Vol. 1" No. 5 Friday, September 21, 1945 SUCCESS IN YOUR JOB Many people today are only inter ested in their vocation as a means of making a living. To use a trite expression, they are working for "five o'clock and pay-day". Real success in their work is to them a matter of opportunity and luck. ?/hen someone achieves success, have you not heard people say: "the lucky stiff, I knew hirii when he did not have a dime". Yet, success is not a matter of luck, but the result of ambition and the necessary will power to work hard and consistently to realize one's dream. Let me tell you the story of a fellow student I had the pleasure of Icnowing vjhile I was in college. His first name was Karl; his full name does not matter. Karl was 40 years old, when he entered the University to study mining engineering. Due to his age and experience, the school viaived the entrance requirement of a High School diploma. His formal school- ing, prior^to entering the Univer- ^ consisted ol about two years primary training in some obscure country school. When Karl was about fifteen, he went to sea as a sailor. He soon tired of this occupation and came back to his home town, doing odd jobs whenever he could get them. By the time he was twenty—one years ° had established himself as a ditch digger. Now dig^ng ditches does not seem to be an interesting ivay to earn assured me that he really enjoyed digging ditches. I'/hen I was with him, he would occasionally talk about his early work as a ditch digger. He would grow thoroughly enthusiastic about the subject. Karl would en lighten you about the right and wrong viay to handle a pick and shovel. He would discuss the pro blem arising from different soil composition; To him a ditch was a work of art, that only an expert craftsman should attempt, Karl, hoYjever, was not satisfied to keep on digging ditches. He knew that other men were laying out and planning the work for him. He enrolled with a correspondence school, taking a course in surveying. Yes, you guessed it; his previous schooling was not sufficient to pre pare him for his course in surveying. Undaunted he took a High School course with the same school. He fin ished this course and then continued studying surveying. It was not long, before he laid down his pick and shovel and was woricing with a surveyor's transit. Vi/hen Karl was in his early thirties he had established himself as a contractor and had become quite wealthy. He had acquired a piece of mining property and in order to manage it himself^ he turned over his business to someone else to manage v^hile he attended the University to study mining engineering. You can see that it was not luck that made a mining engineer out of a ditch ^fsgsr, but it tvas his ambition, deter mination and a great deal of hard work. If I have bored you with this story, I am sorry. The question I am asking you is: are you digging ditches and are you satisfied to keep on digging dit ches the rest of your life? F. H. Ponish PERSONALS Mr, Newell is back with us but is dis^- gusted with his sling getting in the way _ his work. Be patient until the iiand IS well IS our- advice to him.

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