Texas Almanac, 1945-1946 Page: 24
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24 TEXAS ALMANAC.-1945-1946.
How A Free Enterprise
Serves A Free People
Take the Dallas Railway & Terminal Company, for instance:
1. JOBS... it provides a great variety of jobs for hundreds of men
and women in Dallas... permanent jobs at good pay. A large percent-
age of its employes own their homes, having acquired their property out
of earnings paid them by this Company. More than 25 per cent of its
employes have been with the Company more than 20 years.
2. TRANSPORTATION SERVICE ... it renders public transporta-
tion service to about 350,000 passengers daily.., to and from work,
shopping, school and other destinations. One main group of its pas-
sengers man the factories, stores, shops and offices... while the others
patronize those same institutions. Thus, its street car and bus lines are
the circulatory system along which moves the lifeblood of the city ...
the people who work and earn and buy!
3. SAVINGS AT WORK... it provides the opportunity for men
and women to put their savings to work at reasonable returns and with
4. SUBSTANTIAL TAXPAYER ... it pays substantial taxes to the
city, the county, the state and the nation, thereby lessening the tax burden
upon every citizen in the community.
5. CIVIC WORKER... it, and its employes, give active support to
civic and charitable organizations, with emphasis now, of course, upon
the war effort.
Thus, a Free Enterprise provides gainful employment for labor; renders
valuable service to the people; puts savings to work; pays its share of taxes;
takes part in civic and charitable activities; and, otherwise conducts itself
and its affairs as a Good Citizen of the community and the nation.
Dallas Railway & Terminal Company
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