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Unity of Command. i Newspaper Subscriptions.
The Entente Allie3 are reaping
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of unity of military command on
the western battle line. They pre
sent to the Germans a solid, unbro
ken front, not a series of disjointed
vnits able, brave and strong, but
lacking the tremendous driving
force of unity of action, of perfect
This unity of command neces
sarily requires some sacrifices of
national pride, some concessions by
some of the Allied nation;. But
how much are these overweighed
by the benefits accruing. It hurts
the Germans a hundred times more
than it hurts any of the Allies.
Unity of political command in
the determined front the United
States shall present to the world a:
this crisis is hardly less important
than unity of military command.
Brave and able men, even though
united in their general aims, but of
divided opinion and separate action,
lack the "power that comes from
united and unified command.
Political differences should be
buried. Not left to be buried in
'Congress by Senators and Represen
tatives, but buried by the people at
home. The voters are the tftie un
dertakers for this burial of partisan
ship. It may require the sacrifice to
some extent of partisan pride to
give this command to a man of an
other political party just as it re
quires the sacrifice of some national
pride on the part of the British,
Italians and Americans to give the
command of their armies to a gen
eral of another nation. But patriot
ism, the good of the great cause, in
both instances require the sacrifice.
No matter what its domestic
effect, the election of a Republican
Congress this fall would gravely im
pair and lessen the power in conn
cil, the influence both with our Al
lies and our enemies and with the
peoples of Europe, of the Govern
ment of the'United States. In alien
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a repudiation in part at least of the
policy the President has announced
as the policy of this country. All
the hopes and aspirations foreign
peoples have built upon that policy
would fade and weaken. Uncer
tainty would take the pluce of calm
and perfect confidence The pur
pose of our Government might not,
-would not change in reility. but the
opinion of the outside world of our
national policy, aims and purposes
would alter, and the change would
burl not only our Government and
-our people at home, but our armies
in the field and the suffering people
The faith and . confidence of
Europe in the strength of the
United -States Government, in its
backing and support by the people
of the United States is the main
is lie in the 1918 fall election
Cotton gloves in mauy different
types Hanly & Green.
I have a limited number
of purebred Dark Brown
Legorn Cockrells for sale
if taken at once; price
Mrs. P. f. Durr
StouMe, Mo. '
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i iuc Kuvciutucui la iiuw trying lu
save paper by publishers to discon
tinue the mailing of newspapers to
i subscribers who do not pay up. It
j was amusing a few years ago to see
how people fussed when the govern
ment began to deny the usual pound
rates on papers that were not paid
for. Many .newspapers kept stand
ing a notice that the post office
made this ruling They also notified
subscribers by mail.
But many subscribers would no t
believe it. They thought it was all
a scheme of the publishers to get
money in faster. This rule was pro
bably enforced more strictly in some
localities than others, which led to
confusion. There were many pub
lishers that would carry an uapaid
paper nlong five or ten years, which
gave the public the idea that it is
not an importaut thing to keep sub
sciptions paid up. ,
Newspaper publishers dislike to
keep punching up their subscribers.
But other agencies that depend upon
collecting a lot of small bills, like
electric light and telephone and
water companies, find it absolutely
necessary to have these payments
made regularly.. If you don't pay
every thirty davs. many of these
companies will discontinue their
service and put you to great incon
venience. Newspaper publishers will always
be too lenient. It would be a good
thing if they would all get together
and carry out a uniform policy of
discontinuance of unpaid subscrip
tions The newspaper is one of the most
important agencies working for civic
progress It carries a heavy load
of effort, and it ought not to be
bothered with the cost and annoy
ance of collecting a lot of neglected
bills, So if people could regard the
bill that comes only once a year for
the annual subscription,' as some
thing having real importance which
should be attended to as you would
a telephone bill, it would promote
the usefulness of the newspaper,
and help it serve the public better.
When you and your neighbor
have bought your Liberty Bju is,
don't take, them home and bide
them in the cupboard. Take them
to your banker and have him give
you a receipt for the bonds. You r
banker can take! these bonds to a
Federal Reserve Bank and borrow
money for your use in case you
su idealy find yourself ia need of
funds. Hiding a bond in your stock
ing at this time is just as bad as
hoarding money. Keep the bonds
and the money in circulation, and
the country will pull through this
crisis all right.
Lifen" the training camp is doing
wonders for the classes and the
masses. The daily interchange of
ideas shows the college boy that
there w much good in the boy who
has received his education through
the bard teaching of exoerience.
The boy from the city discovers he
has a lot in common with the boy
from the country and vice verse ,
It is share and share alike with
personal belongings. Unselfishness
and good fellowship are two of the
qualities that are most marked in
the service. Snobs will be scarce
by the time the war ends. And
that is well indeed.
The German people, "with whom
we have no quarrel," yell themselves
hoarse at the moving pictures of
Hun airplanes killing women and
babies in London, but the yelling is
of a different character when the
allied airmen drop bombs on muni
tion plants in Hun cities.
German balloons are dropping
dodgers back of the American lines,
inviting our soldiers of German
descent to come over and join the
German army. 'They have sent
back word that they expect to v be
in Germany a little later.
I will sell at public auction at my farm 1 1-2
miles east of Shiel and 2 1-2 miles south of Hunt
ington, the following described property on
7 Hd. fi
Team of 2yr-oId mules, well broke; 1
yearling colt; I 3yroId draft mare; I
4yr-old saddle horse; I 6yr-oId draft
mare; I 5yr-oId driving mare; 1 suck
Zaf Six head good milk cows, all giving milk; seven hd.
Wei III w spring calves, extra good ones; one two-year-old
Blaok Angus Dull.
HOGS brood sow and 3 shoats weighing 75 pounds. HOGS
Farm Machinery :.duh5lT2B;tS?
seeder, drill, 2 sets work harness, and numerous other articles.
Terms of Sale
A credit of ten months will will be
given on sums over $10, purchaser
to give bankable note bearing 8 per cent interest from day of sale,
amounts of $10 and under ca h.
The Shiel Red Cross Chapter
will serve lunch.
W. T. Y0UELL, Auctioneer.
J. S. RUTLEDGE, Clerk
Side-lights On War.
It is difficult for a dove of peace
to coo acceptably in Potsdam Ger
man. That self determination the
Kaiser promised the small states
turns out to be self-extermination.
The goal is in sight. This is one
of the most hopeful things for the
Allied cause that has happened in
Tiie correspondent who states
that "Germany cannot hold Somme
line" should have added "nor any."
Perhaps it was the "wives of the
German generals who begged them
not to take Parts, because they bad
nothing to wear except paper
Spain is just beginning to realize
that U. S. is going to win the war.
Befogged by Hun propaganda she
has not been able to grasp the
magnitude of America's prepara
tions. Americans who lose their lives
in the war abroad will be buried
there only temporarily. Where
identification is possible the bodies
will be placed in marked graves, to
be taken up when the war is over
and brought home.
Bring or send that boy to Hanly
&. Green's for bis suit, sweater,
mackinaw or cap.
A line of hats that swell dressers
really like can be seen at 'Hanly &
The Monroe Baptist Association
which was held at Salem near Paris
Wednesday and Thursday of this
week was well attended by a large
number from this city. The follow
in4 attended Mrs. M. P. N jlen; Mrs
Charlie Evans, Mr. and Mrs. A L
Nash; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fohj;
Mrs. Jennie Fields; Mrs. George
Thompkins Jr; Mrs. Effie Randsall;
Mrs. Jennie Crandall; Rev J. C.
Cook of the First Baptist Church
and Rev. Crane of the Grace Baptist
Miss Anna Utterbaok, has accept
ed a position as saleslady in the A.
A Melson D. G. Co, Miss U'terback
will fill the vacancy made by Miss
Mary Finr igan who resigned to ac
cept a position in the postoffice.
When the Allies took the town of
Bray a while back. The Li Plata
Home Press rose to the occasion
by suggesting that now was a good
time to give the Missouri mule a
chance to express himself.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. DeLashmutt
daughter, and husband Mr. and Mrs
Everett Tuley and little son, Jack
spent part of last week la Shelby
ville the guest of Mr. and Mrs
See what an excellent suit twenty
five dollars wilt buy at Hanly &
The $100 Bond.
If you buy a $100 bond of the
Fourth Liberty Loan you are lend--ing
the United States Government
enough money to feed s sjldier in
France a little more than seven
months. Or you have furuished
enough money to give him a com
plete outfit of winter and summer
clothes, including shoes and stock
ings, and slicker and overcoatj and
blankets, with enough lifet over to
arm him with a good revolver, You
have done that much to help beat
back the Hun.
It takes $35 more to arm him
with a rifle with a bayonet on it
And if you buy a eecoi.d $100 bond
you furnish him this rid' and 1,000
cartridges for it; and there will still
be enough of your money left to
purchase a good sized b mb to
throw in a dugout, or demolish a
machine gun together ' with the
Huns who operate it.
No worse indictment of the Ger
man language press wa ever utter
ed than when it was remarked of a
New York publication that if turn
ed into an "American newspaper"
it would probably lose its circula
tion . and influence. What connot
be turned into something American
has no business in this country.
Prices are not so bad in the Uuk
ed States, after all. In Petrograd a
bam costs $300 and the only way
to acquire an egg is to murder the
owner thereof and suui j:.