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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 06, 1917, LAST EDITION, Image 18

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"DYNAMO PLUS!"
By George Elmer Cobb
(Copyright, 1917, "W. G. Chapman.)
" 'Dynamo-plus!' that expresses
the new man," observed the Junior
partner of Farrar & Co., department
store, River City.
"You mean?" insinuated the more
conservative Mr. Robert Farrar, se
nior partner and founder of the busi
ness. '
"That I have found a man for you
who will fill your store, sell your
goods and make the 'square deal'
look like an old three-cent piece."
"A prodigy, eh?"
"They say so. He comes high
$5,000 a year but he's made a for
tune for his old employers."
"What did he leave them for?"
'Says he wants to build up, not
stand stilL They got so big they
couldn't go any further, so he struck
out for new pastures."
"H'm!" observed Mi. Farrar. "Let
it all be your doing I don't know as
I approve. And what about young
Stevens? He's suited us well enough
until you brought home from Chi
cago these grand expansive ideas of
yours."
"Why er, well, Stevens will have
to.be subordinate."
"He's not the man to stand it"
"Then let him go."
Just that came about Advised of
the new plans of the house with
which he had been for seven years
and had helped build up, Roy Ste
vens courteously gave notice of his
resignation. ,
Mr. Farrar was growing old, Mr.
Robbins had put quite dme capital
into the business and had really done1
some brilliant things. He was a "live
wire" as a buyer. He bought close
and his purchases always brought a
profit. Mr. Farrar was forced to con
cede that his junior partner was
proving himself a valuable adjunct
to the business.
"Take your own way," said the
senior, with a sigh. "Only I don't
consider this dismissal of Stevens at
all fair."
Neither did Roy Stevens, but he
said little and did not act at all dis
composed. Pretty Leila Farrar, the
petted daughter of the old merchant,
scolded her father roundly. Then
she went to her room and had a good
cry over it For she and Roy had
become very close friends.
The marvelous "Dynamo-plus"
was Guy Vandeventer and he arrived
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He Was a Model in the Way of Dress.
in River City with a vast flourish of
trumpets. He was a model in the
way of dress, suave, keen of glance,
sharp and short as to converse. m His
first move was to secure the "best
suite of apartments at the principal
hotel, his next to order a showy au
Jomohile, Ms next to go through the
extensive department store and crit
icize most of its methods. "Front"
was his specialty and he certainly
impressed the community as to. a'p-
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