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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
J BY N. D. COCHRAN.
Why Prices Rise. Tie beef trust
will prpbably keep on jumping the
price of meat on the theory that the
demand exceeds the supply.
There will be a great need of Amer
ican meat in the war countries, be
cause they hayen't enough of their
own, and, besides, all the European
butchers have gone to war.
But famine prices are being charg
ed for everything over there, and for
eign prices will regulate the prices
the trust will have to charge us folks
Here at home.
Of course, we all know that . no
matter what the demand for Ameri
can meat or what prices our foreign
brothers are willing to pay, still we
can't ship the meat to them because
foreign ships are tied up and we
haven't enough of our own.
So the only thing left for the beef
trust to do is to soak us for what the,
foreigners would pay if they could
I hope this makes clear just how
the high cost of living is regulated
by the law of supply and demand.
Patriotism. Cancer and tuber
culosis reap their daily crop, but there
are times in the foolishness of men
when the world's most deadly dis
ease is patriotism.
. It is most fatal to the common peo
ple, seldom endangering thelives of
When the common people have it
they fervently fight for their native
land, but they don't get their native
land even if they win. They merely
go back and work on it all the harder
and pay higher taxes to pay for the
cost of the patriotic fight.
' If the people who work the land
were to fight for it themselves they
would haye to fight their rulers and
that wouldn't be patriotism. That
would be rebellion, insurrection or
something equally shocking; .
Sometimes"it is very profitable to )
rulers to have their slavis go crazy
with patriotism; for then'' the slaves
can be depended upon -to fight f or
their rulers instead of forthemselvep ,
and their families.
Editor Day Book: Wilbyou kindly
come to the rescue of the'small busi-'-i
ness man in Nootbaar's district. Now i
that he is satisfied that he has i
driven all the women in the-district to
the woods he has started on a cam
paign to oust the small sign on our
sidewalk. Why all this sudden agita
tion? Why didn't he da the same in
the 35th st. district?
Business is bad enough as it is
without giving us a chance to adver
tise our wares. A Constant Reader.
"So Willie Smith is captain of your
team? I suppose he is your best
"Naw. But he owns the bat."
When ironing it is a very good plan
to get a clean brick, a white one if
possible, as a stand. The iron wflj
retain heat much longer than if an
open iron stand be nival.