Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 163, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 21, 1922 Page: 2 of 6
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Sent Construction Workers,
Farmers and Engineers
For Kuznets Basin.
NEW YORK, Fob. 21. Six thou-
sand worker®- at leant several hun-
dred of thorn Americans -aif sought
to to into tho Kuznets Bnsln in Si-
beria to participate in the greatest
industrialization scheme ever seri-
ously proponed. The project in t«
develop that \ast. rich and almost
hereditably favored res ion on a co
operative plan in which every work
er will have a voice, and which will
bo munaged and operated by ongi
neer«, technicians and industry scl
enlists for use and wijhout the limi-
tation! of capitalist Industry rent,
interest and profits.
The Federated Press has obtnineii
first-hand data from one of the men
who is taking a leading part in the
project. The information thus ob-
tained concerning this colossal un
dertaklng will be set forth In this
nnd succeeding articles; not. per-
haps. in scientific arrangement, but
somewhat in the order most likely
to convey the details any worker
First, what about the possibilities
of obtaining the six thousand work-
ers needed for this year0
:hm> ton struct ion Worker*.
"The prospects on this point are
fairly good." said The Federated
Press informant. "Of course, the
best type of labor for such an ex-
pedition. are, unfortunately, in many
cases not In good financial shape.
Hard times have hit these men -be-
cause wov*kers of a militant type nrc
always the first to lose their jobs.
Still, 1 think we can not our quota,
each of whom will need $30" to pay
for transportation, some smaller ma-
chinery. and tools, and for additional
foodstuffs, such as tea, coffee, beans,
lice, fcuaai. canned goods. et<
auch articles as make all the dif-
ference between a Siberian and an
American standard of living."
••When will the first party go from
"We are hoping to send about '.i 0
construction workers, and soino ngrl-
cuitural workers, about the end of
February. The construction workers
will include building trades men, und
men to handle brick, cement and lime
making in addition to men to run a
couple of sawmills. Our job to pot in
touch with agricultural groups is
rather difficult, for we need to make
connections immediately with a lew
good groups who are lucky enough
to possess tractors and Implements
and other necessities, and who can
ruu them. We could move these
things inside of a month and Intld
them in Kuznets about the first week
"How about the technical staff?"
was the next question. "Where do
you expect to get them from, nnd
"When," was the answer, "if Amer-
ican engineers and executives don't
see by this time what their share
amounts to out of the result of their
genius and labor, then it's time they
sat down and studied it out. At this
minute there are thousands of them
on the unemployed market; and the
wages of those who are employed are
falling daily. Perhaps it would not
be hard to convince some of them,
particularly the young men. to come
with us. to work in different lines,
in industries that are not destined
to pay dividends to people who never
worked and never will.
'l*ke Kuznets. now. It is a won-
derful district, upon which all the
future of Asia swings. It haR abso-
lutely unlimited quantities of the
tvest type of coal. In conju\ction with
magnetic ore which assays 89 pet
cent of magnetic iron and not a
trace of sulphur. It has an agricul-
tural belt that runs a thousand miles
east and west, and 300 miles north
and south. With an unequalled
water transport, which in the sum-
mer imfnths can land your mid-Si-
berian coke at the t'ral blast fur-
naces for Iron production. The Kuz-
nets. Busk and Barnaul district, with
its 900.000 population, produced In
the czar's time, a surplus food sup-
ply of 300.000 tons annually.
( 1to Free Hand.
"The hydro-electrical posslbiltles
"Don't you think." he went on.
that there are engineers who would
Flame of Ex-Kaiser Is
Kept from Marriage.
like to come in on this? To help ; POLLY
plan it on an immense scale, on the «
most modern lines" Without being
hampered by old industrial and
property laws and the thousand and
one hindrances such, for Instance,;
as affect the Muscle Shoals pr"*x l- ;
"Our order to our engineers will j
be: 'We need a modern industry.
run from the switchboard. Here's
your district, your coal, your agrl- j
cultural land, your coal, your trans-
port. your timber, your copper, your '
clay—everything. Now, take your
time and plan It.'
"And in the meantime we will go
ahead with the appliances ready at ;
hand, dig coal, coke it, and get our
mills, blast furnaces and rolling
mills into operation while they pro-
ject the big thing."
The prospectus of the Kuznets j
project is in type and on the preas,
and will be issued within a few days.
AND HER PALS — Neewah Wanted To Be Sure To Do It Before He Forgot.
MltS, ! 4 T IK PI I 1.4 It CHANGES
"Oh, dear me!" exclaimed Mrs.
Blossom as she saw Mrs. Caterpillar
looklng her way. "Hear me! I cer-
tainly hope that dreadful caterpillar
lsn.'t going to come up smong my
leaves to build."
"Is that what she intends to do?"
naked her neighbor, Mrs. Milkweed.
"Why. I always thought the Cater-
pillar tribe patronized the trees when
It came to building."
"Well, what else would she want,
if not to build!" exclaimed Mrs.
Blossom. "She's such a creepy-look-
ing tUng I'm quite sure she must
have evil intentions."
Sure enough. Mrs. Caterpillar was
at that very second thinking what
a lovely dinner was awaiting her. j
Sho wiggled through the grasses and 1
started up Mrs. Blossom's hallway i
"I wouldn't mind," whispered Mrs.
Blossom to Mrs. Milkweed, "if I
thought she had any good reason for
calling on me. but I'm quite sure
her intentions "
"There, there!" interrupted Mrs,
Milkweed. "One should never jump
"1 suppose you're right," Mrs.
Blossom said, but she shook herself
so hard that Mrs. Caterpillar had to
cling tightly with all her hands, to
keep from falling. But, step by step,
she slowly crawled tip tho hallway
steam right out on the very leaves
under Mrs. Blossom's pretty white
petals, and, without even so much
as asking 1f she might, she began
to nibble on Mrs. Blossom's beaut]
ful green leaves.
"How shameful!" screamed Mrs.
Blossom, shaking her petals angrily.
"That's just whut I thought when I
saw you coming! Everywhere you
go you .bring destruction. That's
why wo all hate to sec you coming."
Mrs. Caterpillar only laughed and
went on eating. If she bad really I
been hungry ii would have been dlf- '
ferent, but she kept on nibbling Mrs.
Blossom's green leaves just because
she knew she was hurting the pretty
plant. And when she couldn't eat
any more, she crawled down and
over to the apple tree, where she
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—by WALT Hi UOHAN "
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same as in 1919. but the retail price The jarrah of Western Australia
had increased to $60 and $65 a thou- produces the most indestructible
sand feet." , . . . ...
______________ wood grown. It Is impevious alike
I to insect attacks and to decay, and
It requires nearly two cords
wood,to make a ton of papei
built of it do not need to b«
SEATTLE, Feb. 21.- Further evi-
dence that the rank and file of tho
farm organization membership is
seeing more plainly its need of iden-
tity with the labor unions is shown
by a recent demand made by the
Washington Stntc Grange upon its
According to the letter sent out
from tho secretary of tho Washing-
ton grange to S. J. Lowell, National
Manager of the Grange, and T. C.
Atkeson, national representative,
members wished to know about their
activity iu connection with the re-
ported statement that they favored
the reduction of freight r:'.*es at the
expense of the railroad workers.
"The farmers of the country, al-
though needing lower freight rates."
EAST ST. LOUIS, IU., Feb. 21.—
The Villa Grove Rochdale Co-opera-
tive Society's third quarterly report
shows dividends to their members on
purchases of 7 per cent, totaling $1.-
orchard owners, and other food pro-) Sales for three months were $38,-
ducers must compute their net and 8*'•15.
Must List Income From All
Washington Farmers Defend Exchange of Products.
Railroad Labor. Farmers, rangerfl, herders, dairy*
men. truck gardners, vineyard and 1849.47. and 1 per cent reserv
^ _ nays the letter, "do not want them
sat uoniplalnlng because she couldn't i expense of the laborer who
hold any more j aee<*3 the products of the farm to
■ 1 can't see 'why I can't just to ,u"U,n. hJ 11(8 a"d "hen h, I
on forever eating," she sighed. are ,cut J?10* ,what ,h,e for,* I used
"Id b. ashamed of myself!" ™mfortable living hts ability to •
snapped Mrs. Tree-JYog, who had Purchase 01lr Prod.ifts Is lessened
seen the whole affair. "If you had ! an(' wfl ftle ^le 'ORers in the end.
been hungry, that would have been letter sent the national head
declares that no such action was
ordered by the national grange con-
vention at Portland, and points out
that the Grange being the largeat
national farm organization in the
country, should "look more to the
welfare of the farmer than the de-
mands of the railroads and other
different. Hut you only did it be
cause you knew you were torment-
ing Mrs. Blossom."
"Why not have a little fun before
I close myself in?" laughed Mrs.
Caterpillar. "It's great sport to see
thoae silly plants shiver and shake.''
"Well, I've just this much to any."
croaked Mrs. Tree-frog; "by the
time you've slept the season out I
hope you'll feel different."
"Why, if I have wings, as you pre-
dict I'll hsve when I wake up,"
laughed Mrs. Caterpillar, "I'll fly ac
fast as 1 can from one flower to
grosB incomes for 1921 and ascertain
whether an income tax return, or a
tax, or both are due. All gains,
profits and Income derived from the
sale or exchange of farm products,
whether produced on tho farm or
purchased and resold, must be In-
cluded in gross income. When a
farmer exchanges his products for
groceries, clothing or other merchan-
dise, the fair market value of such
goods must be included. Profit re-
ceived ftom the sale of farm land,
or reiTt received for the use thereof,
must be included.
In determining income, upon which
the tax is assessed, the farmer may
deduct from gross income all neces-
sary expenses incurred in the opera-
tion of his farm during the year
1921. These include cost of cultiva-
tion. harvesting, and marketing of
his crops, cost of feed and fertilizer
amount spent in repairs to
buildings (other than the
dwelling! and to fences and machin-
ery. Wages paid to farm hands are
deductible, but not wages paid to a
domestic servant, which is a per-
As an aid to farmers, the Bureau
of Internal Revenue has prepared a
special form, 1040F, for recording
sales of live stock, produce, and a
summary which must be attached to
the individual return of income and
The Canton Rochdale Co-operative
Society reports net profits for six
months of $806.91; their total sales
The Farmington Rochdale Co-op-
erative Society's 27th quarterly re-
port shows dividends on purchases
of 9 per cent, totaling $3,954.41; ad-
ditions to building fund of $1,502.41;
to reserve fund. $111.17; total sales
for the period, $50,940.47.
The Odin Co-operative .Society
shows a dlvfflend of G per cent for
the first six months and 5 per cent
for the last six months of the year,
to members on purchases for that
period totaling $1,203.48; additions
to their reserve fund. $291.24; sales
for the year. $41,410.86.
Extra Charges of Dealers In-
creased, Says Witness.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Feb. 21—That the |
margin between wholesale and retail
lumber prices had Increased from
$3 to $20 since the organization of
the St. Louis Lumber Trade exchange
was the testimony of R. L. Rinehart,
contractor, in the hearing now being
given the anti-trust case against this
Rinehart testified that ifniform
prices were quoted him by all St.
Louis lumber dealers, but that he did
not know which ones were members
of the exchange.
Rinehart declared that in 1907, the
wholesale price of lumber of 4x4 size
was about $18 a 1,000, and the retail
price was $21.
"In 1919, the wholesale price was
$41," he testified, "and the retail
prices $51 to $52. In 1920. the whole-
sale price was approximately tho
Letters to The Leader
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lets have the best chance of publication. We reserve the right to edit or
condense. The Leader is to be understood as neither approving nor ugree-
ing with any opinion here expressed.—Editor.
PRODUCTS FROM Till WH4I.F. An unmarri«d or widowed farmer
Whaleskin Is so thick that it can or livl"« art f™m his w!f8
be split Into neveral layers, . ach as ; «•' «. «'« *" Individual return for
stout a« oxhide, anil It is excellent j _ ' " nr* income for 1921
for making boots, bags, harness or
J 1.000 or more, or if his gross in-
another and tes^Them"^Vh*x" w ! belting. The usefulness of the whalfl 1 om« waR $5,000 or more. If married
and tea.e them. The} make ^ fhjR re# , js not conflned to his and living with his wife on Deccm-
me sick!" j in tnis respect
,r. ... , outer skin. 'I
rhen, without another word. Mrs. a Ieather aB s0ft f.,nd aa strong as If his net income was $2,000 or more
aterpillar began to shake her head 1he kjfj Another important or If his gross income was $5,000 or
from side to_ «ld«, nd befor« loni I lh)n(t shont thr wh„,r is lhat nl0TP.
whole of his skin is good. Th*
skins of cows, horses and otbc i A ( OOD WORD FOR IT.
land animals furnish a comparative 1 "Don't kick about your coffee. You J raiiroatl attorneys to
ly small quantity of leather, for only may be old and weak yourself, some ^ , fRVnr
certain portions of the hido are of , day."—Sign in a restaurant in Ma- When manufacture
the right quality. i rion. Ohio. I union labor, do the'
tomach furnishes ber 31. 1921. a return must be filed
An exclusive photograph of Baron-
ess Gabrlelle von Ruchow, whose In-
tended marriage to the ex-kaiser,
lately of Potsdam. Germany.«nd now
a resident of Doom. Hoi bind, was
prevented by the violent protests of
the members of his familj. This
jvhoto was taken a few weeks ago ut
the request of the ex-k&ser.
she had a webby cocoon built all
around herself and she went to
The meadow folk never knew
what changed her disposition, but
when Mrs. t aterpillar appeared in
the spring as a beautiful winged in-
sect. she flew to every plant to
which she had been mean, and tried
every way in her power to right the
wrongs she had done. From the
deadliest enemy, when in the cater-
pillar stage, she became the very
best friend of the flowers in her but-
trfly stage. And to this day it is a
great mystery to every one but Mrs.
Caterpillar she had had a wonder-
ful dream while she slept. It was a
dream of service.
IN THK UOK 1,1) OF 1MDISTRY.
The federal trade commission has
ruled that cutlery sold in the I'nited !
States must not bear the name "Shef
field." unless it originated in the'
factories of that celebrated English
center of the cutlery trade.
So rapid has been the growth in '
the use of electrical energy by the
industrial plants of the United States
that today almost two-thirds of the
j primary pow er in industrial plants
throughout the country is electrical
Boring a tunnel, removing the earth
! displaced, and leaving the cavity so
made lined with concrete blocks, a'
newly-designed American machine
i recently built a finished tunnel. 62'
1 inches in diameter and 18 feet s
inches long, in the space of four
Great things are expected of meg-i
othorium, discovered in by Ur. j
R. H. Moore of the V. S. bureau of
mines, and which is now used exten
i sively in the making of mantles foi
! gas-lamps. It is found in the form
j of mona/.ite ore. in Brazil, and the
i low cost of its production makes its
(discovery all the more important,
i Men of science predict that mesor
| thorium will probably prove a close
j rival to the rarer and much more
I expensive radium for certain medical
Editor leader: Next Thursday
Shawnee will meet a body of delegates
to a convention that will ko down in
history, if the farmers and laborers nrs
awake to their interests. 0
There will be a candidate picked for
every office to be elected from governor
down and no candidate should be en-
dorsed who does not come from the
ranks of labor or the farm.
In this, the eighth district, two judges
and another who does not state his oc-
cupation. only that he Is a republican,
are candidates for congress.
If the people of the Eighth district
elect any one of the above candidates it
will be a reflection on their Intelligence.
When the bar association of Oklahoma
«ant a law passed, do they send a
farmer to the legislature to present their j
bill? No they send a lawyer.
When the railroads want to have bills \
passed in thi
sentatives from a labor union? The last
thought is absurd, but is no more so
than it is for either farmers or laborers
to elect lawyers or Judges to cfpresent
All three of the men who have an-
nounced us candidates in this district are
no doubt good men, but no Judge or
lawyer knows the needs of the farmer
or laborer as representatives of their own
Two lawyers from this senatorial dis-
trict have announced themselves as can-
didates for state senator. Just why a
lawyer of this district should be state
senator Is not plain to me as this is an
There is more than 300 lawyers In eon-
grehs and all well read i eople know bow
difficult it is to get legislation passed
Uhat benefits the farmer or the laborer.
Just as long as farmers send lawyers
send la | and JUt,Kes ,0 congress they will be un-
Be A Winner
Mr. Harriman, the wizard of Wall Street, born of
"poor but honest parents." dies a multi-millionaire at 61
and was counted a winner. He said, "There is nothing
like a winner." This is very like the old man's advice to
his sons. You have "heard the story: "Get money, my
sons; get it honestly if you can, but get it." To win, that
is all; sacrifice friends, health, shave as dlose to the law's
dead line as you can and keep out of jail—that is the
Though one takes millions, though one owns stocks
and bonds untold, and lives in a palace of 280 rooms, a
little kink in the bowel, a growth that closes the pylorus,
and piff! the lamp is out.
The real winner is he who lives to be a hundred, en-
joying good health, making a living and helping others
do the same. Such a man though humble and unknown,
is the "real winner." We are helping people regain then-
health and live longer. Auto-intoxication is the founda-
tion of many chronic ills that are a burden to many folks
and by means of Anti-Toxis and medical advice now and
then when needed in each particular case we are doing
a lot of good.
When in need of health advice, write us. We are here
to serve you. Read our booklet, "How to Get Well and
Keep Weil." It is free for the asking.
Co-Operative Distributing Co.
Box 793, Oklahoma City, Okla.
.present th.m" No they s.nrt | repr.se.u.,1 or ml.r.i.rc.fnt.
to represent them r.n.l "<"■ .5 l bor In.i.t. on ten.l-
1 ng lawyers and judges to congress labor
ill be unrepresented or misrepresented, j
If the laborers want legislation In tbelr •.
Ivor they must have laborers to re pre- i
snt them in congress and the legisla-
ROYAL HEADS OF EUROPE WILL ATTEND ROYAL WEDDING
3l 2* Sp«tt#v
Ciict+tv sfaxule ^"Korwxy-
vant to get legist
y must send farnunij
In congrcss and the ;
If the farmers
In their favor tt
to represent ther
1 am a farmer of the Eighth eongres- j
sotial district nnd I am class conscious. ;
and if a farmer is nominated from '.his i
district to represent us I will support him j
by word and vote.
I would like to be present at Shawnee I
on the i'3d of this month, but whether
present or not 1 expect to stand for the
candidates and the platform drawn at
that convention ns I feel that a farmer i
or a laborer can trust a ticket nominated
and a platform drawn at such a conven- '
I have great hopes for the success of j
the first Farmer-Labor convention at
Shawnee and sincerely trust they are re-
GEO. H. nUPPENTHAL.
HI RKA1I FOR I I ADFR!
Editor Leader: Three cheers for 5'ou. ;
stay with them, big boy!
When I read in your paper and saw
how you had
flung vour gauutlet
nig llig Biz to come
id show his band in
j okmulgee bank scan
> i rout telling you 'ho
' l«t the good work
The good book *h
I when there will be
[ everything will be
! I am glad, indeed
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' s ThtxmiacXt- J
Among the nobility of Kuropo «ho arc making pi cparations to leave tbelr court
Princess .Mary and Viscount Lascellea in l<ondon on February are the rulers, or wiv<v
rlous European coyntrles. Rumania. Denmark. Norw ay, Sweden, Belgium, Spain and Italy
1 seated bv tbe queens of their respective countries.
or tbe wedding bt
os of rulers >f .a-
W L BAKER.
By ADAM COALDIGGER
An Earnest Plea
For Fair Treatment
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read and spread this booklet.
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