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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 25, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 8

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HENRY FORD GIVES WOMEN $5 PER DAY
HANDS CREDIT TO WILSON
with that in Europe. Our people are
prosperous and happy; they have
cheerful and comfortable homes, and
their families are well provided with
the best the world affords.
"In Europe the ravages of war
have torn asunder the very hearts of
the people. Europe's sons are dying
Long Branch, Nr J., Oct. 25.
Henry Ford, automobile manufactur
er, has put his women workers in the
automobile industry ort the same
plane with the men workers. He an
nounced Tuesday that hereafter all
of the gentler sex would draw-at least
TJ5 per day. In making this decision
Ford hands much credit to President Lby the thousands, while famine and
Wilson. In his statement he said
"I had the pleasure to inform Pres
ident Wilson Tuesday afternoon that
I had established the women work
ers at my plant at Detroit and at all
the branch factories in other cities
upon a pay equality with the men
workers.
"I took this step following my con
ference with the president more than
two weeks ago, and I did so because
of ,an Inspiring talk I had with Mr.
Wilson on the forward movement
among womenkind. This principle is
now in operation and I look forward
with complete confidence to its vin
dication." Mr. Ford blew into Shadow Lawn
to show Wilson advertisements sup
porting the administration which he
plans to have published, prior to elec
tion. When he stepped off the train
and was asked why he was in 8had--ow
Lawn, he said "To get on the Wil
son band wagon."
Before leaving'Detroit for his visit
with the president, Ford discussed
his backing of Wilson. "This is not
a partisan election," he said, "and
people are not talking about political
parties: they are talking about men
and tire principles they stand for.
"The majority of the people of this
country are going to vote for Presi
dent Wilson because they have faith
in his ability and integrity. I believe
that the young men in our land owe a
great debt to Wilson for carrying us
through critical periods without in
volving us in the horrors of war.
"Contrast the condition of the
young men in this country today
suffering are" almost universal in the
ueiiigerenc iiauuua.
"Let me tell you that the mothers
in the United State understand the
situation just as well as the men do.
Go into the homes of the people and
you will find that the women realize
fully as much as the men that Presi
dent Wilson has not only kept us out
of war, but has given peace and pros
perity to the greatest nation that the
world has yet produced."
Detroit, Mich., Oct 25. "All wom
en employes of the Ford Motor Co.
over 21 years of age have been under
the profit-sharing plan since Oct. 10,"
said Rev. Samuel Marquis, heSd of
the sociological department of the
big auto company, which employs ap
proximately 600 women.
"Women, single or married, with
dependents, have been participating
in the profit-sharing plan ever since
its adoption several years ago, but
now every woman over the age of
21 is entitled to-the increased wage.
This places her on the salary basis
with men employes, and she will re
ceive the $5 per day wage just as
soon as she qualifies under our six
months' probation system."
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REPORTER SUES REFORMER
Frederic Cromwell, who says he's
a free lance newspaper reporter filed
suit for $25,000 against Mrs. (Mary
Mills, free lance reformer. Charges
false imprisonment Says she had
him locked up after he aided her in
Hyde Park vice investigation. Could
not explain why. Mrs. Mills won't
talk.

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