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Our Tariff Wall Killing Cubans and Canadian Trade By GARRET SMITH MERICAN tariff tlnkerers are cheerfully killing two . of the fMM that have been laying for ns the golden A eggs ef International trade, accord ing to Charles EL Mitchell, president of the National City Baak of New York. Furthermore, they purpose t« make a good thorough Job of the •laughter by the enactment of the Ferdney tariff bill. In other words, he means that we are In a fairway to lose two of our host International customers—Can ada and Cuba —by the erection of nnreasonable tariff barriers against the Importation of their goods. At the same time, he declares, we are working serious harm to the aeo nomlc structure of these two neigh boring nations which have for many years been depending on the United States as their chief market "Canada has long since been ear beet customer, last year taking ear exports In the amount of aboat a billion dMI are—products which we •re well fitted to produce and mast frnd a market for," he says. "Can ada. on the other hand, has shipped as principally grain, timber and pa per produets to an amount of ahoat •oven hand rod million dollars, leav lag a balance la oar favor of aboat three hundred million dollars last year. Her timber and paper prod ucts have Ailed a vacuun. oar supply, enabling ns to cons.*»o tba limited timber traeta of c«r own CHILDRENS WEEK HERE APRIL 30 TO MAY 7 Mrs. H H. Shaw. citato superinten dent of the children's division of thß Colorado Sunday School association arrived in Pueblo Friday evening: for n • onference with the pueblo County Sunday School association concerning plane f<>r t’hlMren's Week which had been « fflclnlty nnn*Nm<*ed for *Aprli So t.» May 7. chlldrtn’a Week Is intrr d> nominations! In scope and Is a na tion-wide movement and will be cele brate 1 as Mich this year. Children's tv.*k has been In existence for five yp;i:< ar.-l ha. 1 * been celebrated in Pu h i Daw -1 r the Child Welfare aas« Mat lon ha rnrsn of the first t Iren W deb In b. celebrated in Ihiebio l th*» w•—k was n it: ?*'»• • *** For the past f-».* \r: ir ». Mrs .! I> Hrauer hni had anivc . bant* n? the affair and with t . assistance of many persons I • . of the clt) pi#- . . . orations have been most suc cessful. I.j* year Children's Week wa ~ t!\e la re- * -i ffmr «>f If* kind «vrr a’tcnipt .i, th*' r|i% A l u ale which rnd -9-\ t the City Auditorium "as one *>f t , ■ . parade era o' i -a thousand children gathered In t i ' for a which was most Interesting. - n s week will bo fcelobrated In puehio In n UEcr way this year and one «»f the feaiur-s used Irs: year will t*« used again and that will be the story hour whleh wilt t.e observed in many different plseos in the city. A number of clubs ' ave already slgnl Fire Threatened P. O. Terminal Office When the Fitts Manufacturing com pany fire was nt Its peak. the burning ember ■ were carried directly to the po««toffice terminal nt the T*nlnr. sta tion and threatened for a time to Ig nlfe that building Poslofflce Inspector < . M Pfaffen herger directed the "«rk of the post office employes at the terminal and nil r* # the mall was loaded on trucks for fmmedia** removal The smoke war an dorse In th« building that for s<> cral hours the men could not work in It The mall was not replaced In the building until about 10 o'clock when it was* thought that the danger of the Are ipreadlng was over. A few weeks ago. when the n p * ra House Work fire was rageing. Pfnffen berger and his capable assistants worked valiantly and saved ih« mill Pfnffenbergnd remarked Saturday that he believed ho wak qualified fur a city n«M 1955. I—SUNDAY, MARCH 19,1922. country. Her grains have come to us for milling, the delivery from the mills constituting, as I choooe to view It, a part of ear exports to England and to Europe, while furnishing additional traffic to oar railroads. "We hare taken steps during the year to kill that most desirable trade by placing a tariff of thirty five cents per bushel, for Instance, upon Canadian wheat. By so doing we are antagonising these neigh bors of the North to thft point where they are seriously discuss ing a retaliatory tariff that doubt less would In the ultimate result in their milling their own grain and exporting their flonr In competition with our exportable supply, as well as Inviting English and European goeda to enter their boundaries, not oe even competition with us, but under a freedom from tariff that would practically put our goods sat of competition. By this process ws shall have succeeded in. antagonis ing a good neighbor, we shall have fostered an export competition that may In time be exceedingly serious, and we shall have taken away from American industry a huge market that must obviously reduce the In dustrial earning power, the re wards of which weald constitute a baying power for the very agricul tural products that wa are thus at tempting through the tariff to pro tect." Mr. Mitchell declares the situa tion In regard ts Cabs la even ! worse. ft*-.I their interest and intention to co operate fully In making Children's Week a success. Thats What Helps Advertisers jjjSIML THE* CHIEFTAIN competitive times persistent, aggressive selling efforts are necessary. Business | Successful selling today is largely a matter of good advertising. Our Advertis- Whether you deal in hats or houses, clothing or cocoa, jewelry' or jacklcnlve* ers' Service Department is prepared to submit drawings, copy and layouts to vc'tw'w °" T AJ merchants who want their advertising to be distinctive, to pull business. for the Chieftain representative? * 00 ce U onc noW THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIIN "Morally and geographically, aHf la accord with the policy which from tbo tlmo of tbo Spanish War natll recent moatha has aooor hooa challenged, the United States la morally obligated to so conduct It self that the prosperity of Cuba may bo guaranteed Just as ade quately aa we are able to achieve nnd guarantee prosperity for our selves." he remind* j*. *'l presume that In the minds of the majorltv Court Hands Down Many Decisions Various decisions were handed down yesterday by Judge J A. Park In di vision B of the district court. of the people of this country the thought carnoi that we are main taining toward Csba a policy con slsteat with that character of na tional Justice of which we are prone to bo so proud. The unknowing would resent the implication that wo are not honest In our relations with this small neighbor and even the coldest-blooded of u*. working upon the flrmt principle that ‘hon esty 1* the beet policy,' would I In the action of Nancy M. Seldom \ J -v Iv Thomas an sheriff. « : al. ape, «ai I i id general demurrer* to core j.. .. • | i theretofore argued, were submitted, land the special demurrer un- su*tu r led? tn this plaintiff tinted *x• • i• ‘ • i Jenrml demurrer was overruled ;• t<> this defendant excepted Plaintiff given five days In which to « ... nd scarce believe that ear rolatlewe could be tinged with anything bat booeety. But what are the facta? "We long ago arranged by virtue ef a tariff agreement, that Cuba give to the product* of the United States un Import differential that practically preclndes rouipetltloa on the l»;end with good* coming from other countries. Having ac complished this, we tarn aboat and lay an Import tariff here of fl.fiS and defendant wm allowed in da ye In "•■l' h t-» pi« id day* to answer. Motion t.i make defendant's answer . more m Iflc in the *ult of M J. Galll gin against Antonia Uua. having been argued and S’ll-mlttcd. woe overruled. | M ' "a t'.rlko paragraph* 1 and 2 ifei e • Rt | cd; defendant excepted to the striking per hundred pounds upon that greatest of product* that Cuba ex ports —sugar—ana this for the pur pose of protecting the Eastern he »t sugar Industry, not an Infant Indus try. for It is of an age of many decades, but an Industry that in I:* development east of the Mississippi has shown Itself as so uneconomic that It cannot possibly live In any thing approaching a free market. “Congress dare not go before the public of the United States with an offer of a bounty to the corn grower, end much less to the beef sugar grower, but by virtue of our ability through our greater might and the position in which we find ourselves. It has shown itself to be willing ; .o put upon the rack onr little brother Cuba, to the end that to the cost of producing sugar In Cuba may be edded a burden equlv a lent to and probably in exceas of that cost In order that an uneco nomic Industry of tho United States may confines to grow. The consumer of sugar Is thus called upon te pay not only over one and one-half ceat extra for ovory pound of Cpban sugar he buye. but the ■tat oa every pound of beet sugar as well. The American consumer is obviously not the beneficiary of portion 3. In tbo matter of fh<» International Bank *»f i'ommer««\ Att"rn«\ A T Stewart, for True too .1 a. Mal>>n#-y dismissed objections there from against allowance of dividend by the state hunk commltsloner. Th!-* was an ac tion to require a savings account to ho rated ns a preferred claim. “What Is mar*, at tha very mo ment that we are here dlacuasing this matter, the powerful beet sugar lobby at Washington, with which the so-called agricultural bloc is said to be In sympathy, is threaten ing that unless the Cuban Congress will agree to pass measures curtail ing the production of Cuban sugars for the coming year It will Insist In the halls of our Congress la Washington upon an Increase of the tariff against Cuban sugars from $1.60 to $2.00 per hundred pounds. “We who pride ourselves upon Justice, are crucifying the llttls Island of Cuba because It is within our power so to do. I do not think It adds er detracts from the argu ment that probably seventy per cent of the sugar producing properties In Cuba are American owned; the ef fects upon the Cuban Government and upon the Cuban people are the same regardless of this fact. We are placing Cuba where. It seems te me. she must In the ultimate, plead either for annexation, which would take away the burden of her Ameri can trade taxes, or for a cotnpleta national freedom, which would en able her to take foreign Imports os the same basis that she would take American Imports, In which case there Is every Indication that through reciprocal trude relations established with England and Eu rope she would be able to export to their markets probably close te a third of her annual sugar crop. “If further nressed by those whe would find bounties for their In dustries through the medium of the American tariff. I am convinced there Is no alternative !■ Cuba but revolt against destruction of her commerce that Is likely to end la armed Intervention, the effect of which, from the standpoint of the American government. I think, la something none of us would care te look forward to. “Our exports of manufactured products to Cuba amount to ap proximately four hundred mlllloa dollars per annum. Shall we, then, through the operation of the tnriff In a manner that I" unfair, dlshon <*st and absolutely Immoral, permit n condition that will cut off that rrent market for the Ainer!. ns % nnufacturerT* This question of a fntr and eonl tnble handling of the tariff Mr. Mitchell believes Is one of the most \ltal problems facing American business In this year of 1P22. which he pictures as a year of readjust rnent and reorganization. He doe* r.ot loss sight of other Important Issues to he sure. Currencies and International exchanges must ha stabilized. Trices and wages must he adjusted to each other. The luston of flat money must he dissi pated. Tha present governmental control of the railroads must he put on a more practical working basis. Nevertheless, he adds in conclt*. »!oa. full proepetity In this country can never be attained until foreign markets are again available to our products. This, of conraa. cannot readily be accomplished under harw porlßjj and unreasonable tariff lawn ' Several th»r ml mg* "«r. made <* matters of «tvt! natur- Lost articles may be recovered thru a Chieftain wantad. Phinr 1955.