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Launch $100,000,000 Finance Corpora-
tion, Organized as Branch of
U. S. Grain Growers, Inc.
Designed to Furnish Money for Con-
ducting Marketing of Grain on
a Co-operative Basis.
St. Paul, June 9,Minnesota far
mers have played an important part
in the formation of a $100,000,000
finance corporation, just organized as
a subsidiary of the United States
Grain Growers, Inc.
The new corporation, which will be
the second largest finance company in
the United States when it is fully
organized, was incorporated last week
in Delaware. It is designed to furnisn
the money to conduct the marketing
of grain on a co-operative basis and
in an orderly manner, through the new
national grain sales agency, Minnesota
farm bureau leaders said yesterday.
The $100,000,000 finance corporation
is an outgrowth of the investigations
of the committee of seventeen, which
the farm bureau federation financed.
W. F. Schilling of Northfield, repre
senting the Minnesota Farm Bureau
federation on the board of directors
of the U. S. Grain Growers, Inc., and
J. M. Anderson of St. Paul, vice presi
dent of the Grain Growers, took part
in launching the finance corporation.
According to present plans, farm bu
reau officers said, the finance corpora
tion is to loan funds to the United
States Grain Growers, Inc., to finance
the marketing of each grain crop. It
will take bonded warehouse receipts
as security and raise money by is
suing debentures. These debentures,
secured by the bonded warehouse re
ceipts, will be sold in the open market.
Marketing Pool Foreseen.
The amalgamation of farmers' co
operative marketing enterprises in
Minnesota into central selling agencies
doing an annual business of more than
$100,000,000 is predicted by L. E. Pot
ter, president of the Minnesota Farm
Centralized marketing, with the sale
of a large part of all staple crops in
the hands of the producers' own co
operative companies on the terminal
markets is "probably the only means
of eliminating waste in the distribu
tion of food products, and obtaining
fair prices based consistently on the
cost of production," Mr. Potter said.
The statement, calling on Minnesota
producers to combine their local co
operative marketing associations into!
central corporations, is being mailed.
to 47,000 farmers of the state. It
marks the opening of an intensive!
drive to centralize co-operative live
stock marketing through the new far
mers' agency at South St. Paul. The
Farm Bureau federation is leading the
campaign to unite 300 to 500 local
shipping associations and make the
Central Co-operative Commission as
sociation, recently launched at a con
vention of farmers, the selling agent
for livestock producers of five north
Peck Succeeds Wilson.
Frank W. Peck, graduate and for
mer faculty member of the University
of Minnesota, and since 1919 associat
ed with the United States department
of agriculture at Washington, D. C,
was today appointed by the board of
University of Minnesota regents di
rector of the division of agricultural
extension of the University Farm
school, to succeed A. D. Wilson, who
has resigned to go into practical farm
Mr. Peck, whose home is in St. Paul,
received his B. S. degree from Minne
sota in 1912 and his M. S. degree in
1917. From 1912 until 1915 he was
an instructor in agriculture at the
University of Minnesota. From 1915
until 1918 he was an assistant profes
sor of agriculture and in 1918 was
granted an associate professorship.
In May, 1919, Mr. Peck was ap
pointed farm economist, in charge of
cost accounting and of farm manage
ment with the United States depart
ment of agriculture, which position he
still occupies. He will assume the
direction of the agricultural division
Farm-to-Market Roads in Danger.
St. Paul, June 9.Minnesota far
mers are voting solidly against con
struction of transcontinental "pleasure
highways" before the country is pro
vided with good farm-to-market roads.
The first returns from balloting in
the nationwide farm bureau referen
dum show a unanimous demand for de
veloping market roads rather than a
few interstate boulevards, the Minne
sota Farm Bureau association an
The vote is upholding the Farm Bu
reau federation in its defense of the
Dowell bill, now before congress, and
its opposition to the Townsend bill,
federation officers said. The Dowell
bill corresponds, on a national scale,
to the road policy adopted by Minne
sota, according to C. M. Babcock, high,
way commissioner. The Townsend
bill, on the other hand,-provides for the
creation of another federal commis
sion, and would give this commission
dictatorial powers over the state road
construction, farm bureau officials be
Painting and Paperhanging.
Will be at Bethel on Monday, June
13, for two weeks. Anyhody wanting
first-class painting or papering done
call up Will Mirick at Nels Hall's,
In order to provide beekeepers with
queen bees for requeehing their col
onies several weeks earlier than would
be possible if the queens were reared
in Minnesota, the division of bee cul
ture at university farm received its
first lot of 200 queen bees from the
south recently and will continue to
receive shipments in lots of 50 queens
each for the next few weeks, or until
the university farm queen yard is in
operation about July 1. The orders
from state bee men run into the
thousands each year, the demand ex
ceeding the supply. These queens are
of the best Italian strains. A uniform
charge of $1.50 each is made. After
July 1 university farm reared queens
will be ready for filling orders at
rates of $1 each for untested and
$1.50 each for tested queens. By
September 1 the university output
will be so great that the queens can
be sold in large numbers. Twenty
four three-frame nuclei were also re
received recently by the division.
These are small colonies occupying
tlu'ee frames of combs instead of the
standard unmber of ten. They may
up into full size colonies by
fall. This shipment of nuclei will be
used by the university men. to deter
mine whether or not it is profitable to
buy bees from the south in this form
every spring rather than to follow the
usual method of wintering the bees
in cellars here and running the risk
of heavy losses.
SHORN HEADS PLACATED GODS
Sea Captain Employed an Ancient
Practice and the Threatening
Gale Ceased to Blow.
The women prayed, the second mate
cussed and Alex Jacobsen, "the alba
tross," swallowed! a pint Df vodka
straight. Still the gale blew furious
ly. By the Beaufort scale the wind
was eleven force, and this in English
means a hurricane.
All this happened March 15, when
the Norwegian-American liner Ber
gensfjord was steaming westward on
her run from Bergen, says the New
Ole Bull is a young navigator, with
hard common sense, who worked his
way to the captaincy of the steamship
Bergensfjord. He had been in storms
before, but the one that came up sud
denly March 15 was more than a prac
tical man could handle.
At last an ancient superstition of the
sea came to the mind of Captain Bull,
and he sent forthwith for the ship's
"Hendrik," he said, "how many
shears and clippers have you stowed
"Twenty," said the barber.
"Bring them up and cut the hair oi
all my men, beginning here on me.
There is a superstition, Hendrik, which
my father used to tell me of. When
storms refuse to yield to man it
pleases much the gods if sailormen
part with their shaggy locks. Delilah
conquered Samson with the shears and
we must use them now."
Hendrik brought his clippers forth
and soon the heads of all the staff
were shorn. With the shearing of the
hundredth sailorman the wind began
to ease. When every man had parted
with his hair the barber called a stew
ardess to his chair, but just before his
clippers touched her head the furious
hurricane went dead. The Bergens
fjord arrived here with almost a hair
LATIN IS FOUNDATION OF ALL
Although a Dead Language, Oregon
Professor Asserts You Find It
Wherever You Turn.
"Latin is a living force in daily life
and all other studies are in over
whelming debt to it," says Prof. F. S.
Dunn, dead of the department of
Latin in the University of Oregon, In
a bulletin which he has written for
the Latin teachers in the high schools
and colleges of Oregon.
"The teacher," he says, "must read
English from out the Latin and Latin
from out the English must see geome
try, biology and physics in Caesar
must conjure legal phrases and doc
tor's prescriptions from Cicero's ora
tions must flash the 'Idyls of the
King' and 'Paradise Lost' and 'The
Faery Queen' across the pages of Vir
gil must brand every paragraph with
the Romance languages and Latin
America and the Philippines must
see Rome in the clock dial, in the
10-cent piece, in a decimal fraction, in
the almanac, in the days of the week,
in the Sunday liturgy, in Oregon's
seal, in the omnibus bill, in the ulti
matum to Turkey, in an aeronaut or a
submarine in Montana or in Ari
zona in Cincinnati or in Olympia in
Lucy or in Gus in patrimony or mat
rimony or alimony, it matters not
which, for it is all Latin, anyway, and
everywhere you turn."
A new size package!
Ten for 10c.
Dealers carry both
A Lady of the Last
By MURIEL BLAIR
1921, Western Newspaper Union.)
"Yes, Mr. Gurney, this is the old
Epping Manor House," said the agent.
"It has been in the hands of the Ep
ping family for close on three hun
dred* years. For rent, fully furnished,
He named an absurdly iow sumaf
least, so the young American painter
"You see," the man continued con
fidentially, "it's too quiet a place for
Mrs. Epping and Miss Slyvia. While
old Mr. Epping was alive it was a
home to them. But since he's been
dead they've wanted to get away from
the sights that perpetually reminded
tjiem of him.
Gurney agreed cordially with this
sentiment. He was spending the year
in England and meant to have at least
sMc weeks alone to finish his great
panel painting of the destruction of
Alexandria, the order for which from
the public library in his home city
had held out to him the hope of rec
ognition and success after his many
years of loneliness and poverty.
"Mrs. Epping's a bit of an invalid,"
the agent said one day, just after
Gurney had moved in. "She says she'd
be very pleased to make your ac
quaintance if you would care to call
any afternoon at Chilworth."
"He scowled at me something aw-
ful," the agent told Mrs. Epping af
terward. "He seems cut out to be a
hermit, that young man does."
Yet, somehow the panel painting
made little progress. The fact is,
Gurney found what many people have
found: that it is easier to be alone in
company, than when one has one's
own thoughts for companions. Life
in this old English house proved de
lightfully puzzle-provoking. He ex
plored every nook of the rambling old
building. But he always came back
to the long central hall, where the
portraits of the Eppings hung.
Some of them bore names upon the
frames, but she was unnamed, this
beauty of the long ago, dressed in the
big Gainsborough hat and wide-sleeved
gown of the days of the third George.
Gurney was fascinated by this pic
ture. And she must have been dead
nearly a centr-y!
Gurney's work was abandoned he
would spend hours before the picture.
"Work? He don't work any more,"
said old Mrs. Smith, the village gos
sip. "He just moons around and
stares at the pictures. I think the
young man must be in love."
In due time this piece of news
reached the ears of the kind-hearted
"Perhaps the young man lives too
much alone," she said. "Martha, tell
James to harness the pony to the dog-
When the invalid yade a decision
she acted upon it. in little over an
hour she had driven up to the manor
house, and at the gate found herself
confronted by a young man with wild
eyes and touseled hairand yet unmis
takably a gentleman.
"Mr. Gurney?" she asked, "I am
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And seeing that he
made no move to ask her in, she added
"I have heard about your paintings
and thought I would ask you to let
me see them,"
In half an hour she had completely
won his heart. She departed, carry
ing his promise to pay her a call at
no distant date. He spent the night
before the picture.
In the morning old Mrs. Smith
found him lying In a delirium In the
"Brain fever," pronounced the doc
tor. "The cause? Well, I should say
overwork, combined with solitude, per-
"I shall never forgive myself
never," said Mrs. Epping. "James,
harness the pony to the dog-cart."
This time she had come to stay, as
two well-filled trunks that accompa
nied her attested. She and Sylvia
took up their residence at the Manor,
and for two weeks they assiduously
nursed Gurney through the crisis of
"When he wakes," said the doctor,
"he will be in his right mind again."
Now whether Mrs. Epping had
shrewdly guessed the source of the
disjointed mutterings, which escaped
the artist's lips during his delirium
and made her plans accordingly or
whether it was kindly chance, nobody
can say, but when Gurney opened his
eyes again to reason he saw bending
over him the face of the woman in
the portrait. But it was the living
face of a young and charming girl,
and blushing red under the young
man's earnest scrutiny.
"Well," said Mrs. Epping, entering
the room, "you two are looking at
each other as though you had never
seen a person of the opposite sex be
fore. Mr. Gurney, this is my daugh
ter, Sylvia, whose portrait you may
have seen in the hall, in fancy dress,
representing a lady of the last cen-
Gurney lay back on his pillows, ut
terly content. It was a miracle, the
doctor said, which brought him back
to health so swiftly. But Sylvia knew
"You gave me back my life," he
said softly, as they left the parish
church together, man and wife, three
months later, "and I am going to de
vote my life to you."
It is Sylvia's face which forms the
central panel of Gurney's great paint
ing in the Museum of Edinburghhis
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UNITED STATES NOW LEADER
Europe, Exhausted by War, Must
Yield First Place in Medical and
World leadership in medicine and
surgery no longer is in Europe, but
has been transferred to the United
States, as one of the results of war,
so Dr. George W. Crile of Cleveland
stated in his address to the American
College of Surgeons in convention at
St. Louis recently, says the Ohio State
Journal. This country made enor
mous contributions in all branches of
medicine and surgery during the war*
he pointed out, being particularly well
equipped to render that important
service because of the research and
development work that have been so
conspicuous in the field of scientific
medicine here during the last quarter
of a century.
With the end of the war European
nations are exhausted and have lim
ited resources and little of spirit to
go ahead with that important work,
while this country has resources with
out limit and spirit equal to the op
portunity. Europe is all topsy turvy,
its famous old meMical schools are
shaken, its great hospitals are ex
hausted, its professional life shocked
and wearied. Doctor Crile states the
situation with marked distinctness
when he. says: "The torch, all but
gone out, has been handed us because
we alone are left the means to light
the way." It was his thought that the
medical schools and research institu
tions of the land be supplied with
every resource, their work broadened
and requirements raised, that the
World war opportunity may be devel
oped and the problems of the future
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8 :55 p. m.
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Long Siding (f)
ST. CLOUD TRAINS
GOING WEST GOING EAST
10:00 a. Milaca 6:30 p. m.
10:09 Foreston 6:08
11:15 St. Cloud 5:00
Train No. 42 leaves St. Cloud daily,
except Sunday, at 8:10 a. m., arrives
at Milaca at 9:24 a. m. and Sandstone
at 11:20 a. m., where it connects with
No. 20 for Duluth.
Train No. 41 leaves Sandstone daily,
except' Sunday, at 12:05 p. m.. after
arrival of No. 19 from Duluth, arrives
at Milaca at 1:58 p m. and at St.
Cloud at 3 :20 p. m.
GOING SOUTH GOING NORTH
Daily ex. Sun. Daily, ex. Sun.
8 :30 a. Milaca 2 :10 p. m.
9:30 Princeton 1:00
10:30 Elk River 3 :30
3:00 Anoka 8:00
Any information regarding sleeping
cars or connections will be furnished
any time by J. W. MOSSMAN,
Agent, Princeton, Minn.
40 $ $4.65
has always been to keep the assets of our
institution thoroughly liquid. Our mem
bership in the Federal Reserve System
accomplishes this aim to a degree previously
impossible. In the Federal Reserve Bank
we have an unfailing reservoir of cash
obtainable in exchange for commercial
paper which we hold.
First National Bank
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We're Proud of This!
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gained the reputation of being "the farmers'
bank" and we are proud of it.
Any bank which is serving the farmers of
the community satisfactorily and helpfully is
a useful institution and a credit to that com
Our list of farmer friends is growing every
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HAVEN'T YOU AND YOUR WIFE OFTEN TALKED ABOUT
"BUYING A HOME?" WELL, IT CAN BE DONE. IT RESTS
ENTIRELY WITH YOU.
THE FIRST THING IS TO COME IN AND START A BANK
ACCOUNT. THEN REGULARLY ADD AS MUCH AS YOU CAN
SPARE. KEEP THIS UP AND IT WON'T BE LONG UNTIL YOU
CAN BUY THAT HOME. AND YOU CAN BUY IT CHEAPER
YOU WILL RECEIVE 5 PER CENT INTEREST.
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Princeton Sunday Jun 19
(UNTIL S P. M.)
At MERCHANTS HOTEL
Eyas Examined and Glasses Flttoi
"If your credit is good at the bank, it is
good with me."