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THE CHATTANOOGA NEWSt CHATTANOOGA. TENN.. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31. 1020.
15 "PLOWED" HIS WAY TO FAME ell Sanders' Story Reads ike Romance-Frst South orn Plow Manufacturer. fARTED IN BOOK STORE und Time for Big Part in t, State, National Politics. One Senate Story. ' tThlg la the fifth of a sen.. nt tides The New. I Dubllshln oncernlng the growth of thou nanufacturinr enterprises who. krowth has contributed bo much to rnaiianooa- present commanding '"i"""1"'" a southern manu xcturlng center. Others will ... bear from time to time. ho InJIaha lad fnr i, ..w nua Homing mdre-who cam Into Chattanooga forty-two years ago with a vision 0f mL" ron'urer or s Jmeth ng or rohay have .houht '"at Ctday he h tn8 ePortln oods throughout the known world. ut those Chatta- wkh'iS, Wn ihe" t came tn con act win VeU Sander "tile realized the "ISSSW JS" before him. s , uuiii una reared on a 12 "J, " ome schooling in his w -...... vMme io tne Indiana. I!1!?"''' Bloomlngton Th 8 al-v " .7 1" vmmwmmt uui uaea to ".-.t us a uifwiiLUWn nnngBtnra ..ii,.. afternoona anrl niVhtu tw.i ...... board bill. But even' at that he t UUltA mnlfA hnfh anrl. ........ . V X . yiiuo mct;i, iiu i J m"?uM. from tn8 univer sity in 1873 he was $400 in debt. Noth- fsfSrEl'i not resolute. young Sanders bor ' V "Sfi?d ime more ,unas- tough t the . . Wt and stationery store in which he L'L'liS flerk! Pan of the time, and set ?HS-8Sl.,,lW4.iht and making a living. This he did with such good euocess that he cast about for other fields in which to display his business ( acumen. About that time the great oppor- lit" .WtJi found. ln the oum wer be ing talked, written and believed In the north and west, and came to the ears of the young bookstore proprietor He thereupon resolved to come ta the south ana be a manufacturer." So in 1877 he arrived in Chattanooga, which even then had appea'ed to him as an Ideal site for a big business. Ho did not know a single person here, but had JJvU of introduction to Gen John T Wilder from former members of his I command. Those he presented to the tint genera I, and they talked over the pros pects of starting a new manufacturing ..Jlne here. Gen. Wilder suggested that there wasn t a single plow factory ln ths south and it might be a good idea 4 'lo start one. Meets Q. W. Whsland. Bar.ders liked the suggestion, and ; acted on it. At that time G W , Wneland was Just getting started In Chattanooga In his foundry, an ac count of the growth of which was the first artlc.e oi this series He tell. iVcwell Sanders came to him In uoed himself, and said that he ted to make nlows Whelanl h.-.i Me a few castings to order In Ath MM before coming to Chattanooga, and Some of The News 9 Battery of Linotypes . s UUJTK dhn'i how or I'OlleaM he hag attended. In addition, he must glva two refer ences, called character references, and It la suggested that these may prefer ably D Dusiness men, physicians o other professional men, schjpol or eol lege officials or clergymen. Miss Jones for her part does just ntw.ul th .unm tliltiv 1 1 V. 1 1 ut II km ! doubtful If the age line Is not blank on her record. These blanks are examined I and recorded by the club and the refer I slices are Investigated. 1 New York Is known as the city of J Lonesome Girls, and some say, the t uy of Lonesome Men, too. The new club is essentially a strangers' club, and wisy are particularly Welcomed There (are atranaem In New Vmk k. h.. jum arrived ana there are some who have lived here twenty years. Thev may be successful and have found In New York everything they expected ex cept an adequate social life and here they have met an abounding loneliness. But there are no strangers once thev EL". H ,ho club- A"y club member. Just like pasnengers on bosrd ship. ' '.our membership Is your Introduc- ;L...!l! aT !"" or ln 'be room thsts the club slogan, and that's why It Is necessary to do the Investigating . I"?1 membership consists Jhlefly of collego men and girls, and of the professional, business and student class. There are doctors, teachers ar tists, writers, men who sre In banks n batik vice prealdent or 'two, asd ss fr as age Is concerned, they mostly look to be In the late twenties. nlthotiKh a few are doubtless above and a few below that point. The H, A. fi. club emphasises that there Is no "Jinx" In this plan no ulterior motive, to speak seriously. Members are not expected to contribute time or money to any uplift or welfare schemes, and Ihev will not he n,.. subject of any uplift or welfare work themselve. It Is a dancing club and with nd bi the members Join to ia other, ana not lo read to lectures on naar-gwam In debates as to the rights any political or territorial there's not a suspicion of anywhere. Nobody Is puttlnj money, not even putting tt'Up use the oft-seen phrasehe be on a self -uppotln baota A. D. club Is self-suuportlnc lie, ii from Its start. The Initial is a dollar, and the dsnces are W - - L. 1 1 n iA I mn.ll.l- ( tickets may be obtained for dances If arranged in idvinne. nonets are issued only to nrnsiiaiHsji I members. There are dancing instruct tors on the floor, for whose servHIIHH extra charge is made. The committee In charge la conn of Kills L. Phillips, Louisa M. Wlllb Alexander rieinnd. and Agnes . . , . '""i". eereiary, LommunK snouid be addressed tn the In care of the New York Caa Service, IB East Fortieth street. loa rC a aoltai I In. 9 Sore Throat ' r-nl ct It. Use A8TRIN- x QOL at th first Indication of j .it or hoarssnotw. Sold on a money back guarantee by Martin's Pharmacy, and all drug stores. Prlcs 25c. This glimpse tf the composing room shows six o f the eleven linotype and intertypc machines which se t the type for the paper. To the right of the linotypes li shown the "bank," where each compositor deposits his type; the proof press and some of the make-up tables. enccurused the Indiana would-be man ufacturer in his Idea. The plant was by no means started Immediately, howover, Sanders went back to Indiana and spent a year get ting ready to open up his plow plant in the southern city. He stuillcd mat ter of materials and shapes for plows, and went into the business thoroiighlyj He made up some models, sold his bookstore and came to Chattanooga, bag and baggage. Wheland ln the meantime had practically forgotten his original talk with Sanders, when one day the latter walked into his office and said, 'W"ell, here I am, ready to make plows." That was the Inception of the plow industry In Chattanooga. . Several of the men whose careers have been the subject of sketch In this series of arti cles have made huge fortunes through the use of small savings they had ac cumulated while working for others. Mr. Saders did even more. His en tire cash capital at his start In the plow business was $8.W0 borrowed THE Ornamental Iron Work i IN THE NEW Chattanooga News Building ON TENTH STREET WAS FUR NISHED AND CONSTRUCTED BY US To those building or needing ma terial in our line, we will be pleased to quote you prices. YOUR PATRONAGE SOLICITED Price-Evans Foijndry Co. Chattanooga, Tenn. 1,1.'... ... .M.I. I' LlUt fcioiu proprietor lias mauu u lOtiuue variously etsitnated between tiuu.tou unu i,oOU,uuu- oy sticking 10 thu m.i,. nig aim belling of piuws, una ins sales navo sxtenueu all over tnu wonu, ino new I'liiurpi'ise was nrsi Kiiown as -cwtil banners," ino vvhciumis made lus castings lor linn, anu tnese eVsrt Utusueu uuwu in .a liiuo iiuxiu piMiu on i, ic same locatlou now oucu- piL'U by till) I ll.ll.jlluu jn 1'iUW 00 Ul- iiany. Tiiuie were just imw men on me original payroll, and uiu hi si low years 01 plow niaHing in tiiu new suc- . Lion was no beu oi roses, io say ine least. 1 tie pcoinc liau in . ii accusiomcu to Imponso. piuws aim liau no initial connaence in tnu new chuuauooga proUUUt, 11 took cuUMincranii' lime io "sell'' them on iliu value oi thu oau Uui'S pltlWS, i mm .::,, in.:, nine It Was U bevcro stiuggio lo niucL payrolls, onls, and so on, air. Vv'lietaud ions How tne banners lull oecauiu ramcr iieuvy, anu no began taking moro una nioro mlci SSt m uiu (MOW business so as to Have a Chance to get ins money out oi It, liui i Lliai as it niu), tnu making o piowK in the suutli uiiaily proveu iiseii to Uio mni.ee as a lino thing, anu luo Mnqarg piow begun iu sea well. About tins lime uouie prominent Cliuitanootiuiis bcuun lo recogmxu thul uus was Uio caso and went, iu with sandcrs In a larger and more prcten- l nous laclory, winch tney called tnu I Chattanooga, x'low company. It wus started Willi a capital sioca of m . I Us iiicorpurators weru iSewell Sunueis, ' U. W. Wneland, D. 1). Mltuusli una U, 0, Uloomlield, Alt were about cquai purtiiu.s. Visits All Lands. I The now concern's product was well mado and its sale was pushed thruusii- uui thu south uiid the nation. Air. : banders was in active management of uio concern and made many selling nips, in the cuursu of which ho catuu . iiao intimate uciiuaimancH with Ueal ' ul's and Jobbers over the country. He , went to Cuba, Mexico and other foi- ulgn lands many times iu thu Interest i oi thu sale of his plows. Tile plant at ! Chattanooga wus increased from time ! to lime, until it hud a tremendous oul- put. Iu 1IHJI, huwever, by all agrec , Blent among Messrs, Mitchell, Wheland I and Bloomiield, who together hud a majority of the stock, Mr. Sunders 1 ueiit out of the management of the Chattanooga Plow company. Nothing daunted by tins, the founder of the Couttanoog-u 1'low company Im mediately siarteU up the Newell Han dera 1'low company, to make disc ojows, for which no lelt that thers was quite a Held. The new concern was nut incorporated then, and lias not been until .Ills very day, Sanders being sole ' owner. "1 started with absolutely in. thing ln i!io2," Senator Banders told a ivews i representative, "making a disc plow, ; the basic pliu of which was the satiro 1 men us It Is today, although thu eigiit- ecu years have seen muny improve ments und modifications. The growth , of this new concern lias been both i, sure and steady, and each year we " havo added moru employes and had a j larger output. We uio even now con ' slructii'K an addition to the plant wnch will double Its capuclty and call for the j employment of a much larger force of men. At present we have about 160 'men on the payroll.' This year the output of the Newell Sanders Plow company in round figures was half u million dollars, and Its plant ' covers about two acres. Its payroll is running between $3,000 and I4.U00 per week, and next year, with the com pleted addition, will be considerably j more. The Sanders plow plant Is one of I Chattanooga's hirgest exporting con j cerns which lias come out of the steady ! growth of a small export beginning some twelve or more years ago. The concern first mado plows for horse drawn work, but with thu rise of the j tractor as a farm implement started i making tractor-drawn plows, and to I day confines Itself almost exclusively to tie in. Hesvy Exports. Today Cuba, Mexico, Australia are : some o. thu nations that sro buying ! Sanders dlso plows In carload lots. The West Indies have proved a fertile Held for the sale of the Chattanooga , ooncein's products, and especially Culm, where these plows are in great I demand for the sugar lund cultivation, ' I .... t... ,. , . ..' - warn h.ll.. m good trade with many Kuropean coun tries, but now that la all gone," Sen ator Sunders declared. "But In Mexico trade Is opening up again, and after ur five-year Interruption due to the 'evolution we are beginning to sell several carloads of plows there again per year. In Australia, I should ssy, roughly, that we have sold between ino and too carloads of plows In the last ten years." The sales organisation of the Sanders cone, rn la unique in that there sre practically no salesmen, "We sell our halt million dollars' worth of plows per year largely through personal acquaint ance," Mr. Sunders stated, lie contin ued: "After forty years In the plow hufln. ss I know nearly all the men who isndle them in any quantity. We get ut catalogs, but do very little travel . ng 1n America and none In foreign inda. All our business comes to us without that.'' M-.-t of the business rag Ir. cailjad lots, the senator de clared, and payments were usually ' mads within ten days of shipment. While his new business was growing j Sunders was keeping an eye on his old company, and In I -r bought out G. I W. Whdsnd's Interest In It, which. , added to the stork he retained, gave him control of the plant. He resumed active n snsg. nient of the hsttan.ga I I'lo cmpsnv then, and kept . at Its helm until Itll. when he sold It to the Irternstlonsl Harvester company for a round million dollars. At the tlm- 'if itii sale the hsttan'ga llow company h id an annuil lutput of a million due lers. It begun with three men on lie i. II and In lsll had 400 thereon The International Harvester eomr.snv hss since conducted the plant iind largely extended It. l"MMte his heavy burdens as a plow mabcfartcrrr, the ex -bookstore ngta 1879 found time to take netlve Interest In Tennessee politics. A reDiibllcuu In In diana, he remained one here and was early active in the party management, ln the IHiti campaign hore he was high .n the management of H, Clay Hvaris' campaign for congress, which was successful, and two yours alter managed the same man's campaign for the governorship of the state, which the republicans have always claimed was wen by Kvuus but stolen from them. Democrats, on their side, have many tales of the '92 campaign for con gress. At ary rote the passage of the I no tch registration laws followed close upon thesu campaigns The plowmnker led ths fight for statewide prohibition in Tennessee and was one of the fusion leaders when lien 11, i. per was elected governor the first time. In 1811 he was appointed I'nlted States sent or to All out "Hob" Taylor's unci'plrci: term, and served as such that year nnd next. It was Senator Sanders who played the cruclnl nart in tho'sennte In se curing the passage of the federal law breath and says: iiroiiibiting the interstate shipment or liquor. A bill fostered by the Anti-Saloon league for that purpose had been "burled" In committee, because the senators on the committee were not pleased with its terms. Senator San ders mnnaged to dlsoover what form of bill would be pleasing to the com mittee, wrote such a one i ml Inl in ducted It. It was reported favorably. But for a bill tn go on the calendnr for consideration It has to have unani mous consent of all senators. Senator Smoot, of Utah, consistently objected to the consideration of the Interstate liquor hill. Senator Banders repeatedly naked for unanimous consent, but each day Senator Smoot refused. Finally one day Senator Smoot was preoccupied when Sanders asked for unanimous consent and it was granted and the bill was placed on the calendar for consideration, A couple of minute thereafter Smoot learned what hud happened, and objected, thereby clnllatlng a parliamentary buttle waxed merrily for two days but ended with the I. sllll on the calendar. It was passed later by both house and senate. President Taft then vetoed the meas ure and told Senator Sanders that he had done so. The latter immediately lined up the dry forces In house and senate, and the bill was passed promptly over the president's veto. "I hsve since had the fine satisfaction of heur Ing from Mr, Taft'a own Hps that I wns right and he wrong In regard to the Interstate liquor shipment law veto." Senator Sunders said. After his return from the senate Mr. Sanders by no means lost his Interest In republican politics or In the progress of prohibition and other social legisla tion, including woman suffrage. He was n warm advocate of the passage of both the eighteenth and nineteenth fodernl amendments, both In congress and In the Tennessee Irgls'aturs. Sen ator Sanders was one of Alf Taylor's strongest adherents, both In the pri mary battle and In his fight against A. H. Hoberts for tho governorship. He played an Important part In the Tennes see campaign for Senator Harding, Senator Sanders is a stockholder and dlrectq In the N., C. A St. It. railway, and Is also chairman of the executive committee of the board of directors. All In all. the story of Newell Bandera. s one of the many remnrkshln tales of great growth from small beginnings, In all lines of which Chattanooga's history Is full. Registered Acquaintance Dance Club Dispels Loveliness Members Are Strangers With Love of Terpsichore Who Have Exchanged References. Last Frldsy In the ballroom of the Hotel Majestlo the It. A. V. club gave its fourth dance. They call It the R. A. D. club, which means simply the Reg istered Acquaintance Oanoa clute, but every member who Joins draws a long Heavens, why didn't they mink of it long agoT" says the New York Times. The plan was formod on ths basis of having a group of men uud women who wished to iiaiice accept each other as acqiiuliitatices, following the exchange of references. In practice Miss Jones nnd Mr. Smith do not hand esch othsr their references, but when Mr. Smith applies for membership he fills out a lulls blank which tells almost every thing about him that any Miss Jones might wish to know -name, are and ad dress; his home town and the year he lelt It, If he Is hot a New Yorker, and the length of time he has been In New York.' whether he Is single, married or widowed: his oeeupstlon, prsaint em ployer ami employers within the Isat four years, nnd th,. names of the schools Happy New Year to all We wish to thank all our friends and patrons for their generous patronage during the yea 1920, and solicit a continuance of same for tilt year 192 We congratulate The Chattanooga News on the completion and occupancy of their new home, rmmkmrnrnF-mmmmmmoL mm 1 1 isajajassajaprw i i l i bt.w.i i m m m v .vtm r.i . i w.s n s . m -mm t-iiil lai l isgaia-Mi- 718 MARKET 8T. The PLUMBING 1921 IN- ih at The Chattanooga News s New Building on Tenth and Columbia Sts. 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