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
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
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.
Net earnings of the Federal
reserve' bank for the first six
months of 1919 were at the rate
of 92 per cent on the capital. Pro
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
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
SISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD
constant patron of movie shoWs.
Money fairly flows from his
pocket for iccs and candy and
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.
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
$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
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
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
William Kroeze, Ailing
ton, Wash., says that
his Lalley expenses are
vtiry. small for running
25 lights, a washing ma
chine and an iron.
RMAN & HATCH
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Henry Helvig, President J. W. Barrington, Vice Pres.
Leo. J. Lukanitsch, Cashier M. O. Eikum, Asst. Cashier
R. Thompson, Teller
Minneapolis Fence Tool
Manufacturers of the
Sisseton, S. D.
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
Saturday after 6 o'clock
Sanitary Barber Shop
SWANSON QUA1NTANCE, Propre.
Blectrlt Hair Dryers
First Class Work and Service Guaranteed
Bath Rooms In Connection
Sisseton, So. Dak.
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