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r OAMAOEO "• 1 mmm^^0m^/__tm^^^^ °*£ \ _ *tf* i VO'ii. —No. 2'J NORTH CANTON, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1950 Oc PER COPY Put Out The Fire We are indebted to James A. Farley—-who not too lo.ng ago was one of the biggest of the wheels in the new deal but who got out when he saw where Roosevelt was headed— for taking President Truman's formula and doing a little figuring on his own. Recently Mr. Truman stated that by the year 2000, based on a projection of the growth of the past 50 years, his country would have a national income of a trillion dollars— that's one thousand times a billon—and every worker would be making at least $12,000 per year. Mi; Farley felt that Mr. Truman should have applied his projection to at least two other items, the cost cf government and the number of people working for the federal government. He contends, I think rightly so, that based on the record of the past 50 years federal spending and employment are both likely to increase at a much faster rate than national income. However, disregarding the possibility of a faster rate of increase, Mr. Farley found "If we take the cost of government for 1900 and compare it with the cost of government for 1950 and then figure the same rate of increase for the .next 50 years, our government (in the year 2000) would cost six trillion dollars, o.r six times as much as the whole national income. "On the same basis we would have working for the federal government (in the year 2000) 20 million men and women. The lesson of these simple figures," Mr. Farley added, "is that unless we find some way to reduce the cost af government it will soon grow so great as to consume not only everything we all earn but everything we have all saved, everything that we call property which is owned by all of us." Mr. Farley is 100% right. Federal spending must be drastically reduced and we are about out of time. The budget for fiscal '51, starting next July 1, is o,ur last chance. If Congress appropriates the '12.4 billions Mr. Truman has asked for thett we'll go on to larger and still larger budgets year by year with bigger and bigger deficits until the inevitable national collapse which will bankrupt you, me and everyone in the country. One sure way to put out a (ire is to shut off the fuel which feeds the flames. This is the only way i.n which the big spending conflagration now raging out of control in Washington can be handled; the fuel—tax money—must be shut off or cut down to a reasonable flow. We know from the '51 budget that the Administration proposes to accelerate the pace of its headlong rush toward state socialism and national bankruptcy, so there won't be any help from that quarter on putting out or controlling the fire. We also know from the action taken on previous big- spending, grossly excessive budgets that if Congress is left to itself the budget for '51 will be approved just about as presented. This brings it rijr.it back to u.s, Mi. and Mrs. Ame-ica. If we <peak u^, if enough of i,s let cur representatives in Congress know that we want t'e budget cut by let's say 15'Yr., it vail be cut, that's for sure. Senator Byrd of Virginia, w.'v; knows more about federal spending than anyone else in the country, says that the budget for '51 can be cut six billion ' dollars without interfering in any way with any of the essential functions or services of the federal government. It's. up to you personally and individually, yes, 1 mean you, and time definitely is running out. Time For An Investigation The President of the United States is being urged, at the instigation of Senator laft, to appoint a non-partisan "Leading Citizens Commission" to study the whole policy of Government spending. The Senator suggested the Commission as an alternative to raising taxes or facing "National calamity." He said increasing taxes would be a very dangerous policy. The Ohio Republican suggests a "complete restudy of the Nation's agriculture program, plus long, deep, serious and complete study of the 12 million dollars being spent this year on individual food, a plan of "something for nothing." Senator Taft rang the bell when he called deficit spending DEMORALIZING and 'the easy road to Socialism." He disagreed with those who justified a budget deficit because of the existing "co,ld war." The Ohio Senator charged that there is .now very little money for new businesses because of high taxes which should be reduced substantially. He emphasized his belief that the Government cannot afford to cut off the National Defense forces. Senators Harry Byrd of Virginia, and Walter F. George of Georgia added their endorsements to what Taft has said— and called it a practical program. Your Congressman In Washington Your Congressman, John Me-' .Sweeney, voted for a Senate Joint Resolution to Rive posthumous awards and decorations to the ten olficers and crewmen of th? lost Navy Privateer plane which is be- ] lieved to have been shot down in the Baltic by Russian airmen on a flight between Wiesbaden, Ger-t .many, and Copenhagen. Denmark. Under the Resolution, passed unanimously bv the House, 1833-0,, Congressional sympathy will be. extended to the families of the men' who lost their lives in the per- j formance of duty. In the House the affair was likened to the Japanese shelling of the. American gunboat Panay in the Yangtze River| in China in 1937. The House cleared for Presidential action bills to amend the National Housing Act to encourage construction of rental housing on or in areas adjacent to militarv installations; and to provide for the promotion of carriers in the rural delivery service in recognition of longevity of service. The House disagreed to Senate amendments to the omnibus rivers and harbors flood control bill. Most House debate centered on the omnibus appropriation bill as it was taken .up item by item for amendment. It was the beginning oc an extended battle between the administration and econo.my advocates on the eleven chapters of the single-package bill covering every phase of the Federal budget except foreign economic aid. First victim, of the economy bloc was the District of Columbia government when $1.2 million was lopped off the $12 million annual Fe deral payment toward District gov ernment expenses to the consider tion of chapter I, District items. An amendment to prevent use of funds by D. C. departments practicing segregation was rejected. In consideration of Chapter II, legislative branch, $500 thousand was cut from the congressional print ing budget. When chapter 111— (Department of State, Commerce, Justice and the Judiciary)—was considered the econo.my forces suffered their first setback in the rejection of an amendment to sla:-h 10 percent from the State Department payroll figure'. The cut would have .forced a personnel reduction of some 1500. Amendments nverc; rejected to reduce tin.' Stale'Department's representation allowance funds, to bar use of funds to puBlish testimony of State Department personnel before congressional committees, to reduce funds allotted to the Justice Department, and to bar use of funds of the Cen-fus Bureau to pay salaries of census enumerators who gather statistics on oersonal .salaries and real-estate holdings. Debate was started on chapter IV, Treasury and Post Office Departments. War Brides Visit England 165 Local Students Will Compete at Capitol University Saturday April 29 Voting Place For Primary Election BURBANK, CALIF.—"Operation Homesick" got under way her,:: when 41 British-born war brides and their :',2 children hopped off in the "flying Cradle" for a four-.months visit in Britain. The British War Brides Club chartered the .-TWA DC-<1 Skymaster for $25,000 for their first trip home in five yeais. Postoffice Announces Hours In Compliance with Washington Orders In Compliance with the recent suggestion of the Post Master General Donaldson, to effect economies wherever reasonably possible, window hours at the main postoffice and all bra-nch stations effective Monday, May 1, 1950, will be.as follows: Stamp division week days open at X a.m. and close at li p.m. Saturdays open at S a.m. ' <in- ate? ^'division open at 8 ^f^l Of NOfth May 2 Precinct "A"—North of Fast Maple. East cif North Main and South of 5th. St. will vote at Shelter House in Witwer Park. Precinct "B"-—North of West Maple and South of Portage St. will vote in Fire Dept. at Village Hall. Precinct "C"~South of West Maple and West of South Main St. will vote at Willis Motor Co.. 202 West Manle, Street. " Precinct "D"—East of South Main and South of East Maple Street will vote at Elder & Sou. 104 Kast Ma.ole Street. Precinct "E—"North of Portage St. and West of North Main St. also East of North Main and north of 5th. Street will vote at High School o n Charlotte Str-„t. Mrs. Stevenson to Address Minute Women a.m.. and close at o p.m. Saturdays onen at X a.m. and close at 2 p.m. General delhery, Registerv division, C.O.D., and inqquirv division will onen at K a.m. each morniag und close at <> p.m. with the exception of Saturdays when they will ophti at X a.m. and close at 12:30. The money order division will open at X a.m. and close at 5:30 week clays from 8:30 to 12:30 on Saturdays. All branch stations will open at , X:00 a.m. and close at 5:30 p.m. with branch .monev order windows opening at X:i)0 a.m. and closing I at 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays they '..vill be open from X:00 a.m. until I 12:00 noon. This plan with other retrench- I mt-nls as recommended bv the j postmaster general will effect a substantial savings in the clerical allowance Postmaster Elsasser stated, without seriously incomvon- iencing the •■.eneral public. The adjustment of residential routes to i.lie trip a dav basis, as ordered bv the postmaster iceneral will be announced in the near future. The Postmaster Elsasser stated that he hoped '.very one would cooperate with this move for economy and hoped that when the move was eompletel it would inconvenice everyone verv little. All five of the music organizations of the North CantoS High School will travel to Capitol University in Columbus oil Saturday where they will compete in the State finals. Flying Saucers There seems to be plenty of mystery and an abundance of conflicting opinions about "Hying saucers." These things are reported as shooting through space. Mother Nature has kicked up in the skies in past years. Our big politicians in Washington mostly all line up in expressing their beliefs that there have been no demonstrations along the lines of the "flying saucers." This correspondent has studied the explanations and opinion of Henry J. Taylor whom we regard as the very best commentator on the radio hook-ups. So—we will have to withhold our definite opinion for the reason we don't know what there is back of this controversy over the "saucers." The fact remains that the discovery of the atomic bomb remained a matter of wonder and discussion for a long time. Lieut. Governor To Install New Officers at Optimist Dinner May 3 Orlin Wyant, retiring president of the North Canton Optimist Club, has just announced that Frank Summy of Akron, Ohio, Lieutenant Governor of the 24th District of Optimist International, will be in charge of the installation ceremonies for the newly elected officers of the North Canton Optimist Club when they meet on Wednesday night, May 3rd, at 6:30 P.M. at the Middlebranch Grange ___ ^ , Hall. The following officers, who were elected at the meeting on Wedn:s- day night, April 5th. will be installed for the 1950-51 club year:] .president—Smith Witter; vice president—Dale Gerber; board of governors—Wayne Lear, Gordon | Stumpf, Ra\ Schaffe■• and Paul Sigelmier. At the same meeting A. L. Geib and Ford Fosnight will again be installed as secretary and treasurer, as these two officers were appointed at a recent meeting of the newly elected board of governors. The wives of all members will be special guests at this dinner which is one of the highlights of the club year. .Out of town guests will include Benjamin Davies of Youngstown Ohio past governor of the 24th District of Optimist Int;rnational. and Donald MeCul- lough, the president of the Youngstown Optimist ("aiili. The preparing and serving ol the dinner will be in charge of the women of the Middlebranch Grange with music being furnished by the "Vikingaires." consisting of Way- land Reid, tenor; Joe Peters, lead; Kenneth Rohrer, base; and May- nard Rohrer, baritone. After the business meeting the remainder of the evening will be spent in a social hour with games, cards and music for entertainment. The committee handling complete arrangements for the installation dinner are Ford Fosnight, Robert Castle, Roy Frye, Homer iNorris, R. G. Mortimer. Geoi"-^1 Zimmerman and Dr. J. G. Hcndershott. LUTHERAN SEMPER FIDELIS CLASS The Semper Fidelis Class of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church will be host to the married couples of the First Lutheran Church of Canton. Mrs. E. Gopp and Mrs. G. Sattler will haive charge of the meeting. Mrs. Paul Daneker will lead the deVotions, All Metro League Team Competes Here Saturday The Viking track men will play host to the visiting Metro League teams on Saturday, April 29, when they compete in the A'l I Metropolitan track meet at North Canton's Memorial Stadium. Of the 15 event records, the Vikings hold six. These are held bv Bill Bishop (100 yard dash) S80 Relav Team; Tom Braucher (440 dash), Dick Seeman (220 Low Hurdle) Mile Relav Team; Bill Bishop (Broad Juir.v). The remaining records are held by Norton, Springfield, Springfield Township. Ellet, Coventry and Tallmadge. For the first time, this year Kent State will participate. The Vikings, this year, are being coached by Ed Wright, an alumni of Canton McKinley and Mount Union. Stark Co. Council P-T.A. To Meet at Middlebranch May I Mrs. Ola Rath, East District director of the Stark Coujity Council of the Parent-Teachers Association, will be the installing officer at the mass installation to be held at Middlebranch High School on Monday evening, May 1, at 7:45 P.M. Due to'this meeting the regular meeting of the Middlebranch Parent-Teachers association will be held on Wednesday evening. May 3, at the High School at 8 p.m. Following the business meeting the guoup, will work on the program of "the Hometown Minstrel" which is to be jriven at a later date, Canton Council Meeting Monday The Council discussed the advisability of buying a new police car and bid, for same are to be puhiish"d. Th? Council authorized the p'-i- cha.se "i several tires—two for the lire dei artr.ient trucks and three for the in.lice car. On th.' subject of oiling the streets.' tin- Council has decided that due to a lack of funds it will be neccs.-Hry for the people living on the streets to finance the purchase ■ . 'jie oil and the village will distribute' it properly. Park Powell of Kast Maple Street ..vas appointed Plumbing Inspector and A. .1. Haun of the wate_r. department was named as his assistant. he Council also authorized ths purchase' of street name signs, to amount of ten pair. th Cub Scouts Country Fair Open to The Public North Canton Cub Scouts will all be out for a good time'and to provide fun for the general public on Saturday, April 29th at the grade school. Each of the ten dens in the village.' and the surrounding area have been working on a game to be provided along with a country store, a cake walk and other entertainment. The fair >will run from six to nine o'clock and will include time out for spring uniform inspection for the eniir.h pack and presentation of awards that are due. E. .W. ERSKINE, Cubmaster North Canton Traffic Cases The- following cases were heard and disposed of in the mayor's office the past week: Thomas Raymond Florcosky, Cleveland. Driving while intoxicated, fined $7o,00. costs $4.70. Charles Rector, Akron Ohio. Overloaded trutk, fined $93.00, costs $4.70. \ Kenneth Wilcox, Middlebranch, Ohio. Unsafe Vehicle fined $15.00, costs $4.70. Howard Heise, Cleveland. Ohio. Passing in hazardous zone, fined $10.00. costs $4.70. Vincente A. Rodrigues, Lorraine, Ohio. Driving1 while intoxicated fined $50 costs .$5.50. Robert Paul Conner. Akron,_Qhio. Reckless operation fined $15,, costs $5.50. r Imposter Making So Called Survey The school authorities are calling attention to a man who is posing as' a person doing a survey of 32 states in the United States' for the educational State Board of Ohio, a board which does not exist! He claims he is doing this for schools for some kind of a promotional program. Anyone who is contacted by this mail should call the school i>1800 immediately and be sure to give a diseriutiou of the person, so thev can get the authorities,to .investigate him or them. Suzanne Silvercruys Stevenson, founder a,nd leader of minute women in Connecticut, will make her second visit before the local organization May 4 at 8 P.M. in the Onesto Hotel. Purpose and objectives of the newly formed group's program will be outlined at the gathering of minute women in Ohio and other interested persons that night. Mrs. Stevenson recently has appeared on television in her capacity as a leading sculptress. The native Belgian is well known for her at work and was inspired last year during a lecture tour to take lead of a woman's organization that should accomplish' necessary objectives. Thus the minute women in Connecticut was formed last .August. The lead;er is a sister to Robert Silvercruys. Belgian ambassador to the United States.. She has outlined that formation of minute women is_a sincere attempt to organize effectively those women citizens who oppose growing subjection of the people to the State. Minute women organizations arc based on the need tj2 alert women to their personal civic responsibilities and to arouse "women to enforce state principles by concerted non-partisan voting-. They believe in a non-nartisan political reformation. Women throughout Stark County are invitpd to attend this second organizational 'meeting. 165 students of the 232 w Three Local Men Participate In Case Open House Three local men, students at Case Institute of Technology, Cleveland, Ohio, will participate in the Open House activities to be held there, Friday afternoon and evening, May "i, 1950. This is the second open house since the postwar revival of a tradition which was abandoned during the war years. Every laboratory on tiie Case campus will be open and operating to give visitors a close view of current achie.ve- ments in science and engii.cerinsr. j On display at Case will be Tcvn-1 linson Hall, beautiful new student j union: ihe 30-million electron volt betatrow Northern Ohio's only an- tom smasher; the recently stab- lished geology mu.-euni, and new equipment in electrical engineering, chemistry, metallurgy and aeronautics. Th ■ chemical engineering, plant design, plastics and analytical chemistry laboratories will be among those in operation bv students in vhe chemical engineering •department. Lectures, movies, an! demonstrations will b; <tiven de- "oicting various industrial processes of synthesis and analysis. The local chemical engineering student participating in these .activities will be John Bernard. Working in the mechanical engineering department will be .mechanicals Leland Schneider and Robert Mathie. This department will be operating the foundry, machine shop, aev»i-lyna.nics laboratory, and heat power laboratory. Operating the heat pow:r lab '.vill he internal combustion engines, refrigeration equipment, and various steam devices used in America's industries. In the aerodynamics laboratory, and heat power laboratory. Operating in the heat power lab will h.i internal combustion engines, refrigeration equipment, and various steam devices used in America's industries. In the aero lab exhibits and demonstration:! wii! be shown acoicting tin advancement.- in the aero-dynamic; ileid. ho attend North Canton High! School will com.pete, for honors. The North Canton Music Organi-" zatioti i.- giving a Chili supper on Thursday night to help finance the trip for these deserving scholars. It is hoped that the people of North Canton and vicinity will lend their support to these students and attend the chili supper to assure these student.- enough money to finance the trip. The students themselves are hoping for the support of everyone in the school district and have voiced the wish that many home folks will travel to Columbus on Saturday and lend them their moral support the same as they have done many times in the past) for the basketball teams, All the competitions are opeu to the public and below is a list of the ti.mes and places where the competitions will be held. The orchestra will play at Capitol University at 10 in the morning and the Band will plav thera at 1:30. The Boys Glee Club is scheduled to sing at Bexlev school at 11; the Mixed Chorus '.vill sing there at 2:40 p.m. and the Girls Glee Club will also sing at Bexlev School in Columbus at 4 in uie afternoon. INFANT TWIN SONS BURIED APRIL 21 Services werag held Friday afternoon, April 21, for the one-day-old twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Vanus of R.D. 6, North Canton. Rev. C. H. Kern conducted the rites, with burial being made in St. Jacob's Cemetery. The infants died Thursday afternoon, April 20. in Aultman Hospital. Rheumatic Fever Clinic May 6 The Rheumatic Kever Clinic will be held on Mav (j. starting at ?<:.i0 a.m. in the Comm.unitv Building. Appointments should be made by .Mav first hv calling Mrs. Willaman at 9-1-100. There have been 10 clinics held so far and ol children have been examined. Thirty-one were checked OK while twenty were asked to return for a recheck. This doesn't mean that they have rheumatic fever but a recheck was considered desirable to make sure. All parents are urged to have their children checked to make sure that they haven't had rheumatic fever. North Canton Woman's Club To Hold Hobby Show Monday, May 1 Annual Rubbish Collection to Be Held During First Week of May The annual collection of will be made during the first Mas- 5. The North Canton Senior Woman's Club will sponsor a "Hobb;y Show" at the Community Building on Mcnday, May 1, at the North Canton Community Building. The Show will be open to the public from 5 to 9 p.m. Mrs. J. N. Adams is program chairman for the afternoon meeting which will start at 2 in the afternoon, she will introduce Mrs. Charles Howes, who will speak on "Hobbies, the use of Leisure Time." Mrs. Clark Weill, .music chairman will present Marv Lou and Barbara Russell, who will present several vocal duets, accompanied by Mrs. Wehl. .Members of the Woman's Club are reminded that all entries in the Hobbv Show must be at the Comiimmitv Building not later than 11 o'clock on Monday. The following members are in charge of the entries: Antiques— Mis. G. F. Duryee; China und Crystal—Mts. C. R. Jackson; Needle- craft—Mrs. Walter Zimmer and Mrs. DeVere Kaulfman; Artcraft— Mis. R. W. Dively and Mrs.. Conrad Traut; Homemakers—Mrs. Walter Trott and Mrs. Yale Strauss tr; and Misc.—.Mrs. Ralph Bush. Mrs. J. C. Mundorf chairman of the tea committee will be assisted by Mrs, Glenn Schiltz, Mrs. Ralph Bowers. Mrs. E. B. Schijtz. Mrs. P. R. Baird. Mrs. Nelson Ralph, Mrs. W. J. Williams. Mrs. R. W. Ramsev, Mrs. Delia VanVoorhis, Mrs. J."H. Kotz, Mrs. Ella Warstler, Mrs. Willis Baugbm.sn, Mrs. Bertha Mae Williams, Mrs. G. E. Robinson, Mrs. Lester Webster and; Mrs. R. H. Yanney. Missionary Society To Hold May Tea The Woman's Missionary Society of the Com.munity Christian Church will hold their annual May Tea at the home of Mrs. D. P. Hoover on West Summit Street. Mrs. F. M. Crawford program chairman will introduce Mrs. S. L. Berkebile. guest speaker. The musical portion of the program, wilt be arranged bv Mrs. Hoover. Mrs. Howard Warburton will display a selection of figurines, soma ef which are to be sold for the benefit of the Missionary Society. Mrs. A. L. DeMusey and Mrs. Hoover hostess chairmen will be assisted bv Mk. R. B. Evans, Mrs, William Kolp. Mrs. S. P. Rohrer, Mrs. Ralph Young. Mrs. Harry Deex, Mrs. Ed. Shriver, Mts. Sam Hall, Mrs. B. C. Olson, Mrs. Alma Fulton. Mrs. W. M. Harding and Mr.-. C. R. Mummery. North Canton P-T.A, Meeting May 2 Mrs. R, I). Hummel, program chairman for the _North Canton Parent-teachers Association, has announced that a humorous program has been planned for the Tuesday evening: .meeting, Mav 2. In.-tallation of officers will ba one of the highlights of the meeting. Those to be installed are: Mrs. Wayne Lear, president; Mrs. J. P. Marshall, first vice president; Mr. Raymond Trachsel. second vice president; Miss Ruth Hankey. recording secretary; Mrs. Paul Pontius, corresponding secretary: Mr, Harold Sicka\foose, treasurer; Mrs, Guv Morrow, historian, and Mrs, Reese Kennedy and Mr. Richard Mill...-. Sgt-al-Arrjg. Music will be furnished by the school music organization's. All hieir.hcis ai-h urged to attend this the last meeting of the year. North Canton Rotary To Entertain Wives Wi\ > of the North Canton Ro-" tarians will be the guests at a dinner to be held at the North Canton High School at b\'30 .p.m. on Thursday night. A mixed chorus under the directum of Mr. Shelby Davis will be tin. miosis of the Rotary Club and lu-nish the program. The N'orth Canton Civic Musid Ass .ciation will s-:rve the dinner,) rubbish here in North Cantor) week o.f May. May 2 through/ One day ha;~ been assigned Lo each section of town and MRS. IDA WALKER DIED APRIL 21 Mrs. Ida Walker who died Friday night. April 21. in her home at R.D. 6. North Canton, was buried Tuesday afternoon in Union Cemetery at Louisville. Services were conducted in the Sluss funeral home at Louisville by Rev. Carl VV. Borm.utb. Mrs. 'Walker who was TO. died fro,m a heart ailment. She is survived bv two sons. Wilbur nf the home and Harrv of .New Franklin; a sister. Miss Alice. M. Shatter of Toledo: 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. residents are urged to have their; worthless m.aterials in reeepticalea at the curbs in front of their homea let ore 7:30 a.m. on the dav that! collections are to be made in theiri section. On Tuesday, Mav 2, the collect tions will be made in the section King East of North Main Street and North of East Maple Street. On Wednesday, May 3, collections will be mad'? in the section West) of North Main Street and iNorth of West Maple. On Thursday. Mav 4, collections will be made in the section lyinc West of South Main Street and South eijj. West Maple. On Frrday, Mav 5. collections will be made East of South Mail» Strviet and South of East Maple,
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i VO'ii. —No. 2'J
NORTH CANTON, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 1950
Oc PER COPY
Put Out The Fire
We are indebted to James A. Farley—-who not too lo.ng
ago was one of the biggest of the wheels in the new deal
but who got out when he saw where Roosevelt was headed—
for taking President Truman's formula and doing a little
figuring on his own.
Recently Mr. Truman stated that by the year 2000, based
on a projection of the growth of the past 50 years, his
country would have a national income of a trillion dollars—
that's one thousand times a billon—and every worker would
be making at least $12,000 per year.
Mi; Farley felt that Mr. Truman should have applied his
projection to at least two other items, the cost cf government
and the number of people working for the federal government. He contends, I think rightly so, that based on the
record of the past 50 years federal spending and employment are both likely to increase at a much faster rate than
national income. However, disregarding the possibility of a
faster rate of increase, Mr. Farley found "If we take the
cost of government for 1900 and compare it with the cost of
government for 1950 and then figure the same rate of increase for the .next 50 years, our government (in the year
2000) would cost six trillion dollars, o.r six times as much
as the whole national income.
"On the same basis we would have working for the federal government (in the year 2000) 20 million men and women.
The lesson of these simple figures," Mr. Farley added, "is
that unless we find some way to reduce the cost af government it will soon grow so great as to consume not only
everything we all earn but everything we have all saved,
everything that we call property which is owned by all of us."
Mr. Farley is 100% right. Federal spending must be
drastically reduced and we are about out of time. The budget
for fiscal '51, starting next July 1, is o,ur last chance. If
Congress appropriates the '12.4 billions Mr. Truman has
asked for thett we'll go on to larger and still larger budgets
year by year with bigger and bigger deficits until the inevitable national collapse which will bankrupt you, me and everyone in the country.
One sure way to put out a (ire is to shut off the fuel
which feeds the flames. This is the only way i.n which the
big spending conflagration now raging out of control in
Washington can be handled; the fuel—tax money—must be
shut off or cut down to a reasonable flow.
We know from the '51 budget that the Administration
proposes to accelerate the pace of its headlong rush toward
state socialism and national bankruptcy, so there won't be
any help from that quarter on putting out or controlling the
We also know from the action taken on previous big-
spending, grossly excessive budgets that if Congress is left to
itself the budget for '51 will be approved just about as
This brings it rijr.it back to u.s, Mi. and Mrs. Ame-ica. If