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He Will Meet You At Cleveland Aug. 6 to 8
The Official Call
By Edward N. Loomis, President STOP! LOOK! LISTEN! Have you ever seen that sign before? Have you ever obeyed it? Really stopped, looked and listened before you dared to pass those four innocent-looking lines of steel that crossed your path, and along which only too often, Death comes driving at sixty miles an hour? No, that is not the American way. Hurry, hurry, I am hehind time; I should have reached such a point an hour ago or a year ago. My plans are too big; my work too complicated. Everything will go wrong if I am not there to take care of my work. Work, work, until the body is worn out, the brain fagged, the sight dimmed, and the mind dulled. "Dimmed to see the dangers; dulled to understand the purpose of his enterprise. And then when least expecteil, when nothing seemed to stay his purpose and his enterprise came the CRASH! How sad and how foolish! Had he only gone slowly how easily would he have reached his goal and accomplished his purpose.
In the olden days, it used to be a custom among the Jews to go up once a year to Jerusalem to attend the feast of the Passover, and at that feast they gave thanks that the Death Angel had passed them by. They renewed the ties of lovalty andi affection to one another, and they went home with a clear vision of the meaning of life, and of what was necessary to fulfill its purpose.
Our convention is a similar feast to the apple merchant. It is the one place where the members can stop, look and listen. I, therefore, call upon all the members of our Association, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and even as far away as England and Germany, to assemble at Cleveland on August 6th, 7th and 8th, to confer together, and to obtain the benefits and the information that will await us there.
There will be a few surprises awaiting you, too: surprises that will entertain, and surprises that will instruct. You cannot afford to miss this convention. It is, in my opinion, the most important one we have ever held. I have the tentative programme before me, and there will be