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Onion's Many Virtues.
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plexion. They should be boiled whole
in milk—drink the latter—or steamed
and eaten with bread and butter and
cheese. Then they make a satisfying
and nutritious meal, on which you
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LIFTS IOWA OUT OF THE MUD.
Uncle Sam is going to aid Iowa and
every other state to build good roads.
The president signed the Bankhead
bill Tuesday -which will apportion to
Iowa approximately $200,000 this year,
$400,000 next year, JfiOO.OOO the third
year, $800,000 the fourth year and nearly
$1,000,000 in 1921. AX last we are go
ing to have roads such as other states
have. We may acquire an appetite for
The secretary of agriculture and the
state highway department will agree
upon the roads to be constructed, the
money to the state highway
commission in order to secure some
of Uncle Sam's money. It would be
a fine thing if the next legislature
would turn over to the state highway
commission all auto license revenues
in excess of $10,000 per county for a
state fund whereby the highway com
mission could then use federal money
as partial aid paying a portion of the
cost from state money and leaving
only the small portion for counties to
pay from county money. In this way
Uncle Sam's aid could be extended to
Three millions or thereabouts from
Uncle Sam during the next five years
will start some road building In Iowa
and it will not stop at a dirt surface.
If it were applied to one-third the cost
PEACE TO BRING LIQUOR FIGHT.
The anti-saloon leagues all over the
country are planning for a hard drive
against John Barleycorn at the con
clusion of the European war.
Germany has cut down the produc
tion of beer during the war more than
40 per cent. The stuff out of which
beer is made is more valuable as fooJ
in the form of bread. Utilitarian needs
wil urge the Germans to economy on
this line. They are too provident ani
efficient to permit a needless waste ut
has been so pronounced that it has al
ready been settled that it will be a per
manent policy of that country after the
war. In France and England radical
restrictive measures against liquor
have so improved conditions that there
wiil be a strengthening of the prohibi
tive lines rather than a weakening
after the war is over.
It is generally recognized that fol
lowing the close of the war there is
bound to be a struggle on Industrial
lines. Every nation involved will go to
its limit to promote industries which
will be a source of strength in any
future conflict in which they may be
engaged. Every ounce of energy usej
in the liquor business is wasted. Every
ship and every railway car used for
transporting liquor and every brewery
and distillery consumes time and re
sources which are a loss rather than
profit to the nation. Not only is there
los in this direction but the consump
tion of iiquor Is responsible for the
condition of a large percentage of
ycung men physically incapable of
passing examination for enlistment.
All these facts have set in motion an
opposition to John Barleycorn which
his opponents will endeavor to mobilize,
organize and direct in smashing drives
against his citadels.
Here in America the movement for
widening the prohibition'area Is being
strengthened in every direction. Soutd
Dakcta and Nebraska will vote in No
vember on constitutional prohibitory
amendments. Temperance people are
confident they will win in both states.
A tremendously energetic campaign is
being waged to win Chicago for th#
drys. A New York state temperance
organization will gain a local option
law for that stale in the near future.
The wets held Minneapolis by the skin
of their teeth last April. The whole
state Is iikely to go dry as soon as the
voters get a chance to pass on this
issue. America can not escape world
wide industrial competition. If we
would hold our own we must free our
selves of the handicap which liquor
THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.
The minority party of Iowa made a
bid for ultimate control of the state.
It is a most astonishing platform in
view of past performance and affilia
tions of that party but It is neverthe
less definite, cleat cut and concisely
conclusive. Putting aside all partisan
ship for the moment of consideration
of the democratic platform as applied
to the state of Iowa it Is such a plat
form as decency and progress ln all
parties demand in an Iowa political
platform. Common fairness, men to
men and parties to parties forces the
admission that the liquor plank of the
democratic platform, is In line with the
best temperance sentiment of the State.
How much of the enthusiasm with
which it wfts received by democrats is
genuinely temperance and how much
enthusiasm over opportunity for a suc
cessful campaign is a question for an
alysis. But the democrats have put
the issue squarely up to the republi
cans. Taken at its face value the dem
ocratic party of Iowa is a strong tem
perance party headed by a strong tem
perance candidate for governor. Being
so it acquires a power of attraction
that it has never had whether or not
it loses cohesiveness is to be proved.
It was a bitter pill to many demo
crats but they seem to have gulped
it down and endeavored to give out-
It will soon be up to county boards of j.7t carried out with method and sys
supervisors to offer the co-operation of sincerity of the candidate.
for end on the temperance question
hedged his candidacy it will be given
wide consideration across the state by
voters of all parties, a consideration
that can not be otherwise than help
ful to the democratic candidate for
'governor. There is no occasion to dodge
the facts. Meredith and his platform
are the biggest bid democrats have
made to elect a governor since Boies.
And it is distinctively illustrative of
the vast change ln opinion that the
strong bid ln this campaign is thru a
only It would give us thirty-live miles temperance candidate where the Boies
of good graveled road in every county
or twelve miles of pavement in single
track width in every county. Those
would be seedling roads. They would
bring forth a crop.
The next legislature, under Hard
ing's influence, may go reactionary as
to roads but Uncle Sam's bonus money
will eventually reform the most skep
tical. Uncle Sam is holding out his
hand with a generous offer to lift Iowa
out of the mud. Let's grnsp it.
bid was based on booze.
With a platform ringing dry and f.
candidate to give it expression the ac
tion of the democrats yesterday will
press home upon friends of the repub
lican candidate next week the political
necessity of a platform drier yet with
possibly a dry running mate as an ap
peal but the candidate nominated by
the republicans will give any kind of
a platform a hollow sound of insin
Judged by its candidate, its temper
ance plank and its pledge of effective
law enforcement the democratic party
in Iowa is by way of attaining a high
standard of respectability.
Topics of the Time\
The temporary chairman of the dem
ocratic convention attempted to sound
a national "keynote." But there wasn't
but one keynote in the gamut of that
convention and that was Ed Meredith.
He was candidate, keynote, torchlight
The success of prohibition in Russia procession and everything else, the big
Some fellows take a drink because
it is hot in summer and because it is
cold in winter. Even the democratic
state platform would furnish an ex
cuse and perhaps a reason why the wet
democrat should seek and'absorb four
The war percentages like the base
ball percentage column change day by
day. Just now England seems to have
on her batting clothes.
If somebody tells you to go jump intc
the lake these days don't fel insulted
It's good advice.
Like the canal, Carranza is liable to
have ajiother slide soon. A Mexican is
as uncertain as the Chagres river.
The submarine movement to kill
refereuce to prohibition in the demo
cratic platform never got its periscope
out of water.
How profitable that trip undersea
can be made is illustrated by the state
ment that if the boat had been loaded
with carbolic acid the cargo would
have been worth 14,000,000. At pres
ent prices the profit would be some
hundreds per cent.
Trevlno, who ordered the attack on
American troops, has been removed.
That's the easiest thing to do and of
fers a chance to satisfy Mr. Wilson
by removing his successor when he
ordereds a few American soldiers shot.
Des Moines feels lnjur«d at the
charge that she monopolizes all the of
fices for Des Moines has never had but
one governor altho three ex-governors
have preferred to reside in Des Moines
after their terms had expired. If Des
Moines refuses to let us have our
strong men back again is that not
enough cause for complaint?
The democratic platform is for good
roads and local option but it would
keep a man guessing to find out where
the makers stand as to road bonds.
It is now up to Harding's crowd 1
the republican convention to make that
platform dry too and then we will be
down to a choice as between Harding
the man, and Meredith, the man, and
that is the real issue anyway.
IOWA OPINION AND N0TE8.
The Sac Sun recalls that 'Mr. Cum
mins never professed to be one ithing
to one man and something else to an
other. tHis statements never were
enigmatic. During those years wheA
he was under suspicion by prohibition
ists it was because of l}is advocacy of
a modification of the Iowa prohibitory
law which would exclude saloons from
all of the state hut the larger cities.
His poHcy was not adopted, but after
ward when Mr. Cummins was neither
ln the legislature nor holding office
the republican legislature enacted the
mulct law, which wail much more "lib-
TIMES-REPUBLICAN, MAR£HALI,T0WN, IOWA: JULY IS. 191*
eral" than any law !Mr. Cummins ever
contemplated." The (Sun "wishes to
say again ithaf its abjection to iMr.
Harding has a much broader basis
than the fact that he is able to obtain
the support of the weit element in
"Doubtless the republican platform.
Instead of blessing the mulct law, as
two years ago, will be for prohibition
this tihne," says the Waiterloo Times
Trtbune, "—and watch W. Lloyd Hard
ing Indorse it with a parched lips and
dry tongue speech."
''Some of the pessimists have al
ready commenced to worry about the
corn crop, saying thait the stalks will
be so high the huskers can not reach
the ears when picking time comes,"
asserts the Perry Chief.
The Davenport Democrat Imagines
there would be a chuckle in certain
ward evidence that they liked it. The circles, one can easily Imagine, if Cap
fact is that Meredith and the Mere
dithians controlled the convention as
they controlled the conference wherein
Meredith was selected as standard
bearer. Those familiar with the his
tory of the democratic party in this
tain Koenig were to take on an Ameri
can citizen for the trip home on the
"'As ithe result of two weeks' service
on the state board of parole, F. F. Fa
ville, of Storm Ltuke, Iowa, might be
Induced to submit some Inner circle
state will be slow to accept the plank! 'confessions' in story form." suggests
as the conclusion of the party and In- the Sioux Oity Tribune. "If Mr. Fa
cline to attribute it to the forcefulness'
thought the paroling of convicts
tem he must haye guffered a shock
the big man of the, personal poll is the greater part of the
Iowa democratic party, big enough to applied science ln this work," asserts
take it by the tail and swing it end
Authorities In many Iowa cities are
Ti\ Ithout Meredith the plank itself: up against one of the hardest prob- jernorahip—his opponent being a Des
would be given slight attention. With lotns in the enforcement of prohibition'Moines man. When the capltol park
Meredith and his unqualified pledges' *h?y
have faced 811106
.v j... t.i between the enactment of the law In
and the conditions with which he
jl8S6 to the
"To many observers a query arises
in this connection: How can Harding
make good to all the elements who are
lined up In his camp?" remarks the
Council Bluffs Nonpareil.
GLIDE ON GUM.
[Sioux City Tribune.J
Heres a chance for some genius to
Set busy. The amount of chewing
gum used in Sioux City each year
would resurface every street and alley.
All the inventor needs to do is to de
vise a method of collecting the gum
wads, evolve a mixture that will
harden after' being spread, and his
fortune is made.
WHO IS GARST?
[Sioux City Tribune.]
kind of an attack, in the long run, and
more likely to be looked back to in the
future with satisfaction than any other
assault upon a stranded and starving
people that we could make.
RAISING AiN ISSU®.
The real issue in the coming cam
paign for the governorship of Iowa
between iMeredith and Harding will be
the wet and dry issue. Harding is the
candidate of the wets the results of
the last primary show this. He has
such a perfect understanding with the
wets that he could not drive their sup
port from him with a shotgun. As a
result, you may now rest assured that
he will now try and secure the support
of the dry republicans by stating that
he is as dry as a Sahara desert Hard
ing is also trying to make a grand
stand play by stating that he is in
favor of lowering the taxes but be
does not suggest any program. If
Harding, is elected and is allowed to
return the saloon /o Iowa, he will levy
a terrible tax on the lives of the women
and children of the state whose hus
bands and fathers pass their wages
over the open bar, as a tax to the liq
uor interests. The coming campaign
will not bs a partisan affair it will be
a campaign between common decency
and speclqj, privilege.
"FAR REACHING SE3RVICES"
[Sioux City Tribune.]
It so happens that the morning Sioux
City paper did not acquire critical no
tions toward "Des Moines political
methods" until impressed with the
thought that this line of attack would
^optton of the mulct law
ln Ig94 gays
valley Junction Ex
The Cedar Rapids Republican says:
"Who is Garst!" "Well, Mr. Garst is a
citizen of Iowa whose ability and in- __
tegrity never has been questioned. He there is nothing strange about it. "The
served the state as a senator, as lieu- Iowa land Is selling today for less than
tenant governor, as governor and as
industrial commissioner. In his
handling of official affairs the citizens
of Iowa never accused Mr. Garst of
being the tool of any special interests.
He is Just a clean and capable citi
zen, anxious to do his duty.
WHERE SCHOOL MONEY STAYS.
Marshalltown is to raise $130,000 for
school purposes this year, to be collect
ed in 1917. That is not an extravagant
amount. And besides it must be borne
in mind that about every dollar that is
expended for the school system remains
in the town. More than half is ex
pended for teachers' salaries and very
little of that money is invested in
bonds or real estate, but most of it
goes to the merchants and the landlord.
Of all the money paid by the tax-payer
there is no other that jemains in town
and goes Ihto actual, circulation like
the tax which is levied by the school
blink. Instead of sacrificing not only
their own self respect, but the com
forts of home as well in order to satis
fy their craving for drink, those con
firmed boozers who used to haunt the
threeball Joints along First street now
use their wages to buy decent food and
clothing for themselves and families.
This fact was proved when two repre
sentatives of the "money loaned here"
class appeared before the city council,
and asked for a reduction in their an
nual license. "Our records will prove
that our business has fallen off over
one-half since the saloons closed," said
one of them.
THE GUARDSMEN'S FAMILIES.
Everywhere in the towns that have
military companies, the citizens are
moving in some way or other to take
care of the families that were deprived
of the bread-winner, when the soldiers
were called out. Everywhere there is
perfect confidence that the work will
be done well, and that all will receive
proper care and support, who require
it. After all, however, it seems that
the government which demands the
service of these men and does not was charged
award them reasonable pay, ought to
look after those who are left behind.
In all likelihood, congress will recog
nize the fact by and by, that the'gov
ernment uoght to do something along
these lines. In the mean time, bow
ever, the dependents will be properly
cared for by the respective communl
FIGHT MEXICO WITH ITLOUiR.
[Davenport Democrat and Leader.]
"Why not fight Mexico with sacks of
flour?" asks a Davenporter who sees
no reason why he or his neighbor
should desire the death, either from
starvation or bullet, of the average
"We are not as bad as they think we
are," he asserts. And he thinks that it
a regiment of Americans divided into
companies of three or four persons
each, should go into Mexico for tb«
purpose of relieving the suffering and
starvation there, we should capture the
country lots sooner than we will ever
do it with cannon and shrapnel.
Women and children are standing in
line in many places in Mexico to get
their small portion of corn which, after
it Is crushed, is made into tortillas, the
sort of fried pancake that is the chief
food standby of the Mexican people.
There is a serious food shortage bound
soon to affect the army and already
affecting the civilian population of
We are sending a great deal of
money and large quantities of food to
European countries, and leaving our
neighbors here at home to starve to
its favored candidate for the gov-
the old days appropriation was something of an is
sue two years ago, the Sioux City
morning paper tut-tutted such criti
cisms now it is frankly caustic about
that affair. Also, it is a new situation
for the Sioux City morning paper to in
timate that other cities of the state
have latent and undeveloped rights in
the matter of appropriations for agri
cultural fairs. The morning paper's
flings at its former cronies is further
proof of the far reaching services de
manded. and secured,' by Candidate
OWA LAND PRICES.
A farm of ninety-two acres near
Aplington has changed hands, the con
sideration being $265 per acre. It seema
but yesterday that many deemed it un
believable that the best Iowa land
should ever bring $100 per acre. They
saw the $100 mark reached and passed,
and while they still find It hard to be
lieve, they are noting the fact that
here and there in Iowa the $200 mark is
being reached and passed, and they
kre wondering now, if it will last, ana
when and where it is going to stop. It
mutt appear odd to a man who farmed
,n Iowa a generation ago to see land
j-elllng at ten times what It was con
sidered worth at that time, and yet
It is worth, far less than it is worth
when the value of many of the pro
ducts of the farm is taken into con
sideration. Of course, $300 land would
not go well with lS-cent corn.
WOMEN AfT SALAJCSOU6 TRIALS.
[Cedar -Rapids Republican.]
The women of Waukegan have been
much paraded because of their eager
ness to listen to the nasty details of
the trial that has been golnx on ln that
place. Even the cartoonists have pic
tured them sitting with strained necks
listening to the salacious evidence, evi-
many of them blush while they heard
It and which no newspaper, altho
yellow, has dared to print. But women
are not znuch different from men in
that respect. Men are eager enough to
Inhale filth of the same kind. They do
inhale all they can find. If they were
not in Waukegan to get it, it may ba
due to the fact that they had work to
do, while the women were able to close
up their houses for the day and listen
to the evidence. The only thing that
one can say on the matter is that lie Is
sorry that the women were not strong
PAWNSHOP FOLLOW® SALOON.
[Cedar Rapids Tribune.]
The passing of the saloon is putting
the business of the pawnbroker on the I enough to be better than the men, that
is strong enough to stay away and ab
hor such details.
BY GUESS AND BY GOSH.
'"Prior to the establishment of the
state highway commission in 1913
Scott county kept no specific records
of road work. Oral contracts were
given for big jobs sometimes con
tracts were not signed until after the
work had been commenced, and in one
case at least, a contract was not signed
until after the job had been com
pleted. If a certain contractor did
$1,000 worth of work on a certain
road, he would apply for his money.
The supervisors had personal knowl
edge that the work had been done ac
cording to agreement, and the money
was paid. The entry on the county
books would be simply "John Jones,
road repairs, $1,000." In going over
those records today you may discover
that John Jones was paid $1,000 for
road repairs, but you can not tell of
what the work consisted, or where it
was done—beyond the apparent fact
that it was done in Scott county.
"However, we find that $1,536.9
to the bridge fund in
1911, and a further notation that no
road work was done in 1911 except
that mile on the Blue Grass road. We
might assume therefore that the cul
verts in that mile-cost $1,536.96. That
leaves $21,531.74 as the actual cost of
the road, one mile long, without cul
verts or retaining wall.
'Owlng to the fact that the retain
ing wall is in ruins, the expensive
road surface is slowly washing into
the valley below. The county en
gineer is doing his best to hold the
surface with temporary fill, but this
will have to be repeated after every
rain—until the county digs up another
$2,964.32 for another retaining wall.
"It is interesting also to inspect the
ground at the base of the south retain
ing wall. One discovers some old
weather-beaten ruins—apparently of
concrete. Looks /as tbo some other
wall had given way in the historic
and chaotic past Inquiry at the
court house verified this—not from
the records, but from the memory of
some of the oldest Inhabitants.
"There is no telling what the first
wall cost but it too was a total loss.
"Whose fault is it? Again you may
want to blame the supervisors, or the
county engineer or the highway com
mission. Don't do it. Blame the sys
tem. The supervisors were not ex
pert engineers. There was no coun
ty engineer ln those days. There was
no highway commission. There was
no state law requiring work to come up
to certain standard specifications no
law requiring bids and work to be ap
proved by expert engineers.
"Todjiy, thanks to the highway com-
death. A bombardment of Mexico with
sacks of flour might be the cheapest mission, conditions are a bit different
Sand is an imitation of whalebone
which is sometimes placed In the
backbone at birth and sometimes Is
veneered on later in life. The ve
neered kind of sand has a tendency to
peel and crack at critical moments,
causing the wearer to back down and
regret having said it, but the blown
in-the-bottle variety should not be
trifled with unless all preparations
have been made-for a decent burlaL
Sand is a valuable adjunct in busi
ness life, as It enables the merchant to
buck up against five rainy Saturdays
in succession with a stout heart. It
is very discouraging to a sunny dry
goods retailer to advertise Saturday
specials in peek-a-boo waists at 69
cents, and then have it start in on
Saturday morning and rain so hard
that nobody can get in off the farm
without wearing a bathing suit. Ths
right amount of sand, howsver, will
enable the merchant to switch at once
to a clearance sale on mackintoshes
and near-silk umbrellas, thereby reap
ing a golden harvest
The largest stock of sand required
in any pursuit is that of getting mar
ried on $10 a week. With sugar at
10 cents a pound and the pcice of hard
coa going up hand over hand, like a
Brazilian ape, it Is getting to be a
man's Job to support a family, "but it
is being done on $40 a month in many
a home where happiness has come in
and hung up its hat. Sand gives the
best results when it is mixed with
contentment, and ln that case it
doesn't make much difference whether
there is a rag carpet or an Oriental
rug on the parlor floor.
There Is something about whisky,
when imbibed by the bucket, which
drains the sand out of a man's system
but if given half
and if we waste any more money in
Scott county it is our own fault. Book
records are kept on each road and each
section of each road. Twenty years or
200 years from now one will be able
dence of such a nature that it made ascertain where and when and how
the work was done, who did it and
what it cost.
"Both the retaining walls were built
on the Blue Grass road before the
highway commission came into exist
ence and before there was a county
engineer. Do not blame the super
visors they had to rely on the scien
tific knowledge and business integrity
of the contractors in those days.
"And to think that from some mys
terious source there has sprung an
agitation to have the highway com
mission law repealed. Three or four
politicians are actively endeavoring to
make Iowa go bock to the old by-guess
and by-gosh methods."
Mexican Goose Greets.
No one who did not know the Mexi
cans would ever suspect that Car
ranza's meek and unctuous reply to
the latest American note emanated
from the same source from "which we
had but a few days ago the insolent
accusation of bad faith and the trucu
lent demand that we withdraw our
troops from .Mexico, or the even more
offensive and belligerent document
which was published in Mexico osten*
slbly as the reply to the American
note. It Is true that the latter effusion
was discounted here at the time as in
tended solely for home consumption, in
accordance with a policy of double
dealing peculiarly iMexican, but even
among Americans who have beiieved
they understood that policy there is
surprise at the extreme contrast which
the actual reply affords. It is, in
deed, as suave and saccharine a salu
tation as ever flowed from solicitous
lips ln brotherly greeting the while a
gentle dagger passes between the
shoulder blades of the solioitude's ob
But as we are by no means ignorant
of this little Mexican trait there is no
reason why we sthould be so affected
by this latest manifestation of it as to
alter our present attitude toward Mex
ico. There is nothing in it to change
the facts of the case. There is noth
ing in it to demonstrate that the Car
ranza crowd is any more willing or
able to aot in good faith and fulfill Its
promises to us that it was a week or
a month ago. There is nothing in it
to prove that Carranza can be trusted
to make good his words any more than
he was able to be trusted when he
promised to co-operate with us in re
storing order to the border and bring
ing Villa to the gallows. There Is noth
ing in it at all except the disclosure
of a desire to avoid war—a desire
which, tho shared by Washington, can
not alter or alleviate the actual facts
of the situation.-
We are in Mexico for a purpose. That
purpose, due largely to the impotency
or treachery ot Carranza, has not yet
been accomplished, and until It Is ac
complished we are not going to get out
of 'Mexico, however preferable peace
may be to war.
The way for Carranza to get us out
of Mexico Is honestly to aid us in the
accomplishment of our purpose, in
stead of maundering about our tres
passing on Mexican sovereignty.—
Anecdote of Nilee, Aviator.
"Charles Niles, the aviator who died
from injuries resulting from a fall af
ter he' bad 'looped the loop,' was the
first aviator to fly around the statue of man, now st
liberty," said D. B. Wilson, ot New. Moines, Iowa.
sprout again faster than the unterri*
fled Jimpson weed or the prollfltf
dandelion. Miuiy a man has been,
down and out from the effects of fall
ing to draw a sober breath fori six'
TW Dot LARS
Avfr MC CAN
Bickle's blacksmith shop this candidate and that I ham
mered, until Jim's eyes began to pop. And well I knew,
while I stood throwing assorted language thru my face, I
should be home, and busy hoeing, or fixing fences on the
place. With righteous scorn the women viewed me, when
I returned to home and farm, and from the cottage door
they shooed, me, and said I was a false alarm. My wife had
pumped eight tubs of wat^r, to wash the duds and scrub
the floors, and Ysobel, my flossy daughter, was sawing
.ordwood out of doors. Ten billion flies are needing swat
tin", ten billion microbes should be boiled yet man, his du
ties all forgotten, o'er campaign fooltehment is roiled.
SAlO MIR *ro
The largest stock of sand required in^.
any pursuit is that of getting mar
ried on ten dollars a week.
months, but by nursing what sand he
had left managed to shake himself
loose and breathe In 'a free, non
alcoholic manner. There is no higher
quality of sand than that shown by
the wife who puts up with a boose
fighting husband, year after year, and
by her patience and tact pulls him out
on dry land. JU,,•
Real sand never has to be reinforced
by bluster. Never attempt to bluff the
quiet little man with a square Jaw and *t
a cold blue eye. It is more dangerous
than tickling a drowsy mule with & .p
A A I N A S
Of course it is a great temptation, to talk of Wilson and of Hughes, and rant
around, like all creation, o'er every bit of campaign nughes. I find myself at
times a-standing, indulging ln the talksmith's job, and
frothing at the mouth and handing forensic trimmings to
the mob. But yesterday I stood and yammered ln old Jim
York, at the iRaleigh. 'He was known
at 'Do Anything Nllas,' and was even
more fearless than the late Lincoln
Beachey. At the time of the latter's
death Niles told me Beachey sacri
ficed his life unnecessarily because he
attempted to do stunts in a monoplane
when he had been used to a biplane,
Niles himself was a believer in the
monoplane, and his flights were the
most remarkable 1 ever saw. J.
"It has not been more than' a year 3K
since Niles left Mexico, where he was jp
head ot Pancho Villa's aviation corps,
which consisted of three or four aero
planes. Niles did most of the scouting
for Villa's army when it was waging -ssr
a more or less successful war against
Huerta, He told me an his return that |p
the Mexicans would never learn how
to manipulate aeroplanes for army fy
purposes. They seemed Incapable of
learning how to fly, he said, and, fur
thermore, lacked the courage neces
sary. Niles quit Villa because he could
not stand the Mexican bandit's meth
ods. Like Beachey. Niles was confl
dent he would never be killed while
flying. —'Washington Post.
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