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VOL. 0
Washington Letter
By Edward Keating
Congressman from the third Colorado
I witnessed the Twentieth cen
tury miracle the other day! A
number of rich men appeared be
fore the Ways and Means com
mittee of the House of Repre
sentatives and pleaded that their
personal taxes might be raised to
the point of confiscation of ex
cessive income, Nothing like it
had ever been seen or heard in
the historical room where tariff
and other revenue bills have been
framed for more than half a cen
It fell to my lot to arranged
the remarkable hearing. I had
read the telegram sent to Presi
dent Wilson by E. W. Scripps'the
millionaire newspaper publisher,
in which he declared that no man
should be permitted to enjoy an
income of more rhan $100,000 a
year while our country was en
gaged in war. I knew that
Scripp’s income was about $350,
000 and that his proposal would
cost him 5250,000 a year.
I had heard of similar suggest
ions made by Pincbot, Gerard,
Bing and other rich men of New
York, antTI confess I sometimes
wondered just how much of bluff
and how much of sincerity there
was back of the proposition. I
had heard men protest against
taxes, 1 had heard men urge the
imposition of taxes which other
men would pay, but I had never
heard men of means demand that
the taxes aimed at their pocket
books should be radically increas
ed. It was a brand—new idea!
A friend who knew the leaders j
In this extraordinary movement i
assured me that the gentlemen ]
named were in earnest and de- !
dared that, as evidence of their j
good faith, they would journey ;
to Washington and personally ap- i
pear before a committee of the
House. I.sought out Congress
men Claude Kitchin, leader of
the Democratic majority, and
asked for a hearing.
“This sounds too good to be j
true’*, exclaimed Kitchin, when :
I had finished my story. “Dur- •
ing my years on the Ways and
Means committee I have met
hundreds of men who wanted to
avoid taxation but I never found
a man who courted it. Bring
along yoor new kind of rich men
and let’s have a look at’em! Tne
sight will do my eye3 good!”.
So on Wednesday, April 24th,
1917, the little delegation headed
by Amos. Pinchot and Sumner
Gerard, brother of the former
ambassador to Germany filed on
to the Ways and Means commit
tee room and presented their ’•
plans in plain, straight-forward j
American fashion.
"The average American cit- ‘
izen”, said Mr. Pinchot, who act- ‘
ed as spokesman, “is not in a
position to hear any additional
bunlens of taxation for war pur
poses. The increase in wages <
and ordinary incomes has not hy ,
any means kept pace with the
rise in the cost of living.
“Dub’s statistics show that
during Ihe three years between
April 1.1914 and April 1, 1917,
the price of meat has increased
forty-six per cent, dairy and gar
den products 84 per cent, food
stuffs 10a per cent, clothing 49
percent but the ofiical figures,
complied by the Uuited Slates
governittent, show that ddring
the ten years begining with 1917
Cheyenne Record.
wages have increased only 16 per
“These figures indicate that
the average citizens has been
steadily loosing in the purchas
ing power of his wages or salary
and has been actually growing
poorer in spite of the enormous
increase in the aggregate wealth
of the country.
“The question naturally arises
Who have profited by the extra
ordinary increase in the country's
Mr. Pinchot answered his
question by pointing out the en
ormous increase in the net profits
of American iudustrial corporat
ions. He submitted a list of 24
gigantic combinations which
have increased their profits by
500 per cent in the three years
betvv een 1914 and 1917.
"The recent increase in crop
of millionaires and muti-million-
I aires is equally striking,” he
“The number of persons with
incomes of a million a year and
over doubled between 1914 and
1915. It has probably doubled
again this year.
“In 1915 there were 332,828
, persons with incomes between
■ $3,000 and $100,000 a year. But
, there were 3.824 persons within
comes of over $100,000 a year.
. an increase 1,500 since 1914.
’ Leaving each of these latter$100
’ 000 a year the government would
, derive from a tax on their in
comes '$721,250,000.
“Altogether from the plan we
aggregating $1,500,000,000 a
! year and no one would be forced
j to feel the pinch of poverty.”
1 It is scarcely necessary to say
I I that Mr, Pinchot and his associ
j ates made a profound impression
1 j on those who heard them.
. I If we must conscript the men
, ! of our country why should we
I not consciipt the excessive in
, j comes?
Watch Your Kitchen Waste
A large part of the $700,000,-
000 estimated food waste in this
| country is good food which is al
! (owed to get into garbage pails
and kitchen sinks.
Don’ throw out any leftovers
that can be reheated or combined
with other foods to make it pal
. atable and mourshing dishes.
That every bit of uneaten cer
eal can be used to thicken soups
slews, or gravies?
That stale bread can be used
, as the basis for many attractive
. meat dishes, hot breads, and de
That every ounce of skimmed
. milk contains valuable noursh
11 ment? Use every drop of milk
! to drink or to add nourishment
| to cereals, soups, sauces and oth
er foods. If you do not want
1 milk to sour, keep it cool, clean,
•' and covered continually. Re
• member too, that sou" milk, but
i termilk, and sour cream are val-
I uable in cookery; so do not waste
•, any.
!' That spoonful of left
r. over gravy can be used in scups
! and sauces or as flavoring for
meat pies, croquettes and vege
• ] tables.
I I That every bit of clean fat
trimmed from meat and every
’ spoonful of drippings and every
-1 bit of grease that rises when
i meat is boiled can be clarified, if
)' need he, and is valuable in cook
, 1 ery.
i ! That careless paring of pota
toes or fruits often wastes as
f much as 21' per cent of their food
material? j
That outside leaves and the |
tops of many vegetables make
desirable cooked “greens” or
even salads?
To be an efficient home mana
ger you must know your job.
Make it your business to know
what foods and how much your
family needs to be efficient.
Learn how to make the most
of the foods you buy.
Write to the U. S. Department
of Agriculture, Washington, D,
C. or your state agriculture col
lege for bulletins telling you
about the nature and uses of
foods and how to feed .your
family economically, and get the
greatest nourisnment out of every
pound of food that comes into
your home.
County War Council Ways
and Means Committee
Food Supply
In accord wiih the proclama
tion of the President of the Uni
ted States of America, and the
Governor of the state of Colorado
a temporary organization has
been formed in the several towns
of Cheyenne county, Colorado,
as follows:
At Aroya, Wm. Smith
At Wild Horse, Chris Jensen
At Kit Carson C. C. Kirk
At Cheyenne Wells, J. E.
Hayes, L. W. Wells and C. Eich
enberger, committeemen.
At Arapahoe, W. W. Howard
and L. M. Dickson, committee
men. *
These committees will carry on
the work as planned by the state
organization, which gets its au
thority from the Federal Govern
ment, until such time as there
can be a county organization se
cured which we hope -can be
formed about the middle of June
At that time we will be able to
secure a state organizer to help
with the details of forming a
county organization, and there
will also be two or three speakers
from Ft Collins who will urge an
increse as well as conservation of
food supplies. Keep this meet
'of June in mind, and let every
body of the county come and help
in getting the county properly
organized, and hear what the Ft
Collins men have to say about the
food shortage and the possible
remedy for the same.
In the meanwhile the Governor
asks that every farmer in Color
ado put in the largest crop that
he is able to handle, and if any
farmer is lacking in feed for his
horses or seed for his field, he is
taken care of, his needs to be
supplied to the end that such
farmer shall realize his highest
Ii you will make your wants for
seed or feed be known to any of
! the men named in this notice.
| your case will hav.e immediate at
j tention. If any farmer should
j have a surplus of seed it should
be reported, to Borne of these com
; mitteemen. Let us hear from
you Mr. Farmer.
| L. W. Wells, D. H. Zuck,
j chairman
Cheyenne Wells Committee.
Miss Robertson was ill and out
of school Thursday and Friday.
She was able to be back at her
woik Monday.
The election of a member for
the district school board was held
at the school building Monday.
The preliminary oratorical con
test will be held sometime this
week. The final contest will be
held Tuesday night at the Odd
Fellows hall. No admission fee
will be charged at this time.
The music has come and Mr.
Akerly is rehearsing a chorus for
Sunday evening, when Chancel
lor Buchte! of Denver will delivef
the baccalaureate sermon to the
seniors. The public is earnest
ly requested to be present as 1 hey
will without a doubt hear a good
Monday evening the grades
from first to sixth will give an
operetta, “The Flower Nymph
Surprise’', at the Odd Fellows
hall. The young people have
trained faithfully for the occaison
and everyone that hears them will
spend a very enjoyable evening.
No admission fee will be charged
for this entertainment.
School was dismissed both in
the grades and the high school
department Friday. The high
school were going to Flagler and
Miss Robertson was unable to be
at school so both the other rooms
were dismissed.
The sepiors are gazing into the
future and the biggest date and
about the only one they can see
on the calendar is May 18th.
Monday twenty-five pupils and
teachers of the high school look
ed like a band of Villa’s Mexicans
except in dress. They had driv
en through from Flagler Sunday
in open cdrs and the sun on the
snow and also from above burned
them as brown as berries. Some
of the girl’s faces were nearly
.blistered but all were feeling-well
except somewhat tired from their
long, hard trip.
Friday noon twenty-one of the
high school pupils, four teachers
from the high school and two
friends of the pupils started in
six cars for Flagler to take part |
in the inter-school contests They
went by the way of Wild Horse,
and arrived at Flagler about four
o’ciock. After some little trouble
in locating places they 'were
ready for the evening when the
contest in oratory and music was
scheduled to take place. Six
schools had expected to compele,
but Simla and Hugo had planned
t) come Saturday for the athletic
events. Flagler. Limon, Seibert
and Cheyenr.e Wells were repre
sented for in the evening contests
After some trouble in securing
judges the contest began. Chey
enne Wells part of the evening
was as follows: Melba Akerly,
piano solo; Howard Shy, oration;
Marie Clossen, oration; Gene
vieve Wells, mandolin; Newton
Nelson, .violin; Miriam Nye, dec
lamation; Willard Thomas, /ocal
solo. Cheyenne Wells 'got first
in declamation, Miriam Nye first
in declamation, Howard Shy first
on orations, Geneveve Wells first
on mandolin, Melba Aaerly first
on piano, Willard Thomas second
on vocal solo and Newton Nelson
second on violin. Cheyenne Wells
thus got four firsts and two sec
onds. In fact they took nearly
every first prize offered.
The next morning when all
awoke they found a big blizzard
ranging and all hopes of holding
the fields day sports vanished.
About eleven o’clock all wended
their way to the school building
where a spelling contest was to
be held, but as Limon and Seibert
had gone home Flagler and
enne Wells chose 12 from each
school and spelled down. Chey.
enne Wells had six still spelling
when Flagler’s school was spell
ed down.
The dinner hour was one of th e
most enjoyable. The Flagler tea
chers and some of the Cheyenne
Wells sentjdowh town and bought
things and had a picnic dinner.
| After dinner the two schools to
i gat Ler str.g for a Icr.g time and
then went down to the gymna
sium and enjoyed games. Dur
ing the afternoon all hearts were
gladdened to get a message
from. Cheyenne Wells telling
them that home was also cover
ed with snow. This message was
sent in reply to one that had been
sent from Flagler telling of the
storm there.
In .the evening the picture show
gave a show to entertain Chey
enne Wells and sent compliment
ary tickets to all. The whole
town was very courteous to their
guests anU many home 3 were
opened to the visitors and in
nearly every instance they would
receive no pay for their rooms;
Sunday morning all parties
started for home a.id the trip
was a terrible one, the cars buck
ing snow from six tofourteen in
ches the whole way untill they
reached Wild Korse and from
there on encountering heavy
mud. It took six hours to drive
3S miles and nine hours to drive
There wasn’t a mishap on the
way and every-one was glad to
get back to Cheyenne Wells. All
were tired, burned and
sore but nothing of a serious na
ture happened.
The school is indebted to sever
al people for offering their cars
gratis. C. E. Refese took his car
John Forker drove one party,
Clarence Marshall took a load
and Mr. Wells let Harold Arnold
drive his car. Mr. Akerly and
Mr. Sadler took their cars also.
All declares they had a good
time even though they had a hard
time getting home. Many girls
went without rubbers and they
bought heavy socks to put over
their shoes. The best of good
feeling prevailed within their
own ranks and they have many
words of praise for the treatment
they received from the people of
Las- Saturday May 'sth when
we arose from our slumbers ‘we j
found a biizzard on froth the east'
The earth Was blanketed in four
inches of snow and still coming. (
We 3aid poetically “Tell me not
in mournful numbers, that spring
is on our way. Sunday the clouds
lifted and the snow melted and ,
we had moisture and mud in
plenty. j
Rev. Geo. McNab. of Arapahoe
was our guest at the noon hour
one day last week. His faithful,
horse, Sam. in lieu of an automo
bile gets this busy pastor over
his itinerant work by many hun
dred miles a year. In this tfast
going age. the urgency of the
peoples’ need increases propor
tionately. and to carry the gospel,
to the remote corners where the ,
glad tidings of salvation is seldom
heard. j
We attended church on Sunday ,
at Cheyenne Wells. Regular ser j
vices were dispensed with and a
Mr. Clark an attache of the agri
cultural college at Ft. Collins ad
dressed a large audienc,e assem
bled. Mr. Ciark’s address was
along the line of the threatened
crisis in the food supply of the
country in general, and the ways
and means of doctoring the cal
amities that may follow. It was
clearly shown that the farmer is
looked to to save the country.
He was urged to be judiciously
dilligent ir. planting and plowing
Enlarge the dairy herd and raise
calves and cream, "'here is a
shortage in beef and leather.
Branch out in the raising of sheep
There is not enough wool or mut
’ ton, the world will be hungry ere
we are looking for it, we are on
the verge of want If the farm
er has not feed or seed Uncle
Sam will come to their rescue,
we must be up and doing with a
heart for any fate.
Now that the whole world has
eyes on the farmer, let him keep
in the limelight With Uncle
Sam behind him—a smiling Prov
idence above him, and a face set
like a flint against adversity—
with this trinity of powers farm
ward; soon our bins will be burst
ing. The cattle on a thousand
hills will offer their milk and
meat to us and the Good Shep
herd will lead his sheep in our
green pastures and warm and
feed the whole world—when ev
erybody gets busy. If you are
looking to the farmer, he will not
disappoint you. “VVe are com
ing Father Abraham, 600,000
Cheyenne Wells, Colorado
United Doctors’ Specialist
MONDAY MAY 14, 1917
Hours 9 A, M, to 6 P. M.
Remarkable Success of these Talanted Pby
• sici&ns in the Treatment of Chronic Dis
Offer Their Services Free of Charge
The United Doctors, licensed by the
State of Colorado for the treatment of
deformities and all nervous and chron
1 ic diseases of men, women and chil
dren, offer to all who call on this visit
consultation, examination and act view
free, making no charge whatever, ex
cept the actual cost of treatment for
the purpose of proving that they hav«
. at last discovered a system and method
' of treatments tliat are reasonably sure
and certain in results.
’ These Doctors are among America’s
leading stomach and nerve specialists
. and are experts in the treatment of
curonic diseases # of the blood, liver,
, stomach, intestines, skin, nerves, heart
j spleen, kidneys or blader, rheumatism
: sciatica diabetes, bed-getting, tape
worm, leg ulcers, weak lungs and those
atllicted with long standing, deepseat
-1 ed ch.onic diseases, that have buttled
j the skill of other physicians, should
not fail to call. Deafness has often
j been cured in sixty days. #
I According to their system no more
operation for appendicitis, gallstoues
tumors, goiter, piles, etc., as all cases
accepted will be treated without oper
-1 attou or hypodermic injection, as they
were among the rirst in America t«»
earn the name of ’Bloodless Surgeons*
by doing away with the knife with
! blood and with all pain in the success
! ful treatment of these dangerous dis
| eases.
j If you have kidney or bladder trou
ble bring a two ounce bottle of your
urine for chemical analysis and micro
scopic examination.
Worn-out and run-down men or \tom
-en, no matter what your ailment may
be, no matter wlmt you have been told
or the experience you have had with
other physicians, settle it forever in
your mind. If your case is incurable
they will tell you so. Consult them
u|K>n this visit. It costs you nothing,
j Remember this free offer is for this
• visit only.
i Married ladies must come with their
husbands and minors with their par
' ents.
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