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Sisseton Planning
Big Celebration
July 4th and 5th
Aeroplane Flights, Military
Sports, Bands, Ball Games,
Parade, Everything Special
and Spectacular.
Sisseton is making arrange
ments for a big two days cele
bration July 4th and 5th and
preparations are nearing com
One of the big free attractions
planned is an aeroplane flight.
The committee is corresponding
with the Curtis people to ar
range for a machine and Lieut.
Selmer Rask to make the flight.
Lieut. Rask is a Sisseton boy and
one of the best airmen in the
United States.
The regular old. time 4th of
July celebration will be given in
part, but something new in the
line of amusements will be fur
Bands, dances, baseball games
and a grand parade of the Rob
erts County Soldiers, floats, fra
ternal organizations, etc.. Every
thing will be absolutely free to
the soldier boys and a special in
vitation is extended to all the
Roberts County boys who have
been in service to come to Sisse
ton for these two days.
As a special feature a mili
tary program has been arrang
ed consisting of all kinds of mili
tary maneauvers and contests
and all men who have been in
the service can participate.
The committees are planning
on having something doing
-every minute of the day. Watch
the papers for information and
make plans to attend this rous
ing celebration.
Miss Myrtle Malm, daughter
of Mr- ancLMrs. S. H. Malm, who
live oH*their farm wed of here,
returneMo hgr hqne week^f
from Camp Grant, Where she has
been in theJJ.TS. service/or more
lieved from duty. The young wo
.men of the country did their part
in a splendid way to help win the
war, and are entitled to much
praise. Miss Malm, with her pa
rents was in Browns Valley on
Decoration Day, and she would
have marched with the other
world war veterans if they had
arrived before the parade start
ed.— Browns Valley Tribune.
""McCoy Special" Makes Showing
The "McCoy Special" the high
powered racing car designed and
built by Messrs McCoy and A. S.
Halls, both of this city and enter
ed in the 500-mile race at the In
dianapolis Speedway on May 31.
was compelled to withdraw from
the race after going the first one
hundred miles at an average
speed of 82 miles per hour, as a
result of a broken oil pipe.
However the Journal consid
ers that the "McCoy Special"
made a most wonderful showing
when one considers that this car
was designed and built here dur
ing the past winter and spring
and was not completed until the
fore part of May. It was ship
ped to Indianoplis without any
real test and there tried out.
During the tryout an accident
was sustained which tore out the
transmission case and sprung
the crank shaft. Mr. Halls, left
here with a new crankshaft, bal
ance wheel, etc., taken from a
second motor of the same pattern
which they had built, arriving at
the Speedway on Monday, befor*
the race. By working day and
night Messrs McCoy and Halls
succeeded in making the neces
sary changes just in time to
make the final test for qualify
ing the last hour of the last day.
There were forty-three entries
for the race, every well-known
racing driver in the world being
included in the list. There were
entered the speedist cars in the
world—the prides of four nations
France, Italy, England and Am
erica and the race developed in
to a contest between nations.
These cars were owned by mil
lionaires who had thousands of
dollars and plenty of time to per
fect their motors, and they were
as near perfect as it was possible
for money, time and talent to
make them.
Out of the forty-three entries
it was possible for but thirty
four cars to start and the test on
Thursday was to eliminate the
ten slowest cars. In this test
alone we feel that the "McCoy
Special" won a great victory, se
curing thirty-first place among
the cars to start by making the
two and a half-mile tap at a
speed of 88 7-10 miles per hour.
In the making of this test
some slight defects were discov
ered but it was impossible to
remedy them before the time set
for the race. The "McCoy Special
entered the race with McCoy as
driver and Halls as mechanic
and went the first 100 miles at an
average speed of 82 miles per
hour, and it was well within the
money when it was compelled to
withdraw on acount of the brok
en oil pipe.
Mr. Halls returned home this
morning and Mr. McCoy will
drive the "McCoy Special" home
after a short visit with relatives
in Chicago.
We are indeed sorry that the
boys could not have finished well
up in the money, but we congrat
ulate them upon the showing
made of their own mechanical
genius, and the possibilities ol
the manufacturing facilities of
Ortonville.—Ortonville Journal.
Protected Cowards
Princeton (Minn.) Union: Par
ents who have willingly given
sons to fight for their country—
sons whom many of them will
never see again, whose bodies lie
in graves on the battlefields,
while others among them return
ed wounded, blinded and gassed,
can scarcely feel otherwise than
angered at the manner in which
Secretary of War Baker protect
ed those sneaking, mallycoddling
slackers—those most despised
of all cowards, the so-called "con
scientious objectors." Senator
Frank B. Kellogg intends sifting
this matter to the bottom and
ascertaining why these evaders
__itjr were permitted to live in
illness witinfoil military pay,
leiire oi the enemy in a
foreign land. Anent this the Min
neapolis Journal says editorially.
"Among the various war in
vestigations sure to be pushed by
congress, one at least, will meet
with wide approval. That is the
one already set in motion by
Senator Frank B. Kellogg for a
searching review of the treat
ment accorded by the war depart
ment under Secretary Baker, to
conscientious objectors.
"No single act could have been
better calculated to rouse the
patriotic indignation of the Am
erican soldier, his family, his
friends, and the public at large,
than the early release of these
men with honorable discharges
and full compensation. One of the
greatest obstacles in the Victory
Loan campaign was the disgust
with which this performance was
viewed by the public, and espec
ially by the returned sojdier.
What ever hardships may have
been endured by the men in
France, their great complaint has
not been over what was suffered
there, but over having the slack
ers put on a par with them. Mr.
Baker's policy smocked strongly
of putting a premium on s'ack
"Perhaps the secretary of war
has an explanation for his cod
ling of the conscientious objec
tors. If so the country will be
glad to hear it. It is safe to say
in advance, however, that it is
not likely to prove satisfactory."
Mr. A. Markel the new man
ager of the Milbank Produce Co..
and who has recently had charge
of the Sisseton business, came
down the first of the week and
assumed control here. Mr. Markel
is an experienced produce man,
having been for twelve years in
the employ of one produce com
pany at Benson, Minn. He will
have charge of the Sisseton
business in connection with the
house here. The Milbank house
on Decoration Day shipped $1,
200 worth of poultry.—Milbank
Herald Advance.
Mrs. S. K. Olberg departed on
Tuesday noon for a visit in the
Sisseton Comes in Second Best
The Sisseton Baseball Club
loaded themselves into Ben Eck's
truck Sunday morning and trav
eled to that town of Clinton over
in Minnesota. It was a hard rough
ride and when they arrived, were
sure a stiff bunch. However they
were all on deck when the game
was called at three o'clock and
when the team was sorted out
found Campbell missing. This
necessitated changing the play
ers about—consequently our
team was not as strong as usual.
In the first inning Sisseton
made two scores and we thought
we "had 'em on the hip" From
the first inning it was a pitchers
battle and one of the best ever
staged in this section. However
through an error Clinton won 3
to 4.
Sisseton has a new second base
man—Arthur Lane. He made
a good showing Sunday and
local fans are confident they are
now solid at that portion of the
Clinton is to play a return
game here—if it ever quits rain
ing. They are scheduled for a
game here this afternoon.
Sisseton will play at Beards
ley Sunday and they will play a
return game here some time
during Chautauqua week.
When the call was made for
binoculars at the beginning of
war Carl Peterson sent a pair he
had to Secretary Roosevelt and
later received a dollar for the use
of it, and a letter advising Carl
that it would be returned if in
good shape at the close of the
war. Recently the binoculars
were returned, having seen con
siderable service in France and
now the department is issuing an
engraved certificate to those
who loaned their binoculars, and
Mr. Peterson is looking forward
to receiving his with a great deal
of pleasure.—Wilmot Enterprise
Jerry Kuck was down from
Claire City on business Monday.
The Seniors will present their
annual class play at the Opera
House on Friday evening, June
This is an annual event to
which Sisseton people look for
ward with pleasure, and it is a
foregone conclusion that "every­
The marriage of Miss Clara
Koepke, daughter of Wm. Koep
ke to George Aldrich was solem
nized Tuesday afternoon at the
Methodist parsonage. The Rev.
Hess read the vow.
Miss Koepke wore a traveling
suit of dark blue serge and hat
to match and was attended by
Miss Mae Grover. The groom
was attended by Ole Brantseg.
This Union brings together two
of Sisseton's most popular young
people. The bride is the eldest
daughter of Wm. Keopke. She
was born and grew to woman
hood in our midst and is a young
lady pf more than ordinary
ability and culture. Her charm
ing manner and amiable disposi
tion Have won her many true
Thejgroom has resided in Sis
seton for a number of years and
is well known and liked by Sis
seton people. He is ambitious
and sure to make good. Prior to
entering the army he was em
ployed as livery man here and
since his discharge has been em
ployed at the Irwin Hanson farm.
The young couple departed for
Veblen immediately after the
ceremony, for a visit with the
groom's sister, following which
they will take a trip to Iowa
where they expect to make their
Their many friends join in
congratulations and best wishes
for a most happy and prosperous
Seniors Will Give EläSL
Mose—A Football Hero Edward Linster
Frank Thornton—Weak but not Wicked— Adelbert Peterson
Thurston Hall—Who makes a Mistake Millard Lien
Billy Holt—The inwitable Freshman Niel Crosby
Society Smith—One of the Boys William Batterberry
Rodney—Another Melvin Christianson
Sumner—Another Carrol Babcock
Hayden Kenneth Carlberg
Thomas Edward—"l'enfant terrible Aax Aker
An Old Man—Mose's Father Peter Strand
Warwick—The Yellow Journalist Arthur Stavig
Anne Schuyler—Who loves a man for his weakness
Betty Carewe—Who loves a Freshman. Eleanor Batterberry
Sally Middleton Verna Humphner
Katherine Stanton Ethel Swanberg
Edith Burne Jones Selma Hanson
Mrs. Bone—The frat housekeeper Evelyn Stavig
Mrs. Vance—a chaperon Dorothy Ward
Mrs. Courar.t—a chaperon Thelma Torvik
Inga—Maid Clara Martinson
Eleanor Thornton—Who loves a man for his strength
Living room in Gamma Tau fraternity house. Afternoon.
Football game in progress. Mose is the hero of a winning
team. Bill is provoked by Thurston's attempt to discredit
Mose. Girls decorate in his honor. "It's the grandest game
on earth! Oh, if you could have seen us. Third down and
three yards to gain. Time up—position 29-4-2-17—the ball is
snapped, the half-back has it, center rush, hurry—hurry—
smash 'em and over the line for a touchdown." Mose's
father will lose the farm unless he can raise one thousand
dollars on a mortgage. "Don't worry, father, I'll get it for
you.' Frank steals from fraternity funds to pay poker
debts. I.
Evening. Reception room at the Grolier Club. Tom, the
enfant terrible, is introduced to society. Frank tries to for
get his guilt. "Watch zigzag, you know" "A fellow has to
shelebrate Anne." "Do you enjoy syncopated music?" "A
chaperon is a necessary evil." Mrs. Bone "gets her fott in it"
News of the theft spread among fraternity members.
.i,Morning. Living room at fraternity house. "Extra! Extra!
A) ^bout the big fraternity scandal." "Foot-ball Captain a
thief. Bill makes love to the mail. "Ay tank ay stay in
America. Frank confesses. Mose leaves for the west, esteem
ed and admired by all. "I tell you, Mose, it is character that
Mr.'Jos. Robert who lives just
over the N. D. line met with a
very serious accident Tuesday
May 27. He was driving a bunch
of cattle to pasture and left his
little daughter holding the team
which] became frightened and
ran away. Mr. Robert in attempt
ing to stop them was run over,
and received serious injury,
shoulder dislocated and cut about
the head and his back was in
jure4 On Thursday he was tak
body in town" is going, for its
the big play of the year.
The cast has been selected with
care, and the play which is a
good one is sure to be produced
in a manner that will be ade
quate testimonial to the ability
of the various individuals.
Dorothy Grover
Helma Hendrickson
ACT i. S
en to the hospital at Wahpeton
where he is receiving treatment,
but to all appearances his limbs
are paralyzed and it will be a long
time before he is out, and doc
tors expect he has received a per
manent injury. The team broke
loose from the buggy and the nouncing a splndid new attrac
child escaped unhurt Ole
Sando returned from Starbuck. Chautauqua.
Referendum Petition Filed
R. O. Richards filed the so
called "Liberty Referendum Pe
tition" of more than 15,000 sig
natures with the secretary of
state today.
This refers the 1919 "bone
dry" law, known as House Bill
127, to a direct vote of the peo
pleat the November election 1920
The petition is said to be filed as
a protest against the searching
of private homes on pretext of
looking for intoxicating liquor.
•4s a protest ^against makinga
felon out of a citizen who pur
chased and placed in his own
home any wine, beer or distilled
liquor for family use prior to the
time the prohibition law went in
to effect. As a protest against
restriction of the altar wine. As
a protest against confiscation of
property. And as a protest
against taking the liberty away
from a person to the extent of
saying by law what he shall or
shall not drink. Mr. Richards
said that "without doubt the peo
ple of South Dakota cast their
votes for the prohibitory amend
ment with the intention to do
away with the saloon." "I know
I did," he said. I do not be
lieve that the people intend to go
to the other extreme of enacting
a bone-dry law with the special
state sheriffs to enforce this par
ticular law above any other law.
while our people have to resort to
insurance to protect themselves
against automobile thieves."
Mr. Richards said, "There is
no individulal merit system and
reward for temperance in the
bone-dry idea. It places the drunk
ard on the level with the tem
perate citizen. It is a fanatical
measure. It is another attempt
to see the world right by force.
Thinking people know that mor
ality in the manufacture, distribu
tion and use of wine cannot be
accomplished by the police club
but must come through a well de-
Minn., Wednesday, where he
went about a week ago. While White Hussars Singing Band
there he purchased a fine resi- composed of nine young men
dence property and expects to who have mad? a great
here. Mr. Sando is one of the zation would
pioneers in this section, settling summer work,
vav"T wvvv.M4
Farmers' Picnic Postponed
Being qnable to secure good
speakers for June 18 the Farm
ers Picnic at the John Nergaard
farm has been postponed to a
later date.
on the line near Victor township made arrangements to send them
two years before the reservation to you instead of the Mu
was open for settlement. He Merimakers, the girls sextette,
probably carries the distinction and the entertainers who were to
of digging the first well in this accompany them.
township as his house was on
out must come through a well de- £roinde
home of a highly respected
county sheriff and chief of po
lice without a warrant on a mere
concealed telephone call of a vin
dictive person. The preservation
of the privacy of the home, per
sonal liberty and property rights
forces the issue of Temperance
vs. Bone-Dry Prohibition."—
Pierre Capital Journal.'
The Germans are profoundly
indignant at the peace terms,
because they haven't the right to
impose worse ones on their foes.
one side of the line and his well pany who have worked together
was on the reservation. When he
leaves next October for his new
home, one of the old land marks
will be removed. His failing
health requires his retirement
from active farm duty, and he
picked out a place where fishing
is good and has a modern resi
dence and conveniences. The
many friends of the gentleman
and family will wish him luck and
contentment in his new home.—
Rosholt Review.
fined temperance law to provide X? Johnson of South Da
for light wine and beer on moral Hfh served as a lieutenant
permits. The bone-dry law en- Iegl"
courages intrigue and violence abroad. This citation, from
and destroys liberty and engen- the French officer, also was pre
ders ill will. For instance the
widow was invaded in Huron the who exposed himself to enemy
other day and ransacked by the attack on Montfaucon
county sheriff and chief of no. ^d was an example of courage
to his men. Although wounded by
a high explosive, he carried aid to
two wounded soldiers of his com
pany and refused to take a place
in the ambulance until they were
cared for."
NO. 52.
Special for Chautauqua
Mr. E. C. Gamm,
Secretary Chautauqua,
Sisseton, South Dakota.
Dear Mr. Gamm:
We take great pleasure in an-
tion for the last day. of your
We have secured the noted
tion as entertainers
with his wife and young son, the America. We just learned the
older boys staying on the farm othr day that this noted organ!
all over
be available for
consequently we
luuuiict nui XYj WI10C\|UCIIbljr TTv
The White Hussars are a com-vuwi-
iiiic uuBoaio aic a
for years. Although this com
pany of nine men is much more
expensive than the Musical Mer
imakers we feel that we were
fortunate indeed to get them for
your program since they will add
greatly to the enjoyment of the
We want to impress that this
is not only a band but a singing
organization and stunt club that
has for years been the best in
the country. It is the most talked
of musical organization before
the public and there is hardly a
big city in America from New
York down that has not heard
them with great delight. You
will find the White Hussars to be
an ideal closing day entertain
Sincerely yours,
White and Myers.
Pretty Home Wedding
A very pretty home wedding
occurred at the Carl Nelson
home north of town on Wednes
day, June 4, when the oldest
daughter, Alma K. Nelson be
came the bride of Albert August
Schultz. The big Nelson home
had been handsomely decorated
for the occasion, and in the pres
ence of about 200 invited guests
Rev. Edward EiWcson repeat-
ed the' words featmade
man and wife. The-bridal couple
were attended by Miss Josie Nel
son, sister of the bride and Mr.
Carl Schultz, brother of the
A reception and dinner to the
great throng of guests followed
the ceremony, and a.happy in
formal social time was enjoyed
by all.
The groom is the oldest son of
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Schultz
who are numbered among the
earliest and most prominent of
Roberts county people. He is a
young man of sturdy, honest
qualities and entirely capable of
making his own way in the world
The bride is the oldest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nelson, a
lovely and accomplished young
lady, and highly esteemed by all
who know her. The young peo
pie have been close neighbors all
their lives, and the wedding is
the happy culmination of a life
long friendship. For the present
they will make their home with
the groom's parents until their
own home is ready.—New Effing
ton Record.
Royal Johnson Decorated
Washington, D. Acting for
Marshal Petain of the French
army, Major General Joseph
Kuhn, commander of the 79th
division, yesterday presented the
to the
^ry courageous officer,
While peace is none too secure
for the future, if Germany
äpeeds another 40 years plan
ning to overthrow civilisation,.
some one will wake up android it'?'
«ut at least Jby MWkDM
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