Publication: Crockery & Glass Journal
New York, NY, United States
THE FRY IDEA.
THE idea of bringing together in a social way the members of the National Association of Cut Glass Manufacturers was conceived by H. C. Fry with a distinct purpose - that of creating a better feeling in the trade. He did not hesitate to say in open meeting that making people happy was a paying proposition. He certainly succeeded in giving happiness to a large number, and there is no doubt that it will pay him handsomely, for he made a friend of every cutter present.
As one of them remarked, he revealed himself in an entirely new light. Heretofore they had known him only as a business man, and strictly so - one who required his patrons to live right up to the letter of his and their terms; not lenient with "slow pay" customers; showing no favors, but insisting on doing business on business principles.
At Point Chautaugua another side of him was discovered - that of a philanthropist and humanitarian. Urbane and gracious, he royally entertained more than fifty people for four days; and the fact that he included the ladies in his invitation only served to further show his kindliness. Aside from the routine work of the Association, business was forgotten. The men learned to know each other better, and from now on will hold a higher opinion of their fellow cutters.
|Keywords:||H. C. Fry Glass Company|
|Date completed:||April 8, 2008 by: David Wiecek;|