Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on October 30, 1960 · Page 27
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 27

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, October 30, 1960
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1960. THE PHAROS-TRIBUNE ind LOGANSPOBT PRESS, •] PAGE TORES MALE POLISH Modesty Met Of Hew VIP To Grow Without Swelling "And here's a little job for your lunch hour," says the new boss, forgetting the perils that accompany a job promotion. . By BON GOODWIN If pride goes before a fall, wha goes before pride? Very frequent ly a job promotion. It's a heady feeling all righl moving up the ladder, and th rung itself means little. A newly made Pfc. can be as unsufferabl as a newly made V.P. Nothing, as a matter of-fact makes a man more vulnerable than a promotion. It exposes him to contempt from below and cen sure from above. If he doesn't hobnob with the old gang, he's a swellhead. If he does, he hasn't "grown" with the job. To grow without swelling i a sizable order, but such is ex pected of the newly promoted man. How does he keep the esteem of those he now outranks am still meet his superior's expecta tion? Demanded is that slippery vir ture, modesty. Unfortunately mo desty doesn't come in tablets am can't be purchased at the drug store. A man must watch hi every word and deed, being mo dest in action if not in thought. MEN who go up, however, teni to look up, and even "nice guys' may unwittingly snub someone be low- them. Frequently more than feelings are hurt. Orders mysteriously disappear Mail is lost. Inefficiency soars Who do the higher ups blame' Not the mail boy. Not the sec retaries. The new man, that's who. Is he "big enough" for thi job? The snub may have been trifl ing; it doesn't matter. Who doe the guy think he is, lording i over his old buddies? Big shot eh? Well, we'll see. A stranger filling the job would n't have encountered such sensi tivity. But in the case of a .pro motion, the new man is the oil man, and woe betide him if hi CAN BE YOURS BY SAVING THE HOLDEN RED STAMPS OR TOP VALUE STAMPS You Receive with cash purchases COAL OR FUEL OIL DON'T KEEP THIS WOLF FROM YOUR DOOR WOLF COAL & SUPPLY 314 Heath Phone 3990-2374 takes on airs. His only recourse is to be friendly, unassuming and— for a while at least—as unbossy as the job permits. • *A MAN'S first thought on receiving . a promotion is to rush out and tell the world. His second is (or should be): Whoa, boy! Maybe the company wants to announce it. Maybe the promotion is one of several and there are "politics" involved. At the very •least, wouldn't it sound boastful? These are considerations. to be weighed, and usually, in the ab- sense of an official announcement, it's safest to wait for the word to get around, not denying it if asked, but not volunteering in- for,mation either. Going slow is, in fact, the key to passing through the period unscathed. Go slow with your pet reforms, your fresh approaches. • Go slow first-naming your new equals. Go slow availing yourself of the privileges that go with the job — longer lunch hours, fatter expense accounts. Above all, go slow stepping on toes. The toes may belong to a heel, and the'heel may some day be YOUR boss. Q & A on P's & Q's (Q) "My. wife insists I s invite my employer home for dinner — then hit him up for a raise. I'm leery." R. V. (A) Leery- you should be. This is the worst 'possible way to wangle a raise. Apart from this angle, it's bad because of the rule: never socialize with your boss unless he socializes with you first. (COPYRIGHT 1960, GENERAL FEATURES CORP.) DONATE BILLS TAIPEI, Formosa (AP) - U.S. pharmaceutical companies have donated 9 million vitamin pills to Galveston Pep Club Elects New Leaders By JUDY W1NSLOW GALVESTON-Maxine McClain was chosen president and Diane Klepfer was elected secretary, Tuesday, October 25, when the Pep Club held the first practice. The group decided to buy white beanies with blue engraving ,of "Galveston" and red and blue gloves to compliment their regu,- lar outfits. Our first basketball game will be November 1 with Sharpsville at the high school gymnasium. November 5 is the date set for the district F.T.A. Convention at Argos, Indiana. Those planning to attend from Galveston are Diane Klepfer, Sharon Naphew, Georgia Fisherj Sherry Mah'coat, Connie Edwards, Marilyn Spence, Sharon Stafford, Sondra Stafford, Diane Hardin, Nancy Ravencraft, Becky Edwards, Marigail Vickers, Jeannie Graff, and Judy Winslow. At the regular F.T.A. business meeting everyone decided on paying their dues by Tuesday, November 8, before initiation. The p'ersons to be initiated are Connie Hawkins, Connie Amos, Mary Ann Cree, Joye Bone, Connie Johnson, Beverly Brown, and Gloria Fisher. Galveston will hold its annual Halloween Carnival or\ Monday, October 31 at the Elementary School. The program consists of funhouses, games, contests for the best and worst dressed personalities, and good eats. Pies, cakes, cookies, candies, and many other foods donated by the students' parents for the Country Store." A king and queen -will be chosen for the Carnival. The high school students have chosen the candidates from each class. They are as follows: Sharon Schriver, Qim Vickers—Senior Candidates; Beverly Bullick, Jerry Weaver—Junior Candidatess; . Wanda Taylor, Lee Pettay—Sophomore Candidates; and Susan Malicoat, Dan Honk—Freshman Candidates. A baked tenderloin supper is being sponsored by the music boosters on Saturday, November 5, at Elementary School from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Susan Spence, Carol Peterson, Susan Sonafrank, Barbara Weaver were elected junior high cheerleaders by the members of the elementary and junior high students, Wednesday, October 25. The Music Boosters will sponsor wrestling Nov. 8, in the gym- TiptonTwp. Names Honor Roll Pupils Honor roll students for the first grading period have been announced at Tipton township high school. The honor students are: Becki Busch, Bonita H e 1 v ie, Sharon Schwalm, Cinny Sturm, Susan Townsley, Joyce Harvey, Hoby Lowry, Marsha Minglin, Mark Preister, Danny Rush, Roger Erbaugh, Ruth Goldsberry, Janice Hinkle, Jill- Bowman, Tim Butz, Tamara Hopper, Victoria Ross, Clifford Snyder, Cindy Deniston, Vickie Scott, Bill Winters, Kathy Busch, Carla Butz, Judy Ely, Lieba Higgins, Arleen Price, Mary Price, Patricia Quinn, Tonia Logan. Receiving honorable mention were: Judy Carney, Jane Cheek, Sarah Erbaugh, Bonnie Franfz, Sue Keplar, Gerald Clem, Kathy Lloyd, Sharon. Balsbaugh, Gloria Brock, Pehona Eaglin, Phyllis Ford, Nikki Frey, Rebecca Hedrick, Dennis Lake, Kathy Leffert, Deborah. Balsbaugh, Donna Kunkle, Carol Powell, Linda Nicholas, Becky Cook, Brenda'Metcalf, Lynne Smith, DeEtta Van Meter, Richard Winters. The senior class play, "The Other You", was held last week- Nationalist Chinese troops and end in the auditorium! Adj Hollon civilians on Quemoy and Matsu islands, the American Bureau of Medical Aid to China reports. was faculty director, assisted by student director Sharon Schwalm. The cast included Terry Hed- PENNEY'S WOMEN'S UNIFORMS Ddcron and nylon in white or pink. Misses s <i and half sizes. Cleanup priced. PENNEY'S BAILCONY . BOYS'SPORT SHIRTS Long sleeves - in gingham plaids and novelty patterns. Buy now for Christ-- mas. Broken sizes. >- * SCATTER RUGS Big Selection Size and Color CLEAN-UP PRICED $1 $2 $3 CURTAIN ClEAN-UP YOUR CHOICE Cafes, Priscillos and novelty cottage sets Also tier styles. Good selection of colors. „ Pr. rick, Paul Price, Judy Carney, Susan Townsley, Sue Keplar, Sarah Erbaugh, Bonnie Frantz. —Joyce Reed, Reporter SEA LORD VISITS U.S. LONDON (AP)-Adm. Sir Caspar John, first sea lord and chief of the naval staff, left Saturday for New York and a two-week visit to U. S. naval installations. JHt GOLDIN YEARS A Letter To A Boss i • ^As Retirement Comes graph of your letter that part where you wished my retirement years would be golden years, with all sorts of goodies. I don't quite understand what you were talking about. My retirement in- By THOMAS COLLINS Mr. John J. Brown, President, The Company, City. • . "Dear Mr. Brown:'_ "I want to thank you for the letter you wrote me on the-occasion of my retirement; last week. "It sounded a little like a funeral oration, but I realize you didn't mean it that way. However, it did have.the same punctuation errors that were in the letter George McLain got from you in 1951. "Of course, you still have the same secretary you had in 1951. And maybe she has a hidden sense of humor. But in'that part of the letter where you apparently intended to say, 'We hate to see you go,' George and I both feel it's not fun- ] ny for you to have been saying over your signature, 'We hate to see you. Go.' "Maybe you should read over this form letter you are sending to employees who are retiring. And while you're about it you may want to eliminate that reference to the Korean War. It's over. "There are several clowns in The Company, as you know. Well, one of these clowns had a tape recorder at the retirement party you gave for me. And he recorded that speech Mr. Whitherwhip- ple made about me being one of the stalwarts who built The Company, about how The Company could never have made it without guys like me, etc., etc. "THAT RECORDING, along with the financial statements of The Company for the 32 years I've been with it have been sent to my lawyer. You will be. hearing from him soon. "I am appreciative of the sentiments expressed in the last para- come will be $209 a E.onth. If that is golden, then the salary of $595 you paid me must have been sapphires and diamonds. I never thought it was such. And you should hear what my wife thought it was. my wife on Tuesday gave me a five spot from the household budget to walk to the market for some hamburger and such, for a total -outlay estimated at $2.85. I ran into George McLain, and we had a couple of beers. I thought it advisable for Georgie to think lover girl and I were doing O.K., so I paid for the beers. I got no back talk when I got home. "Other goodies have come along. You know about Roscoe over in Accounting. Roscoe would leave the computer running; with all the red lights on, at 5 P.M. because Roscoe was due to be off at 5 P.M. And if you wanted the gadget turned off you would pay time and a half for it ... or had you rather go to Arbitration? Things have changed. I now hire a man to rake and burn my "As for the. goodies you wished leaves for $7.50. He does this, Mr. for me, along with the gold, I would like to assure you .that I have been reaping them .since the day I walked out with my retirement watch which incidentally was marked 14 karat, but I won't go into that. "The first goodie I got was the Monday morning after I retired. I got down'to breakfast 15 minutes too late. My lover girl said she hoped the eggs weren't too hard. Every time I was 15 minutes late at The Company some boss glared at me through a glass partition as if I hadn't paid the Bill of Rights. "THE SECOND goodie was on an expense account. Do you remember what happened when I tried to collect for buying a couple of beers for Hugh Cullicost in 1956 . . . because I wrongly thought Mr. Cullicoot should consider The Company a Big Shot that could afford a couple of beers? Well, Brown, or he doesn't trespass on my private property any more. "AND BUS FARE to the office 1 ; lunch money; deductions for Social Security, income tax, insurance, charity, pension; donations to the flower fund for the sick and to the cancer fund for the dead; a buck for the anniversary of the boss, the wedding o£ the secretary, the birthday of Gerald and the retirement of Joe. I don't get a pitch for those things any more. "There are other goodies of retirement, Mr. Brown most of which haven't arrived yet but which I expect. I won't have to prove myself from now on. I've run the course and won my pension. If some guy in Toledo overshoots his quota,- goody, goody! I won't have to, too. If I get sick some neuter-gender nurse from the office won't come around sizing me up as a malingerer. Instead my lover girl will be giving me the poor-darling treatment. If Eustice Glickmore gets sick I won't have to double up on my job and do his work until he gets over his malingering. Instead I can send him a postcard, if I want to. "I WON'T HAVE to argue with some lunkhead about when I can take my vacation. I won't have to scrape up an intellectual answer to squirm out of some goof. If I pile the percolater, TV set, power saw and sun lamp on one circuit and blow a fuse—or if I get mad enough to slam the front door and break the glass panel in it—I will have only to grin at my girl and tell her I goofed. And everything will be all right. "I think, Mr. Brown, that you run The Company very well. I believe in the business system you uphold. I understand that you are squeezed between the bosses that stand above you and the people like me who are below. And I just hope you get to where I have got before you get a heart attack or an ulcer and die dead." For a copy of the new Golden Years booklet by Thomas Collins, send 35 cents in coin (no stamps) to Pharos-Tribune and Press, Box 1672, Grand Central Station, New York 17, N.Y. (COPYRIGHT 1960, GENEREAL FEATURES CORP.) Carnegie Medal To HobartYoulhOMS PITTSBURGH (AP) - Richard M. Baron, 15, Hobart, Ind., was named a Carnegie hero Friday for saving another schoolboy from drowning May 15, 1957. The citation of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission said the boy dived from a pier and swam 30 feet in rain - swollen Lake George to rescue Robert D. Bergeson, 15, who was struggling in swift current between two sections of the lake. The rescuer had to break the other boy's hold on Mm repeatedly to tow him 90 feet. RICHARD M. NIXON for President HENRY CABOT LODCI for Vice President CRAWPORD f. PARKER for Governor ... and Sound Republican Programs for Debt-Free Indiana! KEEP KEEP KEEP education under Hoosier Home Rule. More school rooms have been built under the Republicans . . . state aid to local schools has been increased 75% in the past seven years. .building a strong labor force by continuing to bring new industries into Indiana to create new jobs. Today, Indiana is FIRST in the nation in new plants and new jobs. speeding the expansion program for Indiana's retarded and mentally ill. It jumped from approximately $12 million under the Democrats in 19511952 to over $27 million under the Republicans in 1959-1960. KEEP KEEP KEEP today's greatest road building pro* gram in Indiana history* Indian* now ranks among the top 10 states in road construction. taxes down. Help Crawford Parker abolish the tax on household goods. Tax loop-holes must be plugged. The Republicans, pledge every effort will be made to hold taxes down. \ a strong Social Security program* Social Security benefits have been expanded under the Republican Administration ... from 5 million receiving benefits in 1952 under the Democrats to 14 million in 1959 under the Republicans. Insure America's and Indiana's Future VOTE STRAIGHT REPUBLICAN NOVEMBER 8 IDWJN W. MAM AN, • MARTHA t WHITIHIAD. LOGANSPQRT PUBLIC LIBRARY

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