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NEWS OF SCHOOLS Some of the Current News At Colville's Accredited High School Prepared by members of class in Jour nalism, under the direction of Miss Lioomis The first basket ball game of the season was played at Northport Dec. 15. Colville was represented by the following boys: George Stolts, Gerald Exley, John Offutt, \Tom Rusch, Clayton McKern, Leland Wil son. The game ended with a score of 9 to 49 in favor of Colville. The large clock in the office of the high school quit running Dec. 18 because the batteries became dis charged. This is the first time in 15 months that this clock has not been running. New batteries were installed Monday, and we hope that it will be good for 15 more months. A party was given Friday eve ning, Dec. 15, at the Cottage House, by Miss Muriel Anderson and Miss Ruth Sturman in honor of the junior play cast. The evening was spent in playing games and dancing, after which light refreshments were serv ed. Debate Coach Wallace announces that the high school debating squad has been reorganized. Two teams are now working on the question, Resolved, that the federal employ ment service should be extended and coordinated with state labor ex changes. The affirmative is upheld by Robert Bristow, Charles Wilber and Theodore Peterson, while the negative team includes Hubert Page, Thomas Munroe and Marcell Bunge. MOORE'S MAMMOTH REMEDY AGAIN DEM ONSTRATES ITS MERIT Rol Hodson, the discoverer of the principal claims of the Gladstone, was recently down from his home near Leadpoint and made us a pleas ant call. One time last winter he informed us he had tried Moore's Rheumatic Remedy and that it did him no good, .so he placed the bottle, containing the portion he did not use, on a shelf. He now tells us that his brother Jim had a severe pain in his ankle, so he took down the bottle from the shelf, and using it, was cured. So Rol thought he would try it again, and this time it greatly relieved (if not entirely cured) him. He was evidently too impatient when he first used it, ex pecting that two or three rubs would cure him of a long-standing case of rheumatism, and when it did not, he abandoned it in disgust. His expe rience proves that a person should never condemn anything until thor oughly tested.—Northport News. For sale by Stenger & Gleason, the leading drug store in Colville, or M. & M. Cash Store, Meyers Falls. DR. CLARENCE YOUNG of the Inter-State Optical Co., Spokane Will make his usual trip and will be in COLVILLE, LEE HOTEL THURSDAY AND FRIDAY JANUARY 4 AND 5 for the examination of the eyes and fitting of glasses Parents should avail themselves of the opportunity of having their child ren's eyes examined by an expert in this line. Any defect of vision should not be allowed to "drag" either in young or old. Do not fail to see him. HARD TIMES Masquerade BALL NARCISSE HALL SATURDAY NIGHT, DEC. 23 Music by the An man Orchestra Prizes for best hard times costumes Tickets si. Supper 25c plate Music at 9 CHRISTMAS SUGGESTIONS THE BEST MILLINERY A nice hat or coat—We have some attractive prices on both. Beautiful Dress Corsages A collection of dolls, stationery, Christmas cards and seals. Remember Everwear Hosiery "That Gives Satisfaction" MRS. DURKEE'S SHOP 188 E. Aator Colville The best show of the year was shown Dec. 15 at the Colville high school. The attendance at the shows has been fairly good in the past, but there should be more people taking advantage of the entertainment offer ed. The next show will be shown here Feb. 10, 1923, if the schedule is not changed. The members of the football team who will be awarded "C" for their faithful work during the past foot ball season are: Leland Wilson, Virgil DeGreif, Gerald Exley, James Dowling, Clifford Exley, Roy Dohl, Donald Sutton, Donald Foster, Ar chie Buckley, Clayton McKern, George Stolts, Thomas Rusch, Marcel Bunge, William Diffenbacher. Friday, Dec. 22, was the last day of school before the Christmas holi days. There will be ten days va cation for Christmas, school opening on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1923. The students will have singing in the assembly twice a week under tho supervision of Miss Yenney. The high school attendance was lower last week than it has been in three years. Colds and other illness accounted for this low attendance. There were thirteen students dropped because of illness and there was an average of ten absences a day. ECONOMIC PHASE OF THE FARMERS Production from the Soil Is Based on Faith in Meeting Problems (By H. J. Plumb, County Agent) The 1921 Year Book, United States Department of Agriculture, deals in a thorough, constructive way with the farmer's economic sit uation. This year book, just off the press, i.s an outstanding work. Hardly ever has the economic sit uation of the farmer received so ( much attention from the head of the United States department of ag riculture. The following are some of the outstanding facts brought out by Secretary Henry C. Wallace. In opening his discussion, the sec retary calls the attention of the na tion to the dire economic conditions facing agriculture. He states that "during the darkest days of the war success or failure turned on an adequate food supply;" and "that every discovery that reduces the cost of production or increases the effi ciency and economy of distribution of farm products benefits all con sumers." He goes on to say and it is a statement worthy of the serious thought of all sections of the pop ulation, that "any circumstances which depress agriculture, making it impossible to exchange products of the farm for the products of the I'actory on a fairly normal basis, make for closed factories and unem ployment in industries." Meditating over the truths in statements, the thoughtful per son can come to but one conclusion, and that is, it behooves all of us to see that this important section of our population, charged with the responsibility of feeding the nation, should not suffer too much. The far mer produces on faith. In running his business of production he him self carries "all the risks of weather, of heat and cold, of flood and drouth, of destructive storms, of in sect pests and plant and animal dis eases." There is no basis upon which an agreement can be reached between any consuming public and the fanner as to what it will pay for the farmer's product after it is ready to market. The consuming public is willing to pay, but it makes no promise as to what it will pay. The farmer is urged to produce abundantly in order to feed the na tion, and as soon as the amount of his production is known the shrewd est soil of traders begin to operate and deal in his product, driving the closest kind of bargains, both with the farmer who produces, on the one hand, and the consuming public on the other. "The more the far mer produces, the less the buyers want to pay. Thus we have large production penalized. Very often— indeed, it is the general rule—a large crop brings the farmer fewer dollars than a small crop. Through out the last decade' we find that though agriculture in this country lepresents 28 per cent of the total number of persons engaged in gain ful operations, that agriculture re ceives only approximately 17 per cent of the national income. In the commercial, clerical, banking, pro fessional, transportation and manu facturing lines, this situation is ex actly reversed. Commercial, bank ing and professional pursuits of the country represent 32 percent of the population and receive 40 pet cent of the national income. Those en gaged in transportation service rep resent 7 per cent of the population and receive 9 per cent of the na tional income. Those representing manufacturing and hand trades rep resent 29 per cent of the population and receive 30 per cent of the na- The Colville Examiner, Saturday, December 23, 1922 tional income. Secretary' Wallace further points out that "if Fhe farmers of America should cease work for a single crop season, millions of people would suffer for food. They have never ceased to work, no matter what the trials and hardships." He further points to the fact that the American public has been fed throughout re cent years "below the actual cost of producing farm crops, if all of the factors which properly enter in to that cost are considered and if the farmer should 6e allowed a wage no larger than the wage paid for the cheapest labor. The only money it can properly be said the farmer has made in the past 25 to 50 years he has accumulated by increase in the value of his land, which, in a great majority of case.-> Tras raw and unimproved land when the far mer took hold of it. Secretary Wal lace also points out that money made on land, if made by a specu lator or an investor, might be called unearned increment; but, in the case of the farmer, that it is earned in crement. The condition prevailing in Europe has undoubtedly had a great bear ing on the situation here. Although Europe has needed oui surplus of food supplies, she has been unable to buy, and we are presented with the spectacle of a tremendous indus try, representing one-third of the population of the country, gasping for breath while people are suffering and going hungry in Europe. Defla tion struck the farmer with a big crop on his hands produced at high cost rates, which left him in bad shape. He comes back the next year with a bigger crop than ever in an effort to reinstate his business and finds that the bigger crop has left him in relatively worse shape than before, and that his purchasing power is further reduced in compari son with that of other groups. After painting a picture of the farmer's economic situation, Secre tary Wallace goes into the detail relative to this condition and some of the causes contributing thereto, mentioning the disproportionate re duction in the farmer's income, the effect of high freight rates and for eign competition, and discusses land prices and rents, and sums up by saying that the difficulties of the producer are a matter of national concern, and that "it is the affair of every good citizen when any consider able number of hard working men get into financial difficulties so ser ious that their ability to produce is impaired. And surely it is a matter of concern to the community at large when the food producers of the nation so generally find themselves in a condition not only financially unprofitable, but which threatens continued production." Quoting further from the secre tary's report he says: "In setting forth this situation so candidly, my thought is not to add to the dis couragement, but rather frankly to bring the situation with all its dif ficulties clearly into view." The report then launches into a discussion of ways and means by which it is hoped that the situation of the farmer may be improved, to the end that the United States de partment of agriculture may do ito t'ull share in bringing about *a happier condition among the farmers of this nation. The enactment of constructive legislation during the last session of congress was foster ed by the department; the senators and representatives and the com mittees of congress were furnished with statistical matter and other in formation in large volume, and, al though the department realized thoroughly that there were no short cuts by which an immediate return to agricultural prosperity could he insured, some laws were enacted which already have had a helpful influence. Most of these were di rected toward making credit more easily available for borrowers. The power of the war finance corpora tion was greatly extended; provision was made for increasing the capital stock of federal farm land banks; the packers and marketing agencies were brought under government su pervision and grain exchanges also were regulated; and, although it is pointed out that better prices for the crops the former has to sell and lower prices for the things he has to buy are far more needed than an opportunity to go further into debt, easier credit will be helpful mainly in aiding the farmer to tide over this period of severe stress without being compelled to sacrifice his live stock and without being compelled to sacrifice his livestock and without losing his farm. The report then goes into a con sideration of the subject of the eco nomics of agriculture, from an aca demic standpoint, stating that a re organization has been effected in the United States department of ag riculture, the express purpose of which will be to enable the depart ment to assist farmers in solving their economic problems. To at tain this end three bureaus of the department of agriculture, the bu reau of crop estimates, the bureau of markets and the office of farm management were combined into what is now known as the bureau of economics. The purpose of this bu reau is to inquire into every econo mic condition and force which has an influence upon either production or price. Studies will be made in farm management, types of farming, cost factors and market grades. Cost of production and distribution will be studied. Systems of land tenure, land resources, land settlement and colonization; the marketing of farm products with a view to better or ganizing distribution, market condi tions, standardization and grading of products. Statistics will be collected bearing on all of these problems and it is contemplated that such studies and investigations will be just as helpful to the consumer as to the producer. The book then goes into the dis cussion of wheat production and marketing; of the corn crop, with reference to the things affecting the production and marketing of corn The beef supply is then taken up und discussed in an exhaustive man ner; the cotton situation from the production and marketing angles is discussed. A large portion of the book is taken up by a graphic sum mary of American agriculture, based largely on the agriculutral census of 1920, this summary being the work of 0. E. Baker, agricultural econo mist, bureau of agricultural eco nomics. Statistics of vital value are given with large numbers of charts and graphs, illustrating the statis tics. Taking it all in all, the 1921 year book of the department of ag riculture is an outstanding book, none of its predecessors coming any where near it. In the interests of efficiency, Con gressman J. Stanley Webster has sent a number of these year books to this office for distrubution, it being the custom of the United States department of agriculture to allot each congressman a certain number of these books and Mr. Web ster has deemed it advisable to dis tribute them through the county ag ricultural agents. Any one interest ed in securing one of these volumes will apply to Henry J. Plumb, county agricultural agent, Colville, Wash. County Farm Bureau Selects 1923 Officers At a meeting of the board of di rectors of the Stevens County Farm Bureau, held in Colville last week, the old officers were reelected. A few changes were made In the execu tive committee. Following is the list: OFFICRRN OK STEVBMS COUNTY FARM BUREAU E. A. Tlarnett, Pres., Springdale JC. G. Kohlstedt, Vice Pres.. Colville Wilbur Dupuis, Sec.-Treas. KXECUTIVB COMMITTEE John H. Kruse, Boyd3 J. H. Newhoime, Ford • J. M. Fox. Cedonia I. I* Hixson, Chewelah P. A. Rasmuasen, Bossburgr Mrs. Ray W. Hall, Orin Abe Heidegger, Rice Mra. Ella Golder. Colville E. G. Kohlstedt. Colville Wilbur Dupuis, Colville H. T. Skeels, Addy .iiilim McDaniel. Addy Barl Opden, Colville BUSINESS COMMITTEI'I John H. Kruse, tioyds B. G. Kohlstedt. Colville I. 1,. Hixson, Chewelah D. H. Ulrich, Manager, Colville board of niitrmm'i A. S. Toepel, Addy lid. Pnnzis, Arden 1 <}co. Giberson, Arzina Hay W. Hall, Orin W. J. Schmitt, Cheweluh <}co. L. Denman, Hossbui is Frank Fogle. Boasburs Otto Nelson, Sprin/.cdale J. A. Hergesheimer, Cednnia J. H. Zodrow, Chewelah 33. A. Cure, Clayton P, H. Stewart. Colvillp 1.. B. Davis, Chewelah I. \j. Hixson, Chewelah n. Van Richey, Daisy J. A. Harris, Colville O. H. Dotts. Northport .r. P. Blrge, Ford V. M. Curtis, Frultland P. B. Dunham. Clayton Elsie B. Dorr, Gifford T. J. Conley, Valley Hay Walston, Meyers Fall* C O. Laugrenour. Hunters John H. Kruse, Hoyds W. p. Ramy, L,oi>n Lake W. B. Barger, Kettle Falls John B. Ager. Loon Lake R G. LaCornu. fcluecreek Henry L. Hughes, Meyers Falls H. J. Kasson, Valley E. 8. Pilpot, Colville Oeo. Becker, Northport Wilbur Dupuis, Orin Abe Heldesrger, Rice W. L. Leslie, Chewelah B. J. Scott, Turn Turn Selma Hanson. Northport 13. A. Barnett, Spiingdale S. C. Sturman, Daisy John McDaniel, Addy Chan. Bettfrund. Valley Ivor I'Mviss, Colville Guy Edwards, Deer Park KSTIIAY MirilK Notice is hereby given that Heslin ft Newhouae on the 17th day of Novem ber, 1»22, took up and now keep at the Manhunt place, south of Springdale, Washington: One cow; age, 3 or 4 years; color, red and white; brands, combination circle on right hip; ear marks, both »ars frozen off; other Identification marks, no hums. Ktub tail (frozen). And said etitray will be Bold to the highest bidder for cash, at the place kept, as above specified, on the 22d day of December. 192 a. at the hour Of 10 o'clock In the forenoon of tiaid day. Un less the owner thereof or tils legal representative shall appear prior to that lime and make out his title, and pay all charges against Bald estray, Date of first publication of this notice is December 14, 1922. WILL C. HF'EDDEN, Auditor of Steven* County. Last publication, December 21, 1922. The Examiner is your home paper New Year's Greeting Cards Don't fail to remember a few of your friends with a genuine New Year's card. If you were too late remembering them at Christmas, do it for New Year's. A nickle or a dime will do it. The Examiner's better line of holiday cards in cludes some of the finest examples of art shown _ in America, and numbers New Year's cards in the list. Also thank-you cards for announcing receipt of presents. Remember that the Examiner greeting cards are not the common kind, nor the cheaply made kind, but the best produced in the country, personally selected, and direct from the makers. THE COLVILLE EXAMINER Scatter Colville sunshine with Examiner greeting cards COLVILLE ABSTRACT CO. Abstracts of title to Stevens county lands, mines and water rights CHEVROLET Superior Models Unequaled in Style, Value and Economy The 1923 line of Superior Chevrolet cars are here ready for your inspection and demonstration. AN IDEAL CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY 5-passenger touring $663 Roadster $642 All prices F. O. B. Colville, Tax paid. COLUMBIA GARAGE Phone 1065 Geo. L. Rioth Colville Greeting Cards For Every Occasion Special greeting cards for holiday occasions. Cards to accompany gifts. Thank you cards. Friendship tokens. Greetings to the sick. Birth announcements. Birth congratulations. Cards of condolence. Acknowledgment of sympathy. "Why don't you write" suggestions. Children's party invitations. Birthday greetings. Wedding anniversaries. Wedding engagements. Engagement and wedding congratulations. Thanks for hospitality. Tally cards for bridge or 500. Place cards for dinner guests. Head bands. THE COLVILLE EXAMINER AUTO REPAIRING and LATHE WORK AUTO SUPPLIES AND MAXWELL CAR PARTS AUTO SPRINGS FOR ALL MAKES OF CARS BRAKE LINING, ALL SIZES FROM 1% to 4 INCHES CYLINDER HEAD GASKETS For Maxwell, Oakland and Chevrolet Cars LEE, FABRIC AND PUNCTUREPROOF, TIRES City Garage FLECHSIG BROS.