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The Sisseton weekly standard. (Sisseton, Roberts County, S.D.) 1892-1929, April 22, 1921, Image 1

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The drive is being carried on from
the New York end by Spurgeon
Odell, as a special representation of
the Bank of North Dakota, In cop
junction with the Nation, a national
magazine published in New York—
Aid is also being given the bond
sale by the Public Ownership League
of America. Carl D. Thompson,
president of the League and Attor
ney General William Lemke are ad
dressing gatherings of labor unions
(Continued on page four.)
Stockholders Sales
& Fair Assn. Hold
Meeting Tuesday
A very enthusiastic meeting of the
stockholders of the Roberts County
Sales and Fair Association was held
at the Commercial Club rooms at
Sisseton Tuesday night.
After the adoption of a suitable
set of by-laws, the matter of dispos
ing more stock was discussed and it
was unanimously decided by those
present to arrange a drive through
out the entire county April 25th and
20 th and dispose of enough stock lo
insure the complete success of the
undertaking. It was the concensus
of opinion that nothing should be
done In the way of purchasing
grounds or entering into contracts
for the erection ot buildings until
sufficient stock had been sold to start
the sales and fair association entire
ly free from debt, and the Directors
have pledged themselves to carry out
the wishes of the stockholders in this
It is hoped to be able to start the
actual construction of the sales pa
vilion and Improvement of the fair
grounds not later than July 1st, and
for this reason it Is essential that
the remainder of the stock be sold
soon as possible. Every town
ship and town in Roberts county will
be canvassed April 25 and 26th by
the farmers and businessmen who
are boosting this project, and the
support ot every citizen interested In
th« upbuilding of a bettor agriculture
In this county is solicited so that
this drive may beasuccess.
Page Advertisement in Last Sunday's Chicago Tri
bune Disposed of More Than $20,000 Worth
First Day—Offices Established in Chicago, New
York and Other Leading Cities.
BISMARCK, N. D.. April 19.—
The active campaign to sell North
Dakota state bonds direct to the
people of -the United States is now
being conducted by the Bank ot
North Dakota, according to Director
General F. W. Cathro, of the bank.
The drive includes a campaign of
advertising in the big newspapers
in the bond market centers and in
the magazines and the establishment
of branch offices of the Bank of
North Dakota in Chicago and New
York, to receive subscriptions.
The drive in the Chicago sector
was opened Sunday with a full page
•advertisement in the Chicago Tribune
offering $3,000,000 of 534 per cent
tax exempt real estate series bonds
direct to the investors of Chicago.
"We have contracted for advertis
ing space in the Chicago Tribune,"
declared Director General Cathro in
explaining the campaign. "The
Chicago Tribune is one of the most
conservative daily newspapers in the
country and has ironclad rules that
do not permit the advertising of any
securities on which there is the
slightest shadow. In advertising our
bonds we merely set out the facts to
prove that they are a gilt edge in
Director General Cathro also an
nounced that the first day's Chicago
campaign produced sales totalling
The Chicago office of the Bank of
North Dakota is located at -059
People Gas Building with Walther
R. Morrison in charge of the solicit
ing and advertising.
Kansas Mob Proves
Hopelessness N. P.
L. Program, Says
New York World?
The following editorial clipped
from the New York World gives the
reader a good general idea as to
what is thought of the Kansas tar
ring mob and the fight now being
brought against the people's ad
ministration in North Dakota by a
gang of wreckers in the employ of
Wall Street and the big bankers of
the country. It should be under
stood that the New York World is
not of the so-called radical type,
but on the contrary, quite conser
vative. But the big thing about the
World is that it is not controlled by
Wall Street, and that the Wall Street
crowd is bitterly opposed to the pol
icy of this paper. The reason for
this opposition is not hard to under
stand. The fact is that the World
refuses. to take Wall Street's dicca
tidtt and naturally this gang has no
use for any paper or organization that
in any way takes issue with its rule
or ruin policy. The World is one
of the greatest papers in America,
and its frankness and fairness in
speaking ot the Kansas mob is of
more than passing moment. The
World article follows:
Two hundred citizens of Bar
ton County, Kan., broke up a
meeting of Non Partisan
Leaguars last Sunday, led the
State Secretary and the State
Organizer to a lonely spot near
South Itend and there proceeded
to apply tar and prairie grass
to the officiate to convince them
of the unsoundness of the
league's economic theories.
Tills proves beyond a shadow
of doubt that State-owned ele
vators are fallacious in prin
ciple, that the extension of
credit to farmers by the State is
unsound and unsafe, that the
financial depression of North
Dakota Is due solely to the at
tempt to establish direct rela
tions between grain-growers
and milling companies, that
Townley and Lemke and all
those connected with them are
crooks and demagogues, that
an honest farmer can always
make, a living despite high In
terest charges and a- wheat-buy
ing combination against him,
and that a virtuous Kansas, 100
per cent. American and purged
of cults and isms, needs no ad
vice from its neighbors.
A more academic and neu
rasthenic community might have
wasted time in cajolery and
verbal dissension, or might have
allowed a debate pro and con,
thereby running the risk of de
feat. Barton County disdains
logic-and makes its points in
escapable with tar. The Non*
Partisan League, it is now ap
parent, was economically wrong
from the beginning and will re
main forever and indisputably
in the wrong.
Eddie and Robert Lavachek and
Alice" and Lynden Goldsmith of
Enterprise township were Sunday
visitors at the H. N. Schmidt home.
Mrs. H. C. Crosby, Mrs. Wm.
Swanson and Mrs. R. C. Richert were
hostesses at bridge Wednesday and
Thursday evenings of thir week, at
the Crosby home. There were eight
tables on the former occasion and
Ave at the latter.
Has His Own Idea
About Hatching
Chickens, Seems
Sheriff Baker springs a new one
on us this week, and we believe you
will have to agree with us that it is
different. It comes this time in the
way of an innovation in incu*bation.
He has a boarder up at his board
ing house by the name ot Leon Bar
ber, who, becoming tired of the
monotony of county boarding house
existence, decided to enter into the
chicken business.
Barber started in this way. He
secured four eggs from the janitor,
which he placed upon the boiler of
the court house heating plant and
patiently waited results. In due
time his hopes were realized, parti
ally at least, for he is now the pos
sesor of two downy little chicks and
has proven to his own satisfaction
that hatching chickens is a very
simple undertaking. Sheriff Baker
tells us that Barber is very proud
of his newly acquired possesion, and
that the chicks seem perfectly satis
fied with their environment and
none the worse off for the peculiar
manner in which they came into ex
More Fish Placed
in Dry Wood by
Game Warden
Harry Cotman, our hustling dep
uty state ^game warden, was in town
Tuesday on route to Dry Wood lake
with a truck load of fish to be placed,
in the north end of the lake.
The placing of these fish in Dry
Wood lake Is the result of negotia
tions on the part ot the Sisseton
Commercial club with the state
game warden.
Mr. Cotman said there were about
According to reports from I.o«
Angeles, the engagement of Char*
lie Chaplirf to Miss May Collins,
a New Vork beauty, will be an
nounced as soon as Mrs. Mildred
Harris Chaplin, the comedian's
first wife, obtains her final dccee
of divorce. Mis* Collins made
Iter first stage debut in "Tfce. Be
trothal' two years ago. She has
keen in pictures recently.
Program Was Extensive and Very
Iatefoetlngand Entertaining
Throughout Each Number
Well Presented.
The citizens of Sisseton had the
pleasure of enjoying one of the best
musical treats at the school audi
torium Monday night that has been
given in* our city for some time ia
the way of free entertainment, when
the Sisseton Municipal band gave a
free concert to a large and apprecia
tive audience.
The program was well chosen, ex
tensile and diversified, and every
number well received and highly
appreciated by everybody present,
as was ef^enced by the enthusiastic
"hands ftoin the front", and the
many and' repeated encores.
The violin duet by Sateren and
Moe was very good and so well ap
preciated that they were obliged to
play an encore.
The vocal solo by Henry Hanson
was received with enthusiastic ap
plause, and he also was called upon
to sing the second time. Mr. Hanson
has an excellent voice, and this fact
is only further evidence that Sisse
ton is especially fortunate in hav
ing an abundance ot musical talent
of the better sort.
The trombone solo by Elmer Camp
came in for hearty and enthusiastic
applause awl encore.
The reading by Miss Axness" was
excellent, and we want to put em
phasis on the adjective. While yet
very young, her delivery, expression,
and acting was suq£ aa would have
done credit to one of much more
mature years, and proved that she
is a natural born elocutionist. She
was called upon the second time and
the encore was greeted by hearty
applause from the admiring audi
The saxophone duet by Dr. Sorbel
and Clarence Johnson was very
pleasing and entertaining, and the
execution was that of the trained
musician. They were greeted by
much applause and encore.
Dr. Longstreth gave a very inter
esting and instructive talk at the
beginning of the program, touching
upon the importance of a good band
organization for Sisseton, what had
thus far been accomplished by our
citizens in rendering financial and
moral support to the organization,
and asked that due consideration be
given the proposition at the city
election for the levying of a tax of
one mill for the creation of a fund
for the maintenance of a municipal
Following is the program as
(Continued on Page 4)
Sanitary Makes
Several Changes
The Sanitary Barber shop has
undergone considerable remodeling
and general dressing up lately. The
old vestibule, which formerly took
up consireable space in the entrance
of the shop has been torn out and
replaced by two concrete steps
which lead from the sidewalk to
the interior. This not only affords
a great advantage in the way of ad
ditional floor space, but adds infi
nitely to the general good appearance
and convenience of the work room.
The open wiring has also been sup
planted by pipe wiring, and painters
will begin work soon on the paint
ing and decorating of the interior.
When finished the Sanitary will pre
sent a very neat appearance and be
without doubt one of the nicest
barber shopB in this sectton of the
Little Mabel Olson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Olson, of Good
will, was taken quite seriously 111
«3gS« J«_
WashinKton, -April 10.—
Wm. H. Johnson, vice presi
dent of the Peoples' Reeon
ftruction league, today de
nounced the proposed sales
tax as "the worst kind of
grand larcency". /The sale*
tax now pending in a bill be
fore congress will levy 91,
800,000,000 on the people
with moderate and Mm all in
come in addition to the four
percent income tax they are
now paying, .Johnston said.
Of the total of 92,000,000,
000 sought by the sales tax
the wealthy will pay 92,000,
000,000 he declared.
Elmer Pearson and
Miss Reilly Wed in
Aberdeen April 3
Miss Kathryn Reilly ot this city
and Elmer Pearson of Sisseton were
united in marriage on April 3 by
the Rev. Fr. Dermody. The cere
mony was performed at the parson
age, 413 Third Ave. S. E., at six
o'clock, Mr. Pearson resided' in
Ortley, until March 1, when he was
elected auditor of Roberts county,
and removed his home to Sisseton.
He also made his home in Aberdeen
at one time. Mrs. Pearson has been
connected with the Olwin-Angell
store for the past year. For three
years she was manager ot the ready
to-wear department at Arnett's de
partment store. The bride has lived
in Aberdeen tor twelve years.
Mr. and Mrs. Pearson will leave
the first part of this week tor points
east, after which they will return
to Sisseton where they will make
their home. They will be at home
to their friends after May 1.
The foregoing item taken from
the Sunday Aberdeen American re
fers to our newly acquired citizen,
Mr. Elmer Pearson.
The' groom neglected to tell the
news on his arrival, but His many
friends soon learned of the event,
and he has been showered with con
gratulations and good wishes. Sisse
ton will extend a hearty welcome to
Mrs. Pearson on her arrival, and the
Standard wishes them all the good
fortune which may be allowed tj
come their way.
Exhibits by Schools
Goodwill school district No. 2
gave an exhibit last Friday, April
15, in which three different schools
took part, and was one of the most
interesting, educational and enter
taining events that has taken place
in that district for some time.
There were a great variety of ex
hibits entered in the contest, all o*f
which were products of the genius
and efforts of the boys and girls of
the district. The girls' exhibit con
sisted of deliclously baked cakes,
etc., and fancy sewing. The boys
exhibited seed corn, and all took
part in the school work exhibit, such
as writing, arithmetic, drawing, pa
per cutting, etc., all of which was
well gotten up and carefully and
creditably executed. Walter Wickard
was given the prize for .the best
composition, in which he proved him
self exceptionally capable, and won
the applause and admiration of his
hearers. His subject was ''What 1
would do if I had $100.00." We
hope to have this appear in the
Standard next week. There were
many small cash prizes awarded tor
best exhibits.
County Agent Buchanan, Miss
Johnson, of domestic science depart
ment in Sisseton High school, and
Miss Robinson, county superinten
dent of schools, acted as judges.
The whole affair was a success ia
every particular, and serves as an
example of what can be accomplished
In creating community Interest, and
domestic, social, and educational
advancement if only the proper ef
forts is made by those who have the
betterment ot their surroundings nt
heart, and who insist in making the
community In which they live bette",
bigger, broader, cleaner, and more
Tom Osman Wins Over John Swan*
berg For Aldennan In Second,
Ward and O. E. Aldennan
Second Ward.
Sisseton had one of the quietest
elections Tuesday that was ever
witnessed since itB existance as a
city. There was nothing ot a warm
ing up nature about the whole afy
fair excepting the weather, and in
this particular It was rather a hot
one. There were not, however, any
particular issues for the elector's
consideration to create any undue
enthusiasm. The only feature ap
proaching anything of this nature
was the proposition for voting a tax
levy for the maintenance of
municipal band, which carried by
a big majority. This assures Sisse
ton a first class band at a minimum
cost to the city, and puts the organi
zation on a sound footing where
real progress can be made. There
are few towns the size of Sisseton
that can boast of a band organiza
tion the equal of the one we have
here at the present time, and now
with the guarantee of sufficient
funds to work on, we can expect
•some real progress in general devel
opment and proficiency.
The contest for mayor did not
prove to be a very hotly contested
one. A. O. Bunde, tor re-election,
and A. Arrowsmith were the candi
dates for this office, but it seemed
that the majority of the citizens
were satisfied with the present In
cumbent and returned Mr. Bunde by
a large majority, the vote being 341
for Bunde, and 122 for Arrowsmith.
Thos. Osman was chosen alderman In
the second ward over ohn Swanberg
by a vote of 61 to 54.
First Ward—'Bunde 103, Arrow
smith 30.
Second Ward—Bunde 79, Arrow
smith 38.
Third Ward—Bunde 159, Arrow
smith 54.
For Alderman Second Ward—Os
man CI, Swanberg 54.
O. E. Lein was elected Alderman
third Ward without opposition.
Decorate American
Graves Overseas
on Memorial Day
Another Memorial! Day is ap
proaching. But few of the relatives
of the fallen can go to Europe to
lay a wreath on the grave of the
departed. As last, the American
Legion will perform this holy service.
Committees from American Le
gion posts in England, France, Bel
gium, and Germany will see that
every overseas grave ot an American
soldier is fittingly decorated as if
all slept in the soil of the home
land. For this purpose each post of
the American Legion is contributing
its pro rata share to the decoration,
of the graves of the dead overseas.
•However, there will be instances
in which relatives of those fallen
overseas will wish a particular '.'
scheme of decoration carried out, or
they may wish to contribute a cer
tain amount of money for decorating
a grave in a manner conforming to
their ideas.
The local post of the American•
Legion will be glad to assist any
person desiring to decorate any
grave overseas in any manner they
may wish. Anyone desiring to take
advantage of this may do so.
No. 44
Vaage, Adjutant Ed. Ottc
Post, Sisseton, will be glad to re
ceive any such requests and will for
ward it through the proper channels
together with, the amount of money
contributed and a special communi
cation regarding the use to which
the money will be put.
Requests should be received on or
before April 25th in order to allow
ample time in which to execute them.

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