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THE ALLIANCE, HERALD, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1921 Bl)t AUtattrr Hrralb Bunn ruiNTiNci co., owmm r.mtfrfd t the pnxlorfire it Alliance MbNb.. for trun-inlmitc.n thr-MiRh thij tw&lls iironl mutter. I'ubiianea rvUjr nd Friday. pwonr.K u nmn, jr.. Kiitor iMUWIN M. IH'ltH UuBlliewi MKT. Official tirwopuprr of Hi City .f Walt County. community nt heart, to keep an eye on . Ilridgeport, which are well authenti ItcminRfonl, and especially the activl- cated, say otherwise. It is to be hoped that the other Hemingford men will disavow his efforts in their behalf. In any event, it will he well to keep an eye on the situation tintil a road from Angora to the Pox I'utte county line wind and PuI!If- I Th JNrlatiaK Company. lric U Ha". Jr ?viidot; Kdwin M. Uuir. Vice Irea wt Ji VICTORY roil COMMON SKNSK. The victory of the North Star high way association, in the decision of the Norrill county commissioners to ap prove the Sidnoy-Bridgeport-Alliance route os the first to receive state and federal aid, is a victory for common sense It will be received in Alliance 'with a sense of relief that is practi cally unanimous, for with the lineup f the commissioners of the neighbor ing county as it seemed to be a week . so ago, there seemed little posibil y that a road would be secured that ould be available for use as a part f a gTeat north and south transcon tinental highway. With the agreement of the Alliance Tad boosters to maintain strict neu trality as regarded the Morrill county deadlock, the past month has been one f the hardest in history for men who Juul honest convictions, who wanted to press them and yet bowed o the will of the majority, which said that Alli ance should not butt in, and should leave the Morrill commissioners to find their own salvation after their own fashion and according to their own de sires. The solution that has been arrived at will bring relief to a number of partisans of the Bridgeport road, some of whom were like to bust with the strain of maintaining silence and neu trality, especially after an enthusias tic booster or two for the Hi oad water route had kicked over the traces. The action of the Morrill commis sioners was the one that common sense would dictate. Mr. Gurvey of Broad Trater and Mr. Osborn of Bayard, both 01 nom wanted the road to pass through their towns before any other roads were built, deserve a tremendous amount of credit for giving way to the Bridgeport man. They will have a hard time, we fear, to explain their commendable stand to thoir constitu ents, and yet there is no question that the action taken was the proper course to pursue. For the road through Morrill county is a part of a transcontinental route. Common sense will dictate that such n . route should he built the shortest and most direct way, and the way that it Will serve the most people of the county which it traverses. In this case, the Broadwater route was the shortest and most direct, but it would have served a comparatively small number of Morrill county residents and would have leen expensive to con struct. The Bridgeport road will serve a much greater number of people, and will have the added advantage of con necting up county seats. The Bayard route, favored by the third commis sioner, would have served as many people, perhaps more, but it is too far to the west to be on the logical route for the transcontinental highway. Under the terms of the resolution adopted, the Broadwater road will be the next to be built. Thoe Broad water road booster are consistent ad vocates of pood roads and consistent "boosters for their town and county. They deserve a ro:td, and the compro mise adopted indicates that they will have it. Considering the shortage of funds, the:r commissioner deserves congratulation for hi willingness to forego a road for his district in older to serve the people of his county and .-.!: t ' t:e co-.-rties n either side, who wanted a thoroughfare through Morrill. 1 Altogether, it's the happiest solution of the road squalhle that could have been arrived at. AMiance will be tre- niendously pleased that the I'road , water load will be built sometime soon, and th;it the Biidgepoit road i to go through atnce. It means a whole lot . to this city. From a .-elfi.-h p nt of view, the Bridtrcport road will un doubtedly bring more business to this City than any of the others, but Alli ance men who remember the good fight that Broadwater has put up for good roads for the pa.-t few years will be glad that there is a reward in sight for their efforts. ' Some of these days there will be sufficient funds available fo build all . the good roads that are needed. Now, when funds are scarce and roads are slow in coming, all honor to the town that can step aside and forgo its own ambitions fur the nivatcr public go. id. was perhaps Mr. Carrell's privilege to work for Hemingford's interests,' had not that city made its position clear. In the face of the announced attitude of his home city, there can be but one interpretation of this reported efforts at Bridgeport this week, ami that is that they are actuated by a desire to get even. If Alliance will watch her step, the plan, if there is one, will die a-borning. ties of County Commissioner George Carroll of that city. If reports that have come from Bridgeport are to be relied upon. About the time of the big road meet ing nt Alliance, the Hemingford is approved which shall not be so far Iedger published an article that was J west of this city that it is not, rightly four or five columns in length, in which .'peaking, on Alliance road nt all. it presumed to speak for the city of .There lies the d inger, and Alliance's Hemingford, and for delegations of . road boosters will do well not to feel road boosters from that city which had too confident until it is finally settled, attended several meetings. Among The game isn't yet played out, and other things, it declared that Ileming- there mav be some valuable cards left ford didn't want a place on the North in the deck which have been over Star highway, but simply wanted it to looked. come through Box Butte county. Hem- Flon, an nthical point of view, it ingiord was satisfied, the newspaper sm'd, to be within eight miles of a transcontinental highway. The boost ers of that city wanted only Alliance's J support, in a year or two, for a con- j tinuation of the Yellowstone highway j through Hemingford ami Marsland to Crawford. This was all good talk, and Alliance was reassured, although there has been a feeling that the Hemingford com missioner was none too friendly to ward Alliance and that if possible, he would divert the North Star road from Alliance to hia home city. v The word comes from Bridgeport that at the meeting of the commis sioners at which the decision was made to recommend the Bridgeport-Alliance road for state and federal aid, Mr. Carroll was among those present. Information comes that the big Hem ingford commissioner was doing his level best to reach an understanding with Bridgeport men and the neighbor ing commissioners to run the route through Hemingford, and leave Alli ance in the cold. If this report should prove to be correct, and Mr. Carroll is really doing his best to double-cross Alliance, it doesn't complicate the situation so very much. The state engineer is to decide on the route to be followed from Angora to this city. The other two Box Butte county commissioners have signed an agreement to meet the Bridgeport road at Letan, and bring it to Alliance. Even if Mr. Carroll were so disposed, it isn't likely that he could succeed in depriving Alliance of the road, and road boosters of this city should not get needlessly alarmed. It is a draw poker axiom that a game is never out until it is played out, and in our pleasure over the ap proval of a route that will connect this city with the Lincoln highway, Alli ance should not overlook Mr. Carrell and the plans he is reported to be working on. It pays always to keep a weather eye open. Mr. Carrell does not consider that he has been fairly treated by Alliance, and has a number of times expressed his opinion of his detractors in this city. It is to be pre- A COUNTRY EDITORS CREED (South Dakota Rural Tress) I believe in my job. 1 believe that running a good country newspaper which serves and represents its community is a bigger mb than running the biggest metropo litan daily. Because of my belief I shall at all times be fair to every one in my community, expecting fre quently to be charged with being un fair. I shall not discriminate apairst the person who does not advertise in my paper or who does not buy printing of me. I shall not be afraid to champion the poor man's cause for fear of the wrath of the rich man. Nor shall I be afraid to stand by the rich man when he is right for fear of being charged with having sold out to him. I shall temper justice with mercy. My columns shall not shout aloud to my community the shame of an idi vidual or of a family when that shout ing can render my community no good. On the other hand, I shall not con done evil doing in high places lest in publishing the evil deed to my com munity my pocketbook shall suffer. I shall scan what goes into my adJ vertising columns as closely as that which goes into my news columns real ising that every column of my paper speaks of me, I shall always remember that poli tics is not a game but a responsibility, and when I write 1 shall make sure what motive is behind the utterances. I shall not hate my competitor, but remember he is human ami likely to err the same as I. I shall belong to, pay my dues to and attend regularly my local, state and national editorial associations. I shall charge what my work i$ worth, realizing that by so doing I can serve my community best. i shall respect and nonor my pro- fa'cinn V,.kl t di i .1 fV 4 Y O t if n llifi')'! siuni'ii, .Mi ruridi M iiivijM. ., .new ii.- , jfjgr will at least not go out of his way to do this city a favor. And while we are presuming, it may be guessed that he would not 'oe averse to doing some thing that will not exactly please us. It ma) be, of course, that Mr. Car-, por ,ouirh. dry skin, use Hud rell has been grossly misjudged, and i nufs Original Toilet Cerate. that he has no intention or furthering Hemingford's interests at the expense of Alliance. But the reports from In brief, I shall conduct my news paper like a gentleman and a Chris tain, realizing that no ministry is more sacred that that to which 1 have been called. Scotten & Hershman, 214 Uox Kutte. "Try This Drug Store FIRST." S2 Under New Management THE DOFBI.E-CROSS. From row on, until the North P'.ar road from Bridgeport to Alliance is Actually built, it will beehnve the good reads !iootrrs of rhis city, and all ether- who hae the welfare if the The Alliance Billiard Parlor has been reopened under the special license grant ed by the city council, and the new man agement will endeavor to comply with all the required regulations. We will conduct a thoroughly sanitary lunch counter and respectable billiard and pool business. You will be able to pass a pleasant afternoon in unobjectionable surround ings. Come in and make yourself at home. CIGAUS, CANDIES and SOFT DRINKS Alliance Billiard Parlor JOHN VELOUS, Proprietor, BLACKROOT lAst Monday mornintr Xfrc l4ontnr. son, of Curly, Neb., was taken quite ill. I)r. McEuen of ITfmin rf ni'.l oo called And nronnuncfvl fho ram nnnon. dicitis and said the appendix had rup- lurc'l. J hey took nr to Alliance Tues day where she will be operated on Sat- nriliiv. Mr. I Ifmlerwin nml n j - ...... u i . . . ' K I L KV- Comonniod her to AllinnrA nml pntt.m. t I home Mimiay. Everyone is hoping .--lie will recover soon. Mary Roland of Curlv was t;iln tn he hospital nt Fcnttsbluf Sunday. She was taken suddenly ill Saturday. Mr. anil Mrs. Pefi. KV'n-t-i.l ui to Scottsbluff Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Bete Farre I and daughter and Mrs. Paul Powell were; visitors at Marshall Sheldons Sunday. I- E. Hood anil Jnv Mill cattle Saturday. Jay Hall accompanied i mem to uniana. Airnos Kennpdv nml 1f? nm.L helped Mrs. Mitchell cook for threshers i i nursuay. Mrs. Henry Poes was on the sick list Monday. Mrs. Jay Hall spent Sunday at the Ivor Meeker home. O. E. Dvef anil V'ilmn i-nrn Ifumlni,. ford visitors with Hookham's. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Romer and Mr. and Mrs. Geortre Elahcrtv nHnnrlnH tv. ball game at Marsland Sunday. Edmund Flaherty left Monday for the eastern part of the state where he win attend school this winter. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ifomei- tnnlc then daughter, Mable, to Alliance Monday. She will attend St. Agnes Academy this winter. School sterted in this d;strict last Monday with Miss Fai'-y Murry as teacher. All wish her a very succcsful I House," for sale at Thiele's. Si year. j Head Harold Hell Wright's lat-Jooo in luxury taxes indicates that not est book, "Helen of the Old ' malcy has entered some deal? V lives toasted TO seal in the delicious Burley flavor Once you've enjoyed the toasted flavor you will al ways want it Bo .Mow! Go through your winter wardrobe at once and see which of your garments need cleaning, repairing, alterations or relining. Now is the time to get your work in this line done, Before the Fall Rush 'Bring them early and do not wait till every one wants their garments on short notice. Our solicitor will call on you in due time and can furnish you with any information along these lines you may desire. 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