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October 7, 1921     The Palouse Republic
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"7 Palouse Rcpublle PALOUSE REPUBLIC COMPANY, Publishers. C. F. BROWN .... Editor. $'l~t~J at the postolfice al Palou~e ~mlhington. as s~cond*elass matter. SUBSCRIPTIONS : One Y~r .................. $2.O6 ~ix montI~s ................ $I.00 Telephone Main 67 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 19~IL THE TRUCK AND THE RAILROAD. Competition between auto trucks and railroads is being discussed lu many stat~ -from- -the wieWpolnt' of the wear which the former inflict ou highways and the contributionswhiCh . they make toward road repair. A valuable contribution to the discu~ sion is an article in the Forum by Edward G. Riggs. He sums up the ease by saying that trucks compete for short-haul traffic with railroads which maintain roadbed and track at heavy expense and he quotes Gov- ernor Miller of New York as saying that "The motor truck is destroying the highways of the state and impos- ing a greater burden than the state has ever had to bear.before." Cost of maintaiding state highways in Con- necticut is said to have increased from $100 to $1500 per mile per year during the period in which motor ve- hicles have come into use. Governor Miller proposes corresponding in- crease in the tax on trucks, and deft.- nite proposals of that kind are made in Connecticut and Minnesota. When truck service is as fully reK- ulated as are other carriers am~ whoa trucks are required to pay their fair share of taxes for building and main- taining the roads that thay use, we shall have a fair guide to a conclu- sion to what extent they can render cheaper service than railroads. Their rate~ are not comparable with those of railroads, for these include pay- ment for collection and delivery of freight at the door, while railroad service begins and ends at the depot. For the purpose of comparison a de- duction should be made for this extra service, or the cost of trucking to and from the depot should be added to the railroad rate. If taxes were made high enough to cover the trucks' full share of building and repairing roads heavy enough to bear their grea~ weight and if truck lines were re- quired to give regular service on schedule time as ~ilroads do, we should have a basis of comparison. The truck ls a newcomer in the transportation business and until rates, regulation and taxes have been properly adjusted to it the precise place that St is to fill cannot be deter- mined. It will have an important place, to which railroads and other carriers mUSt adjUSt themselves. The part of the state is to see that they have a fair start from the same mark mad that the public does not suffer through unequal conditions of com- petition which unjustly extinguish one competitor, as has been the ease in competition between railroads and inland waterways. The buslnesB of the country needs all of them.---Ore. gonlem. ARE WE DEG~ATING The constant, unending stream of murders, robberies, breaches of trust, scandals and other off-colorings of humanity portrayed in the daily press lead many to the belief that the American people as a race are deter-, ioratlng. Certain the indictment is terrific and appalling with but lim- ited corrective measures applied. It does not nece~ariiy imply, though, that the people-as a failing to keep morale pace with the ttm~. It is probably no more than the placing of emphasis on the weak- er aide of humanity, wherems the bet- ter side attracts but little atte-tion. When the men and v~omen of the pr~ent generation were young there was not so much publicity as there is today. The l&te~t scandal was not ~mzeared all over the first page of the mornirig paper, ready to be read at the breakfast table. The daily prees did not go i~to every sensational de- tail then, as much as now, but the , pre~ was more considerate in the - matter of publishing natum~ting de- tails an~ placing them before the young people of the day. It was tha eustom of the tim~. We have many millions more people tha~ we had 50 years ago, hence there is naturally mere crime to be expected and chronieled. Too, the freedom of the pros makes it appear even more numerous than it really is. Regardless of the moral filth that is paraded before the public day after believe the American A certaiu and stench prodtie~g but the people as a are am ele~n minded as any people on earth--more so than those of some nations we might mention, A itrenlrthendnE and tightening up of law aid ordt would and that will come in time, Just its it few years of quiet life among you. did in tlie old frontier days and the Age limit prevented my entry into six-gun rule& The law abiding ele~ the military, so the best we could do ment will stand just about a certain amount of skulduggery and ruffian- ism, and then its patience will snap, hen the debris is cleared away we Will be morally cleaner, healthier and better in every way. Colfax Gazette. THE LESSON OF EMYIA GOLDMAN. Reports from Russia convey the in- telligence that Emma Goldman is far- ing badly in that paradise of red radi- calism. Emma, the goddess of social revolution and anarchy, has had enough of Russia and would give any- thing to be b.'tck again under tbe peo,- tection of Stars and Stripes. It is a curious fact that the Ameri- can flag looks better to malcontents the fal:ther.away they gel from itsl s~e.ltering olds..-Even to those who[ ! have the h~ghest regard ~nq love:_.0r1 it' ~t home, the flag gains au added] significance in the remote parts of] the earth. But how dear it mus~ seem amid the wild disorders an(: danger~ of Russia.. How soon is the lesson learned that true liberty does not mean license, and that a couu[ry without law and order is no better than a hell upon earth. BANKING SYSTEM STRONGER. Patriotic service of the country in time of war has mede the Ah~erican banking system popular with the peo- ple. There is not a week or a day or an hour that the country banks are not called upon to render such ser- vice. There is no place of busines~ where so many people call for advice in matters of everyday business as at the home bank. Matters in regard to loans, investments, insurance, build- ing or changes in business are dis- cussed over the bank counters. It Is all a part of the day's work with the banks in our cities and country towns 'was hospital service for the natives in two hospitals under the bureau of education. We therefore trust we may leave medical work to the young- er men hereafter. Very truly, DR. N. M. COOK, ROMAN RECORDS IN AFRJCA Discovery It is Believed Will Throw Much Light on Early History of the Empire, A discovery which. It Is clahned, will form one or the fundamenial source~ for a history of the Roman emph'e under Augustus has been made reclih,u~e, DR. C. N. BUNCE Graduute Optician In tbe Shields Block I)l)posite Dudley's Grocery ()fflee Phone 42 Farnsworth H. A. MALSED REAL ESTATE--FARM Palouse Farm Lands a PALOUSE, WASH. L Palouse Lodge W. O. W. ~r C~ ~ ~. the World. meets in Hall every Monday evening, Visitinq cordially welcomed. J, Atlail F. and A. M. Palouse and A. M.. "m, and gourth Wednesday evenings of 7.30 p. m Visiting members Lestcr Daily, W.M. L C. I. O. O. F. Ori~n,-I L