From: The President

To: All Employees

Re: Transitions in Management


All of us are adapting to the transitions currently transpiring in the management of the Schenectady Small Arms & Biscuit Co., and it is natural that the process of adaptation should take some time.

The unusual circumstances under which Mr. Ferguson left his position as Vice President in Charge of Baking and Gun Powders have exacerbated an already difficult transitional period. Although I have heard some complaints that we were perhaps too strict with Mr. Ferguson, let me remind you that what some of you have described as “his little mixup” was in fact a serious error that resulted in the detonation of several dozen cases of Lemon Creem Crunchies, with extensive damage to our Rochester warehouse.

Regardless of our personal feelings in the matter, it is an accomplished fact that Mr. Beadle is now the Vice President in Charge of Baking and Gun Powders, and it is incumbent upon us all to do our best to create the environment in which he can most effectively perform the functions associated with his position.

For that reason I am appealing to all employees, in a spirit of reconciliation and good sportsmanship, to assist us in locating Mr. Beadle’s trousers. A certain lightheartedness and spirit of whimsy is good for the morale of the company, but too much of a good thing is too much. No questions will be asked if the trousers appear in Mr. Beadle’s office before the end of the working day.

Thank you for your prompt attention in this matter.


With Warmest Regards,

J. Rutherford Pinckney, President