The Osage County News (Pawhuska, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, April 23, 1920 Page: 3 of 8
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THE OSAGE COUNTY NEWS, Friday. April 23, 1M0.
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Published on ovary Friday. fl.50 Par Year.
Chaa. B. Prentice — Publishers — Fr»d Whiting
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Wishing wont win—work will.
Poverty is no disgrace, but neither is it any*
thing to brag about.
The girl who paints her face would be insulted
if you acked her to paint the kitchen floor.
What a blessing it would be for the world if
we could start a feud between the Turks and the
There is only one time when a woman detests
flattery, and that is when some other woman is
I being flattered.
Every young man should learn that while girls
got mad when they’re kissed, a lot of them get mad
when they’re not.
Cheer up—prices are going down. Safety
matches that formerly were two cents a box arc
now down to a cent.
Did you ever notice, no matter how good a man
is, there is always some one else a little better-
in his own estimation.
Here’s a beautiful thought for today: “If you
play with Are you may get burned; but there’s no
fun playing with icicles.
Gen. Hindenburg is going to run for the presi-
dency of Germany. Well he has had some ex-
perience in running, all right.
And just to think, all of us celebrated the ar-
mistice and thought it meant the end of our trouble
when it only meant the beginning.
For the benefit of Pawhuska people who have
never seen it, we will state that the new “shimmie”
‘fiance is merely St. Vitus under another name.
It is always interesting to note, every two
.years, the new reasons Mr. Gompers is able to con-
jure up for supporting the Democratic ticket
The diplomats who met at Paris to wind up the
war were no great shakes as peace-makers, but as
mess-makers they certainly did a thorough job.
The fellow who pays fifty cents for a seat in
a picture show and thinks it high ought to figure
out what a seat in the senate from Michigan costs.
We all love to kick about high rents, yet some-
times we wonder what would happen if things were
changed around and the tenants became the land-
Kentucky distillers are to ask the government
to reimburse them for 35,000,000 gallons of liquor.
We know a lot of private citisens who would be
willing to do the reimbursing if permitted to do it »
The Pawhuska girl who thinks she can vamp
every man that comes along the street usually is
found at just such work and never has time to do
something worth while, And she usually ends up
by landing the poorest excuse in town.
_ What has the present Congress done! Nothing
but head off a couple of billion dollars of admin-
istration expenditures, take the railroads out of the
hands of the politicians and turn them over to the
railroad men, aave the republic from the sacrifice of
its sovereignty, rights, interests and ideals under a
European scheme of super-government, and a few
'little things like that!.
A Dallas, Texas, Democrat writes to the New
York World saying the Senate ought to be abolish-
ed and its functions performed by the President’s
cabinet The truth is that the administration or-
,‘gans would like to abolish every agency of govern-
ment but the President. After the inauguration
of a Republican President on the 4th of March next
’they will lose their enthusiasm for the scheme.
There are some people who are always too tired
to do anything except loaf some more. They don't
really feel any worse than anyone else, considering
the unbroken rest they enjoy. These people do
not even exercise their imaginations, for they never
consider thinking about anything else but ther own
weariness. When this palls on them at last, they
take a little nap to overcome exhaustion.
With some people this disease lasts the yeur
around but in the spring, they try to disguise it by
calling it spring fever. Don’t let them fool you—
It’s nothing but plain laainess.
There are towns that are troubled every spring
by a band of “Wondering Willies." Perhaps more
commonly called “tramps." And the good house-
wife on her way to the door with a healthy hand-
out will make very sarcastic remarks about the
“good for nothng fellow," Yet she is one of the
causes for his being good-for-nothing. If the good
housewives would not encourage these nomads with
their misplaced charity, they would soon cease to
exist. Nt one is charitable or kind who gives these
strapping fallows food which they do not work for
or dsservo. There is plenty of work they can get
.at good wages, and there is no excuse for their de-
pendence on charity. Just remember this the next
time one comes to your back door.
Do The Things You Think Are
As you go along through the little path of life
you have choaen to follow, no doubt there will lie
times innumerable, when <iifferent parties will come
to you and try to tell you what is the best thing
to do in order to make a success. Perhaps their way
is good, but could you adapt yourself to their ways ?
In making a success out of life, one must use
his or her own best judgment and do the things
they think are for their best interests. If you be-
lieve in yourself and your plans strong enough, you
will make a success. The main thing and the
greatest asset you can have is belief in your own
What is Happiness?
It is easier to say what it is not, and ask what
makes people unhappy. The unhappiest people are
always the most self-centered ones. They can find
happiness in nothing unless it is directly attached to
themselves. Another’s happiness brings them noth-
ing but envy. Happiness is, of course, the thing we
are all after, but we make such hard work of find-
ing it. It is so difficult for most of us to see an
inch beyond our noses. If we could only see it, un-
selfishness means more for us in the end, yet we
selfishly grab everything that comes our way and
make ourselves generally miserable. ‘‘Forget self”
is the pass word we must follow before we can
Reading The Future.
Now and then you see in the magazines or big-
town papers the advertisement of some man or
woman—usually a woman under a high-sounding
Egyptian name—who claims to be able to read the
future, to tell what investments are safe, to locate
lost or buried treasures and to tell all the secrets
of success. We don’t know whether they ever
wheedled any pennies out of Pawhuska people or
not. We hope not.
Read one of these ads the first opportunity you
have and then, even while you are tempted to en-
close the small sum asked in a letter to the ‘‘medi-
um” figure it out along this line. If such people
know and are capable of telling where fortunes are
hidden or buried why don’t they go and dig those
fortunes for themselves instead of tipping off the
secret to you for a few pennies? If they know
what oil stock, or copper stock or any other kind
of stock is going to pay a hundred dollars for every
dollar invested, why don’t they invest a few dollars
themselves in such stock?
Answer those questions yourself and you’ll not
waste any of your money upon such fakirs. If such
people lived in the Fiji Islands or some other far-
away place we’d be sending missionaries down there
to civilize them. In this country we let them walk
the streets and use the newspapers to fleece the
the public and thinking nothing about it. Yes—you
said it—life’s a funny sort of proposition, after all.
Loafing and Living.
We’ve read a good deal during the past year
or so on the cost of living, and we still read about
every solution offered. But up to this time we believe
the best advice offered, and the thing that will cut
the high cost of living quicker than anything else
is for everybody to go to work. Sweat, good, honest
sweat and a lot of it from every man regardless of
his financial condition, is the one thing needed to
bring prices back toward normal.
We don’t see much loafing here in Pawhuska,
and yet so long as one man is content to remain
idle he is doing that much to keep up the cost of
food and clothing. It is in the larger cities of this
country the loafing is being done, and on a larger
scale than ever before known. Men make from
two to five times as much now as they once did
and, instead of working all the time they are, in
thousands of instances, content to work three and
four days a week and loaf the remainder of the
time. Every man who loafs makes it necessary for
some other man to work that much harder, so loaf-
ing even for a day is an imposition on the men
who work steadily. Production and nothing else
will reduce prices. If a factory turned out a million
hats an hour instead of one a day, hats would be
cheaper. If we raised a hundred billion bushels of
potatoes to every fifty bushels we raise now po-
tatoes would be cheaper. But with more people
loafing than ever before and factories and farmers
unable to produce as liberally as they would like
to and should we need to expect no drop in prices.
When the day comes that every man can be made
to understand that it is criminal to loaf, and that
loafing is the surest steptoward starvation, then hon-
est sweat will start to flow in this country as it
ihould—and prices will drop.
The Democratic party’s idea of democracy is
exemplified in the State of Virginia, where five-
sixths of the men conscripted to save the world for
democracy Were disqualified as voters under the
election laws of the state.
We are all hollering so hard for prices to come
down, that we haven’t time to grab a breath in which
to consider what we would do with the surplus—if
the miracle happened. If prices continue to go up,
and we go skylarking after them, we will certainly
break the bank. If they drop gradually, we will
have become so immune to extravagance that we will
just continue to reach out for a little bit more. If
prices come down suddenly, a panic will ensue. Hav-
ing lived in a ratified atmosphere for so long, we
will become senseless Instead of conscious, with the
removal of pressure. Many dealers will suffer a
dead loss of profit on their Investments. Others
who exist on n fixed amount, will spend prodigally
baoause the articles are “so cheap now." But those
articles take as much time and labor in production
aa ever. And wages will fall with prices. w
change in prices would really mean back to too
same level with a more even distribution of luxuries
and nscessities. It would mean that people must
truokle down to a normal expenditure more than
ever, for the bulk of the money must be kept In an
even distribution of circulation to avoid fluctuation
on every price level.
What is “Bank
To understand and appreciate the
customer’s needs; to feel an earnest
desire to help him to succeed; and to
be both able and willing to extend to
him every accommodation consistent
with conservative banking methods—
this is BANK SERVICE.
PRENTISS PRICE, Chsirmsn
A W. HURLEY, Pres.
JOHN L. BIRD, Vice Pres.
R. W. TUCKER, Vice Pres.
C. F. LAKE, Cashier.
J. W. KEITH, Asst. Cashier.
C. E. Vandervoort
A. W. Hurley
R. W. Tucker
John L. Bird
C. F. Lake
W. C. Tucker
We have a Strong Line of Clothing
for the Younger Generation. Look over
our stock of Boys* Knee Pants, Suits, Chil-
dren’s Wash Dresses, Rompers, Creepers,
We Sell the EDUCATOR Shoes for
Also the Children’s Summer Ward-
robe—By the Yard.
McLaughlin & Co.
Succeaaora to McLaughlin A Farrar
Established 1691 We Sell Everything
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