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Audubon County Journal
Entered a9 Second-Class Mail Matter at the PostofHce at Exira. Iowa. W. H. LANCELOT Publisher MRS. W. J. LANCELOT Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES Oneyear, postage paid $150 Six months, postage paid 75 Three months, postage paid ,40 Phone Number 34 OP EH COLUMN This column is open for the use of our readers for the discussion of questions and events of public in terest. All are invited to contrib ute. Personal grievances must not be aired. Names of contributors will be withheld upon request unless we deem it necessary to publish same, but all articles sent must be (signed by the author. Shall We Have Sewers? Some time ago the Rock Island offered to furnish the cinders to ballast Main street from the hill to the depot if the city would put them on the road, but we were so used to the mud of West Town we declined the gift. Mr. Carnegie offered to place one of the now fa mous libraries in our little city if, as an evidence of good faith, the city would put up §800 and pro vide for the maintenance of the building, but that gift was also de clined with thanks. Time after time enterprising citizens have sought to procure for our people the comforts and advantages of the conveniences of a modern com munity, but some dear conserva tive citizen has felt it his duty to conserve the funds of the people s. for other and often more selfish ends and organized such an oppo. sit ion that most of the commend able projects that have been pro posed have died still-born. As a result, Exira, the oldest and the richest of all the surrounding towns, is tail-ending the whole procession in the matter of modern improve ments. As a further result, farmers with children to educate,-or retir ing from business—merchants, bus iness and professional men seeking inviting locations, and even our own young people just out of school and ready for active life us ually pass us up for the more in "viting prospects of the better im proved cities. The community loses the value of this class of citi jsenship and the townsmen lose the returns on a mighty fine invest ment, for there is no safer invest ment than money spent in civic improvements. Just now, the matter of sewers is before the town council for con sideration. The same objections that have thwarted our improve ments in the past are being heard. Chiefest among the arguments against is the high cost of material. Folk who have so long neglected their civic duties deserve to pay for their folly. If the sewers had gone in ten years ago, thousands of dol lars would have been saved the citizens. Procrastination is always •a very expensive habit. But prices will come down eventually and then look at the rSoney we may aave by waiting, is another argu jnent. Poor stuff! Are you any richer today because the city did Jiot put in sewers ten years ago? Is not the per capita wealth in Audubon and Atlantic as high as it is here? Do civic improvements tend to pauperism? What stu dents of economics we are! There is not a financier who has written in the past few months that offers any immediate hope of a decline in prices—building material especially— and no one who observes the signs of the times "kids himself" into be lieving that the next few years holds any such prospect. When we have done without another ten years, when we have suffered not only inconvenience, but sickness and disease and the death of many citizens through the unsanitary conditions which prevail when the flies have filled our homes with ty phus germs and dragged their slimy filthy feet across our bodies and contributed a martyr's all to the ist ration we are with bitter end. For those who enjoy a bit of rem iniscence, the following poem by James Whitcomb Riley, America's most honest-to-goodness poet, is offered as a further boost to the cause of a more sanitary city and civic improvements in general: When memory keeps me company and moves to smilrs or tears, A weather-beaten object loom through the mist of years, Behind the house and barn it stood, a half a mile or more, And hurrying feet a path had made, straight to its swinging door. Its architecture was a type of sim ple, classic art, But in the tragedy of life it played a leading part And oft the passing traveler drove slow, and heaved a sigh To see the modest hired girl slip out with glances shy. We had our posey garden that the women loved so well, I loved it too, but better still I loved the stronger smell ambrosia of our morning coffee or Andrew Jorgensen of Audubon, found his last long home in the, Mr. Jorgensen seeks the nomina depth of mother's homemade pies tion for sheriff on the Republican when we have endured the stifling icket. He is a young man and stench of unwholesome privy well known over the county, and vaults for another ten years, say, is endeavoring to see the voters bc WILL YOU BE ANY THE fore the primaries. Mr. Jorgensen RICHER? -Honest, neighbor, has many friends in the county don't you think it's about time for who would be pleased to see him us to wake up and brush off the receive the nomination, and if suc flies? If you do, line up the city cessful at the primaries and the councilmen and tell them so. Give them to understand that you have repented and are willing to pay for the folly of other years by doing your duty now. Tell them they are not the trustees of a little moss grown tank town, but the leaders republican nomination for governor of the most progressive little city at the June primaries, solicits your in the state, and that as long as support upon a definite platform in they give us a live snappy admin- which he declares his position upon them to the important issues before the people That filled the evening breezes so you full of homely cheer, And told the night-o'ertaken tramp that human life was near. On lazy August afternoons it made a little bower, Delighted, where my grandsire sat, and whiled away an hour. For there the summer morning its very cares entwined, And berry bushes reddened in the streaming soil behind. All day fat spiders spun their webs That flitted to and from the house where Ma was baking pies, And once a swarm of hornets bold hod built a palace there, In soofh t^'buildmVwIs ^onla J™ where one could wish to stay We did our duties promptly then} on what we left behind, Die torture of that icy seat could make a Spartan sob, ,.t. ... ., For needs must scrape the goose-: fP0^ltlca^ flesh with a lacerating cob, *s Mv^«.thSpended fy aJrug LTA SSf™ man and and make his morning call ... We'd bundle up the dear old man !things AUDUBON COUNTYJOURNAE election this fall, will make the people of Audubon County an effi cient and faithful servant, ft What Havner Stands For H. M. Havner, candidate for the of Iowa today. One of his most emphasized planks is his fight for the enactment of a law in Iowa, which will provide for a court cf industrial relations to settle disputes between capital and labor through legal and orderly means, rather than by strikes and lockouts. Strikes and lockouts have cost every citizen of Iowa money dur ing the past year. The coal strike and the present railway troubles have prevented the farmers from marketing their live stock and grain, and are in part responsible for the present shortage of cars. Strikes and lockout^ have thrown thousands of Iowans out of work in recent months, against their will, and have caused inconvenience and suffering to the public, which has not been represented in the settle ment of these disputes. Havner is making a square fight to adopt a new principle in the adjustment of these questions. If believe that labor troubles should be settled by compulsory arbitration before a strike is called, rather than through first calling a strike and later arbitrating it, he is your man. He stands also for law enforcement, business methods in state administration, and a clean ing out of the machine which has controlled Iowa public affairs for the tliC ^ast lv^° to catch the buzzing flies enactment of soldier bonus legisla tion granting Iowa fighters as liber al treatment as that extended by any state to their service men. He is a native Iowan, who was born and raised as a farmer, who worked And stung ray unsuspecting aunt --1 must not tell you where Then Father took a flaming pole--' a farm laborer in his youth, and that was a happy day— who is the owner of several farm "w'h bur°ef f.fche UP but hornets left to stay! j- y®frs- He favors properties today operated under TT When summer bloom began to! Peiona' direction. He is a fade and winter to carouse, graduate ol Simpson college and We banked the little building with the state university of Iowa, a vet a heap of hemlock boughs. eran of the Spanish American war, But when the crust was on the snow and has made a substantial success FOR SUPERVISOR 0pP°Sltl0n su"ered long 1 In with a muffler and a shawl believe.—Adv. I knew the hole on which he sat 'twas padded all around, And once I dared to sit there 'twas all too wide, I found, My loins were all too little, and I jack-knifed, there to stay. That dear old country landmark ^°^oe "as. I tramped around a bit, I But 'ere I die I'll eat the fruit trees I robbed of yore Then seek the shanty where my name is carved upon the door, He bitter fr0ln those wbo have one purpose swayed the mind laws, and it is fought by politi- tln ^oieisof that party at the pri We tarried not, nor lingered cal ringsters everywhere because he is not a cog in any machine, and will not be under obligations cllclue not asking That from a frost encrusted nail he is a good fellow, a line orator, a! a nng wasted not a thing. definite platform, and asks for your g° "°Ut tf ck activ g°v«rninent They had to cqme and get me out, I 'ast week, to join his wife who or I'd a-passed away. called there by the illness of Then Father said ambition was a thing that boys should shun, And I mu6t use the children's hole 'till childhood days were done.\ business caller in Brayton Monday. But still I marvel at the craft that! Atlantlc» And in the lap of luxury my lot Lars Christensen from near had been to sit Corning, spent Sunday with his of I ween the old famliar smell will business course at the Capital City soothe my faded soul Commercial College. I now a man, but none the I less, I'll try the children's hole, Mrs- been caring for Mrs. Wilbur Bitts and the new baby, went to Exira the latter part of the week. through his enforcement of Supervisor, subject, to the decision of mari''K it elected. He for your vote because Politician, or the representative of ion of the voters of that pa ty at the special interests. He presents a primary to be held June 7, suPP°rt if he stands for" the 111 whch LlUie Elsewhere in this issue will be! relatives. found the announcement of Mr. Mrs. Alollie Jenkins, who has you BRAYTON ITEMS Willis Jenkins of Omaha is vis iting relatives here. t, Garner Bartlett went to Chicago was by the illness of her aunt. They returned home Sunday. Roscoe Clark of Atlantic was a Miss Beatrice cut those holes so true, kcon, la., Wednesday, for an ex The baby hole, and the slender hole! tended visit with relatives. that fitted sister Sue. Reynolds went to up from Monday on business. sister, Mrs. James Larsen. Holger Nelsen left Monday for Des Moines, where he will take a Reynolds went to Avoca Friday, for a short visit with is Mis- Mable Hansen of Exira assisting her brother Henry in store, daring the absence Charles Bisom. •John Keldson and family Atlantic spent Sunday with rel atives in Brayton. Mrs. Jens iCliklesen returned last week from a visit with her parents, Theodore Gearheart and wife at Neola. The Ladies Aid Society was entertained last Thursday at the pleasant country home of Mrs. A. F. Anderson. Mrs. 0. F. Ide left Saturday morning for Hudson, S. D. for an extended visit with her daughter, Mrs. M. F. Alexander. Mrs. Frank Basham of Exira spent a few days last week, at the home of her brother, Mr. J. W. Cannon. 1 C- Iv. Hallock was a business visitor in Omaha last week. Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Thompson, returned last week, from a pleas ant visit with their daughters in Omaha. Mrs. James Larsen and two little daughters, visited in Atlantic last week with her sister, Mrs. John Keldsen. Charles Bisom and Charles Thompson have gone to Excelsior Springs for an outing. The young men of Brayton have formed a tennis club and are building a fine tennis court. Homer Koob from near Anita was in Brayton Monday, calling on his brother, the doctor. 1 N ll,«. Announcements FOR SHERIFF I hereby announce myself as a can didate for the nomination of Sheritt of Audubon county, on the (Republi can ticket. Primaries will be held June 7th, and I will appreciate your support. ANDREW .JOKGKNSKN. FOR SHERIFF 1 hereby announce that 1 will be a candidate lor.Sheriff on the Republi can ticket in Audubon county. I submit my candidacy to the decision of the voters at the primary to lie held une "th. H. K. WILSON. FOR SHERIFF 1 hereby announce that 1 will be a candidate fur sheriff on the Republi can ticket in Audubon county. 1 sub mit my candidacy to the decision ol the voters a! the primary to be held June Ti ii. MAKIUS KNUDSKN I hereby announce myself as a can- didate on the Republican ticket tor ,,une 7 1"" 1920. A. F. ANDEUSON. FOR REPRESENTATIVE I hereby announce myself as a can didate for the republican nomination for the office of Representative in the State Legislature, subject to the decis- 1920. K. C. SAMPSON. FOR SENATOR I hereby uunounce myself a candi date lor the nomination upon the republican ticket to the office of sen ator for the district comprised of Audubon, Guthrie and Dallas Conn ties, subject to the action of the vo ters at the June*primaries. H. J. MANTZ FOR COUNTY ATTORNEY We are hereby authorized to pre sent the name of L. Dee Mallonee for County Attorney subject to the deci sion of the Republican voters At the primaries to be held June 7, i920. FOR COUNTY TREASURER 1 hereby announce my candidacy for county treasurer of Audubon coun ty on the Republican ticket, subject to the decision of the voters at the June primaries. J. O. Anii.irriuT FOR COUNTY TREASURER I hereby announce myself a candi date for county treasurer on the Re publican ticket, subject to the deci sion of the voters at the primaries in June. L. L» KUUKJIAN Republican Caucus The Republicans of Greeley township are requested to meet at the Center schoolhouse, Monday evening, May 24th, for the purpose 1 1 1 of selecting candidates for the the'Township ticket and delegates to of. of the County nvention also to select a township Committeeman. Fred Reynolds. Com. The Old Reliable Greeley Mutual Fire Insurance Ass'n Organized 1888 Reorganized 1917 Wm. L. Clark, Agent, Hamlin. Fred Wahlert, Sr., G. L. Artist, J. C. Tibben, Nathaniel Benton, John Petri, B. A. Railsback, Agents for Exira. jJ| J. C. Tibben, President. F. J. Thielen, Secretary. ®§fS! PICKENS ELECTRIC CO. House-wiring a 'mmrnrni Estimates Furnished Free ALL KINDS OF ELECTRICAL WORK By men who Know the (rame. Call on or write F. PICKENS, Phone Blk-, 281. 705 Hickory Street. ATLANTIC, IOWA Y* Fine Watch Repairing a Specialty JUST A W O Another Food Pirate. To let you know that we have a very complete stock in every kind of BUILDING MATERIAL! We have just received 14 cars of all kinds of Lumber, Blocks, Cement, Sand, Gravel, Posts, Poles, Stock Windows and Doors. We have a complete line of Lawn Fence, Steel Lawn Posts and Field Fence. We Appreciate. Yonr Bnsiness No matter how small your wants. It will pay you to »ec u*». Our time in youri—it'n free just like the enuahinH. GREEN BAY LUMBER B. F. JENSEN, Manager. Another kind of "fooil pirate" Is the W!,itcr who 1,ungs arm!nd a a aa„if h® liis belt until yon •Louisville give him the denuindcd tip.— Courier-Journal. -s. Keep Ahead of Your Work. The man v«'ho kwps well ahead ot his work does it easier boeuuse he has time to plan and does not feel all the time as if somebody were stepping on his heels, V- Cress Quickest Growing Plant. It Is said that cress Is the quickest growing of pinnts. Under perfect, conditions it may be made to flowet, and seed within eight days of plant ing. S 5 -"if 1 rC 4. lis large We have a stock to select from. Make your selec tions early, and we will lay aside any article you select. fix *4 P. M. CHRISTENSEN ®*sHl SEP® $ CO.