Union Pacific Shop Bulletin 8
8THE BULLETINwho knows him dare employ him, for he is a regular firebrand of discontent. He is impervious to reason, and the only thing that can impress him is the toe of a thick-soled Number Nine boot. Of course, I know that one so morally deformed is no less to be pitied than a physical cripple; but in our pitying let us drop a tear, too, for the men who are striving to carry on a great enterprise, whose working hours are not limited by the whistle, and whose hair is fast turning white through the struggle to hold in line dowdy indifference, slipshod imbecility and the heartless ingratitude which, but for their enterprise would be both hungry and homeless. "Have I put the matter too strongly? Possibly I have; but when all the world has gone a-slumming I wish to speak a word of sympathy for the man who succeeds—the man who, against great odds, has directed the efforts of others, and having succeeded, finds there's nothing in it: nothing but bare board and clothes. I have carried a dinner-pail and worked for day's wages, and I also have been an employer of labor, and I know there is something to be said on both sides. There is no excellence per se, in poverty; rags are no recommendation; and all employers are not rapacious and high-handed, any more than all poor men are virtuous. My heart goes out to the man who does his work when the 'boss' is away, as well as when he is at home. And the men who, when given a, letter for Garcia, quietly takes the missive, without asking any idiotic ques-tions, and with no lurking intention of chucking it into the nearest sewer, or of doing aught else but deliver it, never gets 'laid off,' nor has to go on a strike for higher wages. Civilization is one long anxious search for just such individuals. Anything such a man asks shall be granted. He is wanted in every city, town and village—in every office, shop, store and factory. The world cries out for such: he is needed and needed badly —the man who can "Carry a Message to Garcia."NOTE—How to get "A Message to Garcia" in Booklet Form:"Send us 10c for a single copy of this neat little booklet (prepaid) or if you are an employer ask us to quote you a special price on these booklets in thousand quantities, printed in two colors, with your card or compliments or your advertisement printed on the front or back cover."Address: The Roycrofters, East Aurora, N. Y.TO THE GREAT UNION PACIFICSYSTEM Be one of the men, the men-thatdo, There's much to be doing, there'splenty for you; So pull off your coat and jump in the ring, Make the old anvil and hammer sing,That business and dollars, to ouremployer you'll bring, Good business for them means moremoney for you—So get your muscles in action and show what you can do.Be upright and manly, be honest and true, Give the best that is in you, what-ever you do,Then all in this family will profit there-too, And the eyes of the officials will be drawn toward you, Then soon you'll be leaving the rank and the file And entering a place that's surely worth while. The U. P. Railroad has taken this stand, To advance from its ranks such men as they can— Such men that have shown, by their pep and their skill That they are worthy, these positions to fill. Boost for the U. P., its officers and men, Be willing and ready at all times to lend Such words and actions to the public, that they too Will boost for the Union Pacific, the same way as you, If we will but do this, and we surely can, We'll be upholding the best railroad in the land.We know we have got it, but to keep it we must Lend every assistance in our power to adjust Each fault and defect, each doubtful mind, To the class of service, they may expect to find, If they will use this Railroad, the Great U. P., In travel or shipment, from sea to sea. So be one of the men, the men that do,There's work to be doing, there's plenty for you, When somebody needs you, be glad to be one Of the members who really belong, In the Grand Old Union Pacific Family with Chas. E. Conine.Dedicated by Chas. E. Conine, General Secretary-Treasurer, Union Pacific Unit, to the Great Union Pacific System.NOTE—Last line of poem is a slight departure from original—blame theEditor. COST OF BULLETIN Questions have come to us relative to cost of Bulletin. Details will appear in next issue. Following figures show cost for last issue of 15,000 copies:Printing and wrapping and postage .........................$220.00Special mailing list postage 10.00$230.00LOYALTY MUST BEGIN AT THETOP"Intelligence, the will to get there, and breadth of vision are all indispensable qualities," says Mr. Grant; "but no man can reach the real heights without humaneness as well. The slave-driving type of successful executive is almost extinct; people cannot give their best efforts when under the influence of fear. This is an age of cooperation, of working together. And an executive cannot demand the cooperation of the people under him. He must win it. He must make them want to work with and for him. And he can do this only as he humanizes himself. "To humanize yourself you must keep in mind always that other people have feelings, hopes, desires, rights and aspirations similar to your own. In this way you will become loyal to other people as a matter of instinct. Some executives make the mistake of thinking that loyalty works only one way—from the bottom up. Either it works both ways or not at all. And it must begin at the top. The best executive, in fact, is not one who toadies to the people over him but one who caters to the people under him."—American Magazine, Feb., 1924.It is easier to see through glass goggles than through glass eyes.Go to the author to get his meaning, not to find yours.
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