6.8.10

Til Rockefeller

The Subway, undirgrundartokið, er skjótt og lætt at brúka í New York. Yvirlitið við øllum støðum, er greiðari enn eg havi sæð aðrastaðni. Eisini til The Rockefeller Center.

John D. Rockefeller er stóri lærumeistarin hjá Hallsteini. Hann byrjaði sum blaðberari, Rockefeller, og hevur kveikt Hallstein í øllum hansara arbeiði á hesum sama øki. "Man verður ikki millióningar av at bera út bløð, men tað kann verða byrjanini og ein lærpeningur, seinni í lívinum", sigur Hallstein.

Við speglingum av háhúsunum uttanum, standa hesi orð Rockefellers hinumegin á steininum:

"I believe in the supreme worth of the individual and in his right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty. I believe that the law was made for man and not man for the law; that government is the servant of the people and not their master. I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living. I believe that thrift is essential to well ordered living and that economy is a prime requisite of a sound financial structure, whether in government, business or personal affairs. I believe that truth and justice are fundamental to an enduring social order. I believe in the sacredness of a promise, that a man's word should be as good as his bond; that character — not wealth or power or position — is of supreme worth."