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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 26, 1912, Image 15',
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Written for The Pay Book by Berton Braley.
Oh, my uncles and my cousins and rny relatives by dozens
And my comrades and acquaintances galore,'
And my butcher arid my baker and my special candlemaker
And the owner of the corner grocery store, ,
And the man who tries endurance as he seeks to sell insurance
And the druggist he's a busy- little bee
And the banker and the brewer and some fjfty more, I'm sure,
Have been giving Tnany calendars to me !
They are lithographed and tinted, they are much embossed and
They are every sort and species which is made
Some are really very sumptuous and could be considered scrump
And the others merely advertise for trade,
I have hung 'em. many places where the walls have offered spaces,
1 I have cluf tered up myhome and office, too,.
And of course they're very handy and more permanent than candy
But I -wish my friends could think of something new! .
BE HAPPY AT YOUR WORK
The man or woman -who does
his or her work happily, with a
song inthe heart and a smile on
the lips, is the" best type of work
Did you ever hear of the read
ers hired to entertain cigarmakers
while they work?
Of course, it is isn't possible to
hire entertainers for employes in
the ordinary course. But it is
possible for an employer to create
an atmosphere jn his factory qr
shop or store or office which wil
engender happiness and" good
cheer in theT hearts of his em
ployes. It's a safe rule that as long as
a man joins song with his "work
his work will be up to the stand
A dissatisfied laborer seldom ing the effect
turns out the amount or kind of
work he should do.
Soldiers march to music. Wild
beastsf-seem to be, touched by mu
sic and the insane are 'more easily
managed under its spell, it is said.
& odern conditions in the work
shop, where the hum of machin
ery dulls the senses and forbids
th thought oi song, are sufficient
cause for effort to lighten the "at
mosphere" for the benefit of the
workman and his. employer, too.
A brief respite of ten minutes
or so in a morning andjthe same
in an afternoon, with the spirit of
recreation and freedom in the air
of the workshop, will do wonders
to tone up the laborer and add to
his working capacity.
The World can't afford to get
too far from Nature -without feel