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THE BREMEN ENQUIRER THURSDAY, JULY 31, 1924. ONE DOZEN GREAT MONEY - SAVING sight of the fact that when a publisher accepts the price of the paper from his subscribers, he at the same time assumes an obligation to keen them informed on the activities of the community. He becomes more than a mere seller of printed sheets; he is indeed often put to the test of 12 12 IUtuuhi tzuiiuirrr "A Good Taper in a Good Town" Every Thursday by THE ENQUIRER PUBLISHING CO. S. M. GorrelT, Owner James K. GorrelL Publisher Special. or D&rara&v licy on the part of the United State. We need make no treaties at the moment. We need make no entangling alliances. We only need a definite and authoritative declaration of where America stands in order that isolationists may be rendered mute at home, monarchists and communists may be crippled abroad, and movements for democracy and peace in every country of the world may be given the encouragement which they ought to have from the United States of America. Europe is confused. She doesn't know what the spirit of America is. In fact, I think we have confused ourselves." He suggests that if we will all lay aside for the time being our talk regarding various forms of political methods of action, our country may yet fulfill her glorious duty to the world. AUG. Here are Special Reductions for One Day Only that offer an unusual opportunity to save. Read every item. Buy now at these special prices your group. "The automobile will never be a substitute for the home. And the man who is today giving 'it preference will, in a few years, come to his senses and bewail the fact that he has neglected his home. It is not better to be sensible about this matter now and put lirst things first the home before the auto? "Home the place where our children aie born and raised, the place where life's battles are fought and won, the place where the ties of iNve are strengthened and made sacred. Will we, as a nation, let it deteriorate just to be able to keep a gasoline buggy in running order? Will we spend a dollar for gas to ran the car to every cent we spend for paint to make the home beautiful? "There is also more than a purely sentimental aspect to this situation. Automobiles (and when we say this we mean, of course, the unnecessary surplus of automobiles) are not as profitable investments as the home. The usual house increases in value as it is "fixed up" and cared for properly while the auto begins to depreciate the minute the tag is taken off. "So then, folks, let's get back to the home and urge others to do the same. We need the automobile. We couldn't get along without it; but let us be sensible about it and, for the benefit of your children and your wives and your own happiness, let your first thought be for your home." Men's and young men's suits, with two Men's work shirts, blue chambrays and pairs of pants, good values at $22.50 striped patterns, regular 00c values, and $25.00, for . $17.45 at (jo.,. One lot of men's red and blue handker- One lot of men's summer union suits, chiefs, regular 10c values, at 8c 2 for .. 15c athletic style, 75c values, at 59c . , , One lot of men's work socks, regular 15c Your choice of our entire line of dress values, at 13c 2 for 25c straw hats at 1.3 0pr One lot of men's tennis shoes and oxfords, One lot of men's blue overalls, good values worth up to $1.50 one pair for 95c at $1.25, for $)C One lot of mpn's and boys khaki pants, Bathing suits, one and two-piece styles, at $1.00 values, at 50c a discount of one-third One lot of boys' diess shirts, with collars One lot of boys' plain blue overalls, with attached, and collars detached, $1 val. at 60c bibs, excellent values at $1, for 7Pc Don't Forget Saturday Only A y - . -. v v - playing square with those on the two sides of a situation. Not so very long ago the editor of The Enquirer received two requests on almost the same day to leave two items out cf the paper. One was of public concern in the town. The other concerned an affair that occurred on the streets of Bremen within sight of numerous people. The man who wanted the first item left out was of the .firm opinion that it would be perfectly proper to comply with his request, but that the street happening surely should be printed. Likewise, the man who said the street happening was "of no general interest" was equally certain that the editor had no right to omit the other transaction. As someone remarked a good while ago, it depends on whose ox is being gored. OF ALL SAD WORDS. If we ever feel like kicking a man out of the house and a block and a half down the street, it is when he tries to sell something and ends up by saying, "You do not have to pay for it now!" Of all the economically damnable words in English language, these are worst, if we are to judge words by the results which follow their acceptance and use. It is true that one does not have to hand over the actual cash the moment his word is given, but if he is responsible he virtually signs a promissory .note at compound interest mortgaging his present and future. And yet how many people there are in this world who think that because they do not have to pay for a thin it now they are virtually getting it for nothing. Is there a worse type of economic foolishness ? Once this idea gets possession of a man or woman he is lost. Nothing can save him. Not even the death of a rich relative for this will only postpone the evil day. NOW there is no other pay day. JOB-HOLDERS. Figures from authoritative sources assert that nearly $4,000,000,000 is paid out in the United States every year to public officials, active and retired. These figures are not surprising when we know that nearly 3,500,000 persons are on the public payroll, federal state and local. Nearly half of the $8,500,000,000 spent yearly by our government goes to officials and former officials. Every taxpayer should understand that almost one-half of his taxes go to support office-holders. One of Mussolini's first acts was to dismiss 100,000 men from the public payroll. Our trouble is that the job-holder is the backbone of every political party. Jobs are the currency in which party debts are paid. And this currency is at present inflated. CAESAR WAS RIGHT. "I would rather be first in the small est village of Etruria than second in Rome," said Julius Caesar, world conqueror and Roman Emperor of mere than 2,000 years ago. And to this day most active and vigorous men hold the same attitude toward life in small towns. Nowdays people say it in a more homely way: "I would rather be a big toad in a little puddle than "a little toad in a big puddle." Black Horse Troop Cumins? To Winona Wednesday, August 0th, will be a great day at Winona Lake. One of the special features will be the Culver Summer School Black Horse Troop which will arrive on Tuesday and establish .Military Camp on the Park. There will be 100 trained black horses, and trained riders. There will be stunts, tricks, riding in pairs and formation of pyramids and a grand military parade. The Black Horse Troop is nationally known. Culver stands second in military schools, West Point only, ahead. They so much favor black horses, that when the great fire destroyed the horses some years ago, they scoured the country for black horses to take the place of those burned. A combination musical will bo staged in the evening, when the Culver Military Band will entertain and Mmo. Louise Homer will give a recital in the Billy Sunday Tabernacle. Subscription, $2 a tear In Advance. Entered at the post office at Bremen, Indiana, as second class mail matter. BACK TO THE HOME. An interesting studv of one of the besetting sins of the age is contained in an article by Tom Otley in a house organ received by Koontz Bros., and reproduced here through their courtesy. "The automobile," says Mr. Otley, "is a wonderful gift to mankind. We all pet a preat deal of healthful pleasure from it. And it has made a place for itself in modern business. For these benefits, thus briefly stated, mankind is or should be grateful. At,the same time we have had to pay the price. It costs a lot of money to buy an automobile and it costs a lot more to maintain it. "Statistics on these two costs have been so freely quoted that it is almost impossible to realize these f. cures. However, by taking: an average of the figures submitted by the different statisticians, it is pretty well established that the average family invests three hundred dollars per year in automobiles. They pay an additional two hundred for upkeep and the maintenance of their investment. "The average earning power of the families of the United States is also a figure that does not seem to be def.nitely and incontrovevtibly established, but in the same manner, tak-ir.c a summary of various statistic-ions, it seems to be fairly established that the range is somewhere between seventeen and eighteen hundred and fifty dollars per annum. Therefore, taking the top figure or eichteen hundred fifty dollars and vie- o.iuiir.e from that figure the three hundred dollars investment and the two hundred for animal upkeep charge, we are confronted with the j very astounding fact that the aver- j ace family spends about 27rf of its to:;;i earning power on an automo- "In spite of the fact that we all enjoy an automobile and realize its value as stated in the opening I para graph of this letter, we cannot j help feeling that 2Trr is a very unfair portion for the average family to spend on one form of entertainment. "Now, we know that the automobile has given pleasure and contributed in other ways to the life of the family. We know it is a source of great convenience and we know it has given employment to thousands of people and it has formed a very wonderful adjunct to our method of living. But, see the price we pay. "It is frequently quoted that 90 of the automobiles are bought on time. Basically, that is wrong, as it indicates that 90 7c of the automobiles constitutes a fundamental indebtedness. And this indebtedness must be paid at the sacrifice of the home. The one place that has been the most sacred to civilization since civilization began the one. place that has represented more to the tha young and the middle aged any other one place, is the I HOME. This Home that song writers have written volumes on this hmie that poets have eulogized rep-re s i. s ci'ni fort , p' e a su re , c o n-t-i:tme:it and harmony. The one rbu'3 wh-re the weaiy traveler return ? t rc-t. Let u not lose the revererce for the home, nr our national reputation of being a home-lovimr pv"plo. Let us take better care of '-u r homes. "If c-'-ly a half of the money now sp-'r.t on autos v. eve spent on the heme, wc would today bo a nation of home owners instead of Cliff Dwell'M s. Every family would have its own home. If the money that is spsnt every year as a continuous investment were added to the rent that a great many families pay, it would buy a home and if the money that is spent in maintaining an automobile were spent in beautifying the home, what a nation of beautiful homes we would have! Where has that home-loving spirit gone? Have we become a nation of transients that wander about under the canvas top of an automobile? "You folks of the different organizations and clubs, men and women, botrin talking up a "Back to the Home" campaign. Wo have confidence enough in human nature to b li ve that there is, down deep in the soul of every man and woman, a fundamental love for the home. Stait the organization of s-uch a campaipn and you will strike a rc- Aug. 2 fnK fT 'A, rvVv,. f i d 5' M' 1 1 , w B. & O. TIME TABLE West Bound No. 45 Chicago train 5.57 AM No. 31 Local West 7.17 AM No. 7 Chicago train 12.09 FM East Bound No. 10 Wash-New York . . 12.26 PM No. 32 Garrett Local 5.42 PM No. 46 Willard-Wheeling . . 12.27 AM No. 16 Baltimore-New York 12.42 AM Trains 10 and 46 stop at Bremen to discharge passengers from Chicago or South Chicago and pick up passengers for Toledo, Detroit, Dayton and Cincinnati and all points east of Willard. Train 16 stops to receive passengers for points east of Willard. I ft jr rfi.fe dust - ur PROGRAM LEFT Being, a bachelor, Homer Rodeheaver has no first hand exporlenc how wives ehould be treated. The picture shows hi Interest in tho famous "Burning Ghat" in India, where widows were burned to death until the law prohibited that practice. Right Rodeheaver is shown in front of the famous Peng Yang monuments In Korea. Here, as always, he is interested in children, believing that they should get the Christian message early in life. lie has published many songe and books to help bring this about. He finds that the Koreans and other Asiatics respond to go&pel music the same a the Americans. HAVE FAITH IN AMERICA. In the June Harper's Magazine, David F. Houston has a constructive article which shows that this country is sound in spite of the workings of pessimists, agitators and demagogues. Those whose comparisons are with the heroic days of George Washington are reminded that he was by some of his own day called a hypocrite, an impostor and a murderer. Those whose political demigods are the Clays, the Websters and the Cal-houns are told that Cleveland, Wilson and Richard Olney were more worthy to be followed than these statesmen of the former days. And to those who do not look back at all, but only about them in beiid- erment and disgust upon scandals, class contacts ami mccs, my. Houston brings the conclusion that no one class or "bloc" has sense to govern all the other classes, and that present "blocs" will disappear even as did the ones against which Washington warned the people. There is, with a safeguarded economic stability, a spirit in the people which will insist upon a clean national household from cellar to attic, and which prompts this financier whose roots are deep in the soil of America to advise the public that "the United States is today the safest investment in the world." We have succeeded, the ex-Secretary contends, despite all our mistakes and failures and official shortcomings, because we have had, on the whole, a "competent people." And lie adds the corollary that the right kind of people can run any sort of government, while the wrong sort j i i cannot run any Kinu. One cannot read Mr. Houston's article without new hope for America, and even for Europe, unless a chronic and irreclaimable pessimist. SENSE MORE THAN LAW. As an example of the high-pressure stock-selling publicity that is used by some companies, the following is quoted from a form letter actually mailed out: "I want to put your name down for a cash dividend to be declared next month before we close our books. I honestly and absolutely think I see a mighty fortune just ahead of us. I want to see you make enough money to fix you up financially for the rest of your life." Think of it: Somebody just waiting to drop a fortune into the hands of the innocent investor of a little cash. The promise is tacitly made to "fix you up financially for life." Yet, to one who stops and thinks, nobody is handing out fortunes with such a glorious flourish as that. Anybody with a sure thing that is going to make big returns does not have to peddle it to strangers. If he actually has sucli a sure thing, he is going to keep it. A movement is on foot for a national "blue sky" law to stop such tactics by companies which now get around state laws by using the mails. Such a law is piobably needed; what is more needed is a use of common horse sense on the part of those who allow themselves to be duped by such bunk. AN EDITOR'S DISCRETION. "Keep it out of the paper," is the cry which the local newspaper publisher frequently hears. To oblige often costs consideiable, though the party who makes the request thinks the granting scarelv worth a "thank you." A newspaper is a peculiar thing in the public's eye. The news-gatherer Is stormed at because he gets told of one item and is abused because he does not get another. Men ami women sometimes perform acts which become legitimate items for publication and then rush to the newspaper office and beg the editor not to notice their escapades. The week before they would have condemned the same paper for not having written up another party doing the same thing, forgetting it apparently at the time of their own visit to the printing office. People making the request are usually sincere, but they generally lose H TT Sterling M. Dietrich Weds Indianapolis Giri ENIiss Ethel Jean Rice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Rice of Indianapolis, and Sterling M: Dietrich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Urban J. Dietrich of Bremen, were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents at Indianapolis Thursday evening. Rev. L. r. Cooper of that city read the service. Mrs. Elmer J. Hall of Bremen, sister of the bride, was matron of honor and little Betty Lou Dietrich, sister of the bridegroom, carried a basket of flowers and the ring. Mrs. U. J. Dietrich and 'Mr. and Mrs. Elmer J. Hall were among the out of town guests. The bridegroom is a graduate of the Bremen high school and of the University of Illinois. He is now employed in the office of the collector of Internal revenue for Indiana and is well and favorably known in his home community. They expect to live in Indianapolis. Coil Family Holds Its Annual Reunion at Lake The annual reunion of the Coil family was held at Lake of the Woods Sunday, when seventy-eight members of the relationship were present, coming from South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, Argos, Lapaz, Bremen, and points in Michigan. .Mrs. Sarah Cox of Bremen, who is seventy-five, was the oldest member present. Earl Mussley of South Bend was elected president of the organization. Bremen Car Bumps Into Stone Wall at Plymouth The great stone wall of the Pennsylvania viaduct on South Michigan street in Plymouth is still in place, although it was rammed by a Ford coupe driven by Charles Rowe of Bremen late last Thursday night. The driver of the car stated that 'a tire came olF a front wheel as he i approached the viaduct, pullinu- the ! car into the abutment. He was alone aid was not injured, but the car was badly smashed. Uniform Flag Display Installed By Legion More than sixty business houses and residents subscribed to the uniform flag display plan sponsored by the local post of the American legion, and members of the post installed the housings for the flags last Saturday. The flags will be displayed on holidays and special, occasions and will present a handsome appearance as they line the two principle business streets of the town. Mine. Louise Homer To Be At Winona Next Week Mine. Louise Homer, world famed contralto and perhaps the greatest of American singers, will appear in concert at Winona Lake next Wednesday evening. Many Bremen music lovers are planning to drive to Winona to hoar the recital. AS A "PRIVATE CITIZEN." The position which the United States should take in foreign affairs is always a matter of the greatest public importance. President Wilson went abroad and negotiated a treaty at the close of the World War which after a two-year discussion our country did not see lit to ratify. After rejecting the League and a-dopting a policy of isolation, we have witnessed the development of a feeling of depression and hopeless- ness in European affairs. Oar country has become unsatisfied with its decision morally. There has been a great undercurrent of doubt and questioning as to whether we have done our duty in world affairs, The economic breakdown of Europe has exerted a bad influence m our country politically, socially and financially. Destroying a free market for gold in the world left prices without an automatic regulator in Ameiica. We have participated in the reparations settlements and adjustment of foreign loans in a kind of hap-haz-zard, half-hearted bootlegging manner, trying to get results but avoiding responsibility. The moral duty of going to the relief of such injured, wounded and prostrated nations of Europe should not be confused with any question as to the kind of a vehicle we employ to send relief. Whether our country shall join a League of Nations or a World Court is of minor importance compared to our obligation "to aid in the restoration of the world politically, economically and morally." The foi-egoing js a fair summary of an address by Owen D. Young before Harvard on the occasion of receiving an honorary degree from that institution. Mr. Young made his remarks as a "private citizen" and not as a member of the recent Ex- perts Committee on settlement of the Reparations question. He said in part: "I object to having the great moral question of what America should do confused bv a discussion of the merits or faults of j the machinery through which she should make that decision effective. Whether I should go to the relief of my friend and comrade in a hospital and render what aid I could is one quo.-tion. Whether I should go in a Buick or a Cadillac or a Ford is another ouc-stion. I object to delaying my decision or to bo diverted from my main purpose by the sales talk of promoters of different vehicles. The first thing that I want to do is to send word to my friend in the hospital that I am coming and then I will go by the best conveyance which expediency puts at my disposal, and if there be no other way, I will walk to his relief. That is what I should like to have America declare to Europe. "I am not interested in going to the American people on a question of whether we shall join the League or whether we shall join the World Court or whether we shall make foreign loans, officially or unofficially, but I am interested in going to the American people for the answer as to whether or not we intend, by every reasonable means within our power, to aid in the restoration of the world, politically, economically, and morally. You ask how this can be done? 1 say it can lo done by frank and definite declaration of po- t Here's What You Call A Man of Many Titles Belkofsky, on theAlaska peninsula, has 162 inhabitants. D. Hotovitzsky, here on a visit, holds in the town these offices: Director for the United States bureau of education, agent for the Department of Agriculture, internal revenue collector, postmaster, preacher and justice of the peace. He is a descendant of a Russian family that scitled early in Alaska, says an Associated Press dispatch from Seattle. If you haven't read the wantads, do it, now it pays. if fa ij. . i' i;i -HBm WEEKLY THURSDAY, JULY .H ! "THE MAN OF THE FOREST." Based on the story by Za?r; dry j the greatest of out of door writers. A massive tale '.i hi 'o j and adventure. ALSO LARRY SEMON COMEDY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, AUGUST, 1-2 "THE LONG CHANCE" with John Gilbert. A William Fox Mystery (Melodrama. ALSO COMEDY. SUNDAY, AUGUST 3 "TO THE LAST MAN" A Paramount Picture with Richard Dix and Lois Wilson written by Zane Grey. A tale of the Arizona wilds in the late Eighties. A thrilling romance of the early west. Produced under the personal supervision of the author and actually screened in the picturesque cattle and sheep country of Arizona. ALSO LARRY SEMON COMEDY. THURSDAY, AUGUST 7 "ONE LAW FOR THE WOMAN" A Yitagraph picture with Cvl-lon Landis and Mildred Harris. One of the Best Cli-.s r Western Pictures. ALSO LARRY SEMON COMEDY.

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