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ONE MAN'S OPINIONS
BY N. D. COCHRAN.
The Price of Wheat. There is
more wheat in this country than the
people here will consume. Millions
of bushels will be shipped abroad.
There will be an unusual shortage
over there, with millions of men sol
diering instead of raising crops and
Yet the price of wheat on the Chi
cago Board of Trade has gone sky
high, merely because of what those
who hold the wheat here think they
can make the people over there pay
WE are at peace, but are to be
taxed war prices for what the people
We the people are to be robbed by
the POOD HOGS and yet WE THE
PEOPLE are supposed to be running
this government. We are supposed
to be sitting at Washington, through
OUR representatives in congress.
And WE THE PEOPLE could
knock the stuffing out of high prices
in a day if OUR representatives in
Washington were looking out for
OUR interests, instead of the selfish
interests of BIG BUSINESS, HIGH
FINANCE and the POOD HOGS.
We could easily regulate the law
of supply and demand by prohibiting
the export of foodstuffs UNTIL THE
NECESSITIES OF THE PEOPLE OP
THIS COUNTRY WERE SUPPLIED
AT REASONABLE PRICES.
And we tsould shut up the gambling
joints all over the country where
gamblers speculate in foodstuffs.
Doesn't it seem foolish that the
people of this country should permit
themselves to be exploited and rob
bed when they have the power to
Are we not foolish to stand for
$1.25 wheat when we have a bumper
crop and more than 'WE need, when
we know that the price would be even
lower than last year if it were not for
the foreign demand and when we
have the power to prohibit exporta
tion? Aren't the people foolish to starve
simply because a few food hogs see
a chance to make a few millions?
Why not teach FOOD HOGS a les
son by demanding of congress that
the exportation of food be prohibited
until we are sure the people of this
country have what they need at a
This is a war measure, of course,
but war measures are needed to save
a peaceful people from war prices.
Brave Warriors. We have with us
during the war many brave men who
left the European monarchies to
come to this land of the free and
home of the brave.
Not being over there they don't
have to carry guns and get killed. But
tjbat doesn't prevent them from fight
ing with entire safety.
Some of the bravest of them are
writing fierce editorials now, tearing
the living daylights out of the enemy
Cover there. Or making street-corner
speeches, fairly ringing with pa
Go to it, comrades. Give 'em fits.
Keep on fighting over here and
may you live long and prosper, and
never have to face or carry a gun.
Oratorical warfare is the kind we
like. It doesn't strew battlefields with
dead and wounded.
It would be a blessing if our broth
ers in Europe could fight it out with
And you who are here love your
native land all you darned please
and remain in our midst and live for
it'and our counrty, too. It is far bet
ter and much more comfortable to
live for one's country than to die for
it. And takes quite as much courage.
Hearst Won't RunJuwillie Hearst
announces that he won't run for U. S.
senator in New York.
What a pity! I would like to see
Willie run. I would like to have the
people of a great state get a chance.