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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, January 30, 1920, Image 1

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Here is wjiat the Groton Her
aid has to say about the League
aad the Standard:
Friend 01* Foe
"Year after year the great cit
ies of the Middle West vomit
their human' wreckage upon the
farmers of the Dakotas. They
come bathed in the slime and
filth of shiftless suims, these
derelicts of the I. W. W. to prey
u'ion the bread basket of the
world and the producer thereof.
-There is no farmer in or a
round Groton who has not had
troubles with the Wobbly, and
fl this can be possibly said of the
entire state. Bearers of the Red
Card have been known to form*
ent strikes, create discontent
even in th midst of the farmer's
busiest season, burn or attempt
to burn his property on the one
hand, while on the other, de*
stray his machinery, 'poison his
horses and cattle, and* demand
exhorbitant_ wages fora very
little work. The Wobbly is, essen
tially, the foe of the farmer—
his bitterest enemy.
Yet we have the Sisseton
Standard, official, organ of the
Ncn-partisan League, shaking
hands with vile murderers of the
I. W. W. and condoning their as
». sassination of American Legion
men at Centraiia*, Wash., Nov.
The horror cf a farmer's paper
endorsing, across a chasm of
blood cowardly acts of the farm
era' sworn enemy, certainly is
not in keeping with the spirit of
Groton's broadminded agricul
tural citizens.
Other events which have oc
curred in North Dakota in the
past few months lead one to be
lieve that, behind the shifting
scenes and among the leaders of
the Non-partisan League, there
exists a deep and sinister spirit
oi: Bolshevikism, second only to
that which lives and robs and
murders in Russia today.
Public opinion, the mightiest
lever of all time, does not coun
tenance a political organization
whose leaders defend cowardly
murderers, and public opinion
itself, will, in time sound the
death knell of any society whose
secret creed flows in the same
channel with lawlessness, how
ever laudable may be the out
ward principles thereof, and how
ever unquestionable may be the
manhood of its membership
body.—Groton Herald.
The editor af the Herald evi
dently has been prompted by an
irresistable fore of patriotic in
spiraton, and has done the farm
ers of his and-our vicinity a tre
mendous amount of good, in put
ting us wise to the characteris
tics of the I.
W. and as we
read what he says about public
opinion, we can see the editor
right on the end of the lever,
ready to damp down upon the
Now farmers, you will un
doubtedly only consider the a
bove article as a sample of two
by four rhetoric, but it shows
how the peanut-politicians are
spreading their own slime and
vomiting their own filth upon
the public, in order to drag the
name of the L- ague into disre
pute. Outside this point the
article above would need no men
tion, and the Herald very likely
won't cause any great stir in the
State on account of its revela
A few cases of the 'flu have
been reported in Sisseton and vi
ein'*" during the last Week. Here
'ii, we- have been loathe to
men ton the name of the dreaded
sickness1, particularly because of
the influence that the imagina
ton seems to have in causing the
ft spread of the disease. But if the
flu has really returned, it might
be a good idea to mention it, but
only with a view to preventing
it's spread. Now is the time to be
cautious, but, not alarmed. There
1/is practically no danger so long
as you have a plenty of fresh air.
-4%.. Practice cleanliness at( all times,
fhowever, when a cold does attack
you, do not be backward about
-"taking something let it.-'
—adopted by the Northwest Di
vision of the World War Veter
ans, Wednesday the 21st of Jan
uary, 1920, at Minneapolis,Minn.
THE SACRIFICES of life and
limb, of home and worldly goods,
we offered on the altar of Great
er Democracy for ourselves and
the rest of thd World, will h^vve
been- made in vain, if we permit
the rapidly growing power and
r.rrogance of the Financial and
industrial Oligarchy in our mid
st, to use the machinery of local,
„late and national government:,
to .create a state of terror by un
lawful invasions of our eonstitu-1
tional rights.
FATHERS laid clown their lives
to establish a free governmnt,.
and to perpetuate for all lime to
come the blessings. of lib arty so,
essential to the well-being and
happiness of a people.. We enter
ed the World War primarily to
defend these principles, and to
extend their benefits to more un
fortunate. peoples, who had not
been able by their own efforts to
shake off the tyranny and op
pression of rnonarchs and auto
WE, THEREFORE, look'with
disdain and alarm at the many
attempts by agencies of organ
ized ^wealth, to curtail and final-'
ly abolish-the fight of the people
to freedom of thought, speech,
press and assembly., to inviola
bility of' person, and to repre
sentative government. We are a
mazed at the ease with which the
Department of Justice, anrj oth
er branches of the national gov
ernment, the governors of many
of the states, local administra
tive bodies, and not a few of the
courts, lend themselves to the
pernicious activities of associa
tions and interests which place
their privileges above the con
stitutional rights of the people..
COMiJED it Ii a spy system
maintained by Manufacturer'
Associations, "Citizens' Allian-.i
ces'' and similar organizations:,
which in the boldness of their ac
tivities, intrigues and acts of pro
vocation, will match with the
spy systems of the late Europe
an monarchies.
LEGISLATURE in denying du
ly elected representatives of the
people their seats in the Nw York'
Assembly because of, their affil
iation with the Socialist Party,
as an atrocious invasion of the
right of the people to repre
sentative government, and as an
encouragement and invitation to
the people of our country to lose
faith in the efficacy of the bal
lot, and to substitute force and
violence in place of seeking re-*
dress by means of the ballot.
Such action is unparalleled in
the history of representative
In addition to these many out
rages against the rights of the
people, legislation is now being
proposed Congress to limit the
l'ght of the people to the freedom
guaranteed by the constitution,
which if passed will reduce our
people to a state of mental slav
ery, and convert our republic in
to a virtual political autocracy.
This is the object of the Davis,1
Fletcher, Sterling, Graham and
other so-called '"anti-sedition"
bills now pending Congress.
We condemn the activity of At'
tomey General Palmer in fram
ing and advocating one of these
our people, in their integrity,
their love of freedom and of fair
play, their devotion to the fun
damental principles underlying
our system of government, and
their readiness to defend against
aggressions on our free institu
tions, whether by foreign mon«
arch from without, or by finan
cial and industrial, oligarchy
from Within.
OF antagonistic interests, opin
ions, beliefs, and cures, proposed
for the evils affectihg our social
body, we proclaim the sacred
ness..of the principles of liberty
and representative government,
which have attracted millions
from ag. the comers of the
World.'These millions, our fore
fathers and fathers, as well as
-:v^ ,•
those who have-come here in our1 PRIVATE PROPAGANDA
time, by their labor and sacrifi
cies have laid the foundation of
our greatness, and have created
the very wealth, the organized
power of which is now being
used against them and us.
VED, that we protest against
-the-passage of the Davis, Fletch
er, Sterling, Graham, and other
so-called "anti-sedition" bills
now pending in Congress.
RESOL VED, that we call up
on our local, state and national
governments to put a stop to the
disgraceful interference of pub
lic officials and private agencies,
with the freedom of the*people,
and call upon them to protect the
people from such unlawful inter
ference with their constitution
al rights to freedom of speech,
press and assemblage, and their
right te representative govern
ment and inviolability of person,
that we demand the im­
mediate resignation of Attorney
General Palmer, whose conduct
since his coming into office may
be worthy of the conduct of the
Ministers under the late. Czar's
Regime, but who is worthy of a
people who have furnished to this
of Washington,
galaxy of immortal names dec
orating the' pages of the World'.-:1 have t&vm.
History of Freedom, the names Thäf Editor Cob'l
Ji iYerson
Ballot and its use as written in
to the constitution of the United
Sates of Amerca.
On Friday and Saturday, Feb
ruary 6-7, a dedication program
and school fair will be held in the
new high school building. On
Friday evening, a basket ball
game between Sisseton and Wil
mot at 7:00 o'clock, will be fol
lowed by the dedication program
Saturda yaftemoon beginning at
3:00 o'clqck, the school fair will
take place. The proceeds will be
used for equipment for the aud
itorium and gymnasium and to
help pay for the piano. A fuller
account will appear next week.
Oh, he greets you when he
meets you and .he warmly shakes
your hand and he calls you Bill
or Jake or Hank and kids to beat*
the band. He asks about the wife
and kids—of other things galore
—in you he takes an interest
that he never had before." Oh, he
soaps you ere he ropes you for
th vote he hopes to get and he
makes you think he's about the
finest chap you've met. He pulls
a lot of "old friend" stuff and he
treats you at the store and he
makes you feel more chummy
than you ever felt before. But
when he's won, his friendships
done and he passes you. right by
without a word of greeting or a
wink of his glassy eye. And the
many htings he promised are
forgotten and you're sore, to
think you fell for that old stuff,
you tell for once before.—Grant
Coiyity Tribune.
The World War Veterans will a revolution backward, a roa"oJu
liet have their national conven- tion by usurpation.
tion until next June, but the or- "How is there to be any pub
ganization is well established lie opinion at»all if government
and every. indication points
toward the time (not far away)
when practically every ex-ser
vice man will be a member of this
Census Nolle» .'i
I beleive I have enumerated
evefy person living in Sisseton.
If you.think otherwise please
prove It at once.
J. H. Irwin. Phohe 271
of Conservative New
World Warns Na
ti of Great Danger
Att-ei,describing at some leng
th how :he government used the
vf you are an ex-service man^gan of the Democratic machine, ference with Miss Christiansen
it behooves you to study the con-1 "Either the people are fit to of the Northern Division.
stitutio'n and platform of the old- govern, or they are not," Mr. The peace time program -in
este&t organisation of the Veter-1Cobb continued. "If the are fit to come of its phases was outlined
ans of the World War, the World to govern, it is no function of by Miss Christiansen, and as a
War Veterans, so that you may I government
become thoroughly acquainted
my kmo propa. ntia.
with the purpose for which this .protect themselves-. That capaci-j Traveling Nurse Instructor,
organization was fortped. The! t-y for self-protection it the very This is in addition to the appli
World War Veterans was organ-! ca of seV'-go:rnment. Wirb cätion made last fall for a resi
ded nine days after the signing .out it popular institutions are il
ea the armistice in the front conceivable, and the. moment
lines. Its slogan is:
"The Enforce- j.'-vt
ment of theConstitiition of the men! sets itself
from al influences that it con
siders contaminating, we are
ready to have a revolution, and
is to be the final arbiter of polt
tical theories and Economic doc
"When the government under
takes to regulate opinions the
burden of proof must always
rest upon it. If history teaches
any lesson whatever, its lesspn
is that the most dangerous and
futile of all methods of eambat
ing erroneous political and eco
nomic beliefs is for government
to set itself up as a judge and
"The failures of popular gov
ernment have always been fail
ures of public opinion—mostly
of public, opinion .that was Ill
formed, of public opinion that
was denied the facts, of public o
pinion that was »misguided by
self-constituted masters. That
will always remain a great men
ace, and public opinion is never
to be safeguarded by trying to
prevent it by law from coming in
to contact with political heresy.
There is 4io surer way to give
those doctrines a foothold than
to prescribe them. It is not the
revolutionary doctrine which
is shouted from the market
place that is whispered every
where in the ear of discontent
and that can claim in its favor
the test of martyrdom.
"There is no other such pro
lific breeder of revolution as re
action, and .reaction is now en
gaged in capitalizing the mili
tana patriotism that the war a
roused. It is denying freedom of
speech, denying freedom of as
sembly—denying the most sa
cred guarantee of the Constitu
tion that it professes to guard
and defend
"Free government must for
ever be the-resultant of all the
forces thftt are brought to bear
upon it, radical and reactionary,
liberal and conservative, revolu
tionary aed Bourbon, socialistic
and individualistic, and when
ever any bf ?those forces is com
pelled to resort to secrecy the
equilibrium it' destroyed and the
way is oprovto disaster.'V#^
NEW ^ORK CITY.—In -ta re- {Neither can he learn his lessens
cent .public address Frank L..'easil if only half fed. In one
Cobb, editor of the World, a lead
mg daily oi this city,warned theUmd
public ..gainst the development more than five pounds undey
of private propaganda and the weight.
the .?er in suppressing free These boys and girls were try
censorship and propaganda,: cases they had to rush away
sometimes mendacious propa- mornings without eating enough
ganda, lo mold public opinion, I l-1J'eaki'ast. 1
here are 14 hours
1. JJ1 x. between supper and breakfast
he deck red thai since tho armis-
tice.pn-.aie ftgencics have taken breakfast ho goes.20 hours with
up the vork abandoned to some out food. See that he eats it, and
extent by the government thru
publicity agents.
"The great corporations have
them/' says Mr. Cobb, "the
banks ive them, the railroads
have th-:.™, ail the organizations enough of them. Even a fourth
of busings' and of social and poli- meal after school may be a good
tical activity have them and they thing to keep his active body go
are the media through which the ing and growing.—Adele Koch
news :t,comes. Even statesmen extention specialist: in home eci
nomcs. 'University Farm.
should see
and the digger in this manipulation
of nevy-s is the more remarkable
because the World could hardly
be classed as progressive and has Red Cross executive committee
been considered theleading or- was held Monday evening in con-
An engine can not run without
fuel. A child cannot grow unless
he has the right kind of food.
lty 1
em i'-'onrj result the committee made ap-
... They w'll plication "for the services of
,, :o1 children the countrv
towns were found to br
ing to grow without the necess
ary material to do it. It was
found that their food lacked
milk and vegetables, and in many
and ii: the chiId doesn't get hi5
that- he gets cereal, milk and
some kind of fruit at this meal
whatever else he may have.
See that at the other meals he
has milk and vegetables and
An important meeting of the
dent Public Health nurse. It is
expected that a traveling nurse
govern instructor can be sent to Roberts-
up as the nurse County within the next 30 day
mand. Beginning in the towns it)
will be her special work to organ
ize and instruct classes of high
school girls and women in the or
dinary care of the sick. It is not
the intention to train persons to
be nurses but to teach the com
mon things necessary to be done
in the sick room so that women
can more efficiently take care of
the sick in their own homes. As
soon as the roads and weather
will permit, county classes will
be formed wherever a sufficient
group of women can be gathered
together. Dr. Peterson was by
invitation present at the meet
ing to outline the influenza situ-1
ation and strongly endorse thd
It is suggested that wherever
8 or 10 country women are inter
ested and can get together for a
class later in the season, commu
nication be opened with the Red
Cross Secretary, Rev. O. Austin,
Sisseton, ör with the Red Cross
officers of the nearest branch, so
that the work can be properly
laid out..
No charge of any kind will be
made for the instruction and it,
will be open to all the women of
the county under jurisdiction of
the Roberts County Chapter.
At the present time, Miss
.Christiansen says-public health
nurses are very scarce-70 count
ies within the jurisdiction of thq
Northern division having unfill
ed applicatons- but Roberts
County has one of the .,, ap
plications and it is cd we
shall obtain a nurse so., time
during the spring.
Each class will be given about
10 lessons and each person com
pleting the course will receivt
proper certificate.
Henry S.* Morris
v™"' Chairman.
Have got 35 tons oi hay, 8
miles south and 1 mile we*' of Siaee
ton. to sell. Will take Al 2 ures
as cash it under 6 yeaj-s, *olght 1200
or more..
Thomas Dcmpsey
1 mile south ot Sisseton.
Samuel Olafson of Butte,
Monti, returned home after vis
iting his friend Erwin Hanson.
Minnesota Flier Will Be Contest
ant In French Aeroplane
v- Cup Race
P.S. Raslc, student at' the
state university last quarter, has
lejt for Kelly Field, San Anton
io, Texas, to enter training in'
preparation for the Gordon Ben
nett: Aeroplane cup race to be
held at Paris, France, next sum
mer. Rask was formerly a lieu
tenant in the army air service.
He expects to sail. for France
with his specially constructed
speed plane about May. 1st.
—Mpls. Daily News.
Exemmation for Teachers' Cer-,
iificate. February 19-21
Notice is hereby given that
the next examination for teach
ers' certificates (all grades)
will be given in tHe Court House
at Sisseton, S. D., February 19
20-2.1, Thursday, Friday and
Saturday Applicants writing
for a second grade certificate
will be allowed two days, Thürs
day and Friday in which to
write the examination. The
third day, Saturday, is allowed
to those writing for a first
grade or higher certificate.
The forces of present day ci
vilization, and the results of the
great world war, are bringing
the men of all countries closer to
gether, and are giving rise td
new types of human relationship
and new sources for great prob
He who has not learned to
thjpk iii the.terms ..of ,wp,rld de
velopment and Humanity is al-:
ready behind the time in which
he lives, and should at once be
gin to extend the realm of his
The subjects to be discussed!
at the Methodist church will
greatly help one to make the
change in his manner of think
ing, and to see the reasons for
the change.
At 10:30 A. M. the topic will
be, "All Men Everywhere."
At 7:30 P. M. the topic will be
"The Strategy of a Great Offen
You should hear the discus
sion of these live subjects. You
will like it.
Goodwill Lutheran Church.
Morning service in English and
communion at 10:30 o'clock.
Sengs by (he choir.
Sunday School and Bible Class
at noon. Adults are invited to
join the Bible Class.
Luther League at 6:45 o'clock.
Topic, "Labors and Martyr
dom of the Apostles."
Leader, Miss Mable Swenumson.
Evening service in English at 8
o'clock. Special singing.
Everybody nvited
C. S. Vang, Pastor.
O. G. 'cin, Pastor
Morning sen. ee at 10:30 A. M.
Sunday Sctu at 11:30 A. M.
Evening service at 8:00 P. M.
Visitors are welcome.
Another Sisseton Boy
Makes Good
Lawrence Stavig, oldest son of
Mr. and Mrs M. L. Stavig^ and a
graduate of the Sisseton high
school. class of 1916, now a Jun
ior at St. Olof's College ,was one
he fortunate sir who was se
lected to represent St Olof Col
lege in all intercollegiate debates
during the coming year.
The competition for places
was Very keen as there were fif
ty four debaters in the school
who took part in intersociety de
The experience Will be of great -W
value to the young man.
•.' .'NN
80 acre farm 8 miles south oi^
Sisseton, S. D. on the Merman
Road, For information wrtte tb
owner, Mrs. A. Eimvo, Route
Box 68, Cotton
No. 32
Pearl F. Robinson
Co. Supt.
Methodist Church Services
•0. W. Butterfield, Pastor/
The present time is the great
est crisis in world history, and
men are thinking in the terms of
world cvilization as never before.

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