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on Ginghams, Percales, Outing Flannels and Muslins. WOOL GOODS 36-inch ail wool men’s wear Serge. Former price, $3.50 "7 EZ NOW 9 Emm M W 38-inch all wool storm serge in the leading colors. Former aadn and "7 EZ price $2.25- NOW ■ # W Chiffon Broadcloth that is at tractive and economical to buy. 48 dJC AC in. wide. Former price $6.98. Now^^"^^ Very fine weave French Serge 42-inches wide. Former price, CkEZ $3.50. NOW Wisconsin Tobacco Reporter Edgerton - Wisconsin E> G. RISTAD - Publisher Entered as Second-class Mail Matter at the Postoffice in Edgerton, Wisconsin. Subscription - $1.50 Per Year r IFRIDAY. NOVEMBER 5, 1920. Causes of H. C. L. Wm. J. Anderson of the Division of Markets says: According to the conclusions of the Market Division thus far reached the two fundamental causes of the high cost of living are: 1. Lack of system in the marketing and distribution of commodities, and 2. Migration from the country to the city. As to the first of these it is interest ing to note that in the years of high production before the war there was a •continual rise in the price of commodi ties. Production had been well organ ized and highly efficient while distribu tion had always been lacking in system and organization. This is due to the fact that the country has been grow ing very rapicly and that in the contin ual flurry of production insufficient at tention was given to organizing the methods of distribution. As population grew and free land gradually disappeared, the defects in the economic system began to show themselves. People began to notice and to wonder that with the increase of production the profits of the farmer were reduced and the prices for the consumers were increased. The mid dleman was blamed for this sad state of affairs. Farmers’ movements were started to organize the farmers of the country to eliminate the middleman. “Middleman” usually has been under stood to include all those who do not take a direct part in the production of goods, but only in the transfer of the products from the producer to the con sumer. Such are commission houses, elevator companies, packing plants and railroads. The fact which the people who made these complaints overlooked was that the middleman, whether as an individual or as a corporation, takes a necessary and important part in dis tribution. Goods would be useless to a ?;reat extent if they could not be trans erred to places where they are needed or stored for the time when they are needed. While the middleman is an important factor in distribution, his activities lack system and result in a disorganized dis tribution. The Division holds it of great importance to focus the atten tion of the public to the lack of organ ization in the middleman’s services. With this purpose in view, three of the most important examples of this disor ganization have been selected: (1) du plication of services in distribution, (2) lack of storage and warehouses, and (3) existence of monopolies. The best illustration of the duplica tion of services is the distribution of milk. Anyone who has lived in a large city must nave noticed the many milk wagons which pass the same block. BELOW WE LIST SOME of OUR OFFERINGS TO YOU This economic waste is due to too many dealers handling the milk industry in the same city. The Division of Mar kets has conducted.an investigation of the distribution of milk in Milwaukee and has found that outside of the waste in delivery there are many other un necessary expenses in milk distribu tion. All this waste could be eliminat ed by concentrating the entire milk business in the hands of one concern. The lack of storage and warehouses for certain farm products is another example of a lack of system in distri bution. In a potato investigation, the Division of Markets found that the lack of warehouses for storing potatoes in the consuming centers is directly re sponsible for the high prices in certain seasons. Asa remedy for this situa tion, the Division of Markets recom mends the establishment of municipal warehouses in the consuming, centers. The second cause of the high cost of living is the migration from the coun try to the city and the concentration of immigrants in large cities. This mi gration is due to the inaccessibility of the land to the man of small means. The initial capital required is large, which is due chiefly to the high price of land. On the other hand, the return upon his investment which the farmer receives is lower than from other in vestments. A large part of the uncul tivated arable land has been bought up and held for speculative purposes. The holding of land without making use of it should be made unprofitable. A large migration at the present time from the city to the country is not desirable. What should be done is to make acces sible to all those who are now disposed to leave the farms, such as sons of farmers, farm hands and ten ant farmers, the available uncultivated land. The worst and most harmful example of disorganization in distribution is the manipulation of prices by private in terests which have the control of the market. The result is an elimination of much econmic waste. There is dan ger, however, that with the concentra> tion of a branch of industry in the hands of one or several private parties they will get control of the market and control of prices. To obviate this dif ficulty it is important to have federal supervision and regulation over all those branches of distribution which are in the hands of a limited number of individuals, such as the packing plants and the sugar and wool industry. •+* * The announcement that the cheese makers in this state have formed a $250,000 corporation, the Wisconsin Dairymen’s Storage company, that the Kansas farmers have organized to hold their wneat until they can collect $3,00 a bushel, tnat the different more or less loosely organized farmer organiza tions throughout the land are federat ing for the purpose of effecting greater control of the marketing of their pro duce, indicate that the farmers have learned in the school of experience. What the producers of oil, coal, metals and lumber have done, what the great industrial corporations have done to control output, establish prices through corporate co-operation called trusts, and what the industrial and other lab orers have done by trustifying their 1 The BEST PLACE TO TRADE AFTER ALL 4 Sale of Silks and Wool Dress Goods HE RE is a most unusual oppportunity, right in the heart of the season, and in merchandise that is dependable as well as desirable, just when you are planning the making of your fall Dresses, Skirts, Coats, Suits, and in fact all fall and winter garments. This reduction makes Silks and Wool Goods come at prices that in some cases are actually half of what they were priced at a season ago. Others are greatly reduced from the former prices. Satins and Taffetas Skinner’s guaranteed Satins and Taffetas. All the best colors. C O BA Former price, $4.50. NOW Belding guaranteed dress sat in. It is washable. Former price d£o CA up to $5.00. NOW V Best obtainable Messaline in all colors. Avery dependable dj O"7 EZ silk. Former price, $3.50. NOW..*P"" ■ w We have a few patterns of Foulard Silks that formerly sold d£* OQ at $2.98. NOW ™ commodity, labor, the farmers may at tempt to do for the purpose of con trolling price and distribution of their commodities. If they succeed, they will have the other trusts beaten by miles. A national farmers’ wheat trust, meat trust, corn trust, cheese trust, butter trust, egg trust, wool trust and hide trust is as possible under intelligent leadership and proper finan cing as is the coal trust and the steel trust. A gigantic corporation of farm ers controlling the different types of farm produce is a matter of brains and money. The old trusts have shown the way and worked out the method of or ganization and administration. There has been a general confidence that farmers could not thus organize; there are too many of them, has been the claim, and they can not stick together. It must be admitted that to form such farmer trusts will be more difficult and involve greater chances of failure than confronted the great trusts organized by a limited number of men, but past failures need not constitute absolute failure. The advantage o i having a perfectly workable pattern is theirs. That a movement is launched by the agricultural interests of the country which may upset our notion as to what part the farmer may play in our econ omic and commercial life, can not be doubted. Whether it will succeed de pends upon how well the American farmer is disciplined for a mass move ment of this magnitude. Educational Advantages Offered Prove Attractive to Recruits—Ttoal Strength Now 208,781. Washington, Nov. 3. —Recruits for the regular array continue to flock in at a record-breaking rate, Adjt. Gen. Harris’ offices announced and 17,625 enlistments accepted during October broke all peace-time records for the month. The educational advantages offered by the army on its new basis, Gen. Harris said, is given by nearly all the recruits as reason for enlisting. The total strength of the army is now 208,781 officers and men, of which 158,- 466 are in the United States. NEGRESSES DENIED BALLOTS Barred From the Polls at Savannah, Ga. —No White Women Appear. Savannah, Nov. 3. —Negro women were refused ballots at the voting places in Savannah Tuesday. Many ne gro women have registered here since the suffrage amendment became effec tive, but the election judges ruled that they were not entitled to vote because of a state law which requires registra tion six months before an election. No white women presented themselves* at the polls. —A young man attending high school in Edgerton would like to get a place where he could work for his room and board. Call Prof. Holt. lpd NOVELTY FABRICS Silk Charmeuse of heavy lus trous quality. Formerly priced CO up to $6.00. NOW w‘*wV Georgette Crepe, 40-in. wide of strong fine thread, all the desirable shades for blouses. Formerly sold up to $3.50. NOW JliW Crepe de Chine, that good even quality that you have seen in dj EZ our store before. Wass3.so. NOWMf^Wv Silk and Wool Poplin, a lus trous clinging material that wears O O A well. Former price $3.50. Now.. ww MRS. WILSON IS FORTY-EIGHT President's Wife Celebrates Bithday Anniversary—White House Liter* ally Filled With Fowers. Washington, Oct. 16. —With scores of congratulatory messages pouring in from all parts of the country, Mrs. Woodrow Wilson observed the forty eighth anniversary of her birth. The White House was literally filled with flowers. The President’s gift was an “article of jewelry,” it was stated, and in the afternoon they went for a two-hour automobile ride. Girls of the Abbey school, a domestic science institution, presented Mrs. Wilson with a huge birthday cake. A number of the “first lady’s” rela tives and most intimate friends gath ered at the White House for an in formal celebration in the evening. Mrs. Wilson was born In Wytheville, Va. BLAMES JUDGE FOR KILLINGS Maj. Dalrymple Places Responsibility for Deaths in Booze War in Wis consin With U. S. Officials. Chicago, Oct. 19. —Laying responsi bility for three killings due to encoun ters between prohibition enforcement agents and rum runners at the door of United States District Judge F. A. Gei ger and United States Attorney H. A. Sawyer of Milwaukee, Maj. A. V. Dal rymple, regional prohibition director, declared wholesale disregard for the prohibition law is manifest in Wis consin, NEW VICTORY FOR SUFFRAGE U. S. Supreme Court Refuses to Ad vance Hearing of Restraining Suit Against Colby. Washington, Oct. 19. —The Supreme court refused to advance the hearing of the suit brought by Charles S. Fair childs for an injunction restraining Secretary Colby from promulgating the federal suffrage amendment. This precludes any possibility of the case being heard before the November elec tions. MUNDAY MUST GO TO PRISON United States Supreme Court Refuses Review the Case of Chicago Banker. Washington, Oct. 19. —The Supreme court refused to review the case of Charles B. Munday, a banker of Chi cago, convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to an indefinite penitentiary tern. For Sale—Shorthorn bulls, service able age.— J. M. Sweeney. 51t2pd Insure the Life of Your Automobile YOU can cut down the depreciation in value of your motor car if it is housed in a weather-proof garage. Any shelter that exposes your car to the elements when it is not in use is costly economy. You want a garage adequate for your needs and which will not detract from the beauty of- your home and sur roundings. It should be roomy enough so you can work on your car when it is in the garage. If you are seeking ideas for a garage let us help you. Heddles Lumber Cos. Edgerton, Wisconsin Edgerton Tire & Radiator Shop / I HAVE purchased the * vulcanizing equipment of The Edgerton Tire Shop and will operate same in connection with my radiator business. * LESTER C DOERR North of Edgerton Motor Cos. One time when prices are down in the very midst of the season. Come and see for yourself. The Season’s Latest Fads The new brushed Wool Trimmings for sweaters, dresses, headwear and many other uses. An attractive showing of Wool Hose, in the fancies. They are not * high priced. Hallowe’en Decorations, Masks and Favors. Come early and you will not b disappointed. Large showing of Fancy Leather Purses and the popular Canteen Boxes.