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The Kadoka Press (Newspaper) - March 14, 1924, Kadoka, South DakotaPress, Vol. 10, N0.44 KADOKA, S. D., FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1924 Have Faith In South Dakota SOUTH DAKOTA IS IN CORN BELT, HOG BELT AND DAIRY BELT South Dakota Corn Crop for 1923 Total production __ 145,176,000 bu. Average production per farm Average value i>er farm__ $1,001.50 Eighty-seven per cent merchant- able Rank in gross production Bth Rank in quantity of merchant- able corn 7th Rank in percentage of mer- chantable corn among lead- ing corn states 2nd The following are facts and figures to show progress South Dakota has made in 23 years of corn growing: In 1900 South Dakota was the twenty-third state in the Union in the production of corn with 32,400,- 000 busheils. Ten years later she was thirteenth, producing over 55.000,000 bushels, having passed Michgan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, in the north, and Georgia, Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Alabama and Mississippi in the south. In • 1920, with a yield of 105.600,000' bushels she had passed Oklahoma. ! Tennessee and Kentucky, and took ( tenth place, and in 1921 she passed ! ' Kansas and took ninth place with j a yield of over 125,000,000 bushels.. In 1933 South Dakota produced; 145. 176.000 bushels of corn and, took eighth place in total corn pro-j duction and seventh in the amount, of merchantable corn. Our per-1 rentage of merchantable corn was greater than that, of any other 1 state in the middle west except Nebraska which exceeded us by one percent. Corn Production 1923 The following is the production j in order of rank of the fifteen prin-1 eipal corn-producing states in the > Union in 1923 with additional fig- 1 ures on the per farm average of! corn production in these states. Production Aver. Bu. bushels) per farm 1. lowa 430,240,000 2,011.0! 2. Illinois 337,312,000 1,426.4;3. Nebraska 272,052,000 2,186.6 j 4. Missouri ; 196,860,000 748.5, 5. Indiana 192,616,000 939.0 6. Ohio 159,859,000 622.7 7. Minnesota 154,692,000 867.0 8. South Dakota 145,176,000 1,945.1 9. Kansas 122.149,000 739.0; 10. Texas 96,440.00) 221.1 11. Kentucky 87,866,00) 324.7! 12. Wisconsin 83,361,000 440.' 13. Tennessee 73,941,000 2925 14. Pennsylvania 61,640,000 304.7! 15. North Carolina 58,568,000 217.1 j Everv state that ranks above South Dakota today is from one to many generations older in settle- ment and has a population of from 17 to 140 to the square mile. South Dakota has a population of 8.3 ner sduare mile and a rural population of 6.9. The older settled portions of the state turned to corn production more than a generation ago and the newer parts of the state have beer* changing in that direction with considerable rapidity, especially in recent years. At the present time the new country west of the Missouri river has a rural population of ahont one familv to two sections of land on an average. The production of Corn in this ?rrrit'wv in *993 w**c over 29.000 000 bushels. ic enough unused arable laud nf the M?s e ouri to produce all the 14V 000 000 husheU raised this. year, at the same vield pe* acre at this twenty-two million bushels of corn was crown. In ten years (1913-1923) the value of South Dakota’s farm crops has increased from $94,397,000.00 to $192,466,000.00* the total market- ings from $129,934,000.00 to $175,- 893,929.00; the deposits in banks from $93,341,935.18 to $233,804,- 397.39; the number of acres in farms from 26 million to 35 mil- lion; its improved acreages from 15 million to 18 million; the aver- age value per acre from 34 dollars to 58 dollars. There is no invest- ment more certain of incueased re- turns than South Dakota farm lands. Have Faith in South Dakota The advice of a prominent Ameri- can to be a bull always on the future of the United States ap- plies pertinently to South Dakota. PRAIRIE DOG POISON The County Commissioners have secured the services of A. B. Plum- mer to prepare the prairie dog poison which is now available at the County Auditors office. One quart of this poison is suf- ficient to treat between 30 and 40 holes. One tablespoopful should he scattered on the hard ground at the most distant point where they have recently been scratching dirt : in for mound building. There is sufficient poison on this ; grain to kill all the "dogs” but do | not expect to find many on top of the ground. Between convulsions most of thorn are able to reach their holes. There are approximately sixteen orairie dog holes j>er acre, there- fore one quart will treat about two acres. During March all the : “dogs” arc out of hibernation and “the time is right” for putting out | poison. They are hungry and very ! active, traveling to a greater ex-!| tent from hole to hole than they|do later in the season. This is to j the advantage of the landowner for f the poison Jias all been taken 1bv his brothers and sisters at his own hole he will more quickly find some for himself at some nearby holes. More 100 per cent kills are made in March than at any other time j of year. There are no rains to;beat the poison into the ground ! and no dust to cover it up. Light! snows will not injure the poison in the least. Put out this poison properly now and your dog trouble will be at an end. It wiJl pay you to get those small dog towns that are within two miles of you. They will be sure to come with their families this summer and make their homes I with you if you do not go to see I them now. _ | WANBLEE ITEMS The dance on the 2nd drew quite | a crowd in spite of muddy roads, | and proved very enjoyable. The ; piano fund is now started, and the community hopes to secure a piano in the near future. Father Mormon held services in I the Catholic Church on the 6th. Mr. and Mrs. M. Arment and Mr. 1T. E. Landis were in town Wednes- day. Tom CteiVjt delivered a load of : shelled corn to Ray Woodard on , Wednesday and went home by way of Wanblee on Wednesday. Mr. * and Mrs. Frank Young and family were supper guests of Mr. j and Mrs. Bob Allen on the 6th. Mr. Floyd Russell rode down to ; Norris on the 7th for the dance. HISLE NEWS W. S. Armstrong drove to Ka- doka the 7th returning next day. John Bostrom accompanied the I mail man to Interior the 7th, from there he went to Kadoka and ex- pected to go to Rapid City or Mitchell to consult an occulist. Willard Woods left the 7th forTuthi 11 and the Spring - Creek | neighborhood. Jack Britton rode down from Wanblee the 4th, remaining over until next day to transact business! in this vicinity. The Best family are moving! down to this neighborhood, having j leased land of W. A. Porch. They !have already started to build. Hisle welcomes these estimable people. Harry Green and Mrs. Green from near Interior visited at the Roy Parks home the sth. Vern and Percy Black took Sun-1 day dinner at Larmers the 9th. Morgan Williams brought Mrs. I Hazel Roberts dow- n to Larmers; the 9th. Mrs. Roberts will assist Mrs. Larmer for a while. Gilbert Lafferty from La Creek | was a Hisle caller the Bth. Ed Skibinski and Roy Parks! butchered at Larmers the 10th. Vern Anderson spent Monday l night at Larmers. He was on route to Pine Ridge. Tho R. P. C. Club met at the i home of Mrs. Olen Larmer Monday I afternoon. All members were present and a very profitable ses- sion was spent. LADIES AID SOCIETY ELECTS OFFICERS A very pleasant social meeting! of the Aid Society was held at the home of Mrs. Walter Vice Thurs- j day the 6th with Mesdames H. P. Dean and John Brugman assisting hostesses who served a very ap- petizing lunch after the annual business session was concluded at which time the officers of the past year were re-elected as follows: President, Ida B. Decker Vice President, Hazel J. Fowler Sectv. and Treas., Mvrtle Pease. The minutes show the society to be in a very encouraging state and its outlook for the coming years work is optimistic. Mrs. Brockel- sby, chairman the past year fif the Missionary Dept., also reports all obligations met and a balance in the treas. Mrs. Sharon, chairman of the Work Com., with her force of willing workers had a work meeting the previous day.and the cooperation in her work has been fine. Miss Anna Dithmer, our county auditor and Miss Clarice DeWeert our register of deeds, left Tuesday for Pierre there to attend a con- ference of state auditors. HELM PLEADED FOR STERLING FAIR CROWD LISTENED TO PLEA FOR STERLING AND (ARRAIGNMENT of McMASIER ¦ I j Attorney Percy Helm came up ! from Hot Springs Wednesday nigntj to address local voters on Sterling, i After a brief introduction by Attorney M. lv. Easthouse, he laun- ched right into the argument ex- tolling the virtues of his friend Sterling. i In detail he refuted the New- : berry argument agains -t the sen-!j ator and claimed Sterlings vote ; | for Newberry was no more than | justice since committees, yea even ; 1 the supreme court held no law ; violated. On the bonus bill he claimed, Sterling right since the original would have burdened the nation but that this present bill wrus little more than paid up insurance fori the boys. lie challenged the 1 governor to show - what he had clone for the ex service man. Mr. Helm defended Sterling as favoring select immigration, as well as his stand on the farm block question, showing where! every important piece of legisla- 1 tion gotten by the block had” been j with Sterlings aid. > ! On the tariff he quoted his friend Sterling as saving the farmer at least 35 cents a bushel on wheat and a better price for his meat animals than would have been had without him. He nraised Sterling as responsi- i ble for the government grading of grain, the education bill now pend- ing and bearing his name, as favor- ing the McNar - bill establishing a minimum price* for farm pro- ducts. Sterlings stand on prohibition received Mr. Helm's hearty en- dorsement. After this the speaker took the! McMaster camp account for their stewardship of the state, i claiming that state expenditures i had risen from 5 millions in 19!S to 18 minions in 1923 until now taxes in South Dakota are SSO per; capita. The "Machine” as he ro-i ferred to his opponents are trying! to get votes bv promises of this: and that as well jis by coercion.) He gave names and places to prove his contention. The governor was I accused of violation of the spirit if not tho letter of tho law when he appointed an exnert auctioneer! and a brainy politician as highway commissioner instead of a trained highway engineer as thee law pro- vided. He charged the "machine” with an attempt to cover up their re- cords for he bad not l>ecn able to obtain detailed statements from the highway, banking and rural credits departments. Mr. Helm pointed to McMaster’s gasoline fight as playing $100,000,- 000 into the Standard Oil’s pockets and hinted at a close alliance be- tween the governor and the Stand- ard Oil, the coal men, the telephone | men and railroads, who were used as straw men for the governor to knock down with campaign ammu- nition. He closed with an earnest appeal for senator Sterling who, he claim- ed had the nomination at the pro- posal meeting at Pierre last Decem- ber but from whom it was taken’ by unfair means used by McMaster I and his entire force of state em- ployes. Mr. Helm left here this morning for Murdo in the interests of his ; friend Stealing. BRADY TOWNSHIP Mr. Art Wheeler has been serv- ing on tho jury at Kadoka the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Cash Leonard of Kadoka attended services at tho Nazarene Church last Sunday. Rev. Crandal and family who have been living in this commun- -1 ity the last six months are moving) to the I) C. Stout ranch about six s miles east of here.Miss Marion Stout spent the past i week with her former teacher, Mrs.| Mattie Lawrence,j Township election was held at the Stout school house last Tues- day. The same officers were re- ; elected. , Mr. and Mrs. D. I*. Stout ami i family and Joeßarth wore enter- tained at the W. W. Lawrenweo home last Sunday. The day was| pleasantly spent. | Mr. Jud Pedner left for Gregory, S. D. last Mop^av. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Stout from i the east district attended the Naz-| areen service at the Stout school house last/Sunday. South Dakota was among the ; first states in ;hc Union to got be-| hind the candidacy of Calvin Cool- lidge. Her people are not vncilla- ; ting nor easily influenced, and it 1 will take more than eloquence and denunciation on the part of aspir- ants for his office, to influence the result of the March primary. COURT ADJOURNED LAST SATURDAY I JUDGE BARTINE ENDS GRIND OF JUSTICE. INTERIOR BANK WINS OYER WEBER FSIATE j The scales of justice were packed away for the season last Saturday,j when .some cases were settled byj the court and others carried unto ! ihe next calendar. i The most interesting case on the| docket this spring was the case of ihe Interior State Bank vs the es- -1 late of Jaimes H. Weber. The bank represented by attor-| ney Harod P. Gi ehrist claimed I eight cows and seven calves were1 property of the bank since they i had been left with Weber after be- ; ing taken to satisfy a mortgage held by the bank. Then Weber died and the estate claimed the eatt le. Attorney Rudesill, a clever young legal light from Rapid City rep-, resented the estate. It was a battle of wits from be- ginning until the end and the man from the Badlands proved to this community that it doesen’t nee-j essarily take a man from the Hills) or some other place to win his j case. Gilchrist was greatly handi- capped under the rules of evidence for he could not present evidence from the dead man to say nothing j of bringing him into court. After) much maneuvering however he! succeeded in introducing the bill; of sale bv outwitting his shrewd little opponent and Harold felt ) much relieved. However it was: mighty hard tolling what the jury would do. banners have b en bard tip,against it tlv-se last few years and very ofte i when a corporation like a railroad or hank gets into their hands in the jury room they are hard on the corporation. After tryir the case all 'of | Thursday ab moon and Friday! until about 1: • the iurv went out.! Balloting proceeded but there was! no ho]>e of getting them together. Sentiment at neared pretty well divided. The supper hour came and n-> agreement After supper balloting was taken up again and continued throughout the night. Early risers were surprised to see tho tnon file out for breakfast and then return. At nine o’clock Satur- day morning thev finally got to-j trethor and brought in a verdict! for the bank of $3lO instead of the! $360 claimed Hnr >!d Gilchrist received the con- gratulation'. of his man- friends both because >f the verdict a- well as on account of the vigorous, in- telligent and victorious fight he led in court in n baffling, knotty law ease. Friday af ernoon also brought i the ease of mandamus of the) Washahaugh hiwny board against the Jackson County auditor to compel her to issue warrants. _ A.) G. Granger ten rsenled the At di < r while Gilehr - t appeared for the | highway bo ml. Judge Bvrtinc! took the c: o under rnlvi ement and will render bis de.'i ion in dm*! time. The Court case of the Minne- apolis Paper Company vs. J. V. Drips of Be'vidcre was continued and the county released as garne- shoe defendant. During the court term the sher- iff of Jones county appeared with two alledged bootleggers. Both plead guilty. So the judge at- tempted to mete out justice. For one man this was the first offense and be drew a fine of fiftv dollars, the other had been in the clutches of the law before and bis Honor imposed a fine of $250.00 on him as well as a jail sentence of sixty- days which was to be worked out on the road at the rate of four dollars tier day. two of which was to go to the support of the wife of the defendant. Would that alljudges would he as fair as this and give the hooter a good sent- ence of hard manual labor and he would soon cease his ilbcit lightj shy traffic. \ C O R R E CTIO N Mr. F. C. Kemper, plaintiff in the ease against Indian CreekI school t t ied here last week, takes I exception to some of the state- ments made iii the Press, To be fair, we are pleased to state bis side of the case ns he claims the facts a re. He says that in lb is case the children were not transported from one district to another but vote transported from one school to another school in the same dis- trict and that there is no law specifying a certain sum to l>e paid f<-r such services and that the school board offered him $35, the usual allowance for mileage when children are not trun‘po»ted but come of themselves. The Press had no ulterior mot- ive in minting the story a it came to us last week and is pleased to state the side of Mr. Kmnper. It mu t be apparent to all good rend- ers that newspapers must gather most of thejr information from !others and that in doing so mis- i takes are unavoidable. CAN YOU BEAT THIS? i Under this heading we told lasi . week of the splendid success Mrs r i George McDonald had in raising1 a brood of real early chicks. It seemed like good news after hear- ing of the success of Mrs. Lari ) Rygh we printed it and out came r ; the story of the still earlier hatch * of Mrs. McDonald. We printed it and Po’t afe that she had the field ail to herself. However this week there is Mrs. A. F. Butler of Cottonwood who has a brood hatch- -led February second. She says * hers are feathering out nicely and one of them is crowing lustily pre- ' | paratory to replacing the family ! alarm clock at the not far distant future. We are glad to hear this, I Mrs. Butler, and hope tho roads¦ | will permit us to drive over for an Easter fry. Of course we expect •, no one to answer this question re- -1 i pen ted here "Who can beat this?” > ROYAL ARCH MASONS HAVE SPLENDID BANQUET .About sixty members of the local chapter of Royal Arch Masons from Cottonwood, Philip, Interior, I Belvidere and qf Kadoka, all members of the local chapter of Hip order sat down at the banquet boards in the local masonic temple Tuesday night. The ladies of the ‘ local Eastern Star organization had the all air in charge and lived well i up to their fine reputation as cul- ! inary artists. ! AJ'er the repast the Royal Arch- ers leit for the work room. De- crees wore conferred upon the fol-lowinv: Lars Nolan, George Emcr- i son. MeKillep and Rosenworger ofCottonwood, Hoones and MorrisWilliams of Philip and J. V Drips I of Belvidere, WETA NOTES Mr. and Mrs. Nick Connor re- turned Friday from Salt Lake City, Utah. They expect to make their future homo on White river south of Wota. Ed Froom ole was home over Sunday with his family. Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Miller were ! entertained with cards Tuesday evening at the Jay Smith home. Mrs. Etta Doss went to Chamber- lain Monday to visit her daughter Mrs. H. J. Buckmaster. A number of young jieople of this city took in the dance at In- terior Thursday evening. E. J. Solon spent Sunday even- ing at the Sinvm Brothers ranch. Bert Doty was a caller in town i Tuesday from his ranch over the wall. This week end will be a strenu- ous one at school it being examin- ation. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. King spent Sunday with Mr. King’s father at i Creston. Miss Anna May King has boon ;enjoying a visit with her brother at this city. WETA SCHOOL NOTESj The following pupils were per- fect in attendance during the fifth month of school: i Elmer Uhlir, Clifford Schillinger, Stanley Uhlir. Clarence Frecmole, David Peterson, Albin Peterson, Abner Prichard, Milo Uhlir, Mau- iino Miller, Helen Peterson, Lucile Beitol, Doris Prichard, Clarence Meitel. Friday afternoon the grades en-joyed a visit to the High School room and were shown the danger in not keeping the teeth brusNfed by examining tartar under the compound microscope. | Students have been busy the last few days learning the new High | School song. The public program for the month will bo given Friday eve- ning March 1 »th. It will Im* com- I iosc.d chiefly of miscellaneous numbers. WATER PROTECTION NOW COMPLETED Cai'i>entors have early this week completed a protecting shed for ihe water pipe that leads from the ground to tho big reservoir itself. It is a wooden structure of double i wall, shiplath and siding with tar paper in lietween. It is ninety ' six feet high, measures Bxß at . the bottom and tapers to 6 x 6at ; Mho top. In times of dangerous ' freezes it is proposed to keep a stove going in there so as to k«*ep I frost away from tho main pipe, t This will also bo used as a I drying place for the water hose. ‘ These hung down vertically will ! have a chance to get dry there. DIED OF MENINGITIS i The west end of the county was tjgrea’ly shocked to learn Saturday morning that Clarence Foes, son -j of Mr: and Mrs. Howard Fees, had¦ died Friday night. The voung man > was twenty one year; old and wa> t taken sick with the "flu” which - developed into meningitis the sec- i ond day and took him suddenly. i The funeral was held Tuesday - with interment in the Cottonw’ooti cemetery. THE KA OKA PRESS Reporter Val. 10, No. 41 Don't Give Up Tbe Sbip WILLIAMSON STICKS TO GUN i STKR LING, NOR HECK, AND JOHNSON DESERTED These are strennuous days in congress. The entire capital is seething with rumors and counter rumors of graft and abuse of pub- lic office and the “tea-pot” boils over every few days. The nation well knows that the Northwest has been hard hit in | the financial ajid agricultural way anil that our own state of South , Dakota is one of them. Relief measurers have been introduced by our representatives and senators and they are meeting with much opposition from other interests. It would seem only common sense and sound logic that those whom the people have intrusted to look after their interests should keep that trust sacred. But look good voter, the. spectacle before you. Senator Sterling is march- ing up and down the country side boldly looking after Sterlings in- terests and leaving South Dakota interest “go hang” at the capitol. He has been here for weeks whilehis pay goes on at Washington. Well, if one servant of the people can leave the job entrusted to him, why not another. So down comes the junior senator fully two weeks liefore election time, while his pay too goes on at Washington. While there may be some excuse but no moral right for the senior senator to desert his post, it sure is a puz- zle to discover the logic of the. other man and that especially so when one learns the object of his mission. Peter Norbeck will apeak in Kadoka tonight on the caQflid- ncy of Hiram Johnson. In other words he has come down to tell # those who elected him to the exalt- ed position he now holds, where to cast their ballots. We are loth fubelieve that he has come to the conclusion that the people of this state do not know how to use their franchise. He must surely know the overwhelming sentiment in this state in favor of Coolidge. He must also know that the nation looks with favor upon the presi- dent, who is tried and found not wanting. Norbeck comes to tell the good people of South Dakota that they don’t know what or whom they want. He will tell them. In doing so ho cannot leave well enough alone, he must set t he executives position upfiidedown -•nee more. He has deserted hisjob at Washington where he is needed indeed and for which he draws his pay. Cannot the people, who elected him, he trusted to elect whom they please? Both senators having deserted their post what's the objection to a representative also deserting? Well of course, so down comes Royal C. Johnson and strange as it mav seem he too is shouting for Hiram. Evidently the gentlemen at Washington are not so sure that “Under God the people rule". Well lets wait until after election and see if the man of the street is capable of indicatin'' his choice of >ublic servants. Then too, don’t some of those gentlemen know that they are "on deck” if they are not “at hat’’ and that the umpire may call them “out” if he so chooses. What a strange contrast to thesedoes the case of congressman Win. Williamson present. A letter at our desk says: “As you know I have opposition at the primary in the person of Thomas G. Wall of Newell, whose ! name will appear in the independ- ent column, my name will be found in the third or last column on thej ballot.j Owing to jiending agricultural and other legislation of very greatj importance to our jieople, 1 feel ithat. 1 must remain on the job, especially since I have taken an i active *'ort in fnuning a part of it land because it will require all the influence and votes we can muster ' to put it across”. Here is a man who refuses to do- Jsert the ship for his own or others selfish interests. He stays right lat the post to which the peoplejchose him even though his oppon- ent is marching up and down the , third district bidding for tionuLar favor. He is needed in Wasning- -1 ton in the interests of his people,jthat is his duty for which he is • paid. He is needed in the third congressional district to advance his own |>ersonal gains. He chooses the former as his path of dut>. That is congressman Williamson : fin* you, Mr. Voter. Don't forget this when you mark the ballot, liejis not here to defend himselfj against the attack of his adver- I sary but trusts that you, Mr. Voter,j will approve of him not deserting the ship at your expense by put- ting the X of approval before his name in the last column. Don't forget it. • - • + Dakota. of Hiaiw, X

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