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Ieonton, Mo., Dec. 30, 1020. E. D. AKE, Editor. Volume JLIV. Number 31 Let as all strive to make it a Happy New-Year. The Republican House leader tells as that the g. o. p. is going to enact a tariff law which will bring additional revenue and at the same time prohibit foreign imports. This suggests to me, "Come in!" and "Kitty, bar. the door! Wb are advised that the Hon. Wil liam Jennings Bryan, erstwhile Demo crat and later Billy Sunday disciple, baa been in conference with President elect Harding in response to special Imitation. If it will for all time rid the Democratic) party of the Moses who tried to lead it into ways of fanaticism and intolerance, all is well. Better an open foe than a false friend. Is the policy of the United States to be Disarmament or Miliary and Naval Aggrandizement? A combina tion of frothing vindictives and foolish partisans has defeated a scheme look ing toward universal peace and the lessening of public burden. If that burden could be placed npon them alone, one might rest better content; bat unfortunately it will fall upon us all. "What fools these mortals be!" The "hold-up" industry still flourishes. Every morning the city papers chronicle from two to five robberies and killings, and no man is safe in home, store, or on the street. Happy the victim who escapes with life or without serious personal in jury. When caught, it often develops that the criminal offender has done time in the pen and been parolled. "Once a criminal always a criminal" is a harsh conclusion, but it is frequent ly verified at the expense of law-abiding citizens. The parole system is commendable, but it ought to be at tended with extreme care. A Happy New Year to all the world! May the Brotherhood of Man become manifest and universal peace prevail! It can be made so if we but cast aside our belittling prejudices and eek honestly for that which is right ly due us rendering freely and ex acting only that which is justly ours. My nearly fourscore years of pil grimage gives me hope that some where in the future is that Millenium for which humanity so long has pray edprayed longingly, vainly, but with the faith that springs from the common aspirations of men. The Golden Rule was not set for a day, but for all time. Let us sec who can most closely follow it through the twelvemonth now about to begin. On the first page of this paper is an editorial from the Youth's Companion which must have the endorsement of every man and woman who stands for America First. That assault up on the Union clubhouse because be fore it were displayed the English, French and American colors was an outrage that should call down upon the offenders the extreme limit of the law. Tb.6 crime was committed by a lot of hoodlums calling themselves Irish sympathizers, but 1 don't be lieve ven an hundredth of them were at heart lovers of either this country or Ireland. England was one of the Allies that fought alongside us and France in the Great War for the freedom of the world. That all three flags should wave before the clubhouse named was eminently proper and in dicative of the tie that binds the three leading nations of earth. No true Irish patriot, no honest lover of this the country oi his adoption, could take part in the lawless, shameful assault which we must all protest against in behalf of the good name and honor of the United States. Miss Bly Stevenson is spending Christmas with ber parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Stevenson. Marshall Stevenson and wife of Willlamsvllle are spending Christmas in Des Arc. Walter Lovelace of Flat River is al so home. Mr. Kinder, our banker, and wife spent the holidays at Eminence, Mo. Miss Allie Fitz of SC. Louis is visit ing her parents in Des Arc. John Reed has bought the two hous es in the north end of Des Arc, near the railroad crossing, and will run a garage something that we need here. Ed Reed is visiting home folk here. Charley James was married last week to Miss Beulah Kites of Lodi. She is a student at College Hill. All the rooms in the public school gave the children a treat of candy for Christmas. Jesse Jackson and family of Kansas City are visiting his parents here. John Huff and wife of St. Louis are visiting his mother. Lorene Brewington of St. Louis is visiting her grandparonts, Dr. and Mrs. N. A. Farr, in Des Arc. The new road, as far as Roberts school house, is being traveled over. It cuts off at least one mile to Brunot. Miss Nellie Roberts, who is attend ing high school In Williamsville, is visiting her parents here. Miss Jessie Huff, who is teaching in the public school in Piedmont, was home during the holidays. At a meeting of the Commercial Club Thursday night a club was orga nized with forty members enrolled to be known as "The Lakes and Gulf Coast Highway Lone Star Route of Des Arc, Mo.,"with the following offi cers elected: L. L. Schmidt, presi dent; N. A. Farr, vice president; E. W. Fitz, secretary; A. Z. Kinder, treasurer. Directors Ell Stith, J. H. Stevenson, A. K. Walllis, Tom Love lace, L. F. Mahberry. The purpose of this club is to meet with other clubs of this organization in routing this high way through Des Arc, from St. Louie to Poplar Bluff.. We would like to see the other towns along this route in Iron county to do likewir e. Isaac. Card of Thanks. Dei Arc Items. Well, another Christmas has come and gone and we are thankful we have lived to see it. I have seen seventy tune Ghristmases and spent all of them at home in Virginia and home , in iMIssouri, except two during the civil war. We spent two Christmases la camp and bad turkey sent tcVus from our parents in Virginia. We have had a very prosperous hoi iday trade. Everybody bad money to peed and there were more toys sold than ever before. Our three Sunday chools gave a treat to the children Our Sunday Sohool teacher gave me a Christmas card which I prize very much, knowing it came from one of the best Christian women in this town. She is also a fine business woman; buys all the dry goods and writes all the checks. Mrs. Walter Chilton, who died at Haytl, Mo., was brought borne for burial last week. Mr. and Mrs. John Keithley bave gone to Florida to spend the winter. Joe Chilton, son of J. G. Chilton attended thej funeral of his sister-in law, Mrs. Walter Chilton, nee King Joe," as. we call him, is a bright young man, and If he has luck will be a second Charlie Hay. We are cer tainly proud of him. We wish to express our sincere thanks for the kindness shown during thp illness and for the sympathy ex tended by our relatives and friends in the death of our dear mother and grandmother, Jane Sweeney. Also thank Rev. Bush of the Baptist church for his kindness and consoling words, also thank Mr. H. L. Rieke for his efficient service. Mrs. Bell Gray and children, Mrs. Arch Hall and children. Belleview News. Mrs. C. F. Fitzpatrick and children left Friday for a week's visit in St. Louis. Clifford Nivins of St. Louis was a week-end visitor in the home of Mr and Mrs. King. Dr. and Mrs. Appleberry have re turned from the Canal Zone where the Dr. had charge of a hospital the past two years. They visited friends here last Wednesday and Thursday. j The Royal Neighbors had a social on last Tuesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Townsend. Co coa and pie were served. Our teachers, Mr. G. W. Farrar and Miss Jessamine Woodside, had a Christmas tree and entertainment last Friday arternoon. Quite a number of the patrons were present. One' of the largest crowds we ever saw assembled in the hall here attend ed the oyster and cream supper given here last Friday evening, given by the Masons. The following boys and girls who are employed away spent Christmas here with home folk: HustonMcColl, manager in a company store in An- napoiis; Mrs. HustonMcColl, Principal of Annapolis school; Miss Irene Townsend, primary teacher in Annap olis school; Miss Ruth Bynum, teacher of the 5th And 6th grades in Oran school; Miss Emma Townsend, High School student in Jefferson City; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McColl of t. Louis; Mrs. Effie Swift of St. Louis. Robert Wood of Vandusa school was a guest in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Townsend last Saturday and Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. 0. E. Moore and children of Caledonia spent Christ mas in the home of his mother, Mrs. Retta Moore. The Christmas Tree and entertain ment at the Methodist church- last Saturday evening was quite a success' rful affair. In spite of the inclemency of the weather the church was crowd ed. The children in the program acquitted themselves in a most credit able manner. The church was beauti fully decorated .and ' many hearts were made glad and happy by the numerous gifts with which the Tree was loaded. Miss Anna Farrar, who 1b employed in the Grand Leader, St. Louis, spent Christmas week here with her brother. 1 Alpha. ' India Progressing, u , The first auto mall service in the Orient' has been Introduced in Madras, India. Heartbreaking Smiles - i-vi' ; l MvC x yvif '' -i vvA a ( ' , - 4 f c A vv r& ,.. v'' i v There are thousands of kinds of smiles, but it would be mighty bard to picture even in the mind's eye smiles more poignantly tragic than those here seen. Two years of life have held little save misery for these YIenna young sters, yet, even though the result is painful, they smile. They are victims of rickets, the offspring of near-starvation, and that countless others in stricken Europe may not have to share their fate eight American relief organizations, under the name of the European Relief Council, are making a joint appeal for the conscience of America to complete rellel work which this winter faces its crisis. These agencies are the American Relief Administration, the American Red Cross, the Americalt Friends' Service Committee (Quakers), the Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America, the Knights of Columbus, the X. ill C A. and the Y. W. C. A. It's an Uphill Pall' for Polish Boys rtv... ;. tK ,4 h'-f,. - Bare feet and tattered clothes, little to eat and less to wear, such ts the fate of thousands of children in central and eastern Europe. These boys In Poland are enly a sample )f the 3,500,000 destitute youngsters that the Euro pean Relief Council plans to help through the cold days of the coming winter. To that end eight great organizations in America have merged to form the Council, the chalnmuTof which is Herbert Hoover. Under" his leadership the American Relief Administration, the American Red Cross, the American Friends' Service Committee (Quakers), the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, the Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Knights of Columbus, the T. M. C. A. and the Y. W. C. A have decided to co-operate Jointly to raise $33,000,000 to help the European children over the hill. An Appeal to the American People 'T'HREE and one-half million children In Eastern and Central Europe have no alternative to disaster between now and next harvest et cept American aid. For months these most helpless sufferers in the track of war have been admitted to American feeding-stations only1 if tragically undernourished, and have received American medical aid only if desperately threatened by death from disease, a ,,. ' One 5 cent hot American meal today has saved a thousand Uvea. Winter Is closing down. The money of many nations is valueless out side their TTwn boundaries. Economic, and crop conditions make famine, with its terrible train of diseases) a certain visitor until next harvest Inev itably the helpless children will suffer most No child can grow to health and sanity on the pi'tiful makeshifts for food with which milUons of Euro pean adults must content themselves this winter. It is obvious that the remedy can come only from outside. ' i - America saved 6,000,000 European children winter before last Nor mal recuperation cut the need nearly In half last year, but unusual condi tions haye resulted in scant shrinkage of child destitution during the onVn?nth 3ust past The resPnse of America must now decide whether 8,500,000 of these charges, in acute distress, shall begin to be turned away in January frem more than 17,000 asylums, hospitals, clinics and feeding stations dependent on American support There would be no tragedy in history so sweeping or so destructive ft those who can deserve no evil. The undersigned organization's, working among every' race and creed, many engaged also in other forms of relief, agree unanimously that the plight of these helpless children should have complete priority in over na SSf7 nn"1,the "Nation is met This is an issue without politics StSnnST There Can be 'B0 danger ot Pauperisation, XtSS uChM f,' and the $10.0,000 for medical service If 17,1 reUeve 0nIy tte critlc?1 cases-" The medical supplies, in S?m vLaD on,luallfle(3 lft. ut' for every American dolla? used Lf 11 1Z1 J S Pvernnients and communities aided furnish two dol, hnHn, ?n, $f t5ansPrtation. nt labor, clerical help, cash contri bullous and such food supplies as are locally obtainable. : , " . ; America has not failed in the past In preat hearted - Rh .. itTii,"T Plgrnt Cal1 oSSSSi beurS VI l, 6 0Cal C0BlmIttees Uch are now being formed for this naS i S Iork clt ,t0 Frank"n' R LaD6' Gi3S EUROPEAN RELIEF COUNCIL "H Herbert Hcv.r. Ch.lrm.n . ..r .. v FrankIln Uni( Trtuur Comprlslngt ';; ' ' ''..'." American Belief Administration,- by Edrar Rickard, Director Alnwioan Red Cro, by Livingston American Friends' Service Committee Safrman' b RufU Jone1 Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, by ielix M. Werburj, Chairman Federal Council at Churches of Christ In America, by Arthur J. Brown ' Krilhts of Columbus, "hy James A. Haherty, Supreme Knigiii., ' T,M. C- ,AA.by Pi v' Hlbbard, Inter national Committee , TVt'i C A.,-by Ui SurahrS. Lyon. National Board INOTIGI TO Hi Bi u: ml I - ( i smiii - mm mm, mm'- - em ifc, - mm mm. mm iwi k - S in ifi Decerhber is the last month in S S which to nav, vour Taxes before Ifi - r i , - - tfi ffiCost is added. Please take notice h. and attend to the matter at once. ffi v B. P. BURNHAM. I Collector Iron County, Mo. mn,andsnsp. V Try OUR Groceries. t R. T. WHITE, Ironton, Mo. t i A II e AiiWAhll WOIUUUW) MmTf AaAVA4 T IVO'l ivOlUOUV ? MANN RINGO, Cashier. fi? 1 9 I IRON COUNTY BANKS IRONTON. MO. 3? CAPITAL. $10000 1 I SURPLUS $19,000 w 3f unur AXM aziijj 1BSO Z Doea a General Banking Business, at the Old Stand," ?S j t Opposite the Court House. 4 Insured Against Burglary, and Interest Paid on Time Deposits ' Jf A Continuance of Fast Liberal Patronage is Solicited. (t 4 . ' W ' BOARD OF DIRBOTORS. ?$? W? I. G. WHITWORTH W. E. EDGAR W. H. WHITWORTH 3?" jji MANN RINGO . E. D. AKE. THE UNIVERSAL CAR jv The Ford car can well be called the "peoples car," because there are more ijhan 3,000,000 of . them in daily operation. That is about four to one of the nearest follower in the motor car i industry. This would not be so if the Ford car had not for sixteen years proven its superiority - in service, in durability, and in the low cost for' operation and maintenance; this would not be so if the Ford car was not so easy to understand, so simple in construction that anybody and everybody can safely drive it. N Let us have - your order for one now to avoid delay in delivery. - 7 . ' ! FLETCHER & BARGER AUTHORIZED .DEALERS IRONTON - - , - MISSOURI.