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THE BULLETINThe Shop Employes' Association, Union Pacific SystemBULLETINCirculation 15,000 Per MonthPublished monthly by the System Gen-j eral Secretary, Room 25, Electric Union Depot Building, Salt Lake City, Utah.All correspondence for publication to be addressed to the Office of the System General Secretary as above.News Items and manuscript Articles respectfully solicited from all Members of the Association.ASSISTANT EDITORS Chas. F. Ohm, 1923 So. 17th St., Omaha,Neb. Chas. H. Gustin, P. O. Box 903, Poca-tello, Idaho. J. G. Whetsler, P. O. Box 445, LaGrande, Ore. J. L. Von Posch, 83 North 4th West,Provo, Utah.Subscription Free to all Members of the Shop Employes' Association, and those whose names appear on our mailing list. We are very anxious to keep our mailing list up to date and would greatly appreciate prompt notice of any change in address.SYSTEM OFFICERSC. E. Anderson____________PresidentWalter J. Taylor____......Vice-PresidentW. S. Ferris___System Gen'l SecretaryWARMING "CONVENTION TIME"The date for our Constitutional Convention and our meeting with the management for revision of or consideration of our present working agreement is drawing near and I am just wondering if this matter is re-ceiving the serious thought by each individual employee of the Union Pacific System as well as by Lodges and Shop Committees, individually or collectively, that it is entitled to.Gentlemen, now is the time to give this matter very careful and serious consideration, if there is any item in our Constitution and By-Laws or our working agreement which does not meet with your approval, be good enough to advise the officers of the Association, in writing, what you have in mind. Please give us your views as complete as you can, togeth-er with your reasons why such a change is recommended.It is only through the successful co-operation which we receive from our Constituents that we may expect to reach that goal and success which is rightfully ours and I therefore sincerely urge upon you the necessity of giving this matter prompt attention. Should you, for any reason,find it inconvenient to communicate your wishes or recommendations to your Unit officers, I would be pleased to have you address same direct to this office, upon receipt of which, we will see that your items receive proper and careful consideration.Your co-operation in expressing yourself freely on the above mentioned subject is just as important as it is important that you should pay your dues. We depend upon you for support and our success as your representatives must of a necessity be governed accordingly.When man pleads for a chance to live life over, there is always an implied plea of inexperience, of lack of knowledge. This is unworthy even of a coward. We know the laws of health, yet we ignore them or defy them every day. We know what is the proper food 'for us, individually, to eat, yet we gratify our appetites and trust to our cleverness to square the acount with nature somehow. We know that success is a matter of simple, clearly defined laws, of the development of mental essentials, of tireless energy and concentration, of constant payment of price, we know all this, and yet we do not live up to our knowledge. We constantly eclipse ourselves, and then we blame Fate. Editor.UNFAIR COMPETITION IN THE RAILROAD INDUSTRYEvery man has a right to the product of his own industry. Because it is a part of himself; into it he has put a portion of his own life. But there are certain things in the world which are not the product of man's industry and to which, therefore, the individual man has no natural right.If he has any right in them it is due to artificial arrangements of society. Air, light, the ocean, navigati-ble rivers, come in this category, so do the land and its contents, these are not the products of industry, man did not make the hills of Pennsylvania and the coal stored therein, nor the hills of Colorado and California and the gold stored therein. These were not made by man, they were created for man.Another source of value which it is true man has made, but which has not been made by any individual man, but by the entire Community, is the public franchise.It is through those artificial arrangements of society, that the public should be very careful in its consid-eration of legislative matters dealing with industrial enterprises.As an illustration, the railroads are operating as common carriers and are required to pay their proportion of the taxes in each state in which they operate. They are required to maintain their right of ways and keep them up in first class condition. The truck and auto buss lines which are competitive business, are operating as common carriers over the highways that have been built and are maintained by taxation upon the public at large, if the railroads were allowed to maintain their right-of-ways at the expense of the public, the freight and passenger rates could be lowered very materially and wages increased.We, the tax paying public, should see that our representatives in the legislative department of our government at least give the railroads an even break with other lines of industry.I believe we are confronted with more legislation dealing with the railroads than any other industrial enterprise.What we need is to let up on legislation and give administration a chance to catch up.(W. J. Taylor Vice-President)HONESTY IN INDUSTRYThere are three sides to every question, your side, the other fellow's, and the right side.I know that 95% of all men want to be honest.No man can hate men and lead men at the same time.An angry man is a lunatic for the time being and an angry man is usually a liar.Men who become Leaders of men, do not become so because they are smarter than other men, they become so because they know how to inspire Confidence and respect. Faith in men is the cornerstone of success.The way to prevent Labor troubles is for the Employers and the Em-ployes to sit. down and discuss fairly and honestly across the table their troubles and differences, peace and friendhip made permanent by the big Boss getting the view point of the employes and the employes to get the inside of the business.The enactment of laws will not solve the Industrial Problem, the solution of their differences lies in them getting together, studying one another's problems and agreeing upon what is best for all concerned.