Monthly Archives: September 2010

Thursday, May 21, 1936

“Old Bill” Suggests— As a youth just out of college, working in the shops of the Link-Belt Company, I found something puzzling in the blueprint of a forty-ton steam crane I was assembling and sat down to figure it out. … Continue reading

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Wednesday, May 13, 1936

“Old Bill” Suggests— Edward A. Filene, a 75-year-old millionaire humanitarian, must be an interesting fellow to have for a boss. “I’ve bought a house, Mr. Filene,” one of the employees in his Boston merchandising organization told him one morning. “You … Continue reading

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Tuesday, May 5, 1936

“Old Bill” Suggests— In 1837, as a boy of 16, Iver Lawson, the father of Victor F. Lawson, founder of The Daily News, came to Illinois from the Voss district in Norway. Iver’s parents and Stephen, his younger brother, came … Continue reading

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April 23, 1936

“Old Bill” Suggests— To urge the value of hard work is never popular. Yet there is no blinking the fact that for practically all of mankind work is an acquired taste. Nobody starts with any particular predilection for routine tasks. … Continue reading

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March 17, 1936

“Old Bill” Suggests— When one of the early New England colonies was starving through its first winter in the new world, it was saved by friendly Indians who brought food. The settlers were “unemployed” in the midst of a rich … Continue reading

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February 27, 1936

“Old Bill” Suggests— “Prince Henry the Navigator” didn’t navigate. Yet his title was no illusion of history. He was the heart and soul, the material backing and the moving spirit, of one of the greatest crusades of sea-going exploration that … Continue reading

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Monday, February 24, 1936

“Old Bill” Suggests— This might be a good time to take a shot at the cruel injustice of overemphasizing either age or youth as a requisite for employment. George Washington, whose day has just been celebrated, was not too young … Continue reading

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