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FRANK R. STEARNS, Editor and Owner. Kntervd at the postoffice at Delta, Colo., as second-class mall matter. Subscription Kates Two dollars per year. One dollar for sis months It Is noticeable that the Treasury Department has manifested increased interest in negotiations for the col lection, or refunding of our foreign credits since the newspapers began discussion of the inactive policy. The Navy Department was able to buy coal at less than $4.50 per ton at a time when the general public was paying more than three times that figure, and while the Department of Justice was apparently unable to find anything materially wrong with the fuel situation. The Wilson administra tion has never let its right hand know what its left hand wag doing. Congressman Julius Kahn of Cali fornia is convinced that Japan has withdrawn opposition to the recent law of his state prohibiting acquisi tion by Japanese of title to real es tate. After a conference with Ameri can Ambassador Morris from Tokyo, Mr. Kahn called a meeting of the other members of the California del egation for the purpose of discussing the negotiations now proceeding be tween the United States and Japan looking to a treaty which shall define the rights of Japanese in this coun try. Discussing the wool feature of the agricultural emergency tariff bill. Senator Reed Smoot of Utah declared that there is now in the United States a sufficient supply of wool to last two years, and 20,000,000 pounds of foreign wool on the way. “The fur ther influx of low-priced-wool will be prevented by this measure.” he de clared. “There is less than 90 cents worth of wool in a suit of clothes. If high clothing costs are to be low ered, it will not be accomplished by lowering the price of wool. Nothing can save the wool growers in this country. They are ruined today. What we want is a measure to create a cer tain amount of confidence in those in the industry.” Eight years ago, when the Democratic Congress was discus sing the tariff, some of the Western Democratic Senators justified their votes for free wool by asserting that there was a world shortage and that the American farmer need n«>t fear foreign competition. Most of the Democrats who voted In accordance with that theory have been retired by the votes of their constituents. It is truthfully remarked by the Kansas City Star that the United States stands ready to confer with European nations on any problem of direct concern to this country. What the United States objected to was binding itself solemn obligation to interfere in European affairs which do not affect us either directly or In directly and to invite European and Asiatic nations to interfere in mat ters pertaining only to the ' Western Hemisphere. The United States pro poses to keep out of world affairs with which it has no concern. When in ternational difficulties arise which affect the United States, we shall not consider ourselves guilty of interfer ence if we assert and defend our rights regarddless of the geographical location of the trouble. But the Uni ted States desires to be free to act in each particular instance according to the facts as we see them, and in accordance with our own judgment of the merits, and not in compliance with the decision of other nations having a selfish interest to promote. When a Republican House of Re presentatives cuts in half the demands of a Democratic Administration, it is easy to determine who are the true friends of economy in government. FEEDING SUGAR BEET MOLASSES In order to determine the feeding value of sugar beet molasses, the Colorado Experiment Station placed 200 lambs in their lots on experiment October 20, 1917. One lot was fed whole barley in reversible troughs, and whole alfalfa In the self-feeder The other lot was fed sugar beet mo lasses in reversible troughs, and whole barley was placed on top of the mo lasses, while alfalfa was fed In the self-feeder. Barley was bought for $2.65 per hundred; alfalfa. $17.50 per ton; and sugar beet molasses, at $25 per ton. The lambs were on feed 102 days. The barley fed lot mad© an average gain per head of 25.92 pounds. It took 374 pounds of barley and 779 pounds of alfalfa to make 100 pounds gain at a cost of $16.65. The lambs were sold in Denver at $15.75 per hundred. The barley and molasses fed lot made an average gain per head of 26.71 pounds. It took 289 pounds of barley, 112 pounds of Rugnr beet mo lasses and 754 pounds of alfalfa to make 100 pounds gain at, a cost of $15.59. This lot was sold the same way and at the same prices as the barley fed lot. These observations indicate that sugar beet molasses possesses about 76 per cent the feeding value of bar ley; f. e., 100 pounds of sugar beet molasses will give th%sarpe gain as 75 pounds of barley. Further work will he needed to determine average results. In this particular experi ment, molasses effected a saving of 25c per head on cost of feed. WILSON TOOL OF MASONS TEUTON SAYS. Berlin. —Count Reventlow attacks President Wilson and Leon Bour geois, winners of the Nobel peace prizes, and the Freemasons in an ar ticle printed today entitled, “The Nobel Prize and Freemasonry.” Reventlow, who is known as a fire eater, military critic and a friend of the Hohenzollerns, alleges there is a conspiracy on the part of the Free masons to rule the world. “President Wilson has never done anything for peace,” Reventlow writes. “He could have shortened the war In 1916, but he had already pledged himself to follow England’s policies. “Wilson’s peace plans followed the Freemasons’ international plan. Ger many had become a chaotic republic instead of the former strong mon archy, which was a stumbling block for the world’s Freemasonry. “In 1916 the American Freemason i magazine declared that Freemasonry was pledged against kings and junk ers. Mr. Wilson was the conscious instrument of the Freemasons. Thru out the war and peace conferences Mr. Wilson carried out the aims and spirit of the Freemasons and the Jewish organizations. “If Germany had not trusted Wil son like a child the war would not have been lost and Germany today would have been a monarchy. “The Norwegian parliament gave the prize to two Freemasons because Freemasons influence parliament when monarchies are no longer strong. Freemason’s led Norway’s separation from Sweden. M. Bour geois is the leader and agent of a secret Zionist society in Paris.” —Chi- cago Tribune. The politicians view with alarm the report that the new president is go ing to try to give the country a busi ness administration. Among the people who are com plaining about unemployment, are those that want $1.50 an hour for their valuable services. It’s an awful surprise to an editor j to learn by the statistics that there, are only 4368 “authors” In this coun try. By the number of manuscripts submitted to him he thought there were about 4,368,000. A lot of people are willing to go In for community work, provided they are paid $2.00 an hour for their time. Unfortunately no girl has yet been able to make up for the lack of stuff inside her head, by putting two in ches of sole leather into her high heels The disarmament movement has not yet struck those girls that are distributing their killing looks. The president elect is consulting with the “best minds” but the politi cal bosses think the best minds are those that mind best. A QUITTER'S COUNSEL Washington, Jan. 17. —“The quality of statesmanship which has charac terized the Wilson Administration is fairly well illustrated by the inter view given to the press recently, by William G. (Zuitter) Mcdoo relative to the effect of deflation upon the agricultural interests of the country,” says the Republican Publicity Asso ciation, through its President, Hon. Jonathan Bourne, Jr. “Says Mr. Mc- Adoo, ‘As I see the situation the country can not look with indiffer ence upon the distressing situation in which the farmers find themselves.’ Mr. McAdoo’s inference that the country is looking with indifference upon the distressing situation is neither complimentary to the coun try nor to himself. The country has not looked with indifference and Mr. McAdoo convicts himself of being out of touch with public affairs when he indicates the opinion that such in difference has existed. “He also says, T am frank to say that I think that the policies thus far pursued with respect to credits have been too drastic.’ All of the poli cies which have been pursued were adopted and put in operation before the November elections. In fact, those policies had done the greater part of their disastrous work long before the close of the campaign, yet Mr. Mc- Adoo was out on the stump prior to the election urging an endorsement of the present administration by the retention in power in both the legis lative and the executive branch of the government of that party which had brought about the deplorable condi tions which now exist. “Mr. McAdoo was formerly Secre tary of the Treasury, and by virtue of that position head of the Federal Reserve System which was chiefly instrumental in determining the char acter of deflation the country has experienced. It was largely under Mr. McAdoo’s administration that the inflation process was conducted. It was under his administration that a large portion of the paper money was put in circulation. It was due largely to his encouragement that costs of production were increased and prices : nflated. After this had been accom plished with his connivance he sud denly resigned his position as Secre tary of the Treasury and head of the Federal Reserve Systcsm and left the problems’ of reconstruction to others. His only excuse for deserting his high position at a critical period was that he desired to make more money. “Mr. McAdoo now presumes to dis agree with the policies that have been pursued by his successor. By that disagreement, he convicts himself of deserting Ills country in the time of need and permitting to be inflicted upon the agricultural interests the destructive policies which have been adopted. It is estimated that the losses of the farmers have aggregated $3,500,000,000. There is no means of knowing how much money Mr. Mc- Adoo has been able to make since he quit the office of Secretary of the Treasury, but it must have been con siderable if Mr. McAdoo can consider it an adequate recompense for the tremendous losses the farmers have sustained by reason of the adoption of the policies of his successors ra ther than the continuance of those he would have pursued if he had con tinued at his post. “We do not say that Mr. McAdoo would have governed more wisely than have his successors. Mr. McAdoo says this for himself when he cri ticizes the policies his successors have adopted. It is unnecessary to attempt to convict him of subjecting the country to the losses which have followed the unwise policies of the present incumbents of the Treasury Department, for Mr. McAdoo con victs himself .when he criticizes the manner in which they have performed the duties of the office he deser ted.” A JUST LABOR DECISION. Under the guise of defeat, union labor has in fact scored a great and lasting victory in the decision of the United States Supreme Court in the case of the Duplex Printing Company against the Machinists’ International Association. Had the court estab lished the principle of law under the Clayton act that a labor organization is privileged to do those things which are forbidden of other men, that it may conspire and use a bludgeon to enforce its will in labor disputes, the trades union movement would have been doomed to perish. Instead, the court has raised up the banner of equality under the Taw. It has placed labor and capital in the same category, subjedt to the same legal restraints and entitled to the same privileges. The right to strike is made inviolate and the privilege of the' primary boycott—the peaceful persuasion against an opponent—ls not Interfered with. But the secondary boycott, that which contemplates con spiracy in restraint of trade and the use of threats and force, is forbidden, as it should be. The case involved a construction of the provisions of the Clayton act, one of those statutes which Congress some times stoops to enact under duress and as a bid for the favor of some powerful factor of the electorate. The lower courts had held that by Its pro visions labor organizations were not accountable under the anti-trust laws for their secondary boycott operations. It wag pointed out that it was written in the law that “the labor of a human being is not an article or commodity of coiftmerce,” and that the act spec ifically restrained the courts from Is suing injunctions against labor lead ers in their Industrial disputes. But the Supreme Court by a vote of 6 to 3, reversed the lower courts and sets up a rule of equality which will stand as a monument of civil rights and which, though It may now be con demned by some labor leaders, will in the future come to be hailed as the authority which saved organized labor from destruction. Justice Pitney, in delivering the opinion of the court, said: “There is nothing here to justify defendants or the organization they represent in using either threats or persuasion to bring about strikes or a cessation of work on the part of em ployes of the complainant’s customers or prospective customers, and of there by constrainiry? complainant to yield the matter in dispute.” The secondary boycott is a vicious weapon, and if permitted to be used unrestrainedly by unprincipled leaders might easily foment unlimited disor der, even to the point of industrial revolution. It Is offensive to the Amer ican sense of fair play and Justice. The Clayton act, as amended follow ing the Supreme Court’s decision In the Danbury Hatters’ case, is not a credit to Congress, or to those who sponsored it. There are congressmen who voted for it who now would glad ly have their record with respect to this measure erased from the rolls, because they realize they supported a measure which purported to give to one section of the American citi zenship rights and privileges denied to others. Labor is coming into its own, but not through special privilege wrung from a complaisant Congress. A new day Is dawning for those who toll, a day in which the wrongs they have endured will disappear and the digni ty and majesty of labor will he re cognized by right, and not by force. This recent decision of the Supreme Court of the lund will hasten, not re tard, the new era.—Washington Post. LOCAL BOY WINS HONORS IN STOCK JUDGING CONTEST Charles W Stocker of Delta, hao attained an eviable station In the commercial world, considering his youth, having been selected a mem ber of the Colorado Agricultural crl lege stock Judging team at the In ternational Stock show held lecently in Chicago. By the appended table It will be noted the Colorado's team stood seventh with a score of 3450 out of a possible 4,000. Young Stoker is a son of M. Stoker of Delta, who spent his school days here, and was always a topnotcher. He has been selected one of the judges at the State Stock show In Denver which will be hold within the next fortnight. The following is an excerpt from the International stock show report as glean from the Denver Daily Record Stockman: The results of the contest as given below will be of considerable interest to the people of the state as well as to the student and Instructors of the college. Standing of colleges at Chicago: Possible score 4000 Purdue, Indiana 3786 University of Nebraska 3705 lowa State College 3653 Kansas Agricultural College 3581 University of Minnesota 3506 Ohio State University 2474 Colorado Agr. College 3450 Pennsylavania State College 3446 Texas Agricultural College 3435 Oklahoma Agricultural College 3431 MacDonald College, Quebec 3406 University of Saskatchewan 3384 Ontario Agrl. College 3349 University of Missouri 3286 University of West Virginia b 283 University of Wisconsin 3277 Kentucky State University 3251 South Dakota Agri. College 3004 Syracuse University, New York 2914 Mass. Agricultural College 2726 New Mexico Aricultural College 2667 Professor J. H. Sheppherd of North Dakota lias been superintendent of this contest for fifteen years, and has developed a very efficient staff of assistants. The students judged twelve classes of stock —three of horses; three of swine and three of beef cat tle —both market and breeding classes being judged. The coaches selected the stock to be judged, drawing for places on the four committees aiid the first four classes to be judged are in the rings by 9 in the morning. The contestants are divided into four teams and are under the charge of as sistant superintendents. They are al lowed twenty minutes to judge the rings, make all necessary notes and turn in their placings before being j moved on to the next class. By the i time the four classes have been Judged j by the four separate squads, another J set of four classes is ready to move into the ring, and by the time the twelve classes are Judged, it is usual ly 2:00 in the afternoon. The contes tants are then taken to dinner for which they have been ready for some time, and following that, begin to give reasons to the judges for the placing they have made on two out of every | three classes. The contest so large that; it has become necessary to have a committee y>t judges for each ring of stock on which reasons are to be given. This committee is made up of one college Judge and two breeders, j When a man comes in to give his rea- 1 sons, he Is allowed two minutes and each of the three judges grades him on a score of fifty. The three grades are averaged by the clerk and recorded. In the mean time grades have been made out for every possible placing of the classes and this grade is also recorded on the student's card. Sometimes only two points may be taken off for switching a very close pair, while if a bad defect has been overlooked and an inferior animal placed up, the grade may be cut 30 to 40 points out of a possible fifty. With 105 students allowed two min utes each, and allowing for some waste time, it is 7:00 or 8:00 o’clock in the evening before the students are thru, and the work of tabulating the scores begins in earnest. Several adding machines are kept in commis sion and as soon as the scores begin to come In. the superintendent’s assistants begin their tabulating. Como times it is morning before these grades are all checked over and veri fied, some of the men going to bed for a few hours while others run the machines. So interested do these men become in the results of the contest that they have *lo be forced to take time off by Dean Sheppherd. Charles Stoker of Delta. Colorado, was high man in the Colorado team, standing fourteenth in individual scores and standing fifth among the 105 contestants judging swine. John Goe of Denver ranked twenty-second and Harold Lasceles of Seagirt N. J., was forty-first man. T. J. Snyder Moab Utah, seventieth and Charles McLain, seventy-second. The college was fifth in horses, sixth in swine, eighth In sheep and seventeenth in cattle; be ing from the West, the Colorado men picked a little more for size and strength than for smoothness and type and went down for that reason. AT THE CHURCHES Nazarene Sunday School 10:00 a. m. Preaching at 11:00 a. m. Young People’s Society, Sunday eve at 7:00 Evangelistic Service 8:00 p. m. Midweek Prayer Service Thursday evening, at 8:00 F P. KERST, Pastor. Christian Science Society. Sunday Service at 11 a. m. Wednesday evening at 8 p. in. Sunduy School at 10 u. m. Carnegie Public Library, 6th and Palmer St. First Preabyterlan Church. Rev. F. E. Stemine, Minister. .. Services for Sabbath, January 23rd 1921. 9:45 a. in., Bible School for old and young. The contest Is on and the scores are Interesting. 11:00 a. m., Divine worship with DELTA INDEPENDENT, DELTA, COLORADO, JANUARY 21, 1921. Burns vs. Sepp To-Night Colonial Theatre Burns is here and says he is all ready for his match with August Sepp, state champion. This promises to be the best match that was ever staged in Delta. Both men are “topnotchers” in the game. Burns meeting all comers thruout the East, and Sepp figuring out the tough ones throughout the West, and being suc cessful in nearly every match. Secure your tickets at the Harding- Raber Drug Co. pulpit message. Sermon subject: “Christian Perfection.” In this ser mon will be considered the question, “Is It possible for us to live a sinless lifer 5:00 p. m.. Vesper service to be held at the First Christian church. Rev. Frederick E. Stemme will preach on "Is there a personal devil?” Follow ing the sermon an Immersion service will be held and a number will be im mersed by the minister. The public is most cordially invited. REV. F. E. STEMME, Minister. 8L Michael's catholic. First and third Sunday of each month, from June to September, first Holy Mass, 7 o’clock; second Holy .Mass, at 9 o’clock. From September to June, at 8 and 10 o’clock. Second and fourth Sunday only, one Holy Mass at 11 o’clock. Evening servlets every Sunday night at 7:30. Weet day, Holy Mass, from June to Sep tember, at 7:30; from September to June, at 8 o’clock. Methodist On next Sunday morning the pastor will speak on the subject: "The Man who Bees.” In the evening the sub ject will be: "The Homesickness of the Soul.” A cordial invitation is ex tended to be present. 6:00 p. m.. Union Chsistlan En deavor Society. (Christian Church). Prof. A. J. Foster will lead. Special music haH been arranged for and there ought to be an attendance of at least 50 Endeavorors. “Come thou with us and we will do thee good." Methodist On next Sunday morning the pustor will speak on the subject, "Efficacy of Prayer.” In the evening the sub Ject will bo: “The Twenty-third Psalm,” A cordial Invitation is ex tended to bo present. ♦ t ♦ BUBINEBB LOCALS ♦ ♦ ♦ FOR SALE—Choice Ohio and a Tow Cobbler Bond potntocß, nt ranch on Cedar mono. Phone Co-Op. Eckort n ’°- 4ttc. FOR RENT—lmproved Irrigated farm 2 miles from Chlpota. flood opportunity to right party. 2800 So. Giant, Denver. f.7p FOR SALE—A tont of Government canvnß, almost now; size 14x10, 14 ounce wolglit. See J. T. Welch, Garnet menu, Delta. f.Rp FOR SALE—Dort touring car, run 1310 iiillon; (food nn new. Prlco 3000. R. C. Eanew's garage, Delta, Colo. 4c LOST—GoId Mounted Waterman Fountain pen; has Initiate, “L. M." Ro ward. 603 Meeker. FOR SALE—Raid barley $1.90 per Cwt Backed. Frank Hart, Hart'n Ha •ln - 4-Bp. FOR BALE—Seven acre ranch with -a two-room bouno and a root cellar; • on Garnet mcaa 1% miles from the . postoffice; oltto a Ford car In good i condition. Dr. F. W. Grove. 4-7 c FOR SALE —Genuine Grimm alfalfa • Heed 45c per pound delivered to you. Canh with order. J. B. Bradshaw, i Route 1, Crawford, Colorado. 4-6 c FOR SALE bit TRADE— Alfalfa > land; wetor right unexcelled. What • have you to offer? J. Taylor, Jr., Flor : ence, Colorado. 4_g c WANTED—Waaliing anil honing. Mra. Stanley, 736 Dodge St. Colo. Phono 117 J. 4*7 C i FARM WANTED—Wanted to hoar t from owner of farm or good land ' worth tho prlco naked. L. Jonon, Box ■ 651,.01ney, 111. 4p 1 •— For Sale. Four room house North Dolta, four loin: good garden aoll; some fruit; ' nice "hade; small stable and chicken bouse; price $7OO cash Relinquishment. 100 acres st $OOO. Good stock proposition: 160 acres, 100 acres alfalfa; produced last year 400 tons alfalfa. Closo lo town; Idoal f location for registered dairy herd. H 4 miles from Delta county fair groundn. Price $20J)00. $lO.OOOO cash. I have buyers for two S-ncre tracts; ono lucre tract; One 20-ocro tract, has $3,000 cash; wonts Surface Creek j or Paonla properly; one 40-acre tract. ! H,nttll coxh payment; ulno two small houses 3 to 4 -rooms, one ensh, one $.700 down; ono residence lot for old , couple, ensh. A. Watson. McMurray's office. Dolls. Co-Op. Phone. 4-7 p. ♦ Notice of Annual Meeting Notlco Is horehy given that the annunl mooting of tho stockholders of the Delta Enterprise Ditch comp . any will ho held at tho office of Mil lard Fnlrtamb. Delta. Colorado, on Saturday, February 12, 1921, at the hour of ono o’clock p. m., for tho pur ' Pose of electing n hoard of directors ’ for the ensuing yonr, levying nn us ' sessment for the pnst year, and for ’ such other and further bnslnosa as may properly come before said moot ’ Ing. 1 RAY BRATTAIN. President. R. H. BRATTAIN, Sory-Troas. Notice I A meeting Is hereby cnllod of tho members of tho Mountain Stntos Beet P Growers’ nssoclnilon, to ho held In Della nt 2 o'clock In the afternoon, Saturday, Jnminry 22. T. E. WILLIAMSON, Secretary. m Will Be Here for Two Days. H. R. Berger, uyeslght specialist, announces that ho will bo here for two days, Saturday and Sunday, Jan uary 29 and 30, nt the Dolta Hotel. Glasses correctly fitted; satisfaction assured. Call or phone and make early appointments.