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CARL J. RICE WRITES V. Minneapolis, Minn, Jan. 26,1920 1 wonder when the lit tie pea nut politicians from pound mas ter up will get enough horse son se to know that h's chance to be come governor is very slim, and I wonder when the so-called "kept editor" will get enough cobwebs pushed aside to see that his chance of being "half kept" is very remote and that his chance for becoming U. S. sena tor is nil. ,r It is pitiful to see many of -:'thu-3 peanut politicians whu have through a long life-time been faithful to their superiors in spreading false doctrines fooling themselves and theii neighbors to stand in with the so-called political bosses to the end that they may eventually be rewarded with some office—any thing from governor down to cloakroom keeper. Yes., many a man will be glad at heart if he can be rewarded, if ever so little even though the reward may be only the job of cuspidor renova tor at the State house. I know many of these faithful, ones growing poor at the game and and growing old and gray in the service, still on the waiting listj but more anxious than ever to serve their masters (who kept them poorly after all) realizing that more speed must be obtain ed if they shall be rewarded in time to become famous before their allotted time is up. They feel in their befogged one-sided "kept" way that all will be well if only the radical can be disposed of through tho mob rule refrigerator route or the Ole Hanson" route (hanging to the first convenient telephone pole) and to their "kept" way of thinking anyone who differ?, from their "kept" way of think ing is a radical. To their "kept" way of think ing it is all right for New York to own its docks and warehouses (terminals) but for North Dako ta to own warehouses is the rankest socialism, anarchism., bolshevism, I. W. W. 'ism! Their kept way of thinking (if they know it) makes it good bus iness for the State of Louisiana to own a railroad with large docks and cotton warehouses at New Orleans but for the Dakotas to own warehouses with no rail road becomes communism and every other kind of "ism."For Seattle to run its street cars is O. K. but for Minneapolis to do the same becomes radical I. W. W.'ism. For North Dakota to mine coal (or freeze to .death) is just it. For Norway to run its rail ways, telephones, telegraphs and water powers ie allright for Nor wegians over there but not" for the 2000 per cent Americans over here. These little kept fellows (but poorly kept) you will notice are always champions of the side of Big Business. The recent fight and election on the street railway franchise of Minneapolis conclusively proves this to be so. If you read the "kept press" of the city you noticed the advise to vote "yes" on the franchise on December 9) If you voted no you were a so cialist, I. W. W., Communist, Nonpartisan Leaguer, radical, Townleyite, and an unsafe citi zen. The present mayor of Min neapolis who was elected mayor on an loyalty issue and supported in order to beat the socialist Van Lear was against the franchise in this fight, and of course these cobweb befogged "kept" editors whoe had championed his election as mayor of Min neapolis a few months ago, true to their "keepers" about faced and raked Mayor Mayers over the coals unmercifully for opposing the Street Railway Company, and he who above all others a few months ago was elected mayor as a loylist was now classified as belonging with the undesirable citzens, the I. W. W.'s, etc. This Mineapolis election shows as plainly as^ anything that as soon as you oppose Bg Business even in a street- railway vote you are branded as a radical. Here will give a little free advice to •he "kept" fallows. If you are looking for jpoliical favors insist on getting it now. You have waited too long. You are getting old and grey in the service and no prospect. 11' you are looking Lora competence out of your vil ifications and falsifying and tel ling of half truths, insist that your price has gone up. Ask your keepers to pay enough for this stuff so you can get a new ovc-rcoat, a new suii", two suits underwear, two pairs of shoes 515.00 each for yourself and each member of. the family, a seal skin coat for your wife and one for each of your daughters, plenty of coal to keep warm, a new $10,000 house, a new $2,000 automobile, enough money to send all the children through col lege and establish them in busi ness. If you are going to sell your soul why sell cheaper. If every "kept" editor insisted on really being kept welt instead of being kept in suspense or else tell the truth the keepers would soon get tired of the game and the people would read truths instead of half truths. Allow me to illustrate a half truth with the following old chestnut story: The captain of a certain ship was a man who never got drunk. His mate on the ship would get intoxicated on every occasion, usually every day. As is the cus tom the ship had a log book in which were recorded» events every day such as the owners of the ship would want to know, One day the captain thought he would do something to get the mate to quit drinking so he wrote in the leg book: Dec. 10, 1910 —mate drunk today. When the mate became sober he noticed this and asked the captain why he should be put in the log book. The captain replied, "Is is true, is it not?" "Yes" "Then we will let the the record stand." This aggravated the mate and he was wondering how he could get even. Finally he wrote in the log book: Captain not drunk today. When the captain sifw this he asked why he sould write such a thing in the log book. The mate replied, "It is true, is it not?" "Yes." "Then let the record stand." Yours for the whole truth, CARL J. RICE. W. R. TDeArment Appointed County Organiser for N. P. The county executive commit tee has employed W. R. DeAr ment as county organizer for Day County. The appointment of Mr. DeArment is in accord ance with a plan of county or ganization work decided on at a meeting of the farmers here a bout two weeks ago. Mr. DeAr ment needs no introduction to the farmers of this county. His true-blue spirit and whole heart edness in the work of the farmer movement throughout the state Has gained him the reputation of being one of the best—if not the best—organizers in the State of South Dakota. The different township committees should en deavor to co-operate with the or ganizer in every way possible to the end that Day county become the best organized county in the state.—People's Press (So. Dak) "THE GIRL OF. THE FLYING RANCH" "The Girl of the Flying Ran ch" is a four act Western Come dy Drama from the pen of Geo. J. Crawley and depicts th west in the earlier days. The -,ay beyond doubt the funnie. ern comedy drama ever w. t"iv "bar none." It not only tells breezy, up-to-the minute story, but has the most unique comedy cow puncher ever in a western play. The audience leaves the Theatre trying to immitate this character, and he certainly is some laugh producer. Ail parts are true western chartcters. Guns are not featur ed this play. Suecial sc ry is carried for this play by the Ck m Corey Players and high class. Vaudeville specialties are intro duced between the acts, includ ing our famous Harmony Quar. tette. "Hie Girl of the Flying Ranch" will be presented by the Clem-Corey Players at the Uni que Theatre, Monday Feb. 9. LEO HOUDE GIVES FACTS ON ARTICLE IN RECORD Partington may be able to use a few of his own style in framing up rot to be used against the Lea gue, but so far as I am concerned my name can be left out of that stuff. At the time that I was in con versation with Partington, the conversation wherein Parting ton made me out an mposter, I was not acquainted with Mr. Smiley, but I happened to meet Mr. Smiley of late, and was sad ly disappointed not to find the f. W. W., Bolshevik characteris tics in him that Partington has credited him with, and I really believe, in fact I will bet on it, if the two men were put to an eli gibility te&t, Mr. Smiley would be far in the rear in running for admittance to the I. W. W. and Bolshevik. Hoping this may clear up the false condition that the Record has created, in regards to myself, and reasserting my absolute fi delity to the League, and assur ing you of my desire for the truth, I am vours, 'H*' SISSETON, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6 Sisseton, So. Dak. Feb. 3,1920 Dear Editor: Sometime ago the N. Effing ton Record came out with a stale ment to the effect that I had said that you were hired by "Big Biz,' to get the league in bad. Now, the statement that the Record had me say, was not my words at all, and furthermore I have never said anything to that effect. La ter, however, the Record has come out with a mild retraction. But if the Record believes in be ing, anywhere::, near on the square, it will come out with the truth of what my statements a mounted to. The truth is, that while in conversation with W. ,L Johnson, former publisher and editor of the Standard, Mr. John son said to me, in the presence of Geo. Crosby and Joe Robbie, both of Sisseton, that Smiley was hired by Big Biz and sent here from Duluth. The Record however, does not seem to be in clined to come out with the truth or even a part of the truth with out-tainting it with some!hing'to help along the rest ox the kept press, and ts keepers. I LEO HOUDE The basket ball game at Mil bank, between the Sisseton and Milbank high school teams, re sulted. in a defeat for the local teams, however, the games were hotly contested and a chance for a reverse of the score will be giv en the local teams later on. Your Choice of Toilet Requisites Determines the Well Being of Your Complexion Our selection is composed, of t. the highest qnHjty products obtainable SC: Con. nation Cold Cream .Jonteel a cleansing cream Harmony Cocoa Butter Cold Cream the best night cream Bouquet Kamee Face Powder the equal of any imported powder Eace Powder Jonteel the best we know for tins price LATE IMPROVEMENTS mi N. D. STATE MILL ... Grand Forks. Elevator, to Have l,v6.\.0C0 Bushels Capacity GRAND FORKS, N. D. Final plans iV-r the state mill and ele vator to be located here call for the following: A mill 42 by 160 feet, eight stories high, with a daily capa|groom city of*-,000 barrels. A cleaning house 60 by 120 ft. and 1Ü4 feet high, equipped with the latest cleaning, wash ing and drying machinery. Storage bins with a total capa city of .r,tn}9,000 bushels. Latest developments in load ing and track facilities. A central power, plant to de velop 2 000 horsepowei Concrete fireproof covsh uci ion is used throughout. The plant will be able to receive 10 to 15 cars of grain per hour and can ship out 12 to 20 cars. One of th3 distinct,\ features is provision for whghing the grain in the track hopper before it. is taken in a .- Other distinctive features pointed out by the architects are the following: I 1. The grain can be cleaned as received,'and the exact amounts of the various grains or seeds in the dockage credited on the car load MWipt. 2. If the grain is damp it can be dried. 3. If the grain is smutty, mus ty or bin-burned it can be wash ed and dried. 4. Any carload shipment can be stored and reshipped without mixing with other grains. 5. The by-products can be pro perly prepared and handled to the best advantage. Record Gets in Bad With League Farmers Sometime ago, the Roberts Co. RecorcL^jjinted a quite lengthy story ot gue by sending Editor Smiley rout to get the League in bad. In this issue appears a signed letter from Mr. Houde, in which he shows the Record up as mak ing him say things he had never uttered. Editor Partington has seen his mistake and has attempted to square himself, but from what Mr. Houde's letter says, Parting ton bit off just a bit too much this time. Even if Partington's attempt to square hmself had been accepted by Mr. Houde, he still would have the majority of the farmers of Roberts County to settle up with. You will find them highly satisfactory, beneficial and pefectly harness. F. P. MALDANER 2X« Sisseton, So. Dak. 1 Leo Houde, a well known farmer, had said that Big Biz I had slipped one over on the Lea- 50c 60c 1.00 50c 1mm,,: ,r ,yl AUSTIN-JOHNSON At noon at the Lutheran church on Tuesday, December 30, 1919, Esther Lillian, oldest daughter of Mrs. J. E. Johnson, was united in marriage to Rev. I Gtto G. Austin of Sisseton. 'ilie I ceremony was performed by Rev. C. M. Austin, brother to the and the wedding sermon I was given by Rev. Olaf Lysnes, in the presence of relatives and many friends. Miss Mabel John- son, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid and Mr. Carl Ander son of Sisseton was best man. The bride wore a beautiful dress of white georgette crepe over white satin and a veil of v^hite trimmed with pearls. She carried a bouquet of white rose buds and lilies of the valley. The bridesmaid wore a pink silk frock trimmed with chiffon and rose buds. The bouquet was of pink rosebuds and lilies of the valley. 'ihe church was «decorated in pink and white, the colors of the bride. At twelve, the two ushers, örville and Wallace Frieberg, draped satin ribbons over the seats of the church and made the wedding aisle. Miss Ina Chau I ssee played the wedding march land Mrs. Ruth Hesla sang, '"0 Promise Me." The ring ceremony was used. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. J. E. Johnson, 422 Oakota street. She was born in Dales burg. Esther is a graduate of the Vermillion high school and of the State University. She is an ac complished young woman of sterling character and is respect ed by all who know her. For sev eral years she has been a faithful and capable worker in the Luth eran church of this city, of which she is a member. Only the bride groom is glad to see her leave Vermillion' and go to Sisseton to live. The groom is the pastor of the English Lutheran church at Sis seton. It was while the bride was teaching in Peever that the ac quaintance was made that re sulted in this happy marriage. Pastor Austin is a graduate of Luther College, Deco rah, Iowa, and of the Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. The out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Austin, father and mother of the groom, of Col man, and Rev. R. Ulziden, pastor of the Lutheran church at Oma ha, Nebr., and Mr. Carl Ander son of Sisseton. Immediately after the cere mony, a wedding luncheon of three courses was served to thir ty-five friends of the bride and groom, at the home of Mrs. John son. Martha Nelson, Esther Chaussee, Hilma Newman and Melvie Matson, served the lun cheon. The newlyweds departed on the morning train Wednesday for a visit with Mr. Austin's rel atives at Colman. After the trip they will be at home to their friends at Sisseton.—The Dako ta Republican. Fire In Waletich Home On Tuesday afternoon, the fire whistle blew, and the news was quickly spread that the Wal etich house on the west side, had caught. The firemen quickly made to the scene and the fire was quickly Extinguished. The blaze had not made much head way by the time the fire depart ment arrived and practically no damage was sustained, as a re sult. Golden Rule Moves to P. O. As soon as the Post Office finds a new location, Mr. Swen son will move the fixtures and stock of the Golden Rule Cloth ing store, into the building used by the post office. This is a real good location and we congratulat Mr. Swenson on securing it. The store of both quality and quanti ty, and this change of location will add to its attractiveness and the conveniences of the pub lic. Arthur Moshier sustained broken bone in his leg: when he jumped from' the Court Housd grounds onto tife sidewalk. Dr. Towell attended him and he iq getting along nicely. No. 33 OlD GANG CHOOSES MUD Wo are getting pretty well cal oused to the mud slinging that is being employed by the old gang as a means of fighting the League. Wc- expect lot of it in che coming campaign, but we are not letting our feelings betray ourselves into answering in kind. The other fellows being better acquainted and more fam iliar with and close to the res ervoirs of mud, and filth and im cleanliness, will naturally use the material nearest them to throw at us so that we must ex pect a campaign of gross misre presentation ar.d all the vile im aginings of the peanut minded politicians. Wo shall only reply to them with a clear and solemn statement of facts and let the people judge boween them and us. Mud slinging and vitupration invariably react on the user, ami the man has not been discovered yet who can throw mud without getting his own han.ds bedaubed. Among the American people, right and decency will surely win in the long run. We are sure that we are right and wc know we are decent, arid so we are sure that our cause will triumph. In the late war, the spawn of. the beast, deliberately engaged in the practice of the most damn able metl$)ds of pure savagery in an attempt to terrorize the world and bring dismay and tear to the stoutest hearted. They did terrorize the world and they did bring dismay, and fear but greatly to their sur prise he terrorized did not flee nor supinely yield to the firey breath of the great dragon. Se cure in the power of justice and right the terror only urged them on to greater and ever greater endeavor until they be came supermen in their fight a gainst the ceast and his bestial methods*-.^«-it shall be with our army of leaguers, members of labor and all who take part in the battle for human progress The more bestial the opposition becomes, the closer shall we draw together and the greater the inspiration we shall.find to fight and again fight until the rank beast of class oppression is utterly beaten and destroyed. Being an advocate of political action as the means to reform, we have written repeatedly a gainst direct action as the un profitable method, opposing the I. W. W. and all other organiza tions which advocate methods outside the law, as a means of reform, but we would indeed feel ashamed of ourselves as A merican citizens did we not pro test with any means at our com mand the attempts, frequently made, to injure people or a doc trine by the unscruplous meth ods that are being so often em ployed. And as people flock to us telling us that the politician* are urging the American Legion to fight us, we cannot refrain from thinking that there is truth in what we are being told. The same methods are even be ing used against the hide-bound democratic administration, in a somewhat milder form. The question is, will the ex service men continue to fall for that stuff. We are not surprised, however, that these politicians will stoop to the sacrilege of making the Centralia murder, material to bo mixed in with the filth of the reservoir of mud which they so abundantly pos sess. Notice of Deputy... Collector's Visit For the convenience of the gen eral public of Roberts County, Deputy Collector, Phelps an-» nounces that he will be in the fol lowing cities and towns on the dates given Jbelow to serve in the way of giving information or assistance in regars td the ren dering of Federal income, tax re turns, payment of income or ex cise taxes, or other matters rel ative to the Internal Revenue: Summit—Feb. 4. White Rock—Feb. 17. Rosholt—Feb. 18. ,, .. N. Effington—Feb. 19. Claire City—Feb. 20.r Peever—-Feb. 26* Sisseton—Feb* 26-27 and Marc 11-12.