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

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turniing Community Tin ntMl Out in
Full Eorco, and on»? of the Larg
est Saturday evcnimj cmwii-. K\"
in Siwton in
All who were in Sisseton Satur
day evening are enthusiastic in theii
praise for Sisseton's band. And as it
happened there were a great many
people in town, in fact the largest
crowd ever recorded on a Saturday
right. Ami the whole tiling i.-^ he-
ing laid to the Sisseton Band. A
concert and parade had been an
nounced through the local papers
•nd the way people
srvery part of the country is
swarmed from
proof that music really
The whole population from
the country seemed to have forgot
ten everything else to listen and
look as Sisston's band that has been
rehearsed so diligently tor th.s op­
To begin with, the band fell in
at the north extremity of the main
street and paraded for a half hour.
This brought the entire crowd to its
t. The marching was perfect and
the playing was excellent. The band
was there in full force, twenty-eight
pieces in all. And the way those
four slide trombones manipulated
seemed to indicate that they were
placed in front of the procession to
split the air so that the rest of the
band could contribute their part
of the music. There were four
French horns, two baritones. six
clarinets, five cornets, two basses,
two saxaphones, two snare drum
uid bass drum. From one end ol'
the street to the other, people were
lined up, on the side walk, alon?
the curb and even the roofs of th:
buildings held their share of tin
spectators as gallaries for the boys
After the parade, the band assem
bled on the square and played a
concert. At this we were somewhat
astonished. We thought this band
was only a marching affair. But a
fine concert was given, consisting of
all kinds of tunes. Everyone was
delighted with it -fk
We were told afterwards that ev
ery store did an unusual business
Saturday night, that everyone seem
ed to be happy. We heard people
say, "Sisseton is really a pretty good
old burg after all." Everyone began
to wonder whether the same thing
would be given on the next Satur
day night, and someone answered.
"No, but there will be something
better.. The band will. ..be on. the
No, the above story is only r.
Why not make it a reality? Other
towns have increased their busine.s-
by the support of a band. All we
need to do is to spend a little time
and energy in that direction.
The band will really play tomor
row evening. This will be the firsi
move toward getting up a band.
is lip to everyone to lend their mor
al and financial support, in order
to have a good band and a good
band is what we want, and what
we can have.
Some people in South Dakota do
uot appear to be civilized yet and
one bunch of them live at Toronto.
Tom Ayres and Miss Daley were
egged by a bunch of town lioodlufns
at that place, but the hoodlums did
not get away with all the glory, for
the audience took the matter up and
there was a clean out of the egg
ers, after which the talking went on.
Any one who could insult such an
able speaker as Miss Daley and one
who is taking a message to the peo
ple of the state that is badly need
ed, should be compelled to serve a
term with Warden Jameson.— Sioux
fails —diwuai.
Stock Sales are Fine
The way in which fanners art-
subscribing to shares in the Stand
ard does not indicate any hick of en­
thusiasm. but rather an increased
interest in it.
Following is a list of t':io-e wh.-
subscribed to shares during th'.s
week. Watch the list grow
John P. Peterson. Sisseton Lev
Hendrickson, Claire City: Edw. O.
Wassen, Claire C'ity George
Smith, Claire City Thor Olson
Claire City Sam Jones. Sisseton:
Ed, Vassen, Claire City: Frank Step
pa. Claire City: Hastings Dumarce-.
Veblen: Louie Yullmers. Claire City.
Nels Swanson. Claire C'ity: Wilbut
Smith. Claire City: Gustaav Kautz
Claire City: Gust Hegre. Claire City.
Lloyd Gleason. Claire City E.
Oarlock, Claire City: Hans Fossam.
laire City: Harry Dumarce. Veblen'
Louis Otto. Claire City: John A
Schioe. Sisseton: Win. Vollmer
Claire City Amos Frenier, Veblen:
Lars J. Aadiand. Claire City Fre
Schacker. Sisseton S. C. Sorenson
Sisseton: Pete Holinberg. Sisseton:
Orville .1. Monson. Veblen A. .1
Hanson. Sisseton: Gust Nelson. Sis
seton Louis Zacherias. Brown# Val
ley. Minn. Lauritz Nelson, Sisse
ton Mike Reiser. Sisseton: Geo.
Oetkin. Claire City Peter Stewart
Sisseton Irwin Hanson. Sisseton.
Mrs. Ole Charles
Died Yesterday
Yesterday at ft: 4". o'clock, A. M..
the death of Mrs. Ole Charles occur
red at the Ole Charles residence in
this city. She has. for some time,
suffered failing health, the result of
age. and the cares that a good wife,
and a kind and christian motht!
only, knows.
Augusta Johnson Enger was born
in Etna, Norway, in 1S45. In 1S"
she came with her parents to Mor
ris, 111., where she was married
Mr. Ole Charles in 1S69. They re
sided in Morris until 1909, when
they moved to Sisseton. They havt
resided here since, and during this
time this couple have made scoret
of friends, the kind who are made
on terms of love and kindness.
She leaves to mourn her departure
her husband. Ole Charles of tlii
city one daughter. Mrs. O. B. O
nuindson of this city, and a son. El
mer. who resides at Newark. 111.
Funeral services will be held a:
the home at 2 o'clock today at th"
Goodwill Lutheran church at 3
M.. after which the remains will
sent to her old home. Morris. 111., to
be laid to rest by the side of her par
ents and five brothers and sister.-:
who are buried there.
The Standard unites f.'it'a th
friends of the family in extendir..
sympathy and condolance to the be
reaved in this hour of great sorrow
—the departing of the truest friend
From Oregon and
Back in an Auto
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Swanson and
three sous .who arrived recently
from Klamuth. Oregon, to visit his
brother. Wm. Swanson of this city
left by auto for their home Satur
day. The father of the two gentle
men. who came with Mr. Swanson
from Oregon remained at Wilmot
for a more extended visit.
This party is taking more than an
ordinary joy ride. They left Ore
gon on the 15th of June, and after
going to Duluth by rail, bought a
large touring car. and proceeded
through Minnesota and to points in
Wisconsin where they rUited rela
tives for a few days. They arrived
in Wilmot Wednesday, July 21. and
from then until Saturday, their
time was .spent picnicing and visit
ing. What the- guests held to be the
climax of their trip was the family
Following list shows the new
additions to -our subscription
list during the past week:
Harry Dumarce. Vebien. S.
D. Louis Wanous. Claire C'ity,
S. 1) A. M. Westby. Veblen. S.
D. .1. J. Svverson. New E:ff:ug
ron. S. D.: W. M. Vollmer.
Claire City, S. D. Lars J. Aad
land. Claire C'ity. S. D. Wilbur
Smith. Claire City. S. D.: Lloyd
Gleason. Claire C'ity. S. D. E.
H. Zarlock. Claire City. S. I'.:
Hans Fossum. Claire City. S.
Nels Swanson. Claire City.
S. 0. Chr. Qammen. Ortley, S.
D.: Beneclix Peters. Clear Wa
ter. Nebr. Leonard I. I'lider.
Big Stone C'ity, S. D.
reunion at Hartford Beach last
week which was attended by Mr
and Mr.-. J. E. Swensor. and chil
dren, Mr. and Mrs. Win. Swanson,
Mr. and Mrs. E. Swanson of Wilmot.
the Peter .Jurgens family of Co ron:.
ar.d the elder Mr. Swanson.
air. and Mrs. J. E. Swanson ex
pect to reach their home in Ore
gon on the fifth of August.
Harvesting of S. D.
Bumper Crop is On
Harvesting of Roberts' county
bumper crop began this week in most
every locality in the county and
with very few exceptions the grai:
i- reported heavy and well filled
Few complaints of black rust are
current and the damage from thiV
source, generally speaking, will be
light. Oats and barley, in the opin
ion of many farmers, will return: tremendous expense of
the largest yield in the past ten
years, while the hay crop could
hardly be better. Corn is coming
along in fine shape under favorable
weather conditions and the estitnat
ed value of this crop wiil add great
ly to the sum total of the countv'.
general crop return. Next week
will find every available man and
machine in the field and the work
of harvesting will be rushed from
early morning 'till late at night
Father and mother, yes. and the
kiddies, too. will be drafted into
service that the products of Roberts
county fertile soil may be safely
garnered and stowed away, to late
do its bit in the feeding of the
vorld's people.
The egg argument was asra:r. em
ployed by Norbeck partisans—waat
tew he has left— at Toronto. Deuel
County. Monday night, July 20th.
Tom Ayres. candidate for V. S
senator and Miss Alice Lorraitu
Daly, candidate for Superintendent
of Public Instruction, had been bill
ed to speak in Toronto that evening
at eight o'clock.
Must linht TIII'M* E\plOkive lutei
e.»t» :i» Would Fieht the
IkM il, *i
delphia Public Ledger in an editorial
entitled "Campaign Tail Twisters
Story of the Toronto
Mob Monday, July 20
Toronto is located in one of th
best farming communities of Deuel
county, but the business men of the
town have been unusually bittei
against the Nonpartisan League.
Chairman R. T. Eastman had
made an attempt to secure a ball for
tiie meeting but the proprietor would
not consent to its use because hf
had no license. The town hail wa.
then sought, but as it v/as small and
scantily equipped with seats, thf
band stand on the street was secur
ed without protest from the gentle
men who had charge of the keys.
The speaking began at eight
thirty to an immense crowd in the
street. Miss Daly opened with a re
cital of how it was that the League
first challenged her attention and
won her respect, when the fanners
of Lake county were forced to hold
a convention in the streets of Madi
son because the business men of
that town had locked the hall against
them after they had rented the
"When I learned of that act." uhe
Can Not Make War."
•'Clashing interests, when they
are big enough can create ail arti
t'cial 'national ill will' almost ovei
night." says this editor, who de
clares that any anti-English political
oratory during the coming campaign
is no a war factor.
'"When the real war makers want
to arouse public opinion to the war
pitch, they send up flaming pyro
technics before which the-e politi
cal 'squibs' pale into nothingness.
The party tub-thumper will never
start a war. He is far too insignifi
•'What is to be feared in clashing
"We must all tight the^e explosive
posf'bilities as we would tight thf
defll.. What caused the Ru.-sn-Jap
ano*f- war? Clashing interests I
Korea and Manchuria. The Puis
sians and the Japs hardly knew each
other well enough to hate each oth
er. Why did Britain undertake the
•Philadelphia. Penn.—Clashing in­
terests ar.ii not abuse of one nation
is the cause of war, says the Phila-
the Boe
war? Clashing interests at Kimber
ley. Once that point was settled the
Briton and the Boer were quite
re-.** to tight together on tin- same
side. France has been the unfor
getting enemy of Germany sincc
1S70. Clashing interests. We prob
ably would be slow to admit it. a.
the British would be to admit th
basic cause of the Boer War. but if
Cuba had been 3.000 miles away
from our coasts 'Bloody Weyler'
could probably have trampled his
tragic path across that island for all
of us.
"Interests' are seldom guided by
passion or sentiment. They are well
served by cool and far-seeing
wondered how
could justi­
fy myself in going back to my class
es to teach the students that the
constitutional right of peaceabb
assemblage was still in force in tl"
Cnited States."
She then took up her r.ustomar
discussion of the defects in an eco
nomic system which compels peopU
to take their children out of sehoo'
to help make a living. She told
the loss of 14T.,000 teachers to the
profession in the last year through,
inadequate wages and rapped tlu
republican leaders of the state £o
the fact that South Dakota rank
thirty-second in education whi'o
North Dakota ranks sixteenth.
From the time Miss Daly spok-.
"he first half-dozen words she wa.'
annoyed with "boos" from a grou
of a half dozen Norbeck houdlums
ar.d before she had spoken ten min
utes- the lights were suddenly turn-!
ed out and the air was filled with
eggs, some of which struck the band
stand, but none of which hit the
speaker. After a brie? period, thi
lights were turned on and Miss Daly
proceeded. She was frequently in
terrupted, but she stood her ground
gamely, exo-rting the farmers to de
sist from any action against the dis
turbers, and had the great crowt'
with her every minute. A second
time the lights were turned off and
another shower of eggs were direct
ed at the stand, but these, like the
first, fell wide of the mark.
When she could again be heard
the speaker said 8he had made many
addresses in South Dakota and that
Toronto was the first place she had
no: been treated with nie greates'
courte.-y. but "I presume we mus:
bear this treatment because, it is
the same that has always been met
by the early leaders ot every move
ment of value to the race."
Miss Daly finally finished her ad
dress without further interruption
but the farmers were by this time be
coming highly indignant and thv
mobsters were saved from a drub
hing only through the influence o'
the speakers.
Mr. Ayres was then introduced
He struck at the heart of the mat
ter the first blow.
'•From what I have witnessed to
night." he declared. "1 am sur.
there are a half dozen living exam
ples of South Dakota's backwart
educational system in this town
Eggs are the arguments of the un
educated and the bigoted. Our op
potients, chiefly Governor Norbeck,
have been invited to take the plat
form with us to discuss the issues
but instead of debating with us the:
want us
debate their stale eggs."
Continuing, he said:
"We are going .to have free speed
or a free fight ad we are preparer
to defend ourselves, no matter what
the sacrifice may return: nobody but
a coward will threw eggs at a wom
an. but I have usually found behind
the hoodlums who do such thing?
the culprit standing in the shadow
of a bank vault." *•',
This thrust brought on a period
of interruptions from the eggsters
as a result of which a bevy of
brawny farmers surged up from the
back of the audience pushing in
front of them one Gilbert Tueve. as
sistant cashier of a local bank.
"Now say it to his face," yelled
the farmers, as the cringing cashier
Continued on page 5»
Roy Eck Dies in
St. Louis Hospital
Last Tuesday the Ben Eck family
received word that their youngest
son, Hoy. who has been receiving
treatment in a hospital in St. Louis,
was seriously ill with diphtheria.
Mr. Eck left immediately for St.
Louis, but reached ttie bedside of
his son after he had passed away.
Roy has been a sufferer from par
alysis since he was a very young
child, and hopes for his recovery
had been given up, until a short
while ago. when he became able to
walk through the treatment ho
took at the hospital in St. Louis.
The news of his apparent recovery
was glad news to his parents, broth
er and sisters, and his many friends.
The news of his sudden death is a
great sorrow to the family, and tc
those friends who have awaited the
time when Roy would be able tc
romp with the rest of the boys.
Roy Eck was born in Sisseton, Oc
tober 1~. 1909. He was nearly 12
years of age at the time of his death,
which occurred Thursday, July 22.
Funeral services and burial wer?
held at tlie Sisseton cemetery, the
Rev. Fr. Cuniff officiating.
Besides the pa-ents. there arc
two sisters and one brother to
mourn his departure, to all of whom
the Standard joins in extending sin
cere sympathy in their hour of sad
Sunday. August 1. there will be
English services in the Goodwill Lu
theran church at 10:30 o'clock a. m.
conducted by Rev. A. M. Mannes.
Luther League at 6:45.
Everybodv welcome.
At your State College. College
opens Sept. 20 with courses in ag
riculture, home economics, engin
eering, pharmacy and general sci
ence. School of Agriculture opens
Nov. 1 with winter courses in farm
ing and home making for common
school graduates. "For special bul
letins address: The President. State
College. Brookings.
W? mentioned last week that
a nine pound boy arrived last week
at the George Rose home. It should
of been a II pound boy.—White
P.ock Journal.
About the Only Solution for Thin
Condition is I'tiluwi Pro
duction of Cattle
the number of beef animals
dining while consumers pay-
is de
by the
prices for beef is indicated
careful accounts which George F.
Selter of Danube. Minn., has kept of
his experience in fattening steers.
On 4 4 head bought at the South
St. Paul market on December 16,
19IS. and sold in the same market
on June 10. 1919. Mr. Selter finds
that he lost $2,021.15. or $46 a
head, without counting his own la
bor. Also he had no loss from dis­
ease or accident.
On 22 head bought on October 25,
1919, and sold on July 16 of tills
year after fattening his loss was
$994.33, or $45 a head. Again hi
does not reckon labor expense and
he suffered no loss from sickness or
The answer of the farmers to such
conditions has to be reduction in
cattle raising, if not dropping out
altogether. During the last year
we slaughtered 2,500,000 less ani
mals than the year before: this year
there will be a still greater drop.
Apparently the only reasons why
wejjave not suffered acute meat,
famine as consumers are the great
drop in exports and the heavy im
ports of foreign meats.
Detailed items in Mr. Selter's last
effort in cattle feeding are as fol
Statement of cost, expense of feed
ing and sale of 22 head of steers pur
chased at South St. Paul October
25, 1919 average weight 1,137
pounds, at $11.45 per cwt.
Cost of cattle, including
commission $2.863.27
Ten acres standing drill
corn figured at $20 per
acre (this allows $10
acre for feed of hogs fol
lowing steers)
Bought 12 acres standing
corn at $40 per acre, cut
and fed to steers (this
also makes allowance
for hogs)
Bought 37 tons hay at
$8.57 per ton
Bought shelled corn. 1,189
bushels, 36 pounds at
Net return
Total loss
Interest on investment in
cattle at 7 per cent 143.06
Interest on investment in
feed at 8 per cent 99.27
(No interest figured on
own raised feed)
Other small expense 30.20
Same steers sold at South
St. Paul market July 16
1920 average wt. 1.420
IS head at $15.50 per
cwt.: 4 head at $13.50
per cwt. $4,785.75
Expense of ship
ping 92.42
July 29-30. REVELATION, starring
Aug. 5-6. TOYS OF FATE, starring
Aug. 12-13, EVE FOft AN EYE,
starring N'azimova.
Aug. 19-20, OUT OF THE FOG,
starring Xazlmova.
starring Jack London.
Sept. 2-3. THE BRAT, starring
starring Hampton.
Sept. 16-17, LOMBARDI LTD. star
ring Bert Lytell.
Sept. 23-24, FAIR AND WARMER:
starring May Allison.
Sept. 30. Oct. 1. PLEASE GET MAR­
RIED, starring Dana.
The Rer. Fr. Hatpin ot Milban't
was in our city a few days the fora
part of the week.'

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