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The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922, October 14, 1921, Image 2

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Entered at the poftofTice at Alliance, wi'.h violators of liquor laws. It looks
Neb., fur transportation through the as if he leaves nothing undone to make
rails fei second class matter. enforcement of these laws difficult.
He refuses to isue warrants and
GEORRK L. BURR, Jr. Editor compels federal enforcement authori-
EDVTIN M. BURR Business Mgr. 'e to jfo to police or county courts.
- When casej r.e brought befm-e him on
Official newspaper of the City of thp!,e warrants he throws them out be
Alliance; official newspaper of Box "wt werc not m,l,le on tcti'
Butte Count v. eiai warrants.
.. Whenever compelled to hear liquor
, ! , ,, , . cases and conviction is had, he almost
Owried and published by The Burr a)wav RivM a ridiculously small sen-
ITintinK Company, George L. Burr, tcnre which serve.! as encouragement
Jr lresident; Ldwin M. Burr, Vice to further violation of law.
FreiddcnU Recently Judjre Woo.lrough held
' court in Chadron and Norfolk. In
Life, as the poet said, is just one judge disposed of eleven cases all on
tUrn thing after another. Those who TirSi' f""' n T"1 a, fi
, ,, . of $100, four were fined $o and six
ad the newspapers, as well us those WP,.e finr, $l Pach Thc above , u
who publish them, are beginning to fair sample of Judge Woodrough"s
m:pect thut the said poet knew where- dealings With this class of cases.
f he was speaking, and that there is1 . .hi f1 ?nes ,he ' , not . OT,y
r..n.. u . .1 . .i dragging the federal court down to the
fully as much truth as petry m the level of the police court, but it is our
burden of his song. opinion, he is doing much to break
Only a week or so ago, some con- down the law and encourage crimin
jrressman introduced a bill prohibit-. nl'ty-
, , . . , .. . I I he people of this state have be-
ing the representing of a king, prince Jry 'tire) of havjnf th(? ofricers
or potentate by any American citizen, of the law constantly conniving at
This would rule out the Shakespeurean its violation.
plays, like "Hamlet" and "King Lear;" 1
it would make the manufacturers ot -
, . ... . . '
playing cards design a new deck of
and,- think up something to take
the place of the kings and queens; it
would play hob with pageants; it
would even make the Ku Klux Klun
find another title for the king kleagle.
This sort of a proposed law is interest
ing; but largely bunk. The way to
combat monarchy is not to keep peo
ple in ignorance of it, but to use the
best argument at hand the success of
a democratic or republican form of
jrovemment to refute the claims of
he monarchists. There isn't any dan
ger that the United States will ever
backslide. Even if all mention of
kings and monarchies were removed
from the textbooks in schools and col-
l.ntta Vi mn I ..,111 l. ....... .
icgc., uicicu mm uc nijiuu way iu
the facts out. Education is the rem
edy not silly restrictions.
The latest bugaboo that is worrying
congress is the spread of gambling.
Washington is gambling mad, some
congressmen charge, and point to the
fmmense number of people who bet on
th fHf and the ball games. There
axe already Jaws against gambling,
but people efi U) be still making
wagers. If the new law prohibiting
yiewFpapers from publishing betting
'odtU n horse races, prise fighU and
other contests of speed, strength or
skill, fhouM be adopted, the news
paper wh'ch. violated the law would
lose its second class privileges, and
possibly the publisher would be fined
or imprisoned but it wouldn't stop
The laws regulating gambling will
probably never be changed to permit
it openly, but gambling will always
go on, in one form or another. The
man who takes a homestead gambles;
the man who goes into business gam
bles; the fellow who engages in a law
suit takes a gamble, and a big one,
too; the man or woman who marries
gambles; if they have children and at-
tempt to rear them properly, it's a
gamble whether they succeed. There
are thousands of examples of legiti- j
mute gambling, an.l the number 0f '
illegitimate chances taken are mighty
few in comparison. Stop gambling if
we can but if it is ever completely
stamped out, this will be a mighty
... 11,4.1. . .
alow old world. It s human nature to
take a chance, an.l strictly speaking,
taking a chance is gambling. All of
is take chances, in business and other-
Wise, .nre all the better for taking
them. There are limits, of course,
where common sense tells us to stop,
but it's just as fool ah to take wild '
chances In running our business as it 1
I to bt fourteen dollars on a hoive
race. A a matter of fact, people take'
greater chances In the approved forms
f gambling than in games upon which
the reformers frown.
Following the last session of the
federal court at Chadron, there were
pome Alliance men who criticised the
attitude of United States District
Judge Woodrough, who presided, be
cause of his manner of handling caes
vt violators of the liquor laws. Most
cf these men, having a wholesome (
fear of being charged with contempt
of court, voiced their opinions only in
private. The general consensus if (
opinion was that Judge Woodrough '
looked too lightly on violations of this '
kind, and the least of the complaints
made was that his attitude was un-J
becoming a man charged with trying
eases of this nature.
F. A. High, superintendent of the
state anti-saloon league, is not at all (
afraid to criticise openly. In a letter
addressed to Attorney General Daugh-
e-rty at Washington, v. c, ne manes
the charge that the federal judge is
favorably to the wets, and submits
proof. His letter follows:
Some time ago information was fur
nished you to the effect that the atti
tude of Judge Woodrough of Omaha,
toward enforcement of the federal pro-
hibit.on law, was unfriendly.
Condition have not grown anv bet
jf anythmf worw We fw, juUe
Woodrough has contributed largely to
this undesirable fttate. His oym
rathy oeema to be with the wcta and
Chadron, four pleaded guilty to vio
lation of liquor laws. Three were
fined $10 and one $5. In Norfolk the
The pePe of Nebraska want the
V"Wi cntonciU !,uf thry "?ver
will be so long as our judges continue
the practice of nullifying them as
Judge Woodrough is doing.
If there is any relief, we are ap
pealing to you for it.
(Nebraska City Pre.js)
How much have you to worry
about? Isn't this a fact that most
of your worries are either imaginary
or entirely over-rated in your imagina
tion? The other day we were in a Ne
braska City business office waiting for
a interview with the proprietor. We
had just been kicking to an acquaint
ance about some inconsequential mat
ter, the exact purport of which, to be
truthful, we have now forgotten. But
it was a complaint of some sort and
oup remarks were being somewhat en
dorsed by the man to whom we were
The door opened and in came three
boys, laughing, chattering and pleased
over the anticipation of a treat at the
Mxla fountian. It was evident that
they were untouched, for the most part
by the goddess whom we call Dame
r ortune. I heir clothing was not tailor-
made by any means. They were clean
and neat and they were happy. They
evidently had no worries; if they had,
tliey were kept under cover. They
walked to the said fountain and sat
down on the stools. It was then we
noticed there was ?ome difference in
their manner, a groping with the
hands, a feeling for support which
could not be visualized. They were
totally blind.
Three blind boys, never again to see
the glories of the outdoor world, the
faces of lowing relatives or loyal
friends, and yet they were happy: and
we who have the full enjoyment of
God-given senses and who frequently
ubue them are complaining about
our "luck" or kicking because the
world is not better to us.
(Nebraska State Journal.)
The leaders in the Masonic frater
nity in Lincoln are not saying much
alout it, but it is known that many of
them are concerned over the attempt
pviflnntlv hpinir mji.lo hv thp 1c 1 1 Vlnv
klan to give the impression that the
Masons are in sympathy with it. "If
there is anything anti-Masonic in the
'ovl,l,; "'?, a lon time member of
as it is described by the' men at the
head of it. The dillerence between
that sort of thing and Masonry can
V11 unlerst2od when 'ou ?ow
that tho place of meeting as well as
the mPmbprship is pecn The Ma.
fon.s on the other hand, meet in
well known halls owned by them-
selves. Their lists of members and
a niemher of the klan, as it is de-
scribed in the newspapers."
We are now actively en
gaged in locating home
seekers on desirable 610
acre grazing homesteads in
central Wyoming. The ear
lier you go the better the
choice. Our , charges are
extremely reasonable, con
sidering the service render
ed. Inquire.
We have several custom
ers for good Box Butte
farms and sandhill ranches.
Submit full description and
prices with terms on your
ERTY Desirable renters
want vacant houses or
rooms. What have you?
We have a few customers
for snaps in city property.
Come to our office in the
Reddish Block Phone 20.
The Thomas Company
Alliance, Neb.
American Legion Plans
to Solve Unemployment
Problems of Members
The task of caring for the 000,000
unemployed ex-service men of the
country will be taken over by the
American Iegion, it was announced
this week at a special unemployment
conference at legion headquarters at
Indianapolis. The conference, which
was called by Commander John (t.
Emery, was attended by national of
ficers and members of a committee
which had been appointed to investi
gate unemployment among members
of the lejion.
Data gathered by the committee
and presented at the meeting showed
that approximately !00,0()0 veterans
were out of work two weeks ago. It
was shown that 21.5 per cent of the
ex-service men are unemployed, and
that those employed had experienced
an average cut in wages of 32.5 per
cent since the war.
The findings of the legion's inves
tigation was said to have prompted
this action. President Harding was
notified of the decision and instruc
tion for taking care of the jobless
world war veterans were sent to 11,-
(()() legion post.v The instructions
to the posts asked that every effort ;
be made to secure employment, "for !
our buddies, and see that they have J
fo 1 and shelter. I
The tobacco worm is said to be at- The opinion of a prominent pho
tacking the crop, but a little thing toarapher that men are vain will
like that won't be noticed in the heat
of the campaign.
A lot of inconsistency is shown in
the attitude of persons who are will
ing to get back to normalcy by hav
ing the wages of others cut.
Take advantage of
Thiele's "Win the Ford"
Sale. Standard goods at
reduced prices. Ford
tickets given with each
dollar purchase.
Are you interested in
Electilcity and would you
like c know more about
A class in experimental
and practical electricity is
being formed. If you want
to get in on this, phone 233
or see
When Sickness
Can YOU Pay These Bills?
During your months or years of earning have you laid
away funds to keep you going through a siege of sickness?
Could you satisfy the doctor, the butcher, the grocer, ihe
coal dealer, and others or would you be penniless.
1 Now is the Time to Consider
If you had taken our advice in the past you would now
' have a comfortable little sum to tide you over. Why not
Start a Savings Account Today
A few dollars saved regularly, placed at 5 interest
wul do it.
The First
strike you just possibly as a very good
likeness of some other fellow.
High Twelve Flour
Both made fro mold wheat, and satis
faction is guaranteed.
One each for $1 purchase or paid on account
- a .4"
State Bank
The revival of 3-cent postage might
reduce the percentage of mail matter
which finds it way directly to the
waste basket.

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