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H ' FRIDAY, MAY 28. 1920.
KEEP UP YOUR COURAGE
IN a limited sense this part of Utah is an inland em-
pire a little apart from the big outside world,
H exempt from many of the financial as well as
B ' atmospheric disturbances which rock the country in
B general and work havoc in human affairs. Thus, bc-
B ing a pastoral district, dependent upon live stock and
B farming we arc not much affected by labor troubles,
H oxcept in so far as they tic up transportation and lim-
H ' it production of such commodities as we have to im-
B port. General money stringency is not so noticeable
B here as in the more populous districts of the country,
H and in various other social and economic disturbances
B wc feel only the gentle motion of the dying breakers
B as they roll high upon the gently sloping beach.
B ' I But there is one commodity on which the fluctu-
B ations of price affect us keenly. It is wool. "Wool
B Is king" in southern Utah, and whether we are to cn-
H joy a season of prosperity or depression rests more
B upon the price at which we are able to market our
B annual clip of wool than upon any thing else. This
B year the market started out strong, with indications
fl jtoat it would go higher prices ranging from 55c
B j to 65c, and with a number of growers holding for
B ' 75c. There appeared to be quite as keen competi-
B .tion as usual, and acting on the experience of a num-
B 'her of previous years, the majority of the sheepmen
B held for a better figure than was-being offered. Then
B of a sudden, there was a break in the market and all
B offers practically were withdrawn. This was viewed
B at the outset as a trick on the part of the buyers to
B "throw a scare" into the sheep men and force down
B ' prices, something which is by no means new to the
B game of wool barter. But now, after the lapse of
B a couple of weeks with no improvement in market
B conditions and with the apparent commotion in the
B clothing market, the situation is beginning to assume
B a more or less serious aspect, and those who accepted
B &e f,rst fa,r P"ce offered, receiving around 60 cents
B fr their wool, arc doubtless in luck.
B But while recognizing the fact that the situation
B is far from gratifying, there is yet no real cause for
B alarm. The National War House, an institution fi-
B nanccd and owned by the wool growers, exercises a
B stabilizing effect upon the wool industry, and places
B lhe sheep man in a position to hold his clip until such
B l'me as the natural needs and demands of industry
B an consumption produces a buyer. Wool merchants
B a's arc lad to handle the wool on a commission
B basis, and agree to use their best efforts to obtain a
B satisfactory figure for the wool grower. The great
B majority of local sheep men have had to consign to
H one or the other of these agencies, and while it is us-
B ually more satisfactory to sell outright, there is no
B visible reason why the wool even yet should not bring
B a P"ce comparable with that of last year. There is
B no considerable surplus of wool in the United States
B or elsewhere, for that matter. The production of
B cotton has fallen off greatly in this country, aside
B from the long staple variety used chiefly for the man-
B ufacture of automobile tires, and cotton is scarce and
B high in price. The human family is still going to wear
clothes, t? some extent, at least, although it must be
admitted that some recent fashions in women's dress
are very frugal, and what cheap substitute have we
for the wool? None, that we arc aware of. There
fore, unless there is a general panic affecting all lines
of industry, wc sec no occasion for alarm concerning
the wool market. The demand is still here, and it is
only a matter of a few speculators becoming alarmed
and declining to gamble on this commodity.
The wise man will manage his affairs as frugallv
and carefully as possible, and hold onto his clip until
he obtains a fair and reasonable fiRure for it, though
it docs not appear to be a time that warrants over
speculation on the part of the wool man, cither, and
the prospects for 75c wool this season appear to have
There is a wave of price cutting on all kinds of
clothing and wearing apparel that is very general
throughout the country, but which so far is confined
to the retail trade. Whether this is the beginning of
a general lowering of prices, or whether it is merely
a "spasm" occasioned by over buying on the part of
retailers, which will soon wear off, remains to be
seen. Or it may be a reaction of conscience on the
part of profiteers who fear that Attorney General
Palmer may be goaded by his political opponents
into actually doing something along this line. But
whatever the cause, there appears to be no occasion
at this time for mad fright and the wail of the calam
THE SUGAR SHORTA'JL
WE'LL say it is pretty nearly time that some
body put a curb on the outrageous price 6f
sugar. Depending on what part of the coun
try you live in, you are paying anywhere from 22 to
30 cents a pound. And from the financial centers wc
hear talk of 35-ccnt sugar and even higher.
We don't know-how much beet sugar enters into
this profiteering business. Wc arc pretty sure that the
beet grower himself gets little more than a fair return
for his labor and investment, when the prices of liv
ing and machinery and equipment of all kinds is tak
en into consideration. Pretty sure because that's the
fact with practically all agricultural products in this
country. But wc do know that the manipulators of
the cane crop are the fellows who are putting this
burden on every man, woman and child in the United
States and the babies, too. The buyers of raw
sugar and the refiners are simply coining money. The
profits on their watered common stock are enormous
and are published with great glee in the financial pa
pers. The refiners sell at large profits to wholesalers,
many of whom hold the sugar in the warehouses and
dole it out so that the demand shall be far greater
than the supply all the time. We hear of 250,000
tons, in yarehouses in New York alone, or five pounds
of sugar for every human being in the country. r
Isn't there some way to relieve the exasperated
consumer also relieve the exasperated retailer be
cause on him, innocent as he is in the vast majority
of cases, falls the denunciations of the public.
This premeditated delay on the part of the U. S.
Department of Justice in dealing with the sugar ques
tion in the west, for the'purpose of making political
capital of it on the eve of election is about the most
reprehensible thing that has been exposed in connec
tion with the whole unsavory question.
MORE HOME OWNERS
THE red flag never flies over a man who owns his
own home. This is the epigramatic remark of
a great American citizen. And he is right.
The moment a man buys his own home, whether it is
in the city or the country, he instinctively, and per
haps unconsciously, feels himself a part owner in the
whole country. No man can have that feeling and
be an anarchist or a bolshevist.
Bolshevism and anarchism may never get very far
in the United States, but both of them have been fed
up a whole lot by the fact that many men have been
unable to own their own homes in the city and their
own homesteads in the country. In the cities it is
even hard to rent, and at prices 200 to 500 per cent
higher than before the war.
But the good days are coming. Patriotic citizens
are working to the end that more people shall have
homes that they can call their own. We have great
hopes that the strongly organized farmer movement
will result in fewer lawyer-politicians in the councils
of the nation and more of the good ordinary citizens
of the republic citizens who will see to it that there
is more stable conditions in this country. All admit
that the rural citizen is the backbone of this nation;
then let him rule a little.
I WOMEN'S LEGION ELECTS OFFICERS AT FIRST ANNUAL CONVENTION
H The first annual convention of tho newly organlxod Women's Legion of America has Just oeen
H t held 1b Washington, D. Oi, electing tho following officers as shown in this new picture. Seated 1b
j ' Mr. W. O. Eustla, president; standing, loft to right, Mrs. Newton D. Baker, wife of the secretary of war;
H lira. Nlblack, Mro. Black, honorary vice presidents, and Miss Byrd Mock, secretary.
UTAH STATE NEWS
F)w cattle Imvo been turned upon
the Knmns range because of Hie pre
valence of snow. .
Utah Klks arc planning big things
for their state convention In Salt
Lake June '1, and 4.
Tho Salt Luke navy recruiting Rtn-'
Hon will decorate the grnves of all
navy men In Salt Luko on Memorial
Census returns give Brlgharo City
a total population of G282, which Is
an Increase of 43 per cent over the
One Salt Lake man's body, that of
William Wallace Ipson, was among
the Jlrst to be returned from France
on tho transport Kerens.
The American Fork Commercial
club has called for ICO men to work
on the new road at South Fork build
ing In American canyon.
The Kyune bridge over Trice river
Is reported Hwept uway by high
waters. A bridge on the State road
near I.ehi met a similar fate.
A complete history of tho early set
tlement of ('ache valley Is to be col
lected by a special committee of the
Logan Chamber of Commerce.
Uintah county bus received from the
slate road commission two trucks for
use by the county on Its $140,000 road
construction program this summer.
The Uintah county farm bureau Is
taking step to pool all the "sinnll
flock" wool, In order to obtain for Hun
farmers and small growers the top)
The construction company is mak
ing splendid headway In hard-surfacing
an eighteen-foot strip on the statu
road between Brlgbam City and Hot
The North Summit school district
has Just concluded a cleanup cam
paign, which Included tho repair and
renovation of buildings and tho clean
up of grounds.
Tim report of tho executive commit
tee of the state fair shows an esti
mated revenue from tlie fair of $K
000 this year, that of lust year having
White top Is a serious menace to
the farmers 'of Salt Lake county and
other parts of the state. Unless its
spread Is stopped or controlled, thou
sands of acres will become useless.
A report from tho Sprlngvllle fish
hatchery shows that from April '22 to
May 17 a total of 145,500 fry was dis
tributed from that Institution, being
planted In the streams of the state.
C. R. (ircgory of San Juan county,
trapped a mother wolf and then dis
covered the den, from which he, dug
out eight wolf pups. Ho received a
bounty of $502.50 for his day's work.
Value of sunflowers as a forage
crop on dry land farms Is one of tlie
subjects undergoing test at the Nepbl
substation experimental farm of the
United States department of agricul
ture. Iteuhen Simpson, veteran of the Salt
Lake fire department, is the first to
apply for a pension under the fire
men's pension act passed by the 1011)1
legislature. Ho retires on half pay,
or $07.50 a mouth. f
K. J. Norton, assistant state super
intendent of public Instruction, who!
has rutumed from a visit of several
days In San Juan county, reports tbiit
there Is good prospects for successful
school work In San Juan county.
Tuul II. Alder, 50 years of age, a
plumbing contractor of Salt Lake, was
killed when bis car was forced over
him when struck In the rear by an
other car. Abler was cranking his
car 'when the accident happened.
Ernest L. Doll, Southern Tucific
messenger, running between Ogden
ami San Francisco, shot and killed his
divorced wife, Mouu, and then, turning
the gun on himself, ended bis life. The
tragedy occurred at San Francisco, i
Arseultn of .sodium sprinkled on'
"white top," a weed which lias become
so threatening In Salt Lake county)
that the residents have had It declar
ed legally "noxious," proved fatal to
one cow and may cause the loss of a
number of others.
After losing bis miIIcum at the Og
den depot, In which be, carried $8800
In currency and deposit slips, James
It. Burton, 85 years of age, en route
from Oakland to Wisconsin, fell from
a train near Ogilen, walked back to
town and found bis suitcase, with tlie!
contents undisturbed. I
Due to the efforts of the Hub club
at Mt. Pleasant, supported by all tlu
civic organizations of tho city, all the,
stores, offices, drug stores, cafes aud
confectionery stores have agreed toi
close their places of business every!
Wednesday afternoon during the1
months of June, Jtfly ami August. i
nescients of Kscahinte who a score'
or more years ago fulled to exercise!
their option of purchasing laud In
that vicinity at $1.-5 an acre, through
the state, by lieu selection from the
United States government, were com
pelled last week to pay an average
price of $18.50 for the hwid In order
to retain their rights to It.
Five hundred sacks of sugar which,
federal officials charge, have been
boarded at Itlchfield and were being
shipped to Omaha, Neb., for specula
tion, were seized at the Denver & Ulo
Cruiido freight yards at Salt 1-uke by
a deputy United States marshal.
The county assessor has announced
that but 40 persons of a total of nion
than 0000 In Weber county are de.
Ilnipicnt In payment of personal taxes
He claims that this Is the record foi
the county and In previous years de
linquent lists have contained 12000 oi
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ll 'ill III with CVery Suit 40 Pufe W0(il
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JJ ill You save when you wear
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buy so often and you get also
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