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MOlTS OPIXIOX UPHELD THE Al'THO'SUTY OF GOVERN- IX BOTH INSTANCES. Thousands of Applications From North Dakota Will Now Be Filled, Official* Say. ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 28.— Thousands, of North Dakota loaus will be made by the federal land bank of St. Paul as a result of the supreme court decision, H. K. Ed wards, secretary of the 'land bank, announced today. Pending the high court's decision the bank- has re fused to take applications for loans from any of the northwestern states, Edwards said. Mr. Edwards said E. G. Quamine. president of the St. Paul federal land bank is Washington conferr ing with othc. 'bank officials and nothing would be done until he re turned. Resumption of business by the federal land bank will greatly relieve the credit situation in the northwest, Edwards predicted. WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.— The farm loan act, designed to assist in the agricultural development of the United States by providing readily accessible credits to farmers thru federal land banks was declared val id today by the supreme court. In the opinion which Commission er Charles E. Lobdell, of the farm loan board, declared "cleans away every legal question and removes every shadow fo question as to the legality of the banks or their bonds," the court held that congress had full authority to establish the land banks and the corelative au thority to exempt their bonds from state taxation. Million Will Be Available. Commissioner Lobdell announced that there would be an immediate issue of farm 'loan bonds to an undetermined amount" to finance the hundreds of millions of dollars in loans which already have been approved by the board and which were heild up pending the court's de cision. A bond offering will be made as soon as the bonds can be made ready," he said, "and immediately thereafter the distribution of funds begun. It will be at least 30 days however, before funds are available for actual loaning. "The farm loan board is hopeful that the market may absorb farm loan bonds equal to the borrowing demands of farms of the country, but no one can predict with safety the result of a financial operation of this magnitude." Court Practically Unanimous The case decided today was an appeal from lower court decrees re fusing an injunction sought by Charles W. Smith, a stockholder in the Kansas City Title and Trust company to restrain that institution from investing its funds in the se curities of the land bataks. The con tention was made that the farm loan act was invalid as congress had neither the authority under the con stitution to establish banks nor ex empt their securities from state tax ation. The court, in a practically unani mous opinion upheld the authority of the government in both instances. The power to designat fiscal agen cies has been conceded to' congress since the days of Chief Justice Mar shall. the opinion held, and the tax exemption provision was a necessary protection. Congress Has Full Power, Held Justices McReynolds and Holmes dissenting from the majority opin ion explained that they took excep tion to the court's assumption of Jurisdiction, rather than to the find ings themselves. The case should 'have been dismissed, they said, as matter entirely within the scope •f Missouri laws and the state eourts. Justice**" DaU, who delivered the •pinion of the court, said it had been U. S. COURT HOLDS FARM LOAN LAWS CONSTITUTIONAL TEA GOWN SELECTED BY MRS. HARDING Every woman in the land will be interested in this picture. It is the first protograph of one of the new White House gowns purchased by Mrs. Harding New York. It is a tea gown of mauve chiffon, trimmed in gold green and black lace. contended "that power to designate these (the joint stock land banks) as depositories has not been exer cised by the government," but add ed that "the existence of the power under the constitution is not de termined by the extent of the ex ercise of the authority conferred under it." "Congress declared it necessary to create these fiscal agencies," he added, ''and to make them author ized depositories of public money. Its power to do so is no longer open to question." j. Aker Defeats Backley Here Monday Night In the wrestling match at the Unique threatre Monday night Emil Aker of this place defeated Frank Backley, of Aberdeen, in a catch as catch can two-best-out-of-thTee falls match in twelve minutes. The first fall was gained by a head scissors after 8 minutes. Second fall by a reverse bar and head lock, with which Backley went to the cloth a(* tef four minutes. The match was full of pep from start to finish and characterised throughout by clean sportsman ship and clever performance. Both showed good form and cleverness, but our Emil was too much for the boy from Aberdeen. A good crowd was in attendance, both men and women. The preliminary was staged by Richard Wooley and John George, both of Sisseton, and proved to be an endurance test in which Wooley came out victor, his adversary con cluding it useless to continue the struggle with an Insufficient amoun' of wind. The boys show good form and are both likely material for the game, only lacking a little more ex perience and practice. Emil goes to Montevideo Monday where he will wretfile Oscar Hal verson of that place. Emil weights 145% pounds and Halverson 145. This Is expected to be a real match, and several mat enthusiastles from Sisseton are going down. The match 1s tor the benefit of the American Legion. When President-elect Warren Harding steps forward to take the oath of office to Washington. March 4, the little mahogany table upon which will rest the Holy Bible, very likely will be the source of a great inspiration »n him. to fulfil] the duties of his office with "Justice to all It, is •the same little table used first BISMARK, N. D., Feb. 28.— Francis J. Murphy and John Sulli van, attorneys for the house inves tigation committee, have refused to appear before the senate committee to answer questions as to their tau tics in denying the state industries a hearing at the so-called house com mittee quiz. Refusal of the attor neys to appear followed the passing of a resolution by their committee this morning commaning them to disobey the senate committee sum mons because of the "dilatory" tac tics employed by the administration in "denying" them access to rec ords. Members of the senate com mittee declared it waB an effort on the part of the lawyers to dodge making an explanation. The 'house committee resolution asserts the committee was busy and in effect had no time for its attor neys to waste on the senate Inquiry. Would the senate committee- toll what it wanted to ask them? It was pointed out by Senator A. A. Lied erbach, chairman of the senate com mittee, that according to the min utes of the house committee the law yers had drafted rules under which that body functioned. It is common talk in Bismark that the attorneys Tun the house com mittee. Senator Liederbach tonight refused to make a statement as to what he thought th esenate commit tee would do. He was asked if a report would be made to the senate asking a citation for contempt. "I can't speak for the committee," Sen ator Liederbach said. "If we should take any action it will be made pub lic in due time." Disappearance of another "witness H. L. Altman, auditor employed by the Bishop, Brisaman company, I. V. A. auditors also featured the session of the senate committee today. Alt man is the accountant witness of the bouse committee. He was ord ered to appear before the senate committee this afternoon but did not The sergeant at arms reported he was informed at Altman's hotel the witness had checked out and bad left no forwarding address/" J. R. Walters, formerly matiager of the Bank of North Dakota, whJ reflated a long tale of alleged politi cal operations before the house com mittee and then fainted on the stand (Continued on page S) Harding Will Take Oath from Lincoln Inaugural Table fcI IN H.i!1" I. V. A. AUDITORS FAIL TO CREDIT INSTITUTION WITH $100,000 OF ASSETS, SENATE PROBE SHOWS Mrs. Warren G. Harding Band Will Be Put on Sound Footing Now A meeting of the Commercial Club was held :it the Commercial Club rooms on Tuesday evening the pur pose of which was to discuss ways and means of financing the Sisseton band. Tins is a home organization and worthy of the support of the1 people. Wo all remember the pleas ure we derived from the music dis pensed by the band boys Saturday evening oi each week the past sea son, as long as the Weather per mitted 'gi\lng open air concerts. Every town worthy of note possesses Its band, vo let us show our appre ciation of ihe effort of the boys, and give them our jupport if they solicit us In their behalf. A committee consisting of Father E. F. Cur.riiff, A. O. Bunde, F. H. Stauffer und 'D. J. Prindlville was appointed to decide what -::ould be done It was ar'feed at the meeting that the sum n* $1200 would be required to finance the organization for the coming year. The band consists of 15 pieces, James Hanson la the director and Chris Andrews, manager. •wew wnen Abraham Lincoln took oath —and the spirit of the great American Is still there Every president s.nce Lincoln has token oatb from this little stand except Taft—due to last minute inaugu ral changes due to bad weather The stand is in possession of Wat son 8 Clark, son of the Capitol architect The Inserts ar* of Edward .B McLean Washington publisher, chairman of the Wash ington citizen inaugural commit tee and snapshot of the Capitol steps Just as the Harding inaugu ral stand construction was started, TO ORGANIZE A FAIR AND SALES ASSN PURPOSE IS, TO ENCOURAGE RAISING AND BREEDING OF BETTER LIVE STOCK AND A AND FARM PRODtCTH At a meeting held at the Commer cial Club rooms in this city on Satur day of last week, which waB well represented by a large number of progressive farmers and stock rais ers from the various parts of the county, it was unanimously decided to organize a fair and sale associa tion. The purpose of this organization is to encourage the breeding and raising of better purebred stock, and farm products in general. The meeting was called to order by County Agent Buchanan immed iately following the meetings of the boys' pig club and the Roberts coun ty Stock Breeders' Association, and a temporary organization was ef fected by the election of O. R. Aney of Peever as chairman and Theo. C. Mannes of Sisseton, as secretary. After the election of the temporary organization a general and interest ing discussion followed after which those present showed their interest and enthusiasm by subscribing $2800 as a starter and pledging their earnest support and cooperation, and the meeting got down to busi ness. It was unanimously decided that the n^ew organization should be known as the "Roberts County Sale and Fair Association" that It should incorporate with the capital stock of i$100.000: that it should be gov erned by a board of seven directors. The following persons were then elected as directors to serve until their successors are elected: O. R. Aney, J. M. Hanson, A. O. Torvik, Paul Trelstad, W. S. Rath, T. C. Mannes, C. R. Jorgenson. The fol (Continued on Page 5) GIRLS'B.B. TEAM YET HASLEAD SISSETON II. N. GIRLS DUI-'KAT WIIAIOT H. S. (iiltliS HERE FRIDAY KVKNIXG IN HARI FOUGHT GAME. llos to Hi Stone by a Score of I O-S—LIHUIN (JO UI Ahcdecn Wednesday to Play in District No. One Tournament* Last Friday evening the local high school girls' team and the Wilmot high school girls played the most exciting game of basket ball ever played in Sisseton. iMany fans say that it was by far the fastest and most exciting girls' game they have ever seen. Wilmot had with them a largo delegation of rooters, the train be ing held until after the game. The local high school rooters showe£. splendid organization and enthusi asm. The Harmony Hounds assisted with a band that put pep into the teams. The game was fast and spir ied throughout. The Wilmot girls scored first and got a lead which kept growing. At the end of the first half the score was 7-2 in their favor. For the second half the Sisse tons girls came back strong and be gan scoring at a rapid rate, till at the end of the half the score stood 14-14 and the enthusiasm of the crowd was at its highest pitch. A five minute overtime period was played in which the locals scored two field goals and a free throw while the victors scored only a field goal,' leaving the score 19-16 In fav or of the locals. Thus during! the second half SiBseton scored 17 points while Wilmot scored only 9. Miss Madsen has the distinction of scoring all the points for the visitors getting seven field goals and two free throws. Miss Ander son scored seven goals and Miss Thomas two field goals and a free throw for the locals. The game was featured by some very fast and clev er passing. Misses Stavig and Lein did some exceptionally efficient and at times spectacular work -in the center section. The guard* had inuch more work than usual to do as* the ball Was in the Wilmot forward sec tion frequently and of*cn for some rather lengthy periods of time. Line up: Sisseton: Arrtarscn A. rf Stavlg M. anJ Thomas M. !f Nelson R. and Stavi^ M. c: Lein V., rc Class J., rg. Hagen A„ :g Wilmot: Porter R., rf: Madesen M., IT, Dubble L.,c Newson D.. rc: Por ter R., rg Christiansen B., lg For lerg LL., sub. Referee, Mr. Camer on and Mr. Carotene. Tne boys' game was slow and Continued on page 8) :c MussetterSale Here Attracts a Good Crowd Hitting up an average of 9123 popping at $310 was the record set at the H. L. Mussetter Poland China sale in Sisseton Feb. 24. Twenty-two SOWB and gilts were sold mo:» of these being bred to the greait herd boar, Defeater, and was said to be one of the finest lots ever put on sale in Roberts county. Mr. C. Mellenhoff, of Browne Valley took home the three highest priced specimens, and paid the top price $31o for one hog. Mr. Mellenhoff is a breeder of the Poland China and is always in the nurket for good ones. The sale was attended by a good crowd of prominent breeders from all parts of the county, all of whom were live wires and the bidding was spirited throughout. Mr. Mussetter has quite a reputa tion as a breeder of better stock and the sale of Thursday is another example of whajt can be accom plished In pure-bred stock with the proper efforts. Mr. Mussetter telle us he will have another lot ready for the sales ring next year.