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About The Alliance herald. (Alliance, Box Butte County, Neb.) 1902-1922 | View Entire Issue (March 29, 1917)
the ALLIANCE HERALD
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STATEMENT BY W. E. ROUSET
To the Voters of Alliance: I expect my campaign for mayor of
your city to bo clean, open and above reproach. If defeated, I .shall
accept the verdict without comment. If elected, I shall exercise my
best, judgment in giving jou a business like administration. I shall
practice economy but not to the extent that it will be a detriment to
the requirements and up-building of the city. My aim will be to
work in harmony with the legitimate interests of Alliance and com
munity to the benefit of all.
I'pon this platform 1 solicit your support.
W. K. ROUSET.
STATEMENT BY MAYOR ROMIO
To the Voters of Alliance: Pot some tit&e past the distinguished
editor of the News has seen fit to take a hand in this campaign, with
the Idea thul the practice of mud slinging toil Id win his Object Two
years ago,-when I was a candidate for the office of mayor, I made a
lolenui ( v. that I :cvcr would adopt a practice of mud stinging in
order to get i lected to any office, and l still adhere to this policy.
The differences between the NcWl and myself are purely person
al, dating hack to the early pari of Pi bi uai v when our pnliee depart
merit as compelled to close tin' howling alley at 20 minutes after 12,
ddnight, when the MOWS editor Snd what few friends he has were
playing for I dollar a game. The editor, who is a great exponent of
law enforcement, swore vengeance against the police and myself. The
following daj the police made a complaint against the editor for
gambling. This complaint was ousted by me with instructions that
this alley must close at midnight.
I also refused the News any of the city printing. The editor then
Started the boll rolling by hinting graft in the automobile used by
the city last summer, without going into the facts as to its use and
maintenance. The. facts were that the mayor did not on his own ac
cord hire this ear, but with the consent of more than two-thirds of the
council. At that time the city had taki D over the cemetery and were
making many Improvements at thai place and over different parts of
the city. After consideration the members of the board deemed it
cheaper to hire a car by the month than to pay for each trip.
Had the Hindoo wauled to have been fair in his criticism, he
would have found that, the trip to Chadrou was made by the entire
council for the purpose of Investigating the heating plant at that
plaOC. Had he cared to investigate the gasoline proposition he would
have found that fully two thirds of this was used on our tire truck.
Investigation would have also disclosed that my bill for gasoline and
repairs to the ear amounts to $69.50, at the Kceler-Coursey garage.
Tie- editor then through his ignorance of quoting facts quoted
me ns saying that $15,000 of n gistered warrants were hand-mc-downs.
This statement is an absolute falsehood, and only the state
ment of an Ignoramus. I made the statement not only then but many
times before that at the close of the RodgefS administration the city
was free Of n gistered warrants. My statement that the Hindoo mis
(pioted was that we. had taken up and completed the curbing and
glittering proposition left over by the previous council which amount
ed tO approximately $8,000. This was merely a business deal rightly
taking up what a previous council did not have time to complete.
The condemning of a man for going into debt to build his home
is just as sound as condemning an administration for going into debt
to make public Improvements. The cost of the new reservoir, the
location ai d pump alone cost the city over $25,000, in addition to
countless blocks of curbing guttering and grading, also Improvements
made at the cemetery.
1 do not believe the citizens of Alliance wish to sit and listen to
the criticism of a man who has barely been here long enough to vote.
The Hindoo then took exceptions to certain debts that certain of
ficials ow ed the city. I might say l ight here that the debts were fair J
and legitimate and arc being pan! as last as possible. The city has
upon its books balances due from many citizens whom the city would
trust the same as other, business houses, but however when a man
comes to town with nothing but a pair id' eye glasses and a borrowed
suit ease then we draw the line.
Seeing that his attacks were not meeting with the desired results,
he became desperate and resolved to adopt another form of attach by
divorcing the railroad mefi from the city, and according lo his state
ment the railroad man is only welcome on pay day, any other they
are "non grata". This statement sloni shows the absolule mek of
common sense and judgment.
FREE ADVERTISING BANE OF NEWSPAPERS
The Detroit Herald recently published an editorial that seems to
have hit the taste of the country editors. "No doubt," says The Am
ericas Press," because he has been the victim of so much of this sort
of thing." Here we hae it in all its pristine glor and with its world
of trill h : 0
Nobody ever thlBkS of roinp lo the coal dealer and asking;
him to aen'l a I it t lo roal up to the church or lodge room to heat uj
the building for a meeting or entertainment. Nor does one ask
I hi Ice cream mnn to donate Ire cream, nor does one suggest that
the electric light company furnish lights for trie occasion. Hut
people often express surprise and resont merit if the newspaper
man asks remuneration for an advertising notice relative to afore
said meeting or entertainment.
If the coal dealer or the Ice cream man or the electric com
pany should voluntarily donate said coal, ice cream or electric
lights the recipients thereof would be exceedingly grateful and
would probably instruct tho newspaper man to run a free notice
telling all abortt the generosity of the aforesaid coal dealer, ice
( ream man or electric light company. But nobody runs a notice
eulogizing the generosity of the newspaper man, for free adver
tising, especially of the reading notice brand (which, by the way,
Is the most expensive in time and labor). Is taken, for granted as
the natural gift.
The editor very gladly gives u certain amount of compliment
ary space to charitable and other organizations weekly. He giveB
this freely to the exact limit of space available. This compliment
ary service means work for Ihe compositor and work for the make
up man. It is work absolutely without hope of reward. And
there arc in this community persons bo devoid of appreciation of
courtesies extended that not only do they fail to express gratitude
for favors shown, but on occasions feel It Incumbent upon them
selves to bawl out the editor If perchance he does not allow them
a quota of splice they consider their natural right. If the butcher
should present them with a line juicy steak Friday evening, would
Mu se same persons visit his . -hop on Saturday morning and roast
iilin to a turn because the steak was not sutllciently large for the
The newspaper man's space is just as much his stock in trade
as the coal dealer's roal, the ice cream man's ice cream, the elec
tric light company's electricity or the butcher's meals. The aver
age man never thinks of the hours of toil downright soul sweat
ing toil it takes to get out a paper. He never thinks of the wor
ries, trials and tribulations every editor must undergo. Every
line of type in a newspaper represents labor that costs money, and
there is a lot of money tied up in type, presses and other equip
ment. Taper and ink, rent, heat, light, power and insurance
must be paid out of the income derived from the newspaper man's
srock in trade.
USING THE LIBRARY
During the course of a social chat the other days the subject of
libraries in general and the Alliance library in particular was brought
up. The general opinion seemed to be that residents of Alliance do
not take the full measure of benefit to be derived from the library.
The library is not only a place to attract book lovers oi liction but the
real Students 8S wi ll. To be sure, the big city library has the advan
tage over the smaller one, and there arc hundreds of libraries that
put the local library to shame in point of number and variety of books
and works, but the local library is following the same plan of filling
its shelves with just the information that is desired, whether the in
formation is desired by u business man on business subjects or by the
student or lover of literature. The Alliance library is growing stead
ily. New books are constantly In ing added, and only those who make
use of the opportunity offered know what is provided.
Thi' library, as an institution, is becoming the best information
The New Spring Shoes
IN WHITE, GRAY AND THE NEW COMBINATIONS WK HAVE
Otttl stock WAS BOUGHT before Tin: hetent
PRICE ADVANCE, SO Wat CAN AND DO HAVE YOl
G. W. LOWRY
Western Electrical Laboratory Co., Inc.
Ignition Starting and Lighting
We are not only equipped to repair all makes of Electrical
Systems, and Stationary Engine work, but are prepared to
take care of all kinds of Lathe work.
Quality and Value
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
PHONE 150 114 EAST TII1IU) STREET
bureau on Statistics, historical facts and data of all kinds, for now
The men- fact that a man work upon the railroad should and I wnrn cluD w,,m " business nu n want some quiek and definite in
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loiuiiiiiMM mvj. imi me mil mi v Mini iiic ciihiiccs m re inc oimmio uic
knowledge sought. Not only is the library being used to while away
;i pleasant hour with an interesting and perhaps late booh, or seeking
bird, (lower, art or other lore for the coming lesson, but the men who
are looking for facts to help broach n and expand their business, have
recently learned of the mine at hand which they have overlooked.
American Industries tells of a representstive of a special mags
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WUI not aepnve nun or a vote anil voice in tlie airairs ot our city or
government. The railroad employees ask for no favors other than
that they receive the same recognition as granted to others.
This administration was imt willing to sit idly by and content
themselves by taking ears ot only the general running expenses of the
city, but thej saw the urgent need of certain improvements and we
can point with pride to the fact that these improvements are all of a
permanent nature. Bach and every member of this council has taken line who walked into a library in a certain large city as u last resort
a keen interest in the affairs of the city, and regardless of their per- for what he wanted, He had really no idea that he could bird it, but
Onal welfare have put their shoulders to the wheel in the endeavor to spent a couple of hours and discovered not only what lie came for,
make Alliance a place worthy to be called home. hut the librarian directed him to a set of government reports, of
I have stood silent on the bitter attacks made aguinst mv char-1 iu' had never heard in his life, and m iheiii found material
SOter and reputation, knowing that tiny are being made bv men who 'hich, he said, saved his firm $5,(100 in experiments. This firm had
care nothing tor the welfsre of the city, but only for personal malice naver used the library before.
and for personal gain. I have no funds in which to carry orr this Another man, Ihe representative of a big financial linn, spends
campaign, and if I am compelled to buy my way into the office of On an average of three evenings a week in the economic section of his
Tiiav..', then I would a thousand times rather not have it than to re- public library. What is he looking up? The history of finance, for
sort to Irte. practise of slandering the character and reputation of one thing. The price of silver, for another, and the price of stocks
honest men 'and wvil1''11 which is something below mv teachings. j in various countries for various years. Dot s anyone suppose he
I have atb D pted to fill thfi office of mayor in a fair and impartial would be spending his time this way if he did not find it good for his
manner and without dictates of political bosses. The rich have re-1 business!
ceived no more consideration than the poor. Still another firm, ready to put its employes on a prolit-sharing
Should the voters of this citv desire me to continue in the office basis, sent to the public library to find how other profit-sharing
of mayor Cor another term, it will be mv aim to give them an admin- 'schemes have worked out. Another, wanting to advertise its special
istration unbiased bv Influence, money Or creed. brand of breakfast food, found in the library tin; locations oi all the
grocery stores in the United States. This particular library had
. munn ours, I1J u d.1m. .rivmir uk nihil data sAvini? this til in
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One of the largest cigar manufacturing companies in the world
st ut to the public binary for histories of the tobacco Industry in the
United States, to be used' in a special advertisement. The library fur-
Lnuiiiinui UIIU ULI r,
B. I'. Shepherd
from a week's sta.
WOMEN IN OVERALLS
Women have trained manv rights and privileges of late years
due of them, which is directly the result ot the war, is the right to nsu-. no only books and magazine articles on the subject, but il
wear overalls. As soon as the women of Great Britain and France I juatrstions for the booklet as w ell.
began to perform duties previously monopolised ly men they .lis importers ami exporters, profiting bv the experience of those who
covered that skirts seriously hindered their activities and reduced found what these institutions can do for them, use the public li-
their efficiency, lilootuers of varrous desrgns vere tried and an fm. 8tatislu.s ului, directories, laws of foreign countries and
still being worn by some women, but in general they were found u"- sl.,amsm, routes. The broker, planning to lend money to foreign
satisfactory. Then came the vogue of overalls. ,,,;. .mes to the Khrarv to lind the size of the cities in question,
' - 4m . J , . 1..-. inmii iiei
At first the wearers ot this inturacieu uniiorin oi masc im e wu- . . 1H.mal (lt.l)ts aml various other information regarding
ers came in for quite a bit of good-natured spooling, Imt tire nraver aIHn. motorcvcles makes a trio to his library to
ones persisted, and now it is stated the woman m overallsis no WHBnmlM1 ... OUM mt.ebanics in the United States between the
common sight in England and I ranee. Even ye a majority oi ne , . unmarried, because experience teaches
fir wearers of overalls insist unon definitely feminine touches to the . ...
,-n lm iiiiir. mntnf'vch'S lh;m other
men oi una iik nnu "iuuvu
garments if one is to believe the spring fashion magazines, but some
wear overalls exactly like those tavorea ny weir masculine co-worw
be much of
have taken up
As near as can be learned by consulting the fashion magazines
and noting the advertisements m the metropolitan dailies, the over
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Perhaps there is some information you desire. Did you ever try
the library f How do you know whether Ot not the Horary can sup-
II habit is now spreading over America and it would not ply you with what you want If You may be of the opinion that the
o lSrSaat al.vadv certain Alliance ladies home library, because it is not as large as some, cannot help you. Did
a surprise to learn that ahead) certain Alliance laans . d j k t, slM,ni,v f Vou and your
,p the fad of doing their housework In dainty bifurcated gJjJ 8,ek mfoniiation aml it cannot be supplied
lira. Oh as. Davison and daughter
Miss Susie returned Friday from Al
liance where they had been VUHtlnS
friends for a few days.
Ora Phillips was an incoming pas
seriRer on Friday returning from
John Anderson was down from
.Newcastle a few days during the
week looking after business matters
Mrs. Frank ('aha and daughter
Gladys returned the latter part of
the week from a two weeks' visk
with her daughter Lillian at York.
Fred Melick was attending to bus
iness) matters at the county seat the
latter part of the week.
B. S. Wildy returned from Tor
rington, Wyo., Friday where he had
been looking after his interests.
0 a a
John Jellnek and son John were
Alliance visitors Saturday.
M. E. Gooch came down from
Crawford and visited at the A. M.
Miller home over Saturday and Sun
day. Howard HayBSS was in Alliance
Suturday between trains.
Rill and Arthur Crossley, Alex
Mls and W . v. W alker, Jr.. were
lllance visitors Saturday.
Mrs. Mable McClung was an in
coming passenger on 4 3 Sunday.
Miss Fiances Olds came Sunday
for a week's stay with home folks.
Miss Mable Gibson very pleasant
ly entertained her young friends
Wednesday evening at her home west
of town, it being her seventeenth
A. M. Miller had business in Alli
ance the middle of I lie week.
John and Charlie Michaels visited
Alliance last Saturday.
Mr. Hess of Chadron Is visiting
with his daughter Mrs. Will Curry
and family this week.
S. W. Pounds
was in Alliance
here there is an incentive to get it. Did you ever stop to think that
DerhaDS one reason the library is no larger than it is, 18 because there
? st A Ma. si mt I : i ta
3 CmenX 3 iK 7e- filer! K not been the larger demand for it J The library is youyou rs
than masculine overalls, giving them somewhat the appearance W rTZZT. he Hd will come
tucks about the ankles and i nana win otmi vo
bloomers, and are usually gathered in
the wav to meet it
Mrs. 8. A. Grimes and daughter
Tessie were Alliance shoppers Fri
day. Mrs. B. U. Shepherd was a be-
weon-trutiis visitor in Alliance Fri
day. Mrs. Frank Caha was taken sud
denly ill Monday erenlng. At this
writing she is up and around again.
J. T. Butler and George Hedge
cock autocd to Alliance Wednesday
m m m
The cement work on the Rockey
garage was begun the first of this
I Theo. Colvln, who was reported bo
seriously 111 at the Alliance hospital
la few weeks ago, was seen on our
I Mr. and Mrs. John Michael re
turned to their home in Colorado,
Mrs. Sid Grimes entertained the
ladies of the Hebekah Circle Tues
! day afternoon. A very dainty lunch
eon was served and a pleasant time
reported by all present.
Mrs. Win. Saling is spending the
week out at the John Richmond
Little Edna Brown entertained a
numb, r of her friends at her home
Tuesday evening in honor of her
John Galvln returned here the lat
' ter part of the week and is again
employed by L. c. dough.
Rudolph and Joe Dufek and Char
lie Prochaska together with their
! families lefr here Tuesday going to
New York state where they intend
I to reside iu the future.
Quite a number of the Rebekriha
met at the home of Rev. and Mrs.
Brown Saturday evening to remind
Mrs. Brown that the following day,
Sunday, was her birthday. The
surprise was complete and was In
the form of a handkerchief shower.
'. A very social time was had by all
and a luncheon which the ladies had
prepared was served. After wishing
! Mrs. Brown many happy returns of
! the day the guests departed to their
The cement work on the new
Hedgecock garage foundation la pro
Our schools closed Wednesday eT
jcriinp for a two days' vacation In or
der that tin- toaehws could attend
the North l'latte Valley Teachers' as
sociation which meets at Sidney tb
last ot the week.
B. U. Shepherd went down In the
sand hills country Wednesday to
Will and Arthur Crossley who
have been visiting friends and rela-
i tives here for the past week contln-
BM their Journey up Into Wyoming,
Fred Melick was In Alliance Tues
day on business matters.
MONEY TO IXMN
ON MONTHLY PAYMENTS
Thoao who think of buldllng, thla
spring, should see ua at once.
I K REDDISH SON,
202 tt Box Butte Ave.
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