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WE MIGHT BURN PEAT -
Peat is becoming important in America now that the coal
fields are slowly but surely being exhausted. It is estimated
frthat 14,000,000,000 tons of peat are available in the United States.
Its value is enhanced because it is distributed through states gen-
erally remote from the fields of coal, oil and mineral gas.
The states containing the greatest amount xi peat available
for use are the New England states, New York, New Jersey,
parts of Virginia, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida,
' Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota
and the eastern parts of "both Dakotas. Alaska has vast deposits
of peat, undeveloped and untouched, and which is not included
in the above American estimate. '
The use of peat for domestic purposes in European coun-
trie dates back several hundreds of years; Russia alone mines
each year more than 5,000,000 tons of dry peat. In Ireland it" has '
long been an important fuel.
SAYS LABOR PROBLEM IS
THE PROBLEM OF LIFE
"Industrial conflicts will be
marked by greater and ' greater
violence. It is a serious matter
to deal with "a body of strikers
who have nothing to lose and are
conscious of the fact."
The above is a
vision of Prof. A. S. Johnson of
Prof. Johnson says further:
"The present industrial crisis in
Great Britain must be regarded
as only a forerunner of greater
trouble to come. The labor prob
lem will not wait; it is a problem
"Our industrial system is be
coming a more and more com
plicated mechanism. No other
nation is so dependent upon Tail
road transportation as we are; no
other nation except England is so
largely dependent upon, coal for
"In the United States, today
th,ere are over 5,000,000 workers,
EARNING LESS THAN $600
a year; Of these 5,000,000, half
are married and one-third are the
sole, supports of their families.
Two million families, 10,000,000
persons, 4,000,000 boys and girls
Among our worst paid work
ers are those in the textile and
iron industries.' These have for a
century been the special privilege
of tariff favors.
' "Suppose in our next tariff re
vision we require the president; to
remove by proclamation the du
ties on iron and textiles unless a
specified improvement is made in
"I suspect that" wages would
not be slow in rising. High
wages will mean cheap labor cost,
for high wages 'are worth in in
creased efficiency mqre than they
part -of- the J at a bare minimum of existence.