Country's . Man Power ' Has
Jirokcn Down and Products
Wasting, Says Senator.
jmportanc values m mm I j H ; H I I
jrcffl Dttfalck to TBI SC..
W.vmiisoton, Deo. 8. Administration
ttailers In both houses of Congress hes
itate to tke up 1'renldeiit Wltnon'i Uf
testlons In his annual (nessage that
i lroader system of price Hxlnc musT
be applied to the Industries of the United
States It efficient production It to con
tinue. Rtvuhllcan headers appear to ba
rem)' to discuss the subject, out always)
Ith the early reservation that the meas
ure which they shall be asked to con
ider must emanate from Democratic
Senator Smoot of Utah takes the
view that In price fixing the Government
mint proceed with the greatest caution.
To a correspondent of The Bum Sen
ator Rmoot to-nleht said:
;Prlre fixing Is delicate and danger
ous business. Great Britain has tried
It :ind so has France, and both have i
Wn confronted with 111 success tn their
attempts. It la a question which should
be met with the highest scientific re
tard for the stimulation of production.
It must be met with a willingness on
(he part of the Government to atand
the mounting costs of war so long as
production multiplies and the needed
supplies nre forthcoming through ac
SMt) Reaaeslr la Ttlo.
"Price fixing must not be attempted
with a view to holding prices down
either for the consumer or for the Gov
ernment If profits pyramided undet
the hlch standard of prices necessary to
reet the costs of production under the
speeding up proceaser, the Government's
recourse would be to bring that outlay
back to the Federal Treasury under new
taction of excess of profits. But the
need of the hour la for the speeding up
sf production, the filling of the ware
houies with needed Buppllcs, the elim
ination of the production of non-essentials,
and In that the Government
can go as far as It pleases. -
"it was saddening In my own State to i
watch the results of the Insufficient farm
labor obtainable by the farmers of Utah.
1 rode by train past fifteen miles of
superb apple orchards groaning with
fruit frozen as hard as brickbats and ab
solutely useless and destroyed as far as
commercial value was concerned, just
for the want of the labor. to pick and
pack. And yet men to pick and bos the
Utah apple crop could have earned 115
Jfeee Products Go to Waste.
"This Is only an instance of the situ
ations existent all over the land where
valuable and needed' productions have
gone to waste, not because the price was
wrong, too low or that markets were
unobtainable, but because the man
power had broken down.
"Price nxlng must be regulated with
complete scientific appreciation of the In-'
terralatlons of the various Industries.
The fixed minimum price on wheat and
the absence of a fixed minimum on
sugar has turned the farmers of the
beet sugar raising areas from sugar to
wheat. At the flxed market price of a
fraction under 8 cents for sugar, the
oeet raising farmer rinds that he would
be able to obtain only 8.50 a ton for
his beets, if this price Is to be met.
Two dollar wheat Is the equivalent of
si: a ton for sugar, and so it is a slm
pie matter for the farmer to convert his
beet fields Into wheat fields and produce
wheat at a' profit In preference to pro
ducing sugar at a loss.
Senator Smoot's views are shared by
many Of his Rcnuhllrnn nilUlniM 111
wait the President's first indication of
his desires along this line with serious
DANIELS COMMENDS SEAMAN.
Member of Rochrstrr'a Guard
oakt Captain's Safety First.
Washinotov,' Dec 8. W. F. Risen
hardt of the armed naval guard- of the
American steamship Rochester, sunk by
a submarine, has been commended by
Secretary Daniels for gallantry dlsnlaved
during the abandonment of the sinking
The seaman refused to enter a life
boat, thinking his commandes still was
stoard the ship. He searched the ooat
until satisfied that his commandei had
'M sway in another boat, then clin.oed
Into his own boat, the last man to leave
'l. Rochester. Ills boat was five days
In making the Irish coaat. Kisenhardt
ii 21 years olj and a son of John E,
Eisenhardt, New Orleans.
Am FIGHT OVER SWITZERLAND
wis Indlgnaat Over Aerial Vio
lation of Territory.
Geneva. Dec. 8. The first aerial
hauls between allied and German airmen
over Swiss territory occurred around
Basle yesterday. It appears that the
Hermans, hard pressed by their oppon
ents, entered Switzerland on purpose.
Tho fight took place at, a great height
hd the number of the airplanes is not
Known. The encounter lasted twenty
minutes. Seven bombs were drooped on
Swiss territory but only material da i-
Eventually the airmen, sped toward
Alsace, still fighting, while Swiss soldiers
bombarded both parties with shells from
ntl-aircraft guns. The residents of
isasle and the neighboring territory are
Indignant over the violation of Switzer
MISS VARNEY DINED
WITH KEYES JUNE 19
Excited and Flushed at Noon
tif Day of Murder.
Deoham, Mass., Dec. 8. Cross-examination
of George H. Keyes of Ilrookllne,
a witness for the prosecution In the trial
of Miss Harriet A, Varney, charged with
the murder of Keyes's wife, was finished
to-day. He had been on the stsnd seven
Tho wltnem testified to-day that on
lune IS. the day his wife was shot, the
front door of his home was unlocked.
He left It so, he said, when he took one
t his dogs for a walk, and when he
started for his office used the .rear door.
Keyes reiterated that he had made no
particular attempt to establish an alibi.
TTe sad h gave a letter SI lea Varney
wrote him aomo days after Mrs. Keyes
'a3 found dead to the District Attorney,
s he wanted to see that Justice was
Miss Kllen Kitgerald, a waitress.
Identified Miss Varney and Mr, Keyes as
Hit couple she served at a lloston res
tstirant Just after noon June 18. She
said MUs Varney appeared "excited"
and "(lushed" and ate very little.
Cuui i. adjourned at noon.
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