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JOHKPII 1>. D. 1IIVKHH Proprietor P. O. Ilox 118 1H2I t'urtlo Street, Itoom 2ft Phone Main 7417 SUBSCRIPTION RATES. One year **-®® Six month* Hr Three month* MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE. Remittance* ahould be made by expre*s money order, poatofflce money order, registered letter or bank draft. I’ofltage ntamp* will be received the same’ns cash for the fractional part of a dollar. Only lc and 2c ntampa taken. No discount* allowed on less than three months’ contract. Cash must ac company all orders from parties unknown to us. Further particulars on ap plication. ' Reading notices, ten lines or less, 15 cents per line. Each additional lins over ten line*. 12 cents per line. Display advertising. $1.00 per inch for first insertion and 75 cents per inch for each additional Insertion. “ Communications to receive attention must be newsy, upon Important sub lect.s plainly written only upon one side of the paper, must reach its Tuesdays. if possible anyway not later than Wednesdays, and boar the signature of the author No manuscript returned, unless stamp* sent for postage. All communications of a personating nature; that are not complimentary will De withheld from the columns of this paper. r HOEVER cannot be thankful cannot even begin to appreciate life. The privilege of living and knowing that there is a mighty universe, full of mysterious life, and that for some also mysterious but pur- w poseful reason we form an Infinitesimal but eternal part of It, Is a (treat blessing We should be thankful for life. Hut the smullest favor, the most meager pleasure that we enjoy, is also a blessing, and for eaeh and All of such blessings we should be thankful also. Life Is made up of a multitude of blessings, many of which we are not disposed to recognize as such, because of our Ignorance and short sightedness. There are some ills and some misfortunes in life, for which we ourselves are not wholly to blame, but they are very few compared with our blessings. Wliat we often call ills and misfortunes are usually bless ings in disguise. The man who has not seen what he considered some great calamity turn into a great final blessing is either yet very young or very obstinate and dumb. The so-called calamity may have changed his whole course of life, compelling him to give up things on which his heart was set, yet in after years, through greater and unexpected successes, or, per haps, through a prolonged and more useful life, made possible only by that so-called calamity, he realizes the vastness and recognizes the mys tery of the blessing that was so strangly bestowed upon him. Many there are, no doubt, who take no account of such unseen guidance, preferring to credit their own personal shrewdness or to satisfy their conscience or grat ify their vanity with assumptions of their great luck, for which they are not Indebted. But why not remember the Source of all blessings and be thank ful? For the thoughtless, as well as the mindful, Thanksgiving Day comes and brings its opportunity for a united rendering of recognition and praise unto the Author of all of the world’s joys. Opportunity is ono of the greatest words In the language of men. It is the beginning of the way to the expression of the highest thought and the deepest longings which the human heart and brain can possess. The opportunity to be thankful and to express that thankfulness is the greatest blessing of all. Let us not miss it. Of course, a special day for thankful ness is not altogether necessary, but the union of thought and action Is in itself helpful, and the Thanksgiving festival is graciously remindful. If you have been afflicted, you have also had sympathy or pity or the promise, the hope or the realization of healing joys. If you have been disappointed or thwarted in virtuous plans or ambitions, you have also been strength ened and made wiser and more fit for higher and greater effort. If you have seen your plans prosper and roseate skies now spread over you in cheerful promise of the future, let humility and modesty, rather than pompous vanity, attend your actions and strengthen your security. If you have prospered and gained and are enjoying the fruits of ripe and well rounded effort, remember the sunshine that lighted your way. the rain that nourished your seed, the wisdom that directed your course, the health and strength that supported and sustained you, and, above all, the order ing of the ways and of nature over which you had no control. And then, whether you are great or small, thriving or striving, well or afflicted, give thanks to God that He has guided your way and knows the value of your righteous reward. iOR the past few years the peQple have been living in the air with the blue sky as the limit. Extravagance, waste and reckless spending were rampant on every hand. Thrift and economy were thrown to F the winds, and "Nero fiddled while Rome burned.” Prodigality was the sign written over the doorway of all government departments, and the trusted stewards of the nation, not being able to burn up the people's money fast enough, literally dumped millions in fev ered, uninhabitable swamps and padded payrolls in attempting to carry out useless and unnecessary government projects. With such a wild and wantonless spirit for economy displayed at the very seat of government It was but natural that the evil would spread like an epidemic until every Individual in every locality would become Infected. The war-stricken countries of Europe were being drained of all their gold and the United States became, in consequence, the world's banker. Gold flowed to our Bhores in a continuous, never-ending stream. Riotous living and spending became the fad of the times, not only with the rich, but the laboring classes as well. Unheard of prices were demanded and freely paid for everything. Silks, furs and rare jewels were worn by everybody, from washerwoman and bootblack clear on up to the capitalist. Bellboys and elevator pilots were known to go to work in their automobiles. Hodcarriers worked in silk shirts and silk hose. Money was so plentiful that it really seemed to grow on trees and everybody had an orchard. Naturally, under such conditions, prices went up along with wages and everything else in proportion. It has .been two years since the Great Armistice, and Europe has worked overtime to repair her factories, plow her fields and start again the wheels of industry and production whereby she could feed and clothe her own people rather than buying in foreign markets. Two years ago, or more, this country was the world provider. But we see things are fast changing. Europe has stopped buying and has gone to work producing. It was only the other day that Mr. Spreckles gave out the statement that sugar was bound to come down because we had millions of tons of sugar stored in this country, because Europe was not buying, and the sugar must be sold. What is true of sugar is true of many other things. We are slowly returning to "normalcy" and the signs of the times point to the passing of the joy-riding fad, the diamond erase and a speedy return to common sense living. Prices are beginning to take a tumble, and if the people will only buy gradually and economically we will see things back to earth again by next spring. War prices will soon be a thing of the past and with the reduc tion in the high cost of living we will be satisfied once more. The election doubtless will have an Important bearing on the regula tion of prices front now on. Already we see signs of the profiteers seek ing cover and once the drop is started it will be hard to stop. The strain has been too much for the American peoplo and the result of the election was proof positive that they were eager to return to the simple life they lived before’the war. The day of reckoning is at hand —the accounting must be made and the result made known. The war has naturally brought about many changes which must be met by the incoming administration. It will be a long, tedious period of reconstruction and adjustment. This great work cannot be accomplished in a day—nay, not in a year. We will be fortunate if at the end of four years the government will be working on a fully reconstructed basis. We are done with extravagance and wastefulness and we welcome once more Thrift and Economy, which are the safeguards of all nations. THANKSGIVING. RETURNING TO EARTH. Devoted Ones Should Be Left Where They Lie Peacefully in France. By JOHN GRIER HIBBEN, President Princeton University. I went over to the graves of our Princeton boys who fell in the war. I need not recall what the years 1916, 1917, 1918 meant to Princeton. There were many Princetonians who did not come back and our quest had to take a devious course; now to crowded cemeteries where they slept in numbers and now to little, obscure corners where two or three of them lay side by side. Our search, rewarded here and there by the mel ancholy satisfaction wo felt in standing by the grave of one of Princeton’s own, led us to Namur, Liege, Kheims, to Verdun and the Argonne, till at last we stood at the foot of the hill of Romagne and our eyes could take in the gentle incline where in a garden of green shrubbery and beds of flowers sleep 24,000 of our American dead. The national banner floats its majestic foldß overhead and the peace and beauty of the cemetery, which is now American ground, are unequaled. My conviction is that these devoted ones should be left where they lie. I feel amazement when I read that attempts are still being made to bring them back. Let me say to the mourner that could he see, as I did, this beautiful “God’s Acre,” with its plants and flowers tended so lovingly, he would say with me that there is every reason for leaving the boys where they are and no good reason for bringing them home. I feel strongly that our l’rincetonians would ask to be left by the side of their comrades where they fought. Romagne graveyard is as much a monument to our country as it is to the soldiers; it is a tie between France and America. The French, in spite of volatility, are a deep feeling, loyal minded people. Wherever we went in our quest we found the same evidences of their love and gratitude. It is not in France that the name of America will ever be mentioned without affection. Public Service Is the Great Word With American Universities. By PRESIDENT M. L. BURTON, University of Michigan. The supreme duty of the universities is to get into close touch with American life at all points and give it direction, unification, and inter pretation. Service, public service, is the great word with American uni versities. The work and teaching of the university should be unified with our primary aim in view. Some effort must be made to correlate the courses. In some way the student will be given such guidance that he will see the relation of his courses to one another, to knowledge as a whole, and to life in its most practical relationships. Quietly, but inevitably he will begin to have convictions. Laziness, mediocrity and smattering will give way to work, quality and thorough mastery of a few vital things. The curricula must be definitely directed toward community needs. In fact, this tendency is in full tide. The college of literature, science and arts is recognizing that it must serve the state through the professional training of the high school teacher. The college of engineering has seen that more emphasis must be placed upon problems of management, upon the economic side of production, and upon all those phases of engineering which make for community improvement. The school of law recognizes its obligations in adjusting the law to the changing social order. Our schools of medicine have long since shifted the emphasis to preventive medicine. The university must utilize definitely its equipment and personnel for research work in solving the problems of the state. It should be the research center of the state. The actual organization of an industrial re search laboratory in co-operation with the Michigan Manufacturers’ asso ciation is an illustration. Just so in every realm, the university should serve the people. With every problem of government, economics, sociology’, art and edacation, the university should concern itself. It should become the thinking, investigating, philosophizing center of the commonwealth. Finally the university must permeate the state w : th knowledge. The people are literally hungry for knowledge. Great Work Done by Clubs Among Boys and Girls on Southern Farms. By FRED S. WHITLAW, North Carolina Farmer. One of the greatest movements now in progress in the South, and one which deserves the utmost encouragement from state and federal gov ernments, is the organization of clubs among the boys and girls of the farms. The boys and girls take the keenest interest in their crops, and the competition at the various county and state fairs is so close as to make the most expert judging necessary. Asheville and western North Carolina are encouraging the formation of these clubs, and each year special prizes are awarded for the best acre of com, the best pig and for other products. The boys start early in the year and they give their elders a close race when it comes to yield per acre. We have a county farm demonstrator, of course, and his advice is just as freely bestowed on the younger farmers as on their parents. These boys employ every aid to nature in the shape of deep plowing, proper fertilizer, selected seeds and constant labor, which combine to give them bumper crops each year. The girls contest in pig raising and in the production of butter, pre serves, canned fruits and vegetables and in vegetable growing. One is sur prised to see what those western North Carolina girls can produce in the way of canned food from an acre or even a half acre of ground. And at raising pigs they give the boys the closest kind of a race. As these youngsters of today are the citizens of tomorrow, this de velopment of ability is one of the greatest assets any state can have, and should be highly encouraged. I think every state in the South, and in fact, in every other part of the United States, should encourage the farm children in work of this kind, for it means a practical insurance against a food shortage in the future. Judge John M. Kcniiedy, municipal court., Kansas City, Mo.—lf women roav vote, why shouldn’t they chew tobacco? WANTED | to place in each of the fifteen thousand homes of our people in ; Denver, a copy of Scott’s Official History of the American Negro and the World War A complete and authentic narration of the participation of j American soldiers of the Negro race in the great fight for de-» § | mocracy. Illustrated with official and personal photographs i § of over two hundred in number, this work offers delightful § § reading of its fiOO pages for the youth, the middle-aged and s | the old, and each home will add dignity and loyalty to our | ; race and country by being provided with a copy of this com- ; j mendable work. A very desirable gift in and out of season. ; This book is being offered at the very reasonable price of j $3.00 at the office of THE COLORADO STATESMAN | ; P. O. Box 116 Room 25, 1824 Curtis St fj Arrangements can also be made over phone. Call Main 7417 | s § PRESS COMMENT! No library is complete without Scott’s History of “Th«* American Negro in the World War,” and no better $ S legacy could be left to posterity than this great work of Negro 3 heroism and patriotism. Japanese Holiday I G00<is ust Arrived From Japan I I THE FINEST LINE OF CHRISTMAS GOODS Some of Our Collections: Pure Japanese Silk, Kimonos, and Fancy Wearing Ap parels, embroidered and drawn work, beautiful Japan- £ ese artificial flowers, embroidered screens (all sizes), China and porcelain wares, Japanese toys of all kinds, many elaborately hand worked arts and curios, Japan L‘ tea, cake and candies. I- We cordially invite you to visit our store and inspect the 1; whole line of our unique display at our museum of treas "1 ures of Japan. | i S. Ban Company ! Phone Importers and Exporters 2009-11 f' Main 8570 of Japanese Goods Isirimer St. f- F Why not let Gardner make that last season’s snit of yours look new? I would prefer making you a new suit at a reasonable price. All kinds of alterations and repairing neatly done by experienced workmen. My cleaning and pressing department turns out as good work as can be obtained in the city. A. V. GARDNER Phone Champa 1019. 1025 TWENTY-FIRST ST.