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In a Country Like THIS, Success Is EASY—if a
Fellow'll Only Come Clean—and PLAY the GAME
They were sitting in the "Amen" corner of the hotel—the young "I saw the Shoe company that afternoon. They had 'no vat
drummer remarked that "it wasn't EASY to SUCCEED any more— cancy.' I hadn't expected any, but I made them move over and mak€
that the game was becoming stiffer all the time." room for ME. I got them to say I might stick around for a few weeks,
"Boys," said the oldest man present, "I'd like to say something to observe the factory side of the shoe business.
at)out this fickle dame they call success. I haven't much time. Going "Early and late I was there—without pay — doing anything and
east on the next train^-but maybe I can give you the high spots be- everything they'd let me do—in the office, in the shipping-room, all
fore I go. over the plant.
<rWhat I'm about to tell you is TRUE. It happened to ME. I "They stood for me that way a month, then they placed me on thfl
know what FAILURE is—and what SUCCESS is. I've been thru the pay-roll.
m"*# "They didn't give me much—just enough to have me feel authof
"ln a country like this, success is EASY <— if a fellow'll come ized to make myself useful. I could see I was an experiment to them
CLEAN and play the GAME. —I was to myself.
"I guess I wasn't much different from the average—maybe I was "Everybody behaved toward me at first as tho I had escaped front
a bit more easy-going. Anyway, most of my life I dubbed around with Bloomingdale—but after awhile that wore off, and they went out of
the boys, making 1 a good-natured fool of myself, working no harder their way to put me wise to things.
than I had to, quitting on the tick of the clock grabbing at holidays « Next let me make a on the road New te rritory-my
like a gormand-and going a little stronger all the tune on the booze. expense. I had had a few dollars in the bank. There wasn't much
"Knowing what I know now—l deserve to spend the rest of my left—and I was betting every dollar on myself to win. Did I work on
days in sackcloth and ashes, for the years I've fiddled away. that trip? I worked like a demon—and sold SHOES.
"At fifty, I was selling cigars back of a counter for a few dollars a "More time passed, and I was made a regular drummer. Then the
week. On my fiftieth birthday I started early to lunch, but instead of senior road-man quit without warning, and they wired me to take the
eating, I found a quiet corner and sat down all by myself to think it territory until they could pull themselves around and assign a regular
'Tm not going to say what I thought that day, but something "They never dug-up the regular man.
came to life within me. I FOUND myself. <<Last year my commissions amoU nted to more than %\ 8,1)00. I'm
"I had been a shoe-clerk once—so leather looked good. It doesn't ahead of that this year, and still three weeks to go.
matter WHAT a man does so long as it's HONEST. A determined man
will succeed at anything,
"CAME THRU on the shady side of fifty: Could have done it at THIRTY just as well.
"If only some kind soul had walloped me one, and woke me up twenty YEARS ago! I'd
have been a MILLIONAIRE today!
"By the time a fellow's wise enougK ?o Know Kow to LIVE, He's old enough to DlE—and
look what a lot of expensive experience goes to the grave with him. 1
"Just time to make my train—bye, bye, boys—good luck."
The Names Listed Below Represent Practically Every Branch of Tacoma's Great Industries:
I.unbmnen and Lumber Mills Manufacturing and Industrial Tacoma's Business and Professional Tacoma's Leading Financial Tacoma's Stce! end Wooden Taxi cab, Tiansfering Coal Wood &
\u^lTff n ?r^\J?TJm»lnr Institutions Leaders Institutions Shipbuilders Ice Companies
llip >■ V.-cI.T-nmrnml r.mmnnv Tucoina Smelting t tompany. H. F. Alexander. The National Hunk of Tacoma. Todd Dry l)«Mk A Construction Corp. Tacoma Taxic«?> A Baggage Tran»rer
MmM . 'How* Puget Sound iron & Steel Wki. L. Y. Stayton. Scandinavian American Hank. Tlie Conslrn. tl..n Company. Company.
Hiii'Vl'n I nmiirr * Mfa Co Washington Pipe £ Foundry Co. J. E. Boancll. Fidelity Trust Co. The Foundation Company. Griffin Transfer Company, Inc .
i v ■, i ' •. I m.ilmT OMnminv Edward Miller Coruiee & Roofing Co. \V. It. Rust. Taconia Having* Hnuk Ji Tiu-t-Co. Srcborn Shipyards Company. Olympic I«-e. Company.
.; n «r >",'' American Wood Pipe Company. I>. W. Rutherford. Bank of California. Taconu« Shipbuilding Compan?.
leading II liolesalers Pacific Steel & KoUer Company. Haydcn, lianghomo ,v Mitawr. Puget Kouncl Bank & TniNt Company. |t ; ,i.,,,, Iti-othcrs. Sand, I,ravel, Crushed Rock &
V. S. llnrmon a Company. Doud-Marl'arlane Machinery Co. C. M. KiddoH. Pacific Building .v Loan Association. . Build in a Malarial foAM.
Utnrfc* Huh Company. Standard Cliomlcal Company. \V. H. Paulhamus. Green Hwurlty Company. Inc. hlectrical C >nnpmt\< ■-,-«, o r fi m rvT n ut"""<w-v
Tfi'- ttofCM Company Gilkey Paper Box Company. H. Roy Harrison. n h t ' *»/ Tneoma riecOlr MM Company. »»»aK«-nrmieia iwmpany.
Lf^^MrcomVany": 1^ w.^^ P- P .,, S.or/S."""' ""' Importing Onnpany Slavery, Bi.uieries & Bank Not,
V, ' A. B. Howe. MiUul & t«mpany, Ltd. Companies
Is 'road. Transportation and Flow Mills and Gram Companies Leading undertakers & Embalmers Hospital Restaurant Pioneer Hindery A Printing Company.
Power Companies Sperry Flour Company. Rnckley-King Company. St. Joseph Hospital. Lotus Grill. North Pacific Bank Note Company.
mm~' SEES Mm^Spa-y. Tacoma's Leading Clothing House Automobile Company Surgical Supplies Laundry
.„ , , n , M. Prager A Company. VniverHal Motor Co. Shaw Supply Company, Inc. Olympic Steam laundry Company.
I acotnas Leading Bakers . Panne Car company. . y
Mauhaei Bread Company. Leading College Amusement Company uaie & Kennedy Co. Dredging Company Launch Company
•team Baking Company. College of Puget s<>nnd. Camp Lewis Amusement Company. Griffith Motor Company. Tacoma Hredging Company. - Pom Laanch Oumpaay, Inc.
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