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THE CREENEVILLE DAILY SUN, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1919.
The Greeneville Daily Sun PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY. W. R. LYON, Editor tad Proprietor. Snbecriotioa Rataei Daily Subscription By Carrier, 15c a week, 50c a month. By Mail Outside of Greeneville 40c a month; 75c for 8 months; $1.50 for 6 months; $3.00 ior the year. Entered at the poatofflce at Greeneville, Tenn aa second elasa matter. We don't call it "soviet", in the United States, but it's here. 1 Gossip can be lived down hears it. -if the victim of it never Could a sheriff really be effective in the fnovies in derby hat In the country it is only a short step between hard cider and apple brandy. Most of the threats of deportation are as evunscent as soap bubbles. People who are "misunderstood" shouldn't make them selves so incomprehensible. Industrial unrest is growing in Japan. Rice has risen to 56 yen a koku and that's the milk in the kokunut. Money talks, but since the dollar of 1914 is now only 50 cents in value, it may be whispering after awhile. If the bad luck of the new moon over the left shoulder does not show up in three days, the omen is forgotten. Announcement that Herbert Hoove has saved $85,000, 000 out of the $100,000,000 voted in Europe is worth three cheers. People shy at the corn-beef l.ash. It's the traditional mystery connected with the word "hach" that makes them hesitate to buy. It is said that a man may, nnder the law, keep any quantity of alcoholic refreshment stored in the cellar of his residence and be safe "os long as he does not move." If he visits it too often there will be occasions when he can't move. GEN. SIBERT'S IDEAS. Major-General William L. Sibert, who organized the First corps of the American army in France, but who was so unfortunate as to miss being assigned to its command, has some very definite ideas regarding the organization of a regular army for peace-time needs, which ho has outlined to the House committee on military affairs, now considering the army reorganization bill. Gen. Sibert, after taking the first contingent of American troops to Europe and organising the First army corps, was sent back to the United States and placed in charge of the chemical warfare service. Thus' his experience in the field and in the department gave him a wide range of observa tion. ' Gen. Sibert8 recommendations may be summarized thus: A standing army of 250,000, universal military training, creation of a large reserve of civilian officers, The army suggested by him is just half the size of that recommended by the War Department, but it con forms to the ideas of Gen. Leonard Wood and other well- known officers who have been summoned before the com mittee. It also conforms to the very prevalent belief that if the system of universal military training is to be adopted there is no necessity for maintaining so large a standing army as would be required otherwise. In fact, it is pretty generally believed that with a policy of universal training the strength of the regular army need not be as great by half as it should be without training. Experiences during the war taught this country that what is needed in a great emergency is the nucleus of an army. The youth of the nation will respond to a call whenever the national safety is threatened, ns it did in 1917. But in that year the greatest obstacles encountered were the delays in training and officering the troops and equipping them for field service. Consequently, if Congress provides by law that every youth in the land shall have a rudimentary military train ing, it is obvious that in another emergency the delay incident to training an army would be materially short ened. If Congress will provide for the maintenance of reserve officers, it is equally obvious that a bi garmy can be officered promptly without putting candidates through officers' training camps. As to the matter of equipment, it is probable that the lesson learned during the past two years has been so firmly impressed upon this nation that never again will it be found in such a state of abject un preparedness. Gen. Sibert unhesitatingly opposes enlarging the powers of the general staff, as proposed in the administration bill. He does not think it should take over the powers and duties of the various bureaus, and thus concentrate within itself practically all the authority of the War Department. In this, too, he has the support of officers of large experi ence and broad understanding. The intimation comes from the House committee that members are disposed to discard the draft of the reor ganization bill submitted by the department and substi tute their own draft. Probably this would save time, since it appears likely that if the department's bill is reported to Congress it will be altered, anyhow. Wash ington Post "OUR BEST FRIEND." The German, socialist, internationalist and bolshevist interests that have striven to prevent the allies from recognizing the Kolchak government of Russia cannot be verv happy over the trend of events. The bolsheviki, although powerfully aided by the allies' failure to sup port Kolchak and Denikine as they should have been supported, are falling to pieces, and the loyal Russian people are regaining their country. Lenine may be in prison or he may still be in control of the Reds, but in either event his days are numbered. He would be lnrkv. narhans. to be in iail. if the walls were thick " J r r-r and proof against a mob's attack. Nothing is more prob able than a sudden turn which will extinguish Lenine's life. The bolsheviki are natural traitors, as all men must be who raise their hands against their country. They are almost sure to turn and destroy Lenine when they discover that their regime is nearing its end. What will be the situation when the bolsheviki are beaten? , The allies may well consider that eventuality. Russia will still be in ursrent need of friendly help. The Germans are extremely active and ambitious in develop ing their plans to dominate Russia; They are much better informed than the allies, as a rule, and have the advantage of close contact. Their skill in intrigue is superior to that of the allies, partly because of superior information and partly because the Germans are not deterred by any scruples in gaining their ends. They do not hesitate at committing crimes, as the allies do. They reduce murder to a fine art, which the allies can never do. They are expert liars and hypocrites, and hence arc good spies, With these qualities actively organized in German fashion. and directed against the simple-minded and unorganized Russians, astounding results are achieved, quite beyond the knowledge of the people of allied countries. The Germans utilize all kinds of Russian quarrels and prej udices, turning them to the advantage of German schemes and thus actually enlisting the unsuspecting Russians in the work of disintegrating their own country. If the Russians succeed in scattering the bolsheviki there will be little or no gratitude toward allied nations The feat will have bxn accomplished in spite of the allies and not through their assistance. Throughout Rus sia there is spreading a feeling of deep disappointment and distrust of the allies. The United States is included in the Russian blacklist, because of the failure of this government to support the Russians in the manner prom ised and expected. The United States government, in the most formal manner,' promised to furnish munitions and supplies to Kolchak, after obtaining from him satisfactory statement of his intentions. , England and France made similar promises. The three nations have failed to keep this promise. The help they have fur nished has been feeble, tardy and niggardly. While may not be true, as asserted by the Russians, that the allied forces actually aided the bolsheviki and sympa thized with their cause, it is undoubtedly true that the American forces in Siberia have had friction with th loyal Russians There is not the teamwork that was expected when the troops were dispatched to Vladivostok. It is now evident that the United States government could have acted with better effect if it had not sent any troops into Siberia. An outright refusal to help the Russians would have been better than a promise broken. The relations between Russia and the United States will never be cordial again if the United States govern-" ment persists in the inexplicable policy that has been pursued fo rthe last few months. A free Russia, gov erned by the Russians, whl be a nation not to be ignored. Or, if the Germans succeed in disintegrating and domi nating Russia, the United States will then have another reason to regret that it did not play to the full part of faithful friend to Russia when she most needed a friend. The allies can answer to their own consciences for their attitude toward Russia. America, if it fails to befriend Russia, will be subject to a double reproach, for in the dark days of American history, when the nation was threatened with disruption, Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of State wrote out of a full heart, "Of all the nations, Russia is our best friend." Washington Post. J The Town Gossip f e After one pleasant vacation, one thinks he'll take an other very soon; btu it needs six months of hard work to make a vacation "taste good." If the "cover" charge for dining spreads westward, how long will it be before a customer is charged 10 cents for "covering" a stool at a lunch counter. There is a type of man who learns after awhile that his face is the kind that makes people take him at his word, so he has to be careful or he becomes careless. But what does tha smoothness of aerial travel amount to if you are haunted by the fear of a headlong dash to death? Give us the bumpiest kind of a railroad track and peace of mind. "Gala Water" is the official name of the lake in Buf falo's chief park, which is the reason that everybody calls it "the park hike." It is rever worth while to got gala with the people. "What career shall I choose?" writes a young man. Go in for raising cantaloupes. Every restaurant between the Pacific Coast and New York gets not less than 30 cents apiece for them, and in New York they get 60. RipplingRhijmos by wait Mason YESTERDAY. WAS A rather hard day for me. AND WHEN I got home. I WAS tired out AND ABOUT nine o'clock. I WENT to bed. AND MADE up my mind. THAT I was going. TO HAVE a good night's sleep. AND IT didn't take me. FIVE MINUTES. TO FALL off to sleep. AND SOME hours later. I WOKE up. AND HEARD the phone bell ring ing. AND I turned on the light. . AND LOOKED at my watch. AND IT was exactly. QUARTER TO two. ' AND I wondered. WHO ON earth. COULD BE calling me. AT THAT hour of the night AND I went to the phone. AND A man's voice. SPOKE UP and said : "IS MR Jones there?" AND I realized at once. e THAT WHOEVER it was talking. HAD ASKED Central. , TO GIVE him. THE WRONG number. AND IT made me mad. AND I told him. TO HOLD the wire.. JUST A minute or two. AND THAT I would see. IF I could get Mr. Jones. TO THE phone. AND THEN. I LET the receiver. STAY OFF the hook. AND WENT back to bed. AND DROPPED off to sleep. AND I hope. "THAT THAT guy. WAS STANDING. OUT IN a cool room. SOME PLACE. AND THAT he sneezed himself to death. WAITING FOR me. TO CALL Mr. Jones. TO THE phone. i AND ANYWAY. I'M WILLING to bet. THAT HE stood at the phone. A LONG time. BEFORE he finally decided. THAT MR. Jones. WASN'T COMING. ma Sordid Timet. We're so busy profiteering that we haven't time to read, and the pub lishers are fearing their trade will go to seed. Everyone' is talk ing, prices, flown so high they break the heart; and that sort of stuff suf fices to divert our thoughts from Art. would talk of books and writers when the evening shadows fall, but the cost-of-living blighters gather round and whoop and bawl. I would speak of good old Dante when the evening lamp is lit, but the folks around my shanty cuss the Cqst and throw a fit I would grind a' soulful ballad from my trusty grafaphone, t PROFESSIONAL J but my people, sad and pallid, roast the profiteers and groan.. When I'd take my lyre and play it neighbors come and break the strings, and they cry, "Come off! Belay it! We would talk of solemn things." And their talk is all of robbers, and of this and that disgrace; and such hopeful soul ed Micawbers as myself are out of place. Oh, their talk is all of thiev ing and of guys who should be pinch ed, and they spend the gloaming dreaming that no fellow ' has been lynched. I am tired of talking prices, I am tired of talking cost; and a word of that sufices to enwrap my soul in frost. hist tfbl A PLEA. woes: firant to me this: The strength to do, When failure comes and trivial my duty. wrongs upset me, And smiles of love to welcome my re-i Let me rejoice that I can bear such turn: blows. Open my eyes to all the world's bright j Keep me from envy and jealous mad beauty, Teach me to make the most of what I earn. What though I toil, let me be brave and cheerful, Glad that there are tasks that I am called to do; Let love of life keep me from being tearful. And love of truth keep me from deeds untrue. I would not dwell too much on cares that fret me, Nor magnify through selfish eyes my ness Which bind men's eyes to joy that they possess, . And makes them think another's hour of gladness Is robbing them of fortune and suc cess. Through every day and every hour that passes, - Let me press forward, glad to take and give; ' ' Lookine at life through clear not e murky glasses, And, come what may, finding it good to live. OOK i THE CHANGE "He certainly was a great rascal until he took to aviation and made a record in the air." "Yes; a case in which a knave turn ed a trick by turning out to be an ace." Washington Star. ape I THANK you. If everybody works but four hours a day of course there will be but four hours (a day) worth of wealth in the ?6rld. Which would you rather do, work longer and have more things to enjoy or work "shorter" and have fewer? There is something to be said on both sides. Strong tea is far more exhilarating than 2.75 beer, they say, but it may take page ads to convince. "Wombat wants somebody to col laborate with him on a spelling book." "What's the idea?" "Well, he can furnish the literary style. He wants somebody who can spell." Pop came home today and started to hang up his hat and coat, and I sed, pop? You serteny are the orig inal pop berd, sed pop. Meening Im allways saying pop, and I sed, Do you know mutch about goggriffy, pop? O, I sippose I could tell an equator frum a peninsula if I had to, sed pop, and I sed, well do you know how mutch wattir it takes to make a flood? Well, as a fellow sed, that all de pends, sed POP Well do you think if it rained all day and all nite and all the next day and all the next nite do you think it would make a flood? I sed. That sounds something like a small flood, sed pop. Well do you think if sumbody left 4 fire plugs terned on for 2 weeks do you think that would make a flood? I sed. I wouldent trust it sed pop. Meen ing it mite, and I sed, Well pop sip pose a bath tub got so full it couldent get eny fuller and ran over the sides, would that make a flood? It would make a confounded mess, j sed pop. Yes sir, it did, I sed. What did? The dooce it did, sed pop, and I sed, Yes sir, I was going to take a bath without enybody even telling me to jest because it was time I needed one, and I started to reed and forgot the wattir was running in the bath room, and by the time I remembered, the floor was all wet. Confound you and your floods, sed pop. And he quick went back in the hall and looked up and there was a big wet mark on the ceeling ware it had come throo the bath room floor and still was, and he gave me 3 kracks some place with his hand and would ent Jeeve me go out after suppir. LOST: A small boy's brown coat on the Allen's Bridge road Friday the 10th. Finder return to T. Ver ran's blacksmith shop tnd get re ward. 168-lt BRANCH MANAGER WANTED: by old established Chicago Con cern. We furnish full stock of goods, advertising matter, and equip store completely, in good lo cation, all at our expense. We al low you to draw out $175 a month and will also pay you libtral share of the profits your store earns, Wark may be started in spare time, No investment or previous expe rience necessary. If ycu are hustler and want an opportunity to make $5,000 or more a year, we went you, and will pay you well from the start. Send your appli cation todaj. S. Levy, Manager Dept. 739 329 S. Franklin St. Chicago, 111. TIRED TRYING TO FARM PUBLIC SALE! On Wednesday, October 15th, at 10 A. M., we will sell at our farm, 1 Smiles east of Chuckey, one pair of good large mules, 7 years old; one pair of large bay horses; one pair of aged mules; one good Columbus wag on, with bed; one set of good wagon harness; two sets of plow harness; one set of buggy harness; one wheat drill, good condition; one drag har row; one cider mill; one good bug gy; plows; collars; log cnains ana other farming tools too numerous to mention. TERMS: 4 months, 6 percent in terest with good personal security. BITNER & PRATHER. 167-4t 80 acres of good land for sale, 8 V miles southeast of Clev land, Tenn on R. F. D. One-half mile to good school, two teachers. One half mile to one church and one mile to another church. One mile to two country stores; good pike road. I have about 50 acres in good state of cultivation, balance in good young growth timber.' Extra good pasture well watered with stock pond. Land is all fresh cleared, about all of it in the past seven years. Land is gravely nature with clay subsoil. , A portion of land lays roll ing. This land will grow anything that this country will grow. Good four-room house finished with three room tenant house, barn crib, tool house, sheds etc. This farm also has a good young orchard of about 100 trees. Anyone desiring such a place should write for further particulars and details and see the growing crops. JOHN C. BROWNING, R. F. D. 4, Cleveland, Tenn. 166-4t. JNO. M. PIPER Real Estate and Insurance Notary Public Deeds end Mortgages Prepared Office First Floor Bohannon Building DR. W. T. MATHES Physician Office Bohannon Bldg. Hours 8 to 9 a. m.; 12:30 to 3 p. m.; 7 to 9 p. m. Both' Phones 'at Office Residence, New Phone 227. 2-140-6mo. DR. H. M. TAYLOR and Dr. L. E. DYER Physicians and Surgeons Offices Bohannon Building, Main Street Office Hours 8jto 9 a. m.; 12:30 to 3 p. m.; 7 to 9 p. m. Night calls. Both phones. CASH FOR OLD FALSE' TEETH: 9 (Broken or not) We pay $2.00 to $35.00 per set. Also actual value for Diamonds,, Watches, Bridge work, Crowns, Old Gold, Silver and Platinum. Send at once and receive cash by return mail. Your goods returned if price is unsatis factory Mazer Bros., Dept. E. 2007 S. Fifth street, Philadelphia, Pa. 2-148 t. f DR. E. C. DONNALD PHYSICIAN . Office Over Square Drug Store. Office Hours: 8 V 10 A. M., Ito 4 P. M., and 7 te 8. P. M. Leave day calls at Square Drug Store. Night calls J. S. Bernard's res idence or call Frank Gats' residence. J W. T. MITCHELL Justice of The Peace Office, Basement Mason House, Greeneville, Tenn. J O. T. FRENCH Justice of The Peace and Notary Public Matrimony a Specialty. Office over Hardin Grocery Co. Opposite Court House. O. I. LANE Constable and Collector Greeneville, Tenn. 1 do a general collecting business and pay all accounts through the Citizens Savings Bank. I earnest ly solicit a share of your business. Reference: Any bm-ness firm in Greeneville NEWTON C MYERS & SONS Meadow Valley Farm, Greene ille, Tenn. Breeders of Polled Short Horn Cattle.. U. S. Government and Snate Tu berculin accredited herd. "Dia mond Archer," X18366, S. H. 780646, a rich bred roan Scotch bull at head of herd. The ma trons represent some of the lead ing families of this great breed. See our exhibit at the Greene County Fair.. BOARDERS WANTED: I have opened a boarding house at 115 Depot street, where good board and lodging can be had at a reasonable price. W. D. COPP, 163-6t. Our Cheap Column Little Advertisment in this Column Will Bring Quick Results On Cent a Word. LOST: Bunch of keys on silver chain. Finder return to Sun office -and receive liberal reward. 126.-t I have several parties wanting to buy house and lot in. city and su burbs. If you have anything for sale, see me at once. JNO. M. PI PER, Bohannon Building. 166-6t. WANTED: Used cars of all mak es. City Car Exchange. 16"5 t. f. FOR SALE: Five passenger ' Ford car in good condition. C. M. Bran nan. 157-t. I Schedule time of passenger heins leaving Greeneville, Tenn The following schedule figures pub lished as information and not guaranteed. SOUTHERN RAILROAD Westbound. Eastboond. 4:25 a.m.-.Mem.-Wash.-.l :35 a.m 7:05 a.m. .Knox.-Bristol. 8:05 p.m 11:30 a.m...N. Y.-N. 0.4:58 p.m. 5:04 p.m...N. Y.-Mem.9:55 am 6:12 p.m. .Knox-Bristol. 7:37 a.m. UNITED STATES RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION