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PIONEERS .... heroic stuff
From my study window in my
country -home I look out as I write
this and see Ed Miller and his two
boys sawing two big maple trees
into firewood. It has taken them
a week to cut down, uproot and
saw and split just those two trees.
What heroic stuff our pioneer an
cestors were, who went out into
the wilderness with their rifles,
axes and crosscut saws, to clear the
forests for their farms and build
themselves houses ou.t of the logs.
Their labor, after observing how
much it has taken to get rid of
only two partly-decayed tree's, seems
all but incredible. No wander that
settlers rushed to take up Land in
the comparatively treeless prairie
country as fast as it was-safe from
Indians and even before it was
Young folk who think life is hard
in these days, ought to be taught
more about the difficulties which
the earjy settlers had to overcome,
to make America an easier, pleas
anter place to live in for this gen
eration. , J .
POLITICS . . and bosses
The chief objection, as I see it,
to the Government-run-everything
scheme is that with us in this coun
try "government" means "politics"
and people are employed to run
things, not because they are com
petent but because they are useful
to a political party.
Everyone who has ever had to do
business with any government of
fice knows that the politician hold
ing a government job assumes that
he has been made a boss instead of
a servant of the people, and acts
as if he ; were the master, and a
rather bad-mannered, arrogant mas
ter, of those who have business to
transact in his bureau or department
1 The postmaster general has lately
had to issue an order to post of
fice employees to be more cour
teous to the people who come to
their offices. I don't know how
much good it will do. On the whole,
I have found postmasters and postal
clerks far more obliging and good
natured than other kinds of gov
ernment employees, most of whom
have very bad manners indeed.
TAXES. . . at the source
I have just gone through the an
nual agony of making out my income-tax
return. I have ' had to do
it every year since the income tax
law was enacted in 1913, and every
year it becomes a more and more
but I am going f 0 '
enjoy it more from
now on my retire
ment income begins
!I have ,' fSTV'S'
enjoyed i '
f. TT IS a pleasant prospect to see a life of comfort,
t JL onirtvmoni- 9n4 financial inrfonendenee when vnn
Contemplate -your retirement years.
Nearly every man earns . a fortune between his first pay
check and his last. . . , very few conserve enough ol it to pro
vide for old age needs.
Yet it is a simple and inexpensive matter to make adequate
provision for the retirement years through a Jefferson Standard
Retirement Income Plan. Let us explain it to you. Prepare sow
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ED J. CARPENTER
Franklin, N. C
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Julian Pace, President ;
Greensboro; N. C
I do not object to paying &
reasonable tax, but it seems to me
that the process ought to be made
simpler. After studying the laws,
rules and regulations to find out
just what' .1 am required to pay
taxes on and what I can legally de
duct from my income for tax pur
poses, I wonder how long any pri
vate business would last which re
quired the immense amount of book
keeping detail which the assess
ment and collection of the ' income
tax alone comes to. 1
I think the system under which
income taxes are imposed in this
country is all wrong. The new in
come tax under the Social Secur
ity Act is far better. One percent
of every employee's wages or sal
ary is deducted by his employer as
an income tax and paid direct to
the Federal government. That prin
ciple, of deducting the tax at the
source of the income, is used every
where else in the world.
MEN . . . . . and brain
Men last longer than the machines
they make. The machine wears out
from use; men increase their pow
ers by using them. Even the man
who does nothing but manual labor
can keep on delivering a good day's
work for years longer than a mow
ing machine or an automobile will
continue to run. i
The whole progress of our civili
zation is based on lightening the
burden of physical effort by hu
man beings. We make machines to
do the heavy work, machines which
enable every worker to do many
times as much work, as he could
do by hand. The human body is not
a - very efficient) machine for any
Across the Plate
Across the Plate
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PASADENA, Calif. . . . Here we
have a worm's eye view from
between the catcher's legs as Gale
Wolfe, rookie pitcher for the Chi
cago White Sox, winds up for a
practice throw across the plate.
special purpose, though it can do
a greater variety of things than any
machine eever built. And no ma
chine has ever been built to think.
MACHINES.. . . scrap obsolete
A railroad executive told me the
other day that most of the loco
motives on American railroads are
out of date, being more than ten
years old. "A machine that old is
no longer efficient," he said, "It
costs too much to keep it in re
pair, and it .can't do the work of
more modern machines."
Industry in general has learned
that it pays to scrap obsolete ma
chines whenever a new machine is
invented that will do the work bet
ter. The railroads are handicapped
by having to ask permission of the
Interstate Commerce Commission
when they want to spend money
for new equipment, and by govern
ment restrictions on their earnings
which make it difficult for them to
get the new capital they need with
which to make improvements.
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