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Tremendous Profits of
By B. M. MANLY, Joint Chairman, National War Labolr Board.
"Every American - man, woman [
and child-knows that since our en-(
try in the world war there has been t
outrageous profiteering in almost ev- c
eyy line of commercial activity. But i
this knowledge is based upon gen- t
erel impressions and upon particu
lar instances rather than upon exact t
facts representative of the entire
field of American industry.
"The American people are in much
the same position as the man who
knows he has been robbed of a lot of
money, but does not know exactly
how much he lost or who got away
with the swag. It has seemed to me
worth while to start a little investi
gation of my own to find out, in a.
general way, how much has been tak
en by profiteering during the war
and to secure evidence which will
show, at least, who the big profiteers
"This has been a somewhat slow
and difficult process, because, for
some reason, the financial reports of
nearly all American corporations
have been greatly delayed this year
while some of them have deliberately
suppressed their annual reports for
the purpose of concealing their un
conscionable profits from tile pub
"However, as rapidly as these an
nual reports have been published I
have analyzed them and set down
their net profits for the war years
alongside their net profits for the
pre-war years. My list now includes
complete returns from 82 American
corporations, representative of every
branch of American industry, wAh a
total capitalization of some 10 billion
"I want to emphasize the fact that
the corporations included in this list
are not in any sense selected either
because their profits were large or
because their profits were small. It
includes every corporation whose;
profits were available to me for both
the war period and the pre-war peri
od. The result may, therefore, he
accepted, without reserve as repre
senting accurately and fully the facts
regarding profiteering by all Ameri
can industrial corporations.
"I also want to emphasize that the;
net incomes shown for 1917 and
1918 are after the deduction of all
interest charges and all taxes--in
come taxes, corpoi'ation taxes, ex
cess-profit taxes, and all the other
taxes shown in the accounts of the
companies-as well as all the ex
traordinary charges for depreciation.
amortization of war facilities, real
and fictitious reserves, and every'
other similar device which these cor
porations have set up on their books
as a means of concealing their profits
from the tax collector and the pub
"In other words, the amount of in
come shown for 1917 and 1918 isi
less by several hundred million dol
lars than the actual amount of prof
its available for the stockholders.
-either in the form of dividends or in
the form of reserves.
,'"A compilatibn of these figures
shows that the same 82 corporations
:which in the pre-war years had net
incomes of $325,000,000 had net in
comes in 1916 amounting to more
than a billion dollars, in 1917 of
$975,000,000, and in 1918 of $736,
000,000. The war profits, over and
above all taxes, of these corporations
in 1917 amounted to $650,000,000.
/Average net income
for pre-war years ..$ 325,797,661
Net income for 1916 .. 1.070,342,983
Net income for 1917 .. 975,573,296
Net income for 1918.. 736,008,796
"I am convinced as a result of my
study, as I will show in detail a lit
tle later, that the actual proflts, even
after the payment of taxes, in 1917
and 1918 were just as great as inl
1916, the difference being accounted
for by the fact that in 1917 and
1918 a large number of these cor
porations set up all kinds of exces
sive reserves for depreciation, amor
tization, and other unspecified and
fanciful items for the obvious pur
pose of evading taxation and shoving
the burden of the war cost to the
bent backs of private citizens.
Increase of 200 Per Cent.
"But even taking the figures am
they stand, we find that these 82
corporations earned, net, $3 in 191if
and 1917 for every dollar which the.
earned in pre-war years and over $2
in 1918 for every dollar earned ill thl
pre-war period. In other words
their net incomes in 1916 and 1911
were 200 per cent greater than it
the pre-war period, and in 1918 the)
were 100 per cent greater.
"'But,' the profiteers say, 'this
method of comparison is unfair
Patriotically responding to the needs
of our country, we did an enormous
ly greater business in 1916, 191'
REMOVE THE BRIBE-TAKER
Cut this out, fill in with name and address and mail to
Attorney General Palmer.
TO ATTORNEY GENERAL PALMER,
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE,
WASHINGTON, D. C.
Dear Sir: Montana is now and has been since the beginning of
the world war in the grasp of a group of profiteering wholesale and
retail dealers in foodstuffs and other necessities, including coal. Prices
have bieen arbitrarily advanced by the dealers to the stage where the
incomes of the working people are inadequate to permit of the pur
chase of sufficient necessities to keep body and soul together, and
promises of further increases are made. Our state officials, who have
given evidence that they are in league with the food and coal pirates,
have failed to give us relief, and we now look to your office to come
to our assistance.
As your United States district attorney for Montana you have E. C.
Day, a self-confessed bribe-taker and a notorious friend of the inter
ests which are now guilty of profiteering. Mr. Day has not only sig
nally failed to take action against the profiteers, but seems to be ex
tendipg them every protection in his power.
Ap the result of the continued increases in price and the inactivity
qo our state officials as well as Mr. Day, we demand that you, in the
lnterests of the people of the state of Montana, and to the end that
the, resent reign of the plunderbund in this state be ended, immediate
.ydischarge E. C. Day from the office of United States attorney for
district of Montana and replace him with some one of integrity who
wi follow your orders and the wishes of the people and prosecute the
*tood hoarders and the profiteers.
(Signed) Name ...... ...........................................................
Street No................................... ...................
and 1918 than in the pre-war period.
Our profits were greater because of 0
the volume of business and not beo
cause we exacted extraordinary prof
its from the public and the govern
"This is a direct challenge which T
must he met. Let's run down the list
of comnpanies which show the gross
volume of their business and see
what the facts are. Here is the Al
lis-Chambers Co., for example, which
was bankrupt before the war. In
1914. after reorganization. Allis
Chambers had a deficit of $25.068 on
total sales amounting to $10.323.
150. In 1915, after the war orderss
started. the company earned $1.078.
352 on total sales of $11,666,413, hut
in 1918, when its plants were full of
American war orders, the Allis
Chamber Co. earned $9,754.749 on
total sales of $35,031,234. In mak
ing this compilation I have not, as in
the tables, deducted an item for 1918
of $5,128,822, which is thrown in t
under the blanket heading of 'Fed., I
etc., tax and conting.' t
"In other words, with sales only
three times as great as in 1915, the
corporation earned in 1918 just nine
times as much. In 1915 its profits
were a little less than 10 cents ont
every dollar of sales. In 1918 they
were nearly 30 cents on every dollar.
900 Per ('ent Increase.
"A word, also, ought to be said t
about the fact that this apparent in
crease ill business does not represent '
any proportionate increase inl tile
am ount of product which the nation
Stso grievously needed during the war.
The price of metal products at the
tlend of the war was nearly three (
t times as great as at the beginning of 1
the war, which would indicate that
the Allis-Chambers Co. had no gre0at
t increase in the amount of prodl e
e tion, but simply marked up its prices.
S"Moving on down the alphabet we
find our old friend, the American Ice
(comnpany, which in 1915 earned $1.
853,415 on total sales of $8,650,428.
Siand in 191.8 earned $3.661,627 on
total sales of $12,742,433. In thisI
cases I have noti deducted in either
1915 or 1918 a blanket item of Int.
taxes, impts., etc.' Charges for inm
e provements obviously have no place
l as deductions in arriving at net earn
"On every dollar's worth of ice
: which the American Ice company
r; sold in 1915 it earned 20 cents, while
e in 1918 prices were shoved lp until
t30 cents was earned.
1il Some Earnlings Concealed.
, "Space will not permit a comiplete
a anaylsis of the many devices adopled
, by American corporatiomns for the
. concealment of their war earnings.
. but a few examples will show the
method. Armour & Co., in order to i
. conceal the excessive profits which
i they made while nominally undetr
food administration control, included
f under the head of 'operating ex
pelnses,' taxes, depreciation, and oth
in! er similar unspecified items. It
would be just as legitimate, from an
* accounting standpolint, to include
is dividends and surplus under operat
e ,ing expenlses. The only lpurpose
.I which Armour & Co. had in adopt
toing this method of juggling their ac
t icounts was tlo conceal their ancltul
-_ pfrofits from the public.
d The IUnited States Rlubbler corn
Ps Dany report counains this remlllark
able statement: 'Net inlcolme is here
shownl * * " aftetr deducctillg
income charges (net.) including itn
3 ventory adjustments anid I nited
)6 States. British, and ('anadian taxes.
)6 $19289.5513 against $7.760,14s in
ty 1917.' The United States Steel co'
itt poration in 1918 has this interesting
,1 item: 'Amortizatization of war facili
17 ties, $12,215.000.' Such examples
in might be multiplied indefinitely.
ed "It shoul be noted for thile benefit
tl of those who are inot familiar with
i Ithe finances of American industrial
Scorporations that, the amltounts of in
._ come shownl inl the tables replre selnt
td the sums available for dividends upi
t on stocks, tihe majority of which do
not represent the inlvestment of a
le single dollar or which were bought
by the interests now in control for
Lost. One-Eleventh of Net Earnings.
<iS "Housewives, for examtple, who are
82 paying exorbitant prices for meat
16 may be interested in the facts con
ey cerning -Wilson & Co.. packers ( tad
$2 vertising slogan, 'The Wilson label
he protects your table'), which in 1918
Is, had available for dividends $7.631,
17 535, after the payment of int.erest
in and setting aside ample reserves for
ey excess-profits taxes, etc. The bank
ers (Kuhn, Loeb & Co.. Guaranty
is Trust, ('hase National, William Salo
ir. mon, Hallgarten, Illinois Trust and
ids Savings and Continental and Com
is- mercial Trust and Savings) wiho.
17 with Thomas E. Wilson. control the
common stock of this company, in
1915 bought a controlling interest
amounting to par value of $12,000,
000) for $649.000.
"In other words, it cost the hank
ers and Tom Wilson a little more
than 5 cents on the dollar to secure
control of this company less than
four years ago. The total cost to
them for complete control of this
comllpany was less than one-eleventh
of the net earnings in 1918. In the
foLr years since these interests ac
quired control of Wilson & Co., it ha:
earnedl., net. more thanI 31 times at
much as lhey paid to secure control.
This was the deal of which Louis F
Swift. in a letter to his brothers, Ed
ward F1. and George H. Swift, wrote:
'iForgot to inention Kluhn-Loeh is in
on quiet on deal (think it's too much
to steal to admit in open!)'
SThis is profiteering with a ven
geance, and the profiteers may well
trembt lest the people avenge them
selves for this shamelss exploitation
during the period of the nation's
. . ...0
Hn----- - ----- I
The Bonhomme Richard °'
A great artist has caught it with
his colors, and painted that deck on
lthe night of the fight of the ion- et
hIoinme Richard, American frigate. B
when her captain, John Paul Jones, "
engaged and captured the greatly su- ti
perior British frigate, Serapis, Sept. iS
23. 1779. It. was "some" fight. re
Splendid gallantry on both sides. d
And, from John Paul Jones certain 52
words flung that were as good as d
broadsides, and have gone into the C
records, of red sayings that give a V
inan bigger corpuscles in his blood ti
Iwhen he faces terrible odds. To the t]
shout of Captain Pearson of the Ser- i
apis, a gallant regret for the furnace o
of a deck of the Bonhonime Richard. I
the shattered cordage, the hurricane 7
I of blood and broken men, "Surren- t,
tider!" shouted Pearson. And John il
Paul Jones flung hack at him, ,
"Damn your soul. we've just begun
to fight!" At that moment Jones
had only two pieces of cannon on
the quarter-(leck remaining unsi
lenced, and his ship had been struck
below the water level. As the bow
sprit of the Serapis came athwart
the poop of the Bonhomme Richard,
Jones with his own hands made the
two vessels fast in that position. A
deradful scene at close quarters then
ensued. Stripped to the waist., men
tore each other, not only with rak
ing fire of guns. Shot away, John
Paul, is thy flagstaff! But thy soul
is a bullet -and does the work. One
of thy sailors, by thy commands,
clambers to the extreme end of the
,l yard and drops a grenade on a row
of cartridges oni the main deck of
the Serapis. The roar of the explo
sion arose above the groans of dying
men. Confusion. Yells. And the
e Serapis hauls down her colors to the 1
:I onhomnme Richard.
And Paul Jones' father was a gar'
. dener in quiet old bonnie Scotland!
e From what nature-sources did John
a f Paul light the Roman candle in his
Ii makeup awaiting the great occasion
r to flare above the wave? Had he
I imbibed the stirring old stories of
the Scottish border? Was it the lure
-iof the sea? At 12 years of age he
t becamne shipmaster's appreltice to a
n merchant of WVhitehaven, In a few
e years lie was put on otne of his nmas
ter's vessels; sent to the West. Indies;
c Iliade several trips to Amlerica; lie
lcalile captain of a mlerchlant vessel.
- Suddenly lie threw up his command
i aind went to America to live in pover
ty and obscurity, until 1775. Did
t- this young bit of timber of our old
shilp of state feel the forces at, work
r that culminated in the great exlplo
g sion? And had Columbia whispered
- into his car in night visions? Who
t knows? When war broke out John
s. Paul .Jones was coiimmissioned first
II lieutenant ill the young Amnerican
- navy iby the Continental congress.
g After daring and successful cru'ises
i- lie sailed for France in 1777 with im
ýs portalit dispalitches. John PauIl now
had the rank of commlnodore and was
it given a squadron of five ships. His
I flagship, the l)uras, lie re-nam;led thlie
ii Ilonhomtme Richard, after Benjamin
i- Franklin. whose almanaia, "Poor
it Iichard," was very popular in
p- FIrnnce. It was off Flahlborough
it head oil the Yorkshire coast that the
a famtous fight took place between the
it Serapis and the Bonhonime Richard.
r Royal honors were heaped upon
Jones by Louis XVI., and the grati
tude of the American congress. After
a varied career under the Russian
Sgovernment lie (lied in Paris. The
strength of this firebrand had burned
,-out. ln 1899 our American anibas
sltsalor to France recovered the leaden
coffin in the old cemetery in which
rested the remains of, John Paul
Jtones. In 190(5 a fleet of American
ti vessels conveyed the body with naval
r hlonors to Annapolis, where it rests
n in one of the Ibuildings of the naval
POLICE BLAST HOPES
OF REVENCGEFUL LAD
(By United Press.)
Portland. Ore.. Sept. 24.-Neal
Campbell, eight years ago, was 11
years old. He attended the Failing
grammar school in Portland.
And Neal threw spit balls in the
classroom. One hit Marjorie Brown.
The 10-year-old girl cried. H. J.
Boyd, the principal, investigated the
cause of her grief.
And, as a result, Principal Boyd
applied the traditional birch rod to
Neal grew to young manhood and
left Portland. He enlisted in the
navy. But the intervening years and
war service didn't obliterate Neal's
recollection of the licking adminis
tered by Principal Boyd.
So. when Neal returned to Port
land he planned to gratify an eight
year-old desire to lick his former
teach·-r. He walked to the Failing
school and announced his intention.
But the city schools have tele
phones. So has the police station.
Just as Neal was about to get re
venge 'he cops arrived on the scene
and blasted all his fond hopes.
Campbell returned to his ship at
Bret"rton with the avowed inten
tion of returning some day to "get
even" with Principal Boyd. He
says he won't announce what he in
tends to do the next time.
Subscribe for the Bulletin. Don't
borrow your neighbor's.
t Today's Anniversary N
The writer wishes that every
e young wolsan 'who reads this page
a would read a poem by I'elicia I-e
mans, called "Evening Prayer at a C
Girl's School." For it is a treimon
e ous thing to be a woman' She
needs all the divine sustlinance she
can get. This poem will be a guide
into future life. Felicii lcnmans.
the English poeteasni ws horn in
1794, in Liverpool. In 1a 1 she
married Captain Heman.s, an Irish S
gentleman. She bore hinl li\e sons. o:
n but was obliged to leave hils ftrom
h his intemperate habite. she sient e
the rest of her quiet life in North ft
. Wales. Her work has noit the p
I1 eagle's soar of wing, but ;s long as a
.- the English language lasts a few oC
n her appealling verses will endure. s5
's She was the author of "iC:siia nea."
and although this verse has been t
lampooned and cartooned, it lives d
-o forever as an incentite ,to llure filial
W Wondertful Vmln.wuste,..
Winchester cathedral hi;s the long- c
est nave of any cathedral in Great .
e. Britain. Today's anniversary' coin
, memorates the death oft its dis
tI. inguished statesman, whoise career
it. is a )eacon along life's road. Hle
t. rose from obscurity, and bef'ore his
i. death appropriated his large poss'.s
in sions which he had acquired to en-l I
as low two new colleges, New College, I
he Oxford, and Winchesteir College.
a Winchester is a town of great an
d tiquity. Before the Roman invasion
he the Belhae, a British tribe settled
r- here. It was the seatl of government
ce of Alfred the Great, of Canute the
d,I Dane, and of William the ('onqueror.
ne The glorious cathedral dominates the
n- town. The disigner and huilder of
in its nave was William of \Wykeham,
ml, who introduced the pointed arch
Ev uu I..lto-. : are! 1wy1enam. I placed by moving pictures. These Ieign lands."
READ THESE ENDORSEMENTS
Th1'PrAw fnrbl lMnnh Tnlo 11 $I Q XT,
Three Forks, Mont., July 31, '19.
Fellow workers on the Bulletin I
Enclosed please find a little .mite
to help a little on keeping the wage
slaves' banner afloat. I wish I could
make it 100 bucks or more, but
with no crop this year and only 63
bushels of wheat in the years of
1917 and 1918 it's hard sledding for
a dry land farmer. If the Bulletin
has to go down, put this little mite
in the defense fund for the two
brothers that were found guilty in
the capitalistic court in Helena that
was backed by the infamous "council
of pretense and expense" to the tax
payers of Montana.
HOW ABOUT THOSE PLEDGES?
Sam I'errehee, President Meets Every Tuesday Night, 8 p. m. John Green, Secretary
Carpenters' Union Hall.
Silver Bow Trades and Labor Council
At the regular meeting of the Silver Bow Trades and Labor assembly last night the
n following communication was endorsed:
Butte, August 4, 1919.
To All Affiliated Unions:
The Silver Bow Trades and Labor council, realizing the magnificent fight being waged
by the Butte Daily Bulletin, which is the official organ of this body, for its existence,
against the combined opposition of big corporations and profiteering business men, and
thoroughly understanding that this paper is positively the only medium of publicity through
which labor unions are at liberty to express their side of any controversy that may arise
h with the employing interests of this community, earnestly hopes that the paper may secure
the support which it so richly deserves.
That the persons in charge of this publication may be free to devote their entire time
and energies to the interests of the workers, instead of a greater or less portion of it in
securing funds to meet current expenses, is a very important thing, and with this idea
in view this council recommends to all affiliated unions and union men in general who
have the welfare of the labor movement at heart:
First, that all unions who feel so inclined agree to donate a stated sum per month,
no matter how small, and at once inform the Bulletin management of the action taken.
Second, that members of locals, individually, do likewise, if the organization to which
they belong does not feel that it cares to act in the matter.
One affiliated union has already agreed to pay $30 per month to the Bulletin, and, as
the deficit will not exceed' $2,500 per month, there should be absolutely no reason why
the working men and women of Montana, after having established a daily in this city,
should be deprived of the privilege of having an organ which can and will refute any un
just statement, made by the corporation papers concerning them.
If 10,000 workers in this great state would assess themselves but 25 cents each, per
month, we would have a daily that the exploiting interests well might fear, and, as it is,
Butte is a cleaner city than for years.
The Bulletin started the fight against the profiteers.
The Bulletin exposed crooked election methods.
The Bulletin was the direct cause of the public market.
The Bulletin made it possible to buy produce direct from farmers.
The Bulletin exposed and secured the conviction of a crooked chief of detectives, when
the corporation papers laughed at its efforts.
a The Bulletin is fighting at all times the battle of the workers, and if its management is
willing to remain true to the cause of labor and suffer imprisonment and other forms of
d persecution that the paper may perform the mission for which it was intended, the least
the laboring people of Montana can do is to furnish the sinews of war, which will be a
very small amount per capita when apportioned among the many.
The council suggests that you decide upon an amount that will in no way distress either
an individual or an organization, and then send in that sum promptly on the date agreed
g In this way the question will be solved easily and as time rolls along we will more and
more understand that "the pen is mightier than the sword."
These statements shall be given to the Butte Daily Bulletin, under the signature of the
officers of this organization, with full permission to use them, within the limits set forth,
for the purpose of in any way assisting the future prosperity of the said Bulletin;
1 ' " ! I.,. .8l SAM FERREBEE, President.,
(Seal.) JOHN GREEN, Secretary.
THE BUTTE DAILY BULLETIN,
101 S. Idaho Street, Butte, Montana.
t ON PACIFIC FLEETJ
Cigars, Candy, Etc., Much a;
Cheaper Than on
n (By United Press.) cl
e With the Pacific Fleet at Sea,
h Sept. 23.-There is no profiteering n
on the Pacific fleet.
n Cigars, cigarettes, candy, shaves
It everything that the men must buy
h for themselves-are from 10 to 70
e per cent cheaper on shipboard than h
It What's more, the men who do the t
s. elling never kick about profits, al- 4
thougit in the case of such necessi
n ties as shaves, the barber is largely *
8 dependent upon his profits.
Ii Each ship runs its own cigar mess
for the officers and the canteen sup
plies the men. The prices pleasant
ly startle the land lubber.
On one ship, a popular bra:lnd of
cigarettes, retailing for 25 cents
. ashoro, sells for 9 cents per pack
age. Another brand regularly sell
- ing on land for 18 cents is 11 aboard D
'r ship. Havana cigars are cheap
te enough for officers to revel in them
is and for men to puff at least as fre
5- quently as do the majority of corn
n- mon folk ashore. Cigars which, on t
e, land, retail for 25 cents each are the t
e. I "two-for-a-quarter" kind afloat.
)nt which the Saracens had used for cen
ad turies. The transepts are the Nor
nt I man variety of Romanesue. Kings
he of England were buried here---
)r. Ethelwolf, Egbert, Canute, William h
he Rufus. .lane Austin, the novelist,
of was buried opposite the chantry and
tn, .'" h of the celebrated William of I
Now, can you either publish in g
pamphlet form, or get published in 1
pamphlet form "The Reconquest of
America"? The state and the United t
States ought to be thoroughly sali- $
vated with a pamphlet, "The Re
conquest of America." It would put v
the gray matter in the cupolas at n
work. I have had several cold stor
age plants read it and it warms them
up. Fraternally, A. D. P.
Whitefish, Mont., July 30, '19.
Butte Daily Bulletin,
Dear Sirs: Enclosed herewitt
please find check for ($5.00) five s
dollars, of which ($2.25) two dol- f
lars and twenty-five cents may apply
on a renewal of my subscription for 1
three months, and the remaining two I
i dollars and seventy-rive cents may t
A half pound box of the finest milk t
chocolates costs 50 cents at the cigar i
Shaves are most refreshing as to
price. For enlisted men, the barber
will operate for a nickel. A haircut
costs him a dime. For officers, these i
prices are doubled. The shave is a 1
real one, with cold cream, witch hazel t
and a hot towel.
The ship barber runs his own shop.
The head barber rates as a first-class
seaman. The navy furnishes him a
shop, ready for operation, with
chairs, tools and equipment. He
operates the shop, buying all his own
supplies and such additional equip
g ment as he may want, and takes the
money, giving the governmept. 30
per cent of the gross receipts.
Y Out of the remainder, he runs his
0 shop, buys his supplies and fattens
n his personal bankroll. He does all
of that with the bulk of his business
e coming from 5-cent shaves and 10
(By United Press.)
New Orleans, Sept. 24. - Motion
d pictures, showing methods by which
advertising men can aid in bringing
n1 down the cost of living will be among
the features at the convention of
n the Associated Advertising Clubs of
in the World, which will open here to
Among the questions to be con
sidered by the convention are the
relations between capital and labor
n- and how these two elements can he
brought to co-operate and to stimu
gs late production, in order to attain
better economic conditions in the
t. For the first time in the history
ad of advertising Wmens' convention, the
of usual numerous speeches will be re
placed by moving pictures. These
I go towards helping out the "tree
n press fund."
>f Yours for a "free press," and
d trusting that you succeed in the
i- $5,000 drive, A. H. L.
Keep the good work going, you're
it waking up some of the "dead ele
a Vancouver, B. C., Aug. 7, '19.
Butte Publishing Company, 101 S.
Idaho Street, Butte, Montana.
Dear Sir and brother: Enclosed
please find express money order to
the value of ten dollars ($10.00), a
. donation from this branch of our as
re sociation to assist you in your fight
1- for existence.
ly Copy of your paper was received
Ir here (. K., and those members that
'o perused the columns thereof were of
vy the opinion that organized labor
will portray the history of advertis
ing and its gradual development up
to the present, with its many ramifi
cations. When the convention cbn
cludes its sessions on Sept. 25, the
pictures will be sent to different
parts of the world to disseminate the
methods used in progressive adver
Screen advertising promises to oc
cupy the center of the stage at the
convention, and Harry Levey, presi
dent of the Screen Advertisers' asso
ciation, declared the pictures he in
tends to show at the convention will
earn the applause of the most exact
ingly critical audience ever assem
bled, in the persons of the 17,000
advertising experts attending the con
vention. The best talent in the screen
men's organization was used in mak
ing the pictures. The most brilliant
directors, scenario writers and artists
have pooled their skill to make the!
pictures the classic production of the
Discussing the pictures, Levey de
"The amazingly swift development
of screen advertising has only one
counterpart-in the development of
modern advertising itself, which was
unknown one year ago and a niost
vital artery of business a few months
later. The prelude of this picture,
n which is to be our trump card at
h the convention, will portray the his
g tory of advertising. According to
5 the scenario writer's way of think
f ing, the late Mr. Stonehatchet be
f came the world's first advertiser
when he covered the walls of his
cave with chiselled drawings to let
- posterity know that as a hunter lie
e was some guy. The first scene of
r the prelude will be a close-up of the
e old boy grinding out 'the world's
1- first ad copy. From that on the pic
n ture will take up the history of ad
e vertising and cover its progress up
to date. At the convention, we will
y formulate plans for sending films
e and suitcase projection machines to
tell the manufacturer's story in for
r dQ inlate. "
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