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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (July 12, 1912)
BE A BOOSTER
BE A BOOSTER
LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, JULY 12, 1912
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ff A general boost for the Lincoln Base
Ball Club, its genial manager, Hugh
Jones, and the City of Lincoln. :: ::
- FIRST GAME AT 2:00 P. M. 1
Booster Tickets One Dollar Each
Boost, and the world will love you,
Knock, and you'll be in bad;
For the man who shoves y
The whole world loves, '
But the knocker makes us sad.
MEN AND MATTERS
Nebraska loses a very valuable citizen in the death of Hon. E. C.
Calkins of Kearney. Mr. Calkins rendered distinguished service to
Nebraska as regent of the State University and as a commissioner
of the supreme court. He was one of the oldest lawyers in the state
in point of service, and none stood higher at the bar than he. He
was always ready to respond to the call of duty when a movement
was put on foot to forward the cause of civic righteousness or physi
cal improvement. One by one the earliest of our pioneers are pass
ing over the river. Their places can never be filled, but we can,
and we will, pay tributes to their memories as the years go by.
An echo of the Capital National Bank failure comes with a
telegraphic report that Charley Mosher is in Chicago and engaged in
a business that is frowned upon. It seems that under the name of
"Thayer & Co." Mosher has been transacting a "salary loan" busi
ness. Just now he is up in court on the charge of having extorted
usury. Of course the charge if true if Mosher has been engaged in
that sort of thing. But proving it will be another matter.-
Speaking of the "salary loan" business, the promoters of that
sort of thing have profited by working upon the fears of their
victims. After securing an assignment of salary they threaten to
notify the employer if the payments are not made, and heretofore
employers have had a habit of discharging employes who became
entangled thus. All efforts to abolish the "salary loan" business by
legal enactment have proved futile. But the big employers of labor
are now pursuing a policy that promises to put the "loan shark"
out of business. Instead of discharging the employe they now help
him prosecute the "loan shark." Deprived of their chief weapon,
"fear," the usurer is up against it.
Of course it should not be necessary to call attention to the
fact that next Tuesday is "Booster Day," and that every loyal citi
zen of Lincoln and every lover of the national pastime ought to get
out and make the occasion one long to be remembered. Of course
professional base ball is a money-making business, and men engage
in it for profit. Yet a good base ball team, in a substantial league
is a valuable advertising asset for any city and should be looked
upon as a civic asset. The Lincoln team may be perilously close to
the cellar position, yet it is made up of young gentlemen whose
actions on and off the field reflect credit upon the city. The team
will not long be near the bottom, for it is playing good ball. And
Lincoln people ought to be proud of an opportunity to get out next
Tuesday and show Manager Jones and his pastimers that we think
a lot of them. Let's make it the biggest crowd that ever turned out
to a ball game in the city of Lincoln.
not decide now, -upon the- "basis of' the' engineer's report, so that
court proceedings may be instituted at oncet
CoL Jay House, who edits the Topeka Daily Capital, says he
admires Governor "Wilson not at alL because the governor changed
Lis mind too quickly. Consistency is a virtue of the small-minded.
Col. House is a warm admirer of the warrior of Oyster Bav. and if
there is a man. on earth today who can change his mind more
rapidly, or do it oftener, than Col. Roosevelt, we sure would like to
meet him. ,
MAKE LINCOLN BETTER
The New York Sun opposes "Wilson but supports Marshall. "We
congratulate "Wilson. Governor Marshall may enter the plea that
he can not help what the Sun does. If you see it in the Sun it's a
plea for dollars. - - ...
WE TOLD YOU SO.
"We told you Nebraska was going to harvest a banner wheat
crop. "We kept right on telling you when a lot of other people were
croaking like frogs, so all-fired pessimistic that they had faces on
'em long enough to eat out of a churn. "We said so because we
know the . wonderfully recuperative powers of Nebraska soil. We
maintained it because we keep in touch with Nebraska conditions.
"We kept on saying it because it is just as easy to say cheerful things
as it is to say grouchy things and a durned sight more satisfactory
in the long run.
Of course not every wheat field is turning out a bumper yield.
Some sections haven't got very good wheat. But the average for
the year is equal to average for the ten-year period, the price is
good and the acreage greatly increased, Nebraska's 1912 wheat
crop is going to put fifty millions of dollars into the pockets of Ne
braska farmers. It will not stay there forever. It will be spent
with Nebraska merchants and we hope chiefly for Nebraska made
goods. Anyhow, we've got a wheat crop. And the corn is looking
mighty good, even if a bit late. The gentle rains are coming and
the corn outlook is as pleasing to the eye as a sweet-faced maiden
of sixteen. In short, this is going to be a mighty good year in
Nebraska. Just how good depends a whole lot on you and the
rest of us. We can make it better by keeping cheerful and boost
ing all the time. Or we can decrease its benefits by whining and
knocking. Nature is doing her share to make the state prosperous.
It's up to us to do our share. Come on!
A GREAT OPPORTUNITY.
The State Board of Irrigation and Drainage promises to give
us a decision in the Loup river priority cases inside of the next
thirty days. That sounds good, but why wait thirty dayst The
board has had the report of its engineer for two months, and it is
upon the engineer's report that the board must make its findings.
It doesn't matter much, under the circumstances, what the board
decides; the matter Will have to be adjudicated in the courts. Why
The people up around Chadron way now have an opportunity
to be represented in the state senate by a "live wire" in the person
of Ben Brewster. Ben is the democratic nominee for state senator,
and he ought to be elected. The twenty-eighth senatorial district
couldn't do better, 'cause why Brewster is a booster. He knows
Nebraska, knows her people and her needs ; he is as square as a die,
upstanding and full of ginger. We've known him since Hector was
an infant canine, and well bank on him until the dairy herd returns
to the parental domicile.
Ten to Fifty per cent discount on all low shoes and slippers.
Rogers & Perkins Co., 1129 O street.
. Many business men were requested to write an answer to the
following question, propounded by Will Maupin's Weekly :., "How
can we make Lincoln a better city in which to live and do business T"
There were but one or two responses by mail, but a . number took -:
occasion to talk to the editor and tell him a few things. They
seemed loath, however to be quoted, and diffident about writing a
letter for publication. '
L. J. Dunn, of the City National Bank, says: "The park board
should be given greater power and supplied - with funds for ex
tension by a moderate bond issue and for maintenance by a fixed
levy. Excellent results have , been obtained by the small sums
already expended, as a careful inspection of the parks will prove.
Every dollar invested in the extension and improvement of the park
system will make Lincoln a better city in x which to live and do
business." '"'v ; .
T. J. Thorpe, president of Thorpe Machine Co., says : " Lincoln '
needs more manufacturing establishments, and better support of those '
she already has. She needs a 'stronger spirit of co-operation among
her people to the end that everybody' talks for Lincoln, works for
Lincoln and boosts for Lincoln."
G. F. Truman, proprietor Merchants Laundry, says: "Lincoln
needs more establishments that will employ labor. There are splendid
opportunities for the establishment of such enterprises." ' " ,
Frank W. Brown, ex-mayor, says: "Lincoln is already a mighty
good city in which to live and do business. It is growing better all
the time as we get closer together in a business way. The more
each citizen realizes his responsibilities to the community the better
Lincoln will become. And this sense of individual responsibility is
growing every day." ; '
W. F. Schwind, of Schwind & Maher, real estate, says: "If I
did not think Lincoln a mighty good place to live and do business I
would move. It might, of course, be made better, but perhaps my
ideas of betterment would not be acceptable to my neighbors. We
are doing pretty well. . ' : - .
SOME POLITICAL NOTES.
Lancaster county people are to be congratulated upon the legis
lative situation. Both parties have nominated good tickets, and the
people win no matter which ticket or what men are elected. This
newspaper is especially rejoiced to be able to give support to the
candidacy of such an upstanding, four-square candidate as Edwin
Jeary. Possibly Mr. Jeary and the editor of Will Maupin's Weekly
would not agree on the tariff, or upon the currency question, or
upon some other national questions. But we are pretty generally
agreed on the questions of direct and vital interest to the people
of Nebraska. Mr. Jeary served in the legislature in 1887, and his
record was approved by his Cass county constituency without regard
to party affiliation. . ' .
We have noticed that some papers roundly denouncing More
head for having opposed certain "reform" insurance bills are sup
porting Howard, the republican candidate for auditor. 5 If there is an
insurance lobbyist or a representative of old line insurance in the
state that isn't backing Howard, we haven't been able to locate him.'
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