The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, October 04, 1923, Image 7
E3 t BED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, OIOEF SILENT CAC-THEMAN "S X." I aSH II ' .L-L-1.H1 L , l- - - crmont is mv hlrttin nnn ITnm nnn imu aLsi. viT. v ,?; jjusjt Wr-ar?,k,.V fcTvrwr V J Illuminating ide-Lihte on ihe Character of Our Thirtieth President-' - 1 4 Silent Call I'm Cal, nil right, but I'm not silent ojr a lone -hot. President Calvin Coolldge. By JOHN DICKINSON SHERMAN ALVIN COOLIDGE, thirtieth presi dent of the United States, entered the White House to face grave and diverse problems, both national and International. There are factions In the President's political party; "lead ership has been unhorsed and ambi tious malcontents are struggling for the stirrup." The- Sixty-eighth con gress, which meets In December, will contain many new and untried men of radical views. What wonder then that all the world Is Interest ed In knowing all about the man elevated by the working of fate Into the most Important position on earth as the presidency of the United States unquestionably Is. Calvin Coolldge emerges from the. comparative obscurity of the vice presidency Into a llercer limelight than ever beat upon any throne. Ills character and his personal and pub lic record are under the X-ray. Thousands of keen' and analytical minds are weighing his every recorded word In the hope of guessing his pos sible and probable action in public issues at homo and abroad. This article Is intended to bo informative and nothing else. Thero la no purpose to try to guess tho political policies of Calvin Coolldge. Tho writer holds no brief for or against Calvin Cool ldge either as n man or as a possible candidate for tho presidency In 1024 or for or against the President's political party. It is prepared solely with the view of throwing light upon tho personal ity of Calvin Coolldge. As to tho photographs: No. 1 is Calvin Cool Idgo's latest "close-up." No. 2 shows him enjoying his vacation on the ancestral farm, where he took tho oath of presi dent. "Ilard work never worried CaL" saya his father. No, 8 Is a snapshot showing tho President tak ing fin early morning hlko In Washington for ex ercise. No. 4 shows a family group ut the farm : Loft to right, John C. OoollUge, the father; Mrs. Calvin Coolldge; Calvin Coolldge; Calvin Coolldgo, Jr., thojyoungcr son. No. fi is Calvin Coolldge In hla senior year, class of '05, at Amherst. Ho was graduated D. A. cum Jaudo and won an essay competition open to stu dents of nil colleges. No. C shows the President and Mrs. Coolldge nt ivenlng looking at tho hollyhocks In the farm gar den of old-fashioned flowers. Ono tiling that makes the American people eager iox oveTy revelation concerning the life and career and personality of Calvin Coolldge is tho fact that he Is a new typo of man in the, White House to tho present generation of Americans a New England cr of native stock. It la sixty-six years since New England has had a man in tho White Houso and almost one hundred juurs since n citizen of Massa chusetts has held tho ofllco of president. Frank lin Pierce of New Harapahlro waa president, 1833 1857. John Qulncy Adams,, son of John Adams, tho second president, waa president 1825-1820. Calvin Coolldgo Is by lineage, birth and upbring ing n New Englander of New Euglanders a simon pure Vermont Yankee. And he's proud of It Ho said In 1020 to a largo gathering of his neighbors: ( CrniOnt is mV hlrtlmlnnn ITnrn Ann irntu nLsi. to nature; In tho mountains. In tho brooks, tho waters of which hurry to tho sea; In tho lakes, shining llko silver in their green sotting; In tho fields, tilled not by machinery, but by tho . brain and hand of man. My folks are happy and con tented. They belong1 to themselves, livo within their Income, and fear no man. New England, of course, believes Implicitly In the. New England type. It ulso halls the President as n fine sample of tho type. Tho Boston Post, a Democratic newspaper, speaks for New England when It snys: Calvin Coolldge cannot fall. Ho embodies not nlonp all tho hopes of New England, but her very llfo blood. Ho Is tho inheritor of nil tho splendor and all tho magnlilccnce of servlco that Now Eng land has Given to America. So New England elects to stand or fall with Calvin Coolldge as a cautious, discreet, thrifty, tight-mouthed, God-fearing, elllclent Down-East Yankee. The CooIIdgcs certainly go back to the beginning of things In New England. The first American Coolldge came over about 1030 in the first flight of tho Puritans nnd settled In Watertown, Mass. In 17S0. John Coolldge. the President's great-greatgrandfather, after service In the Revolution, moved to Plymouth, Vt. He hired out occnsslon ally to his neighbors and he left a farm to each of his five children I Each succeeding generation of these Plymouth Yunkco farmers seems to have run true to tyini. Cnlvin Coolldge's grandfather was Justice of the peace, constable, selectman and town agent and attended all the political state and county com en tlons. John Cnlvin Coolldge, the President's fa ther, hale and hearty at seventy-eight the Presi dent says he has been tho most formative Intlu ence In his life owns tho farm where his great grandfather settled. Ho was tax collector and constable for thirty-eight years. He was Justice of the peace, ne served five sessions In the legis lature, two In tho senate. He kept store, ran the shop when tho blacksmith left town, could pull n tooth, was road commissioner, settled estntes, taught In the Sunday school and usually looks after the seating of the people nt funerals. The 'resident's great-grandfather wbb without school ing; his grandfather went to the district school; his father wont to tho nendemj nt Ludlow; the President himself Is a lawyer and n college grad uate. "Coalldgo luck" has become proverbial. He started out by being born on the Fourth of July, ne has been 'In public ofllco almost continuously since 1S09. Ho has never met defeat at tho polls. He won a wife who Is a genuine helpmeet. He haa two fine sons. A pollco strlko In 1010 made him famous over night. There nre ambitious poll tlclans who would give millions for the popular appeal of tho setting In which ho took the onth of ofllce tho parlor of the old homestead; the old fashioned kerosene Jamp; the gathered neighbors outside iu the darkness; the father, a notary pub lic, reading tho constitutional oath to tho son ; tho son, with raised hand, repeating the oath and add ing "So help mo God!" Several things evidently must bo taken Into con slderntlon In connection with tho "Coolldge luck" nnd tho President's political career to date. Poll tics with Calvin Coolldgo has been a profession. Hero Is his creed, stated publicly: Politics Ih not an end, but a means. It Is not a product, but a process, it Is tho art of govern menu Llko other values it has Its counterfeits ... It la tho process of action 1b publlo affairs'. Calvin Coolldgo knows politics moro thoroughly than tho average man knows tho multiplication table; ho has learned the game from the bottom up. He has been ably tutored. Ills opponents say that when ttte occasion demands "expert cfeAUffeurtng of tho steam roller" Coolldge la a good man at tho wheel, no has hnd powerful and devoted friends back uf him. And the record seems to show pretty conclusively that Coolldge has made good In every position ho has held. In reading his speeches and writings one finds often the words "duty" and "service" they bulk large In his political creed. In politics Calvin Coolldge has always been a party man "regular". Ho believes In the party system. He said, when governor of Massachusetts : Wo hnvo a government of parties. We must recognize purty. A man ought to bo loyal to those who havo been loyal to him. President Coolldge, It Is everywhere agreed, is taciturn and reticent. His friends say he was born tight-mouthed; those who have opposed him add that he has also cultivated It as a irolltlcal asset. Here Is a sample of Coolldge brevity: When he made his Inaugural address as president of the state .senate the second time he said Just this and no nioie: Honorable senators My slncercst thanks I of fer you. Conserve the firm foundation;) of our In stitutions. Do your work with tho spirit of a soldier In the public service. Ho loyal to tho com monwealth and to yourselves. And bo brief. Above all things bo brief. Yet Coolldge can tnlk when ho feels like It and tho occasion warrants speech. Intimates say he can pound the desk and say "D n." They also say that when he does read the riot net his lan guage Is blistering. Ho has made many notable public speeches. Certainly ho fooled the newspaper correspond ents at Washington. Coolldge, as vice president, was singularly unobtrusive. Edwnrd G. Lowry in his book, "Washington CIo.se-Ups," described him as "a politician who does not, who will not, who seemingly cannot talk." And this came to he the view generally accepted by the newspaper corre spondents at the cnpltal. Practically the first official act of the President upon his arrival In Washington was to receive the newspaper men 132 men and 5 women. He subtly gave tho Impression that he was anxious to estab lish personal relations with them, He also showed unmistakably that he was master of the sltuutton. He opened tho Interview with n short speech. Study of tho President's words shows both speech and answers to be concise, clear nnd admirable. The result was that this body of exacting, generally cynical and frequently unnppreciutivo newspaper people repaid him with a hearty round of applause. Coolldge, contrary to report, Is not nt all .lacking in n sense of humor; his own brand Is very dry. Ho Is, of cbtirse, thrifty. Analysis of Coolldge's record shows that he has often been able to make men of divergent Interests work together and has retained tho good will of both sides. Competent observers among the Wash ington correspondents say that most of his many and various callers since ho becntno President havo gone away In a friendly spirit, though tho man In the White Houso had wild little and promised noth ing. "Everybody's Friend" they rail him, half In compliment, half In Jest. Coolldgo has n tow intimates who Insist that he Is much warmer Inside than his exterior Indicates and give various facts In evidence. Uut even theso Intimates, though they may call him "Cal", don't slap him on tho back when they say It. Calvin Coolldgo has Imagination and Ideals nnd a militant spirit of servlco; read his "Havo Faith in Massachusetts if you doubt. His Puritan (not Pilgrim) forefathers "fell first upon their knees and then upon tho aborigines." Spirituality and practicality both bulk largo In tho character of tho men who settled Now England and In that strango blend which has produced Uie Down-East Yankeo who is thirtieth President of the United States of America. Tip XJjKgjpS&nJfi r'ettyJThrr ax are ma-de at Home Ty IWIOX sashes and girdles nro - ainiiiig the pretty things that w havo always with us and that women make for themselves. They are vat led with the changing seasons so that there Is always .something new to re port about them. Just now they nre Klveti to extra ornamental front pieces of ribbon, beads or other decorative mediums made separately and tacked over the girdle at the front. A pretty examplo uppears In the picture and It fastening nnd a bow or rosette of tho ribbon plnced nt each side of tho bnnrt. There In a certain uncertainty In tho lines of the new fall coats, but It serves to give an added fillip to tho fashion, and itorhnps Is a blessing In disguise, since It will prevent the repe tition of models and materials where all coats follow the Hntne style latlu ence. The straight-line coat Is undoubtedly the basic stylo of the season, but slnco iaisSBhsBkAiAaa Ribbon Sashes Arc Popular can bo very effectively developed by using plain satin ribbon for the sash and narrow, metal-edged ribbon. In rococo effects, for the latticework and small flowers that make the orna ment. Wide ribbons, lavishly used In bows and loops to simulate tho old-fashioned bustle effect, have been used to Introduce a new style note Into pretty draped afternoon frocks this fall. They vary the almost universal straight line silhouette In a pleasing way. The new season brought In many two-toned ribbons In the narrow as well as wide widths. The narrowest widths are used on dainty boudoir or breakfast sanities made of light silks. The ribbons are made Into tiny fiat bows and set on In rows. If one cures Its introduction coats with tiers nnd circular skirt effects have appeared, and already have established them selves as graceful additions to the mode. There Is a vast difference be tween an "addition to" and a "depar ture from" the fashion, and In this case tho advent of the more ornate lino has not affected the good stylo of tliu perfectly plain coat. Shown In the Illustration are charac teristic models of both kinds. The coat at the left Is a sports affair, made of camel's hair In a huge plaid pattern! Tho collar Is of gray fox and fasten closely about the neck. The coat Is en tirely Innocent of buttons or clasps, tho only fastening being a narrow tie of the material." The sleeves are of a ,iiinm mtumt n mivvrf&jfi,, 2 ta:MiiiiiiiBifCTiier.iKgggg'y&y "V wk jFm Coats Show New Lines to bo extravagant the snequo muy bo covered with chiffon In the two colors that appear In the ribbon. There aro some narrow ribbons with one scalloped edge nnd a drawstring along the straight edge. It Is very easy to simulate flowers of muny sorts with this kind of ribbon. These sumo ribbons nro used with stamped patterns made for embroidery iloss In stead of regular embroidery. Little baskets, outlined with narrow old-gold ribbon, uro filled with flowers made of tho scalloped ribbon. This makes u lovely adornment for cushions, bed spreads, tablo scarfs and tho llko. This scalloped ribbon IS also used for cov ering small fans shaped like palm-loaf fanB. The ribbon Is put on In rows. ltlbbon headbands for little girls on dress-up occasions appear to rival Just now the popular hair bows. The bands uro drawn about the head and fasten under the hair at tho back. Snap fas teners or hooks and eyes aro used for modified kimono pattern, with deep cuffs. Tho model pictured at tho right is essentially a dress coat. Collar and cufTs aro ornamented with rows of vel vet ribbon loops. Tho long Inpel and Irregular tiers on tho Bklrt are used to modify the straight line of tho mode, A huge buckle of whltc-nnd-black gal Hth provides tho fastening. (. 1823, Weitern Newipaper Union.) Pink Roacs. A hat of very lino black Milan has a cluster of pink roses placed nt the right side. A veil of very flno black lace softens tho cloche brim.