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THE ALLIANCE HERALD, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1921
Nebraska News Notes
Tbltf Stole a Trousseau.
FREMONT Another bid is entered
Hot the "meanest thief" with the theft
of a new suit, white shirt and tie, a
"trousau" purchased by Charles
Blaih, Fremont shopper from Malme,
in ant:cipt!cn of his wedding
TVe next day. Blair entered a local
haberdashery and ordered up the nec
essary outfit of new clothes in honor
of his marriage. He paid his bill,
amounting to about $f0,000, received
the congratulations of the clerk and
went out whistling, apparently think
ing of the happy event to take place.
'The store offered to check his parcel
until he left for home, but he replied
that he would leave the package in
liis car .as he intended to start for
Jiome immediately. About to start out
vith the package securely laid away
in the tonneau of the car, Blair be
thought himself of another errand.
When he returned hi3 wedding pur
t:hds .was gone. Efforts to secure,
trace of the' missing "trousseau" were
in vain. Undaunted, Blair re-entered
tthe &hop minus the whistle but with
atdded determination not to be discour
aged. ' The clerks nearly fell over
when the victim of Cupid ordered up
another bill on the same plan.
of here, is near death's door as the re
sult of a year of constant grieving
over the disappearance of her son. 1
Physicians declared Saturday night
that Mrs. Sheldon was declining rapid
ly ana couia not not survive. Her
health has been broken down from
THE PARSON'S CORNER
By Rev. B. J. Minnrt. Taster of
the First Baptist Church, Alliance
brooding and the only hope of saving ri. n
her life lies in the return of her boy,,,gn,y Church "r'" 'or Sturdy
according to an appeal beinir sent out Men
through the press.
Walter left home here about a year
ago, irienas 01 me lamily said, ap
(Continued from LAst Friday.)
If one suggests that a church build-
parently without any provocation and "af.JT v,(,i u vf"
has not been seen or'heard from since. , h,! Jl kLup.0"" ?
Members of the family believe that the IJf-S?" , h ' J" AH'nce
boy is somewhere in Nebraska, The TinT' L
strange part of it is that even some
of the working men have criticised
the action-perhaps the most progres
sive action taken by any church in
Alliance lor generations.
. Firemen- Co In for Welfare Work
' BEATRICE Beatrice volunteer
Jjremen have decided i.ot to send a
delegation to the state firemen's as
sociation convention at Norfolk next
January in order that they might ex
pend the funds on hand for welfare
work, should necessity require. The
department donated $25 to the kiddies'
Christmas fund. The Kilpatrick hose
company and hook and ladder com
pany each contributed $10.
.' T" Poor Memory Expensive
t)MAHA Guy Abrell, the owner of
a soft drink parlor at Genoa, didn't
recognize his old friend Columbus
Moore when the latter entered his
place of business late Thursday and
called for a "drink."
That accounts for Guy'3 appearance
in federal court Friday to answer to
a charge of illegal sale of liquor. -
"Het knew me and knew I was a
prohibition agent, but he didn't rec
ognize me because I was all bundled
up for an auto ride to Lincoln," Moore
.related. "I told him I was cold from
the ride," t
"I didn't think you'd do that to a
friend," was Abrell's reproach.
newspapers of the state are asked to
aid in the appeal to Walter to come
home at once.
Mrs. Sheldon is about forty-five
years of age. Friends declare that
the son,'s disappearance has been a
source of constant worry to her be
causethey say there was no apparent
reason for his leaving home and no
explanation has been forthcoming.
l)octor Sued by Stcno,
LINCOLN Dr. Jostph Adolphun of
Lincoln was made defendant in a 20
000 breach of promise suit filed here
by Miss Leda Flick, a clerk. She
claims in her petition that for five
years she and the Lincoln physician
planned to marry, drew plans for their
home and had decided on the furnish
ings that would be put in the home.
And during that time, she alleges, she
refused to smile at other eligible
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Referendums Come High.
LINCOLN . ' The referendum in
voked by the nonvpartisan league on
r i r. ... , , .
iuui mits jmsseu uy me iasi. legiS'
lature will cost Nebraska approxi
mately $7,500 for1 postage, according
to figures compiled in the office of
D. M. Amsberry, secretary of state.
The copies of the laws and data con
cerning them, necessary under the
law, must go to 375,000 voters. The
laws under fire of the league are: The
anti-picketing or anti-intimidation
law, discretionary , bank charter law,
statewide registration law and pri
mary amendment law.
Ex-Soldiers to National Home.
LINCOLN Nebraska G. A. R. vet
erans who are unable to get into either
of the state soldiers' homes at Grand
Island and Milford will have a chance
for admission to the national home at
Washington, it is announced from
ciaic vi. n.. aw iicoiiijuai ici . a iitrw
rule in force at the institution al
lows men who voluntered for service
in the civil war to be received. Here
tofore only those who served in the
aegular army were admitted.
The population of
Omaha' in Mourning.
OMAHA If anyone wants to cele
brate New Year's eve, and get arrest
ed by prohibition agents, he neednt
expect District Attorney Kinsler tc
help him out of jail before Tuesday,
"I do not want to be in the atti
tud eof advocating any half-hearted
enforcement of the prohibition law.
So far as this office is concerned, the
law will be enforced to the very letter
and maximum penalties asked in all
This statement was made ' by the
district attorney yesterday to explain
away "unwarranted inference that
there is a lack of harmony between
him and U. S. Rohrer, federal prohi
bition director, as to the extent to
which the law should be enforced on
Ne wYear's eve."
Kinsler gives assurance that there
is no-such want of harmony as some
rersons have been led to believe, and
fho hnmA at.
'Washington has fallen off 571 since has issued the following statement:
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July, 120, so that there is room for
a considerable number of newcomers.
3. A. R. officials expect to be able to
supply blank application forms soon
to those who may wish them. The
commandant of the home is General
C. H. Bliss, to whom applications may
Good buildings and well kept
grounds, with comfortable conditions,
. V.,l,..l u.. !.. MT-..U: . 1
"The district attorney s office has
prosecuted and will continue to prose
cute every violator of the Jaw against
whom complaint is made, and records
nf the federal court show that vio
lators of the prohibition law not only
are being punished personally, but
'their places of business are being
closed for a period of one year, each,
whenever they are found guilty."
"Statewide Search for Missing Youth.
RISING CITY While frantic ef
forts are being made to reach Walter
Sheldon, seventeen, his mother, Mrs.
Henry Sheldon, living on a farm north
I JNO one ever Knows now many uri
treasures a village possesses until it
, has been effecitvely bombarded.
To whom does God's building belong,
if not to the toiling masses? Like
the rector in the novel, "The Inside"
bf the Cup," said, "Gods house is
for God's people," and the toiling
masses are God's people. "The in
Side of the Cup" pictures the true con
dition of an overwhelming per cent
of the no-called churches of today.
1'aul fcald that, he wan "all things to
all men.',' he greatest need today is
lor preacncY ana churches who are
willing to come" itoivn out' of the
clouds and live among Common peo
ple The late Senator Stone oncn btid
to the writer. "Minort. the .lono-or
live, the more I am convinced that I
am made of the same common clay
as my neighbor." We must come to
the place where we can feel that we
are our brother s keeper.
We are but human bainga dealing
wun, numan beings, we muiit mm
ister to every need of man if we ar
to be or any rear help to them, and
enjwy meir commence.
We think so much of our church
carpets that we are not willing to
nave tne young lolks meet in a so
cial way. for fear thev Will be soiled.
We evidently would rather soil their
character by forcing them into the
streets and alleys to satisfy their so
cial insuncis. v
We insist that the youne neonle
keep out of theaters and dance halls,
ami forbid them to meet in any other
piace. we claim to be the only di
vinely ordained institution for the
conservation of the character of the
coming generation, then we refuse to
give the present generation just what
it needs to build up the character we
insist on having. We refuse to cast
a vote, and then we hasten to criticise
tne man wno is elected through our
neglect. Again let me say that we
need to prepare and present a man's
program to hold the resDect of men.
Again I repeat there is nothing in the
iMoieram tu tne average church to
hold the attention of the average man.
Culture Is taught rather than real.
robust character. We strain at a enat
and swallow a camel. Gigantic pro
grams attract gigantic men. Pigmy
programs can impress but pigmy men.
Large problems demand and will have
the sympathy of large men. Small
plans will impress but small men.
Let the church set itself to the task
of tackling real problems, and it will
soo nenjoy the sympathy and co-operation
of real men.
Tn he last year Britain has spent
$10,000,000 for jam for its soldiers.
War, however, is not all jam tarts.
Dainty Xmas Gifts
FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
There are a few women who do not deeply t
appreciate the gift of dainty fancy work for f
Christmas. There are so many beautiful
pieces you can get either finished or un
finished that our selection makes gift selec
tion a simple matter.
Come In Look at Them i
Below we give a few suggesions that will f
tell you what we can show you:
What are the really great nroblems
which the church ought to face and
seek to solve? These may be enum
erated under two or three heads: The
Social Unrest. The Commercial and
Industrial Problems, and The Political
ietnargy in tne country, which en
ables a few to run the politics of the
many. If these problems had the at
tention of the church, men would sit
up and take notice. Either of these
alone is worthy of the best steel of
the church. These are real men's prob
lems, demanding real men to solve.
Shall we continue shooting humming
birds, when we can shoot geese? Shall
we spend our time building mole
hills when we can build character?
In my study of the past history of
the Alliance churches 1 find nothing
to merit the attention of big men,
with the exception of the Catholic
church, when it put over the hospital
proposition. Aside from this I find
all the churches have done is to preach,
(and often a very eifeminate) the
EITHER FINISHED OR UNFINISHED
Linen Towels, with
Pillow Cases, in plain
Doilies, Crocheted Lace
edged, 10 to 30 in.
Library Table Scarfs
in Linen Crash
Dresser Scarfs, in "
Dish Pads and Holders
Knife, Fork and
We Do Hemstitching and Pecoting
Promptly and Carefully.
315 Dox Bntte
The greatest battles of the age are
the battles of the heart. The heart
problems are many, both among the
business men and the so-called labor
ing men. Men come to church to seek
the solution of heart problems and
are disappointed when the church
takes up their time in rehashing cur
rent events. We criticise the men for
frequenting the pool halls and gam
bling dens, then we prohibit them
coming into the church except Sun
dew, if the church would line up and
make a drive upon the great ques
tions mentioned above social, polit
ical, industrial and commercial jus
tice would be done and everybody
would be happy. But no, we are
afraid of that man who through his
financial influence has crept into the
church (in violation of the discipline),
we are afraid that he will withdraw
his subscription, and the salary may
suffer. The world knows thi3, and of
course ignores the church. Chris
tianity will prosper when christians
are christians, and not before.
THE WRONG FOOT.
From a telegram recently received
by the District Superintendent of an
Indian Kailway from a Babu station'
master: "Coming on duty early in the
morning clad in my new and white uni
form I perceived a man seated on a
box m a naked and aggressive man
ner. Taking him to be an ordinary
rvna(Uti(rav T tlWU)OblAl .Ion nim
whereupon he hastily arose, unlocked
the said box, clad himself in a police
man's uniform thereout and arrested
me. The shot is thus .situated on the
erroneous pedicle. Please arrange,"
London Morning Post .
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THE PRFSENT CUSTOM IS TO GIVE,
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' Useful tilings .are joy-giving things at
Christmas time.; Nothing can be 'more use
ful, more serviceable more in' keying.'. with
the Christmas spirit than "Universal" helps
for the home.:-:' 'v " ' , ';V ' .,;
To give a VUniversal" grift means giving without mis-,
giving. You'll know.it will please and deliver helpful serv
ice long after Christmas is but a merry memory.
It costs nothing to see "Universal" goods costs little
to buy them. Come early while our stock i3 complete.
Gifts That Make a Merry Christmas
" Last the Whole Year Through
Waffle Irons -$12.50 and $16.00
Grills $11.50 and $12.50
1 Irons $ 6.75 and $ 7.50
Percolators - J $10.00 to $19.50
Coffee Urns $15.00 to $25.00
Heaters $ 9.00
Curling Irons - $ 6.25 and $ 6.75
Vacuum Sweepers $39.50
Toasters ; $ 6.75 and $ 8.00
xtras for Xmas
FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER
Turkey, Chickens, all kinds of meats, po
tatoes, sweet potatoes, mince meat,
oysters, cranberries, cheese, pickles of
all kinds, relishes, celery, sage, fancy
cookies of all kinds, after dinner mints,
and many other things.
OUR CHRISTMAS CANDIES
You will find a pleasing array of fresh
fruits here that will fill out the holiday
season. Oranges, bananas, grapefruit,
fancy apples. . ,
In anticipation of the joyful
season soon to be here, this
store has taken every ad
vantage to be prepared to
serve you well. We hope to
do our part in spreading joy
and good cheer throughout
many homes during the
Christmas season by selling
the best groceries, candies,
nuts, fruits, etc., possible to
We have a good assortment of pure and
wholesome Christmas Candies the kind
that please the taste and are good to
eat. Whether you want candy for the
home or school and church treats, our
prices will be found right.
NUTS OF ALL KINDS
All this year's crop. Almonds, filberts,
English walnuts and a variety of mixed
nuts. Also fancy canned fruit of all
One might resort to substitutes for
bread but for the fact that the substi
tutes cost more than the bread.
; A Nice Assortment of Christmas Trees
Bmmcan & Son
I , - HEADQUARTERS FOR HOLIDAY GROCERIES
& Phone 32 314 Box Butte