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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, April 23, 1920, Image 2

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The Switchmen's Strick.


The Week
Grand Forks Mill 'mtracts Awarded.
Contracts for the building o£ the
new state-owned mill and elevator at
Grand Forks, N. v., were awarded by
the industrial commission
7. The two big buildings will he
constructed by the Fegles Construc
tion company of Minneapolis and the
Northern Construction company
Grang Forks at a total cost of $922,
850. Machinery and power contracts
will be awarded on April 29
President Fegles of the Fugles
company constructed the first Cana- asperated citizens, all went off quiet
dian government elevator. Later 1 «nd the sheriff received a vote of
he superintended the construction thanks from the crowd. Now oust
of another government-owned eleva- ei pi oceedings are being taken a
tor of 3,500,000 bushels capacity at gainst this possibly very sensible
Saskatoon. Since then his company sheriff by the anti-union interests,
has built many co-operative and Clever propoganda is now being
state-owned elevator. circulated ytlie advocates of the
There was spirited bidding for the »ew industrial court and its tremen
contracts because the companies fen- 1 doiis powers to the effect the cap!I
gaged in that business wanted to take 1 «ilisls don't like it, that they are a
advantage of the publicity which the l'«iid it will pry into their business.
North Dakota farmers' program has Trhe public, then, is likely to think
attracted throughout the country and hat the court was made for the work
the opportunity of consructlng the Ingman and to loss patience with its
first great link in the chain of profit
less elevators and mills which the
farmers of the northwest will shortly
develop. The commission plans to
have It ready by the time the crops
are moving in the fall.
Three months ago the allies were
•counting 011 cfeorgla and Azerbaijan
which together occupy the land be-
Asia Minor. Now they are both in
the hostile camp. For some unex
plained reason was has bee going on
for three weeks between Armenai
and Azerbaijan. Georgian forces
are advancing on the jiort of Batouin
to recover this city .of theirs from
pilled disposition.
-chN perhaps when the full truth of the
situation is known we shall find that
the allies have'been using the Arme
ntons, especially by feeding them 011
national aspirations, to further their
own imperialism. And on the other
hahd the consequent astroctels of the
civil war thus stirred up are uesed to
persuade the people in Europe and
here that armies should be sent there
to clean things up.
Tliv Mess in Turkey.
Conditions in the near east, that is
the former Turklst empire and Per
sia, continue to gel worse for the
allies. With the Russian forces near to other
the southern slope of the Caucausus I 40.000 men are said to bo idle,
mountains, news dlspatcelis lrom 1 Opinions,'of course, will be widely
Constantinople tell us that not only I apart as to the merits or demerits of
the republics ot Georgia and Azerba-1 this
ljan but Armenia are likely to
dopt the Soviet tonn of governemeiit
and industry. All of Turkey in Asia
not immediately under the range of
allied guns, Is eithe riu arms or pre
paring to be.
fNd the Allies Back Knapp?
Considerable evidence Is at hand
that the meney Interests of the al
lied natlone, Including-our own, were
back ot the recent junker revolution
In Germany in spirit of not with ac
tual aid.
tween the Black Sea and the Catalan when a more plausible explanation
south of the Caucasus, to withstand |\ls at hand.
any Bolöhevik attempt to pass Into The switchmen have been asking
An international Scandinavian
banker Is said to have revealed that
I, P. Morgan A 3o., had completed
arrangements to lend 1100,000,000
4o the Kapp dictatorship as soon as
it established itself. He alo explain
ed that the present government had
never been ajile to secure a loan be
cause of its working class taint.
Before the" result of the general
'strike, which the German govern
ment called to protect itself, became
known Reger-Babson published a lit.
tie «ulofy of the Kapp government
Jtai hie United States Bulletin in which,
"AllnTattablereports ndtcate that
tbe erowd who are trying to take the
reins in Berlin are ullra-conservative
bet represent'the brains, as well as
-flw rested Wealth, ot the fisrman na
M»U The ehfnge Is oisly logical. The
eame thlng is taking place in this
eeiipthr.'only we are bringing It a
le»l means and ndt by
hire I» what Is
United States Is wdrtb
W Ik,la correct exceptthat
«4 Mi *bnt whpt
in Venyany lil-
Alexander Howatt, president of the
state miner's union and several other
offerciers have chosen to go to jail
rather than answer summons to tes
tify. And right at the present time,
when there would be no miners'
strike if there were
When a parade of several thous
and miners Surrounded Howatt's
publicly owend hotel and demanded
a speech the sheriff allowed him to
address the crowd from the balcony
and also hold a reception later. Thus.
»stead of possible violence from ex-
labor opponents.
cqurt, the miners uro answering t.hf
I imprisonment of their chief with .the
one weapon at their command.
What is known as the unauthori
zed strike of the railroad switchmen
is one of the most significant events
of the past week. In spite of all
that the higher officers in the rail
road unions have been able to do this
strike movement, which broke out in
Chicago first, has now quickly spread
large cities and more than
action. But fit re is no reason
lor accepting the wild theory pro
pounded by many of l.he biy city pa
pers that it is in response to a world
a a
Moscow. Probably not half of these
40,000 men know whether Lenne
stntnds for a man's name or is a sub
stitute for near-beer. At least there
is no reason for accepting this theory
move pay for a long time. First the
president asked them to wait until
he could reduce the high cost ot liv
ing. And they waited In vain. Now
they are asked to wait until the ar
bitration .machinery can be provided
«114 It takes about as long as intakes
to make a modern peace treaty. They
have lost their patience.
With regard to the reports ot high
wages in railroad industry Director
General HI lies testified recently' as
"It is unfortunate that the public
has been led to believe that railroad
employes as a class have been war
profiteers. Their earnings have been
Increased less in propotion than the
earnings of most classes of labor.
The increases granted have been Just
and absolutely necessary to main
tain a decent standard of living."
garter System for Europe.
A semi-barter system by which raw
materials will be taken to central
Europe and manufactured there for
reshipment to cash markets has been
worked out by interests deserted as
leaders of British finance In a report
of the American Manufacturer's Ex
port Association. They couli, for in
stance, ship hides Into Germany, have
them manufactured into feathet
products there, leave some to pay
For the work done, and ship the rest
to Scandlnavlä, South Africa, South
America or North America., Cotton
rubber, oil for soaps, and the differ
ent metals could likewise be worked
American intereats will undoubted
ly demand a part in thte banking
combine. And it twill probobly be
profitable to the big bankers. Pro
bably we should second 'any method
whatever «hieb wil tend to restore
Ihe peoples of centrat Europe to the
normal conditions of peace, bnt we
h^ve also eeen enough ot the mis
chief produced by International fi
nance to have some doubts tot wh^t
these bankers •will do. On them ra
ther than on the peace eommtaeloners
Paris rests the blame for keeping
up the blockade of "central Europe
for more than a year after the %rtnls
ttce so as to distroy industrial riv
They may not only eqneese every
ot1 advantage from the hungry
people »5 former enemy territory,
bnt they «ax also use |hem to treus
ter needed work rom our own factor
ies and laboring people.
fi iminp Lands.
wtiyBB *«1 *et in&l« ot the
fT he
area of France.
^'lowew,. WMeß
Arn inseparately linked together in the bank
ing business
As you open an account with tliis bank and add
to it regularly, transacting your business by check
and becoming acquainted with us, you etablish a
credit that .may bo very valuable to you some time.
We are always ready to help our customers
in any- legitimate enterprise
Citizens National Bank
Sisseton, South Dakota
Henry Helvig, President J. W. Harrington, Vic» Pres."
Leo. J. Lukanitsc,hi Cashier M. O. Eikum, Asst. Cashier
R. Thompson, Teller
We will sell at auction at our Garage at Sisseton,
South Dakota, twenty used Ford cars, models
1913 14,15,16,17,18 19 and 20
We offer these used Ford cars at auction in order
to reduce selling and storage cost for the buyers
benefit There will be no side bidders, we will
not reserve the right to one bid. We will reserve,
the right, however, to stop the sale at any time
for any reason. This is your chance to get one
of those famous Fords at your own bid: Sale will
cpmiqence promptly at 2:00 P. Mi
TEIW&ÄAt leaäjone-lialf cash, bal. Nw. 1,1920,8 per cent
The Holland Wild Oats
You will have to see this in operation to appreciate ist work,
which is he only principle that will remove wild oats, because there
is a variaton in all kinds of grain also in wild oats which makes it
impossible to separate the sieves. The only separator on the mar
ket that can sparate wild oats from tame oats successfully, and at
proper adjustment will guarantee to take out every kernel of wild
oats at one operation.
Sold By
J. H.
V. J. Cartberg, Clerk.

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