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March 17, 1918

A billion dollar "profiteer proof" contract has been let to rebuild the cantonments with regular structures. Contracts will be for costs and a fee "so reasonable as to be above the reach of fair-minded criticism." John Redmond, leader of the Irish Naitonalists scorns English talk of a league of nations to protect small countries, until it deals with 700 years of misgovernment of Ireland. Oklahoma is second only to New York in paying the surtax on millionaire incomes, remitting twice the taxes of Texas and three time those of Pennsylvania.

Source: "New Contract is Profit Proof," Tulsa Daily World, Tulsa, Indian Territory. Oklahoma, March 17, 1918. Page 1, Column 1.

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