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THE OARDM ISLAND, TUESDAY, NOV. 16, U20-
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOPPER
NOVEMBER 16, 1920
ROADS FOR II Oil ESTEADFRS
Roads are absolutely vital to the Homestead
er; in order to do business be must have
When be is planting be has to haul in heavy
loads of seed; if it is bad weather and the
roads are in bad shape, he simply can't do
it, or does it at a great cost of money and a
greJt loss of time. His planting is delayed,
thai means that he gets perhaps only half a
crop. One of the most fatal mistakes that a
homesteader can make is late planting.
AVI. en he is fertilizing he has heavy loads of
fertilizer to haul in and distribute. With bad
roads, that again means abnormal coat and
abnormal waste of time and his crop suffers
while his debit account runs up.
The meagre temporary quarters with which
he made a start are no longer adequate; in
order to hold his labor and shelter his tools
and fertilizer from the weather he must have
more buildings; that means lumber, and to
get lumber in over bad roads is next to impos
sible and mighty expensive. He hesitates to
tackle the proposition.
Retween-tinies, the ordinary necessities of
everyday life for himself and his labor must
be secured to keep things going. Bad roads
mean delay and uncertainty aud high cost of
The rural homesteader has pretty hard sled
ding at best with many inconveniences, and
many problems, and many drawbacks; con
sidering that he is developing the country and
adding enormously to its taxable value he
deserves the encouragement of decent roads.
Good roads are a very desirable convenience
for us all, but particularly for the Homestead
er. Most of the rest of us can carry on our
busiuess much the same whether we have good
roads or not. We can sell our goods and run
our garages and try our cases and keep our
books without much reference to the roads,
but the Homesteader can't, he is dependent
on roads, and if he can't get them, ultimately
he is likely to go out of business.
THE BAD SPOTS
The Homesteaders roads are particularly
bad in spots. Wherever there is a swale or a
little hollow the bottom of it is sure to be soft
and deep The wheel ruts lead the water
right down into that hollow and it stands there
until it becomes a veritable wallow; aud every
truck that comes along gets into trouble there,
and plows it up worse aud worse until it be
comes absolutely impassable.
We don't presume to advise the Road Auth
orities as to what to do, but may we most
respectfully suggest that if there isn't money
enough to make a good road throughout, at any
rate it would be a great boon to the Homestead
er to have those bad spots fixed. Manifestly
there should be drainage for them, and some
rock or other good material put in.
Tin; Winter months are coming. It may be
a dry Winter, in which case these roads may
be no worse than they have been; but it, may
be a wet Winter, with constant rains for ten
days at a stretch, when some of these roads
will be simply impassable.
The wizard, Thomas A. Edison, has under
taken a perilous investigation of the mysteries
of that world beyond the grave, by seeking to
invent an apparatus of such delicate construct
ion as to enable the living to converse with the
dead. If Mr. Edison succeeds in perfecting
any mechanical contrivance that will be the
means of communication with those who have
passed over the "Great Divide", he will have
more trouble on hi hands than usually falls
to mortals on this earth or any other planet
thus far heard from. As soon as communi
cation is established and the so-called dead
learn the truth of the situation there will be
trouble. It will be perfectly natural for the
denizens of the spirit world to inquire about
their friends on this side and when they are
informed that women have been granted the
right to unrestricted franchise, that prohibit
ion has become a national law, that eggs are
selling for J 1.00 per dozen, and that a man
with a family of children cannot find renting
property, that the landlords give the "laugh"
to the father of a family who applies for rent,
the graves will open and the forefathers of this
generation will come back with the "Revolu
tionary spirit" in their hearts and fire in their
eyes. Mr. Edison had better go slow. It is
difficult to tell what some of those old patriots
might do under such outrageous conditions.
The census returns of the U. S. A., which
show an increase of 13,710,842 in population
bring a problem to the different states, in some
cases to their disadvantage: but as represent
ation is based upon population, there will be
an equitable adjustment, regardless of the fact
that some states will not have as strong a
representation in Congress. If representation
is to be continued upon its present basis fifty
new seats must be added to the House of Rep
resentatives. (Should the present membership
of 435 be left unchanged by increasing the basis
of apportionment there will have to be a trans
fer of thirteen seats, now held by twelve states,
to nine others. If the precedent of the last
fifty years is followed, and the size of the House
increased to prevent loss of existing represent
ation five additional representatives seats
must be given to California; four each to New
York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan; three
to Illinois and Texas; two to New Jersey,
Massachusetts and North Carolina; and one
to Arizona, Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia,
Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma,
Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washing
ton, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Virginia, Ark
ansas and Minnesota.
The present basis of representation is 21,877
and can be increased to 210,427 without causing
loss of representation.
There is a strong opposition to any increase
in the House, and rather an inclination to re
duce what is now considered an unwieldy
It is quite probable that there will be some
changes with the coming session of Congress.
The appalling ignorance of the Bible among
college students was recently demonstrated by
Rev. George Craig Stewart, rector of St. Luke's
Episcopal Church at Evanston, 111., who asked
200 students of the Northwestern University
what they knew about Absalom, aud found
that there were only nine who had ever heai'd
about Absalom, but that 150 of the -'00 could
tell all about Babe Ruth. Such is college
training of the present. The old characters,
that were familiar to every boy and girl fifty
years ago, have ceased to interest as a funda
mental characteristic of an education. Fifty
years ago the boy who knew nothing of Absa
lom was considered not only ignorant but
vicious, nis Sunday School training at least
had been sadly neglected. Today but nine out
of 200 had ever heard of Absalom. Something
seems to be wrong in the principles of youthful
Four hundred and twenty-eight years ago,
in the mouth of August, Christopher Columbus
sailed from Palos, in Spain, and on the follow
ing October 12th sighted land, aud were greatly
relieved at the sight of the green trees and the
rocky shores of the islands that were the first
fruits of discovery in America.
That was a voyage of discovery, yet it cost
very little, just 7,000. Columbus was paid
?.'500 per year for his services : the Pinzon bro
thers, $180 per year, aud the crew about $2.50
each per month. Columbus paid out in wages
alone, $4,400. Other expenses, including
cannon for the three ships, ran the account up
to $7,000. The trip lasted from August of one
year to March of the next, with the discovery
of a new world as a feature, aud it is univer
sally acknowledged that never in the annals
of history do we find where $7,000 was spent
for a better purpose.
When we realize that the world war cost the
people of this country $30,000,000,000 or $300
for every man, woman and child in this nation,
and that debt must be paid, together with in
terest, in 'addition to the current expenses of
government, we naturally feel that the strict
est economy is necessary to pull us out of the
hole, and that there should be no "closed time"
upon the grafters, thieves, robbers, or by what
ever name you may choose to call the individ
uals who have robbed this nation right and
The war destroyed $200,000,000,000 of the
world's wealth, swept fully 50,000,000 men,
women and children into eternity, lowered the
morality .of the nations of the world, created
debts that will burden generations yet unborn,
caused serious labor problems, widened the
breach between capital and labor, destroyed
credits and engendered hatreds that a century
of prosperity cannot recover.
The Milwaukee inventor, who has devised a
method for taking the smell out of Limburger
cheese, is not, in the opinion of epicures, con
ferring a boon upon mankind. What satis
faction is there in eating Limburger if you
cannot smell it ? With the deodorizing process
will go the glories of the fame of Limburger.
Why not try the experiment upon garlic?
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