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The Lemmon herald. (Lemmon, Perkins County, S.D.) 1912-1917, December 29, 1915, Image 2

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you a good old
Emulates Don Quixote
The experiences of Henry Ford
i the passengers on the peace
ship derive the attention of
some ister of satire whose pen
is not dipped in gall, but in the
milk of human kindness. Henry
Ford is the modern Don Quixoie,
an ought to have his Cer
The old Spanish Knight wer.t
out to rescue forlorn maidens
from the thrall of demons and
wicked enchanters. He was
willing and anxious to risk his
life in prodigies encounters.
Henrv Ford sought to reclaim a
world maddened with hate and
conflicting ambitions. He knew
little of the questions involved,
and cared less. He was willing
to spend millions of dollars —the
equivalent of thejenergy of ten
thousand Don Quixotes-to cham
pion the Angel of Peace against
the demon War. Don Quixote
relied npjn his sword and lance,
and Henry Ford relied upon the
almighty dol'ar. One fought
windmills and h°rds of sheep,
Md the other was baffled by in
surgents in his own ranks. The
Spaniard received many dry
IOT because it is an honored
custom, but because of the sincerity of our
APPRECIATION we take this opportunity to
thank you for the part you have played in our busi
ness prosperity the past twelve months, aad wUb
The Jeweler
blows, but achieved immortal
fame. F^rd was rudely buf
fe'ed, but is en itled to be cele
brated for his splendid generosi
ty and childlike simplicity.
What does it matter if the
peace ship did hit the rocks?
What if the delegates do fight
themselves and finally fly
ap?rt? The fact remains that a
man in the
World conceived
a splendid but impossible scheme
of peace, and had the moral and
financial courage to try to make
his dream a reality
Let the world laugh, but let
its laugh be kindly. Henry
Ford s heart is big and in the
right place.
River and Harbor Waste
There has never been any op
position from the public to the
annuai rivers and harbors tall.
There has never be^n any senti
ment against the deepening of
important channels with a view
to increased national commerce.
What objection there has been
was based solely upon the feel
ing that political pull was being
us?d to obtain appropriations for
AKE it one in fact by opening
she year 1916 with an account with this
bank, where you receive courtesy, accomodation, protection and
good fellowship. Take your rightful place among the substantial
men and women of this great community and pay your bills by
chcck. It is the modern way, the better way, and the safott ill
ways. Talk to us today.
the improvement of rivers that
could not possibily add a sing'e
dollar to the commerce of the
United States.
The appropriations for some of
these projects have involved an
expenditure of money larger
than the possible commercial re
turns. Improvements started
years ago as a result of consider
ations that had no relation to
the development of national com
merce have been continued from
year to year as a matter of qplit
ical habit.
In the last few years the oppo
sition to chis "pork" in the an
nual rivers and harbors bill
reached such proportions that as
a compromise a lump sum was
appropriated for distribution by
the army engineers. The latter
feeling themselves bound by leg
is'ation of the past, continued
certain unnecessary projects
merely becauie the failure to do
so would prove costly in the end
if it were determined to com
plete the projects.
At the last session of congress
however, a provision was insert
ed in the rivers and harbors bill
directing the engineers to re-ex
maine certain specified projects
including those on the Missouri
and Arkansas rivers. The army
engineers have ow demonstrat
ed what they would do if they
were allowed a free hand. They
would recommend the comp'ete
abandonment of projects that
have cost the govet nment $4,000
000 in years gone by and which
it is practically conceded have
been useless. Dozens of other
reports soon will be made rec
ommending the abandonment
of other projects, and if the rec
ommendations of the army engi
neers are carried out by con
gress they will result in a very
large saving.
The Post has frequently urged
that the judgment of the army
engineers should be trusted. If
they were allowed more power,
here would no longer be any
charge of "pork barrel" legisla
tion. The engineers would look
forward to the future of the
United States, and would iavar
only such projects as would re
sult in benefit to the entire na
A Subsidized Press
Elsewhere in this issue of the
Daily News appears an interest
ingarticleon the "preparedness"
proposition written by W. P.
Butler. The position taken by
Mr. Butler in opposition to the
socalled "preparedness" pro
gram, which is reali y, in the
opinion of the News, a material
istic program dangerous to the
future prosperity of the United
Spates, is, the News believes,
correct. But when the writer
assumes that the newspapers
advocating preparedness are
subsidized or are supporting that
end of the controversy \r mon
etary considerations, or for any
o'her reason than because they
believe the United States should
adopt the "preparedness" meas
ures favored by the militarists
why, the News believes Mr. But
ler is simply writing about some
thing of which he knows noth
A lot is heard about a 'subsi
dized" press in these days
There never has been such a
th.ng in the United States an
never will be. Ii is the fashion
just now for the pro Germans to
claim that the newspapers whici
have shown an inclination to fa
vor the allies in their editorial
columns, rather than the Gei
mans, are "subsidized" oy Eng
ish interests, or American inter
ests favoable to England. On
the other hand, newspapers
showing pro-German tendencies,
have been denounced as taking
coin, in one form or another,
from pro German sources. The
"preparedness" newspaper ad
vocates are accused of bein^
subsidized'' by the manufact
urers of war material, or by in
terests that would benefit by
large army, or by shipbuilding
concerns that would like to buili
a navy like Great Britain's, etc
As for the News, it doubts if
there is a "subsidized" newspa
per in the United States. It be
lieves the Arnencun press, who
freedom has buen one ot the bul
warks of American
m-ver been so free from mllueii
re* by any one interest or con.
of interest* as it is to
Frankly, the New* ha* no pi*
tience with the irifc|Kt4fti:i of
men like Mr liuMi-r (hat a new
inch tin
happen to
MMjst n»et«»sa»liy hsvti sold
n.Hijenre aon» b/dv.
Aberdeen, H. I) Is bll«f Slid I
Hie point. mihI on« ujiuiii v
'I'tlte M/fm with HIMt ntipir i
be iiiiilh i/f (he H'/'ulltil s*it
'i ll/eij pMss bt 11 Mi extent Mr
!». OlM msniitrr d«M« Hi*"!, tfl
i ry yi'stl lumt'iD why this Is n
tr«iu is
U«t H.st ii »i
... e***i«ry
is In
luiMiib't spirit f,
I'IMI" Iu I be •tiOii wsy IIIMI
»ids U 1 Wtfy itt MjlpHtf
i»iy dsfclf Wi,*o, Mr/ alu
Hhit l|*l tl,,
bus ty has be i
l«..^b» nil I
Star Theatre
Commencing Jan. 3rd 1916
Featuring Saxaphone
And Lemmon Orchestra Con
sisting of Four Pieces
One solid week of Music
This will be banner week at the Star and all
lovers of good music cannot afford to miss a single
For this week we have also booked an exceptional
good program of picture„ that is sure to please you
Admission 10 and 15c
Excepting Feature Nights
I had a very merr} Xma
and I sincerely hope thv
friends and clients had th
After thanking
A Happy New Year
WE wish the people of this community a happy and
prosperous 19 6. May this communi y, during the com
ing year be again blessed with the abunda&ce that the
past year has brought is our earnest wish.
W# also wish la express our sincere *hn«kg f. the
business that has been given us the past year.
Central Lumber Company
H. 1). MARCH, Mdr.
A Weekly Paper for $1.50
A Happy and
Prosperour New Year
If to you and yours is the wish of the
••Lemmon Auto Co..
patronage given im
for 1915, I wish
all i
Happy New Year
that you will be as
me 1916 as the pmiout
year juat ending.
Vern Williams
Lemmon, S. 1)
I'ord, Chevrolet, Dodge and
Studebaker Cars

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