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The officers cf the First South Da
kota «Cava1ry are encamped at the
Jjglake for a three weeta' school oT in
struction. The camp is in charge of
Colonel Charles H. Bnglesby and em
braces approximately sixty of the of
ficers With a cook and assistant.
The tents aire of the regulation or
der and are arranged in what is
Known as a model camp such as
would mark the encamping of an
The object is fo bring the South
Dakota 'National Guard officers to as
high a standard as possible before
they formally, enter uponj thgir duties
an the federal service
Dressed as Privates.
The peculiar feature from the
standpoint of an outsider, is that no
"body can distinguish the officer's rank
—in fact, he is arrayed in tfre regu
lation overalls and blouse in lieu of
the. regular fatigue suit of the private.
As Captain H. J. O'Bryan, of the
medical corps, observed to a repre
sentative of The Saturday Nwws yes
terday afternoon, referring to one of
General Grant's saying, in order for
one successfully to command he* must
first have learned to obey.
The officers, therefore, are going
through the experiences of privates,
for, accorffing to the theory -ef their
colonel and that of the federal army
in the various training schools, for
an officer thoroughly to understand
the duties "of a- private he Himself
must have performed, them.
Hence, the officers are acting the
parts of privates, and are receiving
in addition several hours of 'school
ing each day in the way of lectures
iland explanations and expositions of
^positions, etc., etc..
Regulation •'"fijfodfcVA
The regulation army allowance Is
•40 cents per day per man aid the
officers' mess conforms to regulations
Captain M. 'A. Hockman, recently
transferred from the regiment on the
border to the First Cavalry, is the
ranking captain of the -regiment and
is in charge of the supply department.
A strict redord is kepfc all sup
the a,CttMr cost ]^nii(NMNM)i«
f|S the camp.
It is found that the officers .are liv
*(33j[ing. under the regulation -allowance—
that is to. say, their food 'is not cost
ing them the full forty cents per
man, notwithstanding they have meat
In some form three times a day, the
bill of fare including potatoes, bread,
||||and vegetables, with soup once a day,
jCwith occasional relishes and even a
JSdelicacy now and then
If the purchases were in large
quantities, such as necessary for
regiment, or a division there would
be considerable sarving for the cost
would be somewhat below the figures
at which the purchases for this camp
are made.
These Present
It would be interesting to go more
into details but that is deferred for
a future article since the officerq
will be here three wee"ks.
The following officers are present,
with additions to be made, it is ex
pected, within the next few days, in
asmuch as a few have "been unable
.to report as yet. (It will be noted
that among those present is the son
of a farmer governor, ®yrne, and
also a son of a former United States
senator, Crawford.)
O. J. Fromke,.father owns ?56 acres
and auto.
Goo. Scott, mother owns 1$0, *yp??es
\?pi. Zamovr, August Zaniow, Carl
Zamow, mother „aB4 ihpya own 720
3 aerei auto. SgfegSS
Officers' Training Model Camp
On the Shore of Lake Kampeska
Booster Trip of the Grover Band
Tie Grover'band visited Watertown
'c Tuesday evening, dining, with numer
ous friends at the Lincoln and ren
dering a short concert program later
from the balcony.
Limited space forbids the mentions
lng of the trip in detail btfTTWffibe it
to say that it is probably one of the
unique bands in the country in
point of membership, in that it is
composed almost exclusively of farm
Below is the names of the mem
bers, together with, data showing
their, respective occupations and the
acreage which each represents and
whether he is also .the owner of an
Solas Kirkte^f*46^"
c%as Hallijan, section far^mattt'fcas,
-Pinholt and' JOrifij
fatw owps general store ,at Grover
.-S'Juhs &ree1automobiles*
BCcFerran, wiai 1«0 Seres
w|ftl Scherer, parents own,' 480
C. H. Englesby, Colonel.
Headquarters Troop,
Walter E. Steiver^Captain, Adiu
tant ....
Supply Troop.
Maurice A. Hockman, Captain.
Arthur HigglnB Second Lieutenant.
Machine Qan Troop,
Thomas H., Mather, First Lieaten
Claire W. Larson, Second Lieuten
Arbie Christoph-erson, Second Lieu
Firtfc Squadron.
Palmer D. Sheldon, Major.
Malcolm Byrne, First Lietftenant,
Second Squadron.
Horace C. Btffees, Major.
Ward H. Patton, First Laetitenant,
Captain H. X-." O'Bryan, TMedical
A Troop.
E. D. Aldrich, Captain.
Arthur H. Muchow, First ^Lieuten
Fred T. Casbman, .Second Lieuten
v£0?y Troop.
John T. Grigsby, Captain!
jTohn C. Merrick, First Lieutenant.
Chester Bates, Second lieutenant.
Glenn C. Wiley, Captain.
Carl W. Berrvy, First Lieutenant.
Lewis Mayer, Second Lieutenant
Blondel H. Copper, Captain.
"William B. Waters, First Lieuten
John Murphy,, Second Lieutenant.
E Troop.
Harry L. Branson, Captain.
"Fred F. Meysr, F|rst Lieutenant.
tWalter-Jip^n, ^Bedbnd Lieutenant.
August G. Port, Captain, v4
Howard W-t TJraham, First Xieuten
^Tkonratfd -Cir^iteson Second Lieu
Irvin B., Crawford, Captaiin.
Harry Kjelmyr, First Lieutenant.
George E. Longstaff, Second Lieu
Weston C. Grower, Captain.
Leslie V. Ausman, First lieuten
Guy iff: Cook, S«cond Lieutenant.
--"iil.' Troop.
Buell C. Jones, Captain.
L. A. Sherburn, First Lieuteftant.
Earl McDougall, Second Lieutenant
Harry BeMalignon, Captain.
Fred Hatterschedt, first LieHten
Howard Manchester, Second Lieu
Patrick J. Quirk, Captain.
Beelman, First Lieuteniuit
H. A. Schoonberger, Second Lien
tenant. '.-i'iS*'
M. Troop.
Lewis W. Nicknell, Captain.
Walter Arthur, First Lieutenant.
Ray Pitson, Second Lieutenant.
R. M. Galvin, station,
Great Northern at Grover.
Hubert Klatt, parents5 own 660
acres auto.
C. J. Polzin, 270 acres,
L. E. Wolf, 240 acres auto'.,
^1 JohB O'Neil, 270 acres.
Everet Baxter ana .Oliver Baxter,
parents own 1040 acres auto.
hn Zimprich and Joseph ^SinX
prich, parents own 760 acre® auto.
C. Hines Pereboom, parents own
320 acres anto.
Arthur Griffin, "parents o*n ,1120
acres auto.
Ralph Seipp, parents owh/320 acres.
Ralph owns auto personally parents
also own one.
Owen Dueschlej-fci.pareatSi 320
acrep auto. V,
Philip Mapes.
Eoy 8anively
FloiocelClia tauqaa
gins on Jnljr 5th
Florence, northwest of Watertbwn,
,lS*e|id. thiK»^aajrrt ^unitaAqua
jprogram, July 5 and fscoii
eiwiiss JtOr fv,v
people of Flttfence suggest bra foot
note in their «4Ttotiiing^*iMk!*«£
The Satnrday News offers the same
»8®1 concerning the Heniy t.
To Mx. Woldte charge that the
farmers .are apathetic towards the
Liberty 'ioan and that this is due, in
no small measure, -to the efforts of
the National Nonpartisan League to
defeat the sale of the Liberty bonds,
the League replies, emphatically, that
the charge is false. We are as patri
otic .as .any other class of citizens, but
we do not consider that patriotism
requires us to lose our sense and suf
fer ourselves to be gruided by the
advice vt such gentlemen as Mr. Wold.
To lhjB a patriot iis not the same
thing as to be a sheep not yet.
The National Nonpartisan League
does not oppose the sale of the Lib
erty ^ends nor any other of the steps
taken by the government to proeecate
the war. We dd claim and exesscise
the Tight, and we consider it a patri
otic iduty, to present. another view
point than that of Mr. Woldi the
•wewpriint, namely, of farmers in the
Northwest. The iLeague and its
speakers publicly tiirge that the gov
ernment adopt a policy which, in our
opinion, will serve'ibetter to concen
trate .aH the forces and resources of
tie nation on the .task of bringing
the war to an early and successful
conclusion, and this .policy it is which
has stirred the ire of Mr. Wold and
his 'kind. It' hurts tire most sensitive
nerve of Ms kind of patriots.
"^he psefeldent of site League, Mr.
A. ,J. Townley, a recent-speech at
Grand Fsrks, and again at James
town, saifi: "You are* told it is your
patriotic duty to buy these bonds. If
the war cannot be financed in any
other way, it is your patriotic *duty
to buy these bonds. Rut if we think
there is a better way, are we to be
prevented from proposing it?
"The National Nonpartisan League
proposes what we believe to be a bet
ter way, that is to use the same
method of .raising money as is used in
raising men—to conscript the mon^y,
the same as human life Is conscripted
for war duty.
"It has beam' shown through gov
ernment sources that thousands of
corporations have made immense pro
fits as a direct result of tfc£ war, .and
are continuing to make millions and
millions from oflir people and our Eu
ropean allies—the suffering and
bleeding nations that are now fight
ing in defense of world democracy
The making of these immense profits
makes it more difficult for us to win
the war, and is working a hardship
not only upon our allies but upon Our
own people who are forced to pay ex
orbitant prices for the necessaries of
life. |pv'\,y
"We demand that1- profit making
cease during the war, and that the
war be financed by the conscription of
these profits. We believe that this
is a better way to finance the war."
Such, in brief, iS\our position and
demand, but back of this are two
things: the phychology of farmers,
and some palpable and Significant
Picnic dinner at noon.„_ j,
Address of Welcomed—Rev. G. E*
Response—A. ,J. -Haugan.
Reading of minutes of. last meeting.
"J?The Red, White and Bltte."
at's the lnscription on the badge
^-ribbon Which the good people of
wegre distributing on their ad
is tpur last Monday,
VlMted Watertown thirty-Bve
I Theo. Wold and the" Farmers
As Seen by Nonpartisan League
Editor The Saturday Jlewai^
Permit me to express approval and
appreciation of your editorial in the
News of June 14, a marked- copy of
which someone has been kind enough
tO send to me. What you have said
in reply to the strictures which Mr.
Wold has leveled against the farmers
Of this district, and especially against
those who are members of the Na
tional Nonpartisan Leagne, is perfect
ly true and sound sense. But there IS
another .point, equally sound and
quite as important to tiie farmers of
Soutb JDaota, to be mentioned in the
same connection and which you over
looked. .It is the charge of treason
which Mr. Wold has made against the
farmers, on account of the position
taken by those who are League mem
bers. Allow me space jtb discuss
that, please. .ft
facts.' "us look the tacts in the
Whef millions of young men, the
flower -of our American manhood,
went ta the booths and registered for
military service and conscription,
"fliey OTfje- the most stirring evidence
of patfiotisin this nation htui ever
witneawdl Thousands of those boys
are fnwi the farms OI South Dakota.
They ^have said to their country,
I send jne. Take my body,
my life—-aH I have to give,
'ambitions, comforts, fain
all dearest to me I here lay
down^a voluntary offering to my
coantft. for the caase of human free
tdom and for democracy." We who
are fathers, mothers, brothers
sisters,! eweetheiorts, wives of these
boys ptree consented to this sacrifice,
have ev^ tacitly consented that It
shall be imposed upon us without
first consulting us and getting our
conseiit We have done this believ
ing that Aur conptry needed the boys,
that freedom and democracy need
them ^nd .thus consenting, we, too,
have proven our own patriotism. Un
complainingly -we have jgiven the
dearet^ things we have.
How «tany of the big trusts who
control all that we farmers have to
sell al# all we have to hny»—how
maiQr.sis'f. them have made a similar,
sacrifice of their properties: and how
much '*»fl ®or how longj
When the -war is oyer vne. shall have
to take !badh from our country What
is left or our boys. There will be not
much left Of many of them—nothing
but scattered bodies an£ shattered
mind*, a 'lifelong burden. Some of
them will not be returned to us at
all. Atl Jeft of them will )ae lying in
unknown giaves. We'shall have only
our sacred and tender Memories of
them md what they were. We shall
have Bo choice abOtit this either, but
will take \tfhat i£ left to jjs and
tO make the best of it 1'$F
Hovr about the big trusts and thkir
Bacre^'^nd dear properties? "Aye,
there's the mb!" Property is strong
ly eaitrenched in privilege -and in ptfli
ttes^^KgMfss and '*the '^oveiauflpAt'
ar& jatl timid about exacting sacrir
fici&i from them far more timid than
they have been in exacting from u*
the sacrifice of our best11 beloved
We of the National Nonpartisan
League demand and urge, as the betr
ter policy Of government, that the
same sacrifice of property, as has
been required of human l|ves, be ex
acted in this -struggle for ^liberty and
democarcy that as the lives *of our
young men are conscripted for the
service of humanity, so shall "be con
scripted for the sjame service the
properties of those Who have amassed
and are still amassing enormous pro
fits out of the war traffic and that
at the close. of the war, as what is
left of our conscripted boys Is re
turned to us, so shall be returned to
its owners what Is left of the wealth
thus conscripted.
We believe that this is a better'and
juster policy than is being pursued,
and that it will more quickly end the
war and' end it successfully. In call
ink this treasonable, Mr. Wold be
trays a sensitiveness readily to be
expected of one who so naively iden
tifies this nation with the big financial
and industrial interests of our coun
try that he speaks of them as though
they werje identical and synonymous.
The position of the National Nonpar
tisan Lea.gue may be treasonable to
the trusts, but, as yet, it is only' such
persons as-Mr. Wold who, apparently,
consider that to be the same as trea
son to the United States of America.
—L. 'J. Duncan,
State Secretary, South Dakota Branch
National Nonpartisan League.
Sioux Falls, 6. D.. U:.'
The Early Settlers' Annual Picnic
The Early Settlers of Codington
county will have their annual picnic
at Stony Point July 4th. The followr
ing is the program of the day* J%
Annual Address—Judge C. G. Sher
Solo—"Battle Cry of Freedom."
Memorial Address—Rev. GfeJiC
"Tenting Tonight."
Election of Officers.
"Star Spangled Banner.'^ .t
Athletic sports under direction of
Prof. A.^W. Palm.
Baseball game.
•Chautauqua at Henryjjune 23-28
he Best Little and Litjtle th«,
Town In tfo State."
noted ln the laat eiUt^ somev^ery
ple pf Watertown to, organize a party
to H^iry o«»t.-:fEup»yr or so^
time during iho
DAY, JUNE 2U 1917 #1.60 fcgB YBAR
By Food Gatnblersin 5 Mdrii
Washington, June 19.—Food specu*
lators have been taking $60,000,000 a
4nonth for,the 'past flve» month*r-a
total of a quarter of a billion dollars
from "the American people, Herbert
C. Hoover today told senators at the
capitol In explaining the purposes of
the food control bill now before con
Mr. Hoover outlined broadly the
question of Prospective food supplies.
•fe Organises Resources, j*!
Disclaiming entirely that the W
nelveB into a food administration to ''Dtiaplte the reduced- oolifttunptioa
limit mWdlemen'a commissions and' of allies thejJ will require/
prevent extortion. larger amount of cereals n(fct year
"With righteous manufacturers than ever before. The allies are
and distributors," he said, "the ptl$e more isolated from food sources. It
of flour should not have been ovor t^kea threo times the tonnage anq"
$9 a barrel. Yet it average $14. In dtouble the trouble to get Australian's
the last five months $250,000,000 has wheat." Crop failures In the ATOMf"*
been extracted from the American., tine iSve no hope of reliet from ther#
consumer in excess of normal proflta -jiofore next wring.'.
Schlosser Marks the
George Schlosser, secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce, also aecretory
of the Twin Cities, Black Hills and
Yellowstone Highway, made a trip
over a portion of the eastern section
of fhe road this week, marking the
lihes and corners and Inspecting the
roadway. This week he is covering
the roadway between Watertown and
"TeB," he Said to a Saturday News
representative yesterday, /'it has b?en
a gneat treat for due to be pei-mltte^
to go out and mark this great high
way. Signs have been placed at every'
turn in the road between Watertown
-and Granite Falls* '.Minn., and they
will surely prove beAeflclal to ull who
ai'o not familiar with the direction.
Fine-'Signboard. .J
^Comiffg west from the Twu'"3fiiftSi
on reaching Granite Falls the tr^s^le*
be greeted with a fine", large sign
board at £he point vthere. this high
way intersects the Yelloystone Trail,
and the Granite Falls Citizens appeal
ed so pleased at the idea of the mark
ing, anfl the simple and unpuejudiced
wording, that Qtte good ciuzen sug
gested that the City of Granite iTalli
maintain permanently, at night, for
the benefit of travelers ,an electric
l'ght, enabling the tourist to be safe
ly transferred to and through the
city out over one of the finest high
ways in the northwest
Deuel and Codington.
Over sixty per cent, of the road
from Granite Falls to this city is in
the pink of condition, and a very little
effort by those representing the other
forty per cent, will bring it up to a
010-point standard.
D/F. Jones: ?."I got Into a position
liast! evening wherein 'First Aid to
the Needy' would apply. We went
oat to attend a Red Cross meeting,
and on the way home we cut across
to save a little travel, which isn't a
good thing to do when using: an auto.
Dr. Finnerud was ahead with his car,
and, noticing that he was jolted to
beat the band, I thought I'd do a lit
tle better, and so I turned over to
one side of the road Juat a tHfie, the
result being that my two Jrear wheels
dropped through the crust clear down
to the axle. Dr. F. had gone on
ahead and didn't notice mjS: predica
ment. With the help Mr. Purcell
And his son, and a £ood span «f horses
my vehicle was finally extricated from
the depths of the mud. We ought to
learn as we grow older bqt of
ns don't seem io da It, '•JTojbl- man
with the auto Ought to have sense
enough to keep on ^he: rwidway'whidi
he know* to be an rlghtHfa^ he 4oes
notfseemN alwaysyto:'Mf*:mi]^^['"
of fense on ha^.
S.lfc, 'B.m,3fUWtor^
*iotter, telle senate
of manufacturers iitoi
Not a single national tradtf awo» -f
elation, Hoover told the Motors. i«
opposed to the food control WU. The
pro»i»5tive food administrator went
UK tt*e capital earty 'today tfi
plain the bill informally to*
in the hope that a full understanding
of its objects and purposes may allay
eonpie of the opposition.
V^The real question,"' lie wi, In tf
prepared stat^niOnti na^iniilnary/
•sets up a food dictatorship Mr. Hoo- Senatorial quest^oninn 7l»'wrheVlMT
and crops on dur return.
"It is really surprising how ttouch
travel is already" moving on the east
ern end of this highway. On last Safe-,
urday we passed ho less than six car*'
bound for thib city and pointy west
In the afternoon we passed Aftreo Wa
tertown caps going to Minneapolis,,
and, while these are actpal figures,
we may add that the road "was alive
with machinery traveling both east
and west, representing' local and
transient travel to jm eattent that,
simply, amazing. .&i.' 54?
"Quick action on the part of coun
ties in South Dakota through which
this highway passes will surprise aU"
interests, before the end of the rea
son as to just what a good highway
means to any community.^£4
Caught Unawares
(The quotations under this heading
are wrtiat they purport to he: caught
up by a reporter without the knowl
edge or content of the parties quoted.
Discriminatory care, however, Is ex
erciaed concerning substantial accu
racy and in reproducing only those
obeervaltlons to the publication of
which it Is believed there would be
no objection.)
this profit and thus Baved the necea*.
iity of issuing bonds to that extent^
or, better still, what a dpe thing tt
would have been had this sum been
saved to the producers and the con*
sumers! For my part, I don't itnder
stand why congress baggies over
minor details, unless it be that our
legislative bodies at Washington are.
under the thumb of the food gambler*
and' th« monopolistic ptivateers.
begin to think—in fact, .{ have'beeft
thinking so all along—that congress
will do nothing to relieve the sitna*
tion until the bulk of the crops shall
have passed from the producers to
the food gamblers, and then perhaps
our national legislators may get
around to do something, but a some
thing which will benefit the gamblek*
more than it benefits either the pro
ducers or the consumers. I realise
that undue haste ihight make waste
but see that various senators and
congressmen appear tot h«sltate and
sidestep and postpone fend haggle
MUUDICF Win 1IU»HWUE miu '.'AtWMiW.f!! 'AA'OJ!
and find fault over mere detaila, hp* $i/~£
significant details^ I EHonietiines w^i* ys'-J
der how long, in a great' crisljg like /fevq
this, the public wm stand 'fo* £kim'' pj|
protection of the .-interesUi^of men
whose only purpose in life sef
be to make a living at otjier peopled
expense^ Then, the coal sltnattii* Is
becoming almost as important, ai ttes
food situation. How long is the 'j
nifttter'iCrf fact,
tion has ttot intrt
With the boosting
mote sigh
& 1"JA i. Sr*
£»,? "St- i.&
What Will Allien Need* *. %l
MMMt ito-
Deuel county has jnst closed a con
tract for road-building nwchliiejry and*
intends' to get into thV game'^flthout
delaft •.
"Codington county Is already at
work, and It will not be so ver^-ldni£
before your readers can make the»
trip to he Twin Cities on a high'
grade thoroughfare, well marked, and
a great credit to tl^e citizens re^pon
sible for its existence."
"Crops all along the line ate loote
^pg fine," continued Mr. Schlosser-.
the question having turned tO agrl
(WtoraT conditions, "except in one o^
two instances where the Vintef wheat
has been partially klll#l and wh^r^-^,
alfalfa has suffered In the satne wai&j.'
„^Mueh Travel Noted.
"B^ the 23rd we hope' to have the
highway well, marked to Pierre and

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