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Ohio Annual Conference, Reports and Resolutions Adopted
			
14            REPORTS AND  RESOLUTIONS

will have in the country in general, especially on those who
have been taught from childhood to despise Negroes we
may not forecast, but this we do know--"The Lord Jeho-
vah reigns."
                    Labor and Capital
  Nothwithstanding the great and dangerous crisis through
which the country is passing, we find that strikes and labor
disputes still continue.  Bribery in business, taking the
form of alleged commissions, loans exploited, money so-
licited in the name of the several enterprises launched by
the government for carrying on the war, aviation and ship-
building frauds, all unauthorized and many under false
pretenses, and profiteers in high places excusing their dis-
honesty on the ground of necessity to meet conditions over
which, as they say, they have no control because of the
war.  We believe, however, that a Federal Commission has
recommended legislation against commercial bribery, strik-
ing at both those who  give and those who take bribes.
Means are also being considered by which, in the main,
strikes and labor disputes may be averted. Other import-
ant factors in our economic and financial state exist--the
taxation of large incomes, and of all income increase as it
accumulates, the registration of what are known as luxur-
ies that these may be lawfully taxed. High money rates,
and the fact that they must continue till the war shall end,
while every surplus dollar is taken for war purposes. Dis-
organized industries because of assumed government con-
trol and shortage of labor, fuel and food, the high and ris-
ing cost of living and the rapidly rising cost of production,
these and other grave problems confront us, and must be
met squarely, cheerfully and bravely if we would shout
victory at the close of the war.
                  Suggestions of Peace
  As actual war make up the state of things in our coun-
try to-day, so suggestions of peace are also rife. We be-




			
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