National Glass Budget; Weekly Review of the American Glass Industry Volume 33

National Glass Budget; Weekly Review of the American Glass Industry Volume 33

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...but it does mean that to a greater degree than at any time in the past 25 years fitness and capability are to be the governing factors rather than an arbitrary and senseless age limit. Commenting editorially in this connection, in its September 29 issue, the "American Lumberman." says: During the last twenty-five years or so many large industrial concerns, railroads and business houses have had an unwritten law that no man over 45 years of age should he hired. Much has been said and written about the economic waste that has resulted from this policy, which has unnecessarily shortened by many years the productive life of countless thousands of men, and forced women and immature boys to assume the burden of family support, simply because thev could get jobs, while the head of the family, though at the zenith of his mental and physical capacity, found his way absolutely barred. The illogical character of the restriction is evident when one stops to consider that the general application of the deadline at 45 would at once eliminate at least 75 per cent of the principals and active executives of the great business enterprises of the country, leave our universities and colleges with depleted faculties, decimate Congress, cabinet and courts, and, incidentally, would have relegated President Wilson, Roosevelt and LloydGeorge to the scrap heap at least fifteen vears ago. Since passing the "deadline" Teddy has hunted lions in Africa, discovered a "River of Doubt" in South Amer ica, run for President, helped edit a great national weekly, gone down in a submarine and up in an airship, tried his best to take on the job of walloping the kaiser, and is today going up and clown the country preaching patriotism and unity and...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 980g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988787
  • 9781236988782