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December 1, 1951


JAMA. 1951;147(14):1323-1324. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670310013003

All competent speech instructors advise the neophyte to commence his address with some sort of a shocking statement; he should say something unusual about the usual. In this instance the title of this address in itself has a sufficiently shocking effect on the average member of the industrial management family to render any further treatment unnecessary. His most likely comment is "Why should industry undertake the expense and effort of a training program for the benefit of an employee who is about to be retired?" and he most logically argues that any further benefits paid for from productive earnings would be fostering the trend toward industrial socialism. Another comment might be "Why does a man have to be trained to rest?" although there is a growing recognition of the fact that preparation is necessary against the day when only the personal problems remain for thought and worry—when most time becomes

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