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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 10, November 1955 - File 054. 1955-11. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/629/show/613.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 4, No. 10, November 1955
Alternate Title Facts Forum News, Vol. IV, No. 10, November 1955
Series Title Facts Forum News
Creator
  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date November 1955
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
Place
  • Dallas, Texas
Genre
  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 4 1955; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries
  • Facts Forum News
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Transcript WSm Private Enterprise Regained By HENRY IIAZI.ITT WIDE WORLD PHOTO The Firsl Thanksgiving Dinner Governor Bradford's own history "I the Plymouth Bay Colony over which he presided is a story that deserves to be far better known, particularly in an age that has acquired a mania for socialism and communism, regards them as peculiarly "progressive" and entirely new. and is sure that they represent "the wave of the future." Mosl of us have forgotten that when the Pilgrim Fathers landed on the shores of Massachusetts thev established a Communist system. Out of their common product and storehouse they set up a system of rationing, though it came to "but a quarter of a pound of bread a dav to each person." Even when harvest came, "il arose !■■ but et little." A vicious circle seemed to set in. The people complained that thev were too weak from want of food to tend the crops ee- tlic\ should. Deeply religious though they were, they took to stealing from each other. "It well appeared," WTOte Governor Bradford, "that famine must —till insue the next vear allso. if not some way prevented." "So the colonists." he continued, "be- gane to thinke how thev might raise as much conic as thev could, and obtaine a better crojie lhan ihey had done, that * Henry Hazlitt is Associate Editor of Newsweek and Editor of the Freeman. Pri- vate Enterprise Regained fir-t appeared as a column in Newsweek, June 27, 1949. the) mighl nol still thus languish in mis- eric At length (in 16231 after much debate of things, the Gov. (with the ad- e ise "f the cheefest amongest them) gave way that they should set corne everv man for his owne perticuler, and in that regard tru-t to them selves ... And so assigned i" ever) family ;i parcel] of land. . . . A GREAT SUCCESS "This lienl ver) good success; f,,t it made eill hands very industrious, so eis much mure ciernc wa- planted lhan othet w.lise' weeiili] bale bene liv ;m\ means tlie' Gov. nr ;iu\ other could use, and saved him a greal deall of trouble, and gave fair better contente. "The women now wente willing!) into the feild. and looke their litle-ons with them tn set corne, which before would aledg weakness, emd inabilitie; whom In have compelled would have bene il ghl greal liremie and oppression. "The experience that wets had in this i "tninone course eunl condition, tried Bundrie years, and theit amongst godly emd seebcr men. tneiv well evince the vani- l if of thai conceite nl Platos emd other ,me iciits. eipplauded bv some of later lime'-: that the taking awei\ of prop- ertie, and bringing in communitie into ei comone wealth, would make them hap- p\ eunl llorishing; as if thev were wiser than God. lor this comunitie (so farr as fate .i2 it was I weis found lo breed much confusion and discontent, and retard much imploymetit that would have been to their benefite and comforte. "For the yong-men theit were most able and ft 111 ■ for labour eunl service did repine thai thev sliiiiilel spend their time and streingth to worke for other mens wives eunl children, with out any rcc'tii- pensc. The' slriuig. or man of parts, hail no more in devission "I vnjetails and cloaths, lhan he lhat weis weeike and not able to doe a quarter the oilier could; this weis thoughl injucstice . .. "And for men's wives to be com- iiiiinilcil to due servise fur other men. as dressing their meate, washing their cloaths, de the) deemd it a kind nf slav* erie, neither could many husbands well brooke it... "Il\ this time harvest was conic, and instead "I famine, now duel gene thern identic, and the face of things was changed, to the rejoysing of the harts of many, for which the) blessed Cenl. \uil ihe effeel ol llieir particuler i private) planting wei- well seene, for edl heul. one way and oilier, pretty well to bring the year aboute, emd sonic nf the abler sort* and more industrious had to spare, and sell tn others, SO eis anv gencreill wante or famine hath not been amongest them since In litis day." The mural is loo obvious lo need elaboration. FACTS FORUM NEWS, Sovember, I95t
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