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7 Farm Bodies
Open Sessions at
r State Capital
Nebraska Horticultural Soci
v ' ety Only Branch to Report
3 ' Profit Production and
H . Marketing Discussed.
(Catlonfd From 'Faff One.) '
t ; the gentleman from Hitchcock coun
t".; ty was ruled out of order. 1
Future Outlook Dark.
3: The future outlook for the farm
V" r, especially the young farmer, is
dark, according to L. R. Snipes,
:Ji county agent of Weeping Water.
He presented figures showing that
-''.' any young man with $34,000 capital
would do better to remain in the
c'J; city and put Ins money out at in-
terest than to invest it in any farm
- at $200 an acre. i
Sara Harris of Stella took a some
what opposite view in discussing the
renter's point of view. He made the
'-."' point that no man of small capital
t could live as well in the city as in
the country. Nearly half of the
; 6,500,000 farmers of this country are
r tenants and these tenants are as a
,; "i rule producing more than farmers
' ' on their own land.
Bankers Encourage Organization.
Bankers are encouraging the farm
ers to organize to cut the expense
of marketing, Mr. Harris declared,
,: ayd men in business must show
tKey perform a benefit or go. Bank
ers have also realized" that it costs
j less to finance the farmer than the
r speculator and credit methods arc
being altered, he said.
V Prof. E. L. Taylor of the Agricul
tural college was followed by Leon-
ard Herron, editor or lhe Nebraska
J; Union Farmer of Omaha, Pros
r perity has driven more farmers from
- the land than adversity, he declared,
; and no exodus from the soil need be
.i .. anticipated at the present time. Farm
-' prosperity inevitably causes land
speculation, which drives out the
real farmers and, supplants them
with tenants, according to this view.
He said that land prices probably
L:: would not go down, but that deal
pi: ings in land would be slower in the
.Si jiext few years. '
Farmers Should "Sit Tight"
gj; Mr. Herf on said that the prices of
farm products had been pushed low-
er than they should be because
through monopoly control-the prices
n,. tof ether products had been niain
1,' tained at excessive levels. He does
li! tiot expect normal business condi
tions until the prices of all products,
whether of the farm or of thefactor
' 5cs, get on the same level.
!f-; "I suggest that the farmers sit
tight and buy as little,, as possible,
:t; to wear their old clothes longer and
';: to keep on using old machinery," he
said. He thought that this would
'iilTprove the most effective way of
bringing the trusts to time.
'3' He declared that the monopolies
S niust cut prices before the country
'.12: tan expect to get down to a nortnal
3 basis. Rather than make a cut
i", factories have let out large numbers
;f employes rather than sell their
t; goods at figures that would be on
;H;a parity-with agricultural products.
Favors Smashing Monopolies.'
. He wondered if the farmers should
brganize a monopoly'to fight other
monopolies on whether they should
;5 exert their great power of numbers
ita: to smash monopolies. Personally,
he"" favored the latter course. - He
IS;: looked with much .favor on the co-operative
producing societies of the
; Pacific coast and commended their
scheme of action. . '
--!. He held, however, that farmers can
never become monopolists because
"k4' every farm product has a substitute
If. for instance, wheat went up too
p Ugh, people would quit eating wheat
&bread and they woulA- seek som
";E: cheaper substitute. Therefore, he
r:: thought it better for the farmers to
break monopolies instead of.becom
i;ing monopolistic themselves.
jg; He strongly advocated the exten
ts sion of the co-operative program
3 among agriculturists. He wanted to
ja see many co-operative banks in Nc
. tibraska. The banks as at present
reorganized, he pointed out, are
formed for.the service to other busi-
jEiness interests than farming.
Prices StM Up.
1 : .Mr. Herron believed that if the
t cost of the war had been paid by
direct taxation, in other words if
.-the nation had paid its bills as it
if j went along financial conditions
i " would not now be so distressing. "
, He had noticed, and he supposed
, ! ihat others living in the city had
tS!observed, that wheat is much lower
ithan during the war, yet the price of
bread has not .dropped. Oats -have
Nigone down in the crash of prices and
' -iyet oatmeal products haye not
j" dropped; Thfre is no sale for wool
and it has struck bottom, but cloth
:: ing and shoes are still high.
;' Horticulturists Hopeful.
A more hopeful spirit was shown
; at the meeting of the rohticulturists,
where J. F. Shubert of Shubert sent
,?.. paper describing the profits in ap-
pie growing in eastern Nebraska as
jfcomrnonly around $100 an ace. This
figure was considered low by several
of the members of the society, who
cited instances in which $200 an acre
;Lhad been made and set profits for
t arcful fruit growers at IS per cent.
Professor Fjlley and Professor
; Howard of the Agricultural college
were requested to prepare blank
forms on which orchardists can com
rIute their production costs. Thorne
Brown of the Nebraska Railway
- commission spoke, on the subject of
VJ: ''Freight Rates and Transportation."
'.Figures supplied by him indicate
"- that each family in America averages
u $175 a year for freight bills. He
i stated that not until the cost of
- L" .operations is lowered can rates be
- Z, txpected to go down.
U; Better Foul Laws.
"Better foul brood laws for Ne
braska," was the keynote of the
morning meeting of the bee keepers.
JThe members of the association de-
aire the repeal of the present law
-regulating foul broods in Nebraska
titnd the substitiftion of another meas
" jare -which requires stricter regula-
kions.' "a
: H. C Cook of Omaha told the ae
.r gociation of the dangers in allowing
lonl broods to mingle without prop
X: r regulation. He explained the Ne
t braska statute in detail and pointed
out wherein the law was weak.
Honey Producers Elect Officers.
C. E. Carhart of Wayne was
Some Nebraska Representatives
Honey Producers' association at the
business session held Tuesday' after
noon. He will succeed P. W. Livers
of Hardy.
O. E. Timm of Bennington was
re-elected secretary. The bee-keepers
decided to urge a bill vor a state
apiarist to work with the honey pro
ducers. The legislative committee
was instructed to write Nebraska
legislators urging the passage of
tariff laws to protect the American
honey producers. '
Secretary Timm announced the
organization of a new county asso
ciation at Bridgeport, the seventh in
At the afternoon session of the
Honey Producers' association, E. W.
Atkins, Watertown, Wis., was the
principal speaker. He dwelt on the
importance of wintering bee colonies
in good shape.
He called attention of the mem
bers that the loss of keeping, the
bees through the winter time was
sometimes as high as 10 to 20 per
cent., This was followed by a tech
nical discussion of the means of af
fording protection to the colonies
during cold weather.
E. G. Maxwell, Douglas eounty
agent, told of the work of the boys
and girls' bee clubs and urged the
universal adoption of this means of
interesting the younger people of the
communities in the bee industry.
Sheep Breeders Meet. .
A hundred farmers interested Jn
sheep production gathered for the
afternoon meetinz of the Nebraska
Sheep Breeders' association, of which
C. S. Atkinson, Pawnee City, is
president and W. H. Savin, Univer
sity farm, is secretary.
L. C. Cristie, county agent of
Sevardv county, and Prof. A. M.
Patterson, Kansas Agricultural col
lege, were among the , important
speakers. v ''
"Stopping the losses of -the sheep
business," was the trend of thought
followed in the afternoon meeting.
The speakers called attention to the
practice. of some breeders in not ade
quately caring for the lambs. Un
sanitary surroundings and improper
feeding were ; listed among the
causes for the loss of the animals.
Coyote Pest Discussed.
The work of coyotes and dogs in
killing the sheep pastured was also
featured in the discussion One
stockman told of ridding the terri
tory of coyotes by placing s bounty
on the animals. This was paid either
by the individual stock owners or a
county association. A group of
breeders advocated the use of the
rifle or shotgun to dispose of the
dogs gnilty of making inroads into
the sheep herds.
W. G. Whitmore of Valley was
introduced to the association and
made a short talk, telling of his
experiences in marketing sheep. He
advised the sheep raisers to . co-op-ctate
with a , reliable commission
firm so they could be advised
promptly of market changes.
American Legion Post at
Table Rock Names Officers
Table Rock, Neb., Jan. 4. (Spe
cial.) Members of Thomas Little
post of the American legion, at their
regular session held at Pawnee City,
elected the following officers for the
coming year:
Commander, J. A. Daugherty: ad
jutant, C. R. Bigelow; finance officer,
Fred Allen; executive committee, H.
Davis, James Young, Julius Jensen,
James Barker and Ben Henry.
Fortnightly Culture Club
At Stanton Holds Election
Staonton, Neb., Jan. '4. (Special
Telegram.) At the regular business
meeting of the Stanton Fortnightly
Culture club officers for the coming
year were elected as follow?: Presi
dent, Bertha Schneider; vire presi
dent, Esther Raabe; secretary, Alta
Whalen; treasurer, Pearl McKin
sey; critic, Winifred Outhouse; club
reporter, Edith Pont
To protect the hands of metal
workers from flying fragments a
glove has beeen patented with
screen guard projecting from the
side next to the thumb.
Lighting Fmtr: Orj'ituitn Elec
tric Co., formerly Ilurre-s-'.'.randen
' - . I j
Fremont Man Ends
Life With Poison
Alleged Despondency Over
Threatened Departure
Wife Thought Responsible.
Fremont, Jb.i Jan. 4. (Special
Telegram.) Midon K. Howlett, 25,
alleged to have been driven to des
peration by threats of his wife to
leave home and her impending de
parture on a late ti a'm last night,
committed suicide by draining a
bottle of poison about 6. .
The act was committed in the
presence of his 22-year-old wife and
a child, 4, following the threat of
Mrs. Howlett to return to her par
ents in Kansas City because of his
alleged cruelty to her and his oft-repeated
attempts to kill himself and
family. Three times previous to the
fatal attempt, Howlett had pleaded
with his wife to take poison with
him, according to the story given by
the widow.
She alleges that her husband was
obsessed with the idea of murdering
the entire family for the past month
as a result of financial difficulties.
She admitted that there had been a
family quarrel, but refused to state
the cause of the disagreement.
About a week ago she phoned to
police and asked them to prbtect her
from her husband who, she said, had
threatened ' to kill her because she
wished to .leave him. She declared
that she feared for his sanity and did
not feel safe in his home.
Howlett and his wife came to Fre
mont about four years ago, and he
has been employed as a lath worker
under various contractors. His repu
tation is very good among his form
er employers, who assert that he
had always seemed rational to them
and was -very1 conscientious about
his work and money obligations. The
only reason offered for the suicide
is insanity.
County Agricultural
Body Names Officers
Stanton, Neb., Jan. 4. (Special
Telegram.) The annual meeting of
the stockholders of the Stanton
County Agricultural society was
held at the court house. The fol
lowing men were elected as mem
bers of the board of directors:
Charles Mittlestadt. Peter Davidson,
John Ehardt. H. D. Millet. F. E.
Pont, F. J. Parr, Elmer Loe. D C.
Chase, Ed M. Kern, C. J. Krempr,
T. R. Chace. C. G. Deins, Henry
Shultz, Eli Best and obert Piller.
It was ordered that the hoard of
directors be empowered to erect
bleachers on the fair grounds to be
used by spectators' free of charge
Following the annual meeting, the
board of directors met, electing the
following officers for -the ensuing
year: John Erhardt, "president; J.
R. Chace, vice president: H. D. Mil
ler, treasurer; E. E. Pont, secre
tary, Vid Charles Mittlestadt, super
intendent of grounds.
Nineteen Farm Mortgages
Filed During December
Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 4. (Special.)
During the month of December.
1920, 19 farm mortgages were filed
in the office of the register of deeds,
aggregating -$127,800; 10 were re
leased during the same period,
amounting to $22,688.15. Town and
city mortgage filings for December
amount to $14,754.75, the number
being 15. Twenty-two, with a total
value of $28.202.71. were released.
Women Touted "for Mayor
Bloomfield, Neb., Jan. 4. (Spe
cial.) It is rumored -that women
will run for the nffir nf mivn. in
IBioomfield at the coming spring
r.t..t:i. Tit. - - .: .t..
names of four who, it is asserted,
will be active candidates.
To Cur a Cold in One Day
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Attempted Suicide
Taken to Asylum
; Fremont, Neb., Jan. 4. (Special.)
1 H-Mrs. John i Stevens, 35,, -who at
tempted uicide recently, was lounu
mentally deranged and was taken to
the state asylum at Lincoln for treat
ment, She was halted in an attempt
a few days ago to swallow a quantity
of deadly poison, used in the home as
a disinfectant.
Mrs. Stevens is the mother of four
children, the youngest an infant and
the oldest a boy of 19, Her husband
acts as caretaker for the Fremont
("mintrv rlnh Hurinir th fiitmmr
months. Physicians declare that hern
condition is the result of overwork
and a general breakdown from
nervous traifh-
Pioneer Settler Dies at
Home in Madison County
Madison, 'Neb., Jan. 4. (Special.)
Adelbert Rakowsky, a pioneer set
tler of Madison county, died at his
home in this city. Funeral services
were held at the Trinity Lutheran
church, Rev. Hensick officiating.
Burial was in Crownhill cemetery. ,
He is Survived by his wife, five
sons, Ernest and Henry of Norfolk;
and -Albert, Louis and Gustav of
Madison; and one daughter, Mrs. Ida
Maurer of Madison.
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Initial Work
Of Legislature
Now Under Way
Interest in Lower House Cen
ters About Hot Figbt for
Chairmanship of Ways and
Means Committee. "
(Continued Tnm Fat One.)
place and his residence in the west
ern irrigation countfjt are counted
upon to win for him.
Cole of Antelope county is certain
of the chairmanship of the fish and
game committee and Giftord of
Fawnee is likely to head the com
mittee on fees and salaries, although
this is not a certainty.
Representative Franti of Eagle is
slated to head the committee on
banking. However, if Axtell wins
the chairmanship of the finance'
committee and Frantz finally desires
some other assignment, the banking
committee may be entrusted to Good
of Nemaha.
McClellan of Hall county " is
slated in all probability to be chair
man of the committee on state in
stitutions. (
Revenue and taxation, a most im
portant committee this session, is
considerably in doubt, with no great
rush of seekers for the honor.
Less Certainty ia Senate.
In the state senate there is less
certainty as to chairmanships.
Committee assignments will not
be announced probably until next
week. 1
The ordinary procedure was fol
lowedHoday in opening and organi
zation of both houses. All officers
picked at caucuses "Monday night
were formally elected, Speaker Wal
ter L. Anderson and Chief Clerk
Frank P. Corrick heading the house
list and President Pro Tern Noryal
and Secretary Bernard the senate
list. !
The senate, formally convening
Tuesday moon, rushed through its
work of perfecting the permanent
organization and adjourned to meet
again Wednesday morning at 10
Called to Order at Noon.
Promptly at noon, Lieut. Gov. P.
A. BarroWs, the presiding officer, let
fall his gavel, calling the senate to
order. The Rev. A. A. Crossman
offered prayer. The roll call re
vealed all of the 33 senators pres
ent. Senator Wiltse called for a com
mittee on credentials and the presid
ing officer named Wiltse, Harrissand
Beebe. The committee, presenting
its report, was compelled to over
look the failure of a few members
of the senate to bring their certi
ficates of election" i
The committee of three appointed
to wait on the chief justice and in
form him that the senate was ready
to be sworn in included Senators
Hoagland, Nerval and Cooper. Chief
Justice A. M. Morrissey then admin
istered the oath to the members of
the senate.
Selection by Acclamation.
The caucus selections for senate
officers and employes were rushed by
acclamation. R. S. Norval was
elected president protem of the sen
ate and Clyde Barnard of Table
Rock was chosen secretary. The
other employes elected were:
First assistant secretary, H. E.
Wright, Seward: second assistant
secretary, Ed Shoemaker, Sidney;
sergeant-atarms, H. V. Hoagland,
Lincoln; assistant sergeant-at-arms,
J. L. Howell, Albion; chaplain, Rev.
A.A. Crossman, Crete; postmaster,
Jerry Wilhelm, Lincoln,
Committee Begins Work.
Chairman Bushee ' and his as
sociates on the senate committee on
committees started work this after
noon making , up committee assign
ments. ' It will take from two to
three days to complete the work.
- Chairman Bushee asked the mem
bers of the senate to hand in their
preferences for committee assign
ments. Very ' little gossip has developed
over committee assignments. There
is a large proportion of new mem
bers in the senate this session than
usual and as a result the older mem
bers, according to the traditional
custom, are pretty certain to get
what they want.
Anderson Seeking Job.
Senator Anderson of Lancaster
county is said to have a hanker
ing for the chairmanship of the com
mittee on taxation, which will be one
of thtf most important committees
during the session. Senator A. F.
Sturm of Nehawka is apparently
A complete food
for .your hobry
when for onjr
reason mothers
noillt foilft.
Condensed Milk
Hie price of Exide Batteries
for automobile starting and
lighting is reduced 28 per centf
effective January 1.
This applies to all sizes and
There is- only one grade of
Exide Batteries the highest
grade. This quality will be
jealously maintained.
Service stations and PHILADELPHIA Branches ia
dealers everywhere 17 cities
slated for the chairmanship of the
committee on education. Sturm is
one of the veterans of - the upper
house and has always taken an active
interest in educational matters.
Saunders of Douglas and Cooper,
also of Douglas, are two other vet;
erans who can have what they want!
Saunders was chairman of the com
mittee on cities and towns two years
ago and is verylikely to be found
heading the same committee at this
House Is Notified.
The committee to notify the house
that the senate had organized and
was ready for business included Sen
ators Watson. McGowan and Illian.'
The committee , to notify -the gover
nor included Warner, Bliss and Gan
non. . :
Acting Governor Barrows, m ap
pointing ' committees, called atten
tion to the fact that at least one
senate rule has been shattered this
session. It has always been the rule,
he said, to appoint one member of
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The House of Pleasant Dealings
the minority party on each com
mittee. "There's no . such animal
this year," 'the lieutenant governor
'3 1
aia, amia appiause.
The senate is- solidly, republican,
with Jj members. '
There will be no delay in senr.
proceedings "at the session, if Lieu
tenant Governor Barrows has his
way. The presiding officer an
nounced at the opening session that
the senate would start promptly on
time and members should see to. it
they weri present -when s the open
ing hour arrived. Otherwise the
sergeant-at-arms promises to be a
very much' over-worked man.
Community Club Formed
Lodgepole. Neb., Jan. 4. (Spe
cial.) Citizens of the town of Sunol,
six miles -west of. here, have organ
ized a Community, club, with Bert
Allington, .. president, and Albert
Ruttner, secretary. , A parent-teachers'
organization is a feature of the
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