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COGGINS, BRAZEAU &' GOGGINS Aitorneys-at-Law Second Floor, MacKinnon Block WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN D. D. CONWAY Attorney-at-Law Over First National Bank WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN B. M. VAUGHAN Attorney-at-Law Wood County National Bank Building WISCONSIN RAPIDS. WISCONSIN PHYSICIANS ft SURGEONS DR. W. G. MERRILL Eye, Ear, Nose and Tnroat Glasses Fitted Second Floor F*rst Natl. Hank Bldg- Phone Office 605 —Residence 82 WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN DR. W. M. RUCKLE Eye, Ear, Nose Specialist Second Floor Wood Cos Realty Bldg. WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN DR. J. K. GOODRICH Osteopath Second Floor Old Johnson & Hill Bldg. WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN DENTISTS DR. D. A. TELLER, D. S. Wood County Realty Cos. Bldg. Second Floor WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN INSURANCE GEO. N. WOOD Real Estate—lnsurance Phone 372. Commercial Hotel WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN R. M. GIBSON Insurance Room 8, MacKinnon Block WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN J. G. HAMILTON Insurance Second Floor Wood Cos. Natl. Bank WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN COAL DEALERS BOSSERT COAL CO. Dealers in Coal and Wood Seventh Avenue South WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN DALY ICE & COAL CO. Love Street, East Side WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN J. R. RAGAN Licensed Embalmer and Undertaker. Phones: House 69; Store 313; John Ernser, House Phone 435 WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN ORSON P. COCHRAN Piano Tuner Best work guaranteed. . Call tele phone 233, or call at the house, Kruger & Wheelan Flat, First St. N. WISCONSIN RAPIDS, W ISCONSIN VV. C. WEIRICK, D. C. Chiropractor W ood Block (over P. O.) Tel. 162 WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN AUTO TRIM SHOP R. F. Sweet, Prop. Opposite Henke Grocery Company Second Street North WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN EAST SIDE POOL HALL Frank Wheelan, Prop. Billiards WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN ARCHITECTS L. A. DeGUERE— Post Office Building Second Floor WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN Christian Science Church Sunday Service—lo:4s A. M. Wednesday evening, Testimonial meeting 7 :,45 o’clock- Lesson subject:—“God, the only Cause and Creator.” PASSING THE BUCK Axel, a Swede in an outfit at Fort Jay, woke up one morning with a de sire to loaf. He got put on sick call, thinking it was worth trying, anyway. At the dispensary the doc him over, felt his pulse, and took his tem perature. Then he said: “I can’t find anything wrong with you.” No answer. “See here, what’s wrong with you, anyway ? ” “Doc,” replied Axel. “That ban your yob.”—The American Legion Weekly. Don’t knock. Everybody likes the robin better than the woodecker. GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY. There’s a reason. jHELPjiMEi hk ONAL BUY-AT jbHssei. imml ■ „irS \”■ mmi HQMt Rill | FUN W ” ST * ■ Q® B 5) BUY-AT-. me MOVSMIKT. rwp- WAYHC, ' in&ana These Special Articles Appearing Weekly Are Reprinted From the Official Organof The National Buy-at-Home Movement. Original Articles Copyrighted, owned and Controlled by National Buy-at-Home Movement, National Headquarters-Executive Offices, Fort Wayne, Ind. LIVE PAPER COOPERATES WITH NATION AL MOVEMENT Publicity Campaign Brings Rig Success The Waukegan (111.) Daily Sun is to be congratulated upon the splendid results it is accomplishing through its loyal co-operation and support of the National Buy at-Home Movement. Their campaign to better the home, town should have the hearty backing of every citizen of that progressive town of 20,000 inhabitants—a town that is within a half-hour’s ride of that great metropolitan city, Chicago, where almost anything under the sun can be bought. The leadng merchants, bankers, professional men, etc., of Waukegan are co-operating with the Daily Sun to the limit of their ability in making this educational campaign a success. That their efforts are not proving fu tile is gleaned from the announce ment recently issued from the office of the Daily Sun that, since the in auguration of their publicity cam paign, storekeepers, and merchants, in general, report a brisk increase in business that can not be ascribed to any other source than the newspaper campaign. Among the announcements in the initial full-page Daily Sun advertise ment of the BUY-AT-HOME move ment were the following, which are worthy the careful consideratic n of all persons and organizations inter ested in the National Buy-at Home Movement throughout the country: Frost of all, like a good physi cian who examines his patients to ascertain the cause of the illness and finds it possible to remove the cause, the merchants in this ca i paign are anxious to determine the reasons why so many people have acquired the habit of trading in the neighboring cities. If it is due to poor stores, poor stocks, higlmprices or any of the kindred reasons that go to make a town undesirable as a trading center, we should ask no further considei-ation and this cam paign might be considered useless. BUT THIS IS NOT THE CASE! Waukegan can boast of as good stores and as good stocks as can be found in any city in the state of Ill inois, and the prices have always been less than would be paid in the big city stores. Flourishing indus tries and up-to-date industrial es tablishments of a mercantile nature are the life of any city. Of these, Waukegan has many, some ranking among the very best in the state. But this city would have a much larger population today, with many more big industries, many added business blocks, scores of beautiful residences, and many more miles of beautiful paved streets and all the modern city improvements, and your real estate would have been doubled in value, if all our citizens had been true to their home town; buying all their goods at home stores, boosting the home interests by spending their dollars at home during the past many years. The pi'ofit of merchandise bought by our citizens from stores in oth- i er cities during* this time would | build and equip a mammoth factory i or mill, employing thousands of ' men at high wages. Would you like to see such a condition in this city? Then—BUY AT HOME! Should all the home-town newspa oers and all the home-town merchants business men, etc., in the country co operate with the National Buy-at flome Movement by instituting sim ilar campaigns in their respective communities, one has a ready idea of how long the mail-order houses would flourish as they are now flourishing. This practice of sending out of town for merchandise that can be bought ;ust as well and just as cheaply at home is fundamentally wrong, and ev ery effort should be made to stamp out this cancerous practice that bids fair to ruin many towns unless it is universally throttled through ALL the ; neople making all their purchases in | home town stores. A FEW QUESTIONS What do the mail-order house 0 con- tribute to your welfare or to reduce expenses ? What do they contribute toward the upbuilding of your community? Do the mail-order houses pay any taxes in your community, directly or indirectly? When money is, scarce, interest is high! By sending money out of your community you jeopardise your chanc es of getting reasonable real estate and farm loans. Don’t you? When anew street or road is neces sary in your community, do the mail order houses pay any part of its con struction? Yet the gooda_are hauled over this same thoroughfare for which they have not spent a penny Is that right If you are unfortunate in the mat ter of death, fire, cyclones, etc., it is the local merchant or banker you go to for relief, is it not? Y"et by pat ronizing the mail order house you make it harder for your local merch ant or hanker to grant you the fa vor. Isn’t that right? How many churches, schools or hos pitals are built or helped in your com munity by the mail order houses? H ive you ever noticed how the mail I order houses tell about the great and beautiful things they have to sell? The description given seme articles ' sounds so good one almost wonders why they desire to dispose of them ■ at ail; but rather keep what they have on hand for close friends and relatives and for i heir own personal use. The mail order house relies a great : deal on highly exaggerated descrip i tions of merchandise in securing bus iness from the unwary. Nearly every.- .hing listed in the catalog of the av | erage mail order house is given the most embellished and alluring des cription possible. Just to illustrate i this little bus mess’ pulling stunt of a mail order house, we will give the average description of a washboard as given in mail order catalogs. EEV THE WEEK BRIEFLY TOLD FOR WOMEN READERS Emotions Unsafe in Politics The women of Youngstown, Ohio, are charged with the responsibility of electing an incompetent man as mayor of the city. The man, whose name is George L. Dies, arrived in Youngstown only about three months ago. He was a small dealer his original stock in trade being a barrel of potatoes and a wheelbarrow, according to the re ports. His business quickly 1 grew; and presently In? presented himself as a candidate for mayor. He began his political activities by calling mass meetings for women on ly. At such meetings, he would in variably rush upon the stage waving his arms and shouting, ‘"Here I am. Vote for Oles.” Apparently this is what the women did, though no one knows why. Not withstanding his program was weak and unsound in the extreme, he was elected against a field of good candid ates. It may be that the women allowed themselves to be hypnotied by his per sonality. Or it may be that the reg ular political organizations failed to instruct them properly. Probably both conjectures are true. At any rate, we may be glad indeed that wo olen elsewhere are not showing this particular weakness in politics. Woman's Touch Seems Missing There is ground for genuine disap pointment over one aspect of the Con ference for the Limitation of „Arma ments. The women of other coun tries have not taken the necessary -measures to keep their views before the delegations of their respective nations while the deliberations ai*e in ! progress. Of course we have known for some time that there'were to be no women among the actual delegates to the conference. However, we have hoped I that there might be some included ;in the membership of the advisory groups which have been sent wLh the various national delegations. As i it has turned out, no nation save our j own has named women among the ad visory officials. There are four in the American group. They are Mrs. El- DOUBLE SURFACE V ASHBOARD—Frame of hard wood—planed, sanded and filled. All nails galvanized and countersunk, well braced —will not warp or twist out of shape. Protecting edge top Double rubbing surface of solid genu ine brass, with the improved Coro corrugation. Braced with 16-gauge ! cold rolled steel strip to prevent sag ging. Absolutely high grade in every particular. Will outwear two or three of ordinary kind; and will do am washing'with one-half the labor. No 4M257. Shipping weight about 3 lbs. From this description one would -think that this washboard was worth a dozen or more ordinary or regular washboards of the best kind sold by the retail stores throughout the coun try. It sounds so good we really fear that some may even be tempted to buy one and give it to his wife for a' Xmas present. The fact of the matter is that the particular washboard described above is just an ordinary good quality wash board like those sold by the majority of merchants in your town who carry washboards in stock. And further facts are that you can secure a wash board of this same quality from your home merchant, any day, without bother or delay, and save money be sides. PULL FOR THE HOME TOWN It is amazing what can be accom plished when EVERYBODY pulls to gether. That’s the way mountains are moved. But there is more in it than’mere physical power—it’s the SPIRIT that is aroused by unity. You can’t hold a town back when its peo ple decide to do a thing—-and then do it. Community interest is the very starting point of such movements — the cement, as it were, that binds men and methods. eancr F. Egan, Mrs. Thomas G. Win ter, Mrs. Charles Sumner Bird and Mrs. Katherine Phillips Edson. Let us hove it does not mean that that this conference is to be guided, as others have been, by motives of com mercial greed and national ambition. There is need of emphasis upon the humanitarian side of human rela tions. By bringing this into the con ference, women might have played a highly useful part. A Peril of Leadership The tendency of all human beings to fix their eyes upon parts and to fail to see the wholes of the big prob lems of life is seen in a dispute now going on in New York City. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children has decided that the use of child actors in motion pic ture plays constitutes cruelty and should be abolished. All right-minded people abhor the kind of child labor that dwarfs and stunts the bodies and souls of the lit tle folks. But not all are satisfied j as the members of this cosietjf seem to be, that all labor is harmful or that children should be reared in complete idleness. Seeing a small part of the problem, these people apparently im agine they have seen it all; and so they arrive at a conclusion that many people of careful judgment would hes itate to accept. Regardless of the merits of this j case, it is an error into which very many well-meaning people fall. In deed, it seems to be peculiarly a fem inine fault. In general it hinders, ra ther than helps any cause which we happen to be trying to sqyve. • Orientals Try Western Ways One of the odd tricks of fate is that seen in the career of Lady Surma Mar Simoon, anew woman in old As syria. After' the British army overran Mesopotamia and the Holy Land dur ing the War, the tribes inhabiting the Kurdistan Mountains, whose home was the site of the ancient empire of Assyria, were asked to send an am bassador to London to confer over their future for mof government. By some strange turn, which has not yet been explained, they selected the wo man named above to represent them in the far-away capital of the English people. She not only went to London, but she bore her request that her conn-, ! try be made a republic, which was ! something hitherto beyond the under standing of most Asiatic people. Her ting up the new government has been desire was granted; the task of set- completed; and her country-people have rewarded her by making her not only the first president of the newly established nation, but the first wo man president of any republic in the world. A Disconcerting Comparison ihe Rev. W. S. Miller, a mission ary of the Episcopal Church, who has spent thirty-five years in the jungles of Africa, hut who returned to A er ica recently for a visit, has bene com paring the women of our country with those of the Dark Continent. The-startling result is that his com parison is, in one respect at least, all to the advantage of the African wo men. He insists that they are far mere modest in their dress than we. His statement is somewhat puzzling, especially because the women of Af rica are popularly supposed to wear very little clothing at ail. If we are as bad in this and certain other respects as he seems to think, missionaries from other countries will doubtless be found working in our midst before long. Asa matter of fact, there are such missionaries from foreign countries engaged in certain American cities at present. The Lesson of Armistice Day Commander MacNider, the new leader of the American Legion, is making clear to all his countrymen the fact that his organization is standing steadfastly for principles which all other Americans ought like wise to be found supporting. In his Armistice Day Address, we find this fine paragraph regarding the obliga tions of the living to those who have died: “If the Legion is to be a real power for good in America, we must put behind it the same high, fine, unselfish • spirit that characterized these men’s service. If we can do that, and we owe it to them to do it, no man need ever fear for the future of America.” Riches Thrust Upon Babe A wee girl, recent!;' born in Atlan ta, Georgia, has' already come, with out any effort on her own part, into title to a snug fortune. She is little Miss Henrietta Colley, and her pe culiar merit is that she happens to be the first girl born into the Colley family for a matter of one hundred and thirty- five years. Because of the strange preponder ance of boys in the family, one mem ber of it offered some time ago the sum of $25,000 to the first girl born into it. The prize has been claimed in behalf of the little lady in question and will be paid to her when she is ready for it. Sister Slips One Over An interesting political campaign which has just closed was that for the mayoralty of the town of Salina, Utah. A leading candidate for the office was Mr. P. S. Scorup, a prominent sfm I 1 1 1 j^os. m\ ||jd,l II j I ml | ; | h} j I§/ VkJHw 1 \W I! *jj lf&4, m ~ M t <u| i J \ip; Sipp tp v. p t-'wr- ■■ ip& acs TiL? f Ijii|PiSf > iHil ' f. ■ 51 f JT New Life In The Old Home | Call in a good painter and put him to work. Now is the time to re new worn and faded surfaces on walls, doors, floors and furniture. And ask him to use Qlidden paints, varnishes, enamels' and stains to do the job. He’ll be glad to use them, for your painter knows there is quality in every can of Qlidden products. Visi t our store soon. We’ll tell you how to increase the Value of youi home at small cost. : ; d. : "• / .• • ■ ' • Colon ex rrts F; t-** - *. f “The Nearest Glidden Dealer” or write tiic G 1 idcioivCo** Ohio Every Boy Wants It* yOU COU re aii2c how much that boy of \ yours, or thru young relative or friend in wnoti you are lor; sted, craves the healthv, 8 W r ading matter he will get in AME Ed C iN BO ; never for a minute would you deny i;n this pleasure. 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The campaign was lively and the result remained uncertain up to the last minute. When the ballots were counted k was found that the sister had won by fourteen votes. Red Heads Vaunt Selves Red hair may become fashionable after all if the present attempt to popularize it proves successful. At Goucher College, in Baltimore, the young women who have it have organized themselves into a society which has been given the name of “The Titian Tints.” An lowa girl, Miss Ruth Wallace, daughter of the ■secretary of Agriculture, is president of the organization. Several members of the faculty have joined it. All in sist that they are actually proud of their fiery tresses. Credited With Many Friends Mrs. Harding, the first lady of the land, recently attended the initial per formance' of a play in New York. After it was over the.playwright who had written it was presented to her. “I like your comedy very much in deed,” she told him. “I shall send all my friends to see it.” The playwright answered with a grateful bow: “In that case, madam, we shall sell exactly one hundred million tickets.” A woman in Oregon sued for di vorce recently on the ground that her her husband did not make enough to support both. She was denied. The judge said: “There is nothnig in the theory that a woman should not work if she is not raising a family, and is physically well.” Captain Jmie Herveux, a French aviatrix, has been commissioned cap tain of the police reserve of New York, and assigned to the aviation di vision. New. South Wales has added a “Min istry of Motherhood” to its cabinet, with an endowment which will yield $25,000,000 a year set aside from in come taxes. SHE KNOWS AFTER 20 YEARS Mrs. Milton Waite, Box 32, Azalia, Mich., writes: “I have used Foley’s Honey and Tar for the past 20 years and find there is no other cough or croup- remedy like it.” It gets right at the seat of trouble and covers in fected surfaces with a coating that eases and heals. Children like it.— Sold Everywhere. ANOTHER DRY VOTE “A burnt child dreads the fire,” an nounced the teacher during the lessen in proverbs, “Now, give me a sen tence different in wording but meaning, the same thing.”’ A grimy hand shot up from the back of the class, “Please, teacher,” came a small voice. “A washed child dreads the wa - ter.”—Blighty (London).