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The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922, November 01, 1921, Image 2

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Gtyr AUiaurr Hrralft
Entered at Ihe Kstoffico at Alliance,
Neb., for transportation through the
Mails a second class matter.
EDWIN M. BURR Business Mgr.
Official newspaper of the City of
A1Hanr! officiul newspaper of Box
Butte County.
Owned and published by The Burr
Printing Company, George I Burr,
Jr., President; Edwin M. Burr, Vice
vi: ham: discussion
The Liens club wr.s successful in
fretting discussion of ihe school board's
plans for selling bonds in order to pro
ceed next spring or summer with its
building program. Discussion is a
.good thing for the soul, as the chair
man of a certain road meeting at
Hemingford observed on that famous
occasion when all Alliance was pre
sented with the raspberry. But dis
cussion can also be productive of good.
It all depends upon who is present
and what they are moved to say.
The first public discussion of the
pchool situation came yesterday noon
at the chamber of commerce luncheon.
The school board came out in force.
There was a good showing of business
men. There was discussion sane and
clear, with no argument. The school
board took the men present into its
confidence and explained what they
proposed to do.
The plans include the sale of f 200,
000 of the $250,000 bond issue voted,
Under such terms as will prevent the
school district paying interest on the
money until it begins to use it in con
struction. It is proposed to erect two
build ings, a high school and a ward
school on the-east side. The high
Khfol will be an elaborate affair, with
Rrottiwl floor .devoted to a gmynasium
and the second floor to an auditorium
that will seat eight hundred. Around
the gymnasium and auditorium will be
"Wilt class rooms. Nothing was actu
ally said about a ward school, but it
is presumed that the board will keep
its promise made to the east 6iders
when the bonds were voted.
The board hopes to build these two
buildings under the $20Q,000. One
speaker said that it was hoped to save
some of this sum perhaps as much
as $30,000 or $40,000. As to the ef
fect on taxes, it would raise them
somewhat. The estimated increase
for the first ten years was, put at
15 mills. On the present valuation,
this would amount to a 13 per cent
increase in the school tax, or a G per
cent increase in the total taxes paid
by any taxpayer.. In other word, ,:t
would mean that where a man pays
$100 taxes now, he would pay $103 if
the school bonds were sold.
The business men at the meeting
listened with interest to the members
of the school board and Superintend
ent Pate. There were some fjuest'ons
asked which showed that some of those
present were anxious to know if still
more money could be saved by waiting
another year before building. This!
cjuestion was never satisfactorily an-'
swered, it being tacitly understood ,
that the schcol board would use the
same good judgment in the future
as they have in the past In the past
they have two times postponed build-:
Ing because they considered the condi- j
tions too unfavorable. To them will
be left the decision, and it M as ap- J
parent from their attitu'o Uict they!
expect to ascertain public sentiment. I
.1- Tl'Vie was a Jisposit'on on the part
Of one or two interested to resent the
imputation in last Friday's Herald
that this spring, when the board called
In some friends to discuss the advisa
bility of going ahead with the building
program, that it was a star-chamber
session. That phrase has been used
to indicate secret meetings, where the
public was to be made the goat. In
the sense that it was used in The Her
ald, there was no intent to insinuate
anything other than that the public
was not consulted. At the meeting in
question, the members of the school
board and a few prominent business
men were present. They were there
by invitation. Jf the meeting was
public, and we are informed that it
was, only a smail portion of the public
had any opportunity to be present, for
only a small proportion of the tax
payers were invitel It was undoubt
edly the cream of the taxpayers. 'It
may have been that the board had no
time to call a public meeting, but it
is certain they did not wish to do so.
A select list of some fifty were noti
fied. Of this number, about a fourth
It is probable that these men could
speak more intelligently than the av
erage. It is probable that they pay
more taxes. But they don't pay all
the taxes. They don't even pay the
major portion of them. The great
majority were not consulted. This, in
our humble opinion, is a case where
the descriptive "star-chamber" session
la not wholly undeserved.
In the same way it may be paid that
while yesterday's meeting at the
chamber of commerce rooms was com-
posed of representative business men,
it was not a representative fathering
'of taxpayers. The men present can
speak only for themselves or their
j class, at ihe most. If (he school hoard
wishes to be perfectly fair in the mat
ter, it will consult nil classes of tax
payers before proceeding, for som
timcs a tax that is only an annoy
nnto. for a rich man is a hard load
for his le.s fortunate brother.
A very pretty political squabble is
now rnginjc in I'm-oln over the ap
pointment of Will MrCIay to bo post
master at the capital city. Funny
thing about it is that the big howl is
rot coming from the defeated candi
dates, but from friends of the success
ful contestant and supporters of Con
gressman Reavis, who has practically
admitted that he is responsible for the
setting aside of civil service rules.
McClay did some services for him in
a political way, he says, and intimates
that the victors should have the spoils.
It's fortunate for the republicans
that there is a big railroad strike
threatened just now, and this makes
such things as injustice and the over
riding of civil service rules in appoint
ing a postmaster of comparatively lit
tle moment If the strike comes, this
will be forgotten in the matter of
greater interest, and if not, the edge
is just about worn off, anyway. The
Journal has hinted, discreetly, that Mr.
McClay was not the best man avail
able for the place, but has made no
great to-do.
Actually, of course, something ought
to be done about it. Heretofore the
civil service has stood for fair dealing.
Once or twice there have been whis
pers that perhaps there was a political
twist to some of the markings given
to candidates, but it's been a long
time since Nebraskans hive seen two
experienced men shelved, such as Biv
ens and Ludlam, in order to make way
for a fellow who once took the stump
for a congressman.
The years have been long and lean
for the fellows who have faithfully
carried water for the republican party
during the days the democrats were
in power, and there is undoubtedly
considerable call for soft jobs for the
faithful. It would seem, though, there
The 5?anF Way
Comparing the brain to a dy
namo and the organx of the body
to the motors and lights to be
energized by Ihe dynamo, you
have a fairly good working ba
sis to arrive at some idea of the
Why and How of VITAL EN
ERGY. Vital Energy, like electricity,
i.t beyond the scope of human
knowledge when it comes to tell
ing what it is, but like electric
ity, if we do not know what it is
we do at least know some of the
laws which govern its actions;
what it will do under certain cir
cumstances and what it will not
do under other circumstances.
Wc know that if the nerve cir
cuit is clear of obstruction that
vital energy will reach the organ
or part which that nerve sufl
I I i oi anil that a full quota of life
will be expressed there. We also
know that if the nerve trunk is
subject to pressure that this cur
rent of vital energy will be un
able to pass the obstruction with
full force and that the inevitable
result is a lowering of the per
cent of life expressed in the or
gan or part.
Where the nerve trunks leave
the spinal column they pass out
BETWEEN the little bones.
These little bones are subject to
slipping out of alignment due to
the application of external force,
and by so slipping out of align
ment bring pressure to bear on
the nerve trunks, thus shutting
off a part of the vital energy to
some part of the body.
The Chiropractor is trained to
locate these misaligned bones of
the spinal column and to adjust
them back to their normal po
sition. This re-establishes the
full flow of vital energy to the
diseased tissue. Chiropractic
removes the cause Nature
makes the cure.
should be enough department posi-, that the ex-service men will cost the
tions of one sort and another to take United States government twenty
care of all pressing caes, and that billions of dollars within the next
plares which require men of ability twenty-five years. Most of this great
should be filled by the best material sum, Mr. King says, is to be paid out
available. If there had been no good of the treasury in some form of pen
men out for the position, nobody sion for the veterans of the world war.
would object to classing the job with Bonuses and various kinds of nllow-
the spoils of war, but under the cir
cumstances, it's a mjghty bad prece
dent, to say the least We may expect
prospective candidates for the Alli
ance postmastership to begin saying
nice things about Mr. Kinkaid
Among other things that have a ten-
dency to get the editorial goat is the If.n't it worth it?
attitude of some of the so-called! Where would the Unite.l States have
statesmen toward any appropriation been had it not been for these same
that is to go to the ex-soldiers. It's (,0ldiers? Isn't it a whole lot better
getting so that nothing for the benefit to pay the money to your sons, broth
of the men who saved this country can 'ers and husbands, han to pav it to the
be proposed but some long-winded and Huns? Some of these days the politi-
.u.-ij-iuhki-u puinui win arise ami
begin to spout figures. Makes no dif
ference whether the thing proposed is
good or bad; someone will be found
who takes out his pencil and paper
and begins to figure.
The last one of these fellows is
Senator King of Utah, who declares
ances and benefits will make up the
remainder, he declares.
Twenty billions, in the aggregate,
sounds like a huge sum of money. The
senator, you will note, figures it over
a lonv period and shouts out "twenty
billions" in a loud voice and lets his
voice drop when it comes to the
"twenty-five years." It's only an es
timate. Sunnnsff if cVirml.1 Ua i-n
c ans who talk thi
,ay will meet
someone who'll tell, them straight
The fellows who gave the most dur
ing the word war have been getting
the worst of it ever since their re
turn, and the ones who hand them the
worst packages are usually the fellows
who made the sweetest speeches when
Little Dimes Make Big Dollars
atumrday, Nov
Mark the date on your
calendar, it will be
Savings Account
On that day we will
inducement for you to
Each year there are a fresh number of young people
who reach the age when they should open a bank account
and begin to save money. We set aside one day each
year for this purpose and we make it a special occasion
at this bank. We want to help you get started.
New $1 Accounts Pay Big
Ask Us For Particulars.
The First State Bank
jthe soldiers left to fight their battles,
i The state of Nebraska hands out a
ten-cent lithographed certificate of
gratitude to the men who served at $30
a month during the war, but the most
of the good state jobs go to the fel
lows who stayed at home while the
staying was good.
(Omaha Bee.)
Unofficial returns from more than
half the precincts of North Dakota
indicate that Governor Lynn J. Fra
zier has been recalled by the citizens
of that state., and with him two other
of the states principal officers en
dorsed by the non-partisan league.
Only on one ground can this result be
accounted for, that the citizens of
North Dakota have grown weary of
the program of paternalism introduced
there under Townlcy, and which has
not borne the fruit promised by its
visionary promoters.
Millions of dollars of public funds
have been invested in state-promoted
activities, which include about every
thing in the way of. social service,
whether publicly or privately conduct
ed. Along with the public money
enormous sums collected in the name
of the non-partisan league have also,
been expended. We have no inclina-
tion to debate the wisdom of unwisdom ;
of the Townley projects, preferring!
to accept the verdict of the people,
make it a special
open a bank account
who have been most directly affected!
by them. North Dakota apparently
has had enough of the experiment, .
which has cost so much, and the end '
whereof will not be until the bonds?
issued in the name of the state by
the Townleyites are finally redeemed. .
Nebraska may well look l:ore it .
accepts the proffer of Arthur G. Wray
to do as much for this state as Town
ley did for North Dakota. The recall'
of Governor Frazier may not be the
end of the paternalistic movement, but .
it is a mighty solemn indication of how
it is regarded by the folJfs who have
been closest to it.
New potato sacks, in any
quantity. O'Bannori &.
Neuswanger. - 9Gtf
"It is computed that the average
man sjeaks in the course of a vear
eleven million words."
"And how many does he listen to
from the average women?" Louis--villve
"Tanlac made me feel younger." '
"It put me back on the payroll." "I
can cat whatever I want now." "I no
longer suffer from indigestion." "I
gained weight rapidly." Thee and '
many more expressions are now heard i
daily as people tell of their experience
with Tanlac. F. E. Holsten.

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