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COPY this week's issue is many homes in this it is not a regular visitor. If you are not and receive this consider it an in- to become a subscriber you may receive the Sanborn county as in these columns each week. $3.00 will 52"copies, week by will give you a subscription. of Sanborn county interested in knowing they will be paying taxes this year, as- 1953, can find the the personal property in this news- week. More than that, also gives them the to compare their tax- being paid by other of the county. The law publication of the per- tax list was passed session of the legisla- the thought that it effective in maintain- of taxes. In the ersons who believe their too high or too low will VOLUME SIXTY-NINE A CONSOLIDATION OF FIVE WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS J WOONSOCKET. SOUTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1954 i A. M. Marler New Central Electric Manager at Artesian A. M. Marler will assume duties as manager of the Central Elec- tric & Gas Co. office at Artesian SCHEDULE COUNTY WEED MEETINGS FEBRUARY 1 - 2 Bit John N. MaheF,  Agent on February 1st, succeeding I i George Assmus, who has held i Lloyd Wilson, Ex[enslon Weed that position for about nine years. Specmllst of Brookmgs will con- Marler has been assistant tel duct a series of weed meetings Assmus for the last several years, in the county February 1 and 2. in addition to operating the Ar- An educational program of re- t kota Theatre in Artesian. The new earch results obtained from new! manager will be assisted in his weed control experiments using lwork by Robert Stewart. :hemicals and cultivation prac- i Mr. and Mrs. Assmus and fam- tices in combination with corn-ily will return to their former )et]tion crops will be presented home at White Lake, where they at the meetings, will take up farming. RED CROSS WATER SAFETY 40 YEAIIS OLD opportunity of appear- Advantage of using such nox- aboard of equa]iza- .  --; 'on methods i. b':;rTABLISH YEAR eek ad" " _ , !ous wcect a,atl s date Tusmt ent :to1 e that good roduction of crops can g uo . - confused with .... be maintained fl'om the land, tax list .... me ae-, while weeds such as Leafy Spurge t giving-ttelS e y a Ire being eradicated.  ROUND HSItN6 IN -- P sna*l Meetin, wiH be held as foI- valuation, moneys and 1" SOUTHDAKOTA assessment and total .ows: .  .... 5f * .....  .....  rebrttarv 1. - roresmurg - In xes, me nrst naxt of I Old Sehooi House - 7"30 P M. due by May 1st and the ..... " "-- oWh Dakota s 19a4 fishing " , reb-'uary z - rteslan - Legion  . . - . 5 Gnly forty years have passed since February 1, 1914, when the first Red Cross Water Safety courses were introduced to the world by the "amiable whale," the late Commodore Wilbert E. Longfellow (on ruming board). And, though styles in bathing attire have changed drastically in that time, the principles of water safety which the Red Cross has taught , i to 9,300,000 persons have remained constant. Waterproofing America has paid big dividends; since 1914 the drowning rate per 100,000 population has been cut in half. Water Safety is one of the many Red Cross services i lull I BASEBALL MEETING FRIDAY There will be a baseball meeting Friday night at Sied- schlaws Farm Store at 8 p.m. All fans interested in seeing a ball club this coming season are urged to attend. Secretary, Dec Mead JEAN TAPKEN IS C000TY D A R CANDIDATE Jean Tapken, senior ir Let- chc.r High School ar.d daughter of M'. and Mr:,. IIenry Tapken of Letcher, has been selected D.A.R. candidate of Sanborn County. Mi.;s Tapken is an honor student ;whd has been active in school, c'.'urch, a=d community. I Other contestants in the county by November 1st. The i Hall - 1:30 P.M. season will open March 1 with a also rep!aces the post i February 2. Woonsocket, : year round open season on crap- notification of past years' C3urt House 7:30 P.M. ies, sunfiish, rock bass, perch, ! we:'e: - " La Vina Peer of Artesian High le notice to be sent All interested farmers and silver bass, catfish and bullheads you support by your contributions to the annual Red Cross Campaign ...:.)ct., Clxa' " ".-=clwemle of For- land owners are invited to at-  in all counties of the state except in March. portions of Custer, Fall ....... t estburg High School, Katherine as now in effect is the tend. certain I for such a publication 'River, of " Pennington and all Houlihan of Woonsocket High and if it accom- Lawrence counties and Minnesota I LOVIE9 DuNM AID LUNDY AINOUNC E I School. its purpose, better tax OILING CONTRACT boundary waters, the State Game, These four senior girls were ! may be realized. Fish and AS CANDIDATES IN G0P PRIMARY Parks Commission an-I . chosen in their respective high the claim made for the T0 BE LET F0R nounced this week. inr:vhi e- school because they excelled in where it has been There were few changes good citizenship, possessing the qualities of dependability, service, manyyears.o ' COUNTY ROAD ous1954 year.regulatinSone changefrm the Pwas the" Representative Harold O. Ix)v- Two R.epublican.s have an-leadership, and patriotism. election candidates , March 1 opening date, which coin- re announced this week that he nounced their canaiaacy 1or nom- cides with the effective date of would seek re-election to a third ination as governor the past Word has ben received by Fred Piper, county auditor, that i the five miles of county road, run- ning north from the Elliott Twp. i Hall, will be included in the spring letting for base course and bituminous surfacing. This is the only road in Sanborn County un- ler consideration for similar treatment at the present time. Upon the completion of the above a direct hard surface road will connect Woonsocket with Letcher. out of seclusion and I announcements this two well known person- :the state for the Repub- for governor, and Harold Lun- least know tliere will of action in the race nomination. Rep. Harold made his intentions asks re-e!ection. Gov- mderson still maintains his political the future . . . causing on the part of can- announced their and conjecture among Commonwealth Is Named in Newspaper Fraternity Contest The Artesian Commonwealth was one of the 15 South Daota "ewspapers that were honored this week by the Sigma Delta Chi, national journalistic fratern- ity of South Dakota State Col- lege as results were announced in the annual Christmas edition newspaper contest. The Clear Lake Courier won first place among newspapers with circulation of over 1500. Other winners in this class in- clude: The Milbank Herald Ad- vance, Hot Springs Star, Custer County Chronicle, De Smet News, Winner Advocate and Lemmon Leader. The Spearfish Queen City Mail won first in the 1500 and under class. Other winners in this divi- sion were Faulkton Record, How- ard Minor County Pioneer, The Highmore Herald, Lennox Inde- pendent and the Artesian Com- monwealth. The contest was bas- ed on news stories, advertising, pictures and the presence of color. El Agent John Maher : pleased with the ap- the fire department in the roof fire at his home They used a minimu.n (less than a gallon) on of the roof, while of the department and into the attic witn and a tarp. As a most of the water use was caught in th the co2 used to extin.. fire on the inside, cans- the mess usual- to fires. lm@ salesmen are apparently on a wholesale were on tile list of one salesmanrecently who new, rebuilt and gov- surplus typewriters and such an attractive deal couldn't help but ques% of his approach. was that we had to buy ine he ,as carrying, for to become agent for he claimed to rep- were able to resist fortunately, we found out. Some of from the eastern state report s sales- similar goods and sales- been practicing in that followed the out of some towns and established that CROP ASS'N.-WlLL MEET FRIDAY IN WOONSOCKET Members of the County Crop Improvement Association w i 11 not only a phony, but meet in the Court House in Woon- doubtful as well. ' socket, Friday afternoon, Jan. 29. the fishing 1 i c e n s e. Another change was the open season on certain pan fih in all counties, which begins March 1, 1954 and ends February 28, 1955. Other- wise, daily strings and possession limits were unchanged. The trout season, as usual, be- gins May 1 and ends September 30, 1954, both dates inclusive. A black bass season opens Mar. 1 and ends February 28, 1955, in the counties of Bennett, Brule, Buffalo, Charles Mix, Clay, Cor-1 son, Dewey, Gregory, Haakon, Harding, Jackson, Jones, Lincoln, Lyman, Meade (except Bear Butte i Lake), Mellette, Pennington, Per-] kins, Stanley, Turner, Union, I Washabaugh and Ziebach. I Another black bass season opens May 1 and continues until February 28, 1955, in Aurora, Beadle, Bon Homme, Brown, Campbell, Clark, Custer, Davison, Douglas, Fall River, Faulk, Hand, H a n s o n, Hughes, Hutchinson, Hyde, Jerauld, Lawrence, Mc- Copk, Meade (Bear Butte Lake only), Miner, Potter, Sanborn, Shannon, Spink, Sully, Todd, Tripp, Walworth and Yankton counties. A June 15 to February 28, 1955, black bass season has been set for Brookings, Codington, Day, Deuel, Edmunds, Grant, Hamlin, Kingsl?ury, Lake, McPherson, Marshall, Minnehaha, Moody and Roberts counties. The season on wail-eyed pike and northern pike (pickerel) be- gins May 1 this year and ends term as U. S. Representative from South Dakota's First Congres- sional District in the Republican primaries. To-date Lovre ' no opposi- tion for th-Relmlkmn nomina- tion. LOWl Lovre is a native South Da- kotan and was first elected to con- gress in 1948 after serving two years as state Republican chair- man and two terms in the state senate. Annual Business FebruarYof the state.28'1955' in all counties I Meetingi Jan. 19 at The year around season on iBethany Lutheran bluegills, crappies, sunfish, rock , bass, perch, silver bass, catfish ' The annual business meeting of and bullheads covers all counties lthe Bethany Lutheran church in the state except Lawrence,congregation" was held January county, and those portions of 19. Custer, Fall River and Penning- Alvin Moe was elected secre- ton counties west of State High- !tary for one year; Harvey Asper, way 79. t treasurer, one year; Emil Larson, Daily and possession hmts" " for f. trustee, 3 years; Harold Vallen, the 1954 fishing season, with few l Dvcon, 3 years; Mrs. E. L. Mel- exceptions, are the same as the ius, Board of Christian Education, 1953 season. 3 ears; E. I Melius, Sunday The daily catch is limited to 10 School Supt., 1 year; Finance trout; six black bass, wall-eyed Committee, Wallace Moe, Donald ike, northern pike or any corn- Schmeidt and Alvin Peterson. bination thereof; 15 crappies, sil- ver bass, rock bass, sunfish and bluegills; 50 perch; 50 bullheads and eight catfish. Possession limits Fire Damages are double the daily catch. W00ns0cket Home There is no limit on the pos- week. Attorney General Ralph Dun- ham's announcement was made Wednesday and makes the gub- ernatorial contest a three-way race, with other candidates being Joe Foss and Harold Lundy "d Brookings, who made his an- nouncement dring the .past week. Foss's candidacy is in question because of his membership in the 1953 legislature which raised the salary of governor. The constitu- tion provides that a member of the legislature which raised the salary of an office cannot be elected or appointed to that off- ice. However, the 1953 Legislature attempted to by-pass that consti- tutional provision by adopting a law providing that a legislator who was elevated to the office could not accept the salary in- crease. Dunham and Lundy have no sdch handicap as they were not leslative members Dunham has been attorney general for three years is a native of Clark county and served that county as state's attorney for seven years. He is married and has four children. Coal Ass'n. Speaker Addresses Kiwanis Meeting Wednesday Victor A. Lowe, of the Ameri- can Coal Institute, addressed the regular meeting of the Woonsock- .t Kiwanis Club Wednesday noon, speaking on the future of the coal industry. Representatives of the Wes- sington Springs Kiwanis Club were present for the meeting and challenged the local club ]o a basketball game between mem- bers as a benefit for the March of Dimes. It ]s expected that ar- rangements for the first benefit, to be held in Springs, will be an- nounced next week. AERIAL HUNTERS TAKE HIGH TOLL OF PREDATORS HERE Predatory animal control in Sanborn C(unty is being taken Three new crop varieties have been released to association mem- bers this year by the State Crop Improvement Association. Selkirk Spring Wheat, Dupree Oats, and Waubay Oats are new crop varieties released to assoei- ation members this year by the State Crop Improvement Associa- tion. Request orders for these va- -iet ies will be accepted at the meeting. ession of crappies from Lake Mitchell in Davison county, Lake Andes in Charles Mix county or Sheridan Lake in Pennington unty. Green sunfish may be caught without limit throughout the en- tire state. On South Dakota and Minne- sota boundary waters, the daily catch is six blac bass, wail-eyed uike and northern pike or any ombination, provided that not more than three are non'them Fishia9 Comlaul o back Im Monday Noon over by licensed state hunters, ocket Fn'e using planes and suitable guns, The Woons ' Depart- according to Fred Piper, county ment was called to the John] auditor. Three such hunters dur- Maher home in Woonsocket about ing the past two months have noon Monday where the roof 0f .delivered predatory animals to the house had-cauglt life. It was the auditor's office as follows: put out before it gained much headway, with damage confined to an area about three feet in diameter. Burning material from the chimney falling on the roof start- ed the fire. Send us your new Harley Raueh, Lake Preston 23 foxes and 1 coyote; Marvin Stick- el, Mitchell 10 foxes and Clifford Foss, Sioux Falls 45 foxes and g coyotes. The majority of the ani- mals brought in this winter are well over a year old which indi- cates quite a hold over from last ,I ! year. ' IFUNERAL SERVICES IAT LETCHER FOR M. MClNTYRE Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Congre- gational Church at Letcher for Mrs. Myrtle Belle McIntyre, 68; who died Friday at a Mitchell hospital. The rites were in charge of the Rev. Robert Wagner of Mit- chell and burial was in the' Let- cher cemetery. S. Census Bureau, in recent report, estimates now 7,500,000 widows S., and that they out- widowers in the ratio of one. The bureau points the death rate among igher, that widowers are to remarry., and that women five to ten than themselves, much more likely that will survive them they will survive their are such annoying people- refuse do with them Women wouM add years to their lives by simply telling the truth . . . January, 1954 is almost a matter of record, by history and income tax reports. February, a much bet- *er month, with no tax deadlines, groundhog day and high school b a s k e t b a I l tournaments--but we'll be pleased to see March and Spring . NUMBER 12 SAT00$AY F0X MRS. A. FERGUSON The body lay in state at the H. Noble and Son Funeral chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Mrs. McIntyre had been a resi- dent of Mitchell for the past year and one-half. Before that she had lived at Letcher for many years. Survivors are three sons, Rich- Mrs. Alex Ferguson passed away Thursday, January 21 at he Methodist State Hospital in ' Mitchell. A Sanborn county i pioneer daughter, she came as a bride in 1894 and made her home here fer 60 years. She would have ben 90 years old in March, this i year Funeral services were held Sat- ur3ay at the Presbyterian church !n Foretsburg with the Rev. Ross efficiating. Pallbearers w e r e Vernie A:sper, Rich Looby, Vern '.';,i.3e!d, Ray Briggs, Raymond .f,.i:Jy and Kenneth McKillop. 'oal .'-eeclh.,n were rendered by M:, W:.Ido Bun'ill and Mrs. Low- ]! I_ir,ky, accompanied by Mrs. W:,yne Kuger at the piano. Bur- ial vcaa at Mt. Pleasar, t cemetery at Artesian under direction of Wi:;e Funeral Service. Sierbrooke, P. Q., Canada April 3, 1864 and came with her family to lhc United States when a young girl. She was married to Alex- :ruder F. Ferguson at Littleton, N. H. March 19, 1894 and immed- iately following their marriage they came to Sanborn county. Mr. Ferguson passed away in 1947. She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian church, being affKiated with the Forestburg church throughout her long resi- dence here. She is survived by five chil- dren, Mrs. E. B.' Cornwall, Mid- dlebury, Vt., Mrs. V. T. Warner and Arthur Ferguson of Woon- scket, Frank A. Ferguson of Ar- tesian and Ralph Ferguson of Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren .and three great grandchildren. Garden Lessons In County this Week By Idella I. Alison, Home Dem- onstration Agent The annual garden lesson will be given on Friday, January 29 at 1:30 in Artesian, Saturday, January 30 at 1:30 in Club Room at Letcher and Monday, February 1 at 1:30 at Court House. The pub- lic as well as extension members are welcome to attend these meet- ings, Idella I. Alfson, Home Agent states. ard of Letcher; Will of Mitchell The objectives of his lesson and John of Fresno, Calif.; seven I are: To point out to the family the daughters, Mrs. Nettle Gosch of principles of planning the home Denver; Mrs. Bernice Clark of garden in resibect to choice of Seattle; Mrs. Helen Mernaugh of varieties, size and location Of Diagonal, Ia.; Mrs. Irma Latimer of Letcher; Miss Iena MeIntyre of Mitchell; Mrs. Frances Parr of Hot Springs and Mrs. Rose Mary Marsch of Chamberlin. She also leaves two brothers, Joe Beam of Delavan Lake, Wis., and Tom Beam of Marinco, Ill., and one sister, Mrs. Stella Mclntyre of El- gin, 111. 325,000 Drivers In South Dakota Now Have Permits At the end of last week, 325,000 persons had purchased South Da- kota driver's permits, according to the Secretary of State's office. County treasurers make a daily' report of the number of permits sold and Secretary of State Ger- aldine Ostroot said state-wide sales had dropped to less than one thousand per day. South Dakota vehicle registration fr 1953 show- ed 304,000 vehicles requiring drivers Below Zero Readings ?ommon This Week Ten to twenty below Zero tern- , peratures have been common place the past week as cold waves 'have held an almost constant grip on the area. Wednesday was the fairest day of the week as temperatures climbed to about 20 above zero. Weather fore- casters are predicting more cold weather, up to the miOdle of Febr- uary. Light snow fell Monday and left about two inches of fresh snow on top of that which has been on the level since early December. Unsafe electric fence installa- tion can sometimes lead to tra- gedy. garden, cost of seed, yields to eX- pect, cost if purchased on the market and profits in home gar- dens, The importance of family - den is: that nutritional, value of home groom products is hi, it gives fresh food for su- needs, supplies food for cai freezing and storing for winfr  needs and it saves food money to, apply on other, products. HOLD FUN00.AL ISERV[CES FOR ANTON PETERSON ! Funeral serrates were held Wednesday, January 27 at 2 P.M. for Anton Petersen. Anten Petersen. was born in Denmark September 22, 1883 and )8ssed away January 25, 1954. At the age of 71. Rev. Marlin Peter- sen officiated and burial was un- der direction of Basham Funeral Service. He was baptized and confirm- ed in, the Lutheran Church in Denmark and came to America at the age of 21. He sought work as a farm hand and his home when not elsewhere employed was with his brother Nels who preceded him in death 9 years ago. After his brother's death he lived at the home of his niece ;'until he moved into Woonsoekei Ire live at the Mary Heald home where he passed away last Mon- day afternoon. He is survived by his niece MrS. Alice Rurode. Selkivk, a Can$idiav hard, spring wheat, creased in South Dako year. -