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SISSCTON WEEKLY STANDARD
By Walter L. Johnson Subscription $1.50 Per Year. Official Paper of County and City Ten million invn will in subject to draft for war of which NO, Ev will South Dakota. he from The Sisseton citizen who is looking fur investments or looking for places to buy goo,Is for Iiis daily wants, will lind good opportunities right here at home. Congress will fail in one important duty if it fails to rid the nation of food specu lators. The people are will ing to bear the burdens of Avar, but they will not stand for being held up by food sharks and gamblers. While so many of the "big'' men af the nation have "lost their heads" it, is important that the "common people" maintain their balance. These are times for coolnes, careful thought, and a keen realiz ation of the far-reaching mag nitude of the situation, hut there is no occassion for hy steria or panic. Some people seem to think that the American people are not awake, simply because the)' du not jump up and down and tear their hair and run around in circles. This is a pastime that the Ameri can people are content to let, their congressmen do for them. But they are over, doing the job at present. Sioux Kails Argus Leader: The American people are willing to dig and dig deeply into their pockets to finance son why congress should grow hysterical over the matter of taxation. No doubt by the time the whole country is heard from, a few congress men will lind out that if con gress is crazy the country is not. I Seme people seem to think that it will be a disgrace to be drafted, and that it will bo far more honorable to vol unteer. Nothing could be farther from the spirit of the draft measure. The great groat purpose of the draft is to keep those patriotic men out of the army, whoso ser vices are needed in food pro duction, manufacturing lines and other sustaining indus- »us war as lighting in trench es. England lost many ex pert munition workers, skill farm hands, and other men needed to supply the armies thru the volunteer system. »And we are proflt ing by her mistake. The draft system is intended to ßut every man where he be ibngä. The volunteer system is vierj fine as far as getting fighting men is concerned, g. :lMlt:ilhe present war is more dun a war of soldiers. It is War of production. Raising .,J' (he armies of saldiere—who r:ire willing and ready to fight for their country— the easiest prob iojT nation engaged in has to deal with, ÜS Mm I lie "men is in the Held and there is every reason to believe that there will be big surplus of food for supplying the needs of our comrades across the Atlantic. The volunteers are not the only heroes—-it sometimes re quires more courage and hero ism to remain at home. The fathers and mothers—some of them even alien horn who are offering their boys in de fense of their country are among the lir-t and the mothers and fathers who bid their boys good-bye with an aching heart but smiling face, -l-emmon Herald. Postmaster (ieneral Burle son has announced the terri tory to which it will be un lawful to mail letters, post cards or publications contain ing liquor advertising, under the so-called lleed amend ment, after.July I. The stat es included number'21, among which is South Dakota. Hence the booze circulars so freely distributed in this state for years bv twin city liquor dealers will disappear after July 1, and all newspapers must cut out the liquor ads from their editions for South Dakota distribution. The greatest argument to prove that it pays to adver tise is the fact that all the so cieties and welfare leagues or- the war, but they see no rea- jganizwl to assist in the war rush to the country newspa per as the best and quickest means to get their views and plans before the people. It is a straight-out admission on the part of persons connected with these organizations that country newspaper advertis ing is the best and most effec tive yet they have many among their number who in ordinary business matters aie not willing to admit this to he a fact.— Browns Valley Tri bune. Flour has now reached the highest price ever known anil it seems to be going higher. The great bulk of the wheat in this country is now in the hands of the speculators, who tries, which are just as im- are rapidly pushing up the portnnt factors in this tremend price to a point where it is getting almost prohibitive for poor people to buy enough Hour to furnish bread for their families. It is true enough that there is a scarcity of wheat in this country, and according to government re ports the crop now in the ground will hardly be up to a normal, but people in order to exist must have a certain amount of bread, and in a war crisis like that which now confronts us, it should be the duty of the government to step in and fix a maximum price for wheat and Hour. The present large wheat pric es are not being paid to the farmers who have produced it, for the reason that most of the wheat has passed out of their hiVnds, hut it is going' "Wo are appalled at. a two billion dollar war fund." writes a correspondent, 'hut think nothing of an annual Irink and smoke bill of three billion ami a half." There's something to put inj The only way to l, ev,U, I your pipe ami smoke. possible shortage of fuel (hiring 80! i'tho coming winter is to act to the «speculators, and the! government should call a halt. Ex. fFuel Shortage Threatened I incle Sam's grand army of "=iite,ily now. Those who have studied the situation, with the1 possibilities of a heavy strain on transportation facilities later in! the season, 11 rue that every community should lie aroused and organized so that everyone! may do Iiis bit by ordering next winters wood or uoal supply now. By ordering now and agreeing to accept and pay for a certain part of his fuel supply each month until December I, each may do much to prevent trouble later. Such a plan gen erally adopted through organized effort would enable dealers to know what to expect, how to order and how to finance their purchases. The best plan, it is suggested by those who have studied con ditions, is community organiza tion. so that every person may have a chance to order and give the fuel dealers exact inform ation as to the needs. For Relief of Worthy Widows Continuing his guod work in behalf of soldiers and widows of the Civil War, Congressman Harry H. Pratt of New York has presented a bill granting a pen sion of S-5 per month to every widow who was the wife of a sol dier or sailor during the war and who has reached the age of 80 years. This is an increuse of $5 over the act of September H, 1916 which allowed §20 to widows who had reached the age of 70 but did not require that they should have been the soldiers wife during the war. From re ports that have come to him Mr. Pratt believes that his measure will reach many old ladies who aet at present put on the same plant- with much less worthy cases under the law of last year. Judge Butterton and S. K. Olderg of Sisseton were transact ing business here on Monday. The Judge tells us that Roberts County is also sending her quota of volunteers in response to the country's call. Among them mentions V. C. Croat, son of the well known P. Croat who is in camp at Fort Snelling Wyllis K. Morris who is at Fort Sheri dan and Verne Wohleter who has passed but as yet has not been called.—Vebleri Advance. Bring Him Back Again To Me Do you hear our nation calling? And they'll go o'er land and sea To tight—for dear old "Glory" "Glory" the emblem of our unity. Fathers, Husbands, Sweethearts, Brothers, It makes no difference, you'll agree: But from our hearts this prayer is calling Bring him back again to me! But when thev go aud tight for glory What about Old Glory home? How their hearts will ache and grieve them, How they'll miss him when he's gone. And from our reverent hearts xvill linger That fondest prayer for thee, Father—Oh our Heavenly Father Bring him back again to me! And after that grim battle's end ed, Aud Old Glory reigns supreme Then their march will be for home, dear, "Home," the emblem of their dream. And will they all come back to greet us? Or will some dear old heart be grieved* Can we thank onr Heavenly Father? Yes! they brought him back to me. —Ruby M. Lewis, THE SISSETON WKKKLY STANDARD. .1 no. S. 8 wan son failed to pass the final physical examination at the officers training camp aud 1 returned home Tuesday evening It was a sad disappointment to John as his previous examinations passed him A 1 and his muner ous friends sympathize with him I but are also pleased to know that as be may not go into service he will be with us again, all join in however, is not final and he may a little later on realize his great ambition of military service for Uncle Sam, and was give.i en couragement by the mayor in this respect.—Rosholt Review. Weather conditions during the past three weeks have been all that could be desired and farm ers have made the most of the opportunity to rush the seed in to the ground. In the territory to Sisseton the sowing of small grain is finished and much of the seeded grain is up and looking fine. Corn planting, is now in full swing with the soil in the Announcement! There will be an Im portant and Interest ing Announcement in this space next week. DON'T MISS IT! finest possible condition. With the exception of wet spots the crop outlook in Roberts county at the present time is very en couraging. The season is a little late but grain has an even start with all other vegetation and with favorable weather from now on should mature but little if any later than usual. A fine rain Sunday evening is making everything hum now. The Late Oil News Just as the men got the big drill going again and were con gratulating themselves on mak ing some progress, then comes another upheaval, tilling the hole about eighty feet, thus causing another delay. But this, while it is discouraging in that it hin ders the progress, is a mighty good sign of something beneath that is causing this terrible pres sure, and what can it be but oil and gas? They are busy clean ing out the hole and will push on down and find out what it is just Mead Garage Co. Sisseton, South Dakota as soon as possible. The oil prospect is a good one for South Shore'as it puts us on the map r.nd people with money are looking our way. We have the partial assurance that a real live up-to-date clothing firm will establish a store here within the next two weeks. We are also in correspondence with a business firm back east who wonld like to establish a large department store in just such a town as South Shore will be when the oil gets to spouting. They would bring capital of a quarter of a million and they won't be the only ones either. Let us talk oil, drink oil and dream oil and stand up for the South Shore Oil & Gas Co.—South Shore Re publican. Mrs. C. B. Bailley was called to Graceville the first of the week, to visit her brother-in-law, T. K. Norton of Collis who was injured by the fall of a man-lift in an elevator he was inspecting at Beardsley. The mishap oc* 1 111, curred when the man had gotten up nearly to the top, the cable breaking and the elevator which had no protecting apparatus, came down nearly fifty feet. Mr. Noi'ton, in attempting to stay his fall ttrabbed a rope and with his other injuries the tlesh was burned from his hands. His in juries were of a serious kind but it is now believed that they will not prove fatal.—Mil bank Herald Will Trap of Milbank has re ceived a cablegram from Eng land stating that his nephew, J. E. Ferry, formerly ot Milbank, had been killed in action in France. He left foui1 years ago for Canada to hold down a claim and enlisted in the Canadian in fantr.v a year ago. Last fall he was shot in the head but recov ered and returned to the trench es. Mr. Ferry is a brother of Earl Ferry west of Milbank and a neohew of Will and Herman Trapp, Mrs. Berkner and Mrs. Fred Cook of that city.