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THE PRESIDENT'S WAR ON THE
HIGH COST OF LIVING
Early in August the President told Congress what he thought about the high cost of living. The most interesting assertion he made was that the sooner the peace treaty was ratified, the sooner we should get back to normal conditions, with the “free processes of supply and demand" in operation. As the bear remarked when he poked his nose into the beehive, "Perhaps there 's something in it."
The President urged capital and labor to "get together," agree on wages and hours, and cut out the strikes for which the poor old
innocent public has to suffer. It was good advice; but the strikes went on.
Increase of production was recommended. So was careful buying by housewives. Also, fair dealing by producers, middlemen and merchants. Here the President was appealing to the goodness and the good sense of individuals. Even the President of the United States cannot make us produce more abundantly, spend more wisely, or deal more fairly!
There were some suggestions of a more practical nature: That profiteering be made punishable under the Food Control Act; that a law be passed preventing food from being kept too long in storage and requiring food
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PRESIDENT WILSON ADDRESSING CONGRESS ON THE HIGH COST OF LIVING
packages to be marked with the date of their sympathy.
sympathy. His princing is admirably done, entrance into the storehouse and their market and he seems to get his share of fun out of value at that time; release of hoarded food it, too. and other articles; and the sale of surplus The House of Windsor, that used to be the stocks held by the Government. Where these House of Hanover (there is something in a matters could be regulated by law, Congress name, you see!), has qualities quite different was urged to act. In other instances the Gov- from those of the Houses of Hohenzollern and ernment Department of Justice got after the Hapsburg profiteers, more or less effectively, and army The young Prince of Wales brought to food and blankets were placed on public sale. the Dominion of Canada friendship and good
Putting it squarely up to the Government to fellowship; and back of all the festivities of make its laws and acts fit in. with the laws his reception there was a deep significance. of nature to control the relations of men, just The Prince was a living symbol of the unity try to think out an answer to this question: of the splendid empire which, in spite of its Wouldn't all the problems be solved if every
human faults and errors, has done so glorisingle individual played absolutely fair? ously much for the civilization of the world,
Here is one answer: No! But if every in- and which today needs (more perhaps than ever dividual played absolutely fair, the work of before) team-work by its member-countries. the Government in regulating public affairs Don't forget—the Prince does not !--that would be very much simpler. Common sense the U. S. A. makes a good clean triangle with might flavor even political economy.
England and Canada.
WARSHIPS IN THE CANAL AMERICA'S ROYAL VISITOR
"This is the biggest event in the history of the Canal,” said Governor Harding of the Canal Zone, after the six dreadnoughts of the Pacific Fleet had passed through. At one time in their passage through the locks these huge floating defenders of Uncle Sam's liberty were 85 feet above sea level.
The ships went through nicely. "No trouble at all,” said Admiral Rodman, commander of the fleet. But it was a relief to hear, about August 1, that the ships were at last floating safely on the western ocean.
The presence of this splendid naval force will be a source of satisfaction to the people out on the coast, even though there is no warlike necessity to call for their presence.
FROM MESSENGER-BOY TO
Andrew Carnegie, who died in August, was born in Scotland in 1835. He came to this country in 1848, and began working in a factory with wages of just a bit more than a dollar a week. When he was 14 he became a telegraph messenger-boy. He learned telegraphy, got a job as operator on the Pennsylvania Railroad, and rose to the position of Division Superintendent. The Scotch "canny" people, and Andrew had the thrift of his race.
He saved money, and kept his eyes open for chances to make his savings grow. He made money in a sleeping car company, invested in oil lands, and started building up one of the world's greatest fortunes.
THE PRINCE OF WALES
It is a hard job, we should think-being a
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BACK TO WORK!
by the Powers represented at Paris that they
could not recognize nor deal with a GovernJULY and August had gone, and with Septem- men with a Hapsburg in it. This raised the ber home come the boys and girls from moun- question, what would they do if a Hapsburg tain and seashore, ready for the new year of were to be chosen to high executive office, by school—that most important of all events! a vote of the people. Then the Hapsburg
A new school year's opening is, certainly, a Grand Duke stepped down and out! What great event in this country. Public education with her internal problems, and with Rumania is one of the big departments of the business anxious to push her out of the way, Hungary of our Government. What with war work, Lib- has had a troubleful summer of it. erty Loan drives, and "Alu" epidemics, school work has been rather seriously interrupted. After the President had vetoed the bill for
Now, however, we are "getting back to repealing the Daylight Saving law, the House normal.” No excuse for being behind in your and the Senate killed the veto. Old Father lessons ! More need than ever for Uncle Sam's Time may have been bewildered, but, so far as nieces and nephews to pitch in and learn, learn, we could see, the sun kept right on rising and learn---learn all their heads will hold! Good setting in the good old way. luck to you, and happy days!
The new Prime Minister of Italy, Signor THROUGH THE TELESCOPE
Nitti, warned his people that they must get HUNGARY, after being torn up by the Bol- "back to the land." If everybody lived and sheviki, "took up" with a Grand Duke of the worked in cities, who would raise the wheat House of Hapsburg. She was then notified and work the mines ?