Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on October 12, 1928 · Page 4
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Sterling, Illinois
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Friday, October 12, 1928
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F PI,TV,-; *? on. »? r j, r>~« rr»TH»h 75 In , hrr ,,,,, h Defending JmIg-« Thompson Th* mm- Oo*rt?<- prints TrttimJ*T sn : PftifotM! rsHlnS! nMT.t^n to !h* fact that ernor on o,» nrmfv-rsflc tfr.kpt. wr«« vrrv popular in Rofk Wsnd rhinn* the reisrn o'r the lx.Tr.nrr bnptirerms; n.nd trim* fine. Further Mint b* w« s F ut€'a attornry duilns ft frimSdrrsMp portion of the n-tgn c-f l./wn«y sncl his* r i. Thv Jnc5«p" Thompson's popularity coukl r-,- rsv.-.Ojly have txf-n very RTPH! hsd h* as <.;,-• !?•- sttorwy in his ad- minL*trnt}c-n enforced ?hc Jaws ssalait Locnrr and hi* fans-. In the pa me Issue Thf f»awtt« published an editorial drfrnv of Judge Thompson from thr Chicago Tr!bun«\ The Btfrmp* ha? brrn made to h* fair in rwrnrd to thr rJc-morrflt'c candidates for governor and prr.-idrnt. Since the address of Senator James J. Barbour Tuesday cvrninjc R number of the citizens' committee in Rock Island have come to the defeat of Judgr Thompson. M H Sexton, president of the National Association of Professional Base-Ball Clubs and member of the Citizens' Executive Committee in the 1922 vire cleanup, declares Senator Barbour's attack as vicious and unfair. Sexton states that he served several years ns chief of police In Rock Island and declares that, both as private citizen and public official Juds?e Thompson stands far above the average in Illinois public life. Joseph G. Ray. head clerk of the Modem Woodman of America, declares Judge Thompson a man of high character and ability. Morris S. Higgey. chairman of the board of the Central Trust & Savings Bank end treasurer of the citizens' committee which lead the Rock Island cleanup movement, declared that he is surprised at the charges being made against Judge Thompson at this time, inasmuch as he has been a candidate three times since entering upon his duties as state's attorney, and not until now have such stories arisen reflecting upon the manner that he discharged his public duties upon ills character as a man. This gives both sides of the controversy and the people can take their choice. This much, however, the voters of this territory may consider as final, and that is no state's attorney who enforces the lawa is ever unusually popular In any city where the underworld has ever been able to have sufficient public liberality to secure a strangle hold on tbe same, as Looney had for years in Rock Island. Of coarse the discussions means nothing In * way because, while Judge Thompson ia going to poll * very large vote In htB home community, when the returns are finally counted the overwhelmingly sweep of the leadership of Herbert Hoover will make the Republican national and slate ticket majorities so large there will be no fun her argument 8000 Doomed To Die A bulletin from the National Safety Council calmly predicts that more than 8000 Americans will be killed by automobiles during September. October and November. This follows the information that automobiles took 2170 lives during August, acd that during the first eight months of the year more than 16,000 people were killed. The year's total probably will be well above 24,000. One might suppose that news of this kind suld-galvanize the country Into & clamorous demand for instant action. It does not. of course. We read the statistics, shake our heads sadly—and forget about It. Among the people who fail to get excited by'the rising dttath toll are. undoubtedly, most of the 8000 JOT a moving mats of steel tliat can kill anv- soonths. We are not'cutting down the auto death Wte. Fatal accidents this year show an increase of nearly five per cent over last year. UBEnational habit, ef refusing to teceun- pfetaant facts is having woeful results. The automobile la a magnificent invention. It has widened our horizons, increased our freedom ttf movement and dealt a body blow to pro- vtodalisra. But at the same tint*, the automobile is an extremely deadly weapon when pat in the hands of the incompetent, the careless or the " The increasing motori»Uoa of the country eaU* for a number ol things, u calls for S»ger and more capable traffic Kjimds uniform traffic laws and signals, strict, country- wWft drivers' license laws, stiff er sentences for traffic code violatiojis. But most of all it *alls for a new attatude on the part of every taaividiuil driver in the country. When you start out for a ride in your e*chine, remember that you are responsible far a moving m&s so/ su*l thai can kill any- .QtfQg it kite. A single moment of matteauon Of carelessness on your part may make you *• latter. If your brakes are not ia good coa- a«ioa yoa may tato * Ule-faefa» your drive «»ss- If you las* your temper wtee soother *W »HAixa you, and try to retaliate, you ni*y to » poliae station facing a chmjiw r,t ^ •-*«*»» w* A sieving guided by or loioHcttaA ma* can te rarer fe> ite toaadjrof & Ckwd tousutoiis wiu mv& avert *|*M««Mtent isates Stoey ar« translated into - at «8*t*aB^ care i. U caws** fay ytm IUI fepafc u to a play I* h I J1T1.E ABOUT Tf V ' With John <--,n ft r»f!!T!*il, ?»5« Ano'"n ant^A f ,f t hsnd c-r. ayt mrmoyy ifr-t \* (hr cimr- «bn «>Jd rni; the -<wmd- If prTsrudner-f H thr- h»st EusnHitr* 1 of p^acc. naiicin* apy^nr (o l*n dnins (h'--;r lff--:t to make the ner; trfafir--, effect u-e. College spirit : A vsp>i«> ln?rrr.'-.t in ft F-h^n- r-k!n: a fcrcn intrrr?t in rrv, n .'.S!n; a m.^n;a fur (fir pi!"-ki?t. MSn ITSST kl«ts more time* than we old-Urn*rs did, but kiss Ir«t girt Death !ind taxr-; linvr- points in common, but in sorer cases death is painless. A specialist Ss n dcxrtor who trrat.', troubJcs that can wait until you have Umc to visit him. The cosmetic industry i? in a slump, but still contrives to put a good .'ace on things. Americanism: Observing a gentleman who Is trying to avoid a vulpar hcene; thinking h!m affUcU'd with cold iect. Example of husband having the last word: "Blah! You haven't got the nerve to pull it." It may not be significant, but the era of imprudence began about when the old-fashioned razor strop was discarded. Banks are now equipped with many devices to trap robbers, all of which the cashier can work when permitted to lower his hands. The hand that rocks the cradle now is a hired hand. itepublicans see only two million unemployed, while the Democrats see four million. The Democrats are counting golfers. A seat on the New York stock exchange now costs $410,000. Think how many hick- town prominent citizens must be cured of gambling before the buyer gets his money back. If there's no such thing as telepathy, how can central wish wrong-numbers on you just at the busiest moment of your day? There's always a bright side, and those who expect great things from the November election can keep right on expecting them from Santa Ciaus. Correct this sentence; "I displse our new preacher." said Brown, "but I'm too big to let that affect my contributions to the church." SIDETALKS THE ASK-RL'TH-CAMEKON DAY (Ruth Cameron) Question: A friend of mine has asked my advice as to whether to 1st her boy drop out in the third year of high school She is a widow and has supported him for several years. She meant to send him to college if she could, but she is not very ctroiag and the doctor wants her to give up work. Her boy is 16 and he wants to leave school and get a job to help her. Ho lias worked vacations in one of the business houses here and lie thinks he can get' a permanent job. She feels terribly about It and does not know what to do. She will have to borrow money to send him to college even if ehe ia Btroz« enough to work. I do not know what advice to give he*. Is it really true that the longer a boy stays in school the snore he earns in after life, I have heard that said. Bat Don't Take Statistics Wbate Answer: To take your l*st question first. I find these statistic* In my film. "The bay -*&fr-fctaybitt school until h* is id has earned on the average by the time he is 23. $2X500 wore than the boy who left school at 14. and is earning at 25 nearly 11000 a year more." That sounds convincing but remember that figures sometimes give a nit&lemdimg impression. In this c&ae don't forget that the majority of the boys who left school at 14 came from a leas helpful background acd that that was just as important a factor as Useir education. Most of the boys who went to high school also had the better home environment and the better mental heritage, and would have had that no matter when they left school . . . Education is a tins thing but don't forget that native intelligence is aa e\en larger factor in fcucgas. Three of. the mo*t successful man I know left school be- they wens IS. I don'i xs**a te-sajr 4h*t to their ituece&tt. but it tfidut prevent it. The tact that her boy has the character to want to help th« widowed mother se«iru> to me the encouraging thiog in this casa. I think she should eomider her health first and his education seeotMl An invalid ma£h*r will be more of & fa«Mik*jj t/a later on than the lack ul oae y*ar «f tag. . Qut&tiou: What would >ou thuik of a fairly well to do who a&stoiuteiv r*fua|d to his wile au *lk>»*ui&». a e pa «j» to & eeruon asmaM ftaaamt ia *. but he doesn't giv* ter a o*at of 4«*-*tuiwei4fc«f- -fof- life*- f««Mi» to e»ra what IB or «r p*r- extra - tu T e- •» V 1»*r TtV •"!- n-t 1-1 ^ if Only thr Wrd? P,TK? th» fwsRta g.n» ff**». Though thf-y MI)!, HE (rr jisfjit Txtf hum |?*^r?v*vi tlis.f ^TP HKV» nrsthms tn do trirh th** r»»n«! th*f. faff. Tim? I s ? Indlffwnt to rim mn$ R», Vff:'T^ not .«o !m Th'-rp nr* Mst,y minute* from two to No mor*>, no less, though » king * cull, Burr!- to (hi* we can *1! i«rrw»: Wfm not m important after all! * Copyright. 1928. Edgar A. 1IPPUWG RISKY (Ws!t Mastnit Slock pnmbllng garni 5 ?? arc dmibtless for mf n who think they understand the Kins and snares; the mm of nerre who do not frnr to stake Ihs in?-ojne of a yemr. the daunt IPM bulls and bears. We read of trt~ umplis they acWeve, as through the ttock exchnncn they weave, of fortunes they poU clown; we read end think of how we stavo a modcr-.t little wad to save, we read sad sJglj and frown. If others can acquire big roll's. like knocking fruit witn ton-foot poles, why can't v.c do the same? Why put in brine a measly dime, why save a nickel at a time, why not £rt In the game? There comes a time to every man when he'd adopt the short- . rut plan for raking rubles in; o'er methods r.Sow he seethes and freta. he's to a hurry, he forgets the pitfall and the gin. He's labored like a brtndled steer through many * dark and dismal yrnr, to gain his little pUo; he used to think it wise and fine to put the feo- pecks down in brine, he viewed them with a smile. But all at once he feels the urge to make a killing arid a splurge, to get rich in a day; he ventures out at last to buy some clock that's sailing wide and high, and throws nix coin away. We see him coming from the mart a weary wight with broken heart, who utters vain laments; he looks at us with haggard eyes, and asks us where the poorhouse lies, and borrows fifteen cents. When once the urge to speculate attacks the honest. toilworn skate, he faces perils bleak, unless he has the nerve to say. Til stick to my old- fashioned way, and save ten cents a week." (Copyright, 1928, Qeorge Matthew Adams) BENNY'S NOTEBOOK (Lee Pane) Yestidday afternoon me and Leroy Shooster was argewing about diffrent subjects till we couldent think of anything cits to argew about so we started to argew about wlch one gets up the earliest in the morning, me saying I did and him saying he did. and I Bed. Well all rite, we'll have a contest, that will prove it, sippose the ferst one up ties a piece of string to the other ones celler window. All rite, 1m eport enuff, Leroy sed. Wen you get up tomorrow morning and find a piece of string tied to your celler window 3 - ouJi know who was up ferst all rite, he sed. You mean you will wen you do, I sed. Being a good anser. and after suppir I finished my homework and was yawning sleepy and waiting, to be sent to bed. thinking. G, Im sleepy, the way I feel now I wont feel Uke getting up carter erly tomorrow morning to win any old contest. Darn that guy, if he wins it hell think he's grate, I thawt. Wich jest then I had a ideer. saying to pop, Hay pop can I run up the street a min- nit if I ony take a mlnnlt? Wat the dooce for? pop sed. and I sed. X wunt to tie a piece of string; on Leroy Shoo- sters celler window. Far be It from me to question a mystic urge like that, pop sed. Perhaps some splr- rit from another werld is dictating to you. Dont forget I herd you wen you sed one tnin- nit. he eed, Meening I could, and I ran out and did it and came back agen feeling grate, thinking. Q thata 'a good one on him all rite. III tell him some time wen we both get older and that will keep it from being ucually cheating. And I started to go back hi the house and just then what did I see tied on our celler window but a yellow bunk of string, we thinking. Good nit*, darn that guy. I mite of knew he'd go and do something saeeky Uke that. • • Proving wats fair for one dout always seem fair for all if you happen to be the one. (Tom Sims) It would foe a pleasure if some of tbe fair ones who ride in stuffy street cars had better scents. Cr none at all! Garters for men are said to be selling high as «22.80 in New York City. Sounds a holdujL. ......... _ ........... tell which. X say beyond reason, faegauHB i do not think that any extravagance however msddining (and X will admit ttaftt tfWH* WCN* men can be maddening that way) would Justify such a course. It would certainly Justify putting her on an allowance, but not leaving her without spending money. Men like that make tha deceitful women who order articles they don't want from the chops and then taka them back again to get each. "Irak* Baefc Thy Question: I used to have a girl friend whom I have quarrelled with. We were chums in high school and the first year of 6 ^m"Hntettt>artiri<f girl X rootaed with another girl the aeeoad -«e Jxiveiit Bptskea ictr' oier & really Uke bar better Omit any trnd X rather think ate still lites SMI X re«lly know whose fault tbe tunoubto ma*. Both ipt&rhjtpg. I wi*& W» QttoM g«t btck but I dont know hew to do it. Da you tMaik it wo^ld be ^rKJ'fniHt>d if X move? Wlmt er: j but cwu)t««eou«. te afraid to «how iittog. write fair m ttttie noe*» «M bet «M toiw*x>i you tajei XI aits is worth geiiei-o»^}y. fled this the ^o joy " not to Why doat you a Iwr you uitba or sbe wiil Wtoyfas you'll aii£ ^.xe U la did not olf«EMte(l to 4a * it Ian j ,,» i ^"V *r »., «.„, > « » WM Starr *nt wfahU tin * wry the present tttoattan or te IK ta a conflict of chief of hlbiUon. It te aa ^sm that it oajftt to bn> powrthie fe, nfeewss wit»M»rtt ref- erctsos t» jjMtr. fw -wets' «a4 'drf* 1 are ntiw^pBa «»l wctferom tea fecfth of thfl«tt»l..p8rtfcaL Tin strength of 'dry' senttearat ttirooiiJi the co«n.fsnr Is bwBeated ta both . I»rty platforms, est Uss «(trtct- fact that toe D«mo«ratic mraiiist MSB protccto o£ m%hfc hmv® cte- the partr, ,^ of tt.g „ watf inniwnUa! membcn and against ths deterDaioed ctpposiUon of great nttmSwrs of the rank and {lit, ftu placed in nomiMtios. for the Pr^ldency a man who, wh&t- cvrr his personal merit* or demerits or the worthiness a? uawrartbiiKw of his nfSUb&ttans, has stood conspicuously in recent years as aa outstanding personal opponent of prohibition, both in personal practice and politically, *s th« eonspteaota l^ad of the "wet* cause la his own i now alters the whole (dtumUoau <O*r»« irrwywn as **ts ssupwt ttw thswry that A te vtthmt tony «wj*ten that swell thlRts HI loirs, tear, h*t . hy the Mqws Jwises t» %®m thimtgh hte early ywur*. They mn firm te tht ewed tbat oWMren 'prefects of envtravnent- d to ttess are Whs psycho- whs tadst that bendl^ plays bsr pwrt to th» cWW's emo- tfoual dmrartar WUKB <3o his sur- FMko h«wnr ("Ttm WKAF »twor*~I:« B ' (Ops-right, 192S. Unload truth Itos the two. ft wsmld be 1m- pwslMte to cttaregsutS Hit astsre potent fswtora of each side. Beiwtortsti! that a child de-retops tare for hte mother amcm* his first MuotSonn nwrety because be j " " ' her with gensattom.. his roost So far have .. _ .... ....... tto»!r observations taken them tlmt w* arc told quit* baldly that skin- stroWna to toe re*5 source of a baby's tot*. This develops into a very bad thing called "mother Haw- . We wish that both parties had placed in nomination candidates unalterably pledged to the support of the Eighteenth Amendment and to the completion 01' the task begun when that Amendment was placed in the Constitution, But because the Democratic party has brought this issue Into the contest by the choice cf a candidate definitely, ostentatiously and defiantly' 'wet', are religious papers like The Congregationalist now to be enjoined to neutrality and silence on the plea that to pursue the course that they have pursued all along will be to enter the field of party politics? "What is The Congregationalist to do under the circumstances? The vast mans of our readers are convinced prohibitionists who have believed for years that this thoroughgoing measure was the only thing adequate to destroy the social evlla of the liquor traffic. Another large section of our readers, white not originally of such intense prohibitionist convictions, and questioning whether the writing of prohibition into the Constitution was veil advised at the time, believe that, now that the issue exists around the Constitutional Amendment, there is no possibility of rnuliflcation or repeal without bringing back and re-establishing the legated traffic. What we estimate as a very great minority at our readers, and of the ac- tiv* people in our Congregational chuxehes. are opposed on principle to' Prohibition, either;.because they bs-j lleve U to be an unwarrantable infringement of personal liberty or for same other cause.... * *Teraonaliy, we do not care either primarily or secondarily whether the occupant of the White House happens to be by party allegiance a Republican or a Democratic. One choice in any particular election would toe determined by other than party considerations. But it does matter very materially whether that occupant be favorable or unfavorable to the restoration in this country of the legalised liquor traffic. We are ready to oppose a man who favors the rehabilitation of that traffic, regardless of the party to which he belongs. The Congrega- UonalW from & party standpoint is a* independent and unbiased as it has ever been, bat we are definitely, openly, unequlvocably. and unalterably opposed to the election to the htjpbest office In this land of any man regardless of what his other qualities may, or may not, be who te tfc* neotnted hope of the -wet* csuss and whose victory would inevitably tutsan the victory of that eause. Governor Smith has com- gtteted himself in no uncertain Uon.' "Hotter fixation" is not recog- nised by behavior!sts along, howe-yer. It Is acknowledged by all schools of child psychology. And all seem to agree that It is & hindrance rather Uwn a half to a balanced, aH-round development of the child, that it is the hot-bed of roost of his less admirable characteristics, and that abnormality is often traced to It What then, do these specialists uggpst U constant contact between mother and child is bad for the child? They come right out hi meeting and predict that as the world advances and makes perfect many of its present reprehensible customs, there may come into existence the "rotating mother." Mothers will have part-Urns jobs—eacn spending a few weeks or months witn a certain group of children, and then moving on to another group. irv AMERICAN mbti8 dlswwed land at 9, *, m.. liutMHrsf on Wmtltaf Island (8an Saltrndor?, one of the Baharoa*. 1670 — Robert E. l**, Confederate Runcrnl, died. — Oenstis bureau male poptilation number of female* fey 3,000, 000. J813 THWGHT FOE Gingham 1s a Malayan word. Amejid your ways awl your ^,o^ Ings.-Jcremiah 7:3. * * « .People seldom Improve wh«n they have no other model than themselves to copy after.— Goldsmith, NEWX.T HIRED MAID LEFT Wmi GEMS WORTH $10,060 Chicago. Oct. 12— (TJ.P.) — Mrs. William Wallace Rice, H>arurton. notified police that a ntald had stolen $10.000 to jewelry from her home. The girl had S*en hired, without references, only a few hours before. Mrs. Rice said she had never seen the girl before. ow" TheTekfhong will bring it/ ^if We pride cnrsdves on prompt service. Merely cull • the aboTe number arid wts •wiU deliver any order, krge or emalL Our etock of rob^ ber good* Is the best for tbe medicine chest or for personal ese. 'Phono us vthsm yog are In a hurry. BICKFORD'S PHARMACY. ' Coodticti We give every Job of cleaning and carefal. fauUridoal attention. Yen seed act feesttaie to entrust m with tbe dresses and frec&s you prize most highly. We are reliable. <• We Keep~U-Nea?* TBE Quality Cleaners issifamo AVE. Phone 82 Agency -getter Paint T Make Somebody Happy Sweeten the Bay with Candy. Saturday, Get 13th, is the Day. A box of Morse's Delicious Chocolates will do the trick SOctotBO -Abo m bulk at 60e the poimd, Fresh shipment just received. Get That Coal in Your Empty Bin . An empty bin oftentimes produces as much happiaess as an aching heart. Fill it up today with, some of our Coal or Coke and you*ll be convinced it is by far the cleanest, most satisfactory and reasonable Coke or Coal you have ever burned. Phone 770 D. Manfield Toast that Never B " tt The new Automatic toasted ovoa, which quickest toasting an tZ "L"""^ ***» **** y*#* **** *o»der how there can be such suliffercne* in tbe testei ^^^^^^^^^°r tic Harry (1 318 Fsrit Av«. lit

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