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THE T4COMA TIMES
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Now, the Arbitrary Farmer
"The increase in most food prices is altogether
artificial and arbitrary," says an expert economist,
and, with this obsession Congress is going to start
investigations and district atorneys throughout the
nation are getting busy.
To say that the increase in food prices is alto
gether artificial is ignoring the producers of food —
the agriculturist—and writing them down as fools.
Ordinarily, it is the gamblers in food stuffs who
fix prices. One reason why they can do this is that
markets for food stuffs are uncertain and the average
producer prefers to take say 5 cents a bushel less for
his wheat, or 2 cents for his corn, than to risk holding
for a world'B market that may be over-stocked. But
the present is no ordinary condition. Millions of Eu
ropean produeere of food stuffs have become mere
consumers, and a tremendous market for American
food stuffs is assured beyond any doubt. The Ameri
can is certain of a demand for his products such as
he has never before known, and he is foolish in not
holding what he has as long as he can.
The federal investigators will, very likely, dig
up "corners," "pools," monopolies and the like, but
the American farmer with the actual products in
hand, and with a market that no "corner" or "pool"
can beat him out of, has got to be reckoned v, ith this
The present proposition in Europe may be as
to which nation, or aliance of nations, can shoot
quickest and straightest, but it promises soon to be
a proposition as to which can get American food
stuffs, and the American farmer is no dolt.
And you cannot blame the American farmer if
he takes his turn at squeezing the consumer, lie is
•urely going to be squeezed, as formerly, if not more
bo, in respect of all manufactures that he has to buy.
But he has not got to lie limp like a dummy man
while others squeeze him. Unavoidable and inviol
able circumstances and not the gamblers are making
him a market of high prices.
Investigating and legislation may reach and
punish the mere gamblers in food stuffs and this
may have some effect on prices, but government
cannot make the farmer sell when he wants to hold
on, and the whole world, including America, might
M well makes up its mind to endure high prices on
food stuffs. Kell your automobile, buy wheat, or
corn, or « heese, and lock it up in the garage.
So peaceful in Mexico City, at last reports, that
the bars were doing only the usual business.
The csar proclaims that he's making war "to
safeguard the downtrodden principles of peace and
truth." Everybody's doing it.
Let France accept Jack Johnson as a private sol
dier. And then read up on that game they played
mi Uriah that time.
When woman harvests the crops while man is
away at war, is she getting out of her sphere?
With no toys from Germany, our Christmas bids
fair to be too almighty safe and sane.
Washington announces that eves its officials
abroad don't know what's going on in the way of
war. demthndj ham been tampering with the wires,
V. T. republican state convention denounced the
bank and income tax acts ac ill-concealed scheme to
drive -ajutal from New York to other states. Maybe
poor little New York ought to secede from the union.
Get the ■■ **2>
"Ponto, Xh» Pup" \
Oa# imkm BMMt of m» demand
• Happy K»illag to oar aorala la
Mm nearta o< Happy Eadtaca In
KTIiMM ft BMIB hAA Both IAC #iw^
to ac vat a aaeat. ko awMllr a raja
ako«t ala r%«lu
Ta« mall fcoy teat tb« oaljr om
that ai«aaar«a aia aaf rtottaai oa a
aaate of anaaa,—Paorta Jouraal
a wjami in ta
"I Me." aald tha roaac man.
"that Ern.fntrud* haa a new motor
"Tea, nor papa ia<i a«r a
dan dr. • baraled ta« >orfal roath.
And bow do*a aao Ilka It'
"Sh« aura ah* la aiadly la lor*
■ Arntarr CMC ***** "»*■ •» ate
ra Tjjb&n Tonea
"So you Ilk* arhooi. do yon?
W>!l. what do you Ilk* boat about
"Tbo summer r>ntlou "
A 'ramp recently rallod at the
houaa of Irrin S. Cobb
"I>« walked Eunr alias to soo
yon. air," aaid th* tramp. baotMto
pooplc told ao yarn woro vorr Mad
to »oir, uafcirtanata follows Mk«
•ladood 1' aaid tbo aaska*.
"And aro rou Kotag back aao
"Toa. air." *m tbo tatmr.
"Woil." said Mr. Cob*. "Jp«t
roatradlct that raaaor aa you ao.
will jour U«*d BBonlBC "
M \H\WIAJC CAtM
Daaott* tbe fact that tbo aews
paiM»m today arc bla.sk with war
hoad'laes aad tbo whoio world la
uport, tbe Msryvtllo Cssirort Band
will onpooo tbo atgmm of tbo Uaaoa
aad b#itln l»« prufrtm Thursday
ntgbt with Umpr'i march "Uat
▼orsai *>ace " s*Re sunaber on
tbo program is a solo ■▼ Mrs.
Mar Ifeany. "To Ha>re, tv Hold,
to lAf<r M«ryvl||« (Mo i Item
or rat - Fora ■».
O'Hoolihan—Not From Sweden
Would You Guess They Are Married?
OUTBURSTS OF EVERETT TRUE
HIH BRKED WAS KVIOKNT.
Mi son. Is that a St. B^rn ard?"
"Aw, eaa't Ton am k«'a a fo ach deff?**
T TURK TO THE~WAMT APB OW PAGE 6 f
I!«M si |. HIM
"Your husband seemed to be
1 rofoundly moved by my sermon
"Yes, Indeed—he wok* up
twice during It."
A tr«Tf-ling man explained Mis
business this way:
"We sell an order when we ran
sell It, and when we rant Mil It,
we cancel It."
It amounts to about the Bam*
thins —Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The ■paghetti men ear some
thing must be done with these
The man who rat his spaghet
ti with a knire and fork.
The diner who reels it la aa
The fellow -who uses all the
The "expert" who hoists a
bunch of spaghetti over his head
opens hit month and then hit a
himself la the ere.
nooo w irhkh roil jiikjk
William Haha. alias Hmith of
the "CMd Dutch gang." was sen
tenced to 10 years bar burglary.
10 years for larceny and IS years
on an old sentence
It will keep Haha la prison na
tll he ia 7*. Oolag out. Haha
was heard to mutter
"Waat'a that he cays?" de
manded Judge Rosalakr.
"He ears he hopes row will
sleep well after that." responded
the court attendant- N. T.
•M T TO TWP, «nl"fHl<l
In tha ■>— Mt4 Tnn «•••
new tourlnfr cars, (not ft trurk.)
jrou rl<« In comfort. Lravaa
from Maaon Hot»l l*th and A
•t . dally at 111 a. m. arrlvlna;
at Nt»q'i»liy oia'l'T at lit p.
Ml- If you fnt*n4 |otn| to Para
dlaa Vtlltjr, Reasaa' Cams. W»
ran iiti iron nom*y. Call at
oUlc». Tal Main IH. ttight
aawiy, jut* m, Mil
PA POPMA AND MA PUPMA
A baby girl baa arrived at tha
home of »r and Mrs. Walter Fop
ma at Cherokee.—Alto** (la.)