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PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL
MONDAY, JUL? 14, .19
Cbe plattsmoutb journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUIH, NEBRASKA
Entered t rostoffice. riaUtsmouth, Neb., as second-class mall matter
R. A. BATES, Publisher
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Safttv First" is still the motto
of the Hohenzollern family.
Xo tribunal can try the kaiser
half so much as he has tried the
rest of the world.
"What will a clain-hake he with
out leer?" somebody wails. Maybe
it will be a clam-bake.
Interest on W. S. S. is compound
ed quarterly; and when this is done
for any individual, poverty is con
If we ever get rich enough to own
an automobile, we are going to
back it up against one of Penrose's
speeches, and run it by hot air to
The Christian Advocate says Car
negie's gift of a million to Vander
bilt University is an insult to the
church. We're willing to be insult
ed that way any old time.
Yes. it is a cold world, if you
want to !M)k at it that way. but it
may Ik? warm enough lor you in the
next world. There is always some
tiling to look forward to.
Hilly Sunday says that if the
Lord would send him to hell he
would depopulate it. Guess that's
riuht. If wc were there and saw
Hilly coming we'd certainly have if
An agricultural paper asks if
th-re is any way to prevent bees
There are no good reasons for bad
roads and no poor reasons for good
ones and yet there are more bad
roads than good.
Our neighbor got a new machine,
Just the other day;
Me says it uses gasoline,
And not alfalfa hay.
Information comes from Mexico
that "the attitude of Gen. Villa to
ward the United States was one of American Industry
not done th A. P. of Itself any
Negroes constitute one-seventh of
American industrial workers. The
new policy Is, to say the least, a
triumph for democracy. It is also
calculated to help the blacks along
the very lines where they most need
development the learning of
trades, and participation in the
higher living standards and educa
tional opportunities that come with
membership in the trade unions. It
will help to lift them out of poverty
and will make better citizens cf
them. And indirectly, the Federa
tion of Labor may gain proportion
ately in power and prestige.
The negro will certainly contri
bute one asset on which the Fed
eration today lays much stress. He
is a loyal American, and can be de
pended on to do his part in keeping
bolshevism and anarchism out of
sincere friendship.',' though Villa's
sensitive soul was hurt by the ac
tion of the American troops who
drove him out of Juarez. God de
liver uncle ham from his greaser
o wonder congress refuses to
mitigate the country's complaint
that his constituents have been de
prived of their constitutional right
to representation. A community
that elects a man like IJerger prob
ably deserves to be represented by
a man like Berger.
fmm stinging while you are robbing
the hive. Certainly. Let the hired
man do it, while you take a walk of
about 'steen miles.
No Joh!iny boy ;it the wheel of a
new rod rnr and a 10-eent cigar
stuck in th corner of his mouth is
going to consider it a crime to
M'latter the landscape with some
jay pedestrian, caught in the ret of
An agricultural exchange says
that the farmer who is attending to
his work find- plenty to do at this
tinm of the year. The same might
well be raid of every man who at
tends to bis own business, and at
any time of the year.
Kvery time we have a little lire
experience in the city of Platts
tnouth we are compelled to show up
ourselves in the way of poor tire
fighting equipment. During the
fire of last Monday evening we heard
a stranger in the city make this re
mark, "What kind of a town is
this, without a fire engine of some
sort. Many towns a great deal
smaller than this are equipped with
up-to-date engines." Our insurance
racs would no doubt be greatly re
duced with better equipment against
fire loss. There is r cause for the
present, excess rates that the old
line companies have imposed upon
the city of Plattsmouth, and it is
about time we were finding out the
cause. If modern fire equipment
will do it let us get busy.
Public Service Corporation
Can be had in amounts of
First National Bnk Bid's,
HOW WILL SHE VOTE?
According to Mr. McAdoo. women
will wield a powerful influence
over the political destinies of the
He goes further, and asserts that
women will not adhere to party lines
ul.cn great issues are at stake, but
v.Ul vote boldly for the thing which
is for the public good, without
reference to the party promulgating
All is not literature that litters.
Procrastination and prosperity
Lord blest both our eagle and
57 varieties are a denied sight too
If you know it all you know too
We are all willing Jones should
pay the freight.
Put plenty of powder behind your
A round steak makes quite
"With 700 wives. how could
Solomon be wise?
Europe is crucifying Christ all
LATIN, GREEK AND ENGLISH.
county agent or agricultural bureau.
Stables should be kept clean and
manure piles sprayed with fly erad-
icators to keep the flies from breed
ing. If in addition to this, bossy is
sprayed frequently herself, she will
repay these attentions to her com
fort by as steady a flow of milk as
is her habit when flies are few.
Another precaution against the
fly nuisance is the screening of
stables as carefully as houses. Of
course it would be impossible to
keep the fly pest down to as small
numbers in the stable" as in the
house, for manifest reasons, but
screening, cleanliness and spraying
will do much toward it.
THE ATTIC PHILOSOPHER.
Next Time Buy
1 1 T r
I L 1 L
Tims Co ft-tirat
A man whose children will short-
Iy enter high school has been doing
a little investigating as to their
If this should prove true it will probable studies. He himself has
be the very thing which the great
founders of the suffrage movement
hoped to see.
In renuation of his theory comes
the information that the women in
at I ast one state are being organ
ized by their leaders along distinct
party lines. State, county, town
and ward have their leaders and po
litical meetings. Party propaganda
is to be extended as widely as pos
sible, and along the same lines as
those followed by the men. This is
what the politician. hoped to see.
If the hope of winding the woman
vote leads to higher ideals, better
measures in each of the great
parties, this party division will be
a good thing. If it sinmlv broad
ens the old style party politics by
the addition of thousands of women
who vote for measures not because
of their soundness but because of
the party which introduces them,
politics will stay exactly where they
were before the first woman voted.
Mr, McAdoo's view is the ideal
one. Whether it is accurate time
alone can tell.
Political equality on the part of
the negro in the United States, as
everybody knows, has never been
fully realized. In theory the negro
has been the political equal of the
white man. In practice he has
seldom exercised his nominal rights
in the south, and has not fully
realized them in the north. This is
a situation which right or wrong is
not likely to be altered very rapid
ly. There is too much prejudice to
overcome on one side, and too much
ignomnce on the other.
It is different with industrial
equality. It may be only a differ
ence of degree; but certain it is
that the negro finds it easier to
make his way in industry than in
politics, and easier to win tolerance
The American Federation of La
bor h? now recognized this situa
tion by formally admitting colored
workers to its ranks. Heretofore
the col. r line nag been drawn pretty
tightly by that organization. It has
held hack the progress of the negro
rac. nr.'. in all probability it has
some knowledge of Latin and
Greek, and believes them, Latin par
ticularly, to be of great use in the
development and understanding of
a good Knglish vocabulary, and he
is a little alarmed at the proposed
banishment of these two studies
from many high school and college
Just by way of experiment, he
made up a list of common words, to
be submitted to pupils for definition,
as he says, "not the nomenclature
of botany, of faunal-naturalism or
anatomy, but ordinary words, one
story above the street."
He persuaded the teachers in his
home high school to try these words
on pupils who had had training
purely in English, and also those
who had received some instruction
in the classical languages. The re
sult was illuminating.
The students of English revealed
a knowledge of their native tongue
so inaccurate as to be appalling,
while studnets of Latin and Greek
had little or no trouble in defining
the same words correctly.
Later the same lists were tried in '
widely separated districts of this
country, and in each case the result
was the same, the classical stud
ents displaying the better know
ledge of English.
The results of his findings are
published in the July Atlantic mag
azine, and a perusal of the article
should furnish both amusement and
food for meditation.
Xo matter what one's busfness in
life may be, a good vocabulary is a
good asset. If the best way to se
cure a flexible and comprehensive
knowledge of English is to learn
some Greek and Latin, it may be
well to think it over a little befor
condemning these studies as a fu
tile waste of time.
SPRAY THE COW.
The lowering of the milk supply
in fly time is an evil from which
the farmer or dairy man need suffer
very little if he will spray his cows
as faithfully as he does his growiug
plants and fruit trees.
There are many preparations suit-
Alexander Graham Bell has beat
en tne weather man. lie placed a
big refrigerator filled with ice and
salt, in his attic and led the cold
air down through an asbestos cov
ered pipe into a room below. He
keeps the doors of this room closed
and the windows opened from the
top a little to permit the exit of the
The result has been a tempera
ture of 6; degrees , in this room
when the mercury outside register
It is a very simple solution of a
very old difficulty. Only two or
three things stand in the way of
everybody's doing it. The first of
these is the only one necessary to
mention. That is the cost of ice.
Ice is already so high that few
of us can contemplate putting it in
tht atHe nnri even if we Hid install I sultant demand wou-.i give a new
the ice-box per directions we would j stimulus to cattle-raiso;:
have to sweat so Davine for the ice I It would be well now if the de-
that all the good of the low temper- I partment of agriculture would per
ature would be lost. I form a similar service with legard
It would be much simpler if some to other commodities. Surely beef
scientifically inclined person would is not the only thing for which the
invent some nills such as Alice-in- I producer gets less, without any
Wonderland took. which would I corresponding benefit to the con
make people small enough so they I sumer.
could creep into the family ice-box I :o:
along with the milk and butter, or
better still if some way could be
found to lower the price of ice, so
that anyone who feels the heat
could afford an extra cake to sit on
while he earned his daily bread.
Big, clean-cut in
appearance, they giv
an excess mileage
even for Cord Tires.
TOUGH, WEAR-RESISTING TREADS
L F. T
FILMS THAT BIND.
Modern pictures are to help
North and South America to be
come better acquainted. An all-
American film organization with
headquarters in Washington, D. C,
recently gave rts purpose as that of
a film clearing house, facilitating
Everv housewife has lone: been I the distribution of pictures illus-
convinced that she was paying toojtrating the commercial and indus
much for her meat. It was difficult. I trial activities of Central and South
however, to nlace the blame. Everv-I America. It Is going to make a
body concerned cattle-raiser, pack-1 special effort to put its information
. . . I. .. . . . ..
cr, Independent wholesaler and re- into the school and colleges or ;sortn i
tailer was busy "passing the I America.
ouck to somenouy eise. ine m-1 North Americans need to learn a
partment of agriculture now seems (jeal more about the peoples in
to have settled the question. After I tne continent to the south of them.
a careful investigation, it announc- i The niedium of the motion picture
es that prices are not justified, and can not serve as a complete educa
that the packer is partly to blame tional course. There will have to
for the high price of beef particu ne much studving besides of lan-
IN THE COUNTY COURT.
From Thursday's Dally.
This morning in the county court
was heard the - petition of Mr.
James E. Greuber and Mrs. Fern E.
Greuber husband and wife, asking
that adoption of Noble Eugene Ho-
man, be granted to them. The
child who is but 17 months of age,
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm,
Homan of near Murray. The h
ing was had and the adoption
lowed, the boy becoming the adc
ed son of Mr. and Mrs. Greuber
Don't forget us when you w
meat or groceries for harvest,
can take care of you, just call ph
No. 4 and we will have your or
up. HATT & SON
If You ever Eicpect
larly. but the retail dealer is most
Packers have been paying lately
about one-fourth less for beef on
guages and customs on the part of
individuals. But the pictures will
serve as a stimulus. arousuiK in
terest and developing sympathetic
the hoof than they paid on March J understanding of our Pan-American
1, and have reduced their selling I frjends.
prices. They seem to e maKing a 0f course, the immediate purpose
little more profit than formerly. oack of ni0st of this educational
But the retailers have not lowered work js commercial. It is intended
their rates in accordance with the to open (ne eyes of the United
wholesale rates. Paying about 25 I states, business man to the best
per cent less for this meat, the re- methods of securing South America's
tail dealer has hardly lowered his tra(je. Inevitably) however, it is
selling prices as much as 10 per 0jnR to create clearer appreciation
cent. For . some cuts he has not of tllG neonle themselves, and so de-
lowered them at all. I velon the possibilities for real
This is not true of every meat frienjship into that mutual good-
dealer ,of course. Many have dealt wiu wuich foresighted people have
fairly with the public, giving the b(en urging for so long.
consumer the benefit of the whole- ,:0: -
sale reductions. But the average g-H-HH-S-S 'H "V'l-Z-l'
retailer has been turning into exor
bitant profit for himself this drop
in co.st which ought to have gone to
The department has made these
facts public in order that the con
sumers may themselves take a hand
in remedying the situation. If ev
ery purchaser knows the facts, and
demands -to know exactly why her
butcher is charging the same rates
he.charf-ed last spring, or anywhere
near the same, retail prlci s may
soon reach their proper level.
This would have a wholesome ef
fect on the whole meat -niustry.
v.oi:i 1 .be
W. A. ROBERTSON,
East of Riley Hota!.
Coates Elock. '
' Second Floor.
You must put Money in
toe Bank; let it stay there
and always add to it
THE FIRST STEP IS: COME INTO OUR BANK AND OPEN
THE SECOND STEP IS: TO REGULARLY ADD AS MUCH I
YOU CAN TO IT.
THE THIRD STEP IS: TO KEEPTHIS UP FOR A YEAR THE
YOU WILL NEVER QUIT.
YOU WILL HAVE FOUND THE PEACE AND COMFORT WHIC
COMES TO THE MAN WITH MONEY.
YOU WILL RECEIVE 3 1-2 J6 PER CENT INTEREST OK A SA
Fanners State Bank
Fancy box paper at this office.
able for these sprays, and formulas People who need meat
for them can be obtained from any able to buy more of U, and the re-
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