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CHARLES E. HUGHES L S ■ ..'A' '%jr- ... CHARLES W. FAIRBANKS L'ESHSHSSS2SH52STlS£5S5HSE5HSilSE5ESE5HSS5HSESH5H5BSH!' DETROIT'S IMPRESSIONS OF A MAN. jjj Governor Hughes' visit to Detroit opened the presidential campaign C| of 1916 and if we may forecast the events that are to follow by the Dj omens of Monday we would prognosticate an intensely warm, vivid and Lj humanly interesting period in the next few months. Y Setting aside the auspices of meteorological conditions in this pro- p vision of the future—although they are approved by numerous profes- J( sional augurs and by a host of commonalty as well—we base this pro- " phecy on the characteristics of the candidate whose too brief stay with " us has been enjoyed by all with whom he came into contact. The misguided individuals whe have been expecting Charles E. j} Hughes would prove to be a cold proposition and therefore easy to [} beat are in for a shock that will make them think they have been hit by [j an uninsulated trolley wire. There is nothing cold about Mr. Hughes,  Detroit has learned. He is about as intensely human a piece of hu- [ manity as ever captured the hearts of a crowd, and the more people in [ the United States he meets between now and November the more [ votes will be cast for him. As a campaigner he is a revelation. He [ likes his fellow beings, and they like him because they see he likes [ them. 1 And what his personality begins his remarkable powers of intellect 1 and utterance finish. He drives his points home with tremendous force. I What he says sticks. There are thousands of Americans today who [ can retell every step in the arguments he made eight years ago on J the Bryan trust policy, yet in 1903 Mr. Hughes was not especially a j prominent figure and there was nc oarticular reason why his address j more than others should have remained clearly in the memory except j the gift of the man to send his own thoughts so deep into the brains j of others. They are clear In his owr. mind first, undoubtedly. He knows precisely what he wants to say because he has reasoned it out before | he speaks it.out. Probably that has something to do with the ease with which he conveys his meaning. But it is a very rare quality he possesses in his ability to master subjects so thoroughly as to make the most abstruse simple to himself and his hearers. It is a quality eminently desirable in a political candidate; It is infinitely more to be desired In the president of a great country like the United States. Detroit's impression of Charles E. Hughes is all favorable. The thousands of people whe have studied him at close range are convinced that if he Is elected president next November he will be a great presi dent, one of the greatest this nation has known, worthy te stand In history with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, a custodian of the republic's fate te whom that fats may confidently be Intrusted. If that conviction Is shared by the people of other states whom he la still to meet, the eutceme of hie swing around the great American circle cannot fall to be propitious for him.—Detroit Free Press. BLOODY PROSPERITY. "No one disputée a temporary prosperity in our land today. But it Is sectional in its factory aspect, abnormal in its fevered rush, ficti tious in its essentials, and perverting in its tendency. Worse, it is the gold sluiced from the river of blood, poured ouB by the horrifying sacrifice of millions of our fellow men. God forbid that we should boast a prosperity wrought in such waste of human life. We had rather rejoice in the prosperity of peace."—United States Senator ren G. Harding. DO TOD KNOW THAT One million two hundred thousand Americans die each year, it is esti mated f Heart disease, pneumonia and tuber culosis cause more than 30 per cent of deathsf The IT. S. Public Health Service is the nation's first line of defense against disease! Sickness lowers earning capacity f Disease is the nation 's greatest bur den? Sunlight and sanitation, not silks and satins, make better babies? Low wages favor high disease rates? A female fly lays an everage of 120 eggs at a time? Poor Villa! He's dead again. It might, however, be hotter. Short chunks of wisdom: Heat waves are hot. The field of journalism contains a few journals and a lot of waste paper. Keep the town clean—and, ditto, your self. It takes a poor promiser to live up to his own promises. Every town has its human side, but it takes a human to find it. Now, all together, and for every known ill: "The war did it." Life in high society is just one offin ity after another. The bad luck of most people is of their own creating. Success seldom clings to the coat tails of the chronic grouch. Weighing your words is all right, pro vided they are worth weighing. Campaign issues, we note, are usually made for campaigns. The political pot is boiling so hard it is spilling all over itself. Occasionally however, the roar of our political candidates is heard above the battle front. There is always a bright side to life, but people who hunt gloom never find it. Swimming advice: When diving fill your lungs with air instead of water. You'll live longer. War stil wages at the front in Europe and over the back fence in America. Sunshine is healthy, but the shady spot of a tree is darned comfortable on a hot day. "Most people act natural while sleep," avers an exchange. Including we might add, the snore. We are frank to admit that dead men tell no tales, but a lot of tales are told about them after thev are dead. Death is not worrying us, but to be forgotten after death induces us to cling tenaciously to life. The fellow who considers himself the wise man of town is generally rated by others as the biggest fool. A bee is a mighty little thing, but it can make the laziest man in this town hump along at a lively gait. The vanity of some people is equaled only by their vanity, and you can al ways spot them in any crowd. Brains and energy makes a splendid team, but in single harness neither is worth a hot dog. A maid with a mind is one of a kind that keeps her steady's nose to the grind. Yes, it's original. That American inventor who claims to have harnessed the sun can always make an excuse that the harness broke. Stick to the farm brother and y won't have a horde of bad debt colie ors sticking to you. No, we can't say that we are entirely unbiased as to the war in Europe. Our sympathies are distinctly with America. If all sinners were suddenly removed from this world wo would still have editors and a few others left. Every time a fisherman discovers a dark spot moving on the crest of the waves we hear of a shark or a German submarine. A city exchange displays prominently a column entitled, "Where Club Wom en Are." Human beings are not men tioned. Villa has the happy faculty of cutting off the ears of Mexicans who refuse to join his band. But, then, Villa is a happy old boy—yes, quite happy. Wheu every man adopts the principle of voting for the one best fitted for public office we'll all be gloriously in the running. Whoop! If your wife is indifferent tQ your excellent qualities, just take station near an open door and begin talking about the charms of some other woman —then beat it. Our ministerial friends are not slow to inform us that the Lord loves a cheerful giver. And, forsooth, we love cheerful payer—of subscribtions. It is hard for a 22 calibre bullet to penetrate the hide of an elephant, or for patriotism to get beneath that of the average American financier. A few citizen soldiers who thought they were going to the border on a picnic are now making a picnic of them selves in their efforts to get back. a r —s J 4 -rr SSL X k LABOR DAY Ob on« day of each year the nation turns soldo front its regular vocations to pay tribute to those who toll. Labor means unselfish service. No one labors for himself alone. Entire com munities share in the benefits accruing from the toil of the individual. In these mountain states five thousand earnest, intelligent, loyal men and women are daily laboring with mind and muscle, with heart and hand, to give the public telephone servioe of the highest standard of excellence. Whether digging in the earth, or climbing up among the wires ; whether hunt ing "trouble," repairing the lines, working at the swtiohboard, keeping ac counts, or performing any of the multitudinous duties of the telephone busi ness, all are imbued with the spirit of servioe which stimulates them to put forth their best efforts in your behalf. Every day is a day of labor for those who serve the public ; and LABOR DAY is a fitting tribute to their worth. The Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Co. Hh v _ (pH MANY WILL BE DISAPPOINTED a Too much was expected of the rural credit law recently passed. Many people were looking for it to do too much, and who therefore expected the impossible. Arrangements are now be ing made to put the rural credits law into effect, and it will soon be dis covered what benefits are to be derived from it, and what benefits are denied by it that should be granted. Theories are well enough, but the most beautiful theory in the world sometimes fails when subjected to the actual test of experience. It will benefit land-owners by giving them the use of money at a lower rate of interest than they could obtain it formerly, and it will be a benefit to certain banks, that will ob tain money from the government at a lower rate of interest than the li per cent which will be charged for farm loans. There is some complaint be muse the government did not deal di rectly with the rural borrowers, in this instance, was a particular bank, but such a course was obivously impossible. The machinery necessary to deal direct ly with borrowers would be too élabor ait- and expensive, and the government was compelled to make use of financial institutions already established, that knew the solvency of the people of their constituents, amt their ability to pay back louns. Banks that handle govern money cannot bo reasonably expected to <lo so unless paid for their service, ami so long as the farmer obtains funds at li per cent interest he has no cause for complaint. Another source of dis appointment, and no doubt it will prove of dissatisfaction, is the provision which authorizes loans to be made only to landowners or landlords. This cuts out tenant farmers and farm laborers, and many of these think that they are en titled to as much consideration as are the landowners. As a matter of fact they are, but the government must fol low established and prudent business rules, and bankers would not lend mon ey to tenant farmers without security, and farm laborers would find it even more difficult to borrow. The fact that land owners can borrow money at low rate of intertst will be a great benefit to them. It will enhance the value of their land and make them more independent. In a corresponding man ner the tenant farmer and the farm laborer or anyone who desires to pur chase farm lands will find himself at a disadvantage. His credit has not been improved, and it wil be no easier for him to obtain money than it was before, while the price of land will be going up. This, it is feared, will accen tuate the evils of landlordism, that are being so acutely felt already in many of the states. If the effect of this law will be to establish a land-holding class and give it a firmer hold upon land values it is likely to increase the clea vage between the landed and the land less, a condition of affairs which not pleasing to contemplate in a demo cratic country. However, if the law proves unwise or unworkable, it can be either repealed or amended. If it gives one class of citizens an ail van tage over , all other classes it will be condemned as be class legislation. The actual test must be made by giving it a fair trial, be cause no amount of theorizing proves anything. Announcement Uutraextraordinary : We'll give a whole week's subscription absolutely free of charge to any person who will' supply us with a rock ribbed and guaranteed method of extracting money from negligent, thoughtless, in different or don't care delinquent sub scribers. Heaven»' fellows, come on! as V' The new non-alcoholic, refreshing? weather drink. 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