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'limitation of trnimenU, and mo one oyer 6 J per rent, 1
nuMtinnii hia sincerity, i Is reduced from 6s
per cent 10 4
Fortunatelr, the criticism of Pre.- per ceflt, and the exciws-pronu tax
Why yield to poli
tical expediency and abolish It , t
Wuiihlnrtnn. Clit 1. After a
.u-. . - a kn.i ..... ,. iijn.'. w rniinva aneerh. Is abolished aItorther. Th prlnri
III I, ,1 L I, M UIICII Ul-U u., inim8 , . .. . r, - '
i. i- i DMiianH .hi, r. nt trB 1 1 v t,i..h niiFinH in mn auar- Die of progressive, tax was right,
n flft n II ill na'Biuu vvsiu i sv.n us nuivu tvmw ..-.,. -
mi -its Imnorlnnt work yet to be ters as "backing water" on .the produced goocuy revenue
doue. and President Harding, re- main proposition, baa had the effect the tax dodging.
frouhnrf liv near snlflnr and cruiains nf aroualnc and crystallizing Public
experiences has returned from his entiment to the point of Insisting cannot see wnerein any sucn iuun
latest vacation. that the main purpose of the Con- Is defensible. One more argument
The tax revision bill as rewritten ference the limitation of arma- has been handed to the Democrats
by the Senate la Just reported in monts hall not be submerged. The on a silver platter. The level of
that body and will be the subject Intelligence of this nation and of constructive statesmanship Is very
of lung debute while business fev- Europe without regard to party or low when it passes out a bill like
erlshly waits. The Republican 'cam- other creeds has worked persistent- this for the relief of the country."
palgn promise to reduce taxes, there- ly for the limitation of armaments The Trust That Profit By the Tax
fore, has not been kept, and, ac- ever since the Armistice, not only BUI
cording to Senator Smoot (Rep., from the Idealistic view of lessening From speech of Representative
Utah), an authority on taxation, the probability of war but because Volgt Rep., Wis.
wlllnot and cannot be kept. The tax It was realized that the continued1 "It Is claimed that this bill will
sblll. in Ha nrenert shape. Is no mora maintenance of huge armaments bring about a saving in taxation of
fc.itiHfn. tory than it was as It passed would bankrupt every nation In the seven or eight hundred million dol-;
the House and is certain of the op- world. There is no party politics in lars. but the question that I ma In-.
position of some Republican Sena- the question of disarmament and so terested In Is, whose money Is going
tor jfar as the Democrats are concerned to be saved
By general current the tariff bill, there will be no politics lu the dis- "The bill, no doubt, wlii save that ;
thronxh wh,ch the Republicans arament conference. The Demo- amount to the millionaire class and ;
were going to restore prosperity at crate .will work to the limit to make not for the great mas. of the people.
one. mut wait perhaps until the It a success. j During the past v. year, the cor-,
very Inst. According to the new,- With sincere friends of the cause , portions of the United State, taw .
paper rerognlred here as Incident l"" Senator Underwood ""'1 Secre-; made net profit, of 147.000 000.000
. . ... . nni?ho a member, of the con-'and after paying all taxes they had I
Harding s mouthpiece, many return- tarjr "ugnes as riemoers i m i .
-l , ... . fppBm-e reinforced bv an awakened left net profits of thirty-eight bil-
iug Con(?reBtiien are of the opinion lerente, reiniorceu ny an wratu . .
u . i .,.,! ,.n al.ether Public sentiment, there Is assurance Hons. Four-fifths of this money wa.
" mi n Ha Kv nhnnt 1 fl flrtft rr rnnrntlnna
at least until the disarmament mat me main purpose ui me ""-, "- - " r , '
..... . 1 nlrtiAiiffh mm 9 ft ft ft A ft nKnniarlntia
This economic nre wi" not "e suiimergen nu ....ue vv,vw w.
there is renewed hope for practicax ibuj imumiria. rmuum.
I 19, 000,000, 000 was made by a
1 thousand corporations, in round
conference la over,
iniiiisini.ily, known as the Fordney
T.niir hill, ban been riddled by 'suits.
Hon ,o and Senate Republicans as Silk Hosiery ami 1'nnmploynicnt
Following its announcement that
well as Democrat.! until It will no
more h ild water than a sieve, and
j)'t un iiiKh blind pirtivtns were
Imnd in the House to pass it. It
nut iiti;.f.iclory to' anyone except
tllie profiteering liiR manufacturers.
Bankers and other business men op
posn i nnd (lie Kr-itesf. r-enihant
perhaps In the world, the head nf
Marshall Field & Co., Chicago, has
shown that the "American valua
tion"' cl:iu.i would dOHtroy what lit
tle foreign trade there is left in
Among the big measures yet to he
ne'ed upon i:i the wir lonn funding
b:!! introduced by Senator Penrose,
which empowers the Secretary of
the Treasury to oo anything he
p.i-nsm witli the , 10.000,001,090
foreign lotus and to I:e the sole
judge of the transactions lie way
enter into in funding the. debt. This
as lias been pointed out by Senator
McK'tllar (Dnin., Tenn.). and Sena
tor If.rliTwood, the rerr.o;xatic Sen
lite lender, U an unprecedented and
unwarranted grunt of power which
no o:n man oiipht to have or ought
to be willing to accept. It is the
most sinister and dangerous meas
ure, ever inroduced in any session
of Congress and is sure to result in
Beriinouiuii.s deli.dtt, ii,t the Repub
licans are in an arbitrary, stiff-necked
mood and ready and willing to
employ the steam roller whenever
ft In -oniea necessary lo override the
The railroad funding bill, the
Panama toil! bill and the maternity
bill .tit- ail measures which uwait
": and are prnvo-ntive of debate.
Tile separate peace treaty with
Germany, which is sure to create di
vision in the votes of both parties.
ill have precedenco probably, and
.s ( licled dial it will be fought
5,735,000 i.ersons wore out of em
ployment and supplying the figure
apparently to Justify the statement,
the Department of Labor is now
busy trying to explain that there
cannot possHy be that many per
sous out of work, principally he-
caitpe fpti'.e persons employed dur
ing the war 'in war work and now
without an occupation could net be
properly classified us persons sub
ject to employment. Secretary Davis
also finds consolation in the state
ment that there are 12,000,000 who
are Etlil at work.
As an evidence that the unemploy
ed are being absorbed by industry,
"IJut one niujt have his head
numbers, such as the Steel Trust, j
the Powder Trust, the Standard Oil,;
the Bethlehem Steel, the Coal Trust, I
the Woolen Trust, the Packer Trust, I
and so forth. The Steel Trust made
over five hundred millions in 1918.1
, When we repeal the excess-profits
tax wo are relieving a .mall number
i of monster profiteering corporations
.nuking anywhere from 15 to 60
i per cent, placing a heavier weight
on thousands and thousands of
smaller corporations which make on
ly a reasonable profit. This course
violates the first principle of taxa
tion." The Truth About ThN Administra
tion The entire contents of the forth
coming issue of the searchlight, the
t .i ........ ,i . ... . 1. 1 .. i 1. 1 .
vcrv n.r.fh in the air these days not i "'i'-'"-""- ""'s'".
to nolle! the growing prevalence of , t0 Pear September 30, will be de
silk hosiery and the use of silks in ! voted t0 "The Truth About Thls Ad"
eneral " ministration." It controverts by
" The fact remains that idle men facU "n'1 ,fi8'"-es the alleged "sav
are offering to sell themselves into f,,3" of. th'9 administration and
employment for board and lodging ! snows that President Harding"s pre
as slaves were soid on the auction j dktod "saving" of $S50.0OU.OO0 on
block while others are being -chased ; the 0fl3i8 of nI!eBed "saving" in the
from the benches in public parks j ShPP' V' would develop into
A-hiri, ihp. i.nH nrp-Pm..lf..l . bed. 1 den,;lt ot something like $1,750 -
The flippant remark of the Secre
tary about the prevalence ot silk
hosiery could not have been inspired
by these pathetic scenes.
The business of the Department
of Labor is to give facts and figures
It also .hows that by a "Juggling
Joker" in the second deficiency bill
military appropriations made dur
ing this session are to be charged
back to the preceding Congress. All
concerning cn.Bloyir.ont and -tinem-, ulucr .i'."ki.u..b iurrUujr nmu
ployment without exaggeration and are to be charged ahead to the next
etitainly not to confuse the public ! sesslon of Congress-after this. From
with explanations or even apologies advance sheets it may be predicted
that have no relevancy to actual that tnis 18 the m08t comprehensive
conditions. !und ln,Portant revelation yet made
Kveryone without regard to party!0' how government is conducted un-
is desirous of relieving deplorable
unem ployment conditions and the
best way to do so is first to know the
actual facts and then face them
der this administration.
MR. -1M MISS.
as bitterly by the !!Uter-enders as courageously and sensibly.
was tlit treaty of Versailles.
', In the i.k aotime, six million per
sons are idle and the American
tmops are F.lill on tlie Rhine.
. Ii would ueeni, therefore, that
we are yet a long ways from normalcy.
No I'aity Politic in Ditarr.a.mcnt
Senator (Tnderwood's appointment
k a member of the Disarmament
(;on ference meets with the general
approval of itu public and of all par
ties, i, diil tli a oiritne at of Sec
retary of Sialo Hnphcs as the, rank
ing memlier of the American dele
gation. ' There is no more sincere friend
lif the main purpose of the confer
ence and of world peace than the
I'leitHx ratie leader of the Senate,
who has thn confidence of his party
nmd of the nation. A an expert on
'taxation, and doubtless the best in
formed and best equipped member
Of cither llynif on this subject, he
Itt-cehsai ily lias a keen icalizatioii of
A Department ot Labor that
guesses at or Juggles statistic, re
lating to labor or attempts to con
ceal the facts is worse than useless,
and is obstructive to proper remedi
I'uluxinu the Hlch; Ovcitiiving the
When the tax bill passed the
House fifty Republicans voted with
the Democrats to recommit the bill
lor revision. Here are the reasons
ns given by two western Representa
tives: From speech of Representative
Srhull (Rep., Minn.):
"The test should be, ability to
bear the burdivn. The man who Is
able, should pay.' The man who has
profited most should hand over In
proportion. Spending should not be
the basis for tax. Earnings are the
only just basis. The present tax
bill is fashioned to lay the heaviest
burden on the back, of those least
What wonderful thoughts come
up when these two ahrevlations are
printed in a news item what in
tense human interest these portray.
j In the country weekly paper, they
take the one big place in all news
. items, from the simple visit to rela-
tivea, to the larger mutters ot
, human life.
I "Mr. and Mrs." the great news
item ,of the universe, the bringer of
recoll(iCtioii8 to the man far from
home, who takes his old home town
paper, and reads the item, of Mr.
j and Mrs. and let. his mind wander
' back to the days when be knew the
i Mr. and Mrs. iu knee pants and .ball
we say, short skirts.
It", the home town paper where
the real Mr. and Mr, new. Item,
occur and to receive Ihe home
town paper week in and week out Is
to know the great happenings of the
world, the doing, of Mr. and Mrs."
. .. -v. f., ...
with ' e !'.t.
Illinois Central System Holds Railroading
Is as Attractive Now as Ever
Right now, when optimlsrn in all branches 0f inJstry la needed more than ever
befors, ,we regret to note an unorganised but none the less effective effort to make
railway work appear unattractive to our yojng men. Non-railway men have expressed
discouraging views, and even some railway officers nave lent their opinions to this
unprogresbive effort. For the most part, fortunately, these views are merely opinions
without a Htatistlc In support.
We, of the Illinois Central System, do not subscribe to these pessimistic opinions
in any single particular. We believe indeej, we know that the present-day com
plexity of railway organization demands mea better trained and more resourceful than
ever before, and that opportunities for advancement, to the right men, are as good as
they ever were. ,
There is danger, however, that, although unfavorable opinions of railway work
are false, constant reiteration may result In their acceptance as fact, and some
in onusi-i g young railway men may be side-tracked Into other mission of less benefit
lo themselves and to the public. Any businass is largely what you make It. Railway
men should point out how attractive their business really is.
What other present-day businessesshave greater romance, better compensation and
swifter chances for advancement than railroading? These three factors opportuni
ty, compensation adventure are the lodestones that draw young men today as truly
&3 they did their fathers twenty, thirty or f jrty years ago What has railroading lost
in these respects that other businesses have gained?
As construction of new lines, with cons3quent opening of new territory, has almost
ceased, perhaps, some of the romance has faded out of railroading. The day of the
empire builder is past. But have other businesses fared better? What competing in
dustry has more adventure, even today? O.ily on the frontiers of civilization, which
have crept far outside our immediate problem, will you find the great adventures
again and out there, the chances are, you will find the railroader, next to the soldier
perhaps, the envied man.
In place of the old frontiers we have something far more productive of opportuni
ties for service a large population busy in the further development of our country.
In this development the railroads play a pari of tremendous importance, for business of
every kind is dependent upon adequate transportaticuf. In providing that transporta
tion at minimum cost and at the same time improving and enlarging the transporta
tion plant, to keep It abreast with the country's growth, the present-day railway man
has a problem bigger than his grandfather and his father faced in the days of pioneer
railroading, and he is better paid.
But how about advancement? Has a young man in railway work a chance as
good as those in other lines? Will merit flad it3 own place at the top? We believe no
other business offers better opportunity for advancement to the young man who in
sists upon advancement. Inertia Won't push him to the top any more today than it
would forty years ago, but his boss' Job is always just in front of him, and the pursuit
is still the same old game.
The young men who are now coming along in railway service don't know much
about the conditions that prevailed a generation ago, and we doubt that many of them
care. 'All that a young man who has the right kind of stuff in him, is concerned about
is the problem of tackling the task confronting ,him today, and he doesn't care a rap
about how somebody did the job before. He has his own future to carve and many
j-oung railway men are carving theirs rapidly today.
For example, of the official positions on the Illinois Central System, 85 are held by
men less than 30 years of age, 122 are held by men between 30 and 35 years of age,
and 2J3 are held by men between 35 and 40 years of age. Three of the executive posi-
tfons are held by men less than 40 years of age. This proves that opportunity still ex
ists in the railway business. The best man will seize it, as he always did and always
will. The same effort wins in railway work as in other lines, and the final rewards
compare favorably with those in most competing industries. ' ,
The editor of an important newspaper wrote the ether day: "There is no more
interesting calling than that of railroading. It is a man's game, and next to our own we
esteem it as a vocation of less monotony and more adventure than any other." This is
a competent outsider's opinion of the railway business. While we do not agree with
the exception he made, we believe it is otherwise a correct opinion.
Moreover, we believe it would be conducive to the good of the railroads if similar
opinions were adopted and expressed more frequently. We believe the contrary view
point is erroneous, and its adoption by many of our citizens would be detrimental to
the railroads as well as to the public welfare.
Constructive criticism and suggestions are Invited.
C. II. MARKHAM,
President, Illinois Central System.
able to bear it.' Think of the num- cannot rt.-!i th ;at o! ina nr,e
!. l.,.lll,n lii.lun.m llio !,.., i. . mi I .!.... ,v , ' . -i " ' ' ' -r-"V
" " ..u..,..ii- ,,n ,, i, f w in ill luiimi era, iiiudv w iiu
'Bin e of iirmameiils und tuxiMon. and
bin Bound knuM'leilse ot national and
International condition together
With his naturul uhilily und experi-
Cine i.i l,M(k'u,l.i(t ,.,a.e him
Ideal member of the Imrmament
. The turning down ot Senator
Borah, limtead of Henutor Lodge for
rnemiioi'ahip on the Conference, U
generally deplored anlde from the
violation of the ethics governing
stayed at home and profiteered. ,
Think of the profit. 50, 100, yea.;
even 1,000 per cent made at the
cost of our necessity, .t the price of i
au our boys' blood and agony, and now, :
liutiKcl ty lOi tftUuti y
III vravr lo eur 11 'ii
liittiiiiil rotunoY. Hul '.,
clno in ti-.kvn llirna l'
tii bloud on ihj iiitiii,,..-.
ytem. HiU'n Cuiunn
; :. '.:.
is 1. 1 ' r u
1-4 iit lllll
nrecribl bv rna of tue bint pnylclmi
iu hub vuuiury lor ye-irt it 19 com-
forsooth, the surtax, the excess-prof
its tax, muKt be cut down.
"I mliull vkfA In PApntntnlt thA hill.
... tit Imonlals, fres.
with instruction, to, report It buck, k. j. chknky & CO., Props., Toledo, O,
minus 'the repeal ot surtaxes.
pukvl of ,'n, of iie bai luiiu's known,
combined wlih sonm uf th beat blood
rurifler. TI10 perfect cnmhliiatloii of
the In.radlvnta In Hull's Cutsrrli Mrtl.
"nit is what proilui'.-s' sui'h wnn.lort'it
rwuilts In catarrhal conditions. Send for
"The tax should be made enforce
able. A definite and certain per
ituch appointments. Senator liorah. cent should be laid upon Income and
It is pointed out, a. the author of
the resolution providing for the Dis
arrrioneut Conference, was entitled
by all rule, of courtewy and by pre
cedent to an appointment on the
American delegation. In addition
to thltf be baa been the foremost
pn',-im:'.t e'"iwit idvii-t of the
exre. profits. Abolish non-taxable
securities. Force the jnoney out of
Its hiding place. Place the burden
of tax where It belongs. This 1.
whut should have been xlone.
"The test, of the Iniquity ot this full time. Experience unnecessary.
bill is that the tax on the pay enve- Write International Stocking Mills,
Ai liruuKlsls. 7:',c.
Hall's Fumily fills for constipation.
WANTED Men or Women - to
take order, among friend, and
neighbor, far the genuine guaran
teed hosiery, full line for men
women and children. Eliminate,
darning. We pay 75c an hoar
pare time, or $31.00 week for
U raHed f-oin St per cent lj NorrLtown. r.
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