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PAGE 2 THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, @ @ t CLINTON NEWS Merlin Shannon is home from Bel- lingham. Emily Lyman is home from St. Paul for a short vacation. Florence Nelson is home from 'her school duties near Starbuck. Elmer and Arthur Erickson are home for the holiday vacation. J. L. Hasbrouck of Graceville trans- acted business in Clinton on Monday. Miss Leona Larson visited over the week-end at the home of Ole Jacob- son Miss Ruth Johnson is home from Gustavus Adolphus college for vaca- tion. Mrs. Harold Krook has as her guest this week her friend Miss Spink of St. Paul A grand concert will be given in the Big Stone church, on New Year' night. Rob. Utley and family visited on Christmas day at the home of Cleve Williams. Mr. and Mrs. Ed .Larson were guests at the Chas. Larson home on Christmas. Win. Johnson visited friends in Han- cock over Sunday returning on Tues- day morning. MLqs Donaldson of Northfield is vis- aing at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Walter Lyman. Mr. and Mrs. Olai Steen entertain- ed at a family dinner party for rela- tives on Christmas. Selmer Martinson ca,me home on Saturday from the State University to spend the vacation. Mrs. Hilma Lindholm gave a dinner party at. her home on Monday night to a number of relatives. Evelyn Weidlund left last week for Dassel, Minn., for an extended visit at the home of her grand-parents. Pat Daly won the large rug given  away at Krooks store on Christmas eve. Some folks have all the luck. Little Elaine Lewis entertained a few little friends at a birthday party at her home on Monday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Sweeney Nelson of Pelican Rapids visited the first of the week at the home of G. M. Johnson. Mr .and Mrs. Robert Fail and Billy risited in Appleton over Christmas. They returned on Tuesday morning. Mrs. F. M. Beaty entertained her children and grand-children at a fam- ily dinner party on Christmas day. Miss Helen Charles came from Han- cock Tuesday ,morning to help in the Ross Hardware Store thru inventory. Vera Arnoldi, who is employed at the Reinhart restaurant visited at her home near Gracevitle over Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. John Palmer and Vin- cent came up from Ortonville to spend Christmas at the home of J. L. Erick- son. Miss Lillian Johnson came home last Friday morning from St. Peter where she is attending Gustavus Adol- phus. Milton Lindholm came up from Min- neapolis on Friday for a visit at the home of his mother, Mrs. John Lind- holm. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Erickson en- tertained a party of relatives and friends on Christmas eve at their new home. Mr. and Mrs. A1 Trebil entertain- eel Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Ryan and two Httie girls and John Ryan for X, mas dinner. Miss Staff has made many friends in Clinton who regret to lose her from our midst and are glad she is located so near us. The West Ladies' Aid of the Swe- dish Lutheran church met at the home of Mrs. Carrie Asplund on Thursday, December 29. Mrs. Edith Frederickson and fam- ily came up from Ortonville on Mon- day to spend the day with her moth- er, Mrs. Schell. Mrs. Augar Hedin, who is suffering from a nervous breakdown was taken to the Graeeville hospital for treat- ment on Monday. There will be a New Year's ball given by the American Legion, on Fri- day night, December 30. Music by the Clinton Orchestra. Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Ross and chin dreu drove to Ortonville on Sunday and enjoyed Christmas dinner at the home of J. D. Ross. The basketball game last Friday night between Clinton and Beardsley resulted in a victory for Clinton with a score of 24 to 12. W. L. Ross returned on Monday night from his holiday visit at Peever. Mrs. Ross will remain in Peever until the last of the week. Sunrise Lodge, A. F. and A. M., in- stalled their officers for the coming ,year at their regular meeting Wed- needay night, December 28. Roy Riding of St. Paul came out to s2aend Christmas at the home of his sister, Mrs. Alfred Young. Mr. Riding is employed in a garage in the city. On Tueday night a large party of friends and relatives were entertain- eel at the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs Swan EricksOn, northwest of Clinton. O. T. Harrison returned on Tues- day morning from his visit in Minne- apolis and Prior Lake. Mrs. Harrison and the boys will not return until af- ter New Years. C. W. Erickson of Reynolds, N. D.,. spent a few days this week at the home of L. A. Larson. Mr. Erickson is traveling construction man for the National Elevator Co. Mrs. Art Sweezy had the misfor- tune to fall down stairs, at her home H. M. Winters left on Thursday for Pipestone, Minn., to visit thru the Christmas holidays at the homes of his son and daughter, George Win- ers and Mrs. Frank Reaney. A letter received from Harry Brad- ford states that he is comfortably lo- cated and doing well at Parkers Prairie, Minn., and that he spent the Christmas holidays with his grand- hildren at Ogilvie, Minn. Ed. Shoenrock, the blacksmith, spent he holidays with his family at Beards- ley. He expects to move his family to Clinton soon and will occupy the ooms over Olson's store, which were vacated by H. A. Frederickson. Mrs. Peter Rasmussen gave a din- Jer party on Christmas day to about 20 guests. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Stephens and family. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Watkins and Har- ohl, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Propp and SONS. The Northwestern Telephone Com- pany has found it necessary to lay off one of its operators at each station. At Clinton this removal fell to the lot of Miss Elsie Stephens. However, this is probably only a temporary ar- ran gement. A New Year's wake will be held in the Swedish Lutheran church on New Year's eve. A musical evening will be followed by refreshments and all are invited to enjoy the evening there and watch the old year out and the New Year in. Wm. Markel of the Clinton Produce has sold his business to Earl Stanton and moved his family to Milbank. The new proprietor needs no introduction, being one of Clinton's own boys, and is a bright, energetic young man who we hope to see make good. Miss Lou Starf, who has been em- ployed at Olson Brothers store, has severed her connection atthis place and after a few days vacation at her home in Princeton, Minn., will return to Ortonville, where she has been of-] fered a position in the Pioneer Store. Dr. Jay Matthews and sisters, Mrs. Lybarger and Miss Harriet Mathews, returned on Sunday night to Minne- apolis. Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Finberg ac- companied them to Ortonville where the party spent the evening at the home of Arthur Matthews until train time. Mrs. Lybarger will leave this week for her home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. This has been a week of homecom- ings, reunions and holiday festivities. It is a pleasure to have our young folks home from their various duties and to greet the friends and relatives who are spending this glad season in our ,midst. May they carry with them pleasant memories of this vacation which will aid them in safe advance- ment thru the entire New Year. Mrs. Chas Swenson met with a very painful accident last Monday night af- ter the Christmas tree exercises at the Swedish church In making her way to their auto in the darkness she fell into the outside cellarway of the church which unfortunately had been left uncovered cutting a large gash in her forehead which necessitated several stitches being taken by the doctor. She is recovering nicely at present. On Monday afternoon, December 26. Mrs. Fern Struck treated the telephone operators to a delightful luncheon at the Central Office. The girls who en- joyed the courtesy were Della Lind- holm, Elsie Stephens, Lillie Johnson and also Blossom Stephens, who was an invited guest. For many years, Mrs. Struck has made a custom of ex- tending this kindness to the telephone girls at Christmas time/and the girls appreciate it very much. FOSTER @ @ Elof Hamner marketed poultry in Beardsley last Thursday. Abel Eastman delivered hogs and cattle in Clinton Tuesday. Frank Bower was visiting in Or- tonville, Friday and Saturday. Corn for the Near East Relief was being solicited in this district last week. Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Tripp and family visited on Monday afternoon at the Holmberg home. Wallace Rossenlund visited over Christmas at the home of his uncle, A. O. Hammerberg. Miss Selma Carlson', who is teaching in Dakota his year, is spending Christ- mas vacation at home. The Russ Brothers called at Abel Eastman's home Monday forenoon to look over some stock. Miss Servina Holmberg is spending the Christmas vacation on the farm with her .mother and sister. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Connelly and family visited with Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Seip, of Beardsley, on Christmas Day. Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Stegner Jr.. and daughter Jane, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stegner spent Christmas Day at O. P. ,-cholberg's home. Harry Eastman, who is principal of 1:he school bl J av-. S. D., this year, is sendin: the holidays at the home cf his uncle Mike Eastman. A lutefisk supper was given at the he, me of Mike Eastman on Thursday evenin to cetebr,te the ei'htyfirn birthday of J. J. Hamner. A num- ber of relatives were present. The Stephney Sunday School gave a very entertaining Christmas progra,m Sunday evening and a good sized au- dience was in attendance. The commit- on Christmas morning bruising her- tee, and especially Miss Hazel Has- aelf so badly that she was confined to [ tings deserve great credit for their her bed for several days. [ work on the program. ! CORRELL NEWS i Kathryn Fruetel spent Christmas with her parents. Edwin Johnson was a passenger to Appleton Monday. Mike Luchsinger was a passenger to Appleton Saturday. Raymond Woods came Thursday to spend the holidays with his folks. Mr. and Mrs. L. Larsen of Odessa spent Christmas at the A. Semru home. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Claussen and Mrs. Splitztaser motored to Appleton Saturday. L. Wolf meyer of Ortonville was a business caller in Correll Thursday and Friday. Mr. Chas Riel of Brownton is spend- ing a few days visiting at the Chas. Hudson home. Martha Luchsinger spent a few days visiting friends and relatives in Cor- rell this week. A Christmas program given by the pupils was hehl in he school guyna- slum Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hardkoph and children of Odessa spent Christmas with relatives in Correll. Jacob Luchsinger and daughter, Er- .ma, of Johnson, Fred Luchsinger of N. Dakoa and Henry Luchsinger of Canada spent Christmas at Matt Luchsinger's hoe. Northwest Almond @ Mr. Dan Englund visited at the Dimberg home Monday. Miss Jessie Utley left Tuesday night for Minneapolis and Duluth. Mr. Oliver Benson of Morris spent Christmas with Clinton friends. Arthur and Harold Dimberg were Ortonville visitors last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Anderson enter- tained the McCartney and J. C. John- son families on Christmas eve. The Hilmer Anderson and Bert Rothwell families spent Chrismas at the home of Mrs. Ella Rothwell. Mr. P. Daly spent Christmas in Graceville. Miss Mattie McCartney was a passenger to Minneapolis Tues- day. She will spend her vacation there. 0 'O I ODESSA l @ @ Our public schools closed Friday noon for a two weeks vacation. C. H. Batson of Elgin, Minn., is spending the holidays with his family. Miss Ada Jal]o went to Milan on Saturday to spend Christmas with friends Mr. Albert Schwandt and family spent Christmas at the home of R. Menzel. Bernice Hartwig of Twinbrooks S. D., arrived Monday to visit Mrs. A. M. Smrau. Mrs. Frank West and children of Correll spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. J. J. LaLond. Miss Gertrude Lyon left Monday to spend the Christmas vacation with her sister in Minneapolis. Mrs. Charles Hughes and daughter of Mandan, No. Dak., is visiting her mother, Mrs. H. Kollitz. Miss Elsie Struck of St. Paul ar- rived Saturday to spend a week with her sister, Mrs. H. J. Gerber. Ena Thomas came up from Manka- to on Friday to spend her vacaion with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Thom- as. Clara Olson arrived Thursday from Montevideo to spend Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. G. O1- son. Herman Schwandt, Jr., of Minne- apolis spent Christmas Day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schwandt. Mrs. Fay Belknap and family of Big Stone City arrived Saturday to spend Christmas with W. J. Gess and fam- ily. The Misses Anna Edquist and Glad- ys Lenz left Friday forenoon for St. Paul to spend vacation with Mrs. An- na Lenz. Miss Gertrude Zahrbock is taking a few days vacation to visit her moth- er. Miss May Ferch is in charge of the telephone office during her absence. Miss Josephine Draffehn closed a successful term of school at Raub, N. Dak., and arrived Wednesday to spend the winter with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Draffehn. WORRIED "Jim didn't call last night." "He didn't, What's the matter?" "'Sis doesn't know whether he'll I11 or Just dodging a Christmas preeent." HOW TO HELP. A smile will hell) a man a lot when man is full of sorrow, And yet a dollar bill is what he really wants to borrow. So, when a brother on the hill encoun- ters stormy weather, Don't give the smile or give the hill, but give them both together! 250 BANKS ASK FOR U. S. CREDIT Government Agricultural Loan Agen- cy Means Real Help To Minne- sota, Figures Show. Country banks in Minnesota are awaking to the possibility of giving real credit relief to farmers thru the agricultural loan agency of the war Finance corporation. More than E50 Minnesota banks have applied for government loans on agricultural paper. These 250 banks have asked the War Finance corporation for a total credit of $6,377,000 in less than two months. Officials of the corporation estimate that there are 500 to 600 more coun- try banks in Minnesota which are eligibe to make use of the new agri- cultural facilities provided by the gov- ernment, but which have not yet ap- plied for loans. Altho Minnesotti has been much slower than North and South Dakota to take advantage of these credit facilities, officials say, ap- plications from Minnesota banks are beginning to pour in to the northwest offices of the finance corporation n Minneapolis. The number of incom- ing applications has more than dou- bled during the last few weeks. Five sub-committees of the finance corpor- i ation's northwest committee are work-t ing every day to rush applications I thru to Washington, D. C., without de- I lay. In one day, working from 9:00 I a. m. to 11:00 p. m., the committees I approved 104 applications for a total of more than $2,000,000, according to M. O. Grangaard, secretary. "While the agricultural loans of the War Finance Corporation do not mean a flood of new easy credit," Mr. Grangaard said, "they do ,mean posi- tive and practical benefits to farmers of the northwest. It is impossible to make statements that will apply to every individual bank, but generally, speaking, use of these new credit fa- cilities should enable banks to carry farmers' present obligations without asking undue liquidation." That extension of additional credit is alo possible under the new credit act, to permit farmers to buy feeder stock to consume the cheap grain feed now virtually unmarketable except at prices below the cost of production is demonstrated by the policy of one country bank which has received a federal loan. This bank immediately used $4,000 for new loans, by purchas- ing 42 head of Holstein cattle and turhing them over to farmers as the nucleus of pedigreed herds, taking notes as payment. "There can be no doubt that the agricultural credit act, with proper understanding, can be of tremendous benefit to Minnesota farmers, reliev- ing some of the burden of the country bank and averting any necessity of closing in on agricultural loans," the Minnesota Farm Bureau federation said today in an official state-sent. "In general, creditors are not squeez- ing the farmer borrowers because it would be disastrous to do so. Infor- mation comes to us, however, that in many cases farmers' obligations are not being renewed, but are merely be- ing carried overdue, leaving the bor- rower uncertain and liable to pressure at any time. Properly used, the agri- cultural credit facilities of the War Finance Corporation provide amply for the lnewal of the farmers' pres- ent obligations. "The evil effect of lack of confidence must be recognized The farmer whose overdue note is held by a bank without provision for renewal, and with no assurance as to how long it will be carried, is not in a frame of mind conducive to a return of better conditions." MATRICULATION "Good Mo'nin, Sah. Are you-all de executive ob dis here institushum?" "Why, yes, I am the president. What can I do for you?" "Wal, sah, Ah wants mah boy Sambo to git an edicashum, an' ah (lone tho't ah'd insult you-all about de mattah an git some inflamation, sah." "Quite right, quite right. How okt is your boy?" "Oh he's reached de age of depres- sion, sah. He am twenty one yea's old, sah." "Thot's fine. Has he any sectarian proclivity ?" ' "No, sah. No indeed, sah. He ain't got no bad habits what evah, sah." "I mean, what is his denominational ?,, predilectmn. "Oh he's done been emancipated fum de High school wiff high honahs sah, an' de pafessah done said dat his turgid grandiloquence was only ex- ceeded by his abundant circumlocush- urn. Yes, sah. He done agnosticatedi a brilliant future fo' Sambo, sah." "Well, well. He must be a smart boy." "Deed he is sah. Why he can de- fine de indefinable; an explain de in- explainable; an' unscrew de inscruti- ble." "Well, that's very extraordinary, I'm sure. But to return to our orig- inal topic, what church does he at- tend ?" "Oh! He am Presbyterian, sah. Yes sah, an' a believer in procrasti- nashum." "What do you mean by proscrasti- nation. '' "Why, de fundemental doctrine of i de Presbyterian chu'ch, sah. An' believes that he am elected to de Gospil, sah." "Well, that's very interesting: he ever had the catechism ?" "No, sah. He's nebbah been si in his life, sah." "I mean, is he acquainted with sectarian conception and interprets" tion of orthodox theology ?" "Wall, ah don's perakackly know dat, sah. But he do know de rum Gentleness to Revolutions. dat list as good as habing de catS" clysm, sah ?" "Yes, I suppose it is. Hos he definite curriculum in mind?" "No, sah. He don't pay no to 'e,m, sah. He's very populah de ladies but ah'm suttin dat he aS innocent of any matrimonial sions, sub." "I hope he's not susceptible to ephobia ?" "No, sah. He's nebbah been tacked by any cavernous animals sah." "Well be that as it may. , I have doubt but what he is a fine lad and that his hon is unimpeachable. We will be glad i do what we can for him. When he matriculate ?" "Any time, sah, any time. He matriculate, reciprocate, expectorate or prevaricate at a ute's notice, sah. Yes, sah, he'S smart boy, sah. A regular chip de old block, sah."---from the ter Weekly. WHAT THIS COUNTRY What this country, needs is not new birth of freedom but the shioned two-dollor lower berth. What this country needs isn't liberty but less people who take ties with our liberty. What this country needs is job for every man but a real man i every job. What this country needs isn't to more taxes from the people but the people to get more from the What this country needs is more miles of telitory but miles to the gallon. What this country needs is tractors and less detractors. What this country needs isn't young' men making speed but young men planting spuds. What this country needs is paint on the old place and less on the young face. What this country needs isn't lower rate of interest on money higher interest in work. What this country needs is the footsteps of the fathers the footsteps of the dancing The girl who gets a job on looks soon finds out that about the first things that are qhe Improved x9zt Prices on all models greatly reduced Saves,.more time Lasts 00ats 5e.e it and you 00oill have no other E WANT every woman in this city to come in and see the wonderful,improved 1921 Thor Even if you have a machine ---come in anyway. You will, want to know about this |HI dim. [)'' ]] lat est of all machines which' It00.::.00ilii saves up toan hour of the |l I\\;/111 time required by others to do " T e s.turdy, all-metal coh- structlon assures years longer service. The revolving, reversingcylindermethod. of washing is the safe, thorough way. -In fact, it is the thing which has convinced 600,000 users that the Thor has no equal. See the Ball Bearing Swinging Wringer made entirely of metal so it cannot warp or twisK 10 x, :NEXT WAS H Small monthly payments soon settle the balance Authorized Thor Dealer ALVAH I. NATTHEWS Ortonville, Minn. / PAGE 2 THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, @ @ t CLINTON NEWS Merlin Shannon is home from Bel- lingham. Emily Lyman is home from St. Paul for a short vacation. Florence Nelson is home from 'her school duties near Starbuck. Elmer and Arthur Erickson are home for the holiday vacation. J. L. Hasbrouck of Graceville trans- acted business in Clinton on Monday. Miss Leona Larson visited over the week-end at the home of Ole Jacob- son Miss Ruth Johnson is home from Gustavus Adolphus college for vaca- tion. Mrs. Harold Krook has as her guest this week her friend Miss Spink of St. Paul A grand concert will be given in the Big Stone church, on New Year' night. Rob. Utley and family visited on Christmas day at the home of Cleve Williams. Mr. and Mrs. Ed .Larson were guests at the Chas. Larson home on Christmas. Win. Johnson visited friends in Han- cock over Sunday returning on Tues- day morning. MLqs Donaldson of Northfield is vis- aing at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Walter Lyman. Mr. and Mrs. Olai Steen entertain- ed at a family dinner party for rela- tives on Christmas. Selmer Martinson ca,me home on Saturday from the State University to spend the vacation. Mrs. Hilma Lindholm gave a dinner party at. her home on Monday night to a number of relatives. Evelyn Weidlund left last week for Dassel, Minn., for an extended visit at the home of her grand-parents. Pat Daly won the large rug given  away at Krooks store on Christmas eve. Some folks have all the luck. Little Elaine Lewis entertained a few little friends at a birthday party at her home on Monday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Sweeney Nelson of Pelican Rapids visited the first of the week at the home of G. M. Johnson. Mr .and Mrs. Robert Fail and Billy risited in Appleton over Christmas. They returned on Tuesday morning. Mrs. F. M. Beaty entertained her children and grand-children at a fam- ily dinner party on Christmas day. Miss Helen Charles came from Han- cock Tuesday ,morning to help in the Ross Hardware Store thru inventory. Vera Arnoldi, who is employed at the Reinhart restaurant visited at her home near Gracevitle over Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. John Palmer and Vin- cent came up from Ortonville to spend Christmas at the home of J. L. Erick- son. Miss Lillian Johnson came home last Friday morning from St. Peter where she is attending Gustavus Adol- phus. Milton Lindholm came up from Min- neapolis on Friday for a visit at the home of his mother, Mrs. John Lind- holm. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Erickson en- tertained a party of relatives and friends on Christmas eve at their new home. Mr. and Mrs. A1 Trebil entertain- eel Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Ryan and two Httie girls and John Ryan for X, mas dinner. Miss Staff has made many friends in Clinton who regret to lose her from our midst and are glad she is located so near us. The West Ladies' Aid of the Swe- dish Lutheran church met at the home of Mrs. Carrie Asplund on Thursday, December 29. Mrs. Edith Frederickson and fam- ily came up from Ortonville on Mon- day to spend the day with her moth- er, Mrs. Schell. Mrs. Augar Hedin, who is suffering from a nervous breakdown was taken to the Graeeville hospital for treat- ment on Monday. There will be a New Year's ball given by the American Legion, on Fri- day night, December 30. Music by the Clinton Orchestra. Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Ross and chin dreu drove to Ortonville on Sunday and enjoyed Christmas dinner at the home of J. D. Ross. The basketball game last Friday night between Clinton and Beardsley resulted in a victory for Clinton with a score of 24 to 12. W. L. Ross returned on Monday night from his holiday visit at Peever. Mrs. Ross will remain in Peever until the last of the week. Sunrise Lodge, A. F. and A. M., in- stalled their officers for the coming ,year at their regular meeting Wed- needay night, December 28. Roy Riding of St. Paul came out to s2aend Christmas at the home of his sister, Mrs. Alfred Young. Mr. Riding is employed in a garage in the city. On Tueday night a large party of friends and relatives were entertain- eel at the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs Swan EricksOn, northwest of Clinton. O. T. Harrison returned on Tues- day morning from his visit in Minne- apolis and Prior Lake. Mrs. Harrison and the boys will not return until af- ter New Years. C. W. Erickson of Reynolds, N. D.,. spent a few days this week at the home of L. A. Larson. Mr. Erickson is traveling construction man for the National Elevator Co. Mrs. Art Sweezy had the misfor- tune to fall down stairs, at her home H. M. Winters left on Thursday for Pipestone, Minn., to visit thru the Christmas holidays at the homes of his son and daughter, George Win- ers and Mrs. Frank Reaney. A letter received from Harry Brad- ford states that he is comfortably lo- cated and doing well at Parkers Prairie, Minn., and that he spent the Christmas holidays with his grand- hildren at Ogilvie, Minn. Ed. Shoenrock, the blacksmith, spent he holidays with his family at Beards- ley. He expects to move his family to Clinton soon and will occupy the ooms over Olson's store, which were vacated by H. A. Frederickson. Mrs. Peter Rasmussen gave a din- Jer party on Christmas day to about 20 guests. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Stephens and family. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Watkins and Har- ohl, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Propp and SONS. The Northwestern Telephone Com- pany has found it necessary to lay off one of its operators at each station. At Clinton this removal fell to the lot of Miss Elsie Stephens. However, this is probably only a temporary ar- ran gement. A New Year's wake will be held in the Swedish Lutheran church on New Year's eve. A musical evening will be followed by refreshments and all are invited to enjoy the evening there and watch the old year out and the New Year in. Wm. Markel of the Clinton Produce has sold his business to Earl Stanton and moved his family to Milbank. The new proprietor needs no introduction, being one of Clinton's own boys, and is a bright, energetic young man who we hope to see make good. Miss Lou Starf, who has been em- ployed at Olson Brothers store, has severed her connection atthis place and after a few days vacation at her home in Princeton, Minn., will return to Ortonville, where she has been of-] fered a position in the Pioneer Store. Dr. Jay Matthews and sisters, Mrs. Lybarger and Miss Harriet Mathews, returned on Sunday night to Minne- apolis. Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Finberg ac- companied them to Ortonville where the party spent the evening at the home of Arthur Matthews until train time. Mrs. Lybarger will leave this week for her home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. This has been a week of homecom- ings, reunions and holiday festivities. It is a pleasure to have our young folks home from their various duties and to greet the friends and relatives who are spending this glad season in our ,midst. May they carry with them pleasant memories of this vacation which will aid them in safe advance- ment thru the entire New Year. Mrs. Chas Swenson met with a very painful accident last Monday night af- ter the Christmas tree exercises at the Swedish church In making her way to their auto in the darkness she fell into the outside cellarway of the church which unfortunately had been left uncovered cutting a large gash in her forehead which necessitated several stitches being taken by the doctor. She is recovering nicely at present. On Monday afternoon, December 26. Mrs. Fern Struck treated the telephone operators to a delightful luncheon at the Central Office. The girls who en- joyed the courtesy were Della Lind- holm, Elsie Stephens, Lillie Johnson and also Blossom Stephens, who was an invited guest. For many years, Mrs. Struck has made a custom of ex- tending this kindness to the telephone girls at Christmas time/and the girls appreciate it very much. FOSTER @ @ Elof Hamner marketed poultry in Beardsley last Thursday. Abel Eastman delivered hogs and cattle in Clinton Tuesday. Frank Bower was visiting in Or- tonville, Friday and Saturday. Corn for the Near East Relief was being solicited in this district last week. Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Tripp and family visited on Monday afternoon at the Holmberg home. Wallace Rossenlund visited over Christmas at the home of his uncle, A. O. Hammerberg. Miss Selma Carlson', who is teaching in Dakota his year, is spending Christ- mas vacation at home. The Russ Brothers called at Abel Eastman's home Monday forenoon to look over some stock. Miss Servina Holmberg is spending the Christmas vacation on the farm with her .mother and sister. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Connelly and family visited with Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Seip, of Beardsley, on Christmas Day. Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Stegner Jr.. and daughter Jane, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stegner spent Christmas Day at O. P. ,-cholberg's home. Harry Eastman, who is principal of 1:he school bl J av-. S. D., this year, is sendin: the holidays at the home cf his uncle Mike Eastman. A lutefisk supper was given at the he, me of Mike Eastman on Thursday evenin to cetebr,te the ei'htyfirn birthday of J. J. Hamner. A num- ber of relatives were present. The Stephney Sunday School gave a very entertaining Christmas progra,m Sunday evening and a good sized au- dience was in attendance. The commit- on Christmas morning bruising her- tee, and especially Miss Hazel Has- aelf so badly that she was confined to [ tings deserve great credit for their her bed for several days. [ work on the program. ! CORRELL NEWS i Kathryn Fruetel spent Christmas with her parents. Edwin Johnson was a passenger to Appleton Monday. Mike Luchsinger was a passenger to Appleton Saturday. Raymond Woods came Thursday to spend the holidays with his folks. Mr. and Mrs. L. Larsen of Odessa spent Christmas at the A. Semru home. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Claussen and Mrs. Splitztaser motored to Appleton Saturday. L. Wolf meyer of Ortonville was a business caller in Correll Thursday and Friday. Mr. Chas Riel of Brownton is spend- ing a few days visiting at the Chas. Hudson home. Martha Luchsinger spent a few days visiting friends and relatives in Cor- rell this week. A Christmas program given by the pupils was hehl in he school guyna- slum Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hardkoph and children of Odessa spent Christmas with relatives in Correll. Jacob Luchsinger and daughter, Er- .ma, of Johnson, Fred Luchsinger of N. Dakoa and Henry Luchsinger of Canada spent Christmas at Matt Luchsinger's hoe. Northwest Almond @ Mr. Dan Englund visited at the Dimberg home Monday. Miss Jessie Utley left Tuesday night for Minneapolis and Duluth. Mr. Oliver Benson of Morris spent Christmas with Clinton friends. Arthur and Harold Dimberg were Ortonville visitors last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Anderson enter- tained the McCartney and J. C. John- son families on Christmas eve. The Hilmer Anderson and Bert Rothwell families spent Chrismas at the home of Mrs. Ella Rothwell. Mr. P. Daly spent Christmas in Graceville. Miss Mattie McCartney was a passenger to Minneapolis Tues- day. She will spend her vacation there. 0 'O I ODESSA l @ @ Our public schools closed Friday noon for a two weeks vacation. C. H. Batson of Elgin, Minn., is spending the holidays with his family. Miss Ada Jal]o went to Milan on Saturday to spend Christmas with friends Mr. Albert Schwandt and family spent Christmas at the home of R. Menzel. Bernice Hartwig of Twinbrooks S. D., arrived Monday to visit Mrs. A. M. Smrau. Mrs. Frank West and children of Correll spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. J. J. LaLond. Miss Gertrude Lyon left Monday to spend the Christmas vacation with her sister in Minneapolis. Mrs. Charles Hughes and daughter of Mandan, No. Dak., is visiting her mother, Mrs. H. Kollitz. Miss Elsie Struck of St. Paul ar- rived Saturday to spend a week with her sister, Mrs. H. J. Gerber. Ena Thomas came up from Manka- to on Friday to spend her vacaion with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Thom- as. Clara Olson arrived Thursday from Montevideo to spend Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. G. O1- son. Herman Schwandt, Jr., of Minne- apolis spent Christmas Day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schwandt. Mrs. Fay Belknap and family of Big Stone City arrived Saturday to spend Christmas with W. J. Gess and fam- ily. The Misses Anna Edquist and Glad- ys Lenz left Friday forenoon for St. Paul to spend vacation with Mrs. An- na Lenz. Miss Gertrude Zahrbock is taking a few days vacation to visit her moth- er. Miss May Ferch is in charge of the telephone office during her absence. Miss Josephine Draffehn closed a successful term of school at Raub, N. Dak., and arrived Wednesday to spend the winter with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Draffehn. WORRIED "Jim didn't call last night." "He didn't, What's the matter?" "'Sis doesn't know whether he'll I11 or Just dodging a Christmas preeent." HOW TO HELP. A smile will hell) a man a lot when man is full of sorrow, And yet a dollar bill is what he really wants to borrow. So, when a brother on the hill encoun- ters stormy weather, Don't give the smile or give the hill, but give them both together! 250 BANKS ASK FOR U. S. CREDIT Government Agricultural Loan Agen- cy Means Real Help To Minne- sota, Figures Show. Country banks in Minnesota are awaking to the possibility of giving real credit relief to farmers thru the agricultural loan agency of the war Finance corporation. More than E50 Minnesota banks have applied for government loans on agricultural paper. These 250 banks have asked the War Finance corporation for a total credit of $6,377,000 in less than two months. Officials of the corporation estimate that there are 500 to 600 more coun- try banks in Minnesota which are eligibe to make use of the new agri- cultural facilities provided by the gov- ernment, but which have not yet ap- plied for loans. Altho Minnesotti has been much slower than North and South Dakota to take advantage of these credit facilities, officials say, ap- plications from Minnesota banks are beginning to pour in to the northwest offices of the finance corporation n Minneapolis. The number of incom- ing applications has more than dou- bled during the last few weeks. Five sub-committees of the finance corpor- i ation's northwest committee are work-t ing every day to rush applications I thru to Washington, D. C., without de- I lay. In one day, working from 9:00 I a. m. to 11:00 p. m., the committees I approved 104 applications for a total of more than $2,000,000, according to M. O. Grangaard, secretary. "While the agricultural loans of the War Finance Corporation do not mean a flood of new easy credit," Mr. Grangaard said, "they do ,mean posi- tive and practical benefits to farmers of the northwest. It is impossible to make statements that will apply to every individual bank, but generally, speaking, use of these new credit fa- cilities should enable banks to carry farmers' present obligations without asking undue liquidation." That extension of additional credit is alo possible under the new credit act, to permit farmers to buy feeder stock to consume the cheap grain feed now virtually unmarketable except at prices below the cost of production is demonstrated by the policy of one country bank which has received a federal loan. This bank immediately used $4,000 for new loans, by purchas- ing 42 head of Holstein cattle and turhing them over to farmers as the nucleus of pedigreed herds, taking notes as payment. "There can be no doubt that the agricultural credit act, with proper understanding, can be of tremendous benefit to Minnesota farmers, reliev- ing some of the burden of the country bank and averting any necessity of closing in on agricultural loans," the Minnesota Farm Bureau federation said today in an official state-sent. "In general, creditors are not squeez- ing the farmer borrowers because it would be disastrous to do so. Infor- mation comes to us, however, that in many cases farmers' obligations are not being renewed, but are merely be- ing carried overdue, leaving the bor- rower uncertain and liable to pressure at any time. Properly used, the agri- cultural credit facilities of the War Finance Corporation provide amply for the lnewal of the farmers' pres- ent obligations. "The evil effect of lack of confidence must be recognized The farmer whose overdue note is held by a bank without provision for renewal, and with no assurance as to how long it will be carried, is not in a frame of mind conducive to a return of better conditions." MATRICULATION "Good Mo'nin, Sah. Are you-all de executive ob dis here institushum?" "Why, yes, I am the president. What can I do for you?" "Wal, sah, Ah wants mah boy Sambo to git an edicashum, an' ah (lone tho't ah'd insult you-all about de mattah an git some inflamation, sah." "Quite right, quite right. How okt is your boy?" "Oh he's reached de age of depres- sion, sah. He am twenty one yea's old, sah." "Thot's fine. Has he any sectarian proclivity ?" ' "No, sah. No indeed, sah. He ain't got no bad habits what evah, sah." "I mean, what is his denominational ?,, predilectmn. "Oh he's done been emancipated fum de High school wiff high honahs sah, an' de pafessah done said dat his turgid grandiloquence was only ex- ceeded by his abundant circumlocush- urn. Yes, sah. He done agnosticatedi a brilliant future fo' Sambo, sah." "Well, well. He must be a smart boy." "Deed he is sah. Why he can de- fine de indefinable; an explain de in- explainable; an' unscrew de inscruti- ble." "Well, that's very extraordinary, I'm sure. But to return to our orig- inal topic, what church does he at- tend ?" "Oh! He am Presbyterian, sah. Yes sah, an' a believer in procrasti- nashum." "What do you mean by proscrasti- nation. '' "Why, de fundemental doctrine of i de Presbyterian chu'ch, sah. An' believes that he am elected to de Gospil, sah." "Well, that's very interesting: he ever had the catechism ?" "No, sah. He's nebbah been si in his life, sah." "I mean, is he acquainted with sectarian conception and interprets" tion of orthodox theology ?" "Wall, ah don's perakackly know dat, sah. But he do know de rum Gentleness to Revolutions. dat list as good as habing de catS" clysm, sah ?" "Yes, I suppose it is. Hos he definite curriculum in mind?" "No, sah. He don't pay no to 'e,m, sah. He's very populah de ladies but ah'm suttin dat he aS innocent of any matrimonial sions, sub." "I hope he's not susceptible to ephobia ?" "No, sah. He's nebbah been tacked by any cavernous animals sah." "Well be that as it may. , I have doubt but what he is a fine lad and that his hon is unimpeachable. We will be glad i do what we can for him. When he matriculate ?" "Any time, sah, any time. He matriculate, reciprocate, expectorate or prevaricate at a ute's notice, sah. Yes, sah, he'S smart boy, sah. A regular chip de old block, sah."---from the ter Weekly. WHAT THIS COUNTRY What this country, needs is not new birth of freedom but the shioned two-dollor lower berth. What this country needs isn't liberty but less people who take ties with our liberty. What this country needs is job for every man but a real man i every job. What this country needs isn't to more taxes from the people but the people to get more from the What this country needs is more miles of telitory but miles to the gallon. What this country needs is tractors and less detractors. What this country needs isn't young' men making speed but young men planting spuds. What this country needs is paint on the old place and less on the young face. What this country needs isn't lower rate of interest on money higher interest in work. What this country needs is the footsteps of the fathers the footsteps of the dancing The girl who gets a job on looks soon finds out that about the first things that are qhe Improved x9zt Prices on all models greatly reduced Saves,.more time Lasts 00ats See/t and you have no E WANT every woman in this city to come in and see the wonderful,improved 1921 Thor Even if you have a machine ---come in anyway. You will, want to know about this |HI dim. [)'' ]] lat est of all machines which' It00.::.00ilii saves up toan hour of the |l I\\;/111 time required by others to do " T e s.turdy, all-metal coh- structlon assures years longer service. The revolving, reversingcylindermethod. of washing is the safe, thorough way. -In fact, it is the thing which has convinced 600,000 users that the Thor has no equal. See the Ball Bearing Swinging Wringer made entirely of metal so it cannot warp or twisK 10 x, :NEXT WAS H Small monthly payments soon settle the balance Authorized Thor Dealer ALVAH I. NATTHEWS Ortonville, Minn. / PAGE 2 THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT THURSDAy, DECEMBER 29, 11 CLINTON NEWS i Merlin Shannon is home from Bel- fingh. for a short vatien. loree Elmer and Arthur Erickson ome for the holiday vtion. zted biness in Clinton on Monday. Miss Leone Laban visited over the weekend at the home of ale sepias Ruth Johnson Gustavus Adolphus college for ti. ' M. Hald Krook has as her guest this wk her friend Miss Spink of St. Paul. A grand ncer t will be given in the Big Stone church, on New Rob. Utley and family vidted on Christmas day at the home of Willies. Mr. and Mrs. Ed .Larson were guests at the Chas. Larson home on Chrlsts. k over Sunday returning on day moing. Itig at the home of her dent, Walter Lyman. ed at a fily dimler party for rela- tive* on Christmas. Selmor Ssturday from the StaLe Univeli%y to spend the vaegtion. M. Hflma Lindholm gave a dinner arty at her home on Monday night o a nm'nber of latlves. Evelyn Weldld Mt last week for DI, Minn,, H. M. Winters let on Thsday fm Fipestone, Minn., to visit holidayJ and daughter, Grge A letter received fm Hazy Bd- y In. cated and doing well at Prairie, Minn., d that be spent th Christm holidays wth his grand. bildu at 0gile. Minn. Ed. Shoenroek, the blacksmith, peal he holidays with ble family at Beards Jey. He expects to move his family CJintou soon and will occupy th 'er el on's store, which wel' by H. A. Frederickeon. M. Peter Rasmussen gave a rlel" party on Christmas day to abou 2O gests. Those preset we Mr L. H. Stepheus and family Mrs. F. W. Watkns and Ha old, Mr. and Mrs. Ch. Propp The Northweste Telephone Com :y to lay off one of its operators at each removal this is pbably only a temporary a eat. wY s wakevtllbeh ,dish Lu heran cl arch on eve. A musical eyeing be followed by are in.ted to enoy and watch the ohl being one of is a bright, energetic young who we hope to see make good. Miss Lea Staff, who has bn em ployed at Olson Bthers sto, has the home of her grand-paints, her eonneetlo atthis ple at her Pat Daly won the ge rag glven] ar . . . away at Krks sto on Ckzistm home in Pnton, Mxnn., will v Some folks have all the luck. I to Little Elaine Lewis entertained a few little friends at a birthday party at her home on Monday aften. Mr. d M. Swney Nelson of pell Raplds islted the first of the week at the home of G. M. Johnson. Mr .and rs. Robert Fall and illy ted in Appleton over Chnstmaa. Imy turaed on Tuesday moiag. M. F. M. Beaty entertned her hdren ad grand-chaldea at a f ily bm party  Chsmas day. ok Tuesday Ing to help in the Rss Hadw Store thin inventory. Va Aoldi, who i employed at home ne Gdlle Mr. d Mrs. John palmer and Van. he home of J. L, Eriek. IgSss laUlan lut Fday morning from Milton Lindholm eanm up lm Mn. *apolls on Friar for a hmo of his mother, Mrs. John 4nd- oln Mr. d Mrs. Marn retrained a party of latives and frrs  Chrstma eve at their n llr. d M. AI Trebil entertMn- yen and two Halle girls and John Ryan for )a dimr. Staff hu made many friends in Cliton who regret to lose her fram ca  us. allah Lutheran church met at the ho of Mr Care Aplund on ThdaT, December 29. Mr Edith Ftederiekson ad fam- y earn* up from OrtonIt on Mon- day to strand the day , M SehelL M. Auger Hen, who Is suffering from tot mt om Monday. Thr will b* a New Year's all [im by the Ar;m Legion. on Fri- day night. Dmber 80. Muslc by the Clton 0rhetra. Nx. and Mrs. I F. Ross d ehil- dm dm to Ortondlle on Sunday and erJoyvd Chritnms dinnvr at the hum* o J. . R6ss. Te basketball game lt Friday nllt bet Ointo and Beardsley remflted in a etory for Cllnton with a*eoref24to 12. W. L Ros etued on Monday igi the last of the week. Sundae Lodge, A. F. and A. hi., in. seald their om fur the coming . year at thor regMar meeng Wed- Bsday ni, De.ember 28. oy Pding d Ch.stmM at the home of bhi v, Mr Alfred Young. Mr. Fng la employed in a garage in the city. On Tuesday night a large party of frmds nd ratives ed at the buful he of Mr. and Mra Sw Ericksbn. northwest of O. T. Harson tturned on Tee- ay mo rom his visit in Minne ape's and ter New Yea. C. W. Erlckson of Reynolds, N. D.. sFeut a few days ome of I A. Larmn. i tmvellng onstetion Dr. Jay Matthews d sisters, Mr Lybarger and Miss llaret Maths, on Sunday night to Minne- cutup?ruled them to Orfonville the party spent the eiug at the home time. Mrs. Lybar week for her home in Fayettevnle, Thls has lugs, unions and holiday festies. It ie a pleasu to have cur folks home from who are spending this glad seon u May they carry with them pleasant memoes of this which wll aid them in safe thru the entire N Year. palmm ter th Christmas tr exercises at chuh. In making h the outside eellaay of the had been eft uncovered eutng a large gash n her forehead which stitches belng taken by She is reeovenng ieely at preeen On Monday aften, December 26. operators tea the Central Ofle. The girls who en- 8tephens, who was invited uesL tending this kindness to the telephone girls at Christmas me, and the girl appreate it very muck Hmer mkete poultry r Beardsley last TdaT. Abel Etm dliveld hogs in Cliton Tuesday. Frk Bower we* viing In tonvflle, liday d aturday. Co for the Near East Plief being eoliite in this district wL Mr. and rs. H. P. Ttpp and famil on Monday HoImberg home. Wallace Rossenkmd ho of his uncle, Hmerberg. Miss SeIm= Carlson', who ia teeing in Dakota hie year, s spending Christ- The Russ Brothe Monday over some stoc Mss Set.inn Holmberg is spending on the Mr. and Mr J. L. Connell and family vsitl with G. Seip, of Beardsley, on Chfistras Day. Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Stegr Jr., ned daughter Jane, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stegner spent Christmas Day at O. P. Sehoiberg's hom Hm,y Eastmnn, who is principal of D., this is eendin the holklys at the Eastmnn. A lutefisk supper was glen home ef Miko Etm on Thursday evenin to relebrste the eightyfirst hrthday of 2. J. Hamn. A lates ere prent. The St ephney Sunday School gave a enterafng Chstmas Sunday evening and a goad sized au- dien was in attendance. The commit- tee, and especially Mss great " " BANKS ASK i ; CORRELL NEWS 250 derstnd ...... b benefit to Min o  : s, liev mg some of the burden of the co.try Kathryl Fruetel spent Christmas .................. ] )RU. S.CREDIT ............................... closing ill on agricultural loans," tile Farm Buroau Edwin Johnn was a paenger to Appleton Monday. Mike Lushsinger w a ta Appleton Satmday. Raymond Woods came Thursday to spend the hat'days with his folks. Mr. and Mrs. L. Larsen at the A. Semru Mr. and Mrs. P  Clal ea and Mrs. Splitztoser motored to Appleton i Saturday. I. Wofmeyer of Ortonville was a unes caller in Coell Thursday and Friday. Mr. Cha Riel of Brownton is spend- lag a few days visiting at the Ches. Martha Luehsinger spent a few days vsiting friends and 11 this week. A Christmas program given by the pupils was held n he school guya- ium Fday night. Mr. and Mrs CI Hdkoph and of Odessa spent in Corll Jacab Lushsinger and daughter, Er- da, of Johnson. Fred Luehsluger of N. Dakoa and Henry Luchsnger of Cada spent Christmas at Matt Luehsinger's has. Northwest Almond Mr. Dan England visited at the Miss Jessie Utley left Tuesday night for Minneapolis and Duluth. Mr. Olir Bunsen of Morris spent Arthur ad Harold Christmas ave. The Hilmer Andemon and Bert spent Chrismas at Mr. P. Daly spent Christmae in ace lle. Miss Mattle MeCartney was a passenger to Minneapolis Tu. day. She will spend thore. -- ODF.SA Our public sehIs closed C. HI Batson of Elgin, Minn., i spending the holidays with his fmnily Miss Add Jallo went to Milan or Satulxlay to spend Christmas vdff Mr. Albert Sehwamlt and fil spent ( MenzeL Betee Hartwig of Twinboks S.I D., Mr Frk West Correl[ spent Sunday with her mother, rs. J. J. LaLor I. Miss Gertrude Lyolt left Monday to Mrs. Charles Hughes d daughter of Mandan, Ne. D., ie visiting her mother. M. H. Kollit Miss Elsie Stek of St. Paul rived Saturday to spend  week with her sister, Mrs. HI J. Gerber. Ea Them ee up fm Mka- her parent, Clam Ols0n al'rl Thdy fm her paints, Mr. and M. O. G. Hermg Sehwandt, Jr., of Minn spoils apent Christmas Day with his psnts, Mr and M. M. Fay Bellap and f e4r.lly of Big Stone City rlved Saturday to spend L Gs d f- tly. The Misses Anna Edqst and GI- gs Leng left Ftlday Paul to spend vtion with Mrs, IO na Len. Miss Gertrude Zhrbk is taking a few days caUon to visit her th+ er. Miss May Fetch i In charge of he telephone omee during h absent. Mi Jephine Draffehn losed s , N. Dak, and arrived Wednesday to spend the ntor with .her pnts, Mr. WORmD -lm didn't 11 [a hhL" -14e draWL What'a the mattr" r J=t do#ng i Ch=mal p=*nk  HOW TO HELP. n is full cf sorw, And y wants to borrow. So, ters stormy weather, give the btll m Government Agricultural Loan Agen- aid todny in cy Means RI Help TO Minneo 'In genemh *ota, Figur Show. ing the farmer m Co.try banks in blinneta are awaking to tile possibility of giving farmers loan agency of the Einanee ecrporaUem Mare thai 60 Minneta agricultural paper. These 50 hanke have ar Finee eorpo at credit of $6,377,000 in Otndals 'ould be (Usastroue to do so. mation comes to us, hoxver, that in ing earlled ovm'due, leaving the ho at any time. Praperly used. the agri- edit facilities of the W Cooration pro'de amply ant obIiatlolm. must he reeognlzed. The whose overdue note is held by a hauk ............ r'sin for t rncewl'nan  try banks in Minnesota which are as- anne as t I O 0 g eligibe to ,make use of the new agr- be embed, is no in a rams Of ultu I f "it" d I b th o ! mind conducive to a return of better enment, but which ave no y ap- been much sloxer than North and MATRICULATION plied for loans. Altho Mfnesot has I . outh Dakota to take advantage of, these edlt faeillties, officials say, ap- "Good lIo'nin. Sah. Are you all de plieatione from .*linnesota banks aret executive ob dis he institushum?" beginningtopourintothenorthwesti "Why, yes, l am the president. the fiance eorpmtion 5n II What can I do for you?" Minneapolis. The nber of insure- I "Wa], sah, Ah wants mah boy ing applleatlons has more than dou- Sbo to git an edicashum, an' ah bled during the lt f weeks. Five done tbe*t ah'd insult you-all about ,sub-mmll e se of the firm eorpov de mattah an git some inflamatlon a on'e norl two cotitl ,e a work- a:o." Jug evel T day to rush applleations "Quite right, qulte fight How aid th to Washington, D. C., without d i is yonr boy?" lay. In one dayi working fm 9:{)0I "Oh he,s aehe] de age of depres- a. m. to 11:0o p. m., the oommJttoeslsion, sah. He am twenty one yea'8 okl, sa" of mo than $2,000,30, a4Ol.ding to "That's fine. Has he any sectarian M. O. Gngaard, retary. pelivity?" "No, sah. NO indeed, si ain't got no bad habits what evah, a flood of new easy credit," Mr. sah." Grgaard said, "they do n posi- i,i mean , tire nnd practical benefits predilection?I' It is impoible to "Oh he's done been that will apply to rum de High s ehl wiff high honah , but generally speaking, turgid andiloquenee was only ex- enable banks to carry cdl by his abundant eiremlsh psent obligations without Yes, asking undue I[quillation.'* , sah." That extension of "Well, well He must be a b o--'" buy feeder "Dee d he is sah. Why he can de- an explain dein- now virtually unmarketable eept at explainable; an' unsew de prices below the east of pduction, ble." is demonstrated by the policy "Well, that's very extraordinary country bank which has lira suz. But to return to o orfg This bank immediately anal topic, what church ds he at. used $4,000 for new loans, by purehas= lug 42 head of Holstein "Oh[ He am Psbyterian, sah turhlng them over to faers as the Yes stY, an' a believer in perasti of pedigreed herd, taking notes as payment. What do you mean by prorasti. "There can be no doub that the nation%" agricultural edit act, With proper "Why, de funderaental doctrine de Presbyterian ehu*h, sah. believes that he n let ed t de Cospil, sah" 'Ae, thats very nteresting. B "No, sah. He's nebhah been n.s life, sh." and "Wall, ah don'a perakackly know dat, sah. But he do know de rum Gentlns to Revolutions. dat jist ns good as hahing de clsm, sah ?' "Yes, I suppose it ie. in mind?" "No, sah. to 'ore, sah. He's of any sions, s." "1 hope ephobia?" "Ne, sah. sah." by "Well be that as it may.,  have donbt hut what he is a fue virt lad nnd that his honorifiabilitUdl is nnimpehable, We will be glad do what we can for him. he matriculate ?" "Any time, zah, any t,: matriculate, rseprocate, revareate at a  ute's notice, sab Yes, sah, smar boy, ah. de old bk, tar Wky. WHAT THIS What this What thls country needs isn't liberty hut less job for ever every $oh.  needs isn' ti the people but What this untry mare miles ef te miles to the gallon. What this untry needs is What thie COU'y needs isn't z young" meu malng sld young men plating spud What this eountr needs is lint on the old place on the young fa What thie eountr needs ie ,war  e of ntereet hgher intest in worL What this co.try needs s to fa the footste Lhe footstep: ae rl whn gets a job o finds out that ph Improved 1911 all models Saves time Lasts mote yeats See/t and you have no other E city to come m and see the woad crlul,improved 1921 Thor Q Even if you have a machine m inaayway. You wig. wnt to know about tbt$ lat eat of Mlmhinet which eaves up toaabour of the time required by others to do a washing. The sturdy, all- md ooh- truetton assures yeare longer service. Therevolvlng, reversingccyllndermetho6 of washing is the safe, thorough way. n fact, it is the thing which ha convinced 600,000 mere that the Thor has no equal. See the Ball Bearing Swlngdng Wringer I made entirely of metal eo it cannot warp .or twist qO BRINGS IT FOR, WASHDAY ,ao# month tm2nn*nts mon sttl the bahm t Authorized Thor Dealer ALVAH I. HATTHEWS Ortonvine, Minn. PAGE 2 THE ORTONVILLE INDEPENDENT THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, @ @ t CLINTON NEWS Merlin Shannon is home from Bel- lingham. Emily Lyman is home from St. Paul for a short vacation. Florence Nelson is home from 'her school duties near Starbuck. Elmer and Arthur Erickson are home for the holiday vacation. J. L. Hasbrouck of Graceville trans- acted business in Clinton on Monday. Miss Leona Larson visited over the week-end at the home of Ole Jacob- son Miss Ruth Johnson is home from Gustavus Adolphus college for vaca- tion. Mrs. Harold Krook has as her guest this week her friend Miss Spink of St. Paul A grand concert will be given in the Big Stone church, on New Year' night. Rob. Utley and family visited on Christmas day at the home of Cleve Williams. Mr. and Mrs. Ed .Larson were guests at the Chas. Larson home on Christmas. Win. Johnson visited friends in Han- cock over Sunday returning on Tues- day morning. MLqs Donaldson of Northfield is vis- aing at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Walter Lyman. Mr. and Mrs. Olai Steen entertain- ed at a family dinner party for rela- tives on Christmas. Selmer Martinson ca,me home on Saturday from the State University to spend the vacation. Mrs. Hilma Lindholm gave a dinner party at. her home on Monday night to a number of relatives. Evelyn Weidlund left last week for Dassel, Minn., for an extended visit at the home of her grand-parents. Pat Daly won the large rug given  away at Krooks store on Christmas eve. Some folks have all the luck. Little Elaine Lewis entertained a few little friends at a birthday party at her home on Monday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Sweeney Nelson of Pelican Rapids visited the first of the week at the home of G. M. Johnson. Mr .and Mrs. Robert Fail and Billy risited in Appleton over Christmas. They returned on Tuesday morning. Mrs. F. M. Beaty entertained her children and grand-children at a fam- ily dinner party on Christmas day. Miss Helen Charles came from Han- cock Tuesday ,morning to help in the Ross Hardware Store thru inventory. Vera Arnoldi, who is employed at the Reinhart restaurant visited at her home near Gracevitle over Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. John Palmer and Vin- cent came up from Ortonville to spend Christmas at the home of J. L. Erick- son. Miss Lillian Johnson came home last Friday morning from St. Peter where she is attending Gustavus Adol- phus. Milton Lindholm came up from Min- neapolis on Friday for a visit at the home of his mother, Mrs. John Lind- holm. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Erickson en- tertained a party of relatives and friends on Christmas eve at their new home. Mr. and Mrs. A1 Trebil entertain- eel Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Ryan and two Httie girls and John Ryan for X, mas dinner. Miss Staff has made many friends in Clinton who regret to lose her from our midst and are glad she is located so near us. The West Ladies' Aid of the Swe- dish Lutheran church met at the home of Mrs. Carrie Asplund on Thursday, December 29. Mrs. Edith Frederickson and fam- ily came up from Ortonville on Mon- day to spend the day with her moth- er, Mrs. Schell. Mrs. Augar Hedin, who is suffering from a nervous breakdown was taken to the Graeeville hospital for treat- ment on Monday. There will be a New Year's ball given by the American Legion, on Fri- day night, December 30. Music by the Clinton Orchestra. Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Ross and chin dreu drove to Ortonville on Sunday and enjoyed Christmas dinner at the home of J. D. Ross. The basketball game last Friday night between Clinton and Beardsley resulted in a victory for Clinton with a score of 24 to 12. W. L. Ross returned on Monday night from his holiday visit at Peever. Mrs. Ross will remain in Peever until the last of the week. Sunrise Lodge, A. F. and A. M., in- stalled their officers for the coming ,year at their regular meeting Wed- needay night, December 28. Roy Riding of St. Paul came out to s2aend Christmas at the home of his sister, Mrs. Alfred Young. Mr. Riding is employed in a garage in the city. On Tueday night a large party of friends and relatives were entertain- eel at the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs Swan EricksOn, northwest of Clinton. O. T. Harrison returned on Tues- day morning from his visit in Minne- apolis and Prior Lake. Mrs. Harrison and the boys will not return until af- ter New Years. C. W. Erickson of Reynolds, N. D.,. spent a few days this week at the home of L. A. Larson. Mr. Erickson is traveling construction man for the National Elevator Co. Mrs. Art Sweezy had the misfor- tune to fall down stairs, at her home H. M. Winters left on Thursday for Pipestone, Minn., to visit thru the Christmas holidays at the homes of his son and daughter, George Win- ers and Mrs. Frank Reaney. A letter received from Harry Brad- ford states that he is comfortably lo- cated and doing well at Parkers Prairie, Minn., and that he spent the Christmas holidays with his grand- hildren at Ogilvie, Minn. Ed. Shoenrock, the blacksmith, spent he holidays with his family at Beards- ley. He expects to move his family to Clinton soon and will occupy the ooms over Olson's store, which were vacated by H. A. Frederickson. Mrs. Peter Rasmussen gave a din- Jer party on Christmas day to about 20 guests. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Stephens and family. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Watkins and Har- ohl, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Propp and SONS. The Northwestern Telephone Com- pany has found it necessary to lay off one of its operators at each station. At Clinton this removal fell to the lot of Miss Elsie Stephens. However, this is probably only a temporary ar- ran gement. A New Year's wake will be held in the Swedish Lutheran church on New Year's eve. A musical evening will be followed by refreshments and all are invited to enjoy the evening there and watch the old year out and the New Year in. Wm. Markel of the Clinton Produce has sold his business to Earl Stanton and moved his family to Milbank. The new proprietor needs no introduction, being one of Clinton's own boys, and is a bright, energetic young man who we hope to see make good. Miss Lou Starf, who has been em- ployed at Olson Brothers store, has severed her connection atthis place and after a few days vacation at her home in Princeton, Minn., will return to Ortonville, where she has been of-] fered a position in the Pioneer Store. Dr. Jay Matthews and sisters, Mrs. Lybarger and Miss Harriet Mathews, returned on Sunday night to Minne- apolis. Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Finberg ac- companied them to Ortonville where the party spent the evening at the home of Arthur Matthews until train time. Mrs. Lybarger will leave this week for her home in Fayetteville, Arkansas. This has been a week of homecom- ings, reunions and holiday festivities. It is a pleasure to have our young folks home from their various duties and to greet the friends and relatives who are spending this glad season in our ,midst. May they carry with them pleasant memories of this vacation which will aid them in safe advance- ment thru the entire New Year. Mrs. Chas Swenson met with a very painful accident last Monday night af- ter the Christmas tree exercises at the Swedish church In making her way to their auto in the darkness she fell into the outside cellarway of the church which unfortunately had been left uncovered cutting a large gash in her forehead which necessitated several stitches being taken by the doctor. She is recovering nicely at present. On Monday afternoon, December 26. Mrs. Fern Struck treated the telephone operators to a delightful luncheon at the Central Office. The girls who en- joyed the courtesy were Della Lind- holm, Elsie Stephens, Lillie Johnson and also Blossom Stephens, who was an invited guest. For many years, Mrs. Struck has made a custom of ex- tending this kindness to the telephone girls at Christmas time/and the girls appreciate it very much. FOSTER @ @ Elof Hamner marketed poultry in Beardsley last Thursday. Abel Eastman delivered hogs and cattle in Clinton Tuesday. Frank Bower was visiting in Or- tonville, Friday and Saturday. Corn for the Near East Relief was being solicited in this district last week. Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Tripp and family visited on Monday afternoon at the Holmberg home. Wallace Rossenlund visited over Christmas at the home of his uncle, A. O. Hammerberg. Miss Selma Carlson', who is teaching in Dakota his year, is spending Christ- mas vacation at home. The Russ Brothers called at Abel Eastman's home Monday forenoon to look over some stock. Miss Servina Holmberg is spending the Christmas vacation on the farm with her .mother and sister. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Connelly and family visited with Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Seip, of Beardsley, on Christmas Day. Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Stegner Jr.. and daughter Jane, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stegner spent Christmas Day at O. P. ,-cholberg's home. Harry Eastman, who is principal of 1:he school bl J av-. S. D., this year, is sendin: the holidays at the home cf his uncle Mike Eastman. A lutefisk supper was given at the he, me of Mike Eastman on Thursday evenin to cetebr,te the ei'htyfirn birthday of J. J. Hamner. A num- ber of relatives were present. The Stephney Sunday School gave a very entertaining Christmas progra,m Sunday evening and a good sized au- dience was in attendance. The commit- on Christmas morning bruising her- tee, and especially Miss Hazel Has- aelf so badly that she was confined to [ tings deserve great credit for their her bed for several days. [ work on the program. ! CORRELL NEWS i Kathryn Fruetel spent Christmas with her parents. Edwin Johnson was a passenger to Appleton Monday. Mike Luchsinger was a passenger to Appleton Saturday. Raymond Woods came Thursday to spend the holidays with his folks. Mr. and Mrs. L. Larsen of Odessa spent Christmas at the A. Semru home. Mr. and Mrs. Pete Claussen and Mrs. Splitztaser motored to Appleton Saturday. L. Wolf meyer of Ortonville was a business caller in Correll Thursday and Friday. Mr. Chas Riel of Brownton is spend- ing a few days visiting at the Chas. Hudson home. Martha Luchsinger spent a few days visiting friends and relatives in Cor- rell this week. A Christmas program given by the pupils was hehl in he school guyna- slum Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hardkoph and children of Odessa spent Christmas with relatives in Correll. Jacob Luchsinger and daughter, Er- .ma, of Johnson, Fred Luchsinger of N. Dakoa and Henry Luchsinger of Canada spent Christmas at Matt Luchsinger's hoe. Northwest Almond @ Mr. Dan Englund visited at the Dimberg home Monday. Miss Jessie Utley left Tuesday night for Minneapolis and Duluth. Mr. Oliver Benson of Morris spent Christmas with Clinton friends. Arthur and Harold Dimberg were Ortonville visitors last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Anderson enter- tained the McCartney and J. C. John- son families on Christmas eve. The Hilmer Anderson and Bert Rothwell families spent Chrismas at the home of Mrs. Ella Rothwell. Mr. P. Daly spent Christmas in Graceville. Miss Mattie McCartney was a passenger to Minneapolis Tues- day. She will spend her vacation there. 0 'O I ODESSA l @ @ Our public schools closed Friday noon for a two weeks vacation. C. H. Batson of Elgin, Minn., is spending the holidays with his family. Miss Ada Jal]o went to Milan on Saturday to spend Christmas with friends Mr. Albert Schwandt and family spent Christmas at the home of R. Menzel. Bernice Hartwig of Twinbrooks S. D., arrived Monday to visit Mrs. A. M. Smrau. Mrs. Frank West and children of Correll spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. J. J. LaLond. Miss Gertrude Lyon left Monday to spend the Christmas vacation with her sister in Minneapolis. Mrs. Charles Hughes and daughter of Mandan, No. Dak., is visiting her mother, Mrs. H. Kollitz. Miss Elsie Struck of St. Paul ar- rived Saturday to spend a week with her sister, Mrs. H. J. Gerber. Ena Thomas came up from Manka- to on Friday to spend her vacaion with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Thom- as. Clara Olson arrived Thursday from Montevideo to spend Christmas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. G. O1- son. Herman Schwandt, Jr., of Minne- apolis spent Christmas Day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schwandt. Mrs. Fay Belknap and family of Big Stone City arrived Saturday to spend Christmas with W. J. Gess and fam- ily. The Misses Anna Edquist and Glad- ys Lenz left Friday forenoon for St. Paul to spend vacation with Mrs. An- na Lenz. Miss Gertrude Zahrbock is taking a few days vacation to visit her moth- er. Miss May Ferch is in charge of the telephone office during her absence. Miss Josephine Draffehn closed a successful term of school at Raub, N. Dak., and arrived Wednesday to spend the winter with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Draffehn. WORRIED "Jim didn't call last night." "He didn't, What's the matter?" "'Sis doesn't know whether he'll I11 or Just dodging a Christmas preeent." HOW TO HELP. A smile will hell) a man a lot when man is full of sorrow, And yet a dollar bill is what he really wants to borrow. So, when a brother on the hill encoun- ters stormy weather, Don't give the smile or give the hill, but give them both together! 250 BANKS ASK FOR U. S. CREDIT Government Agricultural Loan Agen- cy Means Real Help To Minne- sota, Figures Show. Country banks in Minnesota are awaking to the possibility of giving real credit relief to farmers thru the agricultural loan agency of the war Finance corporation. More than E50 Minnesota banks have applied for government loans on agricultural paper. These 250 banks have asked the War Finance corporation for a total credit of $6,377,000 in less than two months. Officials of the corporation estimate that there are 500 to 600 more coun- try banks in Minnesota which are eligibe to make use of the new agri- cultural facilities provided by the gov- ernment, but which have not yet ap- plied for loans. Altho Minnesotti has been much slower than North and South Dakota to take advantage of these credit facilities, officials say, ap- plications from Minnesota banks are beginning to pour in to the northwest offices of the finance corporation n Minneapolis. The number of incom- ing applications has more than dou- bled during the last few weeks. Five sub-committees of the finance corpor- i ation's northwest committee are work-t ing every day to rush applications I thru to Washington, D. C., without de- I lay. In one day, working from 9:00 I a. m. to 11:00 p. m., the committees I approved 104 applications for a total of more than $2,000,000, according to M. O. Grangaard, secretary. "While the agricultural loans of the War Finance Corporation do not mean a flood of new easy credit," Mr. Grangaard said, "they do ,mean posi- tive and practical benefits to farmers of the northwest. It is impossible to make statements that will apply to every individual bank, but generally, speaking, use of these new credit fa- cilities should enable banks to carry farmers' present obligations without asking undue liquidation." That extension of additional credit is alo possible under the new credit act, to permit farmers to buy feeder stock to consume the cheap grain feed now virtually unmarketable except at prices below the cost of production is demonstrated by the policy of one country bank which has received a federal loan. This bank immediately used $4,000 for new loans, by purchas- ing 42 head of Holstein cattle and turhing them over to farmers as the nucleus of pedigreed herds, taking notes as payment. "There can be no doubt that the agricultural credit act, with proper understanding, can be of tremendous benefit to Minnesota farmers, reliev- ing some of the burden of the country bank and averting any necessity of closing in on agricultural loans," the Minnesota Farm Bureau federation said today in an official state-sent. "In general, creditors are not squeez- ing the farmer borrowers because it would be disastrous to do so. Infor- mation comes to us, however, that in many cases farmers' obligations are not being renewed, but are merely be- ing carried overdue, leaving the bor- rower uncertain and liable to pressure at any time. Properly used, the agri- cultural credit facilities of the War Finance Corporation provide amply for the lnewal of the farmers' pres- ent obligations. "The evil effect of lack of confidence must be recognized The farmer whose overdue note is held by a bank without provision for renewal, and with no assurance as to how long it will be carried, is not in a frame of mind conducive to a return of better conditions." MATRICULATION "Good Mo'nin, Sah. Are you-all de executive ob dis here institushum?" "Why, yes, I am the president. What can I do for you?" "Wal, sah, Ah wants mah boy Sambo to git an edicashum, an' ah (lone tho't ah'd insult you-all about de mattah an git some inflamation, sah." "Quite right, quite right. How okt is your boy?" "Oh he's reached de age of depres- sion, sah. He am twenty one yea's old, sah." "Thot's fine. Has he any sectarian proclivity ?" ' "No, sah. No indeed, sah. He ain't got no bad habits what evah, sah." "I mean, what is his denominational ?,, predilectmn. "Oh he's done been emancipated fum de High school wiff high honahs sah, an' de pafessah done said dat his turgid grandiloquence was only ex- ceeded by his abundant circumlocush- urn. Yes, sah. He done agnosticatedi a brilliant future fo' Sambo, sah." "Well, well. He must be a smart boy." "Deed he is sah. Why he can de- fine de indefinable; an explain de in- explainable; an' unscrew de inscruti- ble." "Well, that's very extraordinary, I'm sure. But to return to our orig- inal topic, what church does he at- tend ?" "Oh! He am Presbyterian, sah. Yes sah, an' a believer in procrasti- nashum." "What do you mean by proscrasti- nation. '' "Why, de fundemental doctrine of i de Presbyterian chu'ch, sah. An' believes that he am elected to de Gospil, sah." "Well, that's very interesting: he ever had the catechism ?" "No, sah. He's nebbah been si in his life, sah." "I mean, is he acquainted with sectarian conception and interprets" tion of orthodox theology ?" "Wall, ah don's perakackly know dat, sah. But he do know de rum Gentleness to Revolutions. dat list as good as habing de catS" clysm, sah ?" "Yes, I suppose it is. Hos he definite curriculum in mind?" "No, sah. He don't pay no to 'e,m, sah. He's very populah de ladies but ah'm suttin dat he aS innocent of any matrimonial sions, sub." "I hope he's not susceptible to ephobia ?" "No, sah. He's nebbah been tacked by any cavernous animals sah." "Well be that as it may. , I have doubt but what he is a fine lad and that his hon is unimpeachable. We will be glad i do what we can for him. When he matriculate ?" "Any time, sah, any time. He matriculate, reciprocate, expectorate or prevaricate at a ute's notice, sah. Yes, sah, he'S smart boy, sah. A regular chip de old block, sah."---from the ter Weekly. WHAT THIS COUNTRY What this country, needs is not new birth of freedom but the shioned two-dollor lower berth. What this country needs isn't liberty but less people who take ties with our liberty. What this country needs is job for every man but a real man i every job. What this country needs isn't to more taxes from the people but the people to get more from the What this country needs is more miles of telitory but miles to the gallon. What this country needs is tractors and less detractors. What this country needs isn't young' men making speed but young men planting spuds. What this country needs is paint on the old place and less on the young face. What this country needs isn't lower rate of interest on money higher interest in work. What this country needs is the footsteps of the fathers the footsteps of the dancing The girl who gets a job on looks soon finds out that about the first things that are qhe Improved x9zt Prices on all models greatly reduced Saves,.more time Lasts 00ats 5e.e it and you 00oill have no other E WANT every woman in this city to come in and see the wonderful,improved 1921 Thor Even if you have a machine ---come in anyway. You will, want to know about this |HI dim. [)'' ]] lat est of all machines which' It00.::.00ilii saves up toan hour of the |l I\\;/111 time required by others to do " T e s.turdy, all-metal coh- structlon assures years longer service. The revolving, reversingcylindermethod. of washing is the safe, thorough way. -In fact, it is the thing which has convinced 600,000 users that the Thor has no equal. See the Ball Bearing Swinging Wringer made entirely of metal so it cannot warp or twisK 10 x, :NEXT WAS H Small monthly payments soon settle the balance Authorized Thor Dealer ALVAH I. NATTHEWS Ortonville, Minn. /