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• Published every Thursday bjr El) SKINNER Entered in the Emmett poatoflice as second class mail matter. Subscription Rates .. » 2.00 . 1.00 '/ne year . Six months .... Three months .60 NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS Look at the printed label on your paper. The date thereon shows when the subscription expires. Forward v,,ur money in ample Um« for renewal. Notice date on label carefully, and if, wot correct, please notify us at once. Subscribers iivnihrift t)ie address of tiieir paper changed plea:««* fltato In their communication both the OLD and NEW address. CURRENT COMMENT. ■ * , 1 " ' W K alarm the attitude of the Repub» limn senator» on the League of Na tion». Senator Jim Hood of Missouri with the with co arc viewin to have lined «PJ)''ar* " ».which ;m enough U> arouse| moit trusting. Republic the suspicion« of the OIGOHOl/8 a- have been the 'tire terms, it seems that the Ger mans have not yet realized that they were defeated In the war or thal the things for which they contended have lieen repudiated by nearly all the world. While German government of ficials continue to talk about what Germany will and will not do, and as sume that Germany sits at the peace table on equal terms with the allied nations, the German populace plunges into such a debauch of drinking, danc ing and night revelry that even the German police powers have found it necessary to interfere and restrict the festivities. If there is any contrite spirit in Germany it has not been man fested either in official circles or in the conduct of the people, as It has lieen reported to us, Germany inaug urated the bloodiest and most costly war of history, which took the lives of nearly 10 million men, and wounded more than that, which brought fam armis ine and pestilence tn three quarters of the world, and yet their returning soldiers soundly beaten on the field of battle and actually pursued home by their conquerors, are received as victors, and the people Institute an era of revelry, dishonoring even their own dead before peace is officially de There is no realization r dared. wrong done to other peoples, no mani festation of repentance and desire to restore that which was taken from others, no sympathy for the suffering and homeless victims of their ruthless armies in other countries, and appar ently little feeling of responsibility in meeting the demands of the allies. Koch had it in his power to utterly crush the German nation, but for the sake of humanity, he refrained, Ger man cities were spared, German terri tory has been undamaged by the oc cupying armies, yet the armistice terms havte been only indifferently complied with. Evidences are multi plying that she is the same old Ger many, still »inging "Deutschland Uber Alles.'' The final peace terms should be drastic enough to slop the mid night revelry In Berlin without the aid of the Berlin police. If not, the H un menace will continue. J ORD ROBERT CECIL, Great Brlt J «in's expert on the league of ns. tions. does not set up the claim that a league of nations of any character will automatically end wars, establish eternal peace, bring in the millenium, and scatter plenty with a lavish hand among the peoples of the earth, merely says it is an experiment worth while and a hopeful step forward for a civilized and enlightened world attempt. He points out that oppon ents of the league appear to have nothing to offer as an alternative, "What is their plan," he asks. "Are they content to go on with the pre war system?" Assuredly nothing is easier than to pick flaws in the league of nations scheme. Nobody pretends that it is complete and perfect, handed down like the tables of the decalogue at Sinai. It is a human document. He ; The liest thing to be said of it is that it is a proof, that the responsible statesmen of this generation have hud nd the faith to under- : the courage take a thing of such nobility of pur pose. It is epoch-making in this re spect. The men who have dared do it will live as long ue chivalry and cour age are honored and sung in this rorld. Whether a league of nations roves a success or a failure depends ot on the league «institution, but on the disposition towards the project. It is a matter of having faith or being without faith, something that ! If it is accepted nn and must be made!"It's irk, it will be made to work. If ouses no high endeavor in the to it an I lend,'I if countries rded »lined I Those I work most ef 1 nit its failure. predi ■ I •diet its failure In the cril little that as Lord Cecil ni the project there is hi ■ ful •onslructiv ir It is fault-find i ression of lack at it an nftden ics merely say that ndertaken, that the there it left nothing should b< world should resume off in 1914, meantime administering suitable punishment upon Germany. To flaunt the aspirations of hundreds of millions of people, who have suf fered as much as they propose to bear from a warlike political order, and to disappoint them by saying that it is not worth a trial, is to invite a catas trophe infinitely worse than the crit ics conceive as likely to follow the creation of a league of nations against war. CPLAKING of the league of nation«, the London Spectator »ayg: "Three very Important results have been ob tained by the proposed covenant. The first is that Great Britain and the United States are thrown together by the necessities of their policy, and it is impossible to see how they can ever attain be divided. In our opinion this is the greatest result of the peace Conference. The second fact is an expansion of the first. The members of the whole entente alliance, go far f rom havintt become alienated during , thp (ji,, CUÄ) ,i on( , ,,f the conference, have ! lllHWn rm)( . h closer together. The thjr(| f t „ thal the very delicate and , . | P« rilou » gestion of the free- • dom of the ahuh has, by force of cir j cumstanc«*, disappeared altogether as j an imhuc. As President Wilson has hal doctrine was asserted i in the interest of neutrals in the f There will he no neutrals, explained, If I a war breaks out airain the world will side with be divided into those who 'lone or the other of the belligerent». I i The last four years of war have shown i pretty clearly that Üie ! neutral during the war had become I I almost entirely fictitious. It is just las well that this fact should be rccog -1 We think we are not exugger-1 «ting what must happen, for the cov-i enunt expressly provides for cutting off countries altogether by means of boycott, and such boycott can leave no place for neutrality on the part of the states which are neighbors of the boycotted nation. In the United States there is bound to be much dis cussion about the paradoxical aspect incidentally placed upon the Monroe doctrine. Suppose that the Ameri can senate demands that the western hemisphere, in accordance with tfie Monroe doctrine, should be excluded from the operations of the league and from all its implications. Such an amendment would have a very logical appearance, for assuredly, if the au thority of the league be accepted in the western hemisphere, the Monroe doctrine, in its literal sense, will cease to exist. We sincerely hope, however, that the American people will decide that there is room here for such ac commodation us will have the sub stance of the Monroe doctrine while |, Htatua of a I lined. admitting some little weakening of Its verbal stringency. The Monroe doc trine has worked admirably, ami in our opinion, it would be a disaster to jettison what has proved an excellent instrument in ruling nut a large part of the world from the disputes and thus preserve the general peace. As the treaty has to he ratified by two thirds majority in the American sen ate, and as majorities in both houses < f congress will be opposed to Presi is Wilson, obviously room good deal of uncertainty. Spectator admits the league is a •; eat act of faith, and points out that no authority is set up with the duty of making the necessary interpréterions. It suggests that men may grow tired of peaceful waya only, probably to say "anything is better than this ghastly moral anti-cyclone, in which there is never an adventure for the adventur ous, and all goes by timetable and ac cording to plan," and the time may come that girls will dream again of strong men who will carry them off us the Romans did the Sabines, and Helen may again look out of the cor ner of her eye, but, says the Spectator, "it was indeed was done, and to make the attempt is in itself good, although we shall not do so well as the optimist dreams we shall, and not do nearly as badly as the pessimist foretells. The troubles ■ f the next generation will, thank heaven, be settled by the next genera tion and not by us. We must be con tent to feel that for the next 30 years no one will want to fight or will, in deed, be induced to tight, and that 'Pence j n t ,ur time, O Lord!' is almost certain to be realized.'* The time that somethin; < to)/' N j I TALES OF TOWN I | ^ 1 — ■ " 1 THE GIFT OF HOME. He'll not be wantin' the world when he comes— No wavin' o' flags an' no heatin' o' drums; ' He'll not want the town for to turn out that day, With a "Hail to the Hero," an' "Hip an' Hooray!" He'll "just want the home folks"— that's what the boys say! Had an' the mother, *twouldn't surprise If be looked for the light in a girl's dreamin' eye»! An' home's always thinkin' o' joy that's to be— A ship's cornin' home! There's a-sing in' at sea! An' it's not o' the land that they left far awav, But the light o' the blue skies that shine through the gray; ' the home folks"—that's hut the boys say! Dad an' the mother, 'twouldn't surprise If he looked for the light In a girl's dreamin* eyes! Frank !.. Stanton. An' song A soft answer makes 'em think you \ « « 6 Sarcasm is the clabber of human kindness. : exchange. ♦ ♦ » Few things are funnier than a very vney large grouch. #' * A Although John Barleycorn has lost his place in the sun. he has his moon shine still. man with « * * Though prices of other food pro ducts may fall, bread seems to be ris ing all the time. • « « It is claimed the league of nations Seems as will "keep us out of war. John MclNish's Store General Merchandise and Groceries Ladies' Waists Ladies' Corsets » Another fine lot of Ladies' Waists is here for your inspection. They consist of Crepe de Chine and Georgettes and are new and; stylish. M Style - Comfort - Durability II I' u i 1 I /' Prices from $4.50 to $7.50. plus the front piece or tongue, has A ted a reputation for ■v ere I Ladies' House Dresses I V MADAM PFEIL ! the perfect front lace corset. W-îJi A large assortment of pleasing patterns in House Dresses, Aprons, Kimonas, etc. corsets, as (V â ] A range of material;, models, and prices for every figure and pocket book. r A 1' V Ladies' Underwear ii / ii lr The well known Comfy Cut and Fit Right brands, in colors pink and white. Ladies' Silk Underwear in both pink and white. These are superior corsets and are becoming de servedly popular here, as elsewhere, because of their style, comfort and durability. There is a corset for every figure. Kid Gloves A nice lot of Washable Kid and French Kid in the popular colors and shades. Per pair $2.25 Prices range from $2.75 to $7.00 Also a full line of the popular Bon Ton and Royal Worcester Corsets. Men s Work Clothes Grocery Department Everything 1 to wear for thé workingman overalls, coveralls, work shirts, shoes, sox and gloves. All good serviceable stuff. We invite your consideration. Our grocery department is up-to-date in every respect. We pride ourselves on fhe quality and prompt service to all customers. if we have heard that phrase Sime where before. * ♦ * Bill, "what a funn IV word y about "i'a," sat^l 'wholesome 1 is." "What's funn it?" aslced dad. "Why, take away the whole of it and vou have some left." ♦ ♦ * Have you ever invest«! in a dozen blades and shaved till your I razor chin was as soft as a baby's cheek, and then gone to town for a haircut and had the barber say, 'Shave?* " « * * You may know the fellow Who thinks he thinks, Or the fellow who thinks he knows, But find the fellow Who knows he thinks, And you know the fellow who knows. • « » ' An exchange describes a new dance called the "Flu Flitter." To dance it, you take one step forward, then sneeze twice; pivot and swallow two quinine capsules, swing your partner, then cough in unison; take two steps back and blow your noses, and then waltz home and consult a doctor. • t « Small Ethel went to Sunday school and the teacher taught her a new Rapeating it when she got verse, home Ethel said: "If 1 love Jusus, when I die He'll take me to His home on high" After meditating for a moment, she said: "Say, I guess that means they have automobiles in heaven, doesn't it?" « « • Private Buck had been ordered to get out on detail. "For heaven's sake when do i rest?** he demanded of the "You will rest when you ■as the reply. 1 hope so," said the private, "but I'll bet a dose of gold fish hash I won't be in heaven ten minutes when just as | I lie down and the angels come over) my bed and start singing to me. old I boy Sergeant Gabriel will toot his : whistle and say, 'Private Buck, get up. You're on detail tonight, go down and hang the stars.' " « • * A fond parent noticed his youngest, ! a boy, in very animated conference with a number of other boys and a young woman and that evening in- 1 quired of the boy what all the ex citement was about. "That was my teacher," said the boy. "and we were trying to explain the ball game to her. She couldn't understand a durned 1 just don't understand how she ever got to be a school teacher." A * * "Elmer 'pears to like it pretty well,", said the fond mother in the midst of i sergeant, get to heaven" "Well thing. her perusal of a letter from her son at a cantonment. "He says he gets good food and plenty of it, but still | « he'd like to sit down at the table here at home with a thick, juicy steak be fore him, with cream gravy, well browned fried potatoes and a lot of other things, and wind up with lemon pie with inch thick frosting on it." "Good Lord!" ejaculated dad in a strangely hushed voice. "So would I." « • • Early in January a woman received in a ing girl the Farmers-List Your Repair Needs ft would be hard to find a farmer who at some time another had not lost valuable time waiting for necessary repair parts. Take this territory and total up the time lost in this way and it will astonish you. And all because repairs are not Ordered as early as they should be. There is no better time than right now— just before the busiest season on the farm—to go chines carefully, make up a list of repairs you are likely to need and send it to us or over your ma Before or During Repair and Inspection Week, March 10-15 With this list in our hands, we can order our stock so as to be prepared to meet every call promptly. Repair part service is a necessary part of our business. We realize what it means to you in time and money to get what you need at once. Help us to help you by mak ing up your list now and sending it in to us. Hawkins Hardware Store letter from her brother in France which two pages from a letter to dear creature named Edith had been folded by mistake. The sister, know- ! her brother had been writing to a in a Southern town, kindly de- j tached the two pages and forwarded ; to her. A week or so ago an other letter arrived from the soldier ... . aaytng, in effect: "You sure spilled beans. Edith isn't tha girl in the south, , I Edith is the girl i n Idaho." The armistice is yet to be signed for this boy. The band was coming home from playing at a fair and were tired. The train conductor came along. He poked one of the sleeping bandsmen and « « * " ked him t°r his ticket. The bands man looked through all of his pockets many times, and finally said, sleepily; I guess I must have lost it." And then started to go back to sleep again, ■'tome, come." said the conductor. U must be somewhere nave lost it." Yon couldn't , "Culdn't?" said the bandsman. "I'd like to know why not? i lost my bass drum yesterday." L«g bands for marking chickens at Emmett Peed Mills.