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TODAY IS JUST ANEXTRA DAY, BUT A LOT OF FUNNY
THINGS HAPPENED OVER THE COUNTRY
This extra day in the year isn't such a small matter after all.
The mailmen had to do an extra day's work. 4sBd the funny'' 3
part of it is that they are paid by the month twelve months a year 51
and they have to throw the. day's work in free. Uncle Sam's mail
men, today, covered their routes of 447,998 miles, throughout the w
country, without any extra cost to him. ' ' r
It GiVes the Worker a Chance to Cheer. -
Leap year forces salaried folks"
to give their employers one day's
employment free. The census
shows that, in the industries,
there are 790,267 clerks and sal
aried officials who did over $3,
000,000 worth of extra work to
day, for which they received no
It's different, however, with'
wage earners in Uncle Sam's do
main. Uncle Sam's books show
that there are over six and a half
millions of wage earners in the
United States who earn about
511,000,000 a day.
Here's an extra bit of pocket
money that Mr. Workihgman
picks up just because it's leap year. Mr. Workingman could give
the laugh, today, in the factories of Chicago to the fellow with the
white shirt who gets a fixed salary.
Still, leap year brings joy or a sort. On its extra day;5,870,
000 gallons of wines, beer and "booze will be taken into the, Ameri
On this extra day, there will be 221 weddings in the United
States, by census averages.
All during this extra day babies will be coming into the United
States, by the stork route, at the usual jate of nearly six a minute,
By midnight this extra day will have-brought 5,104 extra babies
to American homes.
AMERICAN V J&t'ik
The Stork Makes Some Extra Trips This Day.
The qalendar makers honor these little lads and lasses- by. gvrn