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-IWSffl ;1 w s v BJ ftS v m ' S3jffii3fcx;iSir wL' jMBm?9B!3&F& It You Don't Get The I B. M B6SHmSIP1 Missouri Herald, You Don't H H r I H lBBBMMWW8WBWHMpMHy ! Get the News. $1.00 a Year 'I I I W H I Hi3KHiMfKw9SB I I -j- ' erald v. " Lv JJL "tt -. J "nf (hn Pflnnln. Tl .- .7 . -...,., ., eoplo, For tho People First, Last, All the Time. U VTflt-lTwl V. M . . w -! 1 1'eonie. jrnr tun vtviniit" r? Si J.. few MM VOL. 14 HAYTI, MISSOURI, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1922 NO. 50 Pres. Harding's Letter an Apology for a Do-Nothing Congress -000- WASHINGTON, October 16. The letter of President Harding to Representative Mondell, praising the work of Con gress, which was made public yesterday, was declared by Chairman Hull of the Democratic National Committee in a statement tonight to be "in effect a plea for the re-election of his Republican do-nothing Congress." "With the exception of the Republican members defeat ed in the primaries," Hull said, "practically the entire mem bership of this Congress are candidates for re-election, and when President Harding asks the American people to approve this Congress he asks for its re-election. " 'It is befitting to appraise the general results (of the Congress) ,' says President Harding, 'which have been so help ful to American welfare that they will not fail to appeal to the approval of the American people.' "This is the Harding roundabout way of doing what President Wilson did in 1918 in a direct way when he asked for the election of a Democratic Congress to aid him in mak ing a just peace, for which he was criticised and abused by Republican leaders, Republican speakers and the reactionary Republican press. "President Wilson's plea was for continuance of a Con gress to sustain an administration which had entered upon and was successfully conducting a great war, and which he deemed necessary to the making of a successful peace. It came at a time when Republicans in the Senate were plotting to disparage him and deprive his administration of the credit for what it had already done and what it planned to do. "President Harding's plea, on the other hand, in effect asks the American people to condone the faults of a Congress already discredited in the eyes of the American people and re pudiated and denounced by Republican leaders, including a member of his own Cabinet, and the honest and intelligent element of the Republican press." The following editorial, comiinui'. ing on the President's letter, is taken from th Commercial Appeal: AN APOLOGY FOR CONGRESS. "it in well that President Hard ing is able to find a period in Amer ican history behind which he can take refuge from the attacks upon the do nothing Congress just ad journed and from which position he can by way of comparison offer a defense, oven though the defense is hardly more than an apology. The president may have been hard put to it to find another Congress that for lack of use or value can be com pared to the one just adjourned, but he has found it in the Congresses that held forth immediately after tho Civil War. At that time the passions of a fratricidal struggle were still at white haet and legisla tion in the interest of one section as against another was produced by minds embittered. President Hard ing maybe right when he says that the lust Congress was better' than several of the reconstruction Con gresses, but that is not saying very much and it is going a long way olf to find a comparison. While the President asserts that the most recent Congress rendered very valuable service to the nation, he takes the precaution to hide his' .claim's behind the generality that it is unnecessary "to suggest an enu meration of its accomplishments." Ho might have added with equal truth that it would bo very difllcult also to do so. The three chief claims that he puts forth are the reduction of taxes and expenses, the care for disabled soldiers and the passage of the tariff bill, but there is a lanje sized fly in the ointment of each. In tho reduction of taxes the only bene ficiaries have been the profiteers and those persons possessed of swollen Incomes. The average citizen still carries tho same burden of taxation ho did during the war. And as for tho reduction of governmental ex penses it will he known to all that this has been brought about largely by the elimination of war expendi tures and the demobilization of over 4000,000 men who were in the armed service of tho nation. It must appear that the President selected an unfortunate time to lay claim to adequate cure by tho administration for the sick and dis abled soldiers of tho World War be cause simultaneously with the mak ing of the claim a committee of tho American Legion gathered In New Orleans reports that tho hospitali zation work of the administration "Judging by actual results is a trag edy for the sick, a discredit to the government and an affront to the American Legion." For equally good reasons, we feel that the President should hesitnte to eulogize the Fordney-McCumber tariff when it has been and still is being ex coriated by some of the leading Re publican newspepers and statesmen of the country. Had he claimed that the tariff would bring benefits in the way of monopoly to the large manufacturers and big interests of the nation he would be justified, but he presumes upon the intelligence of the people when he says that the tariff will encourage and develop our foreign trade. It is unfortunate also that the country emerged from the great war with its linancial stability unim paired and "with less of distress and disaster than many others of the great powers." The natural re sponse to this will be why? And the only answer can be that the fi nances of the nation were put on such a sound basis by the preceding administration that the country was able to go through the greatest war in its history without being se riously menaced financially. Also the fact mat we came out fn sucn a healthy condition from the war is the best possible answer to the Re publican charge that President Wil son neglected to prepare for the struggle. Nor can wo understand how the President, in defending Congress and his own administration, should use these words: , Tim last tliliiK In our thoughts Is aloof liens from tlie iesl of the world. We wish to liu helpful. iicIkM lioily anil iimful. To pro tect oui'KclveH first anil then to uho tliu HtrmiKlIi urcruinK thrnjigli that policy for tho tfenernl wolfnro of mankind Is our sincere purpoho. If it has been our purpose to be "neighborly and useful" to the world wo have pursued it in a strango manner. It is true that we have been charitable and given money and goods to relieve distress In tho world, but what have we done to prevent this distress? Can tho millionsof people who are suffer ing because of continued disorder in the world consider us neighborly when we sit at homo, refuso them the slightest support to prevent threatened evils and even decline tj offer our advico as to the best means by which they might suve them selves? Or of what use has our strength been in preventing the cruel and uncalled for slaughter of Innocents In Asia Minor and else where throughout the world? These questions clamor for an an swer, hut we doubt they will receive one. Anyhow, we are glad to know from President Harding that the Congress Just adjourned is no worse HAYTI SCHOOL NOTES The Ilayli schools weie closed lust Thursday and Friday for- the Teacher1-' Association at Cape Gir ardeau. The meeting there was one of the bast in years and was well at tended. The educational exhibit consisting of books, pamphlets. j?l turn", etc., on display was alone vcJ" worth tho trip to the Cane. T program was interesting and iu spiring, causing one to return f school work with more zest and zerft. The Ilayti public schools sent t'". to the meeting the highest number of any one &chooJ in Pemiscot coun ty. Those attending from hero were: O. E. Hooker, superintend ent: Mrs. H. D. WulK principal; .Mr. K. V Propst, Miss Katherine Mcllaney, Mrs. Emma Reinhav, Mrs. O. E. Hooker, Mrs. Netti Reeves, Mrs. Leanora Coudit; Mi'tts Hattie Mae Argo and Edith DavS. The becoud grade room, sponsored by Mr.s. Ellison, gave a sandwhih sale last week. The members of the second grade made their own an nouncements, unassisted, in the viij'i ions rooms. They sold the entire stock which netted them $4.70, FORMER CONGRESSMAN J. J. RUSSELL DEAD Elected Prosecuting Attorney in 1880 and Served in 60th, 62ml, 63rd, 64th. nnd 65th Congresses. i, which will be used to purchase frame for Washington's picture. On next Friday, October 27, wo have our first foot ball game on Brittln Held with Maiden. Tickets will be on sale early next week. Wo are going to have a real team with all kinds of pep. We need your help. Come out and see us snow Maiden under. Charleston, Mo, Oct. 1!). For-, mer Congressman Joseph J. Russell, CS years old, died at 1:IS0 o'clock i.f i i.. i.i I liii- iiiurniiig in ins rooms at tue , unseen iioioi. ins (leatn was un expected, and was caused by heart disease, it is stated. lie suffered a .stroke of paralysis in 191S, while Kserving the Fourteenth Missouri District in Washington. Mr. Russell was born August 211, lSHi, in Mississippi county, which always has been his home. He was educated in the public schools and at the Charleston Academy. Ho graduated front the law school of the Missouri State University in 1KS0 and began practicing in Charleston. He was elected Pros ecuting Attorney in 1S80 and served in that capacity for four years. ;- He was Democratic Elector in '.lSSi, a member of the Thirty-fourth ,and Thirty-fifth General Assembly of Missouri, and was Speaker In the latter term. He was placed In nomi nation for the speakership by the late Champ Clark, then a member from Pike county. He served from the Fourteenth District in Congress for 10 years, and was elected to the Sixtieth, Sixty-second, Sixty-third, Bixey-fourth and Sixty-fifth Con gresses. He was chairman of the Democratic State Convention in 1910 and 1914. There is not near as much road dragging in and around Haytl this fall as formerly, anil not near as much as should be done The con dition of all the highways in am:lo proof of this. We don't jin'rivv'' it is so. But there should be no ex cuse except a valid one, and the only valid one, we think, would be lack of funds. Is that the case? If not, let the work begin at once, and be kept up as it should be. Emerson fans, oscillating ,and non-oscillaing. AH sizes. Leller Hardware Co., Hayti. tf than the Congresses that followed the Civil War. A PLEASANT SURPRISE. In the editorial below the Post Dispatch expresses its views of the President's letter: MR. HARDING'S WRETCHED LETTER President Harding has written a letter to Representative Mondell which satisfiedly compares the Sixty-seventh Congress with the recon struction Congress following the Civil War and the financial condi tion of the United States with that of the other nations In the World War. Both comparisons are odious. If there is one chapter in our his tory where the dead past's dead should be left undisturbed, it is the Republican party's uncouth, malev olent, incompetent and graft-ridden reconstruction record following t lie Civil War. Any effort that wouldn't shine in comparison with that abomination would bo vile indeed. It is difllcult to read with patience or respect the presidential statement that "Our country has borne its part in this experience (the World War and its aftermath) without even menace of our ' gold-standard money system." It is a statement of fact, admittedly, but it is a shockim; disregard of truth. With most of tho gold of other nations in our pos session sent here by the other na tions to purchase their war supplies in tho period of our fabulously pro fitable neutrality it is the shallow est kind of boasting for us to claim any credit for that fact, or to offer it as evidenco of our superior capac ity. To try by implication to list that condition among the accom plishments of Congress is a decep tion to which President Harding should not have stopped, The letter, of course, is a partisan appeal. It Is a campaign document. Its purposo Is to win votes for Re publican candidates for the Senate and the House. F. M. Perkins had a pleasant sur prise this week when his uncle, Moses Petty of Pomona, California, atd his brother, Charlie Perkins of Lawrenceville, Illinois, dropped in on him Tuesday evening unan nounced. Mr. Petty, a brother of Mr. Perkkins' mother, is S4 years old, and apparently in as good health and as spry as most men are a't 50. He has lived in California about thirty years, and was travel ing alone. He came east several days ago to attend a meeting of the G. A. R. held at Des Moines, Iowa, and from there took occasion to visit his old home in Illinois, which he had not seen in many years. And after visiting there he decided to come on to Hayti and visit his nephew, F. M. Perkins, who had lately spent a year or so in the same California town where the el derly geitleman resides. Mr. Petty left Thurfday by way of Des Moines for his California home, being ac companied as far as St. Louis by his nephew, ( harlie Perkins. It is very remarkabl; that one of the age of Mr. Petty would bo able" to aake the long trips ho takes unaccompanied, but the olll gentleman appears to have no cincern on that score, ex cept that le seemed to be in some liusto to git back to California, t tlie climatil of which he attributes his well-pjeserved faculties. Mr. Petty is alluver a Democrat, though ho packed ilgun for four long years to help frel the negroes, who give all tho appreciation to the Republi can party, llle says Johnson will be re-electeil Senator from Califor nia not, hot ever, bv his vote. smmmmmmmmmmmsmmmmmsmmM Pemiscot County Sunday School Association Meets at- Hayti MMMMimmMMMMMmmmsMm The Pemiscot County Sunday School Association had its first an nual Elllciency conference at the Baptist church in this city Sunday, October lo. The officers of the Hayti district served a cafetaria lunch to forty visitors at the Chris tian church at 12:30. Miss Bess Lltzenfelner, county ioung Peoples Superintendent of Cape Girardeau county, and Mr. Carl Asmus, field secretary of Mis souri Sunday School Association, were the out-of-county visitors. Mr. Asmus, in his address, brought very forcibly before the people some of the things necessary to be done in a county-wide way toward religious education. Miss Lltzenfelner gave inspiration and encouragemunt to the officers in her talk on standards and how Cape county came to the front, from 74th to 2nd in the State of Missouri on the county standard in one year. ah or tne county officers were present except one and held di visional conference with the district officers. This conference shows that Pem iscot county Sunday schools arc alive and pushing the work for bet ter Sunday schools. Twenty-five of the thirty-five districts were pres ent. County officers: President, Rev. McCullough, Ca ruthersville. Vice-president, Mrs. H. D. Wells. Haytl. Secretary-treasurer, Mrs. George Crockett, Caruthersville. Young Peoples Superintendent, Mrs. J. W. Carmean, Caruthersville. Children's Superintendent, Mrs. W. P. Robertson, Caruthersville. Adult Superintendent, Mrs. Lea nora Condit, Hayti. Administrative (Superintendent, Mr. O. E. Hooker, Hayti. The following is the district offi cers of the live districts in the county: South Pemiscot District: President, Mr. W. E. Kennedy, Holland. Vice-president, Mrs. Minnie Tu berville, Holland. Secretary-treasurer, Mrs. John Northern, Holland. Assistant Sec.-Treas., Miss Jessie Cassidy, Steele. Young Peoples Superintendent, Miss Neva Luckie, Steele. Assistant Young Peoples Superin tendent, Miss Vera Coleman, Hol land. Children's Superintendent, Miss L. Maggie Harbor, Holland. Adult Superintendent, Mr. S, Wagster, Cooter. Administrative Superintendent, Mrs. Fred Copeland, Cooter. Braggadocio District: President, Mr. Bert Skinner, Brag gadocioi Vice-president, Miss Mary Jack son, Deering. Secretary-treasurer, Mr. J. C. Gal liher. Braggadocio. Young Peoples' Superintendent, Mrs. Earl Coppage, Braggadocio. Children's Superintendent, Mrs. Tom McCIoskey, Braggadocio. Adult Superintendent, Mr. Ever ton Speers, Braggadocio. Administrative Superintendent, Mr. J. A. Morgan, Braggadocio. Little Prairie District: President, Mrs. Charles Cunning ham, Caruthersville. Vice-president, Mr. Bailey Brooks Caruthersville. i Secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Harry Baker, Caruthersville. Young Peoples' Superintendent, Mrs. Paul Horner, Caruthersville. Children's Superintendent, Mrs. Ralph Hutchison, Caruthersville. Assistant Children's Superintend ent, Mrs. Curtner Pierce, Caruthers ville. Adult Superintendent, Mrs. G. IE Warden, Caruthersville. Administrative Superintendent.. Mr. C. G. Ross, Caruthersville. , Hayti District: rf' President, Miss Irene RaybucK Hayti. Vice-president, Mr. C. B. Li'uctv Swifton. S"V Secretary-treasurer, Mr. Sam E. Nethery, Hayti. Young .Peoples' Superintendent, Mrs. J. L. Dorris, Sr., Hayti. Children's Superintendent, Mrs. T. H. Ansell, Hayti. Adult Superintendent, Mr. P. s. Ravenstein, Hayti. Administrative. Superintendent, iur. l,. h. Gale, Hayti. North District: President, F. M. Dillard, Wardell. Vice-president, Mr. L. E. Butrey, Bragg City. Secretary-treasurer, Prof. Pickler Wardell. Young Peoples' Division Superin tendent, Miss Leugenia Young, War dell. Children's Superintendent, Miss Ruth Young, Wardell. lAdult Superintendent, Mr. J. M. Wallace, WardeH. Administrative Superintendent, Mr. W. E. Brown, Wardell. TWO POSTMASTERS INDICTED Both Charged by Federal Grand Jury With Embezzlement. For Rem: 240 acres, in 40 acre tracts larger. Six good houses and bilns. Some new groun.l and some cle.rlng. Good cotton, corn ground, three miles west of Ilayti, on Kenlott road. J. S, Porter 44 18 MurylnndlAvo,, St. Louis, Mo. Those from wre who attended the 50th nnnivtUary of the Masonic Lodge of Cnnlhersville. Monday evoning were: Hinry Ilyars, Joe and Ellis Kohn, "llilch" Brasher, Earl Raybuck, W. 'i Nethery, Jack Toaster, Dr. Llmiaugh, Dr. Cress well, Capt. B. F.IUlon and Arthur Allen. There werlalso othors whoso names wo did notlearn. Those who attended report a'lno time. An ex cellent supper wul served and sev eral interesting splches were mudo. Cape Girardeau, Mo., Oct. 14, The Federal grand jury yesterday indicted Walter Gully, Wardell, Mo!, postmaster, charging him with em bezzling $1200 of postoflice funds; Jumes R. Pollock, postmaster ,u Campbell, Mo., charging him with embezzling a $014 check from the mails, and L. M. Morrow, a carnival follower, who was charged with sell ing and transporting opium through the mails. Federal Court was adjourned rt noon by Judge Paris after ho had sentenced two moro men to jnil for violation of the prohibition Inw John C. Baker, Poplar Bluff, was given four months in jail for sell ing liquor. L. B. Branhnm, Poplar Bluff, was sentenced to serve four months for possessing liquor. Genuine oak llvn swings, well bolted and re-inforcU; the kind that will stand hard use. We nut them Dr. R. C. Cresswell went up to Cnpe Girardeau Wednesday, where ho attended a meeting of the South east Missouri Dental Association. Screen wire, poultry netting Leller Hardwaro Co., Hayti tf Charles Shields of Caruthersville Was hern Tuesday nflnrnnnn nMn.wl. up for you. teller hardware Co., ing to business matters. HIGHWAY COMMISSION WILL MEET ON OCTOBER 19 Jefferson City, Mo., Oct. 1G. Meeting of the State Highway Com mission scheduled for October 10 and postponed until October 17, because of Illness of Vice Chnirman S S. Connott and absence from the State of Murray Carletou of St. Louis, has again been postponed un til October 19. This was done because of the fact that all of tho members of tho com mission could not bo present tomor row. There is nothing of impor tance outsido of routine road mat tors to eomo before tho meoting of tho Commission this month, as Con sulting Engineer R. L. Windrow and State Highway Engineer B. H. Piep nielor are not yet ready to report their recommendations on the Fed eral primary system of highways. This system will compose sonto 1S00 miles of road but littlo Infe rior, if any, in types of construction to tho 1500 miles of designated Stato primary roads. Mamma's pancake and buck wheat flour, at Buckleys. Syrups, too. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Teaster and Mrs. It. N. Brasher and little son motored over to Caruthersville last Wednesday afternoon. h. mi m s Ml 7I fc ' J "'!