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FLYING CIRCUS AND INDIAN BARBECUE CELEBRATION TO BE GREATEST EVENT OF THE KIND EVER HELD IN ROBERTS COUNTY Extensive Preparations Now Under Way For Day or Real Enter tainment and Enjoyment August 20 is the date set for the great flying circus and Indian barbe cue celebration in Sisseton. It is not often that Sisseton at tempts a celebration on a large scale, but when once decided on a matter of this kind, there are no half-way •measures. The thing is done with full honors. The commercial club has now con summated plans to give the people of Sisseton and surrounding country one of the greatest celebrations ever held in the county or this part of the state. There will be no sparing of energy or expense in the prepar ations nor in the choosing of the program. It will be an after-harvest relaxation and celebration, so tov speak, and the day will be crowded with amusement for young and old —amusements that are different^* amusements that are high-class and -exceptionally entertaining. iof The "Flying Circus" will be one, the principal features of the. day's program, and everybody will **M to see this wonderful exhibition of dare-devil aircraft contortion and acrobatic performing. The Indians will be here in full panoply of glitter and gold and will be in shape to give the spectators the best there is to be seen in In dian performances peculiar to their tribes. It matters not what you hav? seen heretofore at Indian celebra tions, we assure you there will be many things take place on Augus 20 in Sisseton that will make you doubt if you ever saw a Sioux per form before. It has been arranged to have at least one good 'speaker present to deliver the address of the day. And the barbecue! You all know •what is meant by that enticing word. Don't get the idea that this is going to be Just simply a litle boiled beef. There are going to be STEERS pre pared in the real, old-fashioned bar becue style in quantities inexhaus tible. We will have more to say about this celebration next week, and by that time the committee will have prepared the full program, which we hope to be able to print. Watch for posters and advertising matter, anr" keep the date in mind. Return from four of Northern Minn. Judge and Mrs. J. J. Batterton returned Wednesday from an ex tended auto trip through northern Minnesota to the Canadian border. The trip was made via auto and they camped out throughout the entire trip. They covered twelve hundred miles without mishap and little or no car trouble, and the Judge tells us that he and Mrs. Batterton had one of the most enjoyable trips of their lives. He says that Northern Minne sota is a wonderful country with a great future, and that the crops in that section ot the country looked and that the people there did not seem to be experiencing the hard times nor the money stringency as is the case here. BIG ORDER FOR TANK CARS A dispatch from Montreal states that the Russian soviet government has given the Canadian Car Foun dry Company a $2,000,000 order tor -600 50-ton tank cars and that work on the order has been started. *•--»-. 9- H". ••',•••.•:.• -y ..'•i •.: •-.•-••* «. &JM. SISSETON TO HOLD BIG CELEBRATION ON AUGUST 20TH /. Specialists to Give Expert Views on Rail Ownership Public ownership of railroads, nationalization of mines, people's banks and banking and kindred sub jects will be discussed at the forth coming third biennial conference of the Public Ownership League, to be held at Chicago, November 19, 20 and 21. The formal call invites all progres sive bodies of labor and farmers' or ganizations, civic and religious bodies and women's clubs, as well as managers of succesful public plants and institutions, utility ex perts and specialists in utility problems, to take part in the con ference. Prominent members ot Congress •fill be asked to discuss the repea' ot the Cumtnins-Esch law as the first step toward the public owner ship and democratic operation of the railroads. Warren S. Stone, grand chief of the Brotherhood of Loco na tive Engineers Timothy Shea, as sistant grand chief of the Brother hood of Locomotive Firemen Glenn E. Plumb and others will be asl:?d to discuss the subject. The Isrger part of one day will be devoteii is it. Mines to Piesent Program John Lewis, president of the Unit ed Mine Workers of America John Brophy, president of District Xo. 2. and Alexander Howat, president of the Kansas district, will be invited to present the miners' program for the nationalization of mines. An invitation will be extended Louis D. Brandies, justice of the United States Supreme Court to ad dress the conference on "Other People's Money and How the Bank ers Use It," the title of one of his books. F. W. Cathro, director gen eral of the now famous Bank of North Dakota, will present the story of the much-maligned Institution, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers will be asked to send a speaker to tell of its cooperative bank at Cleveland. E. J. Manion of the Railroad Tele graphers and other leaders will be asked to present the case for the public ownership of the wire sys tems. George A. Watson, of the Canadian government wire systems, will present the story of their achievements, and David J. Lewis will be asked to make the argument for the postalization of the systems here in the United States. FARMER HAS NOTHING LEFT AFTER CORN IS SHIPPED Dubuque, Iowa.—A farmer here tried to explain to a local banker the necessity of a loan to tide him over lean period. "I don't understand," said the banker, ''why you should want to borrow when you have just shipped your corn. What did you do with the money?" "De ducks got it." replied the farmer. •'What do you mean by 'De Ducks?' "Well," explained the farmer, "I shipped the car to market and sold it for. 52 cents. They deduck freight, that left 31 cents deduck one cent commission that left 30 cents de duck elevator charges, that left 27 cents deduck husking, that left 15 cents deduck hauling, that left five cents deduck the hired man's wages from that and you are a darn sight better farmer than I am if you can Had anything left." Steel Trust is Holding Back $60,000,000 More than $60,000,000 of the United StSates Steel Corporation's huge war profits of 1917 are being withheld from the government, and when this fact was announced a few days ago it started lively buying of the company's stocks. Should the government fall to get the money it will mean an addition of $11.SO to each share of common stock out standing Speculators evidently thought the government wouldn't get it. "In making out income tax re turns to the government for 1917 and 191S," a statement SISSETON. SOUTH DAKOTA. FRIDAY, AUG. 5, 1921 DADDY OP TRAINS STEAMS FOR ANOTHER RyN In August, 1831, the DeWitt Clinton, fint train of the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad, now of the New York Central lines, made its first trip from Albany to Schenectady. Time* changed as man advanced and the little DeWitt Clinton gave way to iU bigger and better fellows, the Pacific type locomotive which now hurl* the Twentieth Century across country at 70 miles an hour. All this time the little train has been kept intact and used as an exhibit This month it comes to life again and will make the trip front New York to Chicago under its own power, where it wilt be on exhibit in the Pageant of Progress, to be held there the latter part of this month. The picture shows the DeWitt Clinton and Twentieth Century in NeW York Terminals. issued by the corporation says, "we raised questions concerning items involving approximately $60,000,000 of taxes. Believing these were not taxable, we claimed credits for them in our re turns." At Judge Gary's office it was stat pd that the claims of the corporation have not been decided and that there was "no way of determining when a decision will be reached." More than a billion dollars of taxes are being withheld by other corporations, and the issue will final ly reach the Supreme Court, it is decisions. TESTING THE KANSAS LAW Wage reduction effective August 1 are planned in virutally every ship building district along the Atlantic seaboard and the Gulf of Mexico, the administrative council of the Atlan tic Coast Shipbuilders' Association announced at a recent meeting in Philadelphia. The plan includes ermplete reclassification of labor and wage scales, the owners consideiing the time ripe to give the workers "i cM:T»lete overhauling." NOTICE Anyone using City water through a hose for watering gardens or lawns, except between 6 o'clock p. m. and 7 o'clock p. m. is violating the City Ordiance, and it caught will be pros ecuted and his water turned off. You Got Your Bonus? If Not Getonthe Job Everything possible has .been [done to acquaint the ex-service men of Roberts county of the necessity to make application to the county bonus office here for their bonus. Notwithstanding this effort there seems to have been a reluctance on the part of those concerned in get ting ill their applications, and even yet th^jre are many who have failed (to report. We have been informed by W. I. Longstreth, county bonus officer, that, the county bonus office has aliout completed its work and th?t the rush is over. He insists that if there are any more who have not jni.ule application and who want ihp bonus to attend to the mat'ei' at once. said, where large business interests About a year ago, Mr. Graverson have been faring well in recent tax Isold the machinery and fixtures to iMr. liuchmilier, of Cannon Falls, but retained possession of the building. A. O. Bunde Mayor. It is high time to get busy Graverson Is Again Owner of Creamery A (leal was closed August 1 by which Carl Graverson again becomes proprietor of the Sisseton creamery, I He look up truck farming and en Itered the dairy business, which he has followed since that time. Mr. \V. C. Sheelian, superintendent of Buclimiller leaves soon for a trip the Wolff Packing Company, Tope- through Minnesota and Wisconsin.He ka, Kan., discharged four employes js undecided where he will locate, for testifying at a wage hearing be- He is a very quiet, unobtrusive man, for the Kansas Industrial Court. I but has made his best friends among The court then issued an order for those who knew him well. Mr. Grav Sheehan's arrest. It will be interest- erson needs no introduction to the ing if the court prosecutes this case people in and around Sisseton, hav-, as vigorously as it has those against jug been engaged in the creamery Kansas mine workers. business here for several years, prior to retiring from it one year ago. The WAGE CUT FOR SHIPBUILDERS Standard wishes success to him in his work, and to Mr. Buchmlllen wherever he may decide to locate. ANOTHER "BUSTED" PROVERB A shortage in June brides total ing 600 at Chicago, a "shrinkage" also reported from other cities, is what might be expected when there is a general shortage ot jobs and houses. Instead of two living as cheaply as one, a proverb of the good old times, two will do well to live as cheaply as four did formerly, and it calls tor thrift and headwork at that. Vera Carlberg, who has been an active member of the Carlberg Co. here since its organisation, last week withdrew from the company, and will follow other lines. As yet Vern is not decided Just what he will take up. Present Rates Will Destroy Fruit Industry Charges that the railroads are spreading the story that commission men and brokers are responsible tor high prices in an attempt to deceive the public and get away with high freight rates were made by Charles J. Brand ot Pittsburgh, vice presi dent and general manager ot the American Fruit and Vegetable As sociation, in testimony given before) the joint commission of the Sente and House which is conducting fin inquiry into what is wrong with ag ricultural conditions. Mr. Brand un til two years ago was chief of the Federal marketing bureau. "If the present rates are main tained by the railroads for another year the agriculture, stock-growing and fruit-raising industries of this nation will be absolutely ruined. The freight charges ot the association I represent have been Increased from $2,500,000 to $4,000,00o a year on the same amount of business by th« last schedule of rates fixed by the Interstate Commerce Commission." "Hundreds of millions of dollars of investment are threatened by pre vailing rates," said Mr. Brand. "It seems hard to make the railroads realize it, but they are crucifying their own industry along with our other basic industries." Mr. Brand gave some startling II Ing bled white at one end of the rail road line and the consumer robbed at the other. Here are a few samples: 4 $217 a Car for 88 Miles A 14-ton carload of cauliflower from Florin Cal., to Pittsburgh, net ted the. grower $128.62 after the railroads had been paid $508.61 for1 hauling. For hauling a carload ot peaches from Leesburgh. Va., a distance of only 32 miles, the railroad charged $217, which was 50 per cent of the total received by the grower. Several carloads of early cabbage shipped from Texas to Chicago re sulted in loss of $73 per car to the grower after the railroads had col lected $414.20 per car for freight, an increased rate of $125 per car since August, 1920. RetaileVs are charging consumers unwarranted prices, and if continued it may be necessary for the States to inaugurate a licensing system that would regulate the number of re tailers and sales prices, was the opin ion of the witness. Says Credit Is Prime Need Carl Vrooman, former Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, told the commission that a foreign market to take the surplus produce of the American farmer was essential to relieve the situation. "Foreign countries want all the produce we have, but can not buy for lack of credit," said Mr. Vroo man. "The United States government is the only agency which can estab lish the necessary credit." "I do not think the trouble in this country is lack of wealth," Mr. Vroo (Continued on Page Eight) lustrations ot how the farmer Is be- instead, into the open shaft, a dis- Hospital Notes Hazel St. Peter of Turton, S. D., underwent an operation at the Powell hospital Monday. Rosa Troutner had her tonsils and adenoids removed at the Powell hospital Monday. Phylis Aker was operated on for tonsils and adenoids Tuesday at the Powell hospital. Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Sauer are re joicing over the arrival ot a nine pound girl at the Powell hospital Sunday. Ruby Beacon had her tonsils re moved at the Powell hospital Sat urday. Harold Hagen had his tonsils re moved at the Powell hospital Fri day. Mary Jane Williams submitted to a tonsil operation at the Powell hospital Thursday of last week. Minerva Torvick had her tonsils removed at the Powell hospital Thursday. No. 7 FUNERAL BARNETT BOY MON. SISSETON PEOPLE ATTEND FUNERAL. OP EDWARD HA*RNETT AT WILMOT Killed at Hot Springs. By Falling town Elevator .Shaft. Son of "'-Mr. and Mrs. Earl Harnett Quite a number of Sisseton people attended the funeral of Edward Bar nett, the fourteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Karl Barnett, of Hot Springs, which was held Monday August 1, at Wllmot. Mrs. Barnett was formerly M.ss Alma Peterson, who was employed in an office in Sisseton a number of years ago. The sympathy ot her many friends here goes out to iter in the tragic death of her son. The boy, who was very active and energetic, was em ployed as bell boy in a hotel at Hot Springs during his summer vacation. He had to make an 8:00 a. m. call on the third floor, and ran the ele vator to the floor for that purpose. It appears th&t the elevator failed to catch and went up to the next floor. Having made the call, the bay appar* ently ran back, stepping as he aup posed, into the elevator, but falling tance of three stories, producing in stant death. The body was brought to thO old home at Wllmot for in terment. The boy is survived by hi* parents and one brother. New Books for City Library The library has placed on their shelves a list prepared by the South I.'tkota Librii' asoiciation which will be prepared annually and it? Is hoped every Intelligent man and woman in South Dakota will read. The list follows: "The New Industrial Crisis," by R. S. Baker, written in a popular style. A representation of the pre sent day industrial crisis and of the experiments under way to meet it. "Creative Chemistry," by E. E. S A book dealing with the results of modern chemical activity, written with the object of interesting the general reader. Very readable. "The Rising Tide of Color," by Lathrop Stoddard. The rising tide of color against white -world su premacy. "American Painting and Its Tra dition," by J. C. VanDyke. in a most interesting manner is written a sum mary of the artistic movement start ing in 1876, represented .by nine artists. "The Admirable Christian," by J. M. Barrle. A typical Barrie play, whimsical and full ot humor. Adopt ed by the movies. "White Shadows of The South Sea," by Fredrick O'Brien. A record of a year spent among the Marqueas as. As interesting as any book ot fic tion. "Economic Consequences of The Peace," by M. Keynes. A frank, un sparing critiiclsm ot the Versalles treaty. It has aroused more comment (Continued on Page Eight) Perhaps you haven't no ticed it, but the retail price of food to the average family de clined three-tenths of 1 per cent in June compared with prices in May, according to a statement issued by the Depart ment of Labor. The articles which in the aggregate showed this imperceptile shaving off were sugar, plate beef, cheese, butter, rib roast, bacon, canned salmon, fresh milk, broad, maca- roni, baked beans, canned. to matoes, coffee and prunes.