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The Pensacola journal. (Pensacola, Fla.) 1898-1985, October 23, 1919, Image 11

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en Local Projects Have Engag-
tion in June.
teen Weeks Since Organiza
ed Attention of Club in Six
World Market.
om posed of Young and Pepful
mined to Make Pensacola a
Business Men Who Are Deter-
he Pensacola Klwanla club held
first luncheon, under the direction
Organizer "William P. "Wright, of
'.'alo, Xenr York, less than four
:;hs ago, or, to be exact, on June
In those four months it has
Tg!y displayed to the community
' conception of what a Kiwanis club
expected to do and In what sort
arfairs It Is supposed to be in-
"?sted. .
Ten projects, mostly in the nature
local improvements, have been en-
r'ed vote of the membership, and
smiitees appointed with instruction
"ost in every way possible for the
first on the roll of tntprpst was
' hiph density cotton compress, n-
1 July 3. The Kiwanis. club
herct the move for the addition to
resources of the city, and while
rs than Kiwanians assisted to put
Project through, the brunt of the
fell on the infant club. The cot
, r:vs is promised in - December.
4 i'.I swell the activities of the
a; Port. At the same . meeting' a
":n5 a marketing1 scheme was en
: it has not yet been carried
'r the top, mainly because other
'"y. but nulet fforta r heinv
to carry it to a successful
he world peace treaty as presented
r l nited States senate bv Presi-
5t lison was endorsed bv the club
l'1 and certified copies of the
0:1 sent to the president of the
States and the senate.
le olata railroad nrniopt to run.
Pensacola with Mobile by direct
; ws accepted as part of the club
Sram on Julv 17 and fnrthor an-
- has been taken at subsequent
"ss to make the road a fact.
eeks ago the Pensacola Rail
1 s" 1 Navigation Company's pro-
given endorsement,
a h &!?Uation for municipal docks
,?un by the Kiwanis club Aug-
, - '" J1&U oirt BUILD
ar, when the people voted
of bonds for the purpose, A
W lt: Was appointed to visit the
"mmissioners with a plea for im
V.1 attin- The matter has since
a much strong agitation in the
V.nd bef public audiences,
- "eiermination of the club
,s muse come.
"oa that has overshadowed
Pensacola Tribe of Kiwanians
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President Pensacola Kiwanis Club.
all else for the moment dated from
August 4, when the 1922 Centennial
boost began in the club. The action
which counted most, however, was
taken September 11, at P. D. Tebault's
Ferry, Pass country home, at a time
which seemed to be a crisis in' the
career of Centennial boosting. Kiwan
ians Partridge, Rollo and Thompson
put the membership on edge with
electrical appeals, and Kiwanis took
the Centennial movement by storm
from that day on, under the manage
rial leadership of Secretary Kiwanian
Bayliss, and with the considerbale as
sistance of Kiwanian Burke and
(Continued on Page Eleven.)
He Does Everything That Can't
Be Done, Holds Down the
Dollar-a-Year Jobs and Keeps
- the Whole World Moving.
. History has given to mankind the
record of the achievements of many
men, but a careful perusal of its pages
will show us that while there have
been many men who have become
famous for having done v some one
thing, there is but one man who is
famous as having done everything.
It's an enviable place in history to
be the one man who has done every
thing but one man has really done
Just that. As you think it over, you
will find that the statement is true,
that just one man has done everything
recorded on the long page of the
world's history. He did it, not because
he wished to do it, but because the
other fellow did not. wish, to do: it.
You begin to see now who this wonder
worker is. Sure! You're right! It's
No, not George "Washington, who
really did things; nor - George Creel,
who talks about them. Just George.
When the first-laziest-man-in-the-
world invented that famous Indoor
and outdoor sport of pass-the-buck,
he made George the recipient. of the
honor, for honor it was. ThinR of the
credit of having done "all of those
things which comes under the' category
of that much-used and little consid
ered expression, "Let George Do It."
George in so many cases that George
is coming into his own. The dollar-a-year
man is George. The man in the
Why, fellows, to have the buck passed
like that, and then go out and do it
is the greatest honor in the world
The ideals or thinkers and nations
have most often been brought to a
full accomplishment, not by the first
to propose the thing, but by George.
As late as our own war, we find that
the work has .been passed over to
trench is George. The man in the ship
yard is George. "When we needed or
did not need a new department or
bureau created, George was given the
job. "When later an investigation of
that same bureau was needed, who in
vestigated? You're right.
Why, fellow Kiwanians, and now
it comes out you are overlooking the
biggest bet of the day, the softest
piece of easy money, glory, honor and,
best ; of all, personal satisfaction. Be
the George of your club, be the George
of your community. A real George
knows that his most important duty
to the community and to himself is
to co-operate with his fellow workers
He knows that, regardless of his
ability, his efforts must mesh without
friction in with the other gears of the
social machine of which he is a pan
if he is to be of value to the commu
nity. When you say, "Let George Do
It," you are paying George the biggest
eomoliment that one man can pay "
other." You are recognizing his power
and ability to do it. In other words.
vou acknowledge his power ior ser
rind that is Kiwanis, your
Kiwanis and my. Kiwanis, but service.
Who are to Recieve
I believe in the. stuff I am putting
out and my ability to get results.
I believe that honest stuff can be
passed out to honest men by honest
methods. ,
I believe in working, not weeping;
In boosting, not knocking, and the joy
of my job.
I believe that a man gets what he
goes after, , that one deed done today
is worth two deeds tomorrow, and that
no chap is down and out until he has
lost faith in himself.
I believe in the right now; in today
and the work that I am doing . in to
morrow and the work I expect to do;
and in the sure reward the future holds
for me.
I believe in courtesy, in kindness, in
generosity, in good cheer, in friend
ship and honest competition.
I believe there is something doing
somewhere, for every man ready to do
it, and I am ready right now!
I am a Kiwanian.
KIWANIAN spirit is better mani
fested "out of the home town:" Re
cently several members of the Pensa
cola Kiwanians have had occasion to
"taste" of this KIWANIAN SPIRIT
in other , cities where having been
found out by the local Kiwanians have
been taken in hand and shown all the
hospitality possible, besides having
given . valuable assistance in a , busi
ness way; giving "real! information of
credit ratings, etc- which can only be
appreciated by the person directly
benefited. This demonstrates that a
where there are KIWANIS CLUB, and
there are KIWANIS CLUB in most
every important city in the United
States 'and Canada, and an effort is
being made to organize in other countries.-:
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ganizer. V , .
2. J. Mercer , Bamett, International
1st Vice-Pres., Birmingham, Ala.
5. O. Sam Cummingt, International
6 iRoe Fulkerson, Editor The Torch,
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International' Urgan. ( -4J
Organization's1 Charter Today
Some Pointed Information
About the Aims and Ambi
tions of the Organization. '
It has been told with considerable
truth "that only he who serves best
In the interest of the public should
receive, or Is entitled "to continued
prosperity." Today it seems to be the
keynote of all merchandising, and, in
fact, It has become one of the busi-
warks of modern business and pro
fessional life, and the foundation upon
which Kiwanis Is based.
To those whose memory reaches
back a quarter of a century or more,
the complex changes taking place
from day to day and from year to year,
in the business and social life of the
country, present a strange and almost
incredible contrast with the attitude
of the older generation which seemed
to find the word "service" a mental
and debasing condition.
It is not so many years ago that if
one were to mention to the casual
stranger that his avocation was giving
"service," he was immediately classed
as a subordinate and was many times
considered to be a social inferior.
Within the past few years, however,
a great change has taken plae in the
meaning usually given to " "service."
and It has become now a term proudly
applied by men in all walks of life
to their business, particularly to the
manner in which their business is
conducted, for the benefit of the con
sumer. Rarely in the twentieth century do
we find a man, whether he be pro
fessional or business man, who is not
constantly calling the attention of the
community to the fact that his name,
linked with his business, means service.
In futherance of his desire to impress
upon the consumer this fact, he not
only advertises it publicly, but if. he
be a wise executive his campaign to
insure service, with all that it means
in his business, starts with the edu
cation of his employes.
Code of Ethics.
One of the leading and best known
hotel systems In the country has pub
lished for the guidance of their em
ployes, a "Code of Ethics," by which
they deem their success in business
"has been attained. It is noticeable in
reading this code, that no attempt is
made by the employer to class his
employe as a servant In the sense
with which the word was formerly
used, but on the contrary, the code
impresses upon each of them the fact
that he is a vital factor in the success
of the business, and while not all busi
ness houses have printed on their
'Code of Ethics." they, each of them,
seem to be guided In their attitude to
ward their employes in much the same
manner , as the hotel man mentioned.
Kiwanis, too, has its code. . -
One of the first lessons the young
man " starting out in business life is
taught in the average business house
now is, that he eis an integral part of
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an organization, which has for its
foundation, "service." .
Efficiency experts have come into
being as a special factor, in modern
business, because they have studied
and learned the best methods by which
the consumer can be given the greatest
value, highest quality " and the best
prices commensurate with good ser
vice. It is from the desire on the part
of the business man to render the best
in his business to the public that
the Kiwanis Club as an institution has
come Into existence.
Upon this basis of "service" rests
the entire organization of Kiwanis.
first important move in the. develop
ment of the organization was the
building up of a department to take
.(Continued n Page Eleven.)
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Tests Showed Plenty of Material
Suitable for Forming Strong
Tribe of Indians of Youthful
Seventy-Five Young Business
Men Compose Present Mem
bership of Club and No Knock
ers or Grouches Admitted.
I have been asked to write a history
of the organization of the Kiwanis
club of Pensacola for the Special
Charter Edition. The history of the
organization will be of especial Interest
to those connected with the club: and
because of the Interest taken by thi
club for the promotion of the progress
of the city we can ask the general pub--11c
to forego some of the usual read
ing matter for this one day and. with
us celebrate the delivery of our chart
er and learn of the principles of our
organization. Whatever else you may
fail to read, do not fall to read care
fully the Kiwanis Creed found in to
day's paper, for if you have in mind
that the .club is organized for the sel
fish reasons, this will certainly dis
abuse your mind of that false notion
which I find is somewhat prevalent.
The question of organizing a Kiwan
is club had some consideration several
months before the present organiza
tion was promoted but it was decided
not to organize a club; but when the
writer noticed that a club was being
organized at Mobile, he 'took the mat
ter of organizing a club up with tho
organizer and decided to talk the
matter over with some of the active
young men who were not connected
with any similar organization as to the
possibility of organizing a club hero
and found them enthusiastic for the
organization. The proper authorities
from the International organization
having been procured, the organizer at
Mobile having completed his club
there early in June came from Mobile
here ana began the active work of or
ganizing our club after making proper
W. F. (Buffalo Bill). Wright, first
came to the city, to the writer's office
early one Monday morning, and told
the story of the phenominal growth
of the Kiwanis club in four and one
half years from the time of its organi
zation and explained the Creed and
told of the unselifsh Bpirlt of the wor
thy Kiwanians. He expressly stressed
the fact that members must be young
and full of "pep" and so strong did
he make his statements about th
youthfulness of its members that the
writer very much feared that he had
passed the age limit;: but after of.
fering to submit to examination wai
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