Big Stone County National Farm Loan Association held a meet- ing Wednesday afternoon to consider applications for loans, word having been received Saturday that five ap- plications from this county would be received at this time for fall and winter closing. Plans are being made for a bond drive in the first part of October when a limited amount of bonds will be sold. Another bond drive will be made in January when it is hoped that a greater volume can be disposed of. The funds derived from these sales will have to carry the Federal Land Bank until next spring. No further applications will be considered this year and no furth- er appraisements made. The five ap- flications from each association, iris estimated, will bring to the bank from eleven to twelve million dollars in business. No loans will be closed in any association where there are de- linquents. AUTO TAX LAW TO BE ENFORCED HERE Secretary of State Holm Notifies Sheriff and Local Authorities To Prosecute Violators. Violators of th new Minnesota mo- tor vechicle license law face prose- cution following notices sent by Secre- tary of State Mike Holtm. this week to Sheriff John'Gowan and all local po- lice officials. Motor vehicles owners who attempt to evade payment of the tax or mis- use license certificates and plates are to be charged with misdemeanors. The most serious offense is that of at- tempting to evade the tax. Asserting that ample time has been allowed for compliance with the law, Secretary Holm added that it is only .fair to those who have paid their just shares of the tax that others be re- quired to do their part and pay the enalty of neglect or delay. Special instructions cover misuse of license plates, notably those to dealers for use only on demonstration cars, and the use of plates from other states on Minnesota-owned cars. Passenger cars, busses and hearses must carry blue tags, the "A" plates being for those paying the $12 mini mum and the "B" plates for those paying a higher tax. Trucks carry "T" or "Y" plates and the class em- braces all motor vehicles carrying other things than passengers, inclu- ding roadsters equipped with boxes. Dealers' plates bear the letter "D" and trailers weighing over 1,000 lbs. .ust have "Z" tags. Reports of many alleged violations re reaching Secretary Holm's office I and will be referred to local author-I ities for investigation if necessary. But the secretary believes the sher-] iffs and marshalls will perform their duties without favor. One complaint was that eighteen cars in use in a small town carry plates which can be lawfully used only on dealers' demonstrating cars. Others are that plates are being procured in adjoining states to evade the Minnesota tax. Cars Collide Near Odessa. Mrs. H. Stock of Akron township received a deep cut on the bead, a broxen hip and several minor bruises as a result of an auto accident in front of their farm Sunday afternoon. She was taken to the hospital at Or- tonville, where she is reported as re- covering as well as can be expected. The accident occurred as Mrs. Stock and the family were leaving their yard in theft" car. As they were about to turn onto the Yellowstone Trail their car was struck by a large tour- ing car driven by Clapp and Shepard of Correll. Others in the party re- ceivdM minor cuts. A. J. Hoehne of Osmond, Neb., was here to look after his farming in, terests from Saturday until Monday, Pastor Elected For Congregational Church Services conducted at the Congre- gational church during the month of August wre s satisfying to thel congregation that the Rev. Paul J. Bockoven, who conducted them, was elected to become pastor of that church for the coming year. Rev. Bockoven -ill make rrange- ments to leave his pastoral at St. Cimrles, where he has been during the past year and will return to Orton- viile about the first of October. Officers elected at the meeting last Sunday are: Mrs. R. C. Schoen, Sun- day School Superintendent; Miss Mar- tlaa Rothwell, assistant; Miss Ella Sanders, secretary-treasurer; Mrs. Kate Sparrow, primary department superintendent, and Miss Mable Nor- man, director of music. An organization of a Sunday school class will be perfected after the ser- vices to be held next Sunday. Rev. W. E. Griffith, district superintendent, of Waseca, will deliver the sermon. A cordial invitation is extended to all. SMOOTH ROADS FOR STATE FAIR TRAVEL Highway Forces Ordered to Prepare, Trunk Routes or Extra Heavy Travel--Conditions Shown. The state highway department is- sues weekly a bulletin showing con- ditions on trunk routes, as reported by district superintendents, and this week circulated an "extra" for the intormation of thousands planning to travel by automobile to St. Paul and Minneapolis for the Minnesota state fair. Conditions on the trunk route be- tween this section and the twin cities by way of Appleton, Mofltevldeo and Glencoe are excellent. Patrolmen on all routes were order- ed ten days ago to make special ef- forts to smooth the roads for travel- ers to the state fair. The work of marking trunk high- ways with their numbers on yellow stars was pushed, extra crews being put on in some districts, toward gv- ing further public service. Children's Clinic At Clinton September 13 Children's specialists will examine all children under five years of age at the Children's Clinic which will be given under the auspices of Big Stone County Public Health Associa- Aon at Clinton on Tuesday Septem- ber 13. These children's specialists are phy- -siaians, members of the Northwestern Public Health Association to continue the work of the baby and infant clin- ics previously condtmted by the State Board of Health. Dr. Pearce of Ab- bot Hospital, Minneapolis, will be the examining physician. County Nurse Miss Rogoshaska will be in :harge. Children either sick or well will be admitted to the clinic and given com- plete examinations. The.clinics are established ,for the purpose of keep- ing well babies well and for scover- ing slight physical imperfections which, ff not corrected in time, might become permanent defects. Theophy. sicians in charge examine the babies to determine their condition, advise the mothers about the care and feed- ing of babies and young children, giX'ing directions in particular cases, but referring all cases in need of ,'redical attention or supervision to the local physicians. Only about 20 per cent of all babies are perfect and during i!ffancy is said to be the best time for the correction of their de- fects. The more common causes of trouble in children under five years of age are improper feeding, poor nulrition, diseased tonsils and ade- noids, poor teeth, anemia, and en- larged glands. No fees are charged. All mothers are cordially invited to be present and to bring children under five years of age. Interesting/Luto Races On County Fair Program @ Offering as a side bet the sum of $500.00 that's'he can cro the chalk- line ahead of A. S. Halls this year at the auto races of the Big Stone County Fair, to be held at Clinton on Thursday, September 15, S. W. Steece, o Sioux City, Iowa, has made application to participate. Steece will be remembered by those who attended the races at the fair las year as the driver of the un- lucky car, No. 13, that ran for nine- teen laps on the rim after throwing a casing frtt a rear wheel in the first few few rounds. It was the thriller of he seasoWs racing program m this sectioL of the state. The amount of interest shown by Steece s the 0ut-growth of several yea,: of r:cing in Minnesota and tLe t,p Jvi. 4. in a E" ,,i car. Announcemen also comes from :l,e ass,iation that flm'e will be othr entries of interstate repute. Jack ,:cCoy of (cdar Rapids, (a, is also expected to n:uke entry, it  aid. lth McCoy  '. Halls are fa- oiiiar to track fans and need no h- t o.luction. An aC-Jed "eatme r,c the fair this year will be the introduction of fire works and a night performance. This will be under direction of d specialist from the Conti Fireworks Company, of New Castle, Pa. Promises of the fair board are te the effect that this is to be a spectacle of unusual gran- duer. Sports, while forming the head- Big Legion Carnival Is Center Of Attraction New Power Plant Oper- ating At Fergus Falls The operation of a new seventeen hundred and fifty kilowat steam tur- bine engine of two thousand horse- power at the. Ottertail Power com pany's plant at Fergus Fails put the local generating plant out of business early Sunday mming, after having been in operation since August 10. Starting up of the local plant at that time was necessitated because of lack of sufficient water at the Fergus Falls plant and was intended only until the completion of their new steam plant. This is the second time that the company has had difficulty on account of depending upon its wa. ter-power but they claim they are situated now where little trouble wilt result. During the past week, current re- ceived locally has been of the "off again on again" kind but Mr. Fred Kriesel, city electrician, states that it is no fault of the city attthorities but is due to trouble on the line at a dis- tance from Ortonville. On Wednes- day the current was eft for about two hours. Initiation Held By Relief Corps Members An initiation followed by entertain- ment was held by members of the Relief Corps on August 24 in their roam at the courthouse, at which sev- eral new members were taken in. Presentation of a silk flag t three different Sunday school organizations in the city, by the Corps, was made at the meeting. The Corps received a beautiful silk flag from the Minnesota Department m appreciation and acknowledgment of its good standing in the depart- ment. The flag was presented by Miss Martha Rothwell upon her return from the Woman's Relief Corps convention recently held at St. Paul. Refresh- ments were served after the cere- monies to about fifty of the members and guests who were present. Large Attendance At Sun- day School Convention More than fifty delegates from out of the city attended the Big Stone County Sunday School convention held here last Thursday. A consid- erable amount of business was trans- acted, including the election of officers. Rev. F. W. Agte, of Odessa was unanimously re-elected President of the association" for the cming year. Invitation was extended the organi- zation by members from Clinton, to hold the new annual meeting at that place. Governor Preus Issues State Fair Proclamation All Minnesotans who can possibly do s, are urged to attend tim Minne- sota .State Fair, which takes place from September 3 tel0, by Governor J. A. O. Preus, The governor, in special proclamation, priming the great State Fair and pointing out the benefits to be derived from a vis- it to the fair, calls for a 100 per cent attendance from 'all parts of the state. The proclamation reads: The Minnesota State Fair is in many respects the greatest state fair in the country. Minnesota is rich in natural resources and her products excel both in vttriety and in quality; and the management bf the fair, aid- ed by our state legiature, has as- sembled an exhibition which gives the visitor an excellent idea of the quan- tity and diversity of our state's pro- ducts. "Our fair annually shows great growth and progress and even to the seasoned visitor there is something each year there that is new, inter- esting and educational. We count the State Fair as an important part of our educational system., because it gives to the people in every trade and profession new ideas and infor- mation about what the rest of the state is doing. "Our fair, however, has a civic val- ue because it brings together people from different communities, gives op- portunity for exchange of ideas, and helps to make our commonwealth not a collection of counties, but one great unified state. "For these reasons, I, J. A O. Preus, governor  of Minnesota, do hereby urge upon the people of our state to attend the fair to be held September 3 to 10, 1921. By so do* ins, they will not only benefit them- selves, but they wilt make possible the continued expansion of this insti- tution. The greater the" number who attend, the greater will be the pleas- Ford Coupe To Be Given Away Saturday At 9:00 p. m.Amusement Furnish- ed For All. Working with a full crew late Wea- nesday evening, with renewed efforts today, members Of Ralph M. Spink Post of the American Legion are put- ting the finishing touches to the two huhdred foot temporary building which will ho(se the conceskions, in anticipation of the largest crowd that will have gathered at a carnival of this nature here in a long time. Practically the whole street from the city light plant to the lake in front of Eahtonka Pavilion has been given over to the use of the carnival which is being held for three days, ending SaLurday night. Opening of the shows tonight with its multi-colored lights reflecting upon local talent bally-hoo'ers who will oc- cupy the fourteen different booths, a a merry-go-round in operation, band playing and numerous other forms af entertainment will tend to revive thespirit manifested in by-gone days. Some of the forms of entertainment are Hoopala racks, Chinese racks, ham racks, Kewpie racks, Candy racks, Indian blanket racks, Fortune- telling booth, novelty booth, ball in the barrel booth and a special booth conducted by the Red Cross and Boy Scouts. There will be performances in the afternoon and evenings in a tent on the grounds by the Legion Minstrel Show, composed of eleven members. Besides the show there will be a dance each evening at the Eahtonka Pavilion with special mu- sic. Expenditures for this entertain- ment by the Legion has aggregated approximately twenty-five hundred dollars, according to figures given out by that order. One booth, especially, should appeal to the visitors. It is the one in which a midget is con- tained. Altho she is eighteen years old, her appearance, it is said, is that of a child. She is a resident of this county, yet few have seen her be- cause she has never gone from home. Another feature is the snake show, said to be good. RaIng of the Ford'C0upe will take place at nine o'clock Saturday night in front of the pavilion. Twen- ty-five numbers will be drawn, the twenty-fifth number to be the winner, whether the party whose name is written on the same is present or not. P r o t e s t Against High Freight Rates Being Filed Present freight rates will absorb 40 to 50 per cen of the terminal mr- ket selling price of the probable price basis for grains this fall, according to statistics gathered by the leading Farm Journals of the country, and in a special appeal sent out by the Farm Stock and Home, of Minneapolis, busi- ness men and farmers are urged to sgnoa protest to be forwarded to the Interstate Commerce Commission, at Washington, D. C., which has been hearing evidence on the matter. "Efery business man, manufac- turer, employer, banker, doctor, and lawyer is now suffering from the cur- tailed purchasing power of the far- mers and pressure---prompt and of. fectivemust be brought to bear on the Inter-State Commerce ,Commis- sion for an immediate revision of rates on agricultural products," de- clares Harry Owen, publisher of that journal, adding that "other commodi- ties can wait, if necessary, but far- mers must have immediate relief." This is but one of the aggressive moves being made in behalf of the farmer and business men of'Big Stone county should not hessitate to sign the blank which appears on.page three of thi issue of The Independent and clip it out and mail to Mr. Owen, who will forward  with .thousands of such protests he is receiving from over the state. Represents Fraternity At National Convention Leonard VonEschen left Tue,day afternoon for Minneapolis where he .will join a party of friends on an auto trip to Denver, Colo., to attend the national convention of the Beta Theta Phi fraternity. VonEschen who will be a Senior at the Univer- sity this year, was chosen as the dele- gate from the Minnesota chapter. The convention will be held at Estes Park near Denver, Septembe 6, 7. 8, and 9. About 100 delegates, coming from universities and colleges thru, out the United States will be in at- tendance. Capt Wein Building Boat. Big Stone Lake is to have a new Dakotas where he has met with Hall's drb.i,,;. Steece is a veteran in the tzme, having piloted cars for Alex Sloan, who has he'e the auto rac- ing programs at the Minnesota State Fair for many seasons. He add..l another victory to his llst in winning the 25-mile race hehl at Sioux City, lines of the attractions, are not to . ure and profit each one derives. put into oblivion the educational side "In witness whereof I have here- of the fair, however. Instead, much unto set my hand and caused the seal has been done to create interest in I of the State of Minnesota to be af- exhibits of all kinds and in health| fixed hereto, this 27th day of August, work and assurances are to the efo  A. D. 1921. J.A.O. PREUS, feet that these departments will not| Attest: Mike Holm, I be lacking. ! Secretary..of State." craft next seasom It is in the pro- cess of construction at the Big Stone Boat Works under direction of Joseph Crosse. The boat will be the property of Capt. Wein and. will be used for his passer,or erviee. It will be 50 feet long, of 12 foot beam and fitted up l first class shape, THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT ORTONVILLE. MINN. THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1. 1921 NUMBER 17 For ..v,, ,,,,c*"-v;ll Farm Loan Association Pastor Elected For P an Bond Drive Soon Congregational Church C rile The dito and loan comnlittee I Services conducted at the Congre Schools vom,.e+e of th ....... c ........  ........... bhd ........... h of @ Farm Loan Assodation held a mt-] Augtt  s satisfying to thd rud At Per Co- Cannery Tnr. Ca,t ing Wednesday afternoon to consider congregation that the Rev Paul J b w Ill  I " -----'"-''" "   applioatio for Ioan, word having] Bockeven, who conducted the, w f-' unelng  arloaos oI orn been rived Saturday that five ap-]eleeted to become pastor of the or[hersihool yea r --Ii After tuin out tw p cat one fm th county would be chmch for the coming year. 'e A( d. " g enty-eight reived at this time for fall and Hey Bkon it make g I lousand eases of .nned t corn, winter closing P ans a be g made iment to ve h s peyotl t St. " [ tne.g toe Canmng company elos- for a bond drive in the fit part ell Charles, whe he has bn dttrlng the ]n re,in the Ortonlle ed Its ftery Molda for the semen. Octobe r when a mi ed amount of past year and will retu to Orlon- Is Will open Tuesday lThe factory, said F, W, Doughier, bond s will be sold Another bond vile about, the first of October. ternber 6. . mmlager, had a most satisfactory drive will be made in January whel Omeer* el ed at the m ng ast s lgSued by Supemnten- Iun this sea'on Our acreage ou the t s hoped that a gator volme e Sundey al: M. R, C. Schoen Sun fellow: bottoms while only about ole-ha]f of b e d spd of The funds derived day School Superln endear; M ss Ms' rlxose childn are enroll, last ye. netted the fto .the bet from these sales will have to carry a Rothwell, ass s  ; Miss Ella h Zehool a urged to cp Ln the history of operatmns. At the Fedora Land Bank unt next Senders, eretary-trea urer; M. n plimlnary invidl ,rItngton, Mmneta, whet e w e have I spring. No further applications will Kate Spaw primary department ado by the puplbs lt m optlOn another ftol T we we be consided this year and no furth- superintendent, d dss Mable Not'+ Partmts wish to make fortnnate thJ year in so having a er appraisements made. The five &p- men, d tor of m c. or Some other valid o. ]s stdl tu operation but will clOSe Jn estlmated will bring to the bank fm cl will e perftd after the se , due to chge of v- goodcrop. 'be factory at that place plieations from each association, it is An organization of a Sunday sehl abate notify us promptly a f day. Of twenty.two can- eleven to twelve million dollars n vies to be held uex Sundy. Roy. n1 of the school ye.. aeries In the northst there were busins. No loans will be closed in W. E. rimth district superin enden. flame each individual sen hls yr th d not  owin y $io whet   8 d.  W. will deliver the rmon. A udy is one step in the This was the eighteenth year of AUTO TAX LAW  ]Clflql*Ig[ RCtAI't lf'tlt eet act] need to a surplus of products on the mar- Iin(ltm rial Lnvitation is extended to all t gerber to fre ectlve ket .... otmdsehelahip. We urge operaU'bns for the Big Stone Ftory,  ................... The quttty mentioned above is] BE ENFORCED HERE STATE FAIR TRAVEL equivalent to almost 700,000 CS or] Secretary of Stale Holm Notlfl Highway For Ordered to Prepare the 27 carloads. ! Sheriff and Local Autholties Trunk Rutos 'or Extra Heavy a dll report To Prute Violators* Travelditlons Shawn. room. report iu the srne lst yea can geuu ne success il departmeuts the Braeke, trade---Mandoline Reyzr g, Od. Bender, Cloy, Cnten, )--Dagmax rwo Automobiles Collide Near Bridge At Odessa Running t close behind another sulted in i Saturday morning betwe of tourlats on the approl Minneta River bridge near Odessa, in which a threyear-o]d boy ived ts from flying gists other pents of the e r a jolting. The boy was attended hy ,r. B. L Kay. Both ears we on their way io Hope, N. D., and about thirty miles  hr when th+ yap, piie his bra.hes to art mnnhlg iutt a thtrd ear which wan approhin the main highway from ight gles bring It to a stop altho the speed w nsiderabl slaked The drivers of both rH.S.)--C[argE. Hurabolt, Is.. They w acompied b3 I Cg_su  Faherty, their families. t i ge,.-w, s, South Dgkoto to Exhibit I At Cfinn During Fair an d Word has been elved Crom the l In migration Department of the state -Margat Mealey of South Dakota that it will llano a special railway oar, loaded with ex- hibits, at the Big Stone County Fair , September 12: Irgens Apntty the state of 8oath I}- Clk Ortonll koa engals te Big Stone Co;l:l. lalr as o of the best in Mmlesota, for the selection of this othe in this seetion would in,lleat e that. , not made ra any It Idt or ni meth but aft eaeful weighing of fets lative to d,mce figures and In agrleulturat dlsplay Training Caml had no II1 effete on le boys who re- night from Fort been in Mitary s At leat not from f they 1 gained e added a good ten. aet +'all work and *no it xvu neither all glad pt an Violators of the new Minnesota mo- veehicle license law fe pm- cution following notis sent by S- tary of State Mike Hol this week to John'Gowan md all local po- li officials. Motor vehicles oe who attempt to evade payment of the tax or mis. plates a to be charged with m The most serious offense is that of at- tmpthg to evade the tax. Asrtlng that pl Star) The state highway department is+ sues k]y a bulletin showing con- ditions on trunk utes, as reported by distret superintendents, and this wk circulated an "tra" for the iniornmtion of thnands plning to travel by automobile to S Paut d Minapolis for the Miunesota state fair. Cnditions on the truk ute b twin thi stio. and the twin etil by way of Appleton, Mohteqdeo Glene at exoellent. Patrulmen on all utee were order. ed ten days ago to ke special ef- for to smooth the ads for travel- e to the state fair. quired to do their part and pay the The work of marldng trunk blgh. penalty of neglect or delay. Special their numbere on yellow misuse pushed, extra crews being plates, notably the to dlet for use put on ia some dstriets, toward gv- only on demoustmtion earn, d the ing further puhlio service. e of Plates from other staes mu nsnmet:lre  Minnesota-oed rs. Passe.get eel, bns anti Clinton September 13 must y blue tags, the "A" plates I being for th paying tl $1 m n . i Child'en's sg*elailsts will exine *, ,,  h' dren uder fi yeats of age m d the  giate for tho c  . Ivin' a higher t Trucks erlT]  te Cbddrea'a C/inle whirls will be ,,T,, or ,,y,, plates d the class - gvon under the ausplc of Big bes all motor h]ele carrylngl Stonn Coulty PubLic Health Aseia- ether things th pangers, inc]u-I Aon at Clinton on 'luday eptem. ding adster equipped with boxes.,be  13. Dealers' plates bear the letr "D"| . rl'he blldren's speiailsts are phy- and trailers weighing over 1000 Ibs. [ melt, membe of tiw qorthwestrn mu have ,,g,, t. 1Public Hedth Asclation to continue "Reports of "n+'alleged violations [ the wnr] of the bab and iLfant lin a hng Sectary Helm's oe! cs pwoly ndueted by the State aBd will be rferrod to lol author- Board of Health. Dr. Pre of Ab- Ities for investigation ff nesary, bet Iopltal, Mlnleapolis, wilt be the Bttt the gorotary believes the sh- extmng physle. Coty *ure life d martall will pet{ornl their Mzss Rogoshlmlo will be in pharge favor. One plaint Childn eith slck or ll will be was that eighteen egr in  in a adrtted to the finle and glv  smelt town carry plates which can piece examingflou& The elini he lawfully used only on deaie' established for the purpo ef kp- lag well babies well vl for diover- letrating  Others are that pharos are betng procured in jolning ing slight physical imperfci wh,  not orteted In time, laight become permanent dfet The.phy tp and t alan men authotias in additional learns in xecutlve trairdng. of entertainment wal Camp. They' also ? t Indges of this ett arty in evevlu eahe behat of be Vll travel via the .'t to stop off for take la the preee t Berg- were aeeomptm- Mill 0Jadya Will ef Callfovlda Metropolitan Being Re- modelled andModernlzed Arrangements were made Tuesday with Claon d Kasslen, Ioca n- tlactors, for the replacement o the the work ill e so the building wik: be in adSness !OR. he opening some- time :tt,eu' tile mY<Idle f September. 4:buries L lt, ta?ly, in wih his fntl:er J J :$1eCarthy at,l their stage carpenter were here Tu- day making asngement Vehen completed the fir will be inellning, sloping front the lobby i This ehang wiU afford theetrgoers strutted ew regardless of lion of the at. Walte of the thtre will td repaid, a new exit mad in edn projting booth built to over- come any danger to patres fr fi be nstaeted. This wilt ]t Ca Collide Near Oda. Mrs. H. Stk of Akron township dp out on the head, a bmxen hip and seral minor bruises a sult of an auto accident in front of their fa Sunday afteoon. at Or- tonville, where she is poted  - ovelng a well a. n be ex'pted. The aident eurred as M Stock and the family wo leaving their yrd in thei c. AS they were about o turn onto the Yelloweto Trail y a large tou ing fez din by Oapp and 8hepard Others in the party = t A. J. Hhne of Oond, Nob., was he te look afterhis faing in, sieiana in charge anlini the babies to determine their ndltion. advl the mntbe about the care d feed- ing of bebie and young ehildre gling dietlons in partieder t but ferting all eases in nell o medil atttion or upervislen to th 13 physlelans. Only about 2O per nt of all babies are perfect d during ihfaucy is aald to be the best time for the corrvztlon of tr d- fts. The mo eommen es of trouble in dlildetm under five ya of age are improper fedlag, pr nutritiea, diseased tontts d ad neld peor th. ani, and en- lar glands Nu fees a ehared. All mothers are rdlally invited to be pnt and to bring children und five ye of Saturday til Monday. age., Interesting Ato Races On County Fair Program Big Legion Carnival Is Center Of Attraction l New Power Plant Opor- ] Ford Coupe To Be Given , aUnt At Fergus Falls . Away Saturday At 9:00 p. The operationf--  venten I m. Amusement Furnish- hundred and fifty k3]owat steam tur' ed For All bine engine of two thousand hor " , ng w tlll cw late w power at the Ottertail Power eom Work j "th a panys p ant at Ferg Fells put the sa e "enin " ,al nrt 1.." ......... Y  g, wth ned efforts h Y. Y. . n* after having Post of the American Legion a pu een in operation smce Augnlst 10. t Its g th e fin sh ng touche a to th e two Staing up of the I1 plant at hudred foot temporar buildln that me wa ess tared be flwhich w h - ' n 1 o ouse  ono in Ik of sufficient water at the Fergus  e" ion of the 1 Fall I , ipa arge erd that s p ant and was mteuded only w.l ha e the a t . . v ga red t a carmen of un ii the mlet. on. of he r new th s tttre he in a long time.' steam pill Ths is the snd time Praet 11 the i y whole treet fm that the company h had dimeulty the ith light plant to the lake In on un of dependmgtpon its we- front of Eahtonka Pavilion has bn t r'r bus they. claim they a given or to the e of the rdval sttuatod now whe I,ttte tuble will which is hng held for three da s result., ending Sa urday nighk Y ' Dumng th past week, eurnt re- 0 en of the sh " ' eeiv I I1 p ng owe tonight uth ed a y. has .bn of the off its multl-eolored lights flting upon gl o g kind but Mr. Fred lol talent haliy-heo' who will o K1iesol, city e[ian, states that it eupy the fourtn diffeeent bths, a is no fault of the city authorities but a merry-go-round in lrtion band is due to trouble on the llne et a dis- playing d numero other fos tan from Ortonville. On Wednes- f entertainment will tend to vive day the curnt s off for aout thespirlt mifested in by-gone day two hours. Initiation Held By Refief Corps Members An iedtiatiou followed by eutextain. ment was held by mmbers of the Relief Corps on Augast 24 in their iom at the eourthou, at which v. erai new mmbe we taken i Psentotion of a silk flag to th differt Sunday school organizations in the city, by the CorPs, was made at the mtlng. The Corps eived a beamiful silk flag fm the ]dinnesota DeparLment in appreciation and acknowledgment of its good stdng in the depart- ment. The flg wa presented by Mill Martha Rothwell upon her tm fm the Woman's Relief Corps convention recently held at S Paul. Refresh- ments we rved after the eer monies to altout fifty of the members and guests who were psent Large Attendance At Sun- day School Convention More than fifty delegat fm out of the city attended the Big Sto County Sunday Schl nvention held he Ist Thday. A consid- erable emot of busine w trans- coted, ]rudlng the election o f offl Roy. F. W. AR'h% of edema was unanimously lted President f the ,aiation' for the cmlng ear. Invitation was extended the organi+ ation by remhe from Clinton, to hold the next aural meeting at that pLe, Governor Preus Issues State Fair Proclamation a pl apple nt oat by the Form Stk and Home, of Mimaeaolls, bu- . ne men and fame a urged to All nnotana who e pebbly ed to the s.n.g protest to be forward do sc  ged to attend the M: , , . Interstate Commerce Commisian, at sots .Sttte Far. wh+eh tak p]a WashingtOn D. C., which hga been from September  to 10, by Gvnor hearing evidence on the matter. J+ A. O. Preus. 'he leveler, in "Every biness man. manufae- special plmaataon, prig the tu, emp oyer, banker, dctor, and great State Fair ald pumping ,ut Inwy is now ffenng from the cur- the beflta to be derived fm a ws- . f r , tmld urehaamg por of the a- t to the fair, ca Is. fo r a 100 per feat rne and peprompt lad ef- attenda fm at[ pars of the feetivmt be bugbt to bee state. The pelamatlon ds:  te Conma Cereals " e . . the IBter ta  . The MI ta State Fr is n . , sl for  mmedo revson of ms. n y espeet s the .greatt .state fair rat es on ag'ltul products," de- in the eountIT. llnnesota xs eh m elates H Owen, pub iher of hat natural oes and her products 'or r  m di cage - mere me have immediate relief" ed by o stae lgilat, has as- This is but one of the aggsLve enabled  exhibition wMch givesthe nves being made in behalf of the visitor an exoellent idea of the quan- fmer and busine mun of'Big Stone tity and divemity of our state's p- county shoutd not hesitate to stgn tre duct blank wh apper on.page thee el "Our foJr nmIly shows great ths issue of Te lndepestdent an growth and progress and even to the clip it out and mail to Mr. Owen who seasoned water thee Is somethin8 Will foard g with thousands of each yeer them that is new, intel, such ptests he ia ceiving from eating d educational. We nount over the state he State ]air as  important pal2 Some of the forms of enertaimt are Hoopala rks, Chinem rks, ham ks, Kewpie rarks, Canal F racks, Indian blanket rks, Fortm telling booth, nolty booth, ball the barrel booth and a special booth conducted by the Red Crs d Boy Snouts. The will be perform*aces in the afteoon and evenings in a tent on the grounds by the Legion Minstrel Show, composed of eleve. lnembers. Besides the how the will be a dance each evening at th* Eahtonka Pavilion with speedal muo Expenditus for this ent*alno meat by the Legion has aggregated appxlmately twenty-five huudred dollam, according te flg6s given out by that order. One booth. ply, should appeal to the visitor. It Is the one in which a mtdget is tone rained. Althn she ie eighteen ars old, her aplmaree, it is said, is that of a child. She is a resident of this ty, ynt few have a her b u she has nar gone from Ime. /motller eature is he ahe show. said to be good. lflna" of the Ford t will take plane et nine o'clock Saturday night in freht nf the palion. Twen= ty-five numbor will be dan, the twenty-fifth nher to be the winner, whether the party whose name is wltten on the  is pmm  nnt. Prote'st Against High Freight Rates Being Filed Flnt flgt rat will absorb 40 to 50 per u: of the terminal zat ket selling pfi of the pbable price basis for gralns this fall, according to statistics gthed by the leading Farm Jouals of the eountlT, aml in of cur edutal systera, bause it r tile. ' gives to the people in every trad, Bearer.ltd.8 F atornity At offerlg a a side bet the sum of McCarthy Brethe al " s n Jel q In a 'i (t ear. and pfession new ideas and info tJonRI tsonventon o tha he r  ny, $50e.00 that 'he e eros the. chalko Announeemen, dso ,omes from o marion about what the t of the u'l ' at ne ahead ef A S Ha s th s ye " - n the b d n;r the ate type " " B' ass,<int/en that thee will he oth,  s s mg. Leonar VonEschon lef Tuesdly heating pIt, the con rent wl at the auto +aces of the ig stone entries of interstate repute. Our f#lr, however, has a nlqe vat- afte for Mnaeapol where he C u t3 F t be held at CI to will be let this week When n o t air o m n J k 'e "oy f (near1 Rapids (a ue becau brings together ppe .will join a party of funds ou an eled he Metropolitan Lll be nti on Thursday September 1 S.W. t c , o , fm diffent eommunlties gisoF- auto trip to Dnnver Colo. to attend eomopolitan "n e er spt as S eeee of S oux City. Iowa, has made a so xpec  to n entry, t portun ty for exchange of de, and he nat oual c0nveutien of the Beta ed Ste wdl b membed by tho t  "' u   at a collection of ounUes. but o eat who will be a Serdor at the Univer- go, as cnahecan n a utb n p n q o,r. . m! .... . ge p pep akne' e . p be , , . ng . casing fr* a ar whl in the first writ oe uneer Cltton ot g speetaast state to attd the fair to be held and 9 Abeu I00 de ega es. m tg from the C ntl Flrework Company lO 1921 B so do It was the thriller o September 8 to Y - from unimltIes and colleges thm- Eleven of "he saso's riug progr in this of New Castle, Ps Promies of the il, they vll not nl benefit the.- out the United States will be in a fair boanl a to the effect that this solves, but they wm nlake psible ttndmt. me from Ngsgu The amount ,f intense shown I,y ts te oe a spectacle of usl grano rne ntlnUed expsion of this instlo ;s the 6utogrowth of eeveral er. tution. 'he greater the number who cape Weln Btlil41n Beat. Ater battllfig eleven innlng with yea u[ rt+ei,g in MInneta and IIe Sports, while forming the head- attend, the greater will be the pleg Big Stone Lake h to have a new the nre tie& fath team having tel. tnkotas whe he has met with Hall's lines df the attentions, are not to u and profit each one deri craft t am It l in the p- in the fifth, frame, Orton- .+i,lg ;te is a eteran in the put lute oblivion the educa{ional side "In witne whereof I have her s of nstmetinn at thn Big Sto rae. having pled cars for Alex of the fair, howeer. Iteld, muoh unto set my band and caused the eal Boat Work. undel diretion of Joseph alffdy ay when they,lathered vo Sl-nn, who has te the auto ra' has be don to cate interest In of the Stt of Minnota to b af- Crege. The boat will be the pmpel T stngle off Nassau's ifig pr,gs at the Mnnesota State exhibits of 1 kinds d in hlth fixed haste, this 27th day of AUgUS of CapL Wm'n and will be used for h in th$ e that broke the Fair for ntany season& He add work and asnuns are to the of-- A D. 1921. J.A.O. PREUS. patentee service. [t will be 50 t'eet woe the game her ht Sunday annther victory u, his fist in winning ft that these department will not Atteet: dlke Holm. Iort. of 12 foot beam and fitted up a the locals, 2 to L race hehl at Sioux Ci, be lacking Seetary -of State." first lase shape, THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT ORTONVILLEo MINN., THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 1921 NUMBER 17 For Ortonville Public 00Schools Complete Asks for Co- In Announcing School Year.- Teachers Added. in the Ortonville will open Tuesday Cannery Turns Out 27 Carloads of Corn After turning out twenty-eight thousand cases of canned sweet corn, the Big Stone Canning company clos- ed its factory Monday for the season. The factory, said F. W. Doughitt, 6. [manager, "had a inost satisfactory issued by Superinten- run this season. Our acreage on the follow: bottoms while only about one half of Whose children are enroll- last year, netted the factory the best high school are urged to crop in the history of'operations. At the preliminary individual Arlington, Minnesota, where we have made by the pupils last in operation another factory we were If parents wish to make fortunate this year in also having a due to change of voca- good crop. The factory at that place or some other valid cause, to notify us promptly of the school yea1. frame each individual meet actual needs. to frame ecective Study is one step in the scholarship. We urge this year to raise standards. enter the seventh and will report in the high room. The elementary report in the sme rooms grades last year. that we can work to- genuine success at each the coming of the teaching corps Bracke, Little grade--Mandeline Reyer, Lundberg, Odes- Bender, Minn. Ada Hanes, Or- Utley, Clinton, I-L S.)--Dagmar Minn. H. S.)---Clara Ever- Minn. Geog.--Snspn Faherty, 6, Slog- Minn. a n d Physical Fitzsimmons, Mar- Margaret Mealey, McBride, Minn. Irgens, Clark, Ortonville, N. Tragethon, Ken- Rourke, Mrs. Beth Rern from- Training Camp had no 111 effects on boys who re- night from Fort they had been in Citizens' Military At least not from for they all gained added a good tan. Hassten, Eugene War- Walker. not "all work and no was neither "all a proper mixture are all glad that t;aining, and intima- Would accept an eli- of training which was next summer to be camp. The one the "red" camp and cries of three as out- Department. The camp. instruction the boys is still in operation but will close in a few days." Of twenty-two can- neries in the northwest there were seven this year that did not run owing to a surplus of products on the mar- ket. This was the eighteenth year 'of operatibns for the Big Stone Factory. The quantity mentioned above is equivalent to almost 700,000 cans or 27 carloads. Two Automobiles Collide Near Bridge At Odessa Running too close behind another car resulted in a rear-end eollission Saturday morning between two cars of tourists on the approach to the Minnesota River bridge near Odessa, in which a three-year-old boy re- ceived cuts from flying glass and other occupants of the ear a sever jolting. The boy was attended by Dr. B. R. Karn. Both cars were on their way o Hope, N. D., and were travelling at about thirty miles an hour when the driver of the first car suddenly ap- plied his brakes to avert running into a third car which was approaching the main highway from right angles. Brakes on the car following failed to bring it to a stop altho the Speed was considerably slacked. The drivers of both ears were from Humbolt, Ia., and were brother-in- laws. They were accompanied by their families. SouthDakota to Exhibit At Clinton During Fair Word has been received from the Inmigration Department of the state of South Dakota that it will ttave a special railway car, loaded with ex- hibits, at the Big Stone County I:air to be leld at Clinton, Septemver 12 to l. inclusive. Apparently the state of South I)t0.. kota recognizes the Big Stone Co:mty Fair as one of the best in Wes:,e Minnesota, for the selection of this fair over others in this section would indicate that. It is safe to add that the selection was not made thru any lilt or niss method, but after careful weighing of facts relative to atten- dance figures and interest manifested in agricultural displays, Metropolitan Being Re. modelled and Modernized Arrangements were made Tuesday with Carlson and Hasslen, local con- tractors, for the leplacement o the preent downstairs floor of the Metr- p,,litan "rbcatre. and the work will c.mmence at once so the building wit: be in eadiness or :he opening .ome- time ahem' the m;ddte of September. Charles E. M,(arlhy, in compmy w':h his f.'tther J'. J McCarthy and their stage carpenter were here Tues- day making arrangements. When completed the floor will be inclining, sloping from the lobby down to the orchestra pit. This change will afford theatre-goers an unob- structed view regardless of the loca- tion of the seat. Walls of the theatre will also be repaired, a new exit made in the north side near the stage, and a mod- edn projecting booth built to over- same tts that which come any danger to patrons from fire army men with the will be constructed. This wil b number of lee- made of tile. authorities in McCarthy Brothers also made it lessons in known that their company  will install executive training, in the building the latest type of of entertainment was heating plant, the contract for which camp. They  also will be let this week. When remod- on the target range, eled the Metropolitan will be entirely cosmopolitan in every respect as will Farewell Party. be the class of entertainments offer- of the Odd Fel- ed. lodges of this city The Metropolitan will be in charge party in honor of of Mr. Charles E. McCarthy, who will Fifield and daugh- move here with his family from Far- on Wednesday evening go, as soon as he can find a suitable Cards and dancing dwelling. the evening af- cream and cake were  . ..._Ortnnvill Wins Eleven on behalf of he Inning Game from Nassau the with a tourist's o " use on their trip to After battling eleven innings with will travel via the the score tied each team having tal- to stop off for lied one in the fifth' frame, Orton- to take in the ville's Legion team pu phe game proceed[ to safely away when they, gathered two were qingles off Nassau's pitcher, bringing in the score that broke the tie and of California won the game here last Sunday for the locals 2 to I. Farm Loan Association Plan Bond Drive Soon The directors and loan committee of the Big Stone County National Farm Loan Association held a meet- ing Wednesday afternoon to consider applications for loans, word having been received Saturday that five ap- plications from this county would be received at this time for fall and winter closing. Plans are being made for a bond drive in the first part of October when a limited amount of bonds will be sold. Another bond drive will be made in January when it is hoped that a greater volume can be disposed of. The funds derived from these sales will have to carry the Federal Land Bank until next spring. No further applications will be considered this year and no furth- er appraisements made. The five ap- flications from each association, iris estimated, will bring to the bank from eleven to twelve million dollars in business. No loans will be closed in any association where there are de- linquents. AUTO TAX LAW TO BE ENFORCED HERE Secretary of State Holm Notifies Sheriff and Local Authorities To Prosecute Violators. Violators of th new Minnesota mo- tor vechicle license law face prose- cution following notices sent by Secre- tary of State Mike Holtm. this week to Sheriff John'Gowan and all local po- lice officials. Motor vehicles owners who attempt to evade payment of the tax or mis- use license certificates and plates are to be charged with misdemeanors. The most serious offense is that of at- tempting to evade the tax. Asserting that ample time has been allowed for compliance with the law, Secretary Holm added that it is only .fair to those who have paid their just shares of the tax that others be re- quired to do their part and pay the enalty of neglect or delay. Special instructions cover misuse of license plates, notably those to dealers for use only on demonstration cars, and the use of plates from other states on Minnesota-owned cars. Passenger cars, busses and hearses must carry blue tags, the "A" plates being for those paying the $12 mini mum and the "B" plates for those paying a higher tax. Trucks carry "T" or "Y" plates and the class em- braces all motor vehicles carrying other things than passengers, inclu- ding roadsters equipped with boxes. Dealers' plates bear the letter "D" and trailers weighing over 1,000 lbs. .ust have "Z" tags. Reports of many alleged violations re reaching Secretary Holm's office I and will be referred to local author-I ities for investigation if necessary. But the secretary believes the sher-] iffs and marshalls will perform their duties without favor. One complaint was that eighteen cars in use in a small town carry plates which can be lawfully used only on dealers' demonstrating cars. Others are that plates are being procured in adjoining states to evade the Minnesota tax. Cars Collide Near Odessa. Mrs. H. Stock of Akron township received a deep cut on the bead, a broxen hip and several minor bruises as a result of an auto accident in front of their farm Sunday afternoon. She was taken to the hospital at Or- tonville, where she is reported as re- covering as well as can be expected. The accident occurred as Mrs. Stock and the family were leaving their yard in theft" car. As they were about to turn onto the Yellowstone Trail their car was struck by a large tour- ing car driven by Clapp and Shepard of Correll. Others in the party re- ceivdM minor cuts. A. J. Hoehne of Osmond, Neb., was here to look after his farming in, terests from Saturday until Monday, Pastor Elected For Congregational Church Services conducted at the Congre- gational church during the month of August wre s satisfying to thel congregation that the Rev. Paul J. Bockoven, who conducted them, was elected to become pastor of that church for the coming year. Rev. Bockoven -ill make rrange- ments to leave his pastoral at St. Cimrles, where he has been during the past year and will return to Orton- viile about the first of October. Officers elected at the meeting last Sunday are: Mrs. R. C. Schoen, Sun- day School Superintendent; Miss Mar- tlaa Rothwell, assistant; Miss Ella Sanders, secretary-treasurer; Mrs. Kate Sparrow, primary department superintendent, and Miss Mable Nor- man, director of music. An organization of a Sunday school class will be perfected after the ser- vices to be held next Sunday. Rev. W. E. Griffith, district superintendent, of Waseca, will deliver the sermon. A cordial invitation is extended to all. SMOOTH ROADS FOR STATE FAIR TRAVEL Highway Forces Ordered to Prepare, Trunk Routes or Extra Heavy Travel--Conditions Shown. The state highway department is- sues weekly a bulletin showing con- ditions on trunk routes, as reported by district superintendents, and this week circulated an "extra" for the intormation of thousands planning to travel by automobile to St. Paul and Minneapolis for the Minnesota state fair. Conditions on the trunk route be- tween this section and the twin cities by way of Appleton, Mofltevldeo and Glencoe are excellent. Patrolmen on all routes were order- ed ten days ago to make special ef- forts to smooth the roads for travel- ers to the state fair. The work of marking trunk high- ways with their numbers on yellow stars was pushed, extra crews being put on in some districts, toward gv- ing further public service. Children's Clinic At Clinton September 13 Children's specialists will examine all children under five years of age at the Children's Clinic which will be given under the auspices of Big Stone County Public Health Associa- Aon at Clinton on Tuesday Septem- ber 13. These children's specialists are phy- -siaians, members of the Northwestern Public Health Association to continue the work of the baby and infant clin- ics previously condtmted by the State Board of Health. Dr. Pearce of Ab- bot Hospital, Minneapolis, will be the examining physician. County Nurse Miss Rogoshaska will be in :harge. Children either sick or well will be admitted to the clinic and given com- plete examinations. The.clinics are established ,for the purpose of keep- ing well babies well and for scover- ing slight physical imperfections which, ff not corrected in time, might become permanent defects. Theophy. sicians in charge examine the babies to determine their condition, advise the mothers about the care and feed- ing of babies and young children, giX'ing directions in particular cases, but referring all cases in need of ,'redical attention or supervision to the local physicians. Only about 20 per cent of all babies are perfect and during i!ffancy is said to be the best time for the correction of their de- fects. The more common causes of trouble in children under five years of age are improper feeding, poor nulrition, diseased tonsils and ade- noids, poor teeth, anemia, and en- larged glands. No fees are charged. All mothers are cordially invited to be present and to bring children under five years of age. Interesting/Luto Races On County Fair Program @ Offering as a side bet the sum of $500.00 that's'he can cro the chalk- line ahead of A. S. Halls this year at the auto races of the Big Stone County Fair, to be held at Clinton on Thursday, September 15, S. W. Steece, o Sioux City, Iowa, has made application to participate. Steece will be remembered by those who attended the races at the fair las year as the driver of the un- lucky car, No. 13, that ran for nine- teen laps on the rim after throwing a casing frtt a rear wheel in the first few few rounds. It was the thriller of he seasoWs racing program m this sectioL of the state. The amount of interest shown by Steece s the 0ut-growth of several yea,: of r:cing in Minnesota and tLe t,p Jvi. 4. in a E" ,,i car. Announcemen also comes from :l,e ass,iation that flm'e will be othr entries of interstate repute. Jack ,:cCoy of (cdar Rapids, (a, is also expected to n:uke entry, it  aid. lth McCoy  '. Halls are fa- oiiiar to track fans and need no h- t o.luction. An aC-Jed "eatme r,c the fair this year will be the introduction of fire works and a night performance. This will be under direction of d specialist from the Conti Fireworks Company, of New Castle, Pa. Promises of the fair board are te the effect that this is to be a spectacle of unusual gran- duer. Sports, while forming the head- Big Legion Carnival Is Center Of Attraction New Power Plant Oper- ating At Fergus Falls The operation of a new seventeen hundred and fifty kilowat steam tur- bine engine of two thousand horse- power at the. Ottertail Power com pany's plant at Fergus Fails put the local generating plant out of business early Sunday mming, after having been in operation since August 10. Starting up of the local plant at that time was necessitated because of lack of sufficient water at the Fergus Falls plant and was intended only until the completion of their new steam plant. This is the second time that the company has had difficulty on account of depending upon its wa. ter-power but they claim they are situated now where little trouble wilt result. During the past week, current re- ceived locally has been of the "off again on again" kind but Mr. Fred Kriesel, city electrician, states that it is no fault of the city attthorities but is due to trouble on the line at a dis- tance from Ortonville. On Wednes- day the current was eft for about two hours. Initiation Held By Relief Corps Members An initiation followed by entertain- ment was held by members of the Relief Corps on August 24 in their roam at the courthouse, at which sev- eral new members were taken in. Presentation of a silk flag t three different Sunday school organizations in the city, by the Corps, was made at the meeting. The Corps received a beautiful silk flag from the Minnesota Department m appreciation and acknowledgment of its good standing in the depart- ment. The flag was presented by Miss Martha Rothwell upon her return from the Woman's Relief Corps convention recently held at St. Paul. Refresh- ments were served after the cere- monies to about fifty of the members and guests who were present. Large Attendance At Sun- day School Convention More than fifty delegates from out of the city attended the Big Stone County Sunday School convention held here last Thursday. A consid- erable amount of business was trans- acted, including the election of officers. Rev. F. W. Agte, of Odessa was unanimously re-elected President of the association" for the cming year. Invitation was extended the organi- zation by members from Clinton, to hold the new annual meeting at that place. Governor Preus Issues State Fair Proclamation All Minnesotans who can possibly do s, are urged to attend tim Minne- sota .State Fair, which takes place from September 3 tel0, by Governor J. A. O. Preus, The governor, in special proclamation, priming the great State Fair and pointing out the benefits to be derived from a vis- it to the fair, calls for a 100 per cent attendance from 'all parts of the state. The proclamation reads: The Minnesota State Fair is in many respects the greatest state fair in the country. Minnesota is rich in natural resources and her products excel both in vttriety and in quality; and the management bf the fair, aid- ed by our state legiature, has as- sembled an exhibition which gives the visitor an excellent idea of the quan- tity and diversity of our state's pro- ducts. "Our fair annually shows great growth and progress and even to the seasoned visitor there is something each year there that is new, inter- esting and educational. We count the State Fair as an important part of our educational system., because it gives to the people in every trade and profession new ideas and infor- mation about what the rest of the state is doing. "Our fair, however, has a civic val- ue because it brings together people from different communities, gives op- portunity for exchange of ideas, and helps to make our commonwealth not a collection of counties, but one great unified state. "For these reasons, I, J. A O. Preus, governor  of Minnesota, do hereby urge upon the people of our state to attend the fair to be held September 3 to 10, 1921. By so do* ins, they will not only benefit them- selves, but they wilt make possible the continued expansion of this insti- tution. The greater the" number who attend, the greater will be the pleas- Ford Coupe To Be Given Away Saturday At 9:00 p. m.Amusement Furnish- ed For All. Working with a full crew late Wea- nesday evening, with renewed efforts today, members Of Ralph M. Spink Post of the American Legion are put- ting the finishing touches to the two huhdred foot temporary building which will ho(se the conceskions, in anticipation of the largest crowd that will have gathered at a carnival of this nature here in a long time. Practically the whole street from the city light plant to the lake in front of Eahtonka Pavilion has been given over to the use of the carnival which is being held for three days, ending SaLurday night. Opening of the shows tonight with its multi-colored lights reflecting upon local talent bally-hoo'ers who will oc- cupy the fourteen different booths, a a merry-go-round in operation, band playing and numerous other forms af entertainment will tend to revive thespirit manifested in by-gone days. Some of the forms of entertainment are Hoopala racks, Chinese racks, ham racks, Kewpie racks, Candy racks, Indian blanket racks, Fortune- telling booth, novelty booth, ball in the barrel booth and a special booth conducted by the Red Cross and Boy Scouts. There will be performances in the afternoon and evenings in a tent on the grounds by the Legion Minstrel Show, composed of eleven members. Besides the show there will be a dance each evening at the Eahtonka Pavilion with special mu- sic. Expenditures for this entertain- ment by the Legion has aggregated approximately twenty-five hundred dollars, according to figures given out by that order. One booth, especially, should appeal to the visitors. It is the one in which a midget is con- tained. Altho she is eighteen years old, her appearance, it is said, is that of a child. She is a resident of this county, yet few have seen her be- cause she has never gone from home. Another feature is the snake show, said to be good. RaIng of the Ford'C0upe will take place at nine o'clock Saturday night in front of the pavilion. Twen- ty-five numbers will be drawn, the twenty-fifth number to be the winner, whether the party whose name is written on the same is present or not. P r o t e s t Against High Freight Rates Being Filed Present freight rates will absorb 40 to 50 per cen of the terminal mr- ket selling price of the probable price basis for grains this fall, according to statistics gathered by the leading Farm Journals of the country, and in a special appeal sent out by the Farm Stock and Home, of Minneapolis, busi- ness men and farmers are urged to sgnoa protest to be forwarded to the Interstate Commerce Commission, at Washington, D. C., which has been hearing evidence on the matter. "Efery business man, manufac- turer, employer, banker, doctor, and lawyer is now suffering from the cur- tailed purchasing power of the far- mers and pressure---prompt and of. fectivemust be brought to bear on the Inter-State Commerce ,Commis- sion for an immediate revision of rates on agricultural products," de- clares Harry Owen, publisher of that journal, adding that "other commodi- ties can wait, if necessary, but far- mers must have immediate relief." This is but one of the aggressive moves being made in behalf of the farmer and business men of'Big Stone county should not hessitate to sign the blank which appears on.page three of thi issue of The Independent and clip it out and mail to Mr. Owen, who will forward  with .thousands of such protests he is receiving from over the state. Represents Fraternity At National Convention Leonard VonEschen left Tue,day afternoon for Minneapolis where he .will join a party of friends on an auto trip to Denver, Colo., to attend the national convention of the Beta Theta Phi fraternity. VonEschen who will be a Senior at the Univer- sity this year, was chosen as the dele- gate from the Minnesota chapter. The convention will be held at Estes Park near Denver, Septembe 6, 7. 8, and 9. About 100 delegates, coming from universities and colleges thru, out the United States will be in at- tendance. Capt Wein Building Boat. Big Stone Lake is to have a new Dakotas where he has met with Hall's drb.i,,;. Steece is a veteran in the tzme, having piloted cars for Alex Sloan, who has he'e the auto rac- ing programs at the Minnesota State Fair for many seasons. He add..l another victory to his llst in winning the 25-mile race hehl at Sioux City, lines of the attractions, are not to . ure and profit each one derives. put into oblivion the educational side "In witness whereof I have here- of the fair, however. Instead, much unto set my hand and caused the seal has been done to create interest in I of the State of Minnesota to be af- exhibits of all kinds and in health| fixed hereto, this 27th day of August, work and assurances are to the efo  A. D. 1921. J.A.O. PREUS, feet that these departments will not| Attest: Mike Holm, I be lacking. ! Secretary..of State." craft next seasom It is in the pro- cess of construction at the Big Stone Boat Works under direction of Joseph Crosse. The boat will be the property of Capt. Wein and. will be used for his passer,or erviee. It will be 50 feet long, of 12 foot beam and fitted up l first class shape,