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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (March 1, 1919)
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Jtrom a certain little town" in Massa-
I V chusetts two men went to the Civil
War. Each of them had en3oyed the
same educational advantages, and so far
Lis anyone could judge, their prospects for
i success were equally good.
One man accumulated a fortune. The
; other spent his last years .almost entirely
dependent upon his children for support..
He "had hard luck," the town explained.
He "never seemed to catch hold after the
But the other man did not "lose his
grip." He seemed to experience no dif
ficulty in "catching hold" after the war.
The difference in the two men was not
a difference of capacity but a difference
in decision. One man saw the after-the-war
tide of expansion, trained himself for
executive opportunity, and so swamjwith
the tide. The other man merely drifted.
The history of these two men will be re-
peated in hundreds "of thousands .of. lives
in the next few months. .
After every war come the great
successes and great '
a your future ..-orth half an hour's'' seri
ous thought? If it is, then take ' down
history of the United States. Youyyill
"Mover this unmistakable truth: '
Opportunity does not tow in a- steady
!"r2am' like a river it comes and goes
ln great tides. .:
There was n Viin-Vi ii o-n. n, nuA
IJar; and then came the panic of 1873.
. e was a high tide after the Spanish
arJ and then came the panic of 1907.
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There is a high tide now.; and those treasurers ; 11,260 managers ; 2,626 saleSr
who seize it need not fear what may hap- managers; 2,876 accountants.
pen when the tide recedes. The wisest ,r ... At , , ,,
- .n,- i i.l- , Men llke these, have proved the Insti-
men in this country are putting them- , , , ' , ., ,
, , , tute's power: E. It. Bchrend, President
selves now beyond the reach of fear - ., T, ... n ,..
. . ., .. .,. ,, , . of the Hammermill Paper Co.; William
into the executive positions that are m- tv, . , . . ,. A . , ,
,. D'Arcy, President of the Associated Ad-
ipnSae' ' vertising Clubs of the World; Melville
W. Mix, President of the Dodge Manufac-
Weak men go down in critical turing Co" and scores of others-
vears strong men en w1( ave tramec themselves to
E:ize opportunity, will make these after-
gWW Stronger war years C0lmt tremendously.
TF you are in your twenties, or" your You, too, can make them count for you.
thirties, or your early forties, there
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a vision in it for you
Looking back on it, ten years hence, f 1
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