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The OREGON STATES5IAK, Salem. Oregon, Thursday Morning May 26; 1932
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TTOW much should power company pay for political ex-
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tive measures and lobbying at legislatures? That is a ques
tion which Commissioner Charles M. Thomas has to face in
the Northwestern Electric rate hearing. The state engineer
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into operating expenses which are part of the charge against
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rate-payers, out snouia ue paia uy me stucK-numeis a
of their "fair return. Power-company counsel claim that it
is fair to include in operating expenses because some of the
foolish legislation the companies fight might make ior hign
er costs to rate-nayers.
The testimony was that the Oregon utilities expended
some $30,000 a year for such political purposes. The amount
would not seem to be large considering the property invest
ment of the companies. Lumber mills have no doubt spent
mnih in fiorhtinor fnr a iiirnrwr tariff. Amffrnr tne items
UUIb illUVU AAA Ai&UOtMft w v O
included were attornev's fees, cost of furnishincr a news sheet
or "propaganda sheet weekly to newspapers, etc. The sum
1931 session of the legislature. This amount seems rather
smalL We recall one session of the Washington legislature
. s.; A-1.J I J i.. I..-...
spent some $25,000. Such expenses in times past have in
cluded "entertainment". Lobbyists have been baited by leg
islators to provide licmid refreshments and many who took
their liquor voted against their bills. Apparently the enter
tainment feature was not very hot at the last session 01 the
legislature if $265655 included everything.
e . Si A .JI
ine companies nave to protect uieir own interests ana
do so in legitimate ways. We think they have been mighty
" foolislr in the past in the way they have squandered their
; money trying to gain favorable attention. More straightfor
ward dealing nowadays win get tnem iarcner. ine aay 01
easy; money in the utility game is over with, and the day of
easy spending is gone too.
It doesn't matter greatly how the commissioner decides
this point, although the state's contention would seem sound,
to keep the expenses out of the rate structure unless the spe
cific items are justifiable. Publicity as to the sums may be
; depended on toTiold them down to very reasonable levels.
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The socialist convention at Milwaukee must have been
a great success. It has a big split over prohibition and one
delegate went off saying: "We're going home to tell every
member of the party what a dirty political machine is run
ning this convention. Every sort of political trickery has been
tried, it s worse than Tammany." Must have Deen run 3 us
5 like the republican and democratic conventions then.
ine socialises aaopieu a pianx caniug iur governmeut
ownership of breweries and distilleries with state option
That might be better than indiscriminate license of liquor
stores, but how would graft be kept out of government oper-
. ation; and what assurance would there be that greed for
profits would not still tempt bootleggers and rum-runners
; The gas price fluctuates so much it makes one dizzy.
Overproduction and price-cutting have caused disastrous gas
'.; wars. If the present mark-up is due to getting better control
jcs&r production and distribution and establishing a balance
which will make the oil industry profitable again, it will be
healthy. That is what is needed for all commodities: prices
on a basis not of 1929 but on present day ccts of operating,
which will still leave a margin of profit.
Another pioneer fist mill:
(Continuing from yesterday:)
But he did not dwell on' these
seemingly Impossible- things. Hs
had the place for his mill, after
many years of waiting. The de
mand tor Its product was fast in-
cruMltLg. No modern advertising
would be needed to sell It, as the
settlers In the adjacent locality
were in need of a place to get
their ever increasing grain crops
turned into flour.
"This brings us to the year
1848. Previous to this year no
larger companies had come to
Oregon, those who were here be
fore 1847 being usually small
groups of men without families,
so. there were only very sparse
settlements; no roads, towns,
schools or other 'organized civil
ization, the settlers usually hav
ing brought with them some nec
633 ary farming implements, seed
and a few horses, cattle and oth
er farm animals, and things were
very primitive Indeed.
So after locating a place to
build his grist-mill It was not an
easy thing to think out a plan to
put . in ' operation that would In
any reasonable-time bring in
$2,000 In real money, the amount
necessary to get the machinery,
which must come from New York,
"On account of the new conn
try, settled by . newcomers, he
could not go to work for some al
ready existing corporation, or bus
iness concern, that could pay him
good wages so that iff a compar-
"One person tells another", that seem4 to be the way tiveiy short time he could earn
the story of the return trip of the Akron over Salem spread
Tuesday night. The false report couldn't have spread much
faster if all the whistles in town had blown. As it was The
Statesman was kept busy for hours telling' the people they
could quit craning their necks and go. in and go tombed. The
Akron took the ocean route back to California.
AT jy . A
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BITS for BREAKFAST
-By R. J. HENDRICKS-
enough cash to capltallxs his un
dertaking. How was .this capital
to be had? He did not know.
"But Important happenings
were near, though hs had no way
of knowing of them, or guessing
than anything out of the ordin
ary was going to happen. In 1848
something happened in Califor
nia besides earthquakes and oth
er disturbances that come along
on regular schedule. Gold was
discovered, and most of the new
settlers In Oregon went there to
make their fortune. Many did
make a good start in financing
themselves, so they were helped
very mucn m getting their new
homesteads improved, and in a
way to produce crops, which
wouia nave come to tnem very
slowly had It not been for ths
'Breaking out of the gold mines
in California.' This dreamer of
dreams, and would be builder of
a gristmill, went with the others
to the golden gate state In Sep
tember, 1849, and returned to
his family and claim the following
May, having with him when he
arrived home a little over $2000
in gold dust. This was the amount
he had .estimated to be necessary
to start his gristmill enterprise,
though it would take a consider
able larger sum to complete It
ancrmake it a productive, money
"Here the reader may wonder.
if In so short a period of time he
could and did make $2000 in the
gold mines of California, why did
he quit and go back to his f am-
llly and claim Just then? His fam
ily could take cars of themselves.
Why did hs not stay a while long
er and go home with a much lar
ger sum, which it would seem
just then was quite possible?
"We do not know why hs
chose to go horns Just at that
time. Possibly because his mind
had concentrated along one 11ns
of thought and towards certain
achievements hs had dreamed of
for so long, that maybe his fate
and destiny were fixed by an
overruling power under whose
way he was to go on. Ws leave
this with our friends, ths 'psy
chologists. They know.
"After all thess years of work
ing at various things, which in
themselves did not seem to be
anything connected with ths plan
ning or building of a gristmill, hs
now had the place to build his
mill and the cash with which to
"The matter of getting ths ma
chinery from New York was
something requiring some thought
(Continued on page 11)
J CHAPTES FOSTT i
A Tftoyt Ktta ' Nahlmaa crlsd,
bending svsr ths bed la which Lily
Lev and ths little twaddled red
thing- lay "Ant! what hare yon
named itlT , . -'
Utf Vim shook Tssr head. . Shs
esnldnt talk. Shs didnt want to
srsr try to talk again. Net even to
tell Madams Nahlman to pleaaa not
ahaks ths bed. CTtry tons anyone
touched ths bed a pain shot op from
her-temple and out through ths
top of her head. But it was easier
ts bear it than te try to talk.
Ths nursing sUter mads rluek
fats? noUes aa shs rocked, ths babe
shs had taken from Lily Loo's mv
rsaistinaT arms, i .
Ss la a sweet, adorable, dar
ling thing! ths fur-coated prima
donna crooned, leaning over the sis
ter to get a better look. ,
Lily Lou shut her eyes. She was
When she opened them again
Madams Nahlman was gone. The
sweet faced night sister sat dosing
by the window, her head sunk on
her breast, r
LUy Lsa looked furtively for the
baby. Shs hoped it wasn't in the
room. When shs saw it shs wanted
ts cry, shs couldn't remember why.
So she closed her eyes again. It
was better ts aleep. Sleep, and f or-
They were always waking her.
Always wanting to move her and
straighten the sheets and plump
ths fat feather pillows. And they
eonldnt do a thing without talk
ing. Talk! Talk! Talk! To her
though she couldnt understand
word to each other to ths doe-
There were two day sisters who
came in and out, white-eoiffed and
aproned. One was rosy and wore
I glasses. And ens was pals and did
not wear el asses. The rosy one
broarht the baby to her, Lily Lou
let it lie there in ths crook of her
arm, and kept her eyes shut. This,
it seemed, was not pleasing to the
rosy sister. Shs mads clucking
noises with' her tongue, snd talked
at rreat length in German. Evi
dently all about ths baby's charm.
Ths pale sister brought trays of
food, and made ducking noises with
her tongue also. Sometimes sue
became quite cross because Lily
Lou wouldn't eat, and the word
"Professor" was used to the ac
companiment of a wagging fore
finger. Professor seemed to be an
other name for Herr Doctor.
Rather than risk ths Professor's
displeasure and further argument
she always opened her month and
swallowed what was offered. Then
the sister would smile and nobody
would bother her for a little while.
It was so good to be let alone.
They let her alone so seldom. Al
wave ths fussing el the sister.
Their guttural whisper.
Paia that gnawed so that she
tossed and twisted in a frensy of
feverish dlscomzon. men ine snarp
thrust of a needle in her arm.
Then sleep. Sleep that never lasted
long enough. Sleep that began to
elude her long before shs wanted
to wake. Sleep that cast out pain.
Sleep that was forgetfulness.
Into her zorgetxulness the doctor
forced himself, at intervals that
had no time. Sometimes hs was
dark silhouette against ths sun
shine of the window, and shs knew
it was day. Sometimes he
shadow in ths fight of tho lamp,
and she knew that it was night.
"Donl yon know met Dont yon
remember what ha happened?" -
Ths- doctor spoke English. Lily
Lou wished that hs did not. She
always answered his questions as
quickly a shs could, so that hs
would go away, again, and aha
could slip back to forgetfulness.
"Donl yon know that yon have
a fins baby boy?"
Didnt shs know? How could ahe
forget? They wouldn't let her for
get ... that night in the apart
merit . ens of the servants bring
ing him. Herr Doctor Sanders, from
across the street, '
Being put on a stretcher
strange faces . . . grankenhao . .
that meant hospital. . . . Agony
that transcended time. ... Sisters
with. bin dresses and thick whits
aprons : like butchers wear. .
Her own voice begging, begging
for sometMng. . . .
Broken, wracked, an her pride
gone, crying out like a little animal
that is terribly hurt. The spec
tacled face of Herr Doctor Sanders,
the pupils of his eyes immense be
hind thick lenses. ...
And then the thing over her face.
and the sharp, sudden fear of the
dark into which she was rushing
rushing . hurtling into bits.
Oblivion ... blessed oblivion, .
But they wouldn't let her have it,
they kept calling her back, the
sisters with their trays and their
medicines, the spectacled Herr Doc
Madame Nahlman, too. LOy Lou
saw her, beaming from the foot of
tho bod, sometimes. Saw her bring
ing flowers that smelled too sweet,
dainties she couldn't 'possibly eat,
letters that she didnt want to read.
Sometimes she picked up the let
ters, and set them down again list
lessly. What could anyone have to
say that would matter to her now?
She fingered two thick envelopes
from Woodlake, addressed in her
mothers pedagogic band. ... What
did her mother have to do with her
now? Her mother was writing to a
girl who .was studying to be an
opera star, not to this sick woman
she had turned into. ...
sne put tne letters down un
owned. Tears welled under her
tightly closed lids, rolled down her
"Tech! Tech!" The rosy day
nurse was right at her side with
a big? whits handkerchief. They
wouldnt oven let her cry. Lfly
Lou bit her lip, lay auent, pretend
ing to sleep.
ensuing, ureajong ox tas rosy
sister's starched skirts. More duck
ing noises. Bubehen! Ths rosy
sister wss bringing ths baby, to
comfort her ... to comfort her
How funny! How terribly, ghastly
LOy Lou turned her face toward
tho waU. Ths little head was dark
and silky, but there waa something
about it, about the ears.
Take it away, please," she
begged. "Please take it away,
Ths sister bustled forward, and
right at her heels came Susanna
Coin who had probably been in the
room ngnt along. Nobody ever
asked if they might come in, no
body cared whether she wanted to
see them or not, they just came.
"Hello," she said, making the ef-
ajfort because it waa Susanne's first
visit, trying not to mind when Su
sanna kissed bar oh' both cheeks. ' :
' "Ths sweet baby. Do let in hold
him, fkhwester. Oh, the darling!
Hew lucky you axel : w
Lily Lou cast a suspicions glance
from sndcr her lashes Lucky t '
"How happy yon will be now!"
Susanna said earnestly, her pleas
ant pink face alight with Interest.
"Think of t, a son! I myself bars
desired s son, I want to be a
mother, I adore motherhood."
Lily Lou shut her eyes. Ths old
trick of pretending to sleep.
"Madams Nahlman sent ths flow
ers. Do yon like them? Now tell
what yon have named ths
"I havent named It yet."
"It! You're the first mother X
ever heard call her child it! BeaDy,
"Robin, I think. Yes, IH call it
"Well! That's better! After
"After no one. I always Kked ths
name, that's au. , Sobin Bobia
That settled she dropped her eyes
again. Lay there motionless, her
black hair a somber frame for her
pallid face, dark lashes mercifully
veiling; tell-tale eyes.
Susanna Coin stood with the in
fant in her arms, rocking htm
"Would yon like to have him
adopted? By a good rich Swiss
family? They could give him t
good home. Perhaps better .than
you, who wiQ soon bo singing
Shs broke off, as the sister, with
a little cry, elbowed past her to the
Lily Lou was not faking oblivion
this time. Her Jaw had dropped.
She wss staring straight at Su
sanna Coin with eyes that were
already glazed and sightless.
T could give him away." she
told the rosy sister who was trying
to coax her to drink something out
of a glass tube, "if it weren't for
his ears. His ears are like Ken's
ssw that ths first thing. That s
why I didnt want to look at hint
That waa why. You didnt under
stand, did yon?"
Shs beat her thin, veined hand
together with a hopeless gesture.
They didnt speak English hers.
That waa tho trouble. She used to
know some German, but she
couldnt remember any today.. Shs
tried again, speaking very slowly
"I could give him away to So
sanne Coin if hs werent like Ken
that way. I 4, out want to look at
him, but I cant help it. rre got
to keep bim. I cant give him sway
to that nice Swiss family. TVs
given away too much. I let them
take Ken away from me, and it was
wrong. I shouldnt have let them.
I should hare kept Ken, and my
wedding ring. X left it on ths
table in the halL It was mads of
diamonds, but on the Inside it said
'Ken to Lily Lou, forever and ever.'
Do you understand? Forever and
ever, but I let his father teU
"Shh! Schlafen sio "
Sleep! When she wanted to they
wouldn't let her, and now
(To Be Coatinned)
Cswiicb by aasc Fcaiorcs Syndicate. Iae.
Yesterday Statesman reporters
asked people about town thia
question: "Tho Akron cost more
than five million dollars Do you
think the government's expendi
cars of lumber passed through
Salem enrouto for California. The
trains were hauled by the new
oil-burning locomotives recently
placed in service.
Walter Means, paper mill
worker: "I don't know what the
dickens It Is worth it for. It all
looks to me like it is Just a show.
The government should have
spent the money to help the un
.May 26, 1923
July 4, 1922. must be a flre-
crackerless Fourth of July
throughout the state of Oregon.
The legislature passed a law
which becomes effective last Jan
uary prohibiting the sale and
shooting of all kinds of fireworks
except In tho case of approved
Daily Health Talks
By ROYAL S. COPELAND, M. D.
R. J. Livingstone, pointer: - "I
don't know why the government
put five millions in that piece of
machinery. A battleship would
have been worth more. They
should hare used tho money for
roads for Jobs."
Nearly complete returns from
last Friday's election give Ben
W. Olcott a lead of 27 1 over
Charles Hall for tho Republican
nomination for governor. Pat
terson is ' third. White fourth.
Bean fifth and Lee sixth.
The Seabury fire in New York city is smoking out May
or Jimmy Walker. .The debonair mayor will have a" chance
; to explain how come he got $25,000 in bontls one time from
a concern interested in a taxi cab ordinance?, and how come
he got $10,000 for pin money on a European trip from other
special interests. The Tammany tiger still has his stripes.
The difference npwJMhat the public is calloused.
A hew baby planet has been discovered over in Germany;,
Not in Germany exactly, because it is' seven rnillioii kilos
away from the earth, but, a Heidelburg observatory spotted
it It must be discouraging to be a planet afloat for so many
eons of time without getting noticed on the earth.
It's a cool spring; in fact hardly any spring at all. That
is characteristic of western Oregon spring:! however. They
; are cool and cloudy and rainy until July 4 th, and then the
two-month drouth sets inJ We can't remake our climate; and
not many want to. - :
J. E. Bennett i3 recommended for th varancv nn the
Portland city council. That would remove him from the leg-1
Ali. A. 1 x. A m .V K. . . : .
Assure at least. Ana wnat a city couneir Portland would
nave witn uiyde and Bennett to manhandle the utilities!
We got our dividend Tiiesrtav rr rnin 4-Vi o 4- ta nr. Ant a
l?0 tne 55.375,000 Akron. All those who didn't iret to see
l ; ww want ttieic money back. A good look is probably all
"i"J 1U H UUV it.
Heralds of Health
.. Buttons Presented J
To Rural Students
CLEAR LAKE, Hay 25 Quite
a number of the CIar Lake chil
dren received health buttons the
last day of school. They were:
Cannon Elzy, Rex Dutoit Qrace
Petchel, Ada Mao, 4 Loretta and
' Esteleno ; Smith, . aisle PltcbeU
: Ross Maris ScheirntanEffie and
Oscar Bair, Marion. Harry, and
Jack Robertson. Christiana, and
VTjes Harenkemp, Chios and
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Raymond Elzy, Henrietta Porter,
w I .
LJCX. Robert and TVmi.M
Clement, Robert McCormack, Max-
Ia cn!' Rtttn Marjorie
and Chirles and Robert Winker
worder; Kenneth Buchannan. vii
gil Puncel, MiUard Lepper,- Phil
lip, Max and Julia Hackenburg
ana aiassaye waxamura. .
r. and Mrs. Fred Hammock
entertained stre little folk Tues
day afternoon la hoc jr of their
liUlo on' bfrlhdajv Those
present wer Estelen. Smith.
Mary Tompkysc, Mrr Hammond.
Delbert. Garuer and ths hostess
w a - ' t . . .
i uumie. .
t USING the last of May and
early part-of June, as well
as a good part of July, "rose
fever" is a common complaint.
This period corresponds approxi
mately with the
time the roses
are. in bloom.
or this coinci
dence, the dis
ease has been
given its name.
Tne fart !
tfie attacks are
not produced by
iae rose or by
rose dust. Sim
p erine ntally Dr' Copelan
produced by the pollen or certain
trasses. But even though the dis
ease is not properly named, un
doubtedly tne perm wul persist.
Rose fever is known by other
names, particularly ;nay rever,
while often it is called spring
fever. The disease may continue
into August, do it might as well
be called summer fever.
Bay fever and other similar ail
ments are found to run in fam
ilies. Although not definitely
proved, the tendency may actually
'Perhaps tho most characteristic
symptom is a sensation of heat and
fullness in the eves, witn redness
and discharge of tears. . The smart
ing and itching are intense, soon
the eyes become inflamed and die-
charge mors and more freely.
With many the most annoying
complaint is ths severe sneexing.
This Is the natural result of tho
pronounced irritation of the nose.
There is not only sneezing, but vio
lent sneexing. Tne pattest is made
miserableextremely uneemf or
aoie, maeeo. . ' t ;
On other occasions I have told
yon about the sensitrvitv testa.
These tests are made by scratching ,
uio Bia ana applying some ox too
pollen extract Ons test after an
other is made to determine what
grass or pollen or other substance
produces a reaction. One the of
fending substance has been deter
mined, a vaccine is made from it,
and this vaccine Is then given ts
tho patient by hypodermic Injec
- Although a great many claim to
nave been benefited eyuu method
m M m. m . a
oz - treatment, mere remains m
doubt as to its real value.: Cer
tainly it has not yet been perfect
ea so tnai au cases are cured.
Nevertheless, the ailment is so di
tressing that it is worth while to
think about this treatment
If one has a tendency to hay
lever it is weu to consult tne doc
tor before tho regular time of at
tack has arrived. It may be that
nasal treatment will help to lessen
tne severity .ox tne symptoms.
It must not bo' overlooked that
certain food poisonings may have
sometning to do witn tne trouble.
All in all, ths ailment is perplex,
ing, but patient research Is likely
to reveal tas real cause. - i
OenHhl. nus. Xiac
' See you next
a C Solterbeck,-1710 North
Capitol: "If I had seen it, maybe
I could answer the question bet
ter. No. really, X think that sum
Bicycle thievery and. other pet
ty stealing has burst out in such
an epidemic among Salem boys
that Chief of Police Moffltt yes
terday gave out a request to par
ents to come to hi aid in hand-i
ling tho situation.
op machinery tor human needs
and that machinery throws tho in
ventors and workers out of work
to starve to tho dead level of
corpses. Primate capitalism makes
no study of economics. Economics
boiled down resolves Itself to this:
how to abolish poverty in a world
of plenty. Tho Russian govern
ment is putting Into practice the
accumulated knowledge of the
economists of tho human race.
utilizing all tho technical skill and
experience gained in tho develop
ment of civilisation, to organize
tho industry of that country on a
political and economic basis where
tho socially useful worker will bo
tho dominant individual In so
ciety, instead of tho socially use
less capitalist stock and bond
holders who do no productive
work but are parasites on tho la
bor of tho workers. In doing so
they had to abolish tho private
ownership of wealth as the first
step. Tho next to make use of the
skill and knowledge available in
tho world. The results have been
staggering to tho private owners
of wealth as the Russians are over
coming the deadening Influence of
poverty while other nations are
sinking lower every day in tho
misery of starvation and want la
doing this tho Russians are pre
serving the self reliance and ener
gy of the Individual which baa
been the main spring of human
. ? Herbert Dennett
1 Rlckreall, Oregon.
Mortgages Investments Insurance
L. Williams, laborer: "I don't
know a great deal about it, but
I f would think tho government
knew what it waa doing before
it 'put that , much money in It"
) . . . Of Old Salem
Town Talks from The States
man of Earlier Days
Q. is diabetes co&tagiousT r ;
A. No. r"
IL 8. Q. Can you' advitfs , me
rhat causes 'nose bleed?. -
Av Noe bleeds are usually due
to some growth ta the nose, nicer or
sign blood pressurs
there : a cure for ataua
. A. Witn tho proper treatment
there at a possibility of cure.
' Elala. Ol What causes the blood
to rush to my head when nervous ?j
Aj This may
be due to poor ctrv
v May 28,1007
Representing himself to be
brother of Governor George - E.
Chamberlain, , a well . dressed
young men succeeded in PaasinS
several worthless checks In this
city late Wednesday afternoon.
Another stranger, who had the
appearance of a brakebeam tour-
1st, passed a : worthless 110 bill
at the Ferguson restaurant
Six thousand two hundredtud
ninety-two . signatures were xn
roll of petitions filed yesterday
with the secretary of state ask
ing that the measure passed by
the last legislature, appropriating
11X5,000 annually, tor mainten
ance of the University of Oregon
be submitted to ths ' people for
approval. . Th petitions were
filed by George J. Pearco of this
City and Eugens Palmer - of Al
bany, l iJ -:'7 ' ' -.i
Never-before has the -Southern
Pacific felt ths pressure in all ths
departmenta as at . present Yes
terday one freight train consist
'Ing of 40 car and another.of SO
; Letters from
To the Editor:
I was very much interested In
your recent editorial on "JJeflna-
tlons and Observations" and: take
this opportunity to .reply- if yon
will publish, thia which I very
much doubt You have made some
very eronlous statements for tho
purpose of misleading tho public
such as "tho weakness of socialism
lies in reducing men to a dead lev
el and putting a premium on lazi
ness". Private ownership of capi
tal Is doing that very thing today
by reducing, the mas of people to
a starvation level in the midst of
plenty, through taking away from
them their.. opportunity to .earn
their living. Another thing capital-
Ism deadens the Incentive to invent
new methods and machines by
taking away from th inventor the
resulta and benefits- of his ideas.
All large corporation employ a
corps of inventors on wages who
develop and test new Idea, but
when those ideas are worked out
the benefit goes to a few stock and
bond holders who know nothing
about the operation of the plant,
often not doing any socially useful
work. For ths last 10 years capi
talism lia - been reconstructing
machinery, a large part of it of
the automatic typo so that today.
there 1 no need to further devel
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