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THE ALLIANCE HERALD, TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1922.
4k Vt S Eht Allianre Hrralb ' TUESDAY AND FRIDAY BURR HUNTING CO., Owners Entered at the postofTice at Alliance, Ken., for transportation through the uils J second class matter. GFORGK L. nURR, Jr Erfiloi EDWIN M. BURR Business Mgr. Official newspaper of the City of Alliance; official newspaper of Box Butte County. n,l nnhlishfd by The Burr Printing Company, George I- Burr, Jr, iTesident; t.uwin 01. urr, president. RESULTS OF -SAFETY FIRST" The average rnan who makes a rail wav Journey of a hundred miles and the average man hasn't the money to take & longer trip save in cases 01 necessity, or moment"? of wild reck lessness will note a large number of igns, banners and placards scattered over the station, the yards and the varnished cars. They read the same way "Safety First" They produce fcbout the same Impression on his mind the nuanity of other signs that sur round him in his daily life signs that bear the command, "Eat Blink's Bread," or "Wear Scratchless Under nr "VJhv Wash Your Own Sox?" But to the railroa.l men these signs mean something more than mere dec orations, or advertisements. They rep- Mot.nl: nn Idea and an ideal which, Since 1907, has done more to make railway travelers and laborers safe than all the inventions during the same period. All of us take to little in terest in the problems of the men who live in the same block with us. We used to notice, every once in a while, ven when we weren't directly con- terned, that there were a whole lot of railway wrecks, and that railway la borers had a habit of coming home broken and maimed. We may have thought of late years that there were fwer wrecks and fewer railway men mho had to quit the game because of injuries. The reason for this changed condi tion of affairs lies in those words "Saftey First" To the rest of us they represent only the advice to he cau lions when driving a flivver, or ap- m-finf-Vintr ft milwav crossing. To the railroaders, of all classes, they mean much more. These fellows know what carelessness can do. They know how foolish it is to "take a chance," espe cially with a moving train. They have watched their fellows carried away on at stretcher. And, once they got the spirit of "Safety First" and saw what concerted effort in eliminating the tak Ine of risks could accomplish, those two words became their gospel, their kmxI nrw! their philosophy of life while on the job. And all of as benefit because they 1.bvb lnnmnl their lesson well. The railways of the United States carried In 1920, 1,300,000,000 passengers, and the records show that but one out of 6,673,000 was killed. In 1889, the death rate was one to every 1,523,000. On the railroads, the number of deaths to passengers and laborers has dimm ished by two-thirds. " Tfow about the rest of us? In the various industries the lives of workers are better protected. But outside of business hours, look at the score. The automobile is killing more people than the railroads ever dreamed possible. Instead of being one of the -greatest menaces to I;fe, railroad travel has become as safe as staying home in bed. What all of us need to do is to adopt the "Safety First" slogan in the, Fame spirit as the railroaders. Ict's not only preach it, but practice it, all the time. The principle is just as good In automobiling, in walking, in swim ming, in any hazardous occupation or Ymrsuit Ra'lroads and railroader? bave almost eliminated carelessness. The railroad employes are just the same sort of people as the rest of us, of neither greater or less intelligence. The only difference is that there are fewer of them, and they have been able to see that it pays. in a peanut stand, he would be be- writing of leeords without fear, favor i sieged with friends who would offer or coloring to nuit any clas.i of citizens suggestion and advice on countless as- or any branch of hyphenates. A few pects of the venture, from where to months ago, announcement was made buy the machinery to the exact shade of a number of prizes for historical to which the peanuts should be roast ed. 'monographs. The organization has The same young man, al-out to te: offered sufficient inducement to make himself up in a contract that will, presumably, bind him until death, un less his wife's relations or the divorce courts intervene, will find no one to guide him. The truth of the matter is that the young man contemplating this great tep is in no position to judge for himself. Some sort of fluttering about his heart so impairs his judgement that it cannot be trusted. At such timed a pug no-e npjicars to be the very fouI of beauty, when Actually pug noses are not, even though dignified by the name retrousse. A skinny maiden will seem slender; a fat girl will seem a fetching bundle of curves when the same man, in sober judg ment, will realize that she is a moun tain of flesh. Not that these things are of any great importance. Love is is no respector of persons; it comes where it listeth. Our argument is not directed against Cupid, at all. One must fall some time, if he be human, and therefore, why not apply the stand ard of perfection to one's beloved while there is yet time to withdraw. Only in the last few months has there leen a standard that covers not only physical, but other points of im portance. Centuries ago, the Venus de Milo was carved from everlasting rock, the 100 per cent beauty of her time. Little is known of Venus save her physical proportions. Her height was 5 feet 8 inches; weight, 140; neck, 13 inches; chest, 33 inches; bust, 37; waist, 23; hips, 39; thigh, 24; upper arm 11, and calf, 15 inches. Figures, in this case,, are not very enlightening. Women are not so large as in Venus' day, but generally speaking, the same proMilions hold good. Now the youth contempating matri mony will not be able, in most cases, at least, to do more than guess as to the physical proportions of his heartV desire. There is not even a municipal swimming pool to help him out But every man may measure his beloved according to the standard for other lerfections. The Denver American Legion post has investigated the matter thorough ly. Hunderds' of men have given the (rood points of their ideal women, and this is the way she is riH un; Thyaical Beauty 25 per cent Mentality 20 per cent Amiability 12 per cent Spirituality 10 per cent Sense of humor 8 per cent Love of sports 7 per cent Domesticity 6 per cent Artistic and romantic sense 5 per cent Style 5 per cent Modesty, only 2 per cent Total 100 per cent And now, having given the physical proport'ons as well as other attribute.' of the ideal women, The Herald hap done its full duty. Any man who is satisfied with less has no one but him self to blame. We should suggest that while perfection is the ideal, it is not humanly attainable., and no man should be too critical. The Denver Legion naires claim to have discovered the 100 per cent woman right in their city, but somehow we fail to discern the wings sprouting on the candidate. If you get CO per cent of this, you'll find that you have been fairly fortunate in the matrimonial grab-bag. Fortun ately for us men, there are no stand ards which may be applied to our sex. The average husband, alongside the average wife, is discounted about 50 per cent to start with. research work in American history profitable, as well a.? attractive. Nor is thu all. In its official pub lication, the K. C. organization is doing' even more. Charles Grant Miller,' rome months ago, started a campaign' against a long list of school histories charging that the authors are rewrit ing American history to suit their con cept of what it ought to be. These textbook?, it is charged, are colored to save the feelings of the Britirh. They omit mention of such important stim ulators of patriotism as the story of Nathan Hale, of Betsy Ross, Molly Pitcher, and minimize the work of John Paul Jones, try? Boston tea party, and other incidents that, although in some resects legendary and tradition al, have Ferved a mighty purpose. In some of these textbooks it is made a! point to speak disparagingly of great men in American history, to enlarge upon their weaknesses and speak dis paragingly of their influence. Mr. Miller has made a thorough study of these books, and has pointed out their defects. It has been an uphill fight all the way, but he is getting results Influential forces are supplementing his efforts, ami it should not be long until American school children will be no longer tainted by Anglophobe writ ers, just as there has been a movement to do away with certain German litera ture that once poisoned the minds of the youth of the country. For the information of those who may be interested in seeing what books their own schools are using, the list of textbooks under attack is given beiow: School History of the United Sta,es. Revised 1920, by Albert Bushncll Hart. American Boole Co. A History of the United States for Schools, 1919, by A. C. . Mclaughlin nnd C. H. Van Tyne. O. Appleton & Co. School History of the United States, 1919, by John P. O'Hara. Macmillan Co. Short American History by Grades, Parts I and II, by Everett Barnes. D. C. Heath & Co. American History for Grammar Grades, 1920, by Everett Barnes. D. C. Heath & Co. Burke's Siieech on Conciliation, K.lited by C. H. Ward. 1919. Scott, Foresman & Co. Our United States, by William Backus Guitteau. 1919. Silver. Bur- dett & Co. PLEASANT VALLEY . Mr. Lew Roberts and family and Ferg Thimblin spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John Roberts. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Squ'bble spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John Warn. Mr. and Mrs. Ernert Osborn and little daughter spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John Rolterts, Harold Bry and and Joe Thimblin were afternoon callers. Mrs. Irfw Rnlxrta ami ttniiirbfora were pleasant callers at Otis Cox's! r t i ounuay. Edgan Brown was a caller at Os car Stepherson's Sunday afternoon. Harold Bryant returned home Thursday afternoon from Alliance, where he has been visiting friends. Mrs. Clarence Surface and little son departed for the east where she will visit with relatives. Mr. Gus Deitcher snpnt Tbnrsdnv afternoon with Otis Cox. Gus Sohingj was an afternoon caller. Miss Fern Eaton spent Sunday with her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. Oliver in Hemingford. The capital, surplus and un divided profits of the Alliance National Bank amount to $130, 000.00. 10-15 The way a French chef garnishes) dishes entitles him to high rank as an interior decorator. THE IDEAL WOMAN. A newspaper is valued only as tills it place in the community. has not one, but many duties to per form, some of them vastly unpleasant, but not to be shirked, nevertheless. Now and then come3 a pleasant duty, In which the chief pen pusher takes much joy. But life, so we have been told. Is not all beer and skittles. The bitter must be taken with the sweet The grinding duties must be performed along with those that are a pleasure. A dutv faces us and we must not shrink. In this community, as in countless others, there are young men and maid ens, falling in love, falling out, marry ing and evervthintr. Although the great process of mating goes on with out interruption, day in and day out, in season and out of season, there is no word of counsel for those about to commit matrimony. Were a man to invest two hundred and fifty dollars TAINTED HISTORY The Knights of Columbus are per forming a very real service for the Uuited States now, just as they did for the men in the training campF and the trenches during the war. Ir the course of the hostilities, K. C representatives were most instrumen tal in keeping up the morale of the fighting forces. Their huts, although not so numereous as those of other organizations, were always crowded Tho men in charge of their war work were never so obsessed with the idea of their own importance that they could not sympathize or fraternize or counsel with the high privates in the rear rank, and they did it as readily as they served the men who wore the gold braid on their coats. Now that the war is a thing of the past and the Knights of Columbus had a very vital part in making this par ticular bit of history, they have not relaxed their vigilance. They are still keeping up the fight, only this time they are not giving home comforts and boundless sympathy to homesick boys or putting life into disheartened. They are interesting themselves in seeing to it that patriotism shall endure, not for the duration of the war only, but for all time. Tho Knights of Columbus are taking the lead in seeing to it that history, which they had their share in making, shall be written properly. As an or Sanitation, they have decided to en courage the study of history and the t I the Cut-price man. (Advertisng and Selling.) There are some people in this world who are self-confessed bargain hunters. They see virtue in a commodity only wnen the price can be arranged. lhey will favor you with a sly. in sinuating wink as they say, "No, nirel 1 never pay the list price for anything. 1 make my own terms or 1 dont buy." That's what they say, isn't it? Investigate such a man on a per sonal basis and you will find that he wears an athletic "type" union suit with a sweat-shop label in the neck band. The webbing has broken away at the wai.it He smokes "ten cent straights special tolay for six cents apiece." The aroma is suggestive of a motor man's glove. He lives in a house covered with just as good" roofing. Sun and rain find access through a hundred cracks. He plays golf with a Glory dimple "second." His drives average all of ninety yards. He carries a "take me home for 74 cents" dollar watch. He arrives home 5 minutes behind the dinner hour. And so on to the end of the chapter. He has made his "own terms." He lives by his "own terms" and probably dies by them. if you give him the opportunity, he will make his "own terms" with you. then after you have cut the list price you will have to nay the Dcn- alty. 1 one eleven cigarettes TURKISH VIRGINIA BURLEY iiree Friendly Gentlemen The perfect blend of the three Perfect cigarette tobacco; in one perfect cigarette one-eleven cigarettes 1I!PJIETH AVE. I I 1 T- t - i t'I't t . f . j . .;- "' - -- ' ' ' WILLIAM RHOADS Uesident Manager ANNOUNCE MENT All Cotton Hosiery, Knit Underwear, Ribbons, No tions and Dry Goods of all kinds have been sold to an outside concern and shipped away. What remains of Winter Apparel will be closed out at greatly lowered prices. Mr. Reuler who is in New York every month, is there now with his corps of buyers selecting all that is desirable and new and we expect to show the latest in FROCKS, COATS, SUITS, WRAPS, BLOUSES SKIRTS, SWEATERS, HATS, Etc. Very shortly in fact we expect express shipments by Saturday. Inciden tally the same garments will be offered to you that we sell in both our Denver stores assuring you styles that are months ahead ot anything shown in this section and at prices that will be a revelation to you. Our regular opening announcement of our plans and aspirations will appear early in February. What Will THEY Do? A CCIDENTS some very serious happen every day "V of our lives, but just when they will happen and how discomforting they will be can never be told in advance. It's bad enough to suffer pain, but the mental anguish that accompanies such injuries in the event the husband isn't able to provide for his family is doubly worse. A SAVINGS ACCOUNT WILL HELP If you are a regular depositor in our big list of savings ac count holders, you will have funds to help out at just such a time as this. Why not drop in today and talk over the plans we have. We'll surprise you with the simplicity of the system. WE PAY 5 INTEREST ON TIME DEPOSITS The First State Bank Deposits Guaranteed by Nebraska State Guaranty Fund.