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M. R. To Their Jobs
Changed Attitude of Employes, With
Cooperation of All, Succeeds
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British Herring
Trade Assoclation
Throughout America today busi-
Seis men are applying Moral Re-
Armament to their jobs. For MRA
means confidence in business.
Here is how it worked in the
Bfe of one company:
This story has to do with an
exscutive, and the way he found
an answer to & thorny problem of
anagement. A reputation for
fnitiative and hard-headed good
sense had won him a place as the
director of a large-scale organiza
tion ecovering several states. An
able, well-trained staff was some
where failing to produce. The pre
vious administration had resigned,
giving as a reason the lack of co
operation in the organization. Ru
mors of trouble had floated back
£oo headquarters. Inefficiency, dis
honesty, jealousy, confusion were
#aid t 6 be spoiling the work. How
should he begin to straighten it
all out?
. The director ealled the top men
together, watched them as they
talked. He spotted friction and
maneuvering for position. He trav
eled through the field and found
that wherever there was confusion
in a section it could be traced to
personal turmoill in the life of
fhe key men there.
"He pondered the situation
- Bhould he fire these men? The
sext Jot might be worse.
Should he use the big stick and
fry to force his own will through?
That did mot add up to make a
; . And, besides, the job
was too big for any one man to
Bandle. How should he proceed?
He had learned through MRA
that accurate, adequate informa
tion comes when a man listens to
God apd is ready to carry out the
orders he gets. So he listened—
every day. |
change the life of the men respon
sible. *“When somebody’s doing |
something wrong, get him chang
od and he'll do it right” A plan
of action came into his mind.
Remakes Way of Living
%p in headquarters have come to
sible for the trouble in this organi-
Jation.” It was in the office of
the first of the trouble makers, a
few hours later. “Now I figure
there must be fire somewhere be
hind all this smoke. What's the
truth about it all?" Before the
other man, denials rushing to his
lips, could answer, the director
talked on about his own life. He
told Browning of the failures of
his past, about some of his own
mistakes that had to be straight
ened out. He spoke of the power
of an honest apology. He spoke
remade his of Nving.
Browning stared in astonish
ment at the turn in the conversa
‘The Bethlehem Lutheran church,
Xa. Harrison and G sts., will hold
Thanksgiving services Thursday at
11 a. m., with music by the junior
and senior choirs. Rev. O. M.
Running is pastor.
The following Townsend meet
ings have been acheduled: |
Thursday—Fircrest No. 19 at
Community church, Gig Harbor
No. 1 at Community hall, Park
land No. 11 at James SBales Grange
hall, Airport road and South Park
&ve., South Tacoma No. 8 at
Reisinger home, 5821 Puget Sound
ave. There will be no meetings
of the Harmony club or the Ladies
suxiliary of the Hawthorne club.
Friday—Des Moines No. lat
Community house at 2 p. m.; All-
City club No. 34 won't meet; Fern
Hill No. 4, Thanksgiving meeting
for members and friends; Issaquah
No. lat Grange hall.
" Saturday-—There won't be a
meeting of Fawcett Avenue No. 1,
but a district Townsend rally, with
speaking and dancing, will be held
St 8 p. m. at Eagles hall
. Bunday-—There will be a meet
P m.
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tion. He listened intently. He could
see that the other man was sin
cere. Anger disappeared. For the
first time he told someone about
the struggles in his own life—
the trouble at home, the fear that
dogged his mind, made him act
against his judgment. They spent
a lot of time together during the
next days. Results began to show
immediately and before many
months Browning had started a
new life--began to look younger.
One by one, within a year and
s half, the seven main trouble
makers had begun to live on a
new basis of thinking and action
~—cleaned up instead of fired out.
A united team had been produced
by what the director called “the
new way that ducks the friction
method of deciding things.” Jeal
ousy disappeared. They planned
their policy with all the facts in
the open. They reached decisions
through a common mind, They
could now do an effective job, In
fact their work has been recog
nized in government circles as one
of the most significant and con
structive developments in the
whole country.
MRA Cures Friction
The problems of a business,
like the problems of a labor union
or a home, are the problems of
living together. America is re
capturing through MRA the art
of living together because MRA
cures the friction and feelings
that keep people apart.
A large business house in the
middle west recently asked thou
sands of its employes what pro
portion of the problems in business
were due to jealousy, dishonesty,
selfishness and fear, The answers
ranged from 60 to 95 per cent.
A hundred trade papers repre
senting the principal industries
here and in other countries have
recently carried articles—"“MßA
—the restoration of confidence in
business.” Confidence is based on
trust. Trust is based on echar
acter, Business today can only
fear before it disintegrates and
collapses. But with moral recovery
comes economic recovery,
One head of a company with
5,000 employes recently apologized
to his men for being the cause
of a strike they were waging. “If
I had been in closer touch with the
works, I would have known cer
tain eonditions needed changing,”
he said.
_ Consult With Competitors
Some employers inspired by
MRA have moved out of their
homes into less spacious quarters
in order to keep their employes
on and their business producing,
when it would have been far easier
to shut down. They have even
consulted with their competitors
before launching a new policy that
might be personally profitable but
prove injurious to the industry as
a whole,
Such results led Peter Bennett,
president of the Federation of
British Industries and eight other
Jeading industrialists to cable to
the national meeting for Moral
Re-Armament in Washington this
message: “Realizing that the true
function of industry, commerce
and trade is to supply the material
needs of mankind, we desire to co
operate with you to abolish eco
nomic warfare, to establish the
standards of Moral Re-Armament
in commercial transactions, to re
store confidence to the machinery
of business and thus to build on
sure foundations a saner and
kindlier world.”
Confidence In Business
Not only through a new in
confidence come. MRA brings con
fidence also through a new aspirit
moving through whole communi
ties. So long as competitors, so
long as capital and labor, sit in
their respective camps and shout
demands at each other; so long as
they refuse to work together for
the good of industry as a whole,
for the nation as a whole—so long
will business be unsettled. There
is fault on both sides of every dis
pute. MRA means that each side
begins with itself. Trust grows
where honesty grows. Both sides
Jearn the power of an honest
apology and a spirit of co-opera~
tion, confidence in the future
grows, investment grows, busi
ness grows, income grows, employ
ment Erows.
Here in America are the raw
material and the technical equip
ment sufficient to bring in the
greatest age of prosperity the
world has even known. All that is
lacking is the human factor, the
together. MRA has brought hope
to business men because it brings
the answer to that human factor,
The vice president of a large
building material company has
this to ssy about MRA: “Moral
Re-Armament will do four things
(1) It wil stimulate buying
thus relieve unemployment; (2)
it will reduce taxes and cause &
new flow of money to go out into
business and enterprises generally;
(3) it will eliminate price wars
and replace competition with co
operation; (4) it will make busi
ness simpler and more economical.
“Moral Re-Armament means
peace in the markets of the world,
prosperity in the lands of the
world, and plenty in the homes of
the world.”
The quarter in progress at the
at the University of Washington
will be the last for Bob Prins of
Tacoma, who leaves early in Jan
uary for Hollywood, where he has
A seven.year optional contract with
Warner Brothers Films to fulfill,
~ Prins, a junior in drama, will
‘phy his role in a forthcoming
Showboat production, “Disraeli,”
for four weeks of the six-week run
‘before he leaves the campus.
Last April Prins was spotted
by a talent scout on the campus
and taken to Hollywood for screen
tests, which were found to be
successful. Although asked to be
gin work last June, he decided to
remain at the university until Jan.
uary for more instruction.
At Stadium high school, where
he was graduated in 1937, Prins
was outstanding in dramatic activ
ities. He had the leading role in
the senior class play, “As You Like
“Mr. Best,” chief of the British
intelligence service for western
Europe, and his accomplice, Capt.
These two Englishmen were
seized on the border at Venlo, Hol
land, in a shooting incident that
alarmed the Dutch the right of
Nov, 9.
There was no direct evidence
announced against Strasser, who
long ago was exiled to Switzerland
and this week arrived in Paris. He
quarreled with Hitler after the
Nazi purge of 1934, in which his
brother, Gregor, was killed, and
lately has been credited in France
with helping agitate an “under
ground” anti-Nazi movement in
his homeland.
The official version of KElser's
entrapment and confession con
tained references to plots and
It charged that the central office
of the British intelligence service
for western Europe was in The
Hague, Netherlands, where “for a
long time it has been instigating
plots in Germany, organizing as
saults, or taking up connections
with revolutionary organizations
‘(h Germany) which it assumed
~ The charge that Holland was
harboring the headquarters of
British spies was seen as a com
plaint that might be raised against
that country later in case Dutch
neutrality became a question.
The statement also said that
German counter-spies led British
spies to the false belief that there
‘actually was a revolutionary group
among German army officers, and
that the British thereupon revealed
their whole plans to the Germans,
even supplied them with a British
wireless transmitter and receiver
through which “until this day the
German secret police have main
tained a connection with the
British government.”
~ This contention, it was believed,
might be Germany's explanation
of reports current in Britain and
France for many days of an im
pending revolution in Germany.
Versatile Jefferson
Was Also a Violinist
plishments of that most versa
tile of American Presidents,
Thomas Jefferson. While the au
thor of the Declaration of Inde
pendence is well known to his
tory as lawyer, statesman, educa
tor, farmer, architect, and scien
tist, his musical ability has been
generally overlooked.
Much of his time as a student
at William and Mary College was
devoted to the violin. While his
personal tastes ran to classical
numbers, he could turn out a jig
or a quadrille for tavern dancers
with equal skill.
During his courtship of Martha
Wales Skelton, Jefferson enjoyed
playing his violin to her accom
paniment, and after their mar
riage he continued this pleasant
diversion. Many of Jefferson’s
well-thumbed music volumes are
preserved in his home at Monti-
Jeflerson had a passion for
gadgets. His indoor weather ob
nrv:.:ry with a weather vane
on ceiling, ingeniously con
nected to another on the roof, his
huge clock, that told the days of
the week as well as hours and
minutes, and his indoor-outdoor
barometers and thermometers are
still a source of wonder to Monti
cello visitors.
Jefferson was also a scientific
farmer Hcimponedmnyspe
cial breeds of livestock, experi
mented with various grains and
other agricultural products that
might be utilized in America.
Jefferson is shown on the U. S.
50-cent orange stamp above, is
sued March 23, 1903,
Che Cacoma Cimes
Eudcten Refugees Find Freedom
They are becoming established
on a co-operative basis. With the
aid of tractors they have already
broken 2500 acres of their 30,000
acre block of land.
They have worked together to
till the common fields, to erect
sufficient shelter for themßselves,
their animals and their crops. To
gether they have erected two
Women, transplanted from
Central Europe, are cheerful at
menial tasks.
schools where the common lan
guage of their new continent will
be taught to their 200 children
this winter, Adults, including 35
single men, will attend the same
schools at night.
About the time of the Munich
erisis last year, Czechoslovakia re
ceived a joint British-French loan
of 10,000,000 pounds. A portion
of this loan was made available
for settlement of Sudeten refugees
in other parts of the world.
It is from this fund that the
new community has been estab-’
lished here, at Tupper Creek near
the Alberta border, in what is
known as the Peace River section
of rich agricultural land.
Here are more than 500 Ger
man-speaking Central Europeans,
mostly Germans, with some Czechs
and a few Jewish people who
escaped the terror of Hitler's
storm troopers. They were mostly
residents of western regions of
Czechosolovakia who were unsym
pathetic to the Nazi regime. Some
were members of the German
Democratic Party, anti-Hitler and
While Czechoslovakia still re
mained independent, arrangements
had been completed for use of
’M of the British-French loan
for the purpose of assisting these
refugees from Sudeten areas.
Transportation in Canada and the
cost of their settlement was paid
{from this fund through the Ca
iudhn government.
i Some were selected while there
icl:tll remained a Czechoslovakia as
|an independent nation. They were
| chosen by officers of the coloniza
| tion departments of the Canadian
| Pacific and Canadian National
| Most of them, however, escaped
{from their homeland early this
!ym as the last vestiges of inde
jpendence were dissipated. They
joenped by devious routes to Eng
‘vhnd. Belgium, Poland, Denmark,
| Sweden and Finland. They hur
| riedly gathered together what lit
{ tie they could, and fled before the
ways selected those most NREIY T
be found adaptable to an entirely
new life in western Canada, and
these were then presented for final
inspection and approval by the
Canadian government’s ecivil and
medical examiners,
Over a period of two years each
family will receive SISOO in food,
clothing, tools, supplies, and farm
animals, In that time it is an
ticipated that the new community
will be self-supporting, and each
family will have assumed the re
sponsibility and the ownership -of
its own portion of farming land.
The men are assigned the heav
jer work—clearing, operating trac
tors to break ground and plant
crops, building homes, barns and
pig pens. The women keep house
and care for the kitchen gardens
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THE quality of Olympia Beer has always Luclus a{ /, A Ralll
been enhanced by modern developments eer
in brewing and bottling—among the most 1. RESEARCH discovered that the cork in a bottle of beer
RIS OE PR W the evolution of the Dot- |, Lo en THE MODERN CROWN CAP which
tle. In the last analysns, the bottle is the Olympia pioneered on the Pacific Coast.
thing reserv riginal uali 3. RESEARCH then discovered that the vacant space left
that P ses the o qny of in the long-neck bottle harbored unnecessary air which
the beer until it is mdy to serve. Here the immediately produced oxidation to the detriment of the
contribution of the Glass Industry in re- beer—hence the “Stubby” bottle which Olympia also
& pioneered on the Pacific Coast. Furthermore, the
search has been invaluable. “Stubby” bottle is more convenient to handle and to store.
Dark Bottles Are Best For Beer
U. S. Bureau of Agriculture says: "It isn’t accidental that beer comes in brows
bottles; that color is chosen because it filters out ultra-violet and infra-red rays.”
Most of the world’s fine beers come in dark bottles to protect their flavors against
these harmful light rays. For fullest protection, Olympia always comes in dark
brown bottles. .
Yes, "If's the Water!” The waters of quality of brewing water at Tumwater
Burton-on-Trent, England, and Mu- in 1895 and thereupon founded the
nich, Germany, became famous MEMBER Olympia Brewing Company.
in the 13th century because of Qet""t,‘ Today the same water is used
the quality of the beers pro- % iin brewing Olympia Beer as was
duced therefrom. Mr. Leopold )i used before Repeal by the
Schmidt discovered the same tros same family of Master Brewess.
Visit "“One of America’s Exceptional Breweries”
Guide Service 9:30 to 4:30 every day
Even the children have their as
signed tasks in the commuuity
project—tending livestock, caify
ing water, getting wood, and doing
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Gets Fine of SSO
For Risque Films
Man, Arrested at Carlton Hotel for Indecent
Films, Is Not In Court
~ Twenty-five-year-old Arthur E. Ransom, arrested Oct. 11
when officers raided a private club room where he was exhib
iting indecent moving pictutres, was fined SSO and costs on
disorderly conduct charge in police court Tuesday afternoon.
b where he had “three whiskies
ed with coca cola.”
e said he left the Commerce
club “about 6 o'clock,” went
r his car, which was parked
a nearby garage, drove to a
urant where he spent approxi
ly “forty-five minutes” eating
key dinner,
nishing the meal, he went to
machine and started for his
on tavern, The Big Bad Wolf,
St. Helens ave. |
s I neared the Temple
ter,” Hurd told the jury, “a
an started across the inter
ion . . . she wasn't looking |
re she was going . . . I swerved |
car to avoid hitting her, apply-i
the brakes at the same time . . .
car skidded on the street car‘
ks . .. and must have hit Mrs.
. . ‘
Hurd said Mrs. Fuson was not |
e woman he had attempted to‘
oid hitting,
“I turned my car around, parked
across the street from the
eater. I saw that poor wamani
g on the sidewalk in front of |
the theater . . . I rushed to the.
box office and asked the girl to
call a police ambulance . . .”
Hurd gaid when he returned to
‘t.hat endless variety of chores
' which make such a community
. They have cows, pigs, horses |
innd chickens listed among the co
' operatively owned livestock.
| They are learning the rudiments |
‘ot what, to most of them, is an|
| entirely new life. There are doc-‘
| tors, professors, clerks, textile|
| workers, former factory employ
| es, secretaries and office work
| ers in the group.
i Religions are mixed. There are|
|about as many Protestants as|
Catholics, and a few of Jewish|
extraction. The average age is|
between 30 and 35 years. |
~ Ransom was not present in court,
At liberty since he posted SSOO
‘bond for his release, he did not
contest the action. Since Ransom
had previously entered a “guilty”
plea, his presence was not re
quired. The case was continued
after he entered his plea for fur
ther investigation of the accusa
Eighty male customers who paid
$1 apiece to see the films were not
arrested in the raid on the room
in the Carlton hotel, 17th and
Broadway. Police Lieut. Amund
sen, Detectives Turner and Hub
bard, and Officer Rolfson confis
cated a shopworn projector, a
folding screen, and four reels of
film which Ransom was using.
The raid followed a long search
for an exhibitor alleged to have
been conducting private “movie”
showings in Tacoma and Seattle,
Disposition of the confiscated
films was not announced.
where the woman was laying,
Donald C. Crawford, telephone
company employe, was trying to
apply a tourniquet to Mrs. Fuson's
leg in an attempt to stop the flow
of blood.
“Crawford asked for some one
to get a small stick to be used in
the tourniquet,” Hurd continued.
“I looked around . .. went to the
gutter . . , picked up a small piece
of alder wood and handed it to
Crawford . . .”
Hurd explained the reason for
difficulty with speech at police
headquarters was due to false
teeth, which did not fit properly.
Howard Dickerman, an employe
at a Commerce st. garage, told
jurors Hurd was not drunk at the
time he called for his car, prior to
the mishap.
“If he had been drunk,” Dicker
man asserted, “he would not have
been given his car.”
John R. Hurd, Ruston town mar
shal, and Ward H. Downie, town
clerk at Ruston, both testified
Hurd bore a ‘“good reputation,”
both as to “truth, veracity and
sobriety” in the Ruston community,

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