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LADIES AND ' GENTLEMEN ATTENTION! Ladies this is your first opportuni ty to vote at a primary. It must be a great privilege and one in which you want to start right—no matter what mistakes you may make later. We would suggest that you select Re publicans as your first nominees— then you will certainly start right. If you name the following men for nom ination you will surely start right. At least we suggest the following names: For Governor—Roy P. Wilcox. For Lieut. Governor—Charles H. Everett. For Secretary of State —Geo. L. Har rington. For State Treasurer—Henry John son. For Attorney General—Wm. J. Mor gan. For U. S. Senator—lryine L. Len root. For Representative in Congress— Edward E. Browne. For State Senator—William L. I Smith. For Member of Assembly—W. W. Clark. For County Clerk—Sam Church. For County Treasurer—James E. LaVigne. For Sheriff—Walter C. Mueller. For Clerk of Court—-A. B. Bever. For District Attorney—Frank W. Clakins. For Register of Deeds—Henry Ebbe. For Surveyor—G. W. Severns. a X opposite these names op the Republican Primary ballot and you will nominate good, clean men who, if electpd will be efficient in the discharge of their public duties and a credit to those who placed them there. PAID ADVERTISEMENT Authorized and paid for at the reg ular advertising rates by Sam Church Grand Rapids, Wis. I hereby announce myself a candi date for re-nomination at the Pri maries on September 7th and if nom inated and re-elected will continue to serve Wood County and the State of Wisconsin to the best of my ability as in the past. Thanking you for past favors, I am sincerely and appreciat ingly yours, SAM CHURCH, County Clerk. 1 MODERN n _ W T e believe the average man who owns an automobile is reasonably con siderate of the rights of other people. Were it otherwise the fatality list would be appalling. But there is a limited class who re spect neither person nor thing. They tear thru the country at forty and fifty miles an hour, seldom slack ing speed as they pass other cars on the road, and rendering the highways “ITS A DIZZY LIFE. BUT AN AIRY ONE” SAYS GIRL WHO TRIED IT. After finding the bricklaying business too full cf ups and downs, this amazing young girl decided to take a shot at iron girdering for a change. She is Miss “Collie” Collier, a reporter for the Chicago Herald-Examiner. Miss Collier, whose bump of curiosity is prodngious, was struck with the idea of experiencing the thrills of being a day laborer. She started in as a bricklayer, just fifteen minutes of which was enough to give her all the know ledge she wanted. She next hit the cement pile, but the men on the job cuss ed too much. It was at this point that the iron gorders on top of the new Sherman Hotel building in Chicago attracted her eye. Without any trace of fear, this slip of a girl mounted in the lift and was soon hammering away at rivets 250 feet above terra firma. of travel more dangerous than a mod- I ern battlefield. These men arc a menace to every community thru which the/ pass. If they possessed either brains or Tecency they would b :• otherwise—but posse - sing neither, tl y become a pub lic i.ir.-ance and should be sent to .an asylum or a penitentiary. Our laws are too lenient and their enforcement is too lax. We consider it v a justifiable act to kill a man who attacks us without provocation. Yet the speed maniac, without provo j cation or excuse, kills and maims and ? is let off with a nominal fine —or es- I capes entirely. A snake is a snake, whether it' crawls in the grass or races at the i wheel of an automobile. It is time for the public to begin a | campaign of extermination. HAMiRECHI TO | p ||™ r | Public Massmeeting Biggest Feature of Congress by National Organization. J George P. Hambrecht, chairman of the industrial commission, has been invited to preside at a public massmeeting which will open the program of The tenth annual con gress of the national safety council at Milwaukee September 29. This will be one of the principal features of the entire safety congress. There will be an address by Marcus A. Dow, general safety agent for the New York Central lines. C. W. Price, general manager of the national safety council, states that at least 5,000 plant executives and safety men will attend the Mil waukee congress in September. “We shall have in Milwaukee the greatest congress which the council ever had,” says Mr. Price. “It is very fitting that the congress in this anniversary year should be held in Milwaukee, because it was in Mil waukee that this great organization was stal led in a small way ten years ago.” School days are with us again, and some of us will be looking back over the days of childhood and recounting the precious hours that were frittered away. Young people arc seldom able to penetrate the veil of the future and realize the imperative need of an edu cation. But the need is there and is becom ing more insistent as time goes on and civilization progresses. „ In the olden days the educated class were but few in number. Today they are almost universal. Tomorrow —who knows what the requirements will be? Trmre is a training school for ev ery profession, for alnjost every trade, and even the tiller of the soil has his Entered June -2, 1903, at Grand Rapids. Wisconsin, as second-class matter, under Act of Congress of Mar. 3. 1879 GRAND RAPIDS, WOOD COUNTY. WISCONSIN, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1920. THEY WENT .A-DRIVING WITH PRESIDENT WILSON “A cat may look at a king,” but hereare the three American boys who have ridden and talked with the man who has been hailed by all Europe as the saviour of the world. Some men have lived to a ripe old age and have walked with kings, but; it is not every American boy who, after being chased by a “cop” for wading in a creek, has been invited to ride with the President of the United States. Left to right:—Mickey Deegan, Marcus Mensh and “Tilly” Falcone are shown in the photograph talking over the good time they had with the president. “The President is a regulai feller, said the kids. He asked us about the movies an’ everything. Mickey’s father is a taxie driver and of Irish extraction, Marcus is the son of an Austrian grocer and “Tilly” is the son on an Italian barber. | colleges and universities for the dis semination of knowledge necessary to a wider and more diversified field of agriculutral activity. With our children back in the class rooms again, it would be well for us of mature years to enlarge our inter est in their welfare. We should extend to the teachers a full .measure of encouragement and support, and thereby add to the zest of their labors. Our duty does not end with start ing the child to school in the morning. That is only the beginning. An active and daily interest in its progress will land encouragement to its efforts and spur it on to greater success. Parental commendation is sweet to every child. Indifference is the father of neglect. Reference is often made to the lack of production in this country. The workman is generally censured because he insists upon high wages and in too many cases gives a poor day’s work in return. This condition appears to be more or less universal thruout the country. Various reasons have been advanced for this attitude on the part of the artisan and the laborer, but there is one which we have* never seen in print. Since the beginning of the war large employers of labor have been coining money thru the sweat of other people’s brows. Many of them have profiteered to an appalling extent and have flaunted their wealth in the faces of those who live by the toil of their hands. It is not strange that the laborer should feel that it is mainly thru his efforts as a producer that his employer is rolling in wealth. Neither i s it strange that he should feel that the profits from his produc tiveness are not equitably distribut ed. We can not defend the present atti tude of indifference that prevails in the field of production, for it is slow ly strangling the industrial welfare of tint country. Yet we fear that much provocation exists. If it is true that “everybody’s busi ness is nobody’s business,” then the reverse should be equally true—that nobody’s business is everybody’s busi ness. It is hardly to be expected that any one official can see and take note of every little condition that needs cor rection in this community. That would be asking too much of men who are not paid to give their whole time to such work. But if John Smith noted a defect and made a noise to the proper official, and Tom Jones noted the same thing and made another noise, and other people kept on noting and noising, it would not be long until there would be little left to make a noise about. Little noises coming from many sources are equal to a big roar, and big roars generally produce prompt results. A little noting and noising herea bouts would do no harm. It might do much good. Try it. ’ M. G. Eberlein, candidate for Con gress has an announcement in this issue of the Reporter. He is a repub lican and lives in Shawano county. He has been a candidate against the pres ent incumbent and this is the third I time. He is persistent and says this I time he is going to get the nomina j tion. WISCONSIN PLAN READY FOR WORK The “Wisconsin Plan” of a voluntary Republican party organization to in sure the success of Harding and Cool idge at the Wisconsin polls is report ed to be practically complete. A thoro organization is now operating, em bracing every congressional district. “The party organ.practi cally complete now,” said Otto Boss hard, of La Crosse, who is president of the Harding-Coolidge Club of Wis consin. “In order to put this plan over hon estly and effectively, it was vital to select aggressive ‘go-getters’ who will work industriously like salesmen and contribute to the developing of a sales organization that will sell the pi’od ucts of the Republican party in Wis consin. There is a great incentive in the movement for young men—virtu ally a school of political science. The younger generation as well as the old er voters are flocking to the Harding Coolidge standard.” Attention is called to the fact that precinct committeemen are selected on primary day by writing the name of the candidate desired in the space pro vided on the ballot. Heretofore lit tle attention was pai l to this in many THE FACTS ABOUT WOMAN SUFFRAGE STATES THAT HAVE RATIFIED ” t REPUBLICAN' California, LfV'*., Nevada, Colorado, New Hampshire, Illinois, ’ New Jersey, Indiana, New Mexico, Idaho, New York, lowa, North Dakota, Kansas, Ohio, Kentucky Pennsylvania, Maine, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, South Dakota, Michigan, Washington, Minnesota, West Virginia, Montana, ' Wisconsin, Nebraska, - Wyoming, TOTAL 29 DEMOCRATIC Arkansas, Utah, Arizona, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, TOTAL 7 STATES THAT HAVE NOT RATIFIED REPUBLICAN DEMOCRATIC Connecticut, Florida, Vermont, North Carolina, TOTAL 2 TOTAL 2 STATES THAT HAVE REJECTED REPUBLICAN DEMOCRATIC Delaware, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, , * South Carolina, Maryland, ~ Louisiana, TOTAL ...1 TOTAL 1 ELEVEN Special Sessions of State Legislatures to ratify the Amendment were called by Demo cratic Governors, to SIXTEEN Special Sessidhs called by Republican Governors for the same purpose. , localities and consequently organi zation was lacking. It is the purpose of the Harding-Coolidge Club of Wis ! consin to arouse enthusiasm in this work in order to give attention be fore the primary to these details ra ther than after, so that high class, ac tive men, and wherever possible young men, are encouraged to become candi dates. It should be borne in mind that precinct committee men select the county chairman, and when active, en ergetic men in good standing in the community are named as precinct com mittee men, they invariably see that the right county chairman, a man of sterling character as’well, is elected for the place. This phase of the work now being undertaken by the Harding-Coolidge Chib is proving most interesting. NECESSITY The cost of road construction and maintenance is high, we admit —ab- normally high. But that is no valid reason for letitng our highways lose themselves in the mud this winter. It costs less to fill up a few holes, or open a ditch or two, or drag a road now than it will to construct practi cally anew one later on. Good roads are highly essential to the future prosperity of this commun ity, and nothing within reason should be allowed to interfere with their pro- per maintenance. There are too many brains and too much good judgment in this commun ity to permit our highways to sink in to gradual decay. It is not in keeping with our progressiveness in other lines. Before prohibition it was “wine, wo men and song.” Now it is “wine, wo men and song.” That’s the difference. MRS. CHRISTINE ; BRADLEY SOUTH * * \ Mrs. Christine Bradley South, As sistant Secretary of the National Re publican Committee comes to the office well fitted for the position. From her earliest childhood she accompanied her father on his poli tical campaigns and she remembers distinctly going with him when he ran against General Simon Bolivar Buck ner in the race for the Gubernatorial chair of Kentucky. As the daughter of the late Governor W, O. Bradley and the first cousin of Edwin P. Mor row, the present Governor of Ken tucky. she has literally grown up in politics and she is very proud of the fact that her father was the first of the three Republican Governors that her state has ever had. She says very frankly, “I love the political game and I think the time has come when wo men will have the power to turn the tide and stop many of the calamities that seem pending.” It goes without saying that Mrs. South is an ardent Suffragist and it was while she was President of the Kentucky Equal Rights Association that eleven of the thirteen members of the Kentucky delegation voted in the senate for the submission of the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. When she took the office there was but one member of the delegation in favor of it but before her two years expired she had won this great victory. Having read law with her father she I brings a trained mind to her work and handles all questions with a direct ness of manner that is quite refresh ing. She says her father thoroly be lieved in women having professional careers and of their taking their part in all matters pertaining to state and National politics. In this he was far ahead of the average southerner who is even yet slow to concede that wo men have rights outside of the home circle and in having them are better fitted to be successful wives and moth ers. Mrs. South’s husband is Dr. John Glover South, a prominent physician in their home city of Fronkfort and he is most enthusiastic over her suc cess along the lines politcal. They have no children but their home is a center where the famous south ern hospitality is dispensed with a lavish hand and she shows her gra cious manner as hostess there as she does in her office at headquarters where most of her time will be spent until after election. Her work along the lines of organization is progres sing rapidly and the prospect of so many million more women being grant ed the franchise is adding to the im mensity of her task in the altogether ooshort time. However, with the bril liant array of representative women who are signing daily with the Speak er’s Bureau, organization ought to be the natural result’as soon as what the i basis of the Republican party really is—is thoroughly understood. mBS' ' C; B I \ % fl I mßk ADMIRAL HUSE SENT TO DANZIG WITH AUTHORITY TO DIVERT BATTLECRAFT FROM BLACK SEA. Admiral Huse commanding all American naval forees in European wa ters, received instructions to proceed from London to Danzig. He will sail on the Armored cruiser Pittsburgh and will reportat once on the necessity for further American navaf forces at that port. The Admiral has been given authority to iivert the cruiser St. Louis and six destroyers about to start for the Black Sea to Danzig. He is also authorized to summon any additional ships now in Europe the crisis at Danzig may require. VOLUME 62, No. 36. THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS The city schools will open Tuesday morning, September 7. The high school, eighth grade, and vocational school classes will all meet in the Lin c_.n and Witter buildings as in form er years. The grades will be divided about as last year. The grades and teachers in the ward schools will be assigned as follows: Howe School. Eliza Montgomery, Principal. Ella Markee, Assistant, 7th grade. Anna Pitsch, 6A—6B. Irma Playman, (TB—SA. Selina Rousseau, 58. Helen Solheim, 48—48. Marjorie Kerr, 4B—3A. Ruth Nelson, 3B—2A. Mildred Dearth, 28. Caroline Schnable, IB—IA. Lowell School. Mary Thornton, Principal, Seventh Gi'ade. Fern Ross, Assistant. Leone Johnson, 6A and B. Nellie Dosch, 5A and B. Hazel Nee, 58—48. Hazel Eichler, 3A—2A. Fern Willett, 1A and B. Kindergarten. Emerson Maude Griffith, Principal, 4A and B. Jennie Topping, 3B and A. Frances Rector, 2B and A. Pauline Viertel, IB and A. Kindergarten. Edison. Daisy B. Dill, Principal, 3A and B. Eileen Hephner, 2A and B. Hazel Montgomery, 1A and B. Kindergarten. Kindergartens Lincoln and Low ell, A. M.—Emerson and Edison, P. M. OPENING OF WOOD COUNTY NORMAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL The Normal Department of the Wood County Normal and Agricultur al School will open Tuesday, Sept. 7. Those who want places to work for a part or all of board and room, come to the Normal building Monday, Sept. 6. The School of Domestic Science for girls will open Tuesday, October 5, and the Agricultural School for boys, Tuesday, November 2. M. H. Jackson, Supt. of School. S. G. Corey, Prin. of Agr. School. 2tw. 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