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H 1 FRIDAY. JUNE 4, 1920
j ' i WHY A MANDATE OVER ARMENIA?
PRES. WILSON asks the people of the United
States, through Congress to adopt a "mandate"
H I for Armenia under the already discredited theory
H ; II regarding a League of Nations. This the people of
H M the United States will not do.
H J( Thcfc arc several good reasons why the American
H Ik people have no stomach for guaranteeing the integ-
H w rity of the far-away territory of Armenia. One rea-
H jjp son is that the military mission which investigated the
H I situation in the near cast has reported that the ac-
H ' ccptancc of such a mandate by the United States
H , would mean the maintenance in Armenia of an army
H of some sixty thousand American boys. We have
H i. better use for our young men thatj keeping them in
H, . the stenching pest-holcs of Turkey to do police work
i among a disease ridden population.
Another reason is that the estimated cost of main-
H taining this police force is in the neighborhood of
H $100,000,000 a year. America can find a better
H V use for the money of her taxpayers than pouring it
H down the iat hole in Europe's dirty back yard.
fH '.flr'SS!Sii ' another reason for keeping our fingers off of
H 'U Armenia is that the effort to entangle us in the whirl-
H m pool of eastern Europe is nothing more nor less than
H jf an attempt to shift the burden of protecting the land
V-'W i that Great Britain and France will exploit commer-
m ' I cially, possibly to our own commercial disadvantage.
H I And lastly the very best reason why we will not
H i comply with the request of President Wilson is that
1 , the average American citizen, who will be called upon
to foot the bill of the army of occupation has not the
slightest idea in the world where Armenia is and why
we should meddle in its affairs.
H HOW arc the troops to be raised for the American
H army in Armenia? Docs Mr. Wilson propose to raise
H them by conscription?
L GIVE OVERALLS TO WHITE-COLLARED CHAPS
H V V7 notc al some newspapers arc denouncing
H ' j VV 'he white-collared men who are wearing
M ,P cheap overalls in revolt at high prices of
fl clothes, on the ground that the overall belongs to the
H Jf"" workingman.
S f If this is a rule of everyday ethics, we move that
I it be changed. The man who works in an office as
editor, bookkeeper, clerk, reporter, salesman, or
H j who works at the law or in the pulpit is more entitled
H to the cheaply priced overall than any city workers.
H ; The common laborer in the building trades makes $7
H , a day. Let him buy the serges; he can afford it. Let
H the $3 and $4 a day reporter, bookkeeper and clerk
H ' have the comparatively low-priced overalls, if he
H . wishes to keep out of debt and live on his salary.
B The machinist, carpenter, plumber and various
H , .other classes of skilled workmen are now paid any-
H j thing from $10 to $20 a day. We believe that they
H I should buy the broadcloths and silk shirts, while we
H f editors, lawyers, school teachers and preachers wear
H No joking; there has been a revolution in this
H I country already. The mechanics and laborers may be
M I discontented, but they have taken a position at the
Hj top of the heap since 1914. Wages have doubled,
B tripled, quadrupled even more in some cases
M while the so-called "salaries" of other workers in the
1 American hive of industry the white-collared fel-
M lows have about stood still.
H There's reason in the discontent of the Jattcr.
1 But why-the discontent of the former?
M '.J THERE is a sense of security and satisfaction in
H fleeting that whoever the next president may be, he
m is extremely likely to be an American and not an in-
' ternationalist, a man who believes in America first.
M SO FAR there seems to be no improvement in
H! ' the wool market. There are no buyers at present,
H and the wave of price-cuting which appears to be
m sweeping over the country and which affects clothing
B and fabrics more than any other line of merchandise
H does not auger well for the fiber industry. Still, there
m is bound to be a reaction a little later, and there will
B be sale, no doubt, for all the wool in this country at
B ' good prices. Only the man who is forced to sell
B quickly is likely to be a heavy loser.
THE keynote of the addresses by Bp. Palmer and
Dr. Bergstrom at the cemetery on Decoration
Day was more democratic adornment of the local
cemetery. Under the existing conditions there is n
tendency to expend large sums of poncy on statuary
prompted, at least partially, by a desire to outdo
cachothcr in a most praiseworthy though also ex
pensive enterprise. And while the impelling motive
on the part of the relatives of deceased persons is to
show their respect, and preserve the identity of their
resting place, as time passes it becomes more and
more a demonstration of the financial strength of
the donors and is, therefore, very undemocratic. Be
sides the general effect is far from harmonious or
Bp. Palmer took for an example of economy and
efficiency the government cemeteries he had seen,
which with a vastly less expenditure for marble and
statuary, were nevertheless more pleasing to the eye,
and certainly more democratic, as the statuary was
erected with a view to enhancing the appearance
as a whole, and each grave was designated by a com
paratively simple and uniform marker.
The speaker roughly estimated that there was
$50,000 worth of tombstones in the Cedar City cem
etery and that with one-tenth of this sum wisely ex
pended, the general appearance could be made far
The Record endorses the view taken by the,
speakers on Memorial Day, and suggests that this
matter receive deserved consideration in connection
with the general plans to be evolved sooner or later
for Cedar City and its environs.
NOW that there is talk of a wave of price-cutting
in a large area of the country, it is to be noticed that
Attorney General Palmer is trying to maneuver him
self into a strategic position where he can make
claims and say he is the man who did it.
N0V it is said that claims of $900,000,000 a-
gainst the War Department, of contractors and others
who furnished war materials to the government in
the war period, remain unpaid. There are about
1 ,500 claims which are not yet settled. Isn't it ever
going to end?
THE interstate commerce commission has at
tacked the freight jam and will take the most vigor
ous steps to end it. This is as it should be. Congress
has clothed the commission with the amplest power
in this matter and there is every reason why it should
; '. .
SYMPATHY with Armenia and willingness to give
freely to mitigate Armenian suffering is one thing. To
send thousands of American young men to do gar
rison and police duty for many years to come, at the
expense of billions to the Treasury, as proposed by
the President, that is quite another thing.
SPEAKING of the passage of the Fuller pension
bill by this Congress, General Isaac R. Sherwood of
Ohio, democrat, said it was "a measure of appealing
justice to the suriviving veterans of the civil war."
He said it was not a measure to increase pensions
hut to equalize pensions in view of the enormous in
crease in prices and the cost of living.
THIS administration has made a muddle of the
Mexican situation. It allowed the country to be hand
ed a gold brick at the Paris conference. It has been
sadly outmancuvered by Japanese diplomacy as to
far eastern matters. Why does it suspect or why
does it assume that anybody suspects that if given
a mandate over Armenia it would do anything else
than make a botch of it?
VICE PRESIDENT MARSHALL in his keynote
address before the Indiana democratic convention
differed radically from President Wilson on the
League of nations covenant. Mr. Marshall is clearly
not impressed with the Wilson idea that the treaty
must be ratified without crossing a "t" or dotting
an "i." The White House has never radiated much
warmth toward the Vice President and one may be
sure that the chill will be more perceptible now then
IT will not be long before the horse, except for
certain circumscribed forms of farm work, will no
longer in evidence. Already the specie is becom
ing almost a curiosity on the roads of Iron county.
The proportion of horse-drawn vehicles is far greater
in the northern than in the southern part of the
state. This is perhaps due to the fact that distances
are so generous here and population more attenuated.
With horses it takes too long to cover the distances.
WHAT sort of 'an administration is it that,
in times such as these, when the American people
are staggering under their burdens, with their taxes
high and food scarce, with vexing home problems
stretching in every direction, attempts to impose on
that people the vast additional burden to policing a
part of Asia, one of the world's trouble centers, at an
expense that would run into unknown billions? Can
you imagine Washington or Jefferson or Jackson or
Lincoln or Cleveland or Roosevelt giving countenance
to such a plan?
YOUNG men, there is mighty little in those white
collared jobs. They might look tempting to the
fellow who is roughing it outside on the farm or
ranch, and wearing overalls or coarse clothes; but
just watch the game for a little while and see which
is getting ahead the fastest. Nine times out of ten
it is the rancher who has an alfalfa field and a little
bunch of sheep or other good live stock. If you want
to really be independent and secure, get hold of a
piece of land improve and stock it, and nang onto
it. You will soon be able to see that you are ahead
of the game and outdistancing the fellow who is
drawn like a moth in the direction of the white lights
and the white collared jobs.
UTAH STATE NEWS
TuVsriny, June in, Is to be American
Legion dny In Salt iMkc,
A brunch of the Friends of Irish
Fn-edoin has been organized at Park
Itoliert Fltclicll, Ml years of iirc, of
Pork City, was fatally Injured In an
automobile accident In Woodslde can
yon. John J. Thomas, brother of former
Governor Arthur L. Thomas, died sud
denly at his ranch near pklah, Cal., on
The Utah State Sportsmen's as
sociation's sixth annual trapshootlng
registered touinnincnt was held at
Salt take last Saturday and Monday.
Lawyers of the Third Judlclnl dis
trict have decided to take an active
pari In tiic nomination of Judges on
both tickets for the district bench this
One hundred and forty delegates to
tho Utah Kiworth League Institute
were In Salt Lake last week to nt
teiul tin three days' session of the
Confessing to have stolen sov'ernl
automobiles for the iiurposu of Joy
riding, Wllltnm Cramer, aged 18, of
Salt Lnke, was sentenced to servo 45
days In Jnll.
Scabies was found to prevail with
considerable frequency among sheep
at SnowvlUe and tho Curlew "sinks"
nci-ordlng to tho secretary of the stnte
A factory designed to mnmifncturo
butter, cheese and condensed milk pro
ducts will bo built In American Fork
by the Mutual Creamery company ut
a cost of $150,000.
The statu bacteriologist lias advised
tho health department that the dog
killed upon tho streets of Ogdcn after
biting Elsnku Mlyugtshlmn, was af
fected with the rabies.
Tho committees of tho Parent
Tencher association and tho Commer
cial club nt Knysvllls have made a
splendid start toward establishing a
civic center and playgrounds.
There are 4200 automobiles In
Weber county, Including Ogdcn city,
according to the report of the county
assessor. Tho report shows an In
crease of 700 curs over 1010.
Several Salt Lake citizens have been
subpoenaed to .serve ns witnesses in
the trial of Jack Oompsey, world's
heavyweight champion pugilist, which
will be held at San Francisco June 7.
Thomas O'Brien Xugasnwa, a Jap
anese resident of Cnrhind, was ar
rested for having In his possession a
quantity of "white mule," a liquid
ducoetlon having a large percentage
A tile drainage project Is expected
to reclaim n tract of, 7i!r0 acres of
land five miles wot of Salt Lake. TJie
tract has an excessive amount of salt,
which must be removed before crops
can lie grown.
J. F. Lohmati, convicted of forgery
In the district court nt Hrlghtim City,
on his plea of guilty, has been taken i
to tho state prison to begin serving (
an Indeterminate sentence of from!
one to twenty years. j
Diving Into the swimming pool at:
Warm Springs at Salt Lake, Ilerend
Jans, 11) years of age, of Ogdcn, was
drowned. It Is believed he was
stricken with an attack of heart dis
ease and drowned while unconscious.
Word comes from Vernal that Ihe
heudgatcs In the big hlglilluc canal,
which obtains Its water from the Ash
ley river, had been swept out by u
flood. The loss to the canal proper,
It was said, would approximate ifUoOO.
Daggett, Utah's newest and smal
lest county, reports an Increase In as
sessed valuation of about 0 per cent
tills year, as compared with the final
valuation of 11)10. The total Is $7H,
778, as compared with $710,000 last
Twelve-year-old Wllkie iicrera,
wlille trying to nmko powder out of
old slie.ls, threw some smokeless pow
der into a fire at his home at Salt
Luke, and was painfully burned about
the faco and hands In the explosion
Steve Masllch and Nick Ohoznlo,
convicted at Salt I akp of the murder
of Mitrko Laus, each made desperate
efforts to establish ids own innocence
and fasten the crime upon the other
In htutcments us to why sentence oft
denth should not be passed. j
Donald C. Ilnthuwny, M years ofi
age, patrolman on the Salt Lake
police department from March l!l,
lOl.'l, to February 7, 1014, was sluit ,
and killed May U-l In Los Angeles in ai
pistol duel with Arthur Collins, a,
bandit, it has just been learned.
Damages In the sum of $r0,00)
against John 51. IMclitc, county com-j
mlssloner of Wasatch county, and
Henry T. Coleman, road supervisor,
nru asked by Johiume C. J, Anderson j
In n Milt filed following cmidcmnatloii!
of land owned by her for road pur
poses. The Utah department of public In
struction Is planning this year to give
more extensive .service than has been'
prevalent in the past In regard toj
bringing school teachers desiring 'posl-1
tlons and school boards Jn need of'
teachers Into contact.
Karl Suely, William II. Soely, Jobs
J. Seely, P. II. Cambron and Oliver
Seely are in Mount Pleasant undergo-'
lug medical treatment for burns suf-,
fereil at tlte Seelys' sheep dipping i
camp near Indlauolu when u small
gasoline tank used In the process ex.
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