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Sept. 7,1918. Mr. Vincent C. Croal, Charles Clinton Croal, Deceased the surroundings encouraged writing. Have been having it Clinton Croal, as he was fam- pretty hard. I suppose that I was the best friend of Croal's in the Regiment We were constantly together. When he was made Intelligence iliary known, was a native of South Dakota and received his primary education in the schools of Wilmot and Sisseton, graduat ing from the latter's High School before he was 17 years old and in the meantime learned the print ing trade and got a good start in journalism, which he prized very highly, even in his late letters from France. He graduated from the College of Law at the South Dakota University before he was 20 years old and being too young to practice in his own right he spent a»year and a half in the law offices of Judge Batterton in Sisseton. He then accepted a po-! sition as Assistant Attorney to! Lieut. Croal was an extremely W. G. Porter, Gen. Solicitor for' modest young man, unassuming, the C. M. & St. P. Railway at Ab- quiet and reserved but his friend erdeen, where he was employed ship was highly prized by all who for four years, at the expiration' had the pleasure of his acquain of which he formed a law partner tance and his death creates a ship in Aberdeen with Frank' vacancy in the lives of many Sieh, of that city. Barely three which will never be filled, months of this partnership had Fitting memorial services were existed when these young pat- held at the St. Peter's Catholic riots heard the call of the First: Church Tuesday morning at nine Officers' Training Camp a British training school for of ficers he was assigned to Co. F., 2nd Bn. 28th U. S. Inf. and was also designated Intelligence Of ficer. He was on the Toul front with our American army during the early scrapping in and about Seichprey, but after the enemy had made the drive on March 21, his regiment was transferred to the west front and he preceded' did. We may not know quite as them to prepare for their billet-! much about Latin and prehis ting. They were back of the lines toric history as our friend but we at Cantigny, between Montdid- do know that had we been con ierand Amiens. The 28th was the nected in any way with the So pick of the then new American cialist party we would have with Army and at a designated time .drawn long ago. captured Cantigny, now known as It seems strange to a person the first real battle of the Ameri- with only a common knowledge can army in France. It was be- of things that a man with the gun on May 28th, and lasted till most perfect knowledge of all the 30th. In the rout of the things, who has never done any enemy with heavy losses a num-! thing except teach others, would der of our brave American not have discovered long before heroes fell, among whom was Lt. that the Socialist party had fall Charles C. Croal. He was official- I will say that Croal was one of the best liked officers in the Regiment, by his brother officers and by the men. You can tell all his friends in Aberdeen that "Shorty" lived and died like a man should and they took one of my best friends away in all the world. There are now only two officers of the original Bat tallion left—myself and the Ma jor. With my best regards to you and Croal's family, write me. Foster V. Brown, Jr. C. O. en ly reported missing in action on mans. May 28th, 1918, and now it is re ported that he was found on the outskirts of Cantigny on May 30th, 1918 through a letter 'from organization, with foreigners in one of his officer friends. control, so long. Letter of Lt. Foster V. Brown I While Socialism and the Non Jr. C. O. Co. F. 28th U. S. Inf.,' Partisan League may appear to dated Aug. 15,1918, and address- our ed to Vincent C. Croal, Sisseton,: we do know that the leaders of S. D. Received in Sisseton on Dear Sir I received your letter professor for many years, and of 7-29-18 today. I supposed that from which school you yourself G. Hq. had sent you an official have resigned. notification and presume that! It we do not understand Social they have by now. On the third ism as you infer, we are pleased day of the fight at Cantigny, to know that enough gray matter May 30, 1918, we found Croal's was passed onto us to make it body near the outskirts of Can-1 possible for us to choose and be tigny. He was killed instantly long to an American Political and was spared the pain of suf- Organization. fering. He died as he lived—a good soldier through and through—a man from the ground up. Officer he was still carried on our! Signed—H. M. Knight, Chair Company records. I have intended to write home for him for quite a while, but we have not been in a place where Company F. (0. K. F. V. Brown, Jr. Lieut.) at Ft.'o'clock, conducted by Father Snelling, entering the service of O'Haro, and were attended by Uncle Sam an May 15, 1917.'one of the greatest audiences They were commissioned Lieu- ever assembled at the church, tenants on Aug. 15, and after a attesting the love and esteem short visit home Clinton left for with which Clinton was held by France on Sept. 7, 1917, the trip 'his friends. across then consuming two weeks The sorrowing parents, broth on acount of the ziz-zag routes er and sister have the sincere then taken to avoid U-boats, sympathy of the community. After spending three months in'May they find condolence in the thot that their beloved son and brother died a hero in the service of his country. Did You Read The Epistle To Carlberg By At wood? --Atwdod? inference that-we do not understand Socialism is quite true and we have never had the pleasure of meeting anyone who into the hands of pro-Ger- It is strange indeed to find such a learned man would con tinue at the head of a political friend to be a mystery to us, tfhe Non Partisan League are graduates from the Socialist school of which yo uhave been W. F. Carlberg. Notice To Registrants Read your Questionnaires over carefully and answer all ques tions that you are able to before asking any Member of the Legal Advisory Board for Assistance. man, Legal Advisory Board, Rob erts County, South Dakota. Register your babies—Sept. 16 17 and 18 at the Library. FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN The executive committee con isists of eight members. The when you receive this letter CONTINUING THE COURANT SISSETON, SOUTH DAKOTA. SEPTEMBER 13, 1918. The executive committee with H. S. Morris as chairman is pre paring for the Fourth Liberty Loan Drive in Roberts County. This was a grand harvest, that alone is the biggest factor in the winning of the war. The farm ers have worked harder than they ever did before. Our govern ment set a fair price on wheat and nature did the rest. Now there is no prospect of Germany starving any one of the Allies. There is no prospect of her join ing in strength. What we must do is to continue to gain momen tum until our strength will crumble the German war mach ine. To do that this govern ment must have money and that is what the Roberts County Lib erty Loan Committee is out after right now. whole Liberty Loan Committee in Roberts County consists precinct or about of The day set for this drive is Sept. 28th. Roberts County went over the top in the Third Liberty I Loan Drive, one day before I to call out one hundred twenty township committee on the 30th. But we predict about three members from each 1 am still in the comfcrtabk 120 persons, The executive committee will try to put this loan over without chances for going back to Tent I the aid of the township commit- tee men in order to save man There are to be 360 new recruits power for threshing and ntoes- as green as the greenest to be at jsary farm work. It will be nsees- ftached to our company Tuesday jsary for every man and woman I $nd I am in too good a line to go to do his or her part. It will not.] and of :and patriotic duty to present .yourself to your nearest bank and buy a bond. You are enjoying the privileges of staying at home you must assume your share or the responsibility. 'card, it is your moral duty to|the Monthly Roster is just 128 sign same, mail it or go at once the time set. The letter and card will be sent in time for you to get your bond on or before the 28th and on the day of the 30th we will round up the slackers. We hope there will be none to round up. In case you do not respond to this letter it will be necessarv and nvn County who will neglect his div Executive Committee: H. S. Morris S. E. Oscarsen Carsten Eggan John Gumo W. F. Carlberg Carl J. Rice John A. Munro C. H. Lien month of August 1918 are: Office Aug. Total Sisseton $5598.51 $55034.87 Rosholt 5446.86 13583.53 Wilmot 1811.49 19055.89 Claire City 1795.75 4600.97 Victor 1579.63 2945.06 Corona 1024.67 8129.52 White Rock 993.04 5604.21 Summit 694.85 6964.26 Peever 630.30 3329.92 New Effington 434.00 "7761.85 Ortley 428.88 5222.48 Hammer 83.66 1108.51 Total sales $20521.64 133336.07 WEAKLY NEWS Camp Dodge, la., Sept. 1,1918 Hello Everybody:—I have not received a host of replies to the first edition of this nonsense sheet so I take it it has not both ered nyone very much and will chance another one. Hope I can bother you more this time. It is the end of a perfect day here at ijncle Sam's quarters. That is to say that we are all eatmg sand aild scratching it out of our shav ed heads and wishing we were where we are not. It has been very windy today and when it is windy Uncle Sam's Dust is on the move here. I will have to start ovcr -'.gain as this is too personal ni yon might know who I am writing to 'and that would not do at all. 1 think also that I shall increase the circulation this time as I fol lowed orders again and spoiled a lot more paper and 1 do not like to see it accumulate hero so :n using it up on you. War Savings and Thrift Stamps War Savings and Thrift Stamp sales in Roberts County for the^26 it if I had not worked until Respectfully submitted, J. P. Croal, Central Accounting Postmaster Sisseton, Dak. barracks and am hoping that I" .shall stay here a while I ho my City are far too good to suit me. inl° do for any one to lag. care of their service records and A letter will be sent to eve?/!insurance and allotment papers person we have a record of. andv|to exile with them and take suit me- 0ur Present company 'here as I know by hard labor on men I to your bank and arrange to buy well filled out and if we could the amount allotted to you. If per settle down to caring for them in chance some and the records are pretty you who are fin- civilized fashion I would soon be ancially able do. not receive awaking it fairly easy. As it is I letter of card, it is your mofa^6^6 mY services will be. needed here and My Jewish flunky book ed to exile. Oh that is alright for he is wishing me the same luck. You see, everyone for himself in the army and K. P. for us all. 1 am learning something new every day and one of the things I have learned is that these fellows are learning fast. They are no long er rookies and seem to be able al most to figure out when it is their turn to go on K. P. and if they think they are out of order they waste no time in informing the Co. ck. believe me, and if they get some work to do on Sun day they are sure they have done IC. P. at least six times this month. We draw a lot of our Sun- riol K. P's. from the birds who do keep there itheir in stop, or have not hair cut is not one person in Ro'iert".'Scant will have a full line up next etc. I think the ser- week but he had only six this 'week. I saw part of two numbers of one of the best chautauquas I ever saw this week. The Y. put it on in their auditorium and I sneaked off for two of the num bers. One evening there were seven talented young ladies en tertained us in royal fashion. Time goes rapidly in the army and it is hard to realize that it is September and I would not real- two a. m. this morning and again all forenoon today on my reports for August. I have had seven kinds of bawling out today and a lot of them for following orders so I should worry. I am beginning to look upon bawlings out as a mark of recognition from super iors. I have been called to head quarters several times to prove false statements I made and then get busy and correct them. It is a great life tho and I think my chances for learning a little of how my Uncle Sam does busi ness are good indeed. Still lots of paper here and it is not my bed time yet so you are still out of luck. Is the war still going on? I have not had time to read the papers since I came here and you don't hear anyone telling how to end the war or what they would do if they were in charge of things, so you see I am at sea as to what is going on. I am glad to hear that crops are good in that country. That is rather vague of course as you do not know how wide the circula tion of this worthless sheet is go ing to be. But I am glad of the fact never the less. I always felt that I should be a member of a school teachers un ion and now I know it for the or der came out that all union men could be excused tomorrow for the labor day celebration in Des Moines. I think some of the fel lows will go and if they do I will wager a penny if that is not bet ting, that they march farther than they would have done if they had stayed here. Every day is labor day in the army and es pecially in the orderly room so I think things will run much as us ual. I hope to sec you all very soon as I think I shall get a nine months furlough to teach ye kids in Deestrict Noomber it. Aye tank dis var should be fought but aye tink ve should ch our kids and thresh OIK beans any how. Dat is vat all de fellows tink for all I doo is write furlough applications and disapprovals, tho once in a while a fellow is able to persuade Uncle Sam's chosen that he is feeding a large part of the world and ha gefs home to put up his hay, shock the grain, thresh it, plow the land and sell his stock in ten days. One guy sent in an application for-ejae fellow here. in the Co., pose of a wholesale grocery busi ness and settle up a thousand dol lars worth of debts. It sounds fishy but if he gets it I will con gratulate him of course for he won't be bluffling a darned bit more than I did on this game eye of mine the other day when 1 made it read for the first time in my life. Well, some of the guys are al ready doing "squads right" in their sleep and I can see that you are all bored with this stuff so I will quit and never trouble you again till next time. Fraternally, greviously and irrellevantly yours, Jim. Cpl. James L. Oliver Co. 40, 10th Bn 163 Dep. Brig. Camp Dodge Iowa. This is Your Chance The Ni/6 NE 14 Section 16, T. 128, E. R. 48 W. 5th Meridian, 80, acres of the best Roberts County Mrs. Myron Doud arrived in Sisseton Wednesday from Man hatten, Kansas., where she has been employed in a bank for the past several months. cepted a position in National Bank. asicing for an Agr. f^Tr. to dte- Health of the Child is the Poorer Education and Service Plan to attend the Northern Normal and Industrial School and prepare for the unusual op-1 About fifty of the young peo portunities of the future which iPle of Sisseton drove out to the have been created by the war. Ernester home Sunday evening Splendid new dormitory, Lincoln Hall, with rooms at low rates. Expenses moderate. Registra tion days for Fall Term postpon ed to September 30th and October 1st. For bulletins ad- dress the President, Aberdeen, I ivory manicure set as a token of South Dakota. the esteem in which she is held. She left on the Wednesday even ing train for Colorado Springs, to take up nursing. Her many friends wish her success in her NO. 13 Is This the Time to Fuss About Babies A wonderful program for the Children's year has recently been presented to the patriotic wo men of the United States by Dr. Jessica Peixotto, Executive chair man of the Department of Child Welfare of the Council of Nation al Defense and Miss Julia Lath rop, Chief of the Children's Bu reau of the Department of Labor. This effort has the personal en dorsement of President Wilson. Every year 300,000 children under five die within the United States. I nNew Zealand, one baby out of 20 dies, in the United States, one baby in ten. Authori ties agree that half these deaths are easily preventable. We have a grat campaign a head of us in the saving of 100-, 000 children in this country dur ing this Children's year, which began April 6th one year from the day the United States de clared war. South Dakota's quo ta of lives to be saved is 691. Fig ures can be produced to show that the death rate of country districts is greater than in the cities. So this is largely a rural problem and one which should greatly interest South Dakota. England and France have real ized that work for better child ren is vital war work for the fu ture of our nation depends upon the coming generation, and Eng land has proved the value of what she has done by bringing down her baby death rate to the lowest point ih her history. So, weigh your children for Uncle Sam, let us not be slackers We ask that the protection of all our children be increased ih every possible manner for "The of the Nation." For this pur pose the Child Welfare Commit tee of the National Council of Defense have prepared plans for weighing and measuring all child ren under school age and ask the hearty co-operation of all Ameri can citizens. Give your children an equal chance with your neighbors'. On Monday Sept. 16—From 9 a. m. to 12 a. m.—From 1 p. m. to 5 p. m.— at the Liberary—the Second Ward. On Tuesday Sept. 17—from 9 a. m. to 12 a. m.—from 1. p. m. to 5 p. m.—at the Library —the First Ward On Wed. Sept. 18th—from A a. m. to 12 a. m.—from 1 p. m. to 5 p. m.—the Third Ward—Libr ary. County Chairman Child Wel fare, National Council of De fense. and delightfully surprised Miss Elnora. Singing and games fur nished the amusement, after which a dainty lunch was serv ed. The guests left at a late hour leaving Miss Ernester a beautiful n°ble work. land. Adjoins the L. E. Mattesen I and Hardwick properties, Ros-1 A. deal was completed Monday holt district. Make an offer. Will! whereby Wm. Miller became the make easy terms. M. H. Hare, Palo Alto, California. She has ac the Citizen's Äff.. owner of the A. L. Porter farm in Bossco township. Mr. Porter takes the Miller residence in this city on the deal. Col. Rath was chief engineer and put over a good deal for both parties. Wanted—to buy a good duck dog, broke. Inquire of Markel at Benson Produde Co.