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these if the poor man wouldn't work
to produce them.
Is that such a hard matter to solve
that it must be called an unfath
omable problem? It4ook so true that
I'm positive it's a fac A little do
ing in the right direction would
settle it for good.
If these giant captains of industry
would start the wheel going and pay
their help good living wages they
would have no trouble selling all they
have to sell at a profitable price to
the American people alone.
That would settle quickly and in
definitely the hard times problem and
the pauper and crime question also,
if I had the work and sufficient pay
I would buy a great many articles
that I am unable to buy now, and
there are millions like myself in the
same boat. Changing the tax sys
tem alone would produce no great
change as far as adequate justice is
concerned, and not much better con
ditions would prevail than prevail
now, and under no tax correction
without a radical change of the en
tire system will they prevail.
No doubt the single tax system
would do great good, yet there would
be some great factor missing to in
sure complete justice.
After all our studying and trying
to find out what we originated from,
and what we are here for, we are
doing but little better than we ever
What matters it if we originated
from the monkey or the groundhog
if we could get our just dues, which
would be what we produce when we
work at some useful work?
Nonproducers pay for nothing.
They simply scheme to get and they
get what they scheme to get all of
the time. How did Divine Right
Baer and the rest of his pals ever
glaum on to the divine right to kill,
cheat and lie and subdue the real
builders of the world? It's got me
We must do better individually to
ourselves and to others before we can
do so collectively. We are all vain
to a certain extent and we all fib, but
if we don't fib mailciously to harm
another it is not so bad.
Our great George Washington
fibbed to beat the devil, and the rea
son he said to his dad, after cutting
down the cherry treet: "Father, I
cannot tell a he. I did it with my
little hatchet," was because he was
afraid of a beating if he told the lie.
His father knew he did it and so did
The poor man foots the bill any
way we take it. Frank Smith.
SCHOOL BOARD WORK
The school board yesterday did the
President Collins declared he would
urge acquisition hereafter of whole
block when site for new school was
obtained, so the adequate playground
and breathing space might be ob
tained. Chairman Otis announced that
buildings and grounds committee
proposed devoting all available en
ergy this year to providing the west
side with newer and more nearly ade
quate school faculties.
Time clock for educational division
employes in central offices approvea.
West Pullman Parents' and Teach
ers' association granted permission
to provide lunches for children in the
Approval given plan for wider use
of school gymnasiums; they will be
kept open an extra hour and a half
to begin with.
Began practice of dividing salaries
into twelve monthly payments in
stead of paying total in ten.
Urged wider publicity to school
Plan to allow parochial school pu
pils to take advantage of public
school facilities referred to finance
Voted to reinstate Harriet Schnei
der, former teacher, ' if she would
drop suits against certain school officials.