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NEWS FROM WASHINGTON
Special Correspondence to The Tribune Giving the High Light at the National Capital. CONTINUING IN November Official Sum mary Shows Industrial Conditions Steadily on Upgrade; Labor Short. WASHINGTON—Further improve ment in the general business situation is shown by November figures so far! received by the department of com-j merce. Marked increases have again j occurred in the production of pig ' ion and steel making the output of these industries much the largest for any month in two years. Unfilled or ders of the steel corporation declined slightly, hut this may be due in part to better transportation, which has made it possible to catch up on de liveries. Building contracts in Novem ber totalled $248,000,000, or only $5, 000,000 less than in October and 30 per cent above November, 1921. Fur ther increases in employment have taken place. The United States Em ployment service reports that expan sion in emplpyment thruout the coun try has been the greatest since Jan uary. A decided shortage especially of common labor and of building workers has developed in many places. Car loadings continue at a little over 995,000 cars weekly. The shortage of cars is less severe than a few weeks ago, but is still limiting the distribu tion of many commodities. In the week ending December 9 both stocks and bonds were more active, with prices back to the level of about a month ago. Some improvement in French finan cial conditions is noted in cables from Paris. Outstanding currency, which expanded about 1,000,000,000 francs in September , has been reduced by 1, 400,000,000 francs in October and No vember. Indirect tax and monopoly returns for October exceeded esti mates. The general industrial situa tion, though spotty, has not shown much change. Wholesale and retail prices are rising. A tremendous in crease in the floating debt of the German government and in circulation of the Reichs bank has been accom panied by an unprecedented increase in private discounts at the Reichsbank. Living costs arc increasing out of pro portion to wage advances, and food riots have occured in many places.' Th * Standard of Comparison Driving Comfort in Winter The Buick "Model 45" Six Cylinder—*1195 As compl.t. »s hu been th. development of th. enclosed car, Bnlck designer. have not neglected to improve the open type of car, building Into It a meaeure of comfort, convenience and waather protection eorpaesed only by the more expensive closed vehicle. Protection against wind and enow is assured by the snug-fitting •term curtains that open with the doors. The Buick design of storm curtaina with a special weather strip provide* a coziness, comparable to that of any closad car, while windshield wiper and tight fitting windshield, adjustable from within, make driving safe and comfortable. Added to this, end equally important Us wintar driving, is th* splendid performance that a Buick car always produce* —It* constant and surplus power—It* roadability and perfect balance and its unquestioned dependability. For cold weather driving there le no superior to th* Buick open car*. The Buick Lin e for 1923 Comprise* Fourteen Model*: Pour.—23-34, $365; 23-35,8885, 23-36. $1175; 2J-J7. $1395: 23-38, $1325. Sixer—23-44, $1175; 23-45.*ll»S; 38-41.*1935; 23-47. $1985; 33-48,81895; 23 49,81435; 33 50, $2195; 23-54, $1625; 23-55. $1675. Price, f.o. b. Buick factorie* A»k about the O. U A.C. Purchase Plan, which provide, for Deferred Payment* Shank Auto Co. Total and part time unemployment is increasing. Many industries report that prices are reaching world levels. Japanese exports exceeded imports in November by 23,000,000 yen, but total foreign trade was 11,000,000 yen less than in October. FIS WANTS DOLLAR VALUE Appeals to Congress for Stabilization of Currency. WASHINGTON—Professor Irv ing Fisher of Yale university, appear ing before the house banking and currency committee, urged the enact ment of legislation to stabilize the dollar. "Never before have such fluc tuations been so wide, so universal, so diverse or so long continued," de clared Professor Fisher. For years to come the problem of the instabil ity of money will continue to engage the attention of economists, busi ness men and statesmen. "Deflation was wanted to do jus tice to pre-war creditors and doubt less it did so to the few pre-war creditors still surviving. But it did injustice to the much larger number of war and post-war debtors. We certainly have.no right to choose our standard to help the few and hurt the many. W'e must recognize the fait that every disturbance of our standard makes it impossible to do justice to everybody. It should be an aiom of economic history that monetary instability leads straight to class conflict. "The gold dollar is now fixed in weight and therefore variable in pur chasing power. What we need is a gold dollar fied in purchasing power and therefore variable in weight The more the evidence in the case is studied the deeper will grow public conviction that our shifting dollar is responsible for colossal social wrong and is all the more at'^ult because these wrongs are usually attributed to other causes." Letters Clutter Mails Cannot Be Delivered. WASHINGTON—In a survey re cently completed it has been discov ered that the average number of in correctly addressed letters received at postoffices throughout the ",United States daily reached 375,381. The ov erwhelming majority of this mail is sent out in the form of circular let ters and advertising matter by large users of mail and private business concerns who use obsolete mailing lists. Want Aliens To Fill Vacant Jobs Manufacturers Howl When Cheap Labor Supply Gets Low. WASHINGTON—W. W. Husb is quoted in N ation's B usiness, the organ of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, as favoring modification of the immigration law so to admit aliens who would fill in dustrial needs of this country and at the same time possess qualities which would make them desirable residents of American communities. The com fy Rep. M.A. MATTHEWS * D>D«sU* D» DEMOCRATIC CHURCH You are frequently presented with the statement that the church is com posed of classes. There was never a greater falsehood uttered. The most democratic institution on the earth is the church. The Bible says that we are all in cluded under sin. There isn't any man who is not classified as a sinner. Some may lie about it and say they are not sinners and some may lie about it and say there is no such thing as sin. But both of those state ments are inifalfitble proofs tof the existence of sin and of the fact that we are all included under sin. That is democratic. Those who are saved are saved by Christ; therefore all Christians, re gardless of their name, are sinners saved by grace and all Christians ate under grace. That is democratic. There is only one qualification for joining the church; namely, belief in Christ. i The Curse »f Knowledge. "Earache," wrote Harry In his physi ology examination, "comes from bits of information getting inside the ear tubes."—Chicago Herald. missioner is opposed, however, opening the doors to all. "In the last fiscal year 139,000 ali ens entered the United States who, in their own cotntry had been labor ers and servants, and 126,000 who had followed similar occupations in this country departed so that practi cally nothing was added to the in dustrial man power of the country during that year. In the first three months of the present fiscal year, however, 69,000 aliens of this class were added and only 17,600 departed, indicating that the tide has turned and the present immigration is con tributing at least something to the industrial forces of this country." what'a That? Lftst 3000 peop ie were killed and 5 000 more were lnJured os a re 0 f flre8> And still we permit countless breeding places for fires to go untouched. Ninety per cent of the fires In America may be traced to poor housekeeping methods and general carelessness. The rich and (the poor, the high and the low, the learned and the ignorant, the wise and t'he foolish, the good and the bad, the young and the old, the pretty and the ugly, are all members of the church. Christ is the Saviour of all. And we meet in the comman place to wor ship Jesus Christ. There is a com mon worship, and a common prayer. The man in overalls, and the man in broadcloth, the woman in satin and the scrub woman in her apron, can sit down in the same pew, sing the same hymn, repeat the same prayer and worship the same Christ who died to save all. The most democratic institution on i either is the church of Jesus Christ. "Renewed hope, undaunted courage, and continuous ef fort" will he the New Year's slogan tliat will win. Certainly the rigors of the year just passing were many, and include about everything from ruinous low prices on farm products to wage scale manipulation and unem ployment. But the measure of man's power of resist ance, his ability to receive financial punishment and still recuperate has never been made Today the personnel of SKAGGS STORES acknowledge with grateful thanks a very large patronage from this community in 1922. Our merchandising area has grown very large this year. Every kind of income and indus try represented in the great northwest was served by our stores. The farming, the railroading, stock rais ing, mining, frnit-gtowing, lumbering, fishing, and even the commerce of the seas, have all played their part in helping SKAGGS STORES give to each community uni form low prices, based on a general low overhead cost. We enter the New Year with the detemmiation that our stores will be stores of continued community service — and to merit in every way the patronage we hope to re ceive. Here's wishing a Happy and Prosperous New all. Year to SKAGGS United Stores O. E. Bradfute Is New President of Farm Bureau, Executive Com mittee Named. CHICAGO—O. E. Bradfute, of Ohio, is the new president of the American Farm Bureau Federation Dr. W. H. Walker of California is vice president. These officials were elected by the 59 voting directors in attendance at the fourth annual con vention of the federation here. The executive committee for 1923 is as follows: Northeast group: Frank Smith of New York; Frank App of New Jer sey; George Putnam of New Hamp shire. Central group: J. F. Reed of Min nesota; W. H. Settle of Indiana and Howard Leonard of Illinois. at last lies clear and firm for you. It is a road you can travel without fear or embarrassment to glorious success when you prepare the way by depositing your MONEY with us. This bank is a public benefector and you may walk with perfect confidence when we have charge of your financial affaire. The Service of Te/s 3a nk /s /r Youn Cow a no MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE FirstNationalBank Caldwell, Idaho. safety DEPOSIT BOXES Southern group: J. T. Orr of Tex as; E. H. Woods of Kentucky; E. A O'Neal of Alabama. Western group: (C. S. B rown 0 f Arizona; J. F. Burton of Utah; J M Rodgers of Colorado. Of these four, Howard Leonard J. T. Orr, C. S. Brown and J. p Burton remain from last year's com mittee. John W. Coverdale has b een ap pointed by the executive committee as executive secretary for the new year. Mr. Coverdale has b een ex ecutive secretary of the American Farm Bureau Federation for two years. The new executive committee went into session immediately after the close of the annual election. Cooperative marketing was voted by the committee as the major project for 1923. A cooperative marketing director will be employed by the fed eration immediately. Trunk Straps of 8teel. Trunk straps made of steel have been Invented that are more dnrablt than leather onea. Sawed-Off Sermon. Beware of the man who smiles when he Is angry: he's dangerous. And be ware of the man who looks glum when he's glad; he Is probably a humorist.