Most of these early guys were very egotistical people who loved to drive big Cadillacs and fly around intheir jets and vacation on their yachts, and some of them lived in houses like I'd never even thought aboutbefore. I remember going to dinner at one of their houses, and we got picked up by this limousine thatmust have had room for fourteen people. Man, they were living high. And they could afford to back thenbecause this discounting thing was working so well. Customers just flocked to their stores, and thesefellows were covered up in cash. Most of them could still be around today if they had followed somebasic principles about running good stores. There are a lot of ways to build strong companies. They don'thave to be done the Wal-Mart way, or my way, or anybody else's way. But you do have to work at it. Maggie鈥檚 voice was getting choked as she uttered these last words. I think anytime the employees at a company say they need a union, it's because management has done alousy job of managing and working with their people. Usually, it's directly traceable to what's going on atthe line supervisor levelsomething stupid that some supervisor does, or something good he or shedoesn't do. That was our problem at Clinton and at Mexico. Our managers didn't listen. They weren't asopen with their folks as they should have been. They didn't communicate with them, they didn't share withthem, and consequently, we got in trouble. 久久色悠悠综合网,色姐妹综合网,色久久综合网 In addition to a lot of educational institutions, recipients of Walton family gifts include church groups andcommunity projects like zoos and libraries and recreation facilities. We support hospitals and medicalresearch programs. We fund arts groups and theater groups and symphonies. We give to conservationand environmental causes and veterans' groups, as well as to economic development groups and freeenterprise groups. We support public schools and private schools. Since charity almost always begins athome, many of the recipients are in the communities or at institutions to which Helen and I, or ourchildren, have personal ties. But we have also supported national organizations and even a few localcauses of national importance in such cities asNew YorkandWashington. Helen has been actively, andpublicly, supportive of a number of institutions, including the Presbyterian Church, the University of theOzarks, and theNationalMuseumfor Women in the Arts. And I have supported such groups as theCitizens Against Government Waste, Students in Free Enterprise, and the Arkansas BusinessCouncilwhich folks around here insist on calling "The Good Suit Club."We also have some pet projects to which Helen and I together are strongly, and personally, committed. I padded over to the door, shivering, wondering what the hell the Party Kids had done this time.