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PAGE 4 THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT THURSDAY, DECEMBER (}00i0NVit[[ I0000D[P[NDtN! PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY by the FARMERS & MERCHANTS PRINTING CO. 1 &. KAERCHER Managing Editor OlYFICIAL PAPER of BIG STONE COUNTY. Entered as second-class matter May 18, 1920, at the Dostoffie at Ortonviile, Minn., trader the Act of, March 3, 1879._ ,, SUBSCRIPTI)N $2.00 PER YEAR Advertising Rates on Application [ Foreisn Advertising Representative ] THE AMERICAN PR VLSS A$XX'dATIQN Northwestern Advertising Re0resentativG MINNESOTA SELECT LIST. 0$" Exchartge Bank - St. Paul[ 2, A s= A s.__ : _ _ M innoaoo,. EDUCATION AND WEALTH I Does education pay ? } . Assuredly! It pays.its votaries in I character, health, culture, preparation l for vocations, and all that goes to make up a well-rounded life. it fits us to become law-abiding and GOd- fearing citizens of the great Republic. Yes; education pays. But let us consider, apart from its idealistic trend, whether education pays in dollars and cents. The fact is self evident that an educated na- tion is a more productive:one, com- Inercially and industrially. The money value of an education is being empha- sized in the insistent demand for spec- ial training for specific vocations. The more education is diffused, the mme specialized and techndcal it becomes, the more its costs increase; but the national income increases with greater rapidity as a resultant. Some general evidences that educa- ity to do all he can to mare t,e no. uwi a blLgr :..lit. Cr ov.,; . cchich to live and do business. It i ybur duty as a good citizen to do you. part. It is your duty to try to g( others to see their obligations of etA uenship and render all assistance pos- sible. The work of making the home town a bigger and better to-a is not the work of a few people and cannot be ac- complished by a few. It is "The work of all for the good of all." C. A. Beard and H. E. Harvey mo- tored to Appleton Tuesday to attend to business matters. Miss Muriel Loy returned to her school near Johnson, after spending Thanksgiving vacation with her par- cuts, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Loy. Miss Lydia Dittos, of Milbank, is visiting ,at the home of her brother :d. Dittos. Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Petersen enter 'ained Mrs. Petersen's father, A. Gun- derson and her brother, G]endon Gun- (ierson over Thanksgiving. How to Gt Best Results Out of Coke Coke is.practically a pm'e fuel, says the Utility Bulletin. Soot and mot of the dust and smoke have been remov- ed from it in making gas. It is entire. ly combustible, leaving only a fine powdery ash, about half as much in quantity as results from the burning of equal weight of hard coal. Coke is lighter than coal, consequently easier to handle in households. It can be burned just as coal, but requires some- what different treatment in firing in order to yield the best results. Being porous coke kindles easier than coal. In furnace use three or four shovelfuls of coke should be thrown on"in the morning and all drafts opened for ten or fifteen min- utes. When there is a good bed: of fire the fire box should be filled as full as possible. The drafts should be left on'for ten or fifteep minutes long- er, then should be shut off and the check drafts all opened. Unless weather is severe the furnace will not tion pays are found in the facts that require any further attention until in 1909 we spent, in round numbers, I night. If th weather is severe the national income the same year .was fire box should be filled at noon. Cf, ke $401,398,000 for public education. The fire s do not need to be shaken out as 28.8 billion dollars. In 1919 we spent nuch as do coal fires. There should $895,000,000, and he national income always be a layer or blanket of was 66 billion dollars. The increase of two inches of ashes on the grate bars expenditures for education of 122.9 per of the furnace. This prevents burning vent was accompanied by an increase out of the grate and also prevents a in national into'me of 129.16 per cent. I Education costs consumed a smaller I too quick consumption of the fuel. At night the fire should not be shaken. percentage of the national income in[A few holes should be ln through 1919 than in 1909, and for an increased the bed of coals with the poker in or- expenditure of $495,000,009 there was an increase in national income of ap- proximately 47,2 billions of dollars. InCreased ability to produce wealth results from education because of the three factors in the production of ma- terial wealth (natural resouxces, na- tive ability of people, and education). Education is the only factor which is widely variable or susceptible of im- yvement. Natural resources may be asted but not Ancreased. Native ability is a practical constant, chang- ag imperceptibly from generation to neration. Education may effect riking differecnes in a short period. It is coming more and more to be case that a man's chances in life re poor indeed without the formal training given in our educational in- stitutions 1. According to a study of Dr. t'rnarles Twing of the 100 wealthiest aen in 0he United States, considered with reference to the total population, there were 277 times as many college- bred men as there were noneollege- Ied men. 2. Less than 1 per cent of American men are college graduates, yet this 1 laer corot of college graduates furnish- es 55 per cent of ore" President; 36 per cent of our Congressmen; -17 per ent of our Vice Presidents: 62 per ent of the Secretary of State, 50 per cent of/the Secretaries of the Treasury 67 per cent of Attorneys General; and 69 per cerrt of the Justices of the -'uprerne Court. In no grot/p named in the foregoing is e annual salary less than seven times the average for the United tates. K Mr, James M. Dodge, a former sident of the American Society of ]echanical Engineers, calculated the inaneial value of different grades of education by comparin the earning capacities of common laborers, shop- apprentice, trained men, trade-school graduates, and chnical-school radu- ares. The money value was taken to be that sum wnich at 5 per cent nter- eat would yield an income equal to the sum being received as a sala_,T. He found he education of the common laborer worth $10.200; that of the shop apprentice $15,8C0; that of the trade-school graduate $25,000i and that f he technical-school graduate $48,- 00.Bureau of Education, Washing- ton, D. C. LOYALTY Your loyalty to the home e3wn is measured by your .loyalty to home siness institutions. Be loyal o the ]home ton the same as you are to the aatiom Its neigh(mrly. Merchants and professional men of other cities don t share your joys and rrows-- ome town men do. It's enli.htened elflshnes Your prosperity i linked mith the prosperity of your community and your community is ut' you and your neighbors. Mer chunts d plo- fessional men in other eides "" cn :. help you maintain church., chools, parks, streets, roads, etc., or help you olve community problems, home com- munity folk do. Every citizen owes it t.o himetf, to is fellow citizens and to the commun- der to give draft, the fire box be filled full, the fire should le under draft for about ten minutes, then all drafts should be shut off and the check dics opened. The fire will keep well all night and there oe a ood bed of live coals in th morning. How Mail Order Fakers Bait Unwary Customer., Oh, this is the day We give sugar away, If you buy our unknown tea! Such might well be the refrain of the fake grocery mail order houses, says a bulletin from the Associated Advertising Clubs of the World, wldch has recently made some investigation of the methods of such concerns. To make all the prices on their so-called "cut price" list look low, they will cut the price of sugar, or some well known soap, or some other article of known value, then make it up by selling some- thing else, such as a bulk tea of un- known value, at a price that will make the whole ope:ation pay a profit. It is well to bear two things in mind says the bLflletin. First, beware of the -man who offe you a staple product like sugar at a price several cents be- low the price at the refinery. He wtl make it p in something else. Second, no business aan will give his oods away, nor loose money on a staple article which does not go out of style and which is good until used, like sugar. He is not a philanthropist. He will make up his loss. Some of the oldest tricks work best, and continue to work over and over. It would seem that the time would ar- rive when all the people had been bit- ten by he house that offers a thing of known value at a very low price and then compels the customer t6 take something whose price is unknown (such as bulk tea or coffee, for ex- ample) in the same order. It is safer to buy from your home merchants. -- $ DR. J. S. CHWART:P. OPTOMETRIST Og MINNEAPOLIS .Jars Can Never Measure Seal Results Clinical Program of the Minnesota r'nblic Health Association Has Reached All Counties -[.' The message of health, of d,sease '1d') prevention, of cor- - | ', rection of defects ,  anced through the '==''ii sale of Christmas * Seals, has been planted in every county in the abate of Minnesota, ac- cording to Dr. William F. Wild, Exe- cutive Secretary of the Minnesota Pub- tic Health Association. Says Dr. Wild: "How many other states in the Un- ion, if any, cau boast of a program of health work such s is taking place in Minnesota at present. Every county in the state has had at least one clinic and most cotmties have had :nany, where expert medical advice has been given free. Stop for one moment and think of this work. It is lomwn that many defects can be corrected in child hood that cannot be corrected in adu]t life. Think of a program which brings specialists to the most remote rural sections of our state. We know that gnorance of a condition never cured that condition, hence our educational program has'been placed on a broad enough scale to be within the reach of all. "Dollars and cents can never mea3ure the benefits and value of these clinics, though even on this basis they are a hundred fold investment, and yet the whole expenditure dwindles into insig- nificance when compared to the untold oy of mothers wose undernourished children have become strong and xo- bust as a result thereof. "Nor is the program limited to child- ren, as chest clinics are held in coun- ties not taken caxe of in Tuberculosis ,Sanatorium Districts, where adults can have chest examinations made. "The educational "activities last year included the distribution of over 100,- 000 pieces of free literature, reaching every county in the state. County fairs have been supplied .with free .health literature, and pamphlets on many different subjects are sent free to any person in the state upon re- quest Lectures, motion pictures, affd other activities on a broader scale than has ever before been attempted, are being conducted by the State and county Public Health Association which .are entirely financed through the sale of Christmas Seals. It can truly be said of the Christmas Seal, "The good they do', depends on you!" A Good Factory Held The Town Why will the business men or a Commerv.ia] Club of a town or city make every effort to locate a new fac- tory within its borders? Simply and solely that the labor f the town and community may be given an opportun- ity to market its products; that when the local and imported labor is given employment t.means that every man having business connections with that town and vieimty will benefit as well as labor. It is a Community invest- ment. This laboY natmally spends it. wages locally-- all conditions being fa- vorable. What right, moral or qther- wise, has any man to profit thereby, without contributing ,his share in the investmentthat is in his patronage to local merchants, enhancing local mar- kets, real estate and other legitimate local investments ? What would b#come of that com- munity if the men who drew their # (ement We H00ve .6eJer Lumber (0 Ortonville Minm Positive Proof. Jimmy--Mav, these too tight. Mother--Oh, no. They Jimmy--They a-e, too. tighter than my skin. Mother---That can't be. Jimmy--Well, I can sit down skin and I can't sit down in pants.--Los Angeles Times. wages there, spent it with the Mail such a department," ..ays Mr. Me- Order Houses ? In other words, sup- GuJre. "Thus far, without trying to pose all or 90 per cent of the money of push tha pLm:e of the association, your mtmity was sent to Chicago we have handled more than $70,C00 or New "'k--not .turned into local worth of machinery. channels of b'tsiness.. How long would I "We t:now that the department will it be before wagk-would go down, real l say e 20 percent on the average pur- estate untaple, business dead or "ris- cha e " I s s--probably more. if our sun- ky"? Mail Order Houses don't help lply house handles all the business of your commnuity. They are th.e leech- t member creameries, which it should, es that suck your commumty's hie t the annual saving will be around $200: blood, t000. This money will go direciy in- t to the pockets of fa.rmers patronizing CREAMERIES OPEN ............ ]co-operative creameries, because the ow ut't',,.ut various companieswillbeabletopay 61ITS 0t that much more for butterfat, by yea- New Branch To Save Farmers $200,- on of the lower operating cost." 000 A Year, Says A. J. MeGuire. Organization of a supply depart.merit which will save farmers of the state $200000 a year, was announuced this week by A. J. McGuire, general man- aer of the Minnesota Co-operative Creameries Association. The jobbing house has the possibilities of doing more than $1,000,000 worth of busi- ness yearly, Mr. McGuire says, be- I cause creameries in the association i annually spend that amount for ma-! chinery and supplies. , i The department, which has been! under consideration for several weeks, is the most important project under- taken by the association in recent! months. W. M.C. Rasmusson of Albert Lea, an experienced creamery supply man, has been placed in charge. Offices have been obtained in the Central Warehouse, St. Paul. "We long have realized the need for FAGLE 0000IKAD0 s , ell O. For Sale at your Dealer Ma L f-i rade ASK FOR THe YELLOW pENCIL W1TH THE RED BAt EAGLE MIKADO EAGLE PENCIL COMPANY, NEW YORK SPECIALS AT The NEW-STYLE SHOP WARFORD & PERSSON, Props. Ortonville, Minn. FOR ONE WEEK ONLY White ivory toilet dressing sets are the clean- est and nearest looking most sanitary. They very popular and their use and demand in the seems assured. We made a fortunate chase of 150 pieces at a markably low price and an opportunity of to early shoppers. Mirrom-- 6 inch Hair Brushes Heavy Combs .... Triple perfume set .................... Hair Reciever .... Powder Box ........ Manicure articles 3 pieces ............ Picture Frames .. Buffers--6 inch Many other pieces. See our fine mentof Manicure Sets Incense Burners Framed Mottos Shaving Outfits Fountain Pens Eversharp Pencils Our Displays Ready! Watch Our Windows ON THE CORNER ORTONVILLE, MINN. Boy's all Wool Sweaters, up to - $ $3.75, special at ... ............................ 3.00 Heavy Flannel Dress Shirts, $5 00 at 2 for ................................... : ............. * Men's Fleece-fined Underwear, $1.2 5 at ............... _= ....................................... Boy's Fleeced-lined Underwear, $1.25 at .......................................................... l lot of Men's Sweaters, worthup $1 10 to $1.75, while they last ................... Basket Ball Shoes, better than the $2.50 rest at ................................................. 100 pair of Work Shoes, special $2 00 at .......................................................... Dress Shoes, from $4.50 up. Buy It At The New Style Shop "Where your dollar goes farthest." ( ..e oef le ! i A Whole t Just arrived which we will sell 49 lb. sack at 98 lb. at OUR ADVICE IS: Do not fail to this bargain. Prices On flour is be considerably higher than those we have quoted for this -- v k-