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Socialist Party (U.S.). Socialist Handbook, Campaign 1916 - Image 64. 1916. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 28, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/260/show/255.

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Socialist Party (U.S.). (1916). Socialist Handbook, Campaign 1916 - Image 64. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/260/show/255

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Title Socialist Handbook, Campaign 1916
Alternative Title Socialist handbook, for president, Allen L. Benson; for vice-president, George R. Kirkpatrick; the workers' candidates, not backed by Wall street or the war trust
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Socialist Party (U.S.)
Publisher Socialist Party
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Chicago, Illinois
Date 1916
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Socialism
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Campaign literature
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Socialist Party (U.S.)
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 63 pages; 17 cm.
Original Item Location HX89.S62
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304531~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript Roads and Highways. The capital investment in the public roads and highways is estimated at $249,055,067. Libraries. There are 1,844 public libraries with an annual expenditure of $14,756,567 and a capital investment of $109,717,908. Light and Power Plants. There are 1,562 cities that own and operate their light and power plants, employing 7,940 people. Water Works. There are 3,054 cities that own and operate water plants. Some of these are enormous. New York City's system, for example is valued at more than $180,000,000. That of Boston at over $42,000,000. Chicago, at $52,000,000. POSTMASTER GENERAL BURLESON RECOMMENDS PUBLIC OWNERSHIP OF TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE. "Government ownership of the electrical means of transmitting intelligence is brought to the attention of the American people of 1913 with the indorsement of nearly every Postmaster General since the Civil War, with a score of favorable reports by committees of Congress, and by the example of practically every other nation of the civilized world. More than seventy bills have been Introduced in Congress to accomplish it. Meanwhile the private operation of the telegraphic and telephonic facilities has resulted in a virtual monopoly by which the people are annually taxed vast sums for which they receive no adequate return." Postmaster- General, A. S. Burleson, in Senate Document No. 399, 1914, in "Government Ownership of Electrical Means of Communication." i SPECIAL COMMITTEE OF POSTAL DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDS PUBLIC OWNERSHIP. The special committee appointed by the Postal Department in response to a Senate Resolution comes out squarely for the principle of public ownership. They say: "There is a radical difference between the policies of a public and a private monopoly, both as regards the extension of service and the fixing of rates. In the extension of service the determining factor with the Government is the needs of the people; with the private monopoly, the consideration of profit. The effect of the application of these two policies to similar public utilities is shown by comparison between the present universal extension of the mail facilities and the limited extension of the telegraph and telephone facilities. The private monopoly has no incentive to extend its facilities to unprofitable territory, but the Government must serve all the people. This universal service is accomplished by the equalization of rates. In fixing rates, the policy of the Government is to superimpose no charge for taxation, but only to see to it that the service as a whole is self-supporting. The private monopoly, on the other hand, must make a profit, and in providing for this, tends to increase its rates to the highest point that will not, by so greatly restricting the volume of business, impair the aggregate profit." 62