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Sterling, Illinois
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Jj a"t"* *. ->= ~f :? Of 'If Ooolidf* ^rtTSdfnt Cooliris* ** » n „„,.„„„ man, not to say a rold-blood^l on*. we rmvc never imagined that any warm th of feeling could crat* « w CN-^J marble of h',- itserve. But th« jyrwsktcrit, gave us n new glimpse of himself'the othr-r day when hi 1 ? spwlal trnSn stopped nt Bcnnlneton, Vt. A large crowd surrounded the rear platform find clamored for n speech; nnd the president, for the first tlrn* 1 , yielded. K* Kpofce of matters nmirst his hear!. His voice was husky with emotion, "Vermont !R » *tAt<» I lot's," h« g»kl. "I could not look upon the peaks of Ascutney Whlttlw of MansfMd without being moved in a way that no other toeae could move me. It *a« hero I first saw Vnat light of day; here I received my bride; here my dead lie pillowed upon »w everlasting hills. I love Vermont because of her hills and vails**- lit-r feccncry and invigorating climate. But, most of nil. because of her Indomitable pro- Pie. Thfy are a race of pioneers who almost; beggared themselves for others. If the spirit of liberty should vanish in tho Union nnd our institutions should languish, it all could be restored by the generous stor® held by the people in this brave little state." These arc not the tvords of an unemotlon- bl man. They do not sound like the President Ooolldge we know. Tho Impenetrable curtain of reserved silence has fallen away, and for th« moment we get a new glimpso of him; a glimpse of n man who has trod on the high places of tho earth nnd been one at the kings of his time, returning to profess >ils love for the simple, homely scenes of his Jfouth. i The light that beats upon the White House fs blinding in its brilliancy. But It has not revealed the real Calvin Coolldge to us. It has shown us a mask; behind that mask moves a man capable of deep feeling and true poetry. "Here my dead lie pillowed upon th* everlasting hills." There is beauty In that remark, beauty as moving and elemental «s the beauty of the Vermont mountains. The man who voiced it is not the phlegmatic Ooolldge of tradition. We can never pretend again thnt Calvin Coolldge is cold and dour. All the honors a nation can bestow have been his. He lias hewi. and is, the most powerful ruler on earth. The gray battleships of a mighty fleet dip their flags to him as leader; the army of the UnHed States is his to " command;: 12t>,tKK>,f»00 peopleMook np~to lillft lor guidance. Yet it seems there is something in him that this cannot satisfy; something that must return to the eternal peace of the rolling Vermont .uplands for nourishment. It i> almost as if he liad told us that all the prizes of the earth are outweighed by a moment's communion with the elemental forces of nature. We will always understand and like him a little bit better for those words he said at Bennington. Is the Old Life Best? It must be that the small boy knows more than we think he does when he plays at being an Indian. Not that the Indian is tho happiest of mortals. Some of the wealthy Osages 66*m to be the unhapplest persons in the country. But the pajx;rs carried a story the - other day that contained food for thought— —•-Story About the tribe of Cherokecs that inhabits the Great Smoky Mountain region, in th* western part of North Carolina and tho eastern part of Tennessee. These Cherokees are a remnant. Nearly tt century ago the United States array undertook to move the Cherokees from the Great SteoMes to what is now Oklahoma. Most of them, went; but a few hid in the remote ra- vtaes and forests and clung to their ancient hunting grounds. They are etlll there, and thay live much as they did before the white man came. To be eure, they wear th* white man's clothes and use the white m&n's tools. But they retain most of their ancient customs. Every fall they danpe the Green Corn danea ««•* primitive expression d! thanksgiving for bountiful harvests. The women make pottery and beaded ware just as these crafts were followed centuries ago; the men are skilled la tne use of the bow and arrow. The tribal medicine men still conduct the incantations aad rites ttiat were old before Columbus came. All of this is rather strange, in view of the fact that the tribe lives within a night's train ride of the nation's capital. They are oft the edge of one of the most up-to-dat*. populous sections of the globe; yet they live io .a bort of backwater, hidden deep in the aawintain forests, conttut to cling to the oldl w*yit of tiieir ancestors. about them, one feeis that they «f» wise. They have a way of life thst has b»*n tested by centuries, aad ti»y find it $ae*L WiMt do they mm of «ur radios, our latowirftei, ojir sdjoeji surf ear ^omU hu§- <te wwi biisUeV io the quiet of the raoua- fafeias tijey tuy have » ch»xke« to get that sis~*«5ttity, satis. 'to the $* *e«M w* ei»n«t tfasm wtilh. them, W» mm urns too ftur alaatf our B»<tem road *tw f teni fewiE..- But ti»t so Ul > after alt, . A LIITIE r,-if, n m (0 Of !m«" !ti l«-n •! - ^vnn*n trr, t*s\\j tftttri-: hrr.^-if. A m«n mu-t frni h!rrr,<-!f j n nrrfrr to mie-" Onro ji/> mlmH.s hi<; romplrffl nn! f, he tvnn't have the call to trv. BUS!. H takrs call to rfmi <h<? pr?advrK' t nvpT^ion nrc-i t!v-n rnll th"m "polittcal rpons" bpcausc thry k«p on hating it. Judslns? hy dm c!nlm<! th»>y make, cam- mannnprs nrp clio^sn HTBUSO of tlwtr thst th*» which rm?y . t» of th» window wnd won't «*««!*? H« Tt mAy »» than? *i* Oottw who Mill tn=i*t thm* t,*!te* CASHEW ftlwtrte »ght«; for then* »ra R.«hSng for sn mod»nj t hints *r« rtiht. Th«is **« «lml.«tJc voters who view the tpt#0? f motors, nnd m-atl for grand old days, th*r wpre driving m>bl« pac*m and trotttaa Ktmls nnd other rac«r* along th* diwty 8oine p?0!« DM the airships «M»$ J»»~ 0, o P m** «• Tnd Hint to mlmtiranfs: Serve » scratch pm4 wMh the Ic*- wflK-r to kr^-p yownr r«?-ir*tt€r* from figuring on ths i»l>i« cloth. Thr coiifr.-;slon mnRszInes are fftiHnjr. Tliry luicl to Iravr Kinvthliif; to the minds of rfadrr?, nnd the rcndrrs didn't have any minds. Mm fiRht for the rlKhtfcnisncw, but tha right Mrlo always happens to bo the one fa- vorcd by Mlfi.shnpss. too. "What has beoomo oj thn old-fftshioned Junk dealer?" Huh. Aste mother where she got that decrepit chair. Araerlcanbiin: Dcmnndlns: $1 worth of "free" service; wondering why a 10-cent article costs $4.10. , . . Uwy are a shsm«: dUn«r»«ing remarlw tbsy otter: "O«r tmrtnt* wmt, on foot," tbey wtrt- t#r. "BTK! got th*re Just the MBS*" new tnvrntlon spts men kicking, *nd . hnprovcnwnt grts a lickln« t»fore U g»ln« place; the graybeards of old things JOTS |*s{mm: "Old ways were brr4," they ofttw, tell wa, tn accents deep nnd bnwi. it ta a sign thai man la aging when he puts in the long hours rasing at everything that's new; when he la- ptets that long dead writers were better than the modern blighters *ho prlnt a book of two. When he declares with rising passion hl» hatred of each modem fashion, lia should immerse his head, should soak It in a tub of water and call upon his wife and daughter to have a poultice spread. He'a left tba (springs of youth behind him. his prejudices sorely blind him, lie makes the j»d fact known th»t »11 his mental works fire rugty he's ready for the churchyard dusty, and for thf> graven stone. (Copyright. 1928. George Matthew Adams) H00TOT to 1 In t to of tha total canvassed tti* major Jam*. e«tt l fisttoaal with ^ per «!! of in tto to vote. Tl» drift to r 1* atao of eoi»8 df islBcanc*. An an- aly«H of th« repaWlcan votes reveals thai fg per cent of * " w if- old democratic vote will of with Thrift: Rlgourous self-denial urged on the family because dad has played the fool and lost a wad. It's your fault if people seem boastful. The man who mentions taking a bath seems boastful to the man who never takes one. There la use for everything. If all men were wise and decent, doctors and lawyers would starve to death. Op«n cars, yon will remember, lost out the same year petting became epidemic. One reason why a great man dreads meet- Ing those who "knew him when" is because they may tail call him "Stinky" or "Flop- ears." The country cnn forgive Al'y religion; the hard part is to forgive his big-city background. A gentleman is a man who would keep on living Just as he does now if he had no neighbors. Correct this sentence: "We'll go In debt to educate the kids." said he, "and then they'll work hard and support us In our old age," SIDE TALKS IF 1'OU-CANTP CIVS GRACIOUSLY, CRuth Cameron* DON'T GIVE "I resolve to do the best I can today, and that may not be much, but whatever I do I'm gobig to bo cheerful about it. That's a lot—Anonymous." Here's a lesson that a inun of 40 tella me he has Just begun to assimilate: There's no use doing anything to give pleasure to someone else unless you can do it graciously. Either don't do it at all or do it graciously. It sounds obvious but I think many of ua who would readily admit its truth as an abstract proposition often forget to live it The Bight to be Disagreeable Especially in relation to those whom w« love beat and to whom therefore, for some strange reason, we feel we have me right to be disagreeable at times. The husband promises to give up his golf for the holiday and take his wife on the cross,country drive she has long coveted, to sec her school day friend. The day dawns freah and lovely and his wife is up early getting up a dainty lunch, looking forward to her big day with a singing heart. But to him the beautiful day means only a wonderful day lost for golf and he goes about his preparations with a grouch. "Where do you want to put those confounded flowers?" -I t>uppoa« there'll be a million machines on the road." "Where've you hidden that sweater of mine?" When the telephone rings just as they are starting he blows her up'so violently tlutt the swig in her heart is finally bik-nced as effectually as if he liad put his hands around a singing throat and throttled it. The result is, of course, that the kmgcd for trip ceases to be a joy to her and that he has given up his golf quite in vain since neither of them have a good time. (Of coma*;, if he is decent at heart, like most men. he probably becomes ashamed of bunt*if presently and picks up tlje. pieces of the broken day and tries to piece tliem together, in which if hi* wife is $ g^ B port ah* trie* to help hlzii'."" Or the wife who Lj iu»pt at home by tha children urgt* htr husband to Utk« Advantage of tlie three <!uy"w^k-«Q<r*or I Itt41e holiday trip such ai they used to lake together when they had no horn* ttes, 6h# insets that she wants him to go and lure* him into making all arrangements' aJnd then on itye latt -day or t«& toefcw hi* trip s&£ falls wleat aud weepy, talks *tout U»e lua they used to h»v*. and gieoeraUy Ki«i»gea to tiuke him fe«l m guilty and selfish that half the is Hum iroiw his trip. Sue realiv 1 • *. i to su to (Lee Pape) Ed Wernick and Lew Davis was standing around th» lam post this afternooa peeking tn a cigar box by raising the lid about a inch nnd then quick shutting it agen and making sounds as if they had saw something wonderful, me watching them a wile and then saying, Wat is It, Ed. wats in there, Lew, wata you got? O, nuthlng. Ed Wcrnlck sed. Open It ogen. Low, just half a crack, be careful he GCd. Wich Lew Davis did, and they both stuck their heds together and peeked in agon, saying, O boy look at that, nlnt that a screem. ha ha ha, dont raise the lid so high, are you crazy, whose raising it high, keep your sh«rt on, O look at it now. thats the best yet, ha ha ha, hay, close in, quick. And they both grabbed a hold of the lid as if they waa afraid something was going to get. out, .me saying. Hay, wat Is. it, good nite, cant you even tell a fellow wat it is? Nuthlng, I told you. Ed Wernick sed. There alnt anything in there, is there Lew? lie sed. and Lew Davis sed. No, certeny there aint, wats a matter with you? You wouldent be looking at nuthlng. would you? I sed. _ We would lf_we_wunted t Ed sed. and I Md,"WepTbef"you wont cross your harts aiuS say theres nuthlng in that box. Lew and Ed looking at each other glHy, Lew saying, Why should we, you alnt our judge or anything, are you? und Ed saying, Yes, who are you. some judge? Well I tell you wat Til do. Ill give you my 2 Chinee good luck cents if you leave me look, I sed. Ed and Lew looking at each other agen and Ed saying, Well, all rite, seeing ita you, and Lew saying, Well, all rite, just out of frendshlp. wares the 2 Chinee coins? Wich I gave them to them and Ed Wernick sed, Here you are, liave a good look. And he pulled the lid of the cigar box all a ways open and here wat was in there but nuthlng after all. me saying, Hay, there alnt anything in there, and they started to wawk away saying, Well aint that wat i we told you, good nlt« some peeple are hard to please. holey smoke,'} wats you wunt us to do, tell cver EDIfiOK ON OUR LAWS. (Waterloo Courier.) "You hear talk about restriction of tx»rsonar liberty m speaking about prohibition.' says Thomas A Edl^.T 1 !* 1 !^? venerable scientist What |« ciylllMUon but restriction of personal liberty for the improvement of mankind?" In America, Edison goes on to intimate such restriction, whatever the laws may direct la scarcely so rigid M to cause alam. Radudni enforcement to percentages, he estimates the law against robbery is enforced but 15 per cent. The narcotic «w 19 enforced about 50 per > S **?*£*• and Uie Prohibitory about 60 per cent . Should Hoover be elected, Edison , enforcement boosted to 75 or eo per cent. »EY AGENTS' GUNS. (Champaign News Gazette ) On the outskirts of Loraln. O.. a man. hi* wife and their children were taking » quiet afternoon drive m their automobile. As they a small bridge three *„ «r,»f* tt!SnM «* «P to Winiam, iPfrtmpt $„,„ .„„. lute the closet under ttit **• If ttwt, oW *w1teh Is i, ,„ , ^ ft * hoote> ftnd *wxJ«««s if a little dressing down now wouldn't do William some stood. The two switching* William got in the tprinf m?lk>w«MJ him R bit for M» tlnw being, but as TOgrly «M yon «n msienibCT three day* aft# r his »art trmmclnf William played hooky find wsnfc swlnjnslB^, wnitanl WHSlamf William! The apple of yoth- «ys, btrt a long sharp thorn In your eldef Tou—to have *n incotrtgiblt tooy like that} How 221? I* ^IS hapPttiwl? it wss ail mht for other people to have bad poys but not for you. -•You would ta*& Ihought of play«if truant about a* much «* you yow pet <3o$f. Wterre could WUllfttn nave gotten It? .. T*® chances are about 99 to 1 that your William Is as fine & fellow as ever lived. His tardiness and his bad marks his lazut&a about hH IMWIU. even his one day of truancy, have been for countteM ages characteristic of boys who turned out to be anything from presidents down. William. i» growing, and he doesn't like books and leasons—there isn't any doubt of that, but books and lesson* are not alwaya crltertons of a boy's worth. H* likes to «top and play marbles, and waste hi» time standing before score-boards, and sneak off to swim, or go to too many movie* but aside from the»« M MRS. EABNBTT E. MARKS MRS. M. D, CAMERON fOIJTICft ATTEACT8 WOMEN OF HIGH TYPE,—Two ' • ' Mi from AriHma; right, Mrs. ML D. Cft ean nmtiomJ canmittecwoaan frma Htbrsska. repnbli- EVENING PICE out from the roadside and yelled at them to stop. Fearing a holdup, the driver Increased bis -speed. A volley of revolver shots wu> fire« them, and hla daughter was through the head. Sh* mn v oua crimeg, your William may be pure gold. . Watch yourself, stern parent, not William, Don't beat him and nnfj him and scold him until he hates both you and homo. Talk to him and explain your hopes to him. and make a companion of him. Above all things, have understanding and «ympathy for him. And not until then had you better hang up your sign, "God Bles» Our Home." , Oct. IS) WEAF network—8:30 p, m. G. B T.--General Motors hour. WJZ network—0:20 p. m. c. s. T. —Roxy's ganB. WEAP nctworte~7:30 p, m. C 8 T.—The Gypsies. WKAF network—0:30 p, m. O. 0. T.—Opera "Lohengrin," WOR network—€: So p, m. C. 8. T.—Vltnphono hour. (Copyright, 1928, By United Press) (Tttfltday, Oct. 18) WABC network—* p. m. C. 8. T.— Hank Simmons' Show Boat. WABC network—« p. m. C. 8. T. —United Light Opera Company. WJ2 network—9 p. in, C. S. T.— Music of Great Compo»er», WOR Newark (422)~7 p. m. C. 8. T.—Main Street Sketches. WEAP network—fl p. m. C. 8. T. —Everesdy hour. (Copyright, 1938, By United Press) A THOUGHT* FOR TODAf Oh, that I had wings like a dove! —Psalm 55:6. e » • A bird In a cage la not half a bird.—Beecher, OAZETTK IS ONI OF BIST PAPERS In the better papers contest hfld last week »t the' University of HUnotf, the Bloomingtoti Pantograph was swarded first place In the d&lly field, with the Molts* Dispatch second and the Oecatur Herald third. The Dan- villa Commercial News, The Sterttnf Gsnsstte, The Cchlralia Sentinel and The Antloch Dally N«wa reoelvKl honorable mention. In th* wwkly field Tlie Harvard Herald, Harvard, won first Place. The Tri-County Press, Polo, was second, and The Aledo Tunes-Record was third, The Sterling OaastUs ha* won on« of the first ttoree places or received honorable mention in all of the conteets it has entered. date i/\ )AMERICAN HJSTORY OC9OBE&- 15. 17WI — Qeoree Wwhlngtoa left New York in a carriage to tour the northern etatec. 18SI — General McClellaa reported army strength lit 180,000 men. 1889 — First state legHlaturo in South Dakota convened. Leaves For St. Pete F. P. Randall left this afternoon by motor for fit. Petersburg. Fla., to spend the winter months In that •uncy clime. Mr. Randall has made the trip south for a number of years P«*t» to get away from tho cold weather. 'The Thinking Fellow CiOls ft Yellow" TELEPHONE MAIN Proving eometlmes you can fool pe«ple easiest by telling them the truth, SMILE AWHILE (Tom Sims) Herr Ellenbesger of Berlin, who talked for several day*, get a new marathon elocution record. Th* show must have b«en for men only. Two new biographies of presldente ar* called "This Man Adams" and 'ISeet General Grant." The smart literary gentlemen of the day should go a step farther. How about such titles aa "Van, Van the President Man." "Hey, Hey, Hayes," and perhaps "Getting Grover'a Goat"? . St. Louis people are glad the aeries is over with, anyway. They can walk past the ball park now without having to dodge Baba Ruth's home runs. Bagpipes really were Invented by th» Romans, a historian declares. The Scotch aren't such bad people after all. A British doctor says the weak-minded should not be allowed to marry. His ideal must be race suicide. her gift by giving ungraciously. Even Mothers Sometime* Do It Mothers sometimes try to do so much for their children, that they are worn out and cannot keep tiie tired ero$sn«jss out of their manner. "Do- stop that noise. I shan't let you have the ehiWren In again if you're going to make euafa a noise," «x wish you wouldn't ask me to go on a picnic again this summer, Im all tired out. I hate this messy cattng outdoors. 1 ' Of course children ar« Im, aistobed by this sart of thtasr ttoan grown, ups becausa thoy are uaed to tha cuaaoy tsxtx* TSUGSAU UTttt VtWSQL •SL WEST TEI* UMIOH AM .FonB'1201, TIUSlttM 8VUBOI BLUE GA14236NL 1928 OCT. 13, P.M. 9: D.W.GRANDON, EDITOR STERLING GAZETTE,.STERLING, ILL. PLEASE ARRANGE TO HAVE A CHEVROLET AT MY DISPOSAL TO FACILITATE SHOPPING IN CONNEC TION WITH COOKING SCHOOL NEXT WEEK. MRS. DOROTHY A. LOTJDON u moods of pownupa and do not let them mat tor too much, lewsasotttefeetto-forasoth. fi» wljm they «ad thai «wy «« 48tea 4 much that th«y c&e&ot do ft j>te*^t^ to i*U» bait torihs «*» of fi»ery tbe po^, of "It Isn't .the ttrinir jotfw sSoa*. its «» UiUig you've fell uadsae you « bit of At Ute ««tUog of th I tuok it i» ssa , Stab te Ate tM MEMO TO D. W, GRANDON /. - Please inform Mrs. Loudon that we shall Be very pleased to contribute to Her convenience by holding a new Chevrolet at her constant dismal Lloyd-Smith Chevrolet

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