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Aakttbore, North Carolina, Thursday, Jane 22, 1922
SENATOR OSCAR 'ER
' WOOD DISCUSSES "t
PROPOSED TARIFF l
Senator .Oscar : Underwood, .of Ala
bama, when member of the house of
representatives JbuSt up a' reputation
' as an authority on the tariff." He was
chairman of the ways and means com
mittee and his name, was affixed to
the tariff law, which '. was known as
the Simmons-Underwood tariff hill.
Under this law, the country enjoyed
the greatest prosperity ever xknowti
.since the Walker tariff. - vX".
, -Senator " Underwood -has written
for the New i York Times, " a great
metropolitan newspaper," long article
oh the proposed tariff a law now be
'fore the senate -Following are some
of the most pertinent paragraphs:
. "I have always opposed in. principle
the theory of protection", and have
leaned strongly to the idea that cus
toms taxation Bhould be "levied, pri
marily in the interest of revenue for
the government, and that all rates of
taxation should be so-adjusted as to
allow a reasonable inflow .' of goods
from abroad in order that the custdm
house might have; an opportunity to
take its toll as, they, passed through
and some degree of competition might
be established- I have never contend
ed that, in the interest' of a revenue
tariff, it is, necessary to bring about
destructive competition, but a tariff
that fixes the rates of, taxation so
high as to practically prohibit foreign
goods from entering the American
market at all has been abhorrent to
my ideas of the proper use of the tax
ing power of the congress of the Unit
ed States. ' '--" ' V -
.., Outstrips All Other Bills.
"There are some 'few. low rates in
the pending bill."' There are Borne ar-
tides on the free list. . But, taking it
all in" all, it is undoubtedly the most
nrohibitive tariff bill that has ever
been proposed in the American con
cresa. and the rates of taxation are
higher -and less defensible than any
that have ever been presented to us
in the past. It looks as if those
charged with the , responsibility of
writing the bill have accepted unquali
fiedly the rates proposed by the special
interests desiring protection and have
not given consideration to the resun
ant effect on the general business or
tne country or me Auraens iwi musnwra coumy iaiiea to cawn- ana wno years, in equal annual, installment
be borne by the consumers of Ameri- made his escape by swimihihk a creek. To help make thsV payments all
, ca. Should the kill become - law, the Wilson ,1s in Moore cquntJail. . banks, banking irfstitutions. 'trust
"American people will find this out in I . , w-r 'companies and bafikfnff partnerships
time, but it will be after Mthey have I schedule K m the PayneAldrich bill, ! incorporated for pUn" excess of
paid the price of the experiment. (but having a number In the bill that I $100,000 would be taxed' to the ex
"The DemocraOc party ' is - often is now before the senate. If the tax I tent of 50 per cent? of their fcrofits
vcharged-witb ibeing ' Afrtndrtpropo in ihe bill lis levied the Jar-! fa excess of 12jpectna all'other
So far as I know from the beginnineT-will have to payTKe-tax the same I artoimtsdinni?rjuWefc,
the Democratic party has never aban- as does the man who Uvea in the city, 'from this source prove inadequate to
doned the system of raising taxes at; the man who works in the store, the! meet the note retirements, interest on
the custom house. There are free nwchine shop, the foundry o. in an the foreign indebtedness would be
traders in the Democratic party and 'office If the analysis be worked out psed, and should both these sources
I have known of some in the Kepub- it will be demonstrated that the tax KroVe insufficient the balance would
lican parry, ah i uiiuci&wmiu n., mo ui ou poi tcni. on Rcoureti wool win
r -;,. nortv ii'm.) t,kh i oAinim nnn
that taxes levied at the custom house
should be for revenue purposes only,
that the custom house is a place where
revenue may be obtained to run tne ers as a whole will pay about $99,0C0,
government, and that it provides a 000, the rest of the people will pay ii.
convenient way -of raising a certain proportion, while the government will
amount of revenue; that if a revenue receive as its share of this enormous
tax be levied at the custom house in tax less than $20,000,000. Yet, it is
such a way that it -does not unduly contended that this duty on wool will
etiffle competition from abroad, and, help the American farmers. I adn.i
the person who pays it really pays it; it will help the men whose business
A- .1- - 1 1 n uHBAtiaKUl
io me govBrnuiBui, i '"'"" -
way to raise wvenue. But when a tax
ia levied so hifirh that very few im
porta come in and if Imports do not
pass through the custom house they
leave no taxes behind them the re
sult is merely that of raising the prjee
which goes into the pockets of . the
-1 "The effect of protective tariff lawg,
. as distinguished from tariffs for reve
nue only, h&a been to fex the great
mass of the American people and to
increase the Droftts of a few. I often
kaaii -Anlallank an4 MmmiiniHTrl ' -BOTk
demned, I do not believe in either, but
. It is discrimination on the part ot the
(ll PWUUIOI f Wi -
government against the masses or the
sows the seed from -which grows the
1 tree v of discontent, and 1 discontent
- whn broUeht about by unjust lawa
y.flecU on- the whole system of govern-
t ment I believe that the great pow
ers of the . government are intended
" ''to be used Only for the benefit of all
.. m .i . . il - M
tne people,' not ior m prurnuuoa
.peciai uiicivava, uu a n u
-r those special intersta come out of
'the fields of agriculture or arise from
-the nmokestacks of a steel mill. - -'
Where the Former Cornea Out t
-" ' 'In my opinion, if It were not. for
" the support given this bill by senator!
who represent agricultural constituen
cies .it would be impoMibie to pass It
. through the senate. ; The argument is
-. advanced that since taxes are to be
levied on manufactured products, tax
, es should also be levied on agricultur-
al roduct, and that if the people are
to be penalixed for the benefit of the
marjufacturer they should likwine be
"fK'nulirnd for the benefit of the farm
er. Wlirre the fallacy of Uda argu
nf nt com 1" that under the guise of j
doing aomethlni? to help the farmer
in some particuUr Item, theif support
in .kr. for a bill thnt a a whole
rnPHn tl.ftt for every1 dollar the frm
fr rnay .-riv from the bill thry 1
v ill par I !!i0 in tnte
f F"ir,-:uii)r r
v 1 t" r c
In othr word, for'of the fcrtillwri coming Into thU
t of rotation Inff .
" I ' .'I ' . ' jay p:t pir cnt of
n fur t! bonrf.t cf oU.r fno
1 (! ) r" t t' !rik tlitre ii any
EDGAR BROWN SHOT
BY A MOORE" COUNTY
Mr. Edgaf Brown, of Hemp, is a
patient at Memorial hospital, suffer
ing from serious shot wounds inflict-!
ed by -one or more of a notorious,
gang of blockaders in Moore county
last Saturday, night Mr. Brown was
for a number of years a revenue, of
ficer and had the reputation of being
one of the" most-fearless and coura
geous men-in the department. Sinee
his 'retirement he has -been at his
home at Hemp, but has on numerous
occasions assisted the Moore coupty
officials in bringing offenders of the
. Mr. Brown was deputized Saturday
at noon and - together with Deputies
John Brown, Millard Williams and Bil
ly Moore, late in the afternoon went
into the Howard Mill section, four
miles from Hemp, arriving there about
dark., They discovered the still in
full blastr the crackling of the fire at
tracting their 'attention, whereupon
they concealed themselves. Soon after'
they also discovered a man across the
hill, seated witha gun, presumably
watching. The other deputies wanted
io shoot, but Mr. Brown urged cap
turing' him more quietly, whereupon
he started- toward him, commanding
him to halt. " The man opened fire,
shooting twice missing his 'mark but
Mr. Brown shot and the man fell but
hks not been found. In the meantime
two men were discovered in the rear
and they begart' firing on Mr. Brown,
the result of which is that twenty-nine
shot Tpierced his body. -His cdmpan-
ion8 lmmemaieiy began trying to car-
ry Drown-out noi neeuin nis appeal
to capture the men and still and look
after hint later. Upon arrival at his
home physicians attended Mr. Brown.
Saturday night and Sunday' but de
cided best for him , to be- brought to
Asheboro to the "hospital where he' un
derwent an operation; having '29 shots
K posse of men from Moore county
returnedto the still captured it and
two men' Wilson and Branson, the
latter of whom was shot four times
and is now in a hospital. Branson is
one of the notorious blockaders, whom
uienn xoung, national
j agent and one of the best-officers in
' which those engaged in the growing
of wool will receive something like
$72,000,000, against which the farm
l . 1 1 1. il. - . 1 1
, Vt iarm-
ers of the country, those who do not
grow wool but raise wheat and corn
and cotton, will pay the bill that is,
a most substantial part of it and for
every wool grower there are a thou
sand farmers who do not raise sheep.
I do not have in mind the little farm
er who raises cotton or wheat ond
has. a few sheep on the side, but the
men whose business is growing sheep
and who are onlya few -in number
when' compared with the great muss of
xarmers who wiu pay so large a pro-
f TkAmAft nf f nMiMbl 1m (ha
.jfviwvu vat tiiw M VlVUVirm al vv
J pending measure.
-,So yr find some of the proponents
of the pending measure' maintaining
tnac us enactment will greatly relieve
tha agricultural situation in this coun
try, because it raises the tax on their
products at the custom house. Per
sonally I have never- believed that
such a tax would prove of any benefit
to the American farmer. We are told
how the bill is going to help the farm
er, by an increased tax on wheat, by
increasing the tax on certain kinds of
cotton, neither of which will ever be
of any benefit to- the farmer 'or put
on dollar in his pocket. . This talk
may aound like music to the farmer,
but does the farmer realise that there
are also in tha bill paragraphs taxing
the necessitiei bf life, neceiities that
are vital to the farmer, the necessi
ties by which agriculture lives T : -.-'
"When the nrenent law was written
not only were all kind, of fertiliser,
which are Imported into the United
States and are valuable In the devel
opment of agriculture, placed on the
free list, but binding (win for the
man who raises wheat in the went ond
tls and bagging for the farmer
whose basic crop is cotton were like
wine placed on the free list .Under
this bill they propone to put thene
things back on the tat Hot, and there
1 no evidence that eithrr of these In
dustrie has suffered from outalde
for the'bfiteomrnUion under exlHtlng Jaw, Some
marVot and many of the eommoditi
fmm whlrh ffHilldfr are made alio
ill h tsied, undrr t!i rronrtiwd low.
tint farmer Will
"it tl '-- t'dnp.
I f ;m$ ly li
TION FOR POSTMASTER
AT ASHEBORO; JULY 18
At the reouest of the nostmaster
general, the United States'civil service
commission announces an open com
petitive examination "from which it is
expected to fill a vacancy in the po
sition' of postmaster at Asheboro. The
commission announces ihst this is not
an examination under the civil ser-,
vice act and rules, but: is held under
an executive order issued May 10,
1921, revised July 27, lf21.
. The date of vacancy fin- the post
office in Asheboro is September 5,
1922, according to announcement by
the civil service commissi ori. The sal
ary of the postmaster is $2,400.
The examination will be held July,
is, vsii. candidates will not be re
quired to report for examination at
any place, but will be-grated on the
folowing subjects, which; will have the
relative weights indicated: Education
and- training, 20; business experience
and fitness, 80. .' 3
Candidates for second-class post
master, must show that for at least
three years they have been engaged
in occupations in which they have
demonstrated ability to conduct the
affairs of a business to the extent of
a postmaster of the postoffice for
which they are candidates
It must also appear in. all cases that
the candidates have t demonstrated
their ability to meet and deal with
the public satisfactorily,
Application blanks Fbrm 2241, may
be secured from the ' pstoffice here
r from the Civil Serviee Commis-
sion, Washington, Ih Cf
OP BONUS IN
. - '-. - -
A proposal to pay the soldiers' bo
nus in cash, the financing' to be done
by means of special taxes on banks
and through use of the interest on
the foreign indebtedness has been ad
vanced in the senate by Senator Ladd,
Republican, North Dakota. 1
Under Senator Ladd's . amendment,
the treasury would lissue legal ten
der notes to the extent of $2,500,
000.000 or less which 'would he
; over to the veterafesi - The 'notes
I would be retired Over s period of 25
hp nair out nf tho troaon
oe paid oui oi tne treasurj.
ENJOYING BETTER HEALTH
The many friends of ex-President
Wilson in the state will be pleased to
learn of a bulletin that was issued to
the daily papers Sunday concerning
the state of his health. In spite of
contrary rumors, the former president
shows remarkable vitality and keen
mental action, it is said. His condi
I . " '
tlon is described as almost normal for
a man of sixty-six years in spite of
the r act that he is likely to sustain
another attack of partial paralysis
similar to the. one he suffered three
years ogo at almost any time. His
physician further stated that he may
live on quietly as he does for ten
years to come without a return of his
trouble. The fact that he is in better
condition today than he was a year
ago is encouraging to his friends and
admirers who feel a keen interest In
his health ond welfare.
ASHEBORO FURNITURE CO.
WILL OPEN SHOW .ROOM
Mr. John Presnen of the Asheboro
Furniture Company will within the
near future open a show room on the
first floor of their building. There
will be all kinds of furniture . from
which selections may be made. This
will be a great addition to the busi
ness.' and will. prove a great benefit
to the persons In Randolph county.
Asheboro has been improving along
many lines and the announcement bf
the opening or a furniture show room
ia an added one. - .
SANFORD EDITOR TO "
- V ENTER MATRIMONIAL BUSS
' Friends .of the' contracting parties
ara .Interested .in the following an
nouncement: . .'Vil r ' '
- 1 . Mrs. Annie M. Rom , ,
raqueftte tha honor of your , presence
; at tha marrlagepf her daughter
V V , HatUe. Edward.
-' 1 Mr. Donald Lawrence fitClalr '
on Thursday oftemoon, . tha twenty
,,.'- ' ninth of June .
j t half after twelve, o'clock
Four' hundred and thrta .Carthage
' - Ktnt -' - .
- Sanford, North Carolina ' i '
The bride la a highly educated and
cultured young woman. The groom 1
a pUndid young man and ranks as
one of tha foremost editor , of the
stote. . v ' ' -
lucrative. OtV.'r tohlrh fonrrr th
w!fre of nt- .Hura ran be f.nd
ANS HOLD ANNUAL RE
Several Veterans From Randolph
County Are in Attendance on
Richmond is in gala attire for the
grey-clad soldiers who followed Lee
and Jackson. The meeting opened
Tuesday morning with General Julian
C. Carr, of Durham, commander-in-chief,
presiding. The historic city is
honoring the guests and housing them
in mansions of the rich and cottages
of the poor 1 alike. Every section of
the south is represented..
Randolph county has sent the fol
lowing who are holding up the banner
and who are assuring their friends of
other states the greatness of the Tar
' A. C. Rush, Asheboro route 3.
Jesse T. Shaw, New Hope.
- J. A. Ellis, Asheboro route 3.
Murphy Burris, Ramseur.
L. O. Sugg, Erect.
W. S. Lineberry, Millboro.
H. C. Causey, Liberty.
D. A. Highfill. Liberty.
H. K. Trogdon, Liberty.
M. J. Hughes, Randleman.
W. A. Bean, Randleman route 2.
J. W. Howell, Randleman.
Alpheus Upton, Seagrove.
Wright Davis, Seasrove.
The veterans are apparently in fine
snape and full of enthusiasm. Gen
eral Carr when some one spoke of this
probably being the last Confederate
reunion assured the speaker that as
long as there were two veterans they
would hold annual meetings. Such a
spirit as this is found throughout the
army of splendid men who are eath
ered around Richmond. The Courier
will have a full account of the meet-
ling next week.
I Louisiana has extended an invita
tion to the United Confederate veter
ans to hold their next reunion at New
Get my knapsack, Mary,
'And my uniform of gray,
Get my battered helmet, Mary,
'For 111 need them all todav.
Get my canteen and my leggins,
Reach me down my rusty gun,
For I'm goin' out paradin'
With the boys of '61.
Never mind them blood-stains, Mary
Never mind that ragged hole,
It was left there by a bullet
That was seeking for mv soul.
.Brush away those cobwebs, Mary,
uej my -aonny,ttag of blue,
Fos I'm goinr out paradin'
with the boys of '62.
These old clothes don't fit mc, Mary,
Like they did when 1 was vouiir,
Don't you remember how neatly
To my manly form they clung .'
Never mind that sleeve that' eniptv,
Let it dangle loose and free,
For I'm goin' out paradin'
With the boys of '63.
Pull that sword belt tighter, Mary,
Fix that strap beneath my chin,
I've grown old and threadbare, Mary,
Like my uniform, and thin,
Hut I reckon I'll pass muster
As I did in days of yore.
i For I'm goin' out paradin'
With the boys of 64.
Now I'm ready, Mary, kiss me,
Kiss your old sweetheart good-bye.
Brush away those wayward teardrops,
Lord! I didn't think you'd cry.
I I'm not goin' forth to battle sakes
I'm just goin' out paradin'
With the boys of '65.
Soon well all be paradin', Mary,
In that land beyond the stars,
On that bright celestial shore
With the good old stars and bars.
But before we go, Mary,
Well meet the boys once more,
And practice for paradise
On that bright and shining shore.
JUDGE LONG TELLS HOW
TO PROTECT STATE BANKS
... . . (invent iimuvuuuiia ui tnw uiruittti wunu
In hta charge to tha grand jury't0 b, ftbi, uk, thu course In their
Monday In. Greensboro, where he ml k. v- tw,
. n !
opened a, terra of Guilford superiorlnrtlM .t lhm time. The course i
court, Judge a F. Long, of States
ville, reviewed 'the banking laws of
North Carolina, and stressed the Im
portance of placing safeguard around
the banks. . m
' The Judge aald In ia charge that
na wi not a member or the legisla
ture and had no right to make the
laws but that he could . prescribe a
method whereby bank failures might
oe stopped in North Carolina.
Judge Long pointed out 1 that ' at
present any officer of the bank be
before he can borrow money from the
Institution must Brat obtain ' the
approval of the board ef director.
The Judge. thourht -.it would be a
splendid idea te make It necessary for
the director not only to rive their
approval, but to Indorse the Ikote of
the officer before the loan la made.
lleeUh Officer f Mfttfeary. V
" Dr. C Datlgney was last week ap
pointed county health phyildaa . by
the Mont iroroar? county board of
health. I'f. Dailgney I te fill the
place vrnfel by Dr. A. C Boyle
lt wk. It is with ' high recorhv
mpndatlnnn and words ef praise that
"f logins his dui.i.
MR. WALTER S ANDER
SON LEXINGTON DIED
IN ASHEY1LLE SUNDAY
The news of the death of Walter S.
Anderson, of Davidson county, was re- Washington, June 20. No goverrn
ceived with regret by his many friends ment of the United States in recent
in this county, he having been located I years was ever dominated by more
in Asheboro for several years as cross purposes than now prevail in
clerk in the office of the U. S. Att or- j Washington. The climax of this con-
ney. For several months Mr. Ander- fusion has been reached in the intro
son has been in a sanitorium in Ashe- duction in the House of the ship sub-
ville, and it was here that he died
Sunday afternoon. The remains were 1
brought to his home at Lexington and
the funeral and burial services held at
Southmont Tuesday afternoon.
Mr. Anderson was 38 . years old.
He was the son of Dr. Abel Ander
son and the late Mrs. Anderson, of
Denton, where he grew to young man
hood. He attended high school and
Wake Forest College. He was then
nominated by the Democratic party
for register of deeds in 191 and was
elected. He was again nominated in
1914 and again carried the county.
It was then that he came to Asheboro
in the District Attorney's office, gain
ing many staunch friends during his
Following this Mr. Anderson was
for a time a member of the board of
exemtpion for Davidson county dur
ing a portion of the war period. Since
that time he had traveled as repre
sentative of a hardware house, later who are after this $75,000,000 went to
being a salesman for the Newport .the President and said:
Culvert Company, with which compa- "We demand that you take action,
ny he was engaged when he entered j If there is no whip in the White
a hospital last November for an oper-1 House, go buy one to use on this Con
ation for appendicitis. Following this gress."
he recovered sufficiently to leave thei The next day the President told the
hospital but was unable to gain I
strength, so in February he returned '
to High Foint for treatment, there
it was found that he was afflicted
The deceased was married to Miss
Lillian Harris, of Davidson county,
who survives with two daughters,
Mary Ellen and Frances Hayden. The
father Dr. Abel Anderson, three
brothers and four sisters, also sur
vive. These are Ross L. Anderson,
of Snider, Thomas Anderson, of Rich
mond, and Charles Anderson, of
Denton; Mrs. A. L. Plummer and
Mrs. Wade Hill, of Denton, Mrs. J. W.
Lassiter, of Wagram, and Mrs. F. F.
Lopp, of this city. One sister, Mrs.
J. O. Garner, of Denton, died about
a year ago and a brother died while
MR. O. D. PALMER, AGED LEE
rnnvTV riTi7TO npin Wllu presiueni Denma it witn
COUNTY CITIZEN, DEADhls hip and the ship owners behind
Mr. OvD. Palmer an
prominent citizen of Lee countj
at his home near Gulf last week. He
has had cancer for a number of years
and suffered intensely.
The funeral was conducted at the
home after which burial lollowed in
the family burial ground in the old
homestead. Mr. Palmer was a large
land owner and a prominent farmer.
Surviving him are his wife, who was
Miss Mafie Farrar before her mar-iot giving America a merchant marine
l-iage; one brother, R. C. Palmer, of will prevent it. What are the facts?
Liberty; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Foust, The United States have speut $3,500,
of Liberty and Mrs. Dicie Proctor, ol t 000,000 in building a fleet of merchant
Durham; two sons, Jude, an attorney ships that is now idle. These ships
of Winston and Augustus, of Mt. are to be sold to private owners for
Gilead; five daughters, Mrs. H. A. about $200,000,000. On account of the
Cooper, of Carbonton; Mrs. George H. present depression in business the pri
Brown, of Pinceton, W. Va.; Mrs. C. vate owners will secure these ships for
N. Hutchings, of Cambridge, Mass.; ' about one-fourth of what they are re
Mrs. H. C. Powell, of Greensboro and ally worth, and they will pay for them
Miss Phoebe Palmer. j with bonds subscribed by the people.
, When business revives the owners
DOCTORS ATTEND CLINIC make anywhere from 50 to 500
AND LECrtRESJN ASHEBORO Vhas beenKthat lh,pPunder
Much interest is being 7
among the doctors of Rando ph 1 coun-, Brit.Rh fl
ty in the post graduate clinic and 1 , . . . ? y i-
lectures which began In Asheboro 'J-T . P T'
Monday afternoon. The course is in "d" "opnbf0Vn or. 8U.bs,iy
charge of Dr. Adams of Harvard and L" K"'! ' busmesa.
will continue for twelve weeks with He Tieeds onIy 0 onf"16 his busl
wlll continue ior twelve weexs wun n t economy t jt Bqueeie th-
an6Cre eaCh Mday- TheuC0U.. water out and go after trade in for
will be given at Memorial hospital , countrie8 the Briti8m
and bids fair to be of inestimable ,-,-' ,;, J V
value to the doctors of the .ounty who,01, S ! '
are taking it This is a great advan-1 Z.- n Z" V
tage for doctors who wish to study i,!?' uSii L tl
modern methods and keep up with the n.din.! ",l "t-!5or?araM but
I I-a -a. I ..,.il . I. a.1. I 1 .1
comes under the work of the Exten
sion nureau 01 tne university.
ALABAMA. SENATOR WOULD
HAVE CONGRESS ACT NOW
ovnawr vacar unqerwoon, aunng a
discussion In the senate last week.)
urged a fixed policy for the develop-
ment of Musde Shoal at this session '
Senator Underwood said there
would be an opportunity for the sen
ate to act on the Muacle Shoal mat-
ter during tha period intervening In I notable speech advocating the aboil- "J
the paaaage of 'the tariff bill, addlnr'tion of the primary a a mean ef im- '
that the government invited Mr. Ford'
to make his propoaal and the Detroit
man and the country were entitled to
know what disposition congreu would
make or IW . , , :
On 8und,' June Id,' Mr. Luther
Rpeneer and Mrs. Cornelia Walker, of
Sophia, were married. - Mis Walker
is the aceompllahed daughter of Mr.
David Walker. Mr. 8pneer is an in
dimtrlous young man.- S. K. Itenlcy,
J'ltir (f the pM, 0(T1ciRtfl.
REPUBLICAN RAID OF
$75,000,000 ON TREAS
URY FOR SHIP SUBSIDY
(By David F. St Clair.)
sidy bill, one of the most vicious
measures ever conceived by the repre-
sentatives of a free people.
When Harding entered on to the du
ties of his exalted office, he said, "let
Congress hoe its own row and I will
hoe mine." For the first year of his
administration, Congress took the
ldad and ran wild. Nobody on Capi
tol Hill paid any serious attention te
the man in the White House but dur
ing these months there was the U. S.
Shipping Board under the direction of
Chairman Lasker . spending millions
of the people's money in flooding the
country with propaganda in favor of
this Ship Subsidy Bill, which if it ev
er becomes a law will take $75,000,
000 annually from the public treas
ury and give nothing but graft, pecu
lation, bribery and favoritism in re
turn. But the flood of propaganda
did not cause the people to bring
pressure upon Congress, so the repre
sentatives of the private ship owners
leaders ot his party in Congress that
the ship subsidy bill must be passed
at this session. If not he would call
an extra session. In making his
threat he cracked his new whip to let
the boys hear the sharp, violent cut
into the air of the red lash.
The whip looks cruel and relentless
but the atmosphere around Capitol
Hill lurks with intimations and hints
that there is balm in Gilead in the
form of a congressional slush fund
raised by some of the private ship
owners. The private ship owners were
not ready to trust their fate entirely
to this nopce with a whip, at least so
They know that even a Republican
house with over 130 majority might
balk at passing the most corrupt bill
ever inspired by predatory interests
to raid the treasury. Notwithstand-
"'f n e Dili would have got
it witn it win pay you," but lo and
behold some Paul Pry prohibitionist
riisrnwro,i tv,0 ,,.;,, i; . 1
shipping board ships and everyone of
,the (irys in the house who had opened
his mouth to swallow the bill has
shied oil with imprecations on Lasker
and the shipping board gang.
1'rom an economic business point of
view there is not a shadow o1 excuse
lor this ship subsidy bill. In fact we
are told that a ship subsidy instead
p.ubl,' 'on"nue t0
demand greater raidB on the treasury
" w a " aw.au D vvrvav
t0 P P the party in power that
grants these subsidies. The ship sub
sidy will foster i corrupt, dominating,
arrogant institution in the renublic
and once this institution get ita tenan
cies on the public purse strings, it will
be well nigh impossible to get rid of
it. It will hmilM tha fwnnhllo'a auul
in line wkh the establishment of 4
thu uh.l.i;.. A tha
apedal privileges, U the expressed In-:
clination of the Mardinv adminlatra. '
tlon curtail the right of the Amer
ican people to govern ' themeelvea. j
Secretary of War Week ha mad a -
proving the personnel ii eohgres.
Line Lord knowe congress need te be
improved but It can not be done br "1
rutting the primary Into the discard.
, Week' no doubt had Harding' en-
donement in.' making this speech.
Harding never weuld have been preai
dent had the primary determined ht
fate and Week lost the eenatorshlp of
MajMachuaett through the action of
the primory. Th reartiotiarips now
have conceived a dwp grudge f nint
the primary rcau it hat p- 1 up
inch men as Ileverldgn, l'incl.i.t mi