To the Editor: During a speech regarding a barrier President Donald Trump wanted, Sen. Chuck Schumer quoted a portion of a sonnet written by Emma Lazarus in 1883. A plaque with her poem was affixed to the base of the Statue of Liberty in 1903. "Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses ..." The situation in 1883? We needed people! The population of the United States was approximately 80 million, with a land mass stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.
To the Editor: I appreciate the DR printing the back in time photo of the 1940 Corn Palace where Sousa's World-Renowned band entertained. If I remember correctly, the "back story" about Sousa's experience at the Corn Palace is as follows: Local businessmen were so proud of the new structure (the Palace) that they took a chance and invited Sousa's band to play for the fall festival. They offered Sousa $10,000 to play for a week. Sousa accepted.
To the Editor: Folks have mentioned they have no idea what the C.A., I.M. and R.L. referred to. Below are my thoughts with six of the 10 but everybody must make up their own mind — just vote. It's legal to take a "cheat sheet" with you — it will speed voting up. C.A. = Amendment to the S.D. constitution. I.M. = Initiative measure establishes new laws. R.L. = Referred laws passed by the legislators not yet enacted until approved/disapprove by voters.
To the Editor Recently, there have been numerous comments on the effect phosphorus may be having on Lake Mitchell's algae problem, and that perhaps the fertilizers lake residents are using might be a contributor to the problem. For more than a decade I've worked on a lawn, nearly an acre in size, less than a mile from the lake and have never applied phosphorus. The grass prospers.
To the Editor I read with interest your Feb. 13 article on a "public safety issue" recounting that under city ordinances, residents are required to remove snow from their sidewalks within 15 hours after a snowfall. If this is not accomplished there is a process of notifying the offender of their obligation, and, if that notice is not adhered to within 24 hours, the city has the right to hire contractors to accomplish the job with an assessment being levied against the owner.
To the Editor: Your June 16 article regarding the American Legion's naked wall brought up a number of potential remedies ranging from fixing/painting at $13,000 to a mural costing $63,000. A suggestion, if I may? I was recently in Custer when an airbrush artist painted an American Flag on the outer wall of the VFW. On the first day, it took him but an hour or so to sketch the design.
To the Editor It was just a year ago this month the Mitchell mayor and City Council put their collective heads together and came up with a wish list for the foreseeable future. The list included: (A) A new ice sheet at the hockey rink; (B) An update of the library; (C) Part 1 of the Corn Palace rebuild; (D) Part 2 of the Corn Palace -- renovation of the old City Hall and placing a museum and theater therein; and (E) A new city hall on First Avenue and Main Street. If every item was included, it came up with a projected cost of approximately $14 million, which just happened to be about the a
Letter to the Editor: I read with interest your comments on the Opinion page of March 19 regarding the former owner of The Daily Republic, W.R. Ronald, cleaving the “an” off the paper’s masthead and changing it to “Republic.” When Ronald purchased the paper in 1909, he also purchased the paper’s masthead -- so what took him nearly 35 years to change it? A few suggestions, if I may.