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; .. - ' ' ' 1 . . .. ' . V OiaAHOM' CITY TIMES f V" '" " , ' Ml M m England ii peing to give Site Jet fla 0 Me trm need worry if, the country goes dry. ' 1 ' s ( ; v-v: i ran root! employe , are - pomflf to o . operate trie lines themselves will, of course, di vide the profits. All they need now is somebody to divide the losses. ?,' r v OKLAHOMA CITY TIMES ' f X. X. Gaylord, Itttor. - JPliHlehtd Ivtry Ivsnlna ixeapt Sunday fey ' THE OKLAHOMA PUBLISHING COMPANY a . OAtlORD..;.. i Praaldent CHARLM W.BOa)S. Saerittry-Traasurer attorn and Waatarn RorMnUtlvaai Tha K. KATZ 8 FECIAL. ADVERTISING AOKNcy. New Tori City, Baa mo- 1 ciaco, iau s-nicaeo. ainui ciiy. UMCNIPTION ".ATM BY MAIL IN OKLAHOMA . Ooa year , Hit inontha J ' Thraa montha Una month OUTSIOC OKLAHOMA Times and Sunday Oklahomaa 0o par month lis. oe a year Yliaea enly 7c par month $ Me a yaar aiunday Oklahoman only .....Me par month f a.uw a yaar iseo 1.J4 ii DA1I.T AVER KCIK PAID JULT .CinCIII.AT.ON .39,027 THE PROPOSED SPECIAL SESSION. DEFORE acting on the recommendation of the state council of defense for a special session o( the legislature, Governor Rowrtson will do well to weigh the result! of such a session. There i a large expense attached to auch a session, which the people of the state must pay. If there is a prob ability of securing relief from high prices which would more than offset that cost, it might be well to consider it. If the outcome should be only cumber tome legislation which means nothing, the session would be a detriment in other ways than the expense of the session. To tltat could be added the costs of ensuing litigation, and the handicap to business by constant interference - which accomplished no more than that. S The extension of the Lever act to Include clothing, food containers, fuel , Ail and farm implements and placing the small dealer within the scope of the law's regulations, does much that the state might have been expected to do if the federal authorities hadn't taken the initiative. Rents were left out the provisions of the federal measure, probably because it is a matter which must be left to the states, and there have been advances in rental charges which auggest flagrant profiteering. Mr. Whitehurst's suggestion of a gross revenue lax on rental property might afford some relief, or other means be devised to bring offending landlords to time, but it is doubtful whether that would effect a saving sufficient to warrant the expense of this session of the 1 , legislature. There has been restraint on the part of national law givers in the matter of fixing prices or placing rigid restrictions on profits. There is wisdom in this course, business demands a certain freedom if it is to continue active, and its activity is essential to the nation's prosperity. Increased production is one important factor in lowering the cost of living. There are ways in which the legislature might encourage that, which have no bearing on the matter of profiteering. There are as certainty ways in which they might hamper production. One of these would be an attempt to regulate everything by hard and fast rules. ' It is conceivable that the council of defense needs more authority to make itself effective, hut there should be an avoidance of placing business too much in government control, fur in that direction lie socialism and in efficiency, which should be avoided at this time. Competitive conditions must be maintained and initiative encouraged, if readjustment ij to proceed in a manner most beneficial to everyone. This dues not mean that profiteering should he countenanced. The coun cil of defense and the fair price committees have important work to do. If they tl'j that work thoroughly and courageously, lh profiteers cannot, well ' continue to prey upon the public They can furnish evidence to the federal at thorities w hit h will secure conv'ciinn under the revised Lever act, a measure which carries penalties heavy enough to make the tuost greedy hesitate to siol.de its provisions. 1 hey can keep the public informed as to the prices they ought in pay, and not many will consent to pay more. Laws, particularly stale Urn, cannot suddenly change all the economic conditions which make for higher prices. That should be understood in the feginning, that the public nay not expect too much. Montreal has aI.so staged a race riot, thereby proving that the United Sla;?1: has no monopoly on that form of lawlessness. Out in California they are still running .Senator Hiram Johnson for president, mid he mav be able to line up the "native son" vote by the time the republican convention meets.1 Which will bj about all for Hiram, much as J we democrats would like to see him nominated. Mr. M. I). Scott's article in Thursday's Oklahoman is an able defense of the teUiler, and also directs attention to the most dangerous type of prof :teer, the one who hoards the necessities for speculative purposes. Such of fenders should be attacked, and are being sought by federal authorities and others, wherever they can be reached. Hut the fair price committee still has a useful service to perform. Even Mr. icott admits there are some profiteers in all branches of trade. These must be sought out and punished if the law makes it possible. Even though the element of profiteering were not involved, the cost of living would still be a problem warranting every possible effort to lower it. Congress has finally disposed of the daylight-saving law, but outside the capilol the debate probably will be prolonged all through next summer. WEDDING BELLS By Jean Knott I " A I CERTAINLY . o... )''.: SPEND 3vacSkeX" ) V GAVE YOU fS VsIlICL- MORNlWCx? It I ( I :? '. . ; I 1 I've hoiAfD I I WOW MOW (l ACL THAr - you LL ARE VCONNfLjO HAVE TO 45CT rUONG J ' (.1(0 i &,VE UVV '.',; AlX.TM LT MC M0t I V JHg MONTH J I f ' ' ; . CONTRIBUTORS' DAY. TO A BOARDING HODSE KEEPER. How garbled itthe griddled crab I Vou grabbed it firsi, alast Now while I wait I'll fork a dab Of pickled demi tasse. l or years I've whinnied for a dish Of Macaroni tea. Vet you incline to frittered fish It's hardly fair to mc. You know I whine for candied cheese, And boneless oysters, too; Vou know 1 moan for slringless peas And peanut butter stew. "Oh. why," I whicker, "why." I cry, "Oh, vhy will someone tell The reason for the fact that L ' l'eiest tne dinner hell.' The Young Lady Across the Way The young lady across the way says he doubtless has his faults like everybody else, but how many of us could do as well as Secretary Daniels did if we had to build an army of 4.000,000 men from the ground up? D. S. Tcpsia. Dear l-d. K. C, Mo., Ami Landed here Thursday alter plaving more or less g. U. ess extended engagements along the lireat Wheat Way. Have, been here long enough to report authoritatively that the drouth isn't as severe as anticipated, because a good many anticipated it. del me? Stopped at the Muehlbach today to pick my teeth and mooch this stationery, and wij say that the chicken fancier doesn't need to wait for the poultry show season to t ike an interest. Hyping you are the same, I remain, etc. - Gadder. PERFUMES. I have circled the world in my tours once or twice, And have visited every port Llpm the Indian shores to the Islands of Spice, And the ice-covered svilds of he North; I've sniffed at the perfumes peculiar to each borne delightful and others quite punk, It nt the scent that now reaches my nose is no peach, Hut more like the home of a skunk, For the south breezes wander this way and they waft Fiom the rarkingtnwn district a stench Which you may believe mc is driving nic daft, And the name of that imense ain't French. The Grouch. Twaoty YW Ago. B. P. Rosstr. while sliding off a haystack in Roger Mills county, ran the tines of a pitchfork through, his shoulder. This is the only accident of this kind in Oklahoma this year. In the future the accident will pass out of the catalogue entirely. Things must be quiet in the Phil ippines. Funston hain't swum a river or led a desperate charge in a week. Mr.' and "Mrs. Dorset Carter of Fur- rell were visiting friends here yesterday. Flfteea Yeara Ago. C HICAGO James A. Patten, one of the heavftst operators in Chicago, just back from a personal Inspection of the Minnesota. Manitoba and Da kota wheal fields, says he believes wheat will go to $J. James Geary, one of the earliest settlers, is very ill in his home in Maywood. He and Captain Stiles were the original cwners of Maywood. Small hopes for his recovery are en tertained. Thomas Roismcr did a stunt behind the bat without a mask. Hugh Mo Credie jr. was at the bat and pitcher Menten sent the ball over trie plate like a bullet. MV Credie fouled the ball, which struck Boismer in the mouth, eliminating four teeth and causing altogether a bill of forty. dol lars for repairs. Tea Yeats Ago. Whit M. Grant and Taul M. Pope are new appointees on the paric Ward. The members of the board, will give two days this week to making a thor ough inspection of all ground seenflr for park purposes and the PrepOM route for' the 25-mile boa-Weid."--' The Siate'Katicmal bank is to build a new skyscraper at the corner of Main and Robinson streets. Work will Dtgtn October 1. v Mary's college, St. Mary's Kan., we entertained at dinner last evening J Mr. Evans A. Nash at his home. C of their number, Donly, was about Mr. Harry to be lured' matrimony and the breaking up 41 tl circle waa observed with due soler. nitv. Those present were Meisi Nash. Donly. Donnelly-Reid, Brel James. C. B. Farlss, Chestei Colter Rober: McCammon and Timothy 11 Walsh of Dallas. Probably the riVhest film actress iJ the world :s Nell Mnpman, who nk inherited half of an estate valued ij.OUO.OOO through the recent death her father, Arnold Foster Shrpmstl WHEN A FELLER NEEDS A FRIEND. me This column, you may have another chestnut tree. M. V. observed, stands upright like the body of R. C. KinnairdV reference to soda fountains and filling stations in last Monday's column reminded mc of the guy who referred to grand opera and music W. J. B. ('Ste Perhaps we should say in explanation that the author of the fore going 1 not the same W. J. H. who used to bo an habitual candidate for president Ye ed.) It may be a matter of satetv first which causes the young sprout to use a cigaret holder a foot long, hut to some of us it seems an unnecessary precaution, if combustion is the danger to be guarded against. R. C. Kin ((IS It hot I silly Idle ma sa-l 1 Conscience is that feeling you have when you let the other fellow put the same thing over on you. that you tried to put over en him G. L. Y. NATURAL HISTORY LESSON. The German carp is like Hun, In some respects, 1 sing; No matter how you season one, '1 ain't good for anything. -R. W. J. PERHAPS IT'S ON ACCOUNf OP THE WAR. Noting your faculty for propoiuiding little problems for tofay, here's one you can try on your adding machine lor Monday: Much nossiii in the dailv journals of late about the decline in the price of beef. Packers say there is abundance of beef, and cattlemen are moved to strong language about declin ing markets, and that sort of thing. In view of which, howinrl da vou ac count for the fact that V. M. C. A. cafeteria tilts the ante on roast beef from 15 cents to 20 cents, or don't you? Like the late and lamented lack London. ! am curious to know. J. J. T. f ALSO, WHERE IS THE DODO? What has become of the 0. f. man who used to sac drink ?"-M. V. "Let's have another You may have observed that thereds in Russia aren't doing as well as those in the national league here lately. C J. G. ' Demobilization seems to have made wonderful progress in everything but prices and photograph galleries. D. D. When the baby cries, its mother, is convinced it inherited its disposition from its father. HOT ENOUGH. annual) for you?" 1t' a Irtlo qurailon; and It mnkes nnd bluu. and It alvs-a nut Inrtla-datlon. 1 could aland tho auillng heat, nnd look pleasant In my aorrow. innainf forward to some alrnt, or a anowatorm nn the morrow; I ran Inku tha cheerful view, till aoma Jay com en up Inquiring, "la It hot enouch for your whin with heat I am expiring-. Then my rairo 1 scarce ran quell, ami my Ira I scare- can brtrilr, and I f'cl my bosom swell with emotions homi cidal. Commonly I'm mrtk and mild, yearning for a life of quiet, hut Ihia question driven nia wild, and J gladly hall a riot. Commonly I sing and smile, hut this query, vain and brutal, always eoms lo stir my bile, makes ma feel that peace is futile. Calmly In tha heat I atew, till I hear some fellow asking, "la It hut enough for you?" Then. I eeaae my put lent banking. Then my war pAlnt 1 put on, green and crimson, IiIimi and yellow, and I strrw tho sun struck lawn with the. fragments of that fellew. It Is hot enough for m; tiJ my orgsns men together: i d be awlnla you'll Hgrae, If 1 asked for hafcrr weather, l Major Fleets Orgsniasa?; . The reorganization of tha American navy into two major fjejlj has become effective. Admiral Henry Baird Wil son hoisted his gcnnajit on the flag ship Pennsylvania In command of the Atlantic Meet, and Admiral Hugh Rortrnan took command of the flagship New Mexico of the Pacific fleet, which has sailed from Hampton Roads for4he west coast. The Atlantic fleet will aggregate .114.350 tons and the Pacific fleet124,140 tons. Ameri can Legion Weekly. Missing After Actios. The masculine creature that once ssas V feature Of all of the summer hotels. Where men were so welcome a rube was a swell come To solace the sorrowing belles, Is ahsent this season. We hear that the reason To be there he can not arrange : Those merciless axes, the after-war taxes, Have chopped away all of his change. Cartoons Magazine. 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