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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, April 15, 1921, Image 1

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The prominence given the at
tempt to recall the governor, attor
ney general and commissioner of ag
riculture in North Dakota calls for
more light than is shed upon the
subject by the usual news dispatches
emanating from the scene of the tur
moil. In order that your reader?
may get a correct viewpoint I ask
for space in which to give more of
the facts.
The three men it is proposed to
recall are members of the North Da
kota industrial commission. This,
commission has in charge the state
industries, the mill, elevator, home
building and bank,"which North Da
kota has established. It is not con
tended that these men are corrupt,*
or that they are incapable. It is
sought to recall them inorder to de
stroy the state enterprises of North
Dakota, which the state has endorsed
affirmatively seven different times.
There is a faction in North Dako
ta politics which lost control of af
fairs there when the League gained
political power. This faction.natur
ally wants to go back to the comfort
able places in power and influence it
once occupied. Back of this clique
have been the grain gamblers of
Minneapolis and the special interests
generally which are opposed to any
state competition with the estab
lished monopolistic control of mar
kets and credit.
Ever since the enterprises were
started an effort has been made by
these politicians to "queer" the sale
of the state bonds necessary to carry
out the program of the League. It
Is well known that last winter when
the banks of Minneapolis were anx
ious to free some credit in North
Dakota in order to protect their own
commitments made to the private
banks of that state, the politicians
staged an ''investigation" in the N.
Dakoa house to make it appear that
there had been waste, crookedness
and bone-headed management on
the part of the state authorities.
This failed completely, but sine® it
wafi begun only for. the purpose of
delaying the sale of state bonds by
intimidating bond houses, it succeed
ed for a time.
The private banks of North Da
kota hold about seven million dol
lars of state money which was re
deposited in these banks by the
Bank of North Dakota. The private
banks cannot or will not repay the
state bank. This has made it hard
for the state bank, but notwithstand
ing this and all other methods em
ployed to accredit the state bank,
that institution is doing an Immense
business svery day and making pro
fits which go into the public treas
ury. The low prices of wheat has
largely besa responsible for the con
dition of affairs in North Dakota,
"but if tli« professional politician
and the Brain gamblers had allowed
the state tj proceed with its enter
prises as was intended by the peo
ple, North Dakota today would have
been in better shape than most of
her neighbors, not excepting South
Dakota where professional politi
cians and special interests are in
complete power and authority.
There has never been in all the
"history of America such an example
of treason to the state by people
within a state as has been shown
by professional politicians of North
Dakota. They have stopped at noth
ing to wreck the finances of North
Dakota, to destroy confidence In its
institutions and to create a false
impression that North Dakota is^ a
state controlled by a wild-eyed lot
of visionaries and scoundrels. The
leading newspapers of the state and
of Minnesota have contributed their
share of the noise and newspaper
readers get no clear insight into the
Shedding Light Upon
the No. Dakota Recall
Proposed by I. V. A.'s
The convention of the I. V. A.
held at Devils Lake this week was
another attempt to hinder the state
enterprises for the purpose of wear
ing out the people and returning
North Dakota to the Control of tl»«
old elevator^ railroad and grain
gambler control so long exercised
there before the Nonpartisan League
gained power.
Before the I. V. A. convention was
held Judge Spaulding of Fargo,
once a member of congress from
the Fargo district, "Two-Bit" Nel
son, professional politician and A.
B. Jackson of the Bovey-Shute Lum
ber company went to Chicago, where
bond buyers were considering the
purchase of some four million dol
lars worth of North Dakota bands.
They attempted to stampede the
bond buyers with threat of a recall
and on their return to North Dako
ta announced a recall must be staged
or the bond buyers would take the
North Dakota bonds. It will appear
from the facts here related and irom
all the circumstancial evidence ac
cumulated in great volume during
the last few months, that a persist
ent attempt has been made to sabot
age the state of North Dakota, to
break down her enterprises, destroy
her financial credit i?nd make it im
possible for her to succeed in her
public enterprises.
It is
ew announced thai, .the re­
call has been agreed upon for Nov
ember 8th. It is calculated that he
sale of bonds may be delayed that
much longer. It is not certa'n that
t^e recall will be put thru, or that
it was ever intended by the gang oS
politicians to put it thru. It is cer
tain that it was intended primarily
to keep up the agitation against the
sale of North Dakota bonds in the
hope that such tactics will finially
succeed in completely destroying the
financial standing of North Dakota,
it is a wrecking program, pure and
simple. If the politicians Anally
agree to put the recall thru, they
must secure about seventy thusand
signatures of North Dakota voters
lo do it. This will be difficult if not
impossible, as there are many peo
ple in North Dakota who have afliil
iated with the I. V. A. faction who
do not sanction the recall mbvo.
Again, if the recall is really attempt
ed the Nonpartisans will proceed to
recall every I. V. A. official now hold
ing office in the state, so that the
election for recall purposes will
amount to a complete re-election,
in which I have not the slightest
doubt the farmers and their pro
gram will be completely and over
whelmingly successful. The League
program in North Dakota is a con
structive program. The opposition
program is a destructive program—
a program if men who seek to ruin
because they cannot rule. Such tac
tics may succeed for a time but the
patience of fair-minded people must
finally be worn out with such un
warranted abuse of political insti
tutions.—Tom Ayres in Mitchll Re
O.T. Ellison Given
Surprise Saturday
Last Saturday friends ot O. T. El
lison sprung a surprise on him that
nearly turned him into a statue, at
least it deprived him of speech for
few minutes,when they handed him
a cigar box containing $133.00, and
a .list of those who had spoken in
terms ranging from- 26c to $5.00.
O. T. .after recovering some from
the shock, expresed his thanks and
The evening was spent playing
whist until a late hour.
We wish to thank our ,rianv
friends and neighbors for ths many
kindnesses and helpful assistant
tendered us during the sickness and
death of our dear baby, Sadie Sweet
corn. We wish to asure all those
who have assisted and comforted us
during our bereavement that ttey
will never be forgotten.
Mr and Mrs Ase Swoetcorn
Clean-up Week is
Set for April 18-23
so Now Get Busy
A large part of the fire waste of
this country is directly due to untidy
conditions. Heavy losses naturaly
increase cost of insurance. A care
ful inspection and clean up of your
entire premises will assist in bring
ing about a lower insurance rate.
Get those fire breeders and gerrn
breeders out of your house and out
of your yard. They belong on the
city dump heap, but wil never get
there until you START SOME
THING. A proper clean-up will re
sult in the death of billions of dis
ease -breeding flies. Let all our
people observe.
by a general cleaning up and relnov
al of rubbish, trash and waste froiu
their premises.
Filth, dirt and rubbish always in
vite flies and disease.
Waste paper, packing materials,
oily rags, discarded clothing, old furj'
niture and like useless rubbish have
accumulated during the winter
months. Now is the time to rid
your property of all such fire and
disease hazards. Streets, alleya,
yards, basements, attics, closets,
fence corners and out-buildings all
need attention.
Residents sometimes lose civic
pride, but a stranger will always
judge a town and its citizens by
what he sees.
Rubbish breeds fires, it spreads
fires and increases the fire damage,
it makes fire fighting dangerous,
sometimes impossible because of the
volume of smoke. Trash sometimes
blocks rear exits and costs precious
Remove the defective chimney.
When you take down the stove close
up the flue hole with a metal stop
per, not rags or paper.
Replace missing, lose and broken
siding and close up needless wall
openings. S parks may enter.
Spade up fence corners and other
waste ground and raise green grass,
flowers and much needed vegetables
instead of unsightly and dangerous
Your home town is what you
make it. Clean it up and keep it
School children and boy scouts
make a good clean-up 3quad.
Women's Clubs, commercial clubs
and other civic bodies, through ap
pointed committees, should aid in
this work.
State Fire Marshal.
The following candidates have
filed certificates of nomination for
the annual municipal election to be
held April 19, 1921:
For Mayor—A. O. Bunde, Arron
Arrowsmith. tV-vi
For Alderman, 1st Ward—O. E.
For Alderman 2nd Ward—Thos.
S. Osman, J. M. Swanberg.
For Alderman 3rd Ward—H. J.
A petition, signed by the required
number of electors, having been fil
ed the following proposition will ac
cordingly be submitted to the elec
tors to be voted on at said election,
"Shall the city council be auth
orized to levy annually a .tax not ex
ceeding one mill on each dollar of
taxable property within the City o't
Sisseton for the purpose of creating
a fund for the furnishing of free mu"
sical concerts to. the public, to be
used for no other purpose?"
B. A. S«nstegard,
City Auditor
Fine piano buet by Misses Romo
na Porter and Cecil Slick.
Dramatic Division V.
"A Second Trial", Evelyn Cameron
"A Christmas at Crappy Shute",
Levina Forberg.
"Bobby Shafto", Dora Crocker.
"In honor of the Flag", Eunice
"Sign of the Cross" Bernice Chrls
"Ralph O'Conner's Son", Laura
In this contest Bernice Christen
son -won first prize, Evelyn Camer­
Lack of Help
Makes 3oing
Hard With Us
Are Compelled to Come Out This
W eek With Four-I'a^c Edition
and Very Little News
Suppose you will think it strange
that you only get a four-page pa
per this week, and we want to say
right here that we didn't intend
that you should. There is an old
spring to this effect, "That It never
rains lest it pours." Granted!
We were to
IB over a week ago by
our machine operator that he
would leave last Saturday. Well, he
did. Being fully conscious of Just
what this meant to us, we immedi
ately got busy onthe wires between
here and Minneapolis, Fargo and
other points in the hope that we se
cure the services of an operator. We
failed. This edition is the awful
result Really, though, the Stand
ard this week looks for the world
like a typical country sheet, doe^u't
it? But we want to ask that our
readers bear with us in this matter,
for we are the ones most abused.
VVe a,re still on the trail of an oper
ator and believe within the next few
days we will be going along in nor
mal shape again. We have had ro
play editor, machine operator and
everything else, including devil this
week. And it sure looks as though
we had playing the devil, doesn't it?
There.are columns and columns
of good reading matter that we are
forced to leave out this week, but
we can probably run most of it next
week. Here's liopin' that wa run
down an operator in time to void
a repetition of this condition.
on second, and Dora Crocker third
Humorous Division
"Naughty Zeil", Salvlg Olson.
"An Object of Love", Bessie Ger
''An Inspiring Dishwasher", Ve
ra Foss.
"Grandpa Heeler," Turfanda He^
"The Bride", Lucile Dubble.
"Village Gossip" Margaret Hart
"Matilda at the Polls", Blodwiu
Salvlg Olson won first prize, Tur
fanda Heglin second, Vera Foss won
third prize.
Miss Robinson, Rev. H. D. Gough
of Sisseton, Mrs. Jones of Wilmot
were judges. All contesbahts show
ed great talent. This was the first
com est ever held In the school.
La Batte Defeated
by Aker Monday
Night in 50 Min.
The wrestling match at the Uni
que theatre Monday night between
Eniil Aker and Sidney La Batte was
an easy victory for Aker. The match
resulted in two straight falls for
Emil, .the first in forty minutes and
the second in .ten minutes. Both
falls were gained with an arm scis
sors and bar lock.
Quite a fair crowd of fans were
present, several coming up from
Peever to do the rooting for the In
dian. La Batte is a good wrestler
but he was simply out of his class.
Notice is hereby given than on
Tuesday, April 19th, 1921, ther*
will be' held the annual municipal
election of the city of Sisseton, S.
At said election the following of
ficers will be elected:
One mayor for the term of 2
years. One alderman for 1st ward
for the term of 2 years. One Alder
man for 2nd war for the term of 2
years. One alderman for 3rd ward
for the term of 2 years.
A petition signed by the required
number of electors having beeu
filed, the following proposition will
accordingly be submitted to the elec
tors to be voted on at said election,
''Shall the City Councikbe author
ized to levy annually a tax not ex
ceeding one mill on each dollar of
taxable property within the City of
Sisseton for the purpose of creating
a fund for the furnishing of free
musical concerts to the public, to
be used for no other purpose?"
The polling places at which said
election will be held are as follows:
First ward: The north jury room
of the Roberts county court house,
situated in block 59 in the city of
Sisseton. S. Dakota.
Second Ward: The southeast
room on the second flood of the
Waletich & Plut general store situ
ated on lots 13 and 14 in block 57
in the city of Sisseton, S. Dakota.
Third ward: At the city hall, sit
uated on lot 4 in block 42 in the city
of Sisseton, S. Dakota.
The polls will be kept open con
tinuously from ejght o'clock a. m.
until five o'clock p. m.
Dated at Sisseton, South Dakota,
this 5th day of April, 1921.
2t City Auditor
The Ford Sedan is the favorite family car, seats five comfortably. While an
enclosed car with permanent top, it ha3 large windows, and may in a minute be
changed to a most delightful open car with always a top protecting against the
sun. In inclement weather it is a closed car, dust-proof, water-proof, cold-proof.
Finely upholstered. Equipped with electric starting and lighting system and
demountable rims with 3^-inch tires all around. A real family car. Anybody can
safely drive it. It has all the conveniences of an electric car with the economy
which-goes with Ford cars, low cost of purchase price, small cost of operation
and maintenance. Won't you come in and look at it?
Three Billion
Dollar Fund
Fight Unions
Tod Meroer Makes Battling
ment from Pulpit of Gethae
mane Cathedral,
That a pool of $3,000,000,000
been formed for the avowed purpose
of crushing out unionism was the
startling statement made by Tad"
Mercer, the New York business matt
who Is speaking each evening this
week at Gethsemane cathedral. The
inspirer and organizer of this pool,
according to Mr. Mercer, is Judge
Gary of steel trust fame. The state
ment was made publicly Tuesday
evening from the cathedral pulpit,
with the deflniteness and convic
tion characteristic of the speaker
w!tno8e messages each night have
been listened to with deep interest
by large audiences.
No one can accuse Mr. Mercer, a
scion of a wealthy southern family
and protege of the White House
where he lived as the nephew of
President A. Arthur, of not knowing
the life, habits and spirit of the rich.
He has intimate acquaintance with
many big financiers of the east and
knew of what he was speaking when
he made the statement above quoted.
From life in the White House,
from a university education and the
places of opulence he had known, he
drifted down to rags and the gutter,
to be rescued by the Jerry McAuloy
mission. Now for 16 years he has
devoted his life to helping men. His
convincing story Is punctuated with
vivid experiences, and his religious
addresses are often diversified by
passages on'economic issues, includ
ing labor matters and money's op
pression marked by great breadth
of spirit.
The city of Sisseton will lease to
the highest bidder the hay land on
the spring forty.
Bids will be opened at council
meeting held Monday night,May 2,
1921, at 8 o'clock p. m.
The City Council reserves the
right to reject any or all bids.
Sisseton, South Dakota.
City Auditor
No job too big, none too Bmall,
send your printing to the Standard
office. It will receive prompt and
careful attention.

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