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THE WOMEN WILL BENEFIT BY
FORD'S NEW PLAN
New York, Jan. 9. Some of the
women employed inthe plant of Hen
ry Ford in Detroit will receive a share
of the firm's profits under the new
$10,000,000 profit-sharing plan re
cently announced. Arriving here to
day, Ford declared that in addition
to all women, as well as men, receiv
ing a minimum wage of $5 a day, wo
men on whom large families are de
pendent will be given a proportion
ate share of profits along with the
"Good will, was the only motive
back of the adoption of the profit
sharing plan," said Ford. "That
should be "uppermost in all- dealings.
Good will is what brings us together
socially and in business."
Asked when he "first thought of his
plan, Ford said he did not know, but
decided to adopt it. because he be
lieved this to be an opportune time.
"I looked out my-window, saw men
anxious to work and deqided to pro
vide work for them by employing
three shifts instead of two in my fac
tory. It was only a step to put em
ployes on a more equal basis through
the profit-sharing plan."
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TOUGH ON HOGS
Champaign, III., Jan. 9. There is
no cure for hog cholera, and agents
overrunning Champaign county with
a purported cure are imposters, said
Soil Director C. H. Oathout today
warning farmers against imposition.
The only preventive so far discov
ered is the serum now made and fur
nished by the state biological labor
atories, adds Oathout.
The scarcity of the, serum con
tinues, with no abatement in the de
mand. o o
Peoria, III., Jan. 9. Mileage equal
nearly to six times the circumference
of the globe has been covered on bi
cycles by Thomas Davis, 85 years,
Iwlio has just forwarded to Noble O.
Taville, Lake Geneva, Wis., a state
ment that he peddled 782 miles m
1913, making a total of 142,000 miles.
Mr. Taville is chairman of the cen
tral good roads committee of the
AutomoT)flists' National Organiza
tion. Mr. Davis did n.ot begin riding a
bicycle 'until he was 65 years old.
He has ridden several "centuries"
each in u single day;
SHERIFF OUSTS FAMILY-"
' Calumet, Mich., "Jan. 9. Two days
before-Gov. Ferris -came to this dis
trict to investigate the strike con
ditions Sheriff Cruse and several
deputies went to Winona and threw
John Merkle, a striker, his wife and
small child out of one of the Winona
Mining Co.'s houses.
A blinding snowstorm was in pro
gress, Tmt this" did not deter Cruse
from carrying out the mine owners'
order. The people and their furni
ture were tossed out.
A-neighbor of the Merkles went to
the woods, gathered some fuel and
built a fire for the ejected family that
they might not freeze before they
could be taken care of.
This man was arrested for tres
passing, brought to Houghton and
lodged in jail.
It Is also stated that the sheriff
served notice on other families that
they would be treated in the same
manner if they did not vacate their
CONTROL GOES TO THE WEST
The Western faction of the Na
tional American Women Suffrage As
sociation seems finally to have wrest
ed control or tne organization from
the Eastern "machine."
The opening- of the Congressional
Committee headquarters in this city
yesterday is seen as the first move
in the switch of controL
Mrs. Medill McCormick is chair
man of the Congressional Commit-