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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 27, 1911, Image 12

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ous service is trie price demand
ed to get on the pension roll.
Small wages, long hours and
bad conditions must be put up
with. If the' employes object
either as individuals or collec
tively, they get canned, and the
continuous service pension re
quirement becomes impossible.
Who has been the gainer?
No one has ever claimed that
any corporation advocating or
contemplating the adoption of
any pension scheme was actuated
by philanthropic motions, big
business being noted for driving
hard bargains.
"Briefly stated the plan divides
the employes into three classes
those who have reached the age
of 55 years and have thirty years'
or morecontinuous service to
their credit; those who have
reached the age of 60 years with
fifteen years' servicer and those
who have reached -the age of 65
years with fifteen years' service
to their credit."
Let employers devote less time
to figuring out dope on how to
beat the future, by putting more
time and attention to their em
ployes' present needs.. Let them
pay their help a wage sufficiently
high, so that no excuse remains
for any thought of old age pen
sion. Annuities in any form means
one of two things ; either the pen
sion needing help never held a job
" that provided more cash than it
took to actually livt, or he was a
higfcflyer, whom no pension
woqld ever really help.
People up against the rough
edge of Poverty's grind-stone,
have the pain of a scraped skin
without complaint, but kick over
the traces when some blithering
idiot asks "does it hurt?"
Let'employers keep their charity-tainted
pensions or old age an
nuities. Let them do the right
thing to their employes in the
matter of wages, hours and the
question Hvill solve itself in a na
tural way.
o o
IN THE LIMELIGHT '.
Crown Princess Cecilia of Ger
many has presented
the future German
emperor with an
other son, the
fourth. Latest re
ports say that the
mother and Kaiser
Bill are doing as
well as could be ex
pected. So is the
baby. But what's
-worrying the kaiser
most is the fer that
othver royal families
wont have enough
girls to marry his grandsons to.
Princess Cecilia is one of the
most beautiful of the European
royaj. women; also she is one of"
the best mothers , v
o o-J
A petrified ham was found last
week in South Dakota-. Our act
ors are getting a long way from
home.
rtSKas.i"Ci "
isms.
t'.1.l
fcS
Some men may "be born speech-,
less, but we never knew of any
man being struck speechless, like
the novels tell about

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