Cimarron Valley Clipper (Coyle, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 24, 1921 Page: 2 of 4
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EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT OF
The Cimarron Valley Clipper
ERNEST L. HUBBARD — EDITOR A PUBLISHER
Published weekly, on Friday*, and entered at th*
Post Office in Coyle, Oklahoma, a* lecond-clas* snail
matter, under the Act of Congress.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICES — $1.50 per year to any
uildress in Logan or Payni* oounties. $2!(J0 per year
when sent out of either of these two counties.
ADVERTISING KATE MADE KNOWN ON INQUIRY.
The money Europe is spending to try and per-
suade America to cancel war dubts would go a long
way toward paying off some of them.
The more we reflect on it the more certain we
are that heaven is a place where tevery fellow minds
his own business.
TAXED TO DEATH
It takes revenue to ruft jf government, lie It na-
tional, state or municipal. You've got to have mon-
ey for necessary expenses in government, just the
same as you have to use money in' ordinary, every-
day business life. And no lojutl, patriotic citizen is
• going to kick on taxes that are just and equitable.
But at the present time this country seems to
be running tax-mad. Not only has the tax question
become the principal problem and topic of conversa-
tion in congress, but every state legslature seems to
have caught the fever. And ail this comes on top
of Jthe income tax, admittedly the hardest burden the
American people have qver had to bear in the way
of taxes. Instead of planning*long-time payments
so the expense of the world-war can he scattered along
into the years to come, there seems to bo an inclina-
tion on the part of some law-makers to pay off the
vast debt in a very few installments. And so, today,
Americans are being taxed to the breaking point.
There isn’t a man in this town, or, at least, none
to whom we have talked, who Objects to paying a
reasonable amount of taxes. But when assessment
after assessment is piled upon him. and when state
governments begin to talk of a state income tax in
addition to the national income tax, ho» speaks out
in no uncertain terms and doesn’t mince words in
condemning such legislation. No man wants to es-
cape paying a just part of the revenuh necessary to
keep our go?ernment going. But he does kick, and
he has a right to kick, when taxation gets ^to be a
habit instead of a necessity.
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Possibly the reason that Germany won’t settle
as she should is because she likes to see her. name in
black type in the newspapers.
The new Secretary of War can speak Chinese.
Hut what we want is somebody who can talk so the
Japs can understand it.
A SCHOOL SUGGESTION
We are a nation of poor letter-writers. We write
more than any two nations combined, it’s true, but
we do it in «tch a slip-shod manncr*that letter-writing
in America has actually become mechanical instead
of a science. Now and then we receive a letter that
reflects credit the writer, but more often we get
them—and we write them—where they coald be very
greatly improve^ upon.
We note that in some of the schools teachers are
urging their pupils to give especial attention to let-
ter-wrting, and we believe it would he a good^ idea
to impress upon the boys and girls of this town and
the schools in this neighborhood, the advantage o'
doing likewise. They are taught English and spelling
and composition, all of which is necessary and very
important. But why not, isstead of having them
write so many compositions, have them write letters,
too. Give them examples of good business letter
uhd teach them how to write interesting personal let-
ters. .The tc#oher could put sr business letter on the
blackboard, and I hen nsk for letters in answer to it.
And it would not be long before we would have in
this community 4 till'd.ship composed of extra good
W’hen the boys ant! girls now in s< hirsi get out
into the business world, where they will have occas-
ion to write many letters of a business nature, what
could he more valuable to them than lessons along
this line, given to’them In the course of their rcgulnr
The home building and home buying instinct is
so real a par of life that it comes blossoming out
every spring. The bijrds are about to build their
homes again and everywhere, in city, town and coun-
tryside, the native desire for those of us who make
the human kingdom what it is, Is for a place of perma-
nent abode. Back from southern isles, member^,of
the feathery tribes are coming to re-establish them-
selves, or are in process pf re-establishing themselves,
in the comfortable little holes in trees or elsewhere
which have come to be regarded as homes. Man’s
liner sensibilities crave for the shelter qf a home—an
owned home—which, of course, is a man’s palace!
The real estate i|»<n are telling*us once more
that the time for building is here. Those of us who
have dreamed dreams along this line do not have to
wait on the realty men to tell us, for dreams .of home
always awaken fresh with the spring. Yet we com-
mend the realty men for their thoughtfulness, sinc«.
every home they persuade a man to build means that
much more toward the general prosperity of,the com-
We believe thdt* the man in this town who hns
delayed building a home for the past two or three
years is going to find this spring the ideal time to get
it done. He is sorry now, of course, that he did not
build before the war. But there is an equal chance
that three years from now he may he sonjf that he
didn’t build in 1921. In face of present-day prices
and from what we ci\p read and hear about building
operations throughout the land, we really and truly
believe that the man who builds his home this year
will be doing a very "wise thing.
Ben C. Brewster is a sheepherder out in the West.
His brother, Oscpr Brewster, of Crescent, recently
sent him a letter explaining the business conditions
in this part tif the country, telling of the low prices
of cotton, live stock and everything else the farmer
has ho sell. It was quite a lengthy letter, Oscar says,
and went into details .pyetty thoroughly. Ben read
the letter, thought it over, and penned the following;
A sheep herder sat on top of a hill,
And mused to his dog as he rolled a pill:
_ Bob, we’ve been in Wyoming SO J'ears or more,
But I never saw times like this before!
The state has gone dry and the woman votes;
Nearly everyone*pays with long-time notes.
No one wants wool—ditto the lamb.
Nothing you wise will sell worth a “damn!
The beef steer looks sad, the cow’s in a fright1
The hog is ashamed to come out until night!.
The hen is the only thing left on the place *
That can stand up and look the boss in the face.
And she needn’t swell up and cackle so loud—
When egg prices drop she’ll i>e back with the crowd.
The cotton farmer’s not alone in this ’21 mess:
It got the stock man along with the rest.
Of course he can sell, but the price, to be frank,
Wouldn’t anywhere’s near square him up at the bank.
For Hast winter’s feed Dills, and so, you’ll allow,
It looks rather bad for the sheep and the cow.
The banker don’t want ’em—he’d have ’em to feed:
So you’ve got to hang on to your stock—that’s agreed.
The creeks have gone dry: they’ve followed the state.
This dry business is getting quite common, of. late!
No snow this winter—the hills are all bare
On the last day o’ January: don’t that make you stare?
Grasshoppers are common, right here on the flat;.
If that isn’t true 4T eat my old hat! .
The rancher looks wise and scratches his pate;
He wants irrigation water shipped into the state.
For he says if he plants a big crop in the spring.
Something must happen—right away, by jing! *
(W’hat he wants to plant for, I can’t understand:
What he raised last year he still has on hand.)
A few more months, Boh, and we’ll have it made,
Then hack to the Ozarks. and lie in the shade.
Smoke long green tobacco, from a corn cob pipe;
Fish in tin* daytime, fight mosquitoes at night.
Hunt ’possum and coon, and moonshine stills!
And leave Wyoming to those Rubberneck Bills!
“Three o’clock,"Bob; time to turn ’em around.
We must get ’em to camp by good sun-dowtf.
There might come n storm; looks a little like
I don’t think it will—but then we don’t know.
I’ll mix up some dough gobs, and warm up that stew,
And I think there’s some mutton scraps left there
for vou.’’ *—B. C. BREWSTER.
A woman may go to church because she has a new
hat. but a man generally accompanies her because
he’s ashamed not to.
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All the men in this town are not alike. The ones
who don’t help their wives wash the dishes are usually
pretty good at providing something to put in the said
THE ONLY WAY
Now and th£n we are reminded of the old Indian
who heard that his white brother gained much comfort
from sleeping on feathers, and who one night secured
a single feather, slept on* that feather all night, and
arose in the* morning to* declare that the white man
was a confirmed fool.
Sleeping on a single feather and hoping to be
comfortable is about like putting one ad in a news-
paper and expecting to get rich. You’ve got to have
several feathers to make a bed, and you’ve got to run
several ads to build up a business. The merchants
who feels the pulling power of advertising will tell
you that spasmodic advertising seldom pays. You’ve
got to keep hammering it into the heads of the people
you want to sell to that you have what they want and
at a price that will satisfy them. The makers of
Pear’s soap advertised for fifty years and n^few years
ago they stopped advertising and tried to live on their
reputation. It only took a few years for them to see
that the soap men who were advertising were putting
them out of busness, and they started advertising
again before it was too late. There is only one way
to advertise—and that is regularly and systematic-
If you toot your*little footer, then lay away your horn
Within a week there’s not a soul who’ll know that
you were born. m. *• .
The man who advertises by short and sudden jerks
Is the man who’s always kicking because *!t never
The follow who is on the job, a-huntpin’ every day,
And keeps forever at it, is the one who makes it pay!
Here’s gardening season right., around the cor-
ner, and we suppose there are^still some people will-
, ing to waste time on parsnips.
We see a poem in an exchange headed ‘ H nr mg
Highways.” The poet must have had in mind some of
the roads in this community.
After all, a shortage of white 'paper doe# not
bother some of us as much as a shortn e ot i’\« long
We suppose the man who hasn't been in to tell
us about seeing the first robin is busy framing up
a fish He for later on.
About the only time we envy the man with a
large family is when we recall that on an income tax
blank each clqjd means an exemption of two hundred
good American dollars,
The old-fashioned man who Used to eat cloves
to tvoid suspicion now Imows all the patent medicine
labels by hpart. »
The man who buys his clothing from a mail-order *
house need rot ’ell anyone whflre he got it -it will
speak for itself.
’ If IJdison succeeds in communicating with The
dead he may be able to find out what became of the
five-cent cigar.* »
One’thing every citizen finds out early in life is
tlml a grom h is like a #taby—the longer you nurse it
the bigger it grows. •
We've also discovered that for every man who
can talk intelligently on J'mnndates" there are ninety-
nine who can’t.
The modern world is developing a lost of speed,
but it doesn’t keep the track well ballasted.
Logan county’s share from appor-
tionment of tjie common school fund
of the state •amounts to considerable
during the year. The February ap-
portionment was received by County
Treasurer Bond, Inst week; the draft
read $.'1,484.74. Not Bad for one
month, and that amount, practically,
is available each month in the year.
During the year it will total around
forty thousand dollars.
, Harry Beam has resigned his po-
sition as under-sheriff, and Ed Rob-
ertson, sheriff of Logan county, has
appointed Grant Redman to that po-
sition. Grant will no doubt make a
M. G. Stadler of near Crescent has
purchased the old Householder home
near the convent, just southwest of
Guthrie, from W. M. Spurlock, and
will move on the plat**.
W. M. Humphrey, county assessor,
is very busy taking the annual list-
ings of property valuations. He is
making the rounds of the county, and
wjll be in Crescent April'1st, 2nd,
4th, 5th, and Cth, and at Lovell, in
Oakview township, the 7th and 8th
County Attorney Dinwiddie is cer-
tainly making an enviable record in
that capacity. During the present
term of district court he has secured
a mighty high average of convictions
and has been working night and day
on the cases. Instead gf trying one
case a day., he runs in two of ’em,
and frequenty gets started sin the
third. And, besides, his olfice work
is kept up-to-date, and the whole
system operated very economically,
a fact of which the tax payers of the
county should he proud.
Fifty-one thousand, two hundred
and fifty-eight mortgages were re-
corded on the books in the office of
County ‘Clerk Bros* Estus, for the
period beginning January 1, 1915,
and ending July 31, 1920. These
were divided into two classes, real
estate and chattels, there being
24,378 real estate mortgages filed,
and 2fi,880 chattels. Some work'
The chap who whines that he i^as
a fool to get married never seems
to remember that he was a foo! be-
fore that. *
FIND NEW INSECT IS AN ! tion may begin when it is 6 days old.
ENEMY TO THE ALFALFA j and as many as 147 young have been
- . [ produced by one insect. This hew
Agricultural Expert Tells How To pest, known in England as the gr'een
Exterminate Serious 1’est dolphin is also infesting wheat and
t *- • i oats, frequently with the green hug
Stillwater, Okla., March .22 The The pea aphis, uqlike most alfalfa
alfalfa in various sections of Okla- j pests, is difficult to control. Its en*
Itoma is seriously* infested with a j mie- arc similar to those of the green
plant louse similar to the green bug. ; bug, whiili arc the ladybugs, syrpis*
which is threatening wheat arid oats,
according to messages received by
Prof. C. E. Sanborn, entomologist at
the A. & M, College.
This new pest is commonly,known,
as the pea aphis, is darker green that
flics, and iacewing flics, but the para-
site of the green bug does no^; appear
to work on the pea aphis. One of the
most available methods, according to
Prof. Sanborif, is to renovate the dry
hard fields with a spiketooth disk,
the green bug, is about one-third I then follow with a brush drag, which
larger, its antennae are longer, its
appendages 'larker and the third di-
eoidal*in the wing has two branches
instead of one in the green bug. It
is more prolific, producing ns many
as 14 young in 24 hours. Ileproduc-
\vi! 1 mash, lacerate and inteh them
with the loose soil prepared by trie
disc. * If the alfalfa is large enough
to cut and can be pastured to advan-
tage. it should be' cut, thus starving
the insect, ' j ? 1
Hatching Eggs - - - Day Old Chicks
S, C. White Leghorns
TOM BARRON STRAIN —--HOGAN TESTED
EGGS—FIRST PEN—$5.00 for 15; $9.00 for 30; $11.00 for 50 and
$15.0(Y per 100. CHICKS—FIRST PEN—$12.00 for 15; $20.00
for 30; $25.00 for 50 and $35.00 per 100. EGGS—SECOND PEN
r$2'Y)0 for 15; $3.50 for 30; - $5.00 for 50 .and $8.00 per 100.,
CHICKS—SECOND PEN—$5.0(1 for 15; $9.00 for 30; $12.00 for
50 and $18.00 per 100. Absolutely no Sunday business.
Mr: and Mrs. M. A. Stewart
Route 2, MULHALL, OKLA.
PHONE NO. 251D
Hwe Are those Anti-
PA IN P
• “1 don’t need them very
often, but when *1 do, I
'need them quick. One or
two and the pain is gone.”
Dr. Miles’ Anti-Pain Pills
will relieve you quickly and
safely—no unpleasant after
reflects—no danger of form-
king a drug habit. *
0-* Next time you* pass a
\T drqg store stop in and get
Dr. Miles’. Anti-Pain Pills
|p contain no habit forming
jrc v-..- I
Your Druggist Has Them.
Back to the Old Price
VY7E have reduced the price of the Titan 10-20 to
V its former low price of $1,000 f. o. b. Chicago.
This is the same Titan tractor which 75,000 farmers
have put into remarkably successful service — the
same- tractor, plus 1921 improvements and additions.
A full set of removable extension angle lugs sold as extra equip-
merit under tHe former $ 1,000 price is now included witHout* extra
cost. Fenders, Platform, Angle Lugs, Throttle Governor, Friction
Clutch Pulley, Wide Range Adjustable Drawbar, Water Air
Cleaner—all are included in the $1,000 price.*
International 8-16 and. 15-30 Tractors
'Also Reduced in Price
Farmers who want $ lighter tractor,
built like a high-grade automobile but
with the same sturdiness and reliability
of the Titan, can now ge* the Interna-
tional 8-16 at $1,000 f. o. b. Chicago.
We have long restricted the sale of
this model to a limited territory, but
increased' production enables us to re-
lease it to all section sof the United States.
The International 15-30 tractor has
been reduced to $ 1,950 f. o. b. Chicago.
Bear in mind that we give unequalled
service, made possible through 92
branch houses and thousands of local
dealers, to every International tractor
owner, no matter where located.
Prices of Other Lines Reduced
Prices have also been reduced on chilled plows, tractor plows,
cream separators, kerosene engines, seeding machines, Inter-
national threshers, harvester-threshers, wagons, hay, presses,
and a number of other lines on which your dealer can give you
full information. •
International Harvester Company
Chicaro 0F Amer,ca
cmcAcu «msco«pomt$o. USA
92 Branch Hou.e. and 15.000 Dealer* in the United States
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Wandell, Clarence F. Cimarron Valley Clipper (Coyle, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 24, 1921, newspaper, March 24, 1921; Coyle, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc913529/m1/2/: accessed December 16, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.