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•r ll \l xA THE SISSETON STANDARD Continuing the Courent By Walter L. Johnson tote red at the postofflce at Sisseton, So. Dakota as second class matter. Subscription $2.00 per year Don't Get Fussed We meet an astonishingly large number of people who appear to be "all fussed up" over conditions at the present time—the high cost of living, labor troubles, the seemingly widespread spirit of unrest, the dullness of the movies prohibition, divorce, gasoline and the constantly increasing number of new religions. And we think to get excited over these matters is all very fool ish and unwarranted. The world was quite this way ever since it has been a world as far as we have been able to learn from dig ging into its dusty records. There was always somebody raising the dickens somewhere, and most of the time there were a lot of folks raising the dickens everywhere This isn't the first time there were strikes, and we fear that it will not be the last time, futile and foolish as strikes are. It is n't the first time either, that the price of living was high, and it never was what you could call low. And there have been many dry spells before this when it was just as hard, or even harder to get a drink than it is now. There is nothing new about sus bands and wives agreeing to dis agree. The only things that may be considered at all new are gasoline and the movies. And why bothei about them? Just be patient and you will find that everything will settle down again exactly as be fore. In a comparatively short time from now we shall be mov ing along old, well-worn path ways. The storms will be past and the skies clear. The thing to do is to be happy yourself though others may de cline to be so. And don't get fuss ed. THE MELTING POT Snce he became Premier of the new Polish republic Paderewski has had his hair cut. In Russia lump sugar costs $5 to $12 and a pound of white bread $60 in depreciated currency. Government reports indicate that the average profits of 317, 000 corporations on the capital employed were only 4.3 per cent. An official report issued by an Episcopal society states that few of the children of the wealth in New York attend Sunday School. S Net earnings of the Federal ran» mm xTBS SMS E reserve' bank for the first six months of 1919 were at the rate of 92 per cent on the capital. Pro fiteering! Frank Morrison, secretary oi the American Federation of La bor, describing an "ideal demo cracy," said that he did not see any reason why wealth should pass from father to son. The lumberjacks of Louisiana who are receiving unprecedented wages, are buying 3,000 autos $10 and $12 silk shirts and $5 neckties, while their wives weai $25 hats and $2.50 silk hose. There are more strikes now than ever known before, and twenty-seven heads of interna tion unions lately threatened that 1,500,000 men would tie up the building trades, which had shown signs of reviving. A British soldier is suing his former commanding officer for alleged slander, malcious prose cution and false imprisonment while he was in service. The of ficer denies the allegations and claims he was acting only in dis charge of military duty. In an effort to check profiteer ing among farmers selling food stuffs at abnormal prices, thirty two farmers were arrested at Pttsburgh and fined $1 each foi every basket and container not marked properly.—Leslie's Town Boy and Country Boy Formerly the town boy looked with contempt on his country cou sin. He visited him condescend ingly in summer vacation, and was amused at and patronized his rusticity. The country boy long ed for the excitement of town and city life, -and he got away from his home surroundings at the earliest possible moment. The past fewf years Have seen a tremendous movement to in terest country boys in country life. Now these youngsters have their potato clubs and calf clubs, and garden clubs and so on. A great many of them arc farm ing on their own hook in a small way and attaining independent position. When the town cousin comes out in the country now, the city boy is envious of the fat calves, and pigs and fertile gar den that are giving his formerly despised cousin a big start to wards business success. What can be done ih cities and village centers for the boys whose parents live on small lots of land and where there is less chance for them to engage in little en terprises oh their own initiative Ten years ago, two thirds of these boys spent their spare hours in idleness. In these busy times most towns give indus trious boys plenty of chanc» to work. But the great trouble with the town boy is that it is so easy for him to spend money. He is a Lalley Light and Power Is a Paying Investment On top of ell the savings it brings—savings of time and labor and actual money— Lalley Light itself is a saving and a good paying investment. You might be inclined to doubt that. But owners themselves say so. Read their From the Justice Garage at Spencer, S. D. "Since installing the Lalley. it has cut down our light bill almost $15 per month." George Reudi, Bloom field, Neb., says his plant doesn't cost three cents a day—for light and the washing and ironing in addition. Rem Texas, Q, W. Toqne writes that he has had experience with several plants, «rä fiads that Lalley costs less to run Iben any of the others. Settlement, Ohio, Father Jacob Kuebler lights the Sacred Heart Chur-h. house and the sisters' house with Lalley, for ess than 50'cehts per week. rone way you can coosiderLalley Light—and that is as an economy. you can figure up-^-in doUars enc cents if you like—the And yoe srilUfaid. more than Hkety.that they come very dose te paying foe the plant, tftiiey do not actually pay Sor iL LALLEY LIGHT CORPORATION tantprr.MICHIGAN SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD constant patron of movie shoWs. Money fairly flows from his pocket for iccs and candy and chewing gum. A boy who was earning about $1.50 a day was reported recently to have bought four college ices in one evening for his best girl, until she was taken with a sharp attack of indigestion. PERSHING Most armies have had to ex periment a good deal before find ing the commander who would lead them to victory. In the Civil War the federal army kept try ing man after man before finally finding Gen. Grant. All the orig inal leaders in the allied armies in the recent war had to be set aside. $It was nob until the last months of the war that they could settle upon Gen. oFch as he one general possessing the supreme military .anius. The American army was the one case where the man original ly picked as leader was able to make good. He went to his work very quietly. He was never a self advertiser. He did not resort to the spectaclar stunts that some military leaders love. His un obtrusive methods might oven be criticised by some, as making no particular effort to stir the imag ination of the men and create per sonal loyalty to himself as a lender. But somehow he got results. He must have proved a great master of organization. The sup ply work overseas seemed much mere systematic than on this side of the water. A great deliv ery system and a vast body of troops were organized^ with re markable efficiency. When they were ready they broke the Ger man back at the Argonne-Meuse. Gen. Pershing returns to this country with a record of triumph such as few military command ers have ever achieved. Can you run your lamps and lanterns on three cents' worth of oil per day? William Kroeze, Ailing ton, Wash., says that his Lalley expenses are vtiry. small for running 25 lights, a washing ma chine and an iron. «.S.A. RMAN & HATCH Siaseton,S. D. What these boys need is few- of the state have already applied er visits to the ice fcream saloon ofr naturalization. A card cata and more to the sayinfs bank. log was made out containing the When the town boy arrives at name and address of each alien manhood he may have enmed as oi voting age. much as the country boy with The enort was made to can his calf and garden clubs. But it vass them all by letters or person is doubtful if he has saved as al visits. Many public meetings much. were held, and pamphlets written in five languages were distribu ted. The people of the state took up the work with a devotion and enthusiasm which asured its sue- When John J. Pershing went ov ,Toeas two year: ago on his great mtesioi. of organizing cess. Only in so far as the native the American expeditionary for-1 people are willing to put personal ces, grave doubts were felt as to I effort into such a campaign can his ability. Previously lie had it be made a thorough success, never had any large military task' The experience of Rhode Island to work out. The United States suggests that any state or town army was so small and scattered that he had never had any chance to maneuver great bodies of troops. Thero was at that time nothing to show thai he could bear the tremendous-responsibili ties of the commander of millions of men. A .«MM «N ^~7 1 7 The Americanization Campaign The state of Rhode Island, which with its busy factory life has a heavy proportion of illiter acy, has organized an Amercani-' zation campaign that might well serve as a model. Its American citizeship campaign committee, reports that alter two years ot work, one third of the adult aliens could practically wipe out illiter acy in a few years of effort, and a great many communities have made up their mind to do it. Americanization campaigns in many places have achieved only limited success, as a result of failure to roach the alien women. The men arc induced to attend classes, while the foreign born wife remains at -home and con tinues in her absorption in old country ideas. Her husband fin ishes his class work, having made a fair beginning at learning Eng lsh speech. He needs the help of his family so he can speak Eng lish at home and keep hig lessons mind. But if he must always talk -it heme in his native tongue, he for gets all he has learned, and soon sinks back into his illiteracy. In these days when women will probably soon be voting all over the country, the alien woman needs help quits as much as the man. Haney To Open Offices at Huron Hon. Dick Haney, in partner ship with James C. McCoy, son of Justice J. H. McCoy of he su preme court at Pierre, has open-1 ed law offices in the Axelrad building in Huron under the firm name of Haney and McCoy. Judge Haney is very well known throughout the state, hav ing been a judge of the supreme court for 17 years and during the past two years chief revisor of the code commission. A man of learning, wonderful training and experience, he is held in the very highest esteem as a lawyer of ability there are few more fami liar with the laws of South Dako ta, every section and chapter having been carefully reviewed by him. The judge is best knowr by his friends and acquaintances as being always a gentleman, courteous of. manner, mild in speech yet strong and forceful in discussion and argument. James C. McCoy is a young man, 27 years old, a former stud ent of the South Dakota univer sity and a graduate of the St. Paul college of law, in February 1915, in which city he entered the practice of law, remaining there until he volunteered for the first officers' traning camp at Ft. Snel ling. After a few days furlough at the close of the training camp he went overseas with the famous first division with which organi zation he remained 23 months on the firing lino in France being wounded April 1918 on the Canti Sr iy sector and gassed in Octo 1918 in the Argonne. Today young McCoy presents the admirable bearing of an army dfficer and feels fit and trim to re sume the practice of law.-?-The D&lyHuronite. The Fruit of the Gardens Most of the people of Sisseton who planted gardens last spring have gathered an abundant har vest. They have helped reduce cost of living, have gained health from out door life and have found much pleasure from contact with simple and natural things and from watching the growth of plants. The community owes them something for their effort. They should feel the satisfaction that comes from engaging in any of the activities of good citizenship They have helped keep up a de pleted food supply. They have avoided drawing from the com mon stock, so that some foods have been available to ship to starving Europe. Probably no food supply has kept more reasonable in price thin garden vegetables. It ie hard to profiteer in a line where millions of people are supplying themselves. Keep it up good folk? The country will need al! those -food stuffs next year. '-•ifWMFp5'•'«".- -ii'O'.n-.T--"vV,-c=.-» For Sale I am offering a fine lot of one. two and three year old Shrop shire breeding ewes at farmers' prices also one aged ram. He is well coveerd with a good quality of wool and true Shropshire type. First check for $20.00 takes him Leslie Marvick, Sisseton, S. We will Clerk your Sale. Phone 61 Wm. Swanson Electric Clipper« We write Fire and Tonado Insurance. Easement Swedand Bldg We do a general banking business and invite you to call on us for your need. The tool consists of five tools in one and will take up slack from old wire fences without pulling out the staples. It will not kink the wire and one man does the work of three men according to the old way cf fixing fences. Mr. Sahler and Mr. Holt, the inventors of these tools, say: "A 13- year old boy can operate the tool—can do the work of a man." It stretches wire, pulls staples and draws broken wire to gether so it can be spliced. It wil also drive staples and a mal leable iron hammer goes with each set. These tools will only be sold through appointed agents. All tools warranted. Any one wishing a set of these most useful tools can call or ad dress our agent. We also sell a non-Cow Tfil~Switch which protects the milker from being switched in the eyes and face during milking. J. B. Raphael, Agent Mr. Plumb's government own ership plan seems to be moving along in a most promising fash ion. And then William J. Bryan came out and indorsed it.—Hous ton Post. Wanted—Dining room girl, at the Palace Cafe. Wages $12 per week with room and board. See UB when you want to make Real Estate Loan Courteous and Fair treatment assured to all Citizens National Bank Sisseton, South Dakota LARGEST BANK IN ROBERTS COUNTY OFFICERS Henry Helvig, President J. W. Barrington, Vice Pres. Leo. J. Lukanitsch, Cashier M. O. Eikum, Asst. Cashier R. Thompson, Teller CUT 4 Minneapolis Fence Tool Manufacturing Co. Manufacturers of the FARMER FRIEND FENCE TOOLS Minneapolis, Minn. Sisseton, S. D. POULTRY We will have a Poultry Car on the track in the near future, watch for dates and prices. Strangers have tried to load cars here but we ask all Robert County Fanners to give us their business. We will pay you the price and give you the same service every day in the year: We pay cash every day for Cream, Eggs, Poultry, Hides and Furs We want your business Notice—Closed Saturday after 6 o'clock Produce Co. Sanitary Barber Shop SWANSON QUA1NTANCE, Propre. Blectrlt Hair Dryers First Class Work and Service Guaranteed Bath Rooms In Connection Sisseton, So. Dak. I Ed Quittance Electric Massage r. SISSETON, D.