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'E have certainly struck the
mark of economy in our
sale of Boys' Clothes and
touched the hearts, too, of parents
who appreciate savings on Juvenile
It will pay you well to come
here tomorrow or during the next
few days before this sale ends. The
center of attraction of our February
Treat is the sale of Boys' $10 Suits
at $6.66 and Boys' $3.97 Suits at
$2.97. Other big bargains are Boys'
50c Underwear at 29c; Boys' $1
Sweater Coats, 50c; Boys' 50c Blouse
Waists, 39c; Black Cat Stockings,
11c: $1 Knee Pants, 79c.
Suits and Overcoats
Worth $22 and $25. All wool
new. Now on sale at
ARSENAL n TO
ENTER A PROTEST
Mass Meeting Called for Sun
day Afternoon to Discnss
the Taylor System.
NEW SHOP MANAGEMENT
Claimed Its Introduction t Local
Government Plnt Would Dis
Shop employes at Rock Island ar
senal, at a mass meeting to be held
next Sunday afternoon at Turner
hall, Davenport, will formulate a pro
test against the introduction of the
Taylor system at the local govern
ment manufacturing post.
"The Taylor system has been in
augurated in some of the eastern
steel mills, and we have investigated
and learned that It Is nothing short
of slavery to the men who are ob
liged to work under it." said an ar
senal employe. "It has bean propos
ed to enforce the system at Rock Is
land arsenal. The men here have In
formed themselves and they do not
propose to submit."
last otrwee op vitality.
An arsenal workman has prepared
the following statement for publica
tion: "The ordnance department is mak
ing preparations to Inaugurate at tho
Rock Island arsenal a certain sweat
shop ysteip known as the Taylor Sys
tem of Shop Management.' It is as
tonishing how the United States gov
ernment is willing to emulate the per
formances of certain greedy and utter
ly heartless employers of labor in try
ing to squeeze out of the workmen the
last ounce of strength and vitality ho
possesses. Mt. Taylor, the inventor of
this system, seems to have discovered
the claw, the talons and the lowest In
stincts In human nature and applied
them to shop practice in such a way
as to cause the weaker workman to
succumb to the avarice and greed of
the strong. Mr. Taylor has conceived
the plan of dividing the work of a
plant into a planning department and
an executive department.
WITH MILITARY PRECISION.
"The workmen in the shop are to
execute, with military precision, the
plans and specifications formulated ln
the planning department. By thus sep
arating brains from brawn he hopes to
be able to supplant the skilled me
chanic with unskilled labor, since a
man is supposed to be able to learn to
obey order in about six or eight weeks.
This unskilled laborer is supposed to
receive a little higher wages, but of
course not as much as the mechanic
that he supplanted. Each workman
under this plan of management, has
eight different bosses, who by means
of Taylor's methods of encouragement
and persuasion, will succeed in driving
this laborer to do about three times as !
much work as was done by the me- i
"The workman is to be timed by
means of a etop watch, and while the
standard time of doing a job is bfing
calculated, the workman is supposed ;
to work at highest speed. This speed
i of course expected to be kept up all j
day. Mr. Taylor has- devised various j
methods for the purpose of compelling
the worknftn to keep to this terrific !
DAILY TASK SET.
"When a standard time has been se
cured as much as would satisfy the
most exacting, a certain daily 'task is
set for the workman. If he is able to
complete the task he gets a certaia
wage; if he fails, he gets considerably
less. Mr. Taylor, according to his own
statement, advises that the task in each
case be made so severe that only a
first class man can accomplish it. He
cited Instances where he made the
day's work so Bevere that only one
man- out of Ave could stand the pace.
Mr. Taylor also proposes to apply this
same speeding system to the foreman.
He states, that at first at least twice
the number of foremen will be needed
than will be required after the shop
is systematized, but owing to the fact j
that aj least two out of three foremen
will either quit or get discharged,
there is no need for any good foreman
to fear of losing his Job.
LIKE TEAM OP HORSES.
"There is no danger of a good pugil
ist ever getting licked; all he has to
do i3 to lick the resC Mr. Taylor ob- j
serves the movement of a workman
with that cold calculation with which
he might regard any other wealth pro
ducing mechanism. A body of work
men seems to be to him like a team of
horses, a coop of chickens, or a hive of
bees, of interest only for the honey
they produce (for him or his pals). In
fact, he comes right out In his book
and says that the workman must never
be allowed to loee eight of the fact
that every shop is run first, last and
all the time for the purpose of produc
ing dividends for the stockholder."
NATION'S GREATEST ASSET
Development Would Add Hundreds of Ml II ions of Dollars Annually
Simplicity Largest Difficulty.
By C. C. James.
That this country has an asset
which if developed would pour un
told millions of dollars annually Into
our industrial channels is a fact well
known to all who have given the sub
ject serious thought, lha problem
of Its development is dirflcnlt only
because it is so simple. There is no
other problem on the American con
tinent in the same class with it.
What is this problem And hew big
is !t? Let's see.
Suppose a town of 5,000 people Is
surrounded by a farming commun
ity; suppose every farmer in the con
tributing territory were induced to
adopt methods in harmony with lat
est approved practical teaching for
the production of crops, their pro
tection from injurious Insects, to
drain the soil, return to it the crop
residues in the form of manure and
other decaying organic matter; to
sow only the beet seed; to feed field
products only to profitable stock and
to put the finished product on the
market in the best form. It is easily
conceivable that 91,000,000 annual
ly could be added to the production
of the surrounding country, and it
is evident that such an addition
could not b made without touching
wvery banker, every manufacturer,
every storekeeper, every doctor, ev
ery lawyer, every newspaper owner,
and la fact every person in the town.
This then is the problem how can
the indifferent farmers of the coun
try be Induced to adopt the Improved
not as yet appeal to the people as
it deserves. It Is easier to build a
dreadnanght than an agricultural
college. We can arouse the interest
of continents tn solving the problem
of aerial navigation, but It is difficult
to get the people to support enthus
iastically the proposition of spend
ing money freely In teaching the In
different farmer how to drain his
land, why he should use only the
best seeds, why he should test his
dairy cows, why he should spray his
apple trees and how. In short, he
can Increase his income by $1,000 a
THE INniFrEKEUT It BLIC.
There are persona who have an
inspiration as to the greatness and
value of this work; and there are
some places where this problem is be
ing worked out: but on the whole.
FOR LABOR REVIEW
Wilbur Hoppin of Strrator, III.,
Comes to Take New Position
Wilbur Hoppin of Streator, III., has
arrived here to assume his new duties
as business and advertising manager
of the Trl-Clty Iabor Review, the offi
cial organ of the Trl-Clty Federation
of Labor. H. K. Behrens continues
as editor of the publication.
The federation, at a meeting last
night, arranged for a moving pltur
exhibition to be given at the Illinois
theatre the evening of Feb. 27. The
exhibition, which will be accompan
ied by a, lecture, will be under the au
pices of the union and lahl trades
department of the American Federa
tion of Labor.
There is a movement under way for
the organization of a national and an
international button workers union.
! Within the past few months tho union
the public is more or less indifferent , has 8erure(1 for membership among
to the importance of the work If;the button worker of Musoatin and
me development or our agricu.iur,, members Recently a
means the greatest wealth creation I, OP(tanld in Davenport
within the nation and If stirring the ... ,rn ,J1,. , . ' .
. .. . . . ... . wttn l&O members. Onranirera will be
Indifferent farmer to better things 3 . ... . ., . ... .
. . . .. . . t ; placed in the field and union will be
our pupie muiuiBciurvia, uituini,
th rout bout the Polled
. . TTZr. V...U-..' t.a States and in Canada. Thn ther- will
professional men, business men and j
unions into national and International
intelligent farmers rise In a mass
and demand that this work be car
ried through? One reason is there
is a too prevalent opinion that work
done among and for farmers is a
charitable contribution to a class
that should be able to take care of
Itself. What a woeful misconception
of the movement. Helping the
fanner to larger production and to
methods? If this one thing could ,,raL 4mHfiA rroimrf
be accomplished all else Involved inthat thereby we are contributing to
agricultural Improvement would j the pro8pertty and uplift of the whole
come easily as a natural sequence. J community
If all farmers would properly drain take out or country.
their land, the problem of good J We Bhonld take thl8 probiem out
roads would be solved. Increase the' . . . , ......
income of the Individual farmer and of the and br)n lt ,nto the
the means will be at hand to BOlve j town and city. We should, in addi
the rural school problem ; the im-tion to discussing it as farmers' In-
provement of rural schools means j stltutes and farmers clubs, put u up
the quickening of intelligence, the! to the boards or trade, tne Dangers
beautifying of rural homes, the in
crease of social advantages and moral
SIMn-ICTTY THR DrFKICUXTY.
All this looks simple, hence the
difficulty. The farmer, be he a good,
bad or indifferent one. Is Independ
ent. He can live, in a way, if there
are no agricultural colleges, no ex
periment stations, and no farmers'
institutes. If the problem were more
intricate, involving the expenditure
of immense sums of money and the
sacrifice of human lives, we could ex
pect the people as a whole to set
themselves sooner to Its solution.
This simple problem of stirring
the indifferent farmer to activity does
Juat Liks Shopping.
First Suffragette If yn wre run
ning for office, would you buy rotes?
Second Suffragette Nrtt tiniest they
conld be changed or credited. Life.
Children who have
With cream or milk
For the cereal part of
Their morning meal
Can study better, and
associations and even the country
teachers' associations. It has been a
local question; we must make It a .
national question. We must bring D not get faint and
people to see that it Is not charity or
local contribution, but merely the ; Hungry before noon
investment of public funds that will
bring ample returns to the whole
To Open Cooperative Store.
Paul H. Castle of Chicago, a repre
sentative of the National Consumers'
Alliance, is in the tii-cities for the pur
pose of organizing a cooperative gtor
or stores. If enough people are inter
ested a store will be established in
each of the three cities.
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