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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 11, 1919)
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Red Cloud, Nebraska
Edward Floiance, Prciident S. R. Flotance, Cashier
Sunday, December 14
10 a. m. Sunday School
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:3U p. m. L. t. service
Union Services, Sunday Fvening, Methodist Church
TPHIS is the time of year you should
make a special visit to our store
and see the beautiful stock we are show
ing for gifts.
A Splendid Line of First Class JEWELRY for
every one at home.
Our Beatiful CUT GLASS and SILVERWARE
is the talk of the town.
Come to our store now, while the lines are complete.
YOU ARE WELCOME.
bL J. C. MITCHELL ?e
, See Our Line of Beautiful COLUMBIA GRAFANOLAS -.
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A ParJsiim1S9rttli flense of' humor
bejuatye4 aao-frAactf, to each reta
tire whbfab'stnlned frboi'' at tending hla
funeral. Oaf poor relative Insisted'
oa following' tho deceased, to 'the
Vave add' her loyalty was rewarded,
tJ by K codIcll. to his will the, de
ceased left the residue or bis largo
fortune 'to those' relatives, who 'were
Drcpafci ftflwcrlflte, the' 900 1f rimes.
. rion.A, O. Slullenbargor, of Alma,
wa9 down today and Judged the cattle.
The Lllao Tret1.
The lUnc Is perhaps, nil things con
sidered, the most splendid nf flower
ing' tree's. , Evorybody Is familiar with
Its fragrance. The treo belongs to
tho olive family 'nnd Ih rlosely allied
to the cpinmorf privet, hut it beam no
lliy'fru(t and Ik valueless except for
tlte splendor of Its blossoms.
In spite of the bovere weather which
we havo been havinir in this viclnltv
.for the past week the big Farmers In
stitute is under way and an effort Is
being riiade to carry out part of the
program as arranged.
hxtrcme cold weather. deep snow.
delayed and ununited trains bus all
combined to make it almost impossible
for local fanners nnd stockmen from n
distanco to attond. This was alHo re
sponsible for the noted absence of ex
hibits of poultry and farm prodncts,
as well hs the usual flno array in the
A visit to the new sales pavilion will
reveal an exhibit of &ouie of the iluc
prize stock, the property of local stock
men, as well us tlmt of the Culf Club.
Steward &. Son and the Calf Club held
heir stock sale this afternoon.
Tuesdav evening found a large num
ber of interested people present at tne
Orphcum, but hero again, fated plajod
the winning hand, ns the speaker was
unable in make his train connections,
therefore a program was substituted.
Col. J. II. Ellingor, I'rosldcut of the
Institute was on hand and presided.
Th'e lied Cloud orchestra briuhtoned
up Ihe alTair witlituveral choice select
ions of music, which was followed by
a musical program rendered by the
local high school Ukelele club, the
high school chorus, and the juuior
Stocking mending and preparations
for Xinns by the fourth grade school
ars brought several encores from the
Vocnl selections by the sixth grade
mixed sextette was the next number.
Tom Auld brought down tho house
With his readings and the sweet voice
of Helen MeXeuy captivitated every
A Shnlfosporlau Uurlesqiie by the
tenth grade students took the audience
back, in spirit, to the early days. Oene
Bush's appearance iu bridal'array, ne
companled by Howard Frisble demand
ed the uudividod attention of the audi
euce. John Neuerburg, as the wall
over which the lovers "mooned" did
not prove stationary. Pearl Newhouse
introduced all the characters in rhyme.
To say tho least It was a great "tatfo
The pantomln'e, "floly Night," was
concluding number of the program,
glveu by the ilfth grade and the high
school quartette. Colored lights,
thrown upon tho actors at stated inter
vals, added greatly to tho attraction.
A largo and enthusiastic audience
attended the Wednesday evening pro
gram given at the Orpheum.
A special selection by the orchestra
was fallowed by the number given by
tho kindergarten of tho local schools.
Attired In costumes representing dai
sies and singing their song of the
tlowers they made a decided hit with
Tho Reading, "Patsj," by Miss Anna
Ranney was greatly appreciated, judg
ing from the loud applause.
Tho students of tho first grade, at
tired as esklmoc,- was a beautiful re
presentation of the Land of the Mid
night Suu. Colored spot lights tn
hauscd tho scene.
The Japanese Doll Oporatta, by Hie
second grade students was another
number that won loud applause a
novelty act In a class by itself.
Charles Auld's reading of the Hurt
Thumb brought forth chuckles from
the reserved listenors and hearty
laughs fromtho less dlgnilled.
The third grade girls were singing
their Christmas song, musically remlni
8centofAthe morning of gladness when
a' c'royrdof 'dimlnuative Santa Ulauses
dropped In pu them and joined in -the
The Tucsdaynigjit's. number render
ed by the sixth grade was repeated
last evening, the only change being
made was that Elizabeth Mlzer took
the place of Kdua ICoonU.
' Several yooal selections werp render
ed by Miss Orea Turnure and Mrs.
George Kalley gave a gro dialect
A solo by Ruby Koou closed the pro-gram.
With over MO chnptcrs and 15,000
members on its ranks in Nebraska,
( the American Legion is fast coming
to be a great power in the state. It is
estimated by officers of the Nebraska
Hcadqunrters (that at least 20,000
more service men will enroll during
the coming year.
PcrhapB the growth of thl organ
isation is one of the most remarkable
of any in the history of the country.
With a potential membcrsTfip of four
and n half million, it will far surpass
all other organizations of its kind.
The movement began less than a year
ago in France, yet in this short time
it lias enrolled one million members
and has chapters in every s:ato in the
union besides some in Cuba, Mexico,
Alaska and the Island?. Thework was
not taken up in Nebraska until April,
1910, and then only by business men
who gave their time to the work with
out remuneration. Xeveithcc.fe, eory
city iu the state with a population
over 2,000 has a post, and nearly ev
ery one with over 1,000 has also es
tablished a chapter. Practically every.
I county now has a chapter, and many
as high as five.
What is this great body of fighting
men going to do and what is their
'purpose in organising? What will be
j'.thc extent, of tholr" power und influ-
uncb in uio 'i iHiiui.v una wiiiu nii.'4iii.-i
will they employ to get their demands
" These arc the questions that a great
many people who are not yet familiar
with the Legion arc asking. They re
alize that it is a force that must be
dealt with, and one that is going to
have a hand in the affairs of the coun
try for the next half century. But,
inasmuch as they arc fighting men,
there is some doubt as to what means
thes-o warriors might use.
llcforo answering those questions,
it is well to state just what tho Le
gion is and who make up its member
ship. The American Legion is purely
made up of veterans of the recent war
who served honorably or who arc still
serving under honorable circumstanc
es. It includes all soldiers, sailors,
maripes and nurses who served either
at home or abroad. Any person who
refused" to serve because of conscien
tious, political or other objection is
The construction of tho organization
is very similar to that of the G. A. R.
It has local posts or chapters mado
up from fifteen or more service men,
each post having its local officer".
These posts iu each state arc coordin
ated by a state organization which has
its.officcrs and hendquancrs, and this
sfote organization is under the juris
diction of national headquarters. Each
year tho posts send delegates to a
state convention; tho state convention
elects state officers and scnils dole
gates to a national convention an
nually. Now it ill be plainly understood
that these men art going to take an
active part in the affairs of the com
munity, the 'itito f.nd the nation. But
merely UiVU-ikj tiey were fighting
men and avod he nation by the u.
of arms ilojs not iiean they will em
ploy similar methods in pcu:a. Just
the contrary, the American Legion be
lieves in Iav and order, and are now
carrying on a campaign to educate all
American citizens to an appreciation
of just what law and order mean to
them. It realizes that this is the basic
principle in American government
and that it must be followed in all
cases. But the Legion also believes
that our lawB should bo enforced and
held sacreA rather than, to be the tool
of politicians wh would cater to cer
tain classes or Individuals.
Prhaps the great work of the Le
gion at this iime'is its program of
100, per cent Americanism. If there is
one' thing .that the" organization hopes
to accomplish, it is to ejeaft America
once and for all, ofrthe so-called radi
cals and Bolshevists who have been
so active since tho beginning, of the
war, The Legion proposes to keep af
ter Congress until every one of these
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the Musician's Instrument
the Interior Decorator's Delight
the Teacher's Aid
the Source of never-ending Entertainment
The NEW EDISON
"77tf Phonograph with a Soul"
To the musician it is more than the reproducer of tunes
It is the RE-CREATOR of Music.
& To the interior decorator and lover of fine arts its cx
quisit Period designs make it a phonograph apart.
J In the home, its true music-its RE-CREATION of
all that is beautiful and real in music is of utmost
cultural benefits. Its lighter musjc for lighter moods
is a source of never-ending entertainment.
2 We shall take pleasure in demonstrating the NEW
EDISON for you.
' B. H. NBWHOUSB
OPTOMOTRIST and 1QWULUR
I XMAS CANDY
Christmas isn't what it should be (or the kiddies
and the grown-ups too, without a supply of good
candy. We have a liberal supply on hand and
can give you just what you want, and at prices
that will save you money. See us before buying.
Extra Fancy Chocolates, best on the market, per lb 50c
Fancy Chocolates, better than the average, per lb 40c
Assorticd Jellies, of the better quality, per lb 35c
Peach Cobbler, a candy you will like, per lb 35c
Hustler Mixed, a favorite with the kiddies, per lb 35c
Ceylone Cocanut Squares, they're delicious, per lb 35c
Peanut Brittle, famous for forty years, per lb 35c
Compare these pices with others. We are sure
that this will convince you that you should buy
from us and save yourself some money.
Remember our grocery department when you
are making preprrations for your Xmas dinner.
J. F. Edwards, Mgr. Red Cloud, Neb.
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