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0?W ; fajf 4--f Work, Watch and Wait 4 VOL. 5 No. 23-2- 4 David Keith Bldg., Dial SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, FRIDAY, JULY 4 and 1. 1941 Published by C. N. Lund $1.50 PER YEAR Editorials That Are Well V orth Reading WOULD THEY BELIEVE THIS? Would the houseless and homeless people believe that it been proven that their good old Uncle Sam, if left to his own judgment, can build good houses for $2500, the very same kind that the contractors are now building for $7000? They will not let Uncle Sam do it. A DRAFTEE'S LETTER TO THE EXAMINER Dear Mister Examiner: know not wat others may do, but ez for me, I can't go. Upon a rigid eggsaminatshun of my fizzical man, I find it wood be wus ner madnis for me 2 undertake a campane, t: 1. am baldhedded and hev bin obliged to ware a wig for years. 2. I hev dandruff in wat scanty hair still hangs around my temples. 3. hev a kronic katarr. 4. I hev lost since F. D. R.'s first order to draft, the use of wun eye entirely, and hev kronic inflamashun in the other. 5. My teeth is all unsound, my palitt anit eggsactly right, and I hev had bronkeetis 13 times last Joon. At present I hev a koff, the paroxisms uv wich is friteful 2 behold. 6. I'm holler-chesti- am short-winde- d, and hev alius had panes in my back and side. 7. I am afflicted with kronic diarrear and kkostiveness. The money I hev payd fur kures would astonish anybody. 8. I'm rupchered in nine places, and am entirely surround-b- y trusses. 9. I hev verryose vanes, hev a white swellin on one leg and a fever sore on the uther; also wun leg is shorter than tother ; tho I handle it so expert that nobody ever noticed it. 1 0. I hev korns and bunyons on both feet wich wood pre-vent me from marchin. And besides my political opinions are ferinst the persekoo-shi- n of this unconstitooshnell war. I hop these reasons, and others I keep to myself, will hev wate with you, Mr. Officer, and that I will not hev to come or be dragged to the tented feeld. Yours, Jock Sykes. P. S.: I aint ernin much but my wife gives me what she erns. But as livin is hi maybe I could git a place swattin f lys or some-thi- n like thet, providin.the pay is rite. J. S. In Utah 453 persons out of every 1 000 who are over 65 years of age are receiving old age assistance Only two states have a higher percentage, Oklahoma and Colorado CONTRACTORS ROLLING IN MONEY. The truth has come to light that corporations, banks, in-surance companies and others are rolling in new made money. Dividends .from January to May of this year amounted to nearly one and three-quarte- r billion. U.S. Dept. of Labor reports that retail food prices have advanced 10 to 22 per ct. Rents in workingmen's districts have gone up 12 to 22 per cent. The big and greedy lords of capitalism are patriotic alright. "All for me and the devil take the people," is theii policy Down on all the lower levels people are called upon to De loyal and give and give until it hurts, while up at the top theghouls of finance are gathering in all the profits with which to further their power over a d control of the people. If people can be forced to give their sons at $21 a month then the takers of outrageous profits can and should be made to cut these prof-its to the absoluteminnimum I OUTLOOK FOR GRADUATES President Robert M. Hutchins of the University of Chi-cago, is supposed to be one of the most capable men iri the country, and we quote what he said to this year's graduating class of that great school He said bluntly: "We are turning you out on the world at one of the darkest hours of history. The dangers that threaten you seem more me acing than any that ever overhung a gradua-ting class. The equipment with which you confront them looks pitifully inadequate to the task. "We may go to war. The political, social and economic institutions under which you have been brought up may All the plans you have made may fail. All the hopes you have cherished may bo dissapointed." Editor Progressive Opinion: What is there about money that makes it so attractive that men and women will sell their very souls to get it? The constant council of the worldly-wis- e is, Put money in your purse, get it honestly if you Can, but get moriey," for m;ney is the only power that is thoroughly respected in the world and we have to admit that the general aspect and aciion of society confirms the statement Ought we be surprised then if young men and young women grow up to think of money as the thing of most value in life, that they hunger for it, love it, and too often sell their souls for it. We may ask: what does money bring to you? Does it brin a message of com- -. Tort, of education, of culture, ot travel" of an opportunity to serve your fellow man? Does it furnish clothes for the naked bread for,the starving, schools for the ignorant, hospitals for the sick, asylums for the orphans, or more for yourself, and none for others? Is it a measure of generosity or of meanness of breadth or of narrowness? Does it mean a broadermanhood, a larger aim, a nobler ambition, or does it mean just the posite? C. V. Hansen HEAP HIGH THE EXPENSES Up and up go the prices of necessities. The raise is niir ing the 30 per cent mark. Up and up go the salaries, incre-ase here and increases there, necessitated, in some cases, by the exorbitant prices of commodities. It all adds up at the door of the taxpayer and he appears to stand there dumbly anditake it and seems to call for more no protests, no object-ions What about those who cannot get raises? They have to grin and bear it. If they can't get milk they take water; if they can't get butter they take margarine. If they can't get meat they take beans. God help the poor. A FINE PROGRAM The organization known as the U. S. O., has a grand program for serving the boys in the armed of the country. It aims to give them friendly and wholesome personal contacts in the communities where they are; help them to attend reli-gious services; give them counsel and guidance; provide club house ucivities; educational and cultural services, information about recreational resources of the community, and in many other ways assist r.hetn to make life as pleasant and profitable as possible. Theirs is indeed a worthy cause. TO THOSE WHO ARE AgTnTHE GOVERNMENT. Anything built on hate cannot stand or survive. Such a foundation is laid in sand, sometimes quick sand at that. Hate cannot direct "or stay the hand of Destiny. Hate only adds f tel to the fire. Americans, cleanse your hearts of hatred. If you do not you will be burned by the fires you are feeding. And what are the fires that hate is feeding? The are the fires of rebellion, and the rebellion, once started, will turn into anarchy which will pull down every institution you are talk-ing about, savinjr- The words and shafts drippinir with hate being uttered today are the meanest and most vjolent forms of sabotage and worse. Fellow citizens abandon your camp-aign of hate or leave hope for your republic behind. ABUNDANCE FOR ALL NOW It is high time that the robbed and plundered common peo-ple get together and demand an abundance of the good things of life before the time comes when they will be put in concentration camps for asking for it. Who says there cannot be abundance for all? Those who say it tell a falsehood. Let us see. The great engineer, Hoover, was one of these and it was he, backed by the National Cham-ber of Commerce, who started destroying food while thirty million people were hungry. His administration ordered every third row of cotton plowed under in 1931; 12,000 acres of peach trees were uprooted and 800,000,000 pounds of grapes destroyed in California. Of course the New Deal improved on this. It was not a political move but one of capitalism's trump cards and used the world over. A million cows were killed while, if fed properly, the people could easily have used 27 billion pounds of odditional milk and cream, 2 billion pounds of butter, 2 billion pounds of beef. We produced one-four- th of all the hogs in the world and because people could not buy lard and pork we destroyed nearly six and one-ha- lf million hogs. Thirty million people couldn't buy mutton chops so they killed over two million sheep. The worms and the buzzards got fed to the limit but poor, homely humans could not get what they needed. This destruction of food and cotton was capitalisms way of solving the problem. But the problem was not solved. It was proved, however, that if the people could buy all that they needed to eat and wear there would never be over production. Ipigiis ofTimes-jjDri- ft ofWorld i Jlfess Events 1 ousands of different V ps you, too, arr J rson our go.verctions of Lay "Prophets" 'o find o'' I shoul 'Sons This is an extract of the Book, "The Next Nine Years 1938-1947- " ; Dlalns i k inotionit published in July 1938. retirJ ' The following evaluation of the coming nine years is based on R? study, extending over several years, of many prophecies dealing 17 Mr Ene'ith these times. The author believes he has discovered the key where topy i I. Soy he is able to correlate prophecy with time and know when the many "events foretold may be expected to develop. Tj There are an astonishing number of prophecies, sortie dating back J several centuries, which seem to be directed to the years in which we are now living. Every "sign of the times" indicates that this decade I is a period in which individuals, nations' and religions will be weighed i in the scales of the. Supreme Intelligence. Those individuals and j institutions ready to accept the new order will be saved from the coming destruction; those tied to the past who are spending their energies trying to hold on to things which have outlived their usefulness will go down with them. The following prophecy was written by an American Essene, in July, 1889, forty nine years ago, and is in the archives of the American Essenes. "According to the latest calculations we have fifty-eig- years yet ahead to get ready in (1889 plus 58 brings us to the year 1947). At or before that time all the present governments, religions and all moneyed monopolies are to be overthrown and go out of existence. This prophecy is figured by mathematical rules and figures. "The increase in unrest in society is ah unmistakable sign fore-shadowing what is to come to the great masses of people in a short i time. l "J "Various combinations of capital and labor are signs of increasing ' weakness. The extremes so opposite must culminate in destruction. Mathematically it seems just as certain as a collision when two trains are approaching on the same track. To prevent the coming calamity i many-- rrrmHmrinm"riH h- - nuni-f- t In. They will overrun Ametif.a. 'tear down the American flag and trample it under foot. In Europe the disaster will be even more terrible. Capital will back up the ' church in persecution, generally anarchy will follow and hundreds of thousands of the people will be killed. In China and India so terrible will be the fall that words cannot describe it. All nations will be de-molished and all the world will be thrown open to all people to go and come as they please." As you look about the world and watch events unfold, you should realize the wisdom of the advice herein given. Knowledge of the future is of no value unless one acts upon it. It is now time to get your house in order tomorrow may be too late. Liberty will vanish, and with it, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of organization and assembly. A military dictator-ship will be the order of the day. When? 1941 is the year! Adv. Fot Further Light on Above Matters See or Write to KOSMON CENTER Box 664 110 W. Commonwealth Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah Some Items of Personal Interest George W.Larsen, our brother-in-- law, and his good wife and large family, celebrated his 70h birthday Sunday at Liberty Park. Eight of the ten child-ren they have reared were pre-sent, the other two being de-ceased. There were 21 grand-chi'dre- n and one great grand-child. Music, songs, games and sociability and a big chick-en dinner made up a very pleas-ant afternoon. Mr. Larsen is hale and hearty and expects many more happy returns of the day-Mr- s. A. M. Chritopherson, a widow, who. has been a good neighbor for a long time, has been as regular with payments aa possible. She supports her-self by rug making and other work and takes delight in be-ing independent. Soren Frandsen a good neigh bor who is 82 and feeling fairly well, is always on the dot with his subscription. He likes the paper and r.ads it. He is a de-vout Townsendite and believes the pension plau would save the country. At first the op-position said it would bankrupt the eountry to pay out 6 bil-lion dollars a year for pensions but it doetn't seem to hurl the rountry to pay out 12 billion a year for defense This refutes t h p. -- ugurn e n t, pa y s ,M iJFxarid-se- n, and his ideas are very good ones. George Marchant, friend and neighbor all the time since the year one, was in during the week and was feeling right well He is a Democrat in principle and has done a great deal of good work for the party and will always be found working for its sbecess. We are of the opinion that he should be re membered by leaders at the capital building and given som-ething worthwhile. There was no is ue of this paper last week Many were sorely dissa pointed. But our office was heme cleaned and reno ated and things wee in such a shape that we just couldn't work. Wp trust this will l ot happen Rrain. Family Reunion Every member of the families of C. N. Lund, N. L. Lund, and H. L. Lund, is hereby invited to a Family Reunion to be held at Liberty Park, Sunday, August 17, 1941, at 2. P. M. Be there with your lunch. Tell all of your folks. The committees to help along are as follows: Tables: Hans L. Lund, chairman; George W. Larsen and Kenh-net- h Larsen. To take charge of table and lunch arrangement: Mrs. A. H. Lund, Chairman; Mrs. George W. Larsen, Mrs. An- - Love is big business in Arizona. Marriage quick and easy, and not only the impatient movie stars but other notables a e booming the marriage industry which is now earning $250,0b"0 a year for the "Sage Brush Eden." Read about it, and see the unique photoeraphs in The American Weekly, the maga-zine distributed with next week's LOSANGELES EXAMINER fh Employment Security SMSFi- - Agency Releases vuJsF,!U Payro" Data flflOt "I iha average monthly wage tor the vtah industrial worker during jsgSKjSs- - 1940 was $105.65, according to flg-- 5gi?5lp ures released by Iiay R. Adams, J'&!jLr&r Executive Director ot the Depart-- A. IlX " ment of Placement and Unemploy-- CtXS. fwrr& '4.I ment Insurance. Mr. Adams stated 2C AuAuufAcnmin 20.1 that his figures were based upon ifnfj' "r(CSml ti reports from approximately seven lftO fCVX""'"B thousand Utah employers who em-- I N ployed an average of 80.1S5 workers I.. JsSy lor each month of the year. V V Sr'-- ' The average monthly wage In the f f yf., ll mining industry was $133.92. This $V was $3.00 more than the average Vh. r&& 0T those working for finance, ln-- aurance, and real estate companies, (7( SsAt wJpSi. an(i approximately $17.00 more than tjQS wa3 pai(1 tnose working for intra- - state transportation, communlca- - Air iv L tion and utilities- Tne average i w Q Jg ) hum iiTI wage for construction workers was 3fej7J5KHM 94-- l a month; for wholesale and 11 f O retail workers, $95.41; service XlO-l'- ' workers, $77.48; and for manufao- - W-- OtAZtU" urinB workers. $110.83. ' JQQ'j nuAKci The state wide average monthly Sniw " wase f $105.65 was $2.00 less than (S&ff&Zt sitvict it the state wide average for 1937, OV S but $3.00 more than the average (f55X 3?CS-"-. Uj e5 for 1938. The total payroll for the $ff . year, exclusive ot intrastate rail- - , roads, agriculture, domestic, and S" (vftyUhSSm- "i public payroll, was $102,000,000. I 0ViiX2S,1M This Is within $6,000,000 of the big I z4cwmiutioiiWi pay roll years of the 1920's, and VT 31 I approximately $44,000,000 more than VSp mil moi V the pay roll in the depths of the (0TS?lS3""''"1 deMprre--ssAiodna.ms stated ,,,., up- - W eWZfK wki i , "i turn in Utah began in December of XSsMS 1938 and that the defense program fir TfAk has accelerated the upturn. The It JQk month of December, 1940, showed I' a Payroll of $10,000,000, which Is J believed to be an e record. "V f (Cut Courtesy of S. L. Tribune) The Department of Employment Security As A Basic Information Agency Before any logical attack on the problem of unemployment can be made, currently correct Information must be available. Gathering statistical data for the use of labor, business and public, to answer current and future problems Is one of the chief functions of the Department of Placement and Unemploy-ment Insurance, (Department of Employment Security after July 1, 1941). Here's a sure way to beat the heat on your vacation trip step into the comfort of a Union fPacific train. In modern Coaches, economical Challenger Sleepers or superbly appointed Standard Pull-mans, you'll ride relaxed and arrive refreshed. Delicious Dining Car meals. Registered Nurse-Stewarde-service on principal trains. SAMPLE LOW ROUND TRIP FARES from Salt Lake City to : In Challenger In Sfnndard In Coaches Slecp.ng Car6 Sleeping Cars Los Angeles. . . $22.40 $33.35 $35.10 Chicago .... 47.00 48.60 59.35 Denver 21.25 23.95 26.55 Kansas City . . . 39.25 43.00 51.90 Portland .... 29.65 33.35 35.10 Berth extra. Similar low fares to other points. Liberal return limits. Also very low one-wa- y fares. Ask about travel on credit no money down pay later For further details conduit: City Ticket Office, Hotel Utah Bldg., Phono C.H. SALTMARSH, General Agont Fascenoer Department Tiue Tales of Sage Brush Democracy It is t hrillinjr to turn to some of hp stories of the Sage Brush days of Lctnocracy th clays when m,jn were D'Tiiocrals for principle and not for lucre and st for pnwi r. Here is one simple story of those e'ean and unsophisticated daye It was in a a North Sanpete aity where political fever had set in in real earnestness. The old People's Party, which had but a small majority over the Liberal party, had some prom-inent members who believed that the ime had come to dis-band aDd join the national parties. The chairman, who was a Democrat and the bishop of the ward, called a meeting at which it was unanimously voted to disband. Then the leathering was turned into a Democratic organization meet-ing as nearly all were Demo-crats. The chairman then cal-led for expressions of opinion. As they hesitated he called on a good brother to say what he thought about it. He stood up just like he did in Fast meet-ings and remarked: "Well Bishop, I don't know much about politics but I have a testimony that its right to be a Democrat, and I feel that it is the true work of God."