Press: For White Wings

I Greet you.

May success follow your birth

To be worth your bold undertaking

To bring a better understanding

Among the men of Sanitation.

You come amidst thundering and lightning

Your coming—your staying shall be a benefit

To all who clean the city streets

Your aim—shall always be—to better conditions

For all men in the Department of Sanitation.

The greeter was John Cabbage, poet-laureate of New York City's street sweepers, garbage collectors, scowmen, dump tenders, sewage engineers, and white-collar employes of the city's Department of Sanitation. His salute was addressed to, and appeared last week in, the...

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