The Daily Bulletin (Brownwood, Tex.), Ed. 1 Sunday, December 10, 1916 Page: 3 of 16
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TJM BROWKWOOD DAILY BULLETIN. BROWKWOOD TEXAS SUNDAY DEO. 10 1916.
NOT ALL UNHAPPINESS
REVEALED IN DIVORCE
Entrance of Women Into
Industrial Field Given as
One Cause for Growth of
Coggin National Bank
IF YOUR INCOM
Were a dollar or two less
than it is at present wj
just about as well as yo
Why not start a Bank account and
deposit the Dollar or two? Your busi-
ness is appreciated.
C. L. McCartney Ben F. Stone
Wm. Poindexter E. B. Gilliam
J. W. Gilliam J. S. Coggin
- Geo. Kidd
4MB MUST DECIDE
. ATTITUDE TO LIQUOR
COXJQSSIOS RELIEVES Qt'ESTIOX
WILL SOOX BE TAtEX UP
home to the leaders o the convention.
However there is no doubt that in
the near future the entire question
will be discussed by the American
Federation of Labor. Such pressure
is being brought to bear by the liquor
interests that the federation must de-
cide definitely -where it stands. This
will result la the bitterest fight that
hae ever taken place at any conven-
tion of the federation. Because; of
this it is supremely important that a
campaign of education be engaged in
(bv the churches) which will not
(By Associated Press.)
ST T.nriS. Deo. ft. The attitude of
the great labor organizations of this only furnin material for those who
country on the liquor question must TOUBt make ms ht OI tne floo.r
soon be decided according to the lhe convention but for the benefuVof
Commission on Temperance of the the rznk and flle of workmgmen who
Federal Council of the Churches of should support to the last degree the
Christ in America which reported at
today's session of
meeting of the council.
In its report the commission speaks
of "a big fight in tlte labor federation
coming soon.' It says:
"Various groups in the federation
have from time to time made an at-j
tefnr-t to open the discussion and atT."7
the convention of the" American Fed- T
eration of Labor held ' in San Fran- 4- on farms
Ciso during November. 1915. a num- j nronertv
RATE IN AMERICA
CONGESTION OF POITLATION OXE
OF CAUSES ASSIGNED
labor men who will be called upon to
the quadrennial this f'sht' and whom a"
me niiierness oi me nquor irauic
will be hurled."
(By Associated Tress.) . .
ST. LOUIS Dec. 9. The declining
birth rate was discussed in the report
of the Commission on Family Life'
presented to the Federal Council of
Churches of Christ in America this
"That there Is a declining birth
rate in the United States as well air
everywhere else In the civilized world
can not be doubted" said the report.
"It is interesting to observe that with
the lowering of the birth . rate in the
United States there Is also a lowering
her of resolutions were brought to'thel4 prompt inspection.
convention by. various delegates seek- I .
ing to have action favorable to theji REESE & AUSTIN
liquor business taken by the conven- !
tion. But these resolutions were ! J
hastily -withdrawn when the conse- ! 4. jefr t. Reese
qnence of such action was brough' 1 J4455rJ4444
4. .5. .3. .j. .j. s.j. j.(of the death rate. The latter has
XONEY TO LOAN ' ! 4J fallen mnch more "rapidly than the
former and- hence the increase of
city 'population has not been arrested
and 4 "Deaths are fewer because of ad
vanced knowledge in .medicine the
I Cleaning and Pressing Ladies Silk i
i Dresses That Give The Best Satisfaction
X Tomorrow and Tuesday we will make special prices I
on cleaning ana pressing siik aresses. we nave the
;;yonly machine that-will do this work successfully and
guarantee not to injure the garments. This establish-
ment is not made up of "new hands" but is composed
of experienced men.
MEN Phone us and let us call and get your
suit or overcoat and clean and press it for you. If vou
X want good work one trial will make you a regular t
. T. .1 1 . .1 1
customer it s me. way we do it mat pleases our patrons. J ;
Phone 378 and our automobile will call and we 0
will see that you are satisfied.
ALLMAN & SEARS
Arcade Block Phone 378
jl better water supply and reforms.- In
milk inspection housing and sa'nlta-
TEXAS 4 tion. But the Steadily falling ' birth
4 rate will overtake this decrease in
Ivan Austin mortality in due time. Already it-is
apparent that if it were not Tor Imf-
migratioh the Increase in population
would le very slight in certain sec-
tions of the country.
"When we seek the cause of the
falling birth rate we discover that
economic reasons play a most Import-
j ant part An Increasing number of
.single women refuse marriage beT
cause it will impair their economic in-
1 dependence or interfere with their
entrance into professional careers.
Possibly an equal number of women
who do marry are eager after mar-:
'riage to follow some remunerative
jand congenial occupation with which
'child-bearing would interfere; while
husbands who find that large families
make difficult fheir material progress
show a similar disinclination.
"The falling birth rate is not acr
counted for so much by childless mar-
riages as by restricted families of
one or two children. For this con-
gested life in tenements and apart-
ment houses must bear its share of
responsibility. Other instances are
occasioned by the ill health of one
of the parents who recognize the peril
of transmitting disease to thpir off-
spring. "But it is to be feared that beyond
all these causes the inherent selfish
ness of husband and wife who desire
to be saved from the fourdens of
parenthood is most Influential among
people In good circumstances. t
"Since there Is no method of coun-
teracting these tendencies fay -governmental
control and slncl it probably
will contlnno to be a fact that large
families will be among the lowly it
woujd seem incumbent upon the state
to counteract this downward trend -byy
legislation (o encourage marriages
(By Associated Press.)
ST. IOUIS Dec.' 9. The divorce
courts fousy as they are reveal ibut
a small proportion of the marital in
felicity in tills country says the Com
mission on Family Life which report
ed at today's session of the quadren
nial meeting of the Federal Council
of the Churches of Christ in America
The report included statistics and
discussions of many phases of the
complex problems of marital rela
As to divorce it says: "At this mo
ment it Is thought that one marriage
In ten is broken by divorce and that
in some states the proportion may be
as high as one in four."
"It Is a stinking fact" he commis
sion says "that in the majority of di
vorce cases dissolution of marriage
has occurred not hasitly after a brief
trial but deliberately affer a consid
erable period of marriage; the -average
exceeding six and one-half years.
Common observation will show fre-
quency of divorce among people who
have been married twenty years or
The commission believes that the
entrance of women into the industrial
field plays an important part in the
increase of divorces. It deplores the
fact that "unfortunately the larger
part of humanity in America as else-
where are strangers to the lofty
views which the church entertains of
"When we arc seeking therefore.
remedies for the evils of our lax mar
riage and divorce practices our ulti-
mate and most effective method will
be found in such Instructions as the
churches may give to their adherents.
supplemented by such work as the
educational institutions of the coun-
try may be induced to undertake. This
nstruction will boar upon the ideals
of marriage It will teach that mar-
riage is not contracted as a mere
convenience and for prudential rea-
sons that It is not even primarily in-
tended' solely for the personal happi-
Spmething That Will be
The man who has a home can gladden the heart
of his wife by presenting her on Christmas with one
of our handsome electroliers
OR PERHAPS AN ELECTRIC PERCOLATOR
OR VACUUM CLEANER
We have a large number of different electric
home labor savers any one of which would make a
most acceptable gift.
Come and see them in "real life." You will like
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ELECTRIC GIFT STORE
ness of those who-contract it; but that
it is indispensable to the proper fill-
ing out of the life of human being
that it is one of the most effective
methods of developing character and
that the preservation of the Integrity
of' marriage and of the family institu-
tion as a whole is the only process
by which a truly divine order for so-
ciety can 'be maintained.
"Xo legislation however sagaciously
framed can ever effect a complete
cure of marriage maladjustments but
sack preventive measures as give
promise of diminishing the evils
which are now so abundant will com-
mond themselves to thoughtful per
sons. The fact that In twenty-three
states what are known as 'common
law marriages' in which a man and
a woman take each other for husband
'ant! wife without the services of a
cft) officer or a clergyman and fre-
quVntly without any witnesses are
recognized as valid calls for serious
condemnation and no reform- is more
needed than legislation declaring
such unions to be null and void
everywhere In the United States."
UtaHk keys can be made to fit any
loc.k. If you have lost your key arid
need oneJ this is your opportunity.
Looney 3ferc Co.
Why Puzzle About What to Give
Cigars is the Anstfer!
-a box of our Cigars will please him immensely. He .
would buy them here himself. All discriminating
choosing Cigars "solves the perplexing problem of
what to give the man. Nothing is quite so acceptable
-our Cigars are bound to win the respect and admira-
tion of the giver. Can't you imagine the joy of the
man who receives them xfor Christmas? They are
. truly a man's gift. -."!-.".
we wrap in fancy Christmas paper and deliver with
out extra charge.
Elite Cigar Store
Shine Parlor and Newspaper Headquarters 1
. . Phone 110 1
. 6 VI'
Sen-lntr machines from $250 up at
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