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The Twin Falls Times Twlee-a-Week FCBLISHINÜ 1 Published Tuesdays and Thursdays by the TIMES PRINTING Ai COMPANY. LTD. C. L. LONGLEY', General Manager $2.00 PEU YEAR IN' ADVANCE ! (Entered at the Twin Falls postof- j flee as second class matter as a twice -week publication, October 18, 1SI0 > ; Notice—Discontinuances Many sun-jtions. scribers prefer not to have their ; subscrlptions interrupted in case they fail to remit before expiration. No» withstanding this, it is not assumed that continuous service is desired; still, subscribers are expected to no tify us witli reasonable promptness to stop if the paper is no longer deslred. Î i That the fixing of wheat prices hy j President Wilson at the same point as last year would create some criti-, cism was to have been expected. Yet it Is plain to be seen from the reasons FIXING WHEAT PRICES which he sets forth that he did what i was best for all concerned. To have attempted to raise the price of this j staple would have meant a corre- | spending change of base all around, j The farmers are now trying to sta- j bilize the price of labor and have come j forth with a suggestion as to what : they consider fair, submitting it to | the earnest consideration of the work men. Had the price of wheat been ad vanced, they would necessarily have been compelled to amend their offer and increase it and this would nat urally have resulted in a correspond ing increase in the demands made hy the workers. When a basis had been reached it would necessarily have been higher than under present conditions and the workmen would have been no better off. as their living expenses would have gone up correspondingly. This whole problem of regulation la a perfect Pandora's box of trouble. Bver since the early '80's, the states have been trying to regulate railroads. Ever since 1887, the national govern ment has been trying to regulate them Neither the roads nor the Neither have as ■well. people are satisfied, ever been satisfied. And this is only one great industry and one which, de pending on franchises and being a natural monopoly, is peculiarly sus pectible to government regulation—if any business is. Y'et, after more than a generation of attempted regulation of this one industry, which was large ly in the nature of a failure, we find folks who wonder why regulation of all industry in such way as to make it work harmoniously cannot take place in the course of a year, in the midst of the most herculean efforts to meet the issues of the greatest war in his tory. We are sure that some farmers can think of other things that might also be regulated and the prices le duced for them. Probably so. Then the fellows who sold supplies to these must be regulated, so if we are going to go ahead on this line, we shall have to regulate everything, and this means a knowledge of cost and a mastery of detail that no human being does possess or can possess. A first class union laborer said to the writer yes terday that his wages had increased relatively little In the past ten years. He has kept at the head of his proces sion and is quite up to date. He has books to show for it. Yet his food stuffs have gone up tremendously since the war began and are much higher relatively than they were ten years go. Adjustment of all things by conscious regulation would have to take care of him. Take the sugar situation. The claim is made that the Amalgamated Sugar company and the Utah-Idaho could pay more than even $9 a ton and a split on a raise for beets. We are not going to argue that point. Per haps they could. Yet the government must consider the little fellows. We cannot win this war unless all the fac tories run at full capacity to supply the needs of our associates across the water and our own boys there. Some of these factories are not well man aged. Some of them have poor ma chlnery. To be sure, it may be that under normal conditions it would be better economy to allow such to die, but conditions are not normal. When the government experts figure out that these factories cannot pay over $9 a ton and split all profits on a raise of price, that is the figure at which sugar must be patriotically placed, in order to get the maximum production, and we must have the maximum pro duction. The fact that congress had adopted a surtax running as high as sixty per cent for excess profits, be sides the regular graduated income and inheritance taxes was taken into consideration in this case. If the cost of production of sugar were absolute ly equal at all factories, there would be no room for the excess profits tax, for then prices could he so fixed for . that industry as to leave no excess profits in any factory. We call attention to these things as indicating the magnitude of the prob lems confronting the government. The only thing that it can do is to start out with a few primary industries and gradually adjust things as rapidly as possible, trusting to the patriotism and common sense of the American people to co-operate in making such regulations a success. From the magnitude of the task of ; universal regulation, The TIMES draws a lesson different irom that hastily deduced by the agitator or the deyotee of the Sunday -Bull dog" edl It believes that conditions prove the correctness of the prlnci pies of political economy that the mas-' ters of that science have always taught: namely, that beyond those ac tivities which are naturally monopol istic. the least interference possible outside of the prevention of dishon est dealing is best. Likely we shall have the railroads on our hands with telephones and telegraphs as ad juncts because of the confessed fail ure 0 f regulation and the impossibll t y Q f competition. We shall have the warehouses for storing grain which t j ie s t a te council of defense and the non-partisan league are united in ap-1 proving. We shall see to it that pow er no t ye t Taken is handled and sold ), y the stakp rather than by private monopoly, and we shall extend the principle of tax exemption of farm im provements, which taken alone is un r a ir and lop-sided, so as to adjust taxation to encourage industry and de velopment rather than retard them, Then we shall cut out trade bar riers in making our peace with the world after we have licked not only the kaiser and pan-Germanism, but the j principle of economic discrimination j on which pan-Germanism could alone be built, and we shall let industries not naturally monopolistic develop along natural lines. Every conscious regulation involves the devotion of time and thought by the regulator , which he might otherwise employ pro- ; Just now it is necessary, because tho war has shut off trade and com ductively. It is lost motion. petition and made artificial monopo lies out of things that are naturally competitive, price fixing has attained a magnitude and developed humorous features that will appeal to the common sense and sense of ridicule of the American peo- j pie in such ways as to induce them to get back to fundamentals when the war is over. But the problem of BAITING THE LABORERS Senator McCumber of North Dakota calls himself a Republican, but for all his wholesale denunciation of the leaders of union labor as Bolshoviki, he jjreaches as radical a brand of so cialism as that proclaimed by the So cialist Labor party, or the old style Marxians of the "impossibilist" kind. He wants all labor commandeered at j Now, one thing Is certain, if once. all labor is commandeered, all indus- I try must and will be commandeered with the labor. For commandeered la- j bor can only be employed on govern ment work. For reasons suggested in another editorial herein, we believe j such ponderous system is bound to j fail. It Is going to the extreme of j ultra-Socialism at a bound. Some \ time ago McCumber set up the most j woeful howl about the sad fate await- j Now he j ing this country in the war. wants to do something that will break | down the government by its own | weight; which is what happened in ! He is the real Bolsheviki. I Russia. What his game is or what influences I are behind him we are unable to , imagine; certainly his purpose and i his backing must be alike sisister. Union labor has many men in its I ranks of millions that ar* not high j class citizens. So has the Republican party, the Democratic party, the Non- j partisan league, the Socialist party, the Socialist Labor party and the j Prohibition party. A few, and very i few leaders, % have taken an equivocal i position, in regard to the war. But the great leaders have been almost uni- I formally patriotic. To denounce the j vast majority on account of the few is unfair, and probably dishonest, j The leaders have stood firm against j the I. W. W. which is the really sin later organization among labor. Who- | ever opposes legitimate union labor, | Is the friend of the I. W. W. in fact if j not in Intent. Whoever opposes legiti- j mate union labor at this time con- j sciously or unconsciously plays into the hands of the profiteers on whom i McCumber wasted so much elo- I quence. Were all workmen organized in af filiation with the American Federation of Labor there would be far more stability in all industry and the labor problem confronting the farmers of this country today could be much more equitably solved than at present. The Twin Falls Times has all the atest news up to the time of golm j o press—fresh from the leased wire | vhlch is employed in our office. The Tisses prints butterwrappert I Food Will Win the War ^ l.ARGE part of the SL world Is coming to jpL the position that \ik Belgium is in ; com ing to the stage where the pri mary and im portant thing in life Is enough food to keep alive. Food has now taken a domi nant position in the war. The American people must prepare themselves to sacrifice far more than was at first thought neces sary. The cold facts are : France, Italy and England have just enough food to keep them going ten or twelve weeks. When America's food shipments stop— the allied nations begin consum ing into this slender store and begin a swift march Into actual famine conditions—which would mean defeat in short order. Europe then must live on America's surplus. Your saving Increases our available stocks just that much and actually feeds some person in the countries with which we are associated In our war against the Central Powers. Our snrplus wheat has already been shipped to the allies. U. S. FOOD ADMINISTRATION , ^ H , ; ; INTERNATIONAL AFFAIR FENDING BEFORE HIGGINS Observers of the court of United States Commissioner C. C. Siggins are still wondering it this can "can" Khan, the Hindoo held here on the charge of trying to bribe other Aryans of the east to help oust the present government of India ostensibly in be half of liberty, but really in behalf of his majesty the kaiser. Newab charg ed certain other Hindoos, to-wit: Phum. Doona and Jeun Singh and Doona Deen with threatening to kill him. They denied this and said he tried to bribe them. What the United States attorney will think on his ar rival is yet to be determined. Washington and Idaho Farmers Eagerly Buying Farms at S AF 4 ï ftANCHO Experienced Men From the Northwest Readily Recognize This Splendid Opportunity for Raising Alfalfa and All Kinds of Grain and Fruit Crops. Prices No More Than Good Irri gated Land Brings in Washington and Idaho. Enthusiastic About Climate. y Find Everything Just As Represented—Read These Letters Hamilton City, Calif., Feb. 14, 1918. Hamilton City, Calif., Feb. 14, 1918. California Farms Co., Capay Rancho. Gentlemen ; I bought forty acres of Capay Rancho, and it certainly looks good to me. The orange and almond groves look fine to me, and the possi bilities for growing alfalfa and dairying are in my opinion practic ally unlimited. I think I can raise enough poultry on my place to pay for it. I have farmed in Michigan and Iowa and on the coast and this looks the best to me of anything. I have looked over some of the best projects in the country, and this is far and away ahead of any thing I have seen. I don't believe a man can go wrong in buying any where on Capay Rancho, because I didn't see any poor land in the en tire tract. California Farms Co.. Capay Rancho. Gentlemen: I spent three days in going over Capay Rancho and the surround ing country, and made a very thorough examination of the entire dis trict. I think the soil is A-l, and I didn't see ahy soil on the ranch that wasn't good. The people who have been here for some years say they never have any dangerous frosts, and everything is green now. We went through clover that was ten inches high. The alfalfa look ed fine. I saw one piece about six Inches high now which had never been irrigated. On one farm I saw 1700 head of as tine hogs as I ever saw. and they expect to increase their herd to 4000 head, feed situation looked particularly good. Plenty of feed of all kinds everywhere. The pumping plants on each farm are fine. They de liver all the water that is wanted and when it is wanted. Farmers say it costs about $1.50 an acre to run them, and they never have any trouble with them. I have farmed tor years and been in the nursery business, and in my opinion this soil will grow practically anything and will grow any kind of fruits. A man can start here on a reasonable small amount of money. He doesn't have to be rich to live here. I found every thing just as represented in your advertising, and I bought 40 acres. 1 am thoroughly satisfied that no one can make a mistake in coming to Capay Rancho. The I timed the water from one of the wells and it took the flow just three minutes to go three rods. I like the pumping system better than my neighbor's ditches. I think that with twenty head of cows here a man can pay for his land. I believe I can take 300 or 400 chickens and taiake a living from them alone. Men who have come here are putting up good buildings and there are a mighty nice class of peo ple living .here. This is the middle of February, and things are not badly hurt by frost so far. Expect to get on my place inside of a month and will make it my home. I found everything every bit as good as you say it is, and that was one thing I like about it. You didn't boast or misrepresent. I am well satisfied. Very truly yours, Spokane, Wash., E, 2424 Hartson avenue. These men know soil and good farming conditions when they see them and they have backed their judgment on Capay Ran cho with their money. You will feel as they do when you see Capay Rancho. The rich soil, the splendid location with nearby mark ets, rail and water transportation, good schools, good churches, good roads and an ideal climate form a combination that is rarely found. J. M. WILLIAMS. BEN STEGENGA. No. 1310 W. 15th Ave., Spokane, Wash. R E LATI V.C LOCATION NAP With electrically operated irrigating plants on each farm, the Capay Rancho farmer is independent and free from worry. The barley on Capay Rancho is 19 inches high now. On every side are almond, orange, lemon, olive, and other fruit orchards, living testimony to the possibilities of this district. copiée Sx* \o PA At $150 an acre on terras, pumping plant included, Capay Rancho is a rare opportunity. Don't miss it. Come into the office or clip and mail the coupon below. DO IT NOW. W & • * N> D* ■ » Cr fir #<5 » v C /)L 's V^wow^X A . X' XiV •d N! > str & ■ î : XT«, ; ♦\ ^ x x, OAV'*®X / 4» California Farms Co « * HOME OFFICE, CAPAY RANCHO HAMILTON CITY, CALIF. DAVIDSON & BRADFORD Representatives Room 3, Twin Falls Bank & Trust Building Twin Falls, Idaho x * /V -Q* VS; 5W FRANCISCO^ /// V V O' V V" O' <'tr HA X <3 - ■ The Big White Store, Inc. GROCERY SPECIALS Telephone 262 Corner Main and Second I Beginning Wednesday morning Ending Saturday night. SAVE and SERVE prepared to help you do your bit in thrift and This store economy. is ' We'll Serve You So That You Can Save Sweet potatoes, 2 1-2 size Fork and beans, 2 size. 17 l-2e can Early June peas, 20c size.12 l-2c can Standard Sugar corn, 15c size. Hills Red Can Coffee, 1 lb. size Cream cheese, 1 lb. size. Two Deliveries Daily 22c can Yellow Free peaches, 2 1-2 size, 17 l-2c can Pineapple, 2 1-2 size Pineapple, 2 size, .. Fountain Brand salmon, 2 size ...,27c can Commerce Brand salmon, 2 size. .17 l-2c can 25c can 22c can 11c can 40c 20c The Big White Store, Inc. What We Sell Advertises Us. What We Advertise We Sell Twin Falls Market .$1.79 I $3.00 I $3.00 .6@6%c I .6@7c 13 1-2@14 1-2 . .10@10%c . 12 l-2c Wheat, per bushel. Oats, cwt . Barley, cwt . Cows . Steers . Hogs -. Yearling lambs . Ewes . Hens . Spring Frys . Roosters . Eggs . Butter . Buttorfat . ,15c 11c ,40c 45c 49c FOR SALE—Good 7-room house, A well-located centrally located residence lot. Will take good auto on either of them. Address P. O. Box 144. I "" ! I I Classified Advertisements Received Too Late For Classification/ WANTED—Stenographer, male or female, with some knowledge of book keeping. A. F. care Times. LOST—Black suit case, between Weaver rooms and Mountain View school house. Finder please return to Times office. FOR SALE—Span of young horses, wagon and harness. Inquire of Etter Coal Co., opposite O. S. L. depot. WANTED—Cook p.nd housekeeper for sanitarium. Apply at once. 304 5th Ave. E. Phone 296. LOST—Gentleman's gold watch mili tary fob of Gearheart, Ore. J. A. Campbell engraved on Inside of case. Finder please return to Times office and receive reward. WANTED—Two rooms, either fur nished or unfurnished in Lincoln school distict for lady and little girl. Address B. D. Care Times. WANTED—Carpet and rug weaving. 602 4th Ave. B. FOR SALE—50 acres, one mile west Price $225 per from Main street. Phone 670-J-4. acre. Back from Trip— C. F. Parsons re turned last week from Boise andPay ette where he has been for a week on business.