N. D. PROGRAM TAX
CENTS FOR FARMER
Bismarck, N. D.—Propagan
dists in other states who are re
porting high taxation as a means
of E C. Gamm, City Treasurer for the month ot January
Dee. 31 To Cash on hand in all Funds... 1
Jan. 10 Ree from First Nat'I Bank lnt 00.00
Jan. 13 Ree from
Sab of Gravel
Jan. 13 Ree from .ico 1...L.. xv. sc
Jan. 13 Ree from
Jan. 13 Ree from Ole Opsal Tap ng V\ ater .£.00
Jan. 13 Ree from 0. S. Ophcim 3o.OO
Jan. 13 Ree from J. F. Class—Meter i^-Oo
Jan. 13 Ree from Sale of Leadpipe ......- -JioAd
Jan. 28 Ree from Rob Co Water Front ge 1 ax. 169.10
Jan. 29 Ree from Jan Intr 4.04
Jan. 31 Paid from Gen'l Fund 891.20
Jan. 31 Paid from Water Fund l.OO^.o/
Jan. 31 Paid from Sinking Fund »77.19
Jan. 31 Paid from St and AH'y Fund .87.51
Jan. 31 Paid from Library Fund I3..0b
Jan. 31 To Cash on Hand in Gen'l Fund 1,077.91
Jan. 31 To Cash on Hand in Water Fund 61.3/
Jan. 31 To Cash on Hand in Sinking Fund 8,692.49
Jan. 31 To Cash on Hand in Sewer Fund 686.63
Jan. 31 To Cash on Hand in St & Al'v F'nd. ..
Jan. 31 To Cash on Hand in Library F'nd 328.15
Jan. 31 Net Cash on Hand in all Funds
Notice Of Hearing On Special As
sessment For Extending Wat
ermain On Oak Street From
4th Ave. To 3rd Ave.
Notice is hereby given that on
February 2, 1920, there was filed prove, equalize
in the office of the City Auditor same, and levy a
NAME OF OWNER
Trinity Lutheran Church.
Roberts County 13.
SarzM J. Doyle. James
Sarah J. Doyle, James
Seiah J. Doyle, James
J. Doyle, James
M. G. Hard
City of Sisseton
McAllister & wife
the most obvious facts regarding tal to be
taxes here and elsewhere.
The farmers' administration
has control over state taxes only.
E. C. Gamm,
of the City of Siss-ton, South Da ment for such improvement. Fol
kota, the assessment roll for ex- lowing appears such assessment
tending watermain on Oak I roll.
Street from 4th Avenue to 3rd Dated February 2,1920
Avenue, and that the City Coun- Attest:
cil have fixed March 1, 1920, at B. A. Sonstegaard.
eight o'clock P.M., at the City (Seal) Auditor.
Hall, in the City of Sisseton,So.1 A. O. Bunde
Dakota, as the time and place for Clerk.
on the farmers' in- 'and in the present year these
dustrial program fail to state constitute 14 per cent of the to
hearing on such assessment roll,
when and where any person in
terested may appear and file ob
jections, if any, thereto, after
which the City Council will ap
or amend the
ASSESSMENT ROLL FOR EXTENDING WATERMAIN ON
OAK STREET FROM FOURTH AVENUE ON
WEST TO THIRD AVENUE
OF ASSESSMENT $676.40
on hand two
The Nonpartisan league be
came a factor in thegovernmeni
here following 1916, and it will
be noted from the above figures
that the farmer administration
kept taxes down remarkably in
the high cost years—1917 and
1918. The year 1919, which
shows a gross increase of $1,987,
684, or 117.7 per cent, includes a
new item of $761,873 for the lib
eral soldiers' bonus:
Deducting this item to make a
fair comparison with 1918 we
have an ncrease of $1,225,811, or
72 per cent.
Of this amount a little over
$200,000 is a new item for the
state industries. The big increas
es have been made for state edu
cational work and other state m
stitutions. The, state colleges
general state educational work.
the care of dependents and delin
quents have previously been con
siderably neglected in this state,
and the farmers' legislature
showed its progressiveness by
giving the work enough to meet
higher living costs and some
thing for advance. The increase
for this kind of work is about
$890,000 over the allowance for
1918, and so far as known none
of the critics have attacked these
Other items of increase are so
small as to be neglible and some
expensese, those for military
work, printing and state fairs, ac
Minnesota, on the other hand,
I with no industrial program and
no farmer government, is rais-"
ing $14,176,485 for 1919, as op
posed to $6,107,006 for 1918, an
increase of $8,069,479, or 132 per
This figure compares unfavor
ably even with North Dakota's
gross increase of 117.7 per cent.
And several allowances should be
made in favor of North Dakota
such as the fact that the state
gets all.railroad and several oth
er corporation taxes in Minneso
ta and here only 14 per cent of
them. Another would be the new
Minnesota politicians not only
have given the people no offsets
to higher taxes such as North
Dakota's state hail insurance,
but their machine is responsible
for vetoing the tonnage tax
which would have taken care of
about $7,000,000 of the more
than $8,000,000,000 increase.
The League and the Legion
The impression comes to exist
in some quarters that Nonparti
san league publications are op
posed to or in some way are
fighting the American Legion.
The facts are that the Nonparti
san league has neither indorsed
nor condemned any soldiers' or
ganization. The League believes,
in the right of soldiers, as well
as all other interests, to organ
It is true that a few local posts
of the Legion in various states
have condemned the Nonpartisan
ague, and Legion members, ac
cording to press reports, in some
instances have participated in ac
tvities to prevent League meet«
ngs being held. It is also true
that, when the Legion first or
ganized and before its national
convention, at which a resolu
tion aimed at the Nonpartisan
league was voted down, there
was a widespread feeling that
certain interests would attempt
to use the Legion in a political
fight on the farmers' organiza
tion. However, the national Leg
ion convention almost unani
mously killed a resolution at
tackikng the League, and the na-i
tional heads of the organization
nave issued statements warning
Legion post members to keep
out of politics and against taking
the law into their own hands or
encouraging mob activity, di
rectly or indirectly
For Fair Deal
»ISSETON WEEKLY STANDARD
raised, or about $ on
the average quarter section.
Of every dollar raised for state
purposes, the industrial pro
gram, which anti-farmer forces
would thus discredit, takes only
6.2 cents, or less than 45 cents a
„79 ,.o On the other hand, one part a- anybody else. The national Leg
jlone of this program—state hail ion has done much to prevent un
I insurance, which was in force warranted action against reform
last year—has saved the tarm- jers and reform organizations by
hot-headed or mistaken Legion
ers who took advantage of it not
only more than the increase in all
State Tax Figures
State levies in North Dakota
for the last five years have been
as follows: ,'•?
1915 ....... $1,655,231
League publications above
«.WJst*«*" '.' -v. vws •.~-,y-ti--
everything else stand for enforce
ment of the constitutional rights
of free speech and peaceful as
semblage, and will continue to
condemn all persons and organi
zations, whether Legion mem
bers, local Legion posts or any
body else, which attempt to pre
vent the full exercise of constitu
tional rights by the League or
posts and members by making
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the statement it did regarding
law enforcement. State bodies
and local posts
lead would make the determina
tion of the Legion not to r/iix in I
politics and to keep free from
lawless activity, all the more
plain and emphatic. Silence is of
ten considered as giving consent.
Therefor local Legion posts
should be quick to condemn and
discipline their few members
who de not have a proper under
standing of the high standard of
their organization, and state Leg
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Sisseton, South Dakota
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ion bodies would do well to take
the same action regarding local
of the Legion by posts which do the Legion dam
national body's age by mixing in politics.
Nonpartisan league publica
tions are only too glad to assist
the national and various state
bodies of the Legion in keeping
the organization clean and on-the
-square by pointing out and help
ing to eliminate the few misin
formed and hot-headed Legion
members who will not live up to
the high standard set for the or-
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