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THE SUNDANCE TIMES An Independent Newspaper Published Every Thursday by The Times Publishing Co. The Times is a legal newspaper for all publications. John E. Lindsey .................................. Owner-Publisher Howard Allen, News Editor, Advertising Manager SUBSCRIPTION RATES $3.00 per year in Crook and adjoining counties; $3.50 per year elsewhere. Entered at the postoffice at Sundanee, Wyoming, as second class matter under the act of March 3, 1879. A MESSAGE FOR ALL One fall day 50 years ago, two raen sat on a bench watching a open hearth steel furnace the American Rolling Mill Corn- plant at Middletown, Ohio. was middle-aged, the other young. The older man was M. Verity, founder and of the company. His )anion on the bench was 22- Charles R. Hook. Young Charlie Hook had begun a few years earlier in a steel mill as a $2-a- office boy. He had an eager- lless to learn the steel business and great capacity for work. In a~ Ly short time he had himself up to become fore- of a steel mill in Indiana. Verity had got into the steel on a shoestring. He had for Charlie Hook as a promis-+ young man to help build a industry. He offered young a job and a wonderful op-! 1. He wanted men, he Hook, to help him build organization based upon faith l men, on cooperation through l g, on the application the Golden Rule as a guide business as well as for daily Applied Golden Rule Charlie Hook took several days consider the offer, then he ~ted. He started to work in winter of 1902 as night sup- of the plant whose employment was 325 and production was 5,900 tons steel. As he rose gradually up the company, and began take a hand in its direction, close personal relationship with employees and his application the Golden Rule in those re- became traditions that gone unbroken thdough the constant growth. the man who had be- his business career as a $2- Week office boy became presi- of the American Rolling Mill which by then employed people and produced 665,000 of steel annually. Today, at age of 72, he is chairman of ,board. The company, now Armco Steel Corporation, 30,000 people and annual- Produces 3,215,000 tons of high- grade steels. In the parent and its direct offspring has never been a labor Charles R. Hook has re- -~dly been honored by his own and by national organi- for the inspiring record harmonious management-labor at Armco. A Benefactor tingly enough, I met Mr. Hook first time one Sight many ago in Cleveland at a meet- ing of Ohio citizens who~ were interested in the welfare of their state. After addressing the meet- ing I had a long visit with Mr. Hook in his hotel room. What t he said to me then, and his friend- ship through the intervening years, has been a constane source of inspiration to me. I have never met a finer gentleman nor a man more deeply roo~ed to his religious and social convictions. He truly has been a benefactor to his coun- try and his countrymen. The latest issue of the "Armco- operator," a magazine for Armco men and women, devoted its front cover and three inside pages to ~"ha important Armco event"- the completion of Mr. Hook's 50th year with the company. Ironically, the issue reached the chairman's desk in his absence. President Truman and Secretary of Com- merce Sawyer had asked him to go to Europe with a group of six Americans to study ways of stimulating back-and-forth trade with European countries as a means of keeping our wheels of oommerce rolling full speed when the defense spending slacks off. Looking Ahead Before he left for Europe, the 72-year-old industrialist dictated a message to Armco employees, not- ing his 50-year milestone and look- ahead with enthusiasm. "I be- lieve our standard of living, as we now measure it, will increase in the years ahead," he said. "This will come about by finding better ways to increase the production of each person in an hour, a month, a year .... we shall learn new skills . . . new and better ways of training . . . there will be more competition, not less, but the rewards will "be greater for those companies who are able to stay at the head of the parade ofi progress. OID ]}RAND Provide CHILDREN ] WEEKLY EATING CLUB By Jim Barstow ] JoV~EF., PoE~ A LoT OF tr~ ABOUT THE DE-LUXE .TRAILER, "TRIP HB pLAN5 To TAKE SOME DAY! I'vE HEARD' HIM BLOW LIKE ROOM "TRAILER, "THAT ~EFOKE ! MY EYE,~ HE CAN'T HE'LL BE LUCKY AFFORD" "TO HE ~ETS AS (~A~ 5OM6 OF THESE DAY~; I'M GONNA FILL UP ANb EHOVF-. OFF UNKNOWN EVEN TO THE AUTO (tUB IN A 5 R, OOM DE I.UXE AND. "TOUR, THE ~N'I'IRE ~TA'I'~-S AND CANADA, AND I MIGHT EVEN IHCLIJDE ALASKA ! ~>OM'gBODY