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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, .1917.
The Omaha Bee
DAILY (MORNINGh-EVENING SUNDAY
"""" FOUNDED BY EDWARD ROSEWATER '
VICTOR ROSEWATER, EDITOR
THE BEB PUBLISH INQ POMP ANY. PROPRIETOR.
Entered at Omaha poatoffict m teondlm mittw.
TERMS OP SUBSCRIPTION.
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nsvmt or una 1 1 aoroonta. PanonaJ aback, axaapt oo Onaha and
twtcra aubaosa. not acoaptod.
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Don't be backward about coming forward to
buy a Liberty bond. J
It ii a dull day which doc not bring to the
front a specific for the U-boat plague.
Cardinal point in conservation J Don't despise
.the little things, for "mony a mlckle makes a
If Omaha Is to have special program for
registration day it had better be worked out soon.
Time is getting short.
Now that the state has returned the excess oil
fees no doubt the gasoline tanks will loosen up a
" bit and cut the card rate.
Beef brings $1 a pound in Farla, three times
the price hereabouts. Even at that we kick as
vigorously as the Parisians. f
The legal guardians of Iowa doubtless consid
er six days of comparative freedom about all the
natives can safely assimilate in one' week. '
Chadron is a long ways off to take Omaha's
dirty linen to wash, but the Dawea county peo
ple are welcome to the job If they want It.
One of the first things the conservation council
will have to do will be to compliment the weather
man on the fine way he has behaved for the last
At least one Omaha school teacher la not
ashamed that she is giving up her job to get
married. She advised the board that is her only
, reason for resigning. "V ' r :
With prohibition again postponed In Wiscon
sin, Jdilwauke may continue to make Itself fa
mous and help Irrigate oases In dry regions for
another two years at least. ,
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The hyphenated wouldn't have printed that
cartoon a year ago for a rttint of money. It rep
resents the difference between looking for votes
and having the votes counted.
While certain features of the dry law are un
dergoing the test of the courts, it will be just as
well for ordinary mortals to keep close to the
letter if they want to avoid trouble.
Several big trust cases go over for reargument
before the federal supreme court The additional
legal expense is small change beside the profits
flowing from an extended trade cinch,
- Forty, per cent of the college students ex
amined at Chicago for commissions In the marine
corps failed on physical tests. Managers of col
lege athletic win the floor for an explanation.
Hip-pocket hospitality personally conducted
from wet districts meets many discouragements
In this locality. The regular squeeze of "$100
and costs" transforms sociability Into a cruel Jay.
killer. , '
Various excuses were advanced last winter to
account for extortionate coal prices. Car shortage
was the main culprit, The true cause Is revealed
by the Federal Trade commission, which notes a
general move among operators to aecure "all the
traffic will bear." " ; r
The German agricultural expert who urges red
clover and alfalfa as substitutes for potatoes and
ether short rations takes Instant rank as a nation'
al deliverer. The main thing Is training the human
appetite to a dietary designed to vindicate the
theory that alt flesh is grass.
Our Fighting Men
Tahn H. Gibbons.
Captain John H. Gibbons, U.S.N., retired, who
has been recalled to active service to take charge
of patrol vessels on the Atlantic coast, is a native
of Michigan and a veteran of many years' experi
ence in the, navy. He was watch officer on the
Vandalia when that vessel waa wrecked at Apia.
Samoa, and he commanded the gunboat General
Alava in an expedition to the Gulf of Rosav. for
the rescue from the insurgents of Spanish prison
era. At other periods of his active career he
aerved aa United States naval attache in London,
as captain of the port of Manila, as a member of
the general board, and as superintendent of the
United States Naval academy.
Francis J. Kernan.
Francis J. Kernan, one of the new brigadier
generals of the United States army, is a soldier
of the juridical type. For nearly twenty years his
services have been largely in a judicial capacity, in
connection with affairs in Cuba, the Philippines
and in Mexico. In Cuba he served as president
of the commission for the adjustment of claims
resulting from the overthrow of the Patma gov
ernment, In the Philippines he served in a simi
lar capacity in the settlement of disputes over
lands between military and civilian officials. More
recently he was sent to Mexico to adjust losses
incurred in that country during the MaHero revo
lution. General Kernan is a native of Florida and
a graduate of the West Point class of 1881.
Robert . Griffin,
Rear Admiral Robert S. Griffin, U. S. N., one
of the staff officer! upon'whose opinions Secretary
Daniels placet grett reliance in the investigation
of ways and means Jot successfully combating the
German U-boats, has for several years held the
important post of engineer-in-chicr of the Uhited
States navy. The bureau of which ha is In charge
directs the designing, fitting out, running and re
pairing of all of our vessels of war and also of
the great workshops at he various navy yards.
Admiral Griffln has the reputation of being one ot
the foremost engineering experts in the navy,a He
is in his sixtieth year and a native of Fredericks
America's Work for Humanity.
China is about to erect a bronse statue of
John Hay to commemorate his preservation of
that country, at the time when he interposed
against the dismemberment suggested by Euro
pean powers and established instead the "open
door." This action and the subsequent efforts of
Secretary Hay to induce the nations to refund in
demnities exacted as a result of the Boxer re
bellion, a course adopted only by the United
States, finds now an awakened Chinese nation
eager to express its appreciation of the service
to which its revival may be traced. The inci
dent alone is noteworthy, but taken in connection
with the professions under which we made our
entrance into the world war it is doubly signficant.
In fact, it is a testimonial of the godd faith of
the United States in its devotion solely to the
cause of humanity and the establishment of the
right of self-government among the peoples of
When the program of .the Holy Alliance was
met by the assertion of the Monroe Doctrine de
mocracy waa assured for the new world, so far
as the United States could preserve it. In 1898
Cuba's revolt against Spain was followed by :
train of events that drew us into the arena of
world affairs, earliest among the opportunities
presented being that to serve China. Better
proof of our sincerity could not be asked than
the record here made up. Cuba established as a
self-governing republic, the Philippines lifted
from savagery and barbarism and set on the road
to Independence, a task as yet incomplete, but
well set forward, and the preservation of China
ire examples that must challenge admiration.
We make no war for conquest; we seek no
territorial aggrandizement; our resources, ma
terial and moral, are pledged solely to the cause
of human liberty in body and mind. This pledge
is made in the name of the American people and
will be redeemed by them. It is America'a work
Illuminating the Twilight Zone.,
Decision! just made by the United States su
preme court throw much light into the twilight
zone between state and federal control of Inter
state commerce. One more 2-cent fare law, that
of Arkansas, is knocked out, so far as it applies
to the complaining railroad, as being confiscatory.
In this the court follows the rule laid down long
ago and frequently referred to of late that rate
regulations must be reasonable and that the roads
are to be permitted earnings that will be profitable.
A phase of the whole question not so wetl cov
ered as the 'matter of rates is touched upon by
several determinations on part of the court as to
the application of state compensation laws to
workmen engaged in the transportation industry.
It is held that in interstate commerce exclusively
the federal law applies, while the state laws gov
ern intrastate commerce alone. In this connec
tion the court denies the right of a state to legis
late concerning maritime affairs,, holding that
power to be lodged solely In congress.
These decisions will tend to clarify much that
has been in dispute, and should simplify future
legislation dealing with transportation matters.
The slow progress of clearly marking the line
between state and federal control and responsi
bility is moving to a point where debatable
ground Is certainly vanishing. Better understand
ing thus made possible will permit of more defi
nite action by both for the solution of many im
portant points relating to control that have been
uncertain. In time the reorganization of the Inter
state Commerce commission Into a more efficient
body along lines proposed by The Bee will bring
about an adjustment of transportation difficulties
and the business of the whole country will be
Iowa and Its "Blue Laws."
The attorney general of Iowa has stirred up
considerable commotion throughout the atate by
his action In undertaking to enforce the long
neglected "blue laws," especially that which per
tains to Sunday observance. This opens an ethi
cal and moral question entirely outside the pur
view of the laws In question.
People of Iowa have long set themselves tip
as exemplars of obedience to law. All the time
they have known of the existence of the laws
they now complain of. At least three times in
the last quarter of a century the Iowa code has
been revised and the laws codified, and each time
the Sunday observance law has been carried for
ward and continued as a part of the criminal code
of the state. If it is not to be observed, why is
it retained on the books?
Hawkeyes surely expect .to live up to the re
quirements of the laws they mske for their own
government If these are found to work hard
ship the people have the power to repeal them
or to remedy their defects in any other way de
sired. The present attorney general, apparently
more courageous than his predecessors, is mov
ing in the right way to awaken the public to its
own responsibility in the premises. On of the
great American shortcomings has been exhibited
always in our propensity to enact laws and then
to observe them only so far as is convenient or
to our Interest It will be far, better for us all
when the time comes that not so much "regula
tion" is undertaken and the few laws left are ac
corded greater respect and followed more closely.
Another State Revenue Problem. ,. .
The clerk of the supreme court his -been di
rected to return to the oil companies excess fees
collected for inspection amounting to $127,300,
and the state hereafter will get only what the oil
inspection actually costs. This raises a new
problem in state finance. Heretofore the surplus
of fees collected for oil inspection his been cov
ered into the general fund of the state and has
been used to defray in part the expense of gov
ernment. The late legislature, at the request of
the governor, consolidated all the Inspection
bureaus under the head of the food commission,
with the purpose of making the inspection work
self-sustaining. This would require the excess
collections from oil inspection, as fee for the
other service under the bureau have not produced
sufficient revenue to cover all expenses. Now
the service must suffer, or the money to pay for
it must come from some unknown source. No
appropriation beyond that of fees was made by
the legislature to maintain the food commission,
and, this leaves it without recourse beyond its
collections. In this crippling of the ' bureau's
functions we have another shining example of
democratic efficiency. '
Atlanta is finding out about fire what Omaha
and Dayton know of wind and flood. Destruction
is hard to bear, no matter in what form it comes,
but with sptendid examples in recuperation by
its northern sisters the southern city will rise
agsm more beautiful than before, v
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J?o Are Taxes
By Frederic J. Haskin
' Washington, May 20. Sherman adequately de
scribed war, but he forgot to say anything about
paying for it. Every morning the ways and
means committee receives a large mail bag full
of remonstrances, showing that war taxes are
"We are in entire sympathy with the prepared
ness program," writes a large moving picture cor
poration, "but why tax the film the poor man's
one great means of entertainment?" "The rest
of the bill is all right," declare the nation's soap
makers in unison, "but soap is a sanitary neces
sity that should be kept within reach o' the
poor." "For Heaven's sake, don't make gasoline
any higherl" telegraphs a distressed middle west
erner, who was evidently laboring under the im
pression that a tax on gasoline wss included in the
From the poor rdan himself suddenly,become
the conscientious responsibility of all large manu
facturers no protest hss been heard, although 5
per cent of the taxes included In the bill directly
affect him. This fact has naturally created a great
deal of comment in congress, which has tried to
account for it. One representative suggests that
it is because the poor man is too busy earning a
living to pay much attention to congressional leg
islation and another suggests that he is too pa
triotic, but another reason given by a Philadel
phia laboring man doubtless is nearer to the
truth. "Oh, what's the use of kickin'?" he asked.
"We've got to pay it anyway."
A statement which leaves no room for argu
ment. A modern war is expensive, and we have
got to expect taxes of every kind. Our lsst great
est war the civil war cost the nation only $6,
190,000,000; now, for the first year of this war
nearly nine billions dollars will be needed. Of
this nearly two billions must be raised by taxa
tion and seven billion by bonds.
It costs great deal every year to run the
machinery of the United States government.
With the exception of the United States patent
office, no bureau of the government is self-supporting.
This year the amount required to cover
current expenses is estimated at $1,570,000,000.
A billion dollars is a tremendous sum of money.
If you were paid a dollar a minute for working
night and day for every day during the week; in
cluding Sunday, it would take you two thousand
years to accumulate a billion dollars. Yet one
Jrear of war will cost this nation nine billion doU
The United States now owes a debt of $971.
000,000, left over from the Spanish-American war,
while the aggregate bonded indebtedness of our
states, counties and municipalities is nearly four
billion dollars. Add to this the new seven billion
dollar bond issue and you have a total national
debt of nearly -twelve billion dollars. Congress
has decided that it is fair to make the present
generation pay its share of the expenses.
Of all the belligerents of Europe, Great Brit
ain's system of war revenue seems to be the most
favorable for this nation. At the beginning of the
war England still owed $3,500,000,000 debt on its
Napoleonic wars. With a large credit, however,
it was able to borrow money at fairly low rates
of interest, which Parliament proceeded to do p
to nearly twenty billion dollars. Some of this
money England reloaned to Its allies. In the
meantime taxes were increased to such an extent
that the people are now paying 25 per cent of the
war expenses. The American war revenue bill is
based almost entirely on the English plan. Eng
land imposed additional taxes on incomes and ex
cess profits. So does the United States. Eng
land also taxes moving pictures, telegrams, to
bacco, jewelry and railroad transportation. So
does the United States.
Germany is financing her war entirely on
bonds. "-At the beginning of the war her indebt
edness was $1,172,000,000, although that of the
German atates was $3,846,000,000. She started
floating war loan Immediately, which she has
kept up until her national debt is now above fif
teen billion dollars, on which her annual interest
charges exceed $700,000,000. In this connection
it is interesting to note that within the past few
weeks the German government is reported to have
imposed its first war taxes.
Of all the belligerents France has suffered the
?reatest financial distress In conducting her war.
n the beginning the National bank loaned the
government over a billion dollars in the form of
note circulation issued against the government
obligations deposited with the bank. This was
supplemented by other loans from various
sources, although the fact that Germany captured
and held a large portion of French mining re
sources early in the war made it difficult to float
loans of any great siie. No taxes were levied un
til the war had well advanced, but her citizens
responded nobly to every call of the government
for gold and foreign securities. With a debt of
six billion dollars at the beginning of the war,
France has nevertheless been able to borrow nine
billion dollars additional to pay her tremendous
war bill, which now approximates twenty-two
million a day. The interest charges on this money
alone are appalling for so small a country.
With the combined wealth of $215,000,000,000,
the allies have borrowed nearly forty-two billion,
while the central powers, with a combined wealth
of $113,000,000,000, have borrowed nearly fifteen
billion dollars. The fact that all the countries of
Europe possessed in the neighborhood of thirty
three billion dollars in foreign securities at the
beginning of the war has practically saved their
financial necks during the past two years of
The policy of the , United States has always,
been to pay off its debts as soon as possible. The
debt resulting from the revolutionary war was
$75,000,000, and this was more than cut' In half at
the beginning of" the war of 1812. This war
brought a second war debt of $127,000,000, which
was entirely paid in twenty years, while the Mex
ican war debt of $68,000,000 was reduced to $28,
000,000 when the civil war started. At the end
of the civil war our national debt was $2,381,
000.000, but this was reduced to $585,000,000 by
1892. The Spanish-American war and the financ
ing of the Panama canal left us with another debt
of $1,046,000,000 to pay eff, and this had dwindled
to $971,000,000 when this war broke out.
Elmer Smith has leased the Dunbar Review.
Editor Con Linderman of the Crawford
Tribune has installed a two-magazine Iutertype.
John W. Thomas, editor of the Alliance Her
ald, has been appointed deputy state land com
Editor D. G. Brewer of the Spalding Demo
crat has purchased the Genoa Times. He prob
ably will sell or lease the Democrat
Colonel Mark, editor of the Mitchell Index,
last week celebrated the sixteenth anniversary of
his paper by installing an Intertype.
S. C. Blackmail, who has been employed on
the Madison Chronicle, has leased the Tilden
Citizen from the estate of the late Felix Hales.
Editor Horace L. Davis of the Ord Journal
announce that he will increase the price of that
family necessity to $2 a year July 1 if the cost of
production continues to mount skyward.
Editor F. A. Scherzinger of the Nelson
Gazette celebrated the completion of the thirty
third volume of his paper by announcing an ad
vance in subscription rate to $1.50 a year.
Tekamah Herald: The Lyons Mirror and the
Sun seem to be having "some scrap" and from
reading last week's Mirror it is evident that Mose
Warner has not lost any pep and that his Mirror
has not been broken by the hot rays from the Sun.
Nebraska City Press: Doc Bixby of the Lin
coln Journal thinks all the sporting editors should
get to the front as quickly as possible. For that
matter, all editors should make good soldiers.
Their profession is a battle from morning to
night, Fighting a sturdy Prussian soldier has no
terrors' for the man who has dodged Irate Sub
scriber up and down two or three flight of stairs
and around the corners.
J-TssMssinm is. A V
Proverb for the Day.
Begin on the best and you'll always
have the beat
One Tear Ago Today In the War.
, Germans captured long line ot Brit
ish trenches orf Vlmy ridge.
German (overnment appointed
Adolph von Batoeki "food dictator."
By the vota of 11.600,000,000 the
Houa ot Commons brought the total
British war credit up to $11,10,
000,000. In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
Messrs. H. B. Hudson, O. H. Gordon
and Ouy Doane of the Omaha Rowing
association, went to Council Bluffs to
look Lak Manawa over with a view
to preparations for a regatta.
As the undertaking wagon of Drtxel
aV Maul waa turning the corner ot
Jones and Thirteenth, the front wheal
of the vehicle came oft precipitating
Coroner Drexcl and Charles Bachman
to the pavement. The chief damage
was the wrecking of the coroner's new
.6 ice cream trousers.
The Bisters of Charity purchased,
through John A. Craighton, from
Elmer 8. Dundy, Jr., and Fred Nye,
the north half of the block between
Ninth and Tenth, facing on Castelar.
It is th Intention of the Sisters to
erect a 110,000 structure.
L. A. Garner has been appointed
superintendent of the American Ex
press company, with headquarters at
Des Moines, ; Ha wilt endeavor to
transfer the headquarters to Omaha
as he considers Omaha a more ad
vantageous point from which to
transact the company's business.
The Casino Concert Garden, Four
teenth and Howard, has been opened
and Prof. Franko la to have charge
of the musical part of the entertain
ment. The boys and girls of the Sunday
School Temperance army held a meet
ing in Jefferson Square. Addresses
were delivered by the following: Rev.
Thomas Marshall, R. H. Allen and J.
The South Omaha postofrlce has
been moved into the new building
which Is fitted up in good shape with
ISO call boxes and forty-nine lock
This Day In History.
1701 Captain Kldd, the famous
pirate, was condemned to death.
1788 Samuel Ward King, governor
of Rhode Island In "Dorr's Rebellion,"
born at Johnston, R. I. Died at
Providence, R. I., January 20, 1851.
1788 South Carolina, the eighth
state, ratified the constitution.
1828 Wllltam Eustls was inaugur
ated governor of Massachusetts.
1837 General James S. Brlsbln,
Who commanded the Pennsylvania
State cavalry at Gettysburg, born at
Boalsburg, Pa. Died in Philadelphia,
January 14, 1892.
1859 Sir Hope Grant defeated
Nana Sahib In Jorwah Pass.
1868 "Kit" CarBon, celebrated sol
dier and frontiersman, died at Fort
Lyon, Colo. Born In Madison county,
Kentucky, December 24, 1809.
1893 Frederick Deeming, author of
series of atrocious murders, waa
executed at Melbourne, Australia.
1915 Italy declared war upon
1918 British House of Lords passed
the conscription bill.
The Day We Celebrate.
William H. Clarke of the Nonpareil
Laundry company, is Just forty-seven.
He waa born In Vlneland, N. J., and
came to Omaha In 1889 from Indiana
to take a position with the Cudahy
Packing company, which he retained
for fifteen years before going into his
H. S. Mann ta Just fifty today. His
birthplace is Wisconsin and he Is sec
retary of the Forest Lawn Cemetery
J. W. Kurbs was born just across
the river at Council Bluffs thirty
eight years ago, but as soon as possible
came over to Omaha. He la now
business manager for the Omaha Dally
Major General Erasmus M. Weaver,
chief ot coast artillery of the United
Statee army, born at Lafayette, Ind
sixty-three years ago today.
Brigadier-General David S. Gordon,
U. 8. A., retired, born in Franklin
county, Pennsylvania, eighty-five years
Edwin T. Webb of North Carolina,
chairman of the house Judiciary com
mittee, born at Shelby, N. C, forty-five
years ago today.
Douglas Fairbanks, a noted actor of
the speaking stage and also in the
Alms, born In Denver, thirty-four years
; Lawrence (Larry) Gardner, third
baseman of the Boston American
league base ball team, born at Enos
burg Falls, Vt, thirty-one years ago
Zachary D. Wheat outfielder of the
Brooklyn National league base ball
team, born at Hamilton, Mo., twenty
nine years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
"The Human Factor in Industrial
Preparedness" is to be discussed at a
conference to open In Chicago today
under the auspices of the Western Ef
The Equity Co-Operative exchange
has called a conference of farmers of
the United States and western Canada
to meet today at Fargo, N. D., to dis
cuss price regulation, labor and other
war problems affecting the farmers.
Hearing before the Interstate Com
merce commission on the application
of the railroads for permission to In
increase their freight rates Is to be
resumed In Washington today, when
the railroad witnesses will be recalled
for cross-examination by shippers and
atate railway commissioners.
'Storyctte of the Day.
"When you and your wife have a
difference of opinion." said the father,
who was giving advice to his newly
married son, "and you are unable to
persuade her that you are right you
must compromise. To Illustrate my
point I will give you a little experi
ence of my own. One summer your
mother wished to spend the season In
Maine, while I was anxious to go to
"And how did you compromise,
"Well, we stayed from Friday to
Monday In the Adirondack and spent
the rest of the summer on the Maine
coast." Youth'a Companion.
'A ahofmaker In In no rtanser of having
any of hia stock left on hta handi."
"Why Um't he?"
"Beeaune the ahoei he makei ar all noltd
by the Unit) he flnlthea them." Louisville
Perry Pesthouse: "Huh! You haven't any
education. Tou can't even pronounce your
Paddy Fue: "'Tiln't bo. The professor
Mid 1 wu the inoit perfect culture In the
laboratory. "Cartoons Magailne.
"I eee the Dope rt men t of Commerce ha
appealed to Ufhtnoue keeper to plant
era pa. Whit aropa Ja yon tuppoaa they
"Way, curraata, of court.
What Germany Is Fighting For.
Omaha, May 21. To the Editor of
The Bee: What are the German war
lords fighting for? The civilized
world has been asking Germany that
question for almost three years and
gets ruthless warfare for its answer.
The German people .are asking that
question now and are pressing for an
answer. In a recent speech before
the Reichstag the German chancellor,
Bethmann-HoUweg, said: "Since the
winter of 1914-16 I have been pressed
from one side, now from the other,
publicly to state our war aims, it pos
sible, with details. Every day they
demand from me." He says further:
"I thoroughly and fully understand
the passionate Interest of the people
In the war alms and peaoe conditions.
I understand the call for clearness
which today Is addressed to me from
the right and left." And again he says:
'These Interpellations demand from
me a definite statement on the ques
tion of our war aims. To make such
a statement at the present " moment
would not serve the country's inter
ests, I must therefore decUne to
make it." ' s
Great horrors, Mr. Editor. That is
German militarism exporsed. If Ger
many were fighting for a Just cause it
could safely tell Its own people what
it is so they would know what they
are fighting for. Germany knows bet
ter than to admit that It went Into the
war for conquest and expects a Ger
man peace, with territory and billions
of dollars In money, Germany nust
be made a republic, then the world
will be safe for democraoy. v
' ERNEST L.-IRELAND.
steel I dripping not only with the
blood of men who have braved and"
passed danger lines, but that also of
Innocent women and children who are
added to the countless numbers, and
the concrete power of the king on his
throne as the responsible one!
Now while the. world Is engaged
In the crudest warfare of either an
cient or modern times, may kings re
member the language oT the prophet
of long ago and think of charity that
has suffered long, inculcating a spirit
of ministering unto the less fortunate
and the world will automatically grow
better with today's sunshine
Kiw. o nn nroatinn'M morn and the..
productiveness of earth will estab ish
a pleasing equillty before the law
that will vibrate anfl radiate to the
uttermost ends of the earth.
T. J. H1LDEBRAND.
Tobacco and the War.
Scotia, Neb., May St. To the Editor
of The Bee: I nee so much In the
papers at this time about the great
waste that we have been allowing and
1 most heartily agree that It Is time for
It to stop. There is one thing I can't
understand and that I how It can all
be blamed on the wastefulness pf
Thousands of acres of land each
year are planted to tobacco. The
-people of the United Btatea last year
paid $1,100,000,000, 20 per cent more
than was paid for bread, for tobacco,
and I don't believe the women were
the ones who wasted it, either. If
this tobacco land was planted to corn
or cotton (and It will grow one or the
other), how much more good could
be done with the proceeds. What sur
prises me is that one of our officials
can preach home gardens and the
children and women save all they can
and at the same time amoue.
About 450,000 boys not yet in their
teens form the - habit of smoking
yearly. All who have studied the ef
fects of tobacco upon youth know the
fearful consequences we'll have to nay
for this.- The toll will be greater than
the toll for the present war.
Think upon this, you, who preach
economy and be sure you see that all
the waste is eliminated. Yo,urs truly,
MRS. DEE VINECORE.
Thoughts on Modern Warfare.
Griswold. Ia., May 20. To the Edi
tor of The Bee. "What shall it profit
a man if he gain the whole world and
lose his own soul?" The vitality of
the truth interrogated is Just as pow
erful and Impressive as the day it was
uttered In the long ago. It is one ot
the silent forces that seta, mankind
thinking, because it will exist when
heaven and earth shall pass away.
It establishes character and it has
been wisely said that character only
In darkest hourr when the peoples
of earth are engaged In carnal war
fare may we not aski "What shall
it profit a nation to oonquer worlds
with awords and leaden bullets, with
human life as trophies?" Who in our
own beloved country would care to
hear the grand old song; "The Star
Spangled Banner," unless It meant
freedom and protection of human life,
liberty and happiness In Its broadest
The writer has not language to ex
press condemnation for the nation
that desires to rule destinies of men
with the sacrifice of human blood,
Oh, that there were some force
powerful enough to bring our sub
ject before crowned heads of this
mundane sphere whose glistening
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