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Page Two THE MONROE MONITOR -- Monroe Washington Friday, June 13, 1924 i i iii . ,THE MONROE MONITOR Co=solidatd with MONROE INDEPENDF@IT By J. J. REARDON & SON PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY Entered as second-clau matter at the postoffice at Monroe, Washing- ton, under the act of March 3, 1897. L No. 648 i CAMPAIGN OPENS The first gun in the greatest presi- dential campaign the United States of America has ever known was fired yesterdey when President Cool- idge was nominated by the Repub- lican hosts gathered in the city of Cleveland, Ohio. It had been a fore- gone conclusion for many months that Coolidge would be the man to lead the party and as the temporary i chairman of the convention, in his speech, said he was the only /nan the country is thinking of at this time in such connection. The big questions of the big meet of the G. O. P. are its platform, what it will and will not endorse and then the question of the selection of a running mate for Mr. Coolidge. Then the insurgent element of the party and which is by no means an insig- nificant element 4 5s a troublesome consideration and between the opin- ions of the members who would re- pudiate such and that of those who would placate and conciliate these so-called radicals an exceedingly delicate situation has arisen. This week, however, will tell the tale of what the Republican party has to offer to the American people and so far as that party is concerned they will have irrevocable committed them- selves and upon such profession of faith they stand or fall next Novem- , ber. On June 24th the Democratic hosts assemble in the city of New York and which too will be a momentous gathering, but who they will nomi- nate is a matter of mere conjec- ture t0 the average citizen. They are not lacking in sound timber and ] : i the situation the country over, rest- ire and. unse.ttled on governmental !; i i :;i economics, tlt ii.=is:,:pretty / :much  of :i , ;)] :'..::,a.. guess :wht thg tcoj  of eIc-, i tion day next November will be. Then there is the insurgent-pro- gressive-Farmer-Labor wing of the political situation that will cut ser- ious figure in the general results if they get into the action that is already indicated by what has been said and done. Senator LaFollette of Wisconsin is the heart center of these disturbers as they are so- call- ed and his record in the public life of the nation is such as to command a large following. There is no question but what the , coming campaign will be an intense: political contest, one that every man and woman entitled to record their preferenOe in such should do so, down to the very last one. It is a time "when all should do their duty as good citizens. CRIME It's a strange thing to note that in this day and generation and in this most highly civilized section of the world that we are face to face with a lawlessness that has a most portentious meaning for ore' ree institutions. Day by day we have stories about murders, cold and pre- meditated, robberies in broad day- light in busy streets, 'arson. The recent revelations from the city of Chicago where two young men, sons of millionaires, torture and kill a school mate, a friend, also a son of, a millionaire, out of pure wan- tonness and deviltry. In stepping "down to the lesser offenses against the law and order we might mention thousands of them. Even the speed law limitations on auto traveling, a law devised and enacted for the pro- tection of all, is riddled thousands upon thousands of times every day and kill, kill is the order of the day on the highways./ T'nen there !is the gross lack of the real spirit of mutuality, kindness and respect for one another, the live and let live fine sentimentality. Even in busi- ness we find such wonderfully per- nicious jealousies, too many times a gouge against competitors. We fully realize how filled up we are with so-called fine conventionalities, a word of mouth politeness, a deli- cious "I thank you," with no real meaning behind it. What good is hat when hypocrisy masks behin it? These are the Ithings hich conspire largely to make overn- meat expensive, disobedience of law everywhere and every day, the little things as we]l as the grosser infrac- tions and all conspiring to break down the morale of the people, breed clicks and clans of connivers against law and morals tearing eternally at the sacred fountains of our govern- mental institutions. Our colleges are numerous and many of them great, our lesser schools are many indeed and our public system of instruction the greatest in all the world and by far the most expensive, we have many creeds and thousands upon thousands of churches, millions of communi- cants and yet in the face of it all the terrible tale reveals itself n very menacing if not hideous form. Counfounding liberty with license, wanton wilfulness, lack of fear and love of our Creator, love or our neighbor wanting, domestic infel- icity in so many instances, smashing of homes and consequent degrada- tion of the family--these are c0n- spirators reeking with destructive motives, making chaos where human cohesion, love, morality, cooperation, and service to one another should be the watchwords and must if we continue to be self governed. Para- doxical as it may seem we sometimes feel driven to the thought that learn- ing is getting to be a dangerous thing, for it seems to be so much the rule to get all you can, to live by our wits. Question: Do we serve God--do we serve well our neighbor as we serve ourselves?" / HINMAN ON BURTO] SPEECH (By George Wheeler Hinman CLEVELAND, June 10.--A calm, decorous intelligent gathering of ten thousand people in a hall with room for 13,000; a floor space filled with delegates and associates; a great balcony with a quarter of the seats vacant; a distinguished visitors' plat- form with half of the seats unoc- cupied; that today was the Repub- lican convention. An opening prayer to the Lord that He might be our refuge in this generation; a perfunctory rendering of the "Star Spangled Banner" and a roaring chorus of "America;" a keynote speech of merit, well deliver- ed, heard by all, and received as a whole with wild approval varied only with hearty applause when the cause of peace was commended and strict prohibition enforcement was demand- ed; that today was the Republican convention. Glory in Women. A strong flavor of what Mr. Fer- rero calls the feminism of the re- public; a tendency to glorY in the presence of 400 women delegates and alternates; a special appeal in the keynote address to the senti- ments which move the women voters; and here and there not a few dis- plays of feminine excitement and ir- ritability; that today was the Re- publican convention. Of Mr. Burton' address, there is little to be said here. It vas in gen- eral a capable statement of self- evident truths rom the Republican viewpoint. Revised and doubly re- vised at the White House before it was delivered, this address is prac- tically as official as the coming plat- form--more so, perhaps, as, after all, the committee on resolutions still cuts some figure with Mr, Coolidge and Mr. Bttler. Therefore, the three features which cause it to differ from the routine of keynote speeches de- serve attention. The three features in question are: First, the large space devoted to foreign affairs--nearly one fifth of the whole address. Second, the unqualified appeal that the United States join the world court of justice now functioning at The Hague in connection with the League of Nations. Third, the distinct pledge that "whdnever the various nations can agree, whenever they are willing to Io0k to the future rather than to the past, America's aid will be given without stint and our boundless re- sources will be available in the way of loans for their rehabilitation and development." Of the three features, the third is the most important. The words !quoted should be read twice and ilthen should be allowed to sink in. :They are the crown and climax of :the international policy which Mr. Burton outlined. Common report here is that strong- er words were used by Mr. Burton in the first draft of his speech and that his pledge of "our boundless l resources" to Europe was modified by advice of Mr. Coolidge's counsel- lors. If so, it is difficult to imagine what the original pledge could have been. "Boundless resources." To be used "without stint." Mr. Wilson never promised anything like it. League Membership? If the words mean what they sa:, they meet the most covetous de- sires of all the powers that solicit our membership in the League of Nations. They cover, in foreign eyes, America's membership in the League and more, for America's membership is desired on account of America's money, and, by these words, a great party seems to prom- ise the money, without bounds or limit. "That simile won't do, ' said a middle western member of the res- olutions committee when he heard Mr. Burton's appeal. "That will not get by the resolutions committee, even though we do endorse the world court." True enough ? Doubtless true enough. But the word and the pledge passed muster in Washing- ton and must therefore reflect ad- ministration opinion. That is some- of truth and right, for wisdom to continue upon earth those social and political liberties which make this i country of ours God's promised land, And in hopes its proud flutter in the winds of heaven, its beauty over- head, is an outward and visible sym- -bol to the world of the inner and spiritual hope of every thinking Am- erican that this nation, under God, may so act and live that His blessing may continue to rest upon it. Honor the flag, this day, every day, fly it, duff your hats to it, celebrate it, make it your daily prayer to heaven because it symbolizes faith, hope, courage and succor, it means earthly salvation. Let there be no hamlet thing to;think about. Even though I so small in all this great country the platform remains silent on thin that a procession is not formed in its subject, that is something to think honor, there be no city so great and about a a declaration of policy, as Iso busy that its citizens forget to a forecast of the campaign and a foreshadow of what might follow the campaign if the present adminis- tration should be successful. Nobody wishes to come back con- stantly to the political condition among the discontented farmers. No- body wishes to, but sooner or later everybody at this convention does it. Leslie M. Shaw, who campaigned for Coolidge in North and south Dakota, sat among the distinguished visitors at the convention today as the veteran of many campaigns and many presi- dential conventions. What he re- ports of conditions among the farm- ers of these two states is enough to raise grey hairs on bald heads. After listening to him, the writer could only ask himself: What will the discontented farm- ers say to Mr. Burton's keynote on "boundless resources" and loans "without stint ?" However fantastic the Norbeck- Burtness bill, the McNary,Haugen bill or any other similar farm bill may have been, will not the aver- age farmer be inclined to think it better to make even fantastic ap- propriations in his favor rather tha/l make equally fantastic loans in fa- vor of foreign farmers and foreign nations? And thinking these things, will he find any Republican consola- tion in Mr. Burton's keynote words on American aid "without stint" to, Europe ? What foreign tarantula has stung some of these men, anyhow that, against their political interests. they bring their propaganda even to a national convention. Answer that who can. Answer that who can. ; HONOR.THE FLAG One day in the year, June 14th, is set aside to honor the flag, our flag, The Flag. Not because it is pretty, not' because" it is red, white and blue, not because it is the personal pos- session of every American, but be- cause of what it means, what it stands for, what it typifies, what it prays and what it hopes. It means liberty of thought, liberty of cons- cience, liberty of action within just legal limitations, liberty of worship, liberty of government. It stands for law and order, protection and secur- ity, justice and a square deal, honor and righteousness. It typifies the I ideals of one hundred and ten millions of people, the heritage they have tak- en from the hands of mighty fore- fathers, the torch of happiness in I equal opportunity lit in 1776 and kept brightly aflame ever since. It prays for .strength to keep our vision clear, aye that flag flying in the breeze is an American's prayer to God for strength to keep what he has won thrill once more at the sight of Old Glory Shakespeare once said that love goes toward love as schoolboys from their books. Now that the vacation time is on the boys so released should be in shape for a good old summer time of it. We hope they won't be complaining about contrasts, after the fall, winter and spring in the en- vironment of delicately scented face powders and hair dressings, when they go back to kicking old boss around on the farm where real men live. Have You Heard VICTROLA 260? , Ths new model Vkiroh ismoderaLely priced and may be bought on our usual liberal terms. Drop in and hearit play i the new Victor Records : today. We can arrange an assortment of records to be delivered with it, included in our extended payment phn. _ .. O. E. WILLIAMS Jeweler Monroe Wash l00onro Ebcalr @ "The Little House with the Big Pictures" SATURDAY, JUNE 14  "Rupert of Hentzau" g6 Comedy Kick Out" SUNDAY, JUNE 15--MONDAY JUNE 16--"The Man Who Played God" 66 Comedy-. Oh, Girls" TUESDAY, JUNE 17WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18-- * MAE MURRAY * in "ZAZA" . 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