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BAXTEti springs "Kcvvfl, Friday, july
BAXTER SPRINGS NEWS
mmt tfiTtrm "nrnrxr m
rtcred at the Postofflce at Baxter Springs a Second Class Matter
r-ltcrlptlon Rate: Inside County,
A E. PFREMMER -
A parent at Una, Ark., is advertis
ing for hit lost son; the son's name is
Columbus Beverage. Can it be pos
sible this son left the country July
f first with J. Barleycorn?
X THE WAGE AND PRICE RACE
' : With the many reports of strikes
by workmen for higher wages and
martr hour and the ever increasing
protests by consumers against the
rapidly increasing cost of living one
mar wall wonder where this race be
tween prices and wages will end.
Thus today's papers announce the
fact that 100,000 carpenters and oth
er building employes in Chicago are
. demanding 11.00 an hour and a forty-
wwlr. and that 10.000 em-
La W MWW wrmi w-
ployes of the International Han-ester
Company are also demanding (1.00 an
nonr. a forty-four hour week, and a
closed shop." Suppose these demands,
the demands of the many thousands
of striking ship-workers, and all other
'ftbnfliar demands are granted, what
will be the result? The added cost of
.production will, of course, be added to
' the telling price thus still further ad
dling to the cost of living; and this in
creased cost of living will be used as
the basis for demands for still higher
wages; and so the wage-price race
will continue in a perpetual circle.
AJ the net result is that no one ex
cept perhaps the middlemen who un
duly boost their profits is really
. benefited by the process, while mil
lions of neonle of limited means or
with meagre fixed salaries or other
Incomes, are compelled, through no
fault of their own. to bear serious
hardships.
At best this hap-hazard plan of
wage and price boosting is a mere
temporary make-shift and, if unre
strained, means eventual disaster to
the nation as well as to the individual.
Thi-fact is amply illustrated by con
ditions 'in Italy, France, and other
Enronean countries. Already the sit
uation in this country is extremely
grave, and there iB great need for the
prompt ascertainment and application
of tome effective remedy. The prob
lem la undoubtedly a very difficult
one much the most difficult that con
fronts the country , today. One thing,
however, is certain: Further increase
in the cost of living must be checked.
And, while the question is a very deli
cate one and must be handled with
a. - 4 t nniavnmntl)
great care, a rcouv w '-'
price-fixing -seems inevitable. This
meant that there must be an ascer
tainment, and fixing, by legal means,
of reasonable profits for manufac
turers and middlemen, as well as of
waget and selling prices. The day of
individual profiteering, regardless of
the rights and privileges of the gener
al nnhlio. tniiRt hfl sneedily brought to
dose if national disaster is to be
" averted.
SofPointer, right hand man for the
local light plant, Bays he doesn't un
derstand why the M. O. & G. exists.
They come into town and turn around
and go right out again," Sol says.
THE EXPERIENCES
OF THE TOURISTS
Many people take a summer vaca
tion by going on a sight seeing tdar
to tome interesting section of the
country. Let no one think he is going
to get any vacation rest out of it. He
will probably return much more weary
than he started.
Yet anyone who takes such a trip
usually feels that his -labor is well
repaid. He is cheered for many days
by the memories oi oeaumui cuuim;
or fine cities he has seen. He has met
interesting people, talked upon now
subjects, and got different points of
'view.
: He returns a broader American citi
il He beeins to see that his own
' ttate and section does not contain all
the wisdom and virtue, and that peo
ple with a somewhat different inheritance-have
their own points of view
which have some degree or wisaom.
Alto he gets ideas of civic advan
tage. He learnt how different towns
hare wived their community prob-
jBU ana amw y --
ive measures. He begins to see how
.hit home town might take some ad
vance step, tolve old problems, and
build new institutions.
. Most men get ideas helpful to their
business by travelling. . They are in
spired with the twing of the giant
stride that Twentieth Century Ameri
ca is taking. They have seen big
tl!r-i aceoraplithed, they have more
T vitt rnntvifio TTfiAO
$1; Outside County, $1X0 a year
- Editor and Publisher
faith in their own ability to do big
things. .They have a definite idea in
many details as to iiow other people
und other sections have achieved suc
cesses. So the returned tourist may talk so
fust about what he has teen -that his
neighbors weary of his conversation.
He may have a flat pocket book, but
his head is bulging with ideas. Any
way he is the possessor of an expert
ence worth all it cost But whatever
the glories he has seen, he almost in
variably comes back with the feeling
that the good old home town of Bax
ter Springs is the best'place yet
A local citizen who runs a furnace
at his home, called up the west side
. coal company and said he wanted to
( buy his winter 6tock of coal; the man
! ager was out but the buyer told the
clerk to tell him he wouldn't need near
as much as last year. He was pos
sibly looking at the thermometer
which' indicated about 90 at the time.
The people of this part of the coun
try are perfectly willing and ready to
overlook Mr. Ford's slight ignorance
of Revolutionary history so long as he
can keep a steady stream of runa
bouts coming this -way.
If the wealthy summer hotel guests
are not intelligent on any of the mod
ern tonics, they can always' find out
about them by asking the college stu
dents who wait on them.
Although everyone is suspicious of
corporation men, the voters should not
insist that all candidates for office
must have failed in business.
Great numbers of .city people are
now roughing it in ramps supplied
with spring beds, fcigh class cooks, and
automobiles. ... ,
RURAL HIGH SCHOOLS
One of the most far-reaching of the
problems of rural education relates to
the matter of keeping the farm boys
interested in the farm. So long as the
farm boy must leave home and go to
the city for his high school education
he encounters the lying lure of- the
city. The rural high school permits
him to pursue his education without
going to the city.
But even in the rural high school
there lurks another danger. It often
happens that small town and rural
high schools seek to be imitation city
high schools. Their courses of study
load directly away from the farm.
Here follows an editorial of Mr. Mc
Neal in a recent issue of the Farmers
Mail and Breeze: t
I have visited two rural high schools
within the last two weeks, one in Re
public county at the little town of
Agenda, the other in the Southern
part of Stafford county out in the
country several miles from town. In
both cases, as I was informed, when
the rural high school was proposed
it met with determined opposition and
was put through only by a vigorous
campaign conducted by a few interest
ed citizens. The opposition was based
almost wholly on theory that the taxes
in that district would be greatly in
creased. I was gratified to learn that
since the high schools .have been es
tablished the opposition has almost
entirely ceased, and some of those who
opposed the school have become en
thusiastif supporters.
1 his is to be expected. The advan
tages and benefits of a well conducted
rural high school will be so apparent
that only those who are opposed to
education .and improved social condi
tions will continue their opposition.
The next step should be a consolida
tion of the grade schools in connection
with the high school. This could be
accomplished with little or no addi
tional expense. .
Take the Agenda high school dis
trict for example. It includes, I was
told, about 42 sections and in this area
are, I think, five grade schools, all of
them single-room schools except the
one in Agenda in which two teachers
are employed, and another teacher is
needed; In the entire district, it was
estimated, there are about 200 child
ren attending these lower grade
schools. It now requires the services
of seven teachers, and five houses have
to be heated and-cared for constantly.
By combining all in one consolidated
school in connection with the rural
high school, five teachers could Ue
care of the grades and the salaries
paid the, other two could be usod to
pay the expenses of transporting the
children who lived too far away to
walk to school and back to their
homes. . '
The high school building' could be
enlarged to accommodate the grades,
and tht one building ought to be
heated at .lest expense' than the, ag
gregate cost of heating, the. present
high school building and the five tep-
arate buildinn.- - All these children
then would get the benefit of a well
conducted, well graded school. Ia short
the children of that district would en
iov educational, advantages equal
to
the advantages enjoyed by the child
ren in- any of the cities or towns
of
the state.
0
Under the clan I have heretofore
suggested the state would give sub
stantial aid to" each of these combined
schools. In addition to this the gov
ernment under the provisions of the
Smith-Lever law would supply an m
tructor in agriculture. If the com
bined district added an experimental
farm to its equipment as it should do,
that would mean a first expense ox
several thousand dollars, but in the
course of years if this experimental
farm was conducted as it should be it
would prove to be the best investment
the district ever made in dollars and
cents, to say nothing of the educa
tional advantages.
I was very greatly interested in
these two pioneer rural high schools.
They are as I believe, the fore-run-
ners of a new educational system that
will work wonders for rural education
and economic progress. The Kansas
School Journal.
TOWN TOPICS
A nrominent man of
whose name we wont mention, up to
a few weeks ago was strictly against
Sunday base ball. He expressed ills
views forcibly and specially to hit
family. One particular Sunday he
was made happy by the promise of his
son that he would not go to the game;
but was almost stunned a few hours
later when he was summoned to give
bail for that particular ton who had
been caught by officers while engaged
with others In a crap game and ar
rested. Now he ia convinced that
while young men are engaged in play
ing and watching a base ball game,
they surely are in better business than
they might be if they were not at the
ball game; hence he is a convert to
Sunday balL Base-ball it clean and
wholesome. It strengthens the body
and makes the mind alert When peo
ple oppose Sunday playing they per
haps do not stop to consider that the
young people might be doing some
thing far worse.
a W. RoWrs It makinr a number
of Improvements to the grounds of
his property at the corner of lentn
and Cleveland, the most noticeable of
which is the construction of a con
crete water duct in the natural chan
nel and filline in of the depression so
as to make the lots practically level.
This will add immenselyto the beauty
of east Tenth street as well as the
property itself. Mr. Rogers is also
building concrete walks and retaining
walls. Mr. Rogers is a valued citizen.
He believes that Baxter Springs is
destined Boon' to have a big growth
and is in favor of getting ready for
it by providing such modern improve
ments and will make the city an in
viting nlace to the home seeker. He'
would like to see Tenth street paved
the full length.
GIVE YOUR BOY A VACATION
By William A. McKeever, University
of Kansas
The ordinary Kansas high school
boy has perhaps never before this
summer season done so much heavy
common labor. He deserves a vacation
and every reasonable parent will tee
that he gets it In the wheat harvest
at the threshing machine, in drainage
ditches, with the road builders and
elsewhere I have seen this fine young
fellow, hundreds of him, bending his
back under a heavy load. He it a bit
. i j t i vi Jenerson mgqway iwiwMut predate your support m uexca.
a heavy load. He is a bit f or to h.w toljgh vnen tame
i the older roan,and pndes rf rf KtSHnnwdltion, t Itasca eomes Mort you as I am a retail gro
wing able to "make a luu . - . muA tha head- j f th meat
quicker than
himself on being
hand" at the Jpb.
Also you may find the big school
boy at his place in town and city in
earaees. grocery stores and bake
shoos: on ice warons. with street re
pairers and as carpenter and plumbing
apprentice. As a mere Idler, or at a
polite peddler of some kind of trinkets
the able bodied youth is now every
where to be seen.
There is such a thing as overwork
ing a youth at normal labor. To keep
him at it the year through means a
premature stiffening of the Joints and
loss of plasticity. He may quickly be
transformed into an old man both in
mind and body by long continued per
iods of physical strain and labor.'
I recommend the week preceding
the opening: of school as the best time
for your working boy's vacation. .If
he goes directly from work ot school
he will be able to study very little the
first week, as has been shown. But a
week of relaxation will restore mental
attitudes properly for lesson partici
pation. The youth who has been working in
. ii
io n or c. lj ,
Cr.t la-door
worker, should have a week1! camp
ing or plcnJHifLthe country. The
young farm wwxer jaould do the city
Ufa a Tttcxlc-lr wiJrl. fo hit period of
rfreshJagw-da e&reful safe guard
Inr. o coarse.
Eat refhanev-thereJa-ao more ideal
week' rest and recuperation available
for your tired boy than for hint to at
tend a cha.tito.ovwhwhere.
S.eeJfJBafrt lxP4t.one.in; session at
V win, ttma aiul a faw latBra'
Journey front home fiend your boy
there-with a full sutAissioa ticket and
enough to covetJha expense of living
at the place la a. tent
' The variety of thfehautaoqua pro
gram;, the typical .country, affair, is
Just about IdeaLf or relaxing the mus
cles, stimulating the mind and toning
up the morals of your boy. '
Near Dayton, 0L, July 18, 191
Dear Father nd Mother: Supper
ii over and the dishes are washed.
We have had a- very pleasant trip
through Illinois and Indiana and like
Ohio to far.. We do no think of she
ding. our. coats .TOtH dinner, time. The
youngster and I ovw up pretty well
with a heavy quilt and ride that way
for about three heart each morning.
own aaca uwuuc
the driving 1 day.
I have only
Stanton does the rest of it
We spent last might ia a hotel is
Marshall, EL " Drove in too late to
hunt a camping place.
The roads here are great Never
saw to much fast driving in all my
life. The trolley from Dayton, O, and
t i .1 A 4Va Mtlmail awl th
driveway. run along together and
mere it aosssuung news; u
The youngster nearly tormentt the
life out of me.
Tell Mrs. Gooden that we gore
Savant time to write, and that this
inavem wine w am V4.
Write us a few lines right away and
tend them to Carry, Pa, so we will
know how yoa are.
Myrtle Skinner.
e
MELROSE
Dr. Walker was called to Stebbins
I Jut Thursday to set the broken arm
of the little eight year old ton oi
James Pierson.
Farmers are busy with threshing in
this vicinity. John Cool, Al Lovejoy,
Charles Wall and A. & Griffin and
sons have been threshing.
Miss Anna Bulger, la company with
a lady friend, visited the formerfs
brother, Phillip Bulger at Joplin, a
few days last week.
Ernest Thornburg and wife of Pich
er went oat to the vicinity of Melrose
last Sunday to camp while he It help
ing hit father and brothers baling hay
this summer.
D. S. Stebbins went to hit ton, Les
ter's, Saturday to tpend a few days
looking after the threshing of their
wheat
S. Sax-tin and Mr. Hampton each
tank a load of baled timothy hay for
Mr. Stebbins to Columbus for parties
who engaged the hay, first of the
Mr. James Filbv bat been caring
for her tick mother, Mr. J. W. Davis,
the past week, who hat worried over
her ton, Joe, who it ia Columbus jail
awaiting trial for taking the horse
and buggy of Mist Myrtle Naylor.
Mrs. Young and granddaugnier,
Hazel, were jtelUag produce at the
mines last Friday.
Mr. Bnlor and son. Robert, mo
tored to Baxter to attend church last
Sunday.
Mrs. Floyd Elliott was visiting jira.
Geo. Pierson last . Friday assisting
Mr. Pianon in earing for Raymond
and Miss Ruth, who have been, quite
tick with fever, but are improving
now.
Mi ci Anna Bnlsrer has a lady friend
and two children visiting with her and
mother from Colorado, who will tpend
a few days visiting; at .Melrose and
then visit Mitt Myrtle Naylor before
she returns t Colorado.
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NEAKING END OF
CROSS CONTINENT RUN
hMb 1
D.if P.T.M. Minn.. Jnlv 1JL The 1
um ...ffJWW) 1
1 1 J.VXt. an l
waters of the Mississippi river "i11
not be visited until tomorrow.
Good progress was maintained ail
day and increasing interest it being
manifested in the run at the P17 1
gets. nearer to the end of the tour at
Winnipeg.
Nnmarons stona were made during
the day, the members of , the party be-
ing delightfully entertained at Vera-
rial Saheka and Menahsra.. Butter-
milk, lemonade. and blueberries with
real cream featured the stop at Men-
ahra. Lnnch was served at-wadena
m
where the party spent two hours at
noon.
SL Josenh. Mason City and St Paul
' . I
parties who Joined the run at the Twin I
Cities are itCl with the tripper ana
nnw aav that they expect to go clear I
through to the last day. .
1 1 " I
Ura. J. L. SuUivaa ia spending, the
day at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Win
Valliere la Oklahoma. 1
Mis Thelm Klxelfeg returned last
irlt after a few. dr 1'
tzir-.?M ia
Z '1 C
: FOHEH 10 DEFEAT
a
Claimed Bankers and Merchants Are
Ceerted into Sending Telegrams
to Senators and Con greet me.
URGE DEFEAT OF
BILL IN CONGRESS
Be ported That Armour's Agent Are
Enlisting Support of Small Towa
Dealers Thronrh Misrepre
' aeatation
Washington, July 21. The "Big
Five" packers have started a nation
wide propaganda to defeat the Ken-von-Anderson
bill which provides for
i - - ,
ltrict government regulation of the
pacung ousincBB, niaajua; rauu.au
strictiont on packer-owned stock
yards and opening up the packer re
frigerator cart to general use at com
mon carriers. This was charged in
the senate today by Senator Kenyon
of Iowa, who had his desk heaped with
telegrams urging defeat of the bilL
Nearly all the messages were in the
tame language and Senator Kenyon
stated that the bulk of them had been
paid for by the packers themselves.
They have been coming from small
town sTocen and meat dealers and
. . . , . , .j
nearly a dray load of similiar propa
ganda'' instituted by the packers to
defeat the legislation.
Many Protest from Kansas
During the day, Kansas members of
Congress said that they had been re
ceiving many letters from Kansas
urging defeat of the bill and stated
that evidently it was a part of the
same propaganda. Senator Capper, for
example, received in one mail five let
ters from small town bankers urging
the defeat of the bill, as inimical to
business and the general good of the
cattle interests, notwithstanding the
fact that it has been the cattle raisers
largely who have been insisting on
passage of the bilL
Some of the letters showed Tery
nlainlv that the character of the leg-
isaltion was being grossly misrepre
sented to the people out in Kansas by
somebody.'! One letter; protested, for
example, against the government tak
ing over and operating the packing
houses. If the legislation proposed
such a course, the people would Just
ly have a kick coming. But it pro
vides not for the government taking
over and operating the packing houses
merely for regulation of the busi
ness from 'Btem to stern like the In
terstate Commerce Commission han
dles the railroads.
- Packers Psying for It
That the packers are paying for the
propaganda from other states was
disclosed by copies of telegrams re
ceived by Representative Anderson
who, with Senator Kenyon ,is sponsor
for the bill from the secretary of the
Southern Wholesale Grocers' Associa
tion. The wholesale grocers are fight
ing the packers bitterly because they
have invaded the grocery field. This
telegram said:
'Armour's agents having retailers
teleeraoh congressmen for indorse
ment of their business methods. Ar
mour paying for telegrams.''
Copies of several form telegrams,
which it is charged Armour ft Com
pany aw having distributed to be sent
to members of Consrress, Armour pay
ing the telegraph bill, also have been
received by senators from dealers who
took them from the packers' repre-
sentatives but instead of filing
the
message of protest sent the form ton
mkiv Tn Alnhnma thin form
IllCIUmil "---
4i v.;n- nan4- "Would, an-
UaCKIWU 10 WVJtiJ w
. . t J... 4li.
Lackine. industry."
Mislead the Dealers
A letter from Kentucky said:
Qne of the packers' men ap-
Broached the writer yesterdsy and
tried to ten hjm that if Congress
passed the law now pending that ev-
t,oni.. nf fnnA nroducts in the
rjnjted States would be placed under
UcenBe an( that some one man would
k .nMtti at th. nad nf this di-
yMon aDd that if t retailer or Jobber
Lhouid i any way make a mistake
. . . that wu contrary to
0UU UV tviuvia-tiisj w
the governing the licenses that
their license would be revoked, nd
4V a Va. Iv na lnTiirT TJCrmit-
til Wit Tw-va m w
fooj product.
These agenc5e of their are going
. ... ..n M.t..nf. wna vnow
nothinz about the measure which is
V n m.m mwA Mlt-
now pending Duurv wii ac
ting their signatures to petition re
questing the defeat of this measure."
From North Carolina comes this re
port. " ' "
Armour t Company are tlreuiat-
! a MrMnn in tli j tftrr.tarv for tr! I
GonrauTiofi
signature of all retail merchant. Ws
have made diligent Inquiry and from
what information we .are able to get
t would seem that khls petition Is
misleading ia that they say nothing
about the special privileges but sim
ply ask the retail merchant if hi is
willing for them to continue In the
grocery business."
that they are alleged to have mis
represented the whole purpose of the
pending legislation K. C Star.
. Sponsors of the packer regul-.
tion" bill recognise that the packer
have a legitimate right to attempt to
defeat the bilL The chief fault found
with the activities of the packers is
a BAXTER MINING MEN
GOING TO CHINA
Fsom the American Zinc and Lead -Journal:
Marshall D. Draper, former man
ager of the Anna Beaver mines at
Cardin, has been selected by his com
pany to go to China and promote a
big mining proposition there. It was
announced that Mr. Draper was' to go
to Nicarauga on a similiar mission but
the plan has been changed. Draper
has been authorised to take an as
sistant with him and ha requested -K.
L Koelker, formerly of Cardin, . but
now of Joplin, to accompany him.
Koelker is engaged in making ore es
timates and calculations in the Oklahoma-Kansas
district, on which gov
ernment taxes are based.
SAYS NO FALLING OFF
SINCE JULY 1
Rartar finrinir. Kan.. Jnlv 22. 1919. s
Editor Baxter Daily Citisen:
Dear Sir: I notice your paper says
on page two in column three travel
on interurbaa street cars is much
lighter, referring to the death of J. B.
I find this to be a mistake, as I am
power house operator for the interur
ban street and register the meter
readings. I see travel is Just as heavy
now a it was before the death of J.
B. The people were not going to Jop
lin for whiskey only. I can tell the '
good people of Baxter why I have
such heavy loads to pull to Joplin and
it was not all whiskey either, and our
heavy loads will continue. My meter
reading show Just at much watt hour
meter readings. Respy. yours,
W. W. LEE,
Substation operator for the S. W. Mo.
R. E. Co.
WOULD FREE ARMY PRISONERS
Amnesty for Every Military Offender
Proposed in Congress
' Washington, July 21 Complete
tjinesty for all soldiers, sailors andj
marines convicted by court-martiai
except those whose offenses would be
a felony under federal statutes, was
proposed in a bill introduced today by
Senator Chamberlain, Democrat, of
Oregon, and referred, to the military
committee.
The stories coming to me," said
vnH" -
to the Senate, "many of them being
verified, of outrages being committed
aninst vounsr men through the in
Ranatvr rTnamhariatn in a BTaiement
strumentality of court-martial, are so
horrible that some legislation ought
to be enacted promptly to obtain re
lief. The fact that already the clem
ency board has reduced the sentences
in the aggregate from twenty-eight
thousand years to 6,700 years ia proof
positive that the sentences were out
of all proportion to the crimes com
mitted. These six thousand years
ought to be wiped out or placed at an
irreducible minimum.
The Spanish Inquisition was not a
mark to tome of the crueltiet prac
ticed against these soldiers in France.'
i e
r.ilTKA IS AFTER ROAD
A delegation from Galena, Kan.,
will be in Topeka to appear before the
highway commission, asking govern
ment aid for a proposed route of.
eleven miles of concrete road in Cher- -
okee county, connecting the Missouri -
concrete road running west thro Jas-
per county with the Hoover road run-"
nlng south from Columbus to the Ok
lahoma line. If thi road is approved.
by the highway commission it will
connect the present concrete road run
nin wt thru Jasper county, Mis
souri, with the already approved eon-
. At VmVaA
crete roaas running varu v,acira,
Labette and Montgomery counties. At
a recent meeting of the county com
missioners of Cherokee county the
proposed road was declared a public
utility.
Cherokee county has thirty-one
mile of concrete roads approved and
the Galena delegation ia asking for
this additional eleven mile, whldQ
the members say it the connecting
link.
The following compose the party:
Dr. H. A. Browne, mayor of Galena;
Calvin Cooper, Cherokee county en
rineer; J. F. Lanier, cashier: Galena
National bank; John McCuUagh, cash
ier Citiien bank: J. L McCIaren,
manager Galena Smelter; Judge A. S.
Wilson, attorney at tor, A. fcc&mwi.
vice president Galena National bank;
George Long, postmaster; W21Iam
Rkksecker, city engineer; J. IL Loice,
nndrr; C IL McNar. Gana re
publican Daily Time. Tc.-'la C;i-
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