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About The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923 | View Entire Issue (May 17, 1923)
If grape fruit only cost two cunts
each few people would eat it.
You can,f. tell how much a man la
lifting by t.'.o wuy he grunt.
Anil there are ro.ne men regret
their inutility to remember smutty
Sonic folks think they are over--wot
l.ctl because it takes them all
day to do a three-hour job.
W. J. Bryan snyn wealth is a dis
ease. Most of us would like to find
out how to catch it.
Did you ever notice how fust tho
hind wheclu of an auto have to run
io keep up with tho front ones?
I have always wished that I could
tc as wise as a chautauqua lectuter
thinks he is.
Adam is the only man who never
had a chance to tell how much better
children bchavcil when he was a boy.
Some folks feel
mentcd when asked
to sign n noto
Upliftera will get further if they
will file complaints with the county
attorney instead of sending petitions.
"He Kind to Animals Week" will
not be a complete success unless it
Women may make fools of some
men, but, usually, natute beat them
What has become of the old fash
ioned hoy who used his old overalls
for underwear during the winter?
Judging by the ones that are used
on phonographs, I am convinced thut
there should be more record breakers.
Some men never will get on their
feet until their creditors tuke uwny
Every man fc.ols insulted if you
don't tell him he is above the aver
age. If I disliked Charley Bryan as
much as some people do I'd make
him a present of a secondhand auto
mobile. If I ever have occasion to roast
old Dun Garber I'm going to have a
nice big hole ready to jump into
whenever I see him coming.
The freaks who are making tho
long distance records prove the old
theory that theie are too many peo
ple iu tho world.
It is diflicult for us old codgers to
Iiel.evc it when bobbed haired givls
show that they really have some
Senator Wiltse agrees to supply
(he hard cider if Nebraska editors
visit his town next summer, as now
If it were as much trouble for a
woman to pick out a husband as it
is to select it new hat there would bo
Mark Twain once remarked that it
fs no trouble for a woman to learn
ihe words of profanity, but she never
can learn the tune.
Love is that quality thut causes a
girl to marry her boss and work for
him the bulancc of her life without
A mean dispositioned brother edi
tor ays that when I quit this world
should be buried in a smoking
Jacket instead of a shroud.
This world would be a better placo
If its people would give more atten
tion to their own business and less
Xa the business of other folks.
The main reason 1 ask for advice
is so I can show the other fellow
how much better my ideas ure than
A husband who is described by
other women as thoughtful is one
who always gives his wife plenty of
The man who says he can dance all
right without injuring his efficiency
Ihe next day may also lie about other
This world will never be exactly
ngnc unin Dinners uck muu
proper allowance in
bald headed haircuts.
the price for
A Hastings woman, who is nfraid
f explosions, novcr lights her oil
ttcvo with anything but "Safety
'While It is true, that other folks
luvo bunded, mo some ruw deals, I
ud that .most of the bad luck I
huve had.wVs due to my own ignor
ance or laziness.
Although the United States was
probably the llr.st country to start
construction of armored ships, Frunce
put the first U'xscl nf this t.tpe into
commission, Mliwlug the Itiisslan forth '
at I "i". with an limn lad sitiudiu'.
on t IT, H.'ij.
A j SCHOOL
ry ONE shelf in the china closet
' sat tho dainty cups and saucers
and us they were on tho highest shelf
they felt themselves far above the
other pieces of chlnirthdlrgh they were
JUBt as tine In quality.
"I do not know wlint the teapot
would do without us," said one cup
and saucer, "though we, of course,
could get on quite well without the
"Oh. yes, very well indeed," said
unother, "and the sugar bowl and the
creamer would be quite useless with
out us. I am sure."
"And there Is Miss Teaspoon; she
and all her family are quite dependent
upon us, for how would she ever show
off without us. I should like to know,"
said another cup and saucer; "we. of
course, could get along without the
other china but they would not be of
any use without us. That Is plain to
Madam Teapot felt herself quite as
Important as the cups and saucers and
when from her seat near the edge of
"But They Could Not Dance."
the shelf holow she heard whnt was
being said she began tn feel quite dis
turbed. "Indeed," she said, "If ou can get
along without us we will show ou
that wo cm) get along very well with
All this Mrs. Teapot said to herself,
but she. slipped back on the shelf and
beckoned to tho "sugar bowl and cream
er and told them what sho had heard.
"Now, tonight wo will gle a party
right here on this shelf and wo won't
Bay a word to those haughty cups and
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MEN YOU MY MARRY
Dy E. R. PEYSER
Hco a mm llk-i thin proponed
Symptoms: Awfully precise,
Just tall eii" uli for the army,
no inoio. Did a few weeks mill,
turj trnlulir,' Jim before armis
tice was signed ami can't forgot
It. Turns a corner m his heel
Alus talks of ln. he did this
and that In tho army, noes to
bed on schedule, calls It taps,
uiNos on schedule, calls it u1
M'ille, eats on clicdule, call It
i nc,-;. On xduwltili' on Jth of
.Inl. he imliiil- liN hlllo Hag, on
schedule he i all - n ,"ii and
sta.s "Just lonr." Me wall.
a certain w.iy l woik nad a
certain way vhn lm loturns. . . .
Me "does time" ilallv,
jy Prescription for bride to bo:
Y Essence of TNT In his tea
to make hlin do something not
on the time table.
REGULARITY IS THE THIEF
by McPlure Nrnmiapcr flynillrnl )
Stray Blto of Wi3dom.
Lovers' oaths are like fetters made
of glass, that "listen fair, but compel
no restraint. a'mo
"dh, but the. could not dance any
way," giggled the sugar bowl, "they
haen't an leg-."
Sugar howl stopped suddenly as Mrs.
Teapot and the cre.iiu Jug looked at
her, Tor her legs we-e much shorter
than theirs and often they had called
"Well, mine are litpr thun none at
nil," she said, "but how about the teu
plates; they have no legs either."
"Oh. but they do look so graceful
rolling about." said the cream Jug,
"and they lle here on our shelf so we
must ask them, whether they roll or
Just watch us dance."
That night when all was still In the
hou-e nnd the cups and snucers had
fallen Into n do-ze on their upper shelf
they were suddenly awakened by hear
lug n clatter and Jingle on the shelf
"That sounds like Miss Teaspoon,
but how could she Jingle without us?"
whispered one cup and saucer.
"Why, It sounds like n party," said
another, "but how could there be a
party without us?"
But as they listened they became
sure that something wns really going
on without them and to the edge of
the shelf they slipped nnd tried to look
over, but not a thing could they see.
By and by the Jingling and the clat
tering bernnie too much for them and
fur over the edge they all leaned to
peek at what was taking place on tho
But alas, for all their bragging about
being far above the other china, their
curiosity was their undoing, for no one
well bred eer peeks. The cups anil
saucers leaned too far over the edge of
their shelf and down they fell with a
crash on the floor.
Mrs. Teapot and her friends rnn to
the edge of their shelf but were care
ful not to get too dose nnd the plates,
being very wise, remained iu the back
ground. "Poor things." said Mrs. Teapot, I
am really sorry, I only lotei .led to
show them we could get along without
them and now they are all broken.
"Let us all remember that tho high
er we hold ourselves above others In
this world tho longer und harder tho
fall and If one Is ns easily crushed as
the cups and saucers the more careful
wo. should bo-'uot to hurt tho feelings
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.w - mj vivwiure .-. rimjar aIlUIQKl.
tl&WUKVr MI1MKS ISSIES
P I'll Lit STATEMENT
i in ow oi tne tact t a tnere -eom- i
to be a tku.ie on t.ie jiait f the c ti-
-.-n-, m iiiij. mi; uiuuiuil regain Il
Itr - u facilities of our school, s.nce tho
instruction of the Junior High Sc'i ol
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building by fir", and believing t at
t!;ey shoi'ld have th's information to
gether with r.n cvplnnnt en as to the
anion of the Bonid of Education in
meeting t' cse conditions, 1 fee' that
it s mv d'lty as Piesidcnt of the
Uoiud to make tl'C following st .te
ment: l.y the loss of the Juni v Hig'i
.V. ool built'ing it became nece ?ar
to transfer one hundred : ml twentj
pupils to the Senior High building
with the icsult V. at the buih'ing is
vet crowded. Under this condition
the school will operate with less ef
ficiency, and this condition will neces
sarily exist until m-rc room can be
In the successful conduct of the
schools, it is not "nly the duty of the
Board to see that competent in-lruc
tors are employed, but to also en
deavjr to see thnt proper faclltics
ate provided. 'Ilie members of the
Board realize that it is not to the
best interests of the scJ ool to operate
indefinitely under present conditions,
and that the proposition of submitting
the question for the decision of the
pntron.- thoitld n t be indefinitely po?t
poucd, but they i lo mi ire that it
i their, duty to s;e that tl e funds
cf the Distiict nie expended as o-con-
-lically as ;he en Is just.fy, and in
acting up n a proposition of this
k ml that they slnuld inform them
selves regard'ng coiidltior.3 applying
th(velo, and after! nving thn informs
ti n .ie to it that the object 'n view
is not nilaincd at too g ert a cost, but
diou'd also bear in mind that while
we all want our children to Imve tiie
best that can be had in educational
matters, we cannot ignore fie fact
that the taxpayers are also entitled
t considorat'on, in other vords to
exercise some business judgment
along with our zeal for the welfare
of the pupils.
A few weeks ago the Board secured
the services of a competent architect,
t ) confer with them, with the Idea
tl'at plans for additional room would
be decided upon, and that the proposi
tion of voting bonds to secure the
necessary funds would be sumitted.
However, on entering upon this pro
gram, we found that the price of all
material entering into onstrucion 'jws
been steadily advancing, and while
no one, can tell just what the condi
tions will be in the future, upon ask
ng the advice of men who are in r.
better position to judge the probable
futuio trend, 't was the opinion of
a I tl'cse men, that if building opeia-
tions cou'd be post: "nod temporarily
wit .out too much sacrif'ce in the ef
ficient operation of the "di ols, that
i substantial saving might Le made
This together with the fact that eiop
conditions ave been poor and that
we have been passing through peri
od of business depicsion, after due
considerati n it was decided that the
time was inopportune for building as
an extensive addition as would be
lequired for present and future needs
The Board has decided upon the
plans and will keep informed as to
conditions, nnd when the members of
the Beard feel that market conditions
aie stabilized, or for the sake of the
pupils it is unwise tJ further delay
this proposit'on, action will be taken.
In the event that a necessary number
of voters feel that the judgment of
the Ilcl.wl is wrong in this, they can
petition the Board to submit the ques
tion, and I feel that it will be favor
ably acted upon. However, the Board
does not feel fliat at present they
can endorse this expenditure, and
with this dects'on they cannot con
sistent submit the proposition at
In conclusion I wish to nssure the
patrons of this distiict, that upon the
close of (T'e piesent school year, im
mediate steps will be taken to make
the necessary alterations, so that the
health of the pupils will be safeguard
cd .nd to utilize all available space
to the best advantage, and that every
thing will be done to promote the
best interests of the pupils under
E. L. GRIMES
President of t) io Board of Education.
Half City, Half Desert,
on i lie (iulf of Aden Is a spot of
barren sand where a city springs up
eteiy winter and almost disappears in
the summer. This place Is cnlled Her
bent. A market Is held there every
winter and during the height of trad
ing It benotnes n cltv of rudo huts and
tents wph a pdiiiiiin'iin of our 20
000. During the summer the placo Is
Variation In Icebergs.
Icebergs In tho Arctic regions are
neither so largo nor so numerous aa
those seen in the Antarctic seus, but
they are usually loftier and more
beautiful, with spires und domes.
Place Your Coal
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The Malloiie-GektS)7 Co.
Willa Cather Gets Prize
For Best Novel of Year
Xew York. Muv 13.-Tliel02.'l awards
of the Pulitzer prizes in journalism I
and letters, and of the traveling1
scholarships, olVcied annually, were
announced tonight by tho advisory
board of the Columbia school of
Alvn Johnston of the Now i'ork
Times wns awarded the SI, 000 prl.e for
the best exnmplo of it reportei's work
during the year; William Allen While
dttorof the (JuzpUo, Kmpoih, Khushs
S."on for the best editorial: nnd the
Memphis ComuicK'iul Appenl, Munp
liy, Teim , tho WOO fjold in. tint for the
most iHsinteiested and ui-ritoi!ous
public -ert Ice rendeied.
The judges selected "One of Ours"
iy Willn Cather. for tho $l,l)C0 pne
tor thn American oover published din
ing tho J ear which presented the
wholesome atmosphere ot Auiericnn
lite nnd the highest stundaid of Ameit
eitti iniwiiieis ami mutiboo I
CliMrles Wiirien wits given the S-,
000 for the best book on the history of
the United States, for bis book, "The
biipienie Couit in I'nited Sintt-s
The $1,000 prize in blognipby was
awarded to "The l.lfe and Letters of
Walter 11 Page," by Burton J. Hen
drlek. and tho $1,000 prize for' the
origitml piny performed in New York
which best represented the educa
tional value and power of the stage iu
raising the standard of good morula,
good taste and good manners, whs
awarded to "lee Bouud" by Owen
Kdna St. Vincent Milhiy was named
the winner of the $1,000 prize for the
best volume of verse published during
the year by an American author.
Three awards of traveling scholar
ships, valued at $1,500 each, offered to
graduates of the Columbia school of
journalism who passed their examiiia
tions with tho highest honor and
o'herwise were found most deserving,
to permit' each to sperfd iv jear in
Km ope Studying, weie awarded to
Geneva Bertha Heybuld, Topeka, IChs..
Lot Mills Mi' t'li man, Chicago; Hose
Well besalons Britton, Hoechow, China
Alternates for this award were: Paul
l'Yiedoriohseti, Clinton, la ; Chniles
Buggies Smith, Cambridge, Mass , and
Jo-ephiiiii Lulu Cluue, Bukersfield,
The Memphis Commercial Appeal
was given the S300 medal for "its cour
ageous itttitude In the publication of
cartoons und the handling of news in
reference to the operation of the Ku
Klux KlHn," the announcement stated.
The editorial which won the award
for William Allen White wns entitled
"To An Anxious Friend," and appeared
in the Emporia Gazette, July 27, ID22.
The jury found that th editorial ex
celled iu clearness of style, sound
reasoning and its power to influence
public opinion in the right direction
Omaha World Herald
Old Settlers' Day
The first annual old settlers' day to
bi held by the residents and friends of
Garfield community will be held in the
Garfield Community church on Friday,
May 13th, at 8 p. m.
Tho program followt:
Selections by the Garfield orchestra,
March "The Ambassador."
Oriental PotrolJ'Tlie Desert Caravan."
March "On Parade."
Idyl "Shepherd's Morning Song."
Selection "Dance of the Clowns."
ADDRESSES BY OLD SETTLERS
"The Election of '71"
J S. Gilhttm, Red Cloud
"The Meaning of Guide Rock"
Euianuol Peters, Guide Rock
"Nebruskn In 'no"
W. J. Llpplncott, Garfield
Chas. Gurney, Red Cloud
"The Early Night Rider"
Dr. Robert Dauierel), Red Cloud
"The First Sorghum Mill"
J. D. Campbell, Garfield
Solo "My Indiana Home"
L. A Wagoner, Garfield
"Beyond The wabash"
N. B. Wagoner, Gai field
Offering for Garfield Orcliestia
Joe Cnrr leturned home Thursday
evening after a couple of days spent
in Hastings attending to business mat
The weather being favoiable hs well
as the ground being iu excellent con
dition the farmers in general made
rapid progress in com planting, some
are almost finished the balance expect
(if weather conditions prevail) to finish
up in another week or rather the pre
All stock that weie turned loose are
doing fine on the pastures and seeai to
relish the succulent grass.
Owing to the continued dry weather
lust fall and winter some people siy
that it .mis instrumental in killing the
cockle butts seed as thoy show no iu
dlcatlun of get minuting but I guess
the farmeis wilt not get despondent;
over the mutter.
Hoy Mjors met with an accident
last week by getting his eye badly in
jurd caused ty a particle of steel fly
ing iu his eje His brothet Kveiett
lost no i line In taking Mm i smith
Centet l)r .! tie is it r once tt'scovereil
tliepaitlele and -.ituclrd it with
much .success, so at piesent be feels
alright und bis sight good.
Hurve Blair mid his son Jack hauled
'200 bushels ot com a couple days last
week which be purchased fioui a farm
er near Lebanon.
Ed Lull accompanied by J. C. Will,
i.ims made a trip to Hastings last Kri
day Mr. and Mrs. Heib B.tiber drove to
Smith Center on Thursday last.
Mrs. Jim Collins and Miss Cooper
were at Womer last Tbutsday doing
Mr. and Mrs. Fruuk Ryan were
transuding business in Red Cloud the
latter end of the week.
Jerome Peterson and Burt Payne
were doing their trading at Womer
Lewis Pagett was at Inavale one day
Mrs. Jim Ryan was at Womer last
Thursday doing her trading
Edgar Leadabrand and -.Mrs B.
Mohler wero in Red Cloud last Satiu
llay transacting business.
Gus Rinjj was in Smith Center tho
forepaitof last week on business.
Guss did not fuss or hesitate in pur
chasing n dandy PanTl O double rowed
lister and hauling it home on. his
truck, he certainly knows a good
aiticle when ho sees it and if anybody
raises dust he surely will, if there is
any raising to it.
Mr. and Mrs. Herb Barber were
visiting one day last week with Mr
and Mrs. Jim Collins.
Geo. Johnston was in Ked Cloud last
Saturday visiting his wife and family
and doing some trading.
Mr. and Mrs John Gouldie drove to
Bed Cloud the, end of last week to do
Obituary William Flohrs
William Flohrs was born Nov. 10,
1839 at Albany, New York, and died
May in, 1023, ut his homo south of In
avale, aged S3 years, 0 mouths and Q
In early childhood, Mr. Flohrs came
to Ohio with his parents. Here he
grow to mauhood. Mr. Flohrs was a
Civil War Veteran, belonging to Com
pany H. 177th. Ohio Infantry.
He was united in marriage with
Helen Woodberg in 1805 at Twinsberg,
Ohio. To this union was born one son;
Churles of Downs, Kansas.
Mr. Flohrs came to Nebraska with
his family, forty years ago, and home
stoaded south of Inavale, where he
lived till the close of his lire. He
pioneered both in Ohio and Nebraska,
in this way he contributed towards the
development of our country In time of
peace, as well as being tine to the
Colors in time of war.
Ho was it member of the G. A. R. Post
of Red Cloud. He also united with tho
Chili eh of this town, but was too far
away tor regular attendance.
There lemaius to mourn his loss: his
wife and son, besides other near rela.
tives and friends.
Tiiubeivu.es woio conducted from the
old home this afternoon by Rev, C. G.
Nelson, pastor of the Christian church'
of Red Cloud. The interment was
made iu the Red Cloud Cemetery,
Wednesday, May 30 is Decor
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