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THE CORDOVA DAILY TIMES
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Alaska, as second class matter.
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1920
GOLD MINERS MUST BE HELPED
A great deal has been written for
and against the McFadden bill which
proposes a tax of $10.00 an ounce for
all gold used for other than mone
tary purposes. From the sum thus
collected the government would pay
gold miners $10,00 an ounce to help
cover the greatly Increased cost of
production and thus encourage gold
mining which is now declining at a
rapid rate—25 per cent in past four
years.
Theoretical discussion from eco
nomic standpoints relative to this
measure does not produce gold and
so far the McFadden bill seems to
offer the only immediate relief for
the miner.
The McFadden bill does not
change or interfere in any way with
our standards of value, money or
currency. It simply imposes a tax
on gold used for manufacturing pur
poses some method must be devised
which will enable a gold producer
to operate at a profit under present
conditions.
The gold mining industry will be
completely shut down unless con
structive aid is provided without de
lay, in which event it will take years
to develop a normal output of gold
at a very much greater expense. To
allow the the gold mines of the Unit
ed States to cave in and fill with
water entails a waste of developed
gold resources, which in a most
critical hour of financial need will
cause want. No argument can be
made in favor of waste. The time to
act is now before the industry is
Bhut down.
THEY WANT THEIR SHARE
The answer to the question, “Why
do young men leave the farm?” may
not after all be found in the state
ment that it is because “social life”
is so utterly lacking. Growing sus
picion that the material rewards of
agriculture, by comparison with
those in other pursuits, may come
nearer to furnishing the real reason.
For example, a writer in the Outlook,
himself the son of a farmer but
now living in town, summarizes the
yield of the 160-acre farm on which
he was reared, and on which his
father and he and his brothers
toiled, and discovers that, in a fav
orable season, they might expect a
gross income of about $4,000, from
•which there were to be deducted
$2,650 in expenses (including labor
cost and interest on investment),
leaving a profit of $1,350 for the
work of the whole season. There
were years when the profit was
greater, but not infrequently “a dry
season threatened to take away
everything we had.”
The mater of compensation, this
writer and some others seem to be
lieve, is the real issue. That the
social side of farm life will largely
regulate itself, if incentive of other
sorts are not lacking, is beginning
to be suspected by a new school of
investigators. “There was,” says one
of these, “plenty of real sociability
on the farm in the pioneer days,
when people were without good
roads, rural mail delivery, telephones
or even easily-accessible school
houses.” The barn-raising, which de
veloped the sense of cooperation,
also fostered the social aspect of
rural life. The husking bee was
. another community institution. The
point sought to be made by these
students of rural sociology is that in
a community of Americans that is
relatively prosperous, a way will be
found for sociabiliay” without offi
cious meddling from the outside.
But the towns did not . then af
ford advantages greatly in contrast
with those of the farm. There were
no electric lights or telephones in
the city, either; streets were muddy
and unkempt; employment was apt
to be uncertain and wages were
comparatively low. Farmers were at
least as well situated as their city
\ cousins, although then as now the
I work was back-breaking and its
rewards uncertain.
Contentment is a relative term,
He was a true epigrammatist who
said that the standard of living in
America is “more.” The basis on
which the farm problem will be
settled will not be comparison with
the hardships of the pioneers in the
wilderness, but comparison with the
lot of other workers no more neces
sary to the country's welfare than
the farmer is.
LONELINESS OF A DEMOCRAT
The education results in New Jor
sey are notable for a situation which
is without parallel in the history of
the legislature of that state. One
lone Democrat, who has succeeded in
getting elected to the assembly, is
Harry Runyon, of Warren county.
The smallest previous minority was
in 1914, when the Democrats had
fourteen members in the assembly.
Mr. Runyon defeated John H.
Hoyt, Republican.
Under normal legislative proced
ure, Mr. Runyon is entitled to be
come a minority member of every
committee of the House. It will be
his duty as the only Democrat in the
House to nominate a candidate for
speaker.
In the state senate a similar situa
tion will prevail. Only one Demo
cratic candidate was elected. He
was Thomas Barber, also of Warren
county. 1
The county which the assembly
man and senator will represent is
one of the middle-belt counties, and
with Hunterdon, which adjoins, is
known as the most stalwart Demo
cratic county in New Jersey, yet it
has gone for Harding. It embraces
a rural community, and is not very
populous, and probably never has
elected a Republican.
Ex-President Eliot, of Harvard,
after failing to elect Cox. has begun a
crusade to reform woman’s dress. Dr.
Eliot certainly does like to tackle im
possible jobs.
Familiarity with conditions in
Alaska ought to be one of the quali
fications of the new secretary of the
interior.
THINGS WE THINK
Things Others Think and What We
Think of the Things Others Think.
Nobody can disgrace you but your
self.
Iii spite of prohibition a “tight
wad” still remains "tight.”
You wouldn’t fish without bait—
why wish without work?
Liquor used to make the world go
’round. Now only love does.
You will notice that most tight
wads are not tight with themselves.
Greatness at close range is just
old furniture with a coat of new
varnish.
There is one price that will never
fall—the price of an egotist’s self
esteem.
Charity to yourself suggests that
you speak well of others, even when
you don’t wish to.
Marriage is a great leveler. It lev
els a suitable income for one to an
unsuitable income for two.
"A poet is born, not made,” we are
informed, but amateur poets should
make it a practice never to be born.
Sometimes I think homes were
created in order that humble men
may have some place in which to be
kings.
At twenty he thinks there is only
one girl in all the world, but if he
lives to be thirty he knows there are
millions of ’em.
A beautiful thought for today: A
pessimist is a man who when an
other shakes hands with him, won-:
ders what he wants.
There is a kind of man, not many
of him, it is true, who is so anxious
to give everybody a fair deal that he
overlooks himself until it’s too late.
A beautiful though for today. If
you would win i. life’s handicap,
play “work” three ways across the
board, and play “luck” only as a
100-to-l shot.
“THE SQUAW MAN” HAS
WELL BALANCED CAST
OF SCREEN ARTISTS
Someone has said that in order to
successfully entertain the public, the
dramatist must make them laugh—
make them wait—make them cry.
“The Squaw Man” does all of these
things. It may be described as a
drama without frills. It has no
“purpose” beyond entertainment, and
the attainment of dramatic perfec
tion; it is not dependent upon some
one sensational “stunt” or feature
for its popularity. It divides up the
importance-of role among many play
ers, and it is unquestionably pos
sessed of true human interest, hu
mor, pathos and charm in marked
degree.
A superb cast has been chosen
for its presentation—'Elliot Dexter,
whose work is masterly throughout;
Ann Little as Naturich, the Indian
maiden gives a wonderful interpreta
tion, marked by excellence in make
up, quality of acting and expression
and sincerity; Katherine MacDonald,
one of the most beautiful women of
the screen, who as Diana, an aristo
cratic English woman, finds full
play for her charm of manner, her
queenly bearing and perfection of
face and form. Theodore Roberts as
Big Bill is one of the most finished
artists of screen or stage, while
Jack Hold in the heavy role of
Cash Hawkins, villain, offers a most
convincing characterization. Many
other familiar names appear in the
cast, each of the players especially
chosen for type.
“The Squaw Man,” playing tonight
at the Empress, will fulfill your
highest anticipations in the way of
good entertainment.
Advertise in the Dany Times
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ENGLISH BIRTH RATE
SHOWS GOOD INCREASE
PONDON, Dec. 1 (l>y Associated ,
Press).—The number of births re
corded in England and Wales in
1919 was 692,438, including 41,283
illegitimate, a birth rate of 18.5 per
1,000 of the population, says the an
nual medical report of the ministry
of health.
In 1903, a record year, there were
948,271 borths or more than 250,000
greater than last year.
GREAT SEASON FOR
STEAMERS ON LAKES
CLEVELAND. Dec. 1 (by Associat
ed Press).—Passenger line steamers
on the Great Lakes have had one
of the best seasons in their history,
according to D. C. McIntyre of the
Detroit & Cleveland Navigation Co.,
He predicted lower fares next sea
son and a drop in freight rates. His
company, he said, plans to erect an
$800,000 terminal at Cleveland.
MOVE REMAINS OF
BURNS CHARACTER
GREENOCK, Scotland, Dec. 1 (by
Associated Press).—The remains of
Mary Campbel, Robert Burns’ "High
land Mary” are to be removed from
her grave in the Old #West Kirk
burying ground here in order to
make room for a shipyard extension
scheme. Her new grave will be in
the neighborhood of the James Watt
memorial cairn.
The Daily Times Job Plant Is well
equipped for all classes of commercial
i printing.
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Victor Victrolas
and Records
t
We carry in stock a full line of both
and invite you to cadi and inspect
them. They are selected with care
and we are sure we cam please the
most exacting music lovers.
NORTHERN DRUG CO
“THE DRUG STORE OF ALASKA”
“SERVICE” is our motto.
FAMOUS BELGIAN HALL
TO BE KEPT INTACT
LONDON, Dec. 1 (hy Associated
Press). — The Belgian government
has agreed to leave the famous
Cloth Hall, the cathedral artd the
ramparts of the Ypres, iij their exist
--—
j ing state until the British goyem
I ment decides what kind of a me
i morial to erect to the troops who
fought there.
This fact has been announced by
Premier Lloyd George in response
to a suggestion in the House of
Commons that the Cloth Hall be pre
served as a memorial to the British
soldiers who participated in the his
toric defense of that city.
——- ,
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This is one reason why over five million cans of
Karo Maple were purchased by American house
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This is a greater sale, by far, than any kind of maple
syrup offered.
The moderate price of Karo Maple is also an at
traction—it costs less than any other syrup of ap
proaching quality and flavor,
Go to your grocer today and get a can of Karo
Maple, in the Green Can.
Compare it for price and flavor with other
maple syrups. If you are not satisfied vout
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