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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, March 04, 1921, Image 1

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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
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
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
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
Justice**" DaU, who delivered the
•pinion of the court, said it had been
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."
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
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
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
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
IN H.i!1"
Mrs. Warren G. Harding
Band Will Be
Put on Sound
Footing Now
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
all remember the pleas­
ure we derived from the music dis
pensed by the band boys Saturday
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
It was ar'feed at the meeting that
the sum
$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.
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,
At a meeting held at the Commer
cial Club rooms in this city on Satur
day of last week, which
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
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
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)
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
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.
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
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.

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