The Tribune-Progress (Mountain View, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 7, Ed. 1 Friday, June 21, 1918 Page: 3 of 8
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MOUNTAIN VIEW TRIBUNE-PROGRESS
By BOOTH TARKINGTON
Of Tho VlgUantcj
In wartime the strike is not the rem-
edy for profiteering. Publicity and ac-
tion by the government are the reme-
dies for profiteering. Profiteering that
brings on a strike Is, in effect, not bet-
ter than treason; but a strike may it-
self be an nttempt to “profiteer" and
therefore not better in result than
treason. Every sensible person, how-
ever, understands that workmen are
entitled to ns high wages as they cun
get without Interfering with the utmost
possible efficiency of industry engag-
ed in the prosecution of the war. A
strike does Interfere with such effi
elency, and therefore means a larger
casualty list nnd Increased danger to
the country. That is to say: if I am a
war industry workman on strike I am
prolonging the war nnd udtllng to the
risk of America’s defeat in the war.
Tills means that I cause death nnd
wounds to a certain number of Ameri-
can boys who would have come home
safe and sound to their mothers if I
hadn’t gone on strike. That Is the sim-
ple truth; nnd If I am impeding a war
Industry by going on strike, I might
Just as well huve torn and tortured the
bodies of those boys myself. The re-
sponsibility is so terrible that no work-
man who understands it would take It,
except to avoid a greater amount of
torture and death at home through
Arbitration will give him what he
needs and what he Justifiably wants.
The whole country understands that a
workman cannot live today on the
wages of ten years ago. Wages have
got to advance, of course, as the price
of commodities advances; and the
price of commodities advances, of
course, as wages advance; though it Is
to the advantage of the workman to
let the price of commodities begin to
advance first. But his wages must
take account of higher prices, and per-
mit him not only life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness, but allow him
to save, as well. That Is all that any
man on this earth is entitled to wheth-
er he be garbage man or kaiser; and
it is all that is worth getting; and the
ideal of this country is that every man
shall have it. This Is what we are
fighting for; that no man shall take
away this right from another man,
that no man shall make another man
his slave, ns the Germans have made
conquered labor their slave nnd as
they would make slaves of us if they
Now such Is the temper of our coun-
try that the responsibility for a strike
which means more death, more crip-
pling, more blinding, more shot away
faces, for our young men, sons of
workingmen and sons of capitalists,
fighting side by side and comrades
“over there," as they will be over here
when they come home—the responsi-
bility for such a strike is an infinitely
heavier and more dangerous thing
than those who rashly assume that re-
sponsibility can know, and no decent
human being could bo so selfish nnd so
treacherous to his country ns knowing-
ly to bring about such a strike.
And the temper of the country In
these days is to know causes as well
as results. Where the greediness of a
profiteer has caused a strike, his money
will not be envied him for he shall not
have it, nor his liberty either. And It
is unthinkable that American work-
men, or workmen who are human
beings, for that matter—it is unthink-
able that they will strike, even for mere
Justice, without having to the last ut-
most atom of their energy pressed for
settlement by arbitration.
The syndicate service, founded by
Samuel Gompers and representing the
point of view of the American Federa-
tion of Labor, reports an address by
William Mosses, president of the Pat-
tern Makers’ Union of Great Britain.
Mr. Mosses was speaking In the Labor
Temple in San Francisco. He said:
“We were requested to abrogate our
working rules and agreements . . .
to give up everything that tended to re-
strict output. . . . Being convinced
that this was necessary, unless we de-
sired to see the entire world subjugat-
ed by German autocracy, we recom-
mended that our unions submit to the
request made by the government.
. . . This meant that there was to
be no stoppage of work during the war.
It meant the acceptance of compulsory
arbitration. ... We have secured
better results through arbitration than
by resorting to the strike, which should
be used as a last resort after all else
has failed. If this Is done, the strike
weapon will rest in its scabbard.”
And Mr. Mosses said another thing
worth thinking about. “Today labor in
Great Britain Is more prosperous
than ever before in its history. . . .
Our influence Is greater than ever be-
fore and our workers are enjoying
wealth beyond the dream of avarice.”
Not oily is arbitration necessary,
>ut it pays I
'PASSING OF MR. JOHNSTON
By ISOBEL FIELD
of the Vigilantes.
The traditional Englishman, he of
the eyeglass and the haw-haw man-
ner, has been thrown Into the discard.
The last four years have changed our
views on many things and today when
we think of a Britisher it is not as
we used to see him, la caricature, but
fe he Is. a simple, likable, friendly
and "a grst-ctoea VMO.”
Another figure lias gone, never to
return: the duuelng, bowing, frog-eat-
ing Alphonse, the very opposite in
every particular to the real Frenchman
we have come to know, whose very
name Is the personification of valor.
Gulseppe, ho of the orpin and mon-
key, with a stiletto In his belt anil a
plate of macaroni in the near dis-
tance, is displaced by u bold Alptiil
fighting in the clouds, or a dashing,
gallant Bersegllere defending Ids couu-
try to the last drop of his blood.
There is a personage neurer home
that we must be prepared to lose,
Mlstah Johnston, the Darktowu coon,
lie is no more. Gradually there has
appeared in his place u stem young
American, trained nnd alert, musket
In hnnd. There is no hyphen to his
name. Ills forefathers were Africuns,
but he is loyal United States.
When the colored troops marched
down Fifth avenue for the last time
before going to France, the newspa-
pers reported that they were given a
“tumultuous ovation." As u mutter of
fact, there was little cheering. The
dense masses that lined the side-wulls
nnd flllpd the windows and overhung-
ing balconies looked on In growing
wonder. Here nnd there u patter of
gloved hands or a “bravo" was
drowned in the beat of drums and the
tramp of many feet. The sight of the
long, long line of khaki-clad figures
marching like clock-work; the strange
grim faces that might have been cast
In bronze—eyes struight ahead, with
not a side glance or a gleam of white
teeth; company after company led by
smart, soldierly colored officers, all
on their way to the battlefront, was
too awe-inspiring for noise. The
crowds gave them the deeper homage
of breathless surprised silence. They
came to applaud Mlstah Johnston and
beheld in his place a bold warrior who
commanded their respect and admlra«
GAINED 55 POUNDS
Doan’s Kidney Pills Effected Won*
derful Recovery After Other
Medicines Had Failed.
“I don’t believe I would be alive to
give tin* testimony if it weren't for
boan’t Kidney Pill*,” say* Mr*. Julia
A. Thom**, 1125-A Missouri Avo., Hast
St. Louis, 111. "I was in a serious
condition with kidney
trouble; my feet and
ankles were terribly
■wollen and the kidney
aeeretions caused agony
in passage. 1 had ter-
rible rheumatic pnina
and often got so dizzy I
dared not walk for fear
of falling. 1 felt as if I
would go frantic. I
grew weak as a baby
d to grasp something to
keep from falgiig. My nerves were all
unstrung and the least noise startled
me. Nothing benefited me and I was
diseouraged. A neighbor happened to
recommend Doan's Kidney Tills and I
begnn using them. The swellings and
pains were soon eased up nnd it was
but a short time before my kidneys
were in good shape again. They have
never bothered me since nor nave I
had any backache nr other kidney trou-
ble. I have gained 55 pounds since I
was cured and can do all my own work
“Sworn to before me."
FRANK W. CLOVER,
CVt Dean's at Any Store, 80c a Boa
FOSTER M1LBURN CO.. BUFFALO. N. Y.
Her Face Beams
THE NEW LIFE
By ZOE ADKINS
of the Vigilante*.
This is an Intermission: Time standi
And we—as lost as children In a haze—
To take from some heritage of other
Forgotten faith and unsuspected will;
We have gone back, like children, to out
And we have learned the sad and splen-
Of those whose dearest gloriously died,
Knowing our own face Death across the
Oh, after this—when Joy-bells ring out
And home our war-tired heroes come
Shall we not vow ourselves, when war
To a new life, and prove that not in
We saw the Prussian sword drawn from
And neutral lands—and children—fall be-
with the “Wash day tmfle," instead of the
Wash Day Grouch, in sheer joy and do.
light at the dazzling, snowy white purity
of her white goods.
Red Cross Ball Blue
will chase “wash-day-blues"—
Succeed where others fail, and
bring the smile of triumph to
every housewife who really caret
tor pure, white, fresh clothes.
6 CENTS. AT ALL GROCERS.
THE FASHION OF 1918
By ISOBEL FIELD,
of the Vigilantes.
Her hat was plainly old fashioned,
and the ribbon that adorned It had evi-
dently been cleaned and pressed with
a hot Iron; her tailor-made suit, though
well fitting, was faded In color and cut
in the mode of year before last; but
she walked down Fifth avenue among
the best-dressed women in the world
with a swing of the skirts and a noble
condescension of glance that attracted
my attention. I watched her with in-
terest, sauntering a little ahead and
stopping at shop windows to study her
as she passed.
Was she a great painter, authoress
or poet puffed up with her well-deserv-
ed fame? No, her face was not famil-
iar, as, In these days of newspaper
photography It would be were she of
the elect. She was neither young nor
strikingly beautiful, yet why the grand
manner as of one above the common
Suddenly she paused beside me to
cast an Indifferent glance at a dazzling |
array of diamonds in a shop window |
and then I discovered the secret of her !
proud bearing. What need had she of
fine clothes or feathers in her hat?
She was dressed In the height of the
fashion of 1918. On the breast of her
shabby Jacket she wore a little service
bar and on that bar were three blue
Seep 25c. Oisfceeet 25e k 54e
DOG A PROBLEM IN ENGLAND
Diminishing Food Supply Makes C«-
nlns Industry Difficult One From
The British government Is wrestling
with the problem of what to do with
dogs, In view of the rapidly diminish-
ing stocks of food. It seems settled
that tlie number of dogs Is to be re-
duced. There lire hardly any dog bis-
cuits loft, and no more will be manu-
factured, as the low grade flour from
which they lire made is wanted for the
Bonnr Law, chancellor of (lie exche-
quer, refused to Include a heavy tax
on dogs In his budget, which he in-
troduced in the last week of April.
His friends said Hint such a tax would
kill dog breeding as an industry, and
would work unequally between rich
and poor. The poor man's dog would
be sacrificed, while, the pampered
Pekinese would flourish.
Now the alternative proposal Is to
prohibit the breeding of dogs during
the war except under license. The ef-
fect of ibis would be to allow the per-
petuation of pedigree breeds, which
have taken ninny years and large sums
of money to produce, nnd also useful
dogs, like sheep dogs and army dogs.
The breeding of mongrels nnd prob-
ably of purely fancy dogs would be
There will lie no interference with
people who already have dogs. They
will In the future need nil their in-
genuity to keep pets fed.
Tonight! Take Dodson's Liver Tone!
Better Than Calomel For Liver
Calomel sickens! If bilious, constipated and head-
achy read my guarantee.
Perhaps, Some Day.
Patriotism nnd local pride may some-
times be stronger than geographical
knowledge, and perhaps It Is ns well
they should lie. Such Is the view, In
any case, of the Voucher of the 5B
grade in one of the schools of Indiana,
In which a young miss wns required
to mime the capital of the United
Stntes. “Indianapolis,” she replied.
And the capital of Indiana cnine next.
That wns ensy, too, "Jeffersonville."
She had “Washington" In her mind,
all right, however, for nnothor ques-
tion elicited the information that he
is the President of the United States.
"Well,” she said, "be still keeps bis
picture on our stumps."
U. S. Insures Fighters.
In all our war measures nnd activi-
ties there Is nothing wiser, better and
fraught with more good to our fighting
men nnd the nation than our soldier
and sailor insurance. Members of the
military nnd naval forces of the United
States for whose benefit the insurance
was established are availing them-
selves of it. More than 2,000,000 mem-
bers of America’s fighting forces are
now Insured by the government for
more than $18,500,000,000 by the Unit-
ed States government.
American Dollar flag
Ban fast, rain proof Taffeta, € feet lopf
v doubltf-ttltcbed tewed tiripet; freede*
g Utery b> parcel post on receipt of fae*
We make sore nod better flags then any ethar
concern In the world. Prices tame at Before the war.
AMERICAN FLAG MFG. CO.. EASTON. PA.
Foggy in Camp.
It was an unusually foggy morning
at Camp Grant. The soldiers were In
line as usual ready for drilling, but
the sergeant noticed that somebody
was out of place, he being quite a dis-
tance away. He called to him to get
in line, but no answer was received
nor did the object stir. After calling
and motioning to him several times he
walked up to him, when to his dismay
he found he hud been talking to a post.
"Is your lazy husband doing any-
thing now, my poor woman?”
“Yes’m; he’s doin’ time."
Grave’s Baby Bowel Medicine
aid* Digestion, relieves Soar Stomach, Diarrhoea
and Flux. It Is Jost as effective tot Aaalta as tor
Children. Perfectly harmless.
True, age brings wisdom, but only a
precious short time to use it
EXPOSE EVERY ONE
By HARRY V. MARTIN
of the Vigilantes.
While we are at it, reporting Ger-
man spies to the federal government,
why not go a little further and give
your local food administrator the
names of those grocers and butchers
who are charging more for their goods
than they should? By helping to
force up the cost of living, already
deucedly high, these petit larceny
profiteers, although waving the Amer-
ican flag at every opportunity, are
really helping the kaiser. Their safe-
ty lies In the fact that they are too
Insignificant to come under the notice
of investigators employed by Uncle
Here la your opportunity, Mr. or
Mrs. or Miss Citizen. A chance to air
that detective instinct that is within
us alL A very good way of “doing
your bit," and one that is bound to be
appreciated. It stands to reason that
the food administrator In your town
and county has his hands full taking
care of the big things. Give him a
lift by appointing yourself, this very
Instant, as one of his assistants to fer-
ret out the meanest men and women
In all the world, the criminals who
Bee In the war a chance to get rich
quick at the expense of theli owg
To err Is human; to criticize is more
Ford Owners Attention!
A POSITIVE CURE FOR OIL PUMPERS
SPECIAL PISTON RINGS
stop all carbon deposits sad
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Increase compression and speed
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$8.00 PER SET OF 8 RINGS
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Ask your nearest dealer or write
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Dtftrtaut P. • ST. L0E1S, HO.
W. N. U., Oklahoma City, No. 25-1918.
That China is being modernized
faster than most of us may think Is
indicated by the increased use of the
telephone in that vast country. It
also is worthy of note that although
practically the whole equipment comes
from abroad and is to a considerable
extent operated by foreigners, the
prices for service are much below
those to which we are accustomed in
this land of high prices.
8moking In France.
Tobacco cards have made their ap-
pearance in France. The town of Au-
bin has taken the initiative and It is
expected that many other towns and
cities will follow suit. No card will be
delivered to youths under sixteen years
of age. No provision is made for worn
en. There has been a shortage of to-
bacco in France during the last three
Stella—What do you cook In your
Mexico’s first woman aviator, Mrs.
Enedlna Monroy, has Joined the gov-
ernment flying corps.
Listen to me! Take no more sicken-
ing. salivating calomel when bllloun or
constipated. Don’t lose u day’s work!
Calomel is mercury or quicksilver,
which cuuses necrosis of the bones.
Calomel, when it comes Into contact
with sour bile, crashes into It, break-
ing It up. This is when you feel thut
awful nausea nnd cramping. If you
are sluggish nnd "all knocked out." if
your liver Is torpid and bowels consti-
pated or you have headache, dizziness,
coated tongue, If breath is bad or
stomach sour, Just take a spoonful of
harmless Dodson’s Liver Tone.
Here’s my guarantee—Go to any
drug store and get a bottle of Dodson’s
Liver Tone for n few cents. Take a
spoonful tonight, and if It doesn't
straighten you right up nnd make yoc
feel fine nnd vigorous by morning, ]
wnnt you to go back to the store ant.
get your money. Dodson’s Liver Ton#
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ly vegetable, therefore It can not sali-
vate or mnko you sick1.
I guarantee that one spoonful of
Dodson's Liver Tone will put your
sluggish liver io work and clean your
bowels of Hint sour Idle nnd consti-
pated waste which Is dogging your
system and making you feel miserable.
I guarantee that n bottle of Dodson’#
Liver Tone will keep your entire fam-
ily feeling fine for months, (Jive It lo
your children. It Is harmless; doesn't
gripe and tiiey like its pleasant tastSk
In A Healthy Child
All children troubled with worms have an un-
healthy color, which indicates poor blood, and as a
rule, there is more or less stomach disturbance.
Tasteless chill Tonic
contains just what the blood needs, Iron and Quinine
in a form acceptable to the most delicate stomach
and if given regularly for two or three weeks will
enrich the blood, improve the digestion and act as a
general strengthening tonic to the whole system.
Nature will then throw off or dispel the worms, and
the child will be in perfect health. It is pleasant to
take. Price 60c.
PERFECTLY HARMLESS. CONTAINS NO
NUX-V0MICA OR OTHER POISONOUS DRUGS.
When A General Strengthen-
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Home For The Child,
For the Mother or the Father,
Take drove's Tasteless
without question if Hunt’s Salve
fails in the treatment of Bczema,
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become discouraged because other
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Yon can’t lose on our Money
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GROVE’S BABY BOWEL MEDICINE
This valuable and harmless Baby Medicine is composed of the following;
BISMUTH, LIME. PEPSIN AND CATECHU WITH PURE SIMPLE SYRUP
Bismuth is healing to the mucous membrane of the stomach; the Lime neutralizes the acid where there is a sour
stomach; the Pepsin digests any indigestible food that may be in the stomach, and the Catechu acts as a milH astringent
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SPECIAL NOTICE.—This preparation does not contain Morphine or Opium in any form and we don't advocate
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For Dyspeptics who are
Troubled with Sour Stomach
It Relieves Stomach and Bowel Trouble and Is Just as Good for Adults as for Children
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