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TERMS Or SUBSCRIPTION
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Ob Year ........ $1.00
li Monthi . . ... .80
No BUhtrrlptlon tnken for less than one
fr to jolnte lentid firitt two poatal lonei
d to urh imlnti the ntiriu.il rates are:
one Thrv . J1.25
twe Tour 1.50
n Klve 1.73
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i F.?.rtJ'"L Alvertlloj"Repreentatla
THE AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION
FRIDAY. MARCH .'51. 1!22
THE CITV BEAUTIFUL
Beautiful sinioundings are more
or les indispensable to beautiful liv
ing. Did ou ever know a dowdy,
slovenly, ill-kept town inhabited by
clean, upright, lefintd, and self-respecting
citizens? Character is not
a matter of outward appearancos, to
be sure, but the old proverb is not
far wrong, which declares. "Manners
Probably there never was so much
zeal shown as now by the people of
UKianoma. to spruce up. improve
their home premises, keep down the
weeds on vacant lots and unused
streets, clean up the rubbish about
business houses and homes, get rid of
public nuisances, secure and develop
public parks, show their self respect
generally by getting into the swing
Have you joined the push? It will
take a push from everybody to do the
business on the proper scale and with
the largest success. If you are holding-back
you are doing what you can
to spoil one of the greatest move
ments for high-grade citizenship
which has ever struck this state.
One citizen, or one home, or one
business firm, moving alone, cannot
get fnr. The leason is clear. Beauty
and cleanliness ure largely matters of
atmosphere, and spread oer the
whole landscape. One spot may be
beautiful by itself, lint will look
grotesque w'hert set in Mjualid and
igly suiroundings. The whole town
must tnke hold. r "' i.n muuoiI in
the highest degiec1.
One town's Community ouncil lias
offered piies for the best-kept lawn
"and home pienuses. The Chamber of
Commeice in .inothei has sit apart
$750 fot pnes. One of the smaller
Oklahoma cities has giudid its homes
in three classes, acemdmg to sie and
expense of const! in tion. and lias
piovidcd nttiattivc piios foi the best
in each ilass. What inn our town
do? Who. oi what organization.
should lead in making the most of
the piesent season? How inn we liest
show our self-iespeet as a town?
A five-vein old ilnlil the oth'er day
asked, "Daddy, whcie does (inn iiime
from?' "Well." uphill daddy, "a
man in the countiy plants senile seid
com in the sitting, when the leaves
begin to dime on the tiics. and the
seed glows into stalks upon which
the corn glows. In the autumn, i
when the lcave fall olf the ttces,) Young nun and vviimin who niouo
the man gatheis the (inn and takes polie the telephone loi love making,
it to a gust null, v. line auothei man 1'iililu i.itis who s,i they .inmmmc
grinds it into nu al. Then othci nun lot office "at the sanitation of tin u
take it on a fieighl tiain and uiiiy I'lunds'
it to the nty. whcie it is placed in' I'ake "-Indents ' begging foi money
the stoles. And whin daddy wants 'to enable tin lit to get a "sihol.u
nny coin meal he goes to the stoic Ulnp. '
nnd buys it, and that is bow we gitj l'iople who tiy to use the news
corn meal mush." papeis to vmt theii splein against
And heie the ilnld intend a gieat then pcisonal enemies,
economic tiuth, I'm he leniaikid.j Tea bounds,
"aren't people good to us, daddy." Ding stole loafeis. ,
The father had never thought of it 1'lappeis and male pmheads who
in that way, but that is how eveiy squeeze thiee to a seat on the fiont
man's job winks out. though he may
be thinking only of the levv.iul that
comes to him. Eveiy man's job is one
of solving not so much himself as it
is of assisting otheis. Eveiy winker
is perfoiniing a seivice to hundieds
of thousands of othei people, and the
better he does his jolt the better he
is to thx; multitude that benefits
from his woik, whether it be digging
a ditch for a vvntei main or endeav
oring to i educe armaments.
INDIFFERENCE TO LIFE
The win m weather and the ap
proach ol spring, when juotoiing be
comes a pleasiue, lecalls the neces
sity for a more stringent enfoi cement
of all the rules regulating motor trnf
fic. There are statutes, both state
and city, to cover all violations of
the law, but if a public abroad in mo
tor cars is indiffeient to the rules of
the road, then theie must be some
drastic action to enfoue them.
There are times when a pedestrian
takes his life in his hands when he
vcntuies on the stuets. In the larg
er cities, especially, the man or wo
man on foot, even with their facul
ties alive to the situation, are in dan
ger, while the child playing in the
street, indiffeient to eveiy thing ex
cept the exhuberame of youth, is of
ten the victim of n careless driver.
The speedster should be treated as
a murderer, for by the mere net of
speeding he endangers human life.
Too many drivers are biutnlly inso
lent and wholly indifferent to the
safety and convenience of pedes
trains. There is something weak and
wrong about a government with a
pedestrain majority that penults such
an enormous outrage to continue.
A bright disposition. Dclicia. is bet
ter than a brilliant complexion.
A mniktd increase in the inioll
imnt in the theological schools of
piacticiilly nil lioti"taul denomina
tions is m potted lot tile past yeai.
Mine jnitntr nitn ntid women than
cmi bcfoie ate studying fot the nun-i-liy.
Although tin icninls I'm
ntlli'l K ligiotl di'llnniinutions Hie not
nt hunil theie is little doubt that
thcto ii a like awakening among
Thoie hiK In en gnat ilunil in
niiinv iuaitos that tin- tu ml of the
Vnu'iHim ici)il( , nwuy from
spiiittinl thing. The young linc been
-(in (d sevcicly fot embracing plcns-
uies anil inatciinl inteiests too ong
i'iK. Oppn-cd to those who fciiied too
gicat materialism were many people
who believed that one of the gicat
and good results of the uoild war
would lie to interest people more
deeply in matters of religion. It is
icassuring to find that the latter
had such excellent reason for their
THE THIRD DEGREE
I'lttsbutgh has set the rest of the
country an example. By order of the
superintendent of poliie, third degree
methods of obtaining confessions
from prisoners at police stations are
no longer permitted.
This action has been taken in part
as the result of trials at which pris
oners from whom confessions had
been wrung in this way have been ac
quitted. Their confessions were
thrown out of court.
This is a practiial consideration
which cannot be ignored by police of
ficials who know that it is not the
number of arrests but the number of
convictions that count.
It will not be disputed that confes
sions are oicasionally obtained by
these extreme methods that tould not
have been obtained otherwise, but
their use taints every "confession"
whiih is thus forced.
Confession by totture is commonly
thought of as mediaeval. It has no
plaie in these modem times.
'ritiiinml inn i.f linti.ti i...litr...l TlV
per cent. Maiked (led ease in clime.
(iieat icduction in population of piis-'iod
tin... .llllfshollsi.s 21 Mil itsvlllms. f!nnm.
I..1 (n.m ovi ment in diinii'stii. pun.li.
Thj's stiinmaiy of the effiets of pio
liiliituni is not "piopaganda' fiom
the Anti Saloon League it is the
independent veidut of an investiga
tion (oiiduetid bj the New Yolk
Heiald thioiigliout the (ountiy.
Such a finding is at least vvoith
i ai eful loiisideiation by those who
lush into pi int oi mount the iil.it-
foini to till the lountiy that the
l.iglitiuith .vmi'iidiuent was a mis
take in moials and an unwaunnted
infiiugement op civil and personal
TAX THESE. TOO.
Congiess and state legislatuies aie
looking foi new subjects of taxation.
We tespeit fully suggest these:
monopolii" the tele
phone foi eonveisation.
seal of an automobile.
Young giris who paint and powder
like baldened women of the street.
Men and women who come late to
the theatie in indei to "show off."
l'iople who cough loudly in i lunch
oi other places of public assembly.
People who constantly knock othei
And aged women who tiy to kill all
the joy fm otheis by Hying to act
COING TO CHURCH
It is n common impression that
people do not go to chuieh as they
used to go. Yet a leligious census
shows that almost 4(5.000.000 Ameri
cans aie regular church attendants.
That is not so bad in a population
of about IOG.000,000.
Theie aie 200.0K0 ministeis in the
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United States, including all denomi-
If every member attended church
regularly, the longiegations would I
Of utilise, many aie still outside j
the fold. Attendance is inegular.
Nevertheless, the chinches are mak
In the last five yeais mine than 4,
000,000 new members have been add
ed to the chuiches in this country.
What news could be more impoitant
Real civilization began with Christ.
Real progress is measured by the ex
tent to which His teachings are lived
up to in daily life.
A wife was fined $." in New York
ciey for whipping her husband in
the street. Served her right. Wires
out to whip their husbands nt home
if at all.
It will soon be time for the Georgia
peach crop to be killed again.
A boKhtvist haebull fan in Kan-as
( ity, di-gui-cd in a bankti. has
stinted an m-ddious and dangerous
ptopaganda m nn -iijju ''.ion that a
lialtir be allowed to tcul fiist bae.
The idea is that if the battir cannot
hit the ball, oi wants to mis things
up lie is to be ullovid to git to firt
base if he lan befon- thi ball gets
theie. This Kan-m City bolshcvist
banktr shj. tl.a if apniopriatc
niles an made the truk will be done
and a mw novilty v ill be provided
foi wiary fans.
The nigunitnt -upporting 'his an
;ii i histu plan is that the people want
to i-ee ba'e uinners in action and
that nothing phases thi m so much a
to sio a uinnir stial a base. In ac
tual practice, it is i Inline (1. the slow
winding-up pitchei would be at a dis
advantage and batters could enliven
the situation by starting to uteal
and thin turning back to the home
plate. Opportunities for sacrificing
lunners on other balcs are evident
This is indeed a bolshevik business.
Some people aie not content to let
well enough alone but are always
hammering the poor pitcher. He has
troubles enough now, with various
lestrictions, balk rules, elimination
of resined and spit balls, and watch
ing occupied bases, and not leastly
the Babe Ruths and near-Babes
whom the fickle populace are encour
aging to knock the ball out of the
lot. And now it is proposed to mul
tiply his troubles by making him
watch another base, and that unoccu
pied. They would have him face not
only the hit-and-run play but the
We are opposed to the scheme, al
though we cheerfully admit that some
pitchers are so rotten that they do
not deseive any better fate.
Swift justice is the only justice
that counts. When justiie is delayed
it invites evasion and loses, even
when it finally aruves. most of its
moial effects as a dcteircnt.
The system in mot States makes
enme a fair gamble foi any male
factor. The chances of getting away
with the woi-t elimi- aie mdefi-
I - - -"
Mutely nuiltipliul dtinng the long pef-
uttvvi.cn the olltnse and the fin
al dicioe of the cotnt-.
The lesult is that law is held of
hei slatkeis no less
About the woi-t bleak
make is to go bloke.
a man can
Don't let a cold hang on; it may
mie you to diop off.
Yes, sir, if ,( nian give
woid he ought to keep it.
Life in this win Id now is
confeieiice aftei another.
pin was the mmiii.il
You have noticed, ol loui-e that it
is haul fm the l.nockei to foigi
lonc-oine ovciythiug i. vvi'h-
Insli qui -.turn on the I mm
The only safe
lei dunk it
thing to do wih
is to make the - 1
An old ni.u ih ii man wants to Know
if the tax on bate hi lots i-. not
roiue peoples mea u nanty sums
to be to shaie thi ir tumbles ith
l es. it does look as if some of
these moving pictuie people luve
been bad actois.
A man can be caught by looking.
and tie can tie Kept by cooking.
As it appears now, congre-s is in
favor of a soldier bonus if no money
is inv olviil.
Fish as well as human beings uf.
ten get into tumble by keeping
ineir mom ii-. closed.
The old woman who ued to smoke
a pipe now has a granddaughter who
v uiiKiess tuny ias me tionus tilc
but the public will have to nnv ,i
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And that's what hints.
The man who invented tin ukilile
has just died m Hawaii. You know
whcie he has gone,
to i ( (line th
The senate has vo'ed
iu on cnewmg gum
furni .1 pei cent to J
As the situation now stand-. Amci
ica is willing to f(cd Russia but
is not willing to a-soeiate with hei.
The reason thue is sU much loom
at the top is tha 0 many people aie
willing to stay at the bottom
You can't always tell. The pict
tiist silk stockings that you see on
the street may have a hole in the toe.
Remember the time when a f.-llnw
was brought to be highly accom
plished if he could play on the guitar?
' 'Ahaf l.ups bootleggeri in bui-
? ' r.sj-s an exchange. Custorw'1.
. 'hat cuiifcrcmes have become
' l.'ige, why int have one on
li ni'ation of lutomobile ucci-
vmb"i nt :ln Hi it i h loyal
.. l . ju-t ri.iMicil a . nimonii
u mo-t umoimn ii '. nug
Ihv -ei-iiKigia'ili is a vv in ierful
unint. It reeoids aiih(V.iil.e
i" i bodv vvuiild nave k'lo.sn alio'.'
. ii. I. nlcnduif
met 'hat s(.
aj that in thi
...!l pi of it by the
viule in the last
Meaning tK-u -he will stay
a RUDE RURAL RHYMES a
1 speak the truth, I stand in sooth
within n prophet's shoes I dare to say
that toffee has a kick almost like
booze. From Greenland's icy moun
tains to India's coral strand, my fel
low men pay francs and yen each for
his favorite brand, lt is a mighty
stimulant, a habit forming drug, as
potent as the erstwhile beer or cider
f i om a jug. When this for evening
drink I steep, I go to bed and do not
lctp; and when this for morning use
I brew. I ftel as young and fresh as
vou. Two hours or three I'm on the
jump, out after that my feelings
-lump. It is not'good for me at all.
t irks my liver and my gall. Yet
when to quit it I begin. I act as mean
and cross as sin. I shun the cup for
i.ian.v a day then fall once more be-
math its sway. Now. while my weak
r.iss 1 deplore. I think I'll take just
ore cup moie. The flesh is weak and
thu.igh I aim light soon to quit the
ifee game, 1 hope they keep thtir
pi'Kei stui, tlio-e swearing peasants
t Brazil. I hope the Aiab fiom his
tint, a bunipei coffee crop has stnt
hi ly with it eveiyvvheie its moi-
n Miuin ol cine.
- BOB ADAMS.
I Democratic Darts j?
aaaa a aaaa aaaa aaaa
(Taken from a bulletin Issued by the
Democratic Congrc-sional Com
mittee at Washington )
Harding could not contiol the
II nise on the bonus pioposition; the
tnemb.'is of that body have to answer
to the voteis in November. The
I'ieiilnt can only, contiol the House
when in a-Ks it to do something
which the people deni. 1'iesident
Wilon was called a dictatoi when he
,1'it one meiitoiious muisuic aftei
another thiougb a willing Congiess,
co-oneiating with him day aftei
day for six year-, until the Republi
cans got contiol of the Houi. Then
Wilson said; "Tho-e who call me a
dictator should 'v.iit until I piopo-e
to Congie-s something opposed to
the intei ests of th" people. Then they
will Halne how little power I pos
sess." Joe Foulntw, high tat it f eoi pota
tion. CongU'ssiuan, has been back
home and fi lt the puke of his con
stituents and returns to Washington
a niembci of the Hum bloc. Joe pulls
for a tariff on sugar, so that every
sugar ii-cr in the United States
should pay tribute to his beet sugar
industiy in Michigan.
The Republican candidate was
elected to Congiess in the thud Maine
district by 0.000 majority; his prede
cessor was elected in 1020 bv almost
Why not list the Republican Sena
tonal eats on the New York Stock
Maiket and thus make the trading
public and under responsible super
A Washington paper called Labor,
devoted to the interests of the work
ers, thinks that Wilson. Billy Sunday
and Hauling should be added to the
lists of the immorals, "because Wil
son kept us out of War. while Sun
day is keeping us out of Hades and
Harding is keeping us out of work."
Senator Lodge insists that Con
gress has nude a great nnd glouous
lecoul of constructive Ic-i-Iation:
the average man on the stuet thinks
that Congiess has done piactically
nothing, nnd has done it very badly.
The latest gossip about the Piesj-
dent recouls him as being the pos-
sessoi of fifty pairs of trowels, in
cluding golf knickers. Enough to
equip a centipede. Is it any wonder
the National Association of Tailors
was so loud in his praises0 A few
more such customers and they could
cut a melon. Unfortunately, con
ditions m the country generally are
so bad that many a fellow would be
in a sad predicament if the pressing
iion happen to be too hot.
Hylan. New York's Democratic
mayor, must be a pretty good sort
of mayor, after all. The Republican
State Senate has voted to increase
kl salary' from $15,000 to $25,000.
oaasaanntjnnnnnattnn'ter than the elected officiaiTT!
a K timoie Mi Sun. 1
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THE LOVE NEST
In the gleaming, O my liailing
lights nto'dim and low,," Jnn "ho acquired the daily w
1 the modem maiden habit and didn't brag about it occ
Yo'i will find
At the moving piituie show
"GEE. HOW I O-DOR YOU!"
Of all the unspeakable miseiies,
The most agonizing fix,
Is to sit 'tween two fill flnvoied flap
pets And smell their peifunierics mix
We don't know much Ain't sup
posed to But we want to tell you
that every woman loves flattery. In
fact, the only person that loves flat
tery more than a woman is a man.
SUCH ARE THE LAMPS IN EAU
(Eau Clair. Wis. Leader.)
Herson Lee, who was upstairs,
heard the quarrel and came down
with a shotgun just as his father
was about to throw a lighted lamp
dressed in pink georgette crepe nnd
wore a green hat.
(By the Stony Graffer.)
Mary hud a little lamb,
Its fleece was black as ink,
It sat upon a pin cushion,
Because it didn't think.
THE EYE DEAR
(Manchester Evening Chronicle)
Mis Bernard B. Woodards had
only one eye. and could not see well
with the other.
Bill Spiv ens says the average
Anicucnn may not know how to act
in the presence of royalty, but he
doesn't need any coaching when he
holds four kings.
SUBURBAN LIFE .
Why don't you leturn Mrs. Flub
dub's caul table?"
"Not until she leturns my lavvn-
"Maybe she's playing the same
watting game "
Fable: Once upon a time there was
a citizen of a lepublic who didn't
think he could handle matteis bet-
Awhile back, everyone wanted
the most expensive clothes to
be had. Some because they
were "flush." some because
we couldn't trust cheaper
Now everyone's economizing. That's a good idea
if a man's sensible about it. Think of condi
tions. Realize that, while good clothes cost less
today, vou still must pay a fair price for good
We recommend these guaranteed Hart-Schaff-ner
& Marx and Styleplus Suits in the new
spring styles at
S29. $35. $39. $43. $48
TWO PANT SPECIAL
A new shipment of Xew Sport Model Suits for
young men in different shades of brown checks
sizes 32 to 38 with one pant $24 with two
TIIKKC'S A WHOLE LOT OF CLOTHES SAT
ISFACTION AWAITING YOU HERE
HlLTiBR AND-StATON (o.
The best apparel under the sun at the most
FRIDAY, MARCH 31
rable: Theie was once la,
inuiie an announcement that i ?J
tended to become a cnnili,li , 1
filL. uho di()n.t daim , h"l
t ila m he ha(, '
tnjrci to inn
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,am, -ut express.
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iww djn,t think hu
Was .i f.
"uld mm, l
i.in .ion mo u grovei y store ii
iret rich Clevelnnil. n i "1
fable: Once unnn n iln... .l..
ionally. Hartford (Conn ) t,.
Fable! Onen nnnn n !,. ,l
-i---. - .mic mere By I
II limn llhn fli.ln't ..r.t.. .t .
nf hw i.n vnirn Vi.t i I
r U, . "r" " Eve
ing Telegram. w
Bill Splvens says it may b fa
co leave looipnnis m the sand of
time, but you don't catch any nu
lied man leaving any on the frotl
Bill also says a real dinlomnt i. . I
man who can persuade his wife .1
am- luuni jusc us well Ul cOttCB I
Mexican girls are said to be til
ing up ine ooooea nair ideai V
don't know much about the aMtW
of a Mexican girl, but we do hoi
that bobbed hair makes it a lot .
ier when a girl has to use a fin
PULL UP THE SHADE
(Overheard in photograph galkrjH
Photographer "Is there any p.j
ticular way in which you wish totl
jane Jonnsing-r-"Yes. sah. 1
there s no dejection. I'd like to 11
taken a light creai.t color."
NOT SO BAD, AFTER ALL
"Do you want to leave the farm!
"Yes." said Mr. Cobbles "Nor
and then I get to feeling that wir,
and when I do I run down to tf
city for a few days. After I've bea
elbowed, stepped on, bawled at Ir
traffic policemen, insulted by heu
wniteis and held up by bellhops I
set nut for the home plnco in a pret
ty cheerful fiame of mind.
"Mother, do people in mourniif
wear black night gowns?"
"Why. no. Willie."
"Well, don't they feel ju-t as 1
at night as they do in the day time!"
it's easy enought to be happy
When the world moves alont; likt
But the man that's worth while
Is the guy who can smile
With a hole in the toe of his sock
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