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President Harding's Inaugural
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ever service, military or civic, the
individual is best fitted, where we
may call to universal service every
plant, agency or facility, all in the
sublime sacrifice for country and not
one penny for war profit shall inure
to the benefit of private individual,
corporation and combination, but all
above the normal shall flow into the
defense chest of the nation. There
is something inherently wrong, some
thing out of accord with the ideals
of representative democracy when
one portion of our citizenship turns
its activity to private gain amid de
fensive war while another is fighting,
sacrificing or dying for national
Unity of Spirit and Purpose.
Out of much universal service will
?ome a new unity of spirit and pur
pose, n new confidence and consecra
tion which would make our defense
impregnable, our triumph assured.
Then we should have little or no dis
organization of our economic, indus
trial and commercial systems at
liome, no staggering war debts, no
?wollen fortunes to flout the sacri
fices of our soldiers, no excuse for
sedition, no pitiable slackerism, no
outrages of treason. Envy and jeal
ousy would have no soil for their
menacing development and revolution
?would be without the passion which
A regret for the mistakes of yes
terday must not, however, blind us to
the tasks of today. War never left j
such an aftermath. There has been IJ
etaggering loss of life, and^measure
less wastage of materials. Nations
are still groping for return to stable
?ways. Discouraging indebtedness con
fronts us like all the war torn na
tions, and those obligations must be *
provided for. No civilization can sur- 1
vive repudiation. ]
We can reduce the abnormal ex
penditures and we will. We can strike
at war taxation and we must. We
must face the grim necessity with | *
full knowledge that the task is to
be solved, and we must proceed with 11
a full realization that no statute en- j <
acted by man can repeal the inex
orable laws of nature. Our most dan-1 i
g?rons tendency is to expect too
much of government and at the same
time do for it too little. <
We contemplate the immediate 1
task of putting our public household
.an order. We need a rigid and yet
sane economy, combined with fiscal
justice and it must be attended by in- j
dividual prudence and thrift, which | '
are so essential to this trying hour
and reassuring for the future.
Reflection of War's Reaction.
The business world reflects the dis
turbances of war's reaction. Here j
in flows the life blood cf material ex- 1
istence. The economic mechanism J
is intricate and its parts interdepen- ;
dent and has suffered the shocks and 1
jars incident to abnormal demands,
credit inflations and price upheavals.
The normal balances have been im- 1
paired, the channels of distribution (
ihave been clogged, the relations of 1
labor and management have been (
?trained. We must seek the readjust- i
ment with care and courage. Our peo- 1
pie must give and take. Prices must 1
reflect the receding fever of her c
activities. Perhaps we never shall y
know the old levels of wa?e again,
because- war- invariably- readjusts *
compensations and the necessities of v
3ife will show their inseparable re
iationship, but we must strive for
normalcy to reach stability. All the
-.penalties will not be lij|ht or evenly
There is no way of making them
,?.o. There is no instant step from dis- *
order to order. We must face a con- j
dition of grim reality, charge off
our losses and start afresh. It is the e
oldest lesson of civilization. I would
like government to do all it can to
mitigate them. In understanding, in
mutuality of interest, in concern for
Jthe common good-our tasks will be' *
No altered system will work a mi
racle. Any wild experiment will only
.add to the confusion, our best assur
ance lies in efficient administration
<of our proven system. .
?From Destruction to Production. .
The forward course of the business 0
cycle is unmistakable. Peoples are r
turning from destruction to produc- y
tion. Industry has sensed the changed
order and our own people are turning v
to resume their normal onward way. j
.The call is for productive America to a
go on. I know that congress and the ^
administration will favor every wise t
government policy to aid the resump- ?
tion and encourage continued pr^g- ^
I speak for administrative efficien- z
cy, for lightened tax burdens, for 1
sound commercial practices, for ade- i
quate-peredfc facilities, for fvmpa- 1
thetic concern for all agricultural 1
problems, for the omission of
necessary interference of governi
with business, for an end to go\
ment's experiments in business
for more efficient business in gov
ment administration. With all of
must attend a mindfulness of the
man side of .activities so that
cial, industrial and economic ju?
will be squared with the purpose
a righteous people.
With the nationwide inductior
womanhood into our political life;
may count upon her intuitions, he
finement, her intelligence and hei
fluence to exalt the social order,
count upon her exercise of the
privileges and the performance of
duties of citizenship to speed the
tainment of the highest state, f
Prayer for Industrial Peace.
I wish for an America no less a
in guarding against dangers fi
within that it is watchful against
ernies from without. Our fundami
al law recognizes no class, no gre
no section. There must be none in ]
islation or administration. The
preme inspiration is the comn
weal. Humanity hungers for in1
national peace and we crave it vi
all mankind. My most fervent pra
for America is for industrial pea
with its rewards, widely and gen
ally distributed amicTthe inspiratii
of equal opportunity.
No one justly may deny the equ
ity of opportunity which made
what we are. We have mistaken i
preparedness to embrace it, to bi
challenge of the reality; and due ct
cern for making all citizens fit i
participation will give added streng
>f citizenship and magnify c
If revolution insists on overtui
ing established order, let other pc
pies make the tragic experimei
There is no place for it in Ameri<
When world war threatened civilis
tion we pledged our resources a:
>ur lives to its preservation, and wh
revolution threatens we unfurl t
lag of law and order and renew o
consecration. Ours is a constitutio
il freedom where the popular will
;he law supreme and minorities a
jacrealy protected. Our revisior
reformations and evolutions reflect
ieliberate judgment and an order
progress, and we mean to cure 01
ills, but never destroy or permit d
itruction by force.
I had rather submit our industri
?ontrovers?es to the conference tab
iii advance than to a settlement tab
if ter conflict and suffering. The ear
is thirsting for the cup of good wi!
Understanding is its fountain sourc
[ would like to acclaim an era <
jood feeling amid dependable pro
perity and all the blessings which a
Protection of Industries.
It has been proved again an
igain that we can not, while throv
ng our markets open to the worlc
naintain American standards of In
ng and opportunity and hold ou
ndustrial eminence in such unequ?
competition. There is a luring fal
acy in the theory of banished bai
.iers of trade, but preserved Ameri
can standards require our highe
production costs to be reflected ii
)ur tariffs on imports. Today, as nev
;r before, when peoples are seekinj
;rade, restoration and expansion, w<
nust adjust our tariffs to the new or
1er. We seek participation in thi
vorld's exchanges, because thereir
ies our way to widen influence anc
he triumphs of peace. We know ful
veil we can not sell where we dc
lot buy and we can not sell success
'ully where we do not carry.
Opportunity is calling not alone
'or the restoration, but for a new
ira in production, transportation and
rade. We shall answer it best by
neeting the demand of ? surpassing
tome market, by promoting self re
lance in production and by bidding
interprise, genius and efficiency to
arry our cargoes in American bot
oms to the marts of the world.
An America of Homes.
We would not have an America
iving within and for herself alone,
mt we would have her self-reliant,
^dependent and ever nobler, strong
r and richer. Believing in our high
r standards, reared through consti
utional liberty and maintained the
ame1'heights. But pride in things
wrought is no reflex of accomplished
asks. Common welfare is the goal
if our national endeavor. Wealth is
tot inimical to welfare, it ought to be
ts friendliest agency.
There never can be equality of re
gards or possessions, so long as the
luman plan contains varied talents
.nd differing degrees of industry and
hrift, but ours ought to be a coun
ry free from great blotches of dis
ressed poverty. We ought to find a
vay to guard against the perils and
?enalties of unemployment. We want
tn America of homes, illumined with
lope and happiness where mothers,
'reed from the necessity for long
lours of toil beyond their own doors,
nay preside as befits the'hearthstone
of American citizenship. We want
the .cradle of American childhood
rocked under conditions so whole
some and so hopeful that no blight
may touch it in its develpoment and
we want to provide that no selfish in
terest, no material necessity, no lack
of opportunity shall prevent the gain
ing of that education so essential to
There is no short cut to the mak
ing of these ideals into glad realities.
The world has witnessed again and
again' the futility and the mischief
of ill-considered remedies for social
and economic disorders. But we are
mindful today as never before of the
friction of modern industrialism and
we must learn its causes and reduce
its evil consequences by sober and
tested methods. Where genius has
made for great possibilities, justice'
and happiness must be reflected in a1
greater common welfare.
Service, the Supreme Commitment.
Service' is the supreme commit
ment of life. I would rejoice to ac
claim the era of the golden rule and
crown it with the autocracy of serv
ice. I pledge an administration
wherein all the agencies of govern-:
ment are called to service and ever
promote an understanding of govern
ment purely as ari expression of the
One can not stand in this presence
and be unmindful of'the tremendous
responsibility. The world upheaval
has added heavily-to our tasks. But
with the realization comes the surge
; of high resolve, and these 's reassur
ance in belief in the God-given des
tiny of our republic. If I felt that
there is to be sole responsibility in
the executive for the America of to
morrow, I should shrink from the
burden. But here are a hundred mil
lion, with common concern and shar
ed responsibility, answerable to
God and country. The republic sum
mons them to their duty and I invite
1 accept my part with singlemind
edness of purpose and humility of
spirit and implore the favor and
guidance of God in His heaven. With
these I am unafriad and confidently
face the future.
I have taken the solemn oath of
office on that passage of Holy Writ,
wherein it is asked: "What doth
the Lord require of thee but to do
justly and love mercy and walk
humbly with thy God." This I plight
to God and country.
WATER "CURES" OLD BELIEF
In Both Ancient and Modern Days
Fountains Have Been Considered
Pools of Healing.
When you drink mineral water do
you do It because you believe In Its
curative properties or because you are
superstitious? Or both?
Extraordinary virtue has been at
tributed to the waters of pools ano
streams by nearly all peoples of all
times. Among tlje modern Greeks to
day we find the remnants of the old
Dellef that the water from the Grotto
of Macedonia would cure all those
who drank if they entered the cave
with a lamp or torch in one hand and
a pitcher in the other, filled the pitch
er and left some scrap of clothing be
hind, goingo silently and not turning
back from "being scared by the noises
. that ensued." And not only in Greece,
but in England, there are many spots
where the bushes around a certain
pool will be hung thick with shreds of
clothing left by those who came to be
According to modem Greeks the
mineral .?prings are under the protec
tion of the Nereids, and the virtue of
the water depends upon it being drunk
in silence and with appropriate sacri
fice. Old Church of England canons
dating back to 1102 forbid the wor
ship of wells without the bishop's per
mission, attributing the custom to
heathenishness and a survival of the
worship of the fountain as a symbol
of the source of life. It was pointed
out then that the naming of wells was
as old as the days of the Patriarchs;,
that Abraham and Isaac are both
spoken of in the Bible as having done
so, but that worshipping them was a
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