Four THE HAND SHAKE VIEWS AND INTERVIEWS Conducted by Elwood Major
QUESTION OF THE MONTH: What course should the Polygon Club pursue during the uncertain days ahead? THOSE INTERVIEWED: Nine past presidents
WILLIAM PACE: "In the uncertain days ahead the club should not attempt to do more than plan its objectives for the post war period. Many problems will face our community when the fighting is over, and with vision and planning now, our club would be in a position to make a tremendous contribution toward solving them."
WARREN LIVELY: "A more congenial atmosphere should be developed and a more informal meeting should be allowed. This can be done by having programs in which the members become better acquainted, by relaxing some of the membership duties, curtailing some of the activities."
HERBERT STEWART: "I believe that every member of the Polygon Club, especially our fellow members in the armed forces, would like for the club to keep going during these crucial times. However, the burden is, and will continue to be, on the officers and active membership."
JOSEPH BOWEN: "I recommend that we hold on those things we already have. Reduce expenditures or club government structure, but continue our ideas - on a smaller scale if necessary. Plan each meeting to be the best; we can always enjoy the memory of a good program."
EDWARD TALBOT: "The club, during the uncertain days ahead, should pursue a course of determination to continue planning for the post war days to come. Encourage all members to attend regularly as long as they have this privilege. Many of us will have to give up this privilege before the post war days are here."
LAURENCE WILKINSON: "The club will undergo many changes, but we should try with unending effort to keep the aims of the club constantly before us. Never before has our Health meant so much, our Education played such an important role, and our Service been so greatly needed."
CHARLES STURTEVANT: "The Polygon Club is unlike any other club in the city, in that its entire membership is composed of men between the ages of 21 and 37. Unless legislation is passed immediately, deferring married men with dependents, we face the prospects of losing our entire membership to the armed forces."
LINWOOD ROBERTS: "I think, that with the membership steadily declining, all club activities should be concentrated on maintaining interest of the remaining members. That of all our six aims Fellowship should be foremost during these times."
JOSEPH GRANT: "It is of inestimable value to each member of the Polygon Club to see that he is doing everything in his power to maintain the morale and backbone of the organization at its peak. Let it be to our credit that we maintain a club that our members in the service will be proud to come home to."