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Jack Frost is good to the iceman.
. All- right, Mr. Taft; we are always glad to
Globe-trotting royalty has nothing on de
mocracy these days.
As usual, the California and Florida orange
groves caught the freeze.
Between the flu and the smallpox, life is get
ting to be one steady trip to the doctor's office.
It was the weather, not the people, that gave
the War Labor Board men a chilly welcome to
Stories from other cities show that Omaha
is not the only place with an unolved street
Now, Mr. Weatherman, we all concede your
ability to pull down the mercury to the bottom
of the tube, so let it go at that.
Turn about is fair play always, so the Ger
mans have given Riga up-to the bolsheviki, who
gave the port to the Germans a few months ago.
Gerjnany does not want to give up Posen,
but does not know what to do about it. How
different from the Germany of a few months
Forty hours for delivery of a letter dropped
in an Omaha mail box shows how the service
has improved Tinder Mr. Burleson's ministra
If h not so much of a German conspiracy
against Nebraska potash as it is a desire to give
the cotton barons of the democratic south whal
they want. .x
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Vht to do with the "governor's mansion"
is puzzling a lot of folks at Lincoln. All admit
it ought to be used someway, but the wise ones
do not agree as to how. .
Mr, McAdoo thinks that five years will be
long ejiough to vindicate his railroad policy,
figuring perhaps that by that time the public
will not care what happens.
"Citizen" Lenine narrowly escaped finding
out what it is like to be a prisoner of war, when
Perm fell, but his running ability saved him for
the justice of nations to deal with.
It will not lessen the pressure on your coal
pile any, but it may console you to know that
the cold wave is nation-wide and that Omaha is
far from being the coldest place on earth.
If any town in the world is accustomed to
processions of royalty and democracy com
bined, it onght to be Rome, where something
of the kind has been going on for twenty-seven
After all the fakes and hoaxes perpetrated
by other news agencies, readers of The Bee
must' appreciate more than ever the value of
Associated Press reports of peace conference
Mr. Taft reminded Archbishop Harty that
they had lived in a place the temperature of
which suggested a fate for the Hobenzollern,
and as most of his hearers knew where it was,
they all agreed. '
New' York docks are again piled high with
goods awaiting transport to Europe, this time
relief supplies. Same old story of trying to
run thY .outflow of the country through the
narrow neck of a single port It was this that
made trouble last winter.
Democrats now oppose promotion for Gen
eral Crowder, for fear he has some ambitious
plan with a political end. Something of the
same sort of narrow-mindedness deprived the
country of tht services of Leonard Wood in
Europe, but he has lost nothing in the estima
tion of the people.
Taxing a Year Ahead
When the senate last week, by a strict party
vote, decided to retain in the revenue bill the
lax provision for 1920, it was plain that no op.
position delaying the measure would be under
taken by the republicans. With the democrats
in the majority and committed to this unusual
and unwise anticipation of legislation properly
belonging to the next congress, any delay in
imposing the taxes for 1919 would have injured
the business interests of the country and acconv
plished nothing in the end. By voting unani
mously against the democratic plan the republi
can senators made their own position perfectly
plain. ! The very fact that the revenue bill has
been materially altered since it passed the house,
that the total to be raised has been considerably
reduced from the original estimates suggests
that it is too early to make financial plans for
1920. If the expenditures of the government are
cut down as rigidly as they should be, the bur
den upon the taxpayer will be much lighter.
The senate has passed the bill practically as
it came from the finance committee. The most
important change is the tax on luxuries, which
is restored in the form in which it passed the
house The admitted purpose of its advocates
is to make the wealthy pay for the extravagance.
Whatever may be said of the desirability of this
purpose, it is clear that the wealthy are not like
ly to pay exorbitant prices if they can help it.
As a class they are quite as shrewd buyers as
those of lesser incomes. And it must always
be borne in mind that to increase prices is to
check consumption.- It will not be surprising if
the amount of revenue derived from these luxury
taxes -is disappointing. But that is not a fea.
ture of the bill which is likely to be eliminated
in conference. War profits and excess profits
taxes may offer more fertile ground for con
IMPROVEMENT IN LEGISLATIVE
Senator Cordeal's comment on the antiquat
ed system for making laws still in vogue in Ne
braska deserves careful consideration, for it
comes from wisdom born of experience. His
service in the legislature has given him ac
curate knowledge of the shortcomings and
dangers of the methods and his suggestions for
improvement, therefore, command attention.
He has a plan, simple enough and within the
scope of the constitution, whereby much of the
present complication can be avoided. This con
templates the appointment of a special com
mittee, with competent counsel, to examine all
bills presented, for the purpose at least of fixing
their status as to constitutionality and the form
of their, construction. Such a committee would
not interfere with the right of any lawmaker to
introduce, as many bills as he wishes, nor would
it limit him as to topics covered. But it would
save an immense amount of time for the other
committees, by sending them measures properly
drafted, and with an indication at least of their
validity and workability. Such help certainly
would be appreciated by the experienced legis
lators, while the newer ones would soon learn
the advantage of the plan. So long as our de
votion to democracy requires that no limit be
placed on the propensity for revising old and
making new laws, we ought to welcome any
change in the system that might bring about
laws better worded and so phrased that courts
would not be baffled in their interpretation.
Contrast Between War Leaders.
One aspect of the recent election in Great
Britain may have escaped public notice. At
the outset, when Lloyd George made his appeal
to the country on his war record, certain demo
cratic organs tried to set up a parallel between
the. course of our president and that of the Brit
ish premier. So far as making an appeal to the
country for endorsement goes, they acted alike.
The difference, however, is as important as it is
simple. When Lloyd George overturned the
Asquith ministry, he did it on a plea for coali
tion. He wanted all parties in the United King
dom to be represented in the cabinet and have a
share in the conduct of the war. When he went
to the voters, he went with a plea for coalition,
and won. Our president resolutely declined to
hear any suggestion that he form a coalition
cabinet, insisting that as he was elected by a
party he must recognize only that party, mak
ing the great adventure of the war as far as pos
sible a partisan enterprise. When he issued his
appeal to the voters he asked for a democratic
congress, and was defeated. The people took
the first opportunity to express disapproval of
the extreme partisan course pursued in the ad
ministration of our government during the war.
The moral is plain.
Right in the Spotlight
Sir Arthur Pearson, who has come
to America to confer with those re
sponsible for the care of the United
States and Canadian soldiers blind
ed in the war, knows the handicap
under which these men will go
through life, since he himself has
been almost totally deprived of
sight within the past few years. Sir
Arthur is one of the world's fore
most newspaper and magazine pub
lishers. His career has been a most
remarkable one. Born only a lit
tle more than 50 years ago, the son
of a country rector, he entered
journalism after leaving college, and
within four years he was able to es
tablish a weekly paper of his own.
This proved a success, and other
publications were soon began or
purchased. At the age of 40 he found
himself the proprietor of nearly half
a hundred publications, including
numerous magazines and periodicals
of wide circulation, together with
leading daily newspapers in London
and the provinces.
One Year Ago in the War.
British hospital ship Rewa torped
oed in English Channel, no casual
Earl Reading, lord chief justice of
England, appointed high commis
sioner and ambassador to the Unit
In Omaha 30 Years Ago Today.
Kountze Memorial church is in a
turmoil over the refusal of Rev. J. S.
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Problems for the Peace Table.
A league of nations to sustain the peace that
will be produced at Versailles is being widely
advertised. Such a league entails much of
genuine perplexity for its projectors and
thoughtful advocates. Greatest of these will be
to locate the nations. How serious this under
taking will be is indicated by the aspirations of
some of the recently revived members of the
family. Take Poland, for example. Dismem
bered, parcelled out among its conquerors, the
country had disappeared from the map and ex
isted only in the hearts of a faithful people.
Fortune's wheel brings it to the surface again,
and what do we discover? It is the premier
Of resuscitated Poland speaking:
I desire to see Poland inhabited only by
Poles. I do not favor giving special au
tonomy and schools to the Jews, but do be
lieve in giving them civic rights if they per
formed their civic duties. Territorially we
want what is ours ethnographically. We do
not want what is German or Ukrainian, but
think that Lithuania is ours in this sense.
To get the full significance of this naive
declaration, keep in mind the fact that the
Lithuanians look forward to being re-established
as a national entity, enjoying all the
powers and privileges , bestowed on Poland.
Also, that the Jews ask to be relieved, of the
oppression under which they have lived for
generations in Poland. 1 v
"Liberty's a glorious feast," but it must be
freely shared or it ceases to be liberty Some
disappointment has been felt that the first use
the Poles are making of their freedom is to
indulge in pogroms and plan for territorial ag
grandizement, but the peace conference may be
able to cure sone of these notions. . At any rate,
when the delegates come to rearrange the map
of Europe, they will tackle some job.
Loose Business Methods.
The senate has refused to validate contracts
made over the telephone, even if the secretary
of war did recommend that such arrangements
be given legal effect. The matter will be ad
justed on a basis of fairness to both parties,
while the inquiry may lead to some disclosures
of a nature as surprising as that which de
veloped in the house last spring in connection
with the expenditure of the special appropria
tion made for ordnance. It then came out that
Mr. Baker had diverted an enormous sum for
the establishment of a steam plant at Mussel
Shoals for the fixation of nitrogen to operate
until the hydro-electric plant, for which an ap
propriation of $20,000,000 had been made, was
in service. In the first draft of the contract the
steam plant was to revert to the promoters at
the end of the war, but this was changed to
give them right of purchase at scrap value.
The feature of the incident was that Indiana
and New York had each sought to have estab
lished a nitrogen fixation plant at a cost far be
low the amount expended at Mussel Shoals, but
had been turned down. The amount diverted
for the cost of the supplementary plant at the
Tennessee point was about $125,000,000, which
was to have been tossed in as "lagniappe" to
the promoters of the original $20,000,000 un
dertaking. We did some things on a grand
scale in hurrying to get into the war, but Mus
sel Shoals, Hog Island and the air craft inci
dents all remind us that haste does not beget
efficiency, and that the essential disorder of
democracies is also costly.
Both movie producers and movie patrons
have a real kick on the proposed revenue meas
ure slapping an additional tax on the movie
business in the form of a tax on film rentals.
The movies did their full share in the propa
ganda work of speeding up the war and putting
over all the war drives and is this what they are
to get in return? The movies are being treated
by congress about as shabbily as the news
papers and periodicals, .
Detweiler to comply with the de
mand of the council that he tender
his resignation as pastor. At a
heated session of the congregation,
the grievance was stated as " too
much Detweiler and not enough
Christ." On the ballot 75 voted to
retain and 33 to dismiss.
The official bond of Timothy J.
Mahoney as county attorney was
approved in the sum of $2,000.
John A. McShane left for Wash
ington to express his confidence in
the passage of the bill making furth
er appropriation for building the
T. J. Stillwell, manager of the
Bemis Omaha Bag Co., returned
from an eastern trip. ,
Augustus Kountze is visiting his
brother Herman Kountze.
The Day We Celebrate.
H. R. Bowen, president Central
Furniture company, born 1877.
Charles H. Grattan of Pacific
Storage and Merchandise company,
born 1859. i
Carter Glass, the new secretary of
the treasury of the United States,
born at Lynchburg, Va., 61 years
Rt. Rev. Charles J. 0'Reillyt
Cathc'ic bishop of Lincoln,' Neb.,
born at St. John, N. B. 59 years ago.
Rev. Frank M. Bristol, bishop of
the Methodist Episcopal church,
born in Orleans county, New York,
68 years ago.
Joel Hastings Metcalf, a Unitarian
clergyman who has attained celebri
ty as an astronomer, born at Mead
ville, Pa., 53 years ago today.
This Day in History.
1752 Harry Innes, the first Unit
ed States judge of Kentucky, born in
Caroline county, Va. Died at Frank
fort, Ky., September 20, 1816.
1825 Ferdinand IV, whom Na
poleon drove from the throne of
Naples, died in Naples. Born there
January 12, 1751.
1868 Sir Robert Napier landed at
Annesley, in command of the British
expedition against Abyssinia.
1900 The British repulsed two de
termined attacks by the Boers on
1915 French capture heights west
of Sennheim and village of Stein
bach, in Alsace,
1916 Severe artillery duel on
Yser river front in Belgium.
1917 Statesmen and military
head of the allied countries gathered
in Rome for a general war council.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
Birthday greetings1' to Carter
Glass, the new secretary of the
treasury of the United States, who
is 61 years old today.
Leading representatievs of the re
tail shoe trade throughout the Unit
ed States will gather in St. Louis to
day in anticipation of the meeting of
the annual convention of their na
Leading representatives of the
bench and bar of North Carolina
"are to take part in a celebration of
the centennial of the supreme court
of North Carolina, which is to be
held at Raleigh today in connection
with the annual meeting of the
North Carolina Bar association.
Storyette of the Day.
She was a four-flusher, particular
ly as to her abilities in various
sports. "Do you golf?" he asked.
"Oh, I love golf," she answered.
"I play at least 36 holes twice a
"And how about tennis?"
"I won the woman's champion
ship in our state."
"And do you swim?"
"The best I ever did was a half
mile straight away," she replied.
Somewhat fatigued he changed to
literature. "And h6w do you like
Kipling?" he asked.
"I kippled an hour only yester
day," was her unblushing reply.
Journal of the American Medical
HERE AND THERE
One coffee tree yields about a
pound of beans each season.
Many of the lamp standards on
London and Waterloo bridges are
made rem eannon captured by Brit
ish troops In the Napoleonic wars.
London is the "rat center" of the
world. It has been estimated that
there are as many rats In the British
metropolis as human beings.
Blue veils preserve the com
plexion, and blue glasses protect the
eyes because blue diminishes the
scorching effects of the rays of light.
The practice of wearing beards
had practically died out in England
when Queen Victoria came to the
throne. But during the long winter
siege of Bebastopol the British sol
diers In the Crimea allowed their
beards to grow, and on their return
revived the fashion, which baa sever
died out, ;
The United States After War
Emerson Hough in Brooklyn Eagle.
Fourteen reconstruction necessities:
1. Restrict and select immigration. Forget
the fooiish "Melting Pot" idea. Cease to believe
that America is the haven for every man looking
for license and easy work. Cut out the maudlin
idea that we must harbor the earth's scum in the
name of "democracy." Make every immigrant
take out first papers as soon as he lands. If he
doesn't take out the rest, send him back. Let's
have a flag and a country of our own.
2. Don't waste too much sympathy and too
much food feeding Germany. That's her peace
propaganda. Germany is not contrite. Show
her mercy now, feed her, pet her and console her
with a lot of subjective rot about human democ
racy, and in 40 years she'll be biting the hand
that fed her. She has earned nothing but con
tempt and destruction. Why should she have
more? Would she give as much? And look out
for the "German-American." He is as disloyal
as ever, and only scared just now.
3. Secretary Lane's "free land," or rather
cheap land, scheme for the soldiers is broad and
good. Extremely expensive, extremely compli
cated, extremely prolific in bureau activities;
from more of which God deliver us Americans.
1 4. No demobilization of all the army. Some
think war is done with. I don't by anv means.
I think we'll be at war again inside of 30 years.
5. Make Mexico salute our flag at Vera
Cruz now, since once we said she must. Clean
up M.'co. Get that question ended. Get into
good and final relations with Mexico and
6. Don't plan to set this country right by
talking and theorizing beautifully. The farmer
and the laboring man have come to stay, but
they should not be permitted to oppress the rest
of America. Bolshevism is afoot all over the
world. We must not let it start here.
7. Get as many men on the land as possible
Americans, not new, trouble-making for
eigners. 8. Good roads are good assets. Build many
new and good roads, in our national parks, in
our farming regions, if jt seems the government
must do something for the unemployed.
9. Spread the doctrine that we ought not to
lapse back into our old crazy dollar chasing as
the one aim and end of man. Do what can be
done for leisure, content, art, literature above
all, work toward as many contented homes as
possible, not city flats inhabited by unhappy
10. Work, think and vote Americanism. Cut
the hyphen t out absolutely. Kill all foreign
language societies. Make the Lutheran preach
ers talk English, not German. Forbid use of
German in schools or textbooks or public as
semblages for a time, even on the telephone.
Germary in America is not dead. She ought to
be. The hyphen is outlived in our scheme now.
We should be manly enough to make that
known and to damn politically any man who
ever again caters to the foreign vote. Dignify
1 1. Let the doors open and the wheels move
and the payrolls begin as fast as possible for the
soldiers who came back.. They'll have to work.
Laurels won't last long as food. Competition
ought not to be allowed to run into sweat shop
prices. Hold off any panic in labor.
12. The people of America have been
robbed by food dealers. They are going to be
restive over any more monkeying with their
private breakfast table now. We should put in
power a party of men big enough to kill the
quibbles of food monopolists and to force them
to lower prices that are kept up through com
bine. "Down with aristocracy of monopoly"
not a bad cry if we are really to be the democ
racy of which we hear so much lofty prating.
While a lot of high idealism has been spilled in
Washington and elsewhere, the American family
has been pinched, all at once, as it never could
have been thought would be the case. That
pinch has got to ease up or there will be serious
trouble. Our republic has been made acquainted
with autocratic methods all too soon and fully.
The war is oyer now.
13. Abolish censorship, but enforce the law
against treasonable talk.
14. A stern and merciless peace with Ger
many; a practical view as to our own needs at
home; a fostering of the old individual unherded
American way of thought; a stiff selection of
any new-comers who now aspire to be citizens,
and a general stiffening of our social attitude,
ought to be all in line. Let us be Americans. I
don't think we should allow anv hyphenates any
chance or any recognition. Why s.'--.ke hands
with the spies and cut-throats who infested this
country just because they are for the time being
too scared to talk? Let them be Americans or
The stiffening up of admission and recogni
tion oi Germans alone would make more room
for the American soldiers in our business world.
America for Americans only It is not a bad
war cray for the day. Feed our hungry first!
Hold Your Liberty Bonds
There are various explanations for weaken
ed Liberty bond prices. More people are dis
posed to sell than to buy other securities, and
they are weak. Many subscribers to the last
Liberty loan took more than they could easily
carry and have been unloading. Others in
temporary need of funds have found these
bonds the readiest means of getting the money.
Still others are following the rule of selling what
there is the best market for in order to protect
holdings for which the market is weak.
This last is a point the average small govern
ment bondholder should keep in mind. Weak
as may be the market for Liberty bonds, it is,
stronger than any other part of the securities
market. Furthermore, other securities are weak
on the uncertainties of the immediate future,
which no one can read with accuracy when all
Europe is prostrate from the great war.
f But the future as to these Liberty bonds all
can read with certainty except the fractional
flotations in price from day to day. The bpnds
will be paid to the last penny of their par value.
The interest will be paid as the coupons mature.
This is as sure as that the republic and its gov
ernment will endure for some little time to
Hold your Liberty bonds 1 Then the market
price will matter nothing to' you. It is hurting
only those who insist on selling out. New
, People and Events
Down in Columbia, S. C, where booze may
be had by sick people. 3,733 sick permits were
issued in one day before Christmas. Medical
circles class the rush as an extraordinary flew
Wireless telephony is coming by leaps and
waves. The progress being made promises the
telephone companies early relief from the wor
ries of copper wire prices and the drain of wire
down in stormy weather. I
Technical engineers on the payroll of Chi
cago are making a loud noise because, in in
stances, they pull down less money than un
skilled laborers. Nothing new about that. In
Chicago and elsewhere it is not unusual to find
members of a working gang drawing moTe
money individually than the boss.
An inkling of the wealth lost by the jobless
male waiter developed in the case of a woman
strike breaker in New York. In six weeks she
saved $294, which she banked in her bed where
the roll was found by a maid and turned in to
the office. "It's my Christmas money," ex
claimed the owner, "I've been saving my tips for
Some grades of music fail to soothe a sav3ge
soul, even on Christmas morning. Down in
Kansas City one John Sterling, 66, objected to
the jazz notes of" his step-daughter's phono
graph, as unsuited to the day, and started his
own rival music box. In the argument which
iollowr i, Sterling emphasized a point by throw
ing a flowr pot which landed on the step
daughter's brow, cracking her skull. The latter
crawled to a nearby table, picked up a small pis
tol and peppered dad to a dead finish. Step
daughter went to the hospital and stepdad to the
morgue, suspending the argument indefinitely.
O'Connor on Ireland.
Greeley. Neb., Dec. 28. To the
Editor of The Bee: A few days ago
I had the Hi luck to send a letter to
The Bee couched in as mild and
simple language as I could use. In
fact, I know no other, and that not
well, and Instantly I am accused of
being a German propagandist and
an Irish agitator.
Strange how people will jump to
conclusions when they read some
thing that runs counter to their own
cherished ideas of what is right and
wrong on a subject that concerns
them more or less deeply.
The question I touched on was
Ireland's right to consideration at
the peace conference, in which I
tried to show that because of its
helplessness and subjection to a for
eign and hated rule which it never
accepted, and never will, it would,
along with other small and strug
gling nations of Europe, be allowed
the t. right of self-determination.
From my viewpoint I could see
nothing v objectionable in this, and
certainly nothing inimical to either
France or the United States, as my
critic so flippantly asserts. Eng
land, of course, would lose some ir
come from a little island some 150
by 300 miles in extent that and
some prestige. But why should that
be considered when the welfare of
the island and the happiness of its
inhabitants are at stake?
My critic accuses me of saying
thaUEngland never did anything for
mankind but from a purely selfish
motive. I defy "Aitch" and all his
tribe to prove that statement false.
England was a good performer in
hat awful tragedy. I freely admit
it did some meritorious things, and
some that were rather inglorious.
But for whom or for what? For
England, first, last and all the time!
Every move it made, every gun it
fired, every Hun it killed had one,
and only one, object in view the
preservation of the tight little isle
from the domination of its beastly
'klnfolk." the other branch of that
malodorous Anglo-Saxon litter. True
its allies, Belgium and France,
profited by its efforts, but that was
only incidental. It in turn profited
by the others, so there can be noth
ing owing on that score. But to as
sert that England went to war for
democracy, to right the wrongs of
Belgium or to benefit mankind in
general Is rot. Just rot.
"Aitch" uses some figures to prove
that Ireland didn't do its share as
compared with England, Scotland
and Wales. Now, I have great re
spect for figures when honestly used,
but I have mistrust of them when
I don't know where they were ob
tained, by whom compiled and for
what purpose, and the distrust is
naturally quickened when they are
presented by a nameless propo
gandist But admitting, for argument's
ment's sake, that the figures are cor
rect, what do they prove? Simply
that England, Scotland and Wales
are satisfied with their form of gov
ernment and the way It. is admin
istered. Ireland is not They have
an entirely" different form of gov
ernment, and are allowed some share
in its administration. They were
fighting for their homes and fire
sides, while Ireland didn't even have
a fireside to fight for, that being
claimed by that benevolent bird, the
absentee landlord. Just as Scully, a
sometime Irish landlord, is now
reaching out his devilish tentacles
to strangle the farmers of a large
section of Illinois. Is it reasonable
to expect that the interest of those
countries in the war would be the
England passed a home rule bill
about the beginning of the war, but
t'lster, under the leadership of Car
son, and armed by Germany, threat
ened to kick the union jack into
the Boyne if the measure was put
in force. And it never was. As
quith backed down. Carson won
out on a bluff. Was Carson pun
ished for that flagrant and notorious
act of disloyalty? Not he. In
stead, he was honored with a seat in
The Sinn Feiners, observing Car
son's success, made up their minds
to profit by it and sent Sir Roger
Casement over to Germany to flirt
with the kaiser, but the flirtation
proved fatal to Roger. He, too, was
honored, not with a seat in the cab
inet, but with a swing on the gal
lows, a six-foot hole in the prison
yard and quick lime for a shroud.
This is a sample of 'English rule
In Ireland. This is equality before
the law. Was such treatment likely
to enthuse Irishmen and cause them
to rush the standards of England
and pull its chestnuts out of the
And yet some of us -wonder, or
affect to wonder, why Ireland na
tionalist Ireland wasn't better rep
resented in the great war. In truth
the wonder is that it was represented
there at all, for, as between German
and English domination or intoler
ance, it was a case of Hobson's
choice. Poor old Ireland was in
deed between the devil and the deep
Now as to propaganda: Does it
not seem that English propaganda,
for an infant industry, and, of
course, without the approving nod
of Downing street and the "per
quisites" that usually accompany it.
Minneapolis Tribune: The presi
dent is as ardent an advocate of Mr.
Taft's league of nations as Mr. Taft
himself. Mr. Wilson even "goes him
one better," and insists upon making
it a corollary of the peace treaty.
New York World: War profiteers
in the United States have fallen
short of their German brethren in
one respect at least, for they have
not as yet resorted to airplanes in
getting out of the country with their
Baltimore American: The gov
ernor of Iowa warns against letting
mollycoddles and sissy boobs run
this country. No one senses such
danger since the record made by our
boys over there. And it would bo
difficult to persuade the Germans
that America held any such classes.
New York Herald: Ninety-six
thousand auto tucks and passenger
cars were left o:i the hands nf man
ufacturers by cancellation of War de
partment orders, besides large num
bers of motorcycles and bicycles.
Fortunately, the civil demand for
auto vehicles is good and manufac
turers, as a rule are "on velvet."
is fairly well organized? Why, It
even had the power to draw the
"Sage of Silver Creek" out of his
shell to " 'eave a brick" at President
Wilson In an endeavor to head off
those 14 points, hespeeially that
'orrid word self-determination, wich
his not Hanglo-Saxon hat all, you
In conclusion I would inform
"Aitch" that the hyphen has been
thrown In the discard, into innocu
ous desuetude, that there no long
er are any German-Americans, Irish
Americans or British-Americans,
with the possihle exception of itself
and Thomas Henry Watkins.
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