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THE SUN AND NEW YORK HERALD, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1920. ' 11
SAYS FARMERS TIRE
OF LABOR CONTROL
I, B. Klrkwood, Kansas City
Editor, Predicts Ecaction
PROGRESSIVE IS NEEDED
Believes a Man of Leonard
Wood's Typo Is Needed in
Comfrnntlon over tha way In which
tha rrent Administration tn Washing
ton hi") allowed Ubor to run In on tho
capita, place tho stop' watch on It, de
mand Increased wages and Ret them,'
riid a dtep wated de'termlnatlon to elect
(or Prctlilont a man with prorreanlvo
Ideas and a will to settlo domcitlo prob
Itms first and tahe cara of International
iffalrs afterward that, according to
I. It. Klrkwood. editor of tho Kanaaa
City Star, formerly national committee
man of the rroifrcsalve party In Mis
souri, and son-in-law of the Into William
Rockhlll Nelson, ono of tho foremost
Journalists of the ige, la tho state of
mind of tho avcrago man and woman
of the Central West and particularly
of the farmers.
Mr Klrkwood, who has been Instru
mental through hi. newspapers, tho Star
mi the Times of Kansas City, In helping
to brlns about many Industrial and po
litical reforms In the central West In the
Utt few years. Is at the Rltz-Carlton
Hotel with Mrs. Klrkwood, whero they
wll spend two weeks.
In his apartment there yesterday ho
Mid that "labor's days of stepping down'
to Washington and demanding of and
receiving from Congress whatever It
ought are nearlng their end. The
farmer Is tho most ardent antagonist of
this condition of affairs. While tho wage
of the city worker and employee In every
line has Increased beyond all propor
tions In the last three years, It costa the
farmer Infinitely more for the necessities
of life on the farm. His tractors, his
washing machines and other necessary
articles post him far In excess of what
they have previously. He Is not getting
a very high price for his cattle and
hogs. Corn, for example, Is 3 cents a
busher off, as compared with tho price
In December. Ho Is working ton, twelve,
sometimes fourteen hour a' any and six
or spven days a week.
Will Demand a Shoirdourn.
"Ths constant Increasing of wages
has completely overwhelmed him and
there Is going to be n showdown soon.
-ruTV? ,armer la not f lth" unlor lllbor'
That Jaa been confirmed quite recently.
Tho farmer to a man, Incidentally, Is
against tho present Administration be
cnuso tho average farmer fcela that ho
has been discriminated against lq favor
of labor. Ho feels tho discrimination
has been practised for tho purpose of
obtaining labor votes. It ha been a
matter, the averago farmer bell ves, of
catching votea rather than of relieving
an economical situation, and ho has
been left out In th i,nw
Mr. Klrkwood aald he wished all those
persons Interested In the matter of the
League of Nations to know that the
Central West, and again the farmer In
particular, was dead against the accep
tance of the league' In Its present form
nnd never wpuld allow It to be ratified.
It will bo accepted with proper reserva
tions, if It becomes necessary, .10 said:
but "If any ono comes out there and
expects to get any other thing approved
he Is going to be damnably mistaken."
That the peoplo -throughout the Cen
tral West are cntltely through with tho
Administration's policy of attempting to
bring about peace, and before peace was
here attempting to solve great Industrial
and social problems for tho rest of tho
world, falling In both attempt, and as
a result allowing Important matters
both at home and abroad to go unde
veloped and unfinished was mado more
and more evident each day, ho raid.
"And." ho added, "out there they are
still progressive. No political party In
OXlntrncs linn Ihn rlehf tA fni It .on
carry our country with a reactionary."
Mr. Klrkwood wao one at the strong-)
.eoi personalities in uie struggle of Theo
dore Roosevelt for the establishment of
the Progressive party, and with Col.
Roosevelt confoned often on. tho poli
cies and Ideals of the organization. It
was through Mr. Klrkwood'a efforts,
and as a result of his Idea, that Col.
Roosevelt later' becamo a member of
the staff of the Kansas City Star, con
rlbutlng exclusive editorials and ar
ticles to that newspaper dally until the
tlmo of his death.
Wood Embodies IlooafrveH Ideal.
"Progresslvlsm lives In the hearts of
Western men and women to-day as l
over has lived," ho said, "and It Is thert
The Star long has championed Major
Cten. Leonard Wood as being the typo o
man for the Presidency, nnd has ngrec
with the Central West generally throug
'ts editorial columns that Don. Wo
would embody the spirit of Col. Roose
volt's political Ideals nnd proaresalva '
policies better than any other man.
"Wo must hava a thorough education
Iruour land along the lines of tho neces
sity for universal military training,"
Mr. Klrkwood said, "and along with
that must come tha definite assurance
to tho people that they aro to have an
administration In Washington that will
take care of tha vital domestic prob
lems facing us to-day. Tha lack of Ini
tiative In facing and solving thesb prob
lems on tho part ',of the administration
now In power Is astounding. The matters-Involved
represent the actual future
of tha country's prosperity. ,
"There Is the railroad situation, a
largo problem In Itself. There Is no
consideration given to tho ra-oad iion.
There Is no policy of turning back tho
roads, but It has beon allowed to drag
along to meet with, as Mr. Wilson has
said, 'somo sort of jiollcy later.
"Our foreign problems ara yet to be
Adjusted, those which affect us domes
tlcally, and there are marry others. It
would require a great deal of tlmo to
rocount all of them."
Mr. Klrkwood, who took active part
done with Mrs. Klrkwood, who was
Miss Laura Nelson, In war, relief activi
ties, and who was among the first to
coma out In favor of preparedness and
universal military training, believes, he
said, that this system of keeping tho
nation's youth In trim Both for interna
tional emergencies and for physical good
of tho nation Is sure to bo accepted In
tho 'United States soon. j
MULIOAN DEFEATS MOST.
Democrat Wins fight In Third
ExcELsion SrntNas, Mo., Feb. 14. The
Section of Capt J. L. iMIlllgan, Demo
'ratio candldato and. League of Nations
advocate, over John E. Frost, Republi
can and leasuo opponent, as Representa
tive In Congress top tho Third district
ths conceded at :30 o'ciock to-mgnt
by W. L. Coles, chairman of tho Re
ubllcan State Committee.
Capt. QUUIgan's majority, Chairman
'tales said, will be -between 1,700 and
Tha election was to choose a sue.
essor In Congress to Secretary of Com
nerca Joshua Alexander and tho League
f .Nations was the dominant Issue In
Wnlpolc finds Scott Letters.
Bah Francisco. Feb. 14. Hugh Wal
ole, tingllsh novelist, announced to-day
h:;d found In a San Francisco book
hop original copies of numerous Utters
-id memoranda, In nil about 150 pagas.
rltten by Sir Walter Scott to John
Jlbson, his attorney. This literary
fine." he said, was the result of a search
of many years.
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.MAIN FLOOR "
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Crepe de Chine Night Gowns, - $6.95 and 9.75
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- - - - 98c ami 1.25
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Featuring Overstuffed and Cane Living Room Suiteand Odd Pieces with Mahogany Frames.
with Mahogany and Cane
frames upholstered in a
combination o f
Damask and Ve
lour; special $337.50
Odd Arm Chairs of solid
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sold at $110.00.. $65.00
Odd Arm Chairs with loose
cushions upholstered in a
combination of Tapestry
and Velour; for
merly $170.00, . . $100.00
LIVING ROOM SUITE, 3 pes., as illustrated; upholstered qon
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Odd Arm Chairs andRock
ers with loose cushions up
holstered in Tapestry;
formerly $85.00,. $50.00
Odd Davenport Solid Ma
hogany with Cane back up
holstered in Blue
ly $300.00 . $195.00
Odd Fireside Wing Chairs
upholstered in .Tapestry;,
formerly $60.00,. $40.00
Vassar Arm Chairs uphols
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try; regularly .
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