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4 THE BREMEN ENQUIRER, THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 1924. Ulrrumt tatqutrcr "A Good Paper in a Good Town" Every Thursday by THE ENQUIRER PUBLISHING CO. REAL SAVINGS NOW IN UMMER WEAR course, demands certain surrender on the part of the individual; it is sometimes hard to learn to work with others for the common good; we all cherish notions of individual independence. But nature teaches us that if we would survive and prosper we must first learn to co-operate to work with each other. This applies to the individual, the community, the state, and the nation. It is a lesson we have heard often, but it cannot be too forcibly emphasized. For we still have a long way to go before we fully learn the art of helping each other and thereby helping ourselves. Ladies' and Misses' Plaid Coats Worth up to $22.50 -at- $4.95 $7.95 $9.95 Ladies' Quality Silk Dresses Worth up to $16.50 -at- $10.95 They become known only to a few associates, swallowed up in the sea of people. Theirs is not a life to be envied. Many of them might have been big toads in their own little puddles, if they had remained at hoane, but instead they have become little toads in the big puddle. It is a fact that most of our great merchants, lawyers, statesmen, authors, and many great doctors have achieved fame and fortune in small towns. There is a real reason for all this. We will take two young men of ordinary ability. Joe decides to go into the merchandising business in his home town. George accepts a position in a department store of the big city. Now leap over an interval of twenty years, and you will find Joe with a fine store "of his own, a knowledge of all parts of the business, and the respect of the people of his community. At the same time you may find George holding a mere "job." He has been in the same department for years, he knows about little but one part of the big business. Nobody in the city except a very few personal friends knows that he exists. He has been under the direction of others so long that his initiative and independence have been destroyed. He is merely a cog in the big machine. This is a common experience. Even most men who do achieve greatness in the city first acquired success in some small town. er to fully protect every citizen in the enjoyment of his God-given right of justice, equality and liberty. No organization has the right to set itself above the law and the courts. "We deplore all efforts, no matter from what source it may spring, which has for its purpose the nullification of the supreme law of the land. We condemn all efforts to stir up race and class hatreds and the creation of dissension amongst our people. We believe in civil and religious liberty, but we condemn the efforts of our opponents to imake religion, race, color or accidental place of birth a political issue for the purpose of diverting the voter's attention from issues which are real and legitimate. "We will not permit the issues to resolve themselves into a fight either for or against any race, creed or religion. To do so would be subversive of our constitutional guaranties and against the legitimate purposes for which political parties are organized. We propose to wage our battles for clean, wholesome and honest government and against dishonesty and corruption in public office and mal-administration of public affairs, and we shall compel our opponents to meet these issues and defend the record made by their party in the management of the state's business," We doubt if the challenge will be fairly met. The hooded horde, behind its mask, will continue the fight as it has started. The only way to meet that kind of fight is to vote sanely and patriotically in the one certain way offered to stamp out the doctrine of hate and prejudice and bigotry and selfish, un-American intolerance. It will be a calamity if the evil influence which would put a hood on Old Glory and a robe of hate on Liberty is not deluged with a flood of ballots. That flood of ballots is the only hope for the liberty loving people of the state. Patriotic citizens believe that the future is secure. False doctrines cannot long survive. Truth will rise. The faith of the fathers who framed the constitution will live through another storm, stronger for the test. No influence which seeks to take charge of the affairs of the state, no matter under what guise it works, is truly patriotic. Because it is false, it cannot, in the very nature of things, survive permanently. SATURDAY Men's Suits with 2 pairs of pants, (t J Ap worth up to $25 Saturday only, at ) A U t) Thousands of Other Good S. M. GorreTI, Owner James K. GorrelL Publisher Subscription, $2 a Year In Advance. Entered at the poet office at Bremen, Indiana, as second class mail matter. THE COMING DELUGE. When the democratic state convention at Indianapolis last week nominated a candidate to head its ticket who had declared in unmistakable terms ( against the control of state affairs by the sinister influence which prides itself in its self-applied name of "invisible government," it rendered a real service to the people of Indiana. The convention went still further and adopted a platform which does not straddle the question, but which deprecates and denounces boldly any issue of prejudice and hate to replace the important matters of economic welfare. The Enquirer does not seek now and never has sought to further the political interests of any candidate or of any party. But surely the stand taken by the convention and the public declaration of its leading candidate will appeal to the patriotic sense of every voter who places the good of the state above party interest, and public welfare above any prejudice or hate. A mercenary organization, founded upon a false appeal and fed up by the gullibility of unthinking thousands, took advantage of a regrettable situation in the republican party. The leaders of the organization which thrives on prejudice and hate saw an opportunity, and while two-thirds of the citizens of the state stayed at home on primary election day, they marshaled their hooded forces and took possession of the good name of that party. They named the candidate for governor of the state. And now they would night ride into power. For that reason the action of the democratic convention will prove a blessing. Thousands of voters see now the opportunity to voice an emphatic protest. We believe that the coming election will be decided upon the single issue of the right of any organization to take charge of the government of the state. The battle of the ballots will not be simply a matter of klan and anti-klan. It will be a test between those hooded hordes which seek by a system of prejudice and persecution, of hate and bigotry, of intolerance and ignorance, to take charge of the affairs of state and that other and far more numerous class of good citizens who insist that good will, tolerance, honest patriotism and brotherly love shall prevail in every community. It is to be hoped, if that battle of the ballots must come, that every candidate for every office will be compelled to make his stand on the question a clean cut stand that permits of no doubt. The voters deserve to know just what they are voting for. The party affiliations of the candidates do not matter. On this one question there are no party lines. The question is not which party shall win, but whether or not the constitutional rights of a people to govern themselves shall be sold for a mess of klucktokens and weird paraphernalia. No matter what our political affiliations may be, we cannot help but admire the spirit which prompted such a platform "declaration as this : "Especially at this time do we call attention to, express our approval of and pledge our support to the articles of the Federal constitution which provide: "'But no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to an office or public trust under the United States and also: " 'The rijrht of the citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude, and also the bill of rights in our state constitution which provides : " 'All men shall be secured in the natural right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their own consciences. " 'No law shall, in any cae whatever, control the free exercise and enjoyment of religious opinions or interfere with the rights of conscience. " 'No preference shall be given by any law to any creed, religious society or mode of worship; and no man .-hall be compelled to attend, erect or support any place of worship or to maintain any ministry against his con.-ent.' "The laws of our land are ample and our courts have adequate pow Values The program is p1ani.et,J ioo, to bring the touch of the campus to prospective students'. Some time before the first Reserve radio night programs were issued to all former students with a request that they send in a report after the reunion. The program included music by the glee club and the jazz band, vocal and violin solos, college yells and songs by tht! student body and an address by the acting President, Dr. Robert E. Vinson. This was the first appearance before many alumni of the university's new head, who will be inaugurated on May 8. Amazon Women Were World's First Feminists Many people erroneously assume that the term amazon for a belligerent, masculine type of woman has some connection with barbarous natives of the Amazon region of South America. The fact is that the term is thousands of years old, coming to us from the lore of Greek mythology. The Amazons were a race of female warriors with whom the Greeks repeatedly fought. It was their custom to bring up only female children; the boys were either sent away to other nations or put to death. So the women grew up as natural warriors who held several flourishing cities and were able to combat male armies. It is from this tale that the word came into common usage in everyday speech, at first to describe a large, powerful woman of the masculine type of build; later it was extended to emphasize more the belligerent quality until it has become almost synonymous with termagant and virago. Your Printed Stationery. When you write a business letter, the impression your letter makes is of utmost importance. And your letter looks better on well printed stationery. PROGRAM Then the policemen depressed their gun and fired in earnest. The stream from the gun punctured . the gasoline tank of the fugitive launch and one man leaped over the side, his clothing all aflame, screaming with pain. Still the liquor boat sped away and the police pursued. The policeman manning the gun could see three more men working frantically to extinguish the flames. For 20 miles the pursuit continued until the fleeing craft beached herself on the shallows off Keyport, N. J., where she burned to the edge of the water. When the police came alongside all the men were gone, and it is believed that all four lost their lives by jumping into the sea. Only two cases of whisky were found. College Reunions Now Can Be Held By Radio For the far-flung college man whose heart yearns toward his Alma Mater and whose purse is flat, the ideal college reunion has been found. All good fellows can now meet together in the boundless realms of the air . Western Reserve University at Cleveland, through its alumni organization, has acted in arranging for radio reunions. College yells and loyal songs of chanting praise may ripple along on waves of ether, reaching men buried deep in the forests of the North or sunning themselves on southern coasts. All the gala sounds of the campus, th atmosphere of comradeship and good times, may cheer the one-time collegian. Even the wise precepts and admomtions reminding of college assemblies may bring back old days to the man who "liftens in." It is not merely the distant and lonely who can ."tune in" for the college reunion. Many groups may hark back together to the days of yore, where all former students in one locality gather at the home of one of them to use his radio set.! Gem WEEKLY FARM RELIEF. The other day a prominent leader in agricultural work gave a talk by radio. He wasn't trying to get votes, money, or support of any kind from the farmer and so he simply told the truth. Thousands of letters and cards from all parts of the United States came in to him during the following week. This made it evident that he sounded out the opions of most progressive farmers. "Agricultural conditions," he said; "can be improved in two ways: by economical production and by scientific marketing." "Don't fall for everything because it is called co-operative," he said. "But keep an open mind toward those marketing enterprises winch seek to get your product to the consumer in a more efficient way than it is now getting there. If the project sounds businesslike, if the pro-motor talks as though he knows something about business i f the plan of distribution is similar to those plans which have already been successful, then it may be well to lend your support." "You will have a long wait, however," he added, "if you are looking for relief through the growth of co-operative marketing enterprises. In the mean time it anight be well to test your seed corn and raise your production from eighty or ninety bushels to the acre to two or three hundred bushels. Then you can make as much as you are making now by cultivating less land and doing less work. "Or get into a cow testing association and get rid of the unprofitable cow, or learn to cull your flocks, and then raise only the hens which pay their own way. Or grow more alfalfa and soy beans and buy less ready mixed feed." This was his advice to the farmer who is tired of waiting for relief from the politican and the clever talking promoterr. TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN. Throughout the winter and spring the number of school buildings de- stroyed by fire has increased alarmingly . Especially in California and Colorado has the loss been unprecedented. With schools closed for the summer vacation ,now is the time for every community to look to the safety of its school buildings. While it is not possible immediately to substitute fire-proof structures for all the flimsy and unsafe schools in the United States, at least automatic fire extinguishing devices can be installed that will retard the progress of a fire sufficiently to let children in the building escape with their lives. The best of fire-escapes and fire drills cannot save the children, once a fire gains headway. Not a fire occurring during school session fails to bring home this terrible truth. Even disregarding the staggering losses entailed in the destruction of school property, let us at least, in the name of humanity, leave nothing undone to protect our children. SMALL TOWN SUCCESS. Long ago America's great philosopher, Emerson, wrote: "If a man preaches a better sermon than his neighbor, writes a better book, or builds a better mousetrap even though he live in the woods, the world will beat a path to his door." The careers of the Mayo Brothers in Rochester, Minnesota, of the Gar-ver Brothers with their store in Strassburg, Ohio, and of other able men and women in small towns of the United States prove the truth of this aphorism. Many of America's greatest men did not go to the city in search of fame and fortune they brought the city to their doors. There is no question as to where opportunity is to be most easily grasped in the big city or in the small town. A few- became rich in the city, but they win their fortunes at a price. Broken health, unstrung nerves, and an early old age tell the story keen, competitive strife. But the vast majority of young people who are lured out of their home towns by the attractions of the big city simply join that great tide of humanity. OUR DOCTOR. Sleet and a cold April rain combine to make it one of the most disagreeable nights of the year. It is near midnight and the storm has been raging until the roads resemble long canals of mud. All the world seems buried under a sea of slush. Everyone with any respect for his comfort is well protected between blankets and quilts, and our country doctor after a trying afternoon and evening is about ready to call it a day and retire. But no. The telephone at the head of the bed rings, and the doctor wearily reaches for it, knowing full well what it will mean. John Smith's wife ten miles from the city, has been critically stricken. No excuses, no postponement, no alibis will do. Without complaint our doctor gets his car out, and begins his long, disagreeable battle against mud and cold. Talk about heroism, public service, doing for your brother man? "Nothing at all but professional duty," say the doctor. "I get my fee; it is my business. Nothing more." But incidentally he has given up his night's rest. He has brought himself to a point of exhaustion, and he has saved the life of Mrs. John Smith, so that she can continue to care for her little children and keep the hearthstone circle complete. And still people think that all the great achievements of the medical profession come from city hospitals and laboratories of nationally known specialists. START NOW. The Chautauqua is coming. In only a few weeks the program will be given in Bremen, and the local committee is already at work on the preliminary plans and arrangements. It is not too early now to start boosting the Chautauqua. There will be discouragement enough for the good citizens who are bringing the course to Bremen, without any word or act from anyone to dampen the enthusiasm of the boosters. The Chautauqua is a worthy enterprise. It will leave a good influence here. It will be worth much more than it costs. Every citizen and every organization which stands for community welfare and betterment will lend a helping hand. The important thing for most of us to remember is that it is just as easy to boost as it is to knock, if we get the habit. Let's all get behind the Chautauqua committee and help them, by talking it up and by purchasing tickets or doing anything else we can, to make the 1924 program a big success, financially and in every other way. THE CONSUMER BENEFITS. No intelligent man today questions whether or not advertising pays. It must pay or the most successful business men in Amfrica would not spend millions upon millions of dollars in telling the public about the goods they sell. But does it pay the consumer? is a question frequently asked. It certainly does. It pays the consumer by giving him information about the (merchandise he is going to buy. If he knows more about the goods he will need, he can make his money go farther. But it pays him more indirectly because it is the cheapest, and most efficient agency for selling goods that has ever been discovered. Sales expense is a big item that enters into, the price of any article. If the company must maintain a corps of salesmen on the road, spend huge sums of money in railroad fare, in hotel bills and in inflated salaries, it must charge more for the commodity. But if it can reach its market by talking to thousands and millions of people through the pages of newspapers at a very small fraction of a cent per person, it can sell the article cheaper. JVIany a company has chanped its policy from selling through agents to selling direct by means of advertising. And if the right kind of advertising was used, these companies have always been able to cut their prices. This is but one of a great many ways in which advertising actually cheapens the cost of the article to the consumer. Bremen is just what you make it. If you don't like the town, you will probably .find that the town doesn't like you. But if you have the right attitude, then you will find the community friendly. It is a mirror in which you will find a reflection of your own disposition. (Most of the people who take great joy in calling atthe Enquirer office each week and pointing out typographical mistakes in the paper, are usually the ones who have nothing to do but look for mistakes made by others. Occasionally a subscriber calls and asks us to write a heated editorial on something that he doesn't like. We notice, however, that such people usually show what courage they have by concluding, "But don't mention my name." You've Heard Before Of Chicken Gold Diggers Using her chickens as gold diggers, Mrs. Robert Rankin of Yreka, Cal., has a collection of gold nuggets ranging in size from that of a pinhead to a buckshot which she has taken from j the craws of the chickens. The Ran- j kin home is northwest of Yreka, where ! placer gold is often found on the sur- j face of the ground, and where am- j bitious boys and girls can sometimes j pan out enough "dust" to supply them ; with pocket money. Rum Boat Is Forced To Take To The Shore Over the slick water of Prince's bay in the dawn a swift motorboat rolled like a porpoise, beating for the i Jersey shore with a load of liquor j from the rum fleet when police ! launch No. 4, of the New York marine police, sighted and hailed her. "Lay to," commanded Sergeant Henry Serini, who stood at the machine-gun in the bow. Instead, the launch leaped faster through the smooth swells and the police boat gave chase. Serini and his men fired one burst from their gun which went over the heads of the men in the rum boat. An answering crackle came back. FIFTY YEARS OLD. The Walkerton Independent last week issued a golden anniversary number in honor of its fiftieth birthday. Twenty-four pages of interesting material, including many bits of the early history of the Walker-ton community, make the edition valuable as well as interesting and well worth preserving for its historic reference value. The Independent was founded fifty years ago by Henry Minkle, when Walkerton was nothing more than a settlement. Later the Endleys took charge of the publication, retaining control until a few years ago, when William Endley sold out after many years of service. The present proprietors are Finch and DeCoudres. They publish the North Liberty News and the Lakeville Standard from the Walkerton office also, and have taken their place among the good newspapers organizations of the state. NATURE TEACHES CO-OPERATION. Ages ago, scientists tell us, the sabre tooth tiger roamed ruthlessly through prehistoric forests. Fossils of other creatures more terrible than lion or leopard and more predatory than Bengal tiger or jaguar hunted and killed everything that crossed their paths. And a few million years before that the swamps and planes of the mesozoic era were ruled by the most horrible race of monsters this old world ever saw. Nothing with one tenth the fierceness, the armor, or the natural eguipment to prey and defend itself has since appeared. But all of these monsters roamed, hunted, and fought alone; and therein lies the explanation for their disappearance. Gradually, species by species they vanished, and in their places came the gregarious animals the creatures that learned in union there is strength. The animals that traveled in herds, in packs in swarms and in flocks gradually took over the dominion of the world; and then man, the most gregarious of all, commenced his few thousand years of reign. All doctrines, all creeds, and all utilitarian philosophies have elaborated on this need for co-operation. Dependence upon one another and cooperation with one another is the lesson taught by the combined experience of the ages. Here is a lesson for the citizens of Bremen. Cultivation of the spirit which makes co-operation possible is a great virtue. Co-ojeration4 of THURSDAY, JUNE 12 "DESERT GOLD" taken from one of Jane G rev's Famous Books. ALSO COMEDY. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, JUNE 13-14 "A ROGUE'S ROMANCE" with Earle Williams and Rodolph Valentino. A story of gay life in Paris with its cafes and taverns, its latin quarter and its wonderful police system. ALSO AL ST. JOHN COMEDY, "The City Chap." SUNDAY, JUNE 15 "FLOWER OF THE NORTH" taken from James Oliver Curwood's Famous Novel. One of the best of the Curwood pictures. A story of the Canadian Northwest ALSO LARRY SEMON'S LATEST COMEDY, " Trouble Brewing." TUESDAY, JUNE 17 "LEATHERSTOCKING" Episode 7. A good western picture "Unblazed Trails" and COMEDY, "Snakes." WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, JUNE 18-19 "THE SAGEBRUSHER' taken from one of the famous stories l.y Emerson Hough. ALSO COMEDY. COMING SOON: MICHAEL O'HALLORAN; MAN FROJl GLENGARY, AND HOOSIER SCHOOLMASTER.