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PAGE 4 The ORTONvlt[I: II00D[pl:ND[NI ! PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY by the FARMERS &amp; MERCHANTS PRINTING CO. IL. A. KAERCHER Managing Editor OFFICIAL PAPER of BIG STONE COUNTY. Entered as second-class matter May 1S, 1920. at the postofice at Ortonville, Minn., under the Act of March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION $2.00 PER YEAR Advertising Rates on Application [ Foreign A dvertislng Representative ] THE AMERICAN PRE.$S ASSOCIATION Northwestern Advertising Representative MINNESOTA SELECT LIST. try and pin a button on a man, tap hiD1 on Ltie slloUi(l(:l', wnislJgr 111 tits ear, and say, "'Dcoumr--remember, We ll Stick." Vchen he has none that he has as much as wimed rtis eye and said to iumseii, "'Well, there's John Doe that we don't need worry about November 7th" And at the same time he has discredited the man upon whonl he has ph'.ned the button. He! has given him no creel, for having a brain of his own. He has given him no credit z or tuture reasomng. We believe that the voters of this section of the country are going to demonstrate on Novemt3er 7th that they are capable of doing their own thinking. We believe that the vot- ers of this section are going to re- sent being herded into a pen ,ike a flock of sheep or a bunch of hogs on their way to market and labeled, this party or that party. We believe that they are going to vote for the man whom their conscience dictate best fitted to serve the country as a whole. FACTS RELATIVE TO AMENDMENT No. 1 "/09 Exchange Bank St. Paul' Amendment No. 1 which comes be- 215 S. 6th St. Minncapiis for voters Tuesday will remove pres- ent constitutional restrictions that WEIGHING THE EVIDENCE bar the way to the establishment of With election coming next Tuetayi.a state long time loan system. it is proper that a woiM or too of The Amendment, itself !brief, to warning be issued. All kinds of liter- i the point and self explanatory, pro- ature has been distributed, the ob-I vides: 'jeer of which is to imluce the voters! "For the purpose of developing to act from a prejudiced stand point, lth e agricultural resources of the You should bear in mind that it! state, the state may establish and doesn't take brains to be a knocker, l maintain a system of rural credits Anybody can be that. When voting l and thereby loan money and extend remember that it is just as impor-icredits to the people of the state tent, if not more so, for the man who i upon real estate security, in such is aspiring to office to be ble and! a manner and under terms and con- qualified to draft bills as it is that he cast his vote on measures coming before the legislative, bodies. _Conditions in thi country altho not satisfactory can easily be worse. It's up to the voters to decide the matter. The one question to consid- er, is, "Can the new candidate fill the position capably? Can he legis- late prosperity as he has promised, or is he just playing on the prejudices of the voters and on general condi- ditions as may be prescribed by law, and to issue and negotiate bonds to provide money to be so loaned." Its adoption will not create a spe-- cific system; details will be left to the lgislure. It is the first proposition on the pink ballot. i Voters favoring it must place an ["X" opposite the ,'yes". Ballots !marked in any other way or left i blank will be counted against it as ,ions--for selfish and pecuniary tea-it t is required that it must be sup- sons ? Its a good idea to give erious! ported by a majority of the voters voting. thought at this time to these things, i Many city voters are indifferent; It would be well to read and weigh:therefore ' those in the small town carefully the accomplishments fl and rural precincts must support it Senator Cliff. Ask yourself the ques- tion, "Why should he oppose agricul-: solidly, if it is to pass. It is indorsed by all parties. rural measures, which some people ',A state farm loan system is not would have you believe?" He owns i experimental. The idea is more than considerable land in this county. To. oppose laws aimed to aid farming he 100 years old. South Dakota has had would be working against his own fi-', an efficiently functioning plan in op- nancial interests. Be fair with your-i eratin for five years. selves. Don't allow yourself to be! It will supplement the work of the carried away with the undertow of i Federal Farm Loan Banks, lower in- terest rates and proyide a system discontent sweeping over the coun- i whose prim purpose shall be service try. Remember that there is no one to the agriculture ra,her than to man on the face of the earth who can make a profit out of it. go to the legislative bodies and cre- ate good times---following a war such i as the world experienced. ] Cancer Is A Cnrable Disease ! Most peonle ender cancer an in- BEING PREJUDICED fusible disease. This is duein all pro- Election is just five days distant--i bability to the fact that unt1 ree-t- lqoyember 7. As the slogan goes at ilv no attemnt has been made to in- Christmas time: "There's just five form the public re'ardinr the known more days left to do your Christmas l facts pertainin to this disease, and shopping," so it is at this time:i that most Deonle know only of the "rhere's just five days left for the] fatal result of treatment instituted the politicians to do their hopping,"i in cases of cance, when there no or better still, "their hoping." Ioner was hor, e for cure. As it is on election time there i no one on the face of the earth who can forecast within a reasonable fig- ure the outcome of any election. Be- cause, no doubt, of the fact that peo- ple have been given a sufficient quan- tity of gray matter to do their own thinking and no one man or no one party can read their thoughts. That is what the Lord gave man brains, forto use them. No person should go to the polls with his or her mind prejudiced. A voter's mind should be open to reason and not separated int% class-hatred or party tliques. It is true that there have always been parties and it is likewise tlae that there will always 'be parties be-i eaqse it has been found the only log- ical" method of advancing candidates i seeking offices. But for a citizen to go to the polls with his mind preju- diced, he is not a good citizen. When a man is selected as a jury- man on a case in court he is, imme- diately stricken from the desirable The increasln' death rate from e,ncer makes it neee.sarv that n eduoatlonal eamnoi'r -hou cneer 1,o eond,ted, in order that the people my become f.rlir with the ear|v siw- nd s,,nto,"s of cnce" and a,q emselvt e e-ly treatment while the rowth is still curable. The American goeiety for the Can- trol of Cancer was ortranized in 1913 far the nurrmse of obtaininr facts :bout cancer anA disseminating the knowledge. In November of q21 this society conducted its first National du-tlon,l Ca.mnaign. nd it has designated ,.he week of November 12 to  oe thi veer ,-s Ntionl Cn-r xroek. During this time an inte,-siw broadcasting" 0 i"- foraHon ,:eg.rdin cancer will be c.rried out. It is important that every one avail blmself of the ep- hor,unity of les:-rin" as much about thi disease as possible. Caner is oe of the reat nlagues. One out of every fourteen men and one out of eve,-- twelve women over forty year of arr.e t:e from -sneer. list when he is found to be preju - C-ar  the cause of deth of more diced. He is not giyen the opportun- I a,h;l* than ,w fh,- d;oos. nd ity of expresing hs opmmn .m the whether or not fb"a ;sar k bon matter at hand. ,,fr the reason. , .,, tr, a ne, eanc,^- :n some member of th^= mil'-:* is not deemeu --open-mm(et enugnl it v# .e rei"d , , 1i- ai to fairly weigh and consider the evi- vita 1 interest to every man and TO! dence that might be brought out dur-m,n " " i ing the trial. So it should be on In the past, the people have obtain-t election day. A man whose mind is ed second h,l ;,'farat;/ ..,! not open to reason does not make the cancer, nd this has been limite right kind of citizen, largely to their knowledge of peoole To go to the polls with a club in who have been treated urmuccessful- your hand swearing vengeance to this ly. It may be <tated that when can- man or that is not the right spirit eer is treated unsuccessfully, it has to possess. A person should vote been recocnized and treated only according to his or her own personal after it has progreesed to the stage beliefs, picking the man or, woman where tho,'- wzs ittle or no hope of best suited for the position to which:success Those who have had cancer they seek to fill, irresnective of artv recagnized es,:ly and treated early lines. For a voter to he "hide-bound"i and succesfully maintain secrecy in in his political dedtctions is a detri-' order that the s;c'na will not men, not only to himself but to the itize their industrial and social activ- emmtry as a whole. To permit a: tries. person or group of persons under the l It is the urpose of the American label of any party to think for :ou is' Society for the Control of Cancer to disarous to the best interests of i open the book of knowledge pertain- /,he cuntry. I ing to cancer in an effort to stem the Persons when castin their ballots i tide of the annual!y increasing death should take into consideration every rate from the disease. smndidate and the via,form upon which he stands, selecting the one l @ that in their opinion ,,'ill work l MALTA 1 for  best interest of the leonleiq" as a whole. They shold not be in-t Miss Fern Struck of Clinton, spent fMentl by the shouting of anv l Sat u:.'day with Shirley Morrill. aewspaper, seeking for political or-  Henry Ranson is driving a Ford ttnandal interests to secure the elec- roadster, which he purchased last ,ion of candidates favo,'o.'! to +h, week. particular newsnnver. They should Victor Randall, County Auditor, bear in mind that everyone is work-l was calling: on friends in our com- ing for their own i,t,rest--with hut munitv last week. fe exceptions. Thex, i hould also, E. R. Hewitt and daughters Thel- bear in mind that someone pay the ma and Dorothy, were callers in Or- bill, when the olicy of a newspaper tonville on Friday. is 'qlide-bound." ! Carl Haas h.s rented the Burn: 'lere is nothing that the ol;- qulst farm and is plowing, but the tielnn and his coterie of newspapers familywitl not move onto the place like better than to g5 into the co,m- until spring. THE ORTONWtLLE INDEPENDENT THURSDAY, NOVEMBER SOUND-- SANE-- PROGRESSIVE Senator F. L. Cliff Candidate for Re-election from THE 48th DISTRICT COMPRISING THE COUNTIES OF STEVENS--GRANT--TRAVERSE--BIG STONE To The Voters of The .48th Senator- ial District:-- " Fully-realizing that at this stage of the campaign it will be impossible for Senator Cliff to meet the several voters personally and explain to them the issues of the campaign and what has been accomplished during the last four years, we are therefore herewith publishing a list of the measures affecting tgriculure, in securing the passage of which he took an active part. To give you a better understanding of the purpose and ef- fect of the bills referred to we sup- ply the following brief explanation: Bill Creating Department of Agri- ture In oxter that there might at all times be available an agency in con- nection with the state government representing agriculture and espec- ially to aid those marketing the agricultural products, there was pass- ed at the 1919 session the act creat- ing the department of agriculture. This bill was made up of a compro- mise between the Senate bill intro- duced by Senator Cliff and a bill passed by the House. This act re- quired all parties engaged in selling agricultural products, except hay and grain which was under the railroad and warehouse commission, to ob- tain a license from the department of agriculture, and gave the depart- ment authority to make all necessary iavestigmor into matr[ rolative to marketing agricultural products and under the provisions of section 5, the department was authorized to investigate all matters relating to the high cost of living and was di- rected to secure samples of grain from many parts of the state and ascertain the true milling value. This the commissioners did in 1919 and 1920 and as the result of the showing, made before the department of ag- riculture at Washington secured an order reducing the spread between 58-pound and 52-pound reheat from 32 cents to 14 cents. Bill Providing for State Test Mill Farmers of the state received the benefit of this reduction but the faci- lities for securing an aecure test were not available and as this was essential to enable the state depart- ment of agriculture to make the nec- essary showing to secure the correc- tion of abuses in grades, Senator Cliff drew and secured the passage of Chaptea 38 of the extra session, authorizing the establishment of the state test mill. At the 1921 session he secured an additional appropriation to complete this mill and equip it with latest improved machinery so that the te'sts made would be as complete and de- pendable as those made by the larg- est mills of the State. The mill was not completed until the fall of 1921 and made its first report in March 1922, from which it appears that the difference in milling value of 58-lb. and 55-lb. wheat was five cents and a fraction. The market difference at tha time was from twelve to fifteen cents. The difference in milling val- ue'of 58-1b. and 53-lb. wheat was found to be seven cents and a frac- tion, while the market difference ranged from eighteen to twenty-five cents. Until the publication of this report, no one outside of the miller knew or apparently could know what the real difference in this milling value was. This shottld lay the foun- dation for a proper shoSng to the department at Washington to correct this abuse. Co-operative Marketing Law There was also passed at-t4he 1919 session the ew co-Operative taw., making provisions for the develop: ment of co-operative associations for maxketing of farm products. To fa- cilitate this movement there was call- ed together about 10 days before the 1921 session, three or five men from the Senate and the same number from the House, to confer with the committee of the Farm Bureau for the purpose  of adopting an agricul- tural program for the coming ses- sion. Senator Cliff was one of the members of the Senate called, and ook an active part in this conference at which the following program was adopted. Fire, The amendment of the co- operative law so as to provide for the organization and develonment of co- overative terminal market associa- xions to represent the creameries, stock shipping associations. Farmers Elevators, etc., in the terminal mark- ets of Minnesota. Second--To declare the terminal markets in Minnesota, such as the Chamber of Commerce, Boards of Trade, Stock Exchanges, etc., public markets, and providing for the ad- mission to such markets of represen- tatives of co-operative associations. Third--An act prohibiting dealing in ftrtures by paties not having any farm products to sell. Bills covering these subjects were then drawn and approved and when the legislature convened, introduced in both houses. Senator Cliff was one of the signers on the bills introduc- ed in the Senste. All three bills were passed and un- der them there has been organized several hundred stock shipping as- sociations anti a terminal stock sell- ing association, which according to the report of the president of the company controls about 40 per cent of the stock shipped from Minnesota, especially hogs. This association, ac- cording to it report, returns to the shipp6rs approximately one hundred thousand dollars a year, and under this arrangement the farmers really control the shipment and selling of their own stock. There was also organized a co-op- era,lye selling agency representing a large percentage of the co-opca'a- tive creameries of the state, wich not only markets the cream products, but through its purchasing depart- ment secures machinery and supplies at greatly reduced prices. This as- sociation, handles over seventy car- loads of butter a week and has thru its plan of shipment in carload lots, effected a saving of more than ten thousand dollars a week in freight charges. This together with the sav- ing on commissions, after paying ex- penses of operation, is refunded to member creameries, and thru them direct to the producer. There is also in operation a co-op- erative zrain marketing association representing a large number of farm- ers elevators and individual 0reduc- ers. as well as a potato growers as- sociation. Under this nr-ees--if the rmers remain united--they may within the next few years control the marketin of their own products, thus eliminat2 in the losses heretofore ustaied hru former expensive methods of marketing. A Vote for SENATOR F. L. CLIFF is a Vote for the Belt Interests of the People of Minnesota f Prepared and Circulated by CLIFF FOR SENATOR CLUB Ortonville, Minnesota