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AMBIMCAH PRESS ASSOCIATION
SHOWS EM UP
In reply to the recent statement
Made hy Norman II. Davis, under
secretary of state, regarding Rus
sian conditions, the New Yoik Amer
ican of Feb.-.mv 24 carries the fol
Before our intelligence was
drugged with pi'opapanda, no one
would have da.-e to tell a commit
tee of tho sr-ni'la. for t]?( purpose
•f circulating it through the coun
try. that a re 1 occupying ne
aixth of the drv m-id of tli-i earth,
practically unc-jploited by man with
mineral resources and wealth of
anable soil beyond anything now
left in the world, was an '•ocopomic
If it were our own Kf^at wo«t af
ter the civil war, practically void
to people to develope the land, still
Russia could be no more an "ocon
•mic void" than was our west.
If there were not a soul in Russia,
ker enornvous tracts of timber whose
Pv: ,,w' f, .1
natural increase every year Is suf
ficient to take care of the world's
use of timber, the wealth of min
erals in her mountains, the fish in
her mighty rivers, the fertility of
that vast belt of black soil which
stretches across the great Russian
Empire, more alluvial than any
thing we have in America, and the
capacity of her great plains to sup
port cattle, make ot Russia an im
mense space as opposite from
"void" a sa solid substance can bo.
Hut when you add to this enor
mous natural wealth the presence
upon the soil of nearly two hundred
millions of the white race, vigorous,
virile, industrious, good-natured
and capable of discipline, needing
only leadership, experts and techn'.
licians, and desiring them, yon have
the Russian Empire a potentiality
for redeeming a prostrate white
world that was never given by na
ture to civilization in any other per
iod of human history with which
we are acquainted.
Tlyj nonchalance with which these
cheap little nobodies from the state
department tell the American peo
ple such obvious nonsense as this,
that Russia is an "economic void"
is past all understanding.
Today many of our factories are
closed and thousands of American
workmen out. of employment. The
Coats, Suits and
will be here for Saturday, March 5th. This ready
to-wear comes direct from New York, the fashion
center of America. The styles will be the very lat
est shown anywhere in the country.
Prices will be much lower than you have been pay
ing for some years for this quality of merchandise.*
Whether you wish to buy or not you can not af
ford to miss this opportunity to post upon new styles.
at Less Than Town Prides!
Fort Snefling, Gopher, Moccasin
arid Del Monte brands are reliable
and good enough for the most fas
tidious. Try them and be convinced.
Convinced—you are satisfied.
We want you to be satisfied. "'V
Fldur, Sugar, Dried Fruits, Etc.
at money-saving prices
Your butter and eggs are as good as cask,—BRING THEM UERE
great agricultural sections the
country are suffering as tliey have
not suffered in twenty ycari. Open
ing or trade with Russia would be
a start toward better times,
We were threatened witt" panic
in IV14, and a very slight Increase
of trade with France and Krglaud
on account of war ordterg saved us
from a panic then. Trade wRh Rus
sia ooald soon be ten times greater
than the war orders ot England and
Prance In 1914.
Peace in Russia and th^ turnip
lion ot trade relations th her
would have as beneficial nu effect
upon American prosperity a the op
ening up of our own,
British industry and gavs ngland
an impetus of prosperity
the mid-Victorian period.
THE TWO VICES
Thomas R. Marshall bi'i-.'ie Vice
President of the United Hi.ii.es be
cause he had made a goi-d govern
or for Indiana.
Calvin Coolidge was el
President of the United
cause he made a good go
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S18SET0N WEEKLY STANDARD
Indiana and Massachus r.s both
have distinctive claims fr- great
ness, and so have their twi sons.
It is doubtful whether Mr. Mar
shall was appreciated as h. should
have been, outside of lndi.v. ,* sud
"Washington. He is a fir.o. suvus
man. at short range, but somo peo
ple seem to think ho did no'. car
In all probability Calvin Coohdst
had a poorer start than his prede
cessor. As a matter of fact ho was
almost a local celebrity until the
police strike in Roston: and then
he shot out like a rocket into sen
era! view. He hasn't the geniality
of Marshall, and he is not apt t"
"mix" as pleasantly as the man from
Roth Vices are meritable Vices,
and if Vice Coolidge evinces unusu
al ability and is promoted for it.
he will be more fortunate than Vice
diirin? .•» financing this enterprise, when the
goes out of otfice
There are women teachers, there
are women preachers, and dames
there are who plow and till the soil
medicine and pilfs. Some
are fighting (household
slighting) some are making brew
in home-made stills.
headed for the law business in In- current «ouid pay interest
diana—hack to the starting place, land provide sinking fund, besides
Some of the worrying that is done I a surplus to reduce taxes.
about "what will we do with our
ex-presidents" should be trans- I
fcrred to the ex-Vices. They usually
need encouragement, as their salar
I ies are small, and their futures us
there are women smokers, there are .. ... ...
that these power sites will be pre
wonier: a a a
sen ted to private interests and that
males who toil.
I Women have the ballot, women officers to insure that private greed
wield the mallet, women dole out
Hut you'll have to hand it to the
female bandit who held up a man
the other day. When she'd got his
dough, sir, she increased his woe
sir, for she kissed him ere he got I
are pure "stand-offs," have been I be necessary
given by members of congress. It The League
is evident that it is not the inten- to get
tion of congress to put through this
legislation. Presumably the oppos
ing forces are strong enough to tire
out the champions of these bills
and they a relying on the hope
that as time goes on pressure back
of the bills will become less and
FROM THE OUTSDE
The general disposition to regard
the business crisis in North Dakota
as a result of wild-cat financing by
leaders of the Nonpartisan League
is at 'least a little exaggerated. North
Dakota would be in a bad way just
now, no matter what party was in
power and even though the grain
buyers and bankers of Minneapolis
were free, as of old, to dictate rates
and prices, to the wheat-growing
farmers. Probably the State would
not be so deeply shaken as at pres
ent wKh the old regime function
ing, but it remains true beyond
doubt that the basic reason for the
crisis which may close 200 banks
are the fall in the market price of
Wheat, business depression through
out the country, and the natural
enmity of former Controlling inter
ests toward the Townley-Lemke
Over large. areaB of North Dako
ta farms are being deserted, land
has depreciated 50 per cent in value
and the renters or owners who
stick to the soil have been unable
to sell last year's crop for enough
to capitalise next season's opera
tions or even to. meet the cost of
production. Floods of notes con
tracted to put in the 1920 crop
are past due, with nothing in sight
to pay them. The pro-American, an
tl-Townley" critics have excellent
destructi/e arguments but ho con
structive proposition to bring for
The Original objects of the Non
partisan Leigue, the establishment
of direct-selling channels and of
State credit for w&eat farmers, rep
resenting an experiment al! collec
tive capitalism for which. In the
circumstances, there was much 'to
be said. In normal times these ob
jects might have worked well. But
the State depend* lor its prosperity
on a single indu|try, and the tem
porary collapse of that Industry
spells trouble for all concerned
New York World.
A BETTOR AMGIilCA
A series of illustrated lectures by
"Newell Dwight Hilles," will be giv
en in the auditorium of the high
school each Monday evening, the
first lecture. Monday, Inarch 7 at
S p. a.
These lectures are. given free to
all bjr the Ed Otto Post No. 30,
American Legion, as a means of ed
ucating our people in the great plan
of Americanliatien and secured
through the conrteay ot the Y. M. C.
For six years Norbeck A Co.
promised us to bring into use the
'wasted flow of the Missouri river
the M: hv.ittk:v railroad stood ready
to take a !argt: portion of the cur
I rent developed near Mobridge and
the profiteer added to the price of
coal South Dakota is listed with no
bonded debt. The state was expected
I hv its people to lend its credit to
were put off with excuses
investigation and care was nec-
essary. then when no excuse is left,
the legislature refuses to act or to
permit the people to even vote on
any proposition connected with hy
dry-electric power. Are we not jus
tified in believing the republican
party deliberate liars? p-s
Is it not rea.-ionaMe to expect next
I enough ot the legislators and stat"
in wars Mocks
SOLIER BONUS GOES OVER. to the state constitution applicable
The congress will adjourn with- I to such a case, calling for the build
out passing the soldiers bonus bill I ing of a power dam at Mobridge to
and various reasons, most of which cost $25,000,000
-Aili come home with
stork in the company btr
in an inner pocket?
What else i-i there to expect? His
tory gives many such cases!
I voted tin-, republican ticket ex
pecting to :te'i public ownership in
augurated 'lcwly and sanely and 1
am one of thousands who fee!
I I now call on the Nonpartisan
I League to prepare a law. agreeable
so much as may
less than that sum
to use its machinery
signatures to this and simi
lar laws, so that these things may
become vital issues to each voter
I am well aware that these things
can't be got on t.he ballot until 1624,
but any other course means we nev
er will get them.
What is your League good for
anyway? If you want my vote and
thousands of other disgusted repub
licans, here is your way to get them,
also to hold the League together
and provide campaign issues that
will be of gisat use in making is
Delay and your opportunity to se
cure clicap power and to lesb'vi taxe^
is ,.tMie for«vur.
Up Work on New
A building committee consisting
of Wm. Swedlund, W. F. Carlberg,
P. M. Richert, J. W. Barrington, S.
K. Olberg, H. L. Spackman and H.
S. Morris, has began work toward
the erection of a new Presbyterian
The building will be around $30,
000, all of which has been raised
within the Presbyterian congrega
tion. Such a church will not only
be of real use to these people but
a thing of beauty and honor to our
Miss Iona Satre, who was sick all
last week, was unable to participate
In the basket ball game Friday even
Sell your grain to your own
elevator. Buy your flour,
feed, twine, coal coffee. The
elector is run on a pro-rata baais.
elevator makes money,
this over. We appreciate your business.
Daniel #uffe and Miss Lillian*
Greenlund of New Effington, were
united in marriage by udge D.
Prindiville, at his office. The bride
is well known in Sisseton, having
spent a great part of her time here
for number of years. She has many
warm friends in and around our citv
who admire her for her affable dis
position and pleasant manner.
The groom, also, has many warm
friends here, although he is not
well known among us as the bride.
They were attended by Emmet CuflV
and Miss Edith Gunderson.
The Standard joins in wishing Mi
ami Mrs. Cuft'e a peaceful and pros
perous journey Ithrough life.
COST OK LIGHTING
THK FARM HOM|
K. L. I'atty, extension engineer of
Hrookings gives the following fig
ures as the cost of lighting farm
homes. Notice the comparisons. The
figures include eveiy cost, interest
on money invested, cost of upkeep,
Cost Per Year
Kerosene (flat flame)_ 40.00
Kerosene (mantle) 31.00
(Jasoline system 38.00
Acetylene plant (bare
Acetylene plant (man
Hlaw (las 28.00
Public service electric, 47.00
Low voltage electric,
private plant 95.00
KO IlK It'IS t'Ol'NTV TO HAVE
S.VliK PAVILION AM) CO. K.\IIi
At the meeting of the Breeders
Association a movement was start
ed to build a sale pavilion. The plan
is to locate the sale pavilion in a
location which can be developed in
to a fair. Articles of incorporation
were drawn up and stock subscribed
at the meeting to the amount of
$2500, The name of the corpora
tion is to be the Roberts County
Sales and Fair Association. O. R.
Aney, A. O. Torvik, T. C. Mannes,
W. S. Rath, C. R. Jorgenson, Paul
Trelstad and J. M. Hanson, N. C.
Klein was fleeted secretary-treas.
OAKD OP THANKS
We wish to express our sincere
thanks lo all the friends who in any
way b-'ped to IK!.ten our sorrow
in tiie illness and death of our be-
boy. Especially do we wish to
thank the Ladies' Aid for the beau
Try Our Classified Ads Onee
I- ., ••.-...
Mr. and Mrs. George Stainson
Charlie McGee came up from Mil
bank Monday evening to visit his
mother at the home of his brother
Sealed bids wil be received by the
undersigned at his office up to and
including March 15, 1921. Rights
Reserved to reject any and all bids.
2t Wm. Swedlund, Trustee
Are your cows making you
the most money? if not try
the Sisseton Creamery, WE
PAY 45c for butterfat.
W. J. Buchmiller prop.
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