Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
MARSHALL FIELD CHRISTMAS
"PRESENT" TO WORKERS IS
JOKE OF STATE STREET
1916 was a big year for Marshall
Field & Co. It is understood that
more money passed into the youthful
mitts of the Field heirs than ever be
fore. Prom time to time during the
-latter part of the year M. P. & Co.
posted notices praising their em
ployes and urging them on to great
So much pleasant urging on the
part of the bosses started a rumor
that the biggest State street store
planned to follow the example of one
of the smaller State street stores,
The Pair, and give the employes a
Christmas present in the shape of a
Dep't managers smiled and en
couraged the -workers on to even
more desperate efforts in the pre
Christmas rush. They were told,
with a pleasant wink, that fie men
in the upper offices appreciated their
loyalty and their hard work and
would remember them. The infer
ence was a bonus. But let's cut it
short. Here's the Christmas "pres
' n ent" each Marshall Field employe
received for Xmas:
"The splendid manner in which
this organization met the extra de
mands of the holiday season de
serves our utmost commendation.
Although the volume of business was
by far the largest we have ever done,
we know it was handled in amore
, thoroughly competent manner than
ever before. There was more enter
prise manifested in providing the
v' merchandise, more foresight in plan
ning the arrangements, more skill
and promptness in serving custom
ers, more efficiency in handling --and
delivering the goods, and fewer mis
takes to be rectified.
"We congratulate the buyers on
the excellent assortments main
tained in spite of the many difficul
ties in obtaining merchandise.
'"The Store of the Christmas
Spirit' fully justified its title by the
T atmosphere of cordiality and good
will which was everywhere in evi
dence, and we sincerely hope that
WMW M"".- " w w w w- . q
periiuuiciii, ujicuaiituiouijo ui uuo
"The year 1917 now before us is
teeming with great and pleasant pos
sibilities. To the full utilization and
enjoyment of these we now direct
your best thought and energy.
(Signed) Marshall Field & Co.
"December 29, 1916."
New York. Prosperity has over
ly flowed,' even to the third and fourth
bus boyg who help the lobster palace
waiters. One of them bought a $27,
pair of skates at the Waldolf-Astoria
Rochester, N. Y. Because the
pairt he ate at her house when a boy
twenty years ago stunted his growth
IU uu.ee iccl, ivau. uuv,juoj. itm v-
lect damages from the estate of Mrs.
Anna B. Andrews.
Newark, N. J. Things were so un
pleasant for Rev. Charles Reynolds
after he preached his "how old art
thou" sermon to the women of his
congregation that he is taking a va
cation in New York.
tJew York. Five years ago Patrol
man Edward J. O'Rourke helped Miss
Esther Clair across the street Today .
he is the Sole heir to her property
valued at $30,000.
Massillon, 0. Ninety Rotarians
cooked their own meals electrically
at a banquet and paid $25 a plate for
it Individual electric cooking de
vices were installed for $2,500.
Cincinnati. Judge Kelley ordered
G. A. Fleischman, who earns $2 a day
as caretaker, to pay alimony'to his i
former wife, Melva L. Wolff, who
earns $5 a day as employment In
vestigator of a Detroit auto factory.
o o -
Washington. Senate confirmed
Theodore J. Schweer to be post
master at Beardstown, HL
it '"if Y" iy-f'VyifK'riiPlli'TiiitomTfaTif irfif i