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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 20, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 10

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grandmother ware one of the first
couples to be married in the quaint
old Los Angeles mission of the
Padres, which is one of the land
marks of Southern California.
So it' is no wonder if this pretty
dark-haired gifr-ha.s a tiny tilt up
wards of her well-rounded chin. And
it is no wonder if she carries her dain
ty self in a very contented sort of
way down the busy streets of her very
own city.
There are all kinds of early-day
relics and unique reminders of the
settler qra about the comfortable
home in which she lives in Los An
geles. The hospitable doors of this
big rancho residence are always open
to friends. But all who clasp the
hand of the kindly father or the
vivacious daughter know they are
greeting one of THE Gonzales fam
ily, not because of the manner of the
host, but because of the fame of the
P. S. Miss Gonzales has recently
joined the western Vitagraph "movie"
company at Santa Monica, Cal.
Without 'thought of beclouding the glory d,f Henry Ford's profit-sharing
plan, wz rare inclined to consider as very "pertinent this question, pror -pounded
by 'one of our writers:
"Will Ford disorganize the entire industry, crowd those who have
small margins to the wall and ultimately throw into idleness more workers
than the number of those whom he will "directly benefit?"
Competition has its benefits, but there is such a thing as cut-throat
competition. Ford, undoubtedly, had no thought of cut-throat competition
in mind when he raised wage's, cut hours of labor and institute profit-sharing
for hishousands of employes, as "an act of social justice." But it
seems to be fact that in doing this he has done what many of his competitors
cannot do. There are not many employers in his line who ' can afford to
divide $10,000,000 profit in advance.
Mr. Ford is reported to be worth $50,000,000. The statement issued
by the Ford Company September 30, 1913, showed $35,033,919.86 assets
and a surplus of..,$28,124t73.68. In view of these millions upon millions, it
may be called "iq'cial justice" somewhat delayed, however welcome and
good. Would not the effect upon his competitors and their employes have
been much better had he started in with the splendid policy which he now
adopts? Some scores of his employes have undoubtedly died since he made
his first motor, 20 years ago, without tasting the social justice.
But, "better late than never." Then, too, the consumer may get his
bite of the social justice by Mr. Ford's producing a still better and cheaper
motor, which is very likely to prompt others to do likewise.
Anyhow, any millionaire (who will voluntarily" divide with wage-earners
$10,000,000 annually gets our respectful consideration and whatever adver
tising benefits it may, contain.
- o o " '
After a mission meeting a little boy
lingered behind and insisted on see
ing the missionary. At length his
wish was gratified. "Well, my lad,"
said the kindly cleric, as he patted
the boy's head, "do you wish to con
secrate your young life to this noble
work?" "No, sir," replied the boy;
"I wanted to know if you have got
any foreign stamps!"
o o
A "bachelor girl" declares that
men's hearts are. as dented as a pea
nut vender's pint measure and hold
about as much. The dear, old-fashioned
"old maids" never got as mad
as that, when they lost out. '

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