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AGHICULTUIU: in 10211
(By Secretarj of Agriculture
Wallace.)
Twelve months ago most of the
Six million tanners of the United
States were Btarting on the lons
hard climb out of the valley of eco-
Domic depression. They have not
yet attained the heights which are
bathed in the grateful eunshine of
prosperity. Some, Indeed, have
fallen by the way. Others are still
in the valley. Nevertheless, as we
■top a bit and look backward we can
see that very considerable ground i
has been gained by the great ma -
jority, and we can enter the New
Year with renewed hope and with i
that courage which conies from the
realization that we are really mak
ing progress.
A year ago, when speaking of the
prospects for farming in 1922, 1 .-aid !
that while there was no reason to
expect boom times for the farmer
in he near future, there was promise I
of better times, both for the t'an.iet
and for those whose business is
largely dependent upon him. Tho
year has brought fulfillment of that ■
promise. Speaking generally, times
are better, much better, than a year!
ago, both for agriculture and for
industry.
Crops have been good, on the
whole. Trices of the major crops
are mostly considerably higher !
While there has been n correspond
ing advance in the prices of the
thing the farmer must buy. the to
tal sum which farmers will receive I
for the crops of this year is greater
by a million and a half dollars or
more than that which they received I
for he crops of last year. This will I
certainly mean better times on the
farm, and farm folks will be able to
ease up a little on the grinding
economy they were forced to prac
tice the preceding year.
The labor cost of producing the
crops of I Ml:. was still further re
duced. There were some substantial
reductions in freight rates. Much |
helpful legislation has been enacted
and more will hi this winter. In- 1
terest rates are lower and the credit
strain has been eased. This has ■
made It possible for many farmers '
who were rather heavily involved to
refund their obligations and get
themselves in condition to win
through
There are till some dark spots. I
In some sections weather conditions
were unfavorable and crops were
short, and farmers In these sections;
are having a very hard time of it.
Freight rates are still too high, es
pecially for hose who must pay for
a long haul to market.
Taxes are high, but this is largely
due to the increase in local taxes,
over which the farmers themselves
must exercise control.
There has been gratifying growth
in farmers' co-operative marketing
associations, and more of them are
being organized on a sound business
basis.
Aside from the help which has
been given by legislation and by ad
ministration activities, strong eco
nomic forces are at work to restore
a more normal relation between ag
riculture and other industries.
The peril in the agricultural de
pression is more keenly realized by
other groups than ever before, and
on every hand a sincere desire is
being evidenced to do what can be
done safely to help the farmer better
his condition,
Everything considered, we have
good reason to expect still better
things tor agriculture in the year
1923.
FATTY AHBUdvLK
r FATTY Vi:i;l< M.i;
One Koscoi Arbuckle has returned
to Hollywood and Hollywood don't
know just exactly what to do with
him. A drastic effort has been made.
in the face ot rather numerous scan
dals, to purify the lives of the peo
ple who are the center of moviedom,
where needed, or at least to tone
them down somewhat, and now
"Fatty," who left a horrible taste in
the public mouth, has come back and
wants to be one of the gang
again, and moviedom don't know
just what to think about it. Where
the big boy's pictures are shown,
they may draw a crowd of the curi
ous for a few nights, but so fur as
Ll" great American public is con
cerned, Arbuckle is done. Nobody
has any objection to his making a
living, and. Judging from his pic
tures, he is able to make a living.
The worst the public is going to do
to Arbuckle. la to lose interest in
him and to rtfuso to be interested
in his pictures, even if he does tem
porarily get back on the screen. His
kiddish funnyisms wont Hue with
the proven stories of his debauches,
and the public will pass him up, as
the American people have a habit
,of passing up people in public life
who get very fur wrong.—Moscow
Star-Mirror.
CHILI) l.Alton
"Those states which today permit j
the employment of children under
i i years of age rank with Japan,
China and India in ihe protection
which they give to working chil
dren," declares Mips Grace Abbott,
chief of the Children's Bureau of
the IT. S. department of labor, In
her annual report which baa now
been made public ihe points out hat
nearly all the civilized western na
tions afford their children the pro
tection that a number of American
Btates withhold,—that of a I 1-year
age minimum. The extent, she
saya, "to which the children of the
I'mted States have Buffered from the
nullifying of the federal child labor
law" nn May 15 of the present year
by supreme court decision —"may be
measured by the fact that only ! ::
states mccl in all particulars the
stndarda of the federal law." Since
a previous atteiupl by congress to
bring child labor under federal con
trol had also been declared uncon
stitutional, the supreme court "seems
to have made the issue clear," the
report says, "either we give up the
plan of :i federal minimum and rely
solely upon the states, or we under
take to secure ;i federal amendment
definitely giving to congress the
power to pass a child labor law."
"In spite of great diversities In
th" child labor laws of our is states,
the developing tendencies in the
United States are clear." bill the de
tails of these laws "tit together like
the pieces of a crazy quilt," .Miss
Abbott declares. The development
of public opinion in the United State
with reference to child labor has
been not unlike that in western Eu
rope, she says, "but in the actual
machinery for regulation and control
there have been great differences
demonstrating at once the advan
tages and thi limitations of the fed
eral form of government." Some
states have advanced beyond the gen
eral standard while others have
lagged behind. A constitutional
I amendment which would secure to
he children "all the advantages of
our federal form of government by
Ki^inK to congress the right to es
tablish a federal minimum and
leaving to the states the right to
i raise and not lower standards." is
I recommended by Miss Abbott.
in 1917 and Ht IS Miss Abbott was
director of the special division in
the Children's Bureau which admin
: istered the first federal child-laboi
law. Her discussion, in the present
report, of the question whether a
. federal amendment should give con
gress exclusive or concurrent juris
diction with the states is therefore
Pn with ihe i
of special interest. The report of
the administration of the first fed
eral law shows that state officials
in states having standards reed to
after public hearings were recog
nized as administrative officers. Miss
Vbbott now declares i hat under both
the first and the second 'aws federal
enforcing machinery was needed in
only a relatively few communities,
and that state Id-labor officials
very generally testify that the fed
eral act increased the respect for the
. state laws.
UK H IN Ihl ( \ I ion \l. HI II UN'S
In discussing the sale of Christ
mas seals, Mrs. K. C. McCredie, pres
ident of the Washington Tuberculo
sis association, the .state agent for
the seal sale, makes an interesting
statement, "li seems to me that the
sale which is just lOW drawing to a
close has been the richest In educa
tional returns of any in my experi
ence. Most organizations participat
ed, the schools, especially the rural
districts, responded more generally,
the attitude of the pub was more
I receptive and the co-operation or the
' state press was indeed generous, 1
1 look forward to the work of the
coming year with enthusiasm. The
association and the county leagues
are working with the common aim
of upbuilding the health of our state
by eradicating tuberculosis from our
people."
Reports would indicate I hat Ihe
! sale lias surpossed that of last year.
The total amount raised throughout.
; the state was f 53,381.77. This will
i mean that an active campaign can
be conducted during the coming
year, especially along the ■ duca
; tional and preventive Bide of the
i work.
A feature of the spring campaign
: ot' the association will be a visit of
j Dr. Caroline [ledger, of Chicago, nu
trition expert for the Elizabeth Mc-
I Cormick Foundation, • in) will give
| a series of lectures under the aus
pices of the association as a part of
the Crusi'de-Nutrition program. Dr.
Hedger is a very popular, entertain
ing speaker and a recognized au-
I thority on the underweight child, j
| Her time In the west will be divided
j between various organizations in
Washington and Oregon interested 1
In the problem of malnutrition.
Further details of her coming will
be announced and it is hoped that
all who have helped In the sale of
seals will be able to hear Dr.
Hedger'a simple and practical lee
! tures.
FOREST PROBLEMS
Every year makes he forest prob
lem hi the United States more clear,
jsays Colonel William 13. Ureelev in |
| the annual report of the forest Berv
ice, United States department of ag
riculture, issued this week.
The problem, continues Colonel I
Greeley'a statement, has two main i
| features. The first feature is the i
| rising cost of timber products, which I
lis due primarily to heavier trans
portation charges from more and
more distant sources of supply. The
[cut of lumber is decreasing in all
the eastern states; in practically
every state west of the Great Plains
it is increasing. The large sawmills !
of the country are in full migration
westward to the last great virgin
timber supply of the Pacific Coast.
During the past 30 years he pineries
of the South have been the mainstay
of ihe densely populated central and
eastern stales for the softwood lum
ber used in building, In general con
struction, and in many fanufactures.
Their cost is dwindling. Every yea!
scores of sawmills are dismantled.
The rapid increase In lumber ship
ments through the Panama Canal
foreshadows the time, in the pear 1
future, when the principal source of
softwood lumber Tor the entire na
tion will have shifted to the. 'vest:
coast and the average freight cost
paid by the home builder cr manu
facturer will have advanced to ,i new
.i nd higher level.
When the coniferous virgin tlmbei
of he far west is exhausted I H -t
turn, it' the principal source of sup
ply shifts to Siberia or South Ameri-
Ica tb.e transportation conditions
which control the present lumber
marl will become different only
in degree. Further, as the source
of supply become more restricted and
more distant from the principal cen
ters of consumption, opportunliics
for competition are lessened; am 1,
temporary shortages due to bad ar
sons, labor troubles, or congestion
of transportation facilities are more
probable and more severe.
Tim the conditions of the trade
become more favorable to mono
polistic control, to violent market!
fluctuations, and to high prices. Audi
we are dealing wit a basic raw ma-'
terial, as widely used and as neces
sary to national existence as coal.
The second feature of our forest
problem is the unproductive condi- j
tion of immense areas of land wh.*%h
are not adapted to agriculture.
The amount of unproductive; land |
left in he wake of Ihe sawmill! or
I abandoned by the farmer has as
sumed enormous proportion Our
merchantable timber is being cut at !
the rate of four or Vive million acres
annually, and enormous areas of
logged off land have accumulated
which are not lit for cultivation but
on which little or no new Timber is
being grown. The extent to which j
these millions of acres of idle lan.l
have been swelled by the ebbing tide.
of cult lon in many states is net \
generally realized. In LS of the
tern and east central states he
improved farm land shrank it the
rate of 800,000 acres a ear,
There can be no question as to
the steady shrinkage in the cultivat
ed area of a considerable number of!
I the oldest and most populous states
and the consequent lapse of largo I
; areas of land into partial or complete I
idleness. What to do with unused \
and unproductive land is one of the
most fundamental economic and so- j
cial problem of the United States.!
Including burned and cut-over
areas and abandoned fields which
once grew timber, oik-third of the
soil of the Union is forest land. And!
three-fourths of it lies in the Mis
sisslppi Valley and eastward to the
I Atlantic Coast, In the very states
having the densest population and
j the largest consumption of timber!
products, Over 40 per cent of New
York and Pennsylvania is forest
land. Seventy-live pi i cent of
i Maine and New Hampshire is forest
land. From I" to 711 per cent of the
area of each of the South Atlantic
and Gulf states is forest land.
The use of these vast areas of non
tillable land for growing successive
crops of timber would kill two birds
with one stone, It would insure ul- I
Itlmately a supply of forest products 1
.adequate tor all national require-1
ments; and it WOUld go far toward;
maintaining a virile rural population
and stable rural communities in the |
■inn of inferior soil and limited j
agriculture.
The working out of a vast eco- j
nomic problem of this character will
necessarily require a long time and
can be only partially accomplished
or Influenced by public action.
For good food and fair prices you
can't beat the Tray Tavern Cafteria
in Spokane. decStf
THE IM 1.1.MW HERALD
Just Like White
Folks
By ELLA SAUNDERS
((&, 1922, by WVstern Nvwapaptr Union.)
Hip Lung wns jolly, fat, and any*
w hei c betw i-i'ii fortj and tut \. Im
it, fact, reached t but age w here < '|
men remain until thej shrivel Into "Id
It i~ not ea-'. to become friendly
with a ('hinamaii, but Hip lam;: WUB
different somehow,
Even though he wouldn't be convert
ed, and wns known to burn Incense to
his jess in the back room of his place
in Westchester county, everybody liked
Hip Lung.
Paravnne, the general manager for
the Urban Consolidated, took n great
fancy to him. Perhaps that wns be
cause he, too, was Jolly and fat,
though he was nearer sixty than forty.
Hip Lung was quite like a white man.
He commuted everj day to his busi
ness in downtown New York, read the
Sunday papers, had his hair cut lit
Glubnnelli'a tonsorlal parlor, dealt
with Mltweil, the grocer, bought his
clothes of Cohen, pntronized Kalllakls'
roam shop, and employed • >laf
Olnfsen to look after his garden—ln
fact, he was n regular American.
Mrs, paravane was not so Interest-
In Hip Lung as her husband at
first.
"I do think you might abstain from
being so conspicuous, making friends
with that Chink-." she said angrily to
her husband one day on the station
platform. "If yen haven't trot any
sense of the proprieties of life at your
age it's time you began."
■ my deal-
Til ell Hip Lung came smllim; out of
the waiting-room and looked at I'ara
vane with something like aw Ink In his
celestial eye.
I' in' w as not a hard herrt
ed tromnn. It was simply that nature
had made her Napoleonic. She wmp
• pstcd In the • 'hlnese mission
-elm,,i. onl; -!;e believed in keeping
Chinese In their places.
"I wish T could find a good husband
for that little Jim Knng," she said
"She's thi t little I gen
onate, almost like n
■ rfrl."
"Tlip T.iiiil'!" ejaculated her hus-
hand
"What? Nonsense! He's a heathen!"
"The only chance nf en him
Mr-;. I'nravime saw the point, and
I'ara\ am* Inti I'd Flip Lung the
next da.\.
"Hip, you I old rnscnl,
you ■_'<' !;■:'■ < ■'„" Silid ! '
|usi the uirl for you."
lie went on to describe .Tim'- inerll -.
"How much you pny?" queried Hip
Lung,
"How mvi h'• Not i nt ' She's
been made Into a while iriii don't
you understand, you scoundrel? T i"1!
Rip, you'll gel the grandest little
wife In America, modest, gentle, and
good—only none of your Oriental
tricks with her."
"Olllental?" queried Tlip Lung.
"No hentlng and abusing, like you
heathen Chinks do according to Mrs.
Pnrni tine, nnyw ay. You've got to
trent her white. Hip."
"\ mi hllng :- Hip Lung.
Jim Km I suhmlssh ely In
TTip T.uiiL', her eyes cast down, her llt
hands folded res] (fully across
her bn nst. In her neat little
Is there n Chi
poach? If not—like a ripe lee-one, ■
nut.
• d 1 !:'i 1
"You've got to he married by the
minister," said Mrs. Paravune, "and
I!" there's anj beating or torturing nr
ntlier underhand business goes on, re
lier we'll stnnd by her."
"No undclhaiid," said Hip Lung.
The marriage was celebrated in the
church. Mr. Puruvunt* guve the bride
away, and kissed her in the vestry.
Somebody said Mrs. Paravane's re
marks on this were really really—"
"I do hope Hip Lung hasn't Ill
treated that poor little thing," said
Mrs. Puravane, as they returned from
their summer holiday,
"Let's k r" round and see how they're
getting along," suggested Paravane.
They had just readied the house
when suddenly the doer flew open urn!
Hip Lung appeared In Right, followed
by two cups, n dish, n dlshpan, a
and another dish. And In the
ay, vengeful, Implacable, stood
Jim Kant.', one hand outstretched lti
. one pointing to a ten-stain on
her In te tablecloth,
"We—we Jusl come round to
how you're petting un," said Mr. I'ara-
In confusion.
"Me «et iilonu' fine," Bald Hip Lung
blnndly. "No Olllental tlleks. Me
whit*l man now. My wife allee Bamee
vvliite man's wives. Mistii Pallavane."
Island Half Fertile, Half Arid.
A reiuurkuble feature of many of the
islands of the Polynesian groups Ih the
luxuriant vegetation on the southeast,
or windward side "f the Islands. In
marked contrast to the northwest or
up .aril side where the forest is ro»
strlcted to extremely limited patches,
with large red-covered areas of wide
extent, suggesting aridity and the ah
sence of fertile soil. Tills Is. no doubt,
due to the fact that v larger percent
ace of moisture la deposited on the
former, the prevailing southeast trade
winds being comparatively dry by the
time they reach the opposite side.
Lord d'Edbrok) — Sir, I love your
ilaughter. Have l your consent to pay
my addresses to her?
old Multrox — Oh, reckon you want
to pay your addresses unu leave me
pay everything else.
" began Paravane.
Sharing the Durden.
~~—--^^^^ '
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i
Driving Comfort in Winter
The Buick "Model 45" Six Cylinder-*1195
As complete as has been the development of the enclosed car,
Buick designers have not neglected to improve the open type of car,
building into it a measure of comfort, convenience and weather
protection surpassed only by the more expensive doted vehicle.
Protection against wind and snow is assured by the mug-fitting
storm curtains that open with the doors. The Buick design of
storm curtains with a special weather strip provides a codnett,
comparable to that of any closed car, while windshield wiper and
tight fitting windshield, adjustable from within, make driving
safe and comfortable.
Added to this, and equally important in winter driving, is tbt
splendid performance that a Buick car always producet— hi
constant and surplus power —its readability and perfect balance
and its unquestioned dependability.
For cold weather driving there is no superior to the Buick open care.
The Buick Line for 1923 Comprises Fourteen Models:
Fours—-23-34, $865; 23-35, $885; 23-38, $1173; 23-37, $1395)
23-38 $1325. SUe»—23-44, $1175; 23-45.51195; 23-41, $1935j
23-47. $1985; 23 48,518<)5; 23-49. $1435; 23-50, $2195; 23-54,
$1625; 23-55, $I'j7s. Price! f.o. b. Buick factories. A-k about the
Q.M.A.C.Purchase Plun,which provide. f..r Defem : Payments.
H-i5-23-NP
Theo. J. Schaaf, Dealer
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I
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Pullman, Wash. L^JUliil
WM, McMURRAY, General Passenger Agent, f[fi§y
Portland, Oregon 1^
A QUIET EVENING
at home is sometimes oi t the besi of holiday joy>
7our pleasure and comfort, however, depend
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Telephone 100 102 Main Street
Friday, December '2U, ijcj^

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