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    LABOR “LEADERS” WANTED
(A LABOR DAY MESSAGE) |
By Dr. Charles Stelzie
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Nothing seems worth doing today unless it can be expressed in terms of
billions, millions, or possibly thousands. But after we have decided, for ex
ample. that the government needs billions of dollars to carry on a war. mil
lions of men for armies and navies, and thousands of airplanes and warships,
we make the discovery that the whole thing will collapse unless we can find
the men who are capable of taking the lead in each of the divisions rsponsi
ble for winning the war.
While we need money, machinery and men in putting over any k nd of!
a job. the most important factor is men, no matter what the job may be.
But men the world round may be divided into three classes—workers, jerkers'
and shirkers — men who stay on the job, men who go by fits and starts, and !
men who try to get out of doing any kind of a job. There never was a
notable thing done in the history of mankind that did not have the right
kind of leadership. And leadership is a rare quality. |
All this applies to Labor today. There is no power in numbers, but no
organization is stronger than its weakest link. By the same token the right]
kind of leadership may give strength and stability to the organization so
that it will be lifted to such heights that even the weaker members will feel
the pull of the personalities qualified to inspire and lead the entire member
1 sUch men will take risks and dare defeat, because they not only be
lieve that the day has not gone by when "one shall chase a thousand, and two
put ten thousand to flight” but they also believe that "in union there is ]
strength." This means team-work and co-operation clear down the line. Such |
men will not falter when enemies assail them with lies, or when friends {
caution them to go slow for fear that they may "start something." They I
will see the way out, or they are seeking the way. They will say to their j
fellows, "Come on — let’s do it,” but they will tackle the job whether any- j j
one comes or not. They will put ginger into all that they set out to do. j
but they will leave out the mustard and the vinegar. They will be all on fire, ]
but they will not scorch their friends and associates. They will be humble i
enough to accept what is "nobody’s business” as their business. ]
Labor needs more such leadershitp today, when the world lags because
of bad conditions and dead organizations and lame methods and indifferent
people and languishing enterprises no matter what the cause may be. This
situation will never be remedied by high-sounding resolutions or pronounce
ments. It requires men who are not daunted by sordidness, the failures of
others, nor by the plea that the thing can’t be done. They will prove that it
can be done—by doing it.
A small group of such men in each labor union would be a host in them
selves. They could make their organization the wholesomest, healthiest thing
in the labor movement. There is no organization so dead that they could,
tot bring it to life and send it on the way toward the fulfillment of ita high
purpose.
They could drive out of the organization every crook, every grafter,
•very double dealer — if any such exist — and impart strength and courage
:o the entire membership. How is it in your organization? Perhaps the
-anks are not so crowded with men of this type but that you yourself might
dip into such a place of leadership.
A. F. OF L. WILL NEVER SURRENDER
PRINCIPLE OF DEMOCRATIC CONTROL
“The American Federation of Labor will never surrender
the principle of democratic control or yield to minority force
and domination. It will ever cling to Democratic ideals and
will most jealously guard and protect the principles of De
mocracy and Democratic procedure. It will never accept a
dictator or submit to autocratic control. It is upon that
sound and solid American basis it has taken its stand and
there it will ever remain.”—WILLIAM GREEN, President
American Federation of Labor.
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“It ran largely to toothpaste and
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NIGHT OWL8?
Young Man: “Dad, I’ve a notion to
try raising chickena.”
Father: “Try owls. Their • hours
will suit you better.”
World War Letters
Catch Up With a Vet
BEVERLY, MASS. - Gregory
P. Connolly has received four let
ters which were mailed to him
while he was serving with the
American army in France dur
ing the World war.
They were forwarded to him
by a French officer who found
the letters in the bureau of £
house where he now is biile.ec
near the Maginot li~e. Accom
panying the letters was a note:
“I am fulfilling a duty and also
a pleasure to send vnu this cor
respondence which will bring
back to you. perH ~. p easant
memories.”
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