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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
the house that he had been informed
President Wilson would veto the
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
gun 1 service.
arm. but he says that The Standard
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
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
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.
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
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
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
have new class one men available
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
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
(a)—Those who are actually Idle
or unemployed or not engaged In any
(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
(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
(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,
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,'
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
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
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
advisory board ^'bodies' will be ln-
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.

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