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THE POLK COUNTY OBSERVER, FBIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1916
Published Back Tuesday u Friday
Office . . .617-6H Court Street
-jeiepnone Ham IS
BY H. W. BRUNB
One Tear fl.60
Six Months , ,76
Three Months .40
No subscription taken unless paid
iur in aavance. xnis is imperative.
Entered as secor.'Ciass matter in
the PoBtomce at juanas. Oregon.
THE CHRISTMAS RUSH.
Thfl annual Thtnalmfls mall
soon be on. in fact, we are told it al
ready hag started. Daring the past
week the holiday shopping has in'
creased to a noticeable extent and
many are prudently commencing to
start their Chrstinas gifts which are
destined to distant points., The mail
and express already show signs of in
creased activities in preparation for
Christmas and during the coming
three weeks such business will stead
ily grow until it winds up with the
customarv rush and cnnypstinn Hint
never fail to mark the days immedi
ately preceding the holiday season.
Postmaster General Burleson, with
an eye to the flood of Christmas par
cels which he expects the public, far
more prosperous than usual, to pour
into the postolliees, has issued sug
gestions in advance of the time. Tt is
that Christmas gifts be purchased
early, wrapped securely, addressed
legibly, and mailed at the earliest pos
sible date. He would save the de
partment the delays and bother inci
dent to carelessly wrapped packages
from which the inwards are prone to
spill, and to avoid the eyestrain and
irritability resulting upon the en
countering of many illegihly address
ed parcels. His suggestion is for the
frooil of the service and tlin sntiufun.
tion of the public generally.
It is the general anticipation ffliat
the final Christmas rush this year
will be more intense than usual, for
no matter how many persons may
observe the warning to "shop early
and ship early," there will lie enough
tardy and careless ones to cause the
customary congestion, delays and dis
appointments. Nevertheless, if is
worth while to repeatedly remind the
puniic that She early shopper and
shipper will not only facilitate his
own plans and avoid disappointments,
but also will materially promote the
comfort and convenience of others.
There is no time to waste, however,
if this plan is to be followed, for
Christmas is now less than three short
the people. It is bad enough as it
is, with the purchasing power of the
j-ii . ii . . . , .
uouar practically cut in two, out a
further enhancement of values would
add the proverbial straw to break
the camel's back. And even a pro
longed continuation of present prices
win cause increasing dissatisfaction,
for although thern nrntmrilv ia nn
more than the usual amount of actual
privation and want, the present high
prices are forcing a large portion of
uie American people into the practice
ot rigid economy and retrenchment,
without which it would be imposible
to make ends meet.
No doubt this experience will be
oenenciai, rattier than otherwise, but
a continuation of this condition will
in time become onerous and unbear
able. Any convincing Promise of re
lief, therefore, will he b flilp.d Willi
satisfaction and the prediction made
uy Mr. McAdoo appears both logical
and sound. Alreadv th ere are anmp
signs oi tne cure which he promises,
instances being tound in the recent
recession of certain
puonc retused to pay unduly enhanc
ed prices for Thanksgiving supplies.
In a similar wav it is likelv that mnnv
other prices will take a tumble when
the food speculators discover the pub
lic will not follow rising prices and
has reached its limit. The high price
movement, in other words, will reach
lis crest and recede, just as every
similar movement has done in the
past, and if the neoole will
themselves in patience for a time the
high cost problem will bring about
ils own solution.
spreading; like a prairie fire, and to
defend their ris-hts the American
farmers must speak Out in no uncer
tain terms. Oregon .b anner. "
FALLS CITY HAS ELECTION.
Albert Teal, Son of County Judge,
Alhprf Tal son r f Ponntv .Tuds-e
Tnal wa.a plinson mnvni nf iTnlla fitv
at the annual election Monday. He
won over Wi B. McKown by six
votes. The same vote, 169, was cast
as at the. election a venr n.vo. Frank
Wnhhtiril wild line liaan mnvnr fur
several years, was chosen as couucil-man-at-Iarge,
his name, being written
on the ballot. The councilman elected
besides Mr. Hubbard were: G. I).
Treat. Clav Oxford. Chas. Hubbard
and R. A. Titus. J. J. Samnions was
re-elected city marshal.
PENNY ANTE NOT GAMBLING.
Chicago Judge Frees Wedding Anni
versary uele orators.
Penny ante poker with a Arc-cent
limit, and euchre at 50 cents a corner.
Dllived on a weddine nnnivpraiirv do
not constitute !"nmhlino- .TnnVn Court
ney held in Hyde Park court, Cliicaao,
Tuesday. His decree freed 13 women
and eight men arrested in a raid on
a fashionable apartment while cele
brating a wedding anniversary.
Our Steaks Are Uniform in Quality
In a Class By Themselves
And At The Head Of Their Class I
They Come From Choice Stock
Designed For Those
Who Appreciate Choice Meats I
Come, Make Your Choice!
A Chicago man claims (n have
found a (fliO diamond in the crop of
a luncey winch lie purchased for
Thanksgiving. Had the announcement
been made somewhat curlier mnnv
would have suspected it to be an ad
vertising ruse, intended to make the
public more liberal in purchasing
high priced turkeys.
UMATILLA FAVORS THE WOMEN
A considerable nnvii,,,, f fi,-
ii. i . . . ' ... "
Kes Slaughtered tor Thaiiksgiviing
was left unsold, mid these will be
placed on cold storage for the com
ing holiday season. But what if the
public persist" in its refusal to take
the birds at high prices?
Seven Are Elected To Be City Of
ficials. Mrs. K. K. Starclier wiis clwleil
mayor of Umatilla, Oregon, Tuesday
defeating her husband for re-election
Mrs. C. G. Browne!!. Mrs. 'linv W
Paulu, Mrs. B. Spinning and Mrs. if
0. Means were elected In tin. num.
cil, Mrs. J. H. Cherry, city recorder,
and Mrs. Robert Merrick,' treasurer.
DIRECT FROM THE MILLS
Sheridan Names S. E. Dilley.
S. E. Dillev was elected ns nmvnr
of Sheridan; J. Ii. Sanders, recorder;
E. F.'Dnck, marshal, and !?. T,. Vk-
ridge, treasurer. The cnunpilinpti
named are E. L. Knickerbocker. R V,
Magee and Charles Wcineardiier.
The Germans seem dnteimino,l
take the "rest" out of Bucharest.
Willamina Elects Officers.
M. Plmrher was chosen Willnm.
ina's mayor Monday; R. H. Yates,
recorder; Oeoree Rhiiispv mnivhol
and Fred Bradshaw, J. II." Myers and
I'., b. Drill, counciltnon.
PHONE US FOR PRICES
CHEAPER PARCEL POST RATES.
. According to Washington advices
the government postal authorities are
considering a plan for relieving the
high cost of living by a reduction in
parcel post rates. It is suggested that
special rates may be inaugurated in
the zones adjacent to cities, thus to
facilitate cheap and quick transporta
tion of farm produce direct to city
consumers. One plan under consider
ation contemplates a rate of one cent
lor tne first pound and one-hull cents
for each additional pound, up to lif
ty, this rate to apply in the .'tOII-mile
zone surrounding each city. It is be
lieved this low rate would greatly
stimulate and encourage direct trad
ing with the farmers, thus cutting
out the middlemen am! their prolits.
If the government really starts a
"pony express" of this character
there is little question it largely will
modify present methods of marketing
many kinds of farm produce. Com
mission men and retailers, no doubt
will oiler vigorous objections, hut tlmv
can ruminate on the fact they have
brought it on themselves. If a large
saving can be effected in this man
ner, moreover, the general public will
approve and support the government
for introducing this great economy.
The only question is whether the gov
ernment can handle such business
wihh a fair profit for itself, and if
this can be done there seems no good
reason why the experiment should not
be tried. I
HIGH COST WILL CURE ITSELF
Secretary McAdoo very' positively
asserts that the high cost of living
will cure itself in time. Short crops
the world over, an increased demand
for foodstuffs due to the European
war and the phenomenal prosperity
wnicn prevails in tins land are sug
gested as the urimarv reaaona f A
vancing prices in the United States.
fiormai conditions are bound to re
turn, however, declares the secretary
or me treasury, who nevertheless pro
dently refrains from attempting to
fix a definite time for this promised
Even iiwugh the prediction made is
tnaenmie on the point mentioned,
however, it is not entirely devoid of
pomrort and reassurance. There is
an instinctive feelinc that th nna.
ent fcigh prices for the neeessities of
me cannot possibly continue, al
though this naturally is coupled with
a fear that price; may go even high
er and thri rake the burden of high
cost nnbearr t to a large portion of
Embargo Law Unfair to Farmer.
Representative FitzcmniM. whn .,,.
nouuees that when congress convenes
in December he will introduce and
press for passage a bill to prohibit
the exportation of American food pro
duets, is from Brooklyn. Represent
ing a Greater New York mn.ilh,...,.
Ihe has an ear only for the clamor of
tne consuming masses in that and
other great cities who want cheap
food regardless of the rights and in
terests of the producing classes.
The proposed embargo would be un
precedented in American history.
During the Napoleonic wars more
than a hundred years ago, and again
in Ifll.l. in on,- u,nn,i '..:..
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limit Britain. r-i,m,T,, .,.., l .,
eral embargo act, but that was in re
taliation for belligerent violation of
our neutral rights, and not to drive
down prices of food products in this
country. It failed, of its object, ham
pering and injuring our own com
merce and not bringing countries to
recognition of our neutml mni.t-u th.
. .,,., v;,. XJ1C
embargo was intensely unpoplar, was
"uj.-miiiiy evaded, and had to be giv
en up as a bad undertakinsr.
Not since 1813 has nnv L-in r
bargo liecn laid on the nrrJni. j
merchandise of the Ariierican people.
..11.1 uie enorrs now making in that
direction are hound to raise an issue
ai neep national interest.
Consider the injustice of it. We
have free trade in most nf n.o
products of the American farms. AVe
are importing wheat from Canada.
Argentina and Amirali. tv- ....
. : . , -.... u alv
ringing in increasing supilies of
meats, tariff free, from South Amri.
ca. During the week ended November
ll shipments of meats from Argen
tina to the tinted States totaled
-IHMI quarters of frozen beef. 2000
carcasses mutton and 12,000 carcasses
amo. inee January 1 the United
Stales has imported from Argentina
Hd.OOO quarters beef, 104.000 car
casses mutton and 171,000 carcasses
Flouring mills at Minneapolis and
uouer towns a ono- t in hnrJ.
o -" w . ... ( me 11 1 1
porting Canadian wlm.f
they have to pay a countervailing tar
a ioa m univ in mn k(.ai...i
' v uiwuei,
If an emharan Uv ehiuM
- a &ftS-
congress and signed bv the
savin? to the AinDrif.n f, n-
shall let tout fnrin MmnL:
shin freeiv mtn vnm t .
out w will not allow yon to sell yotu
- r -"tro; tiiai vou
shall play a one-sided game in this
?t world contest for markets."
",nen the antalmn for an mK..
started the iniustire of t)i r.;
tion was bo apparent that f t farm
ers took it terioosly. But it is now
apparent thit the movement is
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