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THE TWIN FALLS TIMES
r'ublished Twice-A-Week, Tuesdays
and Fridays, in the Gaut-Holohan
building, Main Street.
WILBUR S. HILL
Editor and Publisher
Member of Eastern Idaho Press Club
INDEPENDENT REPUBLICAN
Entered as Second Class Matter as a
Semi-Weekly, Oct. 18, 1910.
Subscription Rates
One year, in advance. $2.00
Six Months
1.00
TEL. 88.
REMAND THIS LABEL
'UNION
'LAB EL.
On All of Your Printed Matter. It
Represents Good Workmanship, Good
Wages and Good Conditions.
If I spend my Dollars out of *
Twin Falls and you spend your *
Dollars out of Twin Falls, and *
all the People spend their Doi- *
ars out of Twin Falls, WHAT *
IN THE THUNDER WILL BE- *
COME OF TWIN FALLS?
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THINK ABOUT IT
Twin Falls Commercial Club
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S I A TE S j
PRE-EMPTING
SCENIC
THE
SPOTS.
To tlie sportsmen of this state who j
have traveled about to tlie various,
dises, it must be apparent that unless
some drastic legislation is enacted at
the next session of the legislature
every bit of ground along beautiful
streams and lakes of tlie state will be
gobblod up by people living outside
i
scenic spots and the sportsmen para
the state.
On the Yellowstone branch of the
Short Line along the Snake and Warm
river, mile after mile of those streams
are shut off from the public by "no
tresspass" signs. Fishermen who have
had the temerity to enter tlie waters
along these big private preserves have
been driven off by the paid brutes of
the grasping owners. Homesteads
have been filed on meandered lakes
and streams and springs in every
available spot, until the game of the
Htate, which belongs to all the people ,
is merely the begginning of private
game preserves.
Most state have adequate laws
which forbid any owner from fencing
off within ten feet of the bank of a
meandered stream with a view
make the game sections public
domain. Idaho should follow suit.
The man who is paying taxes to the
state and also doing his part toward
game protection is entitled to first
to
consideration, but even the taxpayer
•should not be a monopoly over waters
and scenic wonders which rightfully
belong to the public because of their'only
scenic value.
THE GASOLINE WAR.
The price cutting activities of the
local garages in gasoline, brought on
by the ill-advised move of one of the
firms selling gasoline, is going to be
a good object lesson not only to this
particular industry, but to every other
line of business in the city,
man or any business figures that by
shrewd price cutting it can get and
keep all of the business of
When any
a commun
ity it is butting into a time-worn eco
nomic wall.
Any man who figures
that his competitors are going to sit
down and allow business rightfully
theirs to get away, does not under
stand human nature.
All that price
cutting down below the point of logi-'ever,
tirnate profit accomplishes is to make |
tlie consumer laugh at the retailer as
a big boob for giving him something
for nothing. J'here is no gratitude in
The man who starts j
downward only gets business :
while he is the lowest priced man. If
his competitor
the public mind,
prices
cuts under, the eon : ;
sinner will fall over himself to get the |
I benefits of tlie lowest price.
:
There is :
j not a single record where the buying !
public have ever stayed with tlie man i
j who starts prices downward.
The people selling gasoline in Twin j
are actually giving the con- :
j sinner one cent premium with every
; gallon sold at the prices prevailing to
: day. Is tlie consumer grateful to the
man who made the cut? There is
1 pretty good evidences that they arc
not and will continue to buy gasoline !
frotn tlie garage where they usually
transact their automobile business.
i
Falls
!
As the result of the few days or
weeks of the. costly gasoline
struggling firm attempting to get
tablished in a legitimate business
lie pushed to the wall.
war one
es
Not a single 1
firm will make money while the war
is on. it is folly for any one of the
present competitors to continue
may
fight at a losing proposition. Tlie ,
Times would urge that a fair price
be fixed to the public and the compe
tition made that of individual endeav
or to get business.
There is no question but what at
one tine gasoline was too high in
, this city and a drop in price of ten
cents showed the tendency toward
just equalization. Xo
garage
can
keep a man on duty day and night to
sell gasoline and donate that man's
to
ed
it
the
he
an
the
the
services for inflating tires and doing
the thousand and one little things
about the customers' cars without get
j ting a fair price for the service ren.
dered.
ness man to make a fair profit,
their'only
The public wants every busi
It is
the excessive profits which
arouse public ire. The Times believes
that a fair price for gasoline can be
maintained and should be.
A GOOD WORD FOR THE CITY
MANAGER.
The outstanding fact about the com
mission-manager plan of city govern
ment, as tlie Chicago Tribune, sees it.
is its "apparent success under trying
conditions." Summarizing an article
on the subject by R. S. Childs in The
National Municipal Review, which
"holds out definite hope for this in
teresting experiment," the Chicago
daily notes that it lias already been
taken up by twenty-five cities and
towns, and that five states now have
optional laws for its adoption.
How
logi-'ever, it is not so much the growth of
| the idea, The Tribune goes on to say,
that attracts the attention of the
country at large, as "the results ob
tained and the dangers that have been
j exposed" in the course of operation,
: We read then:
to
its
had
an
ing
"Speaking in tlie terms of efficiency,
; tlie newer plan compares most favor
| ably with the financial showing made
:
: under the old government. Operating
! expenses in Dayton in 1914 were $77,
i 709 over the year before, but the com
mission-manager regime gave $140,000
j worth of new service, without taking
: into consideration that the old gov- ( i
eminent had used $800,000 of a flood- the
prevention bond issue for ordinary op
erating-expenses. In the first year
Springfield, O., saved $50,000, a float- jy
ing debt of $100,000 was wiped off the the
! slate, the street-cleaning department
enlarged its activities by 25 per cent,
and garbage-collection was extended j n
to all houses. In La Grande, Ore., the f
town warrants had depreciated to the
such an extent that the banks refused
of
saved 13 of
!
to take them under any consideration.
1 In tlie first year $35,000 was paid off,
und another $35,000 was cleared away
in tlie first four months of 1915. In
the'Manistee the new government saved
, $20,000 from a budget of $104,000,
spent $1,200 in repairing a sewer, af
ter it had practically been decided to
have an $80,000 bond issue to build an
entirely new sewer. In Taylor, Tex.,
a 15 per cent better showing was
made, and Cadillac, Mich.
In no instance was there a
per cent.
failure to register some encouraging
increase in efficiency."
Nevertheless The Tribune is careful
to point out that the commission
manager plan is not yet "solidly
placed"; but adds that as long as it is
doing so well, "it is worth respectful
attention." Meanwhile, we are remind
ed that "many vexing details" about
it remain unsettled and are liable to
exaggeration in their significance.
For instance, this journal asks—
"What is to be the relation between
the manager and the commission; how
can all the interests of the community
he represented on the board equally
with the business men ; how are the
powerful politicians, who must be
treated with to some extent, to be ap
peased until the public is won over;
how is the manager to be kept in the
background and out of politics? In
Dayton certain interests are set for
an attack next November because the
manager has probably been too prom
inent and the politicians have not been
handled carefully enough. The
Phoenix commissioners tried to force
the manager to accept political ap
pointees, and Niagara Falls is having
the same bothers getting on the right
track."—Literary Digest.
HOW LOYAL IS IRELAND?
When John Redmond, leader of the
Irish party, rose in Parliament to an
nounce a truce with England and to
pledge tlic whole resources of Ireland
to tlie service of the British Empire in
its crisis, the wprld, Germany In
cluded, was surprised to find that he
had behind him in this dramatic move
an apparently united Ireland. Accord
ing to a Duhlin correspondent of the
Springfield Republican, "there are to
( i ay f ew i r i s hment in Ireland, except
the f ew irreconcilable factionists and
soreheads, who do not freely admit
that Redmond's statemanship has ful
jy justified itself." "He has silenced,"
the same witness tells us, "the fac
tionists and the little clique of pro
Germans in Ireland, and his speeches
j n (j le country have been responsible
f or many thousands of recruits for
the army, recruits of the stuff of
which Sergeant Michael O'Leary, the
Irish Guards' 'V. C.,' is made." The
Irish papers confirm and supplement
this testimony. But there are other
witnesses who assert that this picture
of a loyal and unanimous Ireland is
false to the facts.
Thus Seumas MacManus, the well
known Irish novelist and dramatist,
writes to the New York Sun that his
country is experiencing "a spontane
ous anti-English outburst on the part
of the patriotic men of all parties, an
a
outburst precipitated by what they
consider the betrayal of Ireland on
the part of Mr. Redmond." Recruiting
in Ireland, he declares, "has been a
tragic failure." And as evidence that
Ireland is now " a seething-pot of
what the English would call disloyal
ty," he cites the recent banishment of
three Irish leaders for anti-English
propoganda, and asserts that "while
the chief part of the existing news
papers of the island have been sub
sidized and are run to suit the views
of the English Government, no less
than eight independent national pa.
pers have been seized or suppressed."
The picture of a united and pro-Eng
lish Ireland that has been held up be
fore the world, he says, is the product,
not of loyalty, but of coercion. And
lie quotes from the London Chronicle
an admission that "the policy of re
pression pursued by the British au
thorities is rapidly rousing the Irish
people to a state bordering on revolu
tion."
Turning to the uncensored Irisli
Ameriean press, we find plenty of
anti-English, and some pro-German,
declarations. Thus the San Francis
co Leader admits that "we have es
poused the cause of Germany as
against despicable England"; the
Butte Independent says of England:
"Could we ally ourselves with honor
with that nation that has left a black
record of insincerity and rapine in
every land she has touched?" And The
Irish Standard, of Minneapolis, con
demns England's efforts to recruit
Irishmen to fight her battles for her.
The Chicago Irish Voice declares it
self "anti-British," but "not in the
sense that it is against the English
people, for it is not." It goes on to
say:
is
to
of
is
his
an
"It is against no people as such and
never will be hostile to the people of
my country. It is anti-British in the
sense that it is against British rule in
in America, British rule in Ireland,
and attempted British domination of
the world. British intrigue is ram
pant everywhere save in the abode of
angels. It is a virulent poison, a con
tagious disease threatening the very
life of constitutional freedom in these
United States. It is the scourge of
the universe, and when the unbiased
historian, after shedding a silent tear
o'er tlie ruins of Westminster, takes
his pen in hand to write the story of
the awful war now raging in tlie
world he will set down British intri
gue as the horned demon that lured
Europe to destruction. Jt is because
we feel and believe that the cause of
Germany is far more just than that
of the Allies, that we are pro-German,
and not alone because Germany hap
pens to be warring against the ancient
foe of Erin with the star of freedom
in the Irish sky."
The New York Irish World, which
records in its news columns
many
cases of men tried and convicted in
Irish courts for such offenses as in
terfering with the work of the
cruiting sergeant or tearing down re
cruiting posters, assures us that the
Irish newspapers in Ireland "do not
give us a true picture of the country,
except in so far as they reflect the
spirit of the Irish party under John
Redmond, and the Irish party organ
ization under Mr. Devlin."
re
It goes on
to say:
"In this respect the Irish newspa
pers give a perfectly true picture. At
the present time the Irish party
working solefy for England, and using
all the powers of their organization to
Anglicize Ireland. It is not Ireland
that has become degraded and dena
tionalized, but it is the Irish party.
This is the one significant fact that
stands out today clear and well de
are
fined amid all the smoke and turmoil,
so that none can mistake it. The Irish
Parliment&ry party has failed and
fallen. Except in their speeches and
harangues—and words, as we know,
are cheap—there is not a
genuine Irish nationality left in one
of them. The old fighting spirit that
once filled them is gone, and gone
forever. They can not now be regard
ed in any other light except as tame
servants of the English Government."
—Literary Digest.
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