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als dictators," "movie censors,"
United Charities and other, jokers
who prefer cadging to working.
I assure you this has been a pleas
ure to me, and, knowing that I de
serve your thanks, let me assure you i
that you are perfectly-welcome to the
true solution of a vexing problem.
E. C. Coon, 6349 Stewart Av.
DEFENDS HARVESTER CO.
One of your contributors, Mr. S. M.
Shott, gives new currency in The
Day Book to an ancient and long-exploded
falsehood about this company,
as to which you may wish to set your
readers straight, or at least your con
tributor. In a communication published
Feb. 20, Mr. Shott says "
the harvester trust shows considera
tion for the farmer by selling its pro
ducts cheaper abroad than to the
Our products are sold cheaper in
the United States than anywhere else
and we have but one price. There
never was any justification or excuse
for any such charge. It began a good
many years ago as a campaign fabri
cation, a piece of sheer invention.
That it still persists and is believed
and repeated by intelligent people
testifies to human credulity, to hu
man carelessness about the truth
and to the amazing vitality of a
In 1909 this falsehood was official
ly and authoritatively stamped as
such in two reports rendered by the
United States department of com
merce and labor to the senate in re
sponse to resolutions of that body.
These reports are to be found in the
records as parts 1 and 2 of senate
document No. 6, 61st congress,' 1st
session. They contain facts and fig
ures gathered by special agents of
the government as to the prices of
American farm machinery abroad
which, on comparison with current
American prices, showed the utter
falsity of the charge.
Again in 1911 the department of
state issued a bulletin along the
same line as to relative prices of
American farm machinery in the
United States and Canada. This bul
letin, given out in reply to a charge
that such goods were being sold 25
per cent cheaper in Canada than in
this country, showed that Canadian
prices were actually from 17i to 25
per cent higher. E. S. Simpson.
SAVINGS SAFE. Will you tell mo
if the government postal bank in the
postoffice would be safe if our coun
try went to war? Could I draw my
money from it at any time during a
war? I am a family man. G. Oliver.
Note. The Day Book is assured
by postal authorities that deposits in
the postal savings bank will be se
cure no matter what may come.
LIFE INSURANCE. I noticed an
article in The Forum recently by an
employe of. the National Life Insur
ance Co. of the U. S. A., wherein he
recites the low pay and the unfair
treatment this company accords its
I know of an employe of this com
pany who was discharged for urging
the other employes to read The Day
Book. Apparently it is trying to re
press the spirit of revolt which is
seething among its employes. But
tyranny always brings about its own
downfall. More of them are reading
The Day Book and a number have
joined the office employes' union.
This company had a half-page ad
in the Trib last Sunday setting forth
the advantages of taking out a policy
in their cpmpany. .Of course, the
workers, who are aware of its labor
policy, will make haste to take out a,
policy with them nit
Every time the insurance compa
nies are investigated we learn some
thing about the enormous profits in
the business and the high finance
methods of their officers. Now we
are beginning to learn how they
treat their employes. They rake in