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rninAY. MARCH J7,'lfM
How Uncle Sam Spends
Your Money in Conduct
ing Your Business
Bf BDWARD G. LOWRV
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INCOMPETENTS ARE KEPT
The aiiuunl turnover lu the govern
Btut irvlce la something almost In-credit'''-
No business corporation,
koseu-r strongly established, could
long en.lure the heavy annual drain on
Iti risu'iices. Hundreds of men lento
HQ government service dally; arid
M(, untrained people hove to be taken
pa and taught to do the work. This
cesus money, ns every employer
The resignations from the govern
ment service are chiefly from the su
ptnlaory and most highly puld posi
tions and from the very lowest grades.
The u,M at the top, If they have any
Inlilutivu or ability or ambition to
pake a name for themselves, are of
fend private employment at double
tt treble or more what the govern
ment can pay them. The people In
tbe lowrM grades leave for private
employment wl'en opportunity affords
bccnuo In too many Instances they
actually cannot keep body nnd soul
tojeiniT on their government pay.
It Is the people In the middle clasi
who stay on the longest. The whole
constant process makes for a steady
deterioration In the quality of the
government service and tends to re
tain the mediocre in public employ
ment The civil service comuilsslon, through
whlili the great bulk of government
empiujees are brought Into the serv
Ice, i mutely avvure of this condition
Its iii"its give euiplius-ls to the illfll
cotty ,ntimtl.v experienced In secur
Inc and retaining competent employ-"
ees. I lie rotation in olliee has become
IncreuMiin'ly frequent and vitally Ini
pairs, in i iliciency of the service.
I,.ns the war there was a lower
rate of turnover In the mechanical
fore tlam In outside establishments.
The i ropiHtion of separations, how
eici i ecea.slvu In clerical, profes
sional ami technical positions, In
vvhlih tlie rate of turnover sometimes
amounts to a third of the force In a
DuriiiK tlie nine months preceding
the armistice more than 60,000 ap
pointments were made In the civil
amice and about L'8,000 separations
occurred that is, for every two ap
pointments made one person left the
service. 1'or a period of similar length
following the armistice only (30 per
cent as many appointments were made,
but tin re were nearly li'A per cent more
separation. In this period almost as
mun.v positions were vacated as were
The exigencies of the war required
a great expansion of the clerical
force., at Washington nnd elsewhere
and tln.s was accomplished by a labor
turnover several times above normal.
The pei rentage of declinations of ap
pointments among ellgtbles on the civ
il serviie icglster Increased In many
Instances ft0in 30 to more than 50 per
cent ih.it is, more than half the men
and women who successfully passed
civil service examinations and were
offered Jobs under the government re
fused to take them. It Is estimated
Uioi more than Or.0,000 of those who
met the test were appointed during
The civil service commission aays
Those familiar with the federal
ervlce at Washington know that the
Krvlce Is now hampered by the re
tention of Incompetents whose re
moval Is rendered dltilcult by Influences
which are Incompatible with the effi
ciency of the service. Preferences
md exemptions Increasingly clog the
tepartments with persons who, no
matter how Inefficient, are dlfflcult to
remove, and whose retention tenda to
destroy the discipline of the service."
Among these IneUklents, of course,
are the superannuated and the phys
ically Incapacitated. The bureau of
efficiency estimated, before the pass
e of the superannuation retirement
lw, the number of employees In the
d?ll service of the United States bot
nty years of age and oyer as follows:
Kjdlway pobUI clorka 1ft
"! letter carrier at
25; carrier....... M
feet office clerka M
Mechanics ..".."!""""! M
Oeoeral employees DUt Columbia,.lN
aeneral employees eUewhere 1,(01
TMal , ti
The commissioner of pensions -ran-Wea
the following compact statement
5 the age of the employees In the pen
Ma bureau :
Knrnber In the cUasllled civil serr
w. 874; age of tbe oldest employee,
pty-elght; number errer eighty years
age, 20; number between sixty-Are
Jd eighty, 260; based on age of sixty
are. number eligible for retirement,
! Percentage of employees eligible.
0 retirement, 83.4; average age of all
"aployees, July 1, 1819, flfty-eight.
. r?ese oId men and women bear tbe
"row of the administration of the
Plex, intricate and Involved pro
jwnre under tbe pension laws having
do with the disbursement of $222,-.-ffl2
in 1020 to eOOKXX) and some
-COUSIN JANES' BEDTIME tt
"The Barnyard Friends Valentine
"Valentine day has come at last
And we must celebrate before It
Valentines, heart shaped and
Valentines thrown everywhere,"
sang Robbie Reddle.
"Tis Valentine day, Hark!
Listen to my song.
For Valentine- day isn't very long."
The merry little friends clapped
their paws in glee. What a glorius
day it was going to be. The big,
bright sun was shinning in all of its
glory, casting his long, yellow rays
down on the merry group of friends.
Mamma Hnttio Horse and Katie
Cow were in the kitchen making
tarts and cakes in all sorts of shapes,
nlthough mostly In heart shapes, for
today was Valentine day.
"Sing us another song, Robbie
Reddie!" exclaimed the Barnyard
"Oh, that is enough, that is my
Valentine to you all," said Robbie
"You should have waited and put
it in the Valentine Box said Turkey
"Why, how could I?" asked Robbie
"You'd have to get in the box your
self," exclaimed Jackie Colt, "and be
"Lets play some games." suggested
Mrs. Speckle Top, who was very
fond of games.
"What shall wo play?" asked more
"Oh, hide and go seek, or any
Soon all the group were in a big
game of hide and go seek. Such great
fun they were having that they didn't
even hear Mamma Hattic Horso call
ing to them. "Come we arc ready for
the refreshments," she called.
At last here they come scrambling
all eager to see who had the pret
tiest valentine and who got the most.
Such good tarts and cakes I Mamma
Hattic Horse certainly did know what
the young folks liked to eat.
Next came the Valentines. They
were all put in a box and Katy "Cow
was to take them to their owner.
They were made out of leaves, and
bright bits of papers tied with yel
low grass and bark. When the Inst
one was given out. none had failed
to get at least six and Turkey Gob
bler got ten.
"I believe he put some in for him
self" whispered Mrs. Speckle Top.
But after all, neither one envied the
other, and all had a nice time.
Watered stocks make a weak mar
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Perm's ia packed air
tight in the patented
new container . the
quality is sealed in.
So Penn's is always fresh
an entirely new idea for
Have you ever really
chewed fresh tobacco?
Buy Penn's the next time.
Try it. Notice the fine con
dition fresh Penn's.
LOAN CERTIFICATBS POOR
COLLATERAL ON LOANS
Comntroller ot thn Cnrrtmrv ftrl.
singer announced Thursday that in
we event of the enactment of sol
diers' bonua legislation providing for
navment bv ad'natol orv'ra vrtlfi.
cates he would advise national banks
to decline to accept the certificates
as security for banks.
Mr. Criaftlncror rA..r'kwi tha nm-
posed plan of issuing adjusted ser
vice certificates for use by the sol
diers, if desired, as collateral for
loans to 80 nor rent nt ttietr fnro
value as "the worst kind of frozen
credit," and declared while he would
be without authority to order na
tional banks to refuse to accept
them as security, ho would strongly
advise against their acceptance.
The certificates would be "non
negotiable paper." Mr. Criaslnger ex
plained, and loans upon them would
load the banks up for the three-year
term which they cover with an urt
movable mass of security.
The certificates would be similar
to real estate loans, which are not
rediscountable at Federal Reserve
Banks, he said, and "far from the
liquid security best for the banks."
TMfoTlANT WTTT, t
DURANT BOYS START MOTOR
CYCLE TRIP TO CALIFORNIA
Bright and early Thursday morn
ing Loyse Stricklin and J. T. Davis,
of this city, rode out of town on a
motor cycle, with side car, bound for
Los Angeles, California. The boys
expect to make the entire trip in
about ten days, oven counting stop
overs in Roswell, New Mexico, and
Phoenix, Arizona. Davis will bo ad
vance man for Redpath-Horner Chau
tauqua, a position he has held three
REGIONAL MEbTINR op rap.
TI8T ENDS MEET HERE
The regional meeting of the Bap
tists closed a two days' session here
Thursday. Leading Baptiate of Me
Curtain, Pushmataha, Choctaw and
Bryan Counties were here to attend
the meeting. The principal speakers
were Dr. F. M. McConnell, State sec
retary of the Baptist convention of
Oklahoma City; Dr. W. W. Chancel
lor, State representative of the
$75,000,000 fund of Oklahoma City;
Dr. John A. Huff, pastor Olive
Baptist Church. Oklahoma City, and
Dr. C. M. Powell, special representa
tive of the foreign mission board.
Richmond, Va. The meeting was one
of the strongest that hes ever been
held in this part of Oklahoma.
President Harding has this week
expressed himself as opposed to the
so-called loan certificate plan of fi
nancing a bonus to former service
men. and in this he is in entire agree
ment with Secretary of the Treasury
Mellon. He asserts his belief that
the bill as now constituted reveals
it own viciousness so that it will
never pass the Senate.
In answer to a request for a state
ment as to whether or not he would
veto such a measure if passed, the
President stated that he does not be
lieve he could interfere with congress
ional action to the extent of trying
to intimidate that body with threat
of a veto.
CHRI8TMN CHURCH TO
START REVIVAL TOE 19tk
Chas M. Schoonover. naatnr of thn
First Christian Church .announces
that the church will commence a se
ries of revival meetings on Sunday.
March 10th. The meetintr will Ka
conducted altogether with home for
ces and win last as long as Interest
warrants. Mr. Schoonover will be in
the pulpit and Earl Motter will b
Nearly 42.000 bodle of our tat-
fflltr AnA havti hn hrAtivlif kAaat
and the pilgrimage of the dead fross
overseas is ending. A lew mora tan
2.000 are yet to come. About 81,509
American dead will remain perma
nently in Europe, to give mute glor
ious testimony to the ideals for which
American people stand.
FRANK BIRD'S RESIDENCE
DESTROYED BY FIRE
LEGION SPONSORS BAND
CONCERT TICKET SALE
DURANT TRAPSHOOTER GETS
PERFECT SCORE AT ARDMORE
In a trap shooting meet held at
Ardmorc this week M. H. McDaniel
of Durant made a perfect score, m
spite of a high wind which 'made,
marksmanship more difficult. Mitch
broke seventy-five straight clay piir
cons, being the only man to make
The local post of the American
Legion has decided to stand sponsod
for the sale of tickets for Commun
ity Night, to be held March 17 at the
Liberty Theatre when a musical
evening will be put on to raise money
to pay for the Band's uniforms.
USE SLOAN'S TO
WARD OFF PAIN
LITTLE aches grow into big p.iin3
unlets warded oil by an appliu
tion of Sloan's. Rheumatism,
ncuralKia, stiff joints, lame back won't
fight long against Sloan's Liniment.
For more than forty years Sloan's
Lmimcnt has helped thousands, tlvj
world over. You won't be an excep
tion. It certainly does produce results.
It penetrates without rubbing. Keep
this old family friend always handy
for instant use. Ask your neighbor.
At all druggists 35c, 70c, $1.W.
T-l-ni m ifvfr-a-rf- IPafn'sl
Aj.a. a. jlj.b. blvjl . enenu
Is That Cold and
Cough Hanging On?
YOU will be convinced that Dr.
King's New DUcovcry docs just
what it is meant to do ?oothcs cough
raw throat, congestion-tormented
cIicaU, loo-ens the phlegm pack and
breaks the obstinate cold and grippe
attack, relieves the congestion in the
head. No harmful drugs, therefore
good for children as well as grouuuw.
Right away you will notice the
change for the better. Has a con
vincing, healing 'tate that jou will
npprociata. Buy a bottle at nn drug
gists on the way home to-night, 60c.
For Colds and. Cou&Hs
Lazy People, Lazy Bowels. Don'T
neglect constipation. It undcrminis
the health, takes all vim out of
v hi. Or. King's Pill,, will invigorate
the system, stir up the liver, move the
hour-Is All druggists, 25c
DPKOMPT' WON'T GRIPE
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That is a strong statement to make. Let's see
if it will hold water.
The Kattlc King sole is extra heavy, of tough
tire tread stock, and gives exceptionally long
v.cnr under the hardest usage. The durable all
rubber uppers are backed by a layer of rubber
ised cloth, another layer or rubber coated cloth,
nnd finally a heavy brown fleece lining which
extends clear to the solo. This means warmth
as well as wear. There arc ample reinforce
ments wherever a strain comes, and all is joined
together to a tay by the Hood Pressure Process.
So much for long wearing qualities which
means economy. The Kattlc King is easily
cleaned and retains no odors. It sheds water
feet just as dry nt night as when starting out
in the morning. Uppers do not freeze or crack.
The Kattle King is comfortable to wear. There
ore other points, but these are the big reasons
why we honestly believe the Kattle King is
the best outdoor overshoe.
HOOD RUBBER PRODUCTS CO., Inc.
It Iint necessary to
wearttifT leathers under
the Kattle King. Wear
Wurkshus for comfort
Strong treads of rubber,
durable duck uppers,
double Insnles with air
cushion heels. Miles and
months of comfort and
wear ot small cost in the
HOOD Wurfcshu or
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Fire at ten o'clock Friday morning
totally destroyed the residence of
Frank Bird. Fifteenth and Texas, to
gether with all contents. The fire
department got to the scene prompt
ly but the flames, fanned by the
high wind, were beyond control. It
is belelved that the fire originated
from a bad flue. It ia understood
that a part of the loss is covered by
SMALL RAILROADS GOING
This la what the motor car and the
high passenger rates are doing to
raifway branch lines: 5.700 miles of
railroad have been abandoned in the
U. S. the last 5 years. To continue
the operation of many "jerkwater"
lines, the roads arc replacing locomo
tives and standard equipment with
gasoline motors. This cuts down ex
penses and makes continued opera
WE SPECIALIZE ON
and intermediate points reached
Good Hogs Suggest Good
You cannot afford to turn
good hogs out on the range and
we have anticipated your needs
by putting in stock a car load
of Keystone Square Deal Hog
Fencing which wa offer you at
greatly reduced prices- We
also carry in stock poultry net
ting, poultry and rabbit fenc
ing, barbed wire, smooth wire
and hay Uas. W have got the
stock and will make the price.
A. L. Severance Hardware Co.
8M Wert Main Strwt
"Ladltt and gentle
men, you will
aometninc fine whtn
W'i'ia Jones eate a
whole ereat big box
o' Kelfogc' Corn
Ftahet because t hut's
the only hind lie will
eat a whole box oil"
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sit down to a bowl of
Kellogg' s Corn Flakes
You'll agree that you never ate such delicious,
such satisfying cereal as Kellogg's Corn Flakes!
Those big, sunny-brown "swect-hearts-of-the-corn"
are so fascinating in flavor and so crispy
and crunchy that you don't wonder the chil
dren arc thrilled to cat them!
Compare Kellogg's with imitations to realize
their quality, their appetizing appeal, their
wondcr-crispness! Kellogg's arc never tough
or leathery or hard to cat! Each heaping spoon
ful of Kellogg's is even more joyous and satis
fying than the last!
Be sure that you get Kellogg's the delicious
Corn Flakes in the RED and GREEN package
that bears the signature of W. K. Kellogg,
originator of Toasted Corn Flakes! NONE
ARE GENUINE WITHOUT IT!
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