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—nominated for congress in the Sec
ond district tor his enlistment as a soldier for his country in defense ot the nation and ot our flag. We present to the voters at the next general election candidates who are supremely pro-American and men who will give their all for the most vigorous prosecution ot the war, Agriculture and agricultural pur suits constitute the chief industry and resources ot the state of South Dakota and the republican party now as in the past favors any legislation and all measures that will protect and promote the farming interests and give to the farmers a just price for his products and a fair return for his in vestment and labor. The republican •arty heartily favors farmers' organ izations that are created for the pur pose ot bettering the farming condi tion of the state. We believe that the intelligence and men of high ideals with a vision ot the country's mission and with a knowl edge ot affairs nd experience com men surate with their responsibilities. Every man on the republican ticket is a man of clean record and preemin ent ability and Justly worthy ot elec tion to the office to which he as pires. the wisdom ot the farmers ot this state ia ample ade quate to create and ofllcer their own organizations but we deplore the at tempt on the part of outsiders to or ganize any class against another class within this state and we deplore the tact that men who are disloyal to our government and who are not in heart friendly to this state and the farming interests ot this state have sought to organize the farmers ot the state for their own personal gains and for their own political aggrandize ment. The legislature of the state of South Dakota under republican ad ministration has had a majority ot its members from the farmers for many years past. The last legislature was strongly republican and composed ot 80 per cent engaged in farming and stockraising. We point with pride to the result of their accomplishments in legislative matters and pledge to the farmers and stock raisers of this state the continued support of our party. We challenge comparison with any state in the union. Remember to see Lepler about your eyes. In Sisseton Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, at Hotel. The Federal Trade Commission in its recent report on war profits, stated that the five large meat packers have been profiteering! and that they have a monopoly of the market. These conslusions, if fair and just, are matters of serious concern not only to those engaged in the meat packing business but to every other citizen in our country. The figures given on profits are misleading ann the statement that the packers have a monopoly is unsupported by the facts. The packers mentioned in the report stand ready to prove their profits reasonable and necessary. The packers mentioned in the report stand ready to prove their -profits reasonable and necessary The meat business is one of the largest American industries. Any citizen who would familiarize himself with its details must be pre pared for large totals The report states that the aggregate profits of four large packers were $11!),000,000 for the three war years. This sum is compared with $19,000,000 as the average annual pro fit for the three years before the war, making it appear that the war profit was $121.000,000 greater than the pre-war profit. Thi« compares a three-year profit with a one-year profit—a mani festly unfair method of comparison. It is not only misleading/ but the Federal Trade Commission apparently has made a mistake in the figures themselves. The aggregate three-year profit of $140,000,000 was earned on sale of over four and a half billion dollars. It means about three cents on each dollar of sales_or a mere fraction of a cent per pound of product. Packers' profits are a negligible factor in prices of live stock and meats. No other large business is conducted upon such small margins of profit. furthermore- and this is very important—only a small portion of this profit has been paid in dividends. The balance has been put back into the businesses. It had to be, as you realize when you consider the problems the packers have had to solve-and solve quickly-during these war years. To conduct this business in war times, with higher costs and the necessity of paying two or three times the former prices for live stock, has required the use of two or three times the ordinary amount of working capital. The additional profit makes only a BE NOT DECEIVED To base your actions and to make your plans on the SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD presumption No one that the present war will be over either this year, or next, will not be wise. Every one should prepare for a long contest. who is in position to form intelligent opinions is giving ex pression to the thought that peace is near. By action ot congress, prepara tions are being made to send any where from two to five million Uni ted States soldiers to Frnce. This does not look as if those in authority thought there was any hope that peace was near. Before there can be a satisfactory peace a peace that will give assurance that the world is again to be a decent place in which to live, the German empire must be shorn of its power to destroy. The Hun must be punished for all the atrocities committed, else there will be no as surance of a permanent peace. The war must be won by the help of the United States. In tact, the greater part of the burden must of necessity hereafter fall upon our country. This means that not alone will all the men necessary by drafted, but contribu tions from the wealth of all will be required. If the needed money is not given voluntarily in purchasing Lib erty loan it will bonds and War stamps then be raised by levying taxes. It will require real sacrifices before the war is ended and it behooves every one to understnd once and for all time, that every individual must do his full share voluntarily if he will it not, then he must by compulsion be forced to do his duty. War is an awful thing but peace with dishonor would be worse than long-continued war fare.—Ex. At the Big Coulie Indian church last Sunday evening a collection was taken for the benefit of the Red Cross amounting to $22.14. Membership tees were also collected to the amoui.t (of $3.00, making a total of $25.14 from this source. The Indians in this part of the reservation are ccr tainly helping the Red Cross all they can Somebody hanged one of the citizens of Wilmot in effigy sometime Monday night to a tree in front of the Maly building on main street, be cause he refused to buy war saving stamps last Friday, during the drive, Judging by the talk it won't be done again—in effigy.—Wilmot Enterprise the Packers Profiteers? Plain Facts About the Meat Business AN EVE FOR AN EVE An eye for an eye and an ear for an '.-ei is the way Asa Sweetcorn in terprets the law. Some years go Solo mor. Hisgun nd Asa battled for the cr.ampionship in the r^ugh and tum hl *-scratch and bite fashion ot tbe rcrt^. In the contest Asa lost an ear by reason of the long sharp teeth ot Solo men and his beauty was sadly marred wl.ic'n rankled In his savage bosom ana he longed for the time when he might try his teeth on Solomon. Solomon displayed tin wisdom uf lr:: namesake in steering clear of ASH to- a long time, but las,. Saturday nif ln Asa got his chance and with the assistance of Paul Win worked his will ot Hisgun and left what they thot was a bloody corpse on the battle field. How ever, Solomon still had a ccuplc of kicks left in him in spilt of much lemon extract, and managed to cra"'l to the Gilbert ho:v, on the scuth side of town ami wcuvrd iv.edkal aid. He isin a fair way to re cover but is badly beaten up and ha.', several ribs broken His assailants rob be.l !.'» of $6.60 and ne says that he t',i! he became uncoils1.ovs he heard thorn say. "Let's kill him so lie can't fair return on this, and as has been stated, the larger portion of the profits earned has been used to finance huge stocks of goods and to provide additions and improvements made necessary by the enormous demands of our army and navy and the Allies. If you are a business man you will appreciate the significance of these facts. If you are unacquainted with business, talk this matter over with some business acquaintance-witb your banker say-and ask him to compare profits of the packing industry with those of any other large industry at the present time. No evidence is offered by the Federal Trade Commission in sup port of the statement that the large packers have a monopoly. The Commission's own report shows the large number and importance of other packers. The packers mentioned in the statement stand ready to prove to any fair minded person that they are in keen competition with each other, and that they have no power to manipulate prices. If this were not true they would not dare to make this positive statement. Furthermore, government figures show that the five large packers mentioned in the report account for only about one-third of the meat business of the country. They wish it were possible to interest you in the details of their business. Of how, orinstance, they can sell dressed beef for less than the cost of the live animal, owing to utilization of by-products and of the wonderful story of the methods of distribution through out this broad land, as well as in other countries. The five packers mentioned feel justified in co-operating with each other to the extent of .together presenting this public statement. They have been able to do a big job for your government in its time of need they have met all war time demands promptly and completely and they are willing to trust their case to the fairmind edness of the American people with the facts before them. Armour and Company Cudahy Packing Co. Morris & Company Swift & Company Wilson & Company go tc France." Papers have been issued for the »P» prehension of Asa and his helper and it the State gets them they will be safe tor some time from Vehlen Advance. His'jun.— A cablegram was received by Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Wetherbee of Fair- mount, Saturday evening telling them of the death ot their son, Benl. He was one ot the Fairmount boye that enlisted in the Navy about year ago with Itha Oilman, and has been on the U. S. S. New York with him ever since. His death is a sad blow to Fairmount and vicinity, he having been born and raised there.—Effing ton Record. In addressing letters to soldiers in France the word American should not be abbreviated, but spelled out in full as the Austrailian forces have practically the same abbreviation. The warden of the state penitenti ary has purchased one hundred thous and pounds of twine from the Wis consin state penitentiary to fill orders for this state.