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The Omaha Bee
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to . them. Addreaa chanted aa often a required.
You should know that
. There is an excellent opening in i
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L Omaha for a rolling mill, also for a
malleable iron foundry.
What The Bee Stands For:
L Respect for the law nd maintenance of
2. Speedy and certain punishment of crime
through the regular operation of the
3. Pitiless publicity and condemnation of
inefficiency lawlessness and corrup
tion in office.
4. Frank recognition and commendation
of honest and efficient ' public service.
5. Inculcation of Americanism as the true
basis of good citizenship.
The heat wave seems to have passed.
Last year's coal prices are to prevail. But
last year's coat is gdhe. '
Rhode Island is little, but a great stickler for
its dignity just the same.
' "Jim" Hanley has captured his first case as
federal booze hound. Now watch him g'o to it!
Admiral Mayo takes .issue with Admiral
Sims, but it js on a matter of opinion, and not
a question of facts.
Senator "Jimmy" Reed thinks he sees the
defeat of the Treaty of Versailles, but he has
missed other guesses. !
Holland acknowledges receipt of the de
mand for the person of the ex-kaiser. De
livery by return mail was not expected.
The supervisor of the census for this dis
trict says he fears Omaha will fall below the
200,000 mark. . It will not be the first time.
. A lot of young Omahans appear to be will
iugy to chance sail-on life's troubled stream
backed by $125 alnionth, and it is leap year, too.
With the West Leavenworth paving con
tract finally out of the way, it may be possible
for some of the other projects to get a hear
ing now. i ' "
Thrift means saving something today so
that you will have it to spend tomorrow. It is
by small accumulations that the wealth of the
world is built up. '
A Missouri game warden has overhauled a
couple of hunters who were chasing wild geese
in an airplane. This is giving the birds pro
tection, all right. .
Bids are asked for paving seventeen miles
of county roads during the coming season, an
judication of how Douglas is moving on the
We will be better able to gauge the quality
ef joy with which the bolsheviki welcomed the
deportee! when we hear whether it was for
their persona or their personal effects.
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"Mitch" Palmer admits that m some parts
of th country the price of soft coal has been
boosted, but says he does not know that the
14 per cent increase in wages has been added
to the idling figure. Maybe the buyers can
tell him. '
Our r perturbed hyphenated contemporary
fears the republican party wilt try to belittle
the accomplishments o'f the democratic admin
istration. On the contrary, the effort will be to
bring those accomplishments out into fuU view
of the people, and let the . voters decide how
little they are.
The United States was settled by people w ho
were discontented and who faced the privations
of the wilderness in the belief that" they wire
, going to better themselves. V -
The Declaration of Independence was signed
. by men who were discontented.
The Revolutionary war was fought by peo
ple who were discontented.
The constitution of the United States was
framed and adopted by men who were discon
tented. For centuries discontent 'has been rightly re
. garded as one of the chief characteristics of the
American people, and it is through discontent
that, they spread from the Atlantic to the Pa
cific! Many of their manifestations of discontent
have been foolish and futile, but in the long run
their inherent common sense has always saved
them, and it always must save them if they
are to be saved.
Why should there be so much anxiety over
the discontent that is now in evidence? Merely
1 because some of it is directed against institution
of private property. Most Americans have pri
vate property in ,one form or another. Some
have more than others and some have less, but
private property is the rule and not the ex
ception in this country, and it is cortain to re
main therrule. .
The discontent that appeals to violence is
not discontent in any accepted sense of the
' word. It is crime and is to be dealt with as
. crime. Whenever municipal and state govern-
ments will make that distinction clear and act
' pon it w ith vigor and' intelligence, most of the
'Causes of public apprehenion in regard to dis
content will disappear. New York World
RHODE ISLAND'S SUIT.
Permission given by the aupreme court of
the United States to the sovereign state of
Rhode Island to attack tha prohibitoryMmend
ment to the federal constitution will add an
other chapter to the history of state's rights.
It will necessarily involve some of the' objec
tions raised at the very beginning, when the
constitution was submitted to the several states
for ratification. At the outset, it is curiously,
interesting to recall the fact that Rhode. Island
was the last of the original states to give' its
consent to the constitution, and then by the
narrow majority of two votes.
The exact form of the question raised by
Rhode Island has not yet been stated, although
it brings up the broad principle of whether
under the constitution one group of states is
competent toenforce on another laws that em
body views as to the personal habits of the
citizens of the objecting states. The language
of the federal constitution as to state's rights
is clear enough. In the Tenth amendment it is
The powers not delegated to the United
States by the constitution, nor prohibited to
it by the states, are reserved to the states
respectively, or to the people.
Under the power to regulate commerce be
tween the states, it has been properly held that .
congress may legislate to prevent shipment of
forbidden articles from one state to another, as
for example, the transportation of liquor from
"wet" to "dry" territory. This has been care
fully outlined in the child labor cases. In the
case of the Eighteenth amendment, it will be
contended that the power of prohibition as ap
plied to the liquor traffic is exercised by the
people through' the submission and ratification
of the amendment. Against this will be set up
the guaranty of religious freedom, a principle
capable of being extended to include other in
dividual rights besides that of worship
Rhode Island ' refused to v ratify the
Eighteenth amendment. It now asks to be per
mitted to combat ill the courts the decision
reached by other states. The progress of this
case will be watched with interest as great as
ever attached to a trial in the United States, for
its outcome will settle another of the funda
mental principles of our government.
, Siberia and Japanese Ambitions.
Withdrawal of United States troops from
Siberia is reported to be causing some wonder
ment in Japan. That country asks the United
States to make a formal declaration of policy as
to Siberia. Back of this may be discerned the
ambition of the Tokio government to expand
its control over a considerable portion of the
Asiatic mainland. In absence of any declara
tion of intention or interest from the United
States, the Japanese may decide that they are
amply justified in proceeding to seize so much
of the territory as they can from. the reds. This
foreshadowed by the assertion that Japan will
find "single-handed opposition to the reds a
heavy burden, both in a military sense and
financially. However, it is unthinkable) that
Japan wijl withdraw its forces from Siberia."
There you have it. In the rich territory of
eastern Siberia the Nipponese will find a com
pensation for any efforts they may be called
on to make to hold back the reds. A Mongol
race will return to Mongolia, and the teeming
millions of the island empire that have been,
clamoring for an outlet will find plenty of room
to develop in wild of the older land. Thus
may be solved one while another of the great
questions of advancing civilization will be post
poned and perhaps complicated.
What About the Price of Sugar?
Omaha householders are much mystified by
the gyrations of the sugar market and supply.
Housewives, limited to purchases of a pound
at a time, hear with amazement of how sugar
can be bought in Lincoln in $1 quantities at a
lower figure than here, and how in Denver the
purchase may be made in sack lots at 124
cents, and they wonder why Omaha should be
so completely marooned as itis at present These
may be interested in the statement from the
American Sugar Refining company that it is
planning to resume its normal activities, and
that the new price will be on a basis that will
enable wholesalers to purchase around 14J4
cents f. o. b. Also that the cane growers and
manufacturers of Cuba have split in their as
sociation, because of failure to agree as to how
the loot should be divided. Almost any sort
of deduction may be drawn from these sepa
rated bits of . information, save the one the
women folks would like to have, namely, when
and where will they get the sugar. The dis
closures promised by United States District At
torney Allen still are looked up in the archives
at Washington, and may remain there. Relief
is not in sight, and patience is sorely tried.
"Buy Out the Landlord."
Thrift week activities are bringing forth a
goodly number of expressions in response to
the question: "Can a man marry on $125 a
month?" Most of the letters are in line with
the thought suggested by The Bee, that mar
riage on that sum is not only possible, but ad
visable. The writers sensibly realize that it
will not permit indulgence in luxuries, but will
make possible a happy home, in which a man
and wife, working as equal partners in a most
important enterprise, can have the best life af
fords peace and contentment and comfort.
Some of the writers offer good advice, and none
of this is better than the proposition by one
that the first business of the newly-weds is to
buy out the landlord. Possession of that little
plot of ground called home is the safest, sound
est anchorage that holds a man to good citizen
ship. t It rescues him from the position of a
drifter,' gives him a standirfg in the community,
and ah outlook that makes certain he will for
ever be a useful member of society. The sen
timental reasons are quite numerous and as
potent as the practical. "Buy out the land
lord" is the best advice that could be given to
a' young couple just starting on life. v.
Sims makes report on the conduct of the
Navy department during the war 'that demands
either his removal from the navy or the im
peachment of the secretary- The issue is
squarely joined, and action should be decisive.
Announcement is made that revenue officers
in San Francisco have 1.300.000 gallons of red
eye and SjOOO.OOO gallons of wine impounded
out therel The convention may not be se dry
Nebraska millers have one thing to report
that is of great public interest, and that is the
continued growth of the milling industry in the
1HK BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1920.
1 1 i '
Better War Risk Terms for
' From the New York World.
The recently passed Sweet bill, which was
enacted Into law December 24, 1919, does not
seem to be very weft understood by ex-esrvice
men. . ,
The war-risk insurance act recently has been
amended so as to liberalize greatly the various
provisions covering allotments, compensation
and insurance. A brief outline of the changes
is herewith indicated:
Allotments, otherwise family allowances,
will be paid to include four months after the
treaty of peace has been promulgated. This in
creases the payment of family allowances by
PAYMENTS FOR TOTAL (NOT PERMA
NENT) OR TEMPORARY DISABILITY.
Caee Old Rate. New Rat.
Man disabled $S0 $80
Man and wife 45 90
Man, wife and one child 55 95
x Man, wife and two children.. 65 100
Man. no wife and one child.. 40 90
Five dollars for each additional child.
Father and mother additional, If dependent
, upon soldier, $10 each. i
This compansation is paid if the disability
is rated as total or temporary. If the disabil
ity is rated as partial or temporary, the monthly
compensation shall be the percentage of com
pensation that would be payable for the total
and temporary; for example, if total temporary
disability would pay $80 per month, for, three
fourths disabled the compensation would b'e
three-fourths of $80; if one-half disabled, it
would be" one-half of $80, or $40 per month
compensation. Compensation is paid for all dis
ability rated over 10 per cent.
Under the original law total permanent dis
ability was rated as the loss of any two similar
members; i. e., two arms, two legs, etc. The
amendment provides that the loss of one foot
and one hand, or the-loss of one foot and one
eye, or one hand and one eye, or becoming per
manently bedridden, shall be deemed permanent
disability and compensation should be $100 per
month; also provides further, that the double
permanent disability i. e., loss of two legs, two
arms, two eyes shall be $200 per month. In
addition, if the disabled person is so disabled
as to be in constant need of a nurse or attend
ant, an additional sum not to exceed $20 per
month may be paid.
The terms of the insurance law have also
been changed as to methods of settlement. The
payment for converted insurance which ma
tures through death or by the legal closing of
the insurance contract is made optional with
the insured, who may elect to have the pay
ment made to beneficiary in one lump sum or
in installments of 36 months or more. This
will remove the greatest objection raised to the
insurance in the past and makes the govern
ment insurance the most attractive type of in
surance now in existence. The permitted class
of insurance beneficiaries has been enlarged to
include( also those who were omitted formerly
i. e..' aunts, uncles, nephews, brother-in-law
and sisters-in-law. The rates charged have not
been changed. .
The above information is issued merely as
a brief outline for the benefit of those who wish
information on insurance and compensation.
Pity the plight of George Bernard Shawl!
He had what at first blush seemed the rare
good fortune to receive from a New York
entrepreneur an offer of $1,000,000 for the
motion picture rights of all his plays. Even
in these days of alleged big earnings in the
movie business, it looked to be a round and
comfortable sum. On closer examination,
however, a fly. was found in the amber. If
you live in England and make your money
in America, or vice versa, you have to pay
taxes in both countries. . A calculation of
the'' figures involved revealed the unpleasant
fact that the federal income tax and -supertax
in the L'nitsd States, the special tax. in
New York and the income tax and supertax
in England would, between them amount to
$1,017,000, so that - the luckless playwright
would, by accepting the million have parted
with his rights and yet - have been out of
pocket $17,000 on the transaction. Needless
to say, he declined the offer with thanks.
Doubtless when he reflects on what war,
which is the cause of these abnormal taxes,
has done to him he indorses most heartily
Sherman's vigorously expressed opinion on
the subject. Washington Post
U Ai inr, r-rv-S
Jjyj Arthur 'Brooks "Baker yQ
Man's transient; but he hopes to see ideas
of his own expressed in paint and canvas or
embodied in a stone. He likes to think that
when he's long and comfortably dead, some
vital interest will cling to what he's done and
said. This large and noble yearning of the
anxious human heart accounts for many labors
which the critics label art.
Should Hospe try to tell you alj he knows
of art and paint the terminology he'd use
would make vou weak' and faint Etruscan.
Babylonian, Egyptian, Roman, Greek, the
Renaissance in Spain and France, he talks 'em
like a streak. He recognizes paintings by the
style or by the name, or by the crypl'c mark
ings in the corner of the frame.
But while he loves to deal in paint distribu
ted with care, he also pays attention to artistic
forms of air; for air can aU be modeled into
sundry modes of sounds which thrill us with
emotions both inspiring and profound, though
certain jazz and dailce hall styles of torturing
the breeze lead back to vales of Hiair and tails
and ape-men in the trees.
Hurrah for 5 and 10-cent stores and tliofe
of higher price. Their gaudy fronts and bar
gain stunts have cut a lot of ice. Their mur
ders in the guise of art, their crimes in music's
name depress the hopeful human heart and start
the blush of shame. But let us not resign our
moods to blue and blighting spells; be glad
th?t Omaha still buys the things that Hospe
Next Subject: John Latenser.
The Day We Celebrate.
, Conrad H. Young, real estate, born 1974.
Theodore Starrett. Thompson & Starrett,
building contractors, born 1865.
Admiral Sir Henry B. Jackson,-former first
sea lord of the British admiralty, born 65 years
Frederick Madison Smith, former head of
the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, born at Piano, 111., 46 years
Nathaniel E. Harris, former governor of
Georgia, born near Joncsboro, Tenn., 74 years
ago. , -
Our Free Legal Aid
State jour case clearly but
briefly and a reliable lawyer
will furnish the answe or
advise in this column. Your
name will not be printed.
Let The Bee Advise You.
G. D. A neighbor and myself got
Into a dispute as to our boundary
lines and we agreed to submit the
matteft- to arbitration by leaving It
to a surveyor. The surveyor who
made the arbitration negligently
performed his duty by giving to my
neighbor more land than he was en
titled to. ' Please let me know
whether I can hold him personally
Answei" You cannot. An arbitra
tor chosen by both parties, like a
public judicial official, incurs no lia
bility for a judgment in the absence
of statute. There was a single ex
ception to this in the old chancery
practice, viz., that upon a bill for
discovery against an arbitrator al
leging fraud he must answer, and if
the fraud were found he must pay
L. B. As I am leaving the state
of Nebraska for South Dikota
March 1, must I procure a license
for my Ford touring car for the
whole of 1920, or only the first two
months? If I procure a Nebraska
license will I also be compelled to
take outa South Dakota license for
Answer 1. If you procure a
licenso in Nebraska and use it less
than 90 days you are entitled to a
refund of one-half the amount. 2.
It depends upon the laws of South
- D. What should a woman do if
after being married three months
finds that her husband is the father
of several nameless children? He
never told me this until after we
were married. Is this grounds
enough for securing a divorce, and If
so, what proceedings should I take?
And who pays for the divorce?
Answer You have good grounds
for a divorce. Employ a lawyer, who
will file a petition. If your husband
is able he will have to pay the costs.
M. I. C. My late husband had
his life insured and the company's
agent had me surrender the policy
agreeing to pay me In full. A short
time afterwards they sent me a re
ceipt for a certain amount which
was less than the face of the policy
and which I was entitled to, and I
signed it and returned it. Later on
I discovered that the amount sent
and the receipt signed was for sev
eral hundred dollars lesa than I was
entitled to. Can I recover under
the circumstances from the com
pany the full amount?
Answer You can and the amount
paid will be treated as only a partial
G. H. I would appreciate If you
would answer me the following ques
tion: A secured a judgment against
my husband, but as he did not have
anything they sued me, claiming
that I was equally liable with him
for necessaries furnished the family.
Am I liable?
Answer You ara.
X. F. My husband died without
leaving a will and I was appointed
administratrix of his estate; I made
application to the court to sell all
his land 8 in order to pay debts. The
sale was had and confirmed. Later
I found out that I should have
made application to have my dower
set aside to me. I wish you would
let m know whether or not I still
can have my dower or must I look
to the proceeds of the sale for the
satisfaction of my dower interest
that is coming to me?
Answer You cannot have your
dower in .the lands sold, but must
look to the proceeds of the sale for
K. Y. I would greatly appreciate
if you would let me know whether
a meeting of the city council held
on a day other than that fixed for
its regular meeting, although no
call for a special meeting has been
made, is a valid special meeting if
all members of the council are pres
ent and consent to such meeting?
Answer It is.
The All Round Girl
. Bob Sleds and Hay Racks.,
By MOLUB PRICK COOK.
Grandmother looked out of the
window at the heavily fallen snow.
"It's a fine time for a bob sled ride,"
she said. "When I was a girl we had
sleighing parties all winter long."
The girls thought over grand
mother's suggestion and decided to
give an up-to-date, old-fashiened
sleighing party. First they went to
the livery stable and hired a big bob
sleigh with seats along both .sides.
The livery man said they could have
two teams of horses.
The girls figured that by taxing
each guest and securing a small do
nation from their parents they could
meet expenses. Three of the gills'
mothers offered to furnish dough
nuts, apples and cocoa.
Everybody was warned to bundle
Sale of Merchandise.
D. H. P. 1 purchased some mer
chandise which was speciflcially de
scribed in the contract I found
after the merchandise waa received
that they were according to the de
scription, but the quality was not
what I expected. Can I sue for
damages or return the goods be
cause I was mistaken as to the qual
ity of the goods purchased? In other
worfc. does the seller impliedly war
rant the quality of the goods sold
where they have been described as
I have related?
Answers Unless there has been
some fraud perpetrated, you cannot
sue for damages or return the goods
as you have purchased what your
contract called for.
ODD AND INTERESTING.
Thirty Years Ago in Omaha.
A rear-end collision occurred on the Belt
line when a suburban train was crashed into
by a freight. Several persons were' injured
and one man killed.
George E. Cheney of Creighton was here
to attend the bankers' convention.
The Webster-Brady company opened its
engagement at the Grand by a dramatization
of Haggard's "She."
The I. O. O. F. association of South Omaha
f.led articles of incorporation with a capital
stock of 530.QPO.
Alexander Graham Bell of Washington, D.
C. the -inventor of- the Eell telephone, and his
wife, were guests at the Murray. Mr. Bell,
while in the city, visited the Deaf and Dumb
Institute in order to observe the methods of
instruction. He was once an instructor of
i deaf mutes.
Ships built of steel are said to be
able to carry about 20 per cent more
carpo than those made of iron.
Nowhere in the world does the
business of prowing chestnuts re
ceive so much attention and involve
the outlay of so much Capital as in
There are said to be 4S distinct
diseases to which the human eye is
liable. 'No other , or jtan of the hu
man frame is subject to so many.
The record number of roses pro
duced by one tree at a time is 6,000.
This remarkable number was borne
by a tree on a rose-growing estate
One of the most destructive earth
quakes in the world's history was
that which occurred in Yeddo, in
the year 1703, when 190,000 people
Sperm whales are the richest prtee
of the ocean,, yielding spermaceti
from the cavities in their heads,
ivory from their lower- jaws, ami
rich oil from the blubber covering
In France, until the introduction
of postage stamps and the rule of
double postage for unpaid letters, it
was considered ill-bred for one to
prepay a letter addressed to a friend.
It is at the sources of the Chlnd
wen. or western branch of the Irra
waddy river, that tbe famous amber
and Jade mines are which have sup
plied China with these much-prized
stones for centuries.
Tn Ohio wash houses for miners
will be a fact in April through a
new law which raauires that these
' houses be maintained at the en
trance of the mines. Hot and cold
water and - facilities for hanging
clothes by the miners must be pro
vided by the companies.
. It has been found in recovering
cargoes of coal from sunken vessels
that the combustion of coal is im
proved by submergence In salt wa
ter. Coal subjected to the action of
sea water for a number of years will
burn almost entirely away, leaving
only a small amount of ash and no
Virtually all wages in England are
baaed on piece work. In March the
time rates for women weavera were
fixed, starting at $3.89 for girls un
der 15. up to ?7.79 for women over
51. The piece work rate was fixed
so that a girl of average ability
could Ret 20 per cent more than at
time rat. .
up In the warmest dr.ss to be found.
They all met at one place and piled
into the waitinff sleigh. The harness
was covered wits sleigh bells so the
tingling of the bells and the happy
songs of the girls attracted the at
tention of everyone.
They rode into the country and
back, and just a minute before they
were all stiff with cold they were de
posited, a bevy of rosy-cheeked
girls, on Mable Lane's doorstep.
Mable's mother received them and
soon thawed them out with hot
cocoa, fresh doughnuts and' juicy
apples. The girls said that their
sleigh ride was the best sport of the
A Hay Rack Ride.
Girls in warmer climates w here
there is no snow will find it fun to
rent a hay rack instead of a bob
sled. They all wear broad brimmed
hats and gingham aprons to, look
like farmerettes, and one or two of
the girls dress in overalls to play
farmer. The girls plan refreshments
to suit the time and place. A
"wiener roast" is always fun if ar
rangements can be made at some
picnic for a fire.
A hay rack ride can be the source
of much merriment the amount of
sport depending upon the ingenuity
of the girls who lay the plans. Do
not miss a sleigh ride this winter,
you girls in the north, and don't for
get the fun of a hay rack ride, you
girls of the south, or you'll go down
JUST IN JEST.
Mlnieter But, Hooligan, can't you live
with your wife without fighting T
Hooligan No. air; I can't. Leaetways,
not 'apply. London Ideaa.
Patience What makes that child cry
ao awfully loud, do you suppose?
Patrice Why. both of her parents ara
deaf, you know. Yonkere Statesman.
He My dear, t have just paid off the
mortgage on our home.
She I'm ao glad. Now you can put on
-mother and buy a motorcar London
"Tes. I may say I'm a close student of
"And which of his plays do you tike
"Dromle and Juliet." Kansas City
The Judgr Tou were found under a
bed with a bag of tools. Any excuse ?
The Priaoner Force of habit, yer
waHhup! I've been a motorist. London
'Is this patient violent?"
"No," replied tbe asylum attendant. "He
merely thinks ths walls of hfs room are
paperfd with Chinese money and he's aa
American adding machine trying to strike
a, balance." Birmingham Age-Herald.
JACK DtftR YOU HOST BtTIRtO.
UTrU CHANQf. PllCtSWHYOU
"BUSINESS IS GOOD THANK YOU
LY. Nicholas Oil Company
Good Roads and Mud.
By B. 3. ALEXANDER.
"Well boy, we're stuck."
The farmer with whom Hunting
Eye was riding climbed 'off his wa
gon and took hold of a wheel. The
Indian Boy jumped down and, be
tween the two of them, they helped
the team pull the wagon out of the
"That's a rotten road," said the
farmer as they started on, "the com
missioners ought to see to fixing
it." . .
"'Why are the commissioners sup
posed to take care of the road?"
"Originally roads were private.
Each person made and kept up- his
way than by allowing each person
to make his own. "
"Now the county usually takes
care of the roads. The county com
own just as he wanted them; But
soon the state took over this work
because it saw that a better system
of roads could be worked out that
in the history of girlhood as a never-did-it-wall
(Tomorrow learn how to beat the
gas man and read the meter your
self.) (Copyright, 1920, by J. H. Millar.)
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What 'has Billy drawn?
Draw from one to two. and so on to the
missioners usuallv decide when new
roads are to be laid out; old roads
changed; or important improve
ments made in them such as pav
ing, etc. The ordinary upkeep and
repair of the roads is usually under
the control of Road Supervisors,
one for each township either elect
ed by the people of the township or
appointed by the township trustees
or the county commissioners.
"These Supervisors either hire
men to keep the roads in repair, or
require each man in the township
to work on the roads for a certain
length of time each year. Of course,
the method of doing this work var
ies in different states, 'but usually,
it is done as I have described."
"Why is this road we are on now
so much better than the one where
we got stuck?"
"This is a state road. The state
sometimes helps the counties to
build roads between the larger cities.
The state gave about half the money
required to build this road on con
dition that the counties and town-i
ships raise the other half. Some
times the state bears all the expense
of improving a road.
"Many roads are paved or other
wise improved by private organiza
tions with some state or county
help. The Lincoln Highway, the
Dixie Highway, the Yellowstone
Trail and the Old National Pike
were built by' combined work, of
private persons and the govern
ment." (Girls read about the fun of a
bobsled party or a hayrack ride to
morrow.) Copyright, 3920, by J. H. Millar.
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