Union Pacific Shop Bulletin p 5
THE BULLETINclose of the season and it was impos.-sible to book additional games.Manager Samuel Knisely, speaking for the O. S. L. team, expresses his thanks for the generous support the community has given the O. S. L. players the past season. The cooperation of the Shop Employes' association, the Oregon Short Line railroad, the local officials of the O. S. L. Pocatello Tribune for publicity, the Young Men's Christian association, Idaho Tech, and many others for their part in making possible the best season ever enjoyed by a local railroad basketball squad.The team is comprised of a number of basketball players, with more than an ordinary amount of experience and ability. The personal and a brief resume follows:Ellsworth, center and captain, is a "letter man" from Idaho Falls and Rigby high schools; Knisely, guard, and manager, is a "letter man" from Gibbs high school, Knoxville, Tennessee, as well as an all tournament Selection from the East Tennessee Sectional Tournament of 1921; Lar-sen, forward, is a "letter man" from West High School, Salt Lake City, Utah; Evans, forward, is a "letter man" from Idaho Falls High School; Waddoups, guard, is a "letter man" from North Cache high school, Utah; England, forward, is a "letter man" from Arimo High School; Croshaw, guard, made his letter at Preston high school and Shipley made his mark in the army as a basketball player.The year's record gives, the Pocatello Shopmen undisputed claim upon the championship, not alone of the Community League, but among the Union Pacific shops for 1923-'24.The team is considerally indebted to W. D. Furbeush, scorer, and editor, who accompanied the players on all trips and acted as chaperon. Also to W. G. Comstock, recreational director of the Pocatello Shops, whose interest in the program, the trips and the outcome of the games, has made his services invaluable to the players and their friends.ANNOUNCEMENT As our Bulletin is going to press we would be negligent in our duties if we did not express our appreciation of the splendid support we have been getting from our Lodges, in assisting us in our fight to maintain our rights in face of the proposed railroad labor legislation, which is seeking to destroy all organizations similar to ours, your System and unit officers are fighting your battles, and it is only right that they should have your support.The man who once most wisely said, "Be sure you are right then go ahead," might well have added this to wit, "Be sure you are wrong before you quit."This is our motto and we are going to continue to fight for those principles which are right, and we earnestly solicit your continued support.C. E. ANDERSON, W. J. TAYLOR, W. S. FERRIS.YAKIMA, WASHINGTONWe were pleasantly surprised in being able to announce the election of Yakima's Craft Committee as follows: Mr. Ralph Sebastien, chairman; Mr. Edwin Lightle, vice-chairman; and Mr. Walter V. Day, secretary.We will look forward with pleasure for News Items on Yakima.A BANKER'S WARNINGTO BANKERSOne of the most remarkable bits of evidence to show that intelligent appreciation of the fact that understanding and co-operation must take the places of prejudice and conflict between Capital and Labor is growing in important places, was furnished in a recent address, delivered in New York. To grasp the full import of this speech one should know that it was made by a leading banker to an assemblage of bankers. The occasion was a dinner of the trust company division of the American Bankers' Association. The speaker was Evans Woollen of Indianapolis, president of the division.Mr. Woollen warned his hearers and the bankers of America to become more liberal in their views and to eschew "Bourbonism" if they wished to see the capitalistic system continue in the United States and property rights remain unimpaired. One cannot afford to accuse or suspect a man in Mr. Woollen's position of being influenced by "red" propaganda. It is certain that his views were listened to by his hearers with attention and respect, that they will be pondered in the same spirit by bankers throughout the country, and that they will carry great weight with business men generally. Declaring that his position was "not politics, but business," he said:"More than anything else, we need understanding. We need understand-ing between those who have and those who have not; those who employ and those who are employed, and between those who work with their brains and those who work with their hands. Understanding between all these is possible, but understanding is impossible between the Bourbon and the radical. Our contribution is the avoidance of Bourbonism."A democracy gone wrong is a terrifying thing. A more terrifying thing than the murders at Herrin was the breakdown of civil government at Herrin. It broke down because it was not supported by sound public opinion. It is breaking down less dramatically, but terrifyingly, at other points."With the Bourbon who holds that property right, unchangeable in all its aspects, is not discussable in any respect, there is no chance for understanding'. There is chance for clash. He promotes the class consciousness that is his danger and the danger of those whose business it is to conserve property into the future."If we who believe in our political and social institutions recognize this fact, that free speech, short always of incitement to lawbreaking, is the right of those whose ideas we dislike not less than those whose ideas we like, we promote the chance for understanding. Moreover, if the political and social institutions in which we believe will not withstand the free speech of those who do not believe in them, then we are in a bad way and our trust companies are not likely to conserve property into the far future."Although Mr. Woollen by his warning indicated a belief that a tendency toward "Bourbonism" exists among bankers and business men, it is not necessary to predicate this or to enlarge on it. The essential thing to consider is whether his general proposition is, right and salutary, and, if it is, for bankers and business men to act on his suggestions for the good of themselves and the whole country and its, institutions. If the influential business men of the Nation will heed his warning and put some of the energy and intelligence they devote to their private affairs into their relations with the public and political life of the Nation, they will clean up several danger spots in short order.It is in the power of the bankers and business men to make both Teapot Dome scandals and Herrin disorders impossible in the future.
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