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THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT III ORTONVILLE, MINN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1922 NUMBER 30 ASS'N 6TH YEAR l Distributed More than: l: Million Dollars To t During Past Four I ng out it s sixth year of operation 1 the Ortonville Livestock t Shipping Asociation, i under the managementi C. Shumaker, has demon- the slightest doubt that can co-operate with success i in the highest form. its operations in March, association which at that: one of the first to be from- of Minnesota, has been by farmers from many parts. then made tie object of at- the large stock yard manag- terminal marketing points as by the many independent from the surrounding who sought to kill it and attempts at co-operative of livestock as unsuccess- efficient management, how- with loyalty on the part members the local association all obstacles and proved to of the state that an organ- of its kind can succeed. As a the organization here similar were formed soon after- practically every rural corn- state. All of them have however, which goes that the sincerity and ability is the biggest .step in enterprises. of Mr. Shumaker as the local association the of this section decided upon first of all understood his he having been actively en- the butcher and livestock on his own account, with suc- unquestionably, is the step in an organiza- character. To have chos- who had failed in his own head a farmer's co-opera- undoubtably would failure. Yet it is this phase of the business associations not only in shipping business but in of co-operative enterpris- lsulted in losses to the soek- the four years the Or- Shipping Assoeia- handled more than 340 car- made up nostly of cattle. These shipments the farmers, who are pa- organization, the sum of one-half million dollars, the sum of $508,655.14. has been prais- by men who are well world for the el- its working. Farmers who association are paid the prices for their live- receive every penny their upon the market, less actual expense of han:Uiug. reason for the success of the is due to the fact oek shipped is graded. In farmer with the choice "eives pay accordingly as farmer who has inferior the shilments are made to markets. There are of 75 to 80 head of bogs Carload and an average of !to 35 head of cattle, depend- the size of the ear of the animals. During four years the association in the neighborhood of and 4,000 head of cattle. has past the experi. long ago. It has creat- nking fund which than cover any possible it to ship at actual reserving any of the pro- largest shippers thru recently are Fred C. Stone City, J. H. Had- and Harry Mundwiler, who shipped carload lots. has, thru the associa=ion, St. Paul market on soy- with his baby beef. He mislng graded Aberdeen- are made on each Mou- to the lack of cars during it has been nec- to change the sched- inents according to obtainable. At this in transirtatlon are to aormal and the of loading on Momlay t of the association who have respective positions since W88 2re: C.A. Mielts George C mmmz Beion, seeret4ry, am rer. Coops Purchased For Big Poultry Show, Jam 2 to 5 When the Big Stone County Poul- try Show is held here on JanualT 2 to 5, all exhibits of poultry will appear in the Association's own coops. This has been made possible by the pur- chasing of 100 coops recently by the association officers with money rais- ed by private subscription. "Officers and members of the Asso- ciation feel very gratefu.1 to the busi- ness men and others for their upport of our association." E. L. Eldred presidt of the association said. "While we did not raise the $225 that we set out to obtain, we have met with hearty response and by the purchasing of 100 coops at this time we sill be able to accomodate exhibits satisfac- orily." Printing of the premium lists is expected to be completed within the next two weeks, according to Mr. E1- dred. The 1923 show will be held at the Alvah Matthews building, where it has been previously held. School To Send Delegate To Badger State Meeting Cleopha Block, editor in chief of the O. H. S. Journal is to represent Or- tonville High School at the Central Interscholastic Press Association con- vention to be held at Madisdn, Wis- consin, on December 1 and 2. The association was established to promote friendly relations between the school and maintain the high stan- dards of scholastic journalism, to aid in the solution of problems of future editors and business managers anti to provide desirable publicity for the schools represented. Ortonville is fortunate in being able to receive an invitation to the meet- ing. More information regarding tile conference will be found in the Orton- ville High School Journal. Lad Seriously Injured The fourteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John sterling of Prior was very seriously injured while playing on a hay fork in the barn at their home last Sunday. He fell with the fork from the top of the barn lacerat - ing his face and nose badly, knocking out his front teeth and also breaking nis left leg between the thigh and knee. Dr. Berg-an was called and took him to the Graceville hospital. /. Christmas Seal Talk Br0adcasteffB00y Radio Novel Plan of" Spreading Information Adopted by The Minnesota Public Health Association The Christmas Seal Sale in Minneapolis was opened by radio. E.J. Henryson, Editor of the Minnesota Health Jour- nal, broadcasted the first radio Seal Sale talk from the Minneapolis Station W. L. A. G. "The Call of the North," Monday evening, November 27. 5"He following was received by the Orton- ville Hardware Company's radio outfit. Had the death rate from tuberculosis ten years ago (1911) prevailed in 1921, 972 now living would have gone to their graves during the past year, ae- dording to Mr. Henryson. "One of the most important ele- ments in the fight against tuberculo- sis and other diseases," he stated, is the education of the individual to the dangers of disease, and the neces- sity for early discovery and treatment. Christmu Seals Do Good Work "More, probably, than any one sin- gle agency, the Chrisianas Seal is responsible fr the tremendous reduc- tion in the tuberculosis death rate," continued Mr. Henryson- "Every year from Thanksgiving to Christmas, the Chrimas Seals, small stamps which ,are used to put the final touch on holi- day mail and packages, are sold throughout the length and breadth of the nation. They are sold and ul in December, but they carry the message of health and hope throughout the year." "In Minnesota they give to parents, free clinics for the eaamination of their children in order to cheek disease before disease gets a hold on the child; tuberculosis clinics are conduct- ed for the adult; to the children di- rect they furnish the Health Crusade, a Crnse for a cleaner and more healthful living through the teaching of health habit; they furnish a vast quantity of free litoratazre on a large variety of health subjects to the peo- ple of the ate; they give motion pie- tures, lectures, and demonstrations on health to people in the most remote rural district.of the state, as well aS in the crowded metropolis, they place ex- hibits before the lmblie, and engage in such educational health work as most effectively impresses upon the public the facts and information of health" "The Minnesota Public Health As- sociation is the agency through which   Seals work tn Minm Buy Christm  to help their work." AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK TO BE Charlie Mathison, Dead; Was Pioneer Farmer Here OBSERVED IN 0RTONVILLE SCHOOLS] ChaxlieMathison, well knownfarm- er, of Artichoke township, who was one of the first settlers in that section, Visitors Days Designated As l Creamery Association Tuesday, Wednesday and To Expand Activities Thursday. Large Num- 1 "A decision to expand activities of ber Expected To Attend the Minnesota Co-operative Creamer- Program. ies Association was reached at a meet- ing of directors, held in St. Paul last American Education ! week. The business of the association week, December 3 to i has grown so rapidly that the capacity 9th will be observed in of several departments, especially that the Ortonville Public I marketing butter must be enlarged, Schools, it was announc- ! according to A. J. McGuire, general ed today by John E. Palmer, superin-]manager. tendent. ! The number of member creameries Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday I has reached 364, an increase of 10 for have been designated as "visitor's the month of November. The associa- ,, " . I days. On these days work done n the l lion does not owe a cent, other than various grades and departments in the! regular monthly bills. The financial junior and senior high school will be i condition is such that it is possidfle to on exhibit, l expand in almost any direction de- I wish it were posible for us to drive home to the whole -American people the conviction of needjed concern for our edu- cational necessities. Our hopes for the evolution of a constantly improving system of human organization will find their justification in the widen- ing the deepening, the universa- lization of that intelligence, that moral consciousness which fur- nish inspiration for ever human jelly parents should make it his and her duty to visit the school o at least one of these days," Mr. Palmer de- clared. "It is surprising the small number of people who visit the s.chools and yet all tax payers pay taxes to- ward school purposes. People should become acquainted with the teachers, their work and the needs of the school. I sired tby the creameries. Meeting CorPs of Relief " The Woman's Relief Corps held its regular meeting at the G. A. R. room in the court house on Wednesday, No- vember 23. A large number were present as well as three visiting mem- bers of the Post, Mr. Crippen, Mr. Crooker, and Mr. Doris. At the close of the business session one of the most pleasant social times I of the year was enjoyed by those in t'attendande. A delightful luncheon advaneeWarren G. Harding. was served. It was a real feast of , good things and was served in a I charming and dainty manner. At the "All persons interested and espec- meeting there were eight past presi- dents in attendance, namely Mrs. See- field, Mrs. Crippen, Mrs. Senescal Mrs. Dinnel, Mrs. Newell, Mrs. Sarvis, Mrs. Chas. Seofield and Mrs. Cham- berlaih. Mrs. Scofield, the oldest liv- ing past president of the Corps was chairman of the luncheon committee. These Hunters Pleased We hope that the school building will ......... ese " ,, Leaving for their homes in Minne- De crowuea oy mmors on m says. . ia" a --  :yen apohs last Sunday, Frank Markle and pec t progr ms are o e g . ..... n .... c e i" Jm Rourke, hunting guests of J. aunng me zwe zy nnnue musl p r 00 Ah,. M++h,= . +hla ,dtv tnalt from 9 o'clock to 9:20. At two of ":..""L .... ":"7 ' ..... %.':", 7- ...... .. .   . l WitH mem lorry-rune maitara GUeKS mese, nas. 11. otsm ann rev. oo- _  __. err W. Duell will be the speakers. , ---,years ,om ] an'a':-ne---an--a-'r-n --'uv''-:='--e from one On Thursday evening the following hotel to another and stop outside to program will be given in the high school auditorium. Community sing- ing, led by Miss Vigen; selections, Boy's and Girl's club. "The Why and Wherefore of Educational Week," Roy. Paul J. Bockoven- Piano Duet, Mrs. C. A. Zwiener and Miss Vigen.A"Value of Education to the Community" Sena- tor F. L. Cliff. Vocal Solo, Miss Helen Miehell. "The Need of More Educa- tion," Mabel L. Thorstenson. Selection, Girl's Gibe Club. Slogans for the week are: A sick body makes a sick mind. Children to- day--Citizens tomorrow. No illiteracy by 1927. A man of knowledge increas- eth might. A Godly nation canno fail." The program takes place at '8 o'clock. It is expected that the largest num- bar that has ever visited the local schools on any one occasion will be present. Miss Mattie O'Neil Dead Word has been received of the death of Miss Mottle ONeil, of Graeevtlle. She died very suddenly Monday eve- ning at six o'clock from heart diase. Miss ONeil was a sister o lKrs. F. L. Cliff, of this city and Mr Cootello, of Graeeville. Mrs. Cqiff and Mrs. Cos- tello were with their sister when she died. The funeral will be held in Graceville Thursday morning at ln o'cloclc display our bag", Mx. Markle said, "and we're going to tell 'em that we got them near Ortonville. Pleased? We're delighted!" Mr. Rourke is a brother of Miss Mary Rourke, normal training school teacher of this city. Women Will Meet Members of the Domestic Science Department of the Women's Club of this city will meet on December 7th at the home of Mrs. C. C. Olsen for the purpose of attending to maters pertaining to the publishing of a book of recipes and other business. It is understood that the book will be" ready for sale by the women on or about De- cember 14. Copy for the book is now in the" hands of the printer and the work will be rushed as fast as possible. Marriage Licenm Marriage licenses were issued re- cently to the following couples: Myrl Colwell to Julia Kvatum, both of Beardsley. Judean E. Johnson of Clinton/ to Veronica E. Arnoldi, of Graceville; Wn Goodhart Traverse county, to Lillian Weick, of Graceville; David N. Nordquist to Leila H. Larson both of Stockholm, S. Dak. Dr. L. C. Lane, a former resident of this city transacted business here Tuesday. MINNESOTA'S FIRST THANKSGIVING "DAY Proclaimed by Governor Ramsey 72 Years Ago When the first official Thanksgiving Day in Minne- sota was celebrated, on December 26, 1850, the nine counties of the territory counted only a few more than 6000 people. St. Paul was a frontier village with about 225 dwelling houses, while St. Anthony could boast only 115. But the good cheer of the day did not hinge upon numbers. At the suggestion of a group of clergymen, Governor Rmnsey issu- ed a proclamation setting aside one of the Christmas holidays as a day of thanksgiving. Among the blessings which he enumerated were abundant crops; freedom from the ravages of blast, hurricane, drought and epidemic disease; and friendly relations between the pioneer and the red man- The Governor solemnly invited thanksgiving: "Let us in the public temple of religion, by the firesicle and family altar, on the prairie and in the forest, join in the expression of.our gratitude, of our devotion to the God who brought our fathers safely through the perils of an early revolution, and who continues his.facets to the remotest colonies of his sons." At sunrise and at sunset on December 26, bells were rung. Special morning services were held in the hurhes, and a notable address was delivered by Reverend Edward D. Neill, who cempared "the infancy of our favored Territory with that of the Puritan colonies." Thirty-eight of his hearers, greatly impressed by his speech, presented Dr. Neill with a petition for its publication. In the evening a "magnlficient ball" was held in St. Paul at Ma- zourka Hall, which a short time before had been equipped with "trans- parencies, painths, pictures, aad chandeliers in a style of superb The letter to Ramsey from the four clergymen who requested the Thjuksgiving Day proclamation, the original copy of the proclamation, and a copy of the Minnesota Pioneer in which it was printed, ar now n the possession of the Minnesota Historical society. died at his farm home on Tuesday, No- vember 21, at the age of 52 years. Death was caused by high blood pres- sure. Mr. Mathiso was born in Sarte- ne, Norway on April 26, 1870. He came to this country with his parents in 1882 settled on a tract of land in Artichoke township, where he lived continually ntil his death. In the year of 1900 Mr. Mathion was united in marriage to :Ida Olson. To their union one child was born. IIe leaves to mourn his death, his wife and daughter, Mrs. A. B. Vaage, be- sides two grandchildren, four brothers, Adolph, Alfred and Severt, all of whom are living in this county, and Christ, who resides, at Fargo, N. 1)ok., and a sister, Mrs. Fred Carlson, of Stevens county. Mr. Mathison was a member of the Baptist church of Artichoke, having joined the church in 1894. He was very highly respected as a farmer and as a man of sterling character. Funeral services ware held from the Baptist church on Saturday afternoon, with Rev. Moe, officiating. Services were attended by an exceptionally large number. O. H. S. Holds Inter-Class Basket Ball Tournament Inter-Class tournament games were held this week in the high schbol gym- nasium. The first game played by the 8th grade girl vs. the freshmen girls resulted in a victory for the freshmen with a score of 14-0. The next game between the 7th grade boys and the 8th grade boys was won by the 7th grade with a score of 918. These two games were played Mon- day after school. Tuesday afternoon the Sophomore girls played the Sen- ior girls. This game resulted in a score of 12-2 in favor of the fienior girls. The Senior and Sophomore boys played after the girls game and a score of 24-0 was run up in favor of the Senior boys. Games will be lay- ed next,week to determine the win- ners of the tournament. The regular teams of the high chool will play a double header with Clinton tonight. Friday night another double header will be played here when the girls will play a second game with Mitbank and the boys will play Grace- ville. Child Welfare Bodies Of Six Counties Meet Montevideo Will Be Headquarters For State Regional Conference of This District On Dec. 8th and 9th, 1922, there will be held a Montevideo, Minn., a State Regional Con- ference of Child Wel- fare Boards and County Officials. Lac qui Parle, Swift, Yellow Medicine, Big Stone, Renville, and Chippewa Counties are included in this district for this convention- The local committee on arrange- ments are Mrs. P. A. Henning, Jr., Montevideo; Miss Hilda M. Gippe, Watson, Mrs. Ed. Borgendale, Daw- son, and Oline E. Rolighed, Montevi- deo. At the State Conference for similar purposes held at Hibbing in Septem- ber 1921, it was decided that there was a need for small group meetings where entire membership of County Welfare Boards, and others dealing with enforcement of laws pertaining to children might meet and discuss their work and their problems. A committee of five was appointed by the State Board of Control to arrange for these meetings through the State Regional Conference chairnmn for this District who is Mrs. S. H. Johnson, Appleton, Minn. Speakers from the Board of Control, Children's Bureau, and the neighbor- ing counties will be in attendance and take part at this Conference. The program on Friday afternoon, Dec. 8th and the Conference Dinner at the new Lutheran Church on Fifth Street, Montevideo, at 5:30 P. M., are public meetings to which everybody is invited to attend. Very good pro- grams will be given both sessions. On Saturday forenoon and afternoon Wel- fare Board members, Probate Judges, County Attorney, all others who are especially interested in Social Service Work and who have duties of enforc- ing.laws regarding hildren, are urged to attend. Word has been realved afthe death of Mrs. Thomas Nix4m. Of Santa Bar- ara, California. Mrs. Nlton  a sister of Mr John Crippen af tbis city and was very well known thruout the county. Mrs. Nixon died just twelve days after the death of her sister, Mrs. NhthauNr. Mrs. Cril pen received the message wh she r turned home from the funend of MrS; Neinhauaer in St. Paul WILL DRAFT BILL SEEKING AID FOR N. W. FARMERS Grain Price Fixing by Gov- ernment Is To Be Sought By Conference From Four States. Congress will be call- ed upon to pass a law that will aim to '..el fixed price on all sur- plus grains that are not ordinarily ex- ported from the United States, if plans that are being drafted by a com- mittee representing four states ma- terialize. Senator F. L. Cliff, of this city, who returned from a conference in the twin cities the first of the week said that another meeting is to be held there within a few days with delegates in attendance from the states of Min- nesota, North and South Dakota and Montana. "Consensus of opinion of the dele- gates who were at the conference doubted the wisdom of attempting to fix a price an small grains as it is believed that such a bill under the con- ditions might b6 held unconstitu- tional," Senator Cliff said. Senator Cliff stated that in the bill now contemplated it would provide for the Government taking over surplus grains not  ordinarily exported. This, he said, would mean that the govern- ment would take it over at a ta. ted price of, say, around $1i0 to $1.75 a bushel, for wheat. In,his event it would let the farmer about one-third more than present prices. By taking over the surplus the farmer would get the benefit of the tariff, as it largely the surplus that fixes our present prices, Senator Cliff eontendecL Senator Cliff said that two days were spent in conference in the cities going over the subject and that a Lill will be prepared at the conference which is to be held in thee next few days, to be introduced in Congress. The bill will have the backing of the farmer's organization of the country, also of the banker's and businessmen. Will Stage Rabbit Hunt ,Here Soon As Snow Flies A revival of the old-time contest-- that of staging a rabbit hunt--is promised tlis winter by the hunters of Ortonville as soon as the ground is covered with snow. All huntsmen interested in this sport are invited to participate in the contest. They ae requested to leave their name with either Wayne Kelly or Emil Ostlind and be ready for the call when it is sent out. As soon as the names have been given to the leaders of the two .groups a meeting will be held and members of each team selected. The object of the hunt will be to see which team can bag the largest ntLmr of rabbits-- the losing team to banquet the win- ners. Be sure and register with Cap- tains so that the stage will be set at the first fall of snow. Commmuty Nght, Dec. 1 At Odessa, Village Hall Friday evening, December 1st, is the date set for the first of a series of, Cpmmunity Club Meotings, at the vii- large hall at Odessa, it was stated to- day by Leopard Kollitz. There will be a program given which will include a lecture and a general all-around good time. The object of the meetings is to promote community spirit and a general feeling of good fellowship., The meeting is being ar- ranged under the auspices of the Odes- sa Business Men's Association. An invitation is extended to every- one to be in attendance. No charge will be made. Stockholders of Correll Supply Company To Meet A meeting of the stockholders of the Correll Co-operative Supply Company will be held at Correll on Monday, De- cember 4th, at 1 o'clock p. m. slmrp. The meeting has been called by Gee. M. Nelson, secretary. Mr. Nelson urg- es all members to be present as there will he very important business con- sidered. Sells Drag Store W. Peterson, formerly of this city, has sold his drug store at Ros- lyn, S. Dale, where he has been en- gaged ia business for the past two years,  leaving the employs of John Nielsen. Mr. Peterson expects to visit friends here the first week of December. His future plans have not been decided upon. Dr. L. C. Lane, of Minneapolis, was here the first of the week attending to buslne  in conneetlon with hfz farm near this city. He nmv his lease with Che, s. Hadrath, pmmmt enat Dr. Lane was formerly of city.