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, TIGHT BINDING I
W GOODWIN'S WEE KLIY. 15 H
yo jjet yow? community
By George Adams.
I MET the champion knocker the other day one
of those small-souled individuals who goes
through life spreading thorns.
To him everything was wrong with the town,
the people and the things they did. He had a
long line of complaint; in fact, it is remarkable
that a man with such a contracted soul should
be capable of so much adverse comment.
This man has a good wife and good children.
He says he loves them. They have to live with
him, and a pity it is.
This kicker has lived in Salt Lake City for
the last twenty years. He has made a scant liv
ing and so has a hard time to keep his family
comfortable. Ho has no real friends; he has ac
quaintances, and they pity him.
He says the town is wrong: The people are
not united: The business men are a bunch of
selfish, grafting individuals who plant to thwart
the very souls of the poor.
He says that the business interests never do
anything to build a greater city. From his view
point they hinder development.
The churches are all wrong: The educational
system of the city is a failure; in fact, nothing in
the world is right in the eyes of this withered
This fellow that I have been talking about is
a champion pessimist, and there are many men in
Salt Lake City who are trying to imitate him
and who are succeeding in greater or less de
gree. And that's the point.
The sooner the pessimists shake themselves
and awake, shake off their imaginary fears, re
pent and adopt the gospel of optimism, the soon
er will Salt Lake City become what it should be.
Every man has a community obligation. Ev
erybody owes the community in which they live
an undivided support
Buildings and paved streets do not make cit
ies, but people do. As your people are, so is
The Romans built well while the people were
true Romans. With the degeneration of the peo
ple came the crumbling of the empire.
Turn back a few pages in memory, to school
boy days, and you will trace the rise and fall of
nations, countries and their cities, to the favor
able or unfavorable activities of the inhabitants.
American progress in American cities, supple
mented by the best man and womanhood from
foreign shores, has brought about unprecedented
development in a new land.
But in every city there are leaders, but a small
percentage of the people at large are city build
ers. Imagine, if you can, what would bo the devel
opment in American cities provided all believed
in accepting community obligations. It is con
servative to see double the development in Amer
Community leaders work untiringly for the
company's best interests, and about all the re
ward they get is the discord from the wail of
Salt Lake City is destined to become one of
the very great cities on the American continent.
This has been asserted by men of great vision.
The growth of the city in the last ten years
has been phenomenal, and the development to
take place in the next decade will be greater
than any period heretofore experienced.
This great development will be brought about
by improving the surrounding country, which is
after all the treasury ground from which the city
draws its wealth.
The sage brush acres will be turned into fields
of grain; homes will dot the now barren valleys;
from the mineral treasuries of the mountains will
come millions in wealth.
And Salt Lake City is the center of it all.
Are you an optimist or are you preaching pes
simism? Do you believe in the future of the
town in which you live?
Are you dong your share? Are you paying
your community obligation or are you letting the
other fellow do the work of development?
The best resolution you can make is that you
will play fair with your town and give it the
best you have, joining hands with the workers,
The Last of the Ducks
IYVyiTH the approach of the end of the Season we are pre-
pared to supply our friends with teals, mallards and spoon
bills up to the last minute.
Preparedness and the facilities to provide everything the market
affords have made the name of the
BIPMiroSBHBBll in Salt Lake synonymous with perfection
HMMMflHRflg in cuisine and service. Ours is a res-
Hf jfffll taurant in which good food predominates.
BjBSaBJBI Wishing our friends the compliments
hastening the heritage awaiting in a greater city. jH
Now, here's the real point of the story: H
You are a mighty poor citizen if your name H
is included in the bunch who sit around and criti- H
cize the Salt Lake Commercial club. The pur- M
pose of this organization is community develop-
ment. If the work it is doing and has done does jH
not suit you, it is your duty to come and help cor- H
rect the faults that may exist. You are a plain H
coward if you criticize tho men who are giving H
their time and money to do something in tho inter- H
est of the city while you sit down, complain and H
play the baby. M
Be a man. Your city calls you. H
EMBARGO AND HIGH PRICES H
Congressman Fitzgerald's purpose to press for jH
an embargo on food products will run counter to H
the president's ideas; but it is not the first time H
that Mr. Wilson has found himself at outs with H
tho Brooklyn leader. If tho embargo should be H
laid, it would afford an immediate and unmistak- H
able answer to the question, what is the cause H
of. high prices? Out West where wheat is liigh, H
the Democrats have always claimed the credit H
for the Wilson administration. Down East, where H
bread is high, they lay it to the war in Europe. H
Mr. Fitzgerald thinks the latter is the cause of H
U. all, evidently, and if he can stop the exporta- H
tlon of food stuffs overseas we can all tell mighty H
quick whether it is the wartime trade that causes H
us all to dig down so deep for the necessaries. H
No long-winded investigation is needed to H
demonstrate to the people of tho United States H
that they are being made to pay for the feeding H
of the European armies and munition workers. H
Willlamsport (Pa.) Gazette and Bulletin. M
Of all the features, or morals, of the election H
the best is the evidence that class appeals do not H
go in the United States. Capper's Weekly.
At the same time it scarcely will be claimed H
that the people re-elected President Wilson be-
cause they wish him to put still another notch or j
two on the high cost of living. Dallas (Ore.) Ob-
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