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GREAT FALLS DAILY TRIBUNE
W.N. BOLE. Editor
C. S. WARDEN. Managet
EDITORIAL PAGE
LEONARD G. DIEHl
Business Manager
NO POLITICAL SABOTAGE.
Gov. Cox took a most patriotic stand imme
diately after the election disclosed the fact that
his opponent had been elected by a great major
ity. He called on his supporters to indulge in
no political sabotage, but to give their support
to the new administration in the very difficult
task it had before it, so far as they could con
scientiously. The sentiment of the Democratic
candidate for president finds an echo in most
of the Democratic press. The New York World,
which supported Gov. Cox ably through the cam
paign, says: "If there were any disposition on
the part of Democrats and others politically op
posed to Mr. Harding to thwart and discredit his
administration at every turn, they would need
only to follow the example set for them by the
Republicans during the last two and one-half
years. While we were still at war and the presi
dent as commander in chief was entitled to the
loyal support of every American, the campaign
of slander which culminated last Tuesday was
organized and financed. It will not soon be for
gotten that this vicious movement was addressed
to every elemnt of discontent in the country,
not excepting those who sympathized with the
enemy. Wherever anybody hostile to the United
States was found, common cause was made with
him.
"In the one brief statement issued by Gov
ernor Cox since his defeat he characterized the
attitude of the Republican party in opposition
with accuracy. 'It is my hope and firm belief
that the Deomcracy of the nation will not at
tempt political sabotage,' he said ; 'the country
has seen quite enough of that. We are in the
midst of emergency and the nation's every re
source should co-ordinate in behalf of the things
that are helpful.' When the leaders of both par
ties unite in urging a truce the people generally
may well consign to forgetfulness even the mis
deeds of those who ask for quarter.
"We shall never have a respectable foreign
policy or an honorable position in world affairs
if the tactics pursued by the Republicans since
the summer of 1918 are to be perpetuated. There
is a vast difference between dcent opposition
and political sabotage. The one can be made
helpful. The other is simply destructive."
It is a fact that there will be plenty of oppor
tunity for "political sabotage," as Gov. Cox calls
it during this campaign. For instance since the
election of Senator Harding wheat has dropped
about 40 cents a bushel and the farmers are
much disturbed about it. There is no connection
between the drop in wheat and the election of a
Republican ticket. The same thing would have
happened if Gov. Cox had been elected. But in
that event if we are to judge by the record of
past events every Republican newspaper in the
country would have been trying to make the
farmer believe that the lower prices of his wheat
was directly due to the success of the Democratic
party. That is what Gov. Cox means by politi
cal sabotage we assume.
It looks as though the country was due for
some hard times during the next four years of
Republican administration. The voters will
recollect how the Republicans la^d the low price
of wool to the Democratic party when Cleveland
was president. They will remember how they
sought to pound the idea into the voter that they
had only to turn the Democrats out of power to
bring about good times. Some Democrats may
think that tit for tat is a justifiable policy. It
is to such that Gov. Cox adresses himself when
he says that he hopes Democrats will not in
dulge in political sabotage. The fact that the
Democrats were in power in 1894 when we had
such hard times and so much unemployment
had nothing to do with those conditions. And
if we have hard times again and much unem
ployment and falling prices for labor and goods
the fact that the Republicans are in power will
have nothing to do with it we expect. They
have some problems to solve that seem almost
impossible to solve without loss to producers or
consumers, or both. For our part we do not en
vy them their responsibilities and would put
nothing in the way of their successful solution
of these problems if they can do it. We doubt
their ability to do it successfully, but we hope
they can.
The Boston Herald which was a strong sup
porter of the Republican party and Mr. Harding
now tells its readers that if Mr. Hughes had been
elected instead of Mr. Wilson four years ago, as
it wanted done, things would be much the same
as they are now. It says through its political
writer, Robert Lincoln O'Brien: "Let us see
what would have happened if Hughes had been
elected. He would have been forced into war
just as Wilson was, and at about the same time,
but it would have been a Republican war. The
elements making up the Democratic party, the
south and the voters of Irish extraction in the
northern cities, would have had no enthusiasm
for going to the defense of Great Britain. Hoke
Smith, senator from Georgia, led in urging forc
ible measures against Great Britain because of
her intercepting our cotton on its way to Ger
many. He typified the entire south.
"The Democratic party of the north would
have turned against a Hughes administration
in its conduct of the war. He probably could
never have passed the selective draft law, even
with substantial Republican majorities in both
houses. There would have been enough Repub
licans to break over to prevent it. As it was,
with the power of the federal administration
behind the war, and the measures for its suc
cessful prosecution, the Republicans gave more
help than did the Democrats to the passage of
these necessary laws.
"The Republicans, in fine, were in sympathy
with the war, and so they rallied to Wilson's sup
port, and made a national war. The Democrats,
it is substantially accurate to say, went into the
affray because it was Wilson's war, and a part
of their obligation to the Democratic party.
They did not like the war. They would have
liked it a great deal less with a Republican in
the White House.
"But if, under Hughes, we had fought a Repub
lican war, we should have had a Republican set
tling of the war, and the same two-thirds major
ity in the senate would have obstructed the real
ization of his ambitious war aims. We do not
know that he would have had them. But that
he could have participated in a treaty affect
ing the various national groups here that would
•have been sufficiently moderate to get through
the senate is unlikely. President McKinley, the
most tactful of men, and immeasurably Mr.
Hughes' superior in diplomacy and finesse, was
able to secure ratification of the Paris treaty
of 1898, terminating the war with poor little
Spain, only by the skin of his teeth. To do that
he had put a conspicuous Deomcrat on the com
mission that negotiated it; a Democrat, without
whose vote in the senate, it would not have been
ratified, and a Democrat who found prompt re
ward in an appointment to the federal bench.
Is it easy to suppose that Mr. Hughes would have
had any lighter task, with a treaty necessarily
affecting voters of Irish affiliations, because it
would have had relations with Great Britain, and
affecting voters of German affiliation because
it would have been the measure of Germany's
punishment, and affecting voters of Italian affil
iations because it would have concerned the
boundaries of that peninsula, etc?
"And then we should have had the war's re
actions. Nearly everybody has been hit econom
ically by the occurrences of recent years. The
well-to-do have felt it in their taxes. The poorly
off have felt it in the cost of living which has
been to a very considerable extent the place where
the high taxes of the rich have found ultimate
lodgement. Everybody has been displeased over
something. You could not make such huge
drafts upon the resources of the world as this
war made without depleting domestic supplies.
That depletion has spelled hardship, and an in
evitable reaction against the party in power."
EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE.
The United States commissioner of education
has called a regional educational conference to
meet at Butte to discus matters of general inter
est to this state, Idaho and Utah. It will meet
there December 2. In a letter to the editor of
The Tribune he says that "The National Citizens'
Conference on Education held in Washington last
May voted that the commissioner of education
call another similar conference to be held late in
the fall of this year, for the purpose of discuss
ing the educational situation at this time, legis
lation to be presented to the legislatures of the
several states next year, sources of income for
the support of schools, the means of continuing
to foster such interest among the people at large
and their representatives in legislative bodies
as may be necessary to bring about the needed
legislation. After careful consideration I am of
the opinion that a series of regional conferences
would be more effective than one conference for
the entire country could be. This will make pos
sible a much larger total attendance and a fuller
discussion of details of conditions and needs and
means of meeting them in the states of the sev
eral sections. I am therefore calling a dozen
such conferences. To these conferences are in
vited governors and chief school officers of the
states, members of legislatures, members of
state boards of education, county and city super
intendents of schools, county and city boards of
education, representatives of universities, col
leges and normal schools, and members of gov
erning boards of these, mayors of cities, mem
bers of city councils, members of chambers of
commerce, Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, women's
clubs and all patriotic and civic organizations,
members of farmers and labor unions, ministers,
lawyers, editors and other publicists, business
men and all who are interested as citizens in the
improvement of the schools which, as citizens
they own, control, pay for, and use, and all who
are interested in any way in the promotion of
education from the standpoint of statesmanship
and the public welfare. For the states of Mon
tana, Idaho and Utah, I am calling a conference
to meet at the high school auditorium, Butte,
Montana, Thursday, December 2, morning, af
ternoon and evening." »
Aluminum Is being considered by Japanese hydroelectric
plants in replaeo copper ou their heavy transmission liiMfrs,
THE HASKIN LETTER
By FREDERIC
HASKIN
THE BEWILDERED EATER.
Washington, D. C., Nov. 9.—Sad and
confused must be the man who tries to
eat scientifically in accordance with the
information he finds in the public prints.
Evtry few months a new dietetic god
and a new salvation is offered him, and
each seems completely to displace the
old one.
Some of us can remember back to the
time, for example, when buttermilk was
to make new men of us all. Many per
sons of the older generation still retain
a faith in buttermilk as a prolonger of
human life which is like unto the faith
of a little child in Santa Claus
But more rcwjiitly attention was di
verted from buttermilk to a mysterious
thing called the calorie. Lots of people
thought a calorie was itself something to
eat, but the more sophisticated grasped the
idea that it was a unit of heat or of
energy. You need a certain number of
calories in order to do your work in the
world, and, too many or too few will
ruin you. The calories-counter, who
computed the number of calories in
every dish set before him, became so
common that one great chain of restau
rants placed the number of calories in
parenthesis after each article on its
menu.
Then, still more recently, the calorie
was eclipsed in popularity by a still
more mysterious class of things known
as vitamines. A vitamine, we gathered,
was not a unit of measurement like a
calorie, but an actual substance, which
was necessary to health. It occurs in
milks, eggs, fresh fruit and vegetables.
We ourselves went into the matter with
many experts and set forth the facts in
detail in these columns. They need not
be repeated. Suffice it to say that un
less you get enough vitamines, your ma
chinery won't work.
Mineral Starvation.
But now a new complexity has been
introduced into this business of eating,
which the ancients regarded as a simple
pleasure, apd which has become such a
complex science for us. The latest bug
aboo of the dinner table is generally
know as "mineral starvation." A Bos
ton dentist, whose work was recently
described in the Haskin Letter, has
reached the conclusion that our teeth
decay, not because of the particles of
food" deposited on the surface of them,
but because our habitual diet does not
contain enough mineral-building mater
ial to keep them in repair. And this
same idea of mineral starvation has been
advanced Tiy many other students of the
food situation. Once again guinea pigs,
dogs, and pigeons have b.een sacrificed
to .prove the point. Fed on some of the
demineralized foods which make up so
large a part of the civilized diet, it is
said, they practically starve to death.
This is the idea of mineral starvation
as we understand it: A great many of
the foods which we eat are refined. This
means that certain portions of the natur
al product are removed. In some cases
this is done by manufacturing processes
and sometimes by cooking processes in
the home. Sometimes it is done merely
because we are in the habit of eating the
food that way, and sometimes because it
is necessary to refine the foods in or
der to improve their keeping and ship
ping qualities.
Disadvantage of Bolted Flour
The leading refined manufactured
foods, it appears, are the white bolted
wheat flour of which our bread is made,
the manufactured corn meal of com
meree, and the polished rice. Some in
vestigators have taken the belligerent
position that food manufacturers are poi
soning the American people. They have,
in a word, tried the usual American
stunt of finding a scapegoat and raising
a moral issue. As a matter of fact
there is none. The manufacturers give
us what we demand. It is true that it
is impossible to buy whole wheat bread
in many American cities today (Graham
bread is not the same thing). But if
even one housewife in ten began reg
uarly demanding whole wheat bread, it
would make its appearance. The man
ufacturers are not slow to satisfy nny
paying demand. And you can't blame
them for not trying to put out a pro
duct for which there is no demand. One
manufacturer a few years ago did try
putting on the market natural brown
rice instead of polished rice in the in
terests of health. He could not sell it.
Taking the blame unto ourselves, then,
let us see why it is that the refined
foods are not good for us. In making
our white bolted flour,^ the millers re
move the outer husk of the wheat. In
so doing they greatly reduce its content
of mineral and fat, leaving largely oure
protein. The same happens in the com
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like manner the brown husk of the
rice contains valuable minerals, while
the white polished rice contains almost
none. In the tropics, the .disease known
as beriberi follows upon eating polished
rice, and is prevented by a diet of nat
ural brown rice.
These minerals which are removed are
necessary to the building of bone and tis
sue. But they are also necessary to
keep the blood in its proper chemical
composition! The proteins which form
the bulk of our food tend to make the
blood acid. These minerals keep it al
kaline. A great many of our typical
diseases are due to acid blood.
Eat Potatoes Baked
Many of the elements in our diet,,
which counteract this tendency to acid
osis of the blood, are demineralized be
fore we cat them. Thus the potato is a
valuable alkaline food, but if boiled and
mashed much of the best of its sub
stance is leached away. It should be
eaten baked with the skin on, and uarts
of the skin should be eaten, too.
In general, the way to avoid a demin
eralized diet, as we understand it, is to
eat whole wheat bread if you can get
it. Some food experts advise that you
buy whole corn and make your own com
meal in a little hand mill. It is true that
whole corn ground by hand makes a
more tasty bread than the commercial
product. The Indians in the Southwest
grind their own corn by hand, and its
fame has spread so that the Indians
have quite a demand for it from the
white people. Oatmeal is a good natural
food, and breads and cookies may be
made from it as well as mush. The nat
ural brown rice is good if you can get
it. So much for the cereals.
Of vegetables we learn that spinach,
carrots, and turnips are especially rich
in minerals needed by the body. Plenty
of fruit should be eaten, of course. Rai
sins are especially good because rich in
iron. Did you ever try stewed raisins
for breakfast.
Meat should be cut down, and broiled
or roasted meat is better thnn that which
has been boiled, as the boiling takes out
the minerals.
In general the problem of eating is
not so terrible as it seems provided you
have money enough and sense enough
to procure a varied diet. The more
varied it is, apparently, the better
chance you have of getting the food ele
ments you need. Nest to variety, per
haps the best rule you can follow is to
eat foods as much as possible in their
natural states. Whole grains are very
hard to get in this country, and the lack
of them seems to be the most serious
problem of our diet, but whole fruits
and whole vegetables, and meats not
overcooked will supply much of what the
cereals lack.

Spare British From
Irish Reprisals Urge
of Letter Sent Police
Little Rock. Ark., Nov. 16.—Police
Monday were asked in a letter from W.
Runarkerer, British consul of St. Louis,
to protect British subjects in this dis
trict. The consul's letter quoted a warn
ing purporting to be from the "Amalga
mated Irish Societies of America,'' which
declared the lives of three Englishmen in
this country would be taken in reprisal
for the death of every Irishman at the
hands of English soldiers or police, on
or after November 14.
The warning, quoted In Runarkerer's
lett er, it was said, was sent to the chief
secretary of Ireland and is being dis
tributed in this country by the British
ambassador at Washington.
Use of Open Top Cars
for Carrying Coal Is
Revoked; Hearing Set
Washington. Nov- 16.—The interstate
commerce commission revoked Monday
for the territory west of the Mississippi
river orders restricting the use of open
top cars to the carrying of coal exclu
sively.
The new order also extended permis
sion to carriers east of the Mississippi
to use all of the flat bottom gondola cars
for other commodities as well as coal.
The I. C. C. Monday also ordered a
hearing November 23 on the proposed
suspension of contemplated increased
tariffs and restrictions in the shipment
of fruit and vegetables throughout the
country.
Is the Business Man Too Big
and Wise to Snatch a Lesson
From Nature?
Fall is the season when Nature pauses—
her crops having reached maturity. But
we do not feel that another crop will
never sprout and flourish.
There are laws which govern the growth
of business just as truly as the growth
of crops.
It is natural that business should pause
periodically.
We are not distrustful of the future.
We do realize the present need of cour
age and caution, and are helping our
customers to maintain such an attitude.
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Negro Murderer's Strike
Against Food May Save
Life; Sanity Is Doubted
Little Rock, Ark-, Nov. 16.—A hunger
strike at the state penitentiary now in
its fourth day may save the life of
Charles Cooper, negro, sentenced to be
electrocuted Friday.
The negro, .who was convicted of the
murder of a white farmer, has refused
food since Friday and as a result Gover
nor Brough today directed an examina
tion be made as to his mental condition.
If he is found insane his sentence may
be commuted, it" was said.
Red Cross Stores
at Sebastopol Burn
Accidental Fire
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Constantinople, Nov. lf>.— (By the
Associated Press).—Fire which origin
ated by an accident destroyed the stores
of the American Red Cross at. Sebas
topol. Part of the goods of the Ameri
can Foreign Trade corporation and
other foreign firms were saved. The
American Red C rosä at Constantinople
was aiding refugees.
Pennsylvania Road
Will Lay Off 2,500
More Men This Week
Philadelphia. Nov. 16.—The Pennsyl
vania railroad will lay off 2.500 more
men. LOOO of them of the Philodelphia
division, within the next five days.
Since October 30, there has been a total
net reduction of more than 10.000 em
ployes of the Pennsylvania system.
San Salvador has issued more post
ngc stamps than any other country.
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Bill to Reclassify
Federal Wage Scale
Will Be Introduced
Boston, Nov. 16.—A bill to reclassify
the wage scale of all civil service em*
j ployes will be presented to congress noxt
1 month by Congressman F. R. Löhlbach
! of New Jersey, chairman of the house
; committee on civil service reform, it is
: announced by W. ,T. Sleep, vice president
j of the National Federation of Federal
i employes. The Lehlbaeh bill, he 'said,
\ would affect all civil service emplojrci
except those in the post office.
TWO FISHERMEN DROWNED
IN NEWFOUNDLAND GALES
St. Johns, N. F., Nov. 12.—Two fi«l»
ermen were reported drowned and four
others missing in the wreck of the
schooner Lou Blossoms at Dancing Co*t
in a gale which sweeping the coast, ac
cording to messages tonight. Wide
spread damage is reported. Several
other schooner wrecks have resulted.
American Bank & Trust
Co. of Great Falb
OFFICERS:
R. P. Reckarffl President
W. K. Flowerree Vice-President
H. G. Lescber * Vice-President
F. O. Nelson Cashier
P. A. Fisher Assistant Cashier
DIRECTORS:
W. W. Haight C. E. Helsey
Frank W. Mitchell Albert J. Fouies
J. J. Flaherty C. B. Robert«
t,. E. Foster Alfred Malrnberf
Robert Cameron Clyde Wtloe*
F. O. Nelson Charles Hornlnf
R. P. Reckards W. K. Flowerre#
H. G. Lescher Walter Kennedy
Chas. Gies Wm. Grills Fred A. Woehnef
Charles R. Taylor E. L. Norm
4% Interest on Time Certificates and
Savings Accounts.

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