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PRINCIPLES OF JESUS CONUf
APPLIED IN CONDUCT OF BI
ALAMABA INDUSTRIAL. CO)
Atlanta Man.Is Elected Read of Pla
on Such a Platform.
(Keeler in Journal)
Atlanta, Ga.,-John J. Eagan pr
minent young business man, has ju
been elected, to take office, Janua
1, as president of the American Ca
Iron Pipe company of Birminghai
and the platform on which the boa
of directors named him for this ofdi
was that the t achings of Jesus Chri
were to be "the ruling principles <
Mr. Eagan, well known locally I
a philanthropist and prominent lay
man of the Central Presbytoria:
church, as well as an able business
man, has been connected with th
great Birmingham concern since it
organization in 1906, and has rise
seicdily in its service.
Speaking of his election to the chic
executive office, and the basis o
which the directors chose him, Mr
Eagan said Monday in his Atlanta
office that it seemed to him rathe
Odd that such an action should oc
"'These directors all are chuccl
members," he explained. "They hav
elected another professing Christial
as president, on a basis that the teach
ings oIf ,Je'sus Chrisi arie to be t h<
ruling principlhs in the business a:
"lnckin: faith the action of the direct
Ors in our company will cause othei
professed followers of Christ to give
this question their thought."
Mr. Eagan expressed himself as
regar(ling ('hiristians who did not
make the teachings of Christ the
guiding principles in the business a
"lacking faith in the power of those
principles to save the world."
"If they are not to prac.ticel Christ':
teachings in their business, where ar
they to pract ice themi?"' he suggested
"About eight years ago," he wen
en, "our comipany -erected a large in
dustrial Young Men's Christian as
sociation building, and with that a
a center, we have been enlarging con
stantly the slope of the company'
services to its employes, until now i
has a staff including physicians,
surgeon, a dentist and a nurse. I
has also a mutual benedit associatio
operatedl by the company and the en
ployes jointly, whiech 1rovides for til
relief of the employes in cane of siel
ness or death, and for their hospital
treatment when necessary. Recent
ly we established at pension fund fc
cld age or disability.
"his work, which we believe to b
a manifestation of the spirit of Jesu
Christ, has proved~ itself prlofitabl
lo the stockholders as well as the em
plaoyes, and( it has resulted in bette
rervie to the public thant would othei
Wise havi~e been possible."
This '"platform'' Ar. Eagan sum
mnarized briefly as followvs:
A reasonable liv'ing wage to th
21 w~est pa11id wvorkmnan.
Constant employment to every
:iwomber of the organization.
An actual application of the Goldet
Jlule to all relations between timploy.
4 r and employe.
The resultant service by' the Ameri.
can Cast IrenI Pipe compalny, Mr I. ELa
gn believes firmly, will include:
Service to the plublic, by mtanufact
uiring an honest product.
Service to emiployes by the applica
ion of the Golden Rule and the pay
meat of at least a comfortable living
wageJ~ to echL1.
Service to the stockholders by chrn
ing for them La fair return on thei
"I feel that mere conifident of thb
. Iucess of the Lapplication of thes'
prinilesle," said Mr. Eagan, "bocaus<
t hey have aire~adyv have' been lprett:
thoroughly proved in our case. In th
lust twelve months we have provide,
c'mploy meat for all of' our employes
+ ar.dl this haus not beeni exactly an eas
maitter. Anether thing that I takl
to be a sign of the spirit of Christ,i
our plant is that we are paying wage
above the market. We feel that ti
first echarge upon an industry shou
be to p~roide such a wage thalt evei
fmlhoye may be enabled to live
Mr. Eagan, one of the moest r'
ticienit of mie,n when it comels to r
terence to his steady and eoae
work for Christianity and1( humanit
is not precisely a light hid under
bushel, at that.
One of Mr. Eagan's best frien
and closest associates--a man -w
possibly knows him better than a'
other-Marion M. Jackson-said
- connection with Mr. Engan's elcti
to be head of the goat Blrmingha
"Mr. Eagan is one of the most i
mnarkable men it ever has beer. r
fortune to meet. As a. vory you
* man, he wvent thro1ygh an experioe
that have spelled ruin to most
was loft a groat fortune, a mnilli
IT ollars, with no strings tied to
"John.J. Eagan has said he regad
ed that fortune as a trust. ..I hav
heard other. people say that of thel
at money-but I never knew one to ad
minister it as such, to the degree tha
John Eagan has done it, and still; i
o- "The good that man has done wits
st his money, no man can say-no mat
ry knows. I know him as well as an3
st body I suppose, but I don't know at
his good works, by any means. Ii
"d ever the spirit of Jesus Christ guides
e the steps and the acts of a young man
;t John Eagan is the man. Brought ur
,f in the church, he has lived as a true
son of the church-a true Christian
, And as to his election to head the
American Cast Iron Pipe company, I
haven't the slightest doubt that the
principles that have guided him all his
life will be his guide in every prob
1em of administration in his business.
He's a gran(l business man too-never
doubt that. Lie's of the old fdur
square type; a Christian gentleman;
if one walks the earth today."
s COLORI.ED PASTOl POUNDED
To The Pickens Sentinel: We wish
to extend our thanks to the members
and friends for meeting us on our
arrival from the annual conference
and greeting us with hearty hand
shakes and gladly welcoming us to be
with them another year, and to our
surprise a storn'm struck the parsonage
entering with song, and the result
was many pounds of all kinds of
groceries. We cannot express our
many thanks to both Methodist and
On January' 1 Doyal Bowen was
married to Darcie Crew at the bride's
home, and on January 8 Wayman
Stephens was married to Lutie Bowels
We wish for them a smooth sail over
life's sea. Both couples were mar
ried by their pasLor.
Rlev. V. I. Manning.
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Mr. Daniel R6per and sito (dadt
spent. Saturday night .with thqir
cousins, Misses Lola Mae and Marie
Miss Helen Nelson spent the week.
t end with her uncle, Mr. P. T. Nelson.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Roper spent
Thursday night with their sister, Mrs.
Ernest Dunn, at Easley.
Mrs. Charlie Gantt and children
spent Monday 'with their uncle, Mr.
W. H. Ellenburg. ..
Mr. Ralph Collins visited his uncle,
Mr. Lester Collins, last week. I
Mr. Claud Ellenburg, of North Car
olina, spent part of last week with,
his father, Mr. W. H. Ellenburg.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy McQall spent
part of last week with their father,
Mr. S. A. Roper.
Mr. Ralph Collins visited his cousin,
Mr. Cless Ellenburg, last week.
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