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Vf*.*- llfeflP-1' Storage Batteries TIRES and TUBES Telephone 323 Organized Labor of Ohio Preparing to Appealto Harding on Russian Trade Organized workers of the state of •Mo are determined to use all their etreagtfe. to wia the support of Pres Mavtrelect Harding for resumption If (fade with Russia. Throughout ka. state mass meetings are being MMiM by the central labor bodies ed-Hie largest Industrial centers. V%6 igaatml Labor Union of Mar whlch recently passed a Un calling for trade with mwnm ofcH PF' it mm -•',-4 grocer V*' EIGHT YEARS OF PRESIDENTIAL SERVICE, AMD A WAR lUftgw of war are far-reaching. These two picture* of the retiring president tell their own IKH 0| the toft to a picture of President Wilson at the firs' meeting of his cabinet, eight yearsago Oa right. Ikt last cabinet meeting in the Wilson administration, when this picture was takes. Feb II, tni. Russia, will we-lcome Mr. Hardin? when he returns home, with the an nouncement that labor of his town is strongly for trade. In Toledo, street meetings have been held for the past two weeks and the Central Labor Union recently called a con ference of all the unions at which a permanent branch of the Labor Al liance was formed and officers were elected. The Central Labor Council of Cincinnati has also passed reso lutolns and a mass meeting will soon be held there and in Cleve land. Three state federations of labor have already endorsed the wirk of the Labor Alliance, Including Con necticut, Illinois and Pennsylvania. In San Francisco a conference of or ganized workers was held on Janu ary SO, attended by 200 delegates representing over 50 local unions, PAY YOUR GROCER FIRST When you pay your bills give your grocer first money. He supplies you with the wherewithal to live—FOOD, ffi Qne of the, most important things in the world is to get ^^semething to eat-- a a a a y- He is not wealthy. He seldom has a surplus in the bank, money is fill invested in merchandise and accounts. -He buys of pf wholesale houses and factories who sell on •Git terms and have experts who are paid to "get the money" due. The grocer cannot pay them with excuses. |The grocer can't afford collection expanses. He should not expected to. If he is courteous enough to give you credit him equal courtesy by paying him promptly and with a S I»as no security. What you buy from him is soon con 1 and he cannot get it back. He trusts you on your done. ^Who else does as much for you? V/ 'j W favors-^heeds no charity, but is entitled to a ""V. VlSMF* at which a branch of the Labor Al liance for Trade Relations with Rus sia was formed. Officers represent ing organized labor from various districts of the state were elected as well as an executive committee of 18 local labor men. The districts outside of San Francisco that were represented include San Jose, Oak land, Berkeley, Vallejo, Richmond and Sacramento. The machinists of Jackson, Mich., have called on their state federation and all local civic bodies to endorse the work of the Labor Alliance. From John P. Burke, president of the International Brotherhood of Pulpe and Sulphite Paper Mill Workers, a letter has been received stating that at their conference in Toronto, Ont„ on January 24, dele gates representing 20,000 workers passed a resolution calling for the mmm SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD Dodge Brothers and Buick Cars 3^ JTJ3 removal of all restrictions interfer ing with trade. Another letter from Roscoe H. Johnson, International president of the Commercial Tele graphers' Union of America, states that while his organization has a^ yet' taken no action in the matter he will be very pleased to align him self "with such progressive broth ers as are already interested in this movement. I. V. A. Auditors Fail to Credit Bank (Continued from Page 1) could not appear, the senate com mittee was informed, ''on doctor's orders" Walters is staying in a ho tel here. Chairman Liederbach was ordered by the committee to go to Walter's room with E. R. Sinkler, of committee counsel, and obtain a deposition from Walters. ISM ARK, N. D„ Feb. 28.—The audit of the Bank of North Dakota made by the accountants hired by the I. V. A. failed to credit the Bank of North Dakota with $100,000 in assets, according to revealments be fore the senate inquiry committee this afternoon. Accountants for the firm have been on the stand and sworn to the accuracy of the audit. H. A. Pad dock, of counsel for the senate com mittee also elicited from witnesses testimony proving that the same audit firm had charged the Drake mill with a loan of $38,000, which it has never received. The conten tion of the industrial commission has been that the audit was merely tor the purpose of creating poltic al capital and making the worst showing possible against the indus tries. tM. W. Thatcher of the Equitable Audit company was responsible for the discovery of the $100,000 short age- in assets as listed by the Bishop Brissman company in the bank audit it was reported. The bank has been carrying the $100,000 on its monthly statements. The Bbank of North Da kota last August sent to the state treasurer $100,000 to pay interest on bank bonds, $50,000 of which came due January 1 of this year and $50,000 July 1. On the basis of this discovery— the asset also having been over looked when the industrial commis sion made its own annual report— the undivided profits and surplus of the Bank of North Dakota at the time the Bishop, Brissman company was making its audit should have been i$276,681.84, instead of $175, 998.50 as set out in the Industrial commission report. This was for the period of 18 months operation of the bank. On that basis the average net profit per annum would have been $144,740.72. More False Figure* L. P. McAneney, credits director of the Bank of North Dakota, and Mrs. Rose H. Keller, bookkeeper at the Drake mill, testified that the I. V. A. accountants had made the error of charging the mill with a $88,000 loan from the Bank of North Dakota which it never made. Notes and drafts for that amount had been sent to the bank and the bank had refused to make a loan, Mr. MoAneney said. The charging of transaction was on the books at the. time the auditors were at the mill. Mrs. Keller testified. It was shown that an Identical transaction for |2,000 taking place at the same time, bad been properly charged off,In the audit. Witnesses also testified to the existence of a conspiracy among privately owned banks deliberately to discredit the Bank of North Da kota. Rufus Tree, of Towner, county treasurer of McHenry county testi fied that he had sent nearly $6000 In dmfts for collection on the Bank, of North Dakota and they had been returned by the privately owned banks thru which they were sent and reported as payment refused. (Mr. Tree Investigated and seat the drafts directly to the Bank pf North Dakota, where they wen paid. 1^ wai developed that the draft* had never been sent In for poyment by the privately' owned banks. A telegram to Senator A. A. Leld eitach, chairman of the committee from Dun Center reported similar experience of pebiie offleere there with the privately dwned banks. Charges by J. R. Waters Mora Be Good" the house committee that F. R. Pol lard formerly purchasing agent of the Home Builders association had collected $1,600 "rake off" from companies from which he had pur chased were hotly denied by firms with which the Home Builders as sociation has been doing business. Telegrams offering to appear and testify and denying the charges as absolutely false «o far as they were concerned were received by the com mittee from the Learned Lumber company of Minneapolis and H. E. Behrens of Fargo. A. R. Weigle, president of the Hebron Brick and Tile company of Hebron appeared before the com mittee and answered the accusations as "positively false." W. A. Ander son, assistant attorney general, is making an investigation with the view of issuing a warrant for Pol lard's arrest if Walters has -any thing to substantiate his charges. Hons,. Juggling Shown .. Mr. Lofthus declared the record showed not only the the wrong con struction had been placed on his statements by counsel for the bouse committee but that the record has showed a few things which he had never said. Mr. Loftus pointed out that his answers and the const.ruc tion placed on them when he was questioned as to the reserves of the Scandinavian American bank of Par go by which Attorney John Sulii van had sought to make it appear that that bank had no less than no reserve when it was closcd by the Langer raid in August, 1919, was not only misleading but inaccurate. Mr. Lofthus pointed out that he had protested against Mr. Sullivan's method of interpreting the banking law, and Sullivan had chosen his own method of figuring. "The attorney was asking me to figure on an interpretation of the law which the supreme court Itself had ruled against," Mr. Lofthus tes tified. "He was asking me to apply an interpretation of the law, which had enver been applied in the ex amination of any bank in this state except the Scandinavian American bank at the time H. E. Halldorson went in there and issued the report which formed the basis of the raid by Attorney General Langer in an effort to wreck the institution," Mr. Lofthus declared: "As for that sisal trust note, which was paid, I am proud that I was able to collect it. I am proud we got J. W. Brinton's check and the money on it." •'That was some feat, wasn't it," Mr. Paddock suggested. "It was," said the examiner. At another point where the house committee record was vague but left the impression that Consumer Store paper was sent around to other banks and notes of tfarmers substituted for the) store paper, Mr. Lofthus testified that the Stores company had paid $50,000 di rectly into the bank and no '•ac commodation notes" were received in the institution. The effort In the house committee had been to leave the impression that the supreme court was deceived In this way, Mr. Lofthus said. Girls' B. B. Team (Continued from Page 1) quite lacking in coiut of team w« rk a ,i.l was character!. 1 by an unusu al In of long shf.s for gonh inanv of which were failures. The visit ors showed great skill in defensive play and were in splendid training and physical condition. The score at the end of the first half was 8-G in favor of Big Stone, and 15-8 In their favor at the end of the game. Orice of the visitors -lead in scoring, getting three field goals and two free throws. Plut of the locals was second getting, two field goals. Line up: SIsseton: Stipicton F. and Mahoney, rf Plut L., If Ma honey and Stavlg A., Minder j., and Krlsta M., rg: Shoberg W., Ig Bis 8tone: Clark M., rf Orice H., If Lockhart iM., Trapp G., rg: Gerhardt E., lg Tippet T. and Korte E., subs. Referee F. A. Carstens. Next Wednesday noon the boys go to Aberdeen to play at the dis trict No. 1 tournament. Their first game will be with] Lemmon, an-1 the second with Langford or Selby. If they win out In these games, the most probable team they will draw for the semi-finals will be Redfleld or Waubay. According to dope Aber deen should «uaHfy tor the finals. There are sixteen team* entered for the tournament this season. V]- EXPERT CAR REPAIRING HOLT MOTOR CO. Sisseton, S. D. School News All those who have ectcrod the oratorical end declaimatory contest have made their selections and are hard at work on them,. Tli ie arts thiryt-t wo contestants including those who have humorous selections. The contests will take place on the 17th and ISth of March. The socontl, sixth and seventh grades have the record of no tardi nesses during the 'a- week, while the fourth and fifth have juit o'no apiece. On Monday, March 7, the first of a series of eig,ht lectures on Amer icanization will be given at the school auditorium by Dwight Hiliis of New York. These lectures are under the auspices of the America Legion and will be given weekly When Wilmot telephoned that they were sending a delegation of fifty to seventy-five rooters alon with the basket ball team, the high school prepared to give them some competition. The rooters arrived in somewhat lesser numbers than re ported but they didn't do much rooting. 'They did have some real competition, however. The Camp Fire Girls had a ceri monial meeting at the school house Wednesday. They are preparing a play which will be given in about a -month. Two attractive book shelves have been put up in the assembly, Miss Hoel, Miss Brue, Mr. Sat eren and Mr. Jerlow entertained the faculty and a few others at the Sateren home Saturday evening.- Hart News Last Friday evening there was a Washington, Lincoln and Longfel low program given at the Viking school house and a good program was rendered. Refreshments were served after the program. Mrs. Carston Eggen was at A- K. Eggen's last SunSay and left for Denver, Colo., the fore part of the week where she will spend the re mainder of the winter with her hus band. Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Johnson and Morris Eggen and daughter Ardys were at Nels Halberg's last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Tasa and fam ily were at Ole Tasa's Sunday. Olaf Stageberg and family were at the E. E. Haug home last Sun day afternoon. R. G. Johnson was In SIsseton' Monday evening. Mr. and -Mrs. Ed. Knutson were at O. C. Eggen's Sunday afternoon. Hilda Grumsurd was at Ed Knut Bon's Saturday and Sunday of last week. Mrd. Lena Olberg was a shopper in Sisseton Friday. The Vesting brothers were seen on the fields dragging the first of March. Grant News The town meeting Tuesday was the largest ever held in this town ship, 69 votes were cast. The fol Olson, supervisor J. w. Hannasch, Olson, supervisor: J. W. Hammasch, clerk B. F. Stadtier, treasurer W. Judish,. assessor J. D. Long, Just Ice of the peace Hans Jacobson, constable. Harry and Ingval Steen, Hans Kalbak and Tasten Haugler were at the wrestling match in Slseston Monday evening. Charlotte Otto It back In school after a few weeks illness. Hart wick Hagen has returned from Minneapolis and is working for Gust Nelson. The Concordia church people will five a social at Hibert "Helgeraon's next Sunday at 1 o'clock. The pro ceeds, will go for missionary pur poses. Everybody is cordially In vited. Several farmers are dragging this week. Miss Florence Hagen assisted Mrs. Otto with work Monday. iMalena P. Klveley was in Sisse* ton on business last Saturday. 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