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TWO (Copy for this page prepared Monday) THE WOONSOCKET NEWS--WOONSOCKET, S.D. (This page printed Wednesday) THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, The Woonsocket News Published Every Thursday at Woonsockat Established In 1884 THE NEWS BUILDING [ 1 Edward B. Oddy _-- Owner and Publisher DisplaF Advertising .... 35c Per Column Inch t Readers ----&apos;,:---- 10c Per Line Per Issue t -- Member of -- SOUTH DAKOTA PRESS ASSOCIATION NATIONAL EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION Entered. as Second Class Matter at the Post- office at Woonsockat, South Dakota. Under the Act of March 3, 1879 Subscription $2.50 in S. Dakota, $$.00 Outside "Long May It Wave" "Say a Good Word for Your Community" Compilation of the school census of the state reveals there are 154,924 children of school age in the state. This is a decease of some 496 from the census last year. Fall river county showed the smallest number and the largest decrease. Minnehaha, natur- ally, has the largest number of children. The cause for this decrease is said to be due to a decrease in the birth rate, due to the war, and of course, to so many leaving the state to work in war industries during the war. With the large increase in marriages we have had since the war, the birth rate should climb quite rapidly. I don't think this is anything to get alarmedover right now. Let's give these newlyweds a chance before we be- gin to holler about any further decrease in the birth rate. Our main concern is finding homes for these newly married couples. You can't expect them to raise families unless hey have homes for their families after they get them. .... , One of the big questions confronting the coming legislature, if 1 guess right, is the matter of .assessed valuations, especially as it pertains to the various school districts. The increased expenditures for wages of teachers, and everything else used by the schools, has made it necessary to raise more money. A great many school districts of the state are entirely out of money. The same is true of some townships. There has been a suggestion advanced that an addi- tional cent sales tax should be added to pro- duce revenue for the school districts. That is, to add another cent to our present two-cent sales tax. Such a plan is questionable and will have much opposition from the larger populated counties of the slate, such as Min- nehaha. The people of the larger populated counties would not want to throw their one- cent tax into the treasury, of the smaller populated counties. It is a serious question and one the coming legislature must solve. Are the peopie losing their grip on the American government, or the Congress of the United States? Are they so well satisfied with the way the government is being run that they just sit back on their haunches, and let the men elected to office do all the work? You would think so from the num- ber who voted in the 'recent primaries. Are we getting to a .point where we are afraid to speak up and gve our opinions on matters of public interest, or are we so well satisfied with the way things are running that we no longer have or need any urge for leadership? If we do not exercise our right of franchise at the voting polls we should have no com- plaint about anybody who holds public of- rice. This is something to remember this fall when it comes time to vote in the gen- eral election. This promises to be a record crop year all over the state, and, of.course, will be a won- derful year for weed growth also. Already there are a lot of large weeds along the road- sides, fence rows, and even in the grain fields. Some fields are so weedy that combines can- not be used. The time to cut these weeds is before the seeds have deeloped, and that time is now. Much can be accomplished to eliminate these weeds another year if the cutting is done now. This is just as true in town as it is in the country. The city is ask- ing that all weeds be cut in the city now. Towns and communities from various parts of the state had representatives and delega- tions to the Fort Randall damsite, Tuesday. South Dakota's congressional delegation, in addition to various Federal officials and governors of surrounding, states were present. It marked the beginning of a very important project for South Dakota, which in a few years may mean an entire revolution of the farming industry in the river valleys of the state. It inaugurated the first pre- liminary construction work on the first all- o power dam in the Missouri valley. The scarcity of farm machinery and farm repair parts is explained by just one word, says the J. I. Case Company in a recent letter to their dealers. That word is "STRIKES." An outline of the reasons why it is impossible to buy new farm machinery at this time, and difficult to get certain replacement parts is given as follows: In the five months of strikes, farmers have lost the benefit of a scheduled production of thousands of farm machinery units, even taking into consider- ation the fact that strikes in other industries and shortage of materials would have dras- tically decreased the output of farm machin- ery. Unfortunately it is the farmer and dealer who are innocent victims of the situ- ation. Throughout the war the farmer had to work long hours under the most difficult conditions. Now he is called upon to do even more than during the war, though de- prived of necessary equipment because of demands of Union agents. The manuTac- turers are powerless to do anything about it in view of the unreasonable demands of the Union. Here are some of the things that the Union demands: That the Company force employees to join the Union by refusing to keep them on the payroll unless they are Union members. That the Company arbitra- rily collect dues and assessments for the Union by deducting this from their pay. That the Company shall not discharge any employee without Union approval. That the Company discharge those not in good stand- mg with the Union. That Union officials shall be paid by the Company while engaged on Union business. That an increase of 30% in wages be granted. These demands mean that the Union is attempting to take over con- trol from management without assuming its responsibility. This would interfere with the control of quality and increase the cost of farm machinery. The Unions are so unrea- 'that the machinery manufacturers do not believe that it is in the interests of either their stockholders or employees, deal- ers, or farmer-customers to yield to Union demands which spell Union domination of the mamffacturer of its products. This is the main reason that farm machinery is not being made today. The financial condition of the state is said to be the best it has ever been, and why not ? Our people are in the best shape, financially, they have ever been. You just wait--the coming legislature will find a lot of places to use the money. I would hate to see this great surplus of money spent foolishly at this time, when prices are so high for everything, just because we have the monkey on hand. Why not transfer a good share of it to a sink- ing fuzed to accumulate until a time when the state really needs it, and materials and labor can be had at a much less figure. No need to spend the money now just because we have it. My congratulations to Paul Evans, editor- ial writer of the Mitchell Daily Republic, upon his recent selection as one of the young newspaper men of the nation to be award- ed the Nieman fellowship at Harvard Uni- versity. Out of a list of 110, hewas named one of 14 upon whom it was bestowed. It was a distinction that does not come to a young writer very often and Mr. Evans should feel greatly honored and take ad- vantage of such an award and what it offers. There is a serious epidemic of infantile paralysis in the Twin Cities and also in the west part of South Dakota. There is only a very few cases in the eastern part of the state, but parents should watch their chil- dren's health very closely so that every pre- caution possible may be taken to guard against this terrible disease. Rapid City has a hospital which is caring for those who have contacted the disease. South Dakota has a law on its statute books which prohibits a closed agreement between a labor union and an industrial organization, and this fall the voters will pass on a con- stitutional amendment to that effect. Peti- tions are being circulated in Nebraska ask- ing that a similar provision be given to the voters of that state. They like our law and want one like it. Sixty persons killed in traffic accidents dur- ing the first six months of this year is too many for South Dakota. People must drive with far more caution if this great traffic death rate is to decrease. Carelessness and disregard of the ftmdamentals of safe driv- ing are some of the causes of this great in- crease in accidents. What has become of our road courtesy ? The American people view with a good deal of dislike and suspicion the announced British deal for 600 million bushels of Can- adian wheat in the next four years. We loan our money to Britain to buy Canadian wheat. Such a deal raise doubts that the British ac- tually intend to support American plans for expanded world-wide trade. The American public is proving it can re- fuse to buy when prices are too high and quality is lacking. If the buying public re- fuses to buy these inferior goods at outland- ish prices, the law of supply and demand may come into its own soon. Who does Fritz Clement, of the Java and Selby newspapers, pull for when the two ball teams meet ? Really must put him on a spot to stay absolutely netrtral. Both towns have dandy teams, and Fritz runs newspapers in both towns. Comments Made By Other Editors 5.ightman Humphrey of'4tes - tan says that the electrical sto a couple of Saturdays ago was the worst he had ever seen in all his years of work with a power company. He was on the job most of the night. It's dengerous business working on those lines under normal conditions, but a storm like that really is rugged. That man, Humphr%:, is well- liked locally and ]s gaining friends fast.--Carthage News. The amount of corn being plac- ed on the market in Vermillion is almost staggering. Thousands of bushels of corn, originally held for future feeding oper- ations, has been 'dumped on the market, as the growers saw a more certain profit in selling their corn than in feeding it to cattle, with the cattle market a most un- certain affair. If this is wide- spread, it must certainly indicate a later shortage of beef cattle on the market.--Vermillion Republi- can. The second atomic bomb ex- plosion at Bikini surely wasn't a fizzle or a dud. This one bomb just one--sank nine ships and damaged many others. Imagine, for example, what a few bombs of that type would have done to the great fleet that crossed the Brit- ish channel to invade Normandy in June of 1944. Obviously the fleet would have been virtually demolished and the loss of life would have been terrific. The plain fact is that the atomic bomb has revolutionized war. The entire program of warfare must be revamped to conform to the use of this new and devastating force.Argus Leader. A dehydrating plant for alfalfa has been a local topic of discus- sion for some time. However, as one might suspect, actual estab- lishment is something else. Over in Centerville they've been in- vestigating it and have come to the following conclusion, accord- ing to a statement in The Center- ville Journal: "General economic uncertainties, difficulty in secur- ing materials and equipment, and some question as to the future stability of the industry may prove to be stumbling blocks to the immediate construction of an alfalfa dehydrating plant in Cen- terville." Moreover, various heads of the industry have stated that the field may be over supplied with dehydrating plants at this time. That seems to be the situ- ation at this time as regards to Beresford, also. However, the situation will bear watching, as an alfalfa dehydrating plant could prove a decided asset to this or any other community in the mid- west.--Beresford Republic. All tenants in restricted areas, where rent control was effective, will welcome the return of rent controls. When prices rise to a point where the buyer refuses to buy, then prices will come down. But not so with rents. One can- not refuse to pay rent where there is no other place to live. While rent prices are subject to the supply and demand, the rent- er has little recourse where the demand far exceeds the supply as it does today, not only in the re- stricted areas, but in other places as well. The scarcity of living quarters will continue for some time to come, as the lumber and building material situation is not bright for the construction of new homes and apartment buildings. While at present more people own their own homes than in any previous period of our national history, most of the returning GI's prefer to rent than own their own homes, especially under the present high prices that homes are selling for.--Gregory Times- Advocate. The members of the democratic party must have had their' on the large bank balance of the state at the time they held their state convention at Mitchell last week. They have proposed a lot of measures for spending the pub- lic money, which is true to form in that party: The national demo- cratic party has done nothing but spend gobs and gobs of the tax- payers' money during the past :welve or fourteen years, and their following in this state be- gin to feel that they are being left out in the cold, so, if success- ful, they propose a raid on the state treasury that would leave it in very meagre circumstances at the end of two years. However, e need have no fear on this question, because the democrats are not going to be successful in the fall election, and no one knows that fact any better than they do. The people of South Dakota have been making rapid progress through the handling of affairs by the republicans, and i our state is growing in financial I structure every year. We cer- tainly are not going to take a chance on having our affairs put m any such condition as those of the national government.--High- more Herald. Eczema Itching, -Burning-Distress Gets Quiok Ease and Comfort Get a bottle of stainless, powerful. penetrating Moone's Emerald Oil. The very first application should give you comforting relief and a xew snort treatments convince you that you have at last found the way to over- come the intense itching and dis- tress. Moone's Emerald Oil is easy and simple to tme---greaeless---stain- leas -- economical -- promotes healing. Ask for Moone'e Emerald Oil. Satis- faction or mmueF back drug- everywhea'e. 1 |MM ""THAT LITTLECAME" //"' 5AI, t'C;A t,, ," tUt ? mY / C''o.-m. ' t.ptt , . R, OoT 4t.Ut-t.N pt..,'/t,4' rid :? S  "'uo Fot.t.S tN o.SSSto4 'oO.E OP oNE OF "ft4E NEw I:)E<:K5 NEW o4- .'--  ) Your Washington and You WmklF News Letter From Office o! rarl Muad Lotting Down the Bars After conference with FBI of- ficials and Commissioner Flem-' ruing of the Civil Service Com- mission last week Congressman Mundt delivered a full dress speech on the House Floor calling attention to the "horrific lassi- tude" which the Budget Bureau displayed in virtually scuttling tbe pre-employment investigative services which formerly made an investigation and character check of all people seeking federal em- ployment. Mr. Mundt called at- tention to the fact that the money authorized for the pro-employ- ment investigation of federal ap- pointees has been reduced from $2,246,498 in 1945 to a paltry $78,- 624 for 1947. Said Mundt in part, "This means that of the anticipated 790,000 federal placements taking place in 1947, only 1400 of them can be given a complete and adequate check as to their loyal-  ty and general suitability. At! this rate, it will require 563 years to complete the check-up on the recruitments to federal service for next year alone! J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI, in a letter to me under date o July 16 said, "I feeDvery strongly that all persons who are being con- sidered for the Federal Service should be thoroughly investigated to determine their suitability for employment. Otherwise, there can be no assurance that indi- viduals with undesirable tenden- cies and backgrounds will not secure employment in the various agencies of the government and possible access to important and highly confidential documents and information." I recommend, Mr. Speaker, that the Civil Service Committee of the House investi- gate to determine the identity of the persons in the President's Budget Bureau who engineered this breakdown of our pre-em- ployment service and that before Congress adjourns it pass special appropriations to restore to the Civil Service Commission and the FBI the funds needed to resume the policy of checking the loyal- ty and general suitability of po- tential federal employees before appointment." A complete copy of Mr. Mundt's speech containing full text of Hoover's letter will be sent to all requesting it from the Congress- man in Washington. OPEN FORUM MAN'S OPPORTUNITY Man, alone, is a puny entity, like a single drop of water; glis- i tens in the sunshine a moment; is gone; but man combined with God is like a drop of water in the surging ocean with all its force and power. People familiar with the strati- fication of the rocks in the earth's crust, realize they record not one but a series of world cataclysms, each followed by a higher mani- festation of life. These sudden releases of pent-up forces destroy man and his works. We, too, are living in a mar- velous age, moving at a rapid pace, but our present way of life will be'superseded by a higher order for those who have faith in and follow up the clues given out by Jesus, our spiritual guide. A wonderous awaits. Marvin Bauer, The Detroit street new standard rate fect Monday night patrons began thru fare boxes over the: !of protests.--Detroit (1 Press.  from lien's Oue O. 11U.I You rs who suffer annla  wo line o numtJaly per/oO th rued. weak. be 4ueto low So start tcdaF--try ham's- blood-lron tomeS Fou d bull up red blood to strength an ener--- Pmkham's Tablets mm  of the blood  taut) by relaforg tl of rl bloo ce/l Just try lakmm'a day--tha see U yott, markably beat. All MONEY FOR HARVEST If you are in need of Immediate Cash for Gas and Oil, Machinery, Repairs, Hired Help, tor or Combine, let us help you .... You may the loan after harvest. Northwest Finance Company B. A. KISER, Mr E.W. ARTH, Suite 213 Over Western Union LLOYD WEBSTER WOONSOCKET. SOUTH DAKOTA