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The Lemmon herald. (Lemmon, Perkins County, S.D.) 1912-1917, February 09, 1916, Image 1

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May Get Federal Aid
loi Yellowstone Trail
A press dispatch dated at
Washington, February 1, con
veys the information that when
the Indian appropriation is passed
it will contain an appropriation
of $5,000 for the purpose of pay
fog for road work to be done bj
Indians between Pontis and Ta
tanka, a station this side of Mo
bridge. A like amount of money
will be contributed by Corson
countv and the Yellowstone Trail
Association. If $10,000 is spent
on the 50 miles of road just west
of Mobridge the coming summer
a sore spot on the Yellowstone
Trail will be done away with.
Congressmen Gandy and John
son are entitled for securing the
appropriation from congress.
Road Predicted
Complete by 1917
Thousands of automobilists
who expect to "See America
First" this year may be attract
ed to the twin cities by an activc
campaign in the east as to the
advantages of the Yellowstone
trail, in the opinion of J. W
Parmley of Ipswich, S. D., presi
dent of the Yellowstone trail as
sociation, which opened an annu
al convention in the Dyckman
hotel. He urged the distribu
tion of 200,000 bulletins amon^
automobile owners in the Unitec
"There is not a better route ir
the country than that by wTay oi
the Yellowstone trail," said Mr.
Parmlev. "Nowhere along the
run is there a mile of desert or a
stretch where traveling condi
ytions are not ideal. When thi
I becomes known generally, many
of those who have gone by other
routes will com*1 this way.
The ellowstone trail can be
put in such condition that it wil
be as easy to travel as a cit\
street. There is not a mile ol
swamp but can be drained, not a
stream but can be bridged, not a
mountain with a pass greatei
than 8 per cent in grade, not a
lake that does not add charm ti
the journey. Lakes, rivers, for
ests, prairies and mountains
form a beautiful panorama.
On the Yellowstone trail wa
ter does not have to be carried.
Gasoline and garage facilities
are within easy reach. Hotels,
restaurants camping places, tele
phones, telegraph and other con
leniences are near at hand.
These are considerations thai
autcistd will consider when once
-iey are familiar with them."
the Yellowstone trail wili
e completed from coast to coasi
y the end of 1917, is the predic
tion °^/remberi of the associa
J»n One of the important mat
ters to
before the conven-
wn is
selection of the route
cean tu ocean highway,
several routes with the back
fj?f. immunities along the
have been offered the as
wciation, according to H. O.
S^Abwdwn. s. D„ secre
will be sub-
2SS J*-1118
and a
will be
wil1 be
the -p.
Sound h-10!!
Blete it would be ccm-
it was said.
in Minneapolis
C1,ties alon*
the Yel
Seattle'6 T? I™™
S""W he viewed the
«anuat:0Q four yearg
Lemmon, Perkins County, South
Bowman's School
Buildings Buined
Bowman's two school build
ings burned to the ground Mon
day evening, causing one of the
most spectacular blazes ever wit
nessed in this section. The fire
was discovered at about 7:30 in
the evening and the danger from
flying sparks and embers was
not over until midnight.
The origin of the fire is not
known, but it is supposed to have
started in the northwest corner
of the basement of the main or
cement building in the vicinity
of the furnace. Henry Juline,
who lives across the street and
north of the school buildings no
ticed what he thought was a fire
in the basement of the school
and telephoned the news down
town. For various reasons it
took what seemed a long time to
get water on the lire and before
this was done the main building
was hopelessly aflame. The fire
department did all that could
possibly be done under the cir
cumstances, but the intense cold
and trouble with the hydrant
near the school prevented an\
successful attempt to saveeithei
of the buildings.
The second and smaller school
building which was built about
a year ago to accommodate the
rapidly increasing number of pu
pils in the Bowman schools,
caught fire after the main build
ing was well burned, but owing
to the danger of the walls and
chimney of the cement building
falling ubon them, the firemen
were unable to get close enougl
to the smaller building to keep
it drenched with an- adequate
supply of water.
The fire in the smaller build
ing was well under control whei
it was reported that the supply
of water was running low ano
the department then turned its
attention to keeping the'flames#
bers. A strong wind was blow
ing from the northwest* and this
carried the sparks and embers in
path extending southeast as
far as Sunnyside. Dozens ol
nen worked in relays on the
nousetops and about the housei
in the path of the flying ember*
and were successful in confining
the fire to the two school build
The loss caused by the fire is
variously estimated at between
$20,000 and $25,000, while the
msureance upon both buildings
and contents will amount to close
to $12,000. Much new equipment
has been added during the iast
year and several hundred dollars
worth of new books were added
at the beginning of the present
term of school.
Work will not be commenced
upon a new building until spring
and it is believed that a large
and up-to-date structure wil' be
erected. The Bowman schools
have been growing rapidly
during the past few years
and it will take a much larger
building to fully accommodate
both the high school and the
grades during the years to come.
School will be continued dur
ing the balance of the term in
various public buildings about
town and orders for new text
books and equipment were tele
graphed in soon after the fire.
The high school classes will ha
conducted in the court house
commencing Monday and the
grades will be hou&ed in the
Methodist and Lutheran churcn
es and the Odd Fellows' hall.
(Continued oa U«t
of the business sessions
therMjC"nvent'on be2an with
The Lemmon Herald Is the only paper published in the Trans-Missouri Empire with subscription rate oI only $1.00
from spreading to other build- F'ax Products Co., at BaKei. »on for your straw.
ings in the path of the flying em
oody substance from the edible
portions of the plant. In ti e
process of separation, this ind
^estible substance is shredded
into silk-like strands, which is
called tow. This, after
treatment, is used in packing
mattresses and for similar pur
poses. The finer grades of tow
are used in the manufacture ol
thread. The edible portion of
the flax is used in the manufac
ture of a stock food that is net
only very beneficial to all kind
of livestock but is also exceed
ingly low in price.
Those present, among whern
were several of our progressive
farmers and land owners, we e
greatly impressed with ihe ta.k
given by Mr. Andresen and the
unanimous opinion was that if
the farmers could be shown the
benefits to be derived by such an
enterprise, the erection of a fac
tory would be a certainty.
Following are the important
features brought out in Mr. An
dresen's address:
"What do you think of getting
$4.00 per ton for your flax straw
after it his been threshed?
The Lemmon Herald
Are You The Chap?
Someone's always feeling blue.
Are vou the chap?
Someone don't knew a hat to do.
Are you the chap?
Someone sees disaster pending
Someone's trials are extending
Someone's woes are r,eveiending.
Arcfyou the chap"
Someone's always out of luck.
Are vou the chap
Someone lacks backbone and pluck.
Are you the chaj
Someone always is repining
Someone all the time is whining
Someone sees no bright sun shining.
Are you the chap
Someone never gives a smile.
Are you the chaj
Someone's grouchy a 1 the while.
Are you the chaj.'
Someone's always cross and sear
Someone's grumpy v. ry hour
Someone doubts Goo's saving power.
Are you the chaj
Someone laughs the whole day long.
Are you the chaj"
Someone's lips are wreathed in song.
Are you the chat'
Someone's heart binds ours the lighter
Someone makes our burdens lighter
Someone makes this old world brighter.
Are you the chaj/.'
rlax Tow Mill
Probable Industry
A movement was started a
*eek ago by the Commercia
Jlub of this city to secure a fac
_ory here to manufacture flax
ow and also in connection grim
iiiaifa and manufacture atocl
About the time that the mat
er was brought up, Alfred An-
he invitation of the Commercia
Jlub, attended the noonday luncl
Monday and explained in de
ail what they are doing in Bak
For those who do not know
a tow mill is, we will en
ieavor to offer a little explana
ion. Flax, as most of
.inow, consists for the greater
,jart of a woody substance that
is tough and wholly unfit for
,ood. The object of the tow
uill is to separate this tough
Wednesday, February 9,1916
"What about getting $5.00 ptr
tn for your flax straw, ifitaoes
not mature?
"If it gets frost bitten?
"If it gets hailed down?
"If it stands only five inches
/'What do you think of getting
i threshed absolutely free of
harge, whether the yield is two
twenty-two bushels per acre
ind being sure of a cleaner job
President of the Bakei *ed, and then getting $5.00 per
visited our city and a
the breaking of the land and,
under ordinary circumstances,
pay you an additional $8 to $10
per acre?
'You may say, 'I lead my flax
Have you ne.ticed that the
agricultural journals advise a
gainst feeding it?
Have you not heard of the
great number of horses and cat
propt tie that die from eating it?
"Have you watched how fond
of the flax straw the cattle are?
"Do you know why it is dan
gerous to feed to cattle?
"It is because of the indistable
tow in it, which clogs the pass
ages and chokes them to death?
"»Vhy take your chances and
feed this straw, when, by this
new factory, a feed could be
made from the digestible part of
the plant, molasses and other in
gredients, at a price less than
half of that charged by other
manufacturers of stock foods, or
a price as cheap as bran with
screenings or even oats?
"If such a mill was establish
ed in Lemmon, it could use from
6,000 to 20,000 tons of flax straw.
It matters little how far it is
Co. K. Inspection
gives you
in additional bushel or rwo of
"If you were present at the
nill yourself, with one team at
ne end unloading the straw and
mother team at the other end
aking away the seed, wouldn't
you be assured of a square deal?
"Do you realize that such an
irrangement would, under the
most adverse circumstances, pay
hauled as long as the farmers are among yourselves and alfto to at
willing to de liver the straw at tend the meeting at the Commer
the nricea offered. It would te eial club rooms on Monday, the
impoasible to overload the mill. 21st of February, where you will
"The yttd of straw is froa^fci treated to lunch at On
February 23-24
Pursuant to special orders No.
6, under date of January lJth,
the annual inspection of Comja
ny K of this city, wiil be held on
the 2.?d and 24th of February.
First Lieutenant James W.
Lverington, Inft., the inspector
instructor, for the state of South
Dakota has been detailed as the
inspectirg officer.
Captain Sheets of Comparn K.
has been busy for several week
putting the company through
drills and in other ways getting
them in shape for the coming in
spection. From present indica
tions the local company will rank
well with the other companies of
the state.
members of the company
should take particular notice of
a clause in the orders issued by
the Adjutant-General, which
3tates sjecifically that "Every
member of the Orgonized Mili
tia of the state of South Dakota,
must appear for inspection,
either at the designated place for
tne inspection of the organiza
tion of which he is a member, or
at a place designated fur ihe in
spection of some other organiza
The National Guard, being a
state institution, makes it more
important that eacn state do
more towards its maintenance.
The appropriation made by the
state of South Dakota is not suf
ficient to properly maintain the
Guard of the state even with the
support received from the Fe
eral government, but it is hojx-d
by the Guard and its friends
that more may be obtained by
future legislation.
to ll-j tons per ace, averag
ing about
tons. Loads will
range from 1 to 2 tons of ]oos*
straw, all depending upon the
size of rack, roads and distance
to be hauled.
"Havir explained the advant
ages of the mill to the farmers,
we shall now endeavor toexplain
the requirements to get this in
dustry to locate here.
"Considerable capital is re
quired, as it will employ from 10
to 20 men, and may run night
and day, in case the straw de
liveries are lufficient.
"The plant at Baker, upon
which the plans for the local mill
will be based, is value at $40,000.
In addition the plant at I^emmon
will add machinery for the cut
ting and grinding of alfalfa.
"Before the largf amount of
capital that is required can b^
secured, a! solute assurance must
be had that at least 8000 acres
of flax be planted this spring
within a radius of ten miles of
"The business men of the city
have under consideration the fur
nishing of a site, siding and wa
"It is required that every far
mer who wishes to seed flax, now
worth $j.40 per bushel, p'edge
themselves to deliver their straw,
threshed or unthreshei, some*
time during the f*ll and w inter
next following that they further
donate not l^ss than one-tenth
the'r yield of stra*', one-fifth
preferred, t^e balance to be p^id
for in cash as outlined tilts to
cover cost of building.
"You are nquested to tell
your neighbors of the possibili
ties offered, and to talk it over
per year.
No. 36
Divisional Corson CoT
May be Submitted Again
A Movement- haa started
Corson county to bring up before
the voters the proposition of di
viding Corson county into three
separate counties, with Morris
town, Mcintosh and McLaughlin
as prospective county se»ats. The
county as it now stands is one of
the largest in the state, but haa
the greatest amount of non-tax
able land of any county in tha
state. The question was aub
it ted to the voters in 1010 and
and 1012, but was de-frate'd both
times. The plan submitted then
was to divide the county in two,
with Morristown and Mclaugh
lin as prospective county teats.
in our public schools, four fac*
tors are primarily involved. They
are the pupi', the loard of edu
cation, th^ teacher and the par
ent. 1 here has bee n a long-felt
war.t of closer cooperation with
the parent er fourth factor
the school board and the teacher.
Under the present organization
of the public school system, there
is little opportunity for the par
ent to express himself on school
politics. Therefeire this lack of
ceioperation and expression is be*
ing met in the school systems by
organizations called Parent
Teache rs' clubs or
As such an association has re*
cently been formed in the Lem
mon f' h&vi *ystem, theijuestioe,
naturally, arise s as to its possible
value. It will afford means of
studying tchool problems and
the methods of attacking them
it will permit tht* parent to con*
structivelv assist in the better
ment of the educational needs of
the community and it will culti
vate a stronger school spirit in
the home. The parent will be
come mucn better acquainted
with the teacher, and his child
will learn more of that which is
being done in the school. And,
finally, an individual of the com
mui.ity whether he be teacher*
school memUr, or citizen may
expre ss himatlf freely on scboe 1
Moreover, talks will be givtn
on hvgiene, n.edic 1 care, and
proper nutiition the child.
Hence, the- Parent-Teachers' as
sociation may beceune a dynamic
force in the educational advance
ment of the community. Let
every jerson interested in tho
schools aflord I imse lf of the op
portunities of these educational
D. A. Hayworth.
pense of the I^emmon Commer*
cial club and also have an oppor
tunity *o meet Mr. And rest®#
who will explain more fully the
advantages of the proposition.
Anyone who does not thoroughly
understand the proposition, is
requested to ask all the questions
they w ish ar they will be cheer*
fully answered.
"Be prepared when you come
to the mee ting to pledge your
self as to the amount of flax that
you intend to seed this year, and
also how much you wiil donate
and w moch you will sell if
the factory is built.
"Unless an adequate amount
is assured at this meeting the
matter will he dropped and noth
ing remains binding on either
the farmers or the club,"

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