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THE AUGUSTA HERALD
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DISHES By Hal Cochran
j HEN the supper meal Is over and you're lazy
\A/ as kin be, and you're leunln' back in com
* » fort, aorta propped against your knee, there
is just one thing that frels you. kinda robs you or
your fun. It's the fart, that always gets you, that
the dishes must be done.
Just a half a dozen saucers and a half a dozen
cups, and a flock of other dishes that the evening in
terrupts. They are sitting on the table filled with
scraps of food and such, and the truth is, very
frankly, that they don't amount to much.
But you'd rnther sit a-pufflng on a clgaret or pipe
than to help to do the dishes when the doing time
is ripe. And the Missus, too, feels lazy and as loafy
as can be and she really doesn't blame you, as she's
alppln' at her tea. *
So you talk a while, while sitting, and you sit there
as you talk. Then, to help your Indigestion, you de
cide to take a walk. In the end, the evening passe?
as all nights are bound to go, and the morning after
Mom regrets she let the dishes go.
QUIPS: By Robert Quillen
The most thrilling words are simplest. Consider
Poets and people who can wear knickers are born
and not made.
The smaller the town, the harder eltlzrns hate tho
Almost all boudoir caps are attractive unless some,
body has them on.
There Isn't much to success except thst you ll*
abed an hour longer.
Some married men have children, and some have
only one boss.
At any rate, no
atrangcr can drink
water to make
him assure you
that hie wife
doesn’t understand him,
No man can serve two master, unless they are «
wife and a mother-in-law.
What la fame? Even a bricklayer has a crowd
to stand and watch him work.
Sound waves have great power. The clapping of
handa has been known to swell head*.
At times every Jit owner has a primitive blood
lust and wishes he drove a five-ton truck.
There are compensations. If you have one foot
on a banana peel, the other may be on ohewing gunt.
We are a queer people, and If a man announcca a
cure for exlatlng evils we call him a nut.
If Ji 0
The trie efu l
way to compli
ment a cook 1 a
lo let the belt out
The boss is the one that provides the adjectives
when something is spilled on the table cloth.
According (o science, hair grows after death; but
this ia darned little consolation for a bald man.
When they are made up you can't tell mother from
daughter, except that one is impudent.
Most men can resist the temptation to brag except
on those rare occasions when they get up at 6 o'clock.
Correct thia sentence: "I’m sure both families can
use the living room," said she, "and get along nicely."
Foolish Flings ß * T ° n Sl “»
Thins* are so quiet In Mexico you enn hear ell
(lock paying dividends.
Every mnn like* ■ wife who flirt* union* *he 1* hi*
Only time some men want to stay at home is
when friend wife Want*‘them to take her to a show.
We would like to *ec a fight to the finish between
the fool killer and the joy killer.
The great China question, as seen In most of our
home*. I*. "Who will wash the dishes?"
The man who make* a fool out of himself always
Claims someone else did It.
Only a few more week* In which to pay the bill*
you ran up last Christmas.
On Thanksgiving, we enn nil be thankful we ate
Some of those who foil not drink bootleg and spin.
The poor are with u* always, but often the rich
are a.tainrt u*.
Time is money, and the only way you can really
save time is by savins money.
The farther bad hewa travels the bigger It grows;
the farther good news travels the smaller it Brows.
A stingy mnn eventually elves himself away.
The pest who asked, "Well, Is It hot enough for
you?" will soon be asking, "Well, Is It cold enough?"
Taxes may be reduced in Germany. That's natural.
They can't raise them because the people can't,
Nothing Increases your confldene# In the eeneral
order of things like having a banker lend you money.
An American bandit was caught In Mexico, show
ing It Is safer to stay in our own teirltory.
Woman was caught running a still In an Ohio town.
Men are getting to be bigger loafers every day.
A NEW KIND OF FEATURE FOR
ELSEWHERE in this issue announcement is
made of a new kind of feature for Heral/
readers. Suppose it was possible for the Her
ald to employ an editorial staff of 20 or 30 of the
ablest men in America to write its editorial columns?
Even the New York Times, Herald-Tribune, Chicago
Tribune and other great papers would find it Impos
sible to do this and get away with it, despite their
immense revenues. And yet In nflniature this is the
new editorial feature that the Herald offers its
renders commencing with Monday's Issue. .
An editorial staff headed by William Allen White,
one of the most famous editors of America has been
formed under tits direction, and dally nfi editorial
on some Important topic of <he day will appear in tho
Augusta Herald. Herald readers are familiar with
most of the newspaper features of the present tlme
the comic page and comic strips, household and
women features, picture page, fashions, cartoons,
sports, paragraphs, the daily story, and the cross
word puzzle that Is now gripping so many Horald
readers. But an editorial feature under a staff such
as has never before oeen assembled in America, Is
something new and different.
In the Herald's editorial staff which Is headed by
Mr. William Allen White, are included such names as
Edwin A. Alderman, General Henry T. Allen, New
ton H. Baker, Luther Burbank, Arthur Capper, Rich
ard Washhurn Child, Edward A. Filene, Samuel
Oompcrs, Edward N. Hurley, Will Irwin, Vernon Kcl.
logg, John L. Lewis, Governor John M. Parker, Gif
ford Pinchot, George E. Roberts, Elihu Root, Ida M
Tarbell, Augustus Thomas, William English Walling,
Brand Whitlock, William Gibbs McAdoo, Cyrus K.
Woods, Robert Underwood .Johnson, Carrie Chapman
C'att and E. T. Meredith.
Look for this new editorial feature Monday in the
Herald and every day thereafter. It is authoritative
and good and up to the minute and is well worth
DAVID F. STECK, Democrat of lowa, Is dis
satisfied with ths secret recount that pro
nounced Senator Brookhart reelected by a slim
majority, and Is preparing for an appeal to the
Senate for further examination of the lowa ballot
boxes. This promises to be a highly Important elec,
A very Important factor In Steck’s case Is the fact
that his representative and campaign manager Is
Blair Coan who attained prominence as the Repub
lican National Committee agent In the Indictment
of Senator Wheeler, of Montana, last spring. Coan
also figured conspicuously in the proceedings before
Ilrookhart’s committee In the Douglerty Investiga
tion. Conn la Just as candid now In championing
Stock's cause as he was when he told how he went to
Montana to "get Wheeler.”
He Is anxious to havo Steck seated In order to
get rid of Brookhart to punish him on account of his
Insurgency, and particularly Is attacking Conn's par
ticipation In the Wheeler cause. \
Coan Is counting on the Republican!) In the Senate
seizing on any opportunity to oust Brookhart, and ho
expects the Democrats to side with Steck, naturally,
ns he Is one of them. Taking everything Into con
sideration, together with the charges filed ngnloat
Brookhart, the situation looks pretty dubious, not to
Conn's expectation 1b that when the Senate goes
Into the lowa returns It will be plainly seen that
thousands of votes marked for Steck were thrown out
by election Judges who either were of Brookhart's
faction and prejudiced, or were acting under a mis
construction of the law. The recount has shown
that 50,000 fewer votes W’ore cast In the senatorial
race than for president. He thinks the major por
tion of these were yotes for Stock, lie states that In
single district the recount eliminated several hundred
votes that had been marked according to a diagram
published In two lowa newspapers. The voters made
the mistake of reproducing on their ballots an arrow
shown In the diagram to Indicate where to put the
cross to vote for Steck.
GAMBLING AT CARDS.
HE mah Jongg craze Is beginning to wane. It
| sttjl has millions of enthusiasts. And It will
be populnr for years. But cards are coming
Into their own again.
This runs true to history. Thousands upon thou
sands of gambling games have becji invented. But
Invariably man goes back to "the greasy paste
When people play cadrs, they are handling a
gambling device so many thousands of years old that
the origin is lost In the mists of antiquity.
The very ancient Hindus had a game called
"Chaturajl"—which, many experts believe, was the
origin of playing cards. "Chaturajl" (the name ot
“four rajahs or kings") was really highly complicated
l.lfe to the undents was a lottery. They symboliz
ed this belief In the four divisions of cards -hearts
for love out of which life Is born, clubs for know
ledge, diamonds for wealth, and the acorn or spado
In the Middle Ages, card games took clearer shape.
! Hearts came to represent bravery. Spades repre
sented swords. Diamonds signified shields. Clubs
were symbolic of army provisions. It was a military
age, and cards became games of war.
The four kings stood for the famous champions of
long ago—David, Alexander. Julius Caesar and Char.
The four queens represented Arglne, Pallas. Esther
and Judith—-who were, respectively, symbolic of ilia
! jesty, wisdom, piety and fortitude. In some decks ot
| cards, with a little Imagination, you can discern these
I qualities In the facial expressions of the grotesque
The four knaves represented the gallant captains,
i Ogier, Launcelot, I-ahire and Hcctm de Gallard.
But If you ask a Chinaman, he will tell you that
! his race Invented cards thousands of years before
i these celebrated personages were born. To a China
-1 man. curds represent the etars, the human virtues
j and. In their various combinations, about everything
under the sun.
It's the oldest game, and It will be played when
[ mah jongg and even baseball are gone and forgotten.
THE AUGUSTA HERALD, AUGUSTA, GA.
Mr. Fleming on Paving Lakemont
Drive With Public Funds
Augusta, Ga.. Nov. 20, 1924.
On my return to office this
morning, after a three days' ab
sence in attendance on the supreme
<:ourt«in Atlanta, I read with much
interest and no little surprise, the
account In a local paper of Wednes
day of the meeting of our county
commissioners on Tuesday, In con
nection with the bids for a con
crete roadway on the Lakemount
Mr- Holley, the chairman, Is re
ported to have said: "That a cor
dial Invitation had bee., extended
to William H. Fleming, who ap
pears to be the chief objector to the
proposition of the county co
operating with the property own
ers of Lakemont Drive, In paving
that splendid'thoroughfare. ”
I must take exception to two
statements in those remarks of Mr.
Holley. No Invitation, "cordial" or
otherwise, was extended to me to
attend that meeting-at least none
ever reached me.
I was in Atlanta on Tuesday, and
had previously Informed tho secre
tary of the board, and two of the
members of rny enforced absence
on that day. In fact, I did not know
that any such meeting was to be
held. The advertisement specified
that bids would bo received until
12 o’clock November 18th, but con
tained no mention of a board meet
My other exception is, that I am
given the credit of being the “chief
objector" to this plan of developing
private property at the public ex
pense. Mr. Holley seems to have
overlooked the protest of the grand
Jury, backed up by a similar pro
test from .the chairman of the tax
reduction league of Richmound
county—-a protest highly creditable
to the officials of the league, since
the owners of tho property to be
benefitted by this misuse of the
public money, are said to be promi
nent members of the league, earnest
In opposition to tax increase.
Furthermore, there was before
the board a letter from me asking
tor a public hearing, at such time
in the future, as the board might
name. No action seems to have been
taken on that request—doubtless
the chairman thought It required
further conlsdcratlon.—perhaps It
may ho granted yet.—as I under
stand none of the bids were ac
Howevy, It seems a "cordial” In
vitation old reach Mayor Smith and
Mr. Lee, attorney for the owners of
the property, both of whom ad
dressed the board.
We naturally excuse Mr. Smith
for being favorably inclined toward
any plan for beautifying and
popularizing our new park nnmed
In his honor, "The Julian Smith
Park”; and as long as he confines
himself to tho use of city funds on
city property, perhaps he may be
allowed a free hand.
But when he seeks to Influence
the county commissioners to make
an illegal use of county funds (and
I have yet to learn of a single law
yer holding such use to be legal
under existing conditions of the
county treasury) ho oversteps the
bounds of wisdom.
Indeed, It seems, (hat our most
excellent mayor in the exuberance
of bis optimism, would, if given the
power and tho bi%k credit, pave
everything from Dan to Beersheba
—rejoicing in tho pleasure of check
ing out large sums of public money,
but oblivious of the hardships of
Mr. Lee made a most plausible
showing for his clients, except that
ho carefully avoided expressing any
opinion that the contemplated use
of the public funds with our pres
ent outstanding debt of the county
amounting to $395,000, would not
l>e in violation of the constitution.
Ills silence on that subject was
When Mr. Cleveland was presi
dent Big Tim Sullivan, one of his
enthusiastic supporters, asked to
have some favor granted him. The
president told him It would be
against the constitution. Where
upon, Sullivan replied in those now
historic words: "What Is the con
stitution between friends?"
Tho reader must make his own
application- I refrain from making
Mr. Lee also said that "All tho
property owneTs in the neighbor
hood are deeply interested" In the
success of the scheme. Of course
those in the "neighborhood." But
what about the thousands of tax
payers not in the neighborhood ?
The theory of the public being be
nefitted by increased revenues, is
certainly of remote application, and
for every dollar so going into the
public till, • doubtless hundreds
would go into the pockets of
Again. Mr. 1 ,oe says that the
board "in undertaking this opera
tion, has taken an action which
is purely legislative, over which
they have exclusive control.” it Is
true this quasi legislative body, is
given wide discretion, hut the
courts have the power to restrain
un abuse of that discretion
, } hesitate to differ with my good
irleinl Mr. lee, on a question of
Washington Fears China
Is Turning “Bolshevik”
BY CHARLES P. STEWART.
WASHINGTON. From the
state department division of far
eastern affairs' standpoint, latest
developments in China are about as
unpleasant ns posslhle can be Im
It was bad enough when Japan
appeared to have gained control of
affairs at I’eking.
It's still worse now that Russia
seems to be getting the upper hand.
Ahout u fortnight ago Tsoa Kun
."I reckon no w oman ever
gits too old to wish she look
ed good in a bathin' suit."
(Copyright. 1924. Associated
Edl:oi». Inc )
constitutional law, and therefore I
will take refuge under the follow
ing quotation from a decision of
the supreme court of the United
"To lay with one hand the power
of tho government on the property
of the citizen, and with the other,
to bestow it upon favored indivi
duals to aid private enterprises
and build up private fortunes, is
none the less robbery, because it Is
done under the forms of the law,
and is called taxation.”
Also. Judge Gouley, in his Justly
celebrated work ort constitutional
limitations, says: "Indirect and in
cidental benefits, which may result
to the public, do not make a pur
pose a public one, where the direct
object is prlvat^."
That language fits most aptly
Into the facts surrounding this de
velopment; for on a visit this
morning to the Highway Depart
ment at the Court House, i learned
that tho digging and grading done
by the county commissioners for
the owners of Lakemount property,
was not confined to the roadway
of this beautiful pleasure drive
leading In a seml-oircular detour
away fronuthe public highway, but
also include the grading of about
one-third of a mile of a lane called
"Laurel Lane," extending from the
main roadway, up along • ravine,
and ending ifT what the French
call a “cul de sac” or blind alley,
with no exit at that end.
But why discuss the wisdom or
unwisdom of the county commis
sioners in using the public money
to dig down the hills and fill up the
ravines as they have already done,
when the real live question Is,
whether the board has any power
at all, under present conditions of
the county treasury to spend any
more money on this project? If they
have no such power, they ought to
stop of their own accord, or be
stopped by the courts—a result
which must certainly follow, if
there are any tax-paying citizens
With backbone enough to file suit
—and incidentally, I will say, there
are some such.
Our Oeorgla constitution pro
vides that no county, except by
vote of the people, shall incur any
new debt, In excess of one-fifth of
one per cent of the assessed value
of its property, and that only to
supply "casual deficiencies" in the
The cost of this proposed con
tract cannot be classed as a
Again, our taxable property is
about $44,000,000. One per cent of
this would be $440,000, and one
fifth of that would be SBB,OOO.
Now the county commissioners
already owe $395,000. But "What is
the constitution between friends?"
There are several other matters
that could properly be brought to
public attention in this connection,
but I fear this letter is already too
long. However. I must beg Indul
gence to include a letter I sent the
commissioners from Atlanta on
November 7th, and which I learned
Was received before the meeting of
the board, but it seems to have
escaped the attention of the report
««, That letter is as follows:
“Referring to the proposed paving
of road at Lakemont, I desire to say
that I have just had an Interview
with a leading member of the board
of commissioners of Fulton county.
He informs me that his board has
always refused to spend any public
money in developing private prop
, "He says when owners of tracts
desire to develop their lands, they
must dig down their hills and fill
up their own valleys, and grade and
pave their roads at their own ex
pense. After that is done, and set
tlement made, and buildings erect
ed, and people are in them, the
board sometimes take over the main
thoroughfares and keep them up
but they never dig, grade or pave
the roads in advance.
"He mentioned one Instance in
which one of the commissioners
had begun digging out a roadway
on a i' v vale piece of land, and the
board when they found it out, took
every hand off the Job.
"This gentleman with whom I
talked, also said the money so
spent could be recovered, and the
commissioners could be held liable.
I trust the board in Richmond
county will not force a case in
» “VVM, H.. FLEMING.”
Mr. Editor: I have no axe to grind
in this matter. I wish the owners
abundant success in developing this
valuable property. My purpose in
writing these several communica
tions to the board of commissioners
is to do what I can to avoid forcing
the issue involved into the courts.
The banks In lending money to the
county are already doing so on a
moral risk, rather than on legal
rights. A complete airing of the
financial situation of the county
incident to a suit in rourt. could
only result in furthy Impairing Ita
WM. H. FLEMING. ✓
was president of China, nominally.
Ills capital was Peking. His author
.tV “‘o city limits was
doubtful but at least he was recog
nised as far north at the Great Wall
and as far south ns the Yangtse.
South of the Yangtse Dr. Sun Yat
Sen, with hqadquarters at Canton
was more or' less In control—about
ns much in control as Tsao Kun was
In the north.
The south, however, didn't matter
so much to Tano Kun. It's a long
way from Peking. The line of de
marcation between north and sduth
Is not very distinct. It was as hard
for Sun Yat Sen to got to Peking
as for Tsao Kun to get to Canton,
hrom Peking to Canton Is 1,500
miles In an elrllne, 2 000 by any
practicable route, and by water at
Great Wall en North.
Put on the north the Great Wall
Is a sharp boundary, near to Peking
—less than 200 miles, and therevare
two railroads. \
And to the northward Is Man
churia. whore Chang Tso-lin Is boss
Chang Tso-line Is a tool of Japan.
Backed by the Japanese, he was at
war with Tsao Kun.
Keng Yu-Hslang, famed as the
"Christian general." was Tsao
Kun'* military rommander. Peng
flopped to Chung * side. That was
the end of Tsao Kun as president
He resigned and was lucky to save
!*tw head, by taking refuge In the
legation quarter at reklnc.
This meant, for a few days, that
Japan ruled In Peking thrown
Chang Tso-line and Feng Yu-H&i
Naturally this didn't please the
State Department In Washington
It betray* no secret to say that this
country Is aware relations between
America and Japan are somewhat
strained by the former's immigra- 1
Japan Is Suspected.
If Japan's voice becomes supreme
in China it is considered a fore
gone conclusion that the Chinese
"open door" will be slammed
against all but Japanese and there's
no country against which it will be
slammed with more enthusiasm
than against the United States.
Looking farther into the future,
Japan Is more than suspected of a
design to transform China's four
hundred millions into a huge mili
tary machine, under her own con
But now comes the news that
Fenb Yu-Hslange. the “Christian
general,” has flopped again.
Entering the "Forbidden City,” he
has driven out the former jemperor,
Hsuan Tang, and grabbed all of the
fatter'?! riches on which he could
lay his hands.
In itself, this doesn't matter so
When he was deposed Hsuan
Tang was given fairly liberal fi
nancial allowances and permitted to
retain a semblance of a royal court.
If Feng merely had put a stop to
this it would be all right.
But as the State Department's far
eastern division gets the story, Feng
did it under the influence of the
Ruslan soviet envoy, Karakhan.
Does it mean that China is turn
The far eastern division is afraid
Besides. Fege has invited Sun Yat
Ren to join him and Sun is consid
ered Bolshevitic in his views.
Speaking Public Mind
SALVATION ARMY HAS BUSY
Augusta, Ga. Nov. 22, 1924.
The The Herald:
With the bad weather coming the
Salvation Aiigiy is kept busy night
and day. Last night there were five
calls that were answered and wom
en and children sent to the homes
or taken care of for the night.
These people are always on the
job where help Is needed regard
less of hour or weather. Captain
Ellis and his corps of workers are
busy now arranging for a Thanks
giving dinner for the needy kid
dies and the public is earnestly
requested to help by not passing the
kettle, which you will see on
Broad street, without donating your
share in, givln these children a
real good and Joyous Thanksgiving.
The coming of Christmas is also be
ing looked forward to by the poor
children and hoping that Santa
Claus wen’t forget them. As has
been done in the past the Salva
tion Army is doing their utmost
to make this Christmas a real Mer
ry Christmas, which will longer
linger in the minds of the children
and also the grown ups who will be
courteously Invited to come adn see
how these youngsters enjoy them
selves. Captain Ellis has already
distributed several hundred mite
boxes and sincerely hopes that the
people who have received them
will do all they possibly can in
helping this good cause along. It
is more blessed to give than to re
Sergeant Major, Salvation
FABLES ON HEALTH
Children and Food
“But the children d... i like the
food that is good for them," the
neighbors would sometimes say to
Mrs. Mann of Anytown \ hen the
question of proper feeding arose.
Mrs. Mann would answer: "Well,
why don’t you train them to like
Children can be spoiled In mat
ters of eating just a little bit easier
than thejt can be spoiled in any
There are very few, if any, foods
w'hich are unpalatable If properly
home-cooked, and getting the chil
dren in the habit of eating them is
much the same sort of thing as get
ting them to do errands, or go to
school, or wash their faces or do
any other thing that is habit.
The parent should take the child
aside and explain to him that eat
ing is more than a mere matter of
“taste.” The child should receive
an education in the fact that eating
for health is a mighty important
thing and that, if left to do as he
pleased, the child will suffer the
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Colonel Richard Sneed, Oklaho
ma's secretary of state, is nearly SO
years old. but he takes a dally
three-mile walk between his home
and office. By It he expects to add
20 years to his life.
First Class Hair Cut
Hotel Richmond Barber Shop.
Blocs and Regulars
Both Claim Victory
By HARRY B. HUNT
WASHINGTON— All sorts of
interpretations have been put
upon the result of the recent
Probably the significance most
generally attached to it, however,
is that it voiced the people's de
sire to be done with blocs in con
gress, and for a definite, undivided
party control in legislative affairs.
Whether that is to be the result
remains to be seen. On paper the
Republicans have a clear workable
majority in both houses. So did they
in the last congress.
But the "farm bloc” and the "prog
ressive bloc”, which refused to fol
low the edicts of the administra
tion’s party leaders, made this ma
jority ineffective by the balance of
power they achieved.
That one or the other of these
blocs, or a combination of both,
may accomplish the same control
in the newly elected congress is
by no means impossible —nor un
So far as the farm bloc, at least,
Is concerned, it is evident that its
leader, Senator Capper of Kansas,
considers the election carried an
indorsement of its activities so con
vincing as to make its continuance
THE entire Kansas delegation,
which supports dthe so-called
"farm bloc”, was returned to
congress— all by increased ma
jorities,” says Capper in an analy
sis of what he terms "The Na
Of his own re-election, largely as
a result of his fight for rail-rate
revision and other measures spe
sifically designed to assist agricul
ture —all of which yvere indorsed by
the farm bloc which he headed, he
“When on a previous occasion my
lome state voted me a majority of
162,000, that was thought to be a
record. But the indorsement on Nov.
4 of what I have been undertaking
Better Highway to Augusta
(From the Savannah Press)
The initial step in what may be
come a movement for the construc
tion of a permanent hard surface
road between Savannah and Au
gusta was started at a meeting or
the Waynesboro Rotary Club on
Tuesday. .. .
At the meeting were assembled
more than fifty of the major tax
payers of Burke county. The pres
ent plan of road construction, which
was discussed, contemplates the
reconstruction and paving of parts
of the highways through Burke.
The ultimate paving of the stretch
between Savannah and Augusta was
only talked of as a future possi
bility. But it was touched upon by
none other than the Hon. John
'Holder, state highway commis
sioner. The reference was impor
At the meeting Indications ot the
new-born progressive spirit which
is sweeping this section of Georgia
was strongly felt. The taxpayers of
Burke showed themselves willing to
increase their taxes for improved
conditions. They realize that to keep
pace with North Carolina on the
north and Florida to the south,
Georgia must progress. They have
recently, under the guidance of
Mayor Frank Palmer, Increased the
taxes of Waynesboro for the con
struction of more than a mile of
concrete paving through the city.
They have shown themselves ready
to pay for more paving.
We beliexe that there Is nothing
more important to the development
of this section of Georgia than the
ultimate construction of a paved
road beweea Savannah and Au
gusta. No chain is any stronger
than its weakest link. If any motor
ists leaves Savannah on his way
through Waynesboro to Augusta,
he travels first of all over sixteen
miles of beautifully paved road
through Chatham and eleven more
miles of moderately good road to
Springfield. But upon leaving the
county seat of Effingham and go
ing on his way to Newington, his
nerves are taxed, the springs of his
automobile receives even a worse
tax than his nerves, and a road
which is one of the most notorious
ly and consistently bad stretches,
will spoil his entire trip to Augusta,
which would otherwise become a
The inevitable effect of this kind
of uneven roadway is that the
traveler nevtr wishes to return. To
what good, therefore, are fine roads
in Burke and Chatham counties, if
the connecting links are so weak
that the highway is not made at
tractive. What Georgia needs most
of all Is a system of perfect high
ways leading from one large center
to another. We believe that the
present county system Is a poor
one, because It does not provide for
A notoriously bad road will do
more to Injure a community in Its
near vicinity than all of the other
wise unfavorable publicity receiv
The zoning system of road pav
ing, such as is being started In the
$6.41 ROUND TRIP
NOVEMBER 27TH, 1924
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in the senate, by a plurality of 275,-
000, breaks all records west of the
Mississippi and puts me under a t
Which obligation, one naturally
infers, is to continue in the next
congress his support of the same
sort of measures he fought for
through his first term.
THE La Follette leaders In the
House, elected as Republicans
but ready to follow the sug
gfestions of the defeated Independ
ent chieftain, also are smiling
smugly as they contemplate the
prospect ahead of the new congress.
On railroad and farm legislation,
and on tax revision, they are con
fident their control in the new
house will be even more decisive
than it has been in this.
They declare that not less than
a score of the new members, elect
ed as Republicans, were nominated
and elected through progressive in
dorsement and support and and will
be found in the ranks of the "pro
gressive bloc” on all issues wherq
there is a definite cleavage betweeii
stand-pat and progressive Repub
Out of this same group, organized
labor also figures it has added about
10 votes to its bloc strength.
THE old Missouri mule, for two
generations the chief depend
ence of Uncle Sam’s army for
its laurels. It, too, is now threatened
transport purposes, must look to
by a foreign rival.
Purchase has recently been made
by the quartermaster of the U. S.
forces in China of a dozen Chinese
mules, for experimental purposes.
These animals, natives of Mon
golia and Manchuria, are reputed
to be even tougher than their Mis
souri relatives, to he able to haul
heavier loads, and make longer
daily marches, and to subsist on a
ration o*i which any self-respecting
American mule Would starve.
Georgia coastal counties, and
whereby the weaker counties are
being helped along in their road
construction by the stronger ones,
should be the salvation of the Geor
gia road system.
When the time comes for the in
auguration of the zoning system, for
the construction of an Augusta-
Savannah highway, we believe that
the Rotary Club of Waynesboro
would be an apt sponsor for the
movement. Present indications are
that the proposed Augusta-Savan
nah route will go through Millen
and Statesboro. At the present time
the road seems to be better by Ef
fingham /county route through
Sylvania, and jus as water will
seek the mean level, so will the
road be built through, the counties
where the sentiment is more favor
able and the spirit more prog
The young men who are wasting
their precious time, and to parents
who are neglecting their children s
1 health, we recommend the follow
ing from “Forty Years in News
paperdom," autobiography of Mil
ton A. Mcßae, the newspaper pub
"The brevity of life is a startling
thing when analyzed. A generation
is only a little more than 33 years.j
One-half of the human race dies
before attaining the age of 17; one
quarter before the age of 7.”
Complex problems have simple
solutions. Milton A. Mcßae, in his
autobiography, tells how he built
up the St. Louis Chronicle in 1887.
It was a penny paper, but handi
capped because St. Louis did not
use pennies for change In those
days, a nickel being the smallest
Mcßae ordered SIO,OOO worth of
pennies from the mint and got them
distributed by inducing local mer
chants to price goods at 49 and 98
cents instead of 50 cents and sl.
With pennies in theiT pockets, peo
ple bought the penny paper. Its
circulation in one year jumped from
7,000 to 25,000.
"Robinson Cruso" continues as
the world’s best seller, though it
was first published 205 years ago.
The Bible, of course, ranks first.
“Robinson Crusoe” is printed in
33 languages. Its tremendous popu
larity is sometimes explained by
pointing out that it is, in effect, n
history <*' civilization- Its strongest
appeal, is to peo
ple who’d like to get away from