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The Princeton union. (Princeton, Minn.) 1876-1976, February 03, 1921, Image 4

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Subscription Price 91.M
I. STAPLES, Business Manager
First Street. East of Court House
Associate Editor
Foreisn Advert!mnf? Representative
The American Farm Bureau federa
tion has now over 1,500,000 members.
The chief object of this federation is
to place our greatest national indus
try, agriculture, on a more profitable
business basis. No fair-minded man
can maintain that the farmer has in
the past been sufficiently well repre
sented in the business world. We do
not mean that the leaders in the busi
ness circles have deliberately worked
against the farmers, but every big
business concern is out for all it can
get and its representatives devote
their entire energies to furthering the
interests of that particular establish
ment. The representatives of a big
milling concern would spend precious
little time Rooking after the interests
of a mining company or any big manu
facturing establishment, and they do
not spend much more time looking af
ter the interests of the farmers.
It is up to the farmers to hire their
own representatives to deal with the
big business interests, and that is just
exactly what the farm bureau does.
An organization as big and as power
ful as the American Farm Bureau
federation can be and is ably repre
sented. The representative in Wash
ington, D. C, is Gray Silver. During
the last two years, in the interest of
the farm bureau, Gray Silver has gone
before such bodies as the United
States Shipping Board and the Inter
state Commerce Commission. When
these bodies have been shown that the
particular situation in question was
of vital interest to a group of farmers
in this country and that the Ameri
can Farm Bureau federation was de
manding action in the matter, satis
factory action has been secured.
There is not a political party nor a
big business organization in the coun
try that can afford to antagonize the
Farm Bureau federation with its 1,-
500,000 members.
Minnesota is an agricultural state.
The majority of small towns are sup
ported by the surrounding farming
community. As has been said, if it
were not for the farmers of this state,
the grass would be growing in the
streets of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
The farmers in this state are uniting
to foim an organization which will
look after their interests.
The man who abuses the big busi
ness interests in season and out and
blames them for all the existing evils
of the present dsy is not doing one
thing to benefit the farmers. In fact
such a man is hurting their cause by
creating suspicion, hatred and bitter
ness. The majority of our most suc
cessful business men are farmers'
sons. Competition is keen in the
'tttratness world and the American men
play the game for all there is in it.
The biggest industry in this state can
well afford to hire able men to rep
resent its interests and cope with the
other business men. The day has
passed when the farmer can devote his
entire energy and time to the produc
ing end of the game, he must keep his
eye on the marketing end also.
"Bergdoll, the notorious Philadelphia
American detectives who attempted to
arrest this notorious draft evader
were apprehended by German officials
and cast into jail upon the grounds
that the action was a breach of na
tional rights and that Bergdoll is a
naturalized German citizen. The
United States government should has-
ji ten to issue a peremptory demand
ii that the detectives be released. How
Bergdoll managed to leave this coun
try when passengers on outgoing
vessels were so closely scrutinized is
not known, but there is a supposition
that mone^ turned the trick.
John Spargo, one of the leading so
cialists of this country, is strenuously
opposed to the proposition that Ameri-
Senator William M. Calder of New
York has introduced a bill in congress
which, if enacted into law, he feels
confident would relieve the housing
shortage in the country. The meas
ure authorizes mortgage loans to be
made from the savings departments
of national banks up to 50 per cent of
their total, subject to regulation by
the federal reserve board. Mr. Calder
has, since last spring, been making an
intensive study of the housing prob
lem. He held a. number of hearings
in large cities and collected a mass of
information on the subject, and the
measure he has introduced is merely
one of the remedies which he advo
cates. It is based on sound economic
principles and ought to help in the
There is every indication that
Will H. Hays, chairman of the repub
lican national committee, will be the
next postmaster general of the Unit
ed States, and he is well qualified for
this important cabinet position. Dur
ing the campaign Mr. Hays demon
strated his ability to handle big things
successfully, and that is the sort of
man the country needs. Almost every
one knows that Burleson, the present
incumbent, has proved himself un
equal to the task of successfully ad
ministering the duties of his office.
Now comes Samuel Untermyer and
demands that, "as an object lesson,"
Attorney General Palmer be removed
from office. "To this fanatical An
glomanias" said Mr. Untermyer, "the
war will never be over. He should be
deported to England, where he could
learn how a great and generous peo
ple heal the wounds of war, that is,
if it is possible to teach him any
thing." As Palmer has only a month
longer to serve, Samuel should not be
so impatient even though the immedi
ate ousting of the attorney general
would prove "an object lesson."
Secretary Baker is opposed to the
wearing by ex-service men of their
army overcoats. What would he have
the boys do with them? Store them
away for months to fatten on as he
did thousands of army blankets?
Have not the boys earned those over
coats and are they not entitled to do
as they please with them, Mr. Baker?
To say that they should not wear them
is a base insult to the boys who won
the world war.
A review of the Debs case by the
department of justice in connection
with an application for the pardon of
the notorious scditionist who is now
serving a term of imprisonment in the
federal prison at Atlanta, Ga., has
been submitted to President Wilson
for his consideration and he has very
properly refused to grant the request.
"slacker, whom United States officials worth of credit so that she may ac-
had taken into custody and who es
caped while being permitted to go in
search of a mythical $150,000, which he
said he had buried in distant woods,
has been discovered in Germany. Two
It has been decided 'by the allied
supreme council, sitting in Paris, that
Germany must disarm on July 1. This
does not mean that Germany will not
be permitted to maintain a specified
number of troops, but that all in ex
cess of this number must disarm. We
fancy the allies have undertaken a
particularly difficult proposition.
ca resume commercial relations with news in more compact form instead
Russia. "Exceedingly dangerous com
plications between the two govern
ments," said Mr. Spargo, "are certain
to result if the resolution calling for
opening up Russian trade is adopted."
He expressed the belief that soviet
Russia, after obtaining large foreign
credits, would repudiate its debts.
"Economic trade with Russia at this
time," he contended, "would bo an in
vitation to economic bankruptcy and
revolution." This statement, coming
as it does from a radical socialist, is
worthy of consideration by the senate
foreign relations committee.
Almanac makers, Indians, gypsies
and ouija boards all predict an early
spring, tFrom the mild weather pre
vailing of late and the fact that pussy
willows are budding, dandelions ap
pearing and crows cavorting in the
river bottoms, we were inclined to the
opinion that spring was here already
Russia would like the United States
to extend to her a billion dollars'
quire American machinery for con
structive purposes. It would seem
that about the only machinery Russia
is using at the present time is the
kind adapted to destructive purposes.
St. Paul Dispatch: Congressman
Chaney's blue law bill to prohibit card
playing, theaters and circuses on Sun
day is incomplete. It should include
playing of phonographs or pianos,
singing, dancing and serving of hot
meats at meals.
Thc Toronto Mail and Express is
mean enough to say that "if Lenine is
seriously ill wc hope it is something
infectious and that Trotzky is in con
stant attendance upon him." And we
are sufficiently mean to coincide with
the Mpil.
It would be a great convenience to
the readers of the daily papers were
the publishers to print the legislative
scattering it throughout the edition
from Dan to Beersheba, as it were.
From a technical standpoint the
United States is still at war with the
imperial German government. But
the absurdity of the situation lies in
the fact that no imperial German gov
ernment exists.
In 1920 the Canadian authorities
report that 250,000 sight-seeing Amer
icans crossed the border at Blaine,
Washington, and tasted the Canadian
scenery.Minneapolis Journal.
Chock full of exhilaration, we fancy.
Harvey's Weekly: It should not
have escaped attention that January
18 was the semi-centennial annivers
ary of one of the most august and
significant episodes of the nineteenth
century. That was the proclamation
of the German empire, with the king
of Prussia as its emperor, which took
place on January 18, 1871, in the Hall
of Mirrors at Versailles. Seldom has
history presented a more striking con
tract than that in the conditions pre
vailing in Europe on the two dates
named. Seldom has it been given to
men to witness within the span of a
single lifetime such a rise and prog
ress and such a decline and fall as
Germany has known. No man is now
living who participated in that im
perial demonstration of fifty years
ago. But the skulking refugee of
Amerongen remembers it well with re
flections of untold bitterness.
Philanthropists are springing up ev
ery day. Now comes the Northwestern
Bell Telephone company and says that,
as part of the national thrift move
ment, it has instituted a pk-n whereby
an employe moy sign an agreement
permitting it to deduct monthly from
his wages such sum as he specifies,
the company to deposit this money in
a bank to his account and let him have
possession of the bank book. Further
more, he may draw this money from
the bank whensoever he feels inclined.
It is surprising what remarkable plans
some corporations evolve for the sole
benefit of their employes.
Those newspapers which have se
lected the personnel of Mr. Harding's
cabinet will discover that, like the
weather forecaster's report, their lists
are subject to change.
The Boston Herald is right when it
says it takes two to make a profiteer.
Have you joined the legion If not
do so ot once.
Last Friday evening the Princeton
post of the American legion gave a
social to former service men and their
ladies at the armory and there was a
large turnout. The early part of the
evening was spent in playing cards.
County Attorney Doane gave a talk to
the boys regarding their joining the
legion and the benefits they would de
rive from being members. Mrs. Geo.
Ross sang a solo and the rest of the
Soa Special
-evening was spent in daacingi At 12.
o'clock a lunch was served in the base
ment dining room.
Do not forget the meetings on the
first and third Thursdays of the week.
Women's Auxiliary of Local Legion.
The State Auxiliary of the Ameri
can legion has been established and
many local auxilaries have been orga-
meeting was held at the armory to
present a request to the department
commander for a unit charter for a
Women's Auxiliary to the post. This
request will be submitted to the
legionaires at their meeting tonight.
Adjutant Craig was the presiding
officer who called the meeting to order
and briefly explained the relation of
the Woman's Auxiliary to the legion.
Mrs. H. L. Mallctte was elected tem
porary chairman and Mrs. E. K.
Evens appointed temporary secretary
treasurer. All the women who have
signed the application for the char
ter should pay their preliminary dues
of 75 cents at the earliest possible
If the legionaires approve the re
quest for a charter for the Woman's
Auxiliary a meeting will be called
within the next two weeks to perfect
a permanent organization of the
women eligible for membership in the
Reaches Good Old Age of 101.
Owen Bracken, pioneer and civil
war veteran, celebrated his 101st
birthday at the homfa of his son,
James, in Milo township yesterday.
Many friends and neighbors called up
on the old gentleman and he greatly
enjoyed the day. While he was un
able to dance a jig with his old-time
alacrity, he gave a few steps to show
that he has not forgotten how to so
do. Mr. Bracken received a number of
presents, and the tokens of esteem
were much appreciated by him. He
said that these birthday celebrations
always make him feel younger and he
believes he will at least reach the age
of 102. There is a saying that the
first 100 years are always the hard
est, and probably Owen has arrived
at this conclusion.
The Union congratulates Mr.
Bracken and hopes he may live to
One Large Gold Dust 35c
Five Santa Claus 30c
Three Fairy 30c
One Large Gold Dust 35c
Ten Santa Claus 60c
Three Fairy 30c
One Large Gold Dust 35c
Twenty Santa Claus $1.20
Six Fairy 60c
C. H. Nelson
Have You Seen Our Way
Of oiling harness? The old way of oiling was all right but
very littleloil got into the loops of the harness. Half the oil
was left on the ground and one-half was distributed on the
harness and your clothes after you had spent a whole day at a
very disagreeable job. The oil is worth at least $1 00, and
one day's wages $4 00 or $5.00, for a job that will cost you not
to excee_dL$2.00 if we do your work. You have no grease to
track through the house.
W Want Your Work.
celebrate versary.
nized. For some time the women of its annual portion of brick cheese and
Princeton, who had husbands, sons and, disappeared into its subterranean pas-
brothers in the late war, have felt that, sag*- "Jeremiah"the name by which
they would like to affiliate with the1
$2.1 5 $1.79
Princeton Harness Shop
GEO. P. ANTIL, Owner
his ..150th birthday anni-
As is its custom the Union's pet
groundhog came out of its hole down
in our lower forty yesterday, but
whether it saw its shadow or not we
do not know. At any rate it was not
visible for more than a couple of min
utes. However it ate from our hand
local legion post and last evening a boysis an old timer. He must have
this woodchuck is known to the office
reached the age of 25, for his coat is
as white as snow and his tusks as long
as those of a wild boar. He is so
tame, however, that ofttimes in the
summer months he comes into the of
fice and is fed peanuts.
with home 1uti.es
(SSQSB 3 and a desire to
forego the task of cook
ing, come here and pep
mit usto serve you from
pure food of your choice,
cooked to your order
If desired.
No is the Time
To use Armitage's Red Clover Com
pound for those pimples, boils, cutane
ous eruptions or ulcerations due to im-
purities of the blood.
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Price $1.25 a Bottle.
Princeton Drug Co.
100% Flour
It's Always Good
Manufactured from homegrown wheat and
homemade product.
Mill Feed
Also made from homegrown grains.
Buy homemade Fiour and Feed.
Princeton Roller Mills
You will be doing us a favor if you
will return any merchandise bought
here and not proving satisfactory.
Money's worth or money back.
Have you ever stopped to con-
sider what that means? We
are here to give you the bestquali
ty of merchandise at the LOWEST
There's a service in quality like Hart
Schaffner & Marx, and that the ser
vice in clothes we mean to give to you.
Bring in Your Dry Cleaning.
Alfre Meli Co.
The home of Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes
Princeton, Minn.
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