A STATE WHICH ' HAS ' WRITTEN THE- GOLDEN RULE " INTO.- ITS
TREATMENT OF VICTIMS IN THE BATTLE OF PEACE
"Among the first and best fruits of Ohip!s new' freedom under, its new
constitution is a model wprkmen's compensation law a foundation of
social justice built BROAD anl tiEjEP, ' '1
Framed carefully in' the' light of the best experience'; 'this act marks
new outposts of erjcan 'prpgress. It frankly assesses the human costs of
industry upon those who benefit by them anjj decrees, that ,the" victims in
our battles of peace shall get recompense without toll to-lawyers or specu
lators in liability insurance. J
It compels every public as well as private employer qf 'mgre ;than five
workers, fanpers only excepted, either to contribute 'to the Estate compen-'
sation fund" or- give .bond that he will compensate directly on the state's
terms. - , Vvl ,
It compels this By- depriving stubborn employers qf 'the common lawv
defenses and by subjecting", them to tHe; possibiUty. of Shaving to pay the
state's awards and.a'"50 'per cent penalty.-1 ." . V -? -j . " "
The eiplpyef j8jaj-.&JnBUTcet:The worker jiaysi "nothing. ''.
Cpmpensatlon;fo.e;4ea Qf'an5ein'Rloye is from ,50Q 'iqj$j750, i,
For perhjnettai;5is.apijity, to'tKWs of hisverage weekly-wages,
not to exceed"rweif,-fprler ': a - tV-' ' 1 .
For temporarydbiUfyj; same for six-years .or not 'to exceed. $3t750.;;
For partial dis'abijlty;-tworthirds 'ofrthe Impairient' of his' eaj-ping-
capacity, but pot nore'than $12 a. weenprmore 'than $3,750 altogether. "
Geherpus.lndenmity for lpsser casualties-r-for example, loss of thumb, '
two-third pay for 60 weeks; hand, same-for 150 weeks; arm, same for 200'
weeks, ofcber-.dismemberments ,in- proportion.-.
WheWan employer violates. astte; law',. the injured employe need not-.-t
accept the state's award under-lthis plan? blft niayue for mpref liv which'
case'th court will fix his attorney feethus'puttirig,'amljulance.T!bsing"
lawyers out of business. . "V ,' ' .-
The writing of JiabJUty insurance in phjpi by private companies ispror
hibited-absolirtely. r " ' -
Ohio has profited by tiie efcfleriepce qf ''the. state qf Waslijngton,' where
of each dollar -paid for. biUtyJnsxuaupe. the -iujijred workman gotoiily
24 cents. ' 't V
Ohio intends that he or Jiisdefiendents.'spalJget the entire dollar, with
out having-tonght for it. , r i
No longer the law of the jungle, biifinstead the Golden Rule.
-o o - '
A lanky country youth entered the
crossroads general store to order
spe groceries. He was. fourteen
yearsold, and was passing through
tfiaC stage of adolescence during-
whcb a boy seems all bands and
feet, and his vocal organs, rapidly
developing, are won't to cause his
voice to undergo sudden and involun
tary chapges froip high'treble'to low
bass. " . "
In an authoritative rumbling bass
he demanded of the busy shopkeep
er, "Give me abushel of corn"; thenr
,hls voice suddenly changing to a
shrill falsetto, "he continued, "and a
pick' of flour."
r "Well,' don't be in a hurry'. I can't
wait on both of you at once," snapped
With France and Germany enor
mously 'increasing their standing 1
armies, there isn't much jrospect.p.f
immediate disarmament by anybody.
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