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xxvm A CALENDAR CLEARED QUICKLY FOIl THE CAREFl'LLY PLANNED PLOT NO WORD OF DEBATE HOW TliK IJ1IX I'ASSKIl In I lie Senate omlay, Ie ceiiilier 211, Sinat»i' Poindev ter gave notice that lie would move to lay on tlie table the motion to reconsider the no tion of the Senate in (Hissing his' anti-strike bill. Then this colloquy took place, quot ing from the Congressional Kecord: Mr. Kenyon: May I ask the Senator liel'ore he proceeds, because so much has been said about the method in which the bill was |assed,ho\v ti^an.V Senators were present in the Chamber at the time it was passed? Mr. Poindexter: I have no idea how many Senator weiv present. I was present myself. Mr. Kenyon: I have heard it stated there were only three Senators present. I liail been in the Chamber piwviouK to that, but Wiis Mr. Kenyon: The usual numler? There must have lieen five hero then. I hail hoped that, regardless of any one's feelings about, tlic bill and its merits and the final passage, the motion to recon sider could tie agreed to so tliei-e might be a discussion of tin' bill before it was passed. With only four senators in their seats, the senate on Thursday, De cember 16, passed without a word of debate the Poindexter bill, em bodying the most drastic anti-strike legislation ever attempted to bo placed on the statute books of any nation, with the possible exception of old Prussia, under the Bismarck regime. The transaction thus all the e#r marks of a carefully laid plot. The senate had convened at noon, as usual, and after the transaction of some unimportant business began consideration of bills on the general calendar. There were several meas ures on the calendar in advance of the Poindexter bill. Under the rules one objection would be sufficient to defer consideration of any bill. But. it was known there would be no ob jection to many of the bills, and in the natural order of things they would be discussed and passed. There was not one chance in a thousand, however, that they could be disposed of in time to permit the Poindexter bill to come up. POINDEXTER PUTS ANTI-STRIKE BILL OVER BY A FLUKE .Senator Lit Follette Enters in Time I to File Motion (or He consideration called out., and when I cot back the bill had open passed. Mr. Sinoot:. There was the usual numliei' present. King Cleared the Calendar In view of these circumstances senators began drifting out of the chamber to secure their luncheon. By 1 o'clock only Senator Poindex ter, Senator Smoot of Utah and Senator King of Utah were visible. Then Senator King began to clear the calendar. The moment the title of a bill was read he objected to its consideration and it went over. He quickly disposed of everything down to the Poindexter bill. What hap pened after that is thus described in the Washington Post, one of the most reactionary of newspapers: "When the clerk reached the bill and began reading there were an xious moments for the few present who hoped to see it slip by. A very unusual and tense situation devel oped, as the doors to the chamber were watched, to see whether Sena tors Hiram Johnson or La Follette. ••af&ee&ta&iwar MRS. Af'SWINEY IN NEW STUDIO POSE Muriel MslC Jwin^y exclusively posed photo graph of Mrs^Muriel MacSwiney. widow of the late hunger strike mayor of Cork, who came to this country to testify before the un official American committee of 100 on actual conditions in Ire land's fight for freedom. Mrs. MacSwiney is 23 years old. This Is the first picture of her without 1 h»t or others who would have objected were to reach the lloor in time. Senator Kenyon Ambushed ''Senator Kenyon entered just a? the reading was being completed, and it looked for a monment as if Senator Poindexter's hopes might go a glimmering. But some one intercepted Senator Kenyon and I drew him away for a talk. The reading of the bill and the several committee amendments had been completed. There was no sound or sign of dissent. 'Without objection the bill is passed,' Vice-President Marshall an nouced. Smiles wreathed the features of Senators Poindexter, Smoot and King." the conspirators had their plans ar ranged with careful attention to all the details. Who was the some one who drew Senator Kenyon aside s« lie would not know that the anti-strike bill was before tlic senate? That's the way jobs are put across occasionally in corrupt city coun cils. but it is a new procedure for the senate of uie United States. Till Follette Moves Iteconsideratioii The moment Senator La Follett'j heard of the passage of the bill ha enitered the senate chamber and gave notice of a motion to reconsider. Senator Hiram Johnson supported liiin. This prevented the officers of the senate from transmitting the bill to the House and made it possible for the opponents of the measure to dis cuss the issues involved. In all probability the bill, even if it is not reconsidered, will not lie taken up in the House.hut the whole (Continued on page 8) Married Dec. 16 at Alliance On December 16th, occurred the marriage of Homer Robinson of Sisseton to Miss Pearl Tubbs of Cus ter, at Alliance, Nebr. Homer has been a patient at the Custer Sani torium taking treatment for dis abilities he received as a soldier, and during this time he became ac quainted with Miss Tubbs. He is well known In Sisseton, hav ing been raised here. He was an overseas member of the U. S. Army during the war. We are not acquainted, with the bride, and can only take the words of other folks that she is a very fine young lady. They will make their home in Minneapolis at present where Homer is attending a U. S. Army school. The Standard extends congratula tions. a It is clear from the foregoing that woven of virgin woll direct from the farm. This plan is being worked out in the west and it has every chance of success. At present there is no mar ket tor wool and the warehouses in the wool slates are filled because of no sales. Tl^e wool growers are desperate. Two years ago they re ceiver as high as.75 and 80 cents a pound and this year not a bid i.i made %y the buyers as a general rule, although woolen clothing and blankets remain practically as high us they have been for more than a year. The plan embraces the grading and concentrating of the wool in central warehouses and supplying it to designated woolen mills which are to manufacture it into blankets to be sold to hotels, hospitals and private individuals. Agencies may bo established in every large city and the price of these blankets is to be about one-half the present cost in the retail market, according to careful calculations made by the wool growers. SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD J. K. Boog-Scott. of Coleman,Tex., one of the largest wool growers in the southwest and a member of tho National Wool Growers' Committee of the American Farm Bureau Fed- SISSETON, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1920 THE FUTURE HOME OF PRESIDENT WILSON jlm s- Mm W 1 -i- to*"' A President Wilson has purchased this beautiful residence and will make it his home after March 4 It is located at 2340 S-st N W and is In the exclusive residential section of Washington. The house formerly belonged to Henry Fairbanks. After his term of office is ended, it »s reported that the president will spend his time writin history Blankets From Virgin Wool and at Saving of Fifty Per Cent for Con sumer Is System Worked Out. to Create Market. Ity Robert Fuller Written Especially for the Standard Woolen blankets, made of three eighths wool grown on sheep in Iowa, Michigan, Wyoming, Texas aud other vestern states, are to be sold direct from designated woolen mills to the consumer, thus afford ing the wool producer a fair profit aud the user a saving of perhaps fifty per cent of the present cost of blankets. The blankets are to be WOOL GROWERS WOULD MANUFACTURE IN THEIR DIRECT MARKET PLAN I eration. says out in his country men and women are weaving saddle blankets of virgin wool for the cow men and ranchers on old-fashioned hand looms resurrected from the at tic. The plan of the southwestern wool growers is to concentrate their wool at Galveston, on the Gulf of Mexico, from which it is only 5 days by water to the big New England woolen mills. Mr. Boog-Scott showed the committee that present rates from the western states by rail to Boston can be lowered to the tune of as much as 60 cents a pound of wool by water from Galveston. The loss to American wool grow ers is about $225,000,000, of which $75,000,000 is on the shrinkage of the price for raw wool another sim ilar sum for the lower valuation of mutton and lamb and still another like sum for depreciation in the value of breeding stock. The bill introduced by Senator Smoot to place an embargo on for eign wool Is being watched with great interest, by wool growers throughout the laud. GOODWILL AND SAItON Lt'THER A.\ CHI'ltCHES At the Goodwill church there will be an entertainment New Year's Eve at eight o'clock. Good program aud refreshments. New Year's day there"Jftll be service in Norwegian at 10:30 'oclock. Sunday, Jan. 2. there will be English services morn ing and evening. Mr. E. L. Scot void will preach both New Year's Day and Sunday morning. There will be Sunday school and Bible class at noon Sunday. Also Luther League Sunday evening at 6:45 o'clock. New Year's night there will be watch night service at 11:15. All English. At Saron vhurch there will In English service Sunday afternoon at three o'clock. Mr. Scotvold will speak. A happy New Year to all. C. S. Vang, Pastor. Mail Carriers Remembered by Olcf Santa in In response to our suggestion last week's issue, many of the farm ers living along the various mail routes remembered their carrier during the week with many useful presents. Jusl now, however, it appears as though a contest between the differ ent routes was on, and from present indications looks as though it may develop into quite lively proportions. Each route seems to be working for first place as to the greatest number of presents the carrier shall receive. Tins is a splendid spirit on the part of these people, and shows the es teem in which they hold the man who delivers them their daily mail and their appreciation of his efforts and hardships in the execution of this work. We intend to publish, in a later issue of the Standard, the names and gifts of all those taking part in this little game of Santa Claus. TRAVELERS I\ MOVK FOR I'.MOV DEPOT AT WOIiSEY Pierre.—The commercial travel ers of the state have started a mov-i toward demanding the erection of a union station at Wolsey by the Chicago & Northwestern and Chi cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railwav companies* This will be for the convenience of the traveling (iublic. IBANKERS TO HELP IN N.DAK. The following resolutions were adopted at a recent meeting of the bankers' association at Bismarck: "Whereas, we, the bankers of the state, have now met together to bring about as close co-operation as possible with the state administra tion and state banking department, and the Bank of North Dakota. •'We recommend that the treas urers of the political subdivisions of the state do not withdraw the pub lic funds from the Bunk of North Dakota except to meet urgent cur rent obligations in the ordinary course of business, aud that where any such treasurer deposits funds in hanks other than the Bank of North Dakota they check upon those funds first, and do not check upon funds of the Bank of North Dakota until the present needs for current reser ves is past so that the Bank of North Dakota may not be compelled to make unnecessary withdrawals from state and national banks. Will Co-operate With State Bank FARMERS PROGRAM APPROVED SISSKTON IU SINKSS MAN SHOWS lt\ RANKERS' ASSX. AFTER ATTEMPTS TO DEFEAT RESOLUTIONS PASSED MARRIED IN SEPT. Make Provisions for the rulilic Funds of the State to Iteiuain in Itank of Xorlh Dakota Realizing that it is impossible to I defeat the League program in North Dakota, the North Dakota Hankers' association has adopted resolutions pledging the support of its members to the movement that most of them have been vainly attempting to de feat in election after election. Examiner '"That we recommend the depos iting of from $500 to $1000 by each bank in a special fund, each bank's contribution to a special fund on its own books to be at the disposal of the honorable statu examiner to be used by him to carry over the crisis or emergencies any banks that are solvent aud whose management has been by him approved. ''We approve of the action hereto fore taken by the bankers' associa tion in co-operating with the state administration and with the Bank of North Dakota and the banking department in relieving the present stiuat ion. "We earnestly request the press and the people of the state to uphold the credit of the state and to co-op erate in the upbuilding of the state. "Whereas, tho industrial com mission has offered for sale bonds of the state of North Dakota as fol lows, 'towit: $1,950,000 of bonds to provide funds to enlarge and ex tend the operations of the Bank of North Dakota $3,000,000 of farm loan bonds for the purpose of releas I ing money now invested in farm mortgages in the Bank of North Da I kota, and to constlnite a revolving fund to continue the operations of the farm mortgage loan department of the bank. "One million dollars of mill and elevator bonds to provide funds for the completion of the mill and ter minal elevator now in course of con struction. "Two hundred fifty thousand dollars of home building bonds to provide funds for the operation of the Home Building association. "Now, be it resolved, that the bankers of North Dakota here as sembled do hereby give their un qualified indorsement and approval of said bonds, and to the marketing thereof and do hereby tender to the industrial commission their I hearty co-operation and assistance in selling the same." TRINITY Til THERAN CHCROII O. O. Austin, Pastor New Year's service Sunday morn ing at 10: SO. Sunday school 11:30. Visitors are welcome. New Year's service In the Norway church Jan. 1st at 3:00 p. m. Eng lish language. Visitors welcome. No. 28 A SECRET WEDDING JUST OUT ABILITY FOR KEEPING A SECRET Vou Sec We l)ouht the Iute for lie Positively Would Not Tell Is the Whole Story Alas, we have it, altlio not com plete, that, the long suspicioned person, Mr. F. H. Bollenbeck, better known as "Verne" or "Bollie" and sometime "Bone", should really be classed among those who scorn the life of a bachelor. Mow often have we read news items purporting to express causa why a division of real estate should not become extinct expressed in such turnis as, "It was a complete surprise," the ordinary matrimonial surprice can in no wise compare with the one Verne sprung on us. Some time before the beginning of the World War, it became a mat ter of common knowledge that Vera* made more trips to Browns Valley than anyone would who had mo other attraction than that which fcs ordinarily held by the old homo town for one of its pioneer resi dents. And later on it became nec essary, we admit, to keep the fol lowing item set up and in readiness, "Verne Bollenbeck spent the week end with friends In Browns Valley." But Verne dislikes publicity, and bo we have not useel it on all occasions. We were further constrained in this respect in order to avoid confusion, for some of the people of Browns Valley still claim him as a resident of that city. But we will not quar rel about that (laughter) for Verne really does reside in Sisseton. The facts seem to be, that Vern? has a stand in with the clerk of courts over at Wheaton, the place from which he obtained all the nec essary credentials last September, that he also has some influence with the Rev. Father over at the Valley, that lie visited both these places a few months ago together with his fiancee, that the necessary cere monies were performed, and that Miss Elizabeth Quinlivan of Browns Valley was the lucky lady. Verne is well known in Sisseton and the surrounding vicinity and towns in this section of the country. He is a young man of nearly all good qualities, and if ho has any poor ones we have failed to discov er them. He is steady and has the remarkable ability to get along well with every one. He is also a good musician. He has been em ployed in the Olson OHn Co., store for a number of years. Tho heretofore Miss Quinlivan from Browns Valley. She has a I number of acquaintances' In this I city all of whom speak very 'highly of her. As to their plans for the future, we cannot say much, for Verne sim ply won't tell. And altlio it Is late we extend hearty congratulations and best wishes, altho wo realise that good wishes are superflous In that lie who can live (married) In such calmness is blest "far beyond our power to add or detract." v-v Theo. Wynde Dies After a Brief Illness The death of Theodore Wynde oc curred Wednesday at his home near the Agency as a result of pneumon ia. Deceased took sick about two weeks ago and steadily grew worse until the end. He leaves four child ren to mourn his death. The funeral .is being held today at the Goodwill church and burial will be made in the Goodwill ceme tery. The Standard extends sympathy to the children in the loss of a lov ing father. r.