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TIÍE CHYTON NEWS
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our prices aiie as low as can be made ' !
consistent with good, fresh merciian-
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that "more for the mon
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money that Calumet
The sales of Calumet are
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I PROBLEMS OF THE FARMER i
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i opon for tho dUcuaslou of Farm Problema or any subject per-
taming to tho welfare of farmers or farm organUauon. It is not '
controlled by any individual, but Is open to anyone who doslrca ',
to nlr his viowa on agricultural subjeou. But articlos oí abusive
oi purely political gr religious naturo will not bo considered. '
none of theso articles have any bearing whatever on tho policy of ',
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SOME FOREIGN MARKET
Some of our self-appointed ad
visers would have us farmers be
lieve that our prosperity very
largely depends upon having a big
surplus of agricultural producís to
dump upon tho foreigrt market and
a big merchant marine to do tho
dumping. Tho foreign market route
is not altogether a path of roses.
Some very vital facts oro aullo com
Some would have us believe that
it is almost a crime for production
to bo allowed to fall off to the es
teñí thai some agricultural prod
ucts arp imported. Supposo we look
at tho farmer's side of Ilia I situa
tion. Let us take a near-homo illus
tration. Wo will suppose that Den
ver is our nearest egg market and
the commission and freight between
Clayton and Denver is fivo cents per
dozen. If the Denver price Is twenty-five
cents per dozen and we farm
ers produco one case per week more
than the local market will consume
then tho price in Clayton will lie
fifteen cents per dozen. On tho
other hand, if we farmers produen
one case les por week than the
local market demands then the
price in Clayton will be twnoly-fivn
cents per dozen. In other words,
if we am exporting egga we get the
Denver price less the froiglit and
commission. If wo are importing
eggs we get the Denver price plus
the freight anil commission. So un
less we can make good money pro
ducing eggs for Denver at fifteen
cents per dozen we had better con
fine our efforts to simply producing
egga for home consumption at twenty-five
cent; per dozeu.
Tho same rule holds good of the
world market. If we are export
ing wheat we must sell our wheat
in Clayton at the Liverpool price
less tho railroad freight and the
ocean freight and some commis
sions. Hut if wo are importing
wheat wo get the Liverpool price
plus tho freight. Dig Uusinoss
would have us exert ourselves to
produce big surpluses of farm pro
ducts for export and then imagino
we are prosperous because of tho
big volume of foreign trade. As a
matter of fact wo farmers are more
prosperous when wo import small
quantities of farm products than
we ore when wo export great quan
tities. If wo enjoy the kind of pros
perity that gives Rig Business tho
cream while the farmer gets only
diluted skim milk, then we will keep
on producing a big surplus and
dumping it on tho market as reck
lessly as possible. If we wish to
keep a little of tho cream ourselves
we will organize and control tho
Another vital fact that is often
overlooked b the fact that what we
sell on the world market is sold at
Hie market price less the freight
while what wo buy must be bought
at market price plus the freight.
Suppose each year Union county
consumes ten car loads of Missouri
ppplcss and pays in exchange ten
car loads of cattle. It is plain we
must take Kansas City prices less
the freight and commission for our
cattle, while wo must pay Kansas
City prices plus freight and com
mission for nur apples. Thai one
item adds twenty ears to (he atutía
tics of Union county prosperity. Uig
Business gets tho cream and we
are proud of tho statistics Rut
suppose we devote less timo to our
cattle and more time to our or
chards. We hip out ten oars less
of cattle and rhip in no apples. Ac.
cording to the statistics of Big Bust
nesa Union county would thus loso
Iwnnty ear loads of prosperity! IV)
you seo tho Joke? Pro.iperily(?
gets a jolt when the farmer keeps
Another vital fact that is usually
i overlooked, that is, Rig Business
i would like to have tts overlook it,
. is the fact that when wo ship to a
foreign market Wo must Hell at a
cheap foreign labor price less the
freight. We have all heard the
pitiful wail from union labor and
Dig Business. How ruinous it is for
Ihem to compete with tho products
of cheap foreign labor on a cheap
foreign lalwr price plus the freight
from there to America I They must
'iavn some artificial barrier which
will enable theni to sell their pro
ducts at the foreign oheap labor
price plus the freight plus some
sort of bonus. But tho farmer is
supposed lo be supremely happy
and rosperous because he can sell
(he products of his farm at (he
heap foreign labor prico less (he
freight from America less a heavy
loll of profit that Big Business lev
ies for permilling the farmers pro
ducts lo flow tlirouali Big Business'
private channels A trade. Some
body Is ready toillowl when (he
farmers organize and begin to rem
dy (his situation to the end that
they may keep a little of Iho eream
I flavor the diluted skim milk that
lias always been (heir portion
, Another vital fact thai is usually
overlooked is tho fact lhat part of
tho cost of foreign markets must bo
written in terms of blood. Foreign
markets aro a most prolific cauie
of war. Commercial greed, the av
aricious dosiro lo monopolizo tho
opportunity to supply corlaln mar
kets at exorbitant profits is tho
basic causo of more wars than wo
like to admit. If each nation should
become practically self-supporting
so lhat foreign trade would bo re
duced to a minimum, what chanco
would there bo to stage another
first class World War?
Another vital fact to be reckoned
with in estimating the cost of for
eign markets is our merchant ma
Jusf. now certain interests are try
ing to Jam through Congress the
ship subsidy bill that will cost us
fifty million, at least, per year for
ten years. What do yon think of
loaning millions lo rich shipping in
terests at S per cent? It is under
stood that Standard Oil and United
States Sleol. which have no diffi
culty in declaring dividends up to
7."i per cent, will be the chief bene
ficiaries. Suppose tho Federal Land
Banks were subsidized so that they
could come to the rescue of tho
farmers with 2 per cent loanp. But
hold on, that is class legislation,
thai is Bolshevism. The ship :ib-
sidy bill isn't class legislation It
is just private graft legislation.
Hut back of the ship subsidy bill
is a three billion dollar graft The
federal Government started build
ing ships as a necessary war meas
ure. About 25 per cent of this threo
billion dollars was pul inlo ship
building during the war and about
7"i per cent of it was invested after
the close of Ihe war. What for?
Nobody knows. There were plenty
of ships lo carry all (he cargoes bo-
fore the war. There were plenty
of ships lo carry on (he war and
replace those sunk during Ihe war.
Bul slill tho Shipping Board built
fifteen hundred moro ships after
tho close of die war. It now cosls
(he United States Treasury 348,000,-
000.00 per year lo own these ships.
Some of this forty-eight million
represents operating losses in oper
ating part of these ships and somo
of it is rent for hitching posts to
which scores of idle ships are tied.
e can safely say that by the time,
we get out of Ihe merchant marine.
crapo we will he about three bil
lion dollars in tho hole. So just
add that much lo Iho cost of for
eign markets. Of course it will be
worth a great deal to havo tho pro
fessional globe-trotter weep patri
otic tears of Joy as he beholds Old
Glory floating from numerous mast
heads in all the ports of the world.
The glorious merchant marine will
also add many new thrills to the
spell-binders, perennial flow of ora
tory, but remember, wo pay the
bill, around threo billion dollars-
thirty dollars each for every man,
woman and child in tho good old
U. S. A.
Just now another small item in
the interest of foreign markets is
under consideration. Congress is
being urged to loan five million
dollars to Liberia. Liberia is a ne
gro Republic about eight times as
large as Union county. Along the
cost the people are civilized. In the
interior there are slill naked canni
bal tribes. The annual revenue of
the republic is Iw.s than half Ihe
annual revenue of Union county.
This loan will enable Liberia to pay
bomo Wall Street bankers what she
owes them. That is one very pa
Irioho reason for making Iho loan.
Who cares what Liberia does with
the balance of Ihe loan? Who
cares whether the loan is ever re
paid or not' Who caros whether
the interest on Ihe loan is paid or
not? It. would lake the entire rev
enue of Iho. republic to pay the in
lerest on the loan with nothing left
lo run the government. Perhaps
we will annex tho ropublic and for
give the debt. Anyhow, If the loan
is made we can add five million lo
the cost of foreign markets. And
we pay tho bills. No wonder we
havon'l money enough left to pay
our Union county taxes und sup
port our Union county schools. Isn't
it lime to organize and help
strnigliion matters out?
C. E. ANDERSON.
Tho Board mot in regular session
this lib day at December, 1922, at
10 A. M I Itere being present Hon.
E. M. Rutledgo, cbjairman, Grant
Denny, and Jack Zuriok, mombors,
and C. C. Caldwell, Clork.
The Board silting as a Board of
Finance accepted the cancellation
of Ihe bond of tho First National
Bank, of Clayton, N. M, in the sum
of I5,Q0Oj0O as written by Iho United
Slalea Fidelity and Guaranty Co
No. D-aaV)-H. O. 307600-17, said
cancellation to become offertivo
upon receipt of new bond written
in the sum of $10,000.00, covering
The Board does now adjourn to sil
I in regular session.
Proposed Road No. 127 having been
duly viewed and posted according
to law, is hereby declared establish
ed and ordered regularly opened.
Tho following levioa covering ll22
taxes wero regularly adopted and
certified to the County Assessor.
Goneral Purposes .00000
Stato School .0O0CO
Stato Road .00100
Wild Animal Bounty .00010
C. H. and Jail Repair .00010
General Counly .001E7
County Road .00100
Levies within Sec. 310, 311
Chap. 133, Lawe of 1021 .01832
Fed. Aid Road DOICO
Total County .02002
Stale Special Levies
Cattle and Horse San. .00200
Sheep Sanitary .00300
Hog Cholera .00350
i , ij , ,,u i. .. ..i,, , , , i iij a
A. Casida, $50.00.
O. B. Quimby.
W. W. Davis, 17.33.
S(ar Lbr. Co, 111.9S.
J. 9 Marquoz, -13.00.
Aiar Bros. $12.00.
Homos J. Fnrr, $350.
Jim Hastings, $50.00.
E. C. Smith, $11.00.
S. C. Tomerlin, 12.50.
W. It. IXiggpr, 10.63.
Grady LewlJ, 10.W.
Perry Best, .,952.14.
Thero being, no further business
tho board doos'now adjourn.
Board of Co. Commissioners,
By E. M. Rulledgo, Chairman.
C. C. Caldwell. Clerk.
Homer McPHcrson and G. J. Dal
las made a trip to Bolso CUy, Satur
day, on business.
A Casaday nnd A. E. Snydor were
selling hogs lo' Clayton buyers, Sat
urday. Carl Buikirk has rented the Chas.
Low farm east of Clayton, nnd will
movo In tho next few days.
Somo of our people attended Ihe
Carter sale Iho latter part of tho
J. F. Seflon and II. P. Butt were
trading and visiting In Clayton, flal
urday. Tho Sedan basketball teams came
to Manskor Friday to get wm
scalps, and were not disappointed
In tho least Tho boys' game was
0 lo IB In favor of Sedan. Owing
lo rough water and threatening
weather, tho'Manskcr team has lain
nt anchor for sometlmo. Tho girls"
game was 5 to 15 In favor of Man
skor. Tho coyote rangers can chow up
as many dogs as coyoles.
T. H. Baker has been a very un
pleasant water hauler for several
days, on account of woll (rouble.
New Highway from Oro Grande
to Newman lo bo built soon.
Glenrio continues to receive broom
corn, growers receiving tiOO to 5230
Magdalena makes cattle and sheep
shipments lo Colorado and eastern
Contracts let for new roads be
tween French and Maxwell and be
tween French and Colmcr,
DIstNo. PurpoM' Levy
1 Building .00072
2 Building .00500
3 Int. JXCI2
i Building .OOMO
5 Building .00500
0 Building .00000
7 Int. JW1P0
17 Equipment .OOUO
10 Equipment .00111
S2 Equipment .00100
.'II Int. .00013'
W Equipment .00125
10 Equipment .00232
15 Equipment .00131
19 Building .00351
63 Interest .00035
rU Equipment .00130
tVO Int. 00017
CI Equipment .00127
K! Building .U600
!! Int. OOlOii
fí7 Equipment .00158
70 Int. .00210
78 Equipment .00142
82 Building .00035
5 Equipment .00500
102 Equipment .00200
101 Building .00500
100 Building .00500
107 Building .00500
108 Equipment .00410
110 Equipmont .00300
til Equipment .00311
114 Interest .00133
1 15 Building .00500
116 Building .00000
The following hills wore approved:
Maude Bradish, $4.47.
Clayton News, $58.42.
Remington Typewriter Co., 5164.40.
Geo. Ruble, $0.72.
City Office, 89055.
Felix Sanchez, $30.00.
Hay Sutton. 25.20.
G. 0. Granville, $62.10.
J. H. Maxom, &430.
Isaacs Hdw. Co. $33.83.
Dr. Doulhlrt, 37.50.
Rav Sutton, i) 00.
T. G. Bcgley, $"U0.
W. H. Thorn, JK.25.
Caidwell Blue Print & Sply. Co.,
F. I. Kilburn. 17.00.
Clayton Tox. Telephone, 83.75.
Farmers Supply Co, 40.T9.
J. C. Rogers, 84.00.
Co. Clerk, 50.48.
Mando L. Bradish, 3150.00.
Dr. Douthirl, 911250.
Tho Following Road Bi)a were
Wm. F. Hammer, 81750.
Josse Hapton, 11.20.
Leo Malloy, $2250.
Fred L. Davis, $21.76,
O. L. England, $1C8X0.
Frank Marque, 10.10.
Hod Ridgan, 5.80.
Raymond Lastor, 8I2A0.
C. M. Ennlo. BOX.
R. C. Roup, $5.00.
Jim Hobson, $10.00.
Louis Baca, 2250.
Roy Gilos, $15.00.
J. S. Márquez, $7.80.
Hipólita Garcia, $10.40. r
Olio-Johnson, 50.00. i
John Louis. 22.40.
Ray Selvy. 14X0. 1
V. H. Mullon, 30,00.
A. B. Chrislorson, $750.
Perry Host, 35X10.
"Walt Blackburn, 3R5.00.
Flor. Gomales, 7.80.
Oil & Ilinker, 7.00.
Star Lbr. Co, $101.30.
Wall Blackburn. 31820.
Frank While, 22,40.
J. J. Teaclc, 8.00.
Comic? Lbr. Co., ÉOjCO.
W II MoCook, S.0O.
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