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Measure Creating Commission and
Providing Changes in Compensa
tion Schedule Passed in House.
St. PaulThe lower house of the
Minnesota Legislature passed the bill
creating the state industrial commis
sion and. providing important,changes
in the compensation'schedules for in
jured workmen. Only slight changes
were made on the original draft as
recommended by the house interim
Provision for a rate making bureau
to prescribe minimum rates and for
transfer of the boiler-inspection "depart
ment and the minimum wage commis
sion to the department of labor and
industries, were included in three oth
er bills and passed as part of the in
dustrial program.
The industrial commission as pro
vided in the bill takes over the present
state labor department. The only ma
terial amendment adopted to this bill
was by J. B: Pattison, retaining civil
service for inspectors and statisticians.
It was adopted, 55 to 44, without seri
ous opposition from the sponsor of the
bill. W. I. Norton and John I. Levin,
of the interim committee, led the
fight. They defeated an amendment by
O. D. Nellermoe, taking appointment
of the industrial commission away
from the governor.
Amendments Bring Debate.
There was prolonged debate over
amendments to the compensation
schedules. Mr. Levin pointed out that
the benefits in the bill, including in
creases in the weekly maximum to $18
and the minimum to $12, all had been
agreed to by representatives of labor
and of the employers. The only im
portant amendment adopted was by
Erling Swenson, classing the loss of
both legs as "total permanent dis
There was a long fight over an
amendment by Representative Neller
moe, providing compensation for an
accident causing disfigurement, even
when it does not affect the employa
bility of the injured person. Supporters
of the bill/said the amendment con
flicts with-the whole theory of the law,
which is to compensate for loss of
earning power. It was defeated on a
roll call, 24 to 78.
Farmers' Ask Flood Rel ief.
Minnesota valley farmers, who have
been drowned "out by floods, appeared
before the senate drainage committee
urging a relief appropriation and meas
ures to -check future overflows of the
river. They blamed drainage opera
tions for increasing the river's flow in
flood times. The hearing was con
Bills introduced in the house include
one by Representative George E.
Wicker creating, a state public safety
commissioner whotfe duty it shall be to
i KJII Movie- CenpQr Bill. i
The motion picture censorship bill
was officially killed in the Senate by
the adoption of a Report from the com
mittee on general, legislation recom
mending Jrti, measure for indefinite
postponement.' No minority report was
presented^and^he^jority report was
adopted without ol
the efforts of all the peace
and prosecuting dffleers of the state to
bring about *the capture and prosecu
tion of criminals a bill hy Represen
tative F. J. McPartin forbidding the
establishment of so-called "army and
navy stores''-
by any one other than
an officer of the.United-States army
or navy a.bill by .Renresentative E.
W. Cameron authorising the appropria
tion. of money for soldiers' tuition ac
crued and:unpaid for lack of funds,
and one,-by Representative James
Cummings providing old-age and dis
ability pensions for Ramsey county
Tonnage Tax Action Deferred.
Action .on the tonnage tax bills was
deferred .again at a meeting of the
.house committee on tales, and it was
voted to ask Attorney General Clif
ford L. Hilton to appear before the
committee' for making his legal
grounds for making, the proposed levy
an "occupation tax." The meeting will
be Friday aft 9:30 a. m. Several mem
bers of the- committee objected to the
The committee was called to take
action on t$ro bills recommended by
a sub-committee: One fs the statutory
tonnage tax&ct, and" the other the con
stitutional amendment proposed as a
''follow up" measure to remove doubts
as to constitutionality. Both were
drafted by tjjjie attorney general and
his staff, anil the sub-committee rec
ommended that they be introduced as
committee btfis. However, the "occu
pation" feature struck the members of
the committed unfavorably.
Senate Hit* "Pittsburgh Plus."
The trade practice known as "Pitts
burgh Plus" w&s described by Senator
George H. Suilivan in the senate as
operating to "throttle, the industries of
the state" and?the federal trade com
mission was a'pfced, in a joint resolu
tion, to issue A)complaint against the
practice. Aftepjja brief debate the res
olution was unanimously passed under
a suspension of the rules. The same
resolution was introduced yesterday in
the house, and ,^ras referred to the
committee on markets and marketing.
Nineteen new 4ill were introduced
In the senate.
House Committee Fixes Rate After
Attorney General Reaffirmed le
gality 'of Bill.
St. PaulThe committee on taxa
tion of the house of representatives
fixed the rate of the proposed state
tonnage tax bill a six per cent, after
Attorney General Clifford L. Hilton
had reaffirmed his opinion on the con
stitutionality of the measure.
Previous motions setting the figure
at 10 and 8 per cent, respectively, were
lost overwhelmingly. The vote for 6
per cent carried, 9 to 7.
Senator James A. Carley introduced
two tonnage tax bills, in the senate in
line with. the action taken by the
house sub-committee. One bill pro
vides a 6 per cent tax on net profits
from ore output as an addition to the
present ad valorem tax. The other bill
is for a constitutional amendment, un
der which half the proceeds of the tax
will go to current revenue and the oth
er half into permanent funds. The tax,
bills must originate in the house, but
the Carley bills can be considered in
the senate while it is waiting for house
The committee voted to ask the
house for a special order on the two
bills Thursday at 2:30 p. m. The 6
per cent rate was included in tjhe con
stitutional amendment bill by a vote
of 11 to 4, after voting down a motion
to strike out all reference to the rate.
The bills were introduced in the house
as committee bills.
St. PaulThe "open market" bill
passed^ the house by a vote of 95 to
13. This was but one of four impor
tant measures sanctioned by the legis
lators and marked the largest days
business since they convened.
Two of the bills passed have already
passed the Senate and the other two
now go to upper body for action. The
bills follow:
The bill to make the Minneapo
lis Chamber of Commerce, Duluth
Board of Trade and South St. Paul
Livestock exchange public mar
kets, opening their membership to,
all kinds of co-operative organiza
tions. The vote was 95 to 13.
An amendment to the election
law which will prevent candidates
defeated in the primary from run
ning as independents. The* vote
was 81 to 36.
The highways administration
bill, providing for control by a
single commissioner. The vote was
103 to 19.
A co-operative* bill, providing
that the state commissioner of ag
griculture shall assist in the or
ganization and conduct of co-opera
tive associations, auditing their
books on request, etc. The Vote
was 98 for and none against.
Vote on Road Bill.
The vote on the highways bill came
after consideration at three sessions.
Twice attempts were made to amend
the bill to provide for a commission
to control the building of Minnesota's
highways system.
On the final roll call, the following
representatives voted against, the road
administration bill: Anderson, Theo
dore Christiansen, Day, Eaton, Gart
ner, C. M. Gislason, Grove, Haug}and,
Iverson, Jacobson, Kozlak, L. E. Olson,
Lars Olson, Spindler, Teigen, Thomp
son, Thorkelson, Washburn and Welch.
The following were absent and.not vot
ing: Cameron, Emmons, T. J. Greene,
Levin, Miner, O'Keefe,' Pederson, Tim
Perry and, West. AH the others were
recorded in favor of the, bill.
Voters of Minnesota may have the
opportunity to ballot on the question
of death sentences for those convicted!
of first degree murder..
Representative F. E. Nimocks ._ of
Minneapolis, introduced a bill in the
house, proposing to amend Article I
of the constitution by adding this sec
"Section 19Every person convicted
of the crime of murder in the first dg*
gree, as now defined, by law, shall be]
punished by death, provided .the jury?
in finding such person guilty of mur
der in the first degree, shall include
in its verdict a recommendation that
the death penalty be imposed. Thjsl
execution of such death sentence shall
be by electrocutfon. Suitable laws
shall be enacted by the legislature for
the carrying out of the provisions
hereof." ..''^X'^'K.
Notice was served on the HOUSQ of
Representatives that an attempt woul4
be made to recall from the. iCOBtifittee]
-the anti-futures bill, unless the pro
posed measure was reported out fo
action early next week.
Representative R. A. Wilkinson, war.
thor, made the required "notice that h.% i
intended to force the committee on
markets and marketing to show its
hand within a few days^
By a vote of 81 to 36, the House,
passed the Senate bill to prevent a
candidate defeated in the primaries
from running forv
the same office at
the general election following.
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Outlines of Nationwide Co-operative
Selling Plan Are Given By Com
mittoe of Seventeen.
Details of the nationwide co-operative
marketing plan worked out bytownship,
American Farm Bureau federation's
Coin^Bjttee .of Seventeen after five
months' of research have been made
Every grain raising community in the
country is. to have an opportunity to
consider the plan before lit is finally ap
proved. The Committee of Seventeen
is now drafting a plan for a national
convention, in which representatives of
every state and every farmers organ
ization will meet to ratify the market
ing program. 5
Under the grain selling plan, as an
nounced through the Minnesota Farm
Bureau federation today, a national
co-operative selling agency is to be in
corporated on a nonstock, nonprofit
Grain growers.will become life mem
bers of this national organization,
5 Year Contracts Proposed
Wherever local co-operative eleva
tors or grain shipping associations al
ready have been formed, they wiU^ be
used as the basis of the national agency.
All existing co-operative units are to
be asked to take part. In communities
where there is no co-operative elevator,
the farmers will organize a local grain
growers association.
Farmers will sign contracts to sell
all, their grain through their local co
operative for five years. The. co-oper
ative will make a similar contract with
the national sales agency. r:
The farmers, however, are to.choose
the method by which they will sell their
grain. They may sell on consignment,
they may sell direct to their national
co-operative agency, or they may desick
cide to establish a community pool.
They may sell to a local mill,.-or for
local consumption." The object* of the
contracts is to enable the national or
ganization to sell the grain as the world
needs it, and prevent violent fluctua
tions and price depressions as a result
of flooded markets at harvest time.
Warehouse System Planned
The Committee of Seventeen is com
pleting the details of its plan for fin
ancing this giant farmers' organization.
It proposes to establish sales agencies
in every important market, and acquire
government licensed warehouses for
storing the farmers' grain. With the
warehouse receipts for this grain as
surety, it is planned to sell debentures
or securities on the open market, or to
farmers, country bankers and the* pub
lic gengrally, and thus raise money to
finance the co-operative marketing plan.
William G. Eckhardt, treasurer of the
Committee of Seventeen, in St. Paul to
confer with farm bureau officers, said
that the committee believes the nation
al marketing agency can be made so
"strong that it can raise $1,000,000,000 a
year to handle the farmers' grain.
The national co-operative probably
would advance to the farmer, when he
ships his grain, 75 per cent of the price
it hopes to obtain for him the rest 6f
the selling price would be paid to him
when the grain is sold. The aim of the
organization is to enable the farmer to
get some return from his crop at once,
without dumping the country's entire
production on the market at harvest
time and forcing the price down.
In that way, farmers would, be able
to realize some return on their crops
at once, and their national agency
would hold the grain and market it as
world demand calls for it. It is de
signed to prevent violent fluctuations
through manipulation, and sudden price
depression at harvest time as a result
of. an oversupply of grain flooding the
No business man in any town should
allow a newspaper published in his
town to go out without his nanie and
business being mentioned somewhere
in its columns, says an exchange. This
applies to all kinds of business+r-general
stores, dry goods, furniture dealers,
manufacturing establishments, auto
mobile dealersr mechanics, professional
men. This does not mean that you
should have a whole or half or even a
quarter of a page ad every issue of the
paper but your name and business
should be mentioned if you do not use
more than a two line space. A stranger,
picking up a newspaper should be: able
to tell just what bus.iness is represent
ed in-a town by looking at the business
mentioned in thfc paper. This is the
best ppssible town advertiser. The
man who does not advertise his.tw
business does an, injustice to himself*
and his town. He is the" man who ex
pects the newspaper to do the inpst
free boosting for his town. The mant
who insists on sharing the business
that comes to a town but refuses-to
advertise his business is not a valuable
addition to any. town. The life of any
town depends upon the live wide awake
and liberal advertising business men
Battle Lake.Review.
Quite^a few -attended the Sunday
school held at Hegstrom's Sunday af
ternoon. It will be held at Meline's
next Sunday.
Sam Sloan received a telegram Sun
day, stating that his brother Johnny,
had been caught and killed in a hay
baler, engine. Mr. Sloan left the same
evening for North Dakota to attend the
.-Miss Emma Meline left for Argyle
Thursday to be employed for some*
ffllAS RAT S
Also .mice. Absolutely prevents
oapra .fronts cage***. Oae package
prove* iht*. RAT-SNAP come* In
cake*so mixing with other food.
35c rfp*l cake) enou*k for
Paatry, Kltehea or Cellar.
65e .alpe (3 ake*) for. Chlekea
fi&S-aliie-(K cakes) enengb^for.
411 fsjm^aaro^PVt^aJlalnartatOMice
Trails* Gat* aa* Warrea Paarafcaeyr'
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Next Tuesday, March 8th, is ex
peeted to be a busy day at the school
house when the town election will be
held. As this is the first time the
ladies have the opportunity to help de
:eide who will be the officers of the
the number of votes cast is
expected to be double the number of
votes ever east at a town election.
The question as to whether a big
ditch is to be put through on the town
line between West Valley and Lincoln,
with the smaller branches that may be
added to it by extra, petitions, or hav
ing certain road ditches made deeper
and thereby also improving the roads
and saving the expense caused by a
big ditch, is a question for every man
and women of these two townships to
decide next Tuesday when they come
to vote.
Miss Edith Schauner, who has been
spending a few months at Temmanson
place returned to her home at Red Lake
Falls last Monday.
On- March 12th a grand market day
will be held in Strandquist. Everything
will be done to make it a pleasant day
for all who- come. Further announce
ments about the day will be printed
Two families, Marmurs and Wedlecks
accompanied by Mike Wordelick, ar
rived here last week from Wisconsin,
where they went when leaving here a
few years ago. They have the right
idea and they think there is no place
like Marshall county. They will settle
on "farms in town of Wright or this
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Borrowiz left for
St. Paul last week.
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Aufte, Gotfrid
Borgren went to Thief River Falls on
Bernt Wigen, Sr., who took suddenly
last Thursday and for a short
while was considered to be in a very
critical condition, is again regaining his
Mrs. C. J. Carlson returned home
from St. Paul, where she visited her
Willie Haugen went to Thief River
Falls on Saturday to have dental work
Miss Lillian Swanson of Minneapolis,
is visiting her brother, Heibert Swan
son and family.
Mrs. C. J. Carlson, best known in
this vicinity as Lydia Lindholm, who
for several weeks has been lingering
between life and death after she had to
yield to a very dangerous operation at
one of the hospitals at Glassgow, Mont.,
is reported .to be slowly impi-oving.
Rasmi Lund came down from Karl
stad on Tuesday to attenU the annual
Telephone meeting on Wednesday.
Peter Isaacson, Jr., returned home
from Swift, Minn., HMI Tuesday.
Miss Annie Stromberg visited in
Newfolden over Sunday.
are famous for
No Delay on Early Orders
Big Hatches of Strong Healthy
Chicks That Live and Grow.
|HE man who places his order early is free from troubles
of this sort.. Hhere is always a plentiful supply of ma-
terials early in the year, but at the peak of the build-
ing season a delay of a week at the factory or on the rail-
road may mean the moving of the carpenters from your job
to another and they may not be back for a month.
The cement shortage last year was entirely unexpect-
ed and it caused no end of delay and annoyance. We do not
look for any trouble with cement this year, but there may
be something else as unexpected as the cement shortage of
last year.
Place your orders NOW
A. I. BYSTROM, Local Manager, Warren, Minn.
This is the slogan adopted by the Gonvention
of the Farmers National Grain Dealers Associa
tion. The purpose is to increase the price of wheat
by increasing the demand for flour. Help the cause
along. Buy your barrel NOW. Ask for Diamond,
Pillsbury's or Robin Hood. Remember, we also
handle pure wheat bran and oil meal.
Splitting Elevator Co,
Radium Warren March Alvarado Oslo Viking
Read what the U. S. Department of Agriculture says about se-^
leating an incubator: .m
"Cheap machines are less reliable, require more.at-
tentioii, and wear out much quicker than good incubators.
As the values of the machines is small compared with the
value of the eggs used during the normal life of an incuba*
tor, it is poor economy to purchase a machine which is not
Don't buy any incubator until you check up specifications very
carefully and compare them with the Queen. Still better, look
over thq Queen at some dealer's store, and then compare Queen j^
-specifications with those of any other incubator on the market.^
We leave it to your own eyes and judgment.
We welcome any such investigation an dcomparison, for we
believe you will find more genuine value in the Queen, for thcfn
amount of money you pay, than in any other reliable incubator 01
the market.
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