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W i' mmmwmmmm mp 'j'ji.?, iuj.ii',jiiwijwijyij yupi s y lu "cost lots of money, in hiring new ones. And, then, each man does more and better-Work now. The fall ing off in days' absence on account of sickness is simply enormous. These things all show in our output. k "The number of pars we made in February, last year, was 16,000. With the same number of employes, in February this year, under the profit-sharing plan, we put out 25,000 cars! "Yes, I guess the plan pays, from the standpoint of profit and loss. Anyhow, I KNOW it does, from MY standpoint. IT HAS ACCOMPLISH ED EVERYTHING I WAS HOPING FOR. It's making better, healthier men out of our employes. Every man here is a satisfied individual; he's his own boss. We're a group of friendly people, co-operating not a business corporation for making mohey only, without a soul!" BY A SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR. On Michigan avenue in Chicago is the International Harvester skyscrap er. In a beautiful office overlooking the glistening lake sat C. J. "Hicks, head of the "welfare department." He boasted of their "minimum wage" for married men $2 per day. But thousands work only part time, -so the average is $550 a year. He told of alL the charity done by the company. The McCormick fam ily, head of the harvester trust, does a great deal in charity, open-air schools, sanitariums, visiting nurses, etc. Sherman T. Kinsley is their press agent and draws 3,500 a year. "Would $5 per day help any?" I asked, after reading statistics show ing the company had "given away" about $100,000 last year .to relieve distress among its $2-per-day men and their families. "That would do no good," he said. "They don't know how to live. We must show them how." He admitted that dividends come befoie chanty and all other consid erations. "We must be business-like, and not sentimental," he added. Before I called on Hicks, the wel fare expert, I had visited homes of the men who live under this Harvest er Company reign of charity and profits and produce a few millionaires and thousands of paupers and the finest machines "to save labor." About these homes and $2-a-day families I wrote yesterday. Most of them need charity. Some of them those in dire distress get it. The houses most of them are unsani tary, unhealthy, veritable disease breeding spots. And the McCormicks send visiting nurses around. Also, if disease gets too. strong a hold, why, there are sanitariums, supported by the McCormicks. In one year the International Har vester Company spent as much as $277,147.03 for charitable purposes, and it spent in the saime time $218, 287.39 as compensation for Industrial accidents and accident prevention. If a man is killed in the works, his fam ily is given three years' wages. If a workman has an eye gouged out, the company hands him over three fourths of his year's wage. Another thing of , which the company hoasts is "the abolishment of the common drinking cup." Of course, the Harvester trust is making money. Every once in a while they cut a melon. They slice it up among themselves the stockholders. Right now they have a surplus, $31, 586,54"4, waiting to be divided. By the last report, I find that the trust handed out $11,562,698 as one year's dividends to stockholders. Next door to the Detering plant of the International Harvester Com pany life rots. Fifteen miles farther north on the shores of Lake Michigan the accumulated wealth from the labor of underpaid workers bursts ' forth in mansions. The owners of the Harvester trust live there. Of the 7,800 men and women em ployed in the Deering plant, 75 per cent aie in the $2 class the boasted U,5 -. jL8faMUfei..jiiMHM..