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Publishers and Proprietors
Issued every Thursday, and enter
ed at the Postoffice at Hays, Kansas,
ft second class matter.
Per Year in Advance
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 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,
Kansas State Farm Bureau Elects
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
The full list of officers as as fol
lows: Ralph Snyder, Oskaloosa,
president; John M. Ryan, Muscotah,
vice-president; P. W. Enns, Newton,
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.
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 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.
The Non-Partisan, League is ex
panding on a large scale, according
to Walter Thomas Mills of Berkeley,
California, and T. P. Doyle, of
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
, 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
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
Induces Blunt Remarks.
When a razor loss Its temper, the
naer of It Is vtry apt to. also. Boston
Many a Hys Reader Will Feel
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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
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
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which I wet at Harkness' Drug Store
always entirely free me of such trou
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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
Lumber, Shingles, Lime,
I Cement, Coal Etc.. Etc.
&5 Sn'EEI'aySESEJS'iilE
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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
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!!.
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Night Prices
Matinee Prices
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Plus War Tax
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