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union of 6,000 workers, each, holding
a union card and insisting on $3 50
"The A. W. 0. came into existence
last spring," said W. T. Neff, secre
tary of the newestvlabor union. "A
few of us met in Kansas City, center
of the early harvest belt, in ApriL Be
fore the harvest was ready to cut we
had locals scattered all along the
southwestern wheat belt.
"We demanded fair pay for our
work and we got it. Not without
trouble, but we got it just the same.
We have 6,000 members in our ranks
now. In North Dakota alone there
are 1,500 harvesters organized, and
our 200 field workers are bringing in
10 new members a day."
And this is why the "scissors-bill"
v -ollege boy, if you want more polite
language) is asked to pay $2 union
fees as soon as he makes his debut
In the wheat fields, and why the "suit
case stiff" can no longer work for 90
cents a day or whatever a farmer
wants to give him.
THEY DESERVE IT
"Of course, I always roast the joy
riders they're always trying to run
WHAT SECY HOUSTON WOUJ-D
DO WITH BIG FRUIT CROP
By Gilson Gardner
Washington, Sept 24. All about
Washingtonand doubtless the same
is true in many parts of the United
States the trees hang full of fruit,
apples, peaches, plums, etc., which
are not picked and will not be picked.
It does not pay. A man sent a car
load of peaches and his broker wired
a bill for $18 deficit for freight and
brokerage. The fruit did not pay the
cost of sending it.
Yet every city has its homes some
poor homes and others not so poor
where fruit is not eaten and where
it would be welcome. What is the
I put the matter up to Sec'y of Ag
riculture David F. Houston.
"Yes," he said, "I took a ride in an
automobile only the other day
through the wonderful fruit region
west of her out by Harper's Ferry and
Leesburg. I saw the trees with the
fruit on them unsold and unpicked.
The answer is co-operative market
ing. The farmers must do for the
apple and peach and other crops
what the citrus farmers of California
have done for the citrus crop. They
must standardize the produce and
organize for its marketing. They
must have their own warehouses and
act as a unit in dealing for its sale
and finding where the crop is needed
and sending it there. That is the work
on which my office is engaged at
present and is one of the things in
which I am most deeply interested."
It isn't hard to be poor it's dead
Anybody interested in knowing
what Col. T. Roosevelt intends to do
in the. np.xt TYresfrienHnl rammiim
may have the answer. And this la ' is
made on dependable 'authority. He
is going nsning.
David Leves, a Scotchman, for
striking his father, was sentenced in
1754 to appear "balrheddit and hair-
futtit" in church with an apologetic
placard attached to his cranium.