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The Kadoka Press (Newspaper) - March 28, 1924, Kadoka, South DakotaPress, Vol. IG, N0.49 / KADOKA, S. D., FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1924 THE KA OKA PRESS Reporter Vol. 16, No. 46 LLEiMI.M GETS / | BIG RECEPTION | HOUSING HOMECOMING STAGED FOR FORMER TOWNSMAN AND EDITOR SATURDAY NIGHT. Upon petition by a large number of local citizens, governor Me Mast- er’s headouarters were prevailed uj>on to send our former towns- man and Press editor C. N. Leed-i om. who has been the governors right hand man for the last three years as state highway commiss- ioner. here for a political McMast- er rallv and a sort ol a homecom- ing for the former local man. The governor yielded. Leedoms sjjeaking tour was rearranged and, a part of it cancelled to give him a chance to meet the home folks, j his former friends and neighbors from the platform. The hall was jammed with all that could get inside, republicans, , democrats, farm-laborites and!, what ever other shade of political 5 opinion mav exist in the minds of i the free voters of this section. Thev came from Cottonwood, In- terior, the reservation and a large! delegation was here from Belvi- dere. just to hear Leedom. A rousing applause greeted him ( the moment he entered, and he felt at home right then and there, j < Attorney Harold P. Gilchrist ’ aptly introduced him as the local, man who had put Kadoka on the map as well jm himself and who was still a ’resident here even though his family was held in : , Spearfish for the school year. The highway commissioner strip- ped for action in behalf of his chief the minute he arose. Compar- ing the banking conditions of ad-joining states with those of South Dakota, he proved that they wvre , as had if not worse off than our , state and that hvsteria and not ' the governor had done the damage , He defended his chief against j the charge of having employes a¦ ; the proposal meeting and showed j w here Sterling forces had done the !{ very same thing. j, On the oil nuestion Mr. Leedom J was quite jubilant and showed how | the fight so nobly started by the governor was won through a re- j cent decision of the attornee* ; vencral of ten middle west states ' How the state was taken all pre- cautions against the octopus rais- ' ing its head too high, by buying, twenty-five supply tanks for tin ! different parts of the state. The speaker vividly and interest- ingly told the inside story of the governors oil fight as he had witnessed it first hand. He showed the artificially concocted conditions which made the Standard Oil spill their money lavishly in newspaper ads to fight his friend the govern- or and to raise the price to the consumer. Then as ho mopped his moist brow fropi beads of perspiration he struck a sympathetic cord with our farmer friends by showing the injustice of the present tariff which allows eastern manufacturers to absorb from 50 to 1600 nor cent profit and the farmer t ot enough to pay his taxes and int res'. He as- sured his friends tha' McM ster would work to remedy this s.id and unfair state of affairs if given th; l chance. The following shows the taxes for the various purposes for which taxes* are raised within the village of Kadoka, also the part that goes for each purpose out of SIOO in taxes. Valuation $311,266 State General Fund, levy S> mills tax $280.14, port'on for this fund out of SIOO, $1.70. State Mo. River Bridges, levy in mills .1, tax $31.13, portion for this fund out of SIOO, .19. State Interest & Sinking, levy in mills .9, tax $280.14. portion for this fund out of SIOO, $1.70. County, levy in mills 7.36. tax $2,290.92, portion for this fund out of SIOO, $13.89. City, levy in millsi 20.26, tax $6,306.25, portion for each fund out of SIOO, $38.23. . School, levy in mills 23.47, tax $7,30541, portion for this fund out of SIOO, $44. 29. Total levy in mills 52.99 Total tax $16,493.991 Each SIOO taxes distributed as follows: „ nTotal State tax $ 3.59 Total County tax $96.41 Regarding the unfair criticisms offered by their opponents Leedom expressed his regrets that such had to be iniccted into the campaign by the opposition. He expressed his respect and high regard for the adversaries and refused to besmir their good name, but only ask his audience to be fair and impartialjudges. He then took up charge after charge of mismanagement made against the governor and by facts and figures taken from the state house records wafted them into the mythical world of pure fiction and misrepresentation. Con- structively he then showed where McMaster had saved and what he had done for the state. Upon entering the prohibition question the speaker made no apolagiea, not even for himself and in his own peculiar magnetic way touched the hearts of nis hearers ouu fLliliUudUaGAiNUL NEW LODGE HERL | Grand Secretary F. B. Raymons j • arrived here form his home ai ! Huron Wednesday morning to organize a new branch of the Odd Fellow' Lodge here. The organization was particinat- led in by the neighboring lodges from Quinn, Cottopwood, Interior, and Belvidere. Two sessions wen* held, one in ,the after noon and one in ihe evening. Twenty two new candid- ates were taken in, which added to : the seventeen who were already members makes a total member- ship to date of thirty nine to which it is exacted to add a large number in the near future. At six o’clock a supper was serv- ed for the Odd Fellows at which 92 members took part at the Pearl Hotel. 1 The new lodge is to be called ! Minnekedusah (we are not sure of! the correct spelling) No. 247 I. O. I O. F. The following officers were { elected: ! George H. Decker, N. G. I T. E. Buckmaster. V. G. I Charles L. Royc, SecretaryFloyd E. Dodson, Treasurer Fred Eads. R. S. N G. I lohn L. White. L. S. N G. P. L. Larson, Warden i N. P. Nielson. Conductor : Clarence DeWeert. R. S. S. Frank Cove.. L. S. S. i ;Georpe Doanc Inside Guardian B. B. Cbrk, Outside Guardian I Daniel Renee* t. Chanlain , K. Gilchrist. P S. VC, , Taeob Hoffman, 1.. S. V. G. . Frank Cove. M. F. Eads, A. J. Hon-; Trustees. country As we go to press this Thursday 1 : morning the election returns arc i not entirely in owing to the bad !j weather and road conditions in j ' many parts of the state. It is con- ceded however that McMaster has a safe lead over Sterliing and also that in all likelihood Coolidgc is winner over Johnson. A peculiar aspect of the race inj the primaries this year is the odd, i alignment of candidates. Sterling l lined up with Coolidge but was himself defeated. McMaster lined up with Johnson for president and ; the latter is apparently refused by the' voters. This appears to the ! Press as ah, althy sign from the voter, who refuses to hi*, told what to do. but does hi.s own sane think- ; ing, choosing the candidate and {what he stands for rather than tin- ticket as politicians prepare it for ; him. 1 It would further appear that the ! victorv. for Coolidge is to a great{extent due to the spirit of fairness !so inherent in the mind of the I American citizen voter. It seems that voters felt that Coolidge bad | J not had a fair chance and should| not be blamed for the* mud that ; has come to the surface at Wash-jingiun of late. Fair minded South ’Dakotans are willing to give him| a fair chance. i As the campaign for U. S. Sena- tor grew warmer th** Sterlingj forces resorted to means and ef-i I forts which the Press questions as lieine on the high moral level on which a party primary contest ‘ought to be conducted. It would • stem thSft Hans Ustrud. Sterlings l {campaign manager, grew too anx- -1 ious for hi.s chief and pyt out{advertising matter that had bestjbe kept in the office. Then too {certain campaigner:; detracted . COUNTY SCHOOL NOTES 'By Countv Superintendent) The recent Tuberculosis Seal and Bond Sale which was carried on throughout the county has been very successful. The returns were 1 $277.24 leaving a deficit of $22.76. We hope to be able to report that this amount is realized through donation and thus bring our record up to the S3OO mark. At any rate the amount is great j enough so that we feel sure that we shall be able to offer the Clinic which has been mentioned so often in connection with the sale. We are proud of the high ave- rage of teacher’s salaries in Jack-) son County. From reports from various County Superintendent’s throughout the state we learn that the general average is higher! here than in any other county that has yet reported. The rusult of i higher salaries is shown by the i high i>ercentage of above average teachers employed in Jackson J County. Our percentage of teach- ers holding First Grade and State | Certificates is a great deal higher than other counties. Result of, better qualified teachers- -Better; Schools. Result of higher salaries, —Better Teachers. Therefore high er salaries mean imyroved educat- ional opportunities. We list the 1 general average for the county. Percent of teachers holding 2nd grade certificates 26 Percent of teachers holding Ist i grade certificates 40 Percent of teachers holding *tnte cetificates 20 Percent of teachers holding j T>rofessional Diplomas 10 Percent of teachers holding pri-. vary certificates 1. SaJar* average for 2nd grade! '•etificate $103.12 Salary average for Ist grade certificates $113.41 Salarv average for State certifi-l cates $122.79 Salarv average for Professional Dinlomas $174.16 Sa'arv average for primary eer-[ tificat.es $l2O. SpeVing contests are being ] staged >n nrac'icallv every school now. The dat° for tbc Countv Con-j test is Mav 3rd at Interior. Dis-! ?riot Contests are announced to all teachers. Let us improve snelling, in the schools of Jackson County.: LADIES AID TO MEET THURSDAY, APRIL 3. The Social meeting of the Ladies Aid Society of the Presbyterian j church will be held next Thursday afternoon, April 3rd at the home of Mrs. S. P. Brooks. The Hostess will be assisted by j| Mrs. Crooker and Mrs. Schnee. A| good attendance is desired. Visitors j welcome. | by stating facts of t>ersonal exper- ience that brought a responsive sympathetic feeling from his audi- ence.* He refuted the charges made against his camp with dignity and poise and pleaded for fairness throughout. It w’as a splendid return for Leedom to stage here and although he w’as nearly worn out with three weeks of campaigning, having de- livered fifty one addresses before coming here, he won the crow'd over to his side. His voice was harsh and in conversation was hardly able to talk above a whisper. After the meeting a social gather ing followed and the local com- mittee brought on the eats in form of sandwiches and coffee Sunday afternoon the highway commissioner w’ent on to Sturgis there to speak Monday afternoon and to finish the campaign at ' Spearfish Monday night. AMERICAN LEGION MEETING Jackson County Post No. 27 To be held in the basement of the Court House in Kadokn, S. 1)., on Monday evening March 31st, 1924, at 8:00 o’clock P. M. All Legion and ex-service men are requested to be there. Bring the old "long green’’ and pay your dues for 1924 and let’s get started oft right and make this a real post. Remember the date and be there. By Order F. ft. Coyc, Post Commander R. H. Dunmore, Post Adjt. MILITARY TRAINING CAMPS Congressman William William- son writes us that, the War Depart- ment is anxious to get a represent- ative body of young men ranging in age from 17 to 24 from this [Congressional District to take the i training afforded by the Citizens’ Military Training Camps. The| courses nyt only embrace military training, but physical, athletic, and mental training. Ample pro- vision for recreation is provided. All expenses are paid, including transportation both ways, food, uniforms, and medical attention. If you will drop your Congressman a line he will see that you get al necessary information and appli- cation blanks. CHURCH NOTES The annual meeting of the con- gregation of the Presbyterian ! church will be held April 4th. at eight o’clock in the church. The reports of last year will l»e pre- sented and plans for the coming; year will l>e considered. All don- ors to the church and those inter- ested in maintaining the church i are cordially welcome to this meet-I ing. Rev. A. V. Bryan, Pastor. COOLIDGE AND McMASTER HEAD REPUBLICAN WINNERS • MMNN9NNMMMMSIMMIM* Race between Coolidgc and Johnson is close and in doubt. McMaster defeats senator Sterling by from 5.C00 to f.OOO, eifio Cor Sterling for McMaster. Bad roads bring light vote. Governor W. .H. McMaster rather than .nilded to the senators fight. The state Press was almost solidly lined up with Coolidge and McMaster including even both Sioux Falls dailies, a very peculiar incident of the campaign. State superintendent of public instruction Shaw seems /to have been snowed under by St. John. On tin* demotratic side McAdoo seems to ha\e the endorsement of state democra's. Congressman Williamson and Royal C. Johnson have comfortable ma'rins over their opponents. The County Contest The county contest is still in complete at t iris writing. Two pre- cincts are still missing owing to bad roads. McMaster and Coolidge are winners here toy. J. H. Fry- berger had a lead of 2HI to 70 over his opponent and received assur- ance from Jones county of a safe margin there too. On the democratic ticket Noland w’on over Du Hois for represent- ative. John E. lb ckelshy led his op- ponent for t! ¦'.* tveasureship 266 to 136. Henrv F. ( ranger was ah'.d of his rival for sheriff 202 to 170. Williamson led Wall 291 to 12. McMaster won over Sterling 266 to 121. Coolidge was favorite over .John son 219 to 156. Cherry led Bates for U. S. sen- ator 93 to 13 Russell 1 d Randall for congress- man 90 to 1 i. Coolidge wop in Kadoka 86 'o 82 McMaster lb*. Sterling 10: Wil'iam- -mn 123. Wall 18; S*„ John 73. Shaw 51; Mrs. Enter 23. Fryberger 133; Broekolsby l‘S, Solent 67: Granger 62. Judge 91. WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS HAVING A HARD TIME St. Paul, Mar. 26. Weekly news- papers of the country are on the toboggan slide, according to H. C. Hotalng, secretary of the National Editorial association, St. Paul. in the hast seven years a total of 2, 705 weekly newspapers have clos- ed up shop, he said. This is an average of 3>6 a year. North Dakota stood high on the list with the loss of three daily j newspapers and 53 weekly news- papers. * “As the cost of doing business; advances, the number of news-, papers surviving each year grows less and less,” he said. “Perhaps it is a good thing only the. fittest survive. Thus the country has bet- 1 ter newspapers." WET A POSTMASTER BURIED HERE The I'unt ia of p s master Wright whose sudden death was reported in these columns last week, was held last Sunday from the local Presbyterian church with Rev. A. V. Bryan officiating. A good crowd of relatives and friends payed their last respects. Interment was made in the local cemetery. The Press regrets not la*ing able to give an obituary here. We were promised one or facts for one but did not receive them. AN APPRECIATION To the voters of Jackson County: 1 desire to thank the many loyal supporters who have shown their faith in me by the splendid vote cast for me as republican candid- ate for the state legislature. It is •i source of pleasure anil satisfact- ion to me to know that I had so many kind friends. 1 thank you most sincerely. Very truly yours, J. H. FRYBERGER. EASTERN STAR ENTERTAINS GRAND OFFICER Evergreen Chapter Number 97, 0. E. {*., celebrated the annuali jvisitation from the Grand Chapter|, Monday evening with Associate Grand Matron Evelyn B. Warne of Redfield as the honored guest. A large number of members were in attendance and all the ceremon- ies of the order were exemplified in lull form. The decrees were con- ferred on Mrs. (Maude Crew of In- terior, after which a delicious luncheon was served in the Temple basement. Among the out of town visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Barth.Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Drips of Belvi- dere; Mrs. James Bateman of Cot- tonwool 1. Mrs. J. C. Rounds, Mrs. R. A. Duel of Interior and Mrs. Smith of Rapid City. HOW TO RAISE BABY CHICKS "The baby chick must be kept comfortable and must be fed with extreme care. For the first 21 hours it must have no feed, but remain as quite as may be in its incubator. The next day it is fed six times—just six—and in thosefeedings it gets one fifteenth part of a smjll handful of steel cut oatmeal or cracker crumbs, or staledry bread crumbs. On the thirdday it gets the same feed, plus afraction ot lettuce leaf or some ! other green stuff. On the fourthday, its supply of oatmeal is in- creased about four times, but it is I made to scratch in cut straw or straw ehnff for its meals. On thefifth day, the noon-day feed is omitted, but wheat bran is added to the ration-pure wheat bran.It must be pure, specialist empha- si7,o Along with the foregoingfeeds the chicks are to have eachday whole milk— all they will take in from 15 to 2ft minutes."I, That is the exacting schedule I fan! down for the baby <*h iek by ' the experts. ; The lie-ht kind of care of baby chicks will make the poultrv indus- ttrv more and more profitable, ex-inerts said nerts said.- Minn. Ag. College. WHAT ( KOl'S SHOULD BE ' BLAMED VAIS YEARSuminaiy and application of MorCliid report of IJ. S. Department oi i ilgriguituro from the Department01 Farm Economics of State college. ; . A greater reserve of grain amilecil was shown to be on hand iirboth the United States as a whole and in South Dakota on March 1this year than at the same time last >ear according to the reports re-leased March 13 by the UnitedStates Bureau of Agricultural Ec- onomics. This report indicates to some extent which crops will be most profitable to raise for the ! coming year. The report is es-pecially valuable to the farmer who I doc s not feed all of the crops raised , but has a surplus. Surplus of Hay in State While less hay was shown to lx* on hand March 1 this year thanlast considering the country ns a whole there was about 50 jx*r cent more hay on hand in this state than at the corresponding time last year.Inasmuch as the summer of 1923 vas a wonderful hay season inSouth Dakota, and considering also the fact that tlris winter has been unusually light on feed, it would Iu? expected that South Dakota(would have quite a surplus of hay win hand at this time. Poor Corn Crop About Due 1 he amount of corn on farms for the entire nation is larger than last year. The percent of the.entire cron on hand, is however, the same «°s for the Ift year (average, which is • 37.5 per eont. In South Dakota . there is 39 p**r cent of the crop on ! hand where usually at this time of the year there is only about 35 . percent. The United States corn -.crop was only Hft.fi per cent . merchantable while in South Dak- ota 91 per emit of the crop was ofi; good quality. The last four years . have been wonderful corn years. < The ehanees are, if statistics anil , the law of averages are to lx re- t'lied upon, tb it a poor corn crop is .•about due, if such should lx the ease, there U not sufficient surplus of corn on hand to more t han sup- nl\ the ordinary trade. ;; Farm Wheat Supply Law t > Were it not for the foreign situa-( tion wheat, would apjxai to lx a s good Ixt for this year. The amount I of wheat on tin* farms hi theUnited States March 1. was 25,000,- I Out) bushels less than the 10 year average. There was only 17.2 |xi e cent of the 1925 crop on hand s ! where ordinarily at this time there n is 19.2 per cent on hand, in Snutli il Dakota there was 21 percent of th( t 1923 crop on the farm where usuall\ 21 per cent of the previous year'? wheat is on hand at this time. The supply of oats on farm.* . March Ist wax- greater than foi ,j several year-rbut was under the 1( r year average. At this time of yeai there is usually 37.1 per cent of th< |. otft crop remaining on the farms s while this year 34.2 per cent was . on farms. There wns 11 |xr con' (1 of the 1923 crop of oats on Soutl il Dakota farms, while ordinarily a' March Ist, 43.5 per cent of the cro| is still on the farms. Continued on page three— SUPREME COURT GIVES BALLOT REVERSES DECISION AND AL- LOWS UNORGANIZED COUNT- IES TO VOTE A long winded article giving thu opinion of the attorney generalj denying the .right of electors ot 1 unorganized counties to the ballot i on state and national issues, which ! was printed in full in these col- ; unins last week, was reversed I speedily by the state supreme court when the matter was forcibly i brought before that body.It appeared to the Press as a disfranchisement of legal residents and voters of the state and this paper rejoices with the good pio- neers of the unorganized territories involved that they are established on an equal footing with the rest of the white people of this state. Practically all of the election .supplies had been gotten ready when the attorney generals ruling came like a thunderbolt annihilat- ing all prosjxcts for the dwellers in pioneerland to vote. Later another opinion allowed them to hold their own local elections. Material for the latter was thendelivered by the sheriff and his deputies. The surprise of local county of- ficials was great when news reach- ed here Monday that the state supreme court had ruled for the ballot in the unorganized counties.No word had com' from Pierre up to that time. A message sent re- ceived the confirmation of the news as a reply. Miss Dithmcr our auditor them got busy and packed up the supplies for the precincts in Washakaugh county and handed them to the sheriff. Mr, E. H.Holmes in turn found it impossible to cover the 200 miles to all the reservation precincts in time for the election Tuesday morning. He tried his best to deputize some willing assistants, but alas, no one was willing to venture out into the bottomless roads of the reservat- ion. The sheriff then boldly start- id out alone. Night overtook him before he had reached Wanblee and he turned back. Thus the good people of the reservation were ile- prived of their chance to express their sentiments on state and nat- ional problems and candidates at the primary election and it miiitf. all Ik? laid at the door of indifferent officials at the capitol. Had the attorney general consulted with the supreme court it might not have been necessary for him to hand down that opinion. If after receiving the supreme court de- cision he had had the common courtesy to tell the counties effect- ed, there would have been ample time left to give the unorganized counties their chance to vote. But neither one was done and local authorities are in no wise to lie blamed for it. The case mentioned came to a head rapidly when a resident of the unorganized county of Shan- non got. out mandamus proceed- ings against the auditor of Fall River county to distribute election supplies to the county. The ease was heard before judge Miser of Rapid Cite. He upheld the con- tention of the plaintiff. An apnea I Iw as at once made to the statel supreme court. That Ixxly gave its opinion last Friday. It was a* speedy court action and one which might be profitably followed by other courts to expidite justice. ; ! TEACHERS INSTITUTE AT WANBLEE I Superintendent J. M. Woods of the Washakaugh county schools is busy arranging a teachers institute 1 for the reservation for April fifth i to be held at Wanblee. For this occasion Mr. Wbods has . secured the services of Major Cour- sey South Dakotas educator, sold- ier, poet who will lecture to the ; teachers at 2:IM) p. in. on South Dakota poets. It is also expected that division su|x»rintendent Chris- tofferson of the Milwaukee railroad 'will accompany Mr. Coursey over the reservation and also sneak t<»jthe teachers and the good (tcoph* ) of Wanblee and vicinity.| This is a fine opportunity for the rjxople of the reservation to hear two state wide known men and il i is ho|*ed that many will avail them- selves of this opportunity. i KADOKA TO RAISE HIGHWAY QUOTA Mrs. Anna 11. Smith, assistant to secretary’ Fisher of the Custerj Battlefield Hiway was here the past week soliciting memberships fori the hiway association. K.adokn is to raise ¥2OO in this drive and although Mrs. Smith did not quite | reach the goal set. it is certain that it will shortly be attained for| memberships continue to come in i at a promising rate. Kadoka is getting ready for a U larger tourist crop than ever be- ) fore and is making all arrange- * ments to make visitors as coinfort- , able as possible. W’ith the fine > I reputation our town has gained - among the thousands of i the past season, the new comers [ will not be disappointed either ' but taken care of better than ever before ir> Kadokas well advertised hospitable way. . • --•**-• •0 Pierre, South Dakota. ''m 're nt of History If South ft meat <t4 History %

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