THINKING people everywhere are giving some consideration to the subject of employment, either as employer, employee, or in the more universal recognition of the present need. The conditions, particularly in large cities, of those who are out of work, are engaging the serious-minded in active effort to better the situation and to devise ways and means of furthering the interests of the people through finding opportunities for them to earn a living. These splendid efforts work out much good to many people and cause us to rejoice both in man's humanity to his fellow man and in the hearty cooperation which exists among men. Yet with all these efforts there still must remain the realization that, since these same conditions seem to recur in greater or lesser degree year after year, the foundational error has not yet been recognized and eliminated.

The age-long belief that chance enters into the search for employment has been one of the most harmful stumbling-blocks in mankind's effort to find the needed work that makes for harmonious activity. Many years ago Cervantes wrote, "In suing for employment, luck is everything." It would seem as though this superstition had existed throughout the ages.

Good Cheer
September 5, 1931

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