Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on October 8, 1928 · Page 4
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Sterling, Illinois
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Monday, October 8, 1928
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«tt? WVrfn-s, fstn 4».f.on. Oerrrmk s Campaign fcsn .?. f>rrB!>V. T>*mncrflf.»r ts.T-» r for Unif*?! g»ftt*«! (BRnfii^r, it mT^i Mis ?>*•- * 'Ing Aswons that !b*>rr j« mor* ! b*wr snd wine in Oi« United ? today than nwr? WPS in !{>U?" Any ratxHrfntr" on nny psrty who stetemmf of that kind »s carvlm? it on! <>f whole cloth Rnc! everybody who ir*ds tb" Wfwspu.p?}'* knows that 1>«? is not telling; the truth, us Cerrea.k hirrwlf knows h<? is not. t*rt<ins anywhrrt n**r the facts. Among oihrr things Orroak thargrs an Increase of 517 |>cr cent in dratlvs due to al- cohnl in Cook rounty. In answer to this et»temrnt Coroner Oscar Wolff of Cwk county hag ju>t reported that there Is a de- *Hno in alcoholic deaths in Ccok county. For tb? first nliie ai<mlt«s of l&M th«?rc wen 1 328 Ulcoholic de?ilh-. Jn 1527 354, in 1838 208. A ronsidprabl" df-creasp. Corcm-r Wolff states that "TOiu^Mit wnrnings brofcdc&rt in the prea^ and elsewhere agalnft poison booie has rrsulted in this decrease." That is an official answrr to Ccrmak's statement. After stating there is more liquor, wine «nd beer sold than formerly, Cermak said that in 1919 the- farmers got about $30.000,000 for hops. IMKL yTar they got only $6,<XX) > 00 | 0. He failed to explain-why a drop of $14,000,000 In hops if beer is BO plentiful. He claims the production of beer in thl« country in 1919 amounted to 2,000.000,000 gallons annually, a per capita consumption of 20 gallons. Then Mr. Cermak »?*«, "Don't you think that the wiping cut oi this market alone affected thG condition of a Inrge number of farmers in the United States?" This in the face of the fact that just a few minutes before he had declared there, was more beer sold now than before prohibition. Harold Francis Branch of Chicago writes to the Voice of the People In the Chicago ^Tribune as follow: Since 1920 the prohibition officers throughout the United States have killed 140 men. The Chicago police, since 1825, have killed 145 suspects in * the city of Chicago, men who were not even under arrest. Notice not only the difference in the length of time but in the number killed, and remember that these figures apply to the city of Chicago, the others apply to the entire country. Now, the amazing thing Is that in this immediate district of which Mr. Yeilowly is the administrator, the dis- trist comprising the state of Illinois, the state ol Indiana, and part of Wisconsin, not a single man has been killed by the prohibition officers. I do not expect you to publish this but I want you to know that there are wwnc people who are not deceived by the blatant, blasphemous misrepresentations that the whiskey element «re trying to put over on us. "Blue Gas" Important The gigantic new airship, "Graf Zeppelin," just completed in Germany, is bigger and more luxurious than anything ever built before. Its arrival in the United States will be •waited with great interest. There is one feature of it, however, that the general public probably will pass without noticing—yet it -jnfiy. prove the most important development in dirigible design and operation since the war. It is the new "blue gas" fuel which the airship's engines will consume. This fuel; of a secret composition, is a gas, weighing the same as air. It not only enables the ship to devote more of its lifunu power to a "pay load"; the ship does not get lighter us the fuel is consumer, and the pre- cioualifting-g-as, consequratlyrdoes not have" to be valved out toward the end of a flight. It is a safe bet tliat our naval authorities, who are now planning the construction by Goodyear of two tremendous airtlilpa, will be asore interested in this fuel than in «ny ether feature of me new ship. ^ War in the Future You read, no doubt, about the recent demonstration raid on London, staged by the BritMi air force. You may recall tliat British army chiefs afterward said that if the raid had been real, London could have been wiped thine. A high British ermy man is quoted as saying that, in wartime, there couia be no mil defense against an enemy raid; the only tiling to do would be to hurry up and raid tfe* enemy's capital first. This surely opens a pleasant vista. It begins to seem probable that in the nest war the soldier wiU be safer tiian the civilian. If two great nations set out to blow up each other's largest cities, the number of women and children killed will be higher than anyone dare think. Tije Midst of Things Gifted astronomers at the Harvard ob- wrvjttory have found tlie center of the universe. It is located in the general direction of U« constellation of Scorpion, a matter of b3,OW> light years away; and all of our stars sod tains revolve about it. This represents a fatt of starry range iuidmg tliat is something ., ^..nftjuivas^ eves* tfei- a,-.. ^«%*y our /lut- fatbecs used to practice. Long years of itudy And finely-tuned instruments wen? necessary t® bring it about. y t t, with all reajject, it is to tay that the Hartard savants ceatsr ef Use naivem is not » fixed 8t. It v«rws for each individual. Wot ft* ttstsmnfii^r it may be oif ui ouw* spuw, ti&tk you* away; bat for ttw man »ext it tmy I* w the itttiiogsmy oilwe of a r tfet arid coiifustou of » riUIway «f ite cf»4M of « baby to m te aatawjois, wfaaa yen *«.th Wttis here to auct, elteu, "We we her* > fit t!rr><- rf|tkf.«! niny psj! I;so rr-Mtfr of th(^ hfTfv^r they ~/kh. I? mftk".-? no to »<•-. Wp fprh IWVP cnir ovn J for fnch of tis H)*> «-orW jrvnivr^ «h<jiif Ihnt pur; jx'ln? Tf niny ho that, we BIT (j'.iif? 8 ripfi*. Jn sonr 1 HmlUrp.s (omnrrnw fh?rr m^v br tini" for th« prest thlnif? )Jjnt tiSftgii^ us In our rlrrnms. Tw.lay we have today's fart?, sorrows «ntS Joys, great or small. We nre not vrone to rtirk fo thr-m. A UTTLE ABWT EVERYTHING (Robert Quillen) In ft little while now Mr. Coolidgc will understand how R used hiade and a siwd car fee!. There's one nice Ihtnjr about * straw vot*-. Von can give your prejudice free rein without disturbing buMneM. It's vanity that, makes you Kelf-consclou^ A mnn 1* nt e«w In overalls DCCBUSC he knows people aren't noticing him. The KeltoffR plan is R good one. It im^ rncourag?d peace since R NaKarene suggested It leDO years ago. No nintter who gets the colored vote in the south, there will be very little change in clothes-washing circle?. You can tell a moron by tise Joyous look on hi* face when he has succeeded in gliding the conversation with the one foreign phrase he knows. Of course helium is nice and safe around fire, but what we need is a gas that is safe to step on. In the immortal words of Patrick Henrv: "Gentlemen may cry pacts, pacts, but there is no pax." Well, the steadily Increasing college enrollment IB good news for the manufacturers of white collars. The Literary Digest frankly caters to those who have telephones. People on party lines should enjoy a magazine that gives all sides of the story. A happy medium must be something between loud-mouthed oratory and a whisper- Ing campaign. There isn't much wrong in a country where the winning candidate is elected merely because of his opponent's faults. In the old days there were picture* like those hi the magazine ads, but not in ads. Newsboys sold them to naughty mm on trains. Bales indicate that the Bible belt scorned by Mr. Mencken !s a rather wide one encircling a planet called Earth. Mr. Ford appreciates quantity production methods, and his experiments in that South American junRlc will teach him a vast respect for the mosquito. If a defeated candidate bears no malice, _ he .iircbfibly. thinks the people are sufficiently punished by being denied his services. "Why don't good men run? Well, why endure the insults and ridicule of a campaign to win the privilege of serving thankless people for little pay? Correct this sentence: "She keeps a thermometer in the child's mouth," said the gossip, "but she is a very sensible woman." SIDETALKS A RING AND WHAT IT MEANT _ (JR-UtJi Carneraoi "HeTeycFipaTkied as she showed me her ring; my visitor of th« other evening. Her eye* sparkled as brightly as the twinkling diamonds in their lacy platinum setting and the color rose in her pretty face m en* called my attention to it. You Thought It Was An Etitagemeut Ring? Yea, it was on the third finger of her left hand. Yes. it meant a great deal Jn her life. So far you are right. But in your next guess you are very far from right. It wasn't an engagement ring alter all. For this is what the said as we spoke of jewelry. "I always liked jewelry though 1 never had much, but I never knew I could be t>o crazy over anything as I asn over this ring. Did you notice it? My son gave it to me." 1 wiih that son could have seen his mother at tliat moment. If his |»ft meant some personal sacrifice.—and what gift does not since to mast of us there are always many things we want for ourselves that we do not quite find the money to get—he would surely have been well repaid if he could have seen laid heard the pride and pleasure io lier face I doubt ii he will ever give more happiness in the course of hie lite ttuin he gave with that ring and with the love that must have t»en bihuiil it. If fifl. Wt^t IK it? Is there anything in die world more toucliuig "and beautiful, and more uiisiiake- abJy worthwhile, than u happy family life and the 3ittS« attentions and txiurtesies and gilts and kujdiies>s*s that paw between the VMtuber* of « family who really care for each other. I kuow another lint- ^a who recently took his moihtur OJi a bt'sutUui .-,ta trip sy; oil* of gtas not only her thrill »t ttws trip, it great event ui Si*r otaajjaraUvely un*v«nfui lift, but *tls« Itw delight tii uouig with her handsome MM and her pride in telling about it af- "My ssott took me-— ". tuwjUwri- faauly the June graduate UK hef bouquet, & fmxA n SUd siitii ju^t. |yf giX'S.% • ] ' * «!•<"!•« <f « v .} it "^ , . J f~ft T T ',r~ •. v *' ) it -ri t~n * ' AJ! the rtm When the trsrrt And fl><= ?» nv (!f>.fs «re'vt» hart* Shall cniint. thf Whr-n f«ir hnnrl 1 ; srv-v numb and A* we brnvr- th* hitter rold, Bhr*'i! m» think of days Ismt summer Wh*n the fun wss )ifj«lf| sold? Wl-irn the snnim our rmlhg fere lining r A?id the iBkr-s in k-e *r* r,}*rt. Bhnll we Rpi-nd our firne And forget the joys we're hsd? And when Air*» «t. !«st shell ho!<1 us To thp r.Jiftir Ijeside t!» firt. And life's wintrr Khsll *tif<nd UR ('raahing strength and sll de*irt. Shali we tel! a doleful r.tory Just ?jernuw» we're oirt'nnd grny And forget the radiant Rlory Of the sear-ons pansed away? (Copyright, 1928. Edgar A. Guest) RIPPUNGOTMES JI'ST OR GENEROUS (Walt. Mason) T like to give to this or that, to any worthy cau.i»; when people corns and p*«g the hat I greet them with applause. I'd fain respond to all the hinta solicitors impart, and figure in the public prints as on® of princely heart. It fllk my soul with p!ea$ant thrills, it Is my choicest bet; but first 1 have to pay my bills and see I'm not In debt I'm nr-ked to give, say fourteen bouec, to help' the poor Chinese; and that's just what I'm owing Jones, the grocer, for his cheese. If I dig up for Chinese lad* who have no pic to cat, I'll get much credit for my scad*, much Klory. which Js sweet. There'll be no doubt a printed list of those who freely gave, and I will figure there, I wist, among the good nnci brave. And men will say, "That noblo Kent is of true metal made; he stripped his roll and gladly sent the starving Chinese aid." En) h i pay the grocer, Jones, Uierell b« no wild acclaim; none will invoke, in thunder tones, large blessings on my name. Man pays his bills and no one prints the fact in purple ink, or other bright, attractive tlnts—it'a only right, we think. And so the hero takes hi* wad and pays the picayunes for cans of dla- sicnted cod and dehydrated prunes. He pare the butcher for hlg Joint, and till that chore is done, he has to cry, "Avauntl Aroint!" to causes needing mon. And then, when all th* bills nre paid, if he has kopecks left, ne'e frea to send oome princely aid to those who are bereft. (Copyright, 1928, George Matthew Adams) BENNY'S NOTEBOOK (Lee Papc) Alter supplr pop leaned back in his private chair and put his feet up, sayln«, Ira exhausted, Im a reck, never agen. Mcenlng on account of having went around with ma to Ivelp lier pick out a housQ lor Gladdls and Mr. Parkins to live In afte? they get married, and ma sed, But my goodness Willyum you were a grate help to me. you certeny know how to tawic to agents and neeple as If you were on an equal plain with them and not a mile inferior the way they make me feel sometimes. O well, I gess-I can find my way about without the assistants of a private bodyguard, pop sed, and ma sed, I should say so, the way you made that agent agree to except 10 dollere a' munth less rent for that little corner house was marvelllss. It was the ony place we saw that was wtrlh looking at. too, pop sed. It had air and space and sunlite and wasent falling apart, at least not visibly. You better have them sine up lor that one before tliat agent changes his mind about the reduced 5ren.t» ha Well I dont know, it seems I keep tliink- ing about that little house ferther up the same street, ma sed. Wich one, not that one with the big damp patches on the walls, I hope, pop.aed. and ma sed, They werent so damp, I mean they wercnt so big, and besides they were ony on the 2nd floor, the other walls were perfeckly all rite except for a few cracks. But yes gods, all the plummlng in that place was out of repair, pop sed, and ma sed, Not all, dont ixaggerate Willyum, the water in the bathroom flowed very nicely, at least out of the cold faucet. And I tell you. why Id just like to take tliat place, Willyum. Do you remember that thin woman that came in to look at it the same time we did? Well I never took such a dislike to any woman in uiy'llie, it was more the genrel way she acted than arty particular thing she did, and I could see she was considering that house very seriously and Id Just like to snap it from under her nose, rna sed. Yee gods, give me air, give me bowling balls, pop sed. SMILE AWHILE (Tom Sims) Boston baked beans originated in a Rushian monastery a. century befosw th* Pilgrims landed, according to a report by the National Restaurant Association. We wish tJie association would set its historians to working on the real origin of some of the egga served as strictly fresh nowadays. Commander Byrd passed through Chicago on his way to join the Antarctic expedition. Probably jua getting ready to go through anything. A doctor says tliat if we eliminate nervousness we might wipe out some of the great inventors and discoverers. One of these probably is the tnah who originally found out tliat the cardboard the lajuidry sends with your shirts is excellent to stuff into wiadows that rattle at night. tu> she had shown off the tribute of aduur« ers iwuited to a lovely bunch of i>v»»i«i peas. "Those w«r<s from my ianether," And brother b not a bujiue&> man either. H? is cktse to ter own tgt and tne'ttowera t&awt out of an uliuwaiua already heavily burdemd by lUs own graduation &£pen£@s. Kicb J&oyte Can't <i*4 Anything Setter. J lov« things like that J towe happy iarn- Uy dimier tables where eaqb otic tells his expcrieaots of the day. I fe»*« the family pride that stuiw;* to the eyes ef broUiers and sisters who jure proud ol each other, Ute uf txiurK ukii will be evsa) ja the pie&t ui families, squ&bMes and erUieUui oven jeafeustes sorneUiuei, B«fc 0ver between come "gUajpaes of kjad virtues to eneourafa and wMisrite," And whether thane «rbo h*v« tiiis h»ppj? ftutttly Ufa be rieto 04- poor, they imy kuuw ih*t what they have is just about the BHXrt wwUiwWls tttoi that life Offer. F r*f Y«w rp|,r - -^i f (•«?"* -*,»»»• H h** »dt,.«»«t *»f trt white mmitt »rt*|*« ««- tb» BM 0f tfes wrs mt n fr« of fr*» It wiw« my e>c I mm rwt reu«Tlnf n 1 tljOTSfbt this te tins few! Mr. Ops*** po!iOe»1!y fendterof U«» Yotetetd Mt'He was*a !«*der in itw? jnetement to close saloon* In G£QrfJ*t and It 0r was s vt« pififctent of th* Anti-saloon and a ertppjf. POT *e?«B ymrs he was confined to hi* teg as the result of ft fail 'sustained while working on a farm. H« nuuto hi* way through college through sales of R book which h« wrote and wddlcc from his rolilnf chair. AS w* me It, u la R matter of no importance whtre Upshaw gets hi* money to make anti-Smith speeches in Misal-ssippi or elsewhere. His sight to speak on campaign iawea fairly raised by the democratic presidential nominee does not conting® on the source of his expense money. Senator Robinson of Arkansas, democratic nominee for vie* president is making: a tour of the southern and border state,-; denouncing religious Intolerance and declaring that the constitution of the United States guarantees religious freedom. The constitutional provision which forbids congress to legislate for the establishment of a religion, also forbids It to abridge the freedom of speech and the press. Gagging of the Upshaws may explain the Heflins, Btrattons and Dieffenbacha. FARM EDITORS FAVOR HOOVER. (Rock Inland Argus.) Editors of farm publications believe very generally that Hoover and Curtis offer the beat solution of the farm picblem. Here are a few who do not hesitate to say BO. Stank L. Platt, American Poultry Journal: -To give the fanner the full benefit of our historic tariff eys- tem will put more money into the hands of the producer* and, with sound business and banking, will give the entire country an era of general prosperity under a. Hoover administration." John E. Plckott, Pacific Rural Press: "Herbert Hoover has written the straightforward, honest acceptance message which California expected of its fellow-farmer. The messaga not only ha* seme, but wt<J t.o mn, "Ml th* m fflir fhnMct^r '* *»- hf tftcrlfit*. SftTTOW S^l serrfts to otiwrs. If e1sMr«> «r« lo into the *ort uf rsvn ^nd wo* just Ow* we h«d a. fnrri>T». Th» «•>!! m iay on » hillsfll* where mots- B refiwed to linger. Dry. find hot and b»rr*n,,U w#*. and our neighbors laughed wh*n ITS put. It ?rt. We dJd not exptct much the flirt y*ar. but w* wanted a gan}*n, and It h*d to be started some time, sc? we d»f fn. To our amascsnent and ths wleh bars', the p»ds not only «pSTMf,«d, but flourished. The radish be*l was » robust green, thc"pe*R were ready for vlnlng Jn no time, the wax-beans had leaves almost as large ss saucers by the first of June. ths tomato plants grew Into ti young trees before our amased ey*.-.-,. We were ambitlotu and had put in potatoes. Up they rose like Aladdin's genii. It was as pretty a garden as I ever have ueen. and proud we were of it. I can see it still, its patches of varl- tot»d green swaying and rippling on that windy hill. How we watched for the first beans and the first pea-pods; how we scanned the tomato vines daily for the first golden-starred blossom! Breathlessly we pulled up the flourishing radish teps, hoping to see the red stringy roota'filled out a little more toward B toothsome h*rve*t. But never a bean came, nor a pea, nor a tomato, nor a radish, nor a beet, a potato, nor carrot I There wasn't a thing that came out of our garden on the barren, stony hill. I don't say that a child's life should be all coddling and cushions and comfort. A little sacrifice, certainly, and service, absolutely. But as for the sorrow—a little of it goes a great way. I should fry to keep sorrow out of his experience. Happiness there must be. it is the nitrate and the lime and ay the dements that make for hla mental, ' and physical growth. The T tw»»r, »l»h P*r* «t»S MMtiv Ateocfe, l^£.A.r 0*'IWS5HI?<«~-$ * ||$ w 99% f*. cs T.—QpfTft t -' - "'" ' " R ». C. m . 1:18 p. m. O. S, j.,—.w0rM #&&* WJ7, network—«;tO p, m, c. 8, T, Jloxy Knil his gang.. WEAF network—?'.30 p, m, C. 8, .. (Ocrpyrisrbt, 19m, By TJn!t«d , Oct. t> KJ5.C. RIM! Columbia n«twork»— 1:15 p. m C, 8. T.— World serifs . WEAF networt— i p. m. C. S. T. — Kwtady bortr. WABO network—*' p. tn. C. 8. T. —Hank Simmons" ehow boat. WABC network—* p. m. C. 8, T. — • United Light opera Co. WJZ cciwork— 9 p. m. C. 8. T. —Works of pre»t composers. (Copyright, 1828, By United Press) A THOUGHT FOi TODA¥ If the Kllnd T«ad the blind, both shall fall Into the dStcJi.—Metthcw 15:14. Car ef Lump now on track. Special price from car. PHONE 770 D. Manfield Ford Generators Exchanged 'Any condition, $3.50 No More—Nq Less Guaranteed 90 days, BOSCH IGNITION SYSTEMS Installed on Ford cars, $9,50. 13 Plate Exide Battery, $930 Sterling Battery & Electric Company 8 West 441i St. H. B. MALLETTE, Prop. New 4 West 4tb Sf, Samuel R. Guard, The Breeders' Oawtte: "Agriculture has a new leader. Hoover is his name. Behind him the farmers will march into the golden age of American agriculture. So we believe, and so we vote." • W. A. Cochel. agricultural sectien. The Kansas City Btar: "He (Hoover) has analyzed the farm situation, discovered the causes, and suggested a workable plan." Arthur H. Jenkins, The Farm Journal: "His support of the principle of adequate tariffs on imports of farm products is particularly gratifying to me." Dante M. Pierce, Iowa Homestead and Wisconsin Farmer: "I believe Hoover.has placed himself on record tsn farm Issues so squarely and so fairly as to make him the logical candidate of all farmers." Samuel R. McKelvie. The Ne- braaka Farmer: "He goes as far as anyone honestly can in reassuring those T?ho are most vitally Interest- edTTn the solution of tlie farm problem." John P, Cunningham. The Wisconsin Agriculturalist: "Farmers row reafc thslr faith in sa efficien an ortaniwur M Mr. Hoover." T. A. UcNcal, Th» Kan&aa Farm er: "Be doe* not promise more than he expect* to be able to perform." Floyd B. Nichote, Capper's Parm er: "It has become quite evklen that a great majority of the farm gfJLgf tha middle west have teal Erected by H. T. Harskman Eldorado i Lump or Coal for your furnace Johnston Lumber Co. Sterling's Model Home .EepresentM Many new ideas in up-to-date home construction. Whether in the market for a home now or the immediate future, be sure and see it—Hundreds have already done so and with one acclaim say it is a gem. <Qpe*L Let these firms help you build your home: PLUMBING and HEATING by ANSON A, DIETERLE We take Pride in Serving Our Customers Well If. T. HARSUMAN Contractor end Builder "Pardcular Work for Particular People" PAINT PRODUCTS lji_8e]rve...youBeat... PAINT STQ8S A. C. 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