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THURSDAY. DECEMBER 8, 1921.
PLATTSMOUTH SEMI-WEEKLY JOURNAL
Cbc plattsmouth lournal
PUBLISHED SEMI-WEEKLY AT
Entered at rostofftce. Plattsmouth.
R. A. BATES, Publisher
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THE ARMS QUESTION
His arm around her slender waist.
She nestled close, in sweet content;
Not e'en a Borah's eloquence
Could make her want disarmament.
Right ear is generally higher than
Pedestrians don't make very pood
First I'rotestant missionaries ar
rived in Japan in 1SS4.
One half of the world flives and
the other half steps lively.
It takes eight quarts of milk to
make on pound of cheese.
o : s
The way to avoid being down and
out is to be up and doing.
Special trains can be hired in Eng-
lend at a cost of $5 a mile.
The army of unemployed is not
all draft men. Some are volunteers.
Safety first pays well. The invent
or of safety pins made $2,000,000.
About those ships, we must all sink
together, or we will sink separately.
The man with a pile is the man
who can smile when bills come along
all along. '
Lloyd George will spend Christmas
with his rich relatives. He is "com
ing to America.
After an automobile driver has rac
ed a train to a crossing and has lost
he never tries It again, .
The Stillman case is i going into
Canada; We hoped' ft- woalel go to a
hotter instead of colder place. . :
If Old Mother Hubbard dressed in
the prevailing style, . her cupboard
wouldn't be the only thing bare..
When they say Germany has 7,-
000 soldiers - ready ; to"" fight. they
mean Germany has 7,000 soldiers.
It may be one's privilege to point
out his friend's faults to him. but if
one loves him he rarely ever will.
Women have taken out 600 pa
tents. It is simply wonderful how
much one can do with a hairpin. .
' Sometimes we wished preachers
would wear wrist watches. Then they
would know when it was time to quit.
Dr. Fisk says in 2420 A. D. people
will live as long as they care to. Our
mistake was in being born too early.
Speaking of love, how does it hap
pen that in real life their chests nev
er go up and down like they do in
"It don't take a man long to
bag his pants at the knees,
and to make a finely tailored
suit look thoroughly disrepu
table that's the man of it,"
avers Dainty Dorthy.
But she goes on to explain
that the man - who is making
use of our cleaning, steaming
and pressing, services is keep
ing his clothes in much more
presentable condition than
when he got acquainted with
us. And it doesn't cost much,
Goods Called for and Delivered
is r .sir
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA !
Neb.. a aecond-clasa mall matter
FEB. YEAB IN ADVANCE
Many an effective sermon is word
Red Cross Seals are trained to per
Only five more months before one
piece bathing suits.
The millenium and another war
are being predicted.
People who "jump at conclusions
get the wrong ones.
Price makers are not doing much
Xmas shopping early.
When a girls says she can't play,
don't make her prove it.
Wise parents always buy their
Christmas presents early.
It must be great to be so rich you
don't have to pay your bills.
It's strange this love shortage
and so much love is being made.
Worst thing about punctures is
one never stays close to a garage.
About all you can do with a nickle
is to pay the preacher on Sunday.
When some prodigal sons return
father should kill the fatted head.
You never realize how brave some
men are until you meet their wives.
About 50,000 garment workers are
striking. Business is just sew, sew.
While new dances may not broad
en the feet they often thicken the
A lengthy dispatch pays the Princt
of Wales walked a mile alone. He is
only 27. ..
First successful overhead trolley
line was 'installed in Richmond," Va.,
in 1887. '
Lloyd says disarmament is a rain
bow. Wonder who will get the pot
of ' gold?
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Currency issued by Germany since
the close of the war totals 98,000,
000,000 marks. Germany will have
lots of money if the mark ever, be
comes of value.
"There are no beautiful women in
the United States," says' Prof. Fred
erick Starr, internationally noted
anthropologist. Make your own com
ment. Ours is unprintable.
The instant ability to produce a
new proposal every time an old one
is rejected probably is one of the
things that have given Mr. Lloyd his
repuatation for forhandedness.
China seems to be winning all its
points at the Washington conference,
but 'whether' it will be able to make
anybody remember them after the
conference is over probably is an
I This is nice hog-killing weather,
and, without desiring to appear in
sistent on the subject, we again hum
bly remind our rural readers that
town folks certainly do love back
bone, spare ribs and old fashioned
country pork sausage,
I It is easy to understand why con
gress passed a law prohibiting me
dicinal beer. First, they knew the
! measure would be unconstitutional.
jand, second, the average member of
congress doesn't care for beer, "any
how. He prefers whiskey straight.
An eastern health expert is urg
ing ' that we adopt the European
method of greeting embracing each
other instead of shaking hands. He
says that handshaking is dangerous
to life. We might be willing to com
promise with -the gentlemen let
those of like sex embrace. Still, we
don't know. That would require tak
ing to the-woods pretty often.
There is no present hope of any
I great advance in farm prices. These
are set in world markets. JEtelief will
come only through the balancing of
( industry by lowering of prices of
transportation and the other things
the farmer must buy. How these
prices can be brought down is a quea
j tlon that ought to receive careful at
; tention from every business man and
; worker. For, until they are down and
the purchasing power of the farmer
is restored, there is bound to be de
pression, with unemployment and
jbad living conditions.
Reports of a new oil belt in Mexl -
' co indicate she is not yet ready for
Some can't understand the naval
program even though it is illustrat-
ed with cuts,
There are 15,000,000
numbers in this country and still one
is hard to get.
" : :o:. , .
Pretty books and Christmas trin-
A New Yorker" has developed a
nw lMnrt of hpater that tnav also h
Ul Ull 1 1 1 H O IVUllU av
used as a
There are 6,000 unemployed In
Washington, not counting many of
those who have Jobs.
Place three drops on the dog's
back and if the hair comes off the
stuff is ready to drink.
Don't wait till the day before Xmas
to buy your Christmas presents. Buy
now, and avoid the rush.
The man who is ashamed to admit
he is a politician will never get
much coin out of politics.
Deaf people will have special
churches in Germany with telephones
between the pulpit and pews.
Romance makes a bee line for the
tall timber when a man begins to re
fer 'to his wife as the "old woman."
Since the armistice, Krupps have
taken out eight patents in France
for guns equipment and submarine
I tell you we are living in a fast
age. "Why, it actually makes a fliv
ver hustle to keep up with a hearse
Thirty-three thousand fires cover
ing 12,500,000 acres of timberland
cost the United States about $20,
The Journal has the largest sup
ply of Christmas books and fancy
stationery that has ever been dis
played in Plattsmouth.
A. Missouri man went out part
ridge hunting the other day and was
accidentally shot by his companion.
Now, wouldn't that make ,you quail?
Honesty may be the best policy,
but if you applied that theory . to a
woman's complexion, all the beauty
parlors would be forced into bank
ruptcy. :o: : .
Ordinarily we do our best to be
contented, but it does make us-dissatisfied
to meet a man with more
gold in his teeth than our capital
If . the Journal stationery depart
ment has not what you want in holi
day articles for children and grown
people, there is no use looking else
where in Plattsmouth.
You simply can't understand a wo
man. " For illustration, we cite the
case of that New York lady who
hacked her husband to pieces with a
hatchet and wept bitterly, declaring
that she did not intend to kill him.
Yes, Christmas will soon be here.
Then is the time the youngsters look
forward to good cheer. Seeing the
Journal's fine display of just things
you want at our stationery depart
ment will convince you of what you
need for the girls and boys.
A nephew of Henry Ford has mar
ried an Austrian princess. That prob
ably doesn't set well with the fliv
ver king. It would please him bet
ter If the bright young nephew, were
working in one of the factories and
courting an American princess.
Is there a Santa Claus? Yes, 'and
we have seen him come down the old
fireplace several times, about 70
years ago where he found several lit
tle stockings stringing along on the
mantle 'shelf. We slept in the trun
dle bed, which found a hiding place
under my mother and father's bed
in the daytime. Oh, those happy
childhood days never to be forgot
FOR SALE Pure-bred Duroc-Jer-sey
boars. Cheaper than you can
raise them. Healthy, growthy.
SEARL S. DAVIS.
3wks-w , ... Murray, Neb.
Can You Use Some
EXTRA MONEY ?
If you want to earn some extra mon-
ey in your SPARE TIME, show your
friends and neighbors a new and
handy household article, wanted in
every home. NO MONEY REQUIRED.
I must have a representative in each
town and community. Write me TO-
DAY. NOW before you forget it. A.
post card will do
MIOO M. K. OLOON.
j YOUR PENNIES ARE BUILDERS
I Tuberculosis kills every third per-
son between 15 and 60.
j This terrible creeping disease last
year killed 132,100 Americans. The
figures would have been 210,000, if
'it had not been for the active fight
ag:aInst tuberculosis that started 20
J Tne greatest weapon in this war-
t fare is the Red Cross Christmas Seal.
. ... . . .
The Red Cross this year wants the
, i t . . AOO nflA AAA r9 4
uuuiiu io uuy ui
stamps. The public shuld respond by
buyln 10 times that many.
Unemployment and housing con -
jgestion are powerful allies of the1 tu- j mighty little of the important in
jberculosis" germ. The need for a big ' ventions typewriter, moving pic-
.sale of Red Cross Seal3 this year is
1 M t- ri 1 1 .
greater than ever before.
Put a seal on every letter and par
cel you mail. Make it more two or
three. Thereby you will save lives
and protect yourself against tuber
culosis. It should be borne in mind, also
that much of the net proceeds will
be devoted to the work of fighting
tuberculosis right here in our city
Remember that every Christmas
Seal you buy is a bullet fired at man
kind's greatest enemy.
WAR ON THE WHITE PLAGUE
As far back as it is possible to go
with any aocufacy In the records of
the human race there is .evidence that
tuberculosis was one of the principal
causes of the death of men, women
and children. Antiquatians have cer
tified that in some of the Egyptian
mummies of the days of Rameses and
the Pharohs marks of the disease are
found. Historians of the ancient civ
ilizations of India, Persia and Pal
estine, as well as those of Greece and
Rome, describe symptoms which are
easily identifiabe as being peculiar to
pulmonary tuberculosis or consump
tion. It is, of course, a mere truism
to say that this almost universal dis
ease retains Its decimating powers,
for it still takes fearful toll of the
inhabitants of the civilized world.
Despite the time, energy and mon
ey expended in recent years in com
bating tuberculosis, its real genesis is
not yet fully understood and no spe
cific treatment has been found to
cure it absolutely either in children
or adults. Great advances have, how-
ever, been made, arfd it is now gener
ally recognijfed that the conditions
w'-hich particularly favor development
of the disease are darkness, damp
ness, dust, malnutrition, anxiety and
exhaustion. Similarly, in treating it,
it has been determined that the best
results flow from fresh air, rest.
abundant food and fortitude. That by
these -means it can-be kept to some
extent under control is proved by an
ever decreasing death rate from that
cause In this, country. Deaths from
consumption amounting in 1901 to
193.6 per 100.000 had fallen by 1919
There is then, hope that the rav
ages of tuberculosis may gradually
be mitigated and that eventually it
may be altogether wiped out. The
best prospect appears to lie in saving
the children, keeping well those who
are well and curing early those who
are attacked. From the various edu
cational campaigns now being under
taken on the subject such for exam
ple, as the modern health crusade,
which is a system of health educa
tion for children of school age, much
good Is expected. Once the whole na
tion1 has learned to realize that on
the one hand tuberculosis is deadly
and that on the other it is prevent
able, the battle against this most
dreaded of humanity's foes will be in
a fair way of being won.
THE WRONG ROAD
If it could get into the history
books. It would read like this: "Nov.
24, 1921 A Thanksgiving day ex
cursion carried 1,000 scientists and
professional men to Staten Island, in
New York harbor, where they wit
nessed the tearing down of a chim
ney, 148 feet high, 47 feet in diam
eter at the basei Despite the huge
size, this smokestack was razed in
the record-breaking time of 15 min
The history books would ignore
the chimney's usefulness and the fact
that it took two months and two
days to build it.
History is 98 per cent a record of
It is designed to teach us what
man has done but it clings almost
entirely to recording what man has
An excellent movement is gaining
headway in America to revise his
tory as it is taught in our schools.
What the child gets now is mostly
a record of slaughter and aestruc-
tion--the history of ill will between
England and America, North . and
South, races, religions and politics
It took over 60 years of organized
fierhtins: and thousands of years of
progress to give bur women the bal -
lot. Yet this, under our present sys-
tem, will get less space in school bis-
toriee than some battle that took on-j
'ly a few hours and had an infinite
What happened In 1776? The De
claration pf Independence, of course.
But some school histories have for
gotten to tell you that in that same
year James Watt sold the world's
first, steam engine.
The real history of the growth and
progress of our country is not a mat
ter of battles or; Indians shot by Dan
iel Boone and other explorers.
The Monitor, which fought the
r n . -
( jierrimac in leoz, was uie iirst ar-
mored ship. Every school child has
' had the marvels of that invention
(drilled into his brain. But he reads
ture, electric light and motor.
History practically ignores the
evolution of barbaric government in
to American democracy touching,
however, with great emphasis, on
bloody battles incidental to the pro
gress. A world, weary of war, wants to
disarm, though It has only partly
convinced its diplomats. We are turn
ing frcm destruction to construction,
and the first step in' that direction
should be a complete revision of his
tory text bocks for schools.
School histories now in use lie
not that they do not tell the truth,
but because of what they omit.
BUYING AT IIOXE
Patriotism should begin at home;
extend out from the bonis to tlie
hometown or community; thiincc over
the state and nation. The patriotism
that does not include its own ne:;t,"
its own family and its own surround
ings, is not much patriotism, nation
ally, or any other way. We should
airthink of these things continually,
for they are vital to our best inter
ests of our family, friends and neigh
bors. There is always argument on
both sides of any question, but the
basic facts remain, just the same, and
we should not lose sight of those bas
ic facts. As a rule goods can be pur
chased in the home town as cheap
as In other towns cr cities; not all
things, but the majority of the com
modities which we use. Some articles
may be a bit higher once in a while,
but it is equally true that some are
often a bit lower, and' the whole
monthly account will balance pretty
well, take it up one side and down
the other. ,
But even if it cost a trifle more
to trade at home than to ser.d money
away to the cities, still it would be
cheaper in the long run to buy at
home and let the money circulate
around the town, each dollar doing
a hundred dollars worth of business
before it finally slips away.
If we do not build up our own
home town there will not be any
home town and all our investments
in it, for homes or anything else,
will fall flat, and we all lose out.
Anyway you want to look at this
trading away from home business, it
figures out a loss in the long run for
everybody who engages in it as a
When it comes- to making trouble
for Friend Husband, mother-in-law
cannot compare with sister-in-law.
This is the opinion of Judge L. B.
Day, youngest district judge, on the
Nebraska bench. He knows his sub
ject. He handles as many as 12 di
vorces a day.
Judge Day recently commended a
man for gathering up the personal
effects of his sister-in-law and set
ting them in the street. .
"The mother-in-law has been un
jusitly condemned in the past," says
tho judge. '"It isn't fair. A mother
usually has the best interests of her
daughter at heart. She realizes that,
even though there be some sacrifices
it is usually better for the home to
be kept intact. She sees with the
eyes "of wisdom and experience.
"The sister-in-law, on the other
hand, is a rabid partisan. She devel
ops" a personal grievance against the
brother-in-law, and is out for ven
geance. The sister-and-sister relation
is more clannish than the mother-and-daughter
relation. Chances are,
the two sisters time and again dur
ing childhood have gone on secret
larks together and have formed an
offensive-defensive alliance against
parental authority. They aro always
"in cahoots," as many a hut-band
In a family row, sister-in-law us
ually has nothing to lose. But the
wife's mother has her daughter's
happiness at stake.
Brother-in-law and father-in-law
generally have their minds occupied
with business., and are more apt to
be spectators than participants in
home difficulties of wife or husband.
In some form or other, nearly ev
ery married person has such difficul
ties. People look at things with dif-
It' Is much better, says Judce Day,
J - vyhen relatives do not live too close
Trouble brews w;hen relat-
ed families live in the same house or ?
the same neighborhood
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1) BUSHRASH BWA2I
VD HACLQAII G US LEAD
I BT BUT SO KEEK
Can You Solve This Puzzle?
Here is a puzzle that everybody should try. The other night at the "Movies' the operator
wanted to try a new "stunt," so he rearranged the names of some of the fsmous aciors and
actresses and threw them on the screen like you see in the picture. Everybody "loads'
of fun figuring oilt the correct names. See if you can do it yourself. No. 1 is Dorothy Dilton.
If you can solve them all you can win $1,000 or a Hupmobile. J -
Though you probably know the names of all the popularactorsand actresses well came
a few of them just to refresh your memory :
Mary Milai Minttr, Doug' Fairbanks Mary Piefcford, Juanttt fXanatfl. Burtar Kaatoft, William 8. Hart.
Clara Kimball Young. Tom Mix. Mabvl Nermand, Tbemaa Mighan, Oougtaa MacLaan, Bryant Wuhkum
Dorothy Dilton, Harold Lloyd. faar Wtuta, jackw Coogan, Gloria Swanaan. " "turn.
110 Points Will
For aach nam you can arranaa correctly you will
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Vou can arn 35 mora pointa by qualifying your an
That it, by proving that you havo ahown a copy
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Vau da not have ta subscribe ta The St. Peul Daily News nar epend a aent ef yaur awn mo nay ts win a
prize. VVe have swsn away a great many wonderful things and you can be the next winner if vou stnd In
your solution to this puzzle at once. Be cure your awn name and addraee is en yewr solution ta th pun.
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R. C. WILLS, 94 E. Fourth St. ST. PAUL, MINN.
Hate, like love, frequently is a
matter of proprinquity.
Iowa reports some of itr. farmers
are selling their corn as low as 17
cents a bushel, with the average
around 22 cents. Corn sold for 14
cents a bushel in 1896, but it was
grown on land' worth about a fifth
as much as corn-bearing land of
1921. . ,
All around the corn raiser is in
about the tightest corner of all. lie
has been hit terrifically by the crash
in corn prices. This prevent him
from becoming a normal buyer, so
the corn situation reacts- on all of
us. a ball and chain on business re
covery. - ' - -
" The American Farm Bureau-Fed
eration estimates that on- Nov
corn stocks totalled 3.452,000,000
bushels, not counting that stored In
country mills and elevators.
This is 370,000,000 bushels more
than ever were consumed and ex
ported in any one year. The law of
supply r.nd demand has played havoc started on an extended barnstorming
with prices and the property of corn j triP- , ' . .
Before leaving Ruth was warned
growers. by Judge Landis not to make the
AVith starvation-in many parts f trip, as the'judge declared the na
the world, situation rises in which tional rules plainly forbid such ex
middle western farmers say they ! hibition games by players who had
must burn corn this winter because
it is cheaper than coal.
Department of Agriculture says, games were abandoned. The players
that, in heat value- ; declared the trip was called off in
,', ' . accordance with Landis wish.
Cushel of ton of I Ruth later went on the stage. Lan-
Crn at . Coal at ; dis sent a questionnaire to Ruth
14 cents equals $ 7.00 which the home run hitter filled out
17 cents equal S 00 and returned. It was on the answers
"0 cents emials " ' ty Ruth to this questionnaire that
cents equals lu uu!the Judge's decision was based.
22 cents equals 11.00 j Judge Landis inhanding down the
24 cents equals 12.00 . decision said:
26 cents equals 13.00: "Regarding Ruth, Meusel and
30, cents equals 15 00 1 Piercey- These Play6rs were members
cenrs equais """!0f the New York American league, a
cent5 equals 1C.00 contestant for the world's champion-
For instance, according to this ta-j ship in 1921. Immediately after the
ble, if the farmer cannot get more series they wilfully and defiantly vi
than 20 cents a bushel for his corn, i ojated the rules forbidding their par-
. . , ; ticipation in exhibition games dur
lt is as encan to burn the corn fnr ! n.. . v. .ia'
r i mg ue year 111 wuicu iurs r ui m a
fuel as to buy coal at $10 a ton. championship was decided.
Secretary Mohler of the Kansas' "This rule was enacted in 1911
State Board of Agriculture disagrees, j nl' after repeated acts of misconduct
Tr . ,& by world series participants made its
He believes that corn, even at pres- I adoption imperative for the protec
ent low prices, cannot be used o tion of the good name of the game,
greater advantage than in fattening The rule was known to all players
livestock I and larticularly to thes men upon
Corn fed to hogs; is stored as feed ;
for human. A hog fattened on cheap
corn now will in all probability but rather mutinous defiance intend
brlnsr a satisfictnrr nnP lntr ivTipt. ed by the players to prevent the ques-
it goe"s to market.
Burning corn for fuel "keeps the
coal miner idle.
Burning corn for fuel holds down
the nation's supply of hogs, which
have decreased nearly 8,00'0,000
In some instances, burning corn
n a fuel m q v a nmnnlcnrr "Rut .let
a general proposition, it is an-econ- ' a neX eig Bar
omic fallaiy that will only increase eain, if taken at once. 4wks-w
the cost of living, curtail available!
supplies of food, and hinder return
to normal conditions.
A SURPRISE PARTY
Here is a paragraph picked from
the personal column of the Cochrane,
Wisconsin, Recorder, and reproduc
ed in the American Legion Weekly.
"Born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter F.je each.
Schultz, a baby boy, on August 22,.
at Gotb.tr, Thurigen, Germany. Word
of this news was received here last
week by his parents."
You can figure it out to suit your
self, but frankly, It don't look regu
lar to us.
Even at the risk of being consider-1
NAME THEM s
(9) LfuTx R0IX HOD
Win First Prize
Tha baat carract iiuw kulll n ...
and tha aaeond bast asrract answsr Second P.-iu, and
sa forth. In caaa of a tie both winners will be award,
ed fuil amount ef tha price. Sand in your answer
TODAY and a sample ef the paper will be tent yea
at anea to help you qualify.
hkiuivi Hifv mnw iweue enp man yeur answsr Mow
ed old fashioned, we contend that it
was the duty of at least one of tha
parents to be present at the birth of
LANDIS HITS KING
OF SWAT A BLOW
Babe Ruth is Fined His World Ser
ies Money and is Suspended
Until May 22, 1922.
Chicago, Dec. 5. Babe Ruth,
homerun king, was swatted by Judge
K. M. Landis, baseball commissioner,
i Ruth, was fined his world series
money share and suspended until
May 20, 1922. for playing exhibi
tion baseball after participating in
the-world- series, in violation of the
I i . . l . a 1 -,! V 1 V
, kee plavers wno joined Ruth ln tDe
mil riercey anu uuo meusei, xau-
barnstorming trip, were also fined
j their world series money and sus-
pendeA until May 20, 1922.
i Ruth, accompanied by Bob Meu3el
an(i um piercey, both Yank players.
participaieu in me worm series.
After playing several games, the
1 crowds fell off and the exhibition
1916 for its violation. This situation
involves not merely rule violations
tion: 'Which is the bigger oaseoau
or any individual in baseball?
"There will be an order forfeiting
their share in the world series fund'
and suspending them until May 20, '
1922 on which date and within ten s
day thereafter the ywill be eligibU
to apply for reinstatement."
i Cnntih.Tnnntil Shnft.
SEARL 6. DAVIS;
White Rock cockrels, $1.50 If pur
chased soon. Mrs. Roy Stewart,
Foland China pigs 10 weeks old.
A. O. RAMGE.
Duroc Jersey boars for sale. Path
finder breeding. Hernian Wohlfarth,
OfTice supplies of all kinds han
died at the Journal office.
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