The Industrial Representation Plan
Although the call to Washington to appear before the Walsh commission had interrupted Mackenzie King's survey in Colorado, he had gathered enough data to enable him to prepare the kind of industrial 'constitution' he had in mind. He spent most of July working on the draft at Kingsmere and sent it to New York early in August. Rockefeller was immensely impressed and wrote immediately, expressing appreciation of 'the statesmanlike, constructive, carefully worked out plan which you have submitted'.
But the Colorado management was far from enthusiastic. President welborn came to New York early in September and the group of five, consisting of Welborn, Rockefeller, Starr Murphy, Ivy Lee, and King, discussed the draft in detail. The first thing welborn said was that although it was a fine piece of work he did not see how it could work in their business. They discussed it clause by clause. welborn, who had been inclined to pronounce against it in toto, was asked to state his objections to each clause as it was considered. He found it difficult to criticize any particular clause, and was obliged to admit and allow to pass in principle all of the sections it included, but he did this with the reservation that some of them