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KJjet the Coal Out and
1 fthe Price to Consumers
I Will Quickly Tumble
art* some things everybody
P rOnr of them is that coal is the very
ggfrtsi.- of all our industry and is needed
II in every home where the winter is severe
Btnough to require heat.
H? Another is that coal is scarcer than it
Ip Itas been for years and that the price
ft la higher and more oppressive.
| But the thing al>out the situation that
I every 1 tody does not know and for which
I e : everybody is seeking the reason is wh>
coal should be so scarce and why the
l price should be so high.
Congress is tackling it. the federal
; trade commission is tackling it, the ad
l visory commission of the national coun
cil of defense is tackling it.
There are many discussions about it.
When all is said and done the situation
would seem to resolve itseit down to this.
The scarcity of coal and the high price
| of coal are due to the fact that the rail-
I roads have not supplied to the coal mines
the number of coal cars adequate to car
\ ry the product to the market.
Scarcity in food products is often due
to poor crops.
Scarcity in manufactured products is
1 often due to inability to speed up the pro
But no such thing applies to coal.
I There is in this country the greatest
supply of unmined and workable coal in
| the world.
| The mines already developed are cap
able of supplying every need of the in
dustrial and domestic life of our people.
The rich black seams are there for the
, miners.
The supply of skilled labor is also
1 there.
But no mining company can work its
lodes full speed ahead unless there are
ears to take the product to market.
And that is just exactly where the rail
roads have failed the miners and the
They have not made a wise use of the
cars they have on hand.
They have diverted coal cars to other
They have suffered cars to be employed
on long time consuming hauls when they
might have been used on short hauls.
If all the governmental and trade
bodies, which are now wrestling with the
question, will bring about some method
of giving the coal miners enough cars,
there will soon be more than enough coal
for every use.
Then it will not be necessary to fix a
coal price.
t The price will regulate itself.
The law of supply and demand will fix
the price, because with a supply more
than equal to the demand, the charge for
coal will drop to its proper level.
Aim of This Society Is
That Democracy Shall Not
Perish From the Earth
As we are embarked in a war to make
the world safe for democracy, it is above
all things necessary that the American
people shall safeguard democracy at
Democracy is the only sure foundation
for loyalty, and free discussion in no way
hinders the prosecution of a just cause.
In order to provide opportunity for the
American people to discuss from all
standpoints the conduct and aims of the
war, an organization started in New
York, under the chairmanship of David
Starr Jordan and having on its roll some
of the best known names among the
ministers, professors, scientists and pro
fessional men of the country, held one
meeting in New York, May 30, and will
hold another in Chicago, July 7 and 8.
It is hoped by those interested that
this conference w’ill further the organi
zation of the People’s Council of Amer
ica in the middle west, and all organiza
tions associated for any public purpose,
be it peace, war, education or reform are
asked to send delegates.
The conferences are for discussion, not
for action; and such resolutions as may
be adopted will be discussed by the whole
body before being put to the vote.
f . It is the opinion of those interested
that a democracy cannot endure without
freedom of discussion and that freedom
of discussion cannot be maintained un
less people are given an opportunity to
present their views.
If the People’s Council is formed from
LfjfrMe conferences its purposes will be:
To secure an early, democratic and
| general peace, in harmony with the prin
ciple* outlined by New Kussia, namely—
No forcible annexations; no punitive
indemnities; free development of all na
To urge international organization tot
the maintenance of world peace
To induce our government to state
concretely the terms upon which it is
willing to make peace.
To work for the repeal of the con
scription laws.
To safeguard labor standards.
To preserve and extend democracy
and liberty within the I'nited States.
The People’s Council will be a PEO
PLE’S POWER body in constant opera
It is intended as a clearing for
the democratic forces of the country; a
stronghold of defence for the fundamen
tal rights of free speech, free press,
peaceful assembly and the right to peti
tion the government.
It is hoped that the People’s Council
will voice the peace w:'! of America as
unmistakably and effectively as the
Council of the Workmen’s and Soldiers’
delegates is speaking for Russia.
Any information may be had by ad
dressing David Starr Jordan, room 116,
South Michigan-ave., Chicago.
England's Independent
Writer, H. G. Wells, Is
Again On the Rampage
There is no more independent writer
today than the Englishman H. G. Wells.
Every time he takes his pen in hand
he writes something that stimulates to
thought, if not to bitter discussion.
Just at present a novel of his is being
issued in serial form that is bound to
provoke much argument on both sides of
the Atlantic.
It will do so especially in England,
where despite its essential democracy,
the country still retains the gilded figure
head of kingship and where, despite re
ligious tolerance, the established church
still retains its great power and priv
For Wells is proclaiming in this new
piece of fiction that out of this war will
come an era of republics and an age of
religion that will transcend the narrow
confines of creed.
Wells tried to project himself into
space and view this our world from afar.
In this frame of mind he is optimist
rather than pessimist.
He sees an end to kings and thrones.
No more will a few dynasts be able to
say whether the world shall be plunged
into bloody war or remain in blessed
The peoples will take unto themselves
the power and the government.
In the same way. he has a vision of
what is coming in the religious field.
There will not be less belief in God, but
However, he advances the theory* that
the new belief in God will not allow itself
to be confined by sects and creeds.
It will be something bigger, something
broader, something more tolerant, some
thing more of the spirit of the Christ
in it than anything we have known since
Jesus ceased to preach in the Holy Land.
Coming from a man who was once
rated as an agnostic, coming from a
man stirred to his deeps by the awfu!
world-tragedy of which he is an unhappy
witness, this message is sure to be the
theme of many an angry sermon.
But Wells will be happy.
He will have stirred men to think, and
that after all is the greatest duty of the
writer who cares more ;tbout fvr*tgre*s of
the world than the size of his own hank
From Another Point of View
By C. T. S.
Men's clothes next year w ill be without
pockets. They might as well l>e. (Per
sonal opinion.)
• • a
Those county officials are certainly
showing up our local police. Here in town
we never catch anybody. The county offi
cials have already reported the arrest of
the nine-mile road slayer no less than
seven times.
e •
When wai the new Belle Isle bridge completed?
• • •
Is it at all surprising that life looked
dark for the man who jumped into the
river yesterday? He told his rescuers
that his wife is the onlv friend he has.
• • •
What you would call, Phyllis, indeed
quite friendless.
* • •
China just now would appear to offer a
splendid owning for a rupture specialist.
• • •
Baptists are holding a convention in
Detroit. We expect to hear it reported
that there has l>een plenty of rain.
• * •
“Get ahead of that machine in front,
Bert; it’s a woman driving.”
• * •
C. T. S : Herbert Hoover will get you if you
don’t watrh out. Clel the habit «if avlnfr Nome
of your f brff ff fM-f »«■ t from l{n\*j try
uuu u u u-u uu u u u-t-t If * mII tilth! O r Dow
ner. the houml. And may do a* well !!e’> an
agent, Kover, ale tin.-—farmer Drown s Dot.
The Patriots.
\w E MUST \
(CopyngM, tOi7. M T Wetwter )
“Lite Most Precious Possession”
Is Satan's Slander , Says Stelzle
The men of this country will again
demonstrate that the acc-long sneer
of Satan, “all that a man hath will
he give for his life." is a miserable
There are cowards and slackers
among them, true enough. but the
average American citizen will give
his life for home and country—and
give it gladly when the time comes
to make the sacrifice
This doesn't mean he counts hi
life a cheap thing, to be recklessly
flung away.
Probably nowhere in all the world
is human life valued as highly as it
is in the I'nited States. We have
become extremely sensitive to the
fact that human life is to be con
served and enriched.
It is true industrial accidents are
still far too numerous, but thi- i
due primarily to the pace we have
set for ourselves in industry and
commerce in order that all life may
be fuller and richer.
1747 John Paul Jc.ne*. th» most
famous American naval officer In tn«*
Revolution. t»ef n in *••• Hand I’> I
in Parrs. .ful> IV l7:*j.
1 77-V—Georgia voted to Join her »'■-
ter c"l■ >ni*s In the struggle f. r in
d« p nd**nre.
I*7l Fldmund W r*tt ;« < r,feder
ate soldier and Pnlted State* sena
tor fr -rn Alabama. born in I. me.tons
county. Ala IM*<l at H spring*
V r. July 27. ll»07.
IgSt— An armlsti'*• wa* agreed on
In the war between France *n<l Aus
H7S—Turks and Serbian* engag'd
n tattle at Ya’or
it h 'atlread property
horned by mobs of «ti:ker» and their
“vmpathlrers in Chicago
KMhu Flo.it was appointed
Secretary -f State In *uece*si..n t
John Hay.
I'uv*— president Taft and the Bru
sh and !>■ n. 1 amba’.sad rs after l
«and the f’h.amnlaln ter-ent-nary • »•!**-
bratinn at T.'< n<teroga.
n\i: u:tR U.O l> Till,
w Vlt
French raptured Herman ei.,nd
line Li. nth of rhe Somme
ejenrge appointed Secretary
.• f tv»s ( f e ure.lt Ur tain.
Bus* ab-j cut -atlr-nsd lire fr< rr
Hungary T> Bamberg, capita: of Ha
lida. V
Lieut, s l .Martin f' Shallenberger
a de-de-<!am, n the pi r«oj-i,l -'.iff ,r
Hen penshins rn ;n Nebraska. .1.
> ear* BCo to.|*l
VI ‘orta Alexandra, a.*ter
*f King VJeorgc <.f Kngland. t ■ rn ♦'<
> »-ar- ig toda v.
Best Gas Engine Will Win
War. Expert Predicts
"An internal combustion war" Is the
way C F. Clarkson, secretary of
the Society of Automotive Kng.
norr*. de-'Vhi* th«- glganvc con
fprt between *h< Alik.- and the <’*n
tral powers
‘This wnr will he won." he savs
in explanation, “by the group of n»
lions that < an make the he** appl!
nation* of »h« prim ! pie*-of Internal
com filiation a- dlu*»rafcd in the
ca»oline engine, to the machinery
of wai and ‘hen produce ?he*e war
machines in the greatest quantities
“Infernal combustion todav i* »b
vital fac'or in the decision under
the an*, on the M-.t. on tbi« land and
in the air
"t'nder the sea we haw the sub
marines, driven hylinternal cotnbtie
tion oil engines
“On the sea are the *sub-< hasers’
with gasoline engirt*«
"Above the o»a are the gasoline
iluvtn -i:i i'l»ni ■ -to'i’ing con-’.<n‘
ly to locate submarines.
“On land are the motor truck* and
the ‘tanks the dreadnoughts of the
"In the air above the battle lines
are Uio airuUotm—the e>e* of the
But our chief concern has been
for the lives of the people as a
w hole.
\nd if. in order to further rare,
for the *Tate, *o - if. guard it.- inteV
ests —which means the interests of
the people—it becomes necessary
for individual men to surrender the
heritage which has been theirs be
cause they are a part of the state,
they will be found ready to respond
to the call to arm-
We have learned that precious as
life may be. it is by no means t 0
be the most highly prized thing in
the world Truth and righteousness
are more to be desired than peace
obtained thru submission to injus
tices done to others —our neighbors,
for whose lives we are at least in
part responsible.
•All that H man hath will he give
for his life" is the motto of the ex
trenie pacifls* and it is likewise the
challenge of Satan when he branded
all nun as cowards.
Pointed Paragraphs
Hop. Is the froth on a man's im
Th*- blege*t man r>n earth began
life in a small way.
r»u inir courtship they argue; after
marr.Hg. they quarrel
Beware or the woman who doesn’t
like (and? flowers, or babies. Are
'here any?
The powers that be love, money,
ambi'ion. and a good dinner.
The Old Gardener Says
It is q ; e possible to grow a
good garden without the use of
water especially if one Is willing
'o m.ik* frequent and faithful
use of the hoe and cultlva or
K* • r g t • ground well stirred
prevent.- the escape of moisture
Neverfhc *-* many of the crop*
i in he brought to earlier matur
ity b-- ’he ■ie of water. It must
he remembered, tho, that this
mean* in • ry case a thorn ap
plication. and not a mere
-pripritn.- Simply wetting the
-urfac. air, more harm than
good for i* coaxes the root* close
to sh" tr,j of the ground, where
the c !n ,-an burn them
army. th< wen*jeth century cavalry,
and 'h- . - ential destroyers of mu
miion* . . nal and railroad connec
"Ard f i.- h.-hind she baffle line*,
fh* !• derisive far tor fn war
r< ' ! tt.. fighting men rest*
en \ . . nly new work animal,
th- fan Vir With *he terrific
dr mo < i r. *n power and animal
pow.r *h ' -is war has caused It
would.b* \f to impossible to ford
the .Iran's r'd people of the flgh*
•n: p.v > r • any n .mber of future
sc.ju.on w.Kimt the tiaefor
•< f rontrihutfnn of
Am* i • i tory are h» r tremen
d<"i 11 « r, , * f or the practical ap-
I>l iv i; i,*! internal combustion
Th* •> r< ,r< eg In automobile far
fore • i.» r factories .airplane fao
tori* • r . * plants, and scored of
other \ - ;m establishments are
now h* ing mobilited and within a
fey no v w ill begin to produre
ihete i ’ i rri 'dotn war machines in
• norrnotj- j infities.
AH t..i’i , .iry authorities agree
■ T • ■ ~-e biiife Mpmilrnn- of
t.hustion fighting mi
'h'n- < *',alljr the airplanes
r<ai »!.• ftonf, the doom of the re
reach tr* f-onv the doom of the
LeStral powym will be aenled
!>y Webster.
The Keep Well
Sunstroke is a common and dan
serous affection (luring hot weather.
It is in all proba
thrown off
It is as if a furnace had all the
drafts open with the Are pot piled
high with live coal and all the hot
air flues closed Immense heat
would b«- generated and all of It
would be confined to the furnace,
whthh would get white hot and be
in danger of melting.
Heat of a boiling, torrid sun
throws the delicate nerve tissues
controlling the elimination of heat
in the body out of gear and the hu
man brain furn*< e is then in dan
ger of destruction. rw-ith In sun
stroke occurs from paralysis of the
breathing apparatus and paralvsis
of the heart.
Treatment of sunstroke should
rest upon immediate medical atten
tlon. While a phvsjcjan is being
summoned a pie« e of ice rolled in
cloth or paper should be placed at
the back of the victim's n»ck. Ice
should also be Applied to *he head.
Active friction of the limbs and
body brings the circulation to the
surface, where it ran be cooled by
further rubbing with pieces of ice
Heat exhaustion Is quite a dif
ferent matter from sunstroke Symp
toms are those of collapse and the
patient is restless and anxious, (’all
a doctor quirk is the rule in both
heat exhaustion and sunstroke
Health Questions Answered
W P—"Do ingrowing hairs cause
They sometime* cause an Infec
tion which results in the formation
of boils.
All the world was made for
Wa.> to seive the young,
Twas for youth the velvet green
On the earth was flung.
Young hearts love the sunshine.
Youth can laugh at rain,
All the world was made for youth,
We can see it plain.
Best of songs are fashioned
For youth’s ready ear;
All the gayest measures,
All the lightest cheer,
Made for youth to laugh to.
All the world’s a stage
Where youth plays the drama
There’s no room for age.
What then of the greybeards?
Jjhall they have no chance?
Not if they are crabbed,
Proof against romance;
But if years are lightly
On thcnir shoulders flung
They shall know youth’s rapture,
For their hearts are young?
Two Meals a Day
HI 11. (liniMOTni HRI CR
Author of "The Ituiuir of Person
ality.' "Psychology and
Parenthood" etc.
Not long ago the American Medt
CO Psychological association held Ith
annual meeting in New York Many
well known physicians addressed the
meeting Also at least one well
known layman spoke.
The layman was Pari 8. Vroomnn.
assistant secretary of agriculture at
Washington The purpose of Ins ad
dress was to uige the assembled
medical specialists to cooperate
with the government In impressing
on the public the uigeut necessity
tor prudent use of foodstuffs.
Wisely Mr Vrooman reminded hit
cudlence of physicians that they
should emphasis- in their home
communities not only the patriotic
importance of diet restriction, but
s.lso its hvglenic desirability. In ef
fect he said
‘ FY>r the duration of the war peo
lie ought to get along on two meals
a day. They cun do this without In
jury to themselves and in ntanv
cases with real benefit. For ninny
peopls eat more food than is good
for them.”
Undoubtedly there are thousands
who dailv eat too much. I'ndoubt
*dl\ there are thousands who da'ly
< ouid skip a meal to their great ad
\ an'age
Hut will they do this? Habit is a
potent governing force in human
life, and the three meals per day
habit is pretty flrraly fixed in the
life of our people.
Moreover, in shifting to a basis
of *wo meals per day. many people
for some time would experience se
rious discomfort. There are many,
for example, who always have a
headache if thev fall to eat at their
a< customed time.
Such people are unlikely to perse
vere in trying to form a habit of
eating only twice dally. "I simply
can't do It.” they will affirm. And.
thus affirming, they will promptly
return to their third meal
Well, let them do so After all, it
is unnecessary to sacrifice a meal,
provided 'he daily ration as a whole
be so reduced that in the three
meals only the equivalent of two
legular meals Is eaten
This Is an alternative open to
those who feel that they cannot do
without three meals And I suggest
that they at once resolve to restrict
their dtef in this alternative way.
The result will be the same as
tho they acted on Mr Vrooman s
proposal They will be performing
their part in the patriotic public
duty of . food conservation And,
having previously been eating too
much, they will gain In personal
health and efficiency.
Everybody on this side of the At
| lantic must do something to help
iin the present food crisis This is
imperative. Mr. Vrooman did not
exaggerate when he told the mem
bers of the American Medico-Psycho
logical association:
"It is America's problem to see
that more men do not starve in
Europe this year than were killed
in the trenches last year. Famine
I Is looking over the sky-line of every
European country.
"Our crops are all that stand be
tween mankind and starvation in
the month* to come. It is not hu
manly possible to overstate the se
’ rioasness of the food shortage 'he
world Is facing today ”
To eat. only two meals a day. or
the equivalent of only two meals,
i this is assuredly one thing tha*
»verybodv except the positively 111
ran do to help in the saving of civ
"What rank-? you keep staring at
the mercury in the thermometer?"
"1 like to realize that at least the
] temperature ran so up without cost
ing rot anything extra "
No Fighter
"Don’t you admire tho dove of
peace ?'*
"\>ry much. But T don’t expect
It to hold its own In a chicken
BY carrier In Detroit. 6 cent* a week: else
where. 10 cent* a week. Uy mall, 93 a
year. Call Main 4f*2«> Entered at the Post
office In Detroit as second class mall matter.
There is prosperity ahead.
Just at present everyl>ody is a bit
scared, and business is halting. But the
alarm is only temporary.
Curiously enough war brings good
times, financially. Business is t>ooming
in Kngland and France. What is going
on in Germany, of course, nobody knows,
as news from there is manifestly doc
We complain of high prices. But that
means good times. There never was a
period of prosperity accompanied by low
Good times simply means that money
is circulating. It does not mean more
production. It means everybody’s buy
ing. Consequently, even during the colos
sal waste of war, there is business pros
perity because money is more liquid.
J. Ogden Armour, one of the foremost
business men of the country, in a recent
newspaper interview, brought out some
good points which we ought to have com
mon sense enough to appreciate. He
"Modern war requires the expenditure
of huge sums of money and means max
imum employment and high wages for all
workers. Other conditions peculiar to
this war make it certain that this nation
will enjoy a period of business and in
dustrial activity the like of which has
never been seen, and which is assured
whether the war lasts several months or
several years.”
The probability is that there will He
a tightening up of affairs for a while, but
it will surely be succeeded by a great ac
tivity in all lines both of production and
The loan we are extending to the alliei
is not at all that much money taken out
of the country. On the contrary, it
means that billions of dollars will be
freed here for the purchase of supplies.
And I’ncle Sam himself will spend bil
lions to prepare and support his military
There never was a time when the indi
cations of a period of great prosperity
were stronger. Labor is employed at
record wages. There are plenty of jobs
for everybody, from the common day
laborer to the trained expert. There is
no reason why anybody that can work at
all cannot make money.
Let us cheer up. And above all things
keep up "business as usual!”
A problem piny was being produced in Chi
cago. On*' evening If wan discovered shat a cer
tain man, rvidenf|> from the rural"“districts, had
attended the play six nights in
succession and always sat well fc j 'L&*
down In front. Each night he ul Efc
leaned forward eagerly in his tv rrV*
seat and drank in the words of Kj jfK.
These facts were rommunl- _aJ!j 2tf>m2r|
rated to the theater's press
agent, who scented a good 1
story. Approaching the inter- ~ 1
ested spectator between the acts, he apologized
for his intrusion and aald: “Would you mind
felling me Just whv you are so Interested In this
play? Do you know some member of the cast?"
"Nope,” said the man from the outlands. “That
ain't if. Hut P!1 tell you about it. You know
the scene In the private room of the restaurant,
where the dark man and the other man’a wlfs
get up and leave bv the left hand door Just a
moment before the woman's husband enters by
the right-hand door?"
“Yes,” said the press agent, expectantly.
"TVeD,” said the interested spectator, “soma
night the husband's going to come in before they
The construction gang was filling up the Tal
ley from a cut in the hill and the carts went in
a steady procession to and fro Flannlgan was
■n..— ■ slow in dumping and delayed
the others. Klinn rushed up in
4ET ~ « rage.
. YTV i “Here, ye butter fingers!" he
If-» veiled. "What deya t'lnk this
V is. a rlst cure’ Lit me show
ye how a rale teamster dumps
a kynrf.” He seized the bridle,
»»v‘A yanked the old horse around.
Jammed him hack to the edge
of the dump, pulled the llnch pin and threw her
over, neglecting, however, to remove the tail
board. Over went the load and with it went
the cart, horse, and Fllnn.
Flannlgan peered down at the struggling heap
below. “That may be th’ way to dump a kyart.
Muster Klinn," he shouted, "but ain’t It a iltUa
thryin’ on th' horse’”
A man who Is given to doing “odd jobs" about
his house was very proud of a bit of painting
he had accomplished. fV' "MW ’
About midnight following the
completion of the outside of if\
the house he was awakened hv /// ■ AJ
a noise Creeping to the win %rr.
(low, he looked out. and to his /// ‘
horror saw a burglar climbing ifwk
up a laddei to th<- second u '*>r\ n-oT]
“la*ok out there’" veiled the L.. s r .W.) Min'-*,
householder to the burglar.
“I<ook out for the paint!”
Mike waA the exception In Miss Strong**
model class. Finally his teach
er sent a note telling his par-
A ents of his misconduct. Next
» morning ram*- a reply from
Mike's mother, as follows:
<jT‘tfos>lr<i4r "l >ll|tr Teaepor—O. thin, blit
ain't Mike the bad boy' You
2 'V<f i must give him wan good lickin'
S end I’ll do as much for you
(xnp time tn<i oblidge
Hritfht Prospects
(Copyright, 1915, by Frank ('rant*)
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