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1930 In This Issue—Start From Where You Stand By William B. Burruss The Executives' Club NEWS VOL. 7 CHICAGO, U. S. A. Figure The Executives' Club The Thinker —and Doer of Chicago OCTOBER 17, 1930 NO. 4 File 12:00 Noon, Friday, October 17th—Hotel Sherman THE JUCKLINS By OPIE READ Novelist — Journalist — Lecturer Figure Mr. Read, that fine, old fellow who has endeared himself to the American public really needs no introduction to an Executives' Club audience. However, that we might know him better, let us tell you that: Opie Read is known everywhere for his inimitable novels and short stories, but he is also recognized as a lecturer of rare ability. Everywhere he is received with enthusiasm. The indescribable witchery of his words, the charm of his voice and manner, and withal, the genuine humanness of him, combine to weave a magic spell that holds his hearers enthralled. One minute roaring with laughter at some humorous bit, the next staring at the speaker through hot, blinding tears, with a feeling you will never smile again — only to break into fresh screams of laughter immediately after — you realize that this remarkable man has the power to sway his audience at will. He is always entertaining. Mr. Read usually lectures on Human Nature and Politics, his subject at his previous appearance before our group; a vehicle which gives full sway to all his platform talents, and has been most wonderfully acclaimed. However, he will relate stories from some of his popular books. Opie Read, says a writer in the Century Magazine, has written and lectured to a clientele that numbers millions. Bishops and bell-boys have alike chuckled over his whimsical 'Lim Jucklin,' who is, after all, only the ever-philosophical mind of Opie Read enfleshed in the old mountaineer. It is of interest that Opie Read has gathered together one of the finest Elizabethan libraries that exists as a private collection. In a club corner his conversation takes you back to the play of minds that made the Coffee Houses of Old England famous. He is a golf enthusiast, an insatiable and painstaking worker, a master of the lost art of letter writing. One of his letters, written in a hand like steel engraving, is a rare possession. It is a joy to walk with him down a country road, for he is on terms of intimacy with all the birds and flowers — a John Burroughs and a Theodore Roosevelt in one. Another writer says: Few men have read more deeply into general literature, history, biography and philosophy than he. His intimates are fond of comparing him with that great man of the Victorian era, Henry Thomas Buckle, author of 'The History of Civilization in England,' who, dying at the age of forty-one years, is credited with having familiarized himself with the contents of 20,000 books. Apparently he is as vigorous as he was twenty-five years ago, and it is doubtful if there is another man of his age in the country who does so much traveling. He fills between 200 and 300 lecture engagements a year, in many cases speaking twice a day. Mr. Read is the one remaining American novelist in the full vigor of his powers who connects the old South with the present. Address broadcast at 1:00 P. M. by Station WGN AND HELEN BICKERTON Soprano RAYMOND KOCH Baritone MAJESTIC THEATRE OF THE AIR ARTISTS with MAJESTIC RECORD ACCOMPANIMENT Speaker and Subject for Next Week Harlan Tarbell Magic Through the Ages NOTE: Meeting will be held in the Grand Ball Room THE EXECUTIVES' CLUB NEWS The Executives' Club News is the official organ and mouthpiece of THE EXECUTIVES' CLUB. Form the habit of reading it regularly. All the information you need to keep informed on the activities of the club will be found in its columns. It will reach your desk regularly every Thurday morning. Watch for it. And, read it. Published weekly by The Executives' Club of Chicago (Organized 1912) which meets on Fridays at noon in the Grand Ball Room of the Hotel Sherman, Chicago. Copyright, October, 1930 C. E. DUVAL Editor 912-918 West Ohio Street Monroe 6506 Circulation 1000 No advertisements accepted. Extra copies ten cents each. Members desiring additional copies can avoid disappointment by notifying the Executive Secretary after the meeting. CLUB OFFICERS President—Walter P. Theibault, Vice-President, Hebard Storage Warehouses, 623 S. Winchester Ave., West 0282. 1st Vice-President—Lucius E. Wilson, President, General Organization Co., 100 N. La Salle St., Dearborn 8455. 2nd Vice-President—Dr. A. J. Pacini, Director, Pacini Laboratories, 9 S. Clinton St., Franklin 1095. Secretary—Roy E. McIlrath, Assistant Treasurer, Woodlawn Theatre Co., 8 S. Michigan Ave., Central 3274. Treasurer—Howard Miller, Secretary and Treasurer, Cowham Engineering Co., 111 W. Monroe St., Randolph 2970. Executive Secretary—A. W. Merrifield. Room 477, Hotel Sherman, Franklin 1500. COMMITTEES Membership Committee: R. V. Zacher, Chairman, 180 N. Wacker Drive, Franklin 3756. Dr. A. J. Pacini, Assoc. Chairman, 9 S. Clinton St., Franklin 1095. C. F. Reid, Assoc. Chairman, 1030 W. Division St., Diversey 2241. Speakers' Committee: Ray Warren, Chairman, 1515 Sedgwick St., Diversey 2000. R. E. P. Kline, Assoc. Chairman, 162 W. Monroe St., State 8451. Reception Committee: Henry J. Holm, Chairman, 225 N. Wabash Ave., State 1881. Henry D. Hughes, Assoc. Chairman, 64 E. Jackson Blvd., Harrison 1277. Jules Dixon, Assoc. Chairman, 1052 Rosemont Ave., Glen View 76. Fellowship Committee: Dr. J. M. Fitzgerald, Chairman, 7 W. Madison St., Dearborn 3934. Harold F. Yegge, Assoc. Chairman, 500 N. Dearborn St., Superior 8120. J. Edwin Pasek, Assoc. Chairman, 19 S. La Salle St., R. 701, Central 6787. Entertainment Committee: G. R. Brownell, Chairman, 4646 Sheridan Road, Longbeach 4870. W. R. Marshall, Assoc. Chairman, 5801 Dickens Ave., Berkshire 7500. C. A. Turner, Assoc. Chairman, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Randolph 8730. Publicity Committee: C. E. Duval, Chairman, 912 W. Ohio St., Monroe 6506. Harry E. Eldridge, Assoc. Chairman, 215 W. Randolph St., Official 9300—Ext. 3801. For list of committee members and members of the club, consult the roster. THE CLUB ROSTER The Club Roster, issued annually, is a Who's Who of the Club and is published for the purpose of ready reference and to acquaint members with their fellow members, their business, address, etc. The use of the Roster as a mailing list cannot be restricted nor prohibited but if and when used as such, strict care should be taken not to mention or make reference to THE EXECUTIVES CLUB OF CHICAGO in any advertising material. Club membership should not be used as a wedge to secure business. PERSONALS HUGO DIEMER Our fellow member, Hugo Diemer, is at the present time conducting a class of twenty-one men in Production Management at the Chicago Central College of Commerce. These men are enrolled in a class which meets Tuesday evenings from six to eight. This is Interesting Shortly after the conclusion of the meeting last Friday at which Mr. Burruss spoke, Mr. Merrifield received a telegram addressed to Mr. Burruss from A. M. Lofland, manager of the Indestructible Wheel Company of Lebanon, Indiana, as follows: Have just listened to your address through WGN. Want to tell you I think it is the best thing I have ever heard over the radio. It cannot help but be an inspiration to every one in business in these trying times. Keep it up. Future Speakers 1930-1931 SEASON October 24: Harlan Tarbell. Magic Through the Ages. October 31: Frank Branch Riley. The Lure of the Great Northwest. November 7: Alexander Meikeljohn. What Ought We to Think About? November 14: Captain Donald B. MacMillan. Iceland. November 21: John Herman Randall. Recent European Economic Developments and Their Influence on the United States. November 28: Thanksgiving Recess. December 5: John Moody. The Business Outlook. December 12: Whiting Williams. The Employment Situation. December 19: Count Felix Von Luckner. My Buccaneering Cruise. December 26: Christmas Recess. January 2: New Year Recess. STAEHLEGRAMS By Dr. Fred J. Staehle The only real use for science is to ascertain truth. There should be and there is opportunity for all. But it must come through individual ability. It may be observed that none of the cars out seeking international speed records have back seats. There is very little reason nowadays why a clothesline should break. The man with vision and no task is a dreamer. The man with task and no vision is a drudge. The man with both task and vision is a hero. The trouble with idle rumor is that it never remains idle. We criticize the shortness of the women's skirts, but good gracious! Suppose they should go to wearing the long, wide trousers that the boys wear. The contacts some players make on the golf courses are mighty hard on the fairways. British surgeons have recently announced a lotion which will make a coward brave. The bootleggers have given the United States a lotion which will cause any man to lick a regiment single-handed and if the British have anything better than that they can keep it. A visitor in Joliet was particularly attracted to one prisoner who was quite athletic in appearance. I hope you are going to walk the straight and narrow path after your release. You betcha, replied the prisoner, I have to live; I am a tight-rope walker. The guy who thinks he is competent to doctor himself by the aid of medical books is apt to die some day of a misprint. It is not ignorance but little knowledge that is dangerous. The man who does not know and knows he does not know is a sage as compared with the man who does not know and thinks he knows. None would quarrel with the statement that a well-tempered character or disposition is a very desirable possession for anyone. Such a character is expressed in rational self-control, which makes one patient and considerate with others.
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