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Excess Profits Tax Should Go; It Is the
Friend and Hdlper of H. G. L. By WILLIAM (VREDFIELD, Former Secretary of Commerce The crying need of the hour, is production. This is voiced by every statesman and economist of js bearing a heavy burden of debt and debts can be paid only by earning k mcans w ^th which to pay them and the only means M of earning is by producing. Production is the direct view Europe and America. The world i gpr :: : % . and the most efficient attack upon the current high 1 prices. The present figures at which goods are sold ■ could not be maintained in the presence of a supplv p double that which exists, and even the production of one-half more than at present would go'far to reduce the direct tax upoD us all arising from high prices. The excess profits tax is a restrainer of production and and helper to the high cost of living capital in productive enterprises is concerned, It removes the incentive to quantity production, upon the process the world needs The effective u of goods and this profits go down with them, proct 0 _ #»estrtn NewaDooer Cnlo» a* direct friend it is, so far as the investment of an encourager of hesitancy. It imposes a penalty most. ay to reduce excess profits :s to produce large quantities production itself inevitably reduces prices and To restrain by special and heavy taxation the es of large production because of the fear of large profits from such production is at once a misunderstanding means of avoiding the very thing which is sought. 1 he excess profits tax ought to go. It is unscientific and forms a direct obstacle to that large production upon which for the time all efforts should center. excess of economic processes and a Loss of Faith Is the Cause of the Demoralization, of the World. By JAMES A. DAVIS, Chicago Advertis ing Man. There is demoralization in all the affairs of the world. The cause of the demoralization is nowhere else than in the loss of faith, all, is the stabilizer of civilization. Faith, after On faith is based all that matters in Governmental, commercial, professional, private and domestic affairs can be carried on and sustained only by faith, attribute what would our form of government amount to? why and how long should a democracy last? If vie could cut out discussing alleged causes of present conditions and do our best to remedy those conditions through faith in each other, faith in the spoken, the written and tlie printed word, faith in agreement, faith in statement, faith in good intent and above all, faith in our institu tions and the soundness of our instituti this life. Without that high Without it, ons, man}', if not all, of our present troubles would melt away like mist before the summer s a faith there Through such individual sun. will be evolved by united high-motived deavor, a way out of every complication, economic, political and social, to a sound, prosperous and stable conclusion. en If each of us will carry on with eyes front, head up, in step, facing the only problem before us, that of justifying ourselves as the hope of the world, we will bring our great country through all its problems, financial, political, industrial and social to where it belongs, the advance guard, ,r uide and arbiter of peace and destinies of the nations of the world. I j Give Us Better Roads That the Motor Truck May Come Into Its Own. By J. OGDEN ARMOUR, Chicago Packer There is no more serious problem before us today than the matter of reducing the cost of getting the products of the farm to the tahle of the consumer. Oîie step, at least, in tlie solution is plain—better roads. economy the motor truck has not yet come into as it is in certain restricted realms, it now awaits the further development of interurban and reach the measure of its full attainment. As an instrument of its own. Efficient servant country highways to It has power and speed that put it outside the class of the horse-drawn vehicle, and a nimbleness ar , flexibility which gives it a certain advantage over the railways, expectation to see it assume more and more the function of the haul It is TV* of > it as its own peculiar province: in part relieving the railways duties which they are least able to perform, and in part expanding field of our national transportation system, I say, therefore, all speed to the good road movement ! methods of distribution and help to bring the people of s o' 4 ' .lose t'JS It will cheapen our country I commend its common sense and practical wisdom. It may be less spectacular than some of our other national issues, but it strikes deep into the roots of fundamental our closer to each other. progress. Young* Men Looking for Good Dancing Partners Choose Homely Girls. are By LOUIS GUYON, Chicane Ranee Hall Proprietor ern the The homely girls dance much better than their pretty sisters, the manager of a dancing floor where thousands of both ugly and pretty girls do their hop, skip, jump and drag of the new dances, I have observed closely and I know whereof I speak. T gly girls make the best dancers. They are more graceful than pretty girls because they are more serious and work harder to make up for lack of facial beauty. • - A pretty girl relies on her looks to g r t partners. An ngly girl goes at dancing with earnestness aad is soon far better at the art She studies how to be charming and .eclipses her beautiful sisters in attractiveness very often. Pretty girls are lazy and indifferent conceited and to feel that the world is at their feet, only a day. Then the other girls have their innings. It is apparent to me every night that the young men who want skillful partners in dancing choose the ugly girls first. As park 1919. ■ a rule. They are apt to bo It is, for a day and as to than Vice-President Marshall—In these troublous times, when freedom of speech is being used for the purpose of forcibly undermining the govern ment, it is well to remember that the goverpment of the fathers is unfit to survive if it is powerless to prevent unlawful assaults upon its authority. built Its and a was more Dr. Herman Berry, Chicago Centenarian—After the Civil war prices were just as high. The only cheap thing was calico and everybody wearing calico doth«». Capt Edward V. Rickentacker, American "Ape of Aces"—Future was * ■ Ï r V, -m jÜ MPä' fn7, of 3 r s t'Vfi.z of t ù Ü f? -» JR ■me»«« rex » 1. I*< •" u, •V .>• M '«v T' of V X The Castle of Pena, Portugal. the such a The Castle of O PORTUGAL, land of almost eternal sunshine, American In vestors are going, with great schemes for the development of ?he latent resources waiting only for the capital and energy their unfolding, principal business street of Lisbon, buildings have been secured model houses. Beach T a necessary for In the Roeio, the to re or newly build large store At Mount Estoril, the Palm of Portugal, the important hotels and concessions' have been cured by Americans, with the purpose of making it a rival to San Sebastian on the Spanish coast, says a writer In the Christian Science Monitor. An electric railway will connect it with Lisbon and Cintra, whose chief attraction is the Pena castle. Cintra, once the home of the Moorish kings, and later occupied by the kings of Portugal. s , se of A large casino is being erected the beach, and several large hotels of American design and furnishings will be built along the shores of this charming site. the American investor will himself—there he has taken up the extensive harbor improvements inland communications, thus to realize tlte vast undeveloped mineral possi bilities of the Galician hinterland and Leon. on in And of Vigo, .Spain, concern it, and Railways will be extended to Madrid, making a more rapid route for tourists between Paris and South America. Everything but Energy, Portugal is a country rich in all Ger war, one to things save In popular many and France, until the late exploited its sardine industries, of its most valuable Items of m er ce. en energv. of enra The cork forests are abun dant, and the olive and grape are very prolific In their yield, subtropical fruits of abound, and can be bought for trifling amounts. the Tropical and many varieties The Portuguese peasants have been called the most kindly and dependable of all Europe. I tinguished by a different and picturesque costume, of its climate ; the varied aspects and j diversity of its vegetation ; tlie multi plicity of its hot and cold springs ; tlie progressive improvement in its hotel accommodations, lower price than that of any others in Europe, a is of of Each province is dis most The excellence on offered at a ly make Portugal one of the most favored of lands for the ploitatlon of the tourist. ex At the present time the Mother of has been geographers than any other No lands Navigators, as Portugal named, is less known by and archeologists country on the continent, have been better glorified by nature; and buried Roman and Celtic-Iherian cities, treasure houses of antiquity, are rich mines for conquest with pick and shovel. , less it Portugal is an agricultural country, but the sardine Industry makes up a large part of her of boxes of this product of Portu canncrs bear the imprint French packers, France as the country of origin, abundant olive lends itself packer of the better-^rade sardine, yielding, as it does, a superior oil. The cork tree, which produces a new hark once in ten Important article for export, stripping furnishes about $10 worth of bark per tree. The other woods most abundant are the acacia, poplar, elm. ash. eucalyptus, pine and oak. About one acre in five of the total area ot Portugal is wooded. Millions commerce. guese of some even with The ti» tlie to the the ing that king years, gives an Eacl: The more re mote agricultural and timber, districts are handicapped by the lack« of reasonably good transportation facil ities, either railroad or even wa gon. Conglomeration of Races. Ethnologically Portugal is a have the dear, kept con elomerate. The people of the north ern province of Entre Douro and Hlnho and Tras-os-Montes Galician stock ; in the lower provinces the Portuguese have are of intennurrled WONDERFUL WORK OF NATURE and per. the Grand Canyon of Arizona, Now a National Park, Called Most Sub lime of Earthly Spectacles. Grand Canyon National park, in the northwest corner of Arizona, is the newest of our national playgrounds, having been brought into the national park family by an act of congress In 1919. is ways on is If chest the most the firmly sage It is □fitter The canyon is a titanic gash in the earth's crust, a stupendous chasm, in places 10 to 13 miles wide from rim to rim, over 200 miles long and than a mile deep. Nature, said to l>e the most sublime of earthly spectacles. Is a composite of thousands and tens of thousands of gorges. Long years ago bronzed more This wonder of savages built their dwellings on the sides of Its cliffs. In 1540 one of the early Spanish explorers stood on its brink and gased with awe at Its vastness ; a Franciscan priest 200 years later was the next white visitor; then for more than SO yean the big canyon inalned nnvlslted except h y SS of Pena, Portugal. In of for with the Arab, Dutch, English, and, in one Frisian. French province, and rht The Jews, after their forced Emanuel, Intcrmar cor version by King rled with nil races. for the On the southern coast from Cape St. Vincent to the Spanish frontier die influence of Afri can ancestry is to the importation of slaves for serv ice in the olive groves and vineyards of Alemteio and Algarves. Portugal has a distinct national personality in art, music and litera ture—each having a unique vigor. U has been said that all Portuguese singers, days the re In it of , lue very apparent se are On fete days and on Sun roads abound " with gayiy costumed peasants carrying mandolas and singing the songs of Portugal, in spired by Camoens, whose poems have enriched tl.c literature of Iberia. In art and architecture the Carlos Re names Santos Braga, Texeira Colombano, Adelide Lima, Maiho. Saiga de. and Fernandez stand out. of on Lopez, The cathedrals, veritable monu ments to the architectural genius of succeeding generations, vie with the noblest examples edifices in Europe, so abundant in Portugal—lends itself to the sculptor's chisel. of ecclesiastical The sandstone— to NOT YET FULLY CIVILIZED Solomon Islanders at Times Apt to Gc Back to Pleasant Diversion of Head Hunting. The Solomon islands are famous one of the last strongholds of head hunting and cannibalism, the natives have been converted to a civilized respect for human life, but the native taste of the Solomon island er still approves a ceremonial feast once in a while, with several members of a hostile tribe tastily cooked and served. as Some ol ; Head-hunting has for centuries been a part of the islander's religion and is pursued with great zeal and a kind of ecstatic enjoyment to all except the victims. Head-hunters from tribe set out for a hunt to the lands of another tribe. one They swoop down on a villag?, seize as many victims possible and escape, the chase are Impaled op posts as evi dence of the hunters' as The trophies of prowess, while the feast vv\ilch follow»* Consists main ly of the victims. If the attacked tribe knows of the plan before hand it will retire to U s tree house , where It Is safe for while. These houses are built fifty or sixty feet from the giound in tlie branches o* *sinnt tre«s. Ladders hang I froni them ami up tl esc the agile na tUes climb hd then £>ui! up tlie lad and a dor. Usually * hunt is now instituted only for o or two sacrifices, skulls as di corations in the houses are less fashiol able than they This is a f îvorable Solomon Islander is far fiom tame and it apt to relapse any time into the ways of h?s fathers. once were. gn, but the real Feast of Purird. The feast of Purim, corresponding to the fourteenth day of the Hebrew month of Adar, Is a joyous festival of the Jews, celebrated bp them In memoration of their d-Wverance from imfiiftient destruction the Book of Esther, irom a Persian word meaning "lots." the festival be ing so designated beca ise of the Iota that are «aid to have been cast by Human prime minister 'o Ahasuerus, king of Pe dsa, to determine the day which to carry out a pi^ of extermi nating the Jews. a off of of com as narrated in on The Greater Deed. Blessed ts the memory of these who have kept themselves unspotted from the world! Yet more blessed, dear, the memory of those who have kept themselves unspotted world.—Mrs. Jamieson. more in the and an occasional herdsman or trap per. Now the skill of man, ht 3 made it accessible both by train and by auto mobile, and eyery year thousands of tourists view' this crowning wonder of the American west Odd Phone Experiments. One of the greatest blessings and sometimes one of the greatest worries is the telephone, ways looked upon as e amusement—by trying the transmitter on various parts of the body ev*u this is obtained. If you pnt the transmitter on the chest and speak in the usual tones the listener will hear the message al most as clearly as if It were sent in the usual way. Again, if the transmitter be pressed firmly against the kneecap the sage Is heard quite as distinctly, bnt It is only faintly «udlbiè if the tranm □fitter be put to «lie heel. But' it is not al source of has ice. earn a its and flag * BPS Pigments From Coal. than *400 different f r om eoa L Pigments of ; v,, - ■ t «DOYO SCOUTS (Conducted by. National Council of th* Boy Scouts of America.) WHERE REAL SCOUTS SHINE The boy who learns fire building thoroughly is a safe inhabitant of the forest. The boy who goes abroad with two matches nd a new ax as his sole equimpent is a menace to himself, the .çood name of scouting, and the safety af the woods into which he venturés. According!) the ability to build a fire in the oj en, using not more than two matches is a second-class scout requirement, and in actual practice it is one of tin? first things "a boy should study upon «atering the great brother hood. When the red gods call and the weather ma'i favors, any lad can tice flame, ignite a glorious smudge, singe his eyebrows, and come home with a feeli ng that potatoes baked in an oven an better than potatoes cre mated in a bonfire. It "is the scoutmaster's high priv ilege to ii itiate his boys into the charmed circle of real scouts to whom unpropition s weather is no barrier, and to build in their hearts, not only the pattern of the tepee fire and many other arrangements of fuel and draft, but to build the growing tree, love of an unscarred and unburned woodland, love of an entirely extinguished fire marked' by two unburned crossed sticks and un shamed by waste paper and tin cans. en and rht cor the Afri serv U also, love of lue SCOUTS' FIRST-AID DRILL. are Sun in have of the Hit; m V m m X. Gc Orn mi s a but and as How the Youngsters Train to Render Aid When There is an Emergency. ol HOW SCOUTS AID IN FORESTRY. The approval of scout co-operation in forestry work was given by John EL Wallace, Jr., commissioner of con servation in Alabama: "The Boy Scouts of Alabama have recently rendered this department a distinctive service by placing in con spicuous places, throughout their re spective communities, our conservation posters. "I regard the friendship and co operation of the Boy Seoùts of Ala bama as among the mo sets of this department wholesale public sentiment favorable to the enforcement of the laws of this state for the protection of our national resources." one as of valuable ss \ creating a s or The first aid help given by a boy I scout at the time of the injury prob ably saved the life of Ernest Whipple of Leona, Ore., whose arm was severed by a cut-off saw at a lumber mill. The boy was Howard Lea, an employee of the mill, and when other men left the ia SCOUT'S FIRST AID SAVES LIFE. a victim helpless because of their igno rance of thê care that should be given, young Lea bound the wound after the method taught all members of the boy scout organization, and the resultant stopping of the flow of blood is be lieved to have isayed the young man's life. of lay east DOINGS OF THE BOY SCOUTS. Gaffney (S. C.) Troop No. 1 was par ticularly successful in collecting books for service men and raised $115.00 for a poor family. Des Moines, la., scouts, during the Student volunteer convention met 6,000 delegates at the railroad depot and escorted them to registration bu reaus, checked their baggage, and sup plied information at official booths. The Pennsylvania state game com mission called upon the boy sconts to enlist in the movement to feed the birds, whose source of food was cut off by snow. The department had a force of men at work feeding quail and wild turkey in the central Pennsyl vania districts. Scouts of Troop No. 2 of Effingham guarded a disabled mail airplane both day and night. Andover (N. H.) boy scouts ran the snow plow through town and saved wood for the poor. Naugatuck (Connf.) Troop No. 2 turned a lost child to its parents, and searched for a lost aviator. Identification cards for boys scouts have been prepared by Mayor Stanffer of Reading, Pa. They contain the seal of the city, and will be numbered and listed so that the city knows to whom each card has been issued. Bits. ten ntor; that re Ballston Spa (N. Y.) Tr -p No. 1 has done good scout community ice. These serv byys make it a rule jo earn all money for troop purposes. Bridgeport (Conn.) sea scouts of the sloop "Francis Drake" recently ban queted about a table surrounded with a low wooden railing shaped to the outline of a ship and corresponding to its gumvale Running lights twinkled, and when the guests came aboard the flag was ran up and eight bell made, * while a verse of "The Star Spangled Banner" war rang dhd allegiance Minimi WÊÊtÊÊÊ/ÊÊÊÊKÊÊÊÊÊÊ CASTORIA Contant» 15 Fluid liM.li» For Infants and Children. Mothers Know Hist Genuine Castoria Always Bears the Signature f lT - S _ALGOnOL-3 PER CENT. I A\^etablcI¥ep«niliooferAs 1 s imitating thePood byHcguU-! llir^lhcStotnacteasd Bowels « I Thereby f l Cheerfulness and Rest Conta iis ^1S neither Opiotn,Morphine nor I Miner al. Not Narco tic ||| » , Senna 1 T Jkrlf-"- *■* I ii AsSrW V of Sn rjUSf w figg Er A helpful Remedy ffr j Constipation and Diarrhoea and Feverishness anfl ; LOSS OF SLEEP j resulting aere from-mM agy Fac-Simile Si jnabire of | Use |> im i : r For Over Thirty Years las C^vtavh CompâSR NEW YORK. »! •W S CASTORIA & 6 Exact Copy oi Wrapper. thc cCntaur company. New roan city. if!^ Jjjjr o T : > ■ I i: A • F • T El I Wir i# IP's* A Good Sign ! SB that your liver's out of order and your blood's jUfij 111 weß k and watery, when you wake up with "an Bjr I« awful taste, in your mouth" and "about as Jj&u 111 tired as when you went to bed." ,Better get JjaR gl busy with Dr. Thacher's Liver and Blood [|£k ffl Syrup. It'll put your liver and bowels in ||l good shape and brace you up all over. Finest a|i|f kind of a FAMILY TONIC—in use for 68 years. On sale at your drug store, filft Mr. and Mr». J.Il.Nelton, Carthage, Tex.: "We have nW uced Dr. Thacher's Liver und Blood Syrup for many f£l years. It has been our only doctor when sick and in mha run-down condition." git, THACHER MEDICINE CO. Chattanooga, Tenn., U. S. A. a ! |t I SMr Æ a; . . 1 \ Marriage is Marriage is a gamble when there Is - money back of it. If your eyes smart or feel scalded. Ro man Eye Balsam applied upon eoimz to bed i B ; j j ia just tl« thing to relieve them.—Adv. CLOSE STUDENTS OF NATURE Examination Papers Proved That Pu pils Must Have Made Keen Ob servations of Their Subjects. A nature study and biology teachei sent the Nature Study following from her pupils' papers, garding their observation and couclu Review the re sions in the domain of nature: "Organic matter is when something the matter you have with your or gans. "Five devices by which seeds are scattered are wind, water, explosion, torn up, taken out and thrown away." "The peculiars of an insect are some of them bring»diseases. others destroj food, suck the blood, spoil the* flowers, lay eggs and kill babies." "The grasshopper, when he walks, either jumps or hops." "The jaws of a grasshopper move east and west." "A larva is an unfinished animal." No Smoking Allowed. "Did you tell her that smoking isn't allowed ?" "Yes." "Did yon point out the notice?" "Y es." "Well, what did she do?" "Lit her cigarette with it."—Tit Bits. Willing Auditors. "Very few people would rather lis ten than talk." "Y es,' replied The telephone oper- ; ntor; "the only folks I know who are him that way are on nartv wires." to One Trial of Grape-Nuts will do more than many words to convince you of the goodness o£ this wheat and barley food* But it's worth saying that Grape Nuts contains all the nutriment of the grains, is ready to eat, requires no sugar and there's no waste* I ? j f Grape-Nuts is a Builder « - "hU sootmng, i remedy t*kes allot tbe smartln« pain ; out of burns, scalds, cuts, sprains etc. j and quickly heals the Injury **eta j Säe or ',0c bottle at d ruçrffi-'ts today penc-tratiiii. ft* HUSSY' ucHTMigs aa esaa. MARTHA JANE A DIPLOMAT Evcn Stern Mamma Couldn't Deny She Had Obeyed the Strict Letter cf the Law. Martha Juries sweet tooth nail»»* on indulged so much that her mother hud issued the decree. "No and the reminder been relegated to more candy," *f the box tmd the top shelf. A few days ago it was brought down and judiciously apportioned to June, for whom a taste Munin» spelled more, and even a second taste did not sat isfy. When lier mother saw her about to tnke a third helping she remarked, emphatically : "Now, don't let me see you take an other piece." Presently Mrs. S- from the room, ar .1 when sbe returned she found her four-year-old daughtew In the farthest corner of the roach, hastily making way with a nice, pluma chocolate cream. "Martha June." her sternest tones, "didn't I tell not to let me see you take another, piece of candy?" "I know you did. mother," said the little diplomat, "but I took this while you were gone." was rallTet* subi her mother, in V4HX on« Relic of Roman Occupation. Digging fn Stepney, London, «. workman unearthed a Roman burial him containing human bones supposed to be nearly two thousand years old.