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lander, so that the load will get less the farther it's pushed. We don't know who Invented this rubber tired wheelbarrow idea; some technocrat probably. Maybe it's all part of a great plot to make possible the planting of the entire American beet crop by two men and a boy, neither very bright. But one thing we do know: Some time next summer some father is going to ask his son why the son hasn't wheelbarrowed some wood In from the woodshed and the son is going to reply: "Father, i had a blowoutl" Further proof that alienee Is golden "Klnfflsh" Long's one filibuster cost the taxpayers $15,000 a day. 1 DISILLUSIONED EMIGRANTS Stella Walsh, the brilliant athlete who ran for Poland in the Olympic games last year and who transferred her residence from the United States to Poland after the games were over, is beginning to wonder if she did the right thing.

Born in Poland, she had spent much of her life In the United States when she decided, last year, to give up her chance for 'American citisenshlp and return to Poland. But now she says she wants to come back to the United States; and she remarks, "After one has got used to the American standard of living, it's hard to get used to Europe." A lot of immigrants from Europe have gone back to the old country, since the depression began, and one is Inclined to guess that a lot of them. If they could be Interviewed, would express things "Just about as Miss Walsh did. YOUR HEALTH This Is the first of three enlightening srtlrlM by Dr. FIxh bein on coronary thrombosis, the dlnease which rauwd the death of former President Coolldge.

When former President Coolldgp died suddenly of what was diagnosed as coronary thrombosis, the attention of the public was focused on a condition of which little has been said In literature addressed to the public Thrombosis means blocking, by a Clot of blood. The coronary arteries are the blood vessels which furnish blood to the heart. The term coronary thrombosis therefore means blocking of the blood vessels to the heart by a clot of blood. The condition has a high rate of fatality. If one of the branches of the coronary arteries becomes obstructed, death usually occurs in a brief space of time.

If the person has been well previously, or If the person has had revlous attacks of pain referred to he heart, the diagnosis Is usually Justified. If the blocking occurs Sradually, the symptoms may have eveloped over a period of weeks. Far too often the symptoms sua i euturbftnee ox aigesuoa There By Dr. Morris Fishhcin Is a sense of fullness In the abdomen relieved by the belching of gas. There may be nausea and vomiting; discomfort associated with the ftomach often follows a meal, and there may be other symptoms of indigestion so that far too often the condition Is passed over with a diagnosis of acute Indigestion.

It will be remembered that President Coolldge suffered for several weeks with such jymptoms previous to his death. In most newspaper accounts of fatal indigestion, the patient is found at postmortem examination to have been suffering from a disturbance of coronary arteries. Most people with this disease are past 50 years of age, but occasionally there are cases between 40 and 50. Rarely, It ever, Is the condition seen under 35 years of age. If the attack takes place gradually, the other blood vessels which supply blood to the heart may take over the function of the one which Is blocked.

There may be slight changes In the heart with fymptoms during this process, but under such circumstances the condition is not necessary fatal. NEXT: Diagnosis of rorooanr thrombosis. Is always fatal? miuiniilpiiUAIH" iW timzs peons 'THE READING A 1 NG A' THURSDAY MORN ING, BR UARY 'i 9 3 3 TSI TTOX IU PHI i fllim I Jl OLDEST NEWSPAPER IN READINO. Published continuously since 1868. Reading Times Publishing Owner and Publisher.

A John H. Perry Newspaper. John H. Perry, President. E.

A. Kettel, Secretary Treasurer. 1 I. Joe Hornsteln, General Manager. Abe Hurwltz, Managing Editor.

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The Associated Press la exclusively entitled, to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not credited in tne paper ana also tne local news published nerein. NATIONAL ADVERTISING REPRESENTATIVES, E. KATZ SPECIAL ADVERTISING AGENCY, 500 Fifth Avenue, New York. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 1 .10 6 3 Months 1.30 1 Year 5.00 Bell 'Phone 6101 Ben "Phone 6101 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1933 righteous Father, the world hath not known thee; but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. St.

John 17:25. Unless you bear with the faults of a friend, you betray your own. yrus. A LITTLE TRIP INTO QUANDARY Reading his paper with commendable thoroness the other day, a reader came across a story describing a politician as "being in a quandary." Never having seen a quandary, our reader has asked us to describe one, if possible. What does he mean "If possible?" It sounds like ft dirty crack.

It's not only possible; it's highly probable. Quandary comes from the Greek verb, quander, meaning to queerly wander, or moon around in a queer sort of way, like an elephant in a row boat. Thus, a quandary is a place you happen to stumble Into when wandering around not knowing what th' heck to do with yourself. Of course, this description sounds like a speakeasy, but the only way to get into a quandary in a speakeasy is to run out of money. Quandaries take various forms.

Some of them are chasms; some are hillocks; some are Just arid stretches of the United States senate. In the fall of '96 a lady bathing at one of the nearby beaches had all her clothes stolen and wired her husband, in town here: "In quandary stop please send clothes soonest stop love Ella." The husband hunted all over the map for Quandary, but was unable to locate it. The lady, Ella, got' tired ter awhile and started swimming for Fiji, where there are no clothes and, hence, no quandaries. i This was practically the last heard of Ella. We hope this brief exposition, as you might call it, of quandaries, satisfies our reader.

If he wanted to experience being in a quandary, he can make ft mistake in figuring out his income tax. Bureaucracy wilj. do the rest. Now congress talks about soaking the little fellow as If he weren't In hot water already. PAYMENT OF TAXES MONTHLY "Paying taxes should be put upon a monthly basis and become for the homeowner a part of the routine of blllpaying along with that of the water rate, the telephone and gas bill and the charge for electric service." This Is the pith of a report recently issued by the public relations of the United States Building and Loan league.

The report, signed by an impressive list of names of financiers and experts in the field of construction financing, defends its thesis by many arguments. The monthly tax payment plan would accord with the present practices in business. If it were more costly of collections, it would not be adopted by commercial interests in general. It would not require the homeowner to accumulate a surplus during the six or 12 month period or to scurry about at the last moment to borrow tax money at the bank or among friends to avoid penalty. The present system of annual taxes collected in the fall, the report asserts, is a sur rival of the time when the country was predominantly agricultural, and the farmers preferred to pay taxes when they sold crops.

Today the aver age family income is received in weekly or monthly installments. Finally, the report contends, the result of monthly tax dues would be an increased "tax consciousness" which would result in closer citizen su pervislon of governmental costs. Payment of taxes at frequent intervals would give the government the use of the money and make needless much public borrowing. There are Just as many men making their mark today as over but they're using red RlinnUi TIRED WHEELBARROWS Probably doing its bit toward farm relief and better times for construe tlon workers, an American rubber firm is putting out a balloon tire for wheelbarrows. This is practically everything that can be done to Improve the wheel barrow, except perhaps to make it smaller and give it it bottom like a co Six Weeks For Special Session i "Is F.

Ds. Hope But. It'll Be Longer By PAUL MALLON WASHINGTON Those who pull the strings in congress are very well satisfied to let most pending legislation go to the bow wows in the remaining days of this session. 1 There is no one THE NATIONAL WHIRLIGIG Newt Behind the New Too Easy Now Six Weeks here who will club the boys into action. The long distance telephone connections with Warm Springs do not bring direct results.

The situation important legislation in the stretch can be thumbnalled as follows: The LaGuardla Hastings Bankruptcy Bill appears to have a better chance than anything else. Its fate Is somewhat doubtful In the leaderless senate. The Glass Banking Bill should slip through during the closing days of the session, although that cannot be counted as certain. The Beer Bill will pass the senate, be vetoed, fail of passage over a veto and then hang around until the special session. The same thing Is scheduled for the Allotment Farm Bill.

The resolution for Prohibition Repeal has no chance. Mr. Hoover's Economy Plan is already dead. There will be no general economy legislation before the special session. That means also there will be veterans cuts.

All taxation or tariff legislation is also off until the special sessions, although the house committee is playing around with ft depreciated currency tariff bill. it is very doubtful whether all the regular governmental appro priation bills will be passed. WHAT MAKES things so oncer tain is that any group of two or three senators can control legisla tion. Less than 30 sitting days re main before March 4. Some sen ators could talk for 30 days with out breathing hard.

It will be different in the spe clal session. There will be a deft' nite program, heavy Democratic majorities in both houses and a President of the same party to lay down his demands ana wieia his power over filibusterers and Just piain wiiamen. MR. ROOSEVELT whispered to some of his boys when he was here, that he wanted the special session of congress cut to six weeks no more. They protested it takes that Jong for congress to make up its mind about a single thing.

He told them he would insist on six weeks. He would call another special session in the fall. If neces sary. What was in his mind appar ently was the sad experience of Mr. Hoover whose special session ran away with him after inauguration, i Plenty Wind' NEVERTHELESS the special session will last a lot longer than six weeks.

Mr. Roosevelt can call sessions butonly God or the Constitution can terminate them. The boys adjourn when they run out of wind which is usually never. Glass Bill THE GLASS BILL is a big pin for the6teagall Qoldsborough combination in the house. It will not go down easily.

Mr. Roosevelt will be required to use personal pressure. He has already exerted some through 8peaker Garner. That is why the Steagall announcement on the bill was no mild. Congressman Steagall said his banking committee would consider, the bill but it had many other things to consider.

He issued that statement after Garner had a long conference with him. He would like to have said he was going to kill the bill, but Garner stopped him. Mr. Garner gets his orders by telephone from Warm Springs. Mr.

Steagall gets his orders from Garner. With that combination the bill should eventually pass. Missouri Behind It THE COl'ZENS effort to stop railroad loans from the R. F. C.

is supposed to have had the MLwourl Pacific situation mainly in mind. Everyone will deny it. but it is nevertheless true, that the I. C. C.

has been working on that case. A decision was supposed to be imminent at the time Couzens introduced his senate resolution, The supposition is that the I. C. C. would have authorized the R.

F. C. to make the loan. Ramifications lead up to the very best doorstep in Wall Street. Economic Conference" THE UNITED STATES has Jockeyed the world economic conference into another delay, apparently for purpose of permitting Mr.

Roosevelt to wheedle out a few economic deals with our debtors first. That is the confidential explanation given for postponement of the conference until May. The British debt 'delegates are due here In mid March. Mr. Roosevelt's whole international program will be thoroughly sifted In conferences with them before the subject of the world economic conference comes up again.

New Magazine A REVOLUTIONARY new national magazine will make its appearance in Washington about the time Mr. Roosevelt comes in. It will fight nearly everybody Republicans. Democrats and possibly the capital system. Two former newspapermen of some prominence are Interested in the venture.

They are trying to keep It a deep secret until the first issue explodes on the world. Substantial backing is supposed to have been obtained. Hot Baby! THE ROORV PRICE for unfortunately worded diplomatic messages should bo to state department represents tive at Sofia. Bul RHrm. He cabled Washington the following: "Child has been born to the queen.

On behalf of the U. 8. government I offered congratulation to the prima minister." OUT OUR WAY New York Day ByDay By O. O. M'INTYRE NEW YORK, Feb.

1 Jewelry auction rooms continue to pulsate a glitter along Broadway and 42nd street, despite rather shady implications. Their wordy enthusiasms, like sudden spasms of alarm clocks, invariably attract the passersby. The auctioneers are reisarkable actors. Their talent for timing the punch of a salestalk Is uncanny. From the tall of an eye, they see the wavering indecision of a customer and, apparently talking to no one in particular, they Jolt him into buying About each ship is a delirious and hilarious ultruism.

Pasters inflame windows with incredible bargains. Everything positively must be sold this week, no matter the cost, althoua they have occupied the same stand for years. In the doorways are a few cappers who act as bell wethers for the fol lowing sheep. Long ago, auctioneers discovered that no person will step into an empty room. Ice must be broken by the cappers.

Once inside, the stranger is like the deer. You can coax him to you. but one sudden movement and hes on to cover, it is a study in psychology to hold htm and make bim buy. Among the genialities passing with time, in New York, is the Irish waiter. About the only ones left seem to be at Jack Kennedy's, Dinty Moore's and Billy the Ovsterman's.

They have not the alert obesiance of the French, Italian and Greek, but have gristle like dependability that is warming. They suggest the hospitality hotel desk's with the old fashioned hotel desk's Quill pen resting in small shot. Many sturdy eating havens now are shuttered. Among them is Dalv's. so long on West 59th street.

It em ployed peroxlded waitresses who. after several visits, might call a patron "Dearie." The proprietor drifted from table to table and Inquired about things. Cafeterias sounded the death knell of such places. In Daly's, several vears aco. a bluff old customer at an adjoining table was approacnea ny a flemure Salva tionist, sne murmured: "will vou please give a dollar to the Lord?" Not tmktndlv.

he inouired: "Sister. how old are you?" She replied that she was 26. So he said: "Well. I'm 59 and IH likely see Him first and uresent it In nerson." Then. hftvin had his Joke, he called her back an gave ner a 5 hill.

George S. Kaufman, tall. thin, be soectacled and pompadoured In ver tlcal austerity, wanders the Rlalto with tne greatest detachment of anv of its favorite children. Now and then, his face Is Illuminated bv quick, forced smile. But most of the time he auewsts melancholy.

His devotion to the theatre is consuming. Altnouan resoonsibls for several hit plays and earner of an Income reputed to be $7,000 ft week, he keeps a oramauc joo on a morning paper, taking freauent leaves. Almost mutiny he may be found among the theatre rail birds studvinc some bit oi a periormance. Next to that of Kaufman, the siarcniest pompaaour in town was worn by Harold Ross, head man of tne New Yorker. All of sudden, it flattened into a side Dart.

Several stories are told as to the whv of the change. One is, he was lunching at tne Algonquin. From another table Dorothy Parker sent this note: "Do you mind if I go wsdlng in your nairr Anyway, a lime later, tne pompadour vanished. Thingumabobs: Richard Haltbur ton is not so very welcome at Gib raltar kodaked the fortifications secretly Paul Block's con stant nrst niirnt companion now is his young son Bert Lahr's favorite pajnma color is baboon pink HenaricK van boon never exer cises J. M.

Barrle cannot read his own handwriting the next day Larry rays favorite toast was: Some sooner, some lster, finally Eva Le Oalllenne has re ceived Hollywood's biggest offer of the year. A despairing fellow In Hollywood post cards that he has a mother in aw whom only Clyde Beatty could handle. And frettlna over directions to a home I wished to visit in Yonkers. someone consoled with: "No matter here you find yourself in Yonkers. ou will wish you were somewhere else." (Copyright, 1933) The sales tax Is a "painless" tax.

And that is why it is a dangerous tax. tt operates like creeping Pre1s. like Portrait of a Man Talking to Himself Jack Osterman handed me a titter with: "I don't like Hlrshfleld so much now that he is a magistrate. I liked him a lot better when he drew cartoons." I wondered how long it would last. I mean the romance of Janet Reade and Walter Batchelor I first reported their love spark their marriage and now the explosion He adored her so And now he U'gjvlng Janet the break Permitting her to divorce him via "incompatibility" Which she probably will do If she doesn't he will Clifford Howard's "Crusoe's Real Island" packed a wallop for me, when he told how Daniel DeFoe.

who created Crusoe, wrote his own miseries For 26 years DeFoe refrained from speaking to his wife or children DeFoe claimed that they drove him to indecent passions, and otherwise drove him mad. So he resolved to remain absolutely silent in his home, ft resolution which he carried out so faithfully that it eventually made his wife crazy, and broke up his home this, according to Clifford Howard's book And why do you think DeFoes tribe found fault with him? They ctrided him because he was "spending so much time writing about an old shipwrecked sailor, named Crusoe, who lived alone on an island!" In other words, DeFoe was busy writing the most popular book in the world, except the Bible! Well, the column does have Its moments, at that Every now and then it says something that gets actionwhich is all I use it for, anyway The item, frlnstance, of the other day about the Yankee boat line which borrowed $400,000 to recondition one of its steamers, and then hired hundreds of Orientals, at $7 each a month. Instead of "Buying American" So what happened? So this happened The next day the United States Gov't nabbed 206 Chlnkees off one of them, held them at Ellis Island and probably'll oust them so that some of the 20.000 American seamen now out of work won't be! Therefore, I throw an orchid at me any objections? That feud between the magicians and the clggle company, which is re Turning Back the Pages FIFTY YEARS AGO February 2, MJ John B. Knorr aiui oc.iu H. Ruth purchase Uie boot and business of Charles D.

Gelger, at Sixth and Penn and will conduct it hereafter. Reading Oas company reduces the price of gas in Reading to $2.09 per thousand from $2.50, and claim that Introduction of electricity has not reduced consumption of gas. Keystone National bank announces that it will open for business on March 5. making seven national banks for Reading. Annual report of Warden Rhoads of the Berks prison, shows that during the past year inmates made 3s.

000 yards of carpet, and 1,580 pairs of half hose. TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO February 2, 1909 C. Floyd Hopkins, manaeer of the Orpheum theatre, leaves for Harrts burg to' take charge of the Orpheum there. Frank D. Hill succeeds him here.

Committee on Drivtleees of the school board refuses permission to parade the city's school children to a Biederolf evangelistic meeting. City renders the Penna. Asphalt company $2,736.76 In payment of its Din lor S31.0UO. the city clalmlne that the company failed to keep the streets in repair as required by its contract. Henry Miller.

Douglaasvllle. is fatally Injured when he Jumps from moving passenger train here. TEN YEARS AGO February 2, 1923 The Sunday school organization surprise Rev. Oustav R. Poetter.

of St. Marks' Reformed church, when they present him with several fine gifts. cnamoer or commerce endorses campaign to raise funds for new ambulance for the Junior Fire the present one having been In use six years. Meeting intended to stimulate In terest in swimming and life saving Is held at the Y. W.

C. other organ rsrions in ne city co operating. Berks applicants ror liquor licenses monoxide gas. The taxpayer is not number 277. decrease of 32 from )st conscious wax ne is Dawns vesr The Lsner Brewing eomnnnv U.

8. Senator Thomas P. Oore atmlles for a license for Its brewery (Dem, OklftJ. 'after being doted for ft year. By WILLIAMS on i see: fl ft I'm HOLo.Mgn il WALTER WINCHELL ON BROADWAY (Trade Mark Registered).

Copyright, 1933, Daily Mirror, Inc. vealing tricks of magic in their ads, is quite interesting The Society of Magicians wishes the ciggie people wouldn't They feel it lessens interest in magic acts and they fear the worst On their side they have such notables as H. Willem Van Loon The ciggie people, however, point out that the tricks they are revealing in the papers are fifty years old and few if any magicians offer them in their routines anymore And that Camel's only reveal one way of showing them up Thurston, they add, has often explained a trick one way and then proceeded to do it another way Just to make it harder for you to understand The ciggie people also say their ads will make magic come back stronger and that schools are saving the ads to make magic more interesting in their discussions "Watch the booking offices," say Camel's, "for new interest in magic acts!" The magicians will now rise in a body and sing: "You've Got Me Cryin' Again!" Very, very funny, to me, at any rate I mean about Marlon Hatch, who is on The Daily Worker, the paper for the soap boxers who make speeches and wind up with somebody getting their conks cracked by clubs Marlon Hatch whose editorials are tuned: "Down With the Capitalists." is livlne rent free on a Jersey farm where Marlon is writing a play The larm is owned by a Vanderbllt! Diverting, too, is the Golden Book's report that Adam told most of the "new" tokes we hear today Plutarch, frixample, told the story about the talkative barber, who was trim ming the beard of King Archelaus and asked: "How shall I cut it?" "In silence!" was the King's retort cicero overneara raoia Doua bella saying that she was 30, whereupon he snapped: "It must be true, for I have heard it these 20 I heard that again on the radio last week And then, according to Poggio, there was the Roman mer chant who. when he was asked how he could sleeD with such debts unon him, said: "the wonder is how my creditors sleep!" From that sprang the gag about the guy who said: "I want to hire you to worry for me" "When do I get paid?" asked the hired one "That's the first thing you worry about" says the other, who usually is Harry Rlchman. The petty racketeers have hit upon i a new form oi blackmail, according to one lad, Enric Madriguera, maestro at the Place Pigalle They check on a star's life, uncover some sordid details (If they can, that is), then they approach the victim, and de mand coin to keep quiet One such baddie pulled the trick on Enric, who replied: "Be sure and spell my name right and if there is great publicity from the expose return and I will give you what I think it is worth to me" The fellow hasn't returned yet And Enric wishes I would so announce the fact and invite anyone to do their darndest Good for Enric! I did it out loud recently, too right here in the columnbeing fed uu with the "lefs get even wlth hinr groups all of whom failed to pass their exams to be morons.

Too bad that a man like Hitler can rise so high in politics, who hates so Intensely His ha tied of the Israelites is contemptible and when an assassin shoots him down one day a lot of locals won't be sorry The best wsy to fight a person like Hitler Is to ridicule htm. of course But I cannot refrain from flaunting the fact that he is a homo sexu allst, or as we Broadway vulgarians say an out and out fairy The Nation, an esteemed and reputable magazine, not long ago published the fact, as have others As reported from Hitler's intimates, too! Once Einstein delivered an address on Relativity before the Hitlerites at the special Insistence of Hitler, who, it is said, was merely trying to show Einstein as a Jew who was mad During the speech the great scientist heard Hitler tell a friend a vicious antl 8emite Joke Einstein paused to remark to Hitler: "It's a good thing that you're an anti Semite" "Why do you say that?" asked the famous German Austrian sissy "Because," replied Einstein, "if you weren't that you'd be nothing!" A lovely bit of wordage Is this from James Carroll of Hollywood He Is weighted down with sadness. It appears, and he called this "Robin'' his pet name for his little girl, whom lie never saw, one presumes because: "I never had a chance to hear your prayers. I never heard your early morning laugh, I never saw you try to climb the stairs. I never peeked when you were in the bath I never saw you learning how to walk.

I never saw pink rib oons on your neafl. i never heard that first small baby talk, I never saw you put ynur dolls to bed I never saw you eating by yourself, I never ran out. Today and Tomorrow By WALTER LI PPM ANN Technocracy III. The Prophecy of Doom VYE COM2 now to a consideration of the reasons which the technocrats offer for predicting the destruction of the existing order. Here, in their own authorized language, is the prophecy of doom: We now have the accelerating upward sweep of trie energy curves and the curves of an enormous total production, and the accelerating declination of the curves of employment, Involving millions of men, and still more violent fall of the curve of man hours per unit produced tn.

iweep of 'aUtheee eurvet across the ehmte dealing' with unprecedented magnitudes and numbers eon etitutet unmiitakable evidence that the whole system is due to go out of balance in a not distant future. (Introduction to Technocracy, p. 36.) This, they tell us, is "the disaster that science and technology view as unavoidable." The question is: how does Mr. Scott know it Is unavoidable? He tells us that he knows it by looking at the sweep of curves across the charts! Yet It is only four years since economists and stock brokers, and ft considerable number of persons who are now temporary technocrats, were looking at the sweep of curves across the charts and predicting a New Era of ever increasing prosperity. Is it possible that any one is so simple minded as to think that curves sweeping across charts "constitute unmistakable evidence" of what Is due to happen in the not distant future? is one curve sweeping across the chart which particularly im presses Mr.

Scott. It is the curve of energy consumption. It is on this curve that his whole system of prophecy rests. With this curve he believes he can interpret the human past and predict the future. This is the crux of the technocratic doctrine.

It is because he confidently relies upon the prophetic power of this curve that he feels so cocksure that he knows how existing tendencies are unavoidably bound to develop. His notion is that the "basic" relationships of society can be measured in terms of tne conversion of energy, and that if you know how rapidly energy is converted, you know what is happening and what must happen. It is a stupendous claim. If it is well founded, Mr. Scott is the Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein of human society.

There is some reason for sup posing that he thinks he is. If his claims are correct he is able to do for social phenomena what the astronomers can, with their methods of measurement, do with the heavenly bodies. The astronomers are able to state, with reasonable accuracy, the position of the stars and planets at any date in the past or in the Mr. Scott thinks he can measure human ac tivity so successfully that he can Interpret the "past 60 centuries" and fore cast the future. This epoch making formula is arrived at by measuring the energy contained in the food that is eaten, In the fuels that are consumed, and dividing the total by the population.

Thus Mr. Scott finds Chat until about 1800 the maximum energy consumption in any society was about 2,000 kilogram calories per capita per day; he finds, though he does not say how, that the energy consumption per capita today is seventy five times as great, or kilogram calories per day. 4 I SHALL ASSUME that these figures are reasonably correct. There tft nothing inherently Improbable in the statement that the United States today consumes seventy five times as much energy per capita as it did in 1800. There are moments, to be sure, when Mr.

Scott feels very imaginative, and then he talks not about a seventy flve fold increase in a century and a quarter, but an 8,766,000 fold acceleration since 1900. These figures he reaches by comparing the potential horsepower of the biggest turbine running twenty four hours a day with the manpower of one human being doing a day's work. But I do not wish to dwell upon Mr. Scott's shockers. I stick to his soberer estimate of a seventy five fold increase in energy consumption during the last 130 years.

What needs to be inquired into is the assumption which Mr. Scott calls "the basic postulate" of technocracy that in measuring energy consumed he has found the key to social evolution. Many men have been searching for that key. Let us look at Mr. Scott's.

He tells us that until 1800 the maximum energy consumption was not more than 2,000 kilogram calories per capita day. Granted. What can Mr. Scott do with his key now that he has found it? Does it enable him to say why 2.000 kilogram calories in Mesopotamia produced Babylon and why the same number of calories in Greece produced Athens? Does it explain why 2,000 kilogram calories in Athens produced the splendor of the fifth century and the disintegration of the fourth century? Does it explain why the Roman republic became an empire, why the empire had peace and prosperity under the Antonines and misery and squalor the time of Romulus Augustulus? Can Mr. Scott pretend to explain the rise and fall of states and of cultures, the periods of well being and of suffering, the whole vast pageant of human life on this planet, by talking about 2,000 kilogram calories? Well, how, if he cannot explain the past by his measurement of energy, does he dare to say he can predict the future? HIS CLAIM rests upon the fallacious premise that a social system wholly determined by the quantity of energy it consumes.

If Mr. Scott's assumption were true, the same number of calories consumed in shooting off a cannon and building houses would produce the same social I results. If all that matters is quantity of energy, and not the use to which the energy is put, the same expenditure of energy should always produce the same effects. It does not. 'The error in what Mr.

Scott calls "the basic postulate" of technocracy is the naive logical error of trying to measure a complex whole by measuring one of its parts. It is possible, for example, to weigh all the steel and wood used In building a ship. It may be desirable to do so. But the ship is something more than the weight of steel and wood which constitute it. It Is an erganitation of steel and wood which, because it is an organization, can do things that the steel and wood as such cannot do so.

So it is with a human being. It is possible to weigh the chemical matter of. which he Is composed. It is possible to measure the energy he consumes. But he is something more than the chemicals and the energy.

He is a living organism. He can direct his energy. He can increase or reduce it in ways which no chemist and no physicist would pretend to be able to predict. He is, if I dare to use the language which technocrats despise, living soul. Now ft human society, being composed of millions of living souls, is the most complex of all phenomena which men attempt to study.

That is why political science is, of all the sciences, the least exact, why it is the least able to employ mathematical analysis. To suppose that it is possible to select, from among all the variable elements which enter into social life, one element, such as energy consumption, nd derive all the other element from it, is not science. It is a perfect example of what Aldous Huxley, I believe, has called the Higher Unlearning. SO WE ARE entitled to conclude, I think, without any fear that we art turning our backs upon another Galileo, another Newton, or another Darwin, that Mr. Scott has not discovered what he pretends to have dis covered: the scientific clue to social evolution.

The delusion of grandeur which causes him to look upon himself as the innovator of a new er human thought and to say that "all philosophic approaches to social phenomena, from Plato to and including Marx, must functionally (ale) be avoided as intellectual expressions of dementia precox" should not Impress anyone. That Is nothing but the pretentious ignorance of ft crank, (Te be concluded tomorrow) (Copyright, 1933, by New York Tribune, and Reading Times) had the chance to wipe your bib, I never saw your dishes on the shelf, I never saw you sleeping in your crib I never watched your eyes get big and round, I never saw you near the Christmas tree, I never heard that little happy sound, I never played you 'hossie' on my knee Fate let me down, you couldn't understand and what you never have you never miss But, honey, that alone, makes Tne feel grand. You'll never know your Dad or feel like this" Poor fellow He's missed so much! "I never pecked when you were In the bath" I have and little girls are so cunning splashing arotind In the tub laughing, giggling, playing, and with soap In their eyes, one of whlrh opens at you as they beg for a towel We used to have two before our luck 2nd, It Is becoming increasingly true that the efforts of relief agencies do not go much beyond the objective of seeing "nobody shall starve." H. L. Lurte.

social research expert of New York, before senate committee. Technocracy Is a nronhecv of doom. It presents no charity and la not quite so respectable a the Com miinlst who knows what he want. Dr. William E.

Wickenden. presl ami oi isse ocnooi Of Appuea Science, Cleveland, a.

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