Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas on November 29, 1927 · Page 4
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Iola Daily Register And Evening News from Iola, Kansas · Page 4

Iola, Kansas
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Tuesday, November 29, 1927
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1 PAGE FOUR J. _ .J - —^ IdlA DAItY RECISTER CHA& F. 8COTT « LOOKIXQ TOWAKDS 1928. Tb« automobile industry, -which Is Bt4ted to be the greatest induce- try ii the world today. Is only resting. In fact. It is straining at Teiejjhone^ "-.v-"-:" le^h waiUng for 1928, if Mr. <PrtvBtf Branch ExchanBO Connecting ^ .»t. *^ ' All Departments). Johii J. Rasfcob, chairman of the Entered at the Iota. Pastofflce Stcond aa.<«; Matter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES „ By Canrler In lola. Gaa Oty. LoHupe i and BaasctC „ OneT...r.........^.^.^ ir.«0 Outside Allan County Ono Yo :ir"."'.''.T.7."T/.r.'7''.".' JS.OO iloiiihs »?•' ,60 Bix Moi....» ji Three Moiitlis »l.BO , In Alleri County One Tear : »JOJ Six Miunlhs f Three jMon«h» •Ons Wontl^ ^ Otficial Paper City of lola. Official Paper City of Basiett. Offipial Paper Allen County. , MVIEMBER ASSOCIATED fRESS. Th«' Register carries the AawKJlated Pr .s3 report by spt-clal leased wire. Thp Ass.jciatfd Press is exclusively en- titiftd *o Ihf use for repuUUcatlon or J aU news ,.«5pat «hes cj<^'«^,^<> 'Lf/ not otherwise creditod 1" »»*fj- and also thf local news published herein. All! riKlits or repu')licatlon of *pc- cial dispatches :hereln are also i re- servod'. Bible Thought for Today Salvation ' belongelh unto the Lord: thy blessing Us upon thy people.—Psa. 3:8. j iULLlONS I.V MTD. The K.-insa-s City Star's Topeka Bureau has been looking into the road qiiustiou in Kansas, particularly ,jWUh a view to finding out how much'money is actually spent in tltij State upon the' building and ..niaint<:nance of roads, and as a re- .sult bf its investigatfon It makes tho astounding repoft thiat this fomnionwealth spent on its high. ways- and bridges last year 121,- 1 The Slar'H liureau arrives at its: (otiil by compiling from official Kource.s thi' following itemK: Counly road tax lj2,879.579.23 t:ouuty briiilKe taix 3.279,928.65 Tuwiisjilp road tax 4,289,084.13 ToUnHJilii l.rldKo tax .100J67.91 Motor "vclilcli' taxes to townsjiipH , 1.138,345.00 CiiHolinb lax ; 7.462,497.00 Federal aid J... 2,722,171.00 TriEIOLA DJ^Y REGISTER. TUESDAY EVigl^ 1927. Total $21,890,362.92 . This the first time these flg- •jurcli have been conlpllcd and they . exceed by at least 100% the most lllieral estimate that has heretofore bevii made of theamount Kan: .sas tax payers, are spending on ' their roads, it has been conimon- } ly said that ' we were ; spending : about 10 millions a year, and a : good many people thought that was : an exapKeration. But here it is \- shown by figures from official • sources thai we' are, paying out : more than, twice,'that huge sum. What was done with all that : mciney; more than 20 million ddl- .• lars, spent, last year? ; Less thaa hfllf of it can he ac' countt^l for: The State Highway ; Commission hadi a sort of super• vision over the. expenditure of • about eight niiliion dollars of this ;• money and can tell us what was 1 done with thatamount. But more •: Oian twelve million dollars were • spent ^w^ithout any co-ordinated su- ; pervision whatever,—spent by 105 ' boards of county commissioners and by lyOO township trustees! Doubtles.s these county commis- ••- sioners ^nd township trustees • spent the "money allotted to them honestly and in the exercise of their best judgment—although the amount uf idling tliat is done un• - dcr the Riiise of "working the roads" has he^n a standing joke in every coun'try neighborh(^od. ever ^Bint-e the ".'^yKtem" was adopted. But will anyone claim that we , got ?21.uU(».0u0 worth of .roads and 'bridges for ili<! money we spent for that purpose last year? . Thcjtroublo. of course, lies in the fact Hi;al we have no co-ordination . in'ouc road work, no centralization ot authdri^i", no expert supervision, jio intelliKeiit planning. Five and ^oiic-lialf million dollars of the' people's money was spent last year by a thousand township iruaU'C-.s. What did the peopie get ;' for it'! Sliire than twice that amount was spent by 315 county commissioners, each of the three in each country concerned' to get n good road;in his district and all |- bf them jealous of any suggestion from the State authorities, j ' With thirteen hundred men, each i - of equal authority, scattered over ; 105 counties and 1,000 townships, '' each spending money as he sees I tit and, without relation to how anybody else spends It, is it any wonder we have So little to show for so vast an aggregate expendl- ilure?; Twenty-one ".million dollars 1 -aised Uy Kansas tax^payers,—and of it poured into the mud! Finance-Committee of the General Motors Corporation, is correct in bis estimate that 6,000,000 cars and tracks will be produced In this countrir next year in comparison with. 3.600.000 this year. Sales now arc slack—October production ruling below September, and much below October of last year. Mr. Raskob believes incidentally that except for' Installment iselling, the motor Industry would I 'not have existed, at leasi not in'its present vast potentiality, to which he says may be credited largely, if not wholly, the prosperity of America. He estimates the total wealth created by thjs industry in 1926 at TEN BILLION dollars. This is arrived at by; adding the retail value of automobiles, trucks and parts produc'ecj at six billion dollars to the ^c6st of building and maintaining parages everywhere, and the cost of new roads built and cid roads maintained to meet automobile demands. Besides this there Is the great benefit, of the employment of over 3,300,000 people directly and 400,000 indirectly, a total of nearly 3.750,000 people whose livelihood depends upon this one industry. Twenty-five million cars are In u^e In this country anil in Cana$Ia today. , Mr. Raskob believes that the Fori shutdown reduced demand heavily in 1927 and that Ford resumption will; restore it. He predicts that 1928 will witness, the greatest prosperity our, country has ever witnessed because there is little if any Inflation anywhere, an abundance of credit, purchasing power as a result of the good croiis and prices, and especially because th^ automobile business will resume Its great swing upward. IX THE DAY'S >EWS. L. R. Powell, Jr., who at the age' of 43 has bee bchosen to succeed the late S. Davics Wat-field as head of the Seaboard Airline Railway Company, becom'es one of tiie youngest railroad presidents in America. The election of Mr. Powell adds another to the long list of 'railroad executives who hate risen from the ranks. A 'Virginian by birtbr. be entered the employ of the Seaboard Airline l|nmediately after he had finished his schooling. From a clerkship iie worked his way up to the comptroller's office. During the past few ypars he has been closely associated with the late President Warfleld In the expansion and development of the railway system and its territory, directing the construction of new lines, and leasing and purchasing other units for the Seaboard. During this period he held the positions of vice president and comptroller. STARDKTRICT (.Mrs. S. .'M. DIckerson.) Mrs. W. M. Varner called on Mrs. s: M. DIckerson Tuesday afternoon. ' W. P. Payne Khippea mixe<I catr tie to Kansas City lust week, that netted him a noat surn. Mr. I'ayne 'wan unable to go up to alie city great farn4wlth the stock so his son, Chas. Payne, accompanied mo slilpmeht and attended thii*Ainertcau Royal stock show. iWo didn't get to lola for tho anniversary party but we cead tho paper's account of It arid it must have been "some party." We didn't realize what a large business a daily was until we saw the many machines used in its make-up. We think the building housing the plant is beautiful. . We; don't always agree with our editor, but we always read his editbrials first and like very much his style of writing. We remember particularly a description of a trip to the Hawaiian Islands, remarkable for its beautiful phrasing and vivid description ' reading f rofai which we could visualize a beauty spot of the Pacific that wo have always longed to see. We like the homily atmosphere of the country corres- The Supreme Court of Kansas has at last got tired of saying over and over again that the insurance rate order issued by Col. Frank L. Travis wlicu he was insurance commissioner was legal, and has di nied a'rehearing of a case it'al­ ready has heard twice in the form of jn appeal from the Shawnee county ^district court. So the insurance companies will noW take thvir case to the United States Sn- premei CourL The rates fixed by Col. •Travis as reasonable effected a reduction of about a mlUioQ ,.doI- a year ,in the'ffre insurance lars premiums IcoTlected in - Kansas. William Eikmeler, near Lamed, just returned from a visit to his native land, Germany, think* we might as well quit worr>'ing about jGermany IxJng able to meet her 'internatlonai obligations. "American tourists, going over there to soak [up beer, will provide Ger^many wjitli money enough to pay all her debts," he; says. Only four men thus far l^ave been executed for'the attempt on the life of Gen. Obregon, candiclate for President qf Mexico. But the returns' are not all In yet. The "firing squads in Mexico must be getting expert by this time. The work bf pouring the "slab" on highway 73W for 4.79 miles south of Ottawa has been com- ."pleted and the new road will be open for traffic within the usual thirty days. So another stretch of ; the gap wtjirp hns yawned on th's The Atchison Globe states the ugliest thing in the world Is an elephant and the next ugliest a knee. But ha^ the Globe' ever given a careful study to the human nose?—^Jack Harris. , We would ent^r . a bull dog stationed at the gate in front of the house where; yoilr new girl hves—Leavepwfcrth Times./ AVhich last paragraph is the first Reliable' assurance we Uave had that Young Dan is Writing some of the editorials ^r the Times. . Washington correspondents 'are beginning to report rumors of a' second Democratic ticket to be placed iif the field If Al. Smith is nominated. As a device by which the Solid South might vote against Smith and yet not vote for a Re- pubUcan, that is a very plausible suggestion. Over in Wichita a department store advertised a "pajama parade with live models." Compared with what. may. be seen on the streets of Wicbitii any day what a tlre- "•rn<» jipd iir'-t-'-o-t.-'f r tiiMlT •ajaiaa parcdo tina. hi'. mo .u.s.pAT.orF. t ARE. MAOE-Kior BORM: Bjr Soberte hpK Q. How- should the prongs; of the forlc be placed, up or- down, when the meal is finished? A. . IJown. Q. What should one do when he finds himself seated, at a social gathering near a non-acquaintance? A. Introduce himself. Q. Is it good form' to use a handkerchief-while eating? A. T^ever, if it can be avoided.' PRAIRIE CHAPEL (L. D. Mattocks.) NOT. 23. —J. ^ Mattocks sold a team of,work mules Friday to a man from Ft. Scott. Mrs. Ralph La Rue is on the sick list. . Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Bacon wjere lola visitors Sunday afternoon. Miss Verl Tice is helping .Mrs. La Rue with her housework. Mrs. Joe 'Har<derode and son. Paul, were in lola Saturday on business. Gils Smith was helping Harrison Oliphant Monday. Harrison has (been qiiite sick. L...D. Mattocks butchered a hog Friday. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Looney. They were married Armistice day. •Mr. and Mrs. C P Maxwell and family spent Tuesday evening at L. D. Mattocks. Avoid the rush. Remember to biiy Christinas Seals. ponaents of which-we have been a lowly member' sinco the Register Iwught the"paily Inilex." edited by oar uncle. ' •. r. Ziegler. ajid for which paper < -e were corresponding at the tine it was taken over by the RegisK r. We wonder why the daily i)roiluce market report has been (iis(|oiitiniied. W<i farmers are alwa> report and we for one would like it to 'be resumed. .Mrs. C. C. Beard entertained ihirty-rour members and guests at Conyminity Center club last Thursday and needless to add all were glad to bo there. After the clnfo business meeting a good talk-fest wa.<i': Indulged in till a late hottf w,hen- delicious eats were served by thcl hostess assisted .by several of the ladles. The club adjourned till December 1, when It will convene al the home of ^trs. Frank liaiigni*HH. Roll call response will be "What I Enjoyed Most on Thanksgiving." ' .Mr. and Mrs. Manford.Hord and .Miss Sarah Simpson drove up from Wltlilta Saturday througli mud of the way for a Visit at A. \V. Hord's with Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Hord and sons of Cedar Edge, Colo. Star .school is now standardized and will soon have the plate up beside the "Star." The suppICT mentary readers for'first and Bee* ond grades are here and' three new pictures add io the interior decoration. (Miss Lala Smit, the attractive daughter of theT High Commissioner for South Africa in London, is .studying law with the intention of paking it her profession. Drug Store awaits with pleasure .the opportunity a^ain to. lighten your Christmas problems. 2gj 2g 2g 2g Here "you will find appropriate g-ifts for every one. Gift suggestions that are unusual, yet quite within reach of all. 2!g 2g 2?: 2g We wifl also wrap your packages, give you packing boxes, .paper, string, etc. ' , m. u M ^4' •f Get Your 1928 Weather Chart Calendar Now! s interested in tbi^i hence. I* England is already preparing for the next total eclipse of the sun to be visible in that land, '37 years I •It. eveiythini to delight th6 heart of some young man who appreciates the best in masculine attire. Ideal gifts: Lou^iging Robes .. .$4.95 to $35 Magadore Neckties .$1 to.$2.50 SMk Mufflers .... .$2.00 to $5.00 Kid Gloves .... $2.50 to $5.00 Broadcloth Shirts $1.95 to $5.00 Linen 'Kerchiefs ..25c to $1.00 Silk Sox .1....;... 50c to $1.50 House Slippers .. $1.50 to $4.50 See Window^ Globe Clo. Co. Star Clo/& Shoe Co. Lit win Chain Stores East Side Squire THE STORK OF A THOUSAND GIFTS GIFTS FOR MEN AND BOYS Lower Priced at The Star Buy gifts early tojjet the best .selection and to avoid minute crowds! Come] to the Star! Its to pick out your jifjfl.s here—and our chain store buying power enables us to sjell for less. Men's Ties Beautiful design.s in pretty boxes 69c Kid Gloves Lined or unlined Kid Gloves are useful gifts. $1.50™ $2.98 Mufflers Silk knit or silk squares, beautiful designs at Star lowerrprices— $149™ $2.95 \ Fancy Sox MEN'S SHIRTS A stock'oi; beautiful.Shirts, all low priced— . $125, $1.50, $1.95 , ^ And up to $2.98 Nowhere else 'will you find so big a stock or as many pretty do.sign.s. Every .shirt guaranteed not to fade. A .shirt will make a u.seful and appreciated gift! Oh. What a Sale .MEN'S OVERCOATS A big selection of fancy designs, including silk and wool sox— 49c 69c $14.50 to $19.50 Values Priced far below regular prices for quick.clearance. Never before have we sold coats of this type for so low a price. All sizes—^but only about 20 coats in the lot—so come early. . - Other iVJen's Overcoats $14.50 to $22.50

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