THE PIOU1E RECORD
Some Observations ofaPessim ist ! FiHvi;
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that ht a man
i t b ur4 by hi
We feel surs I'loche people do But
appreciate too talk tbcr hear the
days about a while paper shortage.
They buy a tablet for tha school child
or a fesr sheets of writing paper for
themsvlrea occasionally and imagine
that ao Ions aa those article can be
had this talk of a shortage mast t
On tha other hand. It ia a hundred
tlmae worse than the average citizen
knows anything; about. In fact, post
offlce figurea how7 that sine January
1 alone more than paper bate been
forced to suspend publication because
of their inability to get white paper
And the bis; city papers are forced to
cut in die and raise their advertising
rate, sometlmea doubling them, to get
With papers in towns tue sue of J'l
oche this cannot be done. We must
struggle along, for a time at least, at
the present low advertising rate. We
can only skimp and save every sheet
possible and pay eactly three times
now the price we paid for white paper
two years ago. Not only is It three
times aa high, but it Is almost Impossi
ble to get it at all. Not only do xt
pay three times aa much aa we ever
paid for It, but you still get It on sub
scription at the same old rate.
There Is but one ray of hope to the
paper shortage. And that la that every
subscriber will keep his subscription
paid up, or for a year in advance, aa
the publisher able to offer cash Is the
first to get white paper now.
The city boy has for a long time as
sociated the apple with the fruit stand
and has seldom thought of it in the
terms of an orchard. And we fe-I saie
in saying that at the present rate It
won't be long before boys In towns the
size of Ploche will be doing the same
Travel this section of the state over
and you'll tlnd that a young apple
orchard is a rarity. And this Is large
ly due to the fact that today we ex
pect quick returns on our Investment,
a thing apple culture does not otter.
- One must plant an apple tree and then
wait from five to ten years to realize
on his investment but figures show-
that the Investor is paid handsome
profits from that time on for many,
many years. Another thing which has
cut the American apple crop la the
spirit of indifference with which one
treats a tree. It takes ten years for
an apple tree to come to full maturity
and one would think that after that
time they would be carefully guarded
and cared for. But they are not. Some
farmers will spend a whole day trying
to save the life of a runt pig and not
devote as much as ten minutes In a
whole year to looking after an apple
tree. And yet one good, sound, healthy
apple tree is worth twenty times as
much as a pig, even at present hish
prices of pork.
When the farmer Mikes as much In
terest In spraying his apple trees as
he does In vaccinating his hogs he will
not be obliged, to .pay someone else a
fancy price for growing his apples
And he will also find that his bank
account will- grow a whole lot steadier.
There died In the city of Chlcaeo re
cently a man who did more harm to
rural and small-town merchants in hi
brief span of years than all other men
combined. The papers credit him with
being the originator of the "send only
one dollar" mail order ads. His es
tate totalled millions and not a dol
lar of It came from the pockets of those
who lived in the same town with hltn.
His field was the small towns and the
rural districts of the United States,
his traveling .salesmen were newspa
pers and magazines that make a spe
cialty of carrying this "send only a
dollar" class of advertising.
This man learned early In life that
humanity will buy anything under the
sun if It looks cheap. lie also found
out that when people buy on the In
stallment plan they never stop to fig
ure how much more expensive It la
than buying for rash. And he also
knew that advertising will sell good'
hea ao other agency on earth ran. ,
So he started his "send only dollar"
advertising, and he piled up million
millions that should have remained la
l he small towns and along the rural
routea from whence they came.
Today the country i full of hi fol
lowers. Every postoflU-e ha it pa
trons of this class of merchandising,
and the worst feature cf it all is. the
number Is Increasing. All of the warn
ing Isxued by weekly newspapers
against the practice of taking chance
n such ads seem to be going or
naught. There apear but one way
to offset It to any extent. And that 1
for the home merchant to tell hi pro
pie, every week, that he will and can
sell them even better goods and they
can make their own terms and be here
where they can get satisfaction if the
goods are not a .represented. If
hair from a dog Is good for the bite
then flghttiig the "dollar down" con
cerns with their own kind of ammuni
tion ought to prove effective. We
heartily invite I'loche merchants, who
ire the real losers from such a aystem
if catchpenny schemes, to try it out
tnd see how It works.
In conversation with a well-known
citizen of I'loche a few days ago he
xpressed the belief that the tendency-
ill over this country to reduce the size
f farms Is a move In the rlcht iMrc-
lon. He argued that the most prof-
table farm In the world la a small
rm, a one-man farm, as he calls it.
He said it is more profitable because It
s cultivated more closely. And then
.ve told a farmer friend about the
conversation and he gave us some
thing to think about. He said:
It's folly to talk about dividing up
the land in this country kito one-man
farms. The 300 or 400 acre farm can
still be operated at a profit, even at
.he high cost of farm labor. Besides.
he division of the land adjusts Itself;
t cannot be done by legislation. The
big farms will be nplit up when It Is
to the advantage of the owner to do
o. and not until then, and men will
tecure for themselves a one-man farm
Ahen they tlnd they can live better
tnd have more of the comforts of life
that way then in any other way.
It's an interesting sub.l!cl Mid a live
topic all over this coun'.i. oliy. the
ine-man farm, and we invit? unr read-
rs to express their opinions, st
tonable length, through thesj.o'iiiimt:
Aad who would have thought few
years age there was such a strong re
semblance bet wee the Germaa and
"'- Modem Tales for the Little Totsl
t .' . v I sixteen of
It begins now to look aa though the
pea- treaty ha more Uvea lhJ in
W e ia a daily paper w here a Pe-
troit man escaped a term in prlr a
by being kind to hi wife. Thi it.i.ai
be worth something to a few
then wbat she told him again, which 1
served hltn right, and and when the J
miner wauld finish his oration on the I
rooking of cake, roasts and fancy t I' Alfc. Jiai vr OK THat 4MA
desserts, all of whk'h he had effect
Once upon a time there lived In I'l
oche a miner who had but tn fault
he thought he could cook, livery day
he would arise at aeven-Kfteen and eat
a bowl of muh. bacon and eggs and
friend potatoes (this was a long time 1 liely forbidden in his house by the
ago when there were potatoes), two or j size of bis check, she would awake and
three breakfast gems, a staoc tf 1 look tuxitlvely conscious of what he
wheats and a couple of cut. of caw fee. . had been saying, and would even nod
l u.ur ! all the time wondering right out loud ' for him to keep right on.
what the women of the days were . Wites are not as foolish as the lords
would eat each pUim at
nd while they werkd aa
secured that lovely dree page)
the New Tork Style Book.
and the two good popU la thia fairy
story lived happily fore or aftorward
right hero in old Floche.
t.tbrarr paste at two Re
UanifMnul. Circulation. Ete Bo-
uuired by the Act of Cong-roe of
When you hear a t'ioche woman
complain that "all men are alike." you
ran bet her honeymoon I over and
When a dollar is again worth Itself
many a I'loche man will wish he had
laid away a few when he had the
It used to be that talk was cheap in
this country then they took to rais
ing telephone rates.
Marriage on the
coming to w hen all a man could get ' and masters think. When one can
to eat were hot cakes and wafltes ao lake two ega and stretch them with
easy to make. i white,- delicious gravy, and stretch
Then taking his lunch bucket he ' hem again w 1th toast, some brains are
ould go to the dark and dangerous - In e recipe, and when the wives e
mine. where he would dig and delve cure a division of the pay check, even
for hours and hours sometime four'tbuugh It be the usual losers end.
or five. Kew know the task placed ! enough Is said to make a statement,
upon the miner. Kew realize that he-i "! w tth'some miner and some w ives
sides the physical toll there Is severe !be statement can be doubled,
mental effort, which must never, never I Sometimes, w hen soothed with a
be relaxed. It requires skill of the , restful day of work, and a particularly
highest 'order to make two houu of I tity supper, the miner would grunt
work appear as eight hours, and no j approval with the sincerity of a prize
.matter how good hi Intuition a rude
' shift boss may surprise him. It takes
j brains to awake from sleep and talk
To be fair to the miner it must, be
j said that he never kicked about his
Freighted with precious human lives, . lunch away from home, and instead he
the good ship "St. l'aul" majestically would rather proudly draw the cup of
tailed or steamed or turblned for Kng- custard or some home-made delicacy
land May 10 and the last man on board from the bucket and eat It audibly to
was K. C. D. Marriage of I'loche, Ne
vada. Leave It to Charles to keep the
bunch waiting as they start on a trip.
Little did his friends realise that they
loked with him on the city street that
Charles, or Charley, as he Is more
often called, was ao soon to have an
the envy of the single men who could
.only hope for pie. -j
At mid-afternoon when tffe miner
had laid aside the grouch with which
! he had protected himself through the
I hours of toil and In the warm change-
room he had put ou his street clothes
tg and he would approve of hi own
good Judgment In teaching wife to
One day the wife went to a nearby
town to visit, in spite of the miner's
feeble .protests. He could 111 afford the
expense, as he had overvalued thirty
miles of railroad which he held against
three kings during an exciting mo
ment of the preceding week, but he
yielded as he thought of the good
meals which he dreamed were on their
'Tkhh but a dream. And there Is
quite enough of tragedy in life with
out recording the sad days which fol
lowed. From seven-fifteen he next
entire and perfectly good steamship and his perfect human nature he would ! arose at seven, then six-thirty, six.
for his personal use while he gratified j return via the city street for nourish
a mere whim to ride on an mean
His many friends hope that he will
escape the perils of the deep aa he
Journeys to and fro the "tight little
Isle" which, by the way. Is being run
wide open compared to this dry coun
try and that he will soon return to
again enliven the city street and check
the optimism of the prospector who
sees golden dreams in stones.
The fear that Mr. Marriage may be
Joggled off the wagon, when the boat
crosses the three-mile limit Is ground
less. For the benefit of those who
have not felt the flattening influences
of travel on. expensive ships It may be
said that, while he may fall off the '
wagon, he cannot fall off the boat.
The boat Is fenced. On all good ships replied
ment to supper.
At supper he would often advise his
wife Just how she should do the cook- '
Ing, explaining carefully the steps he
approved if he were tending the stoves
instead of skips. After the first few
years it didn't bother wife to hear htm
winning medals. on his chest for cook
ery, and, in fact, like all the women
when husbands Insist upon talking
nonsense, ehe would permit her mind
to ramble on more Important things
tnd In blissful contentment she would
try to recall the real events or the day
as narrated by the neighbors.
A woman's Idea of news Is what he
said, and what she said, and what he
said, and what she said, and what he
and then what she told him
Occasionally we wonnor Wiat Borne
fellows used to occupy their mir.tl be
fore they got an automobile to clean
Ono expression that i cntlro'v too
familiar In Ploche Is, "J can't k.lord it
hut I'm going to."
You may think your wife noed an
-f,il In et tlilnira vhn -.i,,;tiiir fnllu
. , ... . . ' ., , . , i desert country where no liquids
around, but think whit Slimon had ,
to contend with along almut tKis tea
You have also probably roM--.I that
It's a lot easier to fin 1 a" pivt '.lehtlal
candidate you are again si li.i'.n o.ie ; ou
there is a railing, as the sailors call a I
fence, entirely surrounding the prop
erty and marking the boundary of the
ship from the public ocean, the princi
pal purpose of the railing, however,
being to separate the diners from the"
dinners. A man cannot fall off the
boat even when he wishes.
To fall off the wagon means, of
course, a reviving drink. To those
parched men who have pioneered In a
abundant except perfumes, flavoring
extracts, hair tonics and the disap
pointing like, a little drink Is no great
harm, and If Mr. Marriage undertakes
to cross the three-mile limit with one
foot on the rail there should be no
thought save envy.
straight out, and then what he said, and
and even half-past five. lie finally
chose hot cakes for his diet, bringing
variety to the menu with an expensive
can opener until Uie taste of cans per
vaded even hot cakes. It was then he
weakened and sent the wire: j
"Come home at once. Am feeling
sick and need you, dear."
Alarmed beyond measure at the
extra word and fearing for the worst
the wife returned, but within an hour
site had such a supper ready that the
miner Instantly recovered, as he proved
by critical comments on the frosting
of the cake. Wife knew the symptoms
'. of convalescence and praised the
' knovb'djre so boyishly Implied, and
I even soothed the patient with such ca
jresses as "I knew you were all right
I on frostlngs, but I did fear that you
imiirht have no luck with bread." The
Aniriist n 1S1J. of Tha floche Kec-
oriL I'ubUahod Weekly at Floe ha.
vada. for April I.
State of Nevada, County of Lincoln, a.
Before mo, a Notary fubllc la ana
for the Slate and County aforeamM.
personally appeared A. A. Hhtrmaa.
who. having been duly swora according
to law. deposes and say that ho ia the)
Manager of tha I'loche Record, and that
the following is, to the Dost ot Mia
know ledaro and belief, a trow statement
of the ownership, management aa If
i dailv paper, the circulation I, eie- ox
the aforesaid publication for tha date
shown in the aoovo caption, raxivirew
by the Act of August ll, 111. embod
ied In Section 441. i'oatil ui aaa
Regulation, printed on tha reverse) of
this form, towlt:
1. That tha name and addresae oi
the publisher, editor, managing editor
and business managers are:
Publisher Record Publishing Com-
pany, Ploche, Nevada.
t'.uuor A. A. cnerman, rmca,
Managing Kditor A. A. Sherman, ri
Business Manager A. A. Hibernian.
2. That tha owner are (give names
and addresses of individual owners, or.
If a corporation, give Its nam and the
name and addresses of stockholders
owning or holding I per cent or more
or the total amount ot biocki:
Record Publishing Company, Ploche.
A. A. Sherman, Ploche, Nevada.
3. That the known bondholder,
mortgagees and other security holders
owning or holding I per cent or mora
of total amount of bonds, mortgages or
other securities are lf there are none,
4. That the two paragraph next
above, giving the names of the owner,
stockholders and security holders, if
any, contain not only tha list of stock
holders and security holders aa they
appear upon the books of the company,
but also, in cases where the stockhold
er or security bolder appears upon tha
books of the coinuanv aa trustee or in
any other fiduciary relation, tha nam
of the person or corporation for whom
such trustee is acting, ia given; also
that the said two paragraphs contara
statements embracing affiant's full
knowledge and belief aa to tha cir
cumstances and conditions under
which stockholders and security hold
ers who do not appear upon tha books
of the comriany aa trustee, hold stock
and securities In a capacity other than
that of a bona fide owner: and this af
fiant has no reason to believe that any
other person, association or corpora
tion has anv Interest direct or Indirect
In the said stock, bonds or other aecuri
ties than a so stated bv him.
A. A. SHKRMAN- Manager.
Sworn to and subscribed before me
this 19th day of April. 1120.
(Seal) H. E. FRKUDENTHAI
(Mv commission expires Jan. 4, HIM.)
The secretary of abor Is tiuoted as '
saying that we are going to have
"three years of plenty," and the aver
age I'loche man would like to inquire,
"Plenty of what?"
Kleetrle Movies Program for the Week
Friday evening Fox feature, "Mar
ried in Haste," and the Sunshine cora-
j edy, "Roaring Lions and Midnight Kx-press."
Uncle Sam Is turning out postage , Monday evening The Select feature,
stamps at the rate of forty million a j "The New Moon," Norma Talmadge,
day, and from the amount of political i and the Ford Weekly.
'Tale of Two Cities" and Prisma film.
matter going through the mail It looks
like he'll have to Increase the output.
One swallow doesn't make a sum
mer, but Rlnce prohibition hit this
country it's enough to make a drink.
Accidents happen to the best of reg
ulated families, so every Ploche girl
ought, to expect to have her heart
broken a few times.
A whole lot of minds have been
eased by the Chicago Judge who re-
Ptoche, Nev., May 19, 1920.
The lntermountain Coal Company Is
In receipt of two cars of coal and can
supply the wants of its customers. The
prices at present, which went Into ef
fect May 15, are as follows:
2.000- pounds, delivered $11.23
1,000 pounds, delivered ,.. 7.50
D00 pounds, delivered 3.90
Buy the Tire
. That Wins
Now that Miller Tires
have done so much, and won
so much, you owe them this :
Put one on a rear wheel
and watch it. Compare it
with the opposite tire.
Mark how the tread lasts.
M ark the mileage that you get.
Then adopt the Miller, or"
reject it, on that record.
Miller is the leader of the
Miller experts have in late
yars almost doubled mileage.
Winner in Million-Mile Tests
' Cord or Fabric
The new Miller treads out
wear others by 25 per cent.
Miller Cords last year, in
the extreme factory tests,
averaged 15,000 miles.
Miller is winning million
' mile contests, where a score
of makes- are compared.
Miller Tire records are
talked about everywhere.
The tire has become the sen
sation. It is a marvel of uni
formity. It dominates in the hard
est fields, as on California
stage lines. 1
See what it does on your
car. Compare it with others,
then adopt the tire that wins.
on tire serv
ice may be
; ' 1
suction cup, (or
firm hold on
Geared"-fo-f A- .
road7 side treads
mesh like cogs
u I V
THERE HE STANDS!
GRAND old "Bull" Durham. He belongs in this
country's Hall of Fame. Can you think of a more
familiar figure ? For over half a century Bull has
been part of the landscape; the tobacco he represents,
has made millions and millions of friends.
You can roll fif ty-'thrif ty cigarettes from one bag.
AMSDEN BROTHERS, Agents,
Hi fifSSffl -. 11 -
11 i i . mm, A a 1 Vaakaa
With U1U.. paper you
can roll the best "Bull'
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