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BAMS ASK FOR
The Government Agricultural Loan
Agency Means Real Help to
250 BANKS SEEK LOANS
Approximately 800 Banks Are Eligi-
ble to Make Use of New Agri-
cultural Credit Facilities.
Minneapolis Dec. 22Country banks
in Minnesota are awaking to the possi
bility of giving real credit relief to
farmers through the agricultural loan
agency of the war finance corporation.
More than 250 Minnesota banks have
applied for government loans on agri
cultural paper. These 250 banks have
asked the war finance corporation for
a total credit of $6,377,000 in less than
Officials of the corporation estimate
that there are 500 to 600 more coun
try banks in Minnesota which are
eligible to make use of the new agri
cultural credit facilities provided by
the government, but which have not
yet applied for loans. Although Min
nesota has been much slower than
North and South Dakota to take ad
vantage of these credit facilities, af
ficials say, applications from Minne
sota b?nks are beginning to pour in
to the northwest offices of the finance
corporation in Minneapolis. The num
ber of incoming applications has more
than doubled during the last few
weeks. Five subcommittees of the
finance corporation's northwest com
mittee are working every day to rush
applications through to Washington,
D. without delay. In one day,
working from 9 a. m. to 11 p. m., the
committees approved 104 applications
for a total of more than $2,000,000, ac
cording to M. O. Grangaard, secretary.
"While the agricultural loans of the
war finance corporation do not mean
a flood of new easy credit," Mr. Gran
gaard said, "they do mean positive and
practical benefits to the farmers of the
northwest. It is impossible to make
statasments that will appiy to every
individual bank, but generally speak
ing, use of these new credit facilities
should enable banks to carry farmers'
present obligations without asking un
That extension of additional credit
is also possible under the new credit
act, to permit farmers to buy feeder
stock to consume the cheap gram and
feed now virtually unmarketable ex
cept at prices below the cost of pro
duction, is demonstrated by the policy
of one country bank which has re
ceived a federal lean. This bank im
mediately used $4,000 for new loans,
by purchasing 42 head of Holstein
cattle *nd turning them over to farm
ers 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 tc Mmnosc'a farmers, reliev
ing some of the burden of the country
bank and averting any necessity of
closing on agricultural loans," the
Minnesota Farm Bureau federation
said today in an official statement
"In general, creditors are not
squeezing farmer borrowers because
it would be disastrous to do so. In
formation ccm to us, howevor, that
in many cases farmers' obligations
are not being renewed, but are merely
being carried overdue, leaving the
borrower uncertain and liable to pres
sure at any time. Properly used, the
agricultural credit facilities of the
wai finance corporation provide amply
for renewal of the farmers' present
obligations. The evil effect of lack of
confidence must be recognized. The
faimer whote overdue note is held by
a bank without provision for renewal,
is not in a frame of mind conducive to
a return bctte~ conditions."
BREEDERS TO CONVENE.
\nnual Meeting Follows the Farm
Bureau Federation Convention
at University Farm.
Livestock men from all parts of the
state will meet at University farm, St.
Paul, on January 6, when the Minne
sota Livestock Breeders' association
assembles in annual convention. The
livestock breeders' meeting follows
the three-day annual convention of the
Minnesota Farm Bureau federation,
which closes on Thursday, January 5.
F. O. Lowden, former governor of
Illinois, Duncan Marshall of Canada,
and Thomas E. Cashman, president of
the state breeders' association, will
speak. The annual banquet of the
organization has been set for the even
ing of Thursday, January 5 Annual
meeting of the Minnesota Swine,
Horse and Sheep Breeders' associa
tions are to take place on January 4
at University farm, and those of the
Minnesota Hereford, Angus, Holstein,
Guernsey, Jersey, Ayrshire and Brown
Swiss associations have been set for
ing associations, which I think will go
a long way toward solving the farm
And solving the farm marketing
problem will go a long way toward
solving the deeper and more funda
mental problem of properly compen
sating the industry on which the well
being of the whole nation and every
body in it dependsthe farm industry.
That industry, like any other indus
try, must be profitable if it is to be
successful, and America can never be
truly prosperous unless its farming
industry is profitable and successful.
Any practical step that will reduce the
gambling element in the farmer's busi
ness is good for the farmer and good
for us all. And that element is un
fortunately prominent now. To the
farmer his life must sometimes seem
a succession of periods in which prices
are high and he has little to sell and
periods in which he has plenty to sell
but prices are unprofita'bly low.
One reason for this condition is that
there are leaks between producer and
consumer. There is great reason for
hope that an intelligent co-operative
marketing system will enable the far
mer to stop a good many of those
leaks. That has been the experience
of other countries, and in a few fields
it has been the experience in this coun
try. To broaden the possibilities of
co-operative marketing so as to reduce
these losses and to eliminate some of
the hazards of the farmer's business
is very much worth doing.
In supporting this, as he has other
movements for the benefit of the far
mer, Senator Kellogg is holding true
to a course of devotion to the best in
terests of all that is characteristic of
his service in the senate.Duluth
ANOTHER BIG CONTRACT.
Minnesota Gives U. S. Grain Growers
Two Biggest Deals of National
For the second time, Minnesota has
broken all records the farmers
in its organization work, it was an
nounced this week. Twenty-nine
farms, aggregating 8,340 acres, are
covered in a single contract signed by
E. R. Voss, St. James, Watonwan
county, to market through the U. S.
Grain Growers, Inc The previous rec
ord also was set in Watonwan coun
ty when the gram crop of the Tilnev
farms, including 12 tracts and 5,200
acres, was pledged for shipment
through the national selling agency
Minnesota membership the U. S.
Grain Growers has passed the 500
mark, officers announced this week.
Twenty Minnesota elevators are now
affiliated with the national corpora
tion. Contracts were signed last week
with elevators at Lancaster, Bronson
and Halma in Kittson county and at
Russell in Lyon county. The total
membership of the national agency
has passed the 32,000 mark, and 8L9
co-operative elevators have contracted
to market their gram through it
It was announced this week that
farmers who become members before
January 17, 1922, will have the right
to take part in naming directors for
next year and in determining future
policies of the company. These direc
tors will "oe elected at the first na
tional convention to be neid at Chica
go beginning March 20, 1922.
Champion Boy Corn Grower.
Verne Coon, 14-year-o Faribault
boy, is the state champion single acre
corn grower of approximately 250
boys and girls who took part in the
corn growing project this year. Ac
cording to an announcement made on
Tuesday from the office of T. A. Erick
son, University farm, leader of boys'
and gills' club work in Minnesota.
Young Coon raised 107 bushels, 65
bushels of which were good for seed
corn, on his acre. The total value of
the corn was $143.44 and his total
New York's Water Supply.
The Ashokan reservoir, from which
water is brought to New York by a
great aqueduct, lies among the Cats
kill mountains 85 miles from the city.
The reservoir has a water surface of
nearly IS square miles and a capacity
of 132,000,000,000 gallons.
Mirage Confused Fighters.
A battle between the British and the
Turks in Mesopotamia, in April, 1917,
had to be suspended on account of the
confusing effects of desert miragtt.
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Senator Kellogg and the Farmer.
"Every proper encouragement
bhould be tjiven to the co-operative
marketing plan," said President Hard
ing in hia message to congress
This is one of the many projects for
the improvement of the farmer's lot
to which Senator Frank B. Kellogg
has dedicated his strength and per
In a letter to a friend Senator Kel
loogg 3aid recently: "One of the
measures in which I am actively in- nRIIPri*T
terested is the bill authorizing the 5ULU I ALL UKUbUlold
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A. P. SWENSON'S LECTURE.
Large Audience Listens to Address on
Subject of "Millions Now Liv
ing Will Never Die."
A lecture was delivered in the
Woodman hall, Spencer Brook, Sunday
by A. P. Swenson of Minneapolis on
"Millions Now Living Will Never Die"
and a large audience listened to the
speaker. In opening his address he
said, "The old order is passing and
better days are at hand." He con
tinued, in part:
European civilization (and that
necessarily includes us) is slowly dis
integrating. There are no forces now
at work strong enough to arrest it.
It is heading straight for a smash.
Mob orators who during the past seven
years used their powers to fan the
base passions of fear and hate are
reaping the harvest. Possibly civiliza
tion might survive if the following
measures are adopted:
1. A stop to currency inflation
that is, governments shall stop paying
out more than they take in. (No gov
ernment in Europe is meeting this con
2. The German indemnity to be
canceled, or at least suspended for a
term of years.
3. Raw materials to be obtained
4. Disarmament, immediate and
Unless these things are done a large
part of Europe's population must
perish and the world begin again the
a of human struggle.
Why is it that all the nations are
now in distress and the people in per
plexity? Jesus nineteen hundred
years ago answered the question. He
was asked what would occur at the
end of the world, and amongst many
other things said that when that time
comes "there shall be great distress in
the land, and wrath upon the people
upon the earth distress* of na
tions,g with perplexity men'
hearts failing them for fc: and for
looking after those things which are
'comin on the earth."-Luk 21:23-26s
He furthermore said that at the end
of the world the Jews would be regath
ercd to Palestine, rnd this is also ful
In addition to that he stated that
there would be famine, pestilence nd
revolution various parts of the
earth, great strife between the con
tending factions of earth, followed by
a time of trouble such as never was
since the world was organized.
He taught his discip^s, and through
them all Christians to pray: "Thy
kingdom come thy will bo done on
earth as it is done in heaven." Then
referring to the troublesome time
above mentioned, the regathering of
Israel, the distress of natiens, etc., he
says: "When ye see these things come
to pass, know yet that the kingdom of
God is at hand." Verily th:.t kingdom
is at the door. It is the time of God's
vengeance upon all unrighteousness
and unrighteous kingdoms of earth.
It will be a happy day vken all this
trouble is over and satrn's rule is end
In due time Jehovah promised that
he would select the seed of Abraham
and through that seed all the families
of the earth should beblessed. (Genesis
12:3 22:18-22). The seed of Abraham
here meant the Christ.Galrtians 3 1
16, 27, 29.
Before this deliverance and blessing
of the people could come it WPS neces
sary for man to be redeemed from
death. Jehovah had promised such re
demption. (Hosea 13:14). It follows,
then, that in due time death and the
grave must be destroyed. Jesus came
to earth as a man and died, in order
that the human race might be released
from the bondage of death, his life
being substituted for that of man. He
stated that he came to give his life as
a ransom for the people.
Christ Jesus arose from the dead
and ascended on high, and from Pente
cost until his kingdom is es
tablished, Jehovah has been select
ing a bride for his beloved
Son Jesus, which is called the church.
Christ, at his second coming, gathers
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unto himself his church, and then fol
low the promised blessings to all the
families of the earth through the seed
This great blessing must be pre
ceded by the dark night of trouble now
upon the world, but which will soon be
finished, and when finished the new
order will be introduced.
Instead of the people being discour
aged in this time of great stress, those
who get the right understanding that
this must be just before the inaugura
tion of the kingdom, will be strength
ened to pass through the trouble and
receive the blessing that the Lord has
The period of the restoration will
cover the period of the one-thousand
year reign of Christ.
The things which the Lord foretold
that must happen at the end of the
world are happening and have recent
ly happened. Confidently, then, we
can say that the old world has ended
and since the blessings will follow
shortly, we can also with confidence
say that millions now living will never
die.John 8:5 11:26.
There is a happy time just ahead
for all mankind. Let the sorrowful
and distressed, then, have faith in God
and his promise and take courage and
look forward to that happy time when
all wickedness shall be eliminated from
the earth, allHhe obedient ones re
stored to health and happiness and
dwell in constant oeace and joy for
A Natural Change.
A small boy who was sitting next to
a very haughty woman in a crowded
car kept sniffing in a most annoying
way until the woman could stand it
"Boy, have you got a handkerchief?"
The small boy looked at her for a
few seconds and then in a dignified
tone came the answer:
"Yes, I 'ave, but I don't lend it to
The origin of Christmas or Christ's
mass, so called with reference to the
last words of the chief religious serv
ice of the day according to ancient
ritual, "Ite mis^a (or massa) est," is
to be found in the second chapter of
St. Luke's Gospel. Its observance is
not a development, having existed from
the earliest days of Christianity. In
fact, in many respects there has been
devolution instead of evolution in the
manner of its celebration.
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If you have ever moved to a new location
without first having a telephone installed, you
will recall how its absence was felt.
To make such a happening less probable, it
is best to notify us as soon as you know when
you will move.
But sometimes, even in spite of an advance
notice, we cannot provide service at the new
location as promptly as we would like to do.
This is particularly true the first of the month
when many people are moving at the same time.
Before moving your telephene we need to
know your name and telephone number, the
street address rv apartment number to which
you are moving, and when you want tele
phone service at your new location.
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CAROLS AS PART OF
^tpHE origin of the Christmas carol
\g}/ is uncertain, It is probably as
old as Christianity. Indeed,
Bishop Taylor in his "Great Exemplar"
i remarks that the first carol is the
hymn of the angels to the shepherds
in the plains of Bethlehem:
"Glory to God in the highest, and
on earth peace, good will toward men."
In the Fifteenth century carols were
widely used throughout Europe. In
fact, the first pieces printed by the
very first printers were carols. In one
of the oldest collections appears "The
.Boar's Head," which used to be sung
as that old dish was carried to the
table during the Christmas revelry:
The Boar's Head in hands I bring
With garlands gay and birds singing
I pray you all to help me sing
"Qui estis In convlvto'"
"The Boar's Head" represents one
of the convivial carols or "jolie chan-
sons," which had their place at the
feasts, dances and other gay festivi
ties of the Christmas season.
In Shakespeare's time bands of
itinerant singers used to wander about
the streets and make their carolry a
pretext for getting money.
During the Eighteenth century carol
ry declined greatly, and many of the
quaint old customs which had marked
Christmas festivals for centuries be
Carolry still exists in parts of Eng
In Wales ft has been preserved to
a still greater extent, while Ireland,
too, has her Christmas caroling in
time-honored style. France has its
"Noels," and in Italy Christmas carols
have been sung since the time of St.
Francis of Assisi, who discovered the
power of sacred song in the ver
In churches all over the world many
of the delightful old carols are now a
part of the Christmas service.
Using Old Stockings.
It is interesting to know and eco
nomical to follow the many little odds
and ends that can be made out of old
stockings, silk or lisle. So often they
are thrown away because of endless
holes and runsnot good, you think,
for anythingbut if this kind is saved
until a fairly good pile has been ac
cumulated one can start a very fine
silk rag rug. The more numerous the
colors the prettier the rug.
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