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U/>e Pullman Herald
WM. GOODYEAR, Editor and Publisher HAUL P. ALLEN*, News Editor
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PULLMAN, WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 12, 1919
THE CARLTON BILL
At the coming election the people
will be called upo l to ratify or re
ject the Carlyou hill, which provides
fer bonding (be state automobile
license fees for 130,000,000 for the
construction of hard surface roads.
It is estimated that the present rate
of license fees will average about
$3,000,000 a year. Under the pro
visions of the Carlyou bill $5,000,
--000 a year of the money derived
from the bonds would be used, so
that the entire $30,000,000 would
be expended within a period of six
years. The bill should be studied
very carefully for it seems to em
body a number of objectionable
features, as follows:
One—The interest on the bonds
would amount to some $11,000,000.
This is a high price to pay for com
pleting the proposed road building
program in six years, instead of in
10 years, as could be done by using
the license fees each year, without
Two—Under existing conditions
it is very doubtful whether $5,000,
--000 a year could be expended as ec
onomically as $3,000,000, because
of the larger demand for labor and
materials which it would create.
Three—The roads to be built
would be limited to probably less
than 1000 miles, which amount of j
mileage is not sufficient to cover;
such a system of trunk roads as
should be built under a state bond
Four—The bill limits the construc
tion specifications to a Portland ce
ment concrete base, which would
give a monopoly to the cement or
Five—The provisions of section 11
of the bill, which would refund to
certain counties In the state the
amount already expended in building
highways of Portland cement con
crete base, is unjust, unfair and in
equitable to other counties which
have spent, large sums for building
permanent highways of other ma
terial. This provision savors very
-much of a bribe to the voters of
King and other populous we»i side
counties to vote to ratify iffP hill.
Six—There is no certainty that
the present rate of automobile
licenses will be maintained. It
could be lowered or changed at any
session of the legislature. Should
the rate be lowered, after the bonds
are issued, then the deficit would
have to be raised by levying a direct
tax on the people.
It would seem to be a better and
safer plan to use the $3,000,000 a
year derived from automobile
licenses in the construction, of a sys
tem of roads which will give access
to the principal market centers of
the state, rather than to issue bonds
and spend $5,000,000 a year on
building long trunk lines for tour
ists, regardless of whether the local
traffic is light or dense. The best
type of road construction for all lo
calities in this state has not yet been
definitely determined, and therefore
it appears to be risky to fix one
specified form of construction as is
provided in the Carlyon bill.
The editor feels that the above ob
jections are valid and should be
given careful consideration by the
voters, but will be very glad to pub
lish any arguments submitted in be
half of the measure. It is a matter
of such importance to the taxpayers
that it deserves to be studied and
discussed from all angles.
PURR WHEAT FLOUR
Can the people of the United
States be persuaded to change their
habits slightly if by so doing they
■will save a great deal of money and
Improve .health to a degree
which can hardly "be overestimated?
We shall Bee. The United States
grain corporation is now engaged in
the most useful act of its career. " It
proposes to sell to the people over
the counters of the country's retail
groceries standard pure wheat flour.
This flour will sell at about $4.00 a
barrel below the price of the "fancy*
patent flour which most housewives
buy; but this is only the beginning
of .the. story. By insist on the
bleached-out patent product the
American people rob themselves ol
the most nutritious elements in the
wheat berry. These nutritious ele
ments are found in the standard
Hour which the Government is about
to sell. Their presence, however,
makes the Hour slightly darker in
«*-d?r tbnn'tha anaemic product to
which most of us are accustomed.
Will the housewife have sense
enough to buy the better, cheaper
flour of the government, or will she
insist on her hich-priced patent
flour, often bleached by dangerous
chemical processes which are actual
ly harmful to herself and her fam
FARMERS V STABILIZING FORCE
The farmers are the greatest sta
bilizing force of the nation. They
are so close to the primary facts of
production that they cannot be de
ceived into the belief that they can
get more by doing less work. They
know that each man can get more
only by producing more and that un
less each man on the average pro
duces his share, all will go short or
some will go hungry and prices will
be high in proportion to deficit pro
duction. Often having to work
eight hours before noon and eight
hours after noon, the farmer has
sympathy with labor but none with
the six-hour-a-day, five-days-a-week
kind of labor. Being no mere peas
ant drudge, bound by necessity to a
patch of land like the Russian peas
ant under the car, but in most cases
having a considerable investment in,
land, live stock and implements, he
realizes that capital as well as labor
must have its reward, and he does
not favor nationaliation of railroads
and mines. Having acquired all that
he has under the American consti
tution, he has no attraction toward
the soveit form of government which
has knocked out the brains of Rus
sia, wrecked its railroads and Indus
tries, reduced its workmen to starva
tion and rules by wholesale murder.
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THE FARMER CAN
When the lion roars the lesser
animals take to cover. The law of
self preservation extends even to the
When the giant stirs the midget
trembles and turns-to flight. One
sweep of that mighty arm means ex
termination to all within its reach.
In our country we have the great
est of all giants. For centuries he
has been peacefully sleeping, but to
day he is beginning to stir.
This giant is the American farm
er, the. one man of earth upon whom
all the world depends for its very
Capitalistic profiteers have gouged
him until his hide resembles a sieve.
Labor agitation and strikes have
curtailed his legitimate activities un
ti' his exasperation has reached the
point of explosion.
But the giant is calling a halt.
He has grasped his club of war and
is going into action.
The farmer wants a fair price for
the products of his soil. He wants
the ultimate consumer to receive
these products at an equally fair
price, without enriching a horde of
useless and unscrupulous speculat
ors and profiteers.
If all of the farm societies and
clubs are amalgamated into one
great organization -similar to the
American Federation of Labor—its
power will be so tremendous that
no interest and no person can politi
cally or commrecially survive it's
Its millions of voters could elect
any or all government and state of
ficials —it could dictate every act of
congress —it could place its own
judges on the bench—it could send
its own men to congress and the
state legislatures could have only
such laws as those it might originate
If this new organization follows
out its announced plan of looking
after the interests of those of the
people who are now pinched between
the profiteers and the agitators,
these latter may well take cover.
A nemesis will soon be on their
trail, and its mercy is as yet an un
The giant is beginning to stir. —
, FOR HALE
j Cider apples. $15 ton.
Bred Shropshire ewes.
Four pure bred Shropshire rams.
I One pure bred Berkshire boar;
ready for service.
Bundle wheat hay. $20 per ton.
i Three pure bred Berkshire gilts.
At the Germain Place
INSURE WITH MCCLASKEY.
ii THE SILVER CUP jj
o By M. L. WALKER. *
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Louise Morton, combining business
with pleasure, had just purchased a
three-roomed hnngalow In a summer
colony of lakeside commuter*, . Mere
she hoped to rest from her labors as I
trained nurse fur ;. long, healthful sum
mer and Incidentally raise a fine gar
She stood on her small front porch
In the midst of a litter of household
goods and watched the furniture van
tilt up over the hump In the road and
disappear down the hill.
"If three rooms can hold nil these
things, it- time to prove it." she de
clared, and set about her moving In
Lights began to twinkle in the little j
bungalows around her as she sat down |
nt last In the tidy little house and |
looked about. [
But the plowing! Last year's mat- |
ted grass covered the "10,000 square !
feet" that went with her camp. She
called at the great white farmhouse
on the slope of the hill, to ask advice |
the next morning. A workman met i
her, evidently a farmhand, who was
driving the farm horse out on the
"Why, yes." said he. considering the !
bine gray eyes and chestnut locks he
fore him. "I think I can get off to plow
your little garden tonight after sup
per. It's light 'till pretty late now."
As the sunset faded the farmhand
drove his plow on to her little field and
soon the furrows, straight and black,
lay open to the night air. enriching Its
"Ever plant before?" he asked as
he rested the horses at the end of
"Oh, not a big garden like this."
said Louise, noting the well shaped !
head and the graceful vigor of the fig
ure leaning against the horses, bat- j
tered hat in hand. "I've planned a fine
one," she continued, and was surprised .
to remember later how interesting it
hud been to explain it all to Mr. Ward,
as lie gave his name.
"I'll come over tomorrow and harrow ;
It," he offered as he swung his team
Into the road at last.
"I'll be so glad to have you." said
Louise, happily, "for I can hardly wait
to get my little farm started."
The garden grew apace. The flourish
ing potatoes nodded a sea of blossoms,
the corn was blithely green, butterflies j
hovered over the tender peas. Already
the posters of the county fair orna
mented the store windows and bulletin
boards. All the neighborhood was in- !
cited to greater efforts yet by the of- i
fer of a silver cup to the winner of
the most awards at the fair. As the
days went on the vegetables responded [
to the zealous care Louise expended
upon them. Mr. Ward offered to take
her exhibits to the hall In his wagon, '
and he suggested entering the great j
purple pansles and the flaming nas- i
She asked the dairy maid at the !
farm when she went for the milk if Mr. j
Ward was about,
"He's In town today at the office," ;
replied the girl.
"The office." thou lit Louise, "prob- j
ably his employer's; I wonder who the j
owner of the farm, is."
But after supper he came and con- ■
doned about the giant squash leaves, j
The blight wouldn't hurt the vege- i
tables, and the drought was nearly |
over, too, for already the . sky was !
clouding for a tempest.
And Mr. Ward handled her treas
ures carefully and appreciated the
beauty of their arrangement.
You can't help getting some prizes
with these jewels," he assured her.
She went up with the neighbors on
the early train next day to hear the
opening speeches To her great sur- I
prise Mr. Ward was announced as I
chairman of the fair committee, and
he gave a dignified and interesting !
speech of welcome and then Introduced
the others on the platform.
When the gay luncheon party of the
neighborhood was over, and the after- j
noon had begun to wane, and all the ■
winners of honors In the lake commu- i
nity had compared their results, she ;
saw Mr. Ward coming toward her as
she stood with a group about a won
derful silvery cow with a little calf he
side her. The others greeted htm gayly '
with the easy Introduction of country j
"So you are the owner of the great |
farm near our lake." said Mrs. Free- i
man. "I always supposed yon were
a hired man, you attended Miss Mar- ;
ton's garden so diligently."
"Well, there's no disgrace In hiring
out to help the neighbors, I'm sure. '
Mrs. Freeman." he replied.
They went over toward the office
quartet s. "So you arc oof » hired man
at all?" asked Louise.
"No, I have mi office In town, but
this summer I decided to have a gar
den of my own, so I came up to my I
farm for the summer for a change. You ;
don't mind my telling yon about your ]
mistake in taking me for the hired
man, (hi you?" He stopped at the !
lower step and looked at her anx- j
"No." said Louise happily. "Woe
I but I've won the awards and the Kit
ver rap I won't scold about anything."
The judges were already descending ■
the stairs to meet her. There was
only a minute left. but be made pood
use of U.
"And Will yon lei me drive yon In.me
"Yes," whispered lonise, turning to
-reet the judges!
"And heaven bless that garden."
breathed her "hired mini" fervently.
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LET US HELP YOU WITH YOUR PROBLEMS—WHAT TO GIVE.
Suggestions of Gifts for Him Suggestions of Gifts for Her Christmas Presents
Bath Robes • Ladies' Coal or .Suit f°r the Home
Hath Kobes Ladies ' oat or Suit
' Suit Cases Set of Furs
Hand Bags Silk Waist Library Table
Silk Shirts -; Silk Hosiery Bed Room Suite ' --•-■■•-«
Neckties Silk Dress Dining Table and Chairs
silk Starts and Muffler* Shoes or lions.' slippers Kitchen Cabinet
Hose , Neckwear Rug
Overcoats Sill- Underwear Draperies
Shoes and House Slippers Gloves Set Dishes
Cuff Links sill; [Tmbrella Phonograph
House Coats Silk Umbrella Mattress
Mats and Caps [land Bags Bed Springs
Men's Warm Mittens and Gloves Purses Piano Lamp
Dress Gloves Silk Petticoats Davenport
Raincoats Silk. Camisoles Rocking Chair
j Leather-Coats Handkerchiefs Sewing Machine
Sweater Coats Rath Robes Silverware
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