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5s" !i Huron, April 28.—Word has been received here that the mill and ele vator bonds of the state of North Da kota in the sum of $2,000,000 wil be •old as the result of the endorsement and activities of U. L. Burdick, pres ident of the North Dakota Farm Bu reau federation. The proceeds will be used to com plete the state-owned plant at Grand Forks. The mill and elevator will probably be leased by the U. S. grain Growers, Inc., the sales agency de veloped by the committee of 17. Relative to this proposition, Mr. Burdick said: The state of North Dakota has ilready expended $1,000,000 ou the plant at Grand Forks, which wil have one of the best-planned terminals in the countr/. When finished, farmers can ship in 150 carloads of grain per day and the facilities will. permit of its be ing cleaned, dried- and shipped the same day. The wheat grow ers of North Dakota are anx ious to have the mill and elevtu tor completed. They look upon the sale of bonds as an ECO NOMIC and not a POLITICAL measure. The rank and file of our wheat growers are behind the plan to sejl^the mill and ele vator bonds, and there is no question but that they will be quickly absorbed."— Publicity Department, American Farm Bureau Federation. I.EMKF.'S DENUNCIATION OF ROADS CAUSED N. D. RUIJNG SAYS ATTORNEY SCANDRETT Two Million Sold Result Efforts of U. L. Burdick State Plant Now Assured WASHINGTON, April 22.— (Spe cial.)—Lemke assisted by C. K. Gartner, former examiner for inter state Commerce commission today pleaded before that body in the. North Dakota rate case. Attorney Scandrett appeared for the Northern Pacific. Scandrett declared his belief the reason the state railroad commission ers reserved their earlier ruling on this case was the eloquence of Lem ke and his denunciation of the rail roads, their counsel and all railroad interests. The commission smiled when Lemke replied that his only fault was too much good nature in dealing with railroads but) that 700,000 real persons had as many rights as a few artificial ones, the railroad companies, which acted like spoiled children when unfair privil eges were taken from them. "Even If the Interstate Commerce commission has the power it has claimed in this case," Mr. Lemke concluded, "it cannot use it to build up one state by tearing down au other." The attitude of the commission appeared friendly during the state's presentation. A decision within a month is anticipated. OAMP FIRE GIRLS PLAY WELL ATTENDED FRIDAY NIGHT The play given by the Camp Fire girls at the school auditorium last Friday night was wltnesed by a good •iced audience, and all those taking part went through their routine with out a hitch. The camp fire organization is a Movement that should be encour- WASHINGTON, April 25.—Stud ies made by the Department of Com merce disclose that reductions in retail prices are not keeping pace with those in the wholesale trade, YORK NEW WILL BUILD ELEVATOR I-oral Firm Gets Contract—Is Ev pcriment in Public Ownership NEW YORK, April 21._ (Special.) The Fegles Construction company of Minneapolis today was awarded the general contract for building New York's state owned terminal elevato at Gowanus bay, Brooklyn. The con tract is for approximately $1,500, 000. The total cost of the "experi ment in state socialism," so far' as this 1,800,000-bushel elevator 3 concerned, will be $2,200,000. Two other state owned elevators are being erected on lake points. The Fegles Construction company is building the state owned terminal elevator in Grand Forks, N. D., and has built a number of government owned elevators in Canada. New York has adopted the state ownership plan to meet the compe tition of Canada, as a result of the opening of the new Great Lakes-St. Lawrence river route for export shipping. The state owned elevator at Gowa nus bay will be used to load grain from barges to ocean steamers. Grain barges will be brought down the Erie and New York barge canals after having been loaded at the two state owned elevators on Lake Erie. Business interests, dependent oil the export trade, were responsible for the decision of the New York legislature two years ago to go inio the grain trade. Farmniz imprests are also said to have indorsed the state ownership program. ("NEWEST PICTURE OF CAttDtim D0U6HERTY Retail Price Cuts Fail to Follow Wholesale Lead Says Dept. of Commerce A.new picture of Cardinal Deads' J. Dougherty, of Philadelphia, takes on board snip as he arrived from Rome, where he had been called Id rcceivc the red hat. Both New York and Philadelphia staged im pressive welcoming ccrenioiiie* od his return home. aged and have the support of every one who has at heart the health and physical and mental development of the younger generation. Secretary Hoover said today. The Inquiry is being continued, but Mr. itoover said that so far as his de partment is concerned, there was no apparent remedy for the situation. Yolfc thirty on tneir Gompers, Labor Leader, Tikes Bride at 71 Samuel Gompers, President and founder of the greatest taiNirr bodv in the world, the American FederatipfiofLabor, and now seventy-one yws old. has taken to himself a new bride. He tor as married this week in thirty-eight years ohL The photo ihmi the •»:. .. k.. The Township Meetings Will Be Held On Tuesday, May 3d May 3 is the date set for Non partisan township meetings, so tighten up the belt another notch or two and get down to work. The purpose of the township meet ings is to elect delegates to the county convention, to be held May 24, the county conventions will elect delegates to the state convention, which will convene at Mitchell June 7, next. Gertrude NeMeheler. of Zanesvijie! a, I*®*® »how» the happy pair as they started Cleveland Labor Bank Subscribes to $50,000 of North Dakota Bonds CHICAGO, April 25.—The National Cooperative Bank of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, at Cleveland, Ohio, gave the drive for the sale of the North Dakota state bonds which have been boycotted by Wall Street, a good sturdy send oft last week by sub scribing for a Fifty Thousand Dollar block of. the bonds. William Lemke, attorney general of North Dakota, accompanied by Carl D. Thompson, secretary of the Public Ownership League of America, last week began a series of meetings and conferences which is a part of a general plan of campaign now being launched by the officials and representatives of the State of North Dakota for the sale of the bonds direct to the people. The first meeting was held at Cleveland in the B. Of L. E. auditorium and was followed by con ferences with the board of directors of the Engineers Cooperative Rank with the result that the latter decided to give the matter a good substantial start by subscribing for $50,000 of the bonds. Some $250,000 in deposits have'previously been sent to the Bank of North Dakota by various bodies of organized labor and Chicago unions and liberals operating through the Chicago Federation of Labor and the Public Ownership League, have subscribed for about $20,000 of the bonds. A committee lias begun work in Washington, Spurgeon Odel is organizing the campaign in New York City, a regular bond selling agency lias been set up in Chicago Mr. Charles M. Novak and a strong committee has taken charge "of the work in Detroit. Meanwhile, through newspaper advertising, personal solicitation and every other means of publicity, the state of North Dakota is going to the people of America. Not only the trade unionists, but the farmer organizations, liberals and progressives everywhere and of all groups, will be solicited. And every lover of liberty, justice and fair play who believes in progress, in democracy and real Americanism, is urged to get into this game and do his part. is urged that these meetings be made live ones and full -of pepper. Don't plan to have anything else to do on that date, and if you have something that might appear press ing, don't do it. Your moifc im portant Job will be to aHend the township meeting and lend your (Continued on Last Page) County commissioners were in ses sion the past week. They adjourn ed Friday evening. Create a demand for your mer chandise—Advertise. There is lots of very Important work to be done during the next eighteen months, and we want to start in time and keep the ball roll ing and the bell ringing. Your town ship meeting May 3 will be the issue. Walter Is only eleven years starting point, and for this reason it 'old, and in the sixth grade, but the St Olaf's Choir At Sisseton On Monday, June 13 St. O'.af Choir, which is conceded to be one of the greatest and most noted musical organizations in the United States today, is scheduled for Sisseton Monday, June 13. The Sis seton Lutlier League, which Is In strumental in getting them here, is to be congratulated for their efforts in making it possible to have this famous clioir of 54 voices give a concert in our city. GOOD FOR 11 YEAR OLD BOY We print below, the composition hy Walter Wickard, given at a con test and exhibit held at Goodwill school district No. 2, last week, and which we referred to in our last little fellow seems to have some rather advanced ideas, notwithstand ing: What I Would Do if I Had $100. I would give It to the N. P. L. They would use it In the campaign fund so as to eduacte the people so they would send the right men to congress and the senate. If South Dakota would get to be a League state, they would build state-owned mills and terminal elevators and a state bank. The farmer could get a good price for his products and could make a living wlhtout work ing himself to death to do it. D. BONDS Live Stock Drop Not Being Felt at Retail, Facts Show Best Grades Advance Despite Pack ers' Cut There are No "Low Grades". By J. L. O'SULLIVAN. (United Press Staff Correspondent.) CHICAGO, April 26. Retail butchers are now dipping their ladle into the gravy. They are clinging onto the bowl with a vengeance, take it from those who produce livestock and prepare it for the market. With prices of both cattle and hogs down to pre-war levels, the re tail market still holds up, and there is little prospsct of the public getting any great benefit trow the slump in livestock prices, according to leaden in close touch with market condi tions, interviewed by the United Press today. Best Grades Advance. While prices of choice beef steers dropped to the lowest point in the last decade, there has been an ad vance of from 1 to 2 cents in the last two weeks for the best grade of beef. The advance in beef quota-: tions was explained by butchers who said there had been a strengthening of demand, due to scarcity. Packers had been killing no more than neces sary and had little In storage, it was learned, BO that AB soon as the de mand was felt, it had an immediate effect on retail and wholesale prices of meat, but not on livestock, ~t Producer Not Responsible. Market quotations show that live stock is selling below pre-war levels, so that the responsibility for keep ing up retail prices can not b-i placed on the producer. The "buck" is then passed up to the packer, the wholesaler. Market quotations on such articles that the packer sells which can be compared to pre-war prices put the packer in the clear of the responsibil ity, they claim. Lard is down to 9 or 10 cents, which was about the figure in 1916. The first meat product to Complete liquidation, according to packers, was pork. Wholesale pork reached the 1914 level some time ago, and yet retail pork prices are still far above the figure of seven years ago. Three Pounds for $1,18. Three and a quarter pounds of same piece of meat could be ob tained from any packer employes' shop for about 65 cents. This is above the wholesale price, as the employes' shop must also pay its overhead charges from the selling price, the same as other retail shops. Hogs and cattle now being received are of the choicest grades. They have been fed heavily during the winter on cheap corn and other feed. An Abnormal number of high-class hogs and cattle are reported at practically all markets. No Demand for ''Low Grades." Butchers say the reason that thi prices remain up is because there If no demand for the "low grades" of meat, and they must make enough profit on the high grades to make up for the loss in the low grades. They must buy both classes from the packer. Inquiry at a half dozen Chicago butcher shops for soup bones and (Continued on page eight) Sisseton Municipal Band will hold an open air concert Wednesday, MAY 4 The concert will take place promptly at 8:30 in the new band stand, Just completed on the Chau tauqua grounds at north end of Main rstrect. $30,000 IS DAMAGE CLAIMED HEARING TO BE HELD IN ABER DEEN AT THE MAY TERM OF FEDERAL COURT Ortley State Bank Sues Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. A federal case of no little Impor tance will be brought before tho next term of Federal court, to be opened in Aberdeen on May 4, Judge Elliott of Sioux Falls presiding. The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and Sigrid Fosness, agent of the American Railway Ex press company at Ortley, South Da kota, are the defendants in an action brought by the State Savings Bank of Ortley, of which Lasell, brother of M. C. Lasell of this city Is presi dent. Summons and complaint were serv ed on January 15, 1921, in the case and the amount of damages Is set in excess of $30,000. In the com plaint is is stated that without cause the defendants have wilfully and w/ongfully misrepresented and false ly stated In writing to the makers of checks drawn on the defendant," that the Ortley bank had refused to honor and pay said checks upon presentation. It is reported that the Federal Re serve bank has made a practice of collecting checks drawn on the bank by presenting them through the Ex press company and demanding cur rency therefor instead of sending them through "the mall as Is custom ary, the bank then remitting the money in draft, upon a Minneapolis bank. The State Bank of Ortley further charges the Federal Reserve Bank with lnterlng Into conspiracy with the purpose and design of discredit ing and injuring the plaintiff and coercing it into not charging an ex change which the laws of South Da kota permit it to do. The Express company was paid large sums it is said, for this service and the bank, thus deprived of its rightful income from this source. The amount of loss is set at $5,000 and further damage of $25,000 asked. First Open Air Concert of Season to be Given in New -StandWednesday Evening The boys have pur chased a large American flag, which In addition an injunction is re- quested pork roast today sold for $1.18 at a Prevent it from continuing tho leading retail butcher shop. The Pract'ce* against the Reserve bank io The hearing of the case in Federal court will excite wide comment in that it will form a ba^Ic decision on the rulings of the Federal reserve banks and state banks of South Da kota. The Federal Reserve bank ru' ings do not allow for exchange rates on checks presented for payment out of the city and the State bank rulings allow for an exchange rate of not to exceed one-tenth of one per cent on the total of items received for col~ lection by it, from but of town agen cles. It has been practised In many cases, where banks refused to remit to the Federal Reserve bank at par, to make collections through the ex press company, a federal agent, and demanding cash instead of a draft. This, according to the complaint of the Ortley ba lk, ias proved embar rassing, as frequently .bey were without sufficient, cur-oucy In the vault to meet cash payment] Aberdeen Journal. will be hoisted over the band stand, to show the day on which concerts will be held. This will be the opening concert of the season, and a good program has been provided. Everybody come, out and enjoy an evening of real pleasure.