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observation that the quality of the corn crop over that portion of South Dakota east of the Missouri River and including Jones, Lyman, Tripp and Gregory Counties, excels that' of any other rccent year. September was such a favorable month that it has entirely manured the crop and there was no frost damage whatever. The only reason why this year's crop does not figure as large as one year ago, that other regions than those men tioned. west of the Missouri River, have virtually last their corn crop and this must be subtracted in figuring for the state. The condition which prevailed ir this State the past month, has been more or less true in the otiter corn producing state of the Nation, ant the crop now shows a 44 Million bus. increase in the United States during the month, or a prospect of 2,901,000 000 bushels, which very closely ap proximates the crop of 1915, but about 250 million bushels less than the 1917 crop which was the outstand ing corn crop on record of the United States. Spring Wheat: With threshing ii South Dakota virtually completed, the estimates on spring wheat yields be ing based on threshing returns, we find that the yield averages 8 bushels per acre and of a 70 per cent quality. This yield is the same as Was found last month, when the information was based on the prospect of returns and the total amounts to 30 1-3 million bushels of spring wheat produced in South Dakota. The quality is infer! or, caused largely by the conditions whchi prevaled at the time of maturi ty. 1 The United States spring wheat pro duction shows a further eopreciatior ?.t this time, which was not apparent ih—Sr. September 1, the prop I« •V'W's-* ed at 203 Million bushels, a to'6s 'vo'i about 5 million bushel. The quality is placed at 74.5 per cent, slightly above the State quality. It is noteworthy in this respect that in the regions farth er north than South Dakota, the quality was not so seriously impaired. Oats: Later information received on the oat crop in South Dakota indi cates that the average yield is 29 Bu shels, or a total production of 60,3 50, 000 bushels, a realization of nearly 2 million bushels above the results of the investigation made one month age This is a very large reduction for this OCTOBER HOI* REPORT There has also been a considerable movement of potatoes from other ad v^i'ft: Indications are that tin jacent states to southern South Dako month of September so favored th" ta. The quality of the crop produced corn crop in South Dakota as to just-i- :s very good with the yield placed at fy an estimated increase in the State 62.G bus. per acre. crop of nearly 6 Million bushels. This The United States production of is estimating the acreage at 3,341,000 potatoes is now placed at about 1 acres and placing the yield at 30.8 million bushels higher than the esti bushels per acre. In commenting on mate made the first of September, oi the crop production Mr. H. O. Her-1 about a total production of 350 Mil brandson, Field Agent tor the U. S. I Hon bushels. This, for the Nation, is Bureau of Crop Estimates, makes thv a very small crop. Last year's produi crop from several recent years. Last I 'n year's crop was placed at 84,240.000 bushels. The quality this year is plac ed at 86 per cent. The United States production of oats is estimated to be 1,220,000,000 bushels, a reduction of about four million bushels from the prospects of one month ago. The quality this year is placed at 85 per cent and about 3 per cent above the five year average. Barley: The change from last months barley production in South Dakota now shows an improvement of 125.000 bushels., 'the total produc tion now being placed at 27, 412,000 ion was estimated at 400 million bus. and that was 150 million bush, less than the previous year. However tin live year average is only 366 million bus. This crop has Increased abnor mally fast in recent years. Flax: Because of the favorable weather which prevailed during the month of. September, the flax crop in South Dakota shows a small improve ment an* the yield is now placed at 9.01 bus. per acre or a total produc tion of 1,360,000 bus., an improve ment of about 79,000 bus. for the State. It may be noted that the newer and more western parts of the Stute are not producing their share this year and this very much cuts down the State total. However this figure compares favorably with the 1918 production which was 1, 368,000 bus and is very near the three year aver age in production. The United States production of flax shows about one half million bus. improvement over the previous month due to the favorable conditions which prevailed. This however, does not off set the loss which has occurred in acre age and with the exception of 1917, which produced the smallest flax crop of recent record, this year' scrop is the smallest since 1899. Apples: The apple crop in South Dakota khen we consider the small way in which it is grown is fair. The United States crop is not so good as one year ago by 27 million bus., nor nearly so large as the five year acre age. Pastures: Considering the time oi the year, the condition of pastures if generally good and is placed at 80 pei cent. A brief summary ot weather condi tions for the month of September a? submitted by the Sectional Weather Bureau at Huron, follows "The average out South Dakota during- Septembei was considerably above normal. Dur ing the early days of the month it was moderately cool but on the 5th the temperaure rose above normal and continued above until the 20tli. After the 20th rapid changes occurred from day to day. The range between day and night temperature was large. The ^average amount of precipitation was considerably less than normal, the de ficiency having been greatest in thr, northern counties. In most northern oourL'-'es a bushels with a quäuty of 84 percent °f This production is 13 million bushels less than was produced one year ago, but the acreage has been very great ly diminished. The prospective yield is also 7 1-2 bushels less per acre than the 1918 yield. Barley was a little farther along when the unfavorable weather of July struck the crop and as a result emerged in a slightly high er condition. The United States barley crop is now placed at 198 million bushels. This Is about 58 Million bushels less than the production of one year ago but three million bushels above the prospect on the first of September this year. The quality of this crop is 84.8 per cent about 5 per cent lower than the quality of the 1918 crop but only 2.4 per cent below the en year average. Potatoes: Further returns on the South Dakota potato crop indicates that it is below the earlier estimates and is now placed at 5,534,000 bus. This is the smallest crop since 1915. The reason for the small production is the virtual failure ot this crop in the southern countries ot this State where it becomes necessary to ship in potatoes from more favored regions of Codington. Deuel, Hamlin, Clark Kingsbury and Brookings Counties. T'y' temperature thru- the rainfall was very light, ^ew southeastern counties, and over a considerable portion of the south western quarter of the State, there wias an excess. The greater part of the rain fell within the first half of the month, but on the 28th, lig]-» to moderately heavy rain fell ovei most of the State, while in many coun ties the rainy condition continued un til the end of he monli. The sunshine averaged considerably less than nor mal." Loe-Johiisui I Two prominent young people of this community were united in marriage the brides parents- Mr- and Mrs. Peder Loe in Enterprise township last Saturday evening, by Rev. Gunnarson, in the presence of only members of the family. For some time Dan Cupid has been shooting his arrows around these young folks. Their friends knew that the little god hail won and was in hopes of witnessing the final cere mony.. Following the ceremony a fine wedding supper was served at the bride's home. The bride is a young lady of many charming gualities and is well and favorably known in this community, where she has grown to womanhood The groom is a member of the Johnson A Sonstegaard Arm, grain dealers of this city and Is one of Sta seton's finest fellows and influential business men. They have gone to housekeeping in the residence recently purchased by Mr. Johnson in Slsseton and heartiest congratulations are extended by every one. 1 TEA The Ladies of Trinity Lutheran Church will give a Tea in the Church basement on Thursday, October 23rd. Everybody invited. SISSETON, SOUTH DAKOTA, OTTOIIKH 17, »019 EDWARD OTTO POST NO. 1' -.v so AMERICAN LEGION X,"~ Chaplain Squires, a South Dakota man, who looks after the wants oj our own boys "Over There" will give an inspiring lecture on 100 per cent Americanism and the other principles.1 for which the American Legion stands at the Opera nouse on Tuesday even ing, Oct. 21st. Chaplain Squires is an interesting, entertaining and earnest talker and an enthusiastic exponent of Legion idsas Everyone is given a cordial invitation to attend and especially all service men whether members of the Ameri can Legion or not. The program starts at 8:30 sharp and will be followed by a dance. Admission to the dance will be free to members of the American Legion. The lecture is free to every one. The American Legion is non-parti san. It is a civilian organization. It knows no distinction of rank or ser vice. It stands for 100 per cent Americanism, for the preservation of what you fought for and for mutual helpfulness and comradeship. It will help you get a job. It will help you in all matters of war risk insurance, allotments and compensation. It pub lishes a magazine "The American Legion Weekly" which is sent free to all members until the lltli of Noyetiibef. Join the local post today. Edward Otto Post No. 50 of the American Legion of South Dakota was organized on August 25th, 1919 and the following officers were elec ted: Post Commander, D. W. I. Long streth. Post Vice Commander, Peter E. Lewis. Post Adjutant, Alfred N. Strand Pjst Finance Officer, Dr. A. R. Sor bel. Post" Historian, N. C. Klein Post Chaplain, Harry J. Drenttel. They now have a membership forty-two and are determined to make •it a hundred before Armistice Day. If your name is not on the list, better get busy and see the Post Adjutant. The dues are $1.25. American Legion buttons will be on hand soon. MEMBERS .09, S. H. 1" -V „'.v less, Herbert-""- Brantseg, Melvin Bothum, Arthur Babcock, Dana Clold, George Doud, Myron «ö Drenttel, Harry J. Davis, Harry Dahlin, Alfred G. Dady, Max Grover. Leo -i, liorr, Archie Hatling, Walter Hönde, Ernest Harris, Andrew Hanson. James Johnstad, Elias Klein N. C. King, Thomas Karney, James J. Longstreth, Dr. W. I. «j*# Lewis, Peter E. Larrabee, Chas. t Lowery, Archie *$.% AlcCune, Joe H. Mead, M. F. Murphy, E. S. Marvick, Otis Morris, W. K. Nelson, H. l,. Pederson, Melanchton ,v Sorbel, Dr. A. R. Skarsten, Lars Strand, Alfred N. Stavig, Lawrence Sunde, C. J. Sjoberg, Arvin Swanberg, Maurice Tew, Art. Tallakson, Ed. Thomas, John. Get your name on the list of new members for next week is you are not included here. J4 BOYS PIG CLUB SALES WUniot, Nov. IIth, Slsseton Nov. 15th Plan to buy your herd boar and reg istered gilts ait these sales. About 60 haad consist'ng of Poland Chinas, Durocs and Chester Whites will be sold at each sale. Boys, this is your chance to get In the clubs next year. Any bapk will take your not for a sow till we have the aale next fall. Send your bids it you can't attend to O. G. Tracy, County Club Leader, or the County Agent. A. G. Satre of Stan hope, Iowa, Auctioneer. 5aNI easnl An item we neglected to mention last week was the arrival of a line baby boy, born to Mr. and Mrs. Iyer Hägen, Sept. 4th. ALL LEAGUE MEMBERS TO MEET ort. »1st The time has now come for the members of? the Nonpartisan League to ACT. For the last year Hie work of or ganizing h&s been going on. Meetings have been held. Agitation has beer, the order of the day. The tiling that must now be don is to get iito the harness and GO. The Richards primary law goes in to operation this year. It involves much' political machinery which at first glance appears complicated and confusing! but is seally not so. Ir fact, it is very sinvle. Certain steps must be taken and those steps must be taken as the law requires. The Nonpartisan League is to act as separate political party. At a confer ence held in Mitchell on Septembei 18th the delegates from the various counties Agreed unanimously that they would cut loose from the old 'po litical parties and GO IT ALONE., trusting to the good sense of the vot ers to sustain them in the purpose tq maintain a real people's political par ty commltteed to the definite inten tion of doing something to eradicate political and economic abuse. T't is the purpose to clean out th.i court lionises and put a stop to the habit otv changing seats among the various court house rings. It is Me purpose to clean out the state house, from cellar to garret, and get rid of the professional tax eaters who form the preesnt political ma chine of this state. In order to accomplish this end it will be necessary for each member of the League and those who help it to Begin Right. Every man who belongs to the League should make it His Personal Burden to go to the pre limiinary caucuses and select none but the strongest, cleanest, most active an$ intelligent men in his pre cinct for delegates to the county con vemtions.' These delegates will select the dele gates to the state convention to be held at Pierre on the 2nd of Decem ber. Th| delegates to the state convention should be the ream of your o»«rage, brains and Integrity. The co%£'. legislative and state tickets and sense who will stand true to your program. The professional politi cans—'.lie fellows who are alway pussy-footing—should be ditcheu as soon as they show up.. The expe:-i ence of North Dakota with her trai tors should be a lasting lesson. This is a case where men should be taken by a selective draft, and those selected should he willing to serve for the good of the cause. Self-seekers must be passed up. They cannot be depended upon because, they think more of themselves than they do of the cause and the CAUSE is the ONLY THING which concerns the great mass of people who are to be benefitted by a change of government. uid be m«,-0f.«Wvimm^0rid From now on our motto should be, "LET'S GO" and that means that everybody must go. en masse. How to Proceed at I'm iiu Meeting It will ho necessary for the League to form a Temporary party organiza tion in every precinct, and Temporary county organization in each county of the State to get ready for the regulai legal elections to be held under the new primary law. In order to form this organization, members of the League should proceed as follows, and carry out the program to the letter. 1. Go to your regular precinct polling place at 8:30 p. m. Tuesday October 1'1st. After having satisfied! yourself that those present are mem bers of tin- League and entitled to vote, organize the meeting by elect ing a chairman and secretary. Having done this proceed to the business of the meeting, which is the election a temporary precinct chairman, to act as your party chairman for .the pre cinct. Select htm with the view of making him your Permanent precinct party chairman for the next two years 'to be voted for.and legally elected at the regular legal election which will be held in each precinct on the 11th day of November. Delegates to the county convention must be elected in each precinct on November 11-Ui, or there can be no county convention on November 18th. If no legal county convention is held on the 18th jO( November It will be Impossible for the League to have county and legislative tickets In coun ties which have tailed to elect pre cinct delegates lo county conventions. The necessity? lor electing the precinct delegate is Imperative. After having agreed on your pre cinct chairman agree on the names the nauie Lyceum Course 1919-20 Will Present the Following Talent: NOVEMBER 7 Mignon Brooks» Reader and Imper sonator NOVEMBER 21 The Jordans, Musical Entertainers JANUARY 20 The Knox Concert Company FEBRUARY 13 The Chicago Entertainers MARCH 17 Robert Kemple, Lecturer of three precinct delegates to the leg al county convention for whom you w.l 11 vote at the precinct election on November 11th. By doing this con fusion will! be avoided. The Secretary of the precinct meet ing should furnish the precinct chair man so elected with a certificate show ing that he was elected precinct chair man, on the 21st day of October and is entitled to sit as a member of the county convention to be held on Oct ober 25th. The Secretary should al- The course this year is in charge of the pub lic school. The contract for the talent has been signed by the members of the Board of .Education. Any proceeds from the course will be applied on the cost of a piano for the new auditorium Season tickets are $1.50 for adults and $1.00 for children under eighteen. ot tMf precinct chairman to the Nonpartisan League, Mitchell, S. D., at once, so that the State office may have the name of the precinct chairman in each precinct. This is Very Important. Proceed At County Convention 2. These temporary precinct chairmen must then attend a county convention to be held in the court house in each county on the 25th day of October, at 2:30 p. m. to elect a temporary county chairman. This man should also be selected with a view of making him your permanent coun ty chairman, to be voted for at the regular election which will be held on November 18th. When your county'convention has been organized by the election of chairman and secretary, and the dele gates present have shown certificates from the precinct meeting proving that they are entitled to seats in the convention, proceed to elect a county chairman as above state. The Secre tary of the county convention should file the minutes of the meeting, sign ed by himself and the chairman of the convention, showing the names of the delegates present and the action taken by the convention, with the county auditor immediately upon the completion of the business. As- soon as the county convention has adjourned the delegates from each precinct should go to the county audi tor, register their names with him and secure the necessary blanks and elec tion supplies for the precinct elec tions to be held on November 11th. Send the name of the county chair man elected by the county convention to the Nonpartisan League, Mitchell, S. D., immediately upon the adjourn ment of the county convention, sc that the state office may know who to communicate with concerning oMcia party business. A blank form for this will be found in another column. TEACHERS' EXAMINATION Notice is hereby given that the next teachers' examination for sec ond grade and primary certificates, will be given at the Court House In Slsseton, on Thursday and Friday, October 30-31, beginning at 8 o'clock. Pearl F. Robinson, County Superintendent. For Sale— Saxon Six Touring Car Cheap it taken, at once. Inquire at the Standard ofllee. V_. Iß Lyceum Course Offers Good Program The Lyceum course of 1919-20 will offer a rich and varied program. Judging by press comments apd other information concerning the talent se cured, not any of the numbers should be disappointing even tho the audi ence Is accustomed to the best. Miss Mignon Brooke, reader and impersonator, is splendidly fitted to Lyceum audiences all that Is artis tic and truly great ly the art of ex pression. Her progfWm will Include cuttings from the beet modern plays, character sketches and comic selec tions. Her experience publicly has been wide and varied, having appear ed in many of the largest cities of America with success achieved only by those who are art/iste of the high est merit. 'v Vi In the Jordan Trio, there is presen ted to Lyceum organizations a group of artists who have long ago passed from the realm of experiment Into the ranks of established success. Concert tours in the American Union, Canada and British Columbia, as well as In the island of Cuba have attes ted the ability of this company to please. It is primarily a musical trio but the added arts of impersonation and crayon portraiture which have been mastered by members of the company make possible a charming entertainment. The Chicago Entertainers, con sisting of Eva Fitzgerald and Emily Koellner have had five years' experi ence In Lyceum and Chautauqua work. They are presented as one of the most versatile and artistic two people combinations in the Lyceum field. Their program consists of So prano solos, humorous and dramatic readings, piano solos, piano duets and various musical sketches. The Knox Concert Company it composed of four exceedingly high class artists who have two or more accomplishments. The program will include violin and saxophone solos, vocal solos, duets and readings of ex ceptional merit. This company will satisfy and please the most critical audience. Robert L. Kemple'e lecture on "The American Boy" will constitute the 'last number of the course. This lec ture has placed Mr. Kemple in the front rank of lyceum favorites. The Minneapolis Journal commenting on his lecture says: "Mr. Kemple gave an unusual type of lecture. It Is a masterpiece, strong, convincing and entertaining from the beginning tc the end. It is a lecture with a mission, not only educational but Intensely In teresting." Mr. Kemple has been re called the fourth and even the fifth time In a large number of places. For Sale—6^-3 speed HarleyVv Davidson Motorcycle, in good running order. Apply at Casey^y Garage.