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The Lamar register. [volume] (Lamar, Colo.) 1889-1952, November 20, 1918, Image 2

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MOTOR TRANSPORT
ECONOMIC NEED
Government Urges Shippers, Farmers,
Merchants to Release Labor
AID TO PRODUCTION
QUESTION ONE OF RECONSTRUCTION AS WELL AS WAR;
MEANS MORE GOOD ROADS.
Fifty jut cent of the products raised
on the In.:. * In the United States
never reach the market because of
lack of transportation facilities. The
whole world is hungry, will be so for
years to come, and yet thousands of .
tons of fruits and vegetables rot on
the ground every year because means 1
are not at hand to get supplies to the :
consumer.
These statements are not the uncrlt- i
leal utterances of a careless observer. 1
They come direct from Herbert t\
Hoover, United States Food Admlnls • i
trator and the greatest authority on ]
food conditions today. 1
Upon the American fanner rests the '
tusk of feeding not alone America but <
out army and navy and to a large ex- i
tent our allies and neutral nations. :
Every channel by which he may move 1
his pirducts should he opened to him
i d every possible aid extended. 1
"rr. mil roads alone are unequal to ' I
m evbry Increasing por- I
It mage must be devoted ,1
tratv urtsUon of war supplies, j ’
s' ic tt ide must take second place j
■ ' j 'Vo -var were to stop tomorrow i
-oul<! till be taxed to . t
tl -•!• limit :ind would be un-M
i il<‘ all of the transporta- I i
tion alone. 1
f- p would ho serious | «
f/ «-r were It all. i
ir the onlv <
lUI I■ I n wares «
1.. do It he must *
i hi farm vhen he Is roost
f’nder ordinary condl- 1
i oa| route)
with tit l worhl aflame, with labor |
acutely needed ever} where, such i
methods work an injustice to him. n <
critic- -humanity. 11
Ro Important Is this subject that ll i
has been made the object of a special i
Investigation at Washington The re i
suit has been the creation of the »
Highways Transport Committee of tliu
Council of National Defense with or .f
sanitations In every state of which 1
the Highway Transport Committee of t
the State Council of Defense la one t
This body .has now worked out a prac
Ileal solution of the transportation *
problem which should draw the luime- i
tllate and serloufc consideration of ev• ;
•ry shipper in Colorado, no mutter :
how small his output. <
In brief it involves a transference «
•f transportation from the slowly _ \
moving horse drawn vehicle to the ef- J1
WASHINGTON NOTES
Constructive Leadership Assured
When Republicans once more organ
ize the Senate, they will select Senator
A. 11. Cummins of lowa ns chairmun
of the Inters: ate Commerce Committee
—a selection that will insure the best
of consideration to all transportation
problems. From the days of his serv
ice in the Gubernatorial office in his 1
state, Cummins has made a special
study of railroad rates and regula- 1
tions. In his young manhood he was
u construction engineer in railroad,
work and In . therefore, a broad un-;
derstanding of many phases of rail- j
road busines s. Among the Senators .
who will be associated with Cummins, 1
on this committee will be Townsend v
of Michigan, LaFollette of Wisconsin,
Poindexter of Washington, McLain of r
Connecticut, Watson of Indiana, and
Kellogg of Minnesota—men who will
study railroad reorganization from the /
viewpoints of every section and inter- >
est. Because of the progress made by '
this country toward government own- (
ership though government operation
the Interstate Commerce. Committee
has before it many difficult questions.
To grab everything in sight and man
age it with little regard to - expense
and with secondary attention to the
r« -onabloness of rates, was easy. To
g the railroads back on a business
L ■ under private management, is
c. i 1 b • one of the most difficult
t< * tf..» nation has confronted. It
is ell »at a constructive Republican
C across will deal with after-war leg
s' ion.
line 1 Before France.
r . of ‘-he Germans are, as
pi j.Mt. <d to President Wilson.
flcient, cheap, fast moving, high tow
nage capacity motor truck. Here are
the reuhonx for this transference:
One motor truck can do the work of
three horse teams In the same time In
a day and can keep it up for twenty
four hours out of a day if necessary.
One motor truck operating between
several towns can carry all of their
products and release all of the teams
so employed, and consequently releuse
tMe farmer who would otherwise be
spending time on the road when he is
1 most needed on the farm. The truck
provide* a direct door to door deliv
ery, eliminating cartage and terminal
costs, supplies the consumer with
fresh products and relieves congestion
at rull points, thus enabling Uncle
Sam to devote his energies to th-*
1 long distance haul,
j The truck ruts down the number of
horses kept by the farmer, reduces
the heavy cost of winter feeding and
finally by reducing foruge raised, re
, leases labor for work on acreage de
voted to supplying human wants.
It will be said that the roads are
not heavy enough for the trucks. They
are not now but It has been shown
<hat money expended on roads Is an
! invr-nu«*nt that pays many times the
principal In reduced transportation
cost- Good roads will follow the
motor truck everywhere, opening up
communication and lowering the high
■ ost of living for the ultimate
suroer.
if motor truck transportation re
leases but a hundred men for war
work In I'olorado, It would he doing a
great war service, but It will release
more men. will handle a greater In
creased tonnage, will lower qgs* Xe r
shipper. merchaiH-ttP.S farmer alike If
file men who do transportation work
in Colorado will get In to the move
ment and will ask that their goods be
shipped In this manner
The nation Is calling for every pos
slide time and laf>or saving device
Here is one at hard Use It ns a pa
triotic duty and because It will make
your work more efficient.
Complete Information on cost of op
eration. benefits to be derived from
it and similar data prepared In an Im
partial manner can be obtained upon
application to tho Highways Transport
Committee in tnls town or through
correspondence with the State High
ways Transport Committee, Capitol
| building. Denver, Colo.
Dr. Solf coinplains tliat if the armistice
terms arc enforced the people of Ger
many will go hungry. He well knows
that a plea for the non-enforcement
of those terms for such a reason
would fall upon deaf ears in England
and France, where the people know at
first hand of the treatment accorded
the civilian population of France and
Yielgium during the past four years.
Such matters had much better bo left
to the English anil French for settle
| ment rather than to an individual who
Ims never been nearer than 3,000
miles to the war zone.
Now if President Wilson’s friends
want to invite another rebuke for him
in 1920, they will proceed with their
government-ownership plans. The
i people have had enough of it, and will
rebuke it every time they get n chance.
The political campaign being well
over, we hope the administration will
i get time to overcome the “indefinitely
delayed** slogan in the government
controlled telegram service.
ALL COLORADO MENUS
ON THANKSGIVING DAY
Colorado restsurantsuis ar«
planning a unique Thanksgiving
The feature will be an ALL
HOMEGROJVN DINNER com
plete from mushroom soup and
Colorado turkey with home
raised trlmmln’s to Pride O’The
West pumpkin pis
In Colorado restaurants on
that day oysters will bs elimin
ated as a foreign product,
sweet potatoes will be replaced
by Colorado ■•spuds" and by
baked carrots—ever try 'em?
delicious! —and baked equash.
■ ■' 1 - —g.' 11 ■ ■
's^iirMITTON:
—IS SEWED INTO EVERY GARMENT
WE SELL
No matter what the price may be, you’re assured of one thing-—Your
money is always ready if you are not satisfied.
It should be a keen satisfaction for you to know—
You take no chance when you purchase anything from us.
—That’s safety first—and is economy.
CAPPS
100% Pure Wool Clothes
$2O to $40.00
THE SUIT OR OVERCOAT
Accessories in keeping the best at the price.
Made in the U. S. A.
The W. J. Johnston
Merc. Co.
SALE OF
<O% WOOLTEX READY to WEAR
GARMENTS
t Owing to the warm October weather
v and the influenza epidemic prevailing
■ throughout our locality, our ready-to-wear
department is over-stocked with suits and /)w>.
coats and must be reduced. zLjjf
These are all new garments from our fyi / /”
fall stock. These are real hargnins for the
woman who buys them. A \if
Twenty Silk Plush Coats, $3O to $6. r > / "
—prices now $21.50 to $42.50. -ffsi »V C^g|\
Sizes ranging from 54 to 46. / i J M
CT) This Store Sells ill \ fft I
TJ
b 7*« mwim £*>•*»«•
$6O Coats, Broadcloth with fur collars— $25 Velour and Kersey—now $21.00
now ... ............—— $42.00
$6O and $75 Suits, Velour and Broadcloth,
$55 Coats Broadcloth, velour and kersey— fur trimmings—now $4O and $45
now - $38.00
$5O and $45 Suits, same materials—are
$5O and $45 Kersey and velour—now $36.00 now _ $35 and $37
*4O and *35 Kersey and mixtures, all wool $4O and $3O Suits, Gaberdine and Serges—
—now $29.50 now $3O and $2l
$3O Kersey. Cheviot and Tweeds-now $23
The Store that Sells Wooltex Clothes

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