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DAILY COMMENT ON PEOPLE AND THINGS
The "L" bridges are about ready to
help in Monday's through-routing af
fair. If you live South arid-a friend lives
North and you're both going West,
you can just say: "Meet me on the
bridge." And probably the only rea
son you won't head East by mistake
is because the lake is in the way.
We think that the chauffeur that
drove Harry Thaw from Matteawan
to New Jersey is about the most reck
less driver of modern times.
Think of it! He drove all the way
with a loose nut.
U. S. is to join in the war on quack
doctors. Would make 'em "duck"
out. Well, a duck quacks, why
shouldn't a quack duck?
Tonight isNthe njght. If we walk
through our front gate tomorrow
morning we rather expect to have to
climb a telegraph pole to do it.
The "teleautograph" has reached
the Pacific coast. It is an instrument
which enables one to he in bed and
indicate in the kitchen what's wanted
Dern it, we're going to hear the
cook give us that old gag, "wire's
New Yorker says he has a parrot
who can call a telephone number.
That's fine! But can the bird GET
the number? If it can, please send us
one of its eggs and well buy an in
cubator. Members of the Women's Taxpay
ers' League in Detroit are going to
organize against stingy husbands.
They claim that an empty pocket
book disrupts the home.
And when you stop to think that
there are so many things that disrupt
a man's pocketbook well, we guess
those- husbands are up against it
THIS IS A SPLENDID LESSON
Suppose that profit-sharing scheme proposed in the Poindexter bill
for developing Alaska were in general practice among individual employers.
What grand results would ensue!
Thus, John Smith would put $100,000 into a factory, say, and inform
his men that one-half the profit above 10 per cent should go to them, in ad
dition to wages, and one-half to those who bought the factory products.
A child could almost tell the results.
The workers would work to the limit of their efficiency.
The consumers would buy that factroy's products In preference to
There would be no lock-outs, or strikes, no extortion or oppression.
You would think that every employer would jump at such a condition
and every employer would, but for one thing the limiting of the percent
age of his profit The difficulty lies in getting capital to consent to a rea
sonable profit for itself.
But let us get away from the profit considerations. There's really
something a great deal higher and better in the proposition than mere finan
cial equity. There are elements of morality and Christianity in 'it Push
greed back an inch and you progress one inch toward common brother
hood. The most splendid feature about this Alaskan measure is not that coal
barons shall not maltreat miners and consumers, but that it is a govern
ment example of humanity and mutual uplift, a national demonstration of
good resulting from the elimination of the fruits of greediness.
May Uncle Sam giy,e this great object lesson in the relations between
employer and employe!