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THURSDAY. JULY 29, 1920.
riATTSMOUTII SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL
Cbe plattsmoutb journal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA
Kntf rel at Postoffice, Tlattsmoutli, Neb., as second-class mail matter
R. A. BATES, Publisher
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The latent count makes wars
fcoing on across thu water.
They rarely have election returns
in Mexico, they're remains.
Keruoll is still enjoying: life, lib
erty and the happiness of pursuit.
The camel is said to have origin
ated on the American continent.
The action of some of the siate
legislatures is enough to make a suf
That fellow Debs .simply won't
come out in the open in his race for
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One s-huddcrs to think of what
this year s strawberry shortcake will
: c :
Lead pencils ban Increased in
price. This is probably due to the
marking up of prices.
me of the kaiser's sons has com
muted suicide, thereby setting a good
'attipb- for his father.
TlnTt-V riot a chance to make
Scotland dry so b.ng as her citizens
low to read Hid. by Hums.
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Yon may perspire when the imir
niry is .limbing to 'Jo, but after it
pascs that point you sweat.
According to the research depart
ment of the Atchison (Ilobe. a motor
car fire holds three gallons.
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Although we have not heard any
one play the bazooka, a new instru
ment of jazz, we have a suspicion
that it is not inappropriately named.
A Plnttsmouth man who hopes to
. me postmaster in the event of
ll.u ding's election is being advised
to. buy an alto horn and join the
Wall street, which got its man
nominated, is offering odds of 2 to 1
on Harding. Hut Wall street was
always poor at political picking.
Thrc? weeks ago it was offering odds
of 4 to 1 on the nomination of Mc
Amos Pinchot declares that Hard
ing and Cox are both mediocre men.
Well, the delegates had to nominate
somebody, and Pinchot, Ford and Mc
Adoo all said they weren't candi
dates. :o: -
Vie President Marshall said that
one of the country's greatest needs
i a good live cent cigar. In the same
class, of great needs, is an autoTn--lil
that can survive a collision with
The Ccrmans tried to give it out
that Prince Joachim was killed by
a motor car instead of by a firearm.
"The prince was cleaning the car",
we suppose the dispatch was to say,
"suppsing it was loaded, and the
car was accidently discharged."
WAS VICE PRESIDENT AT 36
O M E women
that there are two
ways to care for
clothes. They are
learning to take
care of them.
It is quite a mannerly thing to take
care of your clothes investment and
protect it up to the limit. .Having
your clothes carefully dry cleaned
will improve their wear and help to
prolong the life of their stylish lines.
Getting acquainted wtthour work
means getting in touch with a real
money saving service.
Goods Cabled for and Delivered
MONE VdTrHy OPPOSITE
1 6 6 MjJ0URNAL OFFICE
Franklin I). Koosevelt, democratic
candidate for vice president, was
asked whether, if elected at 2S, he
would be the youngest vice president
of the United States. He did not
know,. but hoped some of his friends
would look the matter up.
John Cabell Hreckenndge was
elected vice president on the demo
cratic ticket with James Huchanau
in 1S56. He assumed" oflice March
4, 1S57, when he was 3G years. 1
month and 14 days old. When
Hreckenridge completed his term he
was candidate for president as rep
resentative of the slave-holding in
terests, hut was defeated by Lincoln.
The same year he was elected to the
United Sta'es senate, but soon after
ward joined the Confederate army.
From January to April, 1S65. he was
secretary of war in the cabinet of
JelT Davis. He died in Lexington.
Ky., May 17. 1S75.
THE NEW GUILDS
The farm bureau federation is go-
inp; to lay plans at this week's meet
ing to stabilize the marketing of
grain. Just how it is to be done re
mains to be seen. The plan most
favored js "to organize the local grain
interests into an overhead organiza
tion, making it possible for the wheat
growers to have control of their grain
until it reaches the manufacturer.''
This would mean that in due time
two men or two committees meet,
probably in Chicago the one to buy
and the other to sell the country's
wheat crop. The representative of
the farmers will have a billion bush
els of wheat in his hands. He and
the representative of the mlilers, na
tional and international, will nego
tiate directly for the sale and pur
chase of the lot.
The live stock of the country is al
ready bought on practically that
basis, the single buyer. Hy the time
the farmers have their wheat selling
agency complete they will be using
the single live stock buyer with the
single seller. There will then be
one buyer and one seller of live
stock. Hetwen them they will say
what meat is to cost the consumer.
All this seems a bit far fetched.
Hut California fruit growers are al
ready doing this very thing. The
steel and oil and sugar and a dozen
other industries are already dealing
in virtually this way on the selling
side. The railroa.l employes are
.selling their labor as a unit. We
seem to be in sight of the point
where every interest in industry acts
as a unit. The one big thing yet to
decide is as to the division of unit
power as between the labor in an in
dustry and the capital in the indus
try. One thing is settled. As things
look now, competition is a goner. In
its place comes negotiation between
The anarchists love to think of a
system of which this is the substance,
but with the labor in each industry
owning and controlling the industry
as in the middle ages under the guild
system. They, however, leave no
place for government. The most
radical non-anarchistic and non-socialistic
proposal now afloat is that
of the new guild, of which (J. I). II.
Cole of England is the most noted
exponent with Hertrand Russell as a
prominent sympathizer. Mr. Cole's
system runs to "guilds" but keeps
the government as an arbitrator be
tween them. The project is regard
ed by most of those who read of it
as a wild and impossible scheme. It
will be so regarded, doubtless, long
after it is in full force and effect in
the United States, as at the rate of
present developments it will be long
before we know it. Isn't it half way
established now, thanks to the ef
forts of our .trust and trade union
Dull, average minds must find i
hard to comprehend the viewpoint
of the radicals, who, whenever and
wherever they foregather, protesi
vociferously against the restriction of
America of free speech. The denial
of that freedom was the subject cf
some of the most heated oratory at
the sessions of the variegated brands
cf dissenters that met at Chicago.
Attorney -General Palmer stirs the
radical to hysterical protest and dc
nunciation. not because he failed to
reduce living costs but because his
policy toward alien reds is believed
f 'T-how to hav d :pri.ed Americans
!of this .sacred right of free speech
Postmaster General Burleson is sim
ilarly lashed, not because of his ad
ministration of the postoflice depart
ment, but because of wheat he is
t-upposed to have done toward sup
pressing freedom of the press. Rad
ical papers are filled with editorial
nrotes.t atrainst the restriction of
The logical basis of this outcry i'
not quite obvious to one not privy to
the secrets of the radical mental
complex. As far as the .ordinary
mind can see, men in America are
buying and printing about what they
please without fear of sxaristic inter
ference. During the war period a fc?v
prominent radicals were arrested and
sentenced for Ioofo and dansrerou;-.
t ilk which constituted an embarrass
men t to the military i terations of a
nation at war. They were not sen
tenced simply because they over
stepped an autocratic limitation of
free speech, but because their speech
es or published words were an actual
danger, from the vie.wpoint of court
and jury, to the welfare of the na
Since the war there has been, as
far as the knowledge of the ordinary
man goes, no .limitation c;t irccuom
of speech or of "the press. Kadical
socialists are s'ill haranguing crowd
it street corners. Kvery variety o!'
r d is publicly announcing hi:
schemes for upsetting the social or
der at meetings that are complete
ly reported in the press without ap
parent fear of immediate loss of life
or liberty. As for the read publica
tions, one has onlv to read them t
feel that present troubles are pos
sibly due more to the widespread cir
culation of uncensored nonsense to
anv autocratic restriction of free
peei'h. If theer is any brand of an
lrchy that is not now being aired i
would be interesting to know what
it is. Indianapolis News.
Let us hesitate before we surrender
the nationality which is the very
soul of the highest Americanism
For "Americanism" insert "Prus-
sianisni , and it would le tar more
Let's hope this is not a sample of
what Mr. Harding is going to dis
pense to us from his front porch this
fall providing War of Governor Cox
does not force him off his front
porch into a country-wide invasion
of the hustings.
For it is buncombe or, in t he
shorter and uglier word, "bunk" of
the first water.
What Mr. Harding means, of
course, if he means anything more
than 'the construction of a sentence
that sounds well and is of the sort
that can always be depended upon t i
evoke thoughtless npplaucs, is that
joining the league of nations wouhr
be to sacrifice American nationality.
Just as rendering allegiance to the
government of the United States is
to sacrifice your individuality? ,
About thirty nations have joined
the league of nations. Kvery one of
these nations Great Britain, Fiance,
Sweden, Poland. Holland, Norway,
Denmark and the rest values its na
tional identity as highly as we value
ours. To not a single one of them,
apparently, did not occur that in join
ing this organization of civilization
to resist the causes of war it was
sacrificing its nationality.
Bunk, Mr. Harding; bunk pure
and simple! And any man who
knows enough to get as far as you
have in politics knows it to be bunk.
POLITICAL BALANCE OF POWEil
. votes were cas-t
In an interview in (he Post-Dispatch
Sunday Governor Cox told 'k.-.v
he was beaten in 1!H4. The Ant:
Saloon league turned the tri.:k. It
sent one of is high officers to Cin
cinnati who made a deal with the
Hamilton County Republican ma
chine to throw the dry vote for h;
republican county ticket, provided
the republican wet
against Cox. The
carried cut,- and
league added Cox's scalp to the la re
collection already dangling from Uo
The Cincinnati incident is intereri
ing as the personal testimonial of
a presidential candidate, but it c?r
not be regarded as a disclosure ov"
the Anti-Siiloon league's political
methods. That -organization, through
an accredited spokesman, long ag:.
told how it did things. When the
resolution submitting the eighteen!!;
amendment had been adopted the
league went into details of how- "t
had card-indexed congre.-s and pulled
every wire to make congressmen cie
The thoroughness of the work v.a
Prussian. First, there was the lobby
at Washington. But when the con
gressmen refused to surrender to
that barrage of eloquence or impor
tunity, missionaries were sent to his.
home district to find his vulneraMe
points. Did the statesman have some
friend ?n whose judgment he ha-.l un
usual confidence and upon whose ad- J
vice he learned? If such a friend
were not dry he was converted as
soon as possible and given no peace
until he had won over the states-!
man. Again, the refractory congrets- j
man's financial affairs were investi- '
gated and if, as sometimes happened
he was in debt, the pack was turned
loose on the banker who was carry-'
ing the law maker. There's many a
brand of Achilles' heel in politics j
friendships, fiance, social ambition of
Mrs. Politician. Wherever an open
in gwas found the league concent rat - ;
ed its attack, with the result that
many members of congress were ter
rorized into complying with this or
ganization's demands. All this ihc
league has told ifse'f. I
But the difference betwe en Gover-
nor Cox and the majority oT our
congressmen is that he refused !o bo '
bullied by the Anti-Saloon league ;;.d
also refused to be benten by it. He:
asserted his independence and fought '
the league and whipped it on its na
tive health. The conclusion he has;
drawn from his experience is this:
"There is one thing which we have
to begin attending to: That is con
niving and terrorizing groups which
make ine naiance or power aim con-i
trol elections. ' It is a moral whi -h ;
must make many members of con
gress blnh wit h shame for tiniuMv
yielding to the AiHi-Saloon Ic-.-t-.-and
wonder, perhaps, as to what ex
orbitant prices of humiliation they
will hav:- to pay in the future to hold
their jobs. St. Louis l'ost-Dispit'h.
DRAGGING THE ROADS
John Kit ii;'r.ls -i. ihe ferryman.
v.-as up tod y. having been busily en
taged in dragging the roads between
the city and the ferrv hndiug and
tilling up the low places that have
nade travei uncomfortable since the
raise m the river subsided. ,lr.
Kichard-on now has the road in ery
good condition and all ready for the
travel between this city and Jhe
Iowa side of the river as well as the
visitors to the bathing beach which
e h.as opened up.
VALUABLE HORSE SAVEBl
Ixpcctcd Horse Would Die Now
Sleek and Healthy
In reporting his experience, Mr. J.
'. lliiste. ot" Lock Bridge Baths, Va.,
stated: "My horse is the best adver
tisement you would want for Dr. Le
Gear's Stock I'owders. He was in a
run down fix and poor and I thought
he would die soon. I got some of
Dr. LeGear's Stock Powders and
today he is as fine a looking horse
as you can see i:.i this section. I only
used a few boxes of Dr. LeGear's
Mr. lliiste benefitted by the ad
vice of Dr. Let! ear. By following
the Doctor's advice you can also keep
your stock sleek and healthy. (Jet
Dr. LeGear's Stock Powders from
your dealer; feed it to your horses,
milk cows, steers, hogs and sheep as
per directions. Satisfaction or money
back. Dr. L. D. LeGear Med. Co..
St. Louis, Mo.
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