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Reducing Food Cost
The American farmer is too
much of an individualist, la so
Age when marvelous results are be
ing secured by cu-operaiion aod
combination, he t lavs n lone band.
For instance, tna average small
farmer will not buy a farm machine
unless he can sec enougti work for
it to pay on his own farm. So he
loses the eonomies that can be
produced by labor saving devices.
It should be possible, whete a
farm is too small to afford to buy a
tractor or other needed machine, for
a group of farmers to unite in pur
chasing it and tnke turns in using
it. To this thp nhjf ction would be
raised that they would all want it
at the Rame time. But in these
days whpn most farmers have tele
phones, a man i-hould have sense
and co coperative spirit enough so
that he and others members of a
group rould agree ou the proper
sharing of a machine.
Several railroads, feeling that
farm production, could be greatly
increased if the farmers had more
labor saving machinery , have bought
large i timbers of tractors and have
let them out to the farms They
did this merely for the added freight
rates they exD cud to get on an in
creased food production. If this
would pay a railroad, it would surely
pay a community organization to
buy enough farm machinery so that
its members should have the bene :
fit of modern' labor saving methods.
It has always cost much money
to get produce from the farms to
the railroad stations. One reason
why is that the majority of farmers
haul their own goods to the delivery
Therein the food handling machin
ery is less efficient th?:n the system
by which goods are produced in
factories. The small manufacturer
does not usually maintain teams
and trucks and haul hts own goods
to the stations, lie can get the
work done cht aper by some other
method. These are only a few of
the ways in whk'h the food produc
ing business suffers from the lack of
co operation, j
Restrict Immigration j
The immigration question should
be taken up and considered by
Congrers at once.
We have had but little imu igra
tion during the four years of war.
Now, with conditions altered and
pence at hand, it is not unreas
onble to suppose that after a few
mouths immigration might begin to
flow into its old channels.
Nearly four millions of our own
men are in process of receiving hon
orable discharge from the army and
navy, and will have to be re-absorbed
into the civilian life of the coun
try. Just how there-adjustment of
business may progress or how much
unemployment there may necessari
ly be, no one yet can tell.'
We may not at once have jobs
for all our own men. They have
been our defense, and in turn are
entitled to our protection.
A restriction of general immigra
tion for some time to come can
harm po one, and may be the great
est value to our young men. As
soon as reconstruction has pro
gressed far enough so that condi
tions can be foreseen it will be an
easy matter to let down the bar.
The time to attend to this limit-
ing of immigration is the present
Just now no shipping can be spared
for the use of the immigrants, and
before- this condition ends, the
proper legislation should be pro
The Farmers & Merchants Tele-
phone Company will issue a new
"telephone directory April 1. Order
a telephone from us now and get
. your name in the new directory.
: First-class service at reasonable
rates. H. J. Riley, Local Manager.
Please bring the little tots in the
MORNING. Miss Belb? Johnsoa
Why People Succeed
Then are men who seeming-
had no remaroable equipment fo-
buflinem. Rut artmphnw r hv h vl
achieved marvellous results It vw't
be found that in many cases thi
achievement is due to those verv
subtle qualities grouped under th
head of Personality"
. Taking the simple matter of usn-fj
the telephone. You call up sonie
men at their office, and they on
swer in a bored end listless manr.tr
They speak with their mouth aw iy
from the receiver in a tired, car"
less fashion, their voice Rounds f n
way, and you feel they will b
glad to get done with you
Others send back their cii k
"Yes?" and go on to talk as if
were just awfully glad y.'. i
called up. You feel they lik
talk with you, and wish they -t
hear from you ofteoer. It ma1
The same characteri -tic is -
more apparent in pert on al coot;-
Some men grasp you by tin ! .
with the pleasure a politician ex
hibits the day before election. Ti -always
are glad to see you. and ,..v j
the impression that they want to o -j
everything in their power to pleas.
you and serve you. They carry you
along with their enthusiasm
It may be all for a selfish reason
But still one feels more confidence
in doing business with a ni; t who
realizes thoroughly that he mu.-t
interest himself in the problems and
needs of the people whom he serves
When a man can give that impres
sion, that he puts heart into "hi
work and bis business, that be will
go the limit to please auy patro::.
that man has a business future be
fore him. A man of that type is
going to make a great many busi
ness friends. If he is working in n
factory, or wherever he is employed
and tries to meet with energy and
enthusiasm with every demand
made upon him, some one is going
to notice him and single him out
for promotion to a broader field.
No Time Extension
No extension of the time for fi!
ing income and profits returns for
taxation beyond March 15 will be
made by the Treasury.
This means that indivuals and
business interests will have to mal.e
great haste in preparing and filing
their returns, since forms for the
reports will not be available for
two or three weeks. The first in
stallment payment of 25 per cent
will be due March 15.
If any business interests are not
able to prepare final returus bv
March 15, they may report approx
imate figures of income or profits
and later file a supplementary
They also may begin immediate
ly to make the necessary calcula
tions in light of the revenue bill as
In deciding to make no extension
the Treasury reversed its former
opinion that one would be neces
The Fifth Liberty Loan, which
will be floated this spring, in April,
will be called the" Victory Loan.
This will be the last of the great
series of loans growing out of the
World War. The amount has not
yet been announced. Neither has
the interest rate nor the exact date.
While the Government will probably
require still more money, even after
the Fifth, it is announced that this
will be the last to be raised by
My term of office will expire
soon and the county court expects
me to have the taxes of t,he county
collected. These . taxes must be
paid and the sooner you attend to
this matter the less your bill will
be. I must square up the books by
March 1st end insist that you pay
your taxes this month.
' A. CDeaver,
Collector of Monroe County.
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