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THE ALLIANCE HERALD, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1921.
Cljr AUtaurr Hrralu TUESDAY AND FRIDAY BURR PRINTING CO., Owners Entered at the po.tofTice at Alliance, Mcb., for transportation through the nails as second class matter. GEORGE L. BURR, Jr E-litor EDWIN M. BURR Business Mgr. Official newspaper of the City of Alliance; official newspaper of Box Butte County. Owned and published by The Burr Printing Company, George L. Burr, Jr, President; Edwin M. Burr, Vica President. HOLD YOUR HOSSES. Exciting days are coming for Alli nce, Box Butte county and western Nebraska. That magical word, "oil," vill be responsible for what i3 exceed ingly likely to happen. Prospects, if that word may be used seriously in the same breath with mention of a wild cat venture, are fair, and are improv ing right along. Those who claim to be in the know in regard to oil formations, aixl who cpeak the lingo of the oil fields, will shortly begin talking in unfamiliar but sweetly sounding phrases of one stratum and another, of certain sands that bear the magical fluid that fills the pockets with money and makes the motors cars mote merrily and quite Inexpensively, if one doesn't figure in wear and tear and tires. The song of the Lorelei didn't compare with the music of these sirens. Before long, unless all our prospects go on the blink, we'll be hearing tales of the stenographer, slaving along on a pittanc eof $125 a month, who in vested $35 in the Stinger Oil company and left for Europe with a cool mil lion dollar after disposing of her stock. There'll be stories of the poor cobbler who took a chance and mort gaged his last peg and shot the whole works on the Golden Geyser and is now giving away Christmas presents fash ioned of beaten gold, the while he rides about in his Rolls-Royce. There'll be tales to stir the imagination and open the pocketbook. The strange part of It is that many of these tales will be true. It's the wme story the world over whenever a lew oil field la discovered. A thousand Uo-.tne shot occasionally proves dinner. Of course, there are nine hundred and ninety-nine times that ii doern't. So far as indications go, where is a chance for striking oil near Alliance. The prophets say there is a sheet of oil across the entire country, and that there is every reason to believe that a streak cuts through western Nebraska. Over at Rushville, at a depth of only 2,000 feet, oil .has been struck. The wild-eyed and imaginative press has hailed it as a thousand-barrel well. Actually, no one knows what its ca- pacity will prove. The drillers only penetrated into the oil-bearing sar.ds . lor six inches. The well was then capped, temporarily, following a cave in, and it will be some time until the ttuth is known. Over at Lakeside, it is said, the oil Well has been gassing for forty-eight hours. The inference is that a gusher way spring forth any minute. How ever, at Crawford, there were gas in dications for two or three weeksj, but no oil was ever found. Every resident of the county hopes, of course, that the prospects may pan out even better than our present high st hope3. It will be the biggest thing that ever happened to western Ne braska. But remember, please, that so far there are only praspects, and that until the field is proven, the men who gamble in oil will be taking a long chance. At Rushville, the syndicate that put down the well is composed of over lour hundred small stockholders. The Lakeside well is owned by a much smaller group, each member of which is well able to lose should the project flivver. If you feel the urge to gam ble, nothing we can say will be likely to dissuade you. Just bear in mind that even with indications that can be construed as favorable it's still a long shot, and if you can't afford to kiss your stock subscription good-bye, keep it in the bank. Once the field is prov ed, there'll still be an opportunity to get in before all the plums have been shaken down. Don't put your faith in headlines written under the stress of excitement. Many a thousand-barrel well has proven, when the excitement died down, to be in the thirty-barrel class. This is the time to sit steady on the seat and hold in the horses. MUSIC WEEK. The idea of setting apart a week fcr one purpose or another has pread al most too rapidly. The idea began with a Pay-Up Week many years ago, but since then eYery organization and hundreds of. big business firms have adopted the suggestion until now, if w desire to observe all the weeks that have been set apart this year, it would take a normal lifetime. There's been everything from Carbon Paper Week .o a Home Town Paper Week, and a Simmons Beds Week to a Kiss Hour Wife Week. There's no limit to it. With a good idea so greatly over worked, when a week comes along that should be set apart and observed, all the average citizen does is to cust one look at the headline and then turn rapidly to the place in the paper where it tells about the progress in the Ar- buckle trial. Music week is one of the occasions that shouldn't b overlooked. Spon sored by a county-wide organization, a state organization and an Alliance committee, it deserves to be remem- bered and observed. As a nation we've i been going too fast a pace to pay proper attention to music. The aver age man thinks of music only as the accompaniment at the time the plate is passed in church; the blare that goes up from the bandstand during the races, the assortment of canned music that comes from his phonograph; the tunes to which the musical comedy chorus cavorts, or something on that order. Always his musical impressions come to him from the outside. And the originators of Music Week, we understand, want music to come from the individuals, as well as brought to them. I thasn't been so many years ago, when civilization in this country was not so complex and there weren't so many amusements, singing was pretty general over the country. An enter tainment wasn't complete without songs from the company. Now there may be a solo or two, or several red seal sections on the vie, and that ends It. But music is coming back. In every town of consequence in the country there are clubs where men, the sober minded fellows in the banks and the stores, get together and let their lungs out If they can't sing, they at least make a noise. It's good for what ails them, and the effect isn't so terrifie as might be imagined. The national as sociation is working for a revival of the old-time bands of Christmas carol ers. One Nebraska town had them last years nnd there'll be more this Decem ber. This was one of the Yuletide customs that should have been retained with the Christmas tree and the Santa Claus myth. The program in Alliance seek3 to stimulate interest in the old songs, and to get all of us to sing them. It won't hurt any of us, and it may 6me good. Its worth a trial, if there is only enough interest during the week of November 20 to 26, maybe, when Christmas comes, some enter prising soul will bring in a municipal tree and we'll have a huge celebration, with public singing, followed by a band of carolers telling the good tidings ir, a way that will make all of us gla'J that we are alive to enjoy the greate? ; festival of the yeat, l NO DANGER SIGNAL. In this issue of The Herald will be found some Armistice Day reflection? of an exsoldier. The editor of thif newspaper, also an ex-service man, doesn't endorse all of ihe opinions that are expressed in that communication. There are plenty of other cx-soldier$ who do not. But the fact remains what one man does. You huve our assur ance that he is a man who saw hard service. The tone of the entire letter shows that while he is proud of the sacrifices he made, he has in his heart little but bitterness for those who) cheered him on his way to the front, i It's surprising the amount of resent-1 ment there is on the part of the ex- soldiers. Their restlessness, induced by the change from the activity of the fields of war to the marts of trade and industry; the fact that others pros pered while they suffered; the fact that the broken and wounded have not had adequate care the fact that many of them are jobless, have all helped to swell the tide of discontent. This soldier sees America threatened by a wave of bolshevism, it's life Hershman ALLIANCE DRUG CO. Accurate Prescription Service. 214 Box Butte Ave. hanging by a thread. He sees in these discontented soldiers a menace to the country they helped to save. He has undoubtedly talked with other ex soldiers who tnlked as he talks. All of us have. And yet, mere talk never yet constituted a menace. It is the sacred right of soldiers, from the days when men fought with battle-axes, to beef. All during the war we had it. Men beefed and com plained because they were held in training camps and not put directly into the trenches; they beefed because they were sent to the trenches without adequate training. They kicked about the fowl and the rides in boxcars, the cooties, the discomforts everything imaginable. And yet when they faced the Boche they fought like demons. It is axiomatic in the service that sol diers will complain if they don't, look out for trouble. There are a lot of soldiers feeling the stings of injustice, and there'll be more of them before the winter is over. But only the weak ones will do any thing more than utter their discontent. It took all kinds of men to make an army. Some of them weren't worthy of the honor for which they were un derpaid. It's hard, on the return, to find that fine words uttered at the time the troops marched away are 'now meaningless that there is a desire to forget rather than to reward sacrifices. The soldiers that won the war may beef about it and say all manner of mean things, but they don't mean any thing by it. It's just their way of let ting off steam. However, the fact that the ex-sol diers can be depended on, whether treated fairly or otherwise, to uphold the government for which they have risked their lives, doesn't change the fact that the nation is in debt to these men, and that the debt should be paid. The writer doesn't favor the bonus, but he does hold that unemployed, the wounded, the maimed and all these T THE SPINAL COLUMN SanF urL The Way Rheumatism is needless tor ture. Thousands of people suffer with rheumatism and many of them are doomed to life in an invalid's chair, doping with num erous drugs to deaden their pain, simply because they don't know that behind their suffering there is a CAUSE that can be remov ed permanently ani easily. Rheumatism in the EFFECT of a CAUSE. WITHOUT THE CAUSE THERE CAN HE NO EFFECT. Chiropractic has proven that rheumatism and more than ninety per cent of all other dis eases are the direct result of impinged nerves at the point where they emit from the spinal column and by relieving such pressure by adjustment of the subluxed vertebrae responsible for it the EFFECT or dis ease disappears. See your Chiro practor. Consultation without obligation. DBS. JEFFREY & SMITH Chiropractic Health Service. Over Harper's Dept. Store. Armand COMPLEXION POWDER InVklfflLE PINK (P WUffE-BOXES ARMAND Complexion Powder speaks for itself. One trial will prove to you how wonderful it really is! Buy a box of Armand today. Armand "Bouquet" is a fairly dense powder, at 50c, and Armand "Aida" is a cold cream powder, very dense and clinging, at $1. & Scotten Alliance, Neb. men should be given an opportunity to get back to the place they were when they entered the service. We know what It is to come back to find a Job filled; to receive a handshake as a welcome from the fellow who couldn't find words to express his gratitude when his emp!oye left to fight his bat tles. If there can't be a return to normalcy, then by all means let's urge 1,1 u f some way ly which every community I jrhould be compelled to take care of( the jobless men who enlisted from it i . until conditions get better. This is ! the least we can do. I Herald Want Ad3 are read. r.l,.,.,.,.,.,. . .,.,.,.,.,..,.. . , , .... ......... ; . . v.;.,..;;; , . 7? Lots of Goal In Our Bins NOW. We Can Supply You With the Coal Best Suit ed to YOUR Needs. With the arrival of vmmistakeable signs of continued colder weather mornings and evenings when a fire is necessary many are filling their coal bins. Our supply is large at this time. An order given us means no waits the kind of coal you want well screened. Phone 545 and give us your order. We know the value of a sat isfied customer. Note these prices Delivered in Alliance Best grades of Coal Kirby or Owl Creek Chestnut, per ton $ 9.00 Kirby or Owl Creek Nut, per ton 12.50 Kirby or Owl Creek Egg Nut, per ton 12.50 Kirby or Owl Creek Lump, per ton 13.00 Sheridan Lump, per ton 11.50 Colorado Lump, per ton 15.50 Colorado Nut, per ton 14.50 $1.00 PER TON LESS AT THE BINS. Alliance Creamery Co. Phone 545 or Leave Orders with E. T. Gregg, at our City Station, 118 West Third Street. '.'tt'''',.' J, I 1(1 The Ford Sedan is the favorite family car, seats five comfortably. While an I . I I enclosed car with permanent top, it has large windows, and may in a minute be I t HI sun. In inclement weather it is a closed car, dust-proof, water-proof, cold-proof. HI Finely upholstered. Equipped with electric starting and lighting system and . l demountable rims with 3 lA-inch tires all around. A real family car. Anybody can ; safely drive it. It has all the conveniences of an electric car with the economy HI which goes with Ford cars, low cost of purchase price, small cost of operation. HI and maintenance. Won't you come in and look at it? Ill - .i COURSEY & MILLER ; I w Jj V '1 T ' Alliance NhrnItA 111 rri ii ! rrrrnQ' ' Amance ; I 1 PANNING YOUR COMPETITOR (Nebraska City Tress.) An Indiana physician has just won a judgment of $05,000 from four of his fellow physicians. In his suit, which was terminated in court in his favor the other day, the plaintiff al leged that his rivals in the profession had not only written black-hand let ters urging him, for his own safety, to leave the community in which he was plainly prospering, but they a!fO succeeded in getting his 'eitific.ite away from him and forcing hm to fight through the courts for three years before he could re-establish his rifc-ht to practice. He sued for $100, 000 and the jury was so impressed with the justice of his claim that it gave him $05,000 after deliberating only a short time. His four rivals, THE UMIVERSAlt CAR $ country town physicians, will le re quired to work long and hard, it 1. believed, before they pay off the Jeot.. Panning one's competitor in un un fair manner has always been poor business. Only newspaper men cmi . swat each other editorially lay and be friends the next, and oven U'iit precarious and rather unman!..' game has just about been played outi Women are most efficient, really. A woman can drive slowly and nick, about as many pedestrians as a man . can get at fifty miles per hour. New potato sacks, in any quantity. O B a n n o n &. Neuswanger. 96tf