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PROGRESSIVE OR REACTIONARY?
The, cleavage between the progres
sive and conservative forces is becom
ing more distinct every year. Certain
people who have always had the dir
ection of 'political affairs throw up
their hands in horror over the pros
pect that this power is slipping away
from them. They can see nothing but
calamity ahead unless they control.
They dare not* trust the good sense
of the majority of the people. They
are afraid of "mobrule" when farmers
and householders unite to assert their
political power. The trouble is with
themselves. They are not willing to
concede that there is another legi
timate side to politics but their own,
and lose the common touch. The po
sition of fence-rider is going to be
come very uncomfortable from now
on. Choose this day whom you will
The October number of La Follet
te's Magazine contains two broadsides
aimed at the Junior Senator from Min
nesota. "Kellogg's Bad Record," is
outlined, especially his votes for, the
packers and against amendments aim
ed, at the. control of the "Big Five."
Minnesota is urged to elect Henrik
Shipstead•/ .or. Another leading
article is headed "Kellogg Attorney
for Farmers' Enemies," "which goes
into detail on the activities of the sen
ator for the Harvester Trust, for which
he appeared in person before the Su
preme Court, and continued on the
case until four months after his elec
tion as senator, when "right was
granted to withdraw from case."
Usually election time brings a lot
of communications to the editor, many
of which bear the ear-marks of hav
ing been solicited by some candidate.
We could not .possibly print all, even
those apparently written in good faith.
The Tribune believes" in full and fair
discussion of men and measures, but
does not want to be imposed upon. In
our next issue, the last before the el
ection, we will not print any letter re*
fleeting on the conduct of any local
official who would not have an oppor
tunity to reach the people with any
answer he might wish to make before
The propaganda of the anti-saloon
League in favor of Volstead is an In
sult to thousands/of progressives thru
out the district who have always stood
Steadfast for prohibition as well as to In 1921 wheat exported from the
Rev. O. J. Kyale who is a staunch pro
hibitionist himself. This activity will
re-act on the standing of the League
more than it will injure Kvale. This
cause needs friends at Washington
among the progressives as well as with
The foundations for the new white
way are all installed in the downtown
district. The contractor is awaiting
the arrival of the cable before resum
ing work in this contract. The distri
buting poles for the transformers and
wires of the electric plant are being
erected in each block of the down
Prom every nook and corner of the
Seventh District come reports of the
increasing strength of O. J. Kvale,
progressive candidate for congress. If
his friends everywhere will continue
watchful and alert, up to election day,
he will go ovel the top with a hand
FARMER'S WIFE WRITES
Editor Willmar Tribune:
Have been watching the paper to see
w,hat the reactionary politicians have
to say about North Dakota taxes this
year. Evidently the Minnesota taxes
are so high, that they dare not men
tion the taxes of North Dakota dur
ing this' campaign. Neither do we
hear so much about radicals and so
cialists as before. What has happen
ed to the old Guard? I think they have
a feeling that Stuff like that will not
have the desired effect on the public
mind any longer.
\But now they tell, us how efficiently
Senator Kellogg has helped the farm
ers. Now if that is the truth that he
has helped the farmer then I think it
is high timeWto ask Providence to pre
servetus from that kind of help.
Senator Norris from Nebraska brot
in- a bill to create a corporation of
$100,OCO,(eO capital, with authority to
buy the farmers surplus products to
Europe. No middleman was to profit
by this, or have their fingers in this
pie. This plan was not relished by
the grain gamblers and others of the
Old Guard so something had to be
done. And Kellogg seems to be the
one that came to the rescue. The War
Finance Corporation was revived
which during 1921 and up to the mid
dle of August 1922, got $400,000,000 of
the government's money. $97,000,000
(of this money went to co-operative
marketing associations. $53,000,000
was. used to finance exports, and over
$300,000,000 went to banking and fin
ancial institutions, etc. Now can any
one tell who got the most benefit from
this War Finance corporation. The
Farmer or the Banker?
Still Kellogg claims to be a friend
of the farmer.
No, my friends, if the farmers' shall
get any help it must be from some
that are not in close touch with the
big fellows. We must cast our bal
lots for those that represent the com
mon people. Let us cast our ballots
for Magnus Johnson, Dr. Shipstead,
Rev. Kvale and the others on the
In 1920 there were 118,707 farms
in Minnesota that were operated by
their owners and 98,463 that were
farmed by renters. I am no seeress
but I feel confident that the next cen
sus taken in the state of Minnesota
will see an alarming increase in farm
tenantry. The land boom and also the
deflation of farm products will have
done their work. Farmers cannot pay
when interest and payments come due
and foreclosure results. And you have
another landless farmer.
In Illinois 70 per cent of the farm
ers are tenants. Is Minnesota head
ed the same way?
In 1920 wheat exported from the
United States amounted to 218,287,000
bushels, valued at $596,975,000.
United State* was 279,^94)00 bwhele,
valued at |432,9W,(»0. So ItlseWms
that the ^ropeancomitriea.,bought'
4$£1920 wheat ^md .we had?the idea'
th£y were .tod poor' to' be "in the mar*:
keflT for wheat, %. ?. »,
:rKew Zealand" has "atabilixed^wheat*
prices so In 1920, when our wheat pri-^
ces slid from $2.50 to $1.00, tWy got
from $1.93 to $2.00 for their best grade
of wheat !^j "'-, ,'*
We must elect Senators and Repre
sentatives to congress that wilj work
for the common people.
A FARMER'S WIFE.
URGE8 CHANGE IN BOARD
Editor Willmar Tribune:
Will you please give me a little
space in your_valuable paper for a
little kicking. I think it is about time
to get another set of county commis-.
sioners as eoon as their terms expire.
We, that are taxpayers of County
Ditch No. 37, have sufficient reason
to complain. I was one of three that
was chosen to see to it that the ditch,
should be dug to specifications where
it was laid out. We went for the com
missioners time and again to have
them go after the bonding company
and contractors to construct the work,
but the work under the contract ceas
ed once and was extended one year
and still the work was not started at
branch No. ,2. We went for the com
missioners again. They then told us
they had nothing to do with the Coun
ty Ditch after the petition Was grant
ed. Now the reports of the county
commissioners proceedings show that
the County Commissioners have-been
up to County Ditch No. HWseveral
times and charged It up from $9 to $10
apiece each time. Still they told us
they,had nothing to do with the ditch.
The way it stands now is that we got
some kind of a ditch but not accord
ing to contract plans and specifica
tions. On the 28th Of August we had
the final hearing and we went- down:
to Willmar and with a strong oppo
sition for the acceptance of the ditch
on branches No. 1, 2, 3 and also the
Skull Lake branch. Regardless of
our protest the county commissioners
accepted the ditch. Now, Mr. Voter,
put yourself in the place of taxpayers
of county ditch No. 37 and see how!
you would like it, W„e are now assess
ed to full limit—100%—and our ditch
fund is expended. On top of that the
commissioners have borrowed $8000
from the revenue fund that also goes
into the same ditch and never will be
paid back. You, that are tax payers ot
Kandiyohi County will Twive to 'pay
your share bf.Jt Now another thing.
Take the Financial Statement for the
year ending Dec. 31,.. 1921. Read it
carefully over and you will find things
there that will keep you from laugh
ing. Take the heating plant in ithe
courthouse*, that has added a $10,000
cost on the tax payers. Take the Nest
Lake good-for-nothing survey, over
$800 on tax payers and $1750 was ap
propriated to. the •.Farm Bureau and
the County. Agent and county nurse.
The weed inspectors and other things
we easily can get- along without So
it seems to me that County commis
sioners should cut out such unneces
sary expenses because the taxes are
getting a burden to each and all of us.
So I will agree with one of the most
prominent men in Willmar when he
said if we keep that set of commis
sioners very much longer we tax pay
ers "will be left on the rocks. It seems
to me contractors and engineers to
gether with a few other wise people
are manufacturing a brew in a certain
building* down in Willmar that is not
healthy to tax payers in Kandiyohi
County. As I said in the beginning,
let us try somebody else for county
commissioners as soon as their term
expires. What I.have said above I am
willing to prove at any time to anyone
that wants me to do it•*
G. P. TANGENV
New London, Minn., Oct. 23, 1922..'
(Editor's note—Inasmuch as there
is but one county commissioner who
was nominated 'for reflection this
fall, the above article would naturally
reflect on Com Ole, S. Reigstad of the
Second District, in fairness to him
we would state that County Ditch No.
37 was established, contract let and
construction begun before Mr. Reig
stad became commissioner this last
time. Also that commissioners Reig
stad and Johnson are on record ae vot
ing against the final acceptance of
this ditch. We are informed that it is
the intention that the additional sum
spent on the ditch is to be repaid tb
the general fund from ah additional
Opinions differ as to the wisdom of
the other expenditures complained of
—but Ole's influence was generally
against them, as far as we are able
to learn. He is now convinced, how
ever, that the citjr heat proposition*
in view of sky-high cost and scarcity
of fuel—will prove a good thing *or
the county. The weed law was manda
tory on the county.)
GRADE COWS, ONCE AGAIN
-. Arctander, Oct 23, 1022.
In your last issue of the Tribune,
there is an article headed "Taxation
in the Second." This article need*
a little more explanation to be more
fully understood. The law requires
that assessors shall determine the
true and full value of the different ar
ticles to be assessed, then assess- 33,4-3
per cent of that value. The article in.
your paper says that grade cows.in
the township of Arctander were'as
sessed at $8.70. Now that is 1-3 of
the true and full^ value. Remember
that this is the'average value and
multiply $8.70* ,fcy-3, -and you have
$26.10. Now the county commission
ers raised the value 80% which makes
the asaeesej- vaUj^lbn.of every cow
In the Towr $15.06 and the true and
lull value of all the cows will be three
times $15.66 of $»:98.
-Now I ask every well posted man
if ^hatisum is not,too high. I am sure
that If "you take all the pows in the
township, and go to, market with them
you will fall farv below this figure.
Therefore claim that the county
commissioners raised-the value of
cows too much.
-We »know whom the reader is that
wftrits this article printed and we al
so know his motives.
C. T. SKINDELIEN.
"GRADE COWS" AGAIN
Brooten, Minn., Oct. 24. 1922.
In your paper of Oct IS is an arti
cle named ''Taxation in the Second
It is stated in this article that a
larger-.valuation if it is uniform thru
out the district taxed, does not in it
self raise 'taxation, for that is deter
mined by the rate. I think tha~ ..f a
certain class, for example cows, is
overvalued that it would raise the
taxation on the people that own said
class. I have not heard any assessor
say that the county equalizers have
raised the taxes in their township,
but I think they have put the, valua
tion on grade cows too high in the
county, Because I doubt very much
that, the grade cows in Kandiyohi
County: would average $46 the first
day of May, 1922.
OLE T. HAGEN.
NORMAL TRAINING GIRLS
Splendid Banquet Given to Alumni
of Normal Training Depart
a ment oh Friday
A very delicious banquet was ser
ved to the Normal Training Alumni
by this class -at the Domestic Science
rooms* at 5:30 o'clock on Friday even
ing. There were about thirty guests
present to enjoy the s'plendid repast.
After the banquet a business meet
ing was held in the Normal Training
rooms. The following officers were
elected for the coming year: Lulu
Falkingham, president Alice Boreen,
vice president Rosemond Gerretson,
secretary and treasurer.
A very nice program was given after
the business meeting consisting of
piano solos, readings, and songs and
selections on some of the various mu
The rooms were decorated in tea
rose and green, with Japanese lan
terns and trimmings. The six gjrls
that waited on tables were dressed as
Miss CharlplJte Knutson of St. Cloud,
Miss Anna Gerie of the State Depart
ment of Education and Mr. Geo. Bro
haugh were the honored guests.
J. Albert Peterson in a deal closed
with J. W. Erickson purchased a house
and lot at the. corner of 10th St and
Minnesota Avenue. Ole R. Olson has
been occupying the home as renter.
Have you not
thing? Your winter
clothes need to be
Your Plush Coats
need to be cleaned and
steamed so as to make
them look new.
They may be
IFULL OF MOTH
If so, your garment is
We have a new
machine installed just
for such .work. You
should send it in as
soon as, possible.
Ji J. Ekander
Fourth St Willmar
CLOSES ITS WORK
Last€aie Heard Today. Two Div
orces Granted Tuesday. Two
The October term of District court
came to a sudden close this afternoon
when the last case on the calendar
was heard. This case was that of the
State of Minnesota ex rel, Henry G.
Young* vs Council of City of Willmar.
Judge Daly of Renville will return "a
verdict at a later date.
On Monday the hearing on Ditch No.
13 was heard in court and was post
poned until the October term in 1923.
The twelve ditch appeals will be
heard out of court.
On Tuesday two divorce cases were
heard. These were of Minerva Teeple
versus William Teeple of Raymond.
The verdict granted the divorce. The
second divorce case was that of Mary
Swanson versus John Swanson of
Willmar in which the plaintiff was
granted the divorce.
The c&e of Thompson Yards, Inc.,
versus William Lester was settled in
a verdict by the court in favor of the
Thompson Yard*. The case concern
ed a bill oMumber.
The case of Harry Hale versus J.
A. Dolbeck which concerned recovery
under a land contract was submitted
to Judge Daly for later verdict.
RETURNED FROM NEW ORLEANS
Atty. H. G. Young returned on Mon
day evening from New Orleas where
he attended the American Legion con
vention which was held the past week.
Mr. Young reports they had a .very
large attendance, over three hundsed
people from Minnesota being present,
and a very fine time was had by all.
Those attending from Minnesota rode
on a special train and thoroly enjoy
ed the trip thru some of America's
most scenic country. Even a piano
was provided in the observation car
for the amusement of the Legionnaires
Mr. Young stated that the weather in
the South is very warm, EO warm in
fact, that no coats were needed.
LEFT FOR MONTANA
Timer Norling left Sunday evening
for Glasgow, Montana, where he will
visit during the coming four weeks.
The new prices by types, follow:
DH) FINE WORK
Willmar Boy Sconti Worked Hard
to Xathei^Paper to Earn
'*Txdop NoV-2, Boy Scouts of Willmar,
completed their paper campaign last
Saturday when some thirteen tons of
magazines, newspapers and baled pa
per was shipped out of town. The troop
consists of eighteen boys who in this
campaign worked diligently to secure
funds to aid them in the purchase of
uniforms. Magazines, newspapers
were gathered from practically every
home and business place in every sec
tion of the city except .the North side
and Sperryville. The boys did not
have time to touch these localities
and in fact had very little time to
clean all the territory covered as tho
roly as they desired. The paper was
placed in the basement of the Tri
bune building which the Tribune al
lowed the boys to use. Here the boys
worked evenings sorting out the pa
per, wrapping the magazines and news
papers in separate bundles of 25 lbs
each. Some five tons of magazines
were wrapped into bundles and some
4 tons of newspapers.
Weum*EIkjer Company donated 8
bales of paper to the Scouts, Johnson
& Johnson four bales and the Tribune
some 5 bales. The remaining bales
were purchased from Willmar firms.
Some four tons of baled paper was
thus sold by the Scouts.
The entire' campaign- meant hard
work on the part of the boys and the
sum of $130 which they realized they
earned in every way.
—Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Diffendorf,
Miss Alice Johnson, Herbert Hoag
lund and Manley Holt motored to Min
neapolis nSunday. The three latter
ones returned home on Sunday even
ing but Mr. and Mrs. Diffendorf went
on to Northfield for a visit with their
daughter Dorothy who is attending
—G. B. Abrahamson of Grinner, N.
D., arrived last Friday together with
Eddie Abrahamson who has been vis
iting at the home of the former, for a
visit with their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
N. N. Abrahamson. J. B. Abrahamson
left,on Tuesday for a visit with friends
and relatives in Minneapolis.
••-,—Mrs. Lars Halvorson and son Cy
rus spent Sunday with relatives in
in History of the
According to a statement just issued by hdsel B. Ford, President of
the Ford Motor Company, Detroit, a general reduction of $50.00 a car has
been made in the prices of Ford Model Cars and the Ford 1 Ton Truck
effective October 17th.
"The revision in prices," said Mr. Ford, "is the result of the increased
volume of business which our company has enjoyed during the present
year and also, to the fact that we now own and operate many of our own
sources of raw material, which enables us to continue increasing the quality
of our product and at the same time keep the price so low that Ford cars
are in reach of everybody,
Our production for 1922 is already in excess of a million, which has
been an important, factor in bringing down costs. Our present daily output
is averaging better than 5,000 cars and trucks, which means a complete
.Ford car or truck every 51/2 seconds of each eight-hour working day. It is
in anticipation of this continued demand that price adjustments are again
being made in order to keep in effect the policy of selling Ford products at
the lowest price consistent with quality.
^uality^as usual," said Mr! Ford "will continue to be a prime con"
sideration in the building of Ford cars. As our business has increased we
have constantly increased our equipment and manufacturing facilities/so
that this price reduction merely reflects the progressive methods which
come as a result of increased volume.
"This reduction, which is the sixth since March, 1920, brings the price
of the Forci touring car from $575, the price in effect early in 1920, to the
present extremly low level of $298, which is nearly 50% less. Correspond
ing reductions have been made on all other types.
ALLEVIG BROS. & AKLUND
:, Willmaf, Minn.
A bazaar and social will be held at
the Priam schoolhouse by the Ladies
Aid on the evening of November 3rd.
All proceeds from the social will go
to the benefit of the Orphans Home
near the city.
Two quilts made by the ladies of the
church will be given to those holding
the lucky numbers which have been
sold during the past week.
FRACTURES COLLAR BONE
The little son of Albert Stuhr of
Svea received a fractured collar bone
on Saturday when he felt out of the
car as it was- moving^ The child was
brot to the Union -clinic on Sunday
morning where an x-ray picture of
the injured part was taken and it was
discovered that the boy's collar bone
was broken. At this writing the lad
is doing very nicely.
Busy Fifth St.