Signs of the Times

Art Hood, Editorial Board Chairman of the American Lumberman (now Building Materials Merchandiser) Chicago, Illinois

Today everyone knows that we have the materials, the manpower, the machinery and the money to make our country a veritable paradise on earth. The only missing ingredient is the right spirit, that spirit which will bring about teamwork in motivating, mobilizing and coordinating the energies and capacities of all conflicting groups toward a common goal. ...

Our spiritual growth has not kept pace with our economic, scientific and materialistic progress. That is the root, tree and branch of our present economic dilemma. Tomorrow's management will have no other choice than to apply spiritual principles to economic activities if it is to continue free. Idealistic as it seems and is, the application of the Golden Rule in collective bargaining is the only practical answer.

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June 3, 1961

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