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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, August 05, 1921, Image 1

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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.
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
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.
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.
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Specialists to
Give Expert
Views on Rail
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
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
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.
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
•'What do you mean by 'De
"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
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
"In making out income tax re
turns to the government for 1917
and 191S," a statement
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
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
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."
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
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
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.
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
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
Ruby Beacon had her tonsils re
moved at the Powell hospital Sat
Harold Hagen had his tonsils re
moved at the Powell hospital Fri
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
No. 7
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
"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
"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
"Economic Consequences of The
Peace," by M. Keynes. A frank, un
sparing critiiclsm ot the Versalles
treaty. It has aroused more comment
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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
broad, maca-
roni, baked beans, canned. to
matoes, coffee and prunes.

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