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The Lemmon herald. (Lemmon, Perkins County, S.D.) 1912-1917, April 04, 1917, Image 1

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After more than a week of
siting the local company of
ational Guard has received ord
to entrain for a destination
hat is not given out. Their
.bable time of departure is Fri
ay morning on the Olympian,
he orders to move were receiv
here this afternoon and with
afew hours everything was in
tidiness for a hurried depart
re.
During the past week, the
embers of the company have
drilling several hours eacn
7 and therefore then new re
mits are in air shape ior drill
•rk.
Lieut. Hulihan is in command
Co. K during the absence of
aptain Phelps who is in the
'jth for the benefit of his
jlth.
Many l.'iilftt
Up to the present time four
oen men have answered the call
recruits and it is expected
sat a great many more will en
ist as soon as it is learned that
Company is to leave.
The Honor B«U
Robert E. ('ooper
Man-in C. Cramer
Luther E. Crockett
Joy Croninger
Meivin Green
Clarence Haekett
Clifford W. (ilazier
ko C. McKeever
Dick Patterson
James E. Stensland 1
Charles E. Wagar
John Weightmann
Henry Wyman
Eldon Morris
Parade Wednesday Evening
Ttiis evening the members of
•flipany K and the local fcand
araded through the Main street
the city. The band played
fcral selections and the Com-
:m'V
Was
put through some
ills. A great many compli
entary remarks could be heard
everv
hand for the appear-
rf
of Co. K.
Maintain Recruiting Office
Tta present plans of the war
^Partment is to maintain a re
•uiting office in this city for
time. 2nd Lieut. Rob't.
'•merger, Sergeant Vetter and
ivates Bunn and Burmeister
f»tr,pr-so
the recruiting
olaNatiM"
Will DiawLargjt Cnwd
Eie advance seat sale for the
lrt
of a Nation" indicates
record attendance will see
l'S ®ature St the Armory on
and Friday of this
e
ljf seata wag
gtartei
"rp of last week and
re
the end of the week, the
°nty
of the
better g—ta for
This Paper Reaches the Homes of
K ORDERS) TO ERTKHN
[OR UWWWN DESTINATION
he Officers and Men of the Local Company
Have Drilled Persistently While
Awaiting Orders to Move
TEEN NEW ERUSTMEIITS DURING PAST WEEK
Fire Totally Destroys
Columbia Elevator
On
Monday evening at 7:00 o'­
clock a dust explosion in the
Columbia elevator in this city
caused a fire that totally destroy
ed the elevator and its contents.
The loss is estimated at $15,000.
I Fay Potter who is manager of
the elevator was in the building
loading grain into the car at the
time of the explosion. He stated
to the Herald that he believed
I that the explosion was caused by
the lighted lantern which he was
using to see his way about while
finishing up the work. Mr. Pot
ter had just stepped out on the
platform of the elevator to look
into the car to see how the load
ing was progressing when a ter
rific explosion took place. The
noise could be heard all over the
city and pieces of the roof were
thrown for a distance of several
hundred feet. There were a
large number who were witness
es of the explosion but before
they could turn in an alarm the
entire structure was ablaze.
The fire department made rec
ord-time in getting to the scene
of the fire and devoted their ef
forts to drenching the Farmers'
elevator and the cold storage
building which adjoined the
Columbia elevator. For a time
it seemed as though the entire
row of buildings were doomed,
but the firemen put up a hard
fight and, in spite of the intense
heat, no other building was even
scorched.
It is expected that the com
pany will commence operations
in a short tune on the construc
tion of & [email protected] building.
Chautauqua Program
Will Be Best Ever
J. H. Rhode, the midget (6 ft.
6 in.) field manager for the Vas
ter Chautauqua System was in
the city Tuesday arranging dates
showing programs, and compTet
ing local arrangements incident
to this summer's Chautauqua.
Mr. Rhode asserts that this
vear's program is the strongest
one ever offered on the five day
circuit by the Vawter people.
After a survey of the attractions
to be presented here the commit
teemen were inclined to agree
with him.
The Chautauqua dates will be
July 4th to Sth. inclusive.
the Thursday night show w re
gone. Manager Fein, of the
Marcus, under whose auspices
the picture is shown in this city,
states that it is his opinion that
3000 people will attend ie
-Birth of a Nation" in Lemmon.
M. B. Scribner, manager of tlic
Star Theatre announced to the
Herald this week, that the Star
Theatre Co. will soon commence
the erection of a large new mod
ern theatre to replace the pres
ent picture show house on Main
street.
The plans of the building have
been selected ami a most beau
tiful theatre will be the result if
i their plans are carried out. A
very artistic front will be built,
of a type that is used in the high
er class theatres in the larger
cities. A large stage will also be
put in for the accomodation-of
the road shows.
The interior of the theatre will
be the most modern that can
had and no expense will be spar
ed in making the Star up-to-date
in every respect. The seating
capacity of the theatre will l»o
greatly increased and comfort
able opera chairs will replace the
chairs now in the theatre.
Among the big attractions that
the Star has booked for the near
future is the great feature, "(Civ
ilization."
Plan Telephone (o
Coal Springs
The telephone meeting at
Meadow Saturday to discuss the
plan of building about thirty
miles of line from Coal Springs
to Bison was attended by people
from all along the proposed line,
Fred Jennewein, president of
the Bison Telephone Company
and Chas. S. Reed, secretary, at
tended to outline the plan under
which this company was organiz
ed and to discuss ways and
means of raising funds w1
which to build and equip
line. The promotors of this
tension have raised nearly 1m
enough to complete the line w tri
thirty telephones and they are
confident that the balance of the
cost can be arranged for in a
short time. The estimated cost
was figured at $85 per mile and
they are asking subscriptions for
tock in the company in amounts
equal to the cost of one mile of
construction, sixty dollars of
which to be paid in cash and the
balance in labor. The plan pro
posed at this meeting was to
imild directly east from Bison to
Meadow and on east four miles,
then turning south. With this
line it will be possible for the
people in the Chance neighbor
hood to connect at a point be
tween Meadow and Bison, and
Two
THE LEMMON HERALD
"A FARMER GOVERNMENT
OF
liKMMOV, PERKINS 01 \TY, SOI TH IHKO'iv I l»\EST \V. \PRIL 4, 1017
Star Theatre to Build
Large New Show House
A FARMER STATE"
ocal Guard to Leave Friday
al-jo on a line from the north to
connect and save a number of
pole construction.Bis-
Indian Makes Good
Fanning Near Lemmon
Geo. Menz, an Indian who re
sides southwest of this city, was
in lemmon the latter part
last week and while here took
occasion to drop in at the Herald
office to pay his subscription.
Mr. Menz, while not a talkat
ive person, was induced to tell a
story of his experiences while in
the Herald office and, in the tell
ing nf the story, brought forth
some facts that „shmv that it is
possible to make good in this
country if you have sufficient
ambition and are not afraid of
work.
Eight years ago, Mr. Menz,
with a capital of $280 walked on
to his allotment of land and
started to build a home. Today
he drives to and from his farm
in a six cylinder Elgin car.
Last fall Mr. Menz exhibited
nine teen varieties of garden pro
loc,s at the Inter-State Fair and
was successful in winning nine
prizo.*. He got five firsts an four
-•conds.
In his
farming operations he
ry successful. Last year, with
hired help, he put in 22"
... res of crops. Of this acreage
15( acres were in flax, which
yielded 840 bushels. Mr. Wenz
sold part of the flax at $2.45 per
hushel and the balance at $2.05
Mr. Wenz has a good education
and he is a great reader. He
takes several good magazines and
good daily papers. He is also
very proud of the fact that he is
a full fledged citizen of the
United States and pays taxes the
same as
any
other man.
0. K. Fjetland Becomes
Sole Owner ol Herald
A deal was consummated tiie
fore part of this week whereby
O. K. Fjetland becomes sole own
er of the Herald plant, J. C. ami
Pauline B. Stoner disposing of
their interests. This deal has
been pending for some time and
it is with some satisfaction that
the Herald editor is now prepar
ed to announce a full proprietor
ship of the Herald.
rhe present owner
of the Her
ild has for the past two years
been lessee of the plant and ha^
nan full management, therefore
no changes will be made in the
policies of the paper. Every ef
fort will be made to keep the
Herald in the front rank of coun
ry publications.
Thousand Families Each Week
Will Attempt to Secure
Lower Potato Rates
The Lemmon Commercial Club
has for some time been investi
gating the proposition of secur
n« lower potato rates from this
city to eastern markets. At a
meeting of the Club on Monday
the proposition was again taken
up and it now appears as if the
question were neartng a solution.
A communication was read at ffte
meeting from A. .1, Branscom, of
Aberdeen, in which it was stated
that by bringing the matter be
ore the inter-state commerce
onimision it would in all prob
ability lie possible to secure a
reduction in rates.
Mr. Branscom will be at Lem
mon on Monday of next week to
give those interested a clear
view of his proposition and a
meeting will be held at the Com
mercial club rooms after the
noonday lunch
Representatives from the
Commercial Clubs and Booster
organizations from all the towns
between Mobridge and Marmart-h
will be invited to be present and
it is probable that through this
meeting a plan will be evolved
seen re a ri-'Miction of thr- rate-"!.
Wheat Makes New
Record Today
Chicago, Apni 4.- Two dollar
wheat became an actuality today
when the bread making cereal,
for delivery next month, sold at
that price at the opening of the
Hoard of Trade today.
This is the highest price ever
paid on a normal market. Iri
1864, this price was exceeded in
values expressed in the terms of
Officers and Members of Company K, 4th South Dakota Infantry, Lemmon, So. Dtk.
Cnr Ailomc f/fclinttf
r-.r
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day morning at 9:00 o'clock for
the purpose of organizing a Fed
eral Farm Loan association for
Adams county.
Attorney P. Garberg and
County Agent Laflin will be in
the city from Hettinger and de
liver addresses on the procedure
of organizing the loan association
and also the advantages to be
derived by such an organization.
The farmers of North Lemmon
and other townships in the east
ern part of Adams County are
urged to be present.
State Has Million and
Hall Balance On Hand
i K' 1 i A|*i i i
or s report for Man
1 lie 11 ennui
shows a
balance in all funds on March 31
of $1,559,978.
This is distribute) among the
various funds, those of principle
interest being general, $100,994
game, $59,000 motor vehicle,
$11,000 twine plant, $140,000
permanent school, $270,547 in
terest and income, common
school, $651,810.
The agricultural extension
money is in three funds as fol
lows: County supervision, $0,007
Smith-Lever, $1,7.'l8 county agri
cultural extension, $10,515.
The receipts of the department
of the secretary of state for
March were the heaviest ever re
ceived in any one month by IKat.
department, the receipts being
from corporation filings $2,204
notorial commissions $270 mis
cellaneous receipts, $282.75, and
for certified copies $.'174, a total
of $3,190.7*.
Perkins County School*
Meadow district No. 9, has Jet
a contract for a fine new, two
room consolidated school, to cost
$5000. These people tried out
the depreciated currency of those the central school idea with a
days, and "Old Hutch" manipu-jone room building, and their ar
ia ted the price so it reached $2,tion now signifies their satisfac
in one of his famous "corners", tion with the plan.
"hat price was maintained
-.!• a minute, however.
nt Mr. W. Spore, clerk of Bronson
District 42, in his report, men-
Present prices are said to rep- tions the plan of that district to
resent actual values. The ad-' build substantial fences and to
vance has been gradual since the set out trees around each of the
war in Europe began. Short 'fuee school houses. So far as
crops helped the advance aTong '.•• know Scotch Cap School is
ami this.season's crop damage re- the only one in the county hav
ports and the shutting off of the ing these needed improvements.
Argentina supply has helped, A They have a lovely grove start
few minutes after the opening ed that is kept cultivated and in
May sold at $2 01. It then '--old tip-top shape all the time,
at $1,991 and in a moment a'/,vn Comparison of our
at $2.
Farm Loan Ass'n.
star|dard
iOl AQfliUil UUUQiJ
rural
schools with the city schools,
thru the medium of the Cour
ts Standard Tests, indicate that
very few schools have reached
efficiency in the funda-
mental subjects. We shall insist
I more and more upon mastery of
A meeting u held in the {these before other activities are
Commercial Club rooms on Satur- 'engaged upon.

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