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«°oQne&s Knows the house was full enough as it was ‘PA,'THeRE. i sows. 1 v weL<- IP ,-t on't! , “ p- — A *«W.S Jibs.** cjudden't MmCyiS* /&«,* 6F ,fTi_ , I City Fuel & Transfer Co. ! SUCCESSORS TO BM & BEESON FUEL COMPANY All kinds of fuel & drayage ' N S Bailey, Manager. j I | | | Winslow Furniture f ! Company I ! COMPLETE HOME FURNISHERS ! I YOU furnish the girl; ! i We’ll furnish the house! I ! I T t T f t * | rUf //wy/jjaSsLy-r /own? No one ever reaclied the top of a. ladder , with out falling out of a window, unless he climbed it round by round, No man deserves to be at the top who did not honestly climb the ladder round by round. The FIRST STEF toward fortune is your FIRST deposit. Each round after that becomes easier. Finally , by patience , perseverance and economy you have acquired a comfortable for tune. This is liow EVERY FORTUNE was started. Ho YO(JR banking with US. We pay 5 per cent interest on Savings Accaunts Navajo-Apache Bank and Trust Co ♦♦♦ ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦»♦♦♦♦♦♦♦+■•» £ Telephone 192 Office: Downs Building £ | D. E. HANKS i * ♦ v General Livery and Transfer Busi- • | ness. Hay, grain, feed, coal and wood, t ♦ n.r.- I M ♦ T Delivered to All Pars of the City. + T Fine Horses and Good Buggies for Hire. £ &*&+++++*+++' + f ♦♦ t » f ++♦ CfflUm MET Blf FARMER i WANTS NO “DEADHEADS” ON LIST OF EMPLOYES. I A CALL UPON THE LAW MAKERS TO PREVENT USELESS TAX UPON AGRICULTURE. By Peter Radford Lecturer National Farmers’ Union The farmer is the paymaster of industry and as such he must meet the nation’s payroll. When industry pays its bill it must make a sight draft upon agriculture for the amount, which the farmer is compelled to honor without protest. This check drawn upon agriculture may travel to and fro over the highways of com merce; may build cities; girdle the globe with bands of steel; may search hidden treasures in the earth or traverse the skies, but in the end it will rest upon the soil. No dollar will remain suspended in midair; it is as certain to seek the earth’s surface as an apple that falls from a tree. When a farmer buys a plow he pays the man who mined the metal, the woodman who felled the tree, the manufacturer who assembled the raw material and shaped it into an ar ticle of usefulness, the railroad that transported it and the dealer who sold him the goods. He pays the wages of labor and capital employed in the transaction as well as pays for the tools, machinery, buildings, etc., used in the construction of the commodity and the same applies to all articles of use and diet of him self and those engaged in the sub sidiary lines of industry. There is no payroll in civilization that does not rest upon the back of the farmer. He must pay the bills —all of them. I The total value of the nation’s I annual agricultural products is around | 112,000,000,000, and it is safe to esti- , mate that 95 cents on every dollar goes to meeting the expenses of sub- i sidiary industries. The farmer does not work more than thirty minutes per day for himself; the remaining thirteen hours of the day’s toil he devotes to meeting the payroll of the hired hands of agriculture, such as the manufacturer, railroad, commer- j cial and other servants. The Farmer’s Payroll and How He Meets It. The annual payroll of agriculture approximates $12,000,000,000. A por tion of the amount is shifted to for eign countries in exports, but the total payroll of industries working for the farmer divides substantially as follows: Railroads, $1,252,000,000; manufacturers, $4,365,000,000; mining, $655,000,000; banks, $200,000,000; mercantile $3,500,000,000, and a heavy miscellaneous payroll constitutes the remainder. It takes the corn crop, the most valuable in agriculture, which sold last year for $1,692,000,000, to pay off the employes of the railroads; the money derived from our annua, sales of livestock of approximately $2,000,- 000,000, the yearly cotton crop, valued at $920,000,000; the wheat crop, which is worth $610,000,000, and the oat crop, that is worth $440,000,000, are required to meet the annual pay roll of the manufacturers. The money derived from the remaining staple crops is used in meeting the payroll of the bankers, merchants, etc. After these obligations are paid, ! the farmer has only a few bunches of vegetables, some fruit and poultry ; which he can sell and call the pro j ceeds his own. ) When the farmer pays off his help he has very little left and to meet ' these tremendous payrolls he has I been forced to mortgage homes, work 1 w r omen in the field and increase the hours of his labor. We are, there i fore, compelled to call upon all in » dustries dependent upon the farmers ' for subsistence to retrench In their expenditures and to cut off all un ! necessary expenses. This course is absolutely necessary In order to avoid a reduction in wages, and we want, if possible, to retain the present wage scale jagid railroad and all other la- WINSLOW MAIL dustrial employes. We will devote this article to a.’ discussion of unnecessary expenses j and whether required by law or per j mitted by the managements of the** | concerns, is wholly immaterial. We want all waste labor and extrava gance, of whatever character, cut out. We will mention the full crew bill as Illustrating the character of unneces- } sary expenses to which we refer, j Union Opposes “Full Crew” Bill. The Texas Farmers’ Union regis tered its opposition to this character j i of legislation at the last annual meet ‘ Ing held In Fort Worth, Tex., August 4, 1914, by resolution, which we quote, &g follows; “The matter of prime importance to the farmers of this state is an ade quate and efficient marketing system; and we recognize that such a system Is impossible without adequate rail road facilities, embracing the greatest amount of service at the least pos sible cost. We further recognize that the farmers and producers in the end pay approximately 95 per cent of the expenses of operating the railroads, and it Is therefore to the interest of the producers that the expenses of the common carriers be as small as is possible, consistent w r ith good ser vice and safety. We, therefore, call upon our lawmakers, courts and juries to bear the foregoing tacts in mind when dealing with the common carriers of this state, and we do espe cially reaffirm the declarations of the last annual convention of our State Union, opposing the passage of the so-called ‘full-crew’ bill before the thirty-third legislature of Texas.” The farmers of Missouri in the last election, by an overwhelming ma- i jority, swept this law off the statute j book of that state, and it should ; come off of all statute books where it appears and no legislature of this nation should pass such a law or similar legislation which requires un necessary expenditures. The same rule applies to all regu latory measures which increase the expenses of industry without giving corresponding benefits to the public. There is ofttimes a body of men as sembled at legislatures—and they have a right to be there —who, in their zeal for rendering their fellow associates a service, sometimes favor an increase in the expenses of in dustry without due regard for the men who bow their backs to the summer’s sun to meet the payroll, but these committees, while making a record 1 for themselves, rub the skin off the 1 shoulders of the farmer by urging the j legislature to lay another burden upon his heavy load and under the lash of “be it enacted” goad him on | to pull and surge at the traces of civil ization, no matter how he may sweat, foam and gall at the task. When legislatures “cut a melon” for labor they hand the farmer a lemon, j The farmers of the United States 1 are not financially able to carry “dead heads” on their payrolls. Our own j hired hands are not paid unless we j have something for them to do and j we are not willing to carry the hired i help of dependent industries unless there is work for them. We must therefore insist upon the most rigid economy. Legislative House-Cleaning Needed. While the war is on and there is a lull in business, we want all legisla tive bodies to take an inventory of the statute books and wipe off all j extravagant and useless laws. A good 1 house-cleaning is needed and econo mies can be instituted here and there that will patch the clothes of indigent children, rest tired mothers and lift mortgages from despondent homes. I Unnecessary workmen taken off and useless expenses chopped down all along the line will add to the pros j perity of the farmer and encourage him in his mighty effort to feed and clothe the world. If any of these industries have sur plus employes we can use them on the farm. We have no regular schedule of wages, but we pay good firm hands on an average of $1.5(1 per day of thirteen hours when they board themselves; work usually runs about nine months of the year and the three months dead time, they can do the chores for their board. It they prefer to farm on their own account, there are more than 14,000,000,000 acres of idle laud on the earth’s sur face awaiting the magic touch of the plow. The compensation Is easily ob tainable from Federal Agricultural Department statistics. The total average annual sales of a farm in the continental United States amounts to $516.00; the cost of operation is $340.00; leaving the farwcr sr,6 per annum te> live ou auJ educate hia family. Feeling Good? j .I Os course you are feeling good after the \ » | .. Christmas Festivities, hut why not go a I *• . 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