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THE MEEKER HERALD.
VOL. XXXVII.—NO. 11 Another week of fine White Hirer weather. John Kennej of aßngely wuh on our streets yesterday. Paul Dunn of Marvtnc was a vis itor to the city Thursday. Mr and Mrs Thomas H lies of Axial were visiting Meeker friends. Wednes day C T Love of Plceance got $4.95 for his 1111 lb feeders at Denver, this week. Mr and Mrs Frank E Sheridan are J home again after a trip to the outside world. ! John Nlmerick came down from the Marvlne ranch Thursday and will be among his friends for a few days. Ilarry Morris and family and Miss Goldie Mitchell were among the Axial people who visited Meeker during the , week. A report comes In that those of our cattlemen who were on the Kansas City market this week fared well. We hope so. A1 Cole who Is making his temi*or- j ary home at Rifle was exchanging greet ings with his numerous Meeker friends Sunday. Our cattlemen who were 0,, the l>en ver market last week played to good luck. For some unaccountable reason there was considerable of a slump this week. i Tom Scott our popular real estate ( man *is home again after a few days In Denver in connection wdth a Mg deal which he Is handling. The highest temperature in the Ids tory of Grand Junction according to the Bentlnel of that city, was recorded at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon wlien the mercury stood at 81 degrees. This is October record ' An number of our teachers are at . the Colorado Educational association convention at Grand Junction, this week. ’ fn Mr Reuben Ball of the Mocker*hotel |estl mates that there were as many i motors in the White River Country this year as last and that they took * »ut with them a liberal supply of ven son. Ralph Tagert was one of the lucky mnters this season and got about the test head we saw. Harry Wear and l»r Mathenson who were in the same mrty also got nice bucks. We haven't taken much ‘stock’ In Littla Be n for a good many years past, but we do admire him for the way iti which he pulled the mask of hypocrisy 'off the faces of those prohibition hy pocrite • II A and Mrs Wilson of the Park spent Wednesday In the city. Mr WII - son had a line stand of w*heat on his * Josephine park farm, past season and has again seeded It to wheat, hoping i to make up for this season’s loss. Miss Vlolette Joy a room pained by | her sister, Mrs Young, left Tuesday for Grand Junction where Vlolette will at j the teachers convention. < Craig high school will be here to flay footliall and basket ball this after ' floon. Lets help the boys take a feather tit of Craigs hat. %i Bear in mind the Big Armistice Day rogram. dance and supper to be given * r the local post of the American Le on. l( Jack and Mrs -Parsons are now lo tted at Pirmo, Cal. Jack will bo re -4 embered as one of the popular cm* oyees of the consolidated OH oom iny, which has holdings at Rangely. Roberts who was the book-keeper for the same company is also in the same California town. Their many u)r!ends in the lower country hope to '•c both back here next year. V People with a bit of spare cash will ■p well to read the advertisement of International Trust Company appear ing In another column of The Herald, ftese Colorado ntghway Bonds are Ftke safest type of investment and yield I good Interest. Better put your sur ,flus in gilt-edge bonds like these than some get rich-quick scheme, which * flavor returns you the principal or the Jmgh Interest promised. Besides in buy- Vf these bonds you are helping to get Xfld maintain good roads for this coun- GROWING FINE HORSES J N Wyman of Thornburg was a town visitor Monday attending to bus iness matters. He reports that the gov ernment horse men are still In corres lNindenee with him on the plan to put In several head of high class stallions and mares and make his Thornburg ranch one of the government stations for raising high class horses. Everything now points toward ac tion on the part of the government carrying out Its part of ,the program. Mr Wyman bus the plant with which to make the plan a success. He has a fenced in range with plenty of good feed nnd sufficient clear running water; and he knows ull alsmt handling high class horses. STATE TAXES TO BE RAISED Denver dispatches announce that I taxes are to lie $4.35 on every SIOOO. valuation for 1922. This is a good sized raise over previous rates and doesnt tally with the promises made by tin* | party in power when It was asking the i endorsement of the votes last fall. But the Republican sure pustmusters In the art of fooling the fool people pretty nearly all the time. GEORGE WILBER SERIOUSLY ILL I Many people in Meeker. Oakridgc park and other parts of the country, were very much grieved to hear that j George Wither, son of Mr and Mrs E 11* Wllljer was seriously ill of pncuiuo ' niu. Latest reports, however, show that his conditions is satisfactory. We hope to lie able to report his complete re : covery In next week’s Issue of The Her ald. THE COST OF WAR An authority says: Every family In ; Great Britain pays an average of sls i weekly In national taxation, $lO of which make** up the Interest on the various war debts. In addition thereto every family averages $2 weekly in local taxation. No wonder people damn the crazy Kaiser every time their mind everts to the World War. THE RAILROAD STRIKE Which Is scheduled to take place on , the 30th may not lie pulled off. Strikes an* not popular these days. Watered Storks 'Chelate Senator Knox had some dear Ideas on over capitalization, or •watered stocks.’ ns It Is generally call ed. In an address some time ago hr declared that over captlllxation was declared that over capitalization was the trusts but that other factors which contributed to their 111 effect upon the public were lack of publicity of opera tion. discrimination In prices designed to eliminate competition, a tendency to monopolize trade in tlielr lines nnd fall ure to appreciate that they owned any serlvc to the public. • For years past It lias been the conten tion of The Herald that paying divi dends on ‘watered stocks’ was the chief oppression of the masses. “The Agricultural Bloc" We hear a good deni in the papers these days about "The Agricultural Bloc" which has recently taken hold of things in the United States senate What Is It Well. It Is a combination of Western nnd Southern Senators who s«*em to have sot out to do something fot the here to foie neglected farmer. The ‘bloc’ Is composed of Republicans end Democrats—the former consider ably In the majority- While it l asn't j accomplished much ns yet. It seems in n fairway to accomplish a good deal for the farmer and the ordl inry ax payer. , The ‘lnterest* serving senators such as Penrose. Lodge nnd others of that class are ngnst at the audacity of the •bloc’ senators. And well tliey may- If Western nnd Southern senators stick together they can control legislation In Congress. Turkish baths nre unknown to the Turks. j j I,ondon Is recognized ns the holiday :elty of the world. | Mr John P Hhormerliom of Rio Blan co mingled with his town friends. Thursday. If this weather keeps up much longer Palm Beach and Long Reach and some other more or less popular beaches will lose a good many Rio Blanco and Meeker patrons. It Is reported from Washlngto,, that Senator Bam Nlchalson has joined the ‘Agricultural Bloc.’ Good for Sam. MEEKER, COLO., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22. 1021. GROESBECK-HANGS ! Byron L Groesbock the popular for est ranger at the Lost Creek ranger 'station on upper North Fork, returned from Steainlsmt where he had been on a "dear" hunt. Byro n was accompan ied by his bride Miss Beulah M Hangs furmerally of Steamboat and her mother who will make her home with them. Mr Groesbock has tieen at the Lost Crook station for alsiut two years and is liked by every one in the upper coun try. The newleyweds have the good wishes of all. SCEALEY-KINCHER A quiet wedding took place at the John Kincher ranch last Sunday after noon ut 3 o’clock when Ferdinand P Sceuley and Miss Ruth Kincher were I united in Holy Matrimony by the Rev Philip Nelson of St Jumes’ Church (The ceremony was perofrmed In the •presence of only immediate relatives of the bride, Mr Arthur Kincher net ! ing as ls*st mail and Miss Lotta Kin dlier as brides-inald. ’Hie bride and 1 groom left for California next morn ing where they will make their future home. Mr Sceuley Is the son of Mr John Sceuley of Craft on California who Is a (iroiulm'iit orange grower In San Iter uiidtno County. The young man is also j engaged in a very lucrative orange growing business. . Miss Ruth Klnelier is the youngest •laughter of our esteemed neighbors Mr and Mrs John Kincher. Ruth was born and raised in this community, la u graduate of our public schools and has a wide circle of friends who will Join with its in wishing the young people the ls*st of good wishes for the future. AND SO WE GROW Last Friday morning the Stork vis ited the homo of Commissioner and Mrs Dennis Murray, and left a fine, the home of Mr and Mrs Lacey and hearthstone. The kindly bird lias also gladdened lieulthy girl to scatter Joy around their left u good big boy. Grundpa Chapin acts as though he was the higgyst man In town these* days. All well. World Champions Hy winning the eighth game of the world series, thereby taking five of the eight plny«*d, the New York Giants have won the proud title of world liaso tuill champions. The American longue champions, tlu* New York Yankees, started off with great dash and then fell down. They only won Him* games. ThoMerles was the greatest in Hie history of baseball. Methodist News Would you want to raise your clill * mi in .1 «ouiiniiiuty where there was no Sunday School? Would there Is* any Sunduy School he**- If the rest acted •i.* you di* alsmt p Are you sending tin* children t IT to Sunday School while you stay at home? Wliat If the rest did that? Wc want YOU. At the morning preaching hour Rev E N Edge iron I> D. of Grand Junction v. ill speak. Mrs Horn nnd Miss Cour ier will f-uig ii duet. In the evening Mr Charles Sicwa r d a foreign missionary for the I nited Presbyterian Church in India % *ll* give an address on ‘Mis sionary KdurnUniinl Work on the For eign Field.’ Mi«* Bremer will sing ii solo. You will find *« Vearty welcome at nil these services. We exist to serve the community HOWARD L ELSTON Hid Unit A red headed hoy nppliod for h Job in n butcher whop recently and wan offered the Job for $.'1 a week. The but cher linked- 'Well, what mn you do? Cnn you a chicken?’ The hoy re plied. ‘Not on three dollare a week- We don’t know whether to credit the nliove to George Kimball or Gene Hogue. Taken Up One sorrel mare, weight about 1'JOO IMHindn : branded 7 on right ahoulder- Owner can have name by calling on L F Gordon. Strawberry and paying clinrgea. 1.V22 FOR SALE—McDongnll kitchen cab inet. flmt clam condition; Lloyd loom baby carriage grey; Run-Eany wanhlng machine. Call L D Klemmednon. Sher idan ranch o n new Craig road. oir»22 A New Low Price on Furniture. Redding. Blanket*, Comforters and Cotton Baths. A OLDLAND 4 Co- The Herald la |2.fl0 s year,and cheap at that RIO BLANCO GIRLS WIN The* Meeker High School Imskctbull girls defeated the Axial basket shoot jers to the tune of 55 to 8 Inst Friday evening. Tin* game did not get started until alsmt five-fifteen and It was dark be fore the game ended but the game never lagged. The local girls started off with a whirl and made eleven baskets to one for Axial. The Meeker team then tak ing victory for granted, did not play as lief ore hut continued to pile up the score- The last quarter it was nearly Impossible to see tin* baskets and neither side did much. Willie the Axial girls were snowed under, they showed wonderful spirit and never gave up until the game was over. Tlielr girls were large enough hut laeked ex'|M*rlonco and team work. The girls were aeeompanied hy their eoaeh and Miss Franeis Johnson who teaches at Axial this year. Mrs Mitchell from Axial was among the party. A dance and reception was tendered the visitors Friday evening and despite the fact, it was gotten up hurriedly, an enjoyable time was had. Meeker will return the game in the near future. BUYERS HOLDING OFF W 1> Simms, of the/Simms Moulton I company returned to Meeker last Frl- 1 day after a business trip to Denver and btlier outside places. While on the outside Mr Simms . looked into tin* matter of disposing of • our surplus wheat. He found buyers 1 holding off. but is of the opinion that they will ‘come to tlielr milk' ! h a few ' weeks. A Hunt ing Party CouijMiM'd of L M Cargo. II C Hefner A F MaeCiilliini and A W Urling all of Denver were successful in getting two fine bucks. Mr Cargo who Is the general Rocky Mountain manager for tlie Westing house Cniiipiiny with headquarters at Denver lias ls*eii coming to Meeker for muny years on Ills limit ing and Hslilng trip and likes our country. While here lie is always the guest of Mr him! Mrs C W Bills. The County Agrirultural Agent It W Shafer, representative of the I S Ex|N>rlmcnt Ktutlo,, and Farm Ex tension Work, at Colorado Agricultural College, was in tills week and Inter-| viewed ii niimfier of our business men and ntf many farmers as In* could reach mi the question of placing a county farm o.\|s*rt tor agent, us they nre called) in Rio Hlunro County. Most people Interviewed favor the iigent proposition. It is only u question of ex]tense, though that Is not heavy. | as tin* federal ami State governments J ls*nr a part of the salary of the agrl- ] cultural agent. There is no question ultoiit tin* Itene tlts t" is* derived from work of a com petcut farm expert. His work would ■ result in an Improvement of all classes of our farm products. Grades-High School Clash Tin* grades boothull team played tin* hlghschool second team Saturndy af ternoon and succeeded i M making a tie score. 0 to 0. The grade team plny tln* Itest ball and nearly defeated the high school’s second team. This Is n good practise as it will insure the high school of n team for years to come. The Seasons Kirk Shaw brings in a fresh one ( every time lie returns from a surveying trip. Here’s Ids Inst one: In an up the river school the teacher , was endeavoring to enlighten the class . under instruction ns to the Seasons. j •Can anyone In the class fell me wliat sen son this Is?’ Promptly up went the hand of the largest girl in the class. 1 •Well Maude, what season Is it?*. And promptly came the reply. ‘Ruck- 1 skin Season.’ Maude doesn’t have to go to books for her education- St. James' Church Twenty second Sunday uffer Trinity Holy Eucharist 7.30 a m I Church School 9.45 a.in. j Holy Eucharist nnd sermon a- m. j Ee veil ing prayer and sermon 7:30 p in ►ally Eucharist (except Monday) Wednesday—Litany nnd address 7:30 p m Subject : Tlie Treasures of the Old Testament, (b) The Greater Prophets Hinrsday—Choir rehearsal • 7:30 pm Saint Simon and Hnlnt Jnde (Friday) Holy Eucharist 7:30 a m PHILIP NELSON Priest In Charge E L CUNNINGHAM Lay Reader DOINGS AT WASHINGTON Surtax Reduction of Rich 33 Times Greater Than of Others Concerning tlio favoritism shown. | the rich taxpayer in the reduction of, surtaxes In the Republican tax bill, • Senutoc Simmons in his masterful dls . mission of the measure said: ‘Surtuxes have been reduced from (15 jH-r cent to 32 per cent. They have come down to the deadline in that way. and what Is the result The re sult Is that these 13.000 taxpayers on tin* upper side of that line are to get a further reduction In their taxes, a little sti|M*nd from the people of the United States, of $1*0.090.000 a year, while those 000,000 taxpayers, earn- j ing between SSOOO and SOOOOO a year l hy toil ami Investment nnd ull the of- j forts which characterize the miscell aneous population of the country, get a rmluet ion of only $18,000,000 on ac count of the surtax ‘Every single solitary mini . who stands on the upper side of that line— [ tills mobilized army of uiflilionaires' Hint lias just finished its successful drive against Congress and the Na tional Treasury—has got Ills surtax rate cut. It lias Im*cii cut more than one-half. That Is the millionaire class who. when the memlM*rs of It want their taxes cut down, becomes a ls*g- 1 gar class, licggiug alms of the govern ment and of the hundred million of people of this country. They get tlielr surtaxes cut In half. *llow nlMMit the poor unforiinnftes who are ls*low that dead line which tin* Republican party has drawn? Then* Is a reduction In surtax rates lielow that lino of J per cent on In comes lH*tweon s.T.ftoo and $20,000: a reduction that is Insignificant when <'<>m pa red with the reduction ’of 33 times' as much proportionately, given to the ineinlicrH of the millionaire class. Promise of Tax Reduction Not Kept Referring to President Harding's Mbitement of n proposed saving of $.•(50,000,000 from appropriations al ready made and of tlie Republican party promise to reduce tacs. Sena tor Simmons. sinking with the au thority of one who has ls*cn Chairman of the Finance Committee of Jhe Sen ate said: •According to the confession, ac cording to the logical implications of tla* act. dellls»rntely the administra-' Hon confesses now that It was reck less in appropriating (he pimple's mon ey in Ibis very year of our Lord, when they were already in full control or every department of the Government for they now claim they then appro priated for departmental exiM*ns**v *.'(50.000.900 more than the depart ments iif*cdcd. It Is a mighty danger ous matter, Mr President, a mighty reckh*ss thing, for a great party, car rying out an economy program, to appropriate for these departments here in Washington more money thun they needed : for if they do not need it. they are pretty certain to find a need for It If It Is appropriated. There Is one tiling certain. Ilie Re publican Parly is not. In the hill at lease, either carrying out or even so much as attempting to carry out its pledge to the people that immediately ii|M,n coining Into power It would pro ceed without delay, making It the bus!- ( ness of first consideration ti|>on the calendar, to reduce the burdensome and oppressive taxes Hint tlielr leaders In fnremd the country In the last cam paign the Democratic Party has lin- ( poM*d uikui them and was keeping up on them. These Republican leaders may and do propose some reductions in e.vpedlttiroH to lie made up hy ls>r-, rowing money to till the hole upon the ' faith and credit of the United States. They do propose some reductions in the taxes accruing In 1922. But In tills whole year, during nine months of which when It ends the Republican Party will have l>oen In control of , [every hniucli of the Government, there has lK*en no reduction of the promise |of immediate reduction; not only no redemption of that promise, hut there | lias not lieen mid will not he if the j pending hill becomes a law. either as | it was passed hy the House or amend ed by the Finance Committee, nnd re demption of thnt promise/ No Lr»der”hip; No Programme; No Policy Senator Harrison of Mississippi, stirred up the Republican members of Hie Senate the other day when pro pounding an inquiry ns to whether or not President Harding opposed the proposed adjournment of Congress In November, hut was nnable to obtain authoritative reply one way or the oilier, hut did draw from Senator Wat son of Indiana the reputed sucaeaaor of Senator Lodge as Republican Sen ate leader, the retort that the Demo cratic Congress had simply followed PRICE. FIVE CENTS Hie wishes of President Wilson. This gnvo the Democratic Senator from Mississippi an opportunity to i twit the Republican Senators on their KulanlsHlvenesW to tlie present Execu -1 tlve. He said: i ‘The Senator talks about President Wilson, and how the Democrats one© j act ml: that all he had to do was to ' speak from the White House and they acted accordingly; we heard s great deal alsmt them being nibberstaraps. ! The Senator should l>c the last one In ! the world to bring that up. If there over was a crowd of Senators submis sive to the will of the President it la the Republican Senators at the prci»ut i time. You have not any views on any I proposition. You change and yon ‘wig | g!e and wobble’ from one to the other. | You have no programme and you know I You malto up one on one day and the next day you have changed your policy.’ i The lack of leadership, of a pro ■ -ra mine or a policy either In the leg i Ishitlve or executive branch of the ad jhi in Ist ration. Is not only becoimnlng notorious, hut it. has been the sole cause of delay in legislation in this Congress. i The Democrats have not used any ob structive tactics whatever, hut have, continuously sought to expedite legis at ions nnd amendments. The lack of leadership, of a pro gramme or a policy In the Republican party at the present time recalls a famous editorial hy the late George D . Prentice of Louisville. The Prentice editorial referred to an individual, but it nppll«*M with peculiar and timely force to tlie Republicans’ ‘wiggle and wobble’ in matters of legislation: ‘A ship without a rudder, a mast without a sail: a locomotive off the track, turned upside down, the cow* catelier hurled in a stump and the wlu*cls making 250,000 revolutions a minute: a novel without a hero; a kite in the air that lias lost Its tall; a cy pher. hunting for a figure In order to stand for something/ A Gem from the Congressional Record Senator Watson (Rep.. Ind) —We probably sliull he compelled to do all those things without the aid and as sistance from the Senator from Mis sissippi, liecaiise he Intends to oppose the tax hill iio matter wliat we put In It. I Senator Harrison (Deni-, Miss.) — I do not know. Senator Watson—He Intends to op pose the Railroad hill. Senator Harrison—The Senator can not s(M*ak for nu* In that way- Senator Watson—l say no matter wliat we would put in It* , Senator llarrlson —I think the Sen ator from Mississippi would oppose any Dili the Senator from Indiana would write. Senator Watson—The Senator will op|»osc the Railroad hill when it comes up. Senator Harrison—l certainly will. Senator Watson—The Senator will np|x»sc tlie Foreign 18*111 Funding hill when If comes up. , Senator Harrison—l certainly will. Senator Watson—And the Senator will op|*nsc tlie Tariff hill when It comes up. Senator Harrison—l certainly will. Senator Watson—And that is on the programme. (As he said alsmt each of tlie other Mils.) i Senator Harrison—l was In hopes Hint you would present something in tlie Interest of the people that I could help you out on. Some of the newspapers speak of tbo Fatty Arlmckle incident as an episode in ‘high life/ We would call It an ep isode in low life i Denver had another ‘affinity’ ease tills week with the result that the cem etery hns two more lnhahltants-a sil ly woman nnd n man of the lower or der nnd devoid of principle. We not he that our old friend George Klmlmll editor of the Craig Empire lias gone to California for the winter. We envy him. We will have to content ourselves with a trip to Angora or Thn*e Springs. i The sensation at Washington last week was the sudden an unexpected 1 death of Senator Knox of Pennsyl vania. Senator Knox was one of the ablest of present day members of the upper chamber of our national legis lature- A Washington dispatch says Presi dent Harding is opposed to the activ ities of the ‘Agricultural Bloc/ Sure thing! Harding was the Penrose can didate for the Presidency and waa hacked hy the ‘lnterests’ and in ser ving them Is only running true to form RHODE ISLAND REDSBred for Color. Size nnd Eggs. Address. F N JoHantgen. Meeker Colo. i