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I I Free Celebration Sisseton Will Entertain Everyone Free of Charge A Free Celebration The citizens of -Sisseton have donated nearly $1500 to put on a celebration at Sisseton July 4th and 5th. At first it was planned to have an aeroplane here but when the Curtis Company want ed $1100 for the two days it was decided better to leave the "money in Roberts Co. and give an absolutely free celbration to the visitors for those two days, and not have an aeroplane. So everything will be free to all Base ball games, street attrac tions, motion picture shows and Bowery dance. The people of Sis seton extend a cordial invitation to the people of Roberts County to come and enjoy these two days at the expense of the city. Th Committee on taking care of the men who have been in the service of Uncle Sam during the great world war are making arrangements to take care of the boys in both lodging and meals and want all the boys to come and take part in the great military parade being planned to take place each day at 11 o'clock. There will also be military drills of all kinds. The Browns Valley Band has been engaged for the two days and it is also expected that the Sisseton band will be in shape to help out during the celebration. The base ball games will b? between Sisseton and other fast teams in this section for $150 purse each day. There will be speaking by prominent speakers and street attractions of various sorts are being arranged for to entertain the people. A more complete program will be given in our next issue. Horribl»Tra*r*A^--- Yesterday afternooi^Jioy Hut chines brought word to|«hvn that a dead man was lying at the side of the road only half a mile west of town. The marshal went out and saw the body but did not recognize it, but came back to town to notify the coroner. In the mean time some more of our citizens went out, we soon recognized the body as that of Frank Kurfirst, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kurfirst of Fair mount. Our people were shocked when it was known of the affair, as Frank was one of the young men of our city, honorable, in dustrious, well liked by every one. Furthermone he was one of the recently returned enlisted soldiers from overseas service, and he was one of the ambulance drivers that drove continuously for 75 hours carrying the wound ed from the front to the hospital amid shells bursting all around him, and wounded urging him to make haste and get out of the range of the guns as "The huns have got our number.'" He was careful in his driving although he had to drive at night without lights nor was he allowed to smoke a cigarette for fear of giv ing the enemy a mark to shoot at. This brave young American to go through such hardships for humanity and then deliberately EVELYN GRAY SPENCER, |. Prima Donna Soprano. •1 This talented singer is one of the principal singers in the production of pinafore, the great light opera to be Siren at the Chautauqua. Mies Spencer slugs the part of Jos» phlua. take his own life is beyond one's I comprehension. Nearly three weeks ago our people went to the depot to wel com home this brave young man and his comrades for we knew or heard of their hardships and in welcoming them home brought tears to many eyes. We heard this young man praise his com rades for their brave deeds, but Frank never praised himself, but we know him for his worth, and to come to such a sad ending by taking his own life was indeed a severe shock. Frank Kurfirst came to his death by a bullet from a 32 cali bre. revolver in his own hand. He was up town at noon appar ently in the best of spirits, and he must immediately have left town and on the road going by Nels Swanson's pasture to tho Soo railroad it seems he deliber ately laid down just on the side of the road where his body would be discovered, crossed his legs, with his right hand on his breast shot himself in the left temple and dying without a strug gle. The revolver had one empty shell in it when taken in charge by the marshal. There seems to be no cause for the rash act with out he went temporarily insane over the thought of the past. It is a severe blow- to his parents and the whole community grieves with them. —Fairmount News. Real Status "f Hawaii Not Known By Many Honolulu—(By the Associated Press.)—Letters received here by public officials indicate that in many sections of the United States there exists a surprising ignorance as to the real status of Hawaii. As a territory Hawaii is an in tegral part of the United States and its political status is exact ly the same as that of Alaska and Oklahoma before the latter was granted stateho°d. Governor C. J. McCarthy frequently receives letters addressed to "The Ameri can Consul Honolulu." One large mainland paper rec ently speculted as to the possibili ty of Hawaii seeking "self deter mination" apparently not know ing that Hawaii is intensly Am erican, despite its cosmopolitan populaton, and that its people are extremely proud of the fact that the territory has "gone over the top" in every Liberty loan cam paign and war charity drive. A pupil in a public school in a Nebraska town, evidently at the instigation of his teacher, recent ly wrote a letter for delivery to 'some scholar of Hawaii" describ ing the game of base ball, and re lating the fact that he had his meat cooked before eating it, and asking for a description of simple native life in the Paradise of the Pacific. It is apparent that a mislead ing conception of Hawaii has ben drawn by many from popular songs and light literature. Honolulu with a white popula tion of approximately 25,000 has more than 5,000 automobiles, excellent street car service, elec tric lights, automatic telephones, country clubs, golf links and all the other s°cial refinements. While it is true that many dusky beauties take daily dips at Waikiki beach, they wear meade in- America bathing suits instead of grass skirts, dance the fox trot instead of the hula, and spend their spare hours playing golf at the country clubs or driv ing their cars over the scenic roads of Oahu instead of strum ming ukuleles beneath palm trees for the entertainment of white beach comers and tourists. Hawaii is in the tropics and 2, 000 miles for San Francisco but i? a very American part of the nited States and the only move ment known here that could be interpreted as desire for "self determination" is as occasional suggestion that statehood should be sought. As they recall the prices that prevailed five years ago, many residents of Sisseton are more in dined to sing "The Sweet Long Ago', rather than the "Sweet Bye and Bye." I know of no man God went back on as completely as He went back on the Kaiser. 1 High School Play Ably Presented A large audience was enter tained at the opera house last Friday evening, when the annual class play was presented. "Mose" is a heavy production, yet it sparkles with wit and hu mor, and the players presented it with real artistic ability. Re hearsals came at a time when there was a super abundance of school work, and yet the cast with due credit to Miss Atteln who so ably coached them, car ried the play through in a very acceptable manner. Niel Crosby was an excellent portrayal of the unwitable Freshman and Millard Lien as Thurston Hall, was a very good character. Edward Linster had a leading part, that of Mose, tn football hero, and he carried off I the difficult role in a most credit- able manner. Frank Thornton, weak but not wicked was ably impersonated by Adelbert Peterson and William Batterberry, Melvin Christiansen Carrol Babcock and Kenneth Carlberg were typical college boys. Max Alter as little Thomas Edward, drew a spontaneous burst of applause from the ap preciative audience. Peter Strand t°ok the part of Mose's father with ease. His make up was above criticism. Arthur Stavig as Warwick the Yellow Journalist acquitted himself in his usual pleasing way. The "actresses" of the play were Dorothy Grover as Anne Schuyler, who loves a man for his weakness Eleanor Batter berry as Betty Carewe, who loves a Freshman and Verna Humphner, Ethel Swanberg, and Selma Hanson, c°llege girls, Eve lyy Stavig, as Mrs. Bone, The frat housekeeper, Dorothy Ward and Thema Torvick as chaperons. Clara Martinson as Inga the maid and Helma Hendrickson as Elea nor Thörnton, who loves a man 4'«r his«trength. Each one played her part in a pleasing manner and particular credit was given Helma Hend rickson and Dorothy Grover who had difficult parts which they played with ease. Evelyn Stavig at the frat housekeeper was close to perfection. Verna Humphner, Ethel Swanberg and Selma Han son had excellent stage manners and carried their role acceptably. Dorothy Ward and Thelma Tor vick as Chaperons looked and acted the part well while Clara Martinson impersonated Inga, the maid to perfection. In fact the characters all did justice to their parts, and all surprised the audience with their ability and lack of embarsement when ap pearing before so large a crowd. The play was a success in every respect. Financially, it could not have been better. Artistically, it was excellent. The success of the occasion was further enhanced by the splendid music, rendered by the Sisseton orchestra. 1 WHERE? I CONTINUING THE COURANT SISSETON, SOUTH DAKOTA, JUNE 2fc 1919 This is a copy of the letter being mailed to all men who were in the service. We are having considerable trouble in getting a complete list with correct addresses so if you did not get your letter, consider this as your invitation. TO ALL SOLDIERS. SAILORS AND MARINES Sisseton, S. Dak. June 17,1919. Dear Comrade: ai. V. Paul Bockert Buys Mill And Elevator Paul iRickert, last week pur chased the Sisseton Mill and Elevator and is making repairs to have it in working order when the grain buying season opens. He has n°t yet decided whether he will put the flour mill in oper ation as it will take consider able time and money to get the machinery in running order, and perhaps take some new machin ery in that department. However he will open the elevator. He will have the entire building repaint ed which will be one big improve ment to the property and that section of the city. Paul's many friends are nleas ed to learn that he and Mrs. Rickert|have decided to remain in Sisseton and all wish him suc cess in his new venture. The Shortage of Farm Labor An Authority on farm labor reports,^ that the shortage of farm labor is least apparent where the laborer is best cared for. In ihäny sections the harvest helpers have n° relation to com munity life. They often sleep in barns or out doors. Every year the couiity jail is full at harvest time. In other districts efforts are made to develop industries that will give them winter work. Little homes are built for them, frequently with a plot of land which they have the exclusive right to cultivate. Not much complaint of labor difficulties where these ideas are carried out Teaching the Girls A mother writes that her daughter, who is only ten years old, has become an expert bread baker. It was a good deal of bother to have her fussing around the kitchen, and it would have been easier for the mother to have baked the bread herself. But she to°k pains to show the little d«#4tow to do it, and now she can give valuable help in the home. Many girls grow up unable to perform simple ome tasks, and have to confess that "Mother al ways did this herself." They may be able to blunder into it later but the family has to suffer fr°ir. her costly experiments. Telegraph Service The labor troubles'in the tele graph business and threat of a nation wide tie up of the West ern Union service, may not be quite as serious as recent threats of a general telephone strike. The telephone, which enters so many of the homes, and most business offices, is a tremendously inti mate element of daily life. Yet the telegraph is the pioneer busi ness in wire communication It was a great system and an inti mate element in daily business, at a time when the telephone was only a dream. To-day millions of people use the telephone every day, who WE WILL CELEBRATE! NOW, LISTEN! Sisseton is planning one big celebration for the 4th and 5th of July and they are asking all of us boys who were in the service to come in and put some pep into the celebration, in other words to "make it snappy". Sisseton will be big enough these two days to hold the whole of Roberts County. O E All the home folks want to know what we learned in the ser vice. How many questions*have you been asked? And this will be cur chance to show them. As ctir part of the celebration, we boys ^rp"ct to marc in the parade and later give an exhibition drill and battalion review. We are doing this for the benefit of the home folks and we want to show them a bit of the spirit that went "Over the Top." O E WEAR YOUR UNIFORM. Every one is proud of it and they like to see you in it. Lets maSe the uniform regulations for the day an O D. suit and service hat. All boys in uniform will be given their meals free in Sisseton these two days. O E In order to make this a success, we are going to depend on YOU to be here and help. Are you with us? Sign the enclosed card and mail it now. Are you going to O E Soldiers' Committee. -tg* t- "f would not perhaps use the tele graph half a dozen times a year. Yet the telegraph does its very important share of wire com munication, and its business is rapidly increasing. The clear, de finite click of the telegraph key conveys a message with sharp ac curacy, and the element of hu man mistake is reduced to a mini mum. Of course operators do be come fatigued and careless, and their brain and hand fail to re cord the action of the key. But. the element of error in the tele graphic news in any newspaper is small, remarkably so when you consider how much news matter passes °ver the wire. As wealth has increased and people get into large ways of do ing things, they use the facilities of quick communication more freely. There are so many mail delays that many business firms are using the telegraph for cer tain classes of communication, for which letters were formerly dispatched. Both parties to this controv ersy should feel that the public has a right to uninterrupted ser vice. While both the newsparers and business houses can substi tute telephone communication in case of emergency, the long dis tance telephone wires might be swamped by the volume of busi ness they would get in case of a nation wide telegraph strike. Oliver-Goldsmith A pretty wedding- occurred at the Oliver home last Saturday night when Miss Nelie Oliver and Mr. Asa Goldsmith were united in marriage by Rev. Hess. The bride was daintly gowned in white. Carnations and other cut flowers made pretty decorations for the occasion. Miss Nellie Anderson assisted the bride us ing the Misses Era and Florence Oliver as helpers. After the ceremony a tasty lunch was served, M^ amLMrs. Goldsmith, Mss"NsM»-' Anderson Misses Erma -and Florence Oliver and Rev. and Mrs. Hess participating. This couple are known to most of the Standard readers and are highly respected by all. The bride has been a successful teach er in Roberts county for a num ber of years and is a lady of strong individuality and an abundance of good common sense and is well fitted by dispoi sition to make a happy home for herself and the life partner of her choice. They have both lived here since childhoon and have many sterling quaitües. On enterting life together they have the brightest prospers for a happy wedded life. On Monday evening fifteen of the Epworth League decided to have a hand in this affair and all marched" to the bride's home in a jolly way. They were received with great cordiality and these Epworthians preesnted Mrs. Gold smith with a very pretty cellu loid trub tray and brush. Indians Will Celebrate The Indians are planning a mamouth celebration at Long Hollow July 3-4-5. They will open the celebration each day with a big sham battle at six o'clock in the morning and have a big parade at 8 o'clock. The sham bat tie and parade will be worth coming miles to see and anyone taking in the Sisseton celebra tion will be well repaid to visit the Indian ceelbration in the morning. There will also be base ball games and contests of all kinds, bowery dance and a grand display of fire works in the evening. Indian School Closed The final closing exercises of the Sisseton Indian School are being held this week at the School. This school has been in operation for forty-eight years, but it is found necessary to dis continue it now owning to the heavy expense of maintainance. There are only about one hund red and sixty-five pupils there this year and as public schools can offer better advantages the children will be sent there and they can all be taken care of at home. Next issue we will en deavor to give a more complete rport on the closing exercises and history of the school. 6 A i1 -JJS vv 7,x :v:\ ••/. Mrs. Thollehaug chaperoned' the girls and the boys were look-™ ed after by the club leader. O. E. Lien, E. Turner, John Meland, H. L. Mussetter, R. Bu chanan and O. G. Tracy took the boys and girl sdown in cars and were obliged to stay all week on account of the heavy rains. In spite of the rainy weather the week at the camp was. a very interesting one for the boys and girls. The following is a brief outline of the weeks work. The camp was conducted somewhat as a military camp, each county form inga company and marching to and from classes and meals in company formation. The girls were housed in the dormatories while the boys slept in the armory. Meals were serv ed at the .cqlioge cafeteria. The bugle call sounded each morning at 6:30 and the companies form ed and marched to breakfast af ter which all of the companies both boys and girls stood at at tention while the colors were bet ing raised. From 8 to 12 each morning classes were held in corn, poul try, sheep, beef and daily cattle, horsa^andlwrnjBsags^jaq^ft^aBWi and splicing and farm mecnamfis for the boy and canning and drying, sewing, poultry and dairy for the girls. It might be well to mention here that in the sewing and can ning classes three Roberts Coun ty girls were picked to demon strate sewing and canning. The afternoons each day were given to inspection tours around the campus, educational lectures, athletics and play festivals. After supper the different companies formed and stood at attention while the colors were being lowered. The evenings were given to community singing, illustrated lectures and educational and comic movies. The boys and girls camps are becoming very popular and there were 450 South Dakota boys and girls at the camp this year which is the second year for the camp and there would have been more had it not been for the rainy weathpr and bad roads. a I Some people have decided that they can afford a good summer vacation trip, as their creditors' can't locate thgm while they are traveling. The modern sophisticated kid is willing to take his parents to the circus ifthey insist on going. DR. JOHN A. GRAY. Styled the most up-to-date man In the ministry. Alio distinguished as. author, lecturer, and editor. Speaks at Chautauqua second afternoon. Hi» •abject Is "Oat of Work." .. ... rf 1 I. NO.1. Boys and Girls Camp ',f The following boys and girls/ cub members of Roberts County spent last week at the South D»f kota State College at Brookings/ attending the boys and girls camp. Vivian Lien, Velva Steel, Mary» Thomas, Mildred Stavig, Ruth Turner, Ethel Marvick, Myron Elmore, Elmer Polnau, Loren Erickson, Theron Marks, Lester Harris, William Nelson, Lynn Mussetter, Clifford Mussetter, Victor Nordstrom, Carl Hägen, Clifford Meland, Kenneth Me land, Leonard Meland, Ralph Lauer, Johannes Eggers, Ben Peters, Thomas Twittero, Joseph Krosch. 1 'iE*-- z'O Ä' W.