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THE HAYS FREE PRESS, HAYS, KANSAS.
MUST WE BUY IF WE SELL?! The United States Government is' a business corporation. Fortunately, ! despite the amateur iand inexpert 1 management of the last administra-1 tion with its Free-Trade and other: foolish laws, rules and regulations, it : is still a "going concern." Being a business concern, it must run its' business according to business prin ciples, exactly the same as any other business organization, or it will get I into difficulties. In fact, it is in diffi-' culties now, although solvent, a con dition which cannot lust always un less there is a change in its business methods. When the voters decided1 for a change of administration it im plied that a change of business methoods was desired, as well as a change of management. Unfortunately, there are many j men who pose as financiers and econ-; omists who advocate the continuance jf the old methods. One of the old; methods which they wish to have con-j tinued is the Underwood Free-Trade j Tariff, and the reason they give for! such continuation is the alleged fact j that we produce a. surplus of certain I products and that other countries ! will not 'buy of us unless they can j sell to us. But our surplus produc- j ton is no new thing, so the argument ) loses force at the start, for we have 1 had Protective Tariffs for the great-, er portion of our national life. ! The claim that other nations will; no tbuy of. us, unless they can sell to; us is disproven by the fact, which we have so often pointed out, that our; exports bear no recognizable rela-1 tion to the volume of our imports.1 By that we mean that our exports to J certain countries are largely in ex-; cess of our imports from them, ! while, in other cases, our imports are J largely in excess of our exports. In ; very few instances do our export: and import trade with any country j anywhere near balance. This is the j result of business laws applicable to ! nations no less than to private con- cerns, as we shall show. A prominent business man related j to us the following incident which! will tend to make our meaning clear. He was in the office of the purchasing, agent of a certain railroad at the time when a representative of a' prominent manufacturing institu-; tion was present and making a bid j for patronage. The argument was' something like this: "We patronize j yoa by shipping all of our goods over , your road, and you don't buy any-1 thing of us in return. Turn about: is fair play and you ought to patron- ; ize us, sicne we patronize you." The J answer was, in effect: "We appre-1 ciate your patronage and hope you will continue it, but you patronize us because we give you good service and it is handier for you to ship over j our road. Now we are willing to j patronize you, provided you make! your prices right. We buy where we ! can get the best prices, no matter i whether those who quote them are our patrons or not." j That is the way business is done j among large concerns, ad that is the j way business is done among nations. In fact ,the buying and selling is done mostly by private business con cerns and nto by the Govoernment, and they do business with foreigners: on exactly the same basis as they do with home concerns. Foreigners buy goods in this coun try because we have what they want and which, perhaps, they cannot get elsewhere. In all instances, they buy here "because it is to their advantage to do so, and not because they wish to patronize Americans. Our prices may be lower, our goods may be bet ter, our terms of sale may be more attractive, or we may be able to de liver more promptly. They may buy of us because we are nearer to them than is any other market. But no matter what the cause, it will always be found to be true tnat tney Duy 01 t us because it is to their own advan tage. People are always actuated by self interest in business and those who urge Free-Trade on the plea that other countries will not buy of us un less they can also sll to us ar no ex ception to this rule. The international bankers raise the "mustbuy-if-we-w'ould-sell" cry be cause they invested so largely dur ing the war in foreign industrial and other securities and they are just now more interested in building up foreign productive industry, because the rapid development of foreign industry will the more rapidly bring their foreign stocks and bonds up to par, and they will get rich the more quickly. Then, too, many capitalists have invested in foreign manufacturing plants for the manufacture of goods to be shipped to this country, and they want those products to enter free of duty, or as nearly so as pos sible. Their hearts are in foreign countries .because "their treasures are there also." But, as we said above, the United States Government is a business cor poration, the biggest one in the world, and it must -do business on business principles. It must look to the home markets first of all arid not j ibe led astray by any unbusinesslike prpoositioons, and so sacrifice the best market on earih for the uncer- ' tainties of foreign markets for our; surplus products. We will continue! to sell our products abroad under an up-to-date adequate Protective TariiT ' because it is to the advantage of our foreign customers to buy of us. On th eother hand, by buying an excess of foreign competitive goods, we not only ruin the home mraket, but we ! help to finance foreign manufactur- J ers so that they may be better able I to compete with us in other foreign ' markets. The' best way to build up j an important export trade is to pro- j tect the home mraket against our; foreign competitors and so strength-j en our productive enterprises. J American Economist. Turpentine Averts Hhcumatism. Workmen In turpr:!tinp factories never have rheumatism. (First published in the Hays Free Press, February 9, 1922.) PUBLICATION NOTICE State of Kansas; Ellis County, s. In the Probate Court of Said Countv and State. In the Matter of the Estate of A. P. Stainer, Deceased. Notice of Final Settlement Creditors and all other persons in terested in the aforesaid estate, are hereby notified that on the 6th day of March, 1922, I shall applv to the Pro bats Court sitting at the Court House in the City of Hays, Ellis County, Kansas, for a full and final settlement of said estate and for an order of the Court finding-and adjudging who are the heirs of A. P. Stainer, Deceased. Elizabeth Stainer, X Attest: J. B. Gross, Executrix. Probate Judge THE CHURCHES church social. Go-to-League Sunday -proved very! successful Sunday night, February' 12. ; Washi ngton Birthday Program I The Ladies' Aid Society will have! a Colonial Dame Tea on Wednesday! afternoon at three o'clock. Mr .and Mrs. Geo. Washington willj be the guests at the Church Family j Supper at G:15 p. m., and a patriotic' program will be eiven at the Round ' Table. Anything to Get Her. Suburbanite (in employment office. Seeking a cook) If yu come out and conk for n vni may use my garage and I wil! do nil tli repair work on the lires i.f vur :v :tnt! even buy -.::; v :!!-'' - Early Potato Growing. All liMt'gli potatoes were cultivated privately in Scotland in the beginning of the Eighteenth century, they were rarely raised in fields before 17MT. In 1GD7 the first ' Scots writer on hus bandry strongly recommended their cultivation in the llelds. Trinity Lutheran Church Rev. H. M. Snyder, Pastor Parsonage, N. W. Cor. 6th Avenue ' and Oak Street Phone G36 Combination Service, Sunday, 10:00 to 12:00 a. m. A service for study and worship. Welcome. Supper will be served at the Church next Thursday, February 23rd, beginning at 5:30. Price 35c. I A TSS)EPtTa I t TFJ Pfl7TF AITTTDl? I ! Ml 1 UUlUHllUULi $ i I.. - ...... i. ... . $ t Personality. If is personality that makes for our success or our failure among men, and this personality does not come by chance. Tastes and dispositions we may inherit, and natural talents may have been given us. but out of these we are to shape that strange and won derfully effective tool personality. Appreciation Helps All Around. More and more people appreciate the value of the telephone and fre quently now they express their ap preciation to the telephone employees and executives. And every such ex pression of appreciation brings the company, its employees and the public Into closer .relationship. Telephony. Methodist Episcopal Church Glenn A. Baldwin, pastor. The subject for Sunday morning, "The Present and Future of the Christians." Sunday evening, "One Year of Centenary Work in the United States." Illustrated. This is the last of a series of illustrated lectures on the benevolent work of the church used especially during January and February. February 20 is the date of the next PHOTOGRAPHS That Please Prices that Attract No Annoying Delays, Either ft ARKEL HAYS, KANSAS I A Hon-T axable Investment Ballroom Dancing. The earliest form of ballroom lanc ing v,:;x ibe otiadrille. start-l about 1S1.". This was followed by the lan cers, invented in ls:'.(i. The polka was adopte.l in 1 S.' .". The waltz, which ; came from Germany, in 1795, did not ; j become popular as a ballroom dance till later. The two-step is an Ameri can Invention. 8 Would Like to Join Him. "You're busy," 1 said, noticing the forceps in the dentist's hand. ' "I'll just take a little stroll about the vil lage until this affair is over." "Gee, gosh." came the rueful voice from the depths of the dentist's chair where a freckle-faced lad sat gingerly finger ing a swollen jaw. "I wlsht I could go along with ya." Chicago Tribune Willing Enough. A negro strolled Into a public li brary. "Ah want an encycoclopaedia." he said. "Whose encyclopaedia, and what volume?" asked the attendant. Ah don't rightly know," was the an swer. "It's like iiis: Us colored folk done gone organize a lit'rary society. Ah'in on de program foh a paper ou 'Current Events.' . Ah's Jes' like ter kinder read up a bit on de subjecV Breathe Through the Side. The caterpillar has no nose yet he does a regular A No. 1 job of breath ing. He has a mouth, but nature has so arranged it that he can utilize this organ exclusively for feeding and doesn't have to breathe through it. He does all his breathing through special apparatus consisting of nine holes uti each side of his body. THE continued confidence in the service rendered by the United Telephone Company and the value of the pre ferred securities offered its patrons can be no better in dicated than by the increased amount of business and the increase in the number of stockholders we have en joyed during the past year. " ARE YOU ONE OF THEM? If you are not, we are offering, for your benefit, a limited amount of this Preferred Stock which pays 7 per annum, dividends payable quarterly, and which is non-taxable to the owner of the stock and non-assessable, backed by more than $5,000,000 of physical property. For further information see your local telephone manager or write the general office at Abilene, Kansas. s The United Telephone Co. Service First The Public Must be Pleated Service Always Sharing With Others. What we. share with others is that which enriches both giver and re cipient. The richest man is the man who knows how to endure adversity as well as prosperity, lie is the one who knows contentment. It is he who adapts himself lo inevitable conditions. One's knowledge may be shared. Others may profit by that one's mental pos sessions. One's time should include largo measures for others. Service should be given unstintedly and un selfishly. Exchange. An Extraordinary Story. Two native girl students in an Afri can mission school, awakened by the squawks of excited fowls, found a 15 foot python with its head in the hen roost. They chopped him in two with an ax. Pajuiua-ciad Methodist preach ers arrived and investigated the snake's interior to liud seven frying-size chick ens, a setting hen. and her nine eggs. The eggs, unbroken, were put under another hen, who triumphantly hatched them. llev. E. 11. Richards tells the story and refers to the bishop of Af rica as a corroborating witness. IILVEMWAIEI h Green Cloud Over Coral Island. It would be difficult for sailors to locate the low-lying coral islands, or atolls, of the Pacific hut for the fact that over each of them there general ly hangs a cloud of a characteristic green hue. After one of these green "atoll clouds" has been seen, the phe nomenon Is always easily recognized. The cloud Is due to moisture evapo rated from the warm water of the shallow lagoon. The smooth surface of; the lagooa acts as a mirror and throws a greenish reflection on the cloud. Libbsy Cut Glass-Band Painted China JEWELRY 1 - For the Spring and Summer trade. You will do well jj to see our complete line before placing your orders. 1847 if Rogers Bros., Community Silver Plate, Y'ourex Silver Plate H and Reed & Burton Silver Plate. p Sterling Silver If Tea Spoons and Single Pieces at New Prices OUR REPAIR DEPARTMENT All work done by competant' workmen and guaranteed to H give satisfaction 'I OUR PRICES ! Are as low as consistant with cost of material, merchan- f dise and First Class Workmanship J. T. IIORKISON The Jeweler &. Optometrist Citizens Bank Building, South Chestnut St. PHONE 152 Meats and Groceries g You need them both three times a day. And here is j the place to get them, where they are always fresh. g P. J. roth I Windsor Annex, first door North of Strand Tteatre g Phone 364 Hays, Kansas 3 GRAIN, LIVESTOCK, LANDS Insurance and Loans If you need anything in the above lines, see W. J. MADDEN GOVERNMENT BONDS BOUGHT AND SOLD 1 EwirydDiu Wants Good things to eat. Our store is full of the very best obtainable. Our line of Dry Goods, Clothing and Shoes will also please you. A trial will convince you. Carl Leiker (k Son Phone 267 Give us a trial Chicken 'Feed 1 Light Elevator Screenings I and Cracked Wheat I For Sale at a Bargain I The Have City Flour Hills Treat, SIiaer tk Co. H. HAVEMANN, Manager The largest and most complete stock of Lumber and Building Material in the City. Brick, Lime, Cement and Plaster. We also handle the genuine Canon City, Monarch, Rock Springs, Northern Colorado and other Western Coals as well as Weir City and Anthracite. Call on us for Coal, and let us figure on your Lumber Bills. WE GUARANTEE SATISFACTION HAYS, - . KANSAS You-Can't Go Wrong 1 If you buy your groceries at our store. Quality goods jj at quantity prices. S J . B . BASGALL ' 1 HAYS, KANSAS TTPTTTB TinPITlT7 House Furnishings Pathe Talking Machines F. V. GOTTSCISA-LK 1 I Phone 236; lies. 2S4. First door west cf National Bank