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THE ANSWER TO THE RIDDLE OF THE TRUSTS
Your coal bill, if you buy anthracite, will go up another 10 cents a ton
on September 1, because Pennsylvania has decided to exact a tax of 2V2 per
cent on this kind of fuel based on its marketable price at the mine.
Instead of taking the tax out of the trust which has made hundreds of
millions of profit through its capture and exploitation of this monopoly of
nature, Pennsylvania takes it out of the already overburdened consumer.
It may take some tinte to convince Pennsylvania that its treatment of
this problem hasn't been wise. The common folks in Pennsylvania know
It now, but the exploiters are in control. Some day, let's hope,, the exploiters
will be 'dislodged and then Pennsylvania's anthracite if any be left, will be
handled for the people.
Alaska, too, has great coal beds, luckily still in the hands of the people
through Uncle Sam. The exploiters have been trying cunningly to get there
the Bame grip which they have used so cruelly in Pennsylvania, and thus
far they have been baffled.
But the coal of Alaska does nobody any good in the ground. It will be
useful only when developed. The time has come to lay broad plans for its
development, and it is to YOUR interest to think about HOW.
Under the Poindexter plan private greed won't be permitted to do as it
has done in Pennsylvania. If private capital and enterprise wish to go into
the coal mining business in Alaska, it will, under this plan, have opportunity
to do so, but not as a monopoly, with a monopoly's contempt for fair play.
It will have to mine carefully, pay good wages, receive equal treatment
on railroads and ships and compete with Uncle Sam himself, who, instead of
pocketing the profit, will divide it equally between those who do the work
of mining and hauling and those who buy.
The Poindexter plan, instead of taxing the consumer and squeezing
the worker as much as human necessity will stand, proposes, for the first
time in the" history of industry In Amerjca, to make them both equal part
ners. Its aim is, not to make a few persons as rich as possible at the rest
of the people's expense, but to make as many persons prosperous as possi-1
ble, by dividing among them the benefits of a fair development of a treasure
Put this plan into execution in Alaska and, don't you see, it will pro
foundly influence the course of industry elsewhere?
It is the answer to the riddle of the trusts.
NEW TURN IN PROBE OF DEATH
OF MRS. ROBERT S. LUCAS
Investigation of the death of Mrs.
Robert S. Lucas, 5062 Sheidan road,
took a new tack today when Dr. A.
E. Xiudwig, 3209 N. Ashland avenue,
held in 10,000 bond in connection
with the woman's death, charged he
was the victim of spitework.
In a statement purporting tp be
signed by Mrs. Lucas, and witnessed
by Dr. Edward L. Webb and Dr. Irv
ing H. Eddy, Ludwjg is accused of
having performed an illegal operation.
Dr. Ludwig claimed he hadhad
trouble with one of the physicians.'
He asserted he had never seen Mrs.
Lucas and had never been in her
A pompous physician who was in
clined to criticize others was watch
ing a stone mason build a fence for
his neighbor, and thought the mason
was using too much mortar. He
said: "Jim, mortar covers up a good
many mistakes, does it not?" "Yes,
doctor," replied the mason, "and so
does the spade."