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I " " fll PAGK FOUR. IltOK COUNTY KICORD, CBDAK" CITY; IHTAM, FRIDAY, APRIL 30. 1920.
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I 1 FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 1920 .
J EXERCISE YOUR FRANCHISE
RECENTLY an audience in the city of New York '
was told it would be fifty to one hundred ,
-L, years before the American people are able
M xSRfjjitf intelligently to exercise the right of franchise. This
LH i severe arraignment came as something of a shock
1 W to self-satisfied residents of the big town, but there
M was more than a measure of truth disclosed in the
H statement. Perhaps 1 00 per cent of truth would have
M k- been disclosed had it been said that 50 years arc
H likely to pass before the American people WILL cx-
M ercisc the right of franchise intelligently, for we
H jgk must not forget our besetting sin of apathy.
H 3P The average citizen believes he has done full
H , duty when he has cast his vote, and feels a sense
H " of satisfaction when victory crowns his own good
H . judgement. However, too often our. victory is but
M y ' the mantel to defeat, for usually the Voter has good
H ; no voice whatever in the selection of the candidates
M ' f for whom he has cast his ballot. The average busi-
H ness man pays more attention to the selection of an
H '- office boy for his business than he dues to the sclec
saHr . r'- tion of a man to represent him at the national cap-
jT " " itol. Also after selection he watches the boy more
Uf' .. closely than he watches the activities of his lcgis
H, , lativc servant.
L , Representatives are sent to Congress to work
RfLr- for the convictions of the people who sent them
Vj W there, not to express their own views. Of course, the
H A1 average representative forgets this fact as soon as
M jl Wk he takes his oath and follows his own bent, largely
H ' perhaps because of custom, his constituents failing
H ji j to give him other bent to follow. Public interest
& in the work of a representative usually is confined
,3-V. j to endorsement for an appropriation for some local
H'Fi' improvement. The Pork Barrel results, every com-
II munity making a scramble to get its nose into the
public trough. Votes are traded to obtain results,
'' making the people's will a purchasable commodity,
' and bringing down upon the nation millions upon
millions of dollars of expense, a condition that
seems to mean little or nothing to the individual,
v This is not a condition peculiar to any one party.
''' - It is part of the accepted form of governmental
v activity, the result of apathy on the one hand and
l ,f i the desire to score an advantage on the other. Is
H " it any wonder we are weighted down by taxation?
imHt There is not a business man of note in the country
rwho does not know that when the first Liberty Loan
was voted it could have been sold to the people at
3 per cent instead of at 3J2 per cent had the gov-
hi ' ernment approached the people as any great bond
B house would have approached the people, by ad-
flVj' ' vertising in the newspapers. When you write to .your
H congressmen or your senators about the benefit of
H the government getting in closer touch with the peo-
H pie through advertising, and they try to squirm out
" under the plea of economy, ask them how much
H money would be represented in a saving of the half
H. of one percent on the interest of the first Liberty
B Loan issue the millions of dollars that must be
Lr ' paid by the people into the national treasury for
K years and years to come.
H ', The people never will get efficient or economical
H f government until the people force the government
H to use advertising in government functioning. Let
B us have light.
M MANY CANDIDATES HAVE SUPPORTERS
AS the date for the presidential conventions draw
near much interest develops 5n the race of
H j various candidates for the coveted nomination.
H1J It is just a little surprising that so many different
H-' ,, candidates arc finding supporters locally. Wood,
H! Lowden, Johnson and Hoover are most frequently
H ,r' mentioned on the Republican side, and Palmer, Ow-
H ens, McAdoo and Wilson by the Democrats, John-
H' ' son appears to be especially strong just at present,
H largely because he is a Western man, and also be-
cause of his courageous stand on the question of
H American reservations to the League of Nations cove-
H nant. Lowden, the efficient and conservative busi-
Ht ness candidate put forth by the State of Illinois, is
Hr, another strong favorite, while Leonard Wood is not,
HB ' possily, as popular as he was earlier in the campaign,
though he still has a considerable following. But
the greatest surprise in Republican circlts that Her
bert Hoover, who could not decide until recently to
which political party he belonged and who seems to
be almost as much of un alien as an American citizen,
is finding considerable favor, among all political par
j tics. In the mean time the various leading candidates J
arc skirmishing hard to obtain endorsement in the
various states, and the fight is certain to besa warm !
one on all sides until after the June convcnti6ns de
cide who shall be the standard bearers of the re
spective parties. Then the fight will be transferred
from the various candidates in each party onto po
litical lines and the great battle for supremacy be
tween Republicans and Democrats will begin. And
from all indications it will be one of the hardest
fought political battles this country has cVer seen.
Iron county's delegation to the State convention
at Price May 3rd, was instructed to work for the
election of Hon. Wilford Day as a delegate to the
National convention at Chicago, but aside from this
the delegation was uninstructcd. It is understood,
however, that Mr. Day's present preference lies be
tween Leonard Wood and Governor Lowden.
The Democrats arc not so loquacious as their
Republican brothers, and keep their counsel pretty
'well to themselves and within the inner circles of
their party, but it appears that Attorney General
Palmer is the favorite with the greater number of
local adhcrants of that party.
THE PRICE OF WOOL
INTEREST of financiers centers at present upon the
prevailing and probable price at which this year's
clip of wool is going to be sold. The price of
wool is the index to the degree of prosperity or the
reverse that will prevail in this district of the country
during the ensuing year. Wool is King here, and all
eyes and ears are open for information that will show
the trend of prices on this commodity.
Buyers arc in evidence, but are just a little wary.
They arc picking up the choice clips here and there
at prices ranging around 60c. pcr pound, but do not
appear to be in any sweat about taking in everything
offered at this price or even a little less. Most of the
sheep men are expecting more money than this for
their wool, but some pretty shrewd flockmastcrs ap
pear to be willing to "let well enough alone" and
have accepted the early offer. Charles Lundgren,
Albert Lundcll and Oscar Larson are of this class,
and accepted an offer of 60c. per pound flat for their
clips the first of this week. The purchaser was Chas.
J. Webb & Company. The B. Harris Wool Company
also has a man in southern Utah figuring on the var
ious clips which are being shorn in the Dixie country,
but at last accounts had oought none. It is learned,
also, that Webb & Company withdrew all offers af
ter the purchase above referred to. , '
There appears to be no immediate cause for a
larm over the wool market condition, but the sheep
man always feels easier when he has put his cheqk
through the bank for a satisfactory price for his woo .
And the rest of us feel better, too.
FARMERS AND THE NATION'S COUNCILS !
DR. BUTTERFIELD, the clever pepful president
of Massachusetts Agricultural College has- just
published a book on rural community prob
lems in the United States which is attracting attention
on both sides of the water.
One great difficulty in this country, says, Dr. But
terfield, it that the farmers are not, and rarely have
been prominent in the councils of the nation ; conse
quently others have desived policies for them.
Exactly! It is a world-wide difficulty but par
ticularly in America because of the very superior
education and intelligence of our farming element.
The American farmers are the backbone of the
nation, yet their representatives in Congress and in
many Legislatures are lawye.rs, who constitute a
very small item in the population and who act, when
seated from the convictions of lawyers, not from
the convictions of farmers, or of patriots.
We don't think it is going to last long. Already
there is evidence of a strong get-together spirit a
mong agriculturists as evidenced by the farm bureaus
the grange and other organizations.
Tens of thousands of the young men and young
women of the farm are entering the nation's agri
cultural colleges and other schools of learning every
year and acquiring the education, the discipline and
the ability to lead. They are not going to be satis-!
fied to take a back seat to lawyers and mere pol-'
iticians; soon they will be taking their places in the,
nation's council. The sooner the better, not alone j
for the farming industry but for the good of the1
nation itself and all classes of people. '
WAGES AND BABIES
WHEN wage earning fathers earn under $450,
a year they may expect to see their babies
die in large numbers; if they earn $1250
and over they may expect to see them live.
The fathers of 88 per cent of the babies studied '
by the U. S. Children's Bureau earned less than $1-'
250 a year; 27 per cent earned less than $550; a
few earned under $450. In this last group the in-1
fant mortality rate is almost 1 70, an appailing fig
ure, and the, rate ranges from this down to approx
imately 125 in the group earning less than $550 but!
not under $450. The infant mortality rate in the
"$1250 and over" group is approximately 59.
As the income doubled the mortality rate was more
than cut in two.
Under present conditions the public protection
of mothers and babies is needed, for the loss of
mother an infant life is nation-wide and needs nation-wide
attention. The Sheppard-Towner matern
ity bill would help the states bear the necessary ex
penses for providing adequate medical and nursing
care and proper instruction to mothers, and would
leave the states free to carry on this work ac
cording to their various needs.
(Continued from first paRe)
Bound business proposition; but tho
United States Government whether
estimating, planning, appropriating
1 or spending, is nnything DUt n sound
' business proposition.
It is n go-ns-you-plense scramble
of incompetency, extravagance and
squander. The departments do not
work out their programmes of ex
penditures wisely and scientifically as
the successful business man must
work out his.
Congress, tho appropriating power
does not allot the money asked of it
with tho care and discrimination a
Bound business house must use in pro
viding for its expenditures. The cx
ocutjvo departments as tho final
spending power do not spend their
appropriations when they get them as
a sound business man would spend
his if he wants to keep out of the
Men who do not know how to allot
money for a given cnusa nnd men
who do not know how to spend it so
as to get tho biggest and best re
sults are the costliest factors in busi
ness for the stockholders or partners.
In government they are tho costliest
factors for the Amoricnn people. It
isn't that tho government worker is
not honest; they arc. It isn't thnt
they want to bankrupt the treasury;
they don't want to. i isn't that they
don't enro what happens to the pock
ets of the Americnn people; they arc
sorry about it. But they simply don't
the government ns thcrccete mt'hshm
know how to conduct tho business of
the government ns it ought to be
Saving a billion dollars a year
looks like a whnle of n contrnct but
it isn't when its the government.
If Senator Smoot's plnn goes thru
so that the public's money will be
asked for on n sound business basis
nnd will be spent on a sound busi
ness basis it enn be worth to tho
American people not merely a billion
dollars a year; in the long run, at
the break neck speed we have been
going would be worth billions.
IN DISTRICT COURT
(Continued from first pnge.)
plaint tho court required tho plain
tiffs to elect upon which count they
would stand, nnd they elected tho
second count. Thereupon a counsel
for Thorlcy moved for a non-suit on
the ground that tho evidence did not
support the pleadings, nnd it appear
ing to the court thnt there wns no
unlawful taking. but thnt Thorley had
purchnscd the sh,cep nnd pnid for
them, motion for n non-suit was
granted. Defendant Adair, nppenr
, ing in his own behalf rested his case
upon the case made out by the plain
tiffs and the court ordered inasmuch
' ns the ovidence showed thnt plaintiffs
, had delivered tho sheep to Adair, and
that there was no unlawful taking,
the enso was3 dismissed n to Adnir
at Plaintiff's costs.
In estate of George Wpod, deceased
tho administrator wns directed to
i specifically perform the ngreements
I entered into by deceased, prior to his
death, and execute conveyances as
prayed for in the petition.
WILL COMMEMORATE JOS.
SMITH'S RRST VISION
Sunday. May 2nd has been desig
nated by church authorities as a day
of commemoration of the Prophet
Joseph Smith's first vision.
The members of the M. I. A. nnd
the public nro urged to nttend the
Sncrnment meeting nnd the evening
meeting. The following spccinl pro
grnm is being given by the conjoint
M. I. Associntions nt 8 o'cloek p. m.
in the tnbcrnaclc:
Congrcgntionnl singing "Praise
to the, Man."
"Joseph Smth's First Prayer"
Lndics Chorus Junior Girls.
Rending, "The Verses of tho Vis
ion," by Whitney Libbic Gowcr.
Solo, "The Seer," Mr. Nicholes.
"Testimony of the First Vision,"
"Sweet Sympathy," Male Qunr
tctte. Talk "Results of the Vision," S. S.
Solo, "The Unknown Grave," E.
Presentation of Souvenir cards to
M. I. A. Members.
People who knew tho Prophet Jo
seph Smith nro urged to nttend and"
tnke prominent plnces on the stand.
The Seventh grade of tho District
School issued o nent eight-pnge pn
per this week, mechnnicnl work being
handled by this office. The youngsters
are to bo congrntulnted upon this,
their first attempt nt journnlism. The
pnper scintillntes with school spirit
nnd wittiscisms nnd so fnr ns we enn
ascertain, is practically all their own
conception and execution. At nny
rnte no .one else hns appeared on the
scene here to make suggestions or
prompt nnd direct them. When the
pnper wns finally off the press, they
i were ns proud of it as a little girl of
a rubber-tired doll enrringe. Ned Ry-
nn, Dnrwin Condie nnd Thco Perry
scorned to be tho mnin stay nnd stuck
with the job like good mariners to a
'sinking ship until it wns finally filled
up and out.
The weather hns been windy nnd
disngreenblo today, Tho street sprink
lor has been in use on Mnin street for
tho first time in n long while. Re
minds us thnt if the water system
bond issue carries at Saturday's elec
tion we mny have water for sprinkling
purposes hereafter ns n regular thing.
OH THE DOTTED LINE, PLEASE!
J1J Supporting the Government M
nil T A 7E are supporting the government 'by jta
' (III , " membership in the Federal Reserve H
System, the backbone of the nation's bank- B.,
H ing organization. This enables us to do H
our share in assisting the government in H
H handling its financial problems, - and to H
H extend to business and industry their proper ESI
H measure of accommodation. M
BANK OF SOUTHERN UTAH I
SS CEDAR CITY. UTAH Hj
Read The Want AuVS Save Money
Price 2c. per Word for First Inscrtidn
and lc. pcr Word for Each
STRICTLY IN ADVANCE.
WANTED. To buy a new or slightly
used organ in good condition fork
church purposes East Ward Primary.
Phone 144J. Comp.
TOR SALE. 158 ncres choice dry
land nt Summit, Utah; fenced nnd
partly plowed. Price ?17.50. A bnr-
gain. J. C. Isbell, City. Apr. 10 pd.
FOR RENT Two rooms upstairs nnd
one downstairs. Tenants with no
children preferable. Call on Edward
Parry, City. Adv 2 w pd.
One good durhnm milch cow. Gives
as good milk ns any Jersey. Due to
freshen in June. Have refused to
trade her, for 1500 pound four-year-old
One Oliver vineyard tripplo gang
tractor plow. Cnn be pulled with
One good 950 pound five-yenr-old
horse. Idcnl for n snddler. See Geo.
A. Millett, or cnll phono 120M.
PICTURE FRAMES mndo to suit
you. Bring your pictures to me. J.
II. Pendleton. Adv. to Mny 7 pd.
FOR RENT -Four room house with
cellnr, corrnl and grannry, lot with
fruit trees. Also for sale, electric
wnsher, glnss book case, sewing ma
chine, dresser. Enquire of Mrs. Jane
Hunter, City. Adv. lw. pd.
FOR SALE Registered Jersey cow.
Freshened March 1. See Alma Es
plin. Adv tf. v
FOR SALE Good clean seed oata at
five cents per pound. Enquire of
George Esplin. Adv.
FOR SALE City Lot. Good location,
107 square rods. Apply,
Adv tf F. L. DIEDERMAN.
FOR. RENT. Four room house, fur
nished. Mrs. Conrad Haight. Adv.
Notice is Hereby Given:
Bids will be received at tho office of
tho City Recorder up to Monday,
April 12, 1920, at G o'clock, p. m., for
tearing down tho City Hnll; work to
commence immediately nnd to bo done
in n workmanlike mnnner to save all
the materials in good condition, aad
piling them in neat compact piles on "4 .'j1.
tho ground. """""
By order of tho City Council.
J. H. ARTHUR,
(Seal) City Recorder.
Examination For Mine Foreman aad
TO ALL CONCERNED:
Tho examination for mino foremen
and firo bosses in tho coal mines of
Utah will bo held nt Price, Utah, Apr.
21, 22, and 23.
Any one interested can obtain far
ther information by addressing tho
Mino Department, The Industrial
Commission of Utah, 448 Capitol -Building,
Salt Lake City, Utah.
FOR SALE. Now chiffonier, steel
cot, range, two kerosene heators.
bath tub, hydrant. Dr. 'R Leigh.
I Adv. toApr. 80.