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jut,, ' 4. , V PAGE FOUR THE COLUMBIA HERALD FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 1931 1 . THE COLUMBIA HERALD, rmblihed Weekly by The Columbia ; Herald Company, Inc., J. I. Fin ' , . nay, president, W. D. Hasting, ' Secretary and Treasurer. ntered In the Postofflce at Columbia, Tens., as second-class mall matter. J. I. FINNEY ..President RICHARD H. WYATT Editor H.t, HASTINGS.. Business Manager SUBSCRIPTION RATES: On Tear $1.25 lx Months 76 l ; TRIUMPH OF, JUSTICE. Georgia has probably tho most uneti viable lynch record In the nation. For several years there have been more victims of mob violence in that state than In any other of the South. It Is very seldom that, no matter what the circumstanced there, Is ever an arrest made for participation iu lynching. Punishment of white men for any violence done negroes Is al most unheard of. iHence there was not only general surprise but almost universal com mendation when a jury of white men convicted the proprietor of the "mur der farm" for the assassination of half a score of negroes. The convic tion of Williams was a triumph of Justice; It preBsages a better era for Georgia. No fouler,, crime has ever been charged against a citizen of that state than that for which this man was convicted, by a Jury of his peers. There seems to have been no provo cation whatever except a greed for gain and a thirst for human blood. , Time, and again The Herald has Involghed against the mob. It has al ways insisted that the mob wreaked its vengeance exclusively upon those who could not have escaped Just pun ishment In the courts. ' No man of wealth . or influence or standing in tho community, no matter how cold blood ed tho murder may be, is ever made the victim . of the mob's wrath. Its punishment, is inflicted upon those who would, if guilty have no possible avenue of escape In the courts of the land. t ' Unquestionably the laxity of law en forcement, the nonchalance with which the citizens of Georgia viewed its f mob record, were contributing causes to the horrible crime unearth ed on the "murder farm." These things produced a feeling of immunity from the law, particularly if the vic tim was a negro. But this revelation has. aroused the splendid citizenship of a great , state and in the future , men will have a more whqlesome re gard for the lives of even those who have no protection except that of the state. , Government is a failure if it does not protect and -nafeguard tho lives, liberty and property of the weak and the poor. The wealthy and influen tial can usually take care of them selves. One of the prime purposes of government i3 to protect v the weak from the oppressions of the strong and when it falls in this its existence and cost are not Justified,' There can be no safety for the accumula tions of the years or for the liberties of citizens unless the laws arc fairly and impartially executed. Under no circumstances can there be any com promise with the lawless or surren der to tho mob. been In the pub.Uo weal.. They have been made necessary by the changing and complex life of modem civlliza tlon, but their advocates cannot at the same time urge a return to the simple democracy of Thomas Jefferson. It would be better for the republic if there was a more slnoere apprecla tlon of Jeffersonian economy and sim pllclty In government. STATE APPROPRIATIONS, Defending the appropriations made by the recent legislature Senator Ful ler, of Memphis, declares that an in crease of $050,000 for' the bi ennial period Is not extravagant, on . the ground that Tennessee Is a progres alve state and that expenses of gov crnment must necessarily increase. Normally that would be quite true but it must be remembered that a compar ison of appropriations made now Is made with those of two years ago when the nation and the state were enjoy ing the greatest degree of prosperity ever known. It should likewise be re membered that a dollar during the coming bi ennial period will be worth much more than it was during . the past two years. This Is a fact that was never apparently considered by the law makers. - . . ' , V ' For ways that are devious, for pro tosses of reasoning that are difficult to appreciate and understand the av- erge Tennegse legislator is and will remain a mystery, An increase of more than ten per cent in the appro priations made for the running ex penses of the government will be dif ficult to Justify. Everything that the state has to buy should and wtll cost less during the next two years than it did during the past two years. Ex cept in some unusual and Isolated cases, there should be , no salary . in creases for the reason that the man who enjoyed during 1919 and 1920 a salary of say $2,500 a year will find that in 1921 and 1922 that sum will be equal to $3,500 or $4,000 a year. Moreover the state is under a peculiar obligation to set an example for the reduction of expenses. Tho taxpayers must during the com- ng yoar and for several years proba bly, curtail their, expenditures be- ause their incomes are bound to shrink. The dollar is apparently has tening on to normalcy. If you don't think so read The Herald's quotations on tho prices that our farmers are re ceivlng for their products and then compare them with the prices of 1915 and you will , soon ascertain that the purchasing power of the dollar is now equal to what It was In 1915 at least so far as the acquisition of farm pro ducts is concerned. , It stands to rea son that in these circumstances even the same taxes collected in the recont past M ill be a burden this year. There are two things that, must be reduced before burdens are equitably adjusted and they are taxes apd the charges for transportation of freight. , BRYAN AND JEFFERSON. It is a somewhat remarkable spec taclo to have W illiam Jennings Bry an demaudlug that the democratic party, return to the simple principles proclaimed by its founder Thomas Jefferson. No man in the history of the democratic party has sought more earnestly or spoken more eloquently against the simple doctrines of Jef tcrson than Mr. Bryan. There is Just as little in common between their theories of government as there was between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson in the formative pe riod of the republic. Jefferson believ ed above all things that that govern ment which governs least was the best government. He did not'oelieve In extending the powers of government to any realm where private endeavor and personal Initiative could achieve results. He was a strict con structlOuiJ. of tho constitution. Never for a moment would he have considered the wide extensions of governmental power that have been advocated by Mr. Bryan and Wood row Wilson. The founder of the democratic par ty believed " in ntate sovereignty. What would he have had to say of Mr. Bryan's plea for federal control over suffrage as embodied in tho nine teenth amendment? Ono can ima? iuo lhat the eighteenth amendment woud have been equally as repugnant to this oM fashioned democrat. The numerous boards and commissions and 'agencies of government always advoeated by Mr. Bryan for the regu lation of the lives and habits and la bors of tho citizens are just as foreign to Jefferson's conception of govern ment as Prussian 'militarism is to Anglo-Saxon parliamentary govern ment. It would be impossible to har monize Mr. Bryan's advocacy ot gov ernment ownership of private enter prises with Jefferson's theory of a simple and economically administer ed government. ' Many of the changes that have been made In the policies of government la rent years, departures from the principle upon whk-lnltx foundation were- tmlMed by the Youoders, have A GOOD RECORD. Albeit Williams retired last week from the office of state superintend ent with tho consciousness that he had rendered his state splendid ser vice during the two short years that he directed its educational policies. It Is really to be regretted that the ntate is to be deprived of the splen did Borviees of this exceptionally bril fiant young man. Probably the youns est man who ever filled the important office of state superintendent he was not lacking in poise and conservatism. These fine qualities combined with in defatigable energy arid unbounded en thusiasm enabled him to bring about improvements . in the states educa tional system that will prove endur ing. His administration was one of healthy progress. Assuredly no two years In the history of the system have been more fruitful of achieve ment than the term which Mr. Wil liams just ended. He retires to pri vate life with the good opinion and best wishes of the educators and pub lic of Tennessee. (MHlHlHlHMHIHMNlHltQ &MHIHIHMHM(!& MHfrltlH!HlHfr4lHlH2M (MHIHMHM0 WIHiHIMfrQWilWbQQ YoiilBee It Jrt Oiix A. d, It's So" ' A Big Sale of Ladies High Grade Tailored Suits & Coats ft ' jta ' Every Spring Coat In Oar Store Reduced 9 -n For Saturday ' " "- IN THE MEN'S SECTION First Floor - ' ' VICTORY MEDALS. , Ex-service men should, without fur ther delay, apply for and receive their victory medals. The former sailors and soldiers are apparently indifferent to these medals, but as the years go by they will have a much greater af fection for them and they will be priz ed above many earthly possessions of a muufy more substantial nature. The old Confederate soldier prizes his cross of honor above anything that he has ever received in the way of a trinket or emblem and the veterans of the world war will have the same sen timent in future years tor these victo ry medals. They can be obtained now without any difficulty and they should be secured and kept as treasured me mentos of the most, trying times through which their possessors will ever pass. . They wiu be to them con crete evidence ot their devotion to duty when humanity and civilization railed. For Saturday Saturday we offer scores pf high grade Tailor" ed Suits in a big quick selling event at prices much lower than usual there's a great and varied as sortment to choose from model after model all fresh and new In all the new Spring shades. Come Saturday if you are needing a Spring Suit and select from any of the special lot at the following prices: ; $19.90 $24.75 $44.75 $59.75 Graduation Days! Graduation Days are ahead: There's not a -moment to be lost If you are to make the outfit. In this week's offerings are materials and accessories for Graduatlo n frocks that will meet every tasto merchandise that will offer our patrons real economy.' ' White Organdies White Sclvla Lawns; "' White Dotted Swiss . White French Voile Jj '-f' White Voile Batiste New Laces for Trimming. Two Lots of Gingham Dresses at Reduced Prices '. Rugs, Men's $2.00 Madras Shirts at $1.50 More, of those fine Madras Shirts will be CI Cfl offered at.. .. J.uU All the new things in Man hattan Shirts ffQ C7 Rfl for Spring... JJto 4 . JU One special lot of 4 Men's and and Boys' Check 1 Mi Muslin Union Suits j) ,UU Qne lot . of Boys' Chalmers Forua Knit Union , Suits .......... Boys' and Girls Athletic Union Suits 75c 85c Interwoven Socks For Men Lisle Silk Heavy Silk Wonderful display of . New Neckwear for Men . On sale Saturday, one lot of pretty patterns in Gingham Dresses, all sizes -fup to 41, at ........ .....jpS.OO -Another, special lot; of Gingham Dresses offered Saturday,' . at New Fancy Colored Organdie Dresecs, at $0.90 td $25.00 New "Lassie" Wool . Knitted Over-. Blouses with Lace Collars and fronts Uv$3.00 New Fibre Silk Sweaters, navy and black, $5.00, $10.00 and $12,50 Linoleums and Mattings New In -Things Silk And other Floor Covering reduced just in time for your Spring Cleaning. une lot or J75.0U 9X12 AxmimU- er Rugs ......... .$49.75 One lot of $65.00 9x12 Axminst , er Rugs $44,75 One lot of $60.00 9x12 Velvet Ruga U. ...$39.75 One lot of $50.00 9xl Brussels Rugs ...,.M.. .-.$25.0 One lot of 9x12 Lenox Grass Rugs, beautiful patterns, ? .. at .........$7.50 One lojt of Cs9 Printed Lenox fuS ";-.:-$5.&0 One lot fancy colored 9x12 Jap Rugs :.$6.50 Wonderful showing of all small sze Rugs at reduced prices. . t One lot of$1.50 Wizard Mops, at $1.00 One lot of "Goetz"' guaranteed SwisV Taffeta, Navy, black, brown and' grey," formerly at $5.00 values, today ...... ..r.. ......$2.50 One lot of fancy Shirting Silk.$1.00 One Bpoclal lot of fancy Shirting Silk ...... ........$2.00 New things GIo. in fancy Moon I Crepes for Sport Skirts. New White Crepe de Chine. New White Canton Crepes. New White Pussy, W'llpw SfTkc. New' White Rajah Silks. ,t One lot of black .Taffeta Silk,' t $1.50 One lot of black "Betty" Taf feta siik ...r..,T.::.$i.75 Some Special Values In Cot ton Piece Goods One lot of 32 inch Cbev- IQ iot for shirts, 35c values u(j One lot of short end, Q. heavy brown domestic 01 One lot of 36 inch fine 1Cn quality bleached domestic I JU One lot 36 inch, 35c qual- IC ity Sea Island domestic, Uu One lot 36 inch, 50c qual-OC ity Pa jama Checks. ..Zuu I ll!M'ossard To those women who appreciate the importance following their own style and finding the per fect expression of their natural beauty GOSSARD CORSETS . , . offer an unfailing foundation for becoming dress. From the beginning, Gj3sird artistry has recognized as many types ot feminine beau ty a& there are types of women. So what ever your figure problems may be (yes, even if you are VERY stout) there are many artfully designed models that will give you the ideal proportions of your type with that restful comfort that makes grace of motion as natural as breathing. You will marvel at those Gossards that seem to have been cre ated for you alone. And as months pass, you will realize the true economy of buy ing a corset of unparalled quality, for a Gossard will retain its original grace of line far beyond the life of the average corset. Its superior wearing service alone is worth its costs. New Kay nee Wash Suits ' and Blouses for Little Boys One special lot of Mother' Friend Wash Suits for boys, values up to $5.00, Q tfl Saturday at..: ATTORNEY' HATCHER BEFOREJONVEHTIOH APPEARS BEFORE COMMITTEE CF CONSTITUTIONAL CONVEN TION IN LOUISIANA. Attorney Charlea P. Hatcher has Wnmwl ' from Haton ; Roufcp. Ixini! ann, where "he appeared 'before a com- New Draperies At new prices, wonderful showing of new goods for side draperies. New scrim and curtain nets, and a competent man to do the work for you.- One special table of 75c colored scrims fcr side draperies 49c. i 4 The Deltor If you are interested in having smarter clothes and paying less for them and of course you are let us show you ho The Deltor serves and saves while you sew. - (Pattetn Dept.) mltte'e of the constitutional conven tion of Louisiana that is now In ses sion. In Louisiana the folks believe in frequent changes in their organic law' as this is the second constitution al convention that they have had in the past quarter ot a century. Mr. Hatcher was ' before the committee in opposition -to an ordinance that trtild forhld 4h' ne of InjiloraJ "jtnfi la tbOnaklhf- of Tarbon. SIXTH DISTRICT ASSURED NECESSARY FUNDS HAVE BEEN SUBSCRIBED FOR NEW CON--.OLJOATED BUILDING. . .i J' "... ' 'y . ; ' 1 . : ... ' , , . , . . T. . i j the funds for the BIgbyville and Mc Cains school will ho ready to report on Monday to Superintendent Graham that the ?1),000 necessary to be sub scribed by the citizens of those sec tions for the new school building i iu hand. Almost the entire amount necessary has been subscribed and tie committee Is to near the boat that a Riiarant of any halanr that may stnatial citizens of that section. Record work has ben done insecur Ing the funds. Probably the $10,000 raised has been secured In less time than any sum so large was ever be fore secured in the county for educa tional purposes. It has been Just a lit tie more than a week since the fa mous, "middle of the road" meeting was held and th lonjc controversy mcnt been reached until the commit tees went forth to raiae the fundi necessary. Success has crowned their efforts and the $25,000 school buil'lii'3 is now assured. ' The Yellow river of China has br-a known to change Its course so that within work it moi?tb hd ",n"