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THE BEE: OMAHA. THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1921.
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Council Bluffs IS Scott St I goth 8! at
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curiosity, whereupon she ex plained: "You know
my husband died the other day. Now I am put
ting on moahning, and when I moahns I
moahns, I do."
A great many people nave been wearing
black underwear ever since last fall. What they
should do, now that spring is here and coin
merce reviving is to dye their garments a cheer
fut rose color and get away from their mournful
thoughts and actions.
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The Bee's Platform
1. New Union Patngr Station.
2. Continued ImproTStncnt of the Ne
braska Highways, including the pave
ment of Main Thoroughfare leading
into Omaha with a Brick Surface.
3. A short, low-rate Waterway from tha
Corn Belt to the Atlantic Ocean.
4. Home Rule Charter for Omaha, with
City Manager form of Government.
Nebraska's Revenue Law.
When Governor McKclvie addressed the leg
islature on the occasion of his second inaugura
tion, he advised that our "obsolete" tax laws be
revised. He qualified this, however, in this lan
At once I would recommend that the com
plete revision of the tax laws of the state be
not undertaken at this session. This subject is
so filled with ramifications and is so far
reaching in its effect that I think you may be
fairly satisfied with a few initial revisions, con
tenting yourselves beyond this with the settling
up of adequate administrative machinery.
Responding to' this suggestion from the ex
ecutive, Senate File No; 65 has been brought for:
ward and is now under discussion before that
body. It comprises 72 pages, modifying the ex
isting revenue law in many essential ways, espe
cially by the innovation of new and ingenuous
forms of levying taxes. Some of these are mor.
ally certain to involve long and devious litiga
tion, in order that definitions of terms used and
purposes expressed may be finally determined.
Particularly does this apply to the new provisions
aimed at "intangibles."
In defining this word the language used is
somewhat confusing. The bill recites:
Section 3 The term "personal property",
includes all property other than real property
and .franchises. ,
Section 4 The term "tangible property''
includes all personal property possessing a
physical existence, but excluding money. The
term "intangible property" includes all other
personal property, including money.
Trt 4lll,c nrhitmrilw lrtrofinrr msi.t.. . In-
tangible, the bill paves the way for some further
nice., distinctions." For example, in the case of a
coaf merchant, whatever stock of coal lie may
have, on hand when the assessor visits him is
Nnot to be included as a physical possession, but is
added to the capital of the business. The same
is true of a dealer in oils and gasoline. The bill
does not make clear whether it is to be dealt
ivith astspitat employed or capital invested, and
it is quite in the range of possibilities that some
dispute 411 arise over tin's. All. shares of stock'
are to be assessed and "the tax collected at Itie"
headquarters of the corporation in Nebraska, -except
in the case of building and loan share,
and the tax on these is to be paid by the indi
vidual owners. Why building and loan shares
should be thus discriminated against does not
A number of devices apparently intended to
entrap certain forms of, property that has hith
erto escaped the tax gatherer are incorporated in
the, measure, arid all of which may take on con
troversial. form before a settlement is reached.
Perhaps it is intended that, in the matter of
'.revenue'; reform Nebraska shall progress by
stages, rather than take on a complete new sys
tem, as the governor suggested. However this
may be, the- novelties proposed in Senate File
' No. 65 are such as will definitely open the way
td a proper application of the rational laws of
-taxation, if a legislature maybe found courageous
enough to embody them in statute' form. Recog
nition of the truth that public revenue is only
to be raised by taking a portion of private prop
erty, and that all taxes should bear equally on
all property, that none should be taxed twice, and
that none should escape its proportionate share,
will help in the' final solution.
The Necessary Y. M. C. A.
Go to any city worthy the name and it in
variably will be found that, the building of the
Young' Men's Christian association is one of the
landmarks. Just as we expect to find a city halt
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and a public library, so go we an expect me i.
M. C. A. It has grown into an institution of
real public service "without which thousands of
young people in the cities would feel lost. The
first place most sensible young men make for on
taking up work in a strange city is this one.. It
provides shelter, recreation and exercise at small
expense, and saves many people from straying
into temptation and false ideas.
It is as a public institution, and as such is
deserving of wide support. A campaign for $50,
000 to supply the budget for the 'year is opening,
now. Good citizens are leading the solicitation
of funds, and good citizens will give as. freely.
. as their circumstances permit to this cause.' One
of a city's assets' is its younger generation,
though through neglect it might be turned into
a liability instead. ; The problems of the future
are the young people's, and it is well to assist
them in preparing to assume the burden with
courage and ability. N
A few warm, days now and the momentous
question will confront the American people.
Family councils will debate the matter and after
decision is made there is sure to be some mem
ber of the home circle who will rap out an i
told you so" at every sneee.
Without anv further circumlocution, let it be
said that changing into lighter underwear is once
i national issue. There is a sense, too, m
Iwhich the advisability of such move is not only
idual consideration, but should also
ome before all business institutions. Too many
industries have been wearing heavy black gar-
nents of mourning: and misgiving and would ao
ell to change to something lighter.
i Tt r like the old negro mammy who
rnt mto a dry goods store and asked for a suit
I black underwear. The clerk expressed some
The Bee and Eugene V. Debs.
A friend of The Bee at Beatrice writes to
express his surprise that this paper should con
template unmoved the possible pardon of Eugene
V. Debs by the president. This paper is not
averse to the pjfrdon of anyone when clemency
is warranted. It has never , agreed with the
policy of Debs, and particularly has challenged
his politics. Debs was not convicted on account
of his politics, but was sent to the penitentiary
because he deliberate) violated the law of the
United States. His punishment was richly de
served. At the time of his arrest, his trial and
conviction, and on several occasions since then
this paper has commented on the case, and at no
time has it sought to mitigate the nature or ex
tent of the offense. Any man guilty of the crime
of sedition, flagrantly committed in time of war,
as his was, merits punishment. Attorney Gen
eral Palmer recommended that Debs be par
doned, but President Wilson allowed the case
to lie over for his successor. It was this, prob
ably, that ihduced Attorney General Daugherty
to extend to the prisoner the unusual privilege
of traveling alone from Atlanta to Washington.
The outcome of that interview has not been made
part of the public record, but may. What The
Bee said at the time it reiteratees: We hope
that Debs was not offered pardon on condition
that he recant his views. Such a form of bribery
is despicable. Also, that we fell he is no less a
demigod in than out of prison, nor does his in
carceration check the ardor of his followers. The
law will hold him until satisfied or the president
intervenes and says he has been punished enough.-
Clearing Business Skies.
. Progress toward better and sounder business
conditions is reported in the monthly review is
sued this week by the Federal Reserve bank at
Kansas City. Wholesale trade in the Tenth dis
trict, which includes Omaha, is said to continue
its improvement, and February sales of dry
goods equaled or slightly exceeded tnose of the
same month in 1917, 1918 and 1919. An interest
ing fact is that the millinery sales in .this district
surpass those of February a year ago. This is
ascribed to the new practice of retail dealers
who formerly visited eastern markets and who
now are buying in small lots at their nearest
home trade centers, saving railroad fares and
high freight and express charges. That some,
benefit to home markets ensues from the heavy
costs of long distance transportation is worth
'A gradual expansion of retail trade is
recorded, although the improvement is said to
be spotty because "the slowing .down of indus
'tries in some sections has a tendency to restrict
the purchasing power, of the people." Depart
ment store reports from the principal cities of
this territory are said to show better sales in
February; than in January, and though prices
are lower than a year ago, the total turnover is
Barometers such as these encourage the be
lief that the storm is over and fair commercial
weather, is ahead.
Are Vacations Sinful?
This is a poor time of year for Senator Smoot
-to come forth with the boast that he has never
taken-a 'vacation. No wonder he is quoted as
saying that his life is very uninteresting. He
has never known the pleasure of looking over
the highly colored stimmer resort booklets and
railroad folders. He knows nothing of sitting in
a boat under the glare of a midsummer sun and
coming home with his entire face peeling loose
and two small fish. There are a lot of mountains
sprawling around in his home state of Utah,
but probably if he climbed one of them the.
senator would call it work and deny that he
was just out for the fun. , '
The witness further confesses that he never
attends base ball games nor plays golf, that he
cU-t.T rwmr a r!v. and would rather
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raise the tariff than attend a tneaier. n jw
recreation is sleeping seven hours each night.
It takes all kinds of men to make a world,
and no doubt there is room for more such as
this Spartan; given half a population of his kind,
the other half could rest and play without, stint,
and still the world's work would be done. It is
a mistake to idle away one's time, Senator Smoot
declares, but the general verdict of his fellows
will be that it is an equally -great mistake to
be so bound up in the business of banking, wool
manufacturing and politics as to find no time
for or joy in what the poet calls "living by the
way as we journey through life."
Place for Mr. Taft.
Washington correspondents are uncommonly
favored in the recess of congress by having Mr.
Taft to write about. After disposing of Col.
George Harvey as ambassador to, the Court
of St. James, the wise ones oiled up their type
writers again, and dispatched William Howard
Taft to fill that place. Then another thought
occurred to one, and he had Chief Justice White
retire, Charles Evans Hughes named for the job,
and Mr. Taft made secretary of state. Not en
tirely satisfied with this arrangement, some of
them now propose to put the greatest in a man
ner of speaking living ex-president directly on
the bench when Justice White steps down.. Of
course the latter has not indicated an intention
to doff the ermine, but that is a trifling detail. The
point is, Mr. Taft is available for any place the
president feels like setting him in. He has
served as envoy, as governor of a dependency, as
a supreme court justice, as a cabinet minister, and
as president. He is just at the moment the great
and good friend of the American people at large,
ready and willing to serve. If President Hard
ing can find a place big enough for William How
ard Taft, he will honor himself and the republic
by securing his- services.
Instead of selling the city halls the German
revolutionists are blowing them up. This would
indicate that they don't want any government at
all. Germany with "verboten" would be a
When the allies and the communists get
through with Germany, Wilhelm will hardly be
able to recognize his old home.
Sarpy county certainly is entitled to a .plebi
scite of its own. .
French Loans All Repaid
Uni'ed Slates Xot Debtor to
Great Sister Republic
(From the New York Times.)
An interesting chapter of American history
has been opened lv the assertion of Jean Bern
ard, published in the tclair, 1 aris, that America
received from France during the Revolutionary
war days, in financial aid tor which no restitution
nas been made, sun's winch it figured at com
pound interest would today amount to 90,000,
The inference obtained from the statement
was that America had failed to meet obligations
assumed at that time and the most authentic
records available here disprove that theory. They
snow that America, alter the formation of the
present government, repaid all of the- French
loans acknowledged as such. These amounted
to $6,352,000 in American monev.
The same records show that America, ap-
parentiv accepted as gifts from I ranee about
12.000,000 livres or $2,287,080. Of this amount
10.000,000 livres were in the form of subsidies or
gifts, extended during the period from 1776 to
11, and 2,l)(llU)00 livres represented interest on
an acknowledged loan of 18-.000.000 livres, of
which the principal, with interest that accumu
lated in latter years, was repaid.
The government of Spain also extended 1,000,-
UIKJ livres through hrauce as a subsidy or gift
to America in 1776. The total of these gifts from
France and Spain, which the records indicate
were accepted and necr repaid, amounted there
fore, in M flfM (KX1 livroe nr 477f,7n ' l.
Jean Barnard in his statement left the in
ence that the much larger sum of 280.000
francs was involved in the original sums ex
tended to America by France. There is nothing
in the American records to indicate that any such
sum was involved.
The further statement by Rernard that Amer
ica has never paid 80,000,000 francs on the pur
chase price of Louisiana, apparently is discredited
by the records, which represent full payment to
have been made.
The statistics in regard to these financial
transactions are of unusual interest at this time
because of the agitation which has been carried
on in some quarters to havo the United States
forgive a part or all of the debts incurred by
France durinc the World war. Some have seen
in the statement, now published by Bernard, an-
otner move to create sentiment in the United
States looking to such a policy.
Treasury department officials refused to make
any statement in regard to the assertions of M.
Bernard. Records bearing on the financial rela
tionship between America and France- in the
Revolutionary war days are available, however.
although it requires exhaustive search to get at
A fairly comprehensive survey of the situation
is contained in a volume entitled "History of the
National Loans of the- United States," prepared
in 1882 byRafael A. Bay ley of the Treasury de
partment. It is among the rare publications deal
ing with the financial transactions of the early
days of the government. i
rrom the records information is obtainable
concerning four loans nude by France to Amer
ica to aid in carrying on the war against Eng
land., These apparently cover all loans from
France, acknowledged as such, and show that
these loans were paid. The following table gives
the picture :
rrench loans to the United States durintr the
1777 Loan from Farmers General of
France under authority of resolution of De
cember 23. 1776, $181,500.
1778r8i Loan from French government
under authority of resolution of December -3,
177718,000,000 livres ($3,267,000).
1781-82 Loan from French government
under authority of resolution of October 26,
1779. 10,000,000 livres ($1,815,000);
1783 Loan from the French government
under authority of resolution of September 14,
1782. 6,000.000 livres ($1,089,000).
At the organization of the present eovernment
the indebtedness to France included arrears of
interest to France to January 1, 1790, and was as
Loan from Farmers General. . .$ 153.688.89
Loan of 18,000,000 livres. . . . . 3,267,000.00
Loan of 10.000.000 livres 1,815,000.00
Loan of 6,000,000 livres , 1,089,000-00
Total. .................. . $6,324,688.89
Various payments on these loans were made
in tobacco, cash and otherwise. The balance due'
on the French loans of 18,000,000 and 6,000,000
livres. amounting to $1,848,900, was merged into
the 5 per cent stock of 1795, final payment
being made in 1H15, and the balance due on the
French loan of 10,000,000 livres, amounting to
$176,000, was merged into the 4Vj per cent stock
of 1795, final payment being made in 1808.
The records are definite in pointing out that
these loans were paid.
As to the Louisiana Purchase, thefe seems to
be no reason for doubt that the obligations of
the United States were met in full. The amount
was finally fixed at $tS.000,000, of which France
was to receive $11,250,000 in United States bonds
payable in fifteen years and bearing interest at
the rate of 6 per cent. The remainder, amountine
to $3,750,000, was to be devoted to reimbursing
American citizens tor French depredations on
their commerce. The act to issue the stock in
payment for the territory,, which became known
as the Louisiana stock; was approved November-
1U, 18U.J. ,
Under this act. the Treasury records show.
stock for the portion of the purchase money due
France, amounting to $11,250,000 was issued. Its
redemption began in 1812 and was completed in
1823, every dollar being paid., for.the portion
reserved to pay American citizens for spoilation
($3,750,000) no- stock was issued, but the claims
were paid in money except the sum of $11,731,
carried to the surplus fund June 30, 1868.
The First Library!
Harvard college led the way in America to the
irst library. This institution was established in
638. Sixty-two years later, "in 1700. a public
library was founded in New York City. The
following year the Yale library was founded and
in 1781 Benjamin Franklin started a subscription
library in Philadelphia, the first of its kind in
America; The United States library, now called
the library of congress, was established in 1800,
but in 1814 it was burned by the British. In
1851 the institution was again burned. It was
rebuilt and now contains nearly 2,000,000 vol
umes, and is one of the finest in the world. As
far back as 540 B. C. the first public library
Vnown to the world was founded at Athens.
England's first library was established at St.
Andrew's in 1411. Indianapolis News.-
How to Keep Wei!
Br DR. W. A. EVANS
Qution concerning hy unit
tion and prevention ol diauar, aub
tnlttad to Dr. Evana by roodar ot
Tha Boa, will bo anawared poraonally,
ubject to propor limitation, vhra a
tampod, addreaud tnvalop la on
closrd. Dr. Evana will not mall
diagnoeia or proacrib for individual
diaraae. Addroa lottor in care of
Copyright, 1921, by Dr. W. A. Evan.
Illinois Editor's Steady Income.
A child is born in the neighborhood; the edi
tor gives the loud-lunged youngster and the
happy parents a sendoff and gets $0.00. It is
christened and the minister gets $5 and the
editor gets $0.00. The editor blushes, and tells a
dozen lies about the beautiful and accomplished
bride. Tha. minister gets $10 and a piece of cake
and the editor gets $0.00. In the course of time
she dies; the doctor gets from $15 to $100, the
minister gets perhaps another $5, the undertaker
gets from $75 to $200, the editor prints an
obituary two columns long and a card of thanks
and gets $0.00. No wonder so many country
editors get rich. Have you paid your subscrip
tion? Altamont (111.) Times.
A New Lackaye Story.
Which reminds us that a new Lackaye story
is going the rounds the story of Mr. Lackaye
in a London's actor-manager's dressing room.
Enters a friend of the actor-manager, who says,
"This is the fifteenth time I have seen this play,
Mr. Lackaye. You in America do not go to see
a play as often as that, do you?" "No," answered
Mr. Lackaye. "If we don't get it ahout the fifth
time, we give up." S. Jay Kaufman in New
Foolish Question No. 71144.
Are mild winters followed by hot summers or
by cool ones? asks a querier. Our answer is, Yes.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat
WELL. "WHY WAS SAMMY?"
"I read through your two columns
about Samuel Kiesehewskl," Antotn-rtte-
writes, "I stuck to the end, 'hop
ing- to rind out 'Why was Sammy?'
but when I Rot to the bottom I was
just where I was when I started. I
Old not know Why was Sammy?'
when I read the first paragraph, and
I did not know 'Why was Sammy?
when I had finished. If you did not
know 'WBy was Sammy?' why was
the article? But you need not answer
that question if yon will tell me who
knows 'Why was Sammy?' "
Maybn I should try again to an
swer' the question "Why was
Sammy?" Or, how could two ordinary,-
everyday, sane, normal Polish
Jews, one of whom played an Indif
ferent game of chess, produce a son
who at 5 years of age learned to play
chess? One week latr he heat his
father at the game. Six weeks later
he wns the local champion, and. at
9 years of age was a world cham
pion. None of his ancestors was a
great chess player, or great mathe
matician, great soldier, great man, or
a great genius. There is no history
of insanity or idiocy in the family.
Why Sammy the Toy chess wizard?
Antoinette, your -mind Is clear. I
gave no answer. Let me compress
the whole thing Into one sentence:
'Th'ain't no answer." Lamarck, Buf
fon, Darwin argued that education,
training, and experience are the an
swer. Mendel and Weisman argued
that inheritance is the answer. De
A ries differs with both of them. That
great Hollander stated. In classier i
English, "Th'ain't no answer." That's
the meaning of such highbrow words
ns sports, mutations, and discontinu
De Vrles 8a id that every now and
then a dog will be born that will have
eertain qualities that are unlike any-
tning in tne stock. That's how
there came to be great strains of
setters, pointers, ratters, retrievers,
etc. Wise breeders took these sports
ana used tnem to establish a strain.
So on with cattle, hogs, sheep, and
other animals too numerous to men
tion. But to come to men. How is
Abraham Lincoln to be explained?
remaps ne was a man of superior
ability rather than a genius: but
be that as It may, how can He be
explained on any Lamarckian hasls
on the one hand or Mendlian basis
on the other.
Or take Henri Fabre. Read his
story of his family tree and of his
early education, and then explain
him. On any Lamarck, Darwin, or
Mendel basis you cannot. Manv other
Illustrations might be" offered.
De ries' explanation Is. of course.
no explanation. He says they "jes'
growed," like Topsy, They just hap
pened. No doubt In the racial stock
the foundation was laid. The raw
material, we might call It. was there
because, of Instincts, education,
training, and experiences of multi
tudinous individuals. . ,
But when it came to fashlo'nln
the individual, what "was the force
that picked here and there forgot
ten, inconspicuous experiences and
used them to fabricate a combina
tion which" men call genius? There
is no answer. It just happened.
Is is possible to hold the .strain ? I
Llewellyn proved It possible. With
bird dogs. It does not follow that it
will be held: in the case of any hu
man.- - .-,-
.Get F.itliejr Kind.
A mother writes:. "Which do you
advise for a 6-months-old baby'a
bed, a hair mattress or floss? I am
going to have a mattress made- and
woujd like to get the best."
Both are good. About on a par. Uso
Probably Havo Hives.
X. T. Z. writes: "What causes
temporary' eruption or blotch on
face, itching and resembling a mos
quito bite? They come suddenly and
last about thirty minutes and dis
appear leaving no mark. I am trou
bled with constipation.!
:. REPLY. .
Ton have a mild case of hives In
all probability. The trouble lies'
with your food or your .digestion."
Carrot) ns Cosmetic.
Mrs. D. F. S. writes: "I. Is the use
of saccharin harmful? I am dieting
and use saccharin in my coffee and
in cooked fruits.
'2. Are. peanuts fattening?
'3. "What can he the, cause of a
yellow- skin in' one who is naturally
fair? I eat freely of fruits, "vege
tables) and drink coffee only occa
'4. CouM: the use of a mild face
soap cause the skin of tho face to
1. In the quantities you use it sac
charin will not harm you, but if you
still cater to your sweet tooth you
are reasonably eertain to go back t
sugar. Why not train your taste
away from Its perverted craving for
the high sweet flavor?
2. Yes, if eaten In any quantity.
Count peanuts among the fattening
3. Perhaps you eat too much and
exercise too little. Maybe you aro
being yellowed through eating yellow
vegetables such as carrots.
Ifl' t!ie Matter of Icl.
Beatrlco Neb., March 28. To. the
Editor of The Heo: I was sorry to
note in your editorial yesterday a
disposition to approve tho pardon
of Eugene, V. Debs in case tho presi
dent decides on that course.
I 'think it would be a great mis
fortune if tho president should eo
decide and act.
Debs is an enemy to good govern
ment and always will be. Ho is
guilty and admits it. Why bother
with him now?
Let him finish his sentence then
lock him up again.
The sentiment if the people are
opposed to showing him any favors
President Harding has made a
good beginning and ho has more
important matters to consider than
a little thing like this. We think he
is the right man let Mm prove it.
S. C. SMITH.
North Bend. Nub.. March 28. To
the Editor of The Bee: I read In a
recent editorial about a mother who
had to take a child to town in Ohio
to see a doctor, (a distance of two
miles.) This was taken to indicate
that there was a dearth of M. D.'S
in rural communities. A careful
survey of the situation by the
American Medical association proves
conclusively there is no dearth of
Physicians in rural communities.
There may be isolated instances of
which 1 would call the ono men
tioned no sample at all ns there aro
a great many reasons why that
woman might have had to bring a
child to the doctor other than the
Country doctors are still answer
ing calls day and night over all kinds
of roads and in all kinds of weath
er as of yore. The rural communi
ties as a whole have two and three
times the number of M. D.'s neces
sary to take good care of the peo
ple. England has only half tho doc
tors in proportion to the population
that the United States has and this
percentage has always been main
tained. France has still less.
In 20 years of general practice In
eastern Nebraska I cannot recall
a single instance where anyone ever
really suffered for lack of medical
attention except of their own free
will, (and these weren t poor folks
either). There is a tendency among
the rural population to enrich the
patent medicine vender, go to the
city to see the specialist for almost
any ailment and leavo to the rural
M. D. what is left. They do not as
sume the least Interest in his welfare
except when they are in dire need
of his services.
PAUL R. HOWARD, M. O.
High School Fraternities.
Omaha, March 28. To the Edi
tor of The Bee: I was interested in
the tetter of Eta Bita Pie condemn
ing high school frats, but before we
arrive at a too hasty conclusion let
us take into consfderation all points
to this question. It is all very w-ell
to say "down with the frats," and
condemn and abuse them, but. let
us have some reasons for abolishing
them from the high school.
The writer has gone through
high school and was not a member
of any fraternity during his four
years. The natural instinct of man
from the earliest time until the pres
ent time to band together for moral
and social benefit is one of which we
are all aware. From the time he
reaches the ago of reason until he
passes from this life he is a member,
in turn. of the neighborhood
"gang," the high school bunch, tho
college organization and later in
business or professional life he gets
Into some lodge or society. You can't
keep him from it if he can't do It
openly there is always the other way.
And as the writer looks "back he real
ises his misfortune in not belonging
to a frut during his hinh school iIh.vk.
Fraternities mo nut organized for
Immoral or degrading pin-pours.
They arc organised to promote fel
lowship and brotherly love and in
order to keep up the standard (f
their chapter they realise that tlinr
school work must be kept up in good
shape and their morals carefully
watched. You will find tho school
leaders, those who go beyond their
every day school studies in order to
keep up the life of the school aro
as a generla rule member of frater
nities. A fraternity does not stand
for drones, loafers or Idlers. There
is too much at stake.
In tho letter condemning frater
nities It was staled that college
Oreek-letter societies are a good
thing but "bar the high school kids."
Such a statement is nonsensical. The
only "kids" In high school aro the
freshmen and they are not interested
in fiats. The young men of the
high school are being moulded Into
tho future citizens of this great
country and the high school frater
nity is a factor in aiding them to
gain the all-around education that
is dally becoming more essential.
So I say long live the high school
fraternities and may they keep up
their good work of boosting their
! n 1 m n muter. Injecting punrh nn, pap
into llu- ev. iy dav school lit'n to th
interns! ,,t nil ami promoting that
feeling of friendship and brotheil
loc which Is good for all men.
C. D. H.
(Min is IVsldcN lletgdoll.
Omaha, M.m h -js. To tho Kdltor
of Tho Hoc; 1 scei where "Ar.
Anicilciui for America" wants to
"(iot Itergdoll." What's the mutter,
is thin guy -Jealous of Mergdoll's
money? Why, if he had that much
money himself, he'd pull the sains
Ivicli. Itergdoll Just made fools out
of some of our worthy officials and
Mot awiiy with it. You've got to
hand It to him. Ho slipped out of
ibis country like a greased pig and
now lie's over then' enjoying -life
mid making fun of th poor boobs
who Hold their honor for a few
paltry shekels. For that's tho only
way h, got out bought his way
free. Ami while there's a hue and
cry going up now among n few
AiueilcMii Legion slaters about
bringing him i,.i, k to face Ills crime,
why don't they tnko precautions to
keep Kiigene . Debs behind the
prison bars, it looii like liens and
all the rest, of his ilk, who commit
ted Just as great n crime as Pcrg
doll, mo to ). fro.-,!. jnd then
what about Henry ford? Didn't he
keep bis son out of (lie army? Why
not get Ford, if liergdoll? '
BKNN1 13 FINK KLSTE1M.
A Message To
You are a very vital factor in
' the financial affairs of your home.
While your husband devotes his
energies to providing the money,
you plan and economize in order
to make the money cover the liv
ing expenses, provide recreation,
and still leave something to add
to the family savings.
Your experience makes you a
decided success in handling the
savings account. If you have not
already joined the ranks of house
wives who maintain savings ac
counts at the First, talk it over
this evening and arrange to open
your savings account in this
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