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" James M. Beck’s Book Pre dicts Present Government Will Disappear. By the Associated Press. NEW YORK. June 21. —James M. Berk, former Solicitor General of the United States and now Representative from Pennsylvania, predicts the even tual disappearance of America's pres ent form of government under the en croachments of Federal bureaus in his book. "Our Wonderland of Bureau cracy.” published today. Philosophically and basically this will be due. Berk says, to the American people's apathy, their willingness to Hccept an apparent immediate gain at the sacrifice of a principle, and their lost appreciation of these moral values. "Each generation of Americans,” Mr. Beck says, "to gain some immediate mm piaAiuiiu HuuuiiMtr, win sacrmce some remaining principle of the Con stitution, until that noble edifice will one day become as the Parthenon, beautiful in its ruins, but nevertheless » useless and deserted temple of lib erty.” Ten Million Jobholders. Here are some of the things which lead Representative Beck to his con clusion : “The taxpayers are directly or indi rectly supporting at least 10,000,000 people in the Government, Federal, State and municipal, or one-twelfth of the population of the country, and as many of them exercise large discretion ary powers, bureaucracy has become a real menace to the welfare of the Na tion. •'Many of the Federal bureaus have no justification in any grant of power, and are fast making the Constitution a mere rhapsody of words.” •'Publicity has been a potent factor In the growth of bureaucracy. • • • When the Government was removed in 1300 from New York to Philadelphia all the records were shipped in seven large and five small boxes, but in the year 1930 It required eight hours a day for 64 linotype machines to set the type for the printing required by one bureau of the Department of Commerce. oovermneni ice pons increase. "The Public Printer reports that copies of each of the various annual Issues of Government publications will fill 150 feet of shelf space.” ' The Secretary of the Navy admits In his annual report for 1931 that there were 2.017 i administrative) clerks in the department at Washington, and 45.956 at stations outside of Washing ton. an increase from 787 and 35.285. respectively, since the prewar year of 1916 ” "Had our civil service grown propor tionately with population, It would to day be about 100,000. Today It ap proximates 750,000." ‘ The House of Representatives can never regain its lost prestige as a leg islative body until its membership is reduced to about 200 members and their tenure increased. "Above all, there should be a re vival of that jealousy of the rights of the people, so much in evidence In the Continental Congresses, the Congress of the Confederation, and the early Con gresses under our Constitution. "Otherwise, our form of Government Will disintegrate and become less and Jess representative, as the bureaucracy completes its conquest of a Constitu tion whose ideal once was that it was tor. of and by the people. "To prevent this the people must reform themselves. Once they prided themselves upon the fact they lived linder a benign and free Government. Today many are indifferent to the fate fcf their Constitution. "To them government Is an agency to live on, and not under.” You will be amazed how far you can 90 and how much you can see—even in two weeks. ' • Californio • Hollywood • Olympic Games • Agua Caliente • Yosemite and Big Trees • Colorado Rockies • Grand Canyon without change of Pullman • Indian-detours ! • Other National Parks • All-Expense Tours on certain days this summer The Golf Counts of Celifornie ere famous ... Take your golf clubs with you. Aik for booklets and map* O. C. PILT.ARP, Plst. Pass. Agent SANTA l'K RY. 302 Franklin Trust Bldg. 1500 Chestnut St. at 15th l’HII.APKI.PHIA. PA. Phones: Rittenhouse 11H4-1465 t _n L 4 t'» HOUSE GROUP 0. K.’S GIFT OF CLOTHES TO JOBLESS Johnson Bill Would Provide for Donation of Surplus Stocks of Cloth and Garments. By the Associated Press The Johnson bill for free distribution to the unemployed of surplus Govern ment cloth and wearing apparel was approved yesterday by the House Labor Committee. It would direct the chief co-ordlnator to determine the surplus stocks held by Government departments of cloth, shoes, hats, clothing and material from which wearing apparel may be made. These surpluses would be turned over to the Red Cross, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans for free distribution to unemployed persons and their fam ilies during the Winter of 1932-3. The bill Is sponsored by Representa tive Johnson, Democrat, of Oklahoma. MOON MULLINS—The Big Meal Packer. 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