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as we go along, and other fact that
posterity cannot be consulted, and
what will happen if it should refuse
to accept the burden we are trying
to impose on it, we come, to a plain
fact that the guardians of our uncle
Our beloved uncle has an income,
a yearly one, of around six billion to
eight billion dollars. But his stupid
guardians are allowing this income
to be collected and used by sundry
private individuals and greedy cor
porations, many of whom are for
eigners and most of whom are as ig
norant in the matter as Uncle Sam's
This income lies in the land values
of the republic. All of the unim
proved value of the land of what
ever kind or nature, mineral land,
agricultural land, land used for high
ways by transportation companies,
water power land, quarries, forests,
swamps, terminal points, water
fronts, etc., comes from the fact that
our beloved uncle has given and con
tinues to guarantee the title and pos
session forever to the present posses
sors, their heirs and assigns. This
plunder is what we are going to fight
about now. Germany wants to grab
off a lot that is in possession of other
nations. She threatens Uncle Sam.
So we must fight. This tremendous
wealth of six to eight billions a year
increases with each increase of pop
ulation, with every new discovery
that adds to the power of man to
produce wealth, and this value is not
produced by the owners of the land.
It is the result of the presence of
Uncle Sam's nephews and nieces.
upon the latfd and their industry and
labor in using such of the land as the
owners of natural opportunities will
permit -to be used. Being thus pro
duced, it belongs to our uncle. It is
his natural revenue, and if his guard
ians would take it and apply it for
public purposes which will benefit all
the people no bonds issue would ever
be necessary. Yet these guard
ians propose to tax the labor and the
producing forces'of the republic and
also posterity for all the years to
come to pay the principal and inter
est of this great loan. And such tax
ation makes all of Uncle Sam's
nephews and nieces who have to
work poorer and poorer every suc
ceeding year, while the grabbers of
Uncle Sam's rightful income grow
richer. George V. Wells, 6050 South
EXTERMINATE WHITE PLAGUE.
This nation is entering the war.
We know that our food supply is
short and that it will soon be short
er. I believe that I have a remedy.
It will pass it on to Uncle Sam gratis.
First, we must produce more edibles
on our farms. Secondly, we must get
men to till the soil, naturally a diffi
I suggest a way to get men, which
method a.t the same time will bene-"
fit all mankind and make this .the
healthiest nation on earth. Sta
tistics show that there are 25,000,000
people in the U. S. who are In the
first stage of tuberculosis. My idea is
to have Uncle Sam start a large farm
in each state, on which all persons
having the first stage's of tuberculosis
are to live and work. Plenty of out
door life will cure almost all of them.
The women could go, too. There
is a lot of work for women on farms.
All the young men who are rejected
at the recruiting stations, but who
are not tubercular, could work in our
munition plants. Doctors agree that
medicine will not cure tuberculosis.
Live in the open is their advice.
Well, what's better than working
on a farm owned by Uncle Sam? A
farm free from graft, as are half the
municipal sanitariums. Our uncle
could make these farjns permanent
and in ten years we could almost
clear the United" States of the white
The farms could supply our army1
and navy with food. Moreover, the
common people wll not be held up
by unpatriotic money nogs. I should.