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ffflE HAYS FREE PRESS A. L. CLARK & SON. Publishers and Proprietors Issued every Thursday, and enter ed at the Postoffice at Hays, Kansas, ft second class matter. Subscription Per Year in Advance $1.50 Shipp, Coldwater, east seventh dis trict; Mrs. Zada Hulburt, Lakeland, west seventh district; H. J. Winslow, Dalton, eighth district. Etblib.d 1882 STATE FARM BUREAU NOTES State Farm Bureau Endorses Farm en' Union Company Manhattan, Kans., Feb. 14. Co operation between farm organiza tions was one of the things stressed at the Kansas State Farm Bureau annual convention which was 'held here last week. In addition to re commending that the county, state and national organizations cooper ate with other existing farm organ izations, the bureau passed a resolu tion endorsing the Farmers' Union Live Stock Commission companies of Kansas City and St. Joseph, and re commended that farmers in this state' patronize these companies. The resolution follows: , "In the spirit of cooperation with other farm organizations we endorse the Farmers' Unon Live Stock Com mission companies of Kansas City and St. Joseph and urge our farmer shippers to consign their live stock for sale to this farmers' firm. We further instruct our president and secretary to convey to the officers of the National Live Stock Producers' Association our belief that the urgent necessity of harmony among farm organizations makes it impera tive that no new farmer live stock commission firms be established in competition with present farmer firms, unless after every possible ef fort and concession has been made to secure this harmony and coopera tion. ooooo State Farm Bureau Dues Cut Kansas State Farm Bureau dues were reduced from $5 a year to $3 a year at the third annual meeting of the bureau held here last week. The county farm bureaus from now on will assume the responsibility of the organization work. The -dues were cut because of the fact that many farmers find it difficult to pay the higher dues durng the present de pression. ooooo Kansas State Farm Bureau has co operated in gathering information to be used in urging all the important agricultural laws passed by recent ses'ons of Congress, including the packer control bill, the grain ex change bill and the Capper-Volstead cooperative marketing bill, according to the report of Charles R. Weeks, secretary, read before the third an nual meeting of the bureau held here last week. Mr. Weeks .reported that five separate referendum had been taken to secure information and suggestions. The state bureau also furnished data to the Kansas Public Utilities Commission to be used in getting -a reduction of freight rates. It was stated at the meeting that the Kansas bureau and the American Farm Bureau Federation had worked hand in hand with the agricultural bloc to, put these measures through. In the resolutions passed by the bu reau the farm bloc was endorsed, ooooo Kansas State Farm Bureau Elects Officers Mrs. Zada Hulburt, Lakeland; II. M. Hill, Lafontaine; and H. J. Wins low, Dalton, are the new members of the executive committee of Kansas State Farm Bureau elected at the third annual meeting of the bureau held here February 8 and 9. All other officers were re-elected. Mrs. Hulburt is the first woman to be a member of the executive com mittee of the state farm bureau. She lives on an 8,000 acre ranch in Meade county. The seventh congres sional district, which contains one fourth of the county farm bureaus in Kansas, was divided into two parts. Mrs. Hulburt represents half of the seventh R. Z. Shipp, Cold- re-elected to repre sent the east half. H. M. Hill of Lafontaine, was nominated by C. S. Perkins, who has served as execu tive committeeman from the third district since the organization of the state bureau. Mr. Perkins refused longer to be a candidate. Mr. Wins- low takes the place of A. W. Wise of Clearwater. The full list of officers as as fol lows: Ralph Snyder, Oskaloosa, president; John M. Ryan, Muscotah, vice-president; P. W. Enns, Newton, treasurer. The executive committeemen fol low: Wm. Leak, Tonganoxie, first district; O. O. Wolf, Ottawa, second district; H. M. Hill, Lafontaine, third district; F, O. Peterson, Burdick, fourth district; Andrew Shearer, Frankfort,' fifth district; J. A. Craw ford, 'Beardaley, sixth district; R. Z. LET ALL PAY TAXES Senator Reed Smoot of Utah, has proposed an amendment to the Con-1 stitution that would permit the Fed eral Government to tax securities issued by states and municipalities. At present bonds of that' nature are tax-free, and Mr. Smoot estimates that $700,000,000 is lost annually to the Government because of its in ability to levy against them. "The enactment of some such provison is absolutely necessary," declares Sen ator Smoot, "if the Government is to collect any material amount of axes in the future from persons of -large incomes. My information js that the taxes from this source have fall en from $917,000,000 a year down to an estimated- amount of less than $200,000,000 for the year 1920. The amendment of the Constitution in the way I have suggested seems to me a matter of necessary self-protection by the Federal Government." the western district and water, was THE TRUTH ABOUT TAXATION The movement is on for reduced taxation fright down the line from national government to school dis trict. In commenting on fight of in dustries in the State of Washington to secure a general tax reduction, a deputy assessor thoroughly familiar with the , situation and who is in ac cord with the idea of reducing gov ernment expense, says: "In our county it is not taxation any more but is getting to be con fiscation, but what is a poor assessor going to do when we elect a Legisla ture who think it is their bounden duty to get an appropriation for their district in order to get back in office and each State institution sends its lobby to the Legislature to obtain all they can for their pet in stitution. When the Legislature gets through passing the pie around then the State officers have to make the levy to meet it and so on down the County affairs. Each district will vote bonds for some needed, or imaginary project, then when tax paying time comes they blame the assessor for high taxes, when, as a matter of fact, it is the voters them selves who are to blame for continu ing to elect extravagant legislators. "We are busting the taxpayers by trying to make a playground of the West for the rest of the country to come and 'have a good time in the summer. The same thing prevails in the county, everyone urges roads to their particular place and the conse quence is that the Commission has to levy all the law will let them in order to get back in again. The same with schools each district wants to have a better school than its neighbors and go the limit. I know of one timber district that has the nicest school building, and best equipped of any school in the towns, in fact they have everything that money can buy they have less than thirty pupils with three teachers, the principal getting $190.00 a month. Their valuation for this year is $1, 182,569, with a school levy of 14.5 mills, and not a farmer has enough personal property to be on the tax roll, while the school here, which built a new $40,000 school house this year and maintains thirteen teach ers, has only an 18 mill levy on a valuation of $854,489." This plain statement of facts ap plies with equal force to practically every western state. It is up to the people to say whether they will have tax reduction, or further tax expan sion. Ex. LARGE POLITICAL BUNK IN CHUNKS The Non-Partisan, League is ex panding on a large scale, according to Walter Thomas Mills of Berkeley, California, and T. P. Doyle, of Minneapolis. Th. new political movement in California is to be financed by a mil lion dollar fund. Mills is state organ izer and Doyle is national organizer of the League. At a recent mass meeting in San Francisco, Mills said that no attempt would be made to interfere with the programs of the Socialistic party of the Farmer-Labor party and that no candidates would be placed in the field in California by the Non-Part-isan League until 100,000 families had been pledged to League support in the state. The League's purpose, he declared, "is to gather in a single body the useful people through a deferation of agricultural, industrial, commer cial, professional and other occupa tional self governing department a body strong enough to get posses sion of the state government of Cali fornia and all its political subdivi sions in order to use its public power and resources to protect and promote trade union activities, public enter prises and cooperative undertakings. "Its membership shall not. be deemed sufficient unless 40,000 of them shall be farmers and 40,000 wage earners." One of the main groups will be formed by housewives, Mills said, and after the next election he ex pects to train hundreds of women in regard to the theories of the Non partisan League and send them on a house to house canvas throughout all California. , Thi3 is a wonderful program and i should enable Mr. Mills and his solic-J itors to collect $10.00 from every-! one of the "useful people" when the League approaches. To a man familiar with the work ings of the Non-Partisan League, it is easy to discern behind this camou flage of words, the socialistic pro gram of League leaders to socialize, as far "as possible, California, both politically and industrially. It is safe to say that the $500, 000,000 state power project scheme will secure the solid backing of the League organization and will be one of its main arguments for securing cotributions. The regretable feature of the sit uation is that the "single body of useful people" which will comprise the League cannot be left in Cali fornia by themselves -to finance their wonderful state ownership proposi tions, pay the tax bills thus created, and have all the pleasures and bene fits which will result (??) from a socialized state such as they propose. Apparently these "useful people" are not satisfied with the result of the experiments which have practi cally wrecked North Dakota and in stead of living there, they wish to try the experiment again farther west. If these "useful people" should be as successful in establishing their reign of mismanagement along socialistic, lines as they were in North Dakota, the unfortunate citi zens in California who are not "use ful people" and members of the League would find that after the fire works were over they would be left to pay the bills for the experiments of the "useful hundred thousand." It seems impossible to conceive thatthe voters of California can be fooled by the political bunk which professional League organizers hand out at $10 per member, especially when all these organizers can point to as testimony is a record of League failures, bankruptcies and political wrecks in every section and state where it has met with any temporary political control. Industrial News Bureau. Induces Blunt Remarks. When a razor loss Its temper, the naer of It Is vtry apt to. also. Boston Transcript. "IN A BAD WAY" Many a Hys Reader Will Feel Grateful for this Information If your back gives out; Becomes lame, weak or aching; If urinary troubles set in, Perhaps your kidneys are "in a bad way." Doan's Kidney Pills are for weak kidneys. Local evidence proves their merit. Mrs. A. W. Beach, Hays, says: "At times I felt all run down and tired out and hardly able to do my work around the house. I have awful at tacks of backache and when I stoop over, I become dizzy and get head aches. Then my kidneys act irreg ularly, too. Doan's Kidney Pills which I wet at Harkness' Drug Store always entirely free me of such trou ble." Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't smply ask for a kdney remedy get Doan's Kidney Pills the same that Mrs Beach had. Foster-Milburn Co., Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y. Early America. I protest" to you, by the faith of an honest man, the more 1 range the coun try the more 1 admire It. I have seen the best countries In Europe; I pro test to you, put thetn all together, this country will be equivalent unto them If it be Inhabited with good people. Sir Thomas Dale. 1613. ' Ths Mark of Femininity. The eight-year-old son of a North side family was showing an animal book to his little four-year-old brother. Coming to the picture of a reindeer, with Its odd-shaped hoofs, he said: "Now, Billy, you can always tell a woman reindeer by the kind of heels It wears." Indianapolis News. i C. Schxaller's ns 1 DEALERS IN Lumber, Shingles, Lime, BARBED WIRE . I Cement, Coal Etc.. Etc. I HAYS. - KANSAS &5 Sn'EEI'aySESEJS'iilE WE PAY CASH FO (n h HUH Just . Misplaced. "My most embarrassing moment. said a minister, "was when, as a young candidate for a church, tower ing awkwardly in the pulpit, 1 twisted my words. I was recommending a small pamphlet, and suddenly I heard myself describe it as 'This book which I hold In my little hand." We will pay the highest market prices for EGGS and POULTRY, and want ALL YOU HAVE TO SELL. No lot is TOO SMALL for us to buy. The Life of a Pearl. "The pearl resembles man in that it Is born to die. Care for it as you will. Its life can no more be prolonged in definitely than ours can. because it has an organic constitution. If you tell me that specimens have been found In the tombs of the ancient Egyptians. I ask. whut became of them? Those rellrs of ,i hyjrone civ ilization crumble into dust :i expos ure to the air." Kxch.-inire. Island of Ceylon. Ceylon Is an Island in the Indian ocean off the southern end of Hin dustan, constituting a British colony. The raising of coconuts is the princi pal pursuit. Ilice and tea also are grown. The chief mineral for export is plumbago. Some gold is mined. The manufactures chiefly consist In the working of agricultural products, as the making of coconut o!!. ior fnces Ptae 484 1 T3 (DIM Located in Golden Belt Creamery, one block east of Farmers State Bank I HAYS, KANSAS ill t ! rrj!ti1trjWinii1,iM.ttttt'!! !?!!!!! 1 " B in n 11 1 wim 1 1 1 1 an in it nnfini ni in im TT It TfJ?D J i- h 8 loimA It TT wmil i W L J I . r t tt iMTiir- U F I "S - - , - -- . ISA-' 5 rr T . GEDBGIA Hi MATINEE and NIGHT i IH.MI V H I It my 1 1 IT Rusco and Hockwalds Famous Georgia Minstrels 40 People, Band and Orchestra Foremost organization of its kind in the world 15 VAUDEVILLE ACTS 15 Night Prices Matinee Prices 50c and $1.00 25c and 50c Plus War Tax Seats on Sale at ICinn Bros Drug Store