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THE MISSOURI HERALD, HAYTI, MISSOURI
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THE HERALD PRINTING CO., Publishers
0. POPflAM, Sole Owner and Business Manager
C. S. YORK, Editor
Published Weekly, on Fridays, at Corner Fourth & Broadway Sts.
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the Father of Waters that bears the floods of northern snows
to the Avarm waters of the gulf.
Get out of doors.
Nobody could lick old man Antaeus so long as he kept
one foot on the dirt. It's the same way with all of us.
A Spring Day
Office Phone 94
Editorial, Night Phone 80
Residence Phone . 47
In the spring of the year, when the sap goes racing
through the trees and the sleepy old world comes alive again,
there is a Sabbath Day which we call Easter. All over the
earth men and women gather to celebrate the triumph of an
unconquerable spirit the triumph of an idea.
Next Sunday is Easter. It is the day that symbolizes
the triumphal act of the sublime tragedy upon whose theme
Christian civilization is builded. From millions of pulpits all
around the world consecrated men will preach to the people.
Easter is .called the queen of festivals. It is observed
throughout Christendom in commemoration of the resurrection
of the crucified Jesus, but among races a corresponding fes
tival celebrates the opening of spring, the resurrection of life
in nature. It is usually a balmy day with the green earth
wrapped in gladness as a garment, resonant with praise from
golden-throated birds and grateful men and women, and
breathing incense from the opening cups of unnumbered
flowers such we hope will be Easter day in Hayti.
The broad significance of Easter is the resurrection. It
comes at a time when nature is throwing off her winding sheet
and bud and verdure, vegetation and flowers burst their cere
ments to enter into the genial warmth of hope and life.
From the earliest time Easter has been invested with
sacred character, and even befoi'e-the Christian era, ancient
history tells us, it was celebrated as the beginning of spring,
which has for ages been the theme of myths and legends of
ballad and poetry.
The season has been marked by many quaint observ
ances. The Golden Easter appears to have been the personi
fication of the morning and also of spring. Thus Easter was
formerly celebrated by the kindling of bonfires, but the most
characteristic Easter rite is the use of eggs. The Persians,
when they kept the festival of the solar new yeax, mutually
presented each other with colored eggs; the Jews use eggs
in the feast of the Passover and, from the Christian point of
view, the "feast of eggs" is considered as emblematic of the
The lily has been selected as the symbolic flower of the
resurrection, and no other flower so beautifully typifies the
But above all these symbolic rites and observances, the
spiritual significance should not be overlooked. In times past
Easter was called the "Sunday of Joy." Alms were dispensed
to the poor and the needy were feasted in the churches. Slaves
were given their freedom and the people gave themselves up
to enjoyment. Dances and farcical exhibitions were added
to the popular sports. These customs led to many disorders
and abuses, which finally resulted in their abolition.
We of today celebrate Easter as a Christian people hav
ing a full appreciation of its spiritual significance; and it is
much better that we should observe Easter just as we do, than
that "we should omit the observance of it altogether. Still it
cannot be gainsaid that we have mixed up a great deal of
worldliness and vanity with the saci'ed rite. Many of the
churches may have more bonnets and short dresses than bene
diction. The plain people and the commonly dressed will
hardly feel welcome amidst so much style and "finery." The
well dressed beauties will be out in all their glory, each striv
ing to outvie the othex, and the beautiful, symbolic flowers
will be a secondary consideration to the great millinery fest
ival. It is well sometimes to call a halt and take stock of who
we are and -whence we are traveling.
Go fishing. Work in the gainlen. Take a long wyilk.
Ride in the country. Go to the ball games' and yell your head
Get out of doors some way. Do a little deep breathing.
Stretch your legs through the woods. The redbud tree has
begun to outline its bare branches with red. The dogwood
presents its annual miracle. The pastures are green. The
blue violets are blue. "
Leg of spring lamb on the hoof is waving its long tail
and butting its patient mother. The old sow lies on her side to
suckle sixteen Missouri hams in the making. Around the
barn the hens are loudly advertising a drop in the price of
Silhoutted back on the blue sky line, four mules strain
ing against their collars, Sam the plowman is disking the corn
land. It is almost the dark of the moon last call for planting
spring Irish potatoes. Spring oats are ankle high. Winter
wheat spreads a soft green velvet mat over the few fields that
lie along our roads. Alfalfa will soon be ready for the mow
ing. Peas, onions, lettuce, radishes, are all out of the ground.
Chaos in Europe? Forget it. Coal strikes, riots, finan
cial. panics, rotten politics? If your little old bean is clogged
with that sort of stuff, get out in. the wind, Go, take a look at
The mute voices, whether in joy or sorrow, are often those
which are overcharged with their own messages. Who can
not be a poet, painter musician or philosopher on a rare, de
lightful spring day? Let him go out into the woods and
fields, boginning anew to live, and if life for him does not
take on a new meaning, a new inspiration and a new thrill,
then indeed have the winters of his years sunk their frozen,
fangs deep into his heart.
Out of the soil turning again to green luxuriance there
comes the thoughts that none of the inquiring minds no
Plato, no Aristotle, nor even the Divine Word itself can
bring up with the same full meaning. Is there not color and
shading and spirit, in the blue and white above, and the hun
dred and more hues all about that hold us enthralled beyond
the power of the most glorious canvas? . And then from
Nature's choir we may hear mingled in the purest symphony
a tuneful lyric, a chaste ballad or a stately cantata. There is
a jingling rhyme in the tinkle of a distant bell and a sedate
sonnet in the mingled and hushed voices that linger in the
aisles of this ancient temple the old earth. Ah, yes! It is
good to be a'live on such a day.
All about, unseen, yet conspicuously present, are the
lundying spirits of the ages joyous.filled with the wisdom of
universal knowledge, singing in wondrous harmony the great
Te Deum whose ever recurrent refrain is: Eternity, Immor
Wagon Caused Two Weeks Delay
Did you ever hear the story of the farmer who bought a
wagon from a mail order house?
It 'was but a short time before the wagon needed repairs.
No local store, of course, carried them. The farmer had to
order the parts from the mail order house. After they finally
arrived he found them to be for a different wagon necessi
tating another week's delay.
Just another instance of the advantage of trading at home
Had the wagon been purchased from a locel merchant, a tele
phone call would have brought the necessary repair parts the
Not only has the Home Town Merchant the best goods
that can be obtained, but he offers you home service as well.
Here's a valuable lesson for our farmer friends to learn.
Hayti dealers, no matter what the line may be, carry full and
complete stocks. The prices are as good as can be obtained
elsewhere. Repairs or exchange can be made on short notice
and valuable time saved. The Hayti merchants are ready and
willing to adjust personally all complaints. It is not like
dealing with people you never saw, or never will see.
Is it not far more to your advantage to have personal
service that goes with your dealings from a Hayti merchant,
than long-delayed mail order service?
THINK IT OVER.
A couple of weeks ago these columns carried an editorial
referential to "sheriffs, bootleggers," and such things, in
which we inferred that the supposedly divergent propositions
were as closely joined, in some instances, as the Siamese
twins. We "still think so. "Actions speak louder than
words." And "actions" cannot always' be hidden.
Not all the sheriffs have hollowed. Had they, the whoop
would have likely caused another earthquake far more vi
brating than any of the recent seismic bumps.
One, however, has yelped the one nearest the discharge
of our catapult. "
We don't like to connect this yelp with Sam Jones' illus
tration about throwing a brickbat into a convention of odorif
erous dogs and that the one that is hit is the one that hollows.
We said "sheriffs." Plural, if you please.
When we aim our "gat" at any particular SHERIFF he
will not have to guess at whom we are driving.
Nothing in human experience is more universal, more
persistent and more misunderstood than temptation. No nor
mal life is free from it; no life is normal, possible or virtuous
without it. There is no character as "there is no virtue with
out temptation and struggle and victory." Some folks regard
temptation as either a mystery which we cannot explain or as
an affliction which we cannot resist. Retract before tempta
tion as a mystery and you end in ignorance and superstition.
Surrender to temptation as unconquerable and you end in
misery and pain. Freedom from temptation is not liberty
but total loss of opportunity. For temptation is the strong
man's opportunity to do right; it is the weak man's opportuni
ty to do wrong.
A Year of Hyde
sizes the resentment felt by the people suffering from 'one
year of Hyde's "policies." ,
The Better Route
Twenty or more years ago Nan Patterson flashed across
the criminal horizon of New York She killed a man named
Caesar Young. After her acquittal Nan went around thfe coun
try with a barn-storming burlesque company.. The people
did not care much for Nan and her stage career was cut
A few days ago, so say the daily papers, Nan was ar
rested for having a fight with another woman over the posses
sion of a washtub. Nan was acquitted. 'So Nan has de
veloped from a chorus girl to a very good washerwoman.
That is a better route than along which Miss Rappe of' Holly
Have you forgot it our declaration of purpose? Lest
you have, we shall repeat: The Missouri Herald proposes. to
be a paper with a Jieart and a conscience. We don't want to
knock anybody down. We want to help those who are down
to rise. The hand of friendship is extended to all. But this
must not be construed that we would compromise with evil.
And it must be understood that we came not to call the right
eous, but sinners to repentance.
The outstanding fact to the outstanding world is that if
our Caruthersville friends had held a Courthouse election
instead of attempting a "house-cleaning" among themselves
there would not have been a particle of all this mud-slinging
on the part of their newspapers. All, or so nearly all as to
make the difference infinitesimal, would have marched in
regular and rhythmatic step under the same banner. "In
consistency, thou art a jewel!"
Laying all jokes and puns aside, when a town sets out to
reform, its "reform" candidates must have a clean record, and
those who have clean records must not go among the negroes
and low dives and philander to them by sipping soda pop
through the same kind of quill ; nor has any success ever been
attained when churches have been used as a shield to protect
designing politicians in the accomplishment of their purposes.
As a general thing the people are getting pretty hard to fool.
Talk about the eruptions of old Vesuvius belching mud
and poison gases over Naples and Sicily, all that is nothing
compared to the mud-slinging of the Caruthersville papers in
their annual explosions following an attempt at house-cleaning
by the ballot box route. Even then they probably don't
reach the bottom of their mud.
The result of the municipal election at Kansas City was
indeed gratifying. It was a sane, peaceful and effectual re
pudiation of tryanny and police brutality, evils which have
no place in an enlightened republic like the United States is
supposed to be. Good citizens everywhere favor law en
forcement and the suppression of lawlessness, but the latter
proposition becomes a farce when the officials themselves are
the chief violators of the law which they have sworn to up
hold. The recent Democratic majority at Kansas City was a
vote of protest against law-breaking' in uniform, Jt empha-
Since Caruthersville has had another "city election" and
her papers have erupted their volumes of mud and poison gas,
it might be advisable for those finding it necessary to approach
that town to wear such gas masks as the boys used against
such dangers in France.
It would be very unkind to believe that both the Ca
ruthersville papers lied about their little "family affair," the
city election, but it would be still more unkind to believe both
have told the truth.
For proof that the day of inud-slinging is not over read
the Caruthersville papers immediately after they have had a
little "family affair" among themselves under the name of
Increasing the price of seats in the Senate will not enhance
the value of the Senate, and for every cent a man would pay to
get in it would be cheaper for the people to pay such pirates
dollars to stay out.
The new income tax blanks are easier to fill out than the
old ones, but it is still as hard as ever to fill out the checks to ac
The Genoa conference with the United States on the
outside is like a conference of creditors with the principal
There is no cause whatever for soreness on account of the
result of the city election in Hayti. It was fair. No personal
ities were indulged in and the result the voice of the people.
Civilization is becoming hard-boiled according to an evan
gelist. So that's it ; we feared it was becoming addled.
Talk about the fall equinox, the spring equinox, but the
Easter equinox gave us the hardest "knox" of all.
If there wasn't such a pie-line in Washington there would
not be such a bread line in all the other places.
If half of what the Caruthersville papers say about each
other is true, that town is in one hell of a fix.
When folks get to talking to, instead of about, each other,
you can always expect a better community.
Looks like Uncle Sam will have to hock the watch on the
Rhine to get the money.
' We see some of our exchanges are borrowing our edi
torials. Thank you.
Home to some of the small boys of Hayti is merely a fill
Profiteers show how little progress the Golden Rule has
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