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A. L. FONTAINE, Publisher.
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.
For Secretary of State —Geo. L. Har
For State Treasurer—Henry John
For Attorney General—Wm. J. Mor
For U. S. Senator—lryine L. Len
For Representative in Congress—
Edward E. Browne.
For State Senator—William L. I
For Member of Assembly—W. W.
For County Clerk—Sam Church.
For County Treasurer—James E.
For Sheriff—Walter C. Mueller.
For Clerk of Court—-A. B. Bever.
For District Attorney—Frank W.
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
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,
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
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
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.
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| Public Massmeeting Biggest Feature
of Congress by National
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
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
Young people arc seldom able to
penetrate the veil of the future and
realize the imperative need of an edu
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
“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
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,
Arkansas, Utah,
Arizona, Oklahoma,
Missouri, Tennessee,
Connecticut, Florida,
Vermont, North Carolina,
Delaware, Alabama,
Georgia, ,
* South Carolina,
~ Louisiana,
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
, 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.
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
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, 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
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.
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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 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
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.
Maude Griffith, Principal, 4A and B.
Jennie Topping, 3B and A.
Frances Rector, 2B and A.
Pauline Viertel, IB and A.
Daisy B. Dill, Principal, 3A and B.
Eileen Hephner, 2A and B.
Hazel Montgomery, 1A and B.
Kindergartens Lincoln and Low
ell, A. M.—Emerson and Edison, P. M.
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.
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.
W. H. Clough, Cos. E. Ward 5 Sol
diers’ Home, Cal., writes: “Foley Ca
thartic Tablets keep me in a better
and natural shape than any medicine
I ever have taken. lam almost eighty
years old.” Foley Cathartic Tablets
relieve indigestion, sick headache, bil
iousness, sour stomach and similar ail
ments.—Sold Everywhere.
Underwood Typewriter Cos.
Can best repair the machine it made
It can also rent you a better
Call up the local office of the Under
wood Typewriter Company when
you want to rent an Underwood or
have one repaired.
Underwood Typewriter Cos., Inc.
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359 Minnesota St. St. Paul, Minn.

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