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Washington. The so-called sliver
bloc In the senate it la not so im
portant In the boose for the simple
reason that most of the silver pro
duclng states are small. In popula
jtlon, and hence do not have many
.representatives is good and sore
with the administration, hot has
not gotten to first base in making
its resentment. felt tC.;.
Having stampeded the adminis
tration In tha last session; and en
acted a law which seemed to prom
ise to take the silver producers to
the promised land not to mention
producing a fair degree of inflation
the sllverltes have watched with
growing Irritation the bogging down
of the treasury's baying campaign.
The law on the books is ample
to accomplish their purpose,' It re
quires the secretary of the treas
ury to boy silver until the price
reaches XZ9 an ounce, or until it
becomes one-third of the govern
ment's metallic reserve.'
But It does not fix a time limit!
Secretary .of the Treasury Mor
genthan Is .not In sympathy with
the silver plan at all, save on one
detail. He does like the idea of
buying a lot of silver cheap, and
then revaluing it, thus netting a
fat profit for the treasury as the
treasury did on gold.
" But to. accomplish the most In
this direction it is necessary to buy
the silver at low prices. Every ad
ditional cent per ounce paid for
silver bought cuts down the revalu
ation proflt to the treasury when
that day comes.
- Experts on the sidelines believe
that Morgenthau has played a mas
terly game at this, in view of the
knowledge the whole world has that
'the law provides this $1.29 objec
tive. For a while the price of sil
ver spurted tremendously,, holders
not wishing to sell because they
figured the price would be higher
Thereupon the treasury began Its
maneuvering. It let leak out stories
that the administration was deeply
sympathetic with the plight Into
which the American sliver buying
policy hsd plunged China, And
so on, -
.Whereupon the price - of silver
banged down, and the silver sena
tors got madder and madder.
i But meanwhile the treasury con
tinued to psy considerably above
the world price for all newly mined
silver, making it clear to the min
ers that the price paid them would
, not be revised downward no matter
what happened to the world price.
i So the miners were happy, or at
least, not angry. Just a little dis
appointed at failure of the price
to climb on up to 11.29, as pre
dicted. 1 The silver senators, however,
were not even placated by this. The
'reason is not merely that they felt
cheated, believing they had provid
ed for a gradual rise to $1.29, and
then seeing it fall. It so happens
that nearly all the silver senators
. are slso Inflationists. They put
their bill over last session by s
coalition with inflation senators
.from non-silver producing states.
And they knew perfectly well they
were not getting the degree of in
flation from the silver purchases
that tbey bad expected.
. Next session will see 1 a much
more militant ' silver and Inflation
bloc. Next session will be leading
down the straightway to election
day. And President Roosevelt and
'Mr. Morgenthau will be much more
considerate of the feelings of the
silver senators than they seem to
But' meanwhile the treasury will
ihave bought a lot of cheap silver,
and the proflt to be boasted about
lln the campaign will be much
Most Vital Facto .
' Possibility that stockholders in
the big corporations of the country,
. taking note of what happened to
President Roosevelt's public utility
'holding corporation; "death sen
tence" in the house of represents
fives, may try to "save their bacon"
on ' the White House tax drive
i against bigness, is the most vital
- factor today In the whole New, Deal
The importance of that big bouse
' .majority against ; ine aeain sen
tence" is what caused it . On a
rough estimate 200 members of the
house Voted against the President,
v .net because they wanted to do So,
. but because they did not dare do
. otherwise. Their offices were flood
ed with letters from stockholders In
' the utility corporations stockhold
ers who lived and voted In their
-, districts. . Stockholders In msny In-
- stances whose nsmes they . knew.
, and of whose good faith there was
no question. :yi'j;tfy.-i
It wss this flood of mall not the
operations of the much, .criticised
:, power lobby which 1 caused that
: surprising overturn. It Is perfect
ly true that the utility companies
stirred-up the letter writers. . The
attention of the security holders
bad to be called to the fact that
legislation threatening their finan
cial Interest or alleged to be so
threatening was pending. '
. Nothing like it ever happened be
fore. Back In the days of the Each-
Cummins railroad bill there was
nut a slnrrle letter from any stock
. oiino' ' " i affected written to
the ci. ..i-esx i representing
the Serentee .let This dis
trict Include r Fifth avenue.
Riverside drl j probably la the
banner dlstrl t i r Invested wealth
la tha entire i d ted States. The
percentage of t. .1 railroad securities
owned by persons living In that dis
trict would be startling If there
were any way of checking up on it
Yet no one of these wealthy own
ers bothered to write, ! ' ; ' ,
A little later In the same session
In which the Each -Cummins bill was
passed there came up a little meas
ure which would affect florists. The
congressman from the wealthy Sev
enteenth New lork district ; wss
overwhelmed with malt He had
not realised there were so many
florists In his constituency.
Florists on Job ',
The point Is that the florists were
on the Job, as far as watching
against adverse legislation Is con
cerned. The investors were not.
But this year has seen the In
vestors mobilised for the first time:
The question Is: Can business in
general do the sains sort of job that
the utility executives did this year
in arousing their stockholders?
While no one knows what the
final rates of the tax against big
ness will be, the top rate In the
preliminary figures for which no
one acknowledges responsibility
are 1714 per cent : . This . means
nearly one-fifth of a company's net
income. ,s 'rA T'
Compilations' as t to What this
would do to the big companies have
been made, and general agreement
is that this would be sufficient to
put them out of business. ""
But the object ' of the sliding
scale is avowedly to put them out
of business, which means that the
present bill is only an opening
wedge. ' Obviously the , Investors
most hurt by this program, lfj con
tinued, will be the common stock-;
holders.' Their dividends will bS
Sharp boosting in the taxes
would mean that it, and other large
corporations, would be obliged to
reduce their dividends. The ques
tion is whether the ; stockholders
will begin a letter writing drive to
their congressmen as the utility
stockholders did. If they do, the
corporation sliding scale tax - will
be beaten, as the "death sentence"
was. '.!;:,: -v v:.y--.
"Ding's" Big Job
Jay N. Darling better known as
'Ding," the cartoonist is trying to
do for wild ducks and geese, the
mountain goat, caribou,, antelope,
and what-not in the game line.
what Mark Sullivan, serious writer
on politics and economics, did In
his youth for the buffalo.
Ding thinks Sullivan's Job was
magnificent, bat rather amusing in
view of the deeply serious nature
of the Sullivan's mental processes.
For example, Sullivan Is probably
the closest .personal friend of Her
When quite a lad, Sullivan read
something In a newspaper about
the American buffalo, or more cor
rectly, bison, becoming extinct At
once he went into action. He wrote
to every living person who owned
a buffalo. Including a British peer.
He wrote to every soo in the coun
try, asking if they would like to
have a pair, and If they would
promise to take care of them and
let tbem breed If tbey got a suit
At the moment a big rancher not
far from Yellowstone park had a
herd, which he found so unprofit
able that be was obliged to dispose
of them. It was the story about
this, setting forth 'also that the
bison was about to pass into soo-
loglcal history, that started Mark
' Before he was through he had
disposed of every buffalo in that
herd, placed them carefully In soos
that wanted them, In cities all over
the country. As a result the sup-,
ply of buffalo today Is so plentiful
that every few years a' herd 'Is
turned over to - the Indians for
slaughter. ' , ' ' , ,
The fact that Ding Is now bead
of the biological survey Is more"
out of the ordinary than Mark Sul
livan's taking an Interest, - In h,ls
youth, "to. ue Dunaio.- xnis - man,
who is now head of the biological
survey,' Is a Republican and was a'
delegate to the Republican conven
tion that nominated Hoover.
Called Smart Move' v
So a great many people think the
smartest thing Mr. . Roosevelt has
done since he entered the ' White
House was to put Ding at the head
Of the biological survey. The man
is naturally Republican in his ten
dencies, and Very- hard-headed,'- in
deed, although a Progressive. . And
the fact that' his '' pictures were
printed In about 300 fairly, impor
tant newspapers In this country
every morning; before he arranged
to lay oft -until his government. Job
was completed, made him pretty
nesrly a nightmare for anyone In
high, office whose policies Ding
might think ' humorous. f ;.He would
be apt ' to get the ' whole country
laughing at .the .unfortunate states
man, f-;V'?; ?M'- i'i-:::VK :'!'
, Which Is also the real answer to
the. fact that he may surmount the
tremendous difficulties in the path
of -his plans to save game In this
country. ' This despite his ; forth
right declarations that $100,000,000
of the-taxpayers money has been
poured "down a rat hole"., up to
now " by . having stupid ..; political
: wheel horses operate as state game
wardens. . ; ''.: '
' ( lAfivrtrht WND Service.
Matanuska Colony as Seen From the Air
TkLJm iM Mutunniilra colons
the auspices of the United States government Note the road In the foreground and the farm buUdlnga above
die camp. The dark patches are plowed ground, f ' r
, TOWER OF STRENGTH
William Tonv" Hearn. 8 feet 9
Inches, who will be the tallest man
In professional football, shown talk
ing to BUI Belt president of the
Philadelphia Eagles, - ana wny s
new boss. The bigger they are the
harder they fall. Oh, yeah?
, JSS'Hll'IIIIIJlimjIIII IJ- SBSSBBS
X strange character bearing a striking resemblance to Adolf Hitler,
German chancellor. Is shown hers strolling the promenade at Flee with
the escorts who always accompany him when be venture outdoors. The
guards' are necessary to protect him from attack by tli e who seek to
overthrow the Nazi regime In Germany. Since the man n -'ts the some
...,,-ii, ,i h.i mt Hi H!f' r ha evldt-nllv enlova Ills n i liv a.
th. new tttttemeot In Alaska consisting of people tent there under
Sclidol Girl Wins
Beatrice ABn'Frear, sixteen-year-old high school girl of Bvanston.
nu who won the teague of Nations association high school contest, re
ceiving her prize, tickets for a tour of Europe, from Mrs. Harrison Thomas
or ew xorit, oirector oi.uie uhkiiuwi, :;-v .?:.!::',.,
Strolls in Nice
i A Seeking Work
n .Complicate v
California's relief problem has
f been complicated by the many fam
ilies who have been crowding Into
the state as the apple season opened
in Sonoma county, Auto camps have
been crowded by, people from all
parts of the country. Resident la
bor took a hopeless view as ram
shackle cars seen at auto camps
bore licenses from many other
states. , s r .
Most of those who have come
have been In bad financial straits,
snd a number of families have been
forced to sell their cars for W to"
$10. , Once this was gone, they were
stranded, snd relief workers were
being called upon to handle this ad
ditional burden. , , - -
Trip to JEurppe j:
REDUCES THE K. P.
. Dr. James E. West, chief scout
executive of the Boy Scouts, has
banished dishwashing for the 80,000
boys wbo will attend the first Na
tional Boy Scout Jamboree In Wash
ington August 21-30. They will use
paper plate and conserve time for
sightseeing ; and other fun. . All
scouts planning to attend should
apply to their local scout headquar
ters, v' :,:r'w'-"-lii'
7 Handling the "Wrongs" , .
; "Wrongs right , themselves," said
Ul Ho, the sage of Chinatown, "yet
wise supervision Is needed to pre
vent them , from making way for
new ones, more Irksome because
t!" v are unfamiliar"
By ALFRED BI.OAN, JR.
Motor Maxnattt. .
Tll lighest wage scale is
the best wage scale, provid
ing it is not out of balance with
other factors In (he national econ
omy, ' i ,
Bo far as the broader Implica
tions of the NBA decisions are con
cerned, I am satisfied that they will
eventually be recognised as vital
steps forward In promoting a sane
Industrial recovery; Sooner or later
we are bound to recognise that regi
mentation and bureaucracy hare no
parv la our national economy. They
can only produce one result low
ered efficiency, Increased -costs and
reduced standard of living. , - . .
We have also to recognize the
fallacy of the "theory, of scarcity"
upon which many of bur recovery
program are based. . Recovery can
be promoted only by increasing pro
ductivity. Arbitrary and uneconom
ic Increases of the factors that make
up prices penalise productivity and
retard recovery. Employment is re
duced as .irHrArt $i$&t&&.:ft.
FOOLHARDY PANACEAS ' v
Of Kattonal ; AiBOolatlon f Credit
-'. Aden r, . 1 .
IN THE broader field of en
deavor that confronts us in
'these davs we must eventually
find a growing responsibility taken
by each Individual to do ms pit ior
the betterment of mankind. .Here.
is the Sold that presents tremen
dous opportunities, but In our en
deavor : fas promote ' the happiness.
health and' the comfort of our peo
ple, care must be exercised to -avow
these foolhardy ? panaceas ; which
have taken such a toll from people
throughout history. vi-ftVi' i'is'i-'--1
We see the tanks of the unem
nloved and many accept them as a
permanent condition. They do not
realize that half or tne people em
ployed today are working in indus
tries that did not exist 60 years
ago. Fifty years hence half of our
people gainfully employed in inaus
try wUl probably, be performing
labor as yet undiscovered, perhaps
not even within the minds of the
1 NATIONAL PROBLEMS ':
"By HENRY A: "WALIACB
TODAY, when farmers and
X laboring men ask tor a deie-.
gation of federal power equiva
lent to the tariff or the corporate
form of organization,, or tne iea
eral banking structure, they are In
danger of being" met by some such
statement as this: :.
it is not the nrovlnce- of the
mm to consider the economic ad
vantages or disadvantages of such
a centralized system. It is sumcient
that: the federal Constitution- does
not provide for It" , .
I am reminded of that famous
observation by 'Justice' Holmes:
"The life of the law 1 not logic;
the Hie of the law is experience."
Presumably if the, experience or
the American 'people suggests that
tha advantaffes .of attacking nation
al problems nationally outweigh the
disadvantages, then sooner or later
national problem will be attacked
nationally; Necessity Is the mother
of sodaVss well as of mechanical,
uriki mil Vun ftnilRTft ".
" "Br CHARLES K. BUBDIck ;
Dean of Cornell Law School.
IN VIEW of the emergency
and the consequent recogni
tion of the common importance
of any national- program adopted
to meet general 'economic and so
cial problems! It might be possible
that the Supreme court would now
uphold congressional legislation Im
posing as a condition of interstate
shipment of goods compliance with
rules as to quantity of production,
wages, hours , of worit and . collec
tive bargaining. -
THE TVA PROJECT
1 ' JfllTWTT HHOU8H B. v.
PrMnt Amarioan Liberty Lesana.
flpHE TVA js a perfect ex-
jl ampie oi virresponsiuic po
litical and economic; bureau
cracy. Its declared objectives are,
of course, commendable and prop
er, but In reality the whole author
ity is a federally sponsored experi
ment in-state socialism. It is note
worthy that no matter bow social
istic some of our recent , experi
ments are, their sponsors have re
fused to present em under their
proper labels. ' .
80CIAL SECURITY '
By MISS PRANCES PERKINS
, . Secretar of Labor.
T N TWO years the United
1 States has worked out a sys
tem of job insurance that took
Europe IS years to accomplish. The
bill Is subject to change, for it is
a human instrument, with human
imperfections, representing com
promises among various factions.
But I know, that once It Is in the
laws of this land we shall not aban
don It, but improve upon it from
year to yonr. - ''
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tlon, the squaw has prin
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She owns property. Her
hAlnnff. tn her rlan . and u
death her daughters inherit I
erty. She does the work, t
sheep, shears the wool and
It Into blankets.' She bandit s r
all, of the barter wltb Indian t
and controls the' family's c
supply of cash. ia,
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' FraneK Take to . Baseball ,
Amnrlcan baseball la enjoyln? s
boom In Frapce to . the' extent t
a nation-wide organization baa In formed
known as th;. "Federation ,
Francalse de Baseball et de Theque.j
Four hundred teams are playing i
various parts of the French naliou.
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