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The Emmett Index
Published every Thursday by ED SKINNER * SONS Subscript ien Rates ia Idaho One year -- Six months -- Three months —...- - ..|200 1.00 .Ml Outside of Idaho ..|2.60 .66 On« year . Six months- Three months . 1.26 Entered in the Emmett posteffice as second class mall matter. -. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS Look at the printed label on your paper. The date thereon shows when the subscription expires. Forward your money in ample time for renewal Notice date on label carefully, and if not correct, please notify us at once. I address before the Farm Bu at Leesburg, Va., recently, CURRENT COMMENT i n an reau Henry Wallace, secretary of agrlcul ture, gave some mighty interesting and enlightening figures which show that while other industrial classes may hsrs cause to complain about economic conditions, the farmer has been hit hardest by deflation. The fig tires show that in 1918 the average received for mining a ton of woge coal in the United SUtes would buy 1.1 bushels of corn in lows, while in 1921 the average wage for mining a ton of coal would buy 2.6 bushels. In 1918 tho miners' wage for mining a ton of coal would buy .7 of a bushel of wheat in North DakoU, and in 1921, .9 of a bushel. In short the min ers' wage in 1921 would buy more of the necessaries of life in the raw state than would tha wages in 1913. The same thing was true of the rail road employes. The freight revenue a ton mile received by the railroads Iowa in 1913 would buy 1.4 bushels of corn, while In 1921 the freight rev ton mile would buy 3.1 bush ln 1913 the lows farmer could buy a ton of ordinary coal f. o. b. mines for the price of 2.4 bushels of ; in 1921 it took 6.2 bushels to in enur a els. corn buy this ton of coal. While the pur chasing power of the wage earners' wages in 1921 was from 30 to 50 per cent greater than in 1913, the pur chasing power of the farmers' pro ducts was from 26 to 46 per cent leas than in 1913. In short, the farmers make up the only class that cannot buy as much or more with their pro ducts than they could nine years ago. Sercetary Wallace is not complaining that wages are too high; he is insist mg that the farmer has been hardes hit. There is another thing that the secretary might have said; While the price* of the farmers' products have relatively largely declined his tuxes have increased and so has the rate of interest he must pay. Before there can be permanent prosperity the far mer must prosper and before pros perity returns to him there ure sev eral readjustments that must be made. First, the prices of farm pro duct must either tie materially ad vancer! or the prices of the things he must buy must lie materially de creased. Second; Freight rates must lie lowered »o the cost of getting his products to market will be decidedly reduced. Third: The burden of tax es must be lessened. Fourth: In terest rates must come down to the point where the rate of interest on the money turn-owed will not exceed the average net earnings on the farmers': capital. ANOTHER sensible statement made A by Secretary Wallace was that "the farmer calls upon capital and la bor to cease their petty bickerings and resume production, trusting to American institutions and the Amer ican sense of fair play to see that i justice is done to both of them." advice may be good, but it is not likely to be followed. It is true that, the farmer neve» strikes, but, after all, the farmer and laborer are in a different situation, for the farmer is working for himself, which makes all the difference in the world. The man working for himself neither »trikes nor wants anybody else to strike. There is a hint in this of the solution of strikes. If the workingman can be brought to work for himself, while working under the direction of his employer, he will not want to strike either Some large employers have succeeded in bringing this situation about, and are not vexed by strikes. Th« JF capital is unwilling to divide with labor it will noO g*-t work out of labor. If it offers nothing but a fixed wage for a fixed number of hours of work it will get a fixed product from labor and no more, not "loyalty," which labor does not owe and will not pay. If it is hired to work a fixed number of hours tW a fixed wage it will give no more than the bargain calls for and not throw in loyalty, which the employer seems to think is part of the bargain. For loyalty— the best service labor can give—there must in justice and decency be a re turn. But it is worth any price that is paid for it. ^PEAKING of the present rail situ tion, it is the opinion of many hard-headed business men that the « president could put • quick stop to the rail strike by giving notice that the administration will, at such cost as ■nay be, rigidly and drastically en force the laws that protect property and life, and that he has no thought of and will resent any plan for fed eral control and operation of the roads. On top of that let us have the blunt promise that the man who works and the man who rides and ships shall have the vigorous and far-reaching protection that the fed eral government can give if it will. That is what this country wants and waits for and expects. And that is what will give the rail strike its deathblow. pADEREWSKI gave up music a few year* ago to mix in Polish politics. He has tired of the political game arid now desires to beat back as a piano player, but finds this difficult on account bf the fact that his fin gers have stiffened to such an extent as to impair his former "touch." This will be news to some politicians in this country that in the political game find the best method of developing their "touch, rVIDENCE is not lacking that much opposition to the tariff bill pre vails throughout the country and it is clear that very strong pressure will be brought to bear upon the pres ident to induce him not to assent to the Immediate adoption of the meas ure. Evidences of distaste which the new schedules have invoked have been so obvious as to not permit their being overlooked. Many people feel that world industry is in such a con dition of flux that schedules cannot be intelligently made at this time and that, industrially and financially speaking, it would be a good thing to postpone tariff action until a great many more facta are available to show what duties are actually requir ed in view of the changing conditions of European trade and indostry. I See That | j j aviator, has been injured by a seven foot fail from a window in his coun After flying thousands of try home, feet in the air in a plane without a mishap, he got dizzy looking down • the seven feet from his living room window to the ground. 1 j ^ M* A boy 12 years old, sole heir to 12 million dollar fortune, has to ask the judge for permission to buy ra dio sets from his estate. Lots of boys ! with only 12 rents take a spool and a hank of wire and build one of their own. candidate can Down in Arkansas give Mose Alexander a pointer or two in the campaign speech game. He said in a recent speech: "If elected I will tear down the mountains and spread them over the roads, rear range the seven stars and grease the north pole." Mathilde McQormick is reported to have married Max Oser, the famous horseman of Switzerland. And now we hear that Max is only a jockey on a merry-go-round. A Paris flapper, wearing a wrist watch on the back of her neck, asks a man to tell her the time. The man says: "It's time to wash your neck." A college student, experimenting in chemistry class, blows up building. Probably was some new recipe for home brew. A New York laborer has been ar rested for pouring scalding water on his wife. He have taken her ^ for a chicken. l TALES OF TOWN THE CLOUD To be the cloud for which men pray When earth is parched by high sun's ray; To be a breath of cooling breeze When cities choke for wind of seas; To be a dew on ripening grass When hot days o'er the meadows pass It must-be fine, it must be sweet. T'' heal the earth of withering heat! To be a song when silence seems A pain, an ache, a void of dreams; To be a fragrance and perfume When lives are longing for a bloom; To be a kiss, a hug. a smile That hearts have hungered for the while It must be fine to serve some end Of sweetness for a human friend! To be a star when night is dark; To be a lyric when the lark Has flown to other haunts of life; To be a memory in some heart That has grown weary of the strife— It must be fine, O cloud, like thee To bring the cool breath of the sea; Or rose, to grace with beauty those Whose lives are empty of the rose! —Baltimor Sun. OOD, honest, faithful work is wor '- x ship. The man who ploughs the fields and fells the forests; the man who works in mines; the man who battles with the winds and waves out on the wide sea, controlling the com merce of the world; these men are worshippers. The man who goes into the forests leading his wife by the hand, who builds a cabin, who makes I * home in the wilderness, who helps ' to people and civilize and cultivate a continent, is a worshipper,—Robert G. Ingersoll. Every town has several citizens who mutilate coins by squeezing them. été Some young fellows claim to be live wires when all they can do is to spark a little. « « * It will be a long, long time until the Literary Digest's straw ballot will show which way the foam blows. « « « This is a sad world. When the nights are fine for sleeping, the mornings are sure tough for getting : up. été "We kin remember," says Abe Mar tin, "when women got ther hair bob bed on account o' typhoid fever they kept out o' sight like a clipped collie." 9 « « When you are arranging your af fairs to settle down and be comfort able the rest of your days, don't fail to hold on to a lot of your old shoes and vour old friends. * « « "Bar, bar, black sheep, have you any booze?" *•'¥68, sir; yes, sir, all you can use. I know a guy in Canada, or some such place, Who'll sell yo u all you want of it at sixty bucks a case." «99 "What happened to Babylon?" ask ed the Sunday school teacher. "It fell," cried the pupil. "And what be came of Nineveh?'' "It was de stroyed." "And what of Tyre?" "Punctured." été Style is the only thing in this old world which could put a long skirt on a woman after Hhe had been wear.nj: a short one. Yes, style can lengthen their skirts, but by heck, it will take j Old Man Time to lengthen their hair. : été Women's dresses are to be longer, | and after making all the men round- j shouldered they are going to force | them to wear braces. Besides, a lot of interesting scenery will be de stroyed. « « « We have been yearning for some "light" summer reading. Yesterday we received through the mail a bro chure on a sure method to grow rich by investing in a certain oil property and a marked copy of a June number of the Congressional Record. It was just like an answer to prayer. é é * "Biil," we remarked to Old Bill Mis givens the other day, as he sat down on the exchanges piled in an adjacent chair, "we note that a lie detector has been invented." "Huh!" grunted Old Bill; "it don't interest me. I've had one since the day I got married." * * # The radio language is on the way. A little Emmett girl, who has a broth er who is a radio fan, also has a new baby brother. Tho other day a friend asked about the welfare of the baby. "Oh. he's all right," replied the little miss, "but he broadcasted all night." « é * No one has yet been able to tell why a chicken makes two scratches with one foot and one scratch with the other and then reverses feet on the second scratch. This puzzle should pass into history along with the que ry, always unanswered, of why a chicken crosses the road. « * * One of our vacationist friends re turned the other day and told us some of his experiences in a crowded hotel. When he asked the clerk for his bill that individual asked, "Where did you sleep?" "On the billiard ta ble," he informed the clerk. ' "Fifty cents an hour," he told our friend. "They're telling this one on a cou ple of burglars who hit Boise not long ago: Said one to the other, as he came from the open window at midnight, "Did you get anything?" "Naw," his part! growled, "this is a lawyer's house." "That's tough," the first burglar sympathized; "did you lose anything?" * * * The smartest thing we ever heard said was by a good, motherly old soul whom everybody loves. She lost her husband a few years ago. and when asked why she never married again replied: "I have never happened to run across the man 1 would trade my pension for." * * * "In a few more years," runs a com mon prediction, "we shall all be trav eling by air." Not only traveling in air. but probably living there alto gether, using the earth only for a place to toss used cuds, cigar and cig arette stubs, soiled powder rags, old magazines and papers and other things. , j The new carpet in the old church i was not yet paid for, and debt stared the congregation in the face. The pastor advanced to the front of the « * * platform and with fervor and deter mination announced: "We have tried every way we could think of to raise this money. We have had sociables and concerts, and we have done ev erything we could that was honest, Now we ore going to try a bazaar Extraordinary Special Terms During September on Electric Ranges DOWN Y $5 & jL J » £ 1 «5 and the balance on terms of •w • ). ■'I ;!■ % $10 a month ,s' You will never have a better opportunity than during this month to purchase an Electric Range. A big special purchase makes it possible for us to make the unusually low cash payment of $5 and monthly payments of only $10. I t Save Fuel, Time, Money, Work and Worry Cook the clean, cool, convenient way. Eliminate the uncertainty of cooking and baking. Forget about buying coal and carrying out ashes—$5 will put any style or size Electric Range in your home and at $10 a month it is soon paid for. Remember, this offer is for the month of September only. Act quickly if you want to avail yourself of it. You may not have such an opportunity for years. Call for a demonstration at any Electric Shop of the Idaho Power Company. Electric Shop—Idaho Power Co. J r The Outstanding Tire Values in the 30 x 3/i inch field N EVER before has the light car owner been offered ^ such value as is now at your service in these two ÆÊ J 1 i A A I A I A i U. S. products— ROYAL CORDS — the measure of all automobile tire values—both clincher and straight side—$14.65. _ The Netv and Better USCO—thicker tread, thicker sidewalls, more rubber—$10.65. r A I : j » r A r , A 1 FABRIC U»co Plain Roval Cord SIZES Nobby Chain A M'a $12.55 15.60 23.00 30*3 CL 30 x3V* ** 31x4 44 30 * 3V* SS. 32 x3V* " 31x4 M 32 x 4 44 33x4 44 34x4 44 32x44 44 33*44 44 34*44 44 35*44 44 36*44 44 33*5 4 ' 35x5 44 37* 5 44 $11.40 13.00 21.35 $4.75 10.65 18.65 $9.25 I $14.65 S A 14.65 22.95 26.45 29.15 30.05 30.85 37.70 38.55 39.50 40.70 41.55 46.95 49.30 51.85 8 A 20.45 16.90 15.70 24.35 25.55 26.05 31.95 33.00 34.00 35.65 36.15 22.45 23.65 24.15 30.05 31.05 32.05 33.55 34.00 20.85 21.95 22.40 i A A 1 s A I A 43.20 45 75 34.30 41.70 J 30x351 Royal Federal Excite Tax been absorbed by the manufacturer (Ac above ha a \ i Cord A Whether your choice Is a Cord tire, the U. S. Tire I *14« e Fabric I, I A Dealer can now give 'Ta you U. S. 30*34 tires at the lowest price« in tire history. in both I Clinchers' \ Straight Side I A ft: The U. S. quality standard is even higher . T \ today thau it ever 'a i l r Copyright 1922 U. S. Tire Co. 4 id È >11 A United States Tines (l United States ^ Rubber Company jg >CE*5 J i 30 * i r I USCO i »... . . TJ* Oldest and Largest Kubter Organization in the World 7Vo hundred and thirty-five Branches i i 'abric i United States Unes are Good Tires f * 10 * I 1 r i r_ i k-6-6 ' kf k.« k"fek^ k»k' Where You LARKIN AUTO CO. Can Buy U. S. Tires: Emmett, Idaho and box social." « * * Pat had been told by the sergeant that unless he made an arrest of some kind he couldn't keep his job on the force, so early one morning Pp.t came into the station with a little man in tow. "Well," said the sergeant, "I see you got somebody. What's the charge?" "Hfe's charged with big otry, yer honor." They proceeded to look over a list of charges, but could not find "bigotry." "It's not here," said the sergeant. "What's he been doing?" "Doing?" said Pat, the runt has three wives. "why, "Why," Whatever there h pod la Tobacco*. dean «ad - « Operette* we carry. POOL AND BILLIARDS Confectionery lad 8oft Driaka Make ear cosy place your eluh house, friends her* Yea THE BRU^WICKvCIGAR store the busy plack « Met you r bb welcom* M May flower*. 9 « said the sergeant, "that's not bigotry, that's trigonometry.'