The Akron Beacon Journal from Akron, Ohio on June 11, 1918 · Page 4
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FOUR '&KRON BEACON JOURNAL . TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 1918 rTHE AKRON BEACON JOURNAL Published by iTHE BEACON JOURNAL COMPANY East Market Street. Cornr of Broadway. ;0 L. KNIGHT , J. H. BARRY HUGH ALLEN ...... General Manager Business Manager Managing Editor WESTERN REPRESENTATIVE: Story, Brook St Flnley. Paople Oil ' Bldg.. Chicago. EASTERN REPRESENTATIVE; U. C. Wataon. I8 Flfta New York City. TELEPHONE DIRECTORS ( I - j -rnuiii.3 1 -general Manager's Office (private ; ; ' line) 67 Prlvala Exchange connecting all J Departments. . .5056, SOST, 6068, 6059 Mbl ani Holiday Coueetlomat J ; Editorial Room 606 . Compoeln Room 6067 ; Buainoss Office 6068 , , Circulation Department 606s OHIO STATE PHOTO I General Manager" Ofllc 111 Business Offlce H6 Advertlaina; Department ....... ltU Circulation Deportment ll News an Editorial Depart menu. 1174 Subscrtptiou rate: By carrier, I cents per week o.' IS per year; by mall, SSc a roonin, or a year, paia in aavnnce. Enterea at the Postofflce, Akron, Ohio, as second class matter. . Guaranteed ha largest circulation of , ; f any paper circulated in Summit i county. Circulation records open to TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 1918. STROLLING DOWN THE GREAT DARK WAY NON PARTISANSHIP IN CITY ELECTIONS. ; ; The vexing question of whether party polities shall be left to operate in city elections under the proposed new city charter is up : ; to the commissioners to decide. They are anxious to reach such a : i conclusion on the matter as shall be acceptable to the great majority of the people. ; : ; Do the people care whether their pfficials are republicans or democrats! The politicians care a good deal about this, Dut ao tr .; ' people generally J It might be desirable for various church societies, lodges, clubs, improvement associations and other bodies of citizens ! ; to debate the matter and transmit their conclusions to the charter t : builders. i There is material aplenty on both sides for discussion. Most Jj njiblased persons would agree that they wouldn't care much whether .'their municipal officials were republicans or democrats, provided ,';they worked faithfully, intelligently and efficiently for the weltare . ; of the whole people and not for the good of their party. Surely like- ; ! wise, questions of high or low or no tariff, of sound money or new j nationalism, are not at stake in the election of service directors and 5 : conncilmen, and men should be elected not on tne oasis ot wnetner ; ;they believe in free silver or the gold standard but on whether they .'jare competent to handle the difficult duties of the 30b they are seeking. The old argument that party politics leads necessarily to deal , ' and dickers and bossism, is largely discounted by the direct primary system. Party committees can't say any more who shall run for : ; office and who shall not, nor deal out jobs to strengthen their own position as they could m the old days. Any one can run for office v:who wants to and he doesn't have to ask the consent of his party ; committee before he files and if he is nominated his party committee , has to support him. i ; ;. The party committee in city politics has been reduced to rather ' ' small importance in these primary days. It is pledged to a benevo-) .Tent neutrality as between candidates at the primary. It is not sup-i -posed to take sides for or against any candidate. Its duties before 5 ,the primary seem to consist largely in seeing that the party ticket is ; ; filled, that at least one candidate comes out for each office, i : ; Neutral before the primary the party committee is also bound to :' support all the party candidates nominated at the primary. Whether : the men nominated particularly suit the committee or not, makes no difference. It is the committee's job, under the primary, to help raise ; . money and run a campaign for whatever men win nominations at the ; primary. ' ' Old politicians who regretted the dwindling of importance of party committees have asserted that the primary didn't bring out as good men as the old convention plan, when a ticket could be se- : fected by the smaller groups much more effectively than by the hit-"and-miss method of the primary, and argue that party committees "and party conventions were under normal conditions in the older : :days forced to put up good tickets of expect defeat. However the old convention plan, and with it the former powerful party commit-. tee with all its possibilities for abuse have gone into the discard. : - There is this to be said for the party participation in local poli-; tics. If the parties are allowed to take a hand in things they will at , 'least see to it that good men seek nomination for all important offices and that an organized plan to get their qualifications before the 1 voters is made. : . Under the non partisan plan it has frequently happened that j .good men are deterred from seeking office because they feel that if !any organized campaign is made for them, they must "build up their ;:own personal organization to conduct it, and this is exactly what the '; advocates of non partisanship do not want. . In the so-called non- partisan judicial elections, for instance, the big advantage has so far . around here lain with the men already in office, who have become ; inown to the mass of voters by the very fact that they are holdine ,:office. Their opponents face a big handicap from the start, and : '.without party help, find the dislodging of a judge who is in office a ' very difficult task unless he has noticeably fallen down in the per-. f ormance of his duties. To be sure a tendency toward longer tenures : of office has its obvious advantages, if this should be a result in non-; partisan elections, but such longer tenures should be based on more I tangible facts than that the men in office are better known than those -who seek to replace them. : : It is suggested that committee of good citizens, either elected by ;'the people, or self chosen and self perpetuating, might serve as , nominating committees to pick out two sets of candidates at each ; election. Room would be left of course for independent nominations . oi others who cared to run. Undoubtedly such committees could : make a more careful selection than the hit-and-miss primary, and a Similar nominating committee plan has given fair satisfaction pro-j vided it is not too closely and too obviously manipulated, in such I kmaller groups "as chambers of commerce, clubs and societies. This ; movement is one which normally should be somewhat more efficent : and quite a bit less democratic than the present plan, with all its .faults. ' ; Undoubtedly the charter commissioners have considered all , these possibilities and will try to make wise recommendations to the ; people. But the people as well should be considering these things ; And if they have convictions one way or the other should not hesi-. tate to convey them to the commission. It is better to help the commissioners reach a satisfactory conclusion now than to register a simple 'No" on the conpleted charter plan this fall and leave Akron ' where it is with all the glaring faults of our present municipal system of government. The commissioners are more than willing to learn the sentiment of the voters. They don't want to recommend something which the voters will throw out. They are putting in a ; vast deal of time and careful study of city government and are not desirous that this shall all go for nothing. The citizenship should ; express itself, if it has convictions on these points, now, rather than ; when the work is all done. The ramifications of the argument on partisanship are many and various and the discussion here has just touched a very few of ; them. After all, getting back to the main question, there is room to dut.cwhether ia view of national and international conditions the old differences between republican and democratic parties will exist ; in the future m anything like the form they have in the past. What ! manifestations of partisanship we have seen recently have been but . Variations of the old argument of we-want-the-iohs. nnw i. ,... : ous on both sides of the party fence, and if the two parties stand for cau uul aaa radical aiiterences ot opinion no party platf orm in j recent years at least has disclosed any inkling of it. ; ; ; In other words neither party, nationally, has stood for any .definite principles, and many men have become supremely tired of .the rows between the Capulets and the Montagues and ready to cry .oat A Plague on both your parties. And if the parties nationally .do not stand for anything of importance, surely their place in the local field must become of exceedingly small value, except to the politicians, and the one possibility of usefulness that would seem to nam to them would be the furnishing of some sort of a nucleus ..nich organizations could be invoked at election time for a thorough discussion of local needs and of the qualifications of various ahaidates to meet those needs. A TALE OF THE TOWN - - - ByQ. AS a matter of strict tact THE driver was fully dressed N regulation suit of leather a a AXD had no wings a a OR If he had any THEY were folded up a a a OUT of sight AND from the way he a a a SHIFTED the gears a a a AND cussed under his breath a a a AT the crossing cop a a IT looked to me a a a LIKE an automobile a a THAT he was driving a TILL I saw the faces a a a OF his passengers 9 w m I WAS wrong THEY were floating away a a a IX a craft of gold a ON an azure sea a a AND the God of Love WAS at the h,elm a a AND the wind SATIN soft a a AS a baby's fingers AND scented of wild roses aaa. AND honeysuckle : a a a WAS their motive power a a a AND the world's rude noises a a a OF commerce and industry a a WERE hushed a a a AXD one could hear a a FAIXT music and far away a a a LIKE the peal of an organ , a a a IX a distant forest a a a OR the fall of waters a a a IX a moss-bordered pool a a a OR the cradle song a a a OF a mother thrush a a a DEEP in the thicket a- a a OR the beating OF one's heart AXD they moved up close a a a TILL there was room a a a FOR one's trunk alongside a a IF one ever gave thought a a a TO such matter-of-fact thinge a a - AXD palm pressed palm a a a TO make sure THAT this was reality a THAT heaven had come indeed a a a TO dwell in the eyes a a a OF one's beloved a a a AXD they were as unconscious 1 a a . OF ns staring Philistines a a a OX the side walks a a As if we never existed a a a AXD then Ed.' Harris a a a THE traffic cop as GAVE the high sign AXD they passed on INTO the sunset a a a AND were gone a a AND I a a a TRIPLE distilled pup a a a THAT I am a a a FELL a-wondering a a a AS I walked homeward a a a HOW it would be a a a IF I'd hunt 'em up a a TEX years from now a a a WHEN they were in the midst a a a OF ens of those a a a AMICABLE discussions, a a a THAT come to most married folks a a a AS to whose fault it was a a a FOR example a a THAT they were late a TO the show AND had to stand up n a a IX tight shoes a ALL through the first act a a a AND I'd tell 'em a a a AT this time a a a HOW they looked a a a AT Hall's corners a a a IX the old days of 1918 a a a AXD, I rappose every bride a a a AND bride-to-be a a a WILL hate me for this CALL me cynie and worse a a a FOR leaving the suggestion a THAT between their own sweet selves a AXD the hero a a a HANDSOME as a Greek god a a a WHOM they had selected a a a FROM all the world a a a THERE could ever arise a a a THE shadow of a difference a a a OR a too quick word a a a BUT believe me children a a a IF you live with him a a FOR ten years a a a AND don't ever have a a a OXE good healthy row a a a OB two TOfD better call a good doctor a a a AND have him looked over a a BTT this won't happen a a a AND youH have a THESE little discussions a a a AND you'll forgive him a a. a AND make the best of him a a a AND get along with him a a a AND stick up for him a a a AGAINST all the world a a a ETEN though your Idol HAS feet of clay a a a AND forgets to wipe 'em a a a WHEN he comes In a a a AND smokes uo the living room - CLEVELAND TO HONOR BOHEMIAN EXILE CLEVELAND, 0 June 11. Sev-enty-flve thousand Bohemians began preparation today for a reception to be tendered Friday to Prof. Thomas G. Masaryk, of the University of Prague, Bohemia and president of the provisional Bohemian govern ment. Prof. Masaryk fled from Bo hemia when a price was placed on his head because of his agitation against German rule and for Bohemian Independence. HIS HAT IX RING BUCYRUS, June 11. James R. Hopley, editor of the Bucyrus Even- tlon as a ttepuoncan candidate tor Btate senator In the 13-31 district. AXD putB his elbows a a a ON the table a a a AND draws diagrams a a OX the table cloth a a AXD maybe even sops bread a a a IX his coffee a a AT breakfast WHEX you're not looking a a a itXD haven't got company a a a FOR there's a trace of good a a a IX every husband a a a 4IND the right wife a a a WILL locate it a a AXD cherish It a a a AXD develop it a a AND while she won't forget a a a THE cart of gold 11 a a a AND the sea of azure a a a AXD all that a a MAYBE I a a a SHE'LL be glad at least 1 a a a 1 THAT men honor him a a a AXD trust him a a AXD that if he isn't A GREEK god a a a HE is at least a a a A PRETTY good American a a a I THANK YOC. Every Soldier His Own Lawyer By TO. HAMILTON OSBORNE, of the Vigilantes. MAKING YOUR WILL. The following is a simple form ot will, which, if It be executed according to the following directions, will answer for any state In the Union: I, John Doe, of 100 W. 100th St., N. Y. City, make my last will, and give all my estate, real aVd personal, wherever situate, to my wife, Jane Doe, her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever, and appoint her sole executrix of this will, without bonds, with full power to sell, mortgage, lease, or In any other manner dispose of the whole or any part of my estate. Dated May 1, 1918. JOHN DOE. (Seal). Subscribed, sealed, published and declared by John Doe, testator named In the foregoing will, as and for his last will and testament, in our presence, who at his request, in his presence. In the presence of each other, at the same time have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses this May 1, 1918. Richard Roe, 102 W. 100th St., New York City. Thomas Noakes, 104 W. 100th St., N. Y. City. Stephen Stiles, 104 West 100th St., N. Y. City. Write out this complete instrument on a Bheet of paper even writ ing the word "Seal." But do not sign It. The first paragraph above to be signed by you is your will. The second paragraph above, to be signed by witnesses, is called the attestation clause. Having prepared your will, call in three adults who are not interested In the provisions contained In your will; a legatee or devisee cannot sign as witness. Get these three witnesses in the same room with you, and let them all stay In that room until all four of you have signed. Then, in their presence, you sign the will that la the first thing you do after calling them in. Having signed, tell them this is your, and that you want them to sign as witnesses. That is vital. They do not have to read the will. They will then sign, with their addresses, all remaining with you until all have signed. If you read over the attestation clause above, you will now see that the formalities stated therein have been completed. Select, If possible, witnesses who live In the same town as you yourself. Have your wife keep the will safe. In case of your death, she may or may not have to employ a lawyer in order to get it probated. In some states probate Is very simple. In New Jersey, for in stance, the executor waits for the lapse of ten full days after death. and on or after the eleventh day, he or she takes one witness up to the surrogate's office, and the surrogate does the rest. If you leave a bank account or safe deposit box behind you, there will be red tape, owing to the inheritance tax forms that must be filled out and sworn to, no matter whether your estate is taxable or not. Remember this. By following the above directions yfu can, execute that simple form of will without calling in a lawyer. If the object of your bounty be a mother, sister, brother, father, sweetheart or any other person, you may substitute his or her Oh the Spur of the Moment BY ROY K. MOULTON - Dependable silks: Jare not bought I jfrom peddlers j Not often can you depend on coffee bought from peddlers. Here today, gone tomorrow in his dusty wagon, he cannot be as much interested in giving you full value as your grocer is. For fulHvalue coffee, your frocer will sell you Golden un in dust-proof packages. Fresh and fragrant you get it free from dust and chaff. That's why Golden Sun makes more cups to the pound. For Its superb flavor, its aroma, its economy try it today. Sold only by grocers. THE WOOLSON SPICE CO. Toledo Ohio 5 SoSden! Sun Coffee "J A LITTLE SLICE O LIFE. The other day I saw a great parade And my friend Hank was with me. We had on our new $1.69 straw hats, And we each had a good 6-cent war cigar, It was bright and fair and pleasant There on the curb where we stood In the midst of a throng of A million parade watchers. Down the avenue came the great procession. Numbering fifty thousand nurses . . , .... And soldiers and police and bands. ; ' Suddenly there was a tumult of cheers , Which rose and fell and rose again, - And hats were thrown in the air, And men yelled and women screamed, And Hank and I looked to see . What was going on. What we saw ' : J'! Was a Man with gray hair and tanned fac'a Marching at the head of the parade. He wore a silk hat and frock coat, .... . v And he marched like a soldier, 1 While ever end anon he raised his hat 1; ' ''V;' Ani smiled, a wonderful smile of hope, - . ' Of faith and of love for the great Throng of common people who cheered him. ' And when he had gone by Hank said: ""' "I thought he looked sort of sad and worn,'' In spite of that wonderful Bmlle. : . ' There was a heao of care behind that rrin.':' I'll bet right now Woodrow wishes he were yon, :' ' Or me, and was standing on the curb in a. $1.49 !' Straw hat and smoking a good 6-cent war cigar, and'' Watching somebody else march by." " - & I wonder if Hank was right? " 1 :' . ' O ' 1 J ','Villa's Bands Again Approaching the Border." Headline. ' si This is not the psychological moment for Villa to monkey with the buizsaw. ?st -.3 I TROUBLES. j Pack up your troubles In the old kit bag and then throw the bag away, j Styles in troubles change so rapidly that it really Isn't any useato keep them about very long. Your particular trouble is out of style-as soon as you pick up the next edition of the paper. 1 We are getting to the point where small things don't worry us "tfcy ; more. .. . Remember how troubled you used to be when the chicken-was a little tougher than it should have been, or when the 18-pound larder roast as not Just up to the handle? '"'"t . ;.ft And when the garbage man was late, or when there was a leak in the j kitchen sink and how troubled we used to be. We thought the world and ' everything in it were conspiring against us. . v . t i But nowadays they can shoot trouble at us with a 70-mile gun'Shd we catch it and toss it back. This war Is doing something for us. i . -O j Women have been drawn Into the loneliest occupation Is the .world I that of herding sheep. Cheyenne Dispatch. .,. . fJ i Next to the loneliest, please. The loneliest occupation is thatof sit-1 ting away out In a Long Island country house writing the lyrics , for a-Broad- 1 way show and seeing no one for six. weeks but the garbage man , . tf name for the name Jane Doe, your wife. But it will not be safe for you to attempt to draw a more complicated will without consulting a lawyer. You ought to leave a will. The smaller your estate, the more necessary Is a will. If you do not leave a will, your administrator will have to give bonds, and If the interests of infants are Involved and there be real estate, it may cost your Email estate $250 before your wife can sell the property and get the money. If you leave a will, the legal expenses will be very small. It Is more Important for a poor man to leave a will than for a rich man to leave one, because of the complica- tlon and expense otherwise entniled: upon the poor man's estate, 'Remember always, in making you-n will or taking any other . legal step-j in case of doubt, always consult &i lawyer. In this war crisis, the great . majority of lawyers are only too glad i to assist a soldier ki these .simple, matters without charging any fee JOHN HAD TOUGH LUCK? MARIETTA, Pa., June 11. John j O'Day,. after spending several;' days digging his way into the cellar of. the I lockup and thence to the-street, j rushed right into the arms of a por ! liceman when-he emereed.i from his hole. . , .: -v ff"M''HilMttlBH'Mllf.iT HIGH-CLASS GUARANTEED PAINLESS ! 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