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THE SEARCHLIGHT What’s Back of Gus (Continued from page 1) ations, who taking all of the profits of their Utah business to distant places, leave only skimpy wages, salaries, and frustration in the Beehive State. For ent instance, physician Kiwanis to a post may of elevate a leadership promin- in that or- ganization. He may be a man of high ideals, and worthy ambitions. He may seek to improve business and nity. He But professional may he standards be wholly accepts at in selfless face in value the commu- his the service. assertions and the propaganda put out by the representatives and agents of giant business interests that have an axe to grind. He meets high-pressure executives. lows. They They They are charming, personable feltreat him with deference and respect. contribute organization money a social In the end, he measures and ideas and time to make his George espouses they seek and sponsors to place before the the Bennion the executives of powerful companies they use the organization over which to spread damnable propaganda and misinformation that is designed to grip of the allied corporations and this State. M. to Gadsby discourse may on And with arrange ‘“‘The for American Adam S. Pattern of Free Enterprise.’ Or he may do the job himself if Adam is in temporary disrepute—on a down curve of popularty. When either speaker finishes, the Kiwanian audience is sold on the kilowatt version of “Free Enterprise.’ They also ** Offices are rotated in the Chamber of Commerce and in the Service Clubs. Marion Nelson (Advertising) a former president of the Chamber is now president of Rotary. Fred H. Knickerbocker (Union Pacific) is currently president of the Chamber, and is starting in at the foot of the vice-president ladder in Rotary. Jube Hale (Kilowatt) has held on to the chairmanship of the Chamber committee on irrigatien, a highly important committee, while he served as head of Rotary. After the boys serve their apprenticeships in the lower tiers they are graduated to the Alta Club. It’s like conferring honorary degrees by universities. It’s even better. The corperations foot all the bills. thereafter, Company babe. regulatory authority— State or National—attempts to curb the gluttony, and the manifest rascality of Utah Power & Light Company, the fervent Kiwanian** is amazed and an innocent corporation— such disturbed that equally when executives—should He is agencies. sailed by governmental the Government must be wrong. innocent be ascertain Doubtless the Service Club official is unaware of the fact that use of his organization as a procorporation sounding board provides Utah daily newspapers with made-to-order copy from a prebackunbiased source—a independent sumably eround and that helps The success. public from a seemingly unbiased source. He is too busy to study and weigh the consequences of his alliance. So, use him, and he presides to circulate fortify the utilities on absorb the insidious idea that the Power is as guileless and pure as a new-born serves the it to mislead newspapers purposes the of big business public. seize upon such “news” with avidity to give the public the impression that impartial sources approve and support the plutoBut dailies carefully refrain from cratic view. telling the public that subordinate clubs and associations are direct beneficiaries of corporation pay-offs—that Service Clubs and pliant associations are merely a propaganda atory corporations. division of pred- The technique used by the Utah Power & Light Company is also used by Utah Copper Company, Utah Oil Refining Company, Salt Lake banks, the Smelting Industry, Insurance concerns, Utilities, Railroads, and a host of other concerns, all allied the Manufacwith the Chamber of Commerce, eurers Association, the Tax Dodgers Association, Council’, “Industrial Relations the recent other agencies of unscrupulous concerns. and is to perpetuate corporation control—owned outside of Utah*—of the business And the aim is accuand politics of this State. The aim of each rate. (Continued on following page) are there understand that “Readers should absentee-owned corporations operated in many Utah that behave themselves and conduct their basis. merchandising a. Strictly on businesses Some hold membership in the Chamber and the subordinate organizations as a matter of custom. in the participation active from They refrain wicked schemes of the Inner Ring.