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.:v" If) i IT J. ""J* s- '•f 4 u A -i rr-riHi'' 'PIERRE .• MANY ROADS IN COURSE OF CONSTRUCTION Never before in the history of the west river country has so much road work been under way as .this season. A number of for ces arc at work, and they all seem to be tending in the same direc tion—better roads for this part 'of the country in the near future. Haakon county commissioners with road supervisor E. O. Roush are busy with many plans. Recent conferences with the state high way coMHiiissfoiicr have been heitf and announcements of consider able importance to the people of the county will be made in the near future. The Jackson county commission ers are in the game too. In fact they have been in the game a long while, that county having purchas ed one of the first up-to-date grad ing outfits unloaded in the western part of the state. They have em ployed a civil engineer from Rapid City, who is taking up his resi dence at Kadoka and will give his whole attention to the problems of road building in that county. He spent a large portion of last week going over the county with the commissioners laying out highways upon which the county will recieve state and federal aid. It should be remembered that local road building in these count ies of western South Dakota gets a great impetus from the legisla tion adopted several years ago,but 'which has laid dormant during the period of the war. The federal government is giving us and other like communities great sums of money to further the gospel of good roads. State legislation by the last leg islature also helps. The state laws v ,j- BED BOOM SUITS OP CHARMING BEAUTY 't Bed $30.00 v~'. Coming~"The Heart pf THE created the state highway commis sion and puts all highways, in ef fect, under a state system of sup ervision. Hereafter there will be some end and aim to the work of road building in Haakon county md other counties of the state. The lone farmer or ttvo ordered out with their hoes and a road scraper by the township road over seer to work out road tax is a thing of the past. The little piles of dirt that they left along the highways here and there are the symbol of a day that has gone. And, of course, the automobile has uone its share in bringing a program for good roads. The peo ple both in town and in the conn-* try, mean to have automobiles. And they must have roads to oper ate them on. Rapid City Man Elected Bankers President Harry Wentzy, President of the Security Savings Bank of Rapid City and a chain -of other banks in the Black Hills was unanimous ly elected President of the South Dakota Bankers Association at the convention held in Mitchell on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. Mr. Wentzy was elected Vice-President of the association last year and his election to the higher office this year is a compli ment to his standing with the banking fraternity of the state. Harry Wentzy was a former newspaper man. Like Leedom, Hearst and others he made a great deal of money, and went in to the banking business. Serious ly Harry Wentzy is a livewire plus. Many friends in Haakon county will congratulate him upon his election, and will likewise congra tulate the bankers upon the wis dom of their choice. Dresser (liiffonir $30.00 Dressing Table ................. $28.50 -o- -4- w Our Line of Colonial Princess Dressers is the finest selection we ever showed Juices $28.00 and up. .. -c -0- -0 KUfi^v-4 have selected those personally and assure you a rare treat if you will ,, call and s£e thenu Prices $4.00 and up, -O- -0- Fine Line of— CHINA CLOSETS and BUFFETS Quartered Oak and Fumed. s Vol." 12. No. £4 Philip, Haakon County, South Dakota, Thursday, June 26, 1919 tS i y •.% y $ "'v V' K •V 'H '"V -'i "s •," V Official County Newspaper a LINCOLN SA1I:— "The face of an old friend is like a ray of iWishine through dark jmd gloomy clouds" YOUR bank book, the record fif your road to inde pendence and the fruit of your daily toil, is a friend you can always count on in times of need, no mat ter how suddenly they may* come. The worth of Such a friend is measured in dollars and cents, it is true, but your struggle for financial safety is so in timately associated with this worn and thumbed little book that it comes to mean far more to you than mere coin of realm. It 'Moans libei-ty! A bank pass-book, bearing print of the Bank of Philip can fee just such a close, good fviend to you. Why not apply for one tomorrow. Five per Cent on Time Deposits. Checking Accounts Solicited. DEPOSIT BOXES A N K O I I CAPITAL $10,000.00 imtiMiica HOME FURNISHINGS NEVER HAS A FURNITURE EXHIBIT OFFERED SUCH A CHOICE OF QUALITY FURNITURE BE SURE TO SEE THE COMPLETE DISPLAY IN OUR SHOW •A,," BOOMS AT PHILIP SO. IAK. tlVi* 'j.*' Dining Room Furniture ... Round top pedestal tobies at DINNING ROOM CHAIRS CSS $20.00-fumed. .• ^ipd |c|f j^destol tables, 48 in top Twelve Different Styles to select from -fca'iwt'J $28.00—fumeC Pf.- -A: & ,. •*,£ *r .•?•* -a7*r:»'rTv~-.!f'r' t'' TR i i SPECIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE NEXT WINTER The governor has made it plain to the advocates of woman suf frage that he will call a special session of the legislature the first week in January next. At that time there will be other matters of state importance to come up. The reports of the committees on hydro-electric plant, cement plant and other state industries will b£ ready for consideration. This will furnish plenty of opportunity for legislative consideration. In this connection the Pioneer hastens to remind its readers that various county and state proposal meetings under the new, revised Richard's Primary Law will be held this fall. The heavens will be full of political lightning rods by January 1st. Consequently that'special session of the legisla ture in Pierre next January is apt to be some session. It will not on^ ly adopt the amendment to the national constitution granting the right of suffrage %o women and build a few cement plants, but it can be counted upon to do several other things. If any Haakon coun ty citizen has political microbes in his blood, it might be well for him to arrange for reservations at the St. Charles now. School Board and Cities Must Publish Proceedings •One of the laws passed by the last session pf legislature and goes into effect on the first of July, is that providing for the publication of the proceedings of the city and independent school districts. The regular business as transacted by the board ttyust be published in the. same manner as the county com missioner proceedings, and must if** I I $1.50 and up -,1 .• ,• •*r n ,f S 4.: -V, 5- s? IVORY BED ROOM SUITS Bed Dresses «*,«»••••»*• Chift'onlr Dressing Table $30.00 —0— •. REMEMBER OUR— Silk Floss Mattress Our line of Library Tables and Book Cases is very large and goo(L $12.50 and up, .. %•**/. i You must see our line of BEDS *ieft BEDDING to appreciate it ~|5.00 and ,4 *x. Watchfor -v Date v-5*r be paid for at the same rate as «r charged for the proceedings of th®' county board. This new law will interest ind&> pendent school boards and othefli in Haakon county. The first of July is near at hand, and, altftft we are as bashful as a June brid# about the matter, we feel that w» must remind our readers that th» Pioneer is a legal newspaper and that it makes us very happy to publish the proceedings of the in dependent School boards and cit ies. This is as much as our mod- esty will permit us to say at thfe, time. McMahon Resigns as Postmaster. The following item clipped from the Rapid City Guide will be of interest to our readers. "Postmaster Hugh McMahon of Philip was in the city Wednesday and Thursday having come up to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Reddick, of Hermosa. H» as resigned the postmastership at Philip, the resignation to be effec tive as soon as his successor is ap pointed and qualifies. Hugh ha* made a very good postmaster and has held down the office about silt years. He was re-appointed early, this year." We vote with the Guide in say« ing that McMahon has made a good postmaster. We know w« never asked him to lick a postage stairip for us that he did not do ifc courteously and effectively. But he has other business interest*, and has earned an easier job that), being postmaster at Philip. Announcement comes frott Washington that a civil service ex amination will be held in the near future, open to all comers, for th» purpose of filling the vacahcy crea ted l)v Mr. McMahon's resignation. V''1 :S I 4 4 V i• iK I jA m~ .'3 r* fl -'"n *JE s 4 \v •, v & &• a. A jl i ?|f i .V 1 $1.56 Per Ye*r y i 3 w 4 mm $35.00 $35.00 0* +*4f** it Sj. &6M Liberty Felt Mattress at $15. Way Sagless Springs at $6, $8 & $I& Guaranteed for 25 years. jiM—0— -O- I rs w vs^:.