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NEWS-BUDGET (Established 1895) PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MARK R. BELL Owner and Managing Editor D. H. RICHARDS Editor M. O. EMMONS Farm Editor Entered as second-class matter April 9, 1907, at the Postoffice at Ladysmith, Wisconsin, Act of Congress of March 3, 1879 PHONE NO. 2 Circulation Last Issue 17/1C To Actual Subscribers 11 Ut; A Ladysmith man received a silver hip-flasli for Christmas, but whether that added to his Christmas cheer un der our Severson law we cannot vouch for. Public welfare organizations in Mad ison have returned donations made them by the Ku Klux Klan. Thus they express their disapproval of an unAmerican society. Ladysmith has been shipping chairs to Plymouth, Wis., which has chair factories of its own. How long will it be before we are shipping furniture to Grand Rapids, Mich.? Lila Lee, diminutive movie star, performed a generous act Christmas by furnishing a dinner to one thou sand “down and outers.” This will be remembered by many besides the honored guests. Gov. Blaine is not adding to his pop ularity among law-abiding citizens of the state by pardoning moonshiners. Judges in pronouncing sentence on the outlaws may be inclined to say, soto voce, “What’s the use.” The Eau Claire Leader observes, “You cannot have your Christmas fun and haxe your Christmas funds, too.” Quite true, but Ladysmith banks are already busy inducing our folks to start the next Christmas fund. Good resolutions for New Year are all right, but it isn’t necessary to wait until New Year to spring them. If you are going to resolve to be better, start today; you will more likely make ’em stick than if you wait until Monday, Try it. The farmer is one of the most im portant of the producers of commod ities, according to the figures of the department of agriculture, and he is either paying too much for the service ho gets or he is getting too little for the commodities he produces. There can be no question about that. Abraham Lincoln illustrated the principle of home trade many years ago, when, in discussing the tariff question he said that if we buy some foreign goods, the foreigner has the money and we have the goods, but if we buy goods made at home, we have both the goods and the money. Only a few years ago, farmers de livered fuel wood to their Ladysmith customers with ox teams. Now some of them are delivering that commod ity with motor trucks. The spirit of progress and speed permeates these northern sections and farming com munities as it does more developed communities. Did you help some poor family with warm clothing or-a basket of good things to eat Christmas? Fine! Now, it will be showing a tine Christian spirit if you keep in touch with those unfortunates during 1923 and see that that basket of good things does not have to last until next Christmas. There are deserving poor even in La dysmith and Rusk county. When the editor makes a mental slip, as he occasionally does, nearly ev erybody knows about it, for it is right there in black on white for everybody to see. Other folks’ absent-minded ness isn't made so public, but it is just as amusing. Note this case: A Miner av. lady had occasion to make a remit tance out of town. She went to* the postoffice, bought a money order, en closed it with a letter, sealed the let ter. and then took it to the former postoffice building on W. Second-st to mail it. Though the mercury stood at SO de grees at Panama on Christms day, in Ladysmith it was just a little above the freezing point, and everybody here was declaring, “what lovely weather!” They had swimming parties in Pan ama and skating parties in Northern Wisconsin. And we venture to say that no one in Northern Wisconsin asked for any better Christmas weath er than we had. Nothing in Panama could have been more beautiful than our frost covered trees. The Federal Farm Bureau, in a literary survey of Wisconsin from Washington, says that eleven million acres of logged off land in Northern Wisconsin, much of which would be good for agriculture if cleared and properly managed, is awaiting settle ment by immigrants or native-born “homesteaders.” In speaking of the process of preparing this undevelop ed land for agriculture, the bureau endorses in principle the “Rusk County Plan” in these words: “The most feasible plan for clearing is to sow grass seed first and use the tracts for pasture. In a few years the hardwood stumps rot so that they can be re moved easily with bi t little expense. Though it is nearly 2000 years since the Prince of Peace died on the cross, the world is far from being peaceful. There is a temporary lull in war while an international conference at Lau sanne, Switzerland, tries to patch up a peace between Europe and the Near East. But there are signs of amity among the nations. Mexico is quiet; Asia is comparatively quidt; South America is enjoying temporary peace at least; there has been no revolution reported in Central America during the past ten days; America has no war on its hands. But mankind has ndt yet attained time peace after the terrors of war, Pope Pius says. He is consider ing the calling of an ecumenical coun cil in Rome during 1925, the next jubilee of the church, to deliberate on the cause of peace. While meetings to consider international differences do not always result in aftaining the ob ject sought, they tend toward friend liness. It is tax-paying time again and Rusk county property owners are called up on to make their annual contributions for the public welfare. There are places where no property tax is lev ied, and these places would seem al most Utopian in their financial sim plicity alxout this time of year. There is Plover, Wis., which raised no taxes last year because the local paper com pany paid it such a large income tax it was not necessary to levy any prop erty tax to keep the city’s goveim ment functioning. And there is Long Beach, Cal., with $300,000 surplus in its treasury and oil royalties pouring in at a rate the city fathers don’t know what to do with the money. It is a taxless city. Oil was struck on city-owned lands. The city let the-oil property out on a fifty per cent roy alty. Now, the city authorities of La dysmith do not like to levy taxes for us to pay any better than we like to pay them, but until we wake up some morning and find a gusher in Green wood park, or some other money-pro ducing Godsend on city property, we will continue to pay taxes and howl. “Fatty” Arbuckle is preparing to re enter the “movies,” and of course hopes for a warm welcome for his pic tures. He wants the public to re member that a jury found him not guilty of murdering Virginia Rappe. In a public statement made a few days ago, he quotes scripture with the view to being judged fairly by the Ameri can people. “As ye judge, so shall ye be judged,” be quotes. He sprung this on Christmas Eve, and he quoted fur ther, “peace on earth, good will toward men,” which shows that he is a psy chologist as well as an actor. No, the people are not going to judge Arbuckle a murderer after a jury which heard all the evidence at the trial found him not guilty. What many will always remember is the feast of Bacchus which led up to the charges of mur- HO HI r -j - WKAZZizf j A\ou.rE JUS? -roto A\E j ‘"oeACIOuS y lit ALU THIS SCO J THANXS6IVING BAY THAT/ THATS over a month lull! ill WOO//V6 a soot f fpep m fjaajce has J - Now n% AFTEQ UIIL L I • | a * u ’ 5T WORR '' IN ‘ , lift T? VouseTbetopel 7 -1 WA c TH ,) / CHRtSTMAS I WASAJ'-T A „ 6 / „ " - <?• j TH/NKINCj ABOUT / ffi V ABOUT 'HE / | LADYSMITH NEWS-BUDGET, DECEMBER 29, 1922 der. It was those doings in the San Francisco hotel that the people judge Arbuckle by and his fitness to appear before the public on the screen. How ever, there is a large element who will be glad to welcome him and his kind back to the theaters. That the messages of the Farm De partment of the News-Budget reach far beyond the confines of Rusk county and do their part in boosting the coun ty and Northern Wisconsin, comes to us from many sources. The latest comes from John It. Wolf, editor of the “We’ll Say So” and “With the Wisconsin Editors” columns of the Milwaukee Journal. In a letter to the farm editor of the News-Budget, con veying yuletide greetings, he says he is a regular reader of the farm page of this paper, and has had the pleasure of quoting from it several times. In last Friday’s Milwaukee Journal, Ed itor Wolf reproduces the “Theodore Phillips” article from a recent num ber of the News-Budget, prefacing it with the following: “Deflecting the compass from Horace Greeley’s fav orite point, we are going to paraphrase his oft-quoted advice and say, ‘Go to Northern Wisconsin, not only young man. but also old man.’ How a man of more than (>0 can stimulate the gx*owth of the fertile soil of our northern em pire is . told by M. O. Emmons, editor of the farm page of the Ladysmith News-Budget. Inspirational, we call it.” WRONG END TO Mr. Couzens and Mr. Brookhfirt are nice new senators. Everybody wants to like them. They come to the senate at a time when there is a dearth of leadership. New’ men never had a bet ter chnce. But Mr. Brookhart and Mr. Couzens failed in their first strat egy, they didn’t displace ship subsidy with farm credits. Now that outcome isn't altogether the fault of the bad Old Guard with its schemes and priv ileges. It’s partly the fault of Couzens and Brookhart in getting off on the wrong foot. Their best chance is to show up the ship subsidy scheme as a wrong thing that ought to be beaten on its demerits. After that, if they have something ready, they’ll find the public ready to listen, and seniority and priv ilege and the cloak room whispering won’t dare get in the way.—Mihvukee Journal. * DEBT REPUDIATION Bonar Law, England’s premier, says that Great Britain will not be able to pay its debt to the United States until Germany pays its repara tions bill. How do British citizens like repudiation of that sort? The United States can follow the same principle by ixotifying the owners of $10,000,000,000 worth of liberty, bonds that those securities cannot be re deemed unless the allied debts of this country are paid. Of course, this government will do no such thing. Its obligations will be met in full whether the debts due it are receievd or not. The difference will be that our own taxpayers have got to put up that ad ditional amount, instead of having it come from those to whom their money was loaned in the first place. In other words, the taxpayers and consumers of the United States will pay the war bomf buyers the princi pal and interest of the bonds, instead of the people to whom we loaned the money paying it. Great Britain is backing down,on its statement that it would pay its debts to the United states. Pete Barton hulled 2.000 pounds of alsike and timothy and 200 pounds of red clover seed at his farm south of the Flambeau River Lumber Co.’s mill last week. Gus Sillman did the work with his big outfit. Me Jote tfcsfo IT WAS * MEW YEARS "OAZ£" fOQ. SOME FOLKS'* Lazy Larry A New Year’s vow I will take now, That will do away with a lot of fuss. Language refined Will henceforth be mine, It takes so darned much work to cuss. The Brute She —Aw, let’s kiss and make up. lie —You’re made up enough. It’s Only Fair She—“ How dare you kiss me.” He—“Oh well, if that’s the way you feel about it—get off my lap.” Izzy Inquisitive At the busiest hour he pauses to ask : What two countries took part in the Spansih-American war? How long did the seven year war last? What was George Washington’s first name? How old was Methusela on his one hundredth birthday? What’s the price of a 10c sandwich? Where is New York bay? Have you an Izzy in your home? Tell us what he asks. So Are We I’m tired of eating And drinking and sleep, Of crowds one is meeting, Of dates one must keep. I’m tired of poet- Ry, poverty, pelf, And, if you must know it I’m tired of myself. Fill ’er Up, Bill “Brick” Stilwell writes in to say that life is getting to be just one darn Hess Hair Milk&tf Kills the dandruff germs and removes dandruff. Conditions the scalp or any part of the body. Allays itching in one or two applications. Stops falling hair and puts new lifp in the hair roots. No more gray hair. No more dandruff. 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