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By Walter W. Liggett
Special Correspondent
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
It takes
ake say ens oonnecied with the
Inlstratloa realise that there Is
.$f tbasjpiilNjr.?*- IfeariNfp 3 of tt^tyoer amrmative vote. w« teei
^Mprletitatal MMj** taw ben declare to vote for mere armament as a
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
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
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
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
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
Every woman loves
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.
Take your shoes to Robinson's
Repair Shop, 3 doors south of pos?
office, down stairs. JI-S-31
Old paper fosr sale at the Stand
ard office.
IN THE back of the store.
AMONG THE coal oil.
AND THE prunes.
WHEN THE sheriff.
WHO HAD just jumped his king.
SAID "SI there's a customer.
WAITIN' OUT front."
AND SI said "Sh-h-h!
IP YOU'LL keep quiet.
MEBBE HE'LL go away."
NOW HERE'S the big Idea.
WHEN A good thing.
DONT LEAVE it to George,
TO GRAB the gravy.
First National Bank
of Sisseton, South Dakota
"Perhaps You Don't Know
says the Good Judge
How long a little of
the Real Tobacco
Chew will last
Nor how much gen
uine chewing satisfac
tion the full, rich real
tobacco taste will give.
Ask any man who uses
the Real Tobacco Chew.
He will tell you that
this class of tobacco
will give more satisfac
tion—and at less cost—
Chan the ordinary kind.
Put up in two styles
Don/i stick
•widi&e prunes
MY DAD'S favorite yarn,
WAS THE one about
THE OLD storekeeper.
WHO WAS playing checkers.
W-B CUT is a long fine-cut tobacco
RIGHT CUT is a short-cut tob&coo
YOU HEAR of a smoke.
OR READ about a smoke.
THAT REALLY does mora.
THAN PLEASE the taste.
a a a
PotMna ar, plaatiful for tfcoaa who
aro HiMI iKtoH mmy wsrfc for
board. Tuit'on low. Aak for catalog C.
Oaaaha, Nabraaka.
THERE ARE no hooks on yon.
a a a
THERE'S NO law against,
a a a
a a
WITH THE other live one*.
a a a
AND 8AYING right out
a a a
IN A loud, clear voice,
"GIMMS A pack of.
a a a
say yon never tasted
such flavor, such mild but
run-bodied tobacco goodness."
You re right,' too, because they
don make other cigarettes like
Chesterfields. The Chesterfield
blend can't b» copied.
Usee Men thm mam

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