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Williamsport Review Republican (Newspaper) - May 12, 1921, Williamsport, Indiana A by series vol. 7, no. 31 Willii Lamport Indiana thursday May 12, 1921 j. H. Stephenson editor be Here fill la or. James h. St Gail secured by Warren county tuberculosis Asso. Worth studying a Iree tuberculosis clinic will be yield Liei eat the red Cross room in the court House on Friday May 13, the clinic will be in charge of or. James h. Stygall medical director of the Indiana tuberculosis association who is being brought Here by Lay the Warren county tuberculosis association. The clinic is Given by the state association without any Cost to the citizens of Warren county. Its purpose is to examine All who have been ailing in order to discover whether tuberculosis is present. The county medical association is co operating in this Enterprise and Many physicians Are expected to attend and to bring their patients. Or. Stygall will act As consultant to local physicians and doubtful cases will be Given special attention. The visiting physician is a specialist in the diagnosis of tuberculosis having had considerable experience at Trudeau sanitarium at Saranac Lake and eighteen months tuberculosis work in the army while More recently he was superintendent of Rocky Crest Sana atrium at glean new York from which place he came to join the staff of the Indiana tuberculosis association. A the chief idea of holding the clinic is to locate the Early cases of tuberculosis quot said a member of the local association today. There Are Many people walking the streets who Are not aware that they Are infected with the result that the disease makes and when they report for treatment they Are usually so far advanced that Little can be done for them. If the disease is discovered in the Early stages a cure May be effected easily. If this clinic is successful the Warren county association will pay for the holding of regular clinic patients who Are not now under the care of a physician and who have had a persistent cough or who feel languid Are losing weight have slight fever in the afternoon or who feel otherwise below Par Are urged to come to the clinic. If in need of attention they will then be referred to a local doctor As or. Stygall does not treat cases. The Early diagnosis of tuberculosis has come to be recognized As the nost important feature in the fight against the disease As it is most difficult to discover in its very incipient by and requires the services of a specialist monday a woman called at a leading grocery store of this City and purchased a Bill of gods. When the Bill was footed up and submitted she indignantly protested decrying the quot High prices quot and strongly intimating that the grocer was guilty of profiteering. After she had left the proprietor of the store realizing that his customer had spoken without warrant came to the office of the review Republican consulted his advertisement of one year ago and then presented the following interesting parallel As to prices then and prices now May 9.1920. Articles. May 9, 1921. 5 4.80.1 Bushel 1.00 3.00. .10 lbs. Granulated sugar.90 2.25.14 sack of flour. 1.40 .75. 1 la. Creamery butter. .55 .90. 3 lbs. Prunes.66 .45.1 la. Cream cteese.35 .85.10 bars Flake White soap. A .75 .30.1 la. Peanut butter.25 gallon syrup.85 a s .1 la. Oleomargarine.30 .35.2 lbs. Lima Beans -25 .65.5 lbs. Navy beans.40 .70.2 lbs. Coffet.45 s16.45 $8.11 this Bill affords a decidedly instructive study to those who Are inclined to complain of the High prices of food it shows a decline that is almost startling. It is True of course that certain of the items in the Bill notably sugar and potatoes Are those in which the Price decline has been most marked yet it must be admitted that the prices of practically All food products have materially declined. It would be easy to enumerate a number of other articles where the declines have been even More marked than some of those on the Bill set Forth. Canned goods especially have slumped and it would be difficult to name half a dozen articles that today Are commanding the prices they commanded this time last year. Certainly All necessities Are Down. It is just As Well to take note of these things for we Are All too prone to complain and find fault where complaint and fault finding do not justly lie. It is True of course that Many articles in the food line Are not yet Back to prewar prices but for that matter what is Back a duct Lori costs vastly More than it Eov Merly Cost and when this is considered food prices Are not now inordinately High. Indeed it May be said in All fairness that if All prices had declined As grocery prices had declined there would not be much justified complaint of the High Cost of living. Crossing victims were Able to return Home George Watkins and Charlie Renville the two Railroad crossing victims at Stewart last week were both taken to their Homes this week from the st. Elizabeth Hospital at Danville 111., where they were rushed just after the Accident. They Are both very much improved from their wounds. Or. Renville was taken to his Home sunday by or. Hack and or. Watkins was brought to his Home in this City monday by county Road superintendent m. M. Mccoskey. It will be some time yet before the two gentlemen can resume work. Tuesday the wrecked truck was loaded at Stewart and shipped to Covington Kentucky for a general overhauling.t18 the Fier Zoino to do things Cost too prices of farm produce very Low first band concert Twenty seven get diplomas at Otterbein tigers is. Black sox reporter visited county the tigers the fast Amateur base Ball team of Independence will play the Black sox Ball team of this place next sunday on the karst Field this City. The Black sox have strengthened their team considerably and expect to give the tigers a run for their Money. If you wish to see a Good local game you should turn out sunday As our boys need and will appreciate All the support you can possibly give them. The game will be called at 2 30 p. M. Be there the annual commencement exercises of Otterbein High school took place Friday evening in the United Brethren Church at Otterbein and the Large building was completely filled with relatives and friends of the graduates. Twenty seven girls and boys received their diplomas during the course of an excellent program. Music was furnished by a Large of Chestra and the girls chorus rendered a number of excellent selections. The invocation was by Rev. D. P. Mccoy and the Bac Calagui Date address was Given by Rev. Frank k. Dougherty of Lafayette. The diplomas were presented to the graduates by j. E. Williamson and Rev. J. B. My Narf gave the Benediction. The Church was beautifully decorated with Flowers and the class colors of Scarlet and Gray. The motto of the class is quot give to the world the Best you have and the Best will come by cd to following the High school exercises the eighth Grade pupils numbering Twenty five were presented with their diplomas by prof. Millard o rear superintendent of schools in Benton county. The High school graduates were Arnold m. Stevenson Harold e. Vannatta Joe a. Grogan Paul h. Riffle Lewis a. Weigle j. Ralph Darby Erwin k. Moore Gerald s. Sewell Willis l. Hume Wilbur h. Compton John d. Harring fcb Viola m. Mann Esther Mann Lota m. Cantrall Nona f. Cantrall Alice Vannatta Ardis e. Walsh Belle Miller Evelyn m. Campton Grace t. Wettschurack Addie Kretsch Man Lula g. Keller Esther c. Keller Margaret Hampton Lela a. Feigel Fay Fleenor Florence Quigg. Jay a Dollar Day the bad weather kept a Large Nua Iber away be fore come this time the second Dollar Day event will be staged by the merchants of Williamsport on saturday May 21, and Many who were unable to at tend the first Dollar Day staged Here on account of the inclement weather will have another rare Opportunity to secure the big bargains which Are being offered. A Large crowd was in town the first big event but the merchants expect larger crowds at this second trial and have added greatly to the list of bargains offered before. This will be a rare Opportunity to Stock up in tie summer quot and 7oa should not Overlook their ads which appear on each Page of this paper. Be sure to read them All As All lines of merchandise Are included in this Sale. The Butcher the Baker the hardware the garage the grocery the dry goods Man the harness Man and several other lines Are All represented. So look them All Over Ana remember the Date saturday May 21, and come Early and stay late. Give the mer i chants a Chance to show their appreciation of your Trade As this Sale is held for that purpose Only As the prices they Are quoting you Are All below Cost and the merchants will lose Money on most of the specials offered. The first band concert of the season will be Given on our streets next tuesday evening and everybody is cordially invited to Crank up their quot tin Lizzie quot and bring the whole family to town to enjoy the music. Remember these concerts Are Given free the merchants of this place Are paying the expenses for the sole reason they wish to show their appreciation of your patronage and at the same time to try to furnish Yuo and your family some real recreation which is so badly needed by our neighbors on the farm. Don t Fil to come As this is for the Benefit of you and yours and the merchants will be disappointed if you fail to come. Harold Lloyd tonight the special attraction at the Odle theatre tonight will be Harold Lloyd in his fourth million Dollar 2 reel comedy quot High and dizzy quot an absolute riot of fun from Start to finish and a Sij reel fun fest quot scratch my Back quot from the Story by Rupert Hughes a sure fire laugh producing machine. Both these comedies have Well build. Stories and abound in spontaneous humor and Cui tical situations that would tickle a wooden Indian. Don t fail to see these tonight. Earl Johnson Peggy wants in la on from lumber Hubby George f. Johnson assistant editor of the Indiana Farmer s guide at Huntington ind., spent several Davs of last week in Warren county for the purpose of getting articles every quiet Day in Mexico adds to and photographs for publication the world s doubt of the Story that he visited a number of the promo Obregon is an irishman nent Farmers in the Vicinity of Williamsport and reported that he had secured some excellent photographs of farm Homes and barns As Well As of live Stock. The county agent was interviewed regarding the farm Bureau work in the county and an article on Organ nation and club work along with suitable illustration will appear later in the guide. Or. Johnson seemed very favourably impressed with our Good roads and the work that is being done by the farm Bureau and live Stock organizations especially the club work. He expressed Surprise however at the Small average of Clover and other legume crops grown on the farms of the county. Warren county Farmers hold big meeting Earl Johnson son of or. And mrs. Hiram Johnson of Riverside died last thursday morning at 4 o clock at the Hoine of his parents. I he was 21 years old and had been ill for some time. Funeral services were held saturday afternoon at 2 30 from the Home and burial was made at Salem cemetery. Rev. Coddington conducted the services. 720 entries in Purdue egg show West Lebanon won the Western Brick company Ball team of Danville 111., played a game of Ball with the West Lebanon team at West Lebanon last sunday and the West Lebanon team won by a score of 5 to 3. A Good crowd of quot Ball fans were present to witness the game. A woman who keeps her Mouth tight shut and her eyes open May do anything As miss Robertson says but he can t kiss with any satisfaction that Way. Peggy Hopkins Joyce Oft married stage Beauty and wife of millionaires says she married husband number three j. Stanley Joyce Well known Lumberman of the West to quot get rid of still when the Chicago Man sued her for divorce charging International flirtations and bigamy Peggy started to fight Back and says it is going to Cost him quot a million or More to get rid of this first picture was taken when she arrived at Chicago to contest the suit. At the meeting of the Warren county Farmers association on last saturday several important matters were brought up for consideration chief of which was the Wool marketing. At a previous j meeting it had been decided to Pool the Wool and on saturday the plan of getting the Pool in working order was decided on. The plan is for each township chairman to collect the following information a get the names of members in the township who have to Pool. Get the number of fleeces and approximate weight that each member has and report this information to the county agent s office As soon As possible in order that Wool sacks May be ordered intelligently and arrangements made for shipping Points. The Wool will be marketed through the Ohio Wool growers association. This association has been very successful in disposing of Wool pools As they sell directly to a manufacturers. Black sox won the thirteenth annual Purdue egg show held at Purdue University May 3 to 6, attracted 720 entries from 12 different states. The boys and girls club classes from both grades and High schools were Well represented and the commercial and fanciers classes heretofore representing Only a few dozen went above 100 in each class. This indicated the wide interest in eggs and the Purdue show among Poul try and egg producers. Sweepstakes on eggs for the whole show w3nt to Jonas Mier poultry farm Indianapolis on an entry of twelve White the Hedrick baseball team came to this City last sunday and played a game of Ball with the Black sox team of this place. The game was played on the diamonds at the East end of fifth Street and resulted in a score of is to 7 in favor of the Black sox. A fair crowd was present to witness the game. Methodist Aid a let Friday the methodist Aid met last Friday afternoon at the Home of mrs. Warren Marsh and a Large number were present. The next meeting will be held at mrs. Amos Conley s Home the first wednesday in june. Dangerous Timber products Wood alcohol and a Bride s cottage. Entertained the 5th Grade the fourth and fifth Grade pupils of the Williamsport schools enjoyed a picnic last Friday afternoon out on the Herman Nehrig farm. The pupils of the fourth Grade took enough refreshments with them for All. The fifth Grade being invited guests of the fourth Grade. A general Good time was had by All. Celebrated 8th birthday k mrs. Roy Odle entertained thirteen boys and girls at her Home last thursday evening in Honor of her Little daughter. Ruby a eighth birthday anniversary. The evening was spent by the Little folks in games and a general Good time was had. Refreshments were served during the evening which was relished by All the Little ones. Well Digger sits a a a. S. Senate when Peter Norbeck from South Dakota took his seat recently in the u. S. Senate it marked the Rise of another poor american youth from obscurity to Success and exemplified again the wonderful possibilities open to All youths of this land. When he was 25 years old Pete Norbeck borrowed $150 with which he started in the business of digging Wells. Today his firm is known throughout the Middle West As the Best Artesian Wells Digger in the land. He stuck to it and his friends brought the political Honor to him. Communicated Marshfield ind., May 10, 1921.--what is the Farmer going to do that is a question which the Farmer is considering now and if things continue As they Are some other people will be considering it next. It takes a Load of Corn to buy an Ordinary hat for a Man and two loads to buy a woman s hat. A Large size loaf of bread costs As much As half a Bushel of Oats. A Box of breakfast food costs More than half a Bushel of Oats. A head of lettuce costs More than half a Bushel of Oats and the Man who raises it Sells it at ten cents per dozen. It takes one Hundred bushels of Corn and two Hundred bushels of Oats to buy a Good suit of clothes. It takes from three to five bushels of Corn to buy a Good Necktie. It takes a Load of Corn to buy a Load of Coal from seven to eight Hundred bushels of Corn to buy a self Binder and four Hundred bushels to buy a Wagon. The Farmer gets two cents per Pound for a hide yet he pays about four dollars a Pound for it Back when made into shoes and about a Dollar a Pound made into harness. Wheat is Worth two cents Par Pound and flour five cents. A Man and his wife can go in and get a sundae and it takes a Bushel of Corn to pay the Bill. A Coco cola or Root Beer costs a Peck of Corn. What is wrong some merchants say it is the freight and while it is True it costs nearly half what a Bushel of Corn brings to get it to Chicago yet a hat a pair of shoes suit of clothes a sundae Necktie or loaf of bread High Cost is not caused by High freight. These conditions cannot last indefinitely. What the Farmer had on hands lie had to sell at a loss Why not other people take losses. The tenant Farmer will get through some Way with the crop he is now preparing to Plant but if the prices remain where they Are there will be very few crops raised the next year and when the people who do not know the War is Over begin to get hungry they will begin to ask the question quot what is the Farmer going to do what Are we going to do quot do you think the Farmer who has no Money can buy goods sold at such profits do you think the one who has Money is going to sell his products 100 per cent below Cost of production and buy at War prices How Are the factories going to pull through if prices of agricultural products continue so Low the Farmer has Farmed one year at a Hundred per cent loss Ana the Banks Are carrying the deficit and they have All they can carry. If the Price of Grain for the coming crop is on the same basis and the Farmers cannot increase their Loans at the Banks something is going to happen and that awfully Quick. It will be the shutting Down of factories More unemployment and a condition of panic never equated before followed by a world shortage of food with famine prevailing in our own cities. It will be followed by food prices higher than any War prices Ever reached. I am not saying that our merchants Are to blame for All of the High prices of goods sold in the stores. They Are to blame for part no doubt. Cotton in the South is still much unpacked because it brings Only two to four cents per Pound but in manufactured cloths it Sells for several dollars per Pound and High freight is not the cause there. It might be the factory. But these Are the conditions and it is useless to talk of times getting better with the factories going on full time labor All employed Unitt the Farmer can get As much and More for his crops than they coat to produce. When the former doughboy contemplates the tax Burden he wonders Why he Ever complained of the weight of his fighting flu piment. Iii if quot al a iii

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