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Concentrated Products as Butter and
Cheese Can Be Handled
Co-operative Marketing Becoming- a
World-wide Force, Bureau
Chief Tells Farmers.^
St. Paul, Oct. 20.Within the next
ten years dairy farming will supplant
grain producing as the major agricul
tural industry of the northwest, and
replace the farmer's present fluctuat
ing income with a steady, continuous
revenue, James R. Howard, president
of the American Farm Bureau federa
tion, predicted in an address at the
national dairy show last week. At the
same time, he said, co-operative mar
keting will add "untold thousands" to
the income from the "milk pails of
Minnesota, the Dakotas and Mon-
tana." The farmers of this group of
four northwest states got 52 per cent
of their total income in less than four
months, Mr. Howard said, while Wis
consin, through its dairy industry,
gives its farmers very nearly a con
stant level of income throughout the
year, with only a slight reduction dur
ing the two hot summer months. The
use of milk as food is increasing rap
idly. In these days of high freight
rates, economy in transportation must
be carefully studied. The more high
ly concentrated the product the lower
the cost. Hence butter and cheese
have an advantage over the grains, or
'even over livestock.
"Through industrial evolution the
farmer has seen the privilege of ask
ing his own price on his own products
gradually slip from him and pass into
the hands of capitalistic agencies,"
Mr. Howard said. "We are told that
the farmer now gets only 38 per cent
of the consumer's dollar," he said.
"The farmer feels that he has a right
to follow that which he produces
through the various trade channels
until it reaches at least the processor
and perhaps even the ultimate con
sumer. He cannot do this individual
ly he must do it collectively, he must
Mr. Howard declared that co-opera
tion among producers of agricultural
products has become a world-wide
force. "Farmers of Spain and Portu
gal have marketed their fruits and
wine co-operatively for several de
cades," he said. "The most powerful
farmers' co-operative organization in
the w"orld has formed the basis for
Denmark's development from a com
paratively feeble nation to one of
great wealth and influence. Underly
ing the struggle for Irish indepen
dence is an insistent demand by a
pastoral people for the right to co
operate and become their own capital
istic agencies. "The 6,000 co-opera
tive elevators in the grain states of
America have added several cents a
bushel to the price received by far
mers for their grain, and according
to the federal trade commission are the
best managed country elevators in the
United States.
"The distress, of this country at the
present time, with its millions of un
employed, is due more to the unbal
anced condition as between agricul
ture and industry, than anything else.
Restore the purchasing power of the
farmer and in 30 days the mills will
be humming and business will boom.
Until that purchasing power is re
stored, until there is a reasonable
balance as between the different ele
ments of our national life, conditions
are not going to improve. Co-opera
tion will restore that balance. More
than that it will help maintain that
balance after it is restored."
President of Statewide Dairy Service
Organization Named to Lead
St. Paul, Oct. 20.The accomplish
ments of Minnesota farmers in co
operative enterprises were recognized
by the American Farm Bureau feder
ation's dairy marketing committee of
eleven last week, when it elected H.
B. Nickerson of Elk River, president
of the Minnesota Co-operative Cream
eries association, inc., to direct its na
tional investigation into marketing of
creamery and cheese factory products.
The committee, appointed by James
R. Howard, president of the national
farm bureau organization, opened lis
hearing in Minnesota. Its first ses
sion was at state headquarters of the
farm bureau, and its first public hear-
Tomorrow Airight
NR Tablets stop sick headaches,
relieve bilious attacks, tone and
regulate the climinative organs,
make you feel fine.
"Better Than Pills For Uver Ills"
C. A. Jack Drug Co., Druggist
ing was at the national dairy show.
Richard Patee of Boston, manager of
the New*England milk producers as
sociation, was elected chairmon of the
committee. Mr. Nickerson was chosen
chairman of a special subcommittee
which is to draw up plans for market
ing dairy products, for the guidance
of farmers who have not yet formed
co-operative organizations.
The committee of eleven organized
its work into five departments. It will
investigate the marketing of milk,
creamery and cheese factory products
and dairy by-products, the relation of
co-operative laws to the distribution
of dairy products, and methods of im
proving the market for dairy products
through advertising. The work of the
committee will be to gather data and
make recommendations that will
help dairy farmers to put their prod
ucts on the market at less expense.
New National Guard.
It is pleasing to learn through an
official announcement by the war de
partment that the national guard has
been recruited up to 126,000 officers
and men, which is more than half its
normal strength^ Under the reorga
nization plan adopted, eighteen na
tional guard divisions are authorized,
with a total of 215,397 officers and
men. The country is divided into nine
corps areas, with two militia divisions
to the corps. The fact that within
less than three years after the armis
tice was signed voluntary enlistments
in the national guard number more
than half the organized strength is
a matter for congratulation that au
gurs well for filling the ranks in the
comparatively near future.
For some time following the close
of the war the growth of the national
guard was very slow, and naturally
PO. The youth of the country had
been "fed up" on war and had no de
sire for further military duty. But
as time wore on the aversion passed
and the militia units began to spring
up with the satisfactory result noted.
The federal government and the states
co-operated to stimulate interest in
the guard, for it is well recognized
that the militia is not only a reliable
force for the preservation of order
within the states, but constitutes the
chief supporting arm of the regular
army in event of an emergency.
During the world war 382,000 men
entered the military service of the
United States through the national
guard. This was about 10 per cent of
the entire American army. The
guardsmen in preparing for service
abroad showed the advantage of their
training in the militia. Consequently
in the reorganization plan provision
is made for all the auxiliary arms of
the service, and in each army corps
with two divisions of the national
guard will be a division of regulars.
The purpose of the war department
eventually is to have the guard so or
ganized that it can be ready for field
service in a few days or a few weeks
at most.
The valuation of a national guard
organization to any state was well ex
emplified recently during the miners'
riots in West Virginia. There the
legislature had authorized the reorga
nization of the militia, but steps to
this end had been delayed, and as a
consequence when mobs took the law
into their own hands there was no
state force adequate to maintain or
der, and it was necessary to call on
the federal government for troops.
Had the state militia been available,
West Virginia would have had no oc
casion to invoke aid from the federal
It is such instances as this that im
press upon the public the value to any
state of a national guard organization
That New Stove
Now's the time to pick it
outand if you burn soft
coal, take our tip and choose
the Stewart Hot Blast Oak.
You'll find this the cleanest and
most satisfactory of all soft coal
heaters. It burns wood too.
are noted for their perfect oper
ation and extreme durability.
Built to work right and do work
right. They give you big value
for your money.
We can supply just the model
that will please you best.
EvensHardware Co.
Princefoii, Minn.
just, asi&e" record f Jfte%o$#war
shows its value to the nation in, time
of stress. The federal government is
thus justified in making ample appro
priation for encouraging thejmilitia
of the various states and for training
it for prompt and efficient co-ordina
tion with the tegular army when,
necessary. Washington Post.
They Save Us From Poison.
We owe a big debt of gratitude to
the old elm tree, and to the cinnamon
rosebush, and even the big pigweed
that jeers at us from the cornrows.
Everyone learns"- that animate live
through breathing in from the air
pure oxygen and breathing out poison
ous carbon dioxide. But how many
ever stop to think where the poison
goes after it is breathed out and where
our. fresh supply of oxygen comes
Leaves are four-fifths water and al
most all the rest is carbon. They get
the carbon from the air, breathing it
in through multitudes of tiny mouths.
In one square inch of a lilac Jefff there
are 160,000 mouths. These orifices take
into the leaves from the world the
one million carloads of carbon dioxide
that arc passed daily into the atmos
phere. The leaves break up the carbon
dioxide into its original elements, car
bon and oxygen. They retain the car
bon and give us back pure oxygen in
return. Thus they maintain a natural
equilibrium we owe our very existence
to the trees and plants.
Without the microscope we should
never have known about the mouths
of the leaves and what an all im
portant part they play in our lives.
Worried by German Competition.
The announcement that the Ameri
can Woolen Co. has, through a subsid
iary, taken an option on the output
of 25 textile mills in Germany and
Austria for the purpose of selling the
products to foreign trade hitherto sup
plied by exports from their own mills
in this country, has caused a sensation
in the textile industry.
While this is the first known in
stance of an American manufacturing
concern pursuing this policy, business
men and manufacturers who have re
turned from Europe, say that British,
French and other Eurouean interests,
despairing of competing with the Ger
mans, are organizing companies to act
as distributing agents of German
goods throughout the world. They de
fend their action upon the ground that
if they do not thus maintain their for
eign agencies they will lose out alto
It is said by travelers returning
Thisis Stove Polish
Should Use
S -en from
localise more
care is in the mak
ing and the materials used are
of higher grade
Black Silk
Stove Polish
Makes abrilliant.siJkypolish thatdoesnot
rub off or dust off, and the shine lasts four
times as long as ordinary stove polish.
Used on sample stoves and sold by
hardware dealers.
All we ask Id a trial. Use it on your eook stove,
your parlor stove or your iratf rang*-, it you
don'tfindItthe bast stove polish you ever used,
yourdealer (^authorized toretuna your mouey.
InsHt on Black Silk Stove Polish.
Ilauo la liquid or pasteone quality.
Sterling, Liinois
Use Black Silk Air-Drying Iron Enamel on grates,
registers, move-pi^es -I'revunti nistluu:.
Use Black Silk Metal Polish for stiver, ulckel or
brass. It bus no equal lor use 0:1 automobiles.
Get a Can TODAY
f$m ^eminjT tnaM^y U4 Ameri
cans are seen there, but the hotels
are crowded with English, French and
other European merchants who are
entering into negotiations with Ger
man manuffcturers^tol Jhahdle their
goods, either outright or on a commis
sion basil. **-?*--*,*i
Stockmen to Meet November 10.
Minnesota livestock shipping orga
nizations will be asked to send dele
gates .to attend a national convention
in Chicago on November 10, to con
sider national'"stock marketing plans
worked out by the committee of fif
teen. The plan calls for co-operative
sales agencies at terminal markets,
similar to that already established by
Minnesota shippers, and for a national
clearing house to handle traffic prob
lems, regulate the flow of livestock to
the' market and build up a national
stocker and feeder trade direct from
farmer to farmer. The committee was
appointed by the American Farm Bu
reau federation.
An Excellent Opportunity.
Dunwoody Institute opened in Min
neapolis on September 26 with a large
enrollment. There is still room, how
ever, for some additional students in
the printing, press work, sheet metal,
electrical work, laundry, executive
course, highway and building con
struction, also machine shop work.
The school is endowed and gives
free training to residents of the state
of Minnesota. Boys in any place in
the state desiring to learn a trade can
attend the school practically for noth
Write Dunwoody Institute, Minne
apolis, Minn., for catalogue.
Farmer Firm Handles 81 Cars.
South St. Paul, Oct. 20.Co-opera-
tive livestock marketing set a new rec
ord foT itself in Minnesota last week,
when- the -Central Cooperative com
mission association handled more than
one-third all tile cars of stock ar
riving on the South St. Paul market.
On October 13, total receipts on the
market were 242 cars 81 of these cars
went to the farmer-controlled co-op
erative selling agency.
To Plan Credit Firm.
St. Paul, Oct. 20.Farmers, county
agents, extension workers, farm mag
azine editors and bankers met here at
the call of the Minnesota Farm Bu
reau federation to discuss agricul
tural credit conditions last week* and
authorized the appointment of a com
mitte of five bankers and farmers to
plan the organization of a state farm
credit corporation.
Notice this delicious
flavor when you
smoke Lucky Strike
it's sealed in by
the toasting process
On farm of G. Postma, the old M. C. Thorring place, 6 miles
north and three-quarters of a mile west of Princeton, 1 south
and three-quarters of a mile west of cheese factory, about 10
miles south of Milaca, 2/2 miles south and 2 miles east of Pease.
Wednesday, October 26
The Following Property Will Then be Offered for Sale:
8 Milk Cows, high grade Hoisteins
2 Heifers, coming two years old, in calf
5 Heifer Calves, from 6 months to 1 year old
1 Grade Bull, 6 months old
1 Registered Herd Bull, 3 years old
G. POSTMA, Owner
J. TOUSSAINT, Clerk S. HOITENGA, Auctioneer
!l I I! Ill II
You can leave SHEETROCK in its own
attractive finish of soft mist gray. Or you
can have it painted, papered or paneled. It
takes any decorative treatment.
SHEETROCK, being a sheet of pure
gypsum rock, encased in a heavy protective
covering:, isfireproofand cannot warp, shrink
or buckle. It resists heat, cold and sound.
Naturally then, the use of SHEETROCK
will not only add to the beauty, safety and
comfort of your home it also assures lasting
economyon alterations and repairs as well
as for new construction.
Let us show you how easily SHEET
ROCK can be sawed and nailed how quickly
it can be put up. Drop in and see us today.
Princeton, Minnesota
Our Policy
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
Princeton, Minn.
with. US
What is Thrift?
You can't get away from itblood tells.
And nowhere does it tell to better advantage
than in purebred dairy cows.
Here at the Princeton State Bank we
are strong for high grade dairy stock and
will be glad to talk cows to you any time you
can come in. Purebreds are a good invest
595 Interest Paid on Certificates of Deposit
Banking Business
R. D. N. SPRINGER, Oph. D.
of Dr. Kline's Sanatorium, Anafca WB1 to Is
Princeton, Sunday, Nov. 20
Eye* Examimd and Glajgei Fitted
"If your credit is good at the bank, it is
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