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The Kadoka Press (Newspaper) - April 18, 1924, Kadoka, South DakotaPress, Vol. 13, N0.49 KADOKA, S. D., FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1924 THE KA OKA PRESS Reporter Voi. 16, No. 46 SOUTH DAKOTA’S PLAYGOUNDS (By Commissioner of Immigration) The American people are just discovering that the automobile and the modern highway have given tnem privileges never beiore enjoyed by the human race. They may now see something of the beauties of the world around them at an expense that is easily within the reach of most .'uaencan house- holds. The question is “What to see Colorado, the Ten Thousand Lakes of Minnesota; the north Woods ot Wisconsin and Michigan, and the picturesque and historic scenes ol New' England all olfer an eager reply. . Colorado sells Pikes Peak to the American tourist lor some ten mil- lion dollars a season, it is said and takes it out of winter storage every spring in full, confidence that it will brin* more revenue each year. The tourist business of New Eng- land brings upward ot $200,000,000 a vear to that thrifty section. The attractions of South Dakota from the placid and restful lake region of the oast side to the picturesque Missouri in the centei, with its historic associations, ami on the sublime grandeur ot the Black Hills in the west, are just coming into popular notice. The highest point between the Rocky Mountains and the Alps is in South Dakota, ami the greatest gold mine in the world, in combined production, difficult engineering problems, underground railroads and hydro-electric accomplishment is found in the Black Hills. Ihe most wonderful variety of geolo- gical formations, brought into view by the up-thrust of ancient forces, are here to be found in un- usual juxtaposition. In no other state in the union have three widely known and wel completed highways stretched across it from east to west; our state park is the largest state park in the Union, with doubtless the greatest variety of scenic attract- ions easily reached by splendid mountain highways. World travelers from all pails of the globe have compared the scenery of the Hills with the wide- ly heralded beauties of other lands, never to our disadvantage. Widely spreading circles of publicitv are increasing the number of our vis- itors every season. Few of them are giobe trotters: most of them are our own kind of folks; who sjiend two days driving across the state, absorbing its quiet agricult- ural charms and try to return by another route so as* to see as much of our farming opportunities a- possible. Most of them have theirideas of South Dakota corrected and straightened on the trip, and not a few have become residents of of the state in consequence of the first sight-seeing tour. The department of immigration assisted by the Trail Associations of the state will have an exhibit a the “Travel and Out-Door-Life Exposition” at Chicago May 12 to 17 which draws the attendance of thousands of people interested in vacation plans. These people will see pictures of South 1 Vota scen- ery and will receive Jc-ic native literature and a hea’ i ivit; tion to turn the prow of the l '.mily boat in our direction this si: .inter BILLBOARDS BANNED IN MINNESOTA Beautiful Highway Campaign Re- moves Half Million Signs The highways in Minnesota are to be advertising less and unmarred by billboards. Authorities in Dane County, which has ordered all signs down bv May 1, phrase the keynote of the State-wide campaign thus: "Curestricted outdoor advertis- ing as it is developed and spread- ing along our highways is not only offensive but in many cases a men- ace to the safety of the - üblic and a mar to the beautv of our com- munitv.” The State Highway department has removed more than half a md- lion signs from Minnesota high- ways. in a campaign in which rieW 'T'<nnrs, railroads; housewives and civic organizations have united A state law provides for a 66-foot rifrht of wnv nnmarred bv signs, applying to the seven-thousand- mile State road system. The Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company announce* it will revoke all peremits for bil - boards the road right ol wav T ake Calhoun, one of Minneapolis’ tfcauty spots. Housewives of Crvstal Pay, T-ake Minnetonka, near Minneapolis, have voted bovco ft all articles ad- vertised on billboards in their vicinity. According to the Minneapolis Journal “it is to be hoped that these examples will lead to further orders restoring scenic beauties now ruined bv roadside hoardings Owners of vacant prnoertv alon<* the main traveled roads may well eoonernte in banning the bill- hoards to which thev hn''o given rsv’uw at small rental®. h*v,» thus become accomnljees in the <rarish crimes against ?he eye that am so freeh- committed in city «nd country.** TUESDAYS ELECTIONS BRING INTERESTING RESULTS Several local elections oyer the state have aroused much interest far beyond the limits of the local- ites concerned directly in them. At Sioux Falls there was a three cornered fight on for the job of Mayor of tne city. Burnside the present incumbent was up for re- election and was opposed by George W. Egan and T. McKinnon. Elect- ion returns eliminate the present city head and bring on a race between Egan and McKinnon. Egan will be remembered as South Dakotas star actor, who ex- tricates himself gracefully from the embraces of the law whenever the occasion arises. District and state supremo court recently sent him to the penitentiary for two years, but the committment docu- ment did not mention the county from which ho was and on this one lone word the doors were tempor- arily closed without admitting him. If now he beats McKinnon he will have exchanged the stripes for the mayors hat. Queer times when such summersets of socialjustice are possible. But lets wait and see what the people of Sioux Falls "*ill saw At Rapid City the question of re- taining the* municipal band was up for consideration and won a big- vote of confidence in every ward. Friends of that musical orgnnizat- are oleased to loar that it will be retained. GOOD ROADS Statistics of repairs, gasoline, and oil consumption, deprecation and loads hauled, demonstrate that the average difference in cost in run- ning a car or truck over good hard roads and poor roads is approxi- mately 5 cents per mile. The average mileage of ; 11 cars and trucks in this country exceeds 6,000 yearly. . There are 14,000,000 ears and trucks running in the United States. A simple multiplication proves that if all the roads in the United States were poor roads, making ?(hem all into good roads would save more than four billions every year, or more then five times as much as is spent annually in this nation for good roads. Of course, all the roads arc not poor roads, and more than 80 per cent of the travel of our vehicles is over the good roads and not poor ones. But if we had good roads vehicles would travel over them. Vehicles arc now forced from the many poor to the few good roads in order to avoid loss ol time and the tremendous cost of travel over poor roads. Anv individual, asking himself whether his share of a now r- ;vl tax j .will nav him, has only to figure the, number of "liles he will travel in) a year over the pood road and see | what ho, no'sonallv. will save. This' eomputatiot . of course, leaves out of calculation any such factors asj i the saving - he makes hv lowering j ;of prices of goods ho buvs which! ; travel the aod road, and anv in-i icrease in hi assets due to the in- crease of land values on the pood| road, and any increase in earningjcanacitv du > to the time saved on :'mod roads. With figures so idem >nd savings so obvious it is dif-J ; fcult to understand whv anyone thinks that national highways, Ijhuih and maintained by the Nat-! ;iona! Government, will not more; than nnv fm- th°ms.eves in a a very short period. . ... BRADY TOWNSHIP Mr. and Mrs. Milton Dixon spent! a social day at the Denning home last Sunday . The Farmers Union held a social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Art Wheelers last Friday evening. Over forty were present to enjoy this; i social occasion. A business meet- ing was held during the early part of the evening. Later various I games won* played. Phonograph 'music was a part of the evenings entertainment. At midnight the lunch committee, including Mrs. Frank dale. Mrs. Mattie Lawrence, Mrs. Art Wheeler, and Fred Ben- jnett served a delicious lunch. Some hours later the guests all departed all having spent a most enjoyable evening. Mr; Fred Bennett marketed several loads of fine hogs Inst week. Most of the farmers are busy rushing their crops in at this ; writing. Several of the teachers from this locality took in the District Ins- titute which was held at Kadoka last Saturday. Mm- Grcdvip of the Wheeler school took in the Spelling Contest at Kadoka last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Art Wheeler spent last Sunday afternoon at the 1 Lawrence home. Mr. and Mrs. Gredvig and family visited at the Fred Bennett homo , Inst Sunday evening. Mr. Peterson and family front Geddcs has moved onto his farm west of town on the farm formerly occupied by Mr. Roy Headcen. JURY FINDS BELVIDERE MAN NOT GUILTY A justice court trial of much in- terest here anil the east end of the county was tried in the court of justice McNally Tuesday afternoon after a postponment which was granted some three weeks ago owing to the sickness of one of the main witness's. It was the case of the State of South Dakota vs. David Tracer sic, for alledgcd petty larceny. The case has its setting at Belvi- dere, where the general store of W. \V. Morford was broken into on January 29th and some two hund- red dollars worth of goods taken. Certain individuals were under suspicion, but no definite action was taken until March eight last, when sheriff Holmes searched un- der power of a seach warrant the roam of David Traversie at the Belvidero Hotel, where the latter was then staying. Holmes found a pair of leather mittens bearing Morfords sales marks also a sweat- er and an army shirt which the plaintiff and his clerks identified as some of the property taken on the night in question. These exhibits were the only evidence the state had. The shirt micht be duplicated most any- where. The sweater came nearer being established as real proof in the case. The mittens seemed to be leak proof evidence. Mr. Mor- ford identified them and described them carefully. His clerks Miss Ruth White and Adolph Cacek were equally positive and it appeared that a conviction was in- evitable. When however the defendant got on the stand he claimed that he bought the mittens from Mr. Morford himself on December 17 of last vear together with half a sack of sugar. This latter allega- tion the plaintiff denied. The statement of Traversie that he at the home of the Utter- backs in Mellette county some five miles south east of Bclviderc takincr care of his sick mother in law Mrs. Utterbaek was corrobor- ated and sworn to by both Mr. and Mrs. J. E. IJtterbark as well as Miss Minda Castle. The six* men. on the jury Selmer Solem, Carl H. Palmer, George B. Hanson; Geo. Hawkins; Ivan Col- burn and James Judge deliberated for some time and at first were split fifty fifty. Supper hour inter- vened and after a short intermis- sion to eat. these gentlemen took careful council with themselves and carefully weighed all the evidence presented and brought in a verdict of not guilty owing to insufficient and inconclusive evi- dence presented. States Attorney A. G. Granger prosecuted the ease while Attorney Harold P. Gilchrist represented the defendant. 4100 MARRIED CURTIS-RKYDER Marriage license was issued on Tuesday by the clerk of Courts to Miss Mabel Curtis and Price Rey- dcr both of Interior. The young couple then sought out Justice McNally to tie the knot which made the twain one for life. After the ceremony the judge leave gratis some fatherly advise to the travelers, who were just cm- ! barking on the journey over lifes I troublesome seas. He showed in| paternal fashion how some of the| rocks and shoals confronting them i might be safely negotiated and .then wished them all that life can ! hold of happiness and success. j ’ TRAINS UPTURNING TO NORMA I. SERVICEI The last part of last week and! ear l*' this week, trains have been, I decidedly late, from three to six hours because the transfer at Chanihc'rain was in danger of de- struction owing to high waters and • much drift wood was lodging I against the nontoon section so heavib' that it was unsafe to keep I the di•aw closed.' By Wednesday the waters had receded from N.f> feet to seven and the draw was ! again closed with the consequent I effect that No. 103 was nnlv one , | hour late. LOCAL MAN AROUSES POLICE IN MITCHELL Having more milk to sell than he knows what to do with, Niels . Nielsen bought eighteen quart f milk bottles at Mitchell and ; carried them in a paste board box. . Naturally the bottles rattled some , and the jingling came to the keen ears of a watchful policeman, who . cautiously followed Niels to the hotel and from there to the depot(and was apparently ready to hook ia charge against the suspicious L ; bottle carrier. He finally however ‘ must have come to the conclusion that Niels carried his load too : gracefully to contain the suspected¦ weight of liquid refreshment. Edward Jones field man for the Sioux Cit Journal arrived here last Saturday and Sundayed in town continuing his work Monday. His paper holds many subscribers here. COUNTY SCHOOL NOTES (By County Superintendent) On Friday, April 11th, the school officers of Jackson county held a meeting for the purpose of dis- cussing the matter of teachers’ salaries, length of term etc. M.: M. Gubin, Director of the Rural Dept, of Education was present and gave some very interesting figures in connection with the matter of ex- penditures for education. He pointed out that while such men as Dr. Prichard of the Carneige Institute pointed out that educat- ion cost too much he did not com- pare his figures for cost of educat- ion with other and less important things. He contradicted the assert- ion of Dr. Prichard that only some of the children of some of the people should be educated rather than all of the children of all of the people. He praised the work of the people of Jackson County in maintaining such a high standard for schools. He said he did not ex- I>ect the people to increase expendi- tures for school purposes in this county but he did urge them to maintain the high standards they have set and if expansion had made it necessary, to increase the expenditures rather than reduce the efficiency of the schools. The officers showed themselves keenly interested in school matter and brought up many problems for dis- cussion. From the general tone of the meeting there is no doubt but that • school officers of the county will continue to plan for the best in- terests of the children and there is every probability that we shall continue to pay teachers a living wage and maintain a nine months term in every school in Jackson County. The second district spelling con- test to be held in Jackson County took nlace at the school house on Saturday, April 12th. About thirty children were entered in the var- ious divisions and a very interest-ip match ensued. The winners and alternates will snell at the County Contest at Interior on May 3rd. Represent- atives from this district are as follows: Oral Division 7th and Bth—- -Ist. Ruth Kemper 2nd. Selma Hogen. sth and 6th Ist. Mary Gredvig 2nd. Lila Kenning. Written Division 7th and Bth—- -Ist. Mab'-' Con lee 2nd. Dorothy Edwards. sth and 6th—- -Ist. Ethel Nelson 2nd. Mary Gredvig. C. A. Hunt of Sturgis, S. I). left for his home last Saturday after carefully surveying the local field with a view of buying the hard- ware business of the late C. (). Perault. He appeared verv favor- ably impressed and promised to return th : week presumably to elose the deal. Alfred Hennings arrived from the state university at Vermillion last Saturday to spend his ten days of spring vacation with the folks at home. Alfred and dad are now debating the question of the formers possible entry into Weist Point an offer of which is open to young "doc.” J. T. Mulloy, Auditor of the J. A. Smith Lumber Co. of Mitchell was here Inst Frida- and Saturday cheeking over the business of the local yards. He was eloquent in his praise of the work Vern Hull was doing here for them and also found a ho|>efu! indicator of re- turning prosperit- to this country •is he saw the amount of new business hi« company was picking up this spring. The Community sale held lust Saturday brought a good crowd to town and bidding was good and all stulf was sold at good prices. It is hoped that many more of these sales will be staged here and be- come a regular community institu- tion. Our local station agent Mr. J C. Pease enjoyed a visit from ihe division express auditor Mr. lb S. Spence of Mitchell and at the same time freight auditor R. J. Pouts aeooarino- for a similar reason. They found everything shipshape as usual and went west Tuesdu> morning. Mr. and Mrs. Philip Wells, Jr. accompanied bv Mrs. Philip Wells Sr. are leaving to day for Rapid Citv where thev will spend Easier with their children, who are pupils of the Catholic Parochial school there. Mr. and Mrs. Niels Nielsen re- turned from Mitchell to day(Thursday) and were glad that Mrs. Nielsen did not have to under- go an operation. Five ex rays re- vealed no gall stones. She is now taking treatments for other ail- ments. O J. C. Steele sold a Buick to M. F. Eads. LOOKS LIKE BAD YEAR FOR BLACKLEG IN STATE Brookings S. D. April 17. —Consider- able blackleg is likely to occur in South Dakota this spring; accord- ing to early indications say animal disease specialists at State College; and it is advisable to prevent this disease by vaccination; which shoiTid be done before the animals are put onto grass. "biacklek is caused by a germ that has the power of forming a spore and which may live in the soil for 10 years;” states Dr. G. S. VVeavor extension veterinarian at the college. “This is not a contagious disease and will not go directly from one animal to another, n.s it is neces- sary for the germs to enter through the skin. Animals be- tween the ages of six months and two years are most susecptable. Calves that are taking on flesh very rapidly are generally the first to take the disease. Blackleg is characterized by lameness, a swell- ing in the heavv muscles, which swelling is filled with gas. a high fever; and death within 30 hours. “Several kinds of vaccines are on the market, but probably the germ-free liquids are the most satisfactory. Blackleg agressin is a liquid which will give immunity for about one year and is germ- free, with no possibility of caus- ing blackleg, as was the case with •he pills or powder. Blackleg fil- trate is an artificial germ-free product but it seams to give pract- ically the same result as the nat- ural agressin. The vaccination for blackeg is rather simple and the treatment elective, so there is no! **r»ason for animals dying of this; disease if the proper precautions! are taken in time.” KADOKA WOMANS CLUB ELECT OFFICERS About Ten members of the Kadoka Womans Club responded to an invitation of Miss Clarice De- Woert to meet at her home last Thursday. No regular program was. planned for the evening. But t the very important topic of electing officers for the coming year was up for consideration. In casting about for a capable leader as president the ladies agreed upon Mrs. A. S. White as president for the coming year. Mrs. M. K. Easthouse was chosen s her running mate in the capacity of vice president. As recording secretary Mrs. Seliner Solem was the choice of the ladies and Mrs. Earl Davis selected as correspond- ing secretary. Mrs. Carl H. Palmer was entrusted with the purse of the club. These officers will take over tin' reins of the organigation during September when the club "Onemlly begins its years work a.nd judging < ’rom the corps-of workers chosen, th? Hub ha a mighty bright future in the vear ahead. The next meeting of the organi- zation is scheduled to b* held at ?he home of Mrs. M. K. Easthouse '•>n Thumb*v of next week, April 24th. WINTER IS HERE AGAIN After the warmest day of spring last Monday, Tuesday turned on a chilly blast from the Northwest. In the evening a regular January olizzard imade its appearance and in a short time the countryside was blanketed in white. The wet downy flakes dug to every object they <*ruek in their downward path. Except for the warmer temperature it had all the appearances of mid- winter. Wednesday too was win- tery the snow barely melted. To- day continues cool and a few show- ers are vary ing the program, sold the building just south of the WETA SCHOOL NOTES Friday evening the Home Orator- ical Contest was held followed by a Pox social. The evening proved a success both socially and financial- ly. The sale of the boxes brought about thirty dollars which is to be used for improving the school grounds and for an athletic fund. The school has recently joined the State High School Athletic Association. The following pupils wore per- fect in attendance during the last month: Elmer Peterson, Dale Barber, Stanley Uhlir, Clarence Freemole, Ellis Gatchel, Albert Mc- Henry, Lena McHenry, David Peterson, Kenneth Gatchel, Albin Peterson, Abner Prichard, Milo Uhlir, Maurice Miller, Helen Peter- son, Lucile Beitel, Albert Gatchel Vilas Uhlir; Clarence Reitel, Paul Miller. Postmaster Otto C. Sharon has postoffice and owned by him to I. 0. (Shorty) Anerud the barber, who will reunodel it and make tonsorial parlors out of it. At present the structure is occupied by Charles Danner’s shoe shop. Charlie is now hunting a new location. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH Combination service of Sunday school and church at 10:30 a. in. Please note change from 11 to 10. Evening service 8:00 n. m. Rev. A. V. Bryan, Pastor. PHILIP WELLS HARBORED KAD- OKA RUN AWAYS TUESDAY The germs of spring fever cours- ing through their veins produced a mental state of arrogant insubord- ination in the young and fertile imaginations of the local high school student body last Monday the warmest day this spring. They gathered in cliques and groups ardently discussing the hardships placed upon their young and hope- ful lives by merciless teachers and a heartless school board. They would mutiny the next day and re- belliously march away from the scones of confinement and mental daily torture. The plot thickened and Tuesday morning found the entire student body transformed into a rebel eamn. With lunch bags and baskets they hid themselves away from their tormentors to the free and open country in swiftly mov- ing gas wagons. School was called and for at least one day discipline was perfect. Kodak Point however reverbe- rated with the shouts of jov and youthful laughter of the insurg- ents. The raw zephyrs whipping over the chilly prairies however soon satisfied their wanderlust and the youngsters sought refuge for the day in the sheltering groves of the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. PhUip Wells, Sr. Here rliey were welcomed with open arms and asked to spend the day. The Wells’ entered into the spirit of the occasion with the full zeal of their younger days. The floor was cleared in a moment and to the harmonious strains of the piano the runaways, enjoyed the tripping of the light phantastic toe. As a diversion Mr. Wells sang a few Irish ballads, much to the delight of the unexpected hut nevertheless welcome youngsters. Cake walks and special dances by the rejuvenated senior brought forth roaring applause. Others sang solos, joined in ensemble songs or played various games. Excurs- ions, were .also conducted into the nea.rbv vicinit* where the magni- ficent scenery alon- White River the many serines of fresh water were of much interest to the visit- ors. At half past five the desire of horn* 1 sweet home got the impel* hand with the vacationists for a day. Before leaving the entire high school group gave nine rous- ing cheers and a tiger for their hosts Mr. and Mrs. Philip Wells. Sr. anti voted them royal onterfain- “rs. Tired but hanpv they arrived in the familiar haunts of their hnrna town and voted their “sneak /l*»v” a turret's in spite of' tin in- rlehient weather. VILLAGE ELECTION WAS A VERY QUIET AFFAIR The regular annual election was held last Tuesday. But very little interest was manifest by our citizens since there was only one ticket in the Held. Sixteen votes were cast all of which were for the regular candidates with the exception of the clerk where one vote cast for A. S. White the pres- ent incumbent and who does not seek reelection. The following are the officials which will serve the village the coming year: Clark Steele, Trustee Ist. ward Otto C. Sharon, Trustee 2nd ward John E. Brockelsby, Trustee 3rd wa rd Verr. Hull. Town Clerk Floyd E. Dodson, Town Treasurer Clarence DeWeert. Assessor Barney L. McNally, Justice of the Peace Scott Wellman, Justice of tln Peace. o COUNTY FIELD AND TRACK MEET The County track and field meet of this year will offer events for nil ages and size:, in the public schools. The latest addition to the list of attractions is a 50 yard dash for first and second grade boys. This race willbe a novelty feature of the meet and will he particularly amusing to the spectators. It i- hoped that at least ten rural schools v, ill be represented in this event. MINNECHADUZANS I. O. O. F INITIATE AGAINWednesday night the local lodge of Odd Fellows enjoyed a visit from J. W. Gibson of Salem, S. D. # a past grandmaster of the order. A degree team of Belviderc Odd Fellows put on the work of confer- ring the second degree ui>on fifteen new candidates for membership. After the ceremonies refresh- ments were served and enjoyed bv all. Before departing for home six- teen candidates signed up for tin* degree of Muscovite. It is expected that they will have to go to Ranid City to take the work of thi . degree. —!—*—T—- CATHOLIC’ CHURCH Saturday April 19th: Confessions at 7:30 ' Easter Sunday: Weta: Mass at 9:00 Kadoka: Holy Communion 8:00 High Mass 11:00. Rev. D. P. Daley, Pastor

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