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The Palouse Republic
Palouse, Washington
August 12, 1921     The Palouse Republic
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August 12, 1921

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The Palouse Republic PALOUSE REPUBLIC COMPANY, Publishers. C. F. BROWN .... Editor. ff;ntel['Qd at tt]e DOS~,O~Ce ai t'aio/l~* 7~ ~hin~*n. ~ ascend-class macter SUBSCRIPTIONS One Year .................. $2,0 Six months ................ $1.00 Telephone Main ~'l. I~RIDAY. AUGUST 12. 1921 A CONTRACT ISA CONTRACT. Des Moines, Iowa, is strong for the principle that "a contract is ~ con- tract." Years ago, when a ntreet rail- way company of that city obtained its franchise it c~mtracted to transport passengers for five cents each. Like all other traction companies the Deq Molars corporntion found that the world war had brough~ about condi- tions that prohibited I~-ofitable oper- ation at the five-cent fare. The laws of Iowa, it appears, did not give ,~ regulatory commi~lon power to set I look to t( for instruetto~i and guid-t i ance. Such a newspaper do6s not per-l form any worthy mission, and theI community which it purports to! ~erve is left without true journalistic i :-epresent;Jtion. In the early days oft f ~he republic the people looked toi their leading lawyers for informationI i and for the decision of public ques-: lions. If resort was at all had to the! ~,rinted l),~ge it was genorall.v by the means of pamphlets; and this w~:i necessarily a precarious nietho(l of I ambilizilig anti directing public :~en-I timent, i The true new~l!a, per f t( lay aims~ ~o spread abroad the loftiest asfiira-! ttons and the most intelligent viewsi )f the community which it serves. It! ~ive:~ u., it~ readers all the facts of! ',he day and, in its editorial l)ages,' presents what it considers tlle correct dleaning and interpretation of th(!s,~ 'facts. It takes all its readers into its 0out/clerics ~tlld it conceols froth fho.,:l nothing which the3 otlghT to know in order to form a s~fe and ,illst j~dg-- 'merit. The local orator, however elo- 'quent and 9ersuasive. was heard for *the moment; the newspaper's talk's situation in Washington, went on rec- ord as opposing any ~ompromise of operators on- the demand of the latter for wage reduvtion,~. The action was taken when the con veation adopted a resolution dectar- in..% it to be the policy ef the district organization to oppose any downward revision of wages until the expiration o? the present wage contract, which ifn.~ed to aeeept '., wage cui of between 23 and 24 per cent. More than 2000 miners ~t Roslyn th~ Cle Eluui are still working in rail- road mines at the present scaI~ and ar,, not affected by the ]oekol]t. Secretaries Favor Chemical E:nbargo. Wa~hinglon. D. (t --- ~-;:retaries W+~.ek'~ and Denby have (~onr~ mlt ill support of :n embargo o,: dyes and chemicals a~ld havr: til'Z~:,(i restoration to ~he I'~(~rdney tariff bii] of tile em- bat'go provision, s~riclo:.:: roll b v the house. The cabinet offiee~rs explained that they favored an embargo because lot national defense ne~ds ii i i| i 6cod Rubber flee Is Wear as long as leather and are more comfortable. Why not get all the comfort out of life you can ? Come in and have a pair put on. We have the Beat M[ 'S DR[SS AND WORK S.OES PROFESSIONAL i< Dr. Walter Farnham Physician and Residence Office Phone ()~ce in Naiional BauL: