Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 03, 1951, Page Eight, Image 8

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    FIFTEEN SENTINELS
GUARD LIBRARY ENTRANCES
Fifteen silent guards have been
standing watch over the University
library since it was completed At
all times, througl. all weather they
have remained at their posts. And
though they stare down continu
ously on the people entering amd
leaving Ine building, few have ever
noticed them.
It was through the efforts of
Miss Edna Dunberg and Mrs. Lou
ise Utter Pritchard, former art
students of the University, that
the men are th«**>. Each one was
| carefully selected '„o fill a chosen
spot.
Av deveryone of them was great.
Philoaophers, scientists, artists,
composers, men o freligion. Each
branch of knowledge has its repre
sentative. Every hardened face
represents a milestore reached and
passed.
Aristotle, St. Thomas Aequines,
John Locke, Thucydides, Buddha,
Christ. Mtchelanjff o, Beethoven,
Leonardo Do Vlnct, 8*.' Issac New
ton, Charlet Darwts, I'homaa Jef
ferson, Oliver Wendell Holmes,
Shakespeare, and Dante ar' J”-e»
ent.
These are. the jpwrds whose
curved stone faces arc poised h:«h
on the facade K the Library be
tween the t f.» tnaJn entrances.
Coach 2>n Casanova's Sequoia
(California) High football squads
won 36 games, lost iO, an dtlcd 3.
1
1* It takes all kinds of tools to keep America
running and all kinds of tools to keep Americana
employed. In many jobs, the cost of these tools is
relatively little. So almost any man can provide
them for himself. In others, the cost is great. So
in order for a man to put his talents to work, he
needs help in the form of capital fror- others.
2. This is ene of the main reasons why we need
ai! of businesses in America—big, medium
and small. The average oil well drilling rig, for
example, costs about $200,000. For the 20 men
Vl-hs make up'its 4 crews, this represents a tool
investment of $10,000 per man.
3. High-cost tools are typical of the oil busi
ness. So is the large amount of capital required
for raw-material supplies, transportation sys
tems, etc. Our average investment at Union Oil,
for example, is $67,000 (in refineries, ships, tools,
rigs, oil lands, etc.) for each one of our 7974
employees.
Sources for tool costs: "Selecting and Operating a
Business of Your Own, ” by G. E. Larson in Survey
of Current Business; Painters, Decorators & Paper
hangers of America District Council, A. F. of L.;
Carpenter’s District Council of Los Angeles County,
A. F. of L.; Union Oil Company of California.
$530
Mew job ?
HERE’S THE COST OF
TOOLS FOR 5 TYPICAL
IJ. S. OCCUPATIONS
HOUSE PAINTS**
$450_
oild**1:**
4. That's why you find many big companies
in the oil industry. A rough carpenter can set
himself up in business without outside help. But
the only way we could have financed the $67,000
worth of tools, equipment and raw-material sup
plies that are required for each of our employees
was by pooling the money of a lot of people.
5. This pooling process resulted in a corfxira
tion known as Union Oil Company, owned by
36,012 individual stockholders. (The largest one
of our stockholders owns less than 1J«% of the
total stock of the company.) Liy some standards
Union Oil Company is biff. By others it is small.*
But big or small, its size is a direct result of the
economic functions it has to perform.
•The U. S. government, for example, is so much
bigger than Union Oil Company that it takeH in und
puts out almost as much money every day as Union
does in an entire year.
IWIOI QIK COMPANY
OF CA1IIORSII*
INCORPORATED IN CALIFORNIA, OCTOBER 17, 1890
This series, sponsored by the people of Union Oil Company, is dedicated to a
discussion of how and why American business functions. We hope you’ll feel
free to send in any suggestions or criticisms you have to offer. Write: The
President, Union Oil Company, Union Oil Building, Los Angeles 17, California.
N.
Manufacturer* of Itoyal Triton, the amazing purple motor oil.'