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Senator Capper; of Kansas Charges
Open, Scandalous, Shameless
Iv Profiteering.
I' Submits Figures Which Show That
In One Year Earnings of Amcr
k . N ican Corporations Rose From 33
i' to 84 Billions of Dollars.
Washington, April 23 Profiteers
were denounced today in the Senato
by Scnntor Capper. Republican. Kan
sas, who presented statistics whioh,
"ho said showed that tho earnings of
many American corporations repre
sented profiteering, "open, scandalous
and Bhameless." the country, ho
said wes becoming a robbers roost.
Senator Capper attacked the de
partment of justice's meat campaign
and said increased prices for sugar
were "the most brazen challenge wo
have had in this saturnalia of greed."
Senator Lcnroot, Republican, Wis.,
agreed with the Kansas Senators
declaration that profiteering had be
come a national menace, said Attor
ney Palmer was "setting a few mouse
traps around the country when he
ought to bo setting bear traps" to
catch the big or millionaire profiteers.
The administration was held respon
sible by Senator Lenroot for the in-
creasing sugar prices.
Disagreement with the contentions
of senators Capper and Lenroot was
erprcssed'by Senator Thomas, Demo
crat, Colorado, who said the senators
were "complaining about conditions
instead of causes, like a child who
tumbles over a chair and then turns
around and kidks it."
--'- Would Jafl Them.
Senator, Capper said ample laws
existed to check profiteering, and that
"if those charged with enforcement
of these laws uould see that profit
hogs are sent to jail prices will soon
tumble." He added that if law en
forcement oflkcrs of the government
I could not enforce tho statutes they
should resign and let men who could
take their places.
Excossivemargins of profit are
proof of profiteering, Senator Capper
said, in presenting a list of corpor
ations whose profits were placed at
from 20 to 200 per cent Tho list
of such corporations included textile
manufacturing concerns, steel com-
panies, shoe and leather manufac
turers and makers of nenrly all the
staple commodities. Farmers were
acquitted of blame by tho Senator.
Proof of Profiteering.
Declaring that tho proof of profit
eering was in the margin of profit
the scnntor said that in one year
alone during the war the gross in
come of American corporations rose
V" ,y from 33 1-3 billions to 84 Vj billions.
f . Ho read to the Senate a long list of
corporations whose profits were
placed at anywhere from 20 to 200
"ft per cent.
J "Wall street's melon pntches," he
W declared, "continue to be wnrmed by
i ' 3 the sun ofpviviligc, fertilized by the
i ' $ perspiration of labor, and watered by
-' the tears of poverty, and this year
will raise a record breaking crop free
from the blight of income taxes,
while tho people are being urged to
buy their coal early and bo robbed
for less, to abstain from steak one
day a week and to purchase was sav
. ings stamps that the United States
may live in nine-billion style on a
six-billion income.
, "Hrazcn Challenge."
'r "At tnis moment the most brazen
"t, . chalenge we have had in this sntur-
.' nalia of greed comes from the gam
Pt biers in sugar. A corner has ovidont-
sk ly been formed right under the eyes
of tho department of justice. The
a X canning season raid is on. For years
3 the sugar interests havo annually
and openly and shamelessly robbed
American housewives during the can
Ifning season.
V "Those patriotic melon raisers,
-3vho have made their millions and
Jf -Tbillions during and since the war,"
JKvVaid Senator Capper, "now are urging
that tho soldier's bonus be raised by
al per cent tax on sales to be paid
on every dollar spent by every man
V- woman and child in the country, in-
, , eluding the ex-service men them-
'- - selves. Mr. President, I shnll favor
i placing this tnx where it belongs on
J war profits and taking from these
JT huge stock dividends, from excess
;. war profits, and from tho profiteers
nil that is needful to compensate the
: men who sacrificed themselves in
t stead of their country, or their
countrymen in time of war.
Prices Still Soaring.
"During tho coal strike, while
zero cold and privation threatened
tho price of crude oil shot up nearly
V 300 per cent and is still rising."
. Tho scnntor cited numerous corpor
ations which, ho declared, had made
enormous profits, and then turned to
,1 agriculture. '
"Our greatest industry nrgicul
ture tied hand and foot has been
J 't SstA A ,. M
fho raco for. army rocrultlng
service Is finished, tho Uenoral
Hospital squad No. 31, otatlonod
at Carlisle, Pa., winning. Tout
quad or 24 men recruited 900
men for army scrvlco An$ here
Is the champion of tho champions.
Captain Griffith, who commanded
tho squad.
Those who attended tho Republican
Ladies' tea, given at the Library audi
torium Thursday afternoon, report
that it was a very successful affair
from every point of view. Tho com
mittee on decoration cliose the nation-.
nl colors for their scheme, and with'
Old Glory as a central figure wove
about it a very harmonous and pleas
ing) effect. Candles and candies were ,
also in keeping with this color scheme,
being red, white and blue.
The menu consisted of hot tea and
chocolate, sandwiches and confec
tions. Rugs, ferns and shrubs gave
the place a homey appearance, and
the program was short, but pepful and
included tho organization of a local
Ladies' Republican club, with Mrs. E.
H. Ryan, as president, Miss Janet
Rollo secretary, and the following as
members of tho executive committee:
Mrs. Rose Fuller, Mrs. A. P. Spils
bury and Mrs. Howard Chamberlain.
Short addresses were delivered by
County Chairman, erdcoceoWebstcr
Mrs. Ada Wood Webster, the county
chairman, Mrs. Rose S. Fuller, Mrs.
Ryan, and others. The poem that ap
pears elsewhere in this issue was also
read by Mrs Webster
Tho ladies of Cedar City aro takiny
a keen interest in politics this year
and arc becoming quite a factor in
local activitcs of a political nature.
Purchases Equipment for Road
Work, to Commence in the '
Near Future.
The officers of the Iron County Con-,
struction Company have been busy for .
several days past deciding upon the
purchase of various articles of equip-'
ment and supplies required in carry
ing out their road building program
for the present season. Presoident
Day of the Company and Director II.
J. Doolittle of Lund have been in
Cedar City in conference with local
directors, nnd with representatives of
vnrious companies dealing in machine
ry used in road construction J
Tho most expensive nnd important
purchase thus far made is a 7-h. p.
Holt caterpillar tractor. Two medium
sized graders, plows, scrapers, fres
nos, trailers for tho tractor, etc., make
up the equipment ordered.
There has been a lot of figure work
to do, also, in nranging for the sub
contracting of a considerable portion
of the work.
While teams are scarce and many
qf the men are busy with their farm
work just now, it is not anticipated
that there will be serious difficulty
in getting the required labor to keep
the work moving satisfactorily. Of
course tho tractor and trailers is ex
pected to take care of tho most of the
heavy hauling.
It is expected that the work will
begin within a very few "weeks at
Mrs. Ashby Pace of New Harmony
was a vistor hero the middlo of the
made tho victim of speculation and
"It is wrong to assume becauso ex
travagance flaunts itself In our cit
ies that plenty exists in all tho homes
of tho land. People who havo never
known want or privation are living
today in tents instead of houses;
thousands of men, women nnd chil
dren are compelled to do without nec
essary shoes and clothing, if not fuel
and certain articles of food."
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j Another Hog Sees a Shadow
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Enterprising Biederman Market
Provides This Necessity and
a Small Ice Plant.
Last week one of the most impor
i tant local items of news escaped us,
on account of our reporter's notes be
ing mislaid. We refer to tho excellent
little artificial ice and cold storage
plant installed by Biederman Bros, of
the Biederman Market. This will bo
a splendid asset to the comunity and
will fill a long felt want. It will en
able the proprietors of tills thriving
business to provide tender, properly
cured beef and other kinds of fresh
meat and other perishable food pro
ducts on hnnd nil the time, even in
the warmest of summor weather, and
to supply any shortage of ico in tho
The machine was purchased from
G. W. Kettering of Denver, and is
manufactured by the Buhc3 Ice Ma
chine Co. of Omaha. It has a capac
ity of five tons of ice each 21 hours
if devoted exclusively to the manu
facture of ice, and it is estimated thnt
it will supply the refrigeration re
quired for the market, keeping a sup
ply of beef to last several days in a
frozen condition and produce from 2Va
to 3 tons of ico per day. Tho refrig
eration is carried into the show cases
and store room, so that everything
i will be kept sweet nnd wholesome.
Artificial ice is produced from pure
water from the city system and is
suitable for use in ice water, iced tea
and other things where it comes into
, direct contact with food or drink. It
is claimed by experts that being froz
en under a, lower temperature than
j natural ice; will resist heat longer,
mcltng less quickly in the rays of the
!sun. pound for pound.
The plant, of course, is not a large
one. but it is vcrv compact, and will
perhnps answer the immediate needs
'of the town. The cost, installed, was
nearly $4,000', and the installation was
' in charge of Wm. II. Fox, the com-
I panv's engineer, who was assisted by
, A, B. Smith, also in the employ of
the vendors.
Connniscurs of meat, such, for in
stance, ns the J'ullmnn car service de
partment, do not consider serving a
piece of steak until it has been held
in cold storage from 30 to GO days,
and that is the secret of their tender
cuts of beef. Tho installation of this
refrigerator plant, when fully com
pleted, will enable the Biederman
! Market to supply beef of similar quality.
Mrs. James Smith came home Tues-
day from Salt Lake where she has
been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Jack '
Wright. I
Judge Morris Clears Calendar of
Cases Ready for Hearing and
Opens Term in Beaver.
The regular April term of the dis
trict court was completed on Satur
day afternoon, and Judge Morris
left tho next day for Beaver where ho
will open court on Mondny the 26th
at 2 o'clock.
In addition to tho business tran
sacted as heretofore published the
following cases and matters were dis
posed of:
In the case of Zella Ehrlich vs,
Joseph Ehrlich; the plaintiff was
granted an interlocutory decree, and
awarded all 'the furniture nnd im
provments, nnd all the interest her
hlislriiid may have, acquired -in a cur
tain homestead near Beryl in this
county. Also $30 u month alimony,
$100 attorney's fees and costs of this
action. Tho plaintiff was also re
stored to her maiden name, Zella
In the, matter of tho estate of
James N. Condic, deceased. Order
authorizing administratrix to execute
conveyances to certain lands in said
In estate of Orilla Williams, de
ceased. Letters of administration
issued to John II. Williams, upon his
filing a bond in $G00.
In estate of Stephen L. Barton,
deceased. Decree discharging the ad
ministrator entered upon his paying
to the clerk money due two minor
In estate of Wilson Dealy deceased.
Older directing ndmisistrntrix to ex
ecute conveyances for real estate, and
an order of sale of real property.
Stato of Utah vs. William Wilson.
This case was brought to confiscate
certain wine found in tho possession
of the defendant and seized by Sher
iff Froyd. An order was entered con
fiscating and destroying tho liquor
and directing the sheriff to sell the
Henry Gurr and Thomas Daven
port, vs. Edwin R. Adair nnd Rob
ert Thorloy. This case occupied the
attention of the court during the last
two days of tho session. In plain
tiff's first cause of action it was
alleged that plaintiff sold nnd deliv
ered to the defendants in May, 1018,
certain sheep for which a portion of
the purchase price had not been paid;
and in their second cause of action it
was alleged that the defendants un
lawfully took and carried away said
sheep to the damage of tho plaintiff,
and that a certain portion of the dam
i age had not been paid. After the
plaintiff had been allowed to present
their evidence in support of the com-
: (Continued on last pnge.)
. Tho greatest momorlal ot all Is a troo. In tho words of the pool
Poy co- Ktlmor "I think that I shall novor aoe, A poom lovely aa a
tree. A troo that looks at Qod all day, And lifts her leafy arms to
pray. Pooma aro mado by fools like mo. But only God can mako a
troo." Arbor Day at Washington thlB yoar meant tho planting of 91
' trees by school kiddles, Secretary of Agriculture Meredith making
the principal address. 8hown In the background is tho new Lincoln
j Memorial.
The Record's informnt'it last week
was misinformed in relation to some
of the facts connected with tho death
of Mr. Young of Pnyson, nnd tho
following statement hy n rcsidont
in touch with the conditions will set
our renders right.
At Los Vegas the Young family,
who were travelling by nutomobilo
from Arizonn to Payson, Utah to
visit relatives drank water from a
well. It is supposed that from this
impuro water Mr. Young contracted
typhoid fever. The mother was nlso
ill but tho party reached a place
somewhere near Dry Creek. Mr.
Young was Buffering grcntly. Ono of
the cars broke down nnd they were
compelled to wnit there six days.
They received help from passers
by and word was sent to Dr. Borg
strom who spent a good mnny hours
in company with a man from Knnarra
in trying to find them but were un
able to do so. A day or so later a
second ntempt was made by the doc
tor and the man from Knnarra which
resulted in Mr. Young being brought
into Cedar accompanied by his father
and two brothers.
The city officers were notified nnd
did much to help. Tho Relief So
ciety wns also called upon nnd gave
immedinte assistance in supplying bed
ding nnd food until tho family with
their supplies could reach here which
was after the broken down enr could
' be repaired to go for them.
Because of the possibility of
spreading tho disease it was deemed
advisable to placo Mr. Young in th&
City Hall which was mndo as com
fortable as possible. A nurse was
secured and every ntention wns given
,thc sick man nnd the family by tho
city officers, doctor, nurse, Relief So
ciety nnd neighbors.
The death of the young father was
surely a serious thing. lie left a wife
and four children apd unusunl
strength of character was 'shown by
all tho family.
In accordance with a request mado
by Mrs. Young nnd the parents of
the deceased mnnthlB explanation is
made. They also wish to express
their thanks nnd appreciation to all
of the people who helped them during
their trouble.
Aunt Winnie Roche who has been
(living in Salt Lake for the past win
ter was a passenger on the incoming
bus from Lund Wednesday. She
says Cetlar is good enough for her
nnd intends to remain indefinitely.
Four Only Teams Compete in Di
vision, and Contest Virtually
Dixie vs. B. A. C.
Tin's (Friday) afternoon has been
' a busy and e:iciting one in Cedar City
' by reason of the Divisional high school
! track and field meet which hns been
held on the B. A. C. campus, and which
'was participated in by four of tho
eight schools in this division, viz:
Dixie, Murdock, Pnrowan High and
B. A. C.
The town has been full of visitors
all day and Main Street full of traffic.
The meet wns won by Dixie, with
B. A. C. a close second and Murdock
and Pnrowan practically out of the
running. Expressed in points, the
result of the meet is ns follows:
, Dixie 01; B. A. C. C2K-J Murdock
:i; P. II. S. 0.
The weather was decidedly unfavor
able for the making of good records,
and was disagreeable for spectators.
A stiff gale blew all day, keeping
the nir full of dust, and mnking it
difficult for the sprinters, jhmpers
and others to overcome the ntmos
ipheric resistence. The spectators,
too, are nursing smarting eyes nnd
nt the close of the meet aro feeling
in poor form for the dance at tho B.
A. C. auditorium, which will close tho
day, or for the ladies' game of indoor
baseball at the gym.
The imusunlly wet and stormy win
ter and spring has made it impossible
for the boys in tho northern climate
to 'do effectual track work. At St.
George naturally tho conditions have
been more favorable in this respect,
and tho Dixie lads had it practically
all their own way in tho sprints. The
B. A. C. came hp strong in the weight
cvonts and iij, tho jumps. Murdock
obtained only one second in the meet
and Pnrowan failed to land a point.
B. A. C. and Dixie tied for third place
in the pole vault, hence the one-half
point each.
A complete list of the events, with
(Continued on pnge four.)
Senator Smoot Has Bill Providing H
for Sweeping Reductions in H
Executive Departments. H
Hailed by Press of Country as One M
of the Greatest Pieces of Lcgis- M
lation Ever Promulgated hy the H
Republican Party. H
Washington D. C, Apr. 27, 1020 H
Heralded aa one of tho greatest re- H
forms and constructive measures to
come up for consideration at this H
session of Congress, Senator Reed jH
Smoot's bill providing for sweeping H
reorganization of tho executivo do- H
partments of the government is at- 1
trncting nation-wide comment. 1
Wide approval has been given tho H
bill by members of Congress and M
newspapers have characterized the B
measure as one of the greatest pieces H
of legislation ever promulgated by H
the Republican party. H
At n time when profound peace
reigned the annual governmental B
expenditures were around ono billion HHl
dollars n year. On that basis the late HBl
Senator Aldrlch declared a competent HBl
reorganization would save tho gov- HB1
eminent $300,000,000 n year. On the
same ratio the Smoot plan would save HB
the government a round billion each HH
"Senator Smoot, recognized as one HB
of the foremost nil round business M
authorities in the government" to use H
the words of the New York Sun and M
Herald purposes the appointment .of M
a joint congressional commission M
three senators appointed by Vice M
President Marshall and three rcpre- M
Kuntativcs named by Speaker Gillctt H
to survey tho whole administrative ' H
mcchnnism nnd report n plan. ' JmmtM
The resolution went to tho approp- i.WWm
rintions committee and Senator iHH
Smoot is making every effort to get fPH
it reported nnd acted upon at this r"'l-1IM
session. He anticipates tho work v vltB
will require from one to two ycara
"The commission would recommend 1
legislation necessary to carry out its il
reform program" said Senator Smoot fM
"It is a huge task now absolutely III
necessary. It need be no surprise if
the commission would find nt the end jjH
of a years day and night work thnt it jH
could only present n tentative and in- tjl
complete report nnd ask for more M
time. 1
"So far as concerns the broad lines H
of this organization and adtninistrat- , IH
ive system of our government hns not A' jH
been fundamentally changed since W. H
it was devised by Alexander Hamil- fr H
ton at the beginning of constitutional ' H
government. Methods that were mar- s H
vclously adapted to the conditions of "-' M
the country for which Mr. Hamilton H
planned them and which have consti- H
tutcd ono of his chief claims to famo M
among the great administrators of H
all time, are necessarily archaic and H
anachronistic now. - fH
"The government hnd added nenrly -Wm
as many departments headed by cab- iH
inct officers us there were nt tho bo- 41
ginning of constitutional organiza- Ll
tion. Everything has been added to jH
the original Hamilton organization Wm
but instead of being ndded in a prop- -WW
cr, systematic and efficient way, new 11
features of tho government have jl
grown on as exceresceiicea and ex- M
travagnnt disfigurements.
"There is endless duplication of H
work among different departments ljH
and even in the same departments, H
"Can anybody give n possible rca- ,vH
son why the Department of the In- ifl
tcrior should be running an insane 11
asylum or why there should be -
twenty-seven engineering organiza- NhI
tions under our government? Or why HH
the governments efforts to encourage 'H
foreign commerce should be divided '"V5ttUlcW
among the activities of four or five ?iM
departments, perhaps more
"It is the same through all tho IIH
government functions and now oven H
the burden of carrying our enormous "
debt is weighing on tho peoplo wo f fl
can no longer neglect to give it con- t
(From the N. Y. Sun nnd Heruld) dfl
Senator Smoot's proposal to reor- llfl
ganize all tho government depart- WM
menta on a sound business basis may QH
ensily save the country n billion H
dollars a year. There is nothing like W
that sum to be dumped out of tho H
payrolls, heavily as they aro over- H
oaded. Thero ia nothing like it to IB
be squeezed out of the lenky spots J H
in tho bureau petty cash, much as IjH
now drips away. Nevertheless tho col- UH
ossal wastes flooding out tho over all flH
get back to theso departments. They H
arc caused by the heedless way the CH
departments nsk for money, They are f!H
caused by the indulgent way congress rnM
gives them money. They are caused ffl
by the riotous way they spend it Hfl
Tho United States Government in JH
tho conduct of tho public afairs of Efl
the greatest and richest nation in tho wH
world ought to bo operated like a m
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