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January 31, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 3

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 1945 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ADDRESSES FARMERS UNION--Glenn J. Talbott, (standing) president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, addressed the group meeting at the Hotel Hanford Tuesday night. This is the first institute held here and it included 5 counties in this area. Seated left to right at the table are A. W. Ricker, editor of the Farmers Union Herald, St. Paul; Anton Green, board member, Clinton county; Fred -Stover, vice president of the Iowa Farmers Union, and on the other side of Talbott, Ross Stevenson, president of the Howard County Farmers Union; G. H. Beck/board member, Des Moines county; and Charles D. Egley, manager of the Farmers Union Livestock House, St. Paul. (Lock photo) . * * * * * # * * * * * * * * # . * * * * # * * Farmers Union High-Lights Given at 5 County 2 Day Institute Here TALBOTT GIVES AIMS OF GROUP Its Problems Those of "People on Farms" High spots in the history of the farm movement were presented by Glenn J. Talbott, president of the N. Dak. Farmers Union, when he addressed the Farmers Union Institute in its only evening meeting of the 2 day conference at the Hotel Hanford Tuesday on the subject, "The Farmers Union, a People's Movement." The Farmers Union, Mr. Talbott explained, is not merely a move. merit of co-operatives, grain marketing, shipping associations, com- or insurance "just people the farms of the United When one realizes what mercial enterprises co-operatives, it is out on States.' the Fanners Union is, it is then easy to figure out the functions of the organization, according to Mr. Talbott. "The Farmers Union is not only lighting the concentration of wealth by a few, but it also is fighting the concentration of services such as dental, medical and hospital services, which are part of the needs of people, which have been withheld because of inaccessibility or high costs." Not only' is the Farmers Union interested in the mechanical and physical things that people need, but it also has an interest in doine what-it can to solve the problems of these people, Mr. Talbott pointed out. . "Problems of the people are the things with which we deal. The co-op is only an instrument of the people back of the co-op." Mr. Talbott said that in dealing with problems of the people the Farmers Union has learned several hard lessons, the first of which is that agricultural economics must be dealt with in its proper relationship with all other commodities. Secondly, Mr. Talbott said, the problems of agriculture cannot be solved without dealing also with the problems of labor and business and all the rest of the economic groups of America. And since Pearl Harbor, according to Mr. Talbott, it has been shown that the economic and social problems of 140 million persons in the United States cannot be solved without dealing with problems in respect to all the other people of the world. "We have surely learned that we can't build a wall around the United States and have prosperity, with starvation throughout the rest of the worldi" Mr. Talbotfs talk concluded the first day of the institute, at which A. W. Ricker, editor of the Farmers Union Herald, St. dressed the group on Democracy Through tives." During the afternoon session Paul, ad"Economic Co-opera- panel was conducted on co-operatives by Edward E. Roelofs, secretary of the Farmers Union Co-op Seed Service. Members of the discussion panel were Mr. Talbott, Ross Stevenson, president of the Howard County Farmers Union, and Charles D. Egley, manager of the Farmers Union Livestock House, St. Paul. RICKER TRACES CO-OP GROWTH Shows Roll Farmers Union Has Developed "For years the Farmers Union led all other farm organizations in the size and number of their co-operatives," said A. W. Ricker, editor of the Farmers Union Herald, St. Paul, over KGLO Tuesday afternoon. "We still lead in grain marketing while other farm organizations have passed us in other co-operative fields. There has also developed in recent years, large co-operatives not affiliated with any farm organization. This is particularly true in urban regions where consumer groups are making rapid growth." Mr. Ricker, who Is in Mason City for the 2 day Farmers Union Institute, closing Wednesday afternoon, said "What benefits one group benefits all groups, and yon are now witnessing a rapidly growing federation of co-op re- gionals. It takes millions of dollars to buy oil wells, refineries, farm machinery plants, and lumber mills. 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Mr. Brozik has been a board member for 10 years and its president the past 2 years. SIGN OF SPRING? Ventura -- Kenneth Petersen, who is employed at the Northern Natural Gas company plant, reports seeing a garter snake at the plant Jan. 24. He reported seeing a snake there Jan. 23 last year. together can do'these things. When the war ends and we are free to make peace time instead of war goods, the co-ops will expand their operations more rapidly even than has been possible under war restrictions." Mr. Ricker traced the co-operative movement from its beginning in Rochdale, England, a century ago to the present time. In the United States, he said, the movement had made a slow start, since this had been a developing period. "The patronage rolls of co-ops for 1944 when completed and totaled, will show more than 3,000,000 members, most of them'stock- holders," said Mr. Ricker. "The co-operative movement has had no setbacks in any country in a 100 years, except in those -where fascism has wiped out both democracy and its highest expression, namely, the co-operative movement." ONE WORD SUGGESTION^ FOR ACID INDIGESTIOM- for your VALENTINE «* ADY'S WATCH SHOP 19 West State Phone 889 Brighten The Corners! WITH SEARS Gloss Shelves Easy to Install 69 Each SET OF THREE, $1.98 Handy, decorative. Made o£ heavy clear glass, Il inches wide. Use in bathroom to keep toilet articles handy or to brighten up any corner in your home. Large, strong --holds telephone or small radio. Easily installed. Plastic b r a c k e t s , screws, -instructions included. First Floor Flumbins Dcpt. S E A r t S . R O E B U C H A N D CO. 23 E. STATE PH. 803 EDITOR IN ARMY GIVEN NEW POST Sgt. Robert Goodsell Orientation Officer 4 Nashua--Sgt. Robert J. 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