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THE ALLIANCE HERALD, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1922.
01?f Allium? Hrralb TUESDAY AND FRIDAY BURR PRINTING CO, Owners I basis. If there In any. desire for co operation in securing the objects the farmers and labor union men have in- icntrd they want, they'll find it un necessary to ask twice. Entered at the postofTice at Alliance, Keb for transportation through the ' anaila aa second class matter. GEORGE I BURR, Jr. Editor EDWIN M. DURR Business Mgr. Official newspaper of the City of Alliance: official newspaper of Box Butt County. Owned and published by The Burr Printing Company, George L.'Burr, Jr. President: Edwin M. Burr. Vice President. A NEW DAY IN POLITICS. Oolnions will very likely differ as to the importance of the political meeting held at a local church last Friday evening, and despite a rather larger number of public entertain ments than usual, drew an attendance f seventy-five or more men, made up almost wholly of labor unionists and farmers . There will be democrats and republicans who will laugh up their ideeves at the thought nnd the prob abilities are that it would be wii to do any laughing that is to be done now, for perhaps after election they may not 1m? able to nee the-humor the situation. Humor, you we, de pends so much in thepoint of view. The fact is, that when seventy-five men, thus early in the political season iret together and seriously consider the problems of local government, It is a matter for serious reflection on the part of party leaders. This 5s especially, true this year, when the spirit of revolt against party dictates nnd political lines is rampant. In the rtate of Nebraska there is being or jranized a third party headed, it is true, by a few good men and lot of disgruntled politicians which will, in ppite of the selfishness of its leaders draw thousands of votes from men who were once party wheel horses. The political meeting in Alliance is noteworthy for what is did not do, as well as what it did. It was the sent! ment of this gathering, representative of two important classes of the coun ty's citizenship, that they would not for the present, at least, consider the organization of a unit of the new pro trressive party. This action was taken despite the appeals of men who came to the meeting fully intending to form a county progressive branch. The men present were given to understand that if the farmers and union men united thev could carry every office in the county. Instead, they determined not to seek class domination of the county but to use their influence to nee that the right candidates are nominated There is little doubt that these two classes of Box Butte county voters hold the balance of power. By remain ing in their respective parties, they can assure this county of proper offi rials in every office to be filled. As n third party, it is doubtful if they would exert this much influence, every union man and every farmer held together and voted together, un doubtedly they could accomplish cny thing they set out to do. It's prob lematical whether such an efficient or panizafon could ever be formed, but there is no doubt that, working through the two loading parties now in the field, they will have their wish If thev keen the same vision with which they have started out, the on tire county will be the gainer. If they attempt to use their votes simply pee that men of either class is electee they may be successful, but the county stands to lose. For in all the world history there has never been any one class of citizens, or any two classes which contained the material most fit for leadership or for public servants, The religious class, the military clas, the professional classes, the tradesmen or the tradesunions, the farmers the intellectual class have all had try at running some ship of state with out assistance, and all have faile But where voters seek only to find th men most fitted for the jobs they fill then there's no government that can equal.it. Fitness for office should be the chief qualification of any candi date, and these seventy-five men, who undoubtedly speak for their fellows all over the county, have caught the idea. If they go ahead on this plan, Box Butte county will have the best public servants it is possible to get. Future meetings on this order will Le watched with great interest With taxes a burden, it's time to weed out the incompetent and get some men in their places who will lead U3 back to earth. If farmers and labor unionists, the two classes which are by nature opposed to each other' interests, can get together and resolve on better gov 'ernment, there isn't any reason why 'this good news can't be spread. The business men, natural allies of the farmers, and with them the chief suf ferers from high taxes and incompe tence, should be glad to endorse such a move for better county government, just as they endorsed the move to put the municipal affair- on a business A NEW HUMORIST The world is pretty well filled with writers who essay humor, but few and far between are they who really achieve it. America, considered the tamping ground of the world's great humorists, has produced comparatively few of them on which to base her claims to the honor. Mark Twain and Artemua Ward stand out as the most shining examples of the last generation, and Irvin Cobb, Finley reter Dunne and Ellis Parker Butler compete with a few lesser lights for prominence in the present day. Humorous writing, which must fairly bubble and sparkle with wit, is the most difficult All of us have lighter hours, and here and there a man may leave a trace of a light touch, but ordinarily it's pretty heavy stuff. We've been slipping down hill, fo far as great humorists are concerned, since the days of Armetus and Mark. None that has followed has been worthy to fill their shoes. Once in a while, there comes an author with some brilliant piece of work, but he can't sustain the effort. Strickland W. Gillilan who achieved fame over night with his "Off ag'in, on ng'in, gone ag'in, Finnegan," has been trying all his life to duplicate the feat Finley Peter Dunne, who made a great success of his Peter Dooley stories, has never been able to come back. After "Pigs Is Pigs," Ellis Parker But ler has never been able to ring tno bell again. Tis a hard world, my masters. Within the last month a new star discovered that the human head was softer than the granite of his humble hatchet, he's been a fightin' animal. If he s at peace, it s only because he s out of breath. 'You can take away navies' says Doc, an' armies an' submarine' n airplanes an every other neicn- tific device for the promotion of death, an' people'!! still go at it with hands an' rocks.' "Mavbe so. But if a man's dead set on handing me a wallop, you can just bet I'd rather have him do it with his fist than a hand grenade. "But don't you think the President " began the Cub Keportcr. - "Now you jes" let Warren alone," Uncle Henry commanded. It s a new car he's drivin', an' he's jest mistakin the foot brake for the gas." In Vfte I0YIE Tonight the Imperial will present for the second time the photoplay "Conflict," with Priscilla Dean. This nas Dcen called the "picture with a thousand thrills," and Monday audien ces ieciarei that the description it justified. The story concerns Dorcas Kemalie, a society girl forced by her father's death to go and live with her uncle, a mysterious rcclu. and lumber baron. A crafty and queer house keeper rules his prison-like home in the deep woods. Menaced by the house keeper and driven to desperation by the ominous atmosphere of the place, Dorcas runs away. She has failed in love with Jevons, an educated young lumber man, who has challenged her uncle's supremacy in the timber coun try. When Jevon's life is threatened she takes up his fight, outwits her uncle'B hirelings and brings the timber oaron to terms. THE ORACLE SPEAKS. Omaha has been entertaining a girl marvel, a seventeen-year-old peeress who apparently possesses some great psychic powers. In her home town of Atchison, Kas., several years ago Flie is said to have developed an uncanny ability to locate lost articles. In time she became so proficient at this pur suit that she could locate articles that had been lost for as long as ten years. By easy stages she branched out into the realm of psychic phenomena; from inanimate article" she began locating dogs, cats and livestock. Then she tackled missing persons. The news reports credit her with many astound ing successes. An eminent psycholo gist is testing her powers and she may be given a more elaborate test in the New York psychical institute. The girl's life story is interesting, and her powers, to say the least, are! mystifying. In some instances horj predictions have been verified. Ju t how her forecasts concerning love, traveled in securing the "locations' marriage and business turn out is not nnd in the preliminary preparnt'on a rtt W nmver. in her own C0TS of experts were enpaged for "Straight From the Shoulder," a Buck Jones drama, is the attraction for Wednesday. If you were a cow boy, and ' were admired by a pretty waitress and by the efjuilly pretty daughter of the weclthy owner of a gold mine, wh;ch would you choose? In the film, Buck is placed in this position. The way in which he deckle makes an interesting story. Thursday and Friday comes "The Vigilantes," a romance based on the California gold rush days. It's a lib eral education in the history of the far we.-t a thrilling picturization of one of the most romantic and exciting periods in American history. In its prenarntion a fortune was expended an army of actors and actresses were engaged for months in enacting its five jundred scenes, hundreds of miles were .... ii.. l: i estimation, are apparency .un.uc.. on,er that they tru, rPpr0(iv,CP KVin i-ipltlea nnv difficult (lUCstlOn and il,. mr has arisen in the humorous firmament,;. , answer in less time than tuallv were in those oortentious davs weeks in collecting historical data in "Uncle Henry," of Collier's weekly. Uncle Henry preserves his anonymity. His style savors just the veriest triflo of Finley Peter Dunne, but mere is more meat in the words. It has the that it takes to record it The ancient Greeks used to put con siderable faith in their oracles, which were supposed to give advice on all doubtful matters. Eugene Dennis, the o oracular in her Reporters at Omaha put I If.. AT...- ,li i r mil uhOQ Whimsical quality umi .ii.-m.hik-..-... , . , nf s!imel Rlvthe. Withal, "wonder g.rl is al, uic - ... iiTiPoa. TIennrters at Umaha put iKi-eo v.o. it has the substance that comes on.y,- from an intimate knowledge of men'"6 , . . , . ,lua ' ing StlCKCrs. II SO naii wmi .i.e.. and aiiairs, a unuwimm: " ell as strength. The insight is marvelous, the satire keen and wit delicious. Uncle Henry at the close of the dis armament conference, gives nis ver sion of the meeting. Regrettably, it's too long to le reproduced here, but a few bits will be sufficient to show that America has another Mark Twain in the making. This genial philosophy exposes the bunk and the sham in con nection with the conference and in a few minutes dispels illusions that columns of solemn and sensible edi torials couldn't touch. Says Uncle Henry, in an interview with the Cub Reporter: "I don't mind admittin' that I was . . .1... 1 fW.iltA rnnsuicraniv emnuseu wiitru numv of Ml) when the whole world went mad with the lust for virgin gold after the first discovery at Sutter's Mill. Its seven reels are crowded with magnifi cent spectacle, heart-gripping thrills, sentiment, trageIy and comedy. Rents, it is claimed, are going down, because the public has ow anything. ing stickers. is no way of verifying the truth of the girl's answers, but they will be interesting to everyone who takes com fort in hoping. Thus, Miss Dennis cnvR that national prohibition will never be repealed, but hedges a trifle , by saying that enforcement will be' mum less ngiu wunin a year. Other answers include this one, m regard to the possibility of another war: "There will be another great war in three or four years. All the great nations, incuding the United States, will be involved." "The Wall street bomb was planfed by a dark complexioned foreigner. He came to this country by ship, and after the crime, left by ship. He was heavy set and wore a moustache. His name Many men are convinced that it is easier to raise taxes than it is to raise the money to pay them. Wanted to Buy Your fat hogs or ship them on commission. O'Bannon & Neuswanger. 17-tf 'Buy Groceries Carefully And Save Your Money Below we give a few of the items that represent a saving to you.. Look at them and see what you can use. 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The nvnute 1 saw 'em leadin him away, with Bal four's arm alfectionately thrown about his throat, an' every Jap suckin' up more'n his share of air, Fomethin' seemed to tell me that the next com munique would say it with flowers. YVee, me Iwy, we Americans are iocu liarly a race of open diplomats wide open "Say," said the Cub Reporter, "I don't want to be knocker but just what does America get out of this any way?" . "The freedom of the seas, of course. Absolute and uncomlitional on a line stretchin from St Louis to Kl Paso, with exclusive rights to a marine band at Topeka. Could more be asked? "Brenkin' rinht down, though, an' confessin'," cautiously admitted Uncle Henry "when you consider how fine everything started out, I can't help feelin' that if the President had only But what's the use! Never hap pened to see an elephant cross a bridge di you? The intelligent pachyderm, as Joe Tumulty would call him since liecoming an author, advances slowly an' puts down one ponderous fcot on the first plank. After testing it thoroughly, he brings up another foot Then he gets on the extreme outer edge with his whole bulk an' gives a series of jiggles. Finally, when con vinced that the structure is perfectly safe, he retires to a near-by hill and waits for some venturesome cuss to go across first That's Warren! The trouble with the disarmament bridge was that none of the nations really wanted to get over on the other siile. "No, sir, as long as you leave it to gold lace an I'rince Alberts, you'll never get rid of armies and navies. It's not that they love peace less, but honor more. You an me, playing our childish game of 'Dollar, dollar, whose got the dollar?' give a look at Ameri ca's honor now and then, and are satis fied with seem' it's still there. But only those who sit up with it at night, tak ing its temperature from hour to hour, an' puttin' on a mustard plaster now an theo to relieve the inflammation, know how delicate the thing really is. War'g the only thing that does any good. "Then there's old Human Nature," mused Uncle Henry. "I was talkin' only yesterday to young Doe Smith, A fine patriot an' a great soldier if his feet hadn't kept him home, Aooord in' to Doc, there's always been war an' there'll always be war. Ever sine man is It. He was the representative of more than one person." A delightfully indefinite description, which would fit several thousand people. And so with the others. Joseph El ivell was killed by "a big man, middle aged, with light hair and blue eyes," hired by a business rival. And Dor othy Arnold, whose disappearance back in 1910 was a country-wide sensation, "is traveling in France, but may go to the orient." All of the answers quoted have the same vagueness that characterizes the majority of spiritualistic utterances. The conclusion usually is, in such cases, that the spiritualistic medium is bluffing. Noted mediums frankly ad mit that they are lying, but only when caught at it, giving as their excuse that they can get the truth, but it is such a tremendous mental strain that it's easier to bluff. Miss Dennis, not having been caught, insists that she is duly inspired, and in the face of past experiences, her pronouncements may be taken for what they are worth. Just what that is, this editor hesitates to tell the lady. And now that our readers are fully informed as to what may be expected if the "wonder girl" has the right connection with the infinite, we are disposed to admit that in all proba bility her predictions are fully as re liable as those of the old Greek or acles. Further than that we tlare not go, even if we wanted to. IP WWWM Predictions of world disasters to come in 1926 are markedly weakened by the entire failure of predicters to foresee what happened between 1914 and 1918. Such a magnificent oppor tunity missed that time. Luther Burbank is said to be at work on a watermelon in which the seeds will be so placed that they can; be easily remove I, as in a muskmelon. More power to him. 1 It appears to be no longer neces-l sary for wealth to safeguard tiaras' and necklaces. Burglars are disdain ing jewelry and specializing on liquor and automobiles. While waging war on bee diseases. those bee keepers might also endeavor .' to obtain a reduction in sting arma- meet rWx is SHE doi4 , ..... Statistics from a reliable source "tell us that nine men out of 1,000 die every year. In many cases families are left in comfortable cir cumstances, but in others the widow and her children are nothing more than paupers public charges. 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