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six By Walter W. Liggett Special Correspondent .WASHINGTON LETTTBR Washington, D. C., Aug. 3.—Side tracking of the Norris bill, which would create a $100,000 corporation to export surplus farm products, is advocated by President Harding, Who urges the extension of credits to the railroads and the farmers through the agency of the War Pi nance Corporation. Edge, Lodge and other Administration spokes men In the Senate have been fight ing the Norris bill ever since it was Introduced and twice the "Old Guard" attempted to recess the Sen ate In order to defeat farmer relief measures. It was stated, apparently on good authority, that the President bad declared he would veto the Nor ris bill if It passed. Then came Harding's sudden right-about-face in favor of farm credits^—provided they were credits and administered by the War Finance Board. The intent of this |g obvious. Harding hopes thus to line up farmer sentiment In favor of further money grants to the rail roads and to allay the opposition of tbe "agricultural bloc". If the Kel log bill, Incorporating the Harding recommendations passed, the War Finance Board would have the final aay In the matter and it is safe to predict that the railroads would get. the loin's share of the money avail able—and get it first. Members of the ''agricultural bloc" have not been deceived by Harding's sudden shift and will continue their fight for the Norris bill. Norrts Bill Vitally Important It is conceded by all economists that agriculture is the cornerstone of the nation's prosperity. If agri culture is not prosperous, no other branch of industry nor no other group of the American people can prosper permanently. The rapid de flation of the farmers—thanks to the deliberate manipulations of the Fed eral Reserve System—paralyzed the purchasing power of forty per cent Ot our .population and most of our present industrial difficulties date from this idiotic conspiracy on the part of tbe little Wall Street clique which controls the Federal Reserve System. They "killed the goose that laid the golden eggs" and now they are standing about in open mouthed wonder asking each other what is wrong. They do not seem to realise that the only way to re store prosperity is to give the goose a strong saline solution that will start it laying again. Markets de pend upon purchasing power and purchasing power depends upon pro duction. War stopped the processes ot production in Europe and destroy ed the accumulation of capital. Europe cannot resume her manu facturers without raw material. The Norris bill provides the credit where by surplus raw materials from this country can be shipped, to Europe. -Once Europe has raw materials It eaa pawnee goods, .jell the goods, then pay for the raw metorlals and alowely revive tie rained. commerce. But it cannot do this without assist ance. Every farmer knows that on frosty mornings it sometimes Is nec essary to prime a pump to get It started. -aUnt once primed it keeps on working. The Morris bill Is In tended to prime production in Eu rope so that its starving end miser able people can utilise tbr food and manufacturing 'tbe surplus products of the almost bankrttpted farmert of America. This would seem as stm fie as A. B. C-, but Hardlng and bis •divisors. Instead of adopting this humane and sensiole course which would benett both Europe and America, are stm ftarenlpg the Hlu eloa that we can "list back to nor palcy" by i^mleg protecUve traUfs, ehlttlag tbe tax burden on to the t, aad by emptying the pub He wise Into tbe ravenoue maw ot aa.. '\t '4 Apparaatly It takes E FACTS FROM THE INSIDE AT WASHINGTON, D. C. ake say ens oonnecied with the Inlstratloa realise that there Is distress among tbe termers .$f tbasjpiilNjr.?*- IfeariNfp 3 of tt^tyoer amrmative vote. w« teei ^Mprletitatal MMj** taw ben declare to vote for mere armament as a ''""ythataoaethlngmust ittbe faraMNrstaid! down these ceoess the Senate the report from official agencies that there is an alarming increase of pel lagra in the South because the farm ers in certain sections are too poor to afford anything to eat except an unvarying diet of cornmeal mush. This has caused President Harding to write a letter to the governor of Alabama offering his sympathy and the aid of governmental relief agen cies—but the same day he wrote the letter he wrote another letter to the Senate asking that the Norris relief bill be sidetracked. The farm ers of the nation do not want sym pathy nor charity—they want square dealing. They do not feel they ave Ketting it when their surplus crops are allowed to rot because there is "no market," while millions of peo ple in this country as well as in Eu rope are actually suffering for want of food. Extension of government credits would remedy this condition •this is plain to every thinking man—but Harding and his advisors ill it nut na*u»«fe coupled with railroad ^p^gg this action yet impose great- er burdens upon the taxpayers by their lavish donations to the railroad bondholders. Tuxes Will Be Increased One of the pledges of the Harding Administration was tor economy and lower taxes. Both of these promises are going to be treated as "scraps of paper." The government appro priations, made and promised,- al ready total nearly $5,500,000,000 and the railroads and the shipping board will demand nearly a billion on top of that. General Dawes lop ped a paltry $112,000,000 off gov ernment expenditures, but while he was saving at the spigot the militar ists and the friends of the railroads were wasting at the bung. It may be definitely announced that appro priations WILL NOT be reduced and neither will taxes be lowered-—ex cept to the rich. The House ways and means already has decided on a revenue measure that abolishes, the excess profits tax and reduces the taxes on large Incomes, but makes up the deficit in revenue by increas ing first class postage stamps from( two to three cents. The additional burden will be transferred from the wealthy to the poor consumers ac cording to the proyisions ^of the Lohgworth bill and no attention at all will be paid to those who demand increased taxes on inheritances and monopoly values so that the rich may bear their fair share of the bur den. The same committee that pro duced the tariff bill is working on the revenue bill, and the last meas ure promises to be as vicious as the first. Fordney, Nick Longworth and other reactionaries on thip, commit tee tried to railroad the bill'through without any public hearings, but Frear, George Young of North Da kota, and a tew other Republicans Joined the Democrats in protest and brief hearings were Anally allowed. Longworth, Fordney and Mondell are going to attempt to jam the bill through the House on a special rule which limits debate and makes amendments impossible, just as the tariff, bill was put over, but In this they are likely to meet with some opposition. Longworth's b|ll will finally pass, however, ana in such form that the little tax payer may expect no relief. The total will be larger and he will shoulder a larger proportion of it than ever before., Ladd Defends Navy. Vote 'a Senator Ladd recently received a letter from the executive committee ot the Nonpartisan League in South Dakota strongly criticising his vote for final passage of the naval appro priation bill which carried as a rider the Borah amendment providing for naval disarmament conference. The South Dakota executive com mittee' informed Senator Ladd that "We. feel your vote for this bill ap propriating $494,000,000 for the naVyWas not In accordance with thq principles of the Nonpartisan League, which has always opposed tbe upbuilding of a powerful mili tary machine and the further en croachment of the spirit of militar ism ¥n the United States." and added "The fact that the.big navy bill con tained thedlsarmament amendment does not, in our opinion, justify yonr aftrmatlve vote. We feel that step toward disarmament Is preposter ous.? .Senator Ladd that be thought: fell* vite was Consistent as fee had Itijbted lor frery redaction in .Haval: expenses 'as presented in ¥ar loaf amendments and that when the MrfOi aatendment was added he voted for thebtll "believing that an appropriation of. t4*fe.,009,000 mat tered but little as compared with lfW«l tbe Borah amendment pass SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD ed." Hot on the heels of his reply Senator Ladd introduced a proposed constitutional amendment requiring a referendum of the people before any declaration of war is passed, ex cept in case of armed insurrection or invasion of the United' States,and also offered a Senate resolution de claring that it is the sense of the Senate that no declaration of war, except to repeal invasion or to sup press insurrection, shall be issued by the executive until the people shalk have voted upon the same. Young Inspects Inland Waterway!* Representative George Young re turned last week from a three days' trip over the proposed Great Lakes inland waterway. He Inspected the Wella.nd canal and examined the locks on the Canadian side which will permit oceon liners drawing 29 feet of water to enter the Great Lakes and take cargoes of western wheat tor Europe. The proposed Great Lakes waterway will co»t $2-50,000,000 and take eight years to complete, but it will save one month's time transportating grain to Europe and greatly reduce freight rates. Inasmuch as the farmer pays the freight and the in terest and insurance on grain in transit, the inland waterway would ultimately save millions of dollars for the western wheat growers. It also would develop 4,000,000 horse power which would speedily pay the cost of the project. Mr. Young de clared himself heartily in favor of the undertaking. "I think," he told your correspondent on his return, "that we could well afford to cut down our military appropriations and devote the money we now are spending for battleships to complete this constructive work which would assist in the production and the prosperity of our people." Sinclair Votes Against Tariff Congressman J. H. Sinclair of North Dakota is one of the seven Republicans who takes no stock in the theory that prosperity can be re turned by passing a high tariff which will shut off almost non-exist ent European Imports and enable American trusts to raise prices. Mr. Sinclair stated that his objection to the measure, aside from the fact that special rules made It impossible to offer amendments from the floor or to consider unreasonable sections separately, were that no one could state what the rates will be under the new valuation plan. Mr. Sinclair declared this meant almost prohib itive duties on most articles which cannot help but result in an in creased monopoly of the market. This can have but one effect, accord ing to Mr. Sinclair, namely, to con tinue the high cost of manufactured products and will afford no relief to the over burdened farmers. This is in direct violation ot the pledge of the Republican party to decrease taxation and to lower the cost of living. Mr. Sinclair also points out that we must depend upon foreign countries to absorb our surplus farm products. If foreign nations cannot sell goods here they will be unable to buy our exportable surplus, which must Inevitable result In a further depression of prices of grain and live stock. Representative Sinclair's analysis of the situation is correct. The Fordney tariff is an aid to mon opoly which permits the trusts to shut off European competition and to take a heavy toll from the Ameri can consumer. Representative Sin clair is to be commended for his courage In joining the little group of Republican progressives who vot ed against the vicious measure. Rep resentative Oscar E. Keller of St. Paul, also was paired against the measure, but ail the other Minnesota and North Dakota representatives voted tor the bill. mord Meete With Opposition Opposition has developed to leas ing the Muscle Shoals power plant to Henry Ford. The auto magnate offered to pay for the completion of the dam and works and to turn It baick to the government at the end of 100 years. He also offered to manufacture farm fertilizer at cost, plus eight per cent profits, and to let farm organisations audit his books to show there was no profiteering. This Is a most advantageous offer so far as the farmer consumers of fer tilisers are concerned, but it IS ru mored that Secretary of War Weeks and othet reactionaries are blocking the deal. Weeks already has in formed Ford that he (Weeks) can not guarantee.' 6OQ,0OO horsepower and that Ford must make a new offer. Weeks recently blocked the Great Falls Potomac project whicn would have provided cheap water -power and light to, the city of Wash ington.- The firm of Hornblower it Weeks, with which the secretary is associated, handles power and light securities and naturally is opposed to the principle of municipal owner ship. Boms years ago, when ho was MORNING CAPS Every woman loves a morning eap and such dainty ones, as shown in the .Bush Terminal Sales Building in New York, makes ris ing a pleasure. At the top is an exquisite cap of fine lace with rose bud trimmings and silk band and streamers. The cream colored lace and style of the cap in the center "Jakes it quite charming. The Pullman cap at the bottom com h'fies a thing of dainty beauty with real service to the woman who- is traveling by train or auto* mobile __ ed in getting through a bill granting in the Senate, Weeks nearly succeed a power site in eastern Washington to a company in which his own firm were large holders of securities. Farm and labor organizations are urging that Congress direct the Ad ministration to accept Ford's very fair offer, but private brokers, mem bers of the water power combine and the all-powerful fertilizer trust are quietly opposing the deal because they do not want any efficient inter ference with their profiteering. 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