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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 1919
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When "it's over over there" he'll come back.
The "filibuster" saved the country several
Our Ilawkeye neighbors have no occasion to
complain of lack of material for gossip.
What do you know about Vermont towns
voting "wet?" July 1 is a long way ahead.
The sleepy stiffs will never know what they
missed by not getting tip at Omaha, but it is
Mayor Rolph of San Francisco called the
turn at Washington, but how does that help the
Killing the civil service law for Omaha
ought to strengthen the determination to have
heme rule here.
"Careful' selfishness" has saved disaster
many a time, and is not a whole lot worse than
Justice Cohalan now knows whether the war
ii over. The president declined to enter the
same room with him.
Filipinos are again agitating for , inde
pendence. Let them be patient and they will
get it in good season.
We hope Mr. - Wilson has recovered his
equanimity by this time, but he certainly was
not in the best of humor when he left home.
"Democrats organize to present solid frdnt
of opposition" in the next, congress. But that
is not partisan pontics, you know; it is pure
Americans have always responded to the call
of humanity, but that does not mean they are
to abandon their own interests entirely because
humanity needs assistance again.
For a nation that did not know which side
was right in 1916, but is now ready to take on
all the troubles and pay all the bills of the
world war, Americans are showing some speed.
Already the covenant of universal peace is
being, amended to make the United States as
sume a greater share of the cost of the war.
What wonder it meets criticism here.
Mr. Burleson is going to sell us a new de
sign of 3-cent stamp to commemorate Victory,
but what most of us would like to see is the
postal service back on its old basis of efficiency.
I'lie superintendent of 'police again passes the
buck to the police judges in the matter of auto
speeding. What the public would like to see is
a reasonable measure for safety, reasonably en
forced, no matter by whom.
Claude E. Kitchin modestly steps aside to
let Champ Clark become democratic floor
leader in the next congress. It will not make
a great deal of difference which is at the head,
the party will continue to be behind.
The German cabinet says it will not submit
to coercion from the Entente allies. Oh, very
well. Maybe they had better talk the matter
over with Herr Hindenburg and Herr Luden
Jorff before making their resolution irrevocable.
Up to the present nobody knows just where
the president stands on the Irish question, un
less it can be extracted from his promise that
when it comes up at Paris he will use his "best
judgment," and that may mean anything.
It would be very impolite for any other nation
to rite up at Paris and inquire if the constitution
of the League of Nations is to be more care
fully observed than is the constitution of the
United States of America by those who have
sworn to defend it.
All Truth Tellers
Testimony more contradictory could hardly
be imagined than that which has been offered in
regard to the embarkation camp at Pontanezen,
near Brest. On the one hand, many soldiers
who have been there tell dreadful stories about
their hardships and sufferings, while, on the
other hand, several newspaper correspondents,
including some who presumably would not be
reluctant to report horrors if horrors existed,
have made what they declare to have been care
iul and complete examinations and either adtnit
or proclaim that the much-criticized camp, all
things considered, is a credit to American ability
to guard the health of our soldeirs and Ameri
can determination to do it.
And now we have a detailed report of an
examination "made at General Pershing's order
by a competent subordinate of higft rank, and
he, too, says that the camp is well organized,
the buildings weather-tight and warm, the food
good and its distribution excellent, and that
adequate measures have been taken to keep the
men out of the mud inevitably formed in that
port of France at this season of the year when
many troops are gathered in close quarters.
That is, of course, an investigation of the
accused by themselves, and favorable reports
are naturally to be expected in such circum
stances, but it is incredible that Major Gen.
Helmick would deliberately misrepresent facts
that are known to thousands and thousands of
people, or that General Pershing would as de
liberately present falsified hospital statistics.
This, however, is not to say that fsomebdy
is lying," and still less to say the men who have
so bitterly complained about their experiences
at the Pontanezen camp are the ones who have
been doing it. A possible theory of the dis
crepancies in the evidence is that the witnesses
all tell the truth, but are referring to different
times that evils once real enough were reme
died as soon as possible. Allowance mnst be
made, too, for the impatience and irritability of
the soldier, eager to get home and detained on
tuo coast of France where, apparently it al
ways rains for a period the length of which he
docs not understand. New York Times.
PRESIDENT, PEACE AND THE PEOPLE.
In at least one of his assertions at New
York, the president is eminently accurate. Not
alone a majority of the American people, but
every right-thinking individual throughout the
world ardently, yea, devoutly hopes that the
negotiations at Paris will produce durable peace.
They know that such peace can be established
only on justice, and that it will endure only so
long as justice is done to all. And the world
is ready to accept for trial any reasonable plan,
the workings of which will produce the har
monious tranquility so poignantly desired. ,
But this scarcely justifies Mr. Wilson in his
attitude towards the men who differ from him,
who decline to accept without question or com
ment otherwise than favorable the dictum he
presents. His career as president of the United
States does not warrant such assumption on
his part. Take his utterances, from the speech
he made in Philadelphia, after the Lusitania af
fair in May, 1915, when he sought to quiet the
righteous anger of the American people with
the plea that generally increased indignation,
"We are too proud to fight," on down to his
latest words, delivered to a selected audience at
the Metropolitan Opera house, and we find a
continual shifting of position. He has moved
from stand to stand, through all the moods of'
pacifism into and out of belligerency, and now
demands that he 1 be given unquestioning
acquiescence in whatever he proposes. Such a
review will convince the candid person that the
president has put considerable of a strain on a
free people accustomed to dealing directly with
its own affairs.
In, October, 1916, at Omaha Mr. Wilson
said Americans had not gone into the war be
cause they had not yet found which side was
in the right; they could not yet tell for which
cause they wanted to fight. Contrast this with
the tenor of his address at New York Tuesday
night, when he in effect insisted that Americans
are ready and eager to take on not only the
burdens of Europe, butthe cares of the world
as well. One may not wholly coincide with
this broad and all-inclusive philanthropy, and
yet be free from the accusation of being "sepa
rated from the general currents of the thought
Mr. Wilson especially scorns those who "set
up a doctrine of careful selfishness" for the pro
tection of America, which might be contrasted
against the attitude he took a few years ago,
when he specifically and persistently declined
to protect American citizens in Mexico because
such protection might result in war with
The men who are now asking 'that the con
stitution of the League of Nations be modified
in particulars essential to American interests
have motives no less patriotic, philanthropic or
beneficial than do those who are ready to take
on not only the white man's burden, but all the
other cares and troubles of a disturbed world.
They observe, however, that France, Italy,
Japan, and other nations, great and small, are
asking for better protection than the tentative
draft promises, and can see no good reason why
this boon should be denied to America. Un
questioning acceptance of the president's per
sonal views, especially when they are presented
in a manner so indicative of irritation and dis
pleasure, is not a final test of devotion to the
Plight of the Railroads.
Failure of the appropriation that was to
have gone to the support of the railroads tinder
government management has its serious aspects,
but it also has a, side that will in some way
justify the situation Business may or may not
suffer in consequence, but the railroad adminis
tration will be required to get down to business
and run the roads about as the owners would be
required to do. Governmental operation has
thus far been relieved of the serious problem
of paying expenses out of earnings, and of se
curing capital for extensions in the open mar
ket. The half-billion revolving fund Mr.
McAdoo thought would be ample disappeared
as water poured on sand, and Mr. Hines has
already disposed of the .three-fourths of a bil
lion he asked, when the appropriation failed, No
question is made of the necessity of the expen
ditures proposed. Betterments and extensions,
renewals and repairs of equipment, and all those
details were matters of experience to the
operative railroad men, who had to provide
funds for carrying out the projects, as Well as
to meet the increased payroll and other ad
vancing costs of doing business. These prob
lems were 'solved by thif federal administrator
easily and simply. He 'knocked another hole
into the treasury reservoir, and let the money
spout. For a little while the roads will be man
aged as a business enterprise and not as an
eleemosynary institution. This experience ought
to be reflected finally in the determination of
the disposition to be made of the whole ques
tion of government ownership.
Business, Not Politics.
The conference of governors and mayors at
Washington developes that the country is gen
erally getting impatient under the paternalistic
patronage of the democratic federal adminis
tration. As the mayor of San Francisco put it,
it was not necessary to call them 3,000 miles
away from home to tell them the country needs
good roads, and that every American
should own his own home. .' The mayor of
Omaha made it a little more specific, citing the
fact that "somebody in Washington is standing
on his foot," holding back a million dollars'
worth of public improvements in this city.
Governor Edge of New Jersey and Governor
Cox of Ohio came into sharp clash over the
socialistic tendency of the administration, and
in other ways tacks have been distributed along
the path of which the cabinet officers in charge
were to roll the rubber-tired chariot of state.
Up to the present writing, the conference has
made clear only one point, and that is that the
democrats are not gaining much through this
transparent attempt to make political medicine
out of national necessity.
A prompt deniSl from Belgium that any
there suffered starvation or was poisoned by
spoiled wheat or any other food sent from Amer
ica ought to end the miserable gossip Circu
lated in this country. It will not, though, for
the propaganda so extensive prior to the days
of 1917 is reviving in all its insidious and devious
danger. Americans should be on their guard
constantly against efforts to thrust a wedge of
jealousy or distrust between them and their al
lies, and should remember that Germany still is
our foe. ...
Seniority will continue to rule in congress,
according to report from Washington, but the
policy of "mandarinism" can not endure forever.
Doughboys Going to School
Stars and Stripes, France.
Twenty thousand men of the Third army
and 10,000 of the First army have enrolled as
students in army post schools to be conducted
under the auspices of the army educational com
mission, it was announced this week at general
, The school bell is ringing in many parts of
the A. E. F. In the Ninth army corps, now
stationed in the vicinity of St. Mihiel, it was
stated, 11,000 men are already attending classes.
In regions further south, including Bordeaux,
where the famous University of Bordeaux is
preparing to receive 1,200 American students,
post schools and colleges are being got ready.
The exploitation of the Dijon area is a possibil
ity of the near future.
Under tha terms of general orders 9, general
headquarters, division schools, where men may
take work corresponding to high school courses
and also vocational work, are to be opened in
all divisions. Hundreds of former college and
academy professors are being withdrawn from
various branches of the A. E. F. and sent to
direct an dteach these schools, and thousands
of text books are being shipped to them. The
plan is to make these divisional schools con
tinuous in operation, having them move with the
divisions when they are" ordered Hobokenward,
breaking up only when the outfits are mustered
out at home.
For the higher branches of education, courses
in 14 French universities and in several of the
larger English and Scottish universities will be
offered, as previously announced, to duly quali
fied applicants the same rules applying to offi
cers and men who wish to continue interrupted
undergraduate studies or take up post-graduate
work. But, in addition, the A. E. F. is going to
have a college of its own, entirely complete in
equipment barracks, class rooms, teaching staff
and text books, at Nevers.
- Taking a course in one of the foreign univer
sities or in the A. E. F.'s own college will not,
however, mean that a man will be stuck here
if his unit is ordered back. The privilege will
be extended, so it is planned, to all officers and
men in attendance to choose whether they want
to go home with their units or stay and finish
their courses. In addition, all officers and men,
while taking university work, will be considered
as on detached service and will draw their full
pay- . .,
The subjects being taught in such post
schools as those operated in the Ninth army
corps area include elementary and advanced
French, French history, governmental institu-'
tions of the allied countries, salesmanship, draw
ing, architecture, civics, English reading, com
position and literature, causes of the present
war, use of gas engines, arithmetic, algebra and
trigonometry, shorthand, and for elementary
students, reading, writing and spelling. 1
The effort is to make all the courses as prac
tical as possible. In the course of architecture,
for example, which is under the charge of a
former lecturer at the University of California,
Mhe class visits and inspects various types of
buildings throughout the corps area, including
old Roman edifices.
For the divisional schools a divisional school
officer has been appointed in each of those units
now in France. Under him are regimental and
company school officers, reporting to him and
extending the program laid down. In each di
vision, also, there will be- appointed from the
army personnel a man with library experience to
act as divisional librarian, working in co-operation
with the divisional school officer to secure
the needed text and reference books.
The American Library association will ap
point from its own personnel for each army an
army librarian to have general supervision of
the divisional book distribution, and will also
have its representatives at the more important
centers in the S. O. S. A central library and
distributing center will be established for the
Third army at Coblenz.
The language difficulty in connection with
work in the French universities is expected to
be overcome by the offering of intensive courses
in French to prospective students for several
weeks before the opening of the regutar univer
sity courses. Much of the instruction, though,
will be in English, either through the medium
of French professors who know the language or
Americans assigned to lecture and translate.
At the University of Bordeaux, however, all
the courses will be given in French. As a sam
ple of the accommodations to be provided by
the French ' universities, the Bordeaux faculty
has decided to admit about 500 Americans to its
law school and about 200 to its medical school.
To the latter only those men will be admitted
who have had at least two years' study in Amer
ican medical schools.
The scientific school will accommodate about
200 Americans, and of this number four specially
qualified men will be allowed to take the course
in astronomy at a nearby observatory. The re
mainder of the university's quota will be eligible
for the regular general course in French litera
ture, history and arts.
As to the agricultural program embodied in
the army's educational scheme, the farmers' in
stitute courses which closed recently at Bor
deaux proved highly successful. They were
given at 14 different camps in Base Section No.
2 and the attendance ranged from 300 to 800
or more. '.
So great was the enthusiasm manifested that
it is now, proposed to have permanent agricul
tural training staffs at each of the larger camps
in the section, under the general charge of Maj.
George J. Dowling.
At the embarkation camp of the Bordeaux
region, where the men stay only a few days be
fore being shipped home, lectures on agricul
ture, accompanied by motion pictures, are to be
How Brother Met Brother.
"Haiti Who goes there? Advance and give
the countersign!" This command, which rang
out clearly in the night on the battlefield of
France for a moment startled Sergt. JohnVHar
vey of Uniontown, Pa., although the tones
seemed rather familiar. Sergeant Harvey did
as ordered and for the first time in four years
met his brother, Sergt. Edward Harvey. Neither
of the brothers knew the other was within sev
eral thousand miles of France.
The Day We Celebrate.
Frank W. Corliss, of the Waterloo Creamery
company, born 1 1 842.
Dr. Charles, W. Pollard, physician, born 1871.
Sir George' Bury, late vice president of the
Canadian Pacific railway, born in Montreal, 53
Prof. Archibald C. Coolidge of Harvard, who
accompained the president to the peace confer
ence, born in Boston, 52 years ago.
Herbert Kaufman, an editor and author
whose writings have become familiar to readers
on both sides of the Atlantic, born in Washing
ton, D. C, 41 years ago.
Dr. Albert Parker Fitch, former president of
Andover1 Theological seminary, born in Boston,
42 years ago.
In Omaha 30 Years Ago.
Jacob Fawcett as president and A. H. Davis
as secretary are the Omaha men on the official
roster of the North Nebraska Sunday School
association just arranged by the Methodist
The Sons of Omaha met at the residence of
W. H. Koenig, 216 North Nineteenth street.
The proposed consolidation of horse and
cable car companies is hanging fire. The plan
is to call the merger the Omaha Street Car
Mr. R. A. Pry,or of Chicago and Miss F. A.
Robinson of thistity were married in St. Philips
Belva Lockwood. the great woman's rights
advocate, passed through Omaha on her way
to keep a lecture engagement at Weeping
Friend of the Soldier
Replies will be given in this
column to questions relating
to the soldier and his prob
lems, in and out of the army.
Names will not be printed.
Ask T h e B e e to Answer.
Bonus for Soldiers.
II. M. The $60 bonus Is to be
paid to officers, soldiers, field clerks,
and nurses of the army on honorable
separations by discharge or other
wise from the service. It will not bo
paid to the heirs of any deceased
soldier. Soldiers yet to be dis
charged wlll'recelve this bonus on
the regular payroll. Those already
discharged and having received their
final pay should write to the zone
finance officer, Lemon building,
Washington, P. C, giving mili
tary record since April fl, 1917,
and inclosing discharge papers
or order for discharge. Checks will
be sent from the office of the zone
finance officer in the order claims
are received, and the discharge
papers will be returned with the
check. Drafted men who had re
ported to post of duty on or prior to
the signing of the armistice are en
titled to this bonus. The number of
claims to be paid, more than a mil
lion and a quarter, will occasion
some delay in getting the money
out to everybody.
Many Questions Answered.
' Anxious Can not tell you when
the 118th engineers will return.
E. V. P. The '835th field artillery
was last reported at Chateauroux
(Indre). A. P. O. 738. It is part of
the 162d brigade, 87th division. No
orders for its earlyi return.
V. E. Base hospital numbers ap
ply only to base hospitals: other
units have their own serial num
bers. Mrs. C. B. K. The 48th coast ar
tillery is part of the 38th brigade,
C. A. C, headquarters at Nevers
(Nievre), A. P. O. 708.
Mrs. C. L,. The 96th aero squad
ron is part of the Third army, with
headquarters at Bar-le-Duc
(Meuse), A. P. O. 907. It is not
scheduled for early return.
C. A. J. The 16th engineers are
assigned for early convoy.
f , Doniphan, Neb. There is
no 258th company or 129th battalion
of military police; company num
bers cease at 251 and battalion num
bers at 124. We therefore can not
give you the information you ask for
till we know better what you want.
L. N. J., Cozad The 37th division
Is scheduled to sail in March; this
should include the unit you ask for.
Mrs. It. E. C. Headquarters of
the 41st division was at St. Aignan.
This division was under orders to
sail for home in February, and this
should include the unit you Inquire
for. Shipping delays may account
for failure of troops to reach this
Grateful The 109th engineers is
part of the 34th division yet remain
ing in France; headquarters at
Mesves-sur-Loire (Nievre), A. P.
Anxious No word as to when
evacuation hospital No. 37 will be
Soldier's Wife The 28th engi
neers Is scattered in the First and
Second armies; Company F is with
the 28th division, A. P. O. 744. This
division is scheduled to sail for home
in May. The 338th machine gun
battalion is with the 88th division;
headquarters at Lagny; no orders
for Us return.
E. H. The 89th division is sched
uled to sail for home in June. Na
tional Guard divisions, so-called, are
made up from National Guard units
taken over by the army; national
army divisions are made up from
drafted rfien; the 89th is a national
Ij. C. C. The 105th engineers is
assigned for early convey home.
Mrs. II. B. The 134th infantry is
at A. P. O. 912; ran not tell when
this unit will be sent home.
Mrs. G. K. Write to the adjutant
general of the army for the soldier;
the 30th balloon company is at La
Courtine (Creuse), A. P. O. 722, in
the service of supply; the 58th bal
loon company is at La Valdahon
(Boubs), A. P. O. 704, also In the
service of supply. The 89th division
is scheduled to sail in June.
A Soldier's Sister The 89th aero
squadron Is scheduled for early con
A. M. P. No one can tell how
long troops will be kept in the army
of occupation after the peace treaty
ia signed. v
Mrs. J. S. The address of the
59 th Infantry is A. P. O. 746; the
regiment is in the Eighth brigade of
the Fourth division, army of occu
pation; headquarters of division,
A Soldier's Friend A. P. O. 705
is at Bordeaux; "F. R. S." stands for
field remount squadron; unit No.
843 of this service is at Carbon
Blanc, via A. P. O. 705.
A Soldier's Sister The 335th am
bulance company is In the 84th di
vision, A. P. O, 903. Part of this
division has been returned to the
United States; can not tell when the
units remaining in Francs will be
Mrs. F. W. W. The present ad
dress of the 130th machine gun bat
talion is A. P. O. 743; it is part of
the 85th division and is under sched
ule to return home in April.
' CENTER SHOTS '
itittte alts' Ccnyi&r
(Peggy and Billy Belgium accidentally
drop into Funland, whera they find thru
mean apritra nave captured King run gs
a joke. Billy haa a plan to free him.)
The Joke that Hit Back.
"DlLLY and Peggy raced to pro
tect Mammy Chloe against the
mean sprites, but they were too
late. The mean sprites had thrown
the banana peel in Mammy's path
and she, singing happily as she bal
anced tire basket of laundry on her
head, never saw it.
Her foot stepped on the peel. For
a moment nothing happened. Then
as she swung the other foot forward,
the foot on the peel slipped up and
sailed into the air. Down sat Mam
my on the hard sidewalk, a most
astonished colored lady. Away flew
the basket of clothes straight for a
big mud puddle.
"Oh, our week's washing it will
be ruined in the mud!" shrieked
Billy leaped forward JuBt In time
to catch the basket. Its weight car-
What Might Be Pone.
York. Neb., March 3. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: I want to file my
protest against deporting those poor
I. W. W's without showing them
some signs of regard for services
rendered. We might have given
them a good suit each and $400 at
least, if not to make them full citi
zens without any string to them, to
show any yellow streaks. What say
you. FRANKLIN POPE.
Keep Alive the Brotherhood.
Omaha, March 3. To the Editor
of The Bee: One of the writers in
this column has advocated an or
ganization of discharged soldiers and
sailors, and in my opinion it would bo
of great value In perpetuating that
great brotherhood of men which the
war has created, and In fostering the
spirit of tolerance which was instill
ed in all of us by meeting and living
with men of every type and station
in life. Those who were not privileg
ed to spend a few months in the close
fellowship of camp life cannot realize
how much prejudice and false pride
was broken down in the barracks
and mess halls of the great canton
ments, where the farmer, the
tradesman, the mechanic; the rich
and the poor; the religious and ir
religious: the northerner and south
erner, all met on an equal' footing,
discussed their views and learned
to be more sympathetic and charit
able toward thost who differed with
them. The great majority of the
men will return with a greater ap
preciation of their rights and a
broader understanding of their
duties as citizens and they will be
the greatest, leavener that has ever
entered the political life of this
country, exercising the balance of
power between the ultra reform ele
ment on the one hand and the ex
treme liberal element on th other.
HUGH C. ROBERTSON.
A Wartime Venus.
New York Herald: Howard
Chandler Christy, the artist, declares
that Venus de Milo is "too massive."
Waiving the artistic question invol
ved, it must be admitted that she is
of a type rapidly growing obsolete in
these days of food profiteering.
Down Sat Mummy on the Harl
rled him backward and down he sat
In the mud. The basket came near
going into the mud. too, but Billy
Juggled it frantically as it tipped
back and forth and Anally held it
safe and secure.
"Ho, ho! what a joke!" roared the
It would have been funnier If the
washing had spilled In the mud,"
"Shame on you!" cried Peggy.
"Then Mammy's hard work would
have gone for nothing and she
would have lost the 13 she will get
for it. That's a mean idea of a
Billy was busy while the mean
sprites were laughing. The instant
Mammy hit the sidewalk and while
the basket was still in the air there
flashed Into his mind a way to
work his plan against tho mean
"Lay still and pretend you are
dead," he whispered to Mammy.
"We will give an awful scare . to
those banana-peel jokers."
The breath was knocked out of
Mammy by her bump, but her sharp
eyes had seen Billy rescue her bas
ket and she knew he was a friend.
So she gave Billy a wise wink, and
sank back with a sigh. "I'm killed!
I'm dald!" she groaned, closing her
"Oh, Mammy, are you hurt?" cried
Peggy, alarmed when she saw Mam
my so still. Mammy just gave a
gasp as if were her last one. She
Is dead: ' cried Peggy.
Billy whispered a message to
Chuckle: "Run and get Policeman
Sense." Away scooted Chuckle at
A look of horror came over the
faces of the agreeable sprites when
they heard Peggy's cry. The mean
sprites-' quit laughing In a hurry.
They thought they had killed Mam
my with the mean joke and were
"Run! Here comes Policeman
Sense," shouted Wit, aa a burly
sprite in uniform came hurrying
down the street.
"Where? Oh where can we
hide?" cried the mean sprites in a
"I know a place! Follow me!"
"Quick! Show us quick!" yelled
Billy ran toward the tar heater
and all the mean sprites ran after
him, with Joker, Mocker and Wit so
eager to hide they almost pushed
him along. They were all scared out
of their wits and never stopped to
think that Billy might lie tricking
them to pay them back for their
treatment of him and Peggy.
It took but a minute to get to the
tar heater. Billy lifted off the
heavy iron cover of the melting pot
and pointed to the space within.
"Hop in there quick, before Po
liceman Sense sees you," he cried.
(Tomorrow will b told how Billy makes
It hot for thft mean sprites.)
Washington Post: If the allies
are so much afraid of Idleness, why
don't they start the work ijf recon.
Btruction? ' i
New York Herald: Japan ex
presses surprise that China should
want Tsing-tao. Probably wouldn't
be able to understand the desire of
the Dutch to keep Holland. .
Brooklyn Eagle: Chicago Tabor
unions have arranged to have a gen
eral strike on April 1, for one day,
Which is 'election day. Milk, ice,
groceries and meats will not be de
livered. As an All Fools' day cele
bration nothing has beaten this since
the world began.
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