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VOL. XXVI CONGRESS RAISES WHEAT l'RICK He spent a few days in Aberdeen and TO $2.40 TO FARMERS Sisseton, bidding farewell to friends and relatives, and on September 7, No. 2 Northern Spring Grain Is Basis —Debate Before Vote Is Brief Washington—Congress compromis ed the dispute over increasing the guaranteed minimum wheat price by adopting an amendment fixing the price of No 2 northern spring wheat or its equivalent at not less than $2.40 a bushel to the farmer. Shortly after the acMon was taken. Representative A. F. Lever of South Carolina, chairman of the agricultural committee, announced on the floor'of1 1 the house that he had been informed President Wilson would veto the -amendment. It is not considered likely that the house would pass the measure over the president's veto, although the senate might do so. The house adopted the amendment by a vote of 150 to 106, on motion of Ropresr.ntativt .tosoph McLaughlin of Michigan. An amendment proposed by Representative i). T. Morgan of Oklahoma to iix the price at $2.65 was voted down without a roll call. The senate promptly concurred in the $2.-10 amendment by a via voce vote-. The amendment, as it now stands, provides that "die guaranteed prices for the several standard grades of wheat lor the crop of 1918 shall be based upon No 2 rorthern spring or its equivalent at not less than $2.40 a bushel at th.i local elevator or the local railway market where such wheat is delivered from the farm where produced." There was little debate in either house preceding the action. The whole .Question has been gone over many times in the last three months and members regard further talk unneces sary. Washington, June 30—Mrs. J. P. Croal, Sisseton, S. D.: Deeply regret to inform you that Lieutenant Clin ton C. Croal, infantry, has been offici ally reported as missing In action May 28. Will forward first informa tion received. Adjutant General. The above telegram was received from the adjutant general's office at Washington yesterday by Mr. and ."Mrs. J. P. Croal of Sisseton, parents of Lieutenant Clinton C. Croal of Ab erdeen, the first Aberdeen young man to go overseas as an officer of the United States army, and the Aberdeen officer to be reported wounded or missing. The news caused universal sorrow in Aberdeen when bulletins posted by the Daily News conveyed the informa tion to the residents of this city. His parents at Sisseton, too, are deeply concerned though they are bearing up bravely under the burden of grief that has come to them, like American par ents are wont to do when a son gives his all for his country, but hoping, that after all, he may yet be returned to them after the war or when an ex change of prisioners is effected with the Germans. Lieutenant Croal will be 27 years of age on the 21st of next August. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Croal of Sisseton. Mr. Croal was formely publisher of the Sisseton Courant and now is postmaster of Sisseton. Gradu ating from the Sisseton High School at the age of 16 Clinton entered the law school of the University of South Dakota and graduated from there when but 19 years of age. He spent one year in the law office of Judge J. J. Batterton of Sisseton, and then came to Aberdeen at the age of 21, where he became an assistant In the office of Porter & Grantham, attor neys tor the Milwaukee railroad, serv ing In that capacity for a period of four years. He then engaged In the practice of law in partnership with Frank L. Slen, who now also Is at the front. Three months later In May, 1917, Mr. Croal entered the first of ficers training school at Fort Snell ing. On August 15, 1918 he received his commission as second lieutenant. At the close of the school volunteers were asked tor, tor immediate service sea- sailed for France, being one of the first officers from the officers' train ing school to be sent overseas. Since arriving in France, Aberdeen friends have received many letters from Lieu tenant Croal—all of them bright, cheery, optimistic, and the news that he is missing in action came as a shock to everyone. On May 24, but four days before week. That Ills forebodings in this respect were well founded is shown by the bad news remeived of him yes terday. His letter to Mr. Perry, pro bably the last letter received by any Aberdeen friend from him, reads in part as follows: "I'm surely mighty pleased at the good news from Aberdeen and South Dakota on the third liberty loan— makes a fellow still more proud of his old home town and state. They had no small job on the last apportion ment either. "The good crop news gives still more enco-iragenn. it—proves all the good luck is for the Hun after all. "About the packages from L\ S. A. —you- can let the cigrettes go for the present at least. Lately the Red Cross has been shooting us up quite a bit of smoking tobacco to the front lines— and 1 am getting to like a pipe better. We can't smoke much in a little hole in the ground without spoiling what little air there is—and of course at night one cannot smoke outside, and we're generally not out except at night. When we get hack far enough to locate a Y. M. C. A. or a Salvation Army hut we can usually get a cou ple of packages of cigarettes of some sort or other nowadays. They're gen era.!y Sweet Caporals though—ask dad, he knows—I don't want to. 1 suppose they'll be shipping Frank (Sieh) over directly. I hope to get detail to go back before the year is over—if the Hun doesn't get me first. He's going to have a good chance this week."—Aberdeen News Monday PENSIONS INCREASED In response to a number of in quiries as to the provisions ot the new pension la*r «s passed by Von gress JufiS'lOth, amending the law as passed May 11th, Judge Nicholson recently wrote G. M. Saltgaber com missioner ot the department of pen sions at Washington, D. C„ and has received the following information. The later law provides for a pension ot $30 per month tor soldiers and sailors of any age who served 90 days or more in the civil war and who were honorably discharged. Those 72 years of age or over and who served six months will receive $32 per month those serving one year, $35 one and a half years, $38 and two years or over, $40 per month. These Increases will be granted automatically, and It will not be necessary to make applica tion providing the pensioners are ot the required age and served the neces sary length of time, and are pension ed under the act of May 11th. How ever, soldiers and sailors who served during the civil strife who are receiv ing less than the new act calls for and who are pensioned under acts other than that ot May 11th, will be requir ed to file an application to receive the benefits of the new law. The Washington officials state that they hope to be making payments under the new act by the first of August.—Watertown Herald. John S. Noble Dead John S. Noble, the well known at torney ot Peever, died at Utica, N. Y. on Thursday and the remains were shipped to Monroe, Mich., for burial which took place Monday afternoon. John Noble has been a resident ot Roberts County for a great many years. In the early days he practiced law at Effington. but for the past ten years has been a resident of Peever, where he enjoyed a good practice. For the past two years he has been In poor health and about a month ago he went to Chicago to have a cataract removed, later going east to visit relatives for the summer. We are unable to learn any other particulars I at this time. He is survived by a wlte he wrote a letter to his trlends Attor- and one daughter, Mrs. J. R. Grosve ney Van Buren Perry of Aberdeen, In nor of Poalia, Ind. which he rejoices over the fine show-' ing the United States made in the BOYS WOUNDED third liberty loan campaign, and ex- Word from the boys In France this pressed a hope that he might be able week brings the information that to return to the United States before both Henry Vrlem and Robert Smith- the end of the year—it the Huns did son are in the hospital suffering from Minneapolis whV« not get him, as he expected them to wounds. Hem not get him, as he expected them to wounds. Henry's wound Is apnarenti'v have a good chance to do during the slight, having Lieutenant Croal Is reported missing, bullet In his have a good chance to do during the !slight, having r^tived a machine ward and Lieutenant Croal was one I These boys were no dnnht'Tn 7C ""J I— e- *1 CONTINUING THE COURANT SISSKTON, SOVTH DAKOTA, Jl .V Ii, _^_'L The Fourth At The Agency The Fourth of July was a big day at the Agency. A great crowd of peo ple, whites and Indians celebrated the glorious day there. The day was beautiful, neither too cold nor too hot The people assembled on the Indian fair grounds, where there were tents, booths, merry-go-round, refreshment stands, a race track and races and many other things to entertain the people and enliven the occasion. At two o'clock the crowd assembled at the ampitheatre for the formal part of the program. The Peever and Agency cornet bands furnished the music which was excellent. Major Stiffecool presided in a pleas ing and able manner and one which showed a sincere interest in the offices of the Agency. County Agent McCul iough gave a very entertaining and instructive talk on the labor problem and methods of the measures of har vesting and saving our crops. In view of the coming harvest and the scar city of labor, the suggestions of Mr. McCullough were greatly appreciated. Following this, Professor Bonnie Andrews of the Drake University, our former County Superintendent of Schools was requested to make an ad dress relative to the meaning and work of the Red Cross, as she has been doing elsewhere'. This address was highly entertaining and very in structive and came in good time as the ladies ot the Agency neighbor hood with Mrs. Renville and others ot Peever were organizing a local Red Cross unit. Drake University is only a few miles from Camp Dodge where between thirty and forty thousand sol diers are being trained. Miss Andrews was able to show the helpful work of the Red Cross among the soldiers in camp as well as its wonderful service "over there," This address together with an earnest and dramatic appeal by Rev. DuPre moved the assembly to the spirit of giving. Upon the sugges tion ot Carl Melby ot Roslyn, the Red Cross banner was passed and into its folds the crowd dropped one hundred seven dollars and twenty-nine cents, which, added to the receipts from booths and lunch counters, made a contribution ot several hundred dol lars to the American Red Cross. Following the Red Cross feature. Major Suffecool introduced Judge Andrews, who deliverd an excellent address, particularly appropriate to this present Fourth ot July. After showing the great achievements ot of our country and the blessings and advantages we enjoy, he then made an earnest appeal to the people to safeguard our institutions and avoid the pitfalls fatal to Democracy. The second day program ot sports and amusements were practically duplicated of the day before. C. R. Jorgenson and Father O'Hora gave addresses which were both well re ceived. The committee reports the follow ing receipts and disbursements: Meals $293.18 R. C. Collection 150 §7 Gate Receipts 540.21 Licenses for stands, etc 104.00 Total 1088.26 Expenses 444 OLSON-LEWIS Miss Karen Olson and Ezra Lewis sprung a surprise on their many Sis seton friends when they were quietly married at the home ot the bride's parents at Rushford, Minn., on Mon day at high noon. Ezra has always lived In Sisseton. After groduating from the Sisseton High School he taught school for sev eral years at Effington. This spring he enlisted in the service of his country and Is now stationed at Paris Island, South Carolina. To us, just that he is Ezra Is enough, but tor the benefit ot those who do not know him, hels honorable and upright, a young man 1 M1I,neapo,lfi' 1 1 gun 1 service. arm. but he says that The Standard 1918. our where wn"®Bhe undoubt- E,ra returnB trom ,,opular youne iU-g Peoples' Convention The T-nth Annual Convention of the Yo:uig People's Luther League ot the Sisseton Circuit was held at the llranvold Lutheran Church near Vic tor, Rev. H. A. Wickmann, pastor, July 3 and 4,1918. The convention opened at 11:00 o'clock Wednesday A. M. Rev. Ask of Wilmot led the devotional service, after which a short sermon was given by Rev. T. A. Gunnarson of Claire Citvl At two o'clock in the afternoon the second session opened with devotional services led by Rev. E. A. Frotheim of New Bffington. The Address ot Wel come was given by Rev. Wickmann, the lo, pastor, and responded to by ltev. Ä'n.- on behalf ot the visitors. A paper '"he Value of a Young Peoples Society' prep»red by Esther Foss ot Wilmor-was read at this session, after which the text Eccl. 5:1 "Keep thy foot when thou goest to the Lord's House" was discussed. It being taken up un^r the three divisions, 1, "Com it.g to the Lord's House." by Rev. M. Lien oi Britton, 2, "In the Place" by Rev. T, A. Gunnarson ot Claire City and 3. 'Atter going out of the Place" by Rev. H. A. Wickman. Wednesday evening the local Lea gue gave a reception on the Twite lawn and the evening was spent in a social jwav. Rev. Austin ot Sisseton Prof. Lokensgaard of Madison, Minn., and Ii, v. Uuiinarson ot Claire City each fciive a i.Iiort talk appropriate to the tildes und occasion. Thu ,da morning the forenoon session opened at 10 o'clock and the progrcrtn for that day was ot a patrio tic nature. Prof. Lokensgaard, Pres. Lutheran Normal School at Madison, Minn., gave a sermon, taking as his theme, "1!ie Lord forbid that I should sell viy vineyard." A paper "Our Duty Hi Christians and Patriots" pre poredPy Ida Bergan ot Sisseton was read i|t this session and which the convention voted should be sent in for publication to the Lutheran Her ald. On this day picnic dinners were brought and spread on long tables In a largo tent. A stand where Ice cream, lemonade, etc., could be bought was In riection with this tent and the proceeds ot the sales were turned over to the Red Cross. During the noon intermission volley ball was played by those who wished to. At 2:00 the afternoon session opened, and every thing was of a strictly patriotic na ture. All sessions were well attended but the largest crowd ot the conven tion had assembled tor this session. An excellent patriotic address was given by Prof. Lokensgaard, who was the main speaker ot the convention. Splendid short talks were given by Atty. A. O. Bunde ot Sisseton and G. Gronseth of Britton. These talks were interspersed by the singing of "America", "America My Country" and "Keep the Home Fires Burning" led by the Choral Union in which the whole audience joined. The Thursday evening session was in the form ot a song service and after a few closing remarks by Rev. Austin Rev. Hougen, Rev. Gunnarson and Rev. Wlckmann, the benediction was pronounced and. the convention clos ed. .57 Net ___ 643.69 The entire net receipts go to the Red Cross and Agent Suff ecool and his able assistants are to be com mented on their good work in making the celebration such a grand success. During the convention music was furnished by the Local church choir and the convention Choral Union, So-j t'lat will be alloted not less than $200,000 000, according to Mr. Wold. The allot ment in the last loan was $105,000, 000, as fixed as a minimum by the gov eminent and $125,000,000 as fixed later by A. R. Rogers district chair man. With the quota for the entire district doubled by the government tor the next loan, the district would have to go only $30,000,000 better than it did in the last campaign, counting the oversubscription ot the last loan in the district. Estimates are only tentative at this time, however, and it will not be un til near the opening of the campaign that definite figures concerning the al lotments will be obtainable.—Aber deen Dally News. GOVERNORNORRKCK HERE Governor Norbeck spoke for near ly an hour and a half to a large audience at Sisseton Saturday even ing. His talk was chiefly on the pro gress of the state, and on the amend ments to he placed upon the ballot ot the coming election. Among these amendments that Governor Norbeck is chiefly In favor of, are the chang ing ot the state constitution so that the slate can develope Its coal lands its water power, make cement and In fact do business as a corporation or individual. Another amendment Is to change the tax system to catch the ex press companies and similar corpora tions, doing business In the state and avoiding taxation. His tail was straight from the shoulders and he did not make a statement that he can not Lack. Several socialists and mem bers ot the Non-partisan League started to "heckle" the governor, but he answered them so satisfactorily that they decided he was a bit wiser than they were. The Governor Is out for re-election, but he Isn't bidding tor support from anyone who doesn't believe that his record ot the past two years entitles him to the second term. Governor Norbeck will be re elected this fall by a greater majority than two years ago. We make this statement because we believe that the voters have found a friend In this man—one that is interested In the welfare ot all, letter From France Phil Englund writes the following letter to the home folks In Rosholt. It was published In the Rosholt Re view and we take the privilege ot re publishing it. Phil's spirit is show In the last paragraph of the letter. one more and let you know I am feel ing fine, and hope this will find you the same. This Is sure some country, have seen some old places and some nice ones and they have some fine gar dens too. How is everybody making It nowaday? It seems tunny not to get any mall for so long. We are just get ting ready for a field inspection this morning, so we have been quite busy as we have to shave every morning I bet you would laugh If you could see us now, we all have cut our hair off as short as it can be done with a clipper so we are a bald headed bunch of soldiers, but it Is easier to keep clean. When you write address my ma" los by Clara Lickness and one by Rev. New York, hut don't put the name of Wickmann, vocal duets by Miss Olson and Miss Monson also Ruth and An drla Gunnarson, a quartett by Clara Lickness, Alice Gunnarson, Rev. Aus tin and Olaf Gunnarson. Miss Hend rickson and Miss Monson rendered an instrumental duet and Miss Dina Dahl an organ solo. Two readings were given, one lv Miss Mabel Dahl and one by Miss Melland. At the business s'.-ss'on Rev. Austin of Sisseton was re-elected President, Rev. Lien of Britton, Vice President Not To Call On State Heavily of sterling worth with an ability to tor the next liberty loan will probably accomplish anything he undertakes, It is not likely, however, that South The bride spent two years in Dakota will be expected to raise city in the capacity ot an efficient twice its previous allotment, as It stenographer in Atty. Babcock's ot-: oversubscribed so well in the last I fice and during that time her pleas- loan." turned from Washington, where lie many attended a meeting of the governors couple jot all the reserve banks of the country to Co. A., and number M. G. IZ. was on to ng, amiable personalities won her a J. Bassett, state chairman ot the ing caught in Lake Traverse this sea host ot warm friends. During the past liberty loan campaign, made this son, which is materially helping to year she has been employed in statement, after reading the report ot solve the meat question—and It helps the last letter I sent from the camp, put 30th Div. Americar Expeditionary Forces, and it will reach me-quicker. Hoping this will find you all well, I will close with best regards to everybody. We will either be at home to eat Christmas dinner or be in Berlin. Phil Englund. 1»I8 Claws One May Help Fill August Quota«. date draft executives have been Clära Lickness ot Vehlen, Secretary directed by Provost Marshal General: dates running tor county offices", and Ray Wickmann was elected Trcas Crowder to have local boards call up for physical examination immediate ly all new registrants under the se lective draft law who have been placed in class one. District and local boards and meili "The quota tor the Ninth district „„, ,„y ral have new class one men available tor .an t0 tho cotors in Augu8t Largc lumber Qf p|ckere be Theodore Wold, governor ot the Fed- in more ways than one, too, as it has "al Reserve bank, who has just re-1 long been said that fish are great brain food. Let's all eat fish and kill two birds with one stone. Incidental ly the foregoing few remarks help till out this column.—Browns Val ley Tribune. NO. 4 COUNCIL OF DEFENSE HOLDS POOLHALLS NON-ESSENTIAL Tlwy Will Be Shut Out ot South De koto By New Ruling Huron—Drastic rules regarding the disposition of labor In South Da kota for all men between 16 and 21 and 31 and 65 years ot age In order that every able bodied male person I» the state may be kept at some essen tial employment during the war were passed by the state council ot defense at a meeting held here this week. The following Is the list ot the clas sifications ot non essential occupa tions. (a)—Those who are actually Idle or unemployed or not engaged In any occupation. (b)—Gamblers ot all descriptions employes of race tracks employes ot hucket shops employers and em ployes ot pool halls and billard par lors fortune tellers clairvoyants and palmists. (c)—Persons engaged in serving food and drink In hotels, clubs and other public places. (d)—Passenger elevator operators and attendants, hotel porters, attend ants In clubs, hotels, stores, apart ment houses, both houses and office buildings. (e)—Persons including ushers, ticket sellers and door tenders and all other attendants engaged and oc cupied in games, sports and other amusements exceut actual perform ance In legitimate concerts, opera or theatrical performances. (f) Persons employed In domestic service. (g)—Real estate brokers who have no regularly established business. (h)—Sale clerks and other clerks employed In stores, offices and other mercantile establishments whose sei* vices are ot such a nature that they can be satisfactorily performed by female help. (1)—All hawkers and peddlers, and all persons engaged In selling stocks, bonds, patent rights, se curities, all solicitors for newspapers and magazines or membership In or who are any wise engaged In the or ganization ot corporations, copart nerships, organisations, societies,' as sociations or Institutions, whether organized tor profit, charity or gener al eleemosynary purposes, save an* except those cases only where licenses tor the sale ot stocks bonds and other securities have been secured through the state securities commission, J, Any male person within the aüI In case the letters I have already I limit perscrlbed who Is engaged !e Sent have not got there, I will send I any of the occupations listed above non-essential will be required to reg ister at the town In which he resides. The board ot registration Is compos ed ot the county council chairman, the city clerk and the county auditor. Failure to register zM be regard fed as misdemeanor and punishable by a fine of $1,000 or Imprlslnment Is the county Jail for one year or both/ The pool hall order will make II prohibitive tor all able bodied men to operate pool halls and billard par lors In the state. The classifications ot solicitors tor newspapers and magazines was chang ed by the council, so that all men en gaged in this work who are so em ployed prior to July 1, 1918 are ex empt. League Picks Candidates The Non-partisan League held their county convention at Sisseton Sat urday afternoon. Mark Leversee wag endorsed for senator, H. M. Fellbaum ot Minnesota township and Ben Röls dorf of Easter township were chosen as league Independent candidates, and John Nergaard ot Grant township picked from the Democratic ticket as the third representative. No candi dates were chosen to oppose the pres ent republican or democratic candi Ul advisory board ^'bodies' will be ln- atr ucted to speed their work so as Beef may be served by public eat ing places tor the evening meal only, each day, the order said: Beey by products may be served at any time,: and there is no limitation on pork products, fish and poultry. The elimination o£ beef from the breakfast and dinner menu in the state was announced this week by C. N. Herried, state food administrator. The order is effective at once at all public eating places In the state. Wages tor harvest and threshing labor were set at 45 cents an hour by the state council of defense at its meeting in Huron yesterday. The res olution defining the "work or fight" order affecting all men between the ages of 16 and 21 and 31 and 65 was also passed.