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limn strikes It Is nut tut-rely to obtain
■ntcrests o f the Individual and where
the liberty o f the Individual will lie enters public service lu time o f peace
»11 iiK iviiHu In bln wage; thut Is wbst
the papers tell us tbe trouble la all
Hlunit »ml llmt la what be asks (or; but
more and more circumscribed for the
In more nearly tbe same spirit that be
wav down underneath what he la really
lieneflt o f the community as a whole,
would enter military service in time of
fur la a larger percentage of
No mere Increase In wages can erer
aalil reeelllly at Cornell I'nlverslf» to
tlie effect that one o f the chief i|uali
fleatlima fur a uiaiiHger of a large Im—I-
ni'ss concern Is rapidly coming to hi*
the hitman i|iiallty ami ablllt.i to a.!
Just differences hetween capitalist ami
lalairer and to understand their relu
I Util recent years little hroad think
iog was given to this problem ami tlif
feremes were settled on the liaalo o f
‘'might makes right.“
All this is rap
idly changing and we are entering a
period of new Industrial relationship*.
In the long ago the relationship t>e-
tweecti capital and labor was that of
owner and slave, then catue the period
of master and Ulan, then the period of
employer and employe, each
being a decided atep forward
knowledge we have gained from law
hooks which were written in the In
dividualistic age? I f we do we will
where the tool user^wlll he part tool
r,,sK **f **« w thought and new condl-
tlohs, provided In large measure by
i w ncr and " Here < apltal and liilsir w ill
the s. leutt-t
e.iaie molt- equitably lu llie plot Us of
the business in which they arc Jointly
This advance la Inevitable because o f
Our only decoration— the almighty
the government and that tlielr opera
8ecoml, because in our coiinlry
especially we arw entering upon a new
stage of development
loudly for men who will render dis
interested public service
diistriiilly and economically
have been very great, yet I ♦
the educator, tbe tnven- order to survive and succeed we will
require a different
compared to the changes that
O ik * r«»n«<»it why I hiii «iroruriy for
I n it a sad, universal m ilitary triilul'ur is that It
(lesslmlatlc future that unfolds? Poe- <1f>velops in the youth it sense o f all
life hardly seem worth living under
r,.spons|hlllty to his country,
the workingmnn to think for himself
the new eondltlone or doc* It hold out
liot only in time of war tun in time o f
It I' Inevitable because Intercommuni
au optimistic future, with finer op-
cation hws told tbe workingmnn In one lH>rtunltle* and more worth while
community what the workingman In goals?
Ltd me *«e If I can picture It aa 1
It Is Inevitable, lusause strikes and |>asL
hs-kouts ean never la* settled satlsfac-
Why a New Era Co-opera
PI ret, Juat a glance Into tbe
arc coming. I reredent makes «
cowards of us all.
tion Mast Succeed Pare
About the only goal w# baVS had
Have tbe men who^ have lived and *
We must adjust our
thought and action to new :
G E O R G E W . P E R K IN S .
ment In our pork barrel leglslatlool
Could we afford to have our railroads
operated by tbe same type o f public
individual can affect a large
worked simply to acquire great for *
tunes obtained peace o f mtnd. happl- t
I f our government Is to endure, if
number of people; therefore
we are to take our proper place among
nesa and honor? How many o f them J
could answer "Y es” ?
that form of freedom which
ilization. tbe mau o f the future must
the nations o f tbe world In the new civ
the course they have taken? A very J
large majority o f onr countrymen ♦
would answer “ No “
MihrintHurouR to • ai»11 m I hn to lnhor
U ii MiAttnr o f r«. t. a l**u a * or*tag
V»tllV> I«* ItiMn***»’« Mini !*♦•«-misr It la aa
1 is simply another expression
Ha* the country been benefited by J
It I«» in« x luMf lii-HiiM* It »»hr« «ta
the inventor have left ns no
be did for bis community or bis coun 1
cation drawing the
Rut »b a t baa It all amounted to ) $ world together, the m l of an
1m: ii limn > w mio » s
ts. “ How much was be worth?” with !
inuiit i.;, > !•> mrmiy rala-
J educator, the scientist
scarcely a thought as to bow much «
i - h
baa been tbe almighty do'lar.
first question asked when a man dies
believe they are infiuitesinial
What tH« Futuna Hold* Forth
N\ hat I k tbe outlook?
twenty five years socially, In-
our educe Ilona) system, wbh b teaches
other communities are striving for and
In recent years we have been bearing
a great deal about government owner
ship of our railroads. We are told that
, In Germany
. arj> owned by
dollar— Is receding Into tbe background tion Is most successful. This Is true,
The man o f exceptional ability, of but In Gel-many conditions are vastly
Ry profit sharing 1 do not mean
more than ordinary talent, will here- different.
I mean actual profit after look for bis rewards, for his
The military training of the youth. In
aha ring plans based on the earnings .
honors, not In one direction but In fact- *,le entire trend o f education In
o f tbe business, with s fntr percentage
two:— First— and foremost—iu some Germany Is to Impress upon tbe young
to capital slid a fair |>erccntage to
public work accomplished and sec- me,‘ o t t“ * t Kind that they owe service
lalsir lifter ordinary wages and Inter-
. ... ,
ondarlly, in wealth acquired.
ll*elr country. When a man euters
esl have been earned
In place o f having It said of him at ,he government’s employ In the rail
Profit sharing ran be done satis
his death that he left so many hundred r°a*i business be Is as eouselenttoo» at
factorily only when tbe business con
thousand dollars It will be said that he
would be were be entering the guv.
cern makes public Its transactions, so
rendered a certain uinouut o f public eminent's service In time o f war.
that the laborer and the stockholder
service and. incidentally, left a certain
^ our railroads were to be taken
can know as much about the business
amount of money.
over and operated by our government
as does the manager himself.
Such a goal will prove a far greater !'^ 'KIs Gme, how muny of you think we
In the adjust incut of difficulties lie-
satisfaction to him. be will live a more
duplicate Germany's success?
tween ■ 11 it .> I and lalsir I am confi
rational, worth while life and he will
Government ownership of railroads
dent llial open Issiks will accomplish
tie doing his share to provide a better ,,u,-v *M‘ us desirable in this country as
turn h mote than open shops.
country In which to live.
K Is In Germany, but we must first
Tin m - i ll.inges are far-reaching and
I have two reasons for ladle' leg that *mve pithlle servants who will at least
W h it are we going to
future conditions will he as I have ‘ “ ,l|e somewhere near the standard of
do .iliout it? What Is to In* our men
Germany's public servants In efficiency
briefly sketched them
Mow are we going to
»m l honesty.
handle tbc-e problems?
F ln t because the world is being
Look at the spectacle we are pre-
t'au we approach them from tbe
drawn together In one centruhxed
M'litlng to the world at this very m o
same point of view us did our fathers,
community throngb the wonderful de
who lived in a strictly ludi' idualistic
velopment in science a n 1 the marvel
lous work of tbe inventor
age? fa n we apprc.ch them from the
In m> Judgment we are Just now en-
ti ring ii period of copartnership,
and bis fellowmen.
How the Rewards Will Como.
can lie solved only on tbe basis of
challenged, and I most heartily agree
with what Mr. .lohu I> Rockefeller Jr .
for hlmaelf duty and a desire to serve bis country
signs of the times so certain ss this.
satisfactorily solve Ibis problem.
Tbe freedom o f the tniMluesa man to
do as be iili'iisea Is now being seriously
tie war— namely, from a sense of patriotic
To my mind there Is uotblng In tbe
o f Capital and Labor.
but for his fellowtnen.
Me m.iy not realise tbla. bat, sub
consciously tbla Is precisely whet no
required to he not only
tbe profit* o f tbe hualnesa
G E O R G E W . PERKINS.
, J pleases can no longer exist.”
*l>eedll.v liecoming a social. Industrial
and economic necessity.
sge has not been a success, either lor *
the Individual, or tbe community lu * ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ •
P E R K I NS
Centralization is tbe order o f the day.
The telegraph, tbe telephone, tbe a u t»
mobile and the airship are tbe cauaafe
w hlcb he has lived, or the nation.
lie Is tutK'b more apt to be a They bare wiped out not only old prec
lx e are. , beyond . questlou. entering tveaee
. . where
.9 welfare o . f . tbe
faithful cons-lentloue servant than if edents and customs but State and B9
on a period
. . . takes
He tlonal llnea as w ell
over tlie he bad
" u not had military training