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Wednesday, August 20, 1919. PUBLIC SERVICE CORPORATIONS ENTITLED TO A FAIR INCOME Investment;- Not An Expense. JUST because a corporation is a corporation, it should not be made a goat. Mosey is entitled to a fair return when legitimately invested, no matter to whom it belongs. T , . , - - 3 fn nf tliA Tiioh cost of living; if the government can increase freight rates U Kansas City has more recreation space per capita of on railroads because it increased the pay of railroad cm- population than any other city in the country, yet ,sees Jump Through ByHaicoffman patter And Chatter -cM. 1919. International Feature Ssnrfee. Ins. rOES a recreation park pay? clows and rolling stock costs more: if the food raiser and the need for more and more and more. the food seller, the meat raiser and the meat seller, can Incidentally, the Kansas City cry is for "more water" get better prices for their prodacts because of increased for its pleasure resorts for boating, bathing beaches, j costs; if labor can get twice as much pay as four years plunges, fishing, etc just the thing The Herald has been! , . ( ,t,, lAiKmattr entitled t n ! Jvnitin ;n t?1 Daeo i ago, Li. t U corpuidiiuua, i iutj c- J . ! '"""'""s increases, should have tnem until ram uwi create is not warranted. In various places, street car companies have been per mitted to increase their fares because of the general in crease of materials, labor and operating expenses. Iae same is true of gas companies. Postmaster general Burleson granted increases to the te'ephose and telegraph companies on these grounds, after iuH investigation. There is considerable agitation locally as well as in other parts of the country against the increases to the tele phone and the telegraph companies. El Paso has steadily refused increases to the gas and the street car company. It is the position of The Herald that labor and capital should both have adequate returns. If a street car com pany, a gas company, a water company, or a telegraph company, cannot operate and pay a decent return upon the investment, they should have increases until such time as a reduction is possible and still allow returns. If they can operate and pay legitimate returns, they should not be increased. We cannot get along without public utilities. We de mand good service. The United States has the best in the world. The only way to continue to get service is to allow the concerns sufficient compensation for operations. There should be no waste, no extraordinary salaries to operatives and no unusual returns upon the investment, nn -nrrmpr returns should be allowed. It is proper for those having the power to regulate such charges to investigate, in tne case or me gas company, the electric comnanT and the telephone company, it is within the province of the city to make these investiga tions. State railway and interstate commerce commis sions can probe railroad and telegraph rates, also telephone interstate rates. Thorough investigations should be made into costs or operation now and heretofore, of salary increases made necessary, of increased costs of material and maintenance; of the actual capital invested. Then, a fair retnrn should be feed for the capital invested and the rates placed so that they will give reasonable returns upon the invest ment. . Whether the telephone company must charge more than us franchise provision states or not, is a question to be determined in fairness. If it cannot operate under the stip ulations of its franchise, then it should be allowed enongh to pay it for giving service, until such time as the charge r, Jia Teflnced. Franchise obligations accepted prior to the war have been interfered with seriously by the war I and resiJtant use in prices, aucn tilings veie cm tuu templated. During the war, many people and corporations had to pocket losses to help win the war. How that the "-ar is over, there is no reason for forcing any person or corporation to take a loss for which this person, or cor poration is not responsible. We should be fair to corporations and see that they give us service. The American people do not want some thing for nothing. They want good service at fair com pensation. If an investigation shows that an increase is necessary for a time, it is only fair to allow it. But investigate thoroughly and know where and how to act intelligently. Be fair to the people as well as to the corporations aid to the corporations as well as to the people. "More profit," cries the middle man; "more pay' yeHs the laborer, and "more income," demands the capitalist and investor. "Round and round we do go." Even old June Pluvius knows how to discriminate. Sunday night rain fell only in certain spots in El Paso, while certain other spots stayed in the dry territory. - o If men are judged by their enemies, then a let of men ought to be very happy, for there are Some very lowly enemies in El Paso. o . Why not run Kr. Wilson in 1920 on the issue that he kept us out of Mexico in 1919? There is an-tircent need for a great recreation park in El Paso and there is a wonderful natHral site for it be neath the mesa's rim east of the El Paso high school. Note how ureentlv the Kansas City Star appeals for more recreation space, at a cost of a big bond issue, for Kansas City, regardless of its hundreds of playgrounds, its scores of wading pools and its numerous bath houses and bathing beaches: The bond issue for Swope parK contemplated by the park hoard ought to be considered, not as an expense, but as a necessary investment. Kan sas City must supply artificially the outdoor recre ation facilities that are furnished by nature to cities near large bodies of water or near the moun tains. Otherwise it will be under a handicap in competing' with these cities. The big amusement need tor Kansas City is the opportunity for water sports for bathing and boating. This need has been met in a trifling way by the public baths and the Swope park la goon. But there is need for a large and accessible lake in the park, and for the improvement of the Blue from the park to its mouth. Anyone who has seen the enormous crowds that patronize the bathing beaches about Boston, New York, Cleveland, Chicago, win appreciate the un realized possibilities in Kansas City. Why1, with adequate facilities for water sports, people would forget that it ever is hot in Kansas City and would look on it as a privilege to spend the sum mer here. But this result can never be brought about without a bond issue. Kansas City is amply able to afford the investment. It would pay tag re turns in comfort and happiness and contentment. It ought to be made big enough to cover the im provements necessary for several years ahead. Let's get the enjoyment out of Swope park and the Blue now, in the "immediate present. Posterity can take care of itself. Let's look after the pres ent generation! Although it is not officially confirmed by Washington, there is a persistent rumor along the border that the ad ministration has decided cot only to pay the $15,000 ran som demanded by Mexicans for the two army officers cap tured by Chico Cano, but a substantial bonus as well. We strive to please. o All these people who are complaining about profiteers, the high cost of living and the hot weather in El Paso ought to feel grateful that they do not have to trudge wearily homeward like some Los Angeles folks are having to do right now, with a street car strike on. With the releasing of American prisoners every few days by paying nice sums of money for ransom, it is to be supposed by the conservative minded citizen that the United States will soon call for a sixth liberty loan to pay all these debts. Why Make A Fuss Over Little Babies And Then Forget Them? If Mr. Wilson stopped to listen to all these stenogra phers who say that the newspapers have been publishing a lot of propaganda about this Mexican situation, we sup pose he would deliberate about as long on going into Mex ico as he did about declaring war against Germany. The wage earner looks down on the man with a sal ary these days. No, Mabel, "The Capper Hand Book' copper. is not made of El Paso plans too little for the future in many things. Tomorrow is never very far off for most of us. ! tib Jan True friendship can afford true knowledge II does nol depend on darkness and ignorance. Therein. Lillle Interviews ? Universal Military Training Will Be A Blessing To U. S Buyers Of Second Hand Cars Must Get State Licenses UNIVERSAL, training, military ana physical, will bring forth the qualities in the yount? men that "re to be brought Tinder the Jarisdlc .ton of the plans now formulated by lb war department for military raining-," said Capt. Carlton I. Broa us, a visitor In El Paso. "The out door exercises, consisting of athletic zanies, marching for distance and hsKai training, alone will build ;he young man to a higher standard -f physical fitness for future pur ; oses in following out his pursuits. Athletics and physical training aim 0 unfold the natural and symme tri al beauty of the human mind and -ody. making it fit and capable in nery phase of moral life to obey and .nry out the will of its master, the -p.ind Education, to be complete, 1 ust be not only moral and intelluct jal. but also physical. As the train ing of tbe minds and the affections i the subject of systematic atten :.on in early life, should not the edu- ition of the physical powers be com menced early? It will demand no n ore maturity and thought to under stand the reasons for adequate cloth ing, bathing, the necessity of an er-ect position in standing and sitting, regularity in taking food, supply of pure air to the lungs, than to com prehend geographical details or moral ' ruths.' 'I want to warn all motorists that the state law requiring all automobile nwners to secure licenses to operate motor vehicles will be enforced to the letter," said justice J. M. Deaver. There is a state law that requires e ery person who purchases a sec- nl hand automobile to hare the car : umber legally transferred to him, r secure another car number through the usual process and in accordance ..iTh the regular state highway regu lations A majority of people who ;ijcnase second hand cars evidently ; elieve that they also purchase the ar- number. But such is not the .ie A number must be transferred as soon as a person becomes an auto mobile owner. There Is a heavy fine and also a Jail sentence provided for motorists who violate the state mo tor license law and I wieh to warn the public that these state traffic regulations will be enforced." "Dry farming methods can be ap plied successfully to the cultivation of orchards," said C F. White, far mer, who lives near Fabens. "By the application of a good surface mulch the moisture can be kept up to the root zone, and thus eliminate the necessity for additional appli cation of water. As a matter of fact, a shortage of water does not concern me so much as the repeated flooding some of the neighboring lands are getting. My one fear rests that the water table may be thus raised to a point where the orchard may drown out. I am familiar with dry farming methods, and it Is my impression that the farmers on the local project could take many lessons from this type of farming. If better cultiva tion is practiced, water can be ap "MY how timc ffies! After th rati- T1 fication o tV peace treaty comes kraut matin,' sighed Tflford Moots, t'day. A good talker is alius a poor listener. Copyright. National Newspaper Service, court, so those who have not already been arrested are becoming convinced that they cannot speed much longer and 'get away with it held for ransom the two United States aviators, Lieuts. Peterson and Davis, in the Conches valley in Ohihuahu t there should be no great trouble In catching them, with the assistant of the aeroplanes doing scout duty.' said Jas. J Long well, of El Paso, who for years was a scout for the army after the Apaches. "When the avia tors find those Mexican bandits they could go to bombing them and thus get them rattled so tbe fighting Sth cavalry men could run them down and get every mother's son of them." Tv.s Anrelea did herself nroud In honoring the arrival of the Pacific fleet." said C. O'Calahan of Chihua hua, "and California's famed hospi tality surpassed all expectation a The city and the state were overjoyed to have the fleet arrive for the reas on, above all others, that its presence there means protection. That feel ing of protection was something that was felt by every Californlan and the pride and comfort taken by the peo ple in having it there could be seen, even felt, bv an outsider. There was nothing too good for tbe men of the "A number of high school pupils have already registered for the com ing term's work at the high school." said R. W. Fowler, principal of the high school, "but I am anxious ao have all who intend to take up atndies register before the first day of school. In order to avoid a rush the last few days of this month the pupils should come to the school any day except Saturday or Sunday during the re mainder of this month and register." plied to the lands less ' frequently with , n s Ad , . Rodman down the result of improvement in both i . rv j ..j .Knn yields and the situation with refer ence to drainage ana aiitaiL "I believe the public pool hall Is a menace and should be prohibited," said J. C. Stansel. deputy sheriff. "While I do not believe that there is any harm In a game of pooL 1 am convinced that the pool hall is f Short Snatches ! From Everywhere to the sailors, and joy sndunbounded hospitality reigned. Those sailor, never had such attentions showered on them In all their lives and when I left San Francisco was preparing to surpass Los Angeles." "The El Pasoans who at times sped along; in their aatomonnes at a rate rr.r , sL, , re: V, , . . ' isn tnis practice entirely, saia trar Plf f "IJt.7- tL ,- officer J. C. Ott "The motorcycle supporter of amusements for the apred patrola)en are arrestInB a num vouna: . nd sincerely believe that pool Jil j.h- .: t.i.. J?bJ?"Bh.onW..5? maintained In the re rece(yinK heavy fines In the police davannah Newa. . M. C A. alldLcire and other places 2 where the social environment lsj good, but my experience aa a peace officer has also convinced me that the open pool hall, where youths pay for the privilege of playing the game, is one vf the worst places In which a lad can spend his Idle momenta. "With Col. George T. Langhorae's hard riding 8th cavalry after Jeans Renteria's bandits who captured and A philosopher Is one who can look an empty glass in the face and smile. Baltimore American. When a prominent politician re fers to himself as forward looking, he generally means to 1920 Colum bus Ohio State Journal. The world has become so peaceful that even the beer has lost its kick. Boston Phoe and Leather Tteporter. The English government is having plenty of food for thought . just now in the Irish stew. Baltimore Ameri can. Go on, senators, break the world's heart, and have a breach of promise -suit on your hands. Chicago Daily News. Perhaps the next big strike will follow the demand of salaried men for wages Boston Shoe and Leather Reporter "This la the land of corn and wine" Is one hymn which has been tacitly expurgated from the song books. ox A steamboat. ... COJIIXG FI103I Italy. ... A BABY was bom. ... IS A humble cabin. AND THBY told tbe oaptaln. AAO I IB moved the mother. AND TUB new passiger. to A first das, cabin. axd nesiDiis that. HE JIADK her a gift. OP WHAT she'd paid. ... Port HER passage. ... AXD TUB passengers heard. ... AXD TIIISY went around. AXD COLLECTED money. ... AXD MADE ap a parse. ... AXD STAItTBD the baby. WITH PIYB hundred dollars. AXD APTKIt that. ... THEY HAD a christening-. " . AXD THBY named the baby. ... A1TKR TUB boat. AXD WHBX they arrived. ... THBY TOLD the story. ... TO THE newspaper men. ... AXD IT was printed. AXD BVBRYBODY read It. AXD MULED. AXD TUB mother's home. Is IX Nejr York. AXD SHE'S there now. AXD tub babyX there. AXD ALL of tbe passengers. HAVB go.ve their ways, ... AXD TUB chances are. ... THAT NONi: of them. WILL BYBIt again. see either the baby. or the mother. ... AXD ITS a girL AXD IX a little while. ILL BB running around. IX littlb white dresses. ... AXD SOCKS; AXD BABY ribbons. AXD OX the street. TASSKRSBY WILL Stop. . ... AXD pat her head. .By K. C B. AXD GO on. ... AXD A little later. SHE will grow op. ... AXD GO to aehooL WITH TnousAXDS more. AXD SHE won't be noticed. ... BY ANY one. ... BUT JUST her relatives. ... AXD THB neighbor kids. AXD' AFTER, a while. SIIB WILL finish school. ... AXD BB a big girL ... AXD 3IAYBB work. ... OR FIXD a husband. ... AXD WHATEVER she does. ... XOBODY WILL care. BIT HER relatives. ... AXD WHATEVER It is. ... THAT VK talking about. ... I no.VT know. ... EXCEPT I can't understand. ... WHY WB make snch a fuss. ... ABOUT LITTLB babies. ... AXD TIIBX let them grow ... AXD XOT care. ... IP THEY live or die. ... OR AXYTHIXG. ... I THAXK you. ! HOROSCOPE THURSDAY. AUGUST 21, 1919. URANUS and Saturn dominate this day for good, according to astrol ogy Jupiter and Neptune are In a mildly benefic aspect. All of the signs indicate a continued ferment of ideas, a conflict between new and old forces, in which there will be for a brief time a seeming domination of reactionary principles. The seers advise thr- wisest admin istration of personal as well as polit ical affairs in tho next few months and they counsel thrift. There is today a most promising sign xor the owning or purchase or land. It is a rule of great hope for in ventors, especially those who work on airships, which soon are to come into common use for persons who pat high value on their time. The seers declare that one of the new Inventions will provide some thing like aerial bicycles that will be within the means of persons of average mean... Bankers and brokers should find this a sway fairly luckv, but they Rippling Rhymes ,By WALT MASON. Day And Night OUR days are full of care and dread, of toil that never ceases; we trudge along, with weary tread, to gather up the pieces; the same old tasks we've done for years, the struggle and endeavor; the same oH doubts, the same old fears, the same old grind forever. Bat there is night that brings ss sleep, when we are worn and aching, the soUce for the eyes that weep, the balm lor spirits breaking. Through restful hours, npon the hay, we dream of youth and laughter, forgetting every bygone day, and days that follow after. A httle ihile we roam afar, perhaps on astral pinions, and gaze down from a yellow star npon this world's dominions. And this is all that keps ns sane, the sleep that night is bringing, for days are full of stress and pain, of being stung and stinging. Onr days are full of played out dreams, of empty words and phiases, of ruined plans and broken schemes, and hopes deferred like blazes. But rught comes dripping from the sky, from heaven's spangled rafter; here is the hay here let me lie, and dream, of love and laughter. o;vr'i;ht by George Matthew Adams WALT MASON. It Happens in the Best Regulated Families - By Briggs well- i 3!t ellaITht) rve always (VrTXUe JJOM-T CARE FOR I uiHtTRI? S0 VoO J I WASTED io GO IHAT.S HE OWE. PLACE Tt ThatS all-- -rr- V To nowantacook (m The world t will, j LrAT V Trr ) ArJDTfaU KrOOtOiT FALL FOR - THAT'S ISM T 1 1 M AGREEABLE I uiiTHOUT I ' .- I EC40UGH ? t TO ANYTHIM6- J RraNGN&- ' f? I V -TH.TS--MC . f-rOP HJ 'M COMCERVJED THE k r V r kASPnkf V, Trip ,,s osr ' UCRY ,'STC By S. C KIER A GLOEY THAT IS GONE. MABEL'S gladness has departed, All her pride has oosed away; Once, contented and light-hearted, Mabel warbled with the gay; With her handsome yoang lieutenant She was eager to be sees, Bat she's taken down her pennant And no longer is serene. T IFE has losl its former glor$ And become a sad old slorg; doom appears on Mabel's brov, C'nen up to sad reflection. She is clinging to dejection Bertie's Bearing civvies nov. TTJHEN she formerly displayed him W In bis uniform she gave The impression that she'd made him Trim and soldierly and brave. Though, of course, she sever slid it, She appeared to find delight In assuming all the credit For his willingness to fight f ABEL'S pitying the re miens Of unlucky girls na xsers Who had nothing but civSiaiis Or mere privates to adore. Feeling very proud, she classed then With the poor, and learned to scoff As, in former days, she passed them, Shewing her lieutenant off. F has losl its charm for Mabel, All her Tvorld is draped in sable; She has been compelled to boo To the fate Mischance has brought her; Sottotb has pursued and caught her Bertie's wearing civvies no8 I Beauty Chats By Edna Kent Forbes Don't D SOMETIMES it's easier to remember ( what not to do. than to try and held In mind a long list of things that one ought to do. So here are a few "don'te." Ton can make up a list like this for yourself from your own per sonal observation, and likely be better pleased with It than you will with my list here. These are Just ordinary little things which you will notice in an hour's walk around town. - Don't sit awkardly on your chair notice the picture! I saw a girl in a. restaurant and she looked every bit as bad aa this. Sit straight, yet not rigidly so. Don't fidget. This is a habit that comes from nervousness or self-con-ociousnes. Sit still when ion find yourself doing It. Don't make a lot of unnecessary motions with your hands I saw one girl whose hands went continuously she adjusted her combs, ber eye glasses, pinned and unpinned a nttie' brooch, twisted a necklace, pulled, her ears rubbed her nose, then started over again by readjusting her combs. ! Let your hands lie idle now and then ! they are pretty in repose. Don't talk loudly it's not onK vulgar but thoughtless, though I know girls in our very beat society ao it- i Don't do your hair in an exagger-, ated fashion. It may be new. but it's rarely pretty, no matter what the , style is The hair is meant to soften, the face and frame it, not to be tor- ' tared into 17 different sorts of buns and knots and twists. Don't overdo the makeup. A little is all right, a lot is all wrong. . Questions and Answers. A Subscriber You can do wonders In smoothing out those fine wrinKies by the following treatment, to be given at least tnree times a wees, i Wash tbe face with a mild soap and hot water, rinse in hot water and atj once apply a coating of some good cold cream, something containing olive or almond oils preferably. Then Th IS. massage with th fingers, cutw from th center of the forer.eil the temples, then around tne t-e s under It to the nose Ten -the wrinkles again, crosswi. off the crarr rinse in co i v, to which se.eral drops uf ; 1 tviWSt. ess 'Wnsstrajpstm-i You've seen, tin day. are warned to be conservative in all financial matters. This should be a lucky day for starting on a Journey, especially on an ocean voyage. Within the year so many foreign residents will plan a return to tneir native tanas mat the United States will be confronted wlh a new emigration problem, the seers preaicc Educators now will come much Into the public prints and many reforms will be Introduced Into tbe colleges It Is foretold, but soon thr will be anxiety o reform reforms, if the stars ar. read aright Hideous scandals and evil tales are to be guarded against in the next few weeks. Tongues will wag and heads shake, according Us an ancient Inter pretation of the signs. Persons whose birthdate tt is nave the augury of a fortunate yesr. They should take pains to avoid illness, as they may be subject to contagion. Children born on this day are like ly to be clever and Industrious. These subjects of Leo are often marked by strong , Virgo characteristics. Copy right. 119. by the McClnre Newspa per Syndicate. SON WA SAFE. "What you don't know won't hurt you." -Then that oldest boy of mine Is Immune from all harm." Kansas City journal. benzen hae beei added, tf t -ture is a:r "g,"' You ied '" ; -. n Ly the cold cream, stimula'-1 i - tion by the hot water and - -ae, and finally, you close " re- and draw up the tiny musci-s l -V use of the astringent and cold ft i - r Little Chris MS of Little Chris's jroldffsh diet) and he bnried It vrlth a irooden erois over the "XaTe. Ianter.irhen a pet Jom hnB gave up the, shout and received a bnrial, UtUe Chrli evidently decided that making croase was too much tronble. he italdf Well, I Ku? the XIh has been dead long enoosU not to need a cro any mere. Ill Jnst take his cresi and pnt It op for the Jnnebos iitllnY mm EL PASO HERAT.n DEDICATED TO THE SERVICE OP TTtE FEOPLC THAT XO GOOD C1TSB S1L4LL LACK A CIMMPION. AND THAT EVIL SHALL IL D. Slater. rdHor and coatroHnc owner, has Hrtfd Tfc Herald for 11 stars: J. C WUmarth Is Uanactr and C A. Martin l Hanasiat Edltsr. 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