Union Pacific Shop Bulletin p8
THEBULLETINfic System Lines; Los Angeles Lodge No. 1 gave a dance and entertainment in American Legion Hall on the evening of January 17th.The music was furnished by the shop orchestra, composed of the office force at the shops.A few short addresses were made by the visitors and the lodge officers and the balance of the evening was devoted to dancing and other entertainment. A large crowd was in attendance and everyone had a good time. Mr. Sines and Mr. Beauchamp were very enthusiastic in their praise of the efforts of the committee in their behalf.LAS VEGASThe second social affair to be given by the Shop Employes' Association, the dance at Beckley's hall, Tuesday evening, was one of the outstanding successes of the season. The hall was most attractively decorated, and the music—well, it simply couldn't be beaten.The bevy of pretty girls and young matrons was no doubt the real lure that enticed the "tired man of business"' to trip the light fantastic. Irresistible they certainly were, and a list of those seen on the floor would read like "who's who" in Las Vegas. That the town folks would turn out in force was to be expected, but that Omaha and Los Angeles should be represented by members of the U. P. official family was indeed a surprise, though a most welcome one. R. H. Beauchamp, special representative of Vice President Calvin; C. M. Hoffman, superintendent of motive power, and General Superintendent J. P. Carey, were the guests of the local U. P. officers, Messrs. McCabe, Coffey and Bracken. When the familiar strains of "Home, Sweet Home" had somewhat dampened the buzz of animated conversation in the still much crowded hall, Mr. Beauchamp was heard making the remark that "he wished Omaha was not so far from Las Vegas." And if there are any who still doubt the joy of this occasion they need only ask Mr. Hoffman, as he left no doubt in the mind of the observer as to his enjoyment of the evening.The program was a full one, the only minutes that dragged being the ones between the encore lengthened dances, and the orchestra maintained that these were seconds instead of minutes.It was clear that the happy crowd, while manifesting no lack of interest or appreciation of the prize dances, begrudged the time that the floor was pre-empted by the Goddess of Luck, or was it art, while the leading couples concluded each contest. Amusement was king, joy was the crown prince and beauty was queen, yet three times during the evening the Royal Family gave way to Sport, who with his fickleness, awarded all honors to the ladies, but they, with modesty becoming, insisted on the trophies being shared in by the men. Miss Gertrude West and H. J. Jones were the winners of the fox trot award, while the prize for one stepping was carried away by Miss Wanda Henderson and Byron L. Bunker, and Leslie R. Saunders was able, by basking in the reflected glory of his wife, to see that the Chamber of Commerce lost none of its reputation as a prize winning organization by getting away with the prizes for waltzing.Messrs. Al. T. Stone, Wadsworth Young and P. A. Jackson composed the committee that had the dance in charge, and G. H. Griffith, president of the Shop Employes' Association, is most emphatic in declaring that the committee deserves all the credit, while the committee is just as emphatic in declaring that without the assistance rendered them by Mr. Griffith no such success could have attended their efforts.Note—Most people think that Las Vegas is the Port of Last Resort and that most of the men are there only "to make a stake."This is not a fact, as shown by the account of the last social dance given by Las Vegas Lodge No. 2 on the evening of January 17th.These social features in a little citv like Las Vegas is what makes it a good place in which to live, and the citizens and the business men of the city are trying to co-operate with the employes of the railroad to make it a real homey city in which to settle down and enjoy life away from the hustle and bustle of the larger cities.This together with the improvements for the welfare of the employes in the erection of a Club House and improved housing conditions now contemplated by the Union Pacific management will make this an ideal city in which to work and raise a family.—Editor.The Bulletin welcomes letters from its readers, containing both "News Items" and constructive suggestions for improvement in the railroad field. Short letters—about 300 words—will be particularly appreciated and will be printed as space will permit.THAT BALD SPOT ON FATHER'S HEADDedicated to G. H. Sines and C. E. Anderson.The sun was shining brightlyAnd the air was warm and dryThe branches rustled gentlyAs the breezes passed them byThe bees were humming softlyDown in the clover bedAnd the flies were circling all aroundThat Bald Spot on Father's Head.They lit upon it gentlyAnd they lit upon it hardPoor father was defenselessAnd they broke right through hisguard. They skated on that shiny spot Until it turned bright red They surely were attracted to That Bald Spot on Father's Head.Their feet were wet and sticky And they left a lot of tracks They sure make it impossible To grow what father lacks So father got a skull cap And I've often heard it said That father's looking better Since he covered up his head.Contributed by C. B. Craig,O. S. L. General Office Bldg.The selfish man when he is down and out, sows the seed of discontent, and soon becomes an agitator, and agitators are weeds in the garden of industry of today.. They are prone to give the dark side of their life to all with whom they come in contact, and see nothing but hard luck, such as having missed a fortune by the failure to receive a telegram or the missing of a train; while in reality all they have missed is their honest opportunity by not taking advantage of it when presented by having the moral courage of their personal convictions.We must reason out the foundation for friendship, which is best built by kindness. Substitute sagacity for suspicion. Reason and moral courage will find the way.All things worthy of our consideration should be thoroughly investigated before we lend our efforts or enthu-siasm.It is folly to condemn that which we do not comprehend.
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