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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 04, 1917, NOON EDITION, Image 8

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Baltimore; Collins, with the club
last year, and Larry Chappelle, who
is said to have lost the stage fright
developed in Chicago when he was
purchased from Milwaukee for $18,
000. There are the Braves. A good ball
club, weak in spots, with an indomi
table manager.
A fiery ball club, with lots of pep,
with all the fight in the world; a ball
club that is playing as hard when
hopelessly beaten as when in a nip-and-tuck
game.
'JESUS:
AMERICAN CITIZEN" IN BUSINESS
HE WORKS REVOLUTIONS
BY THE REV. CHARLES STELZLE
Jesus is working a revolution in
the business life of this city.
But it isn't through old-fashioned
efficiency methods and scientific
management although no one be
lieves more strongly in system and
order than Jesus.
It's through the study of the hu
man side of business that Jesus is
working out his plans.
When He selects a man to manage
His business affairs He requires of
him not only unusual mental ability,
but a great heart the ability to get
along with men.
There's an atmosphere in the of
fice that compels men to deal honest
ly with each other. And it is required
that every employe shall be fair and
loyal.
Competition there is, too, but it is
expressed in the effort to get out a
better product to excel in the kind
and the character of the work done.
Shabby work is never permitted
under any circumstances.
The trade mark of this house is
"service."
There is no class spirit among the
workers themselves, in the sense
that one kind of mechanic believes
himself to be superior to another,
simply because he happens to have
what some regard as a better job.
When a man is given a biggeiyor
better job, more is required of him
in character and purpose. He is soon
made aware that the one who serves
most stands highest among his fel
lows. This is a fundamental princi
ple laid down by Jesus.
Success is determined not by the
balance in the bank at the end of the
year although this is a considera
tion but by the degree to which
men with whom the house deals
have been helped to better things
both in point of comfort and charac
ter, and by the good will which has
been developed among men.
No attempt is made to conduct this
business so far in advance of all oth
ers in every way so as to wreck
it It is recognized that to return to
the simplicity of the days when there
were no great cities or transconti
nental railroads would be futile.
"Opportunism" is therefore the
ideal set before all who are related
to this enterprise but never is any
thing permitted that is immoral or
unfair r unethical.
Real business qualifications are in
sisted upon.
It is understood that while piety is
a good foundation for a business
man, it is not the only essential for
piety alone never yet fitted a man
for a successful business career.
And so the leaders and others,
too are encouraged to perfect
themselves in the science of business
for more effective service.
So here's the plan that's working
the revolution in Jesus' business
the making of men rather than
money; the supremacy of service
over profits; the production of goods
that will stand the test, but, above
everything else, " service, service,
service.
This is the second of five articles.
Tomorrow Dr. Stelzle will discuss
Jssus as a religious man.

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