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poetoffice. He has turned out in the
world helpless old men who have
worked as letter carriers for thirty
and forty years and does not giye-a
d whether they-starve or not. He
has introduced a TayJbr efficiency
system, whereby a carrier is timed
how many pieces of mail he -can sort
a minute, howjinany he canfleliyer a
minute ana wnen ne recurn& ana
when he leaves and such other cloclf
work. He does not suggest cutting his
own pay of $10,000 per year for do
ing practically nothing useful, nor
any of the other postmasters that do
nothing hut devise some plot where
they could make the fellow who does
the work, work a little harder. Wil
liam A. Jingermay.
OBITUARY- Many of your -readers
wish to express condolence with
"Church and State" in their heroic
attempts at self-effacement. On be
half of the many I ask you to publish
the enclosed -very brief obituary and
epitaph, expressive of pur- sorrow
over their impending demise. Their
natural desire to return to their, pa
rentage, viz,, "The devil and primary
chaos," is indeed very commendable.
We wish to express our sorrow over
their departure and our hope for their
safe arrival at home. And, further,
that they may live long and die of
old age in that land of their birth.
One of the many. I. N. Albright,
2348 W. Harrison st
ONE MAN'S POLICY. We must
all jexpect to be judged, rebuffed and
ofttimes caluminated. Some of -our
most worthy and honest thinkers
meet with worse than that. We can
cgrtain this by looking up hlBtory.
Tfeft world has lost oceans of good
and real progress has been retarded
byrthe confusion of ideas and the ab
surdity of the people. If we can't
think right individually we can't think
collectively. If we believe In this sys
ej of doing others or they'll do us,
we have no right to complain if we've ,
been outrageously done or properly
soaked and canned ourselves. I for
one do not approve of it and live as
.contrary to it as I can. That is, I
treat others as right as the circum
stances will allow and try hard not
tQ'rob them of what rightfully be
longs to them. I do not consider my
self wise and do not wish others to
think so either, for I only give my
lonest opinion with the hope and ex
pectation of doing a little good at
least If we could all first think right
individually there would be no trouble
later on to do so collectively. I hope
we will. The aristocrats neither do
right nor think right Frank Smith.
IGNORANCE IS BUSS. En
closed you will find a poem which
perhaps you could use for -your Day
Book, as I have noticed poems in
your Day Book quite often. Mrs.
M. L. Cuthbert.
Ignorance Is bliss, they say; wisdom
Is a crime; "
But without it, I' declare, 'John D.
Rockefeller wouldn't' have a
Happiness and wisdom seldom go
hand in hand,
But Tny 'belief is, ignorance with
enough to get along; "
Is the wisest, happiest, richest we
could wish for in the land.
But then I hear some peqplpe say,
honesty and ignorance
Will seldom bring you enough to get
along nor win it bring wealth.
And some say too much wisdom leads
you on to graft and stealth!
But we all know that our wise old
John D. ROckefeHer
Would give up a portion of his rail
Uons to regain his lQng-lost
"The chauffeur said the victim
stepped directly in front of the car,
which was not speeding." After reed
ing that 40 times in a few months
one commences to think thai people
enjoy getting kflled by autos.
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