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"PAGE SIX '"", THE LOGAN REPUBLICAN THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 1&19
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H THE CAUSES OF THE HIGH COST
B In speaking of the high cost of living
H an exchange has tho folowing:
B The causes of the high cost of
H living are: (1) Curency inflation.
H (2) vast exports of food stuffs to
H Europe, partly contributed to sup-
H ply foreign needs; (3) high taxes;
H (4) governmental extravagance in
H purchases of food and clothing;
H both as to quantity and price; (5)
H increased labor and material costs
M in the United States; (6) failure of
H the administration to enforce the
H laws against combinations in un-
H reasonable restraint of trade. Some
H of these causes are remediable.
H some for the present arc not. The
H talk that Congress can by addi-
H tional legislative enactments cor-
H rect the situation is bunk. Such
H remedies as are practicable are
H within reach of the administration
H which is so busy remodeling the
H world that it has no time for the
H consideration of domestic problems
H and wHich always prefers talk to
H It is time for the people to decide that
H prices cannot be legislated down, any
H more than people can be legislated into
H right living. Both desired ends must be
H: accomplished by the people themselves.
H Conditions are as stated above, and right
H now the wholesaler, jobber, retailer and
H the whole caboodle are in a giant com-
H Line to extract the last farthing from the
B In a recent editorial in the Salt Lake
H Tribune it was clearly demonstrated that
B unreasonable margins were charged on
H, shoes from the manufacturer to the re-
H tailer. The leather supply is controlled,
H whilie the administration is working on
H European affairs and the people are be-
H ing robbed as it were for foot wear. The
H? people should practice some of that rigid
; economy, befitting the days of Brigham
Hj Young, wear the old shoes a little long-
HBl er, patch them, and occasionally patch
H the patch, and let the shoe merchant store
Hj his shoes on his shelves until they become
H shelf worn and second hand articles.
Hj The same is true in clothing. sAjVhoev-
H' er heard of such bait as the current doje
jH that is beine; peddled bv the big ready to
Hj wear men throughout the country today?
Hl It is all for the "good of the service, that
H; is, their service, and like the leather, the
jHj wool is handled in the same way. Of
H course the price paid' by the retailer is
H liigher but the margin of profit from the
H manufacturer to the retailer is so outrag-
m i eously out of proportion that the combine
Hj from the manufacturer to the retailer-
1 are growing richer and richer while the
H! helpless consumer is growings poorer and
HLI poorer. Again some rigid economy is
f necessary and the people had better ar-
HH ouse themselves and begin wearing their
91 last year's suits and coats, and if neces-
Ki sary patch them up. This thing can't go
H on forever, or the country will be filled
B with paupers. Imagine the nerve of the
w fellow who asks without batting an eye
HI, $100 or $150 for a suit that ordinarily
K should cost $30 to $00. A reasonable raise
B of course would be in order "on account
HH of the war," but when it comes to raising
H the price two and three and four times
H' it is time for the people to remember that
B "God helps those who help themselves"
H' and get busy.
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Hf COSTLY KINDLINGS
H Congressional investigations discover
H that $1,000,000 or more worth of good air-
planes were burned in France under the
Hj authority of the administration. Thus to
IK the thousands of dollars worth of what
the American aviators characterized as
"flaming coffins" are to be added these
good planes which arrived too late to be
of service, as a charge on the American
people. And we have no planes for the
The Hughes investigation showed the
wastage of the better part, if not
all, of the $660,000,000 in airplane con
construction. There was no effective be
ginning and there appears to be no end
to the airplane program of Newt Baker
and the administration.
DEARTH OF ARGUMENT
One of the most ridiculous arguments
yet offered on the floor of the Senate to
palliate the Shantung outrage is that of
Senator Hitchcock to the effect that the
Republican administration recognized
Germany's rights to the Shantung conces
sion in 1898, while we were warring with
Spain, and that the spoliation of Korea
by Japan did not .meet with the objection
of a Republican secretary of state. As if
two wrongs of the past could make the
Shantung netrayal right today, especially
under what Mr. Wilson s pleased to call
the "new order."
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' FINE PHRASES FOR FOOD
Just as Mr. Wilson defeated the pro
position for a Joint Congressional com
mittee on the conduct of the war, in or
'der that he might gratify his ambition
of being the only luminary in the firma
.ment of battle, so he defeated the propo
sition for a committee on reconstruc
tion, one of tho chief tasks proposed by
which was to prepare for and offset so
far as possible, the high cost of living
which is generally an aftermath of war.
He wanted also to be the only luminary
in the serene sky of peace. Now we read
of announcement, after Mr. Wilson, has
been abroad seven months, taking care of
an announcement, after Mr. Wilson has
cancels all engagements including senate
conferences on league of nations, to de
vote his entire time to the cost of living
problem." And, undoubtedly, it will be
found thnt he is auite incapable of solving
the problem. He will probably recom
mend another fleet of commissions to be
manned by another host of democratic
officeholders, and another step toward
national socialism will be ushered in by'
another cornucopia of flowery phrases.
When the French peasants hammered at
the doors of the Tuilleries and demanded
bread, Marie Antoinette asked why they
did not eat cake. Mr. 'Wilson would fill
our bellies with sweet verbiage. In the
end, if any solution is found for the H. C.
of L. it will be found by congress. Ideal
ism and internationalism can have no
practical solution for such a vulgar ues
tion as mere food.
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LET ECONOMIC LAWS ALONE
"Would it not he a good idea," asks
Senator McCumber of North Dakota, "if
the members of the senate should take a
stand that we will fix no more legislative
wages for anyone or fix any more pric
es." In that remark lies the kernal of the
wage disputes that now confront the
country. If the Democratic congress had
not truckled to the demands of the rail
road brotherhoods when they passed the
Adamson law the cycle of successive
wage increases would never have started.
Repeated successes' tin their demands
for more pay have made railroad 'lab'or
drunk with power, until they now harbor
the beKef that they can' fix their own
PROOF OF SINCERITY NEEDED
Senator James JE. Watson of Indiana
has delivered one of the most forceful
arraignments yet heard against the Shan
tung provisions in the peace treaty He
holds that the previous record of Japan
demonstrates that we sbould not accept
any vague promises from her as to her
future intentions toward China. The on
ly assurance from Japan that would be
acceptable to Mr. Watson would be a def
inite promise to withdraw from the Shan
tung peninsula within thirty days; in
other words, before the treaty is ratified
by the United States. Of course that
would necessitate a change, in the treaty
text but it would be merely requiring Ja
pan to translate her words into action and
make good the protestations of righteous
motives she is continually making.
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NEW YORK, Aug. 11. Announce
ment was made today by Colonel
William Doyce Thompson of New
York City, president of tho Koose
vet Memorial association, that the
organization to collect the fund of
$5,000,000 during the week of Oc
tober 20-27 has been completed In
most of the states. N
The following men will act as state
chairmen and will havo direction of
the campaign In their statea:
Arizona, forcer Governor Thomas
E. Campbell, Phoenix.
Arkansas, Wallace Townsend, Lit
California, Governor William D.
Colorado, Samuel D. Nicholson,
-Connecticut, former President Wil
liam Howard Tuft, New Haven.
Deleware, former Governor Chas.
It. Miller, Wilmington. ,
District of Columbia, rank J. Ho
Florida, S. C. Dell, Alachua.
Idaho, Will H. Gibson, Mountain
Illinois, Governor Frank O. Low
den; Springfield.. , .
Indiana; William C. Bobbin, Indian
Iowa, .Charles H. McNIder, Mason
Kansas, Governor Henry J.' Allen,
Topeka. " .' " " '
Kentucky, Lewis Y.Johnson, Louts
Malno, A. J. Sweet, Augurn.
Maryland, Judge John O. Rose,
Minnesota, Irving A. Caswell, Ano
ka, Missouri. Arthur M. Hyde, ronton.
Montana Thomas A. Marlow, Hel
ena. Nebraska, II. H. Howoll, Omaha.
Nevada, Samuel D. Piatt, Tteno,
New Hampshire, Major Frank V.
Now Mexico, Col, It. E. Twltcholl,
North Carolina, Judgo Jeter C.
North Dakota, Sylvanus M, Forrls,
Ohio, Arthur L. Garford, Elyrla.
Oklahoma, James Jr-McGiaw, Pon
Oregon, Dr. Henry Waldo Coe,
Ilhode Island, Harry P. Cross, Pro-1
South Carolina, T. H. Wanamaker,
South Daktoa, Governor Peter Nor
beck, Pierre. " '
Tennessee, Luke E. Wrlght.Mcm-1
phis, former governor of the Philip
pines. Teas, Hon. J". M. McCormlck, Dal
lns. Utah, Col. C. E. Loose, Provo.
Vermont, Earle S. Kinsley, Rut
land. Virginia, Persy S. Stevenson, Nor
folk. Washington, William H. Cowes,
West Virginia, Grant P. Hall,
Wisconsin, Augustus H. Vogel, Mil
waukee. Wyoming, Governor Robert D. Car
George W. Perkins Is chairman
for New York City.
Regional conferences at which the
state chairmen and the state com
lltteea from groups of statea will dis
cuss tho plans for the Itooevelt cam
paign wlir be' held In ten cities during
the next few weeks. The first, of
these conferences at which campaign
era from seven of tho central statea
will be present, will be held at the
Illackston hotel, Chicago on "Thurs
day, August'! 4, and wll be addressed
by Colonel Thompson and Major Gen
oral Leonard-Wood. Thoothor cit
ies In which the conferences will bo
held and tho 'dates are as follows.
St..Pauf,-August 15; Salt Lake City,
August 15; Porland, Oregon, August
18; Dalas, Texas, August 19. Kan
sas Cl(y, August 19; Snn Francisco,
August 20; Atlanta, August 2.1; Now
York, September 3;Dosto.i, Septem
Tho plans of tho Rooscvolt Memor
ial association Includo a magnificent
monument at Waohlngton and the es
tablishment of public park at Oyster
Bay, In which may bo Included even
tually the Roosevelt honw at Saga
more Hill, with lis contents, thus
preserving It for national uso like
Mount Vernon and the Lincoln Homo
at Springfield ( III.
The campaign executive commit-
tee In charge of the movement to H
raise $5,000,000 In the week of Oc- '
tober 20-27 Is made up of Col. Thorn-
son, chairman, Joseph W. Alsop,
manufacturer of Avon, Conn.; John ft
S. Cravens of Pasadena, Ca1; Will
H. Hays, chairman of the Republir
can national committee; Irvln R.
Klrkwood, publisher of the Kansas
City Star; WIHJam Loeb, Jr., for-
merly secretary to Col. Roosevelt In"
the White House; Henry J, Whig
ham, president of. tho Metropolitan
Publications; Albert IL Wlggln, the
chairman of the board of directors
of the Chase National bank in New I
York City; Horace Wilkinson, mer- 8
chant of Syracuse, N. Y,: "William 1
Wrlglcy, Pr., of Chicago, and Hen- ' H
ry L. Stlmson,- formerly secretary ot I
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Therefore Insist Upon Gen- wj
. uine "Bayer Tablets
Millions of fradulent Aspirin Tab
lets were sold by a Brooklyn man-'
ufacturorwhlch later proved to be
composed mainly of Talcum Pow'der,
Bayer Tablets ot Aspirin the true,
genuine, American made and'Amerl
can owned Tablots aro marked with
the safety Bayer Cross. "
Ask for and then Insist upon Bay
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Aspirin I? tho trado mark of Bay
er Mauuracturo of Monoacetlcades
ter of Sallcyllcacld.
"Dat'a n hard woman In dat houoo,"
said the ragged wnyfnrer, "Did th
Ihrenten to sic de dog on yofcset" ask
h! his comrude. "Naw, but whea I
said I'd seen better days an' a lump "j
came in my throut because I had to
beg for a bite to eat, sho mm mo to
waller do lump-an' maybo I wouldn't
be so huugry." BlnnlBthata A