and proud of it—
“The Town With a Tone ’
A Page of Pep
Particularly Pertaining to
Watch Us Grow!
Bank Deposits, $10,000,000.00.
We All Have Money!
Home of the Indiana Truck.
We Havs The Pull!
One of the Largest Flashlight Factories
in the World.
We Light The Way!
Marion Is primarily a hustling city of di
versified manufacturing, and a center of dis
tribution for the world.
Marion has a spirit that is fresh and ag
Its growth is continuous and persistent
In Marion the average man realizes the
difference between living and existing.
That’s why manufacturers find labor con
ditions here better than elsewhere.
Eighty-seven industries are located in
Marion. Six of them are branches of big
American firms. They selected Marlon be
cause of its superior living conditions, ship
ping facilities and cheap electric power.
The World Takes What MARION MAKES!
Gather ’round, folks. We want to
talk. We have a few things to say
about this five square miles of God’s
own Indiana—known as Marion.
This is a town of comfortable size—
nearly twenty-five thousand folks.
Os course, we could take on a few
more thousands and not be uncom
If you don’t know about the six
hundred things we make here, go back
and begin over. But—that’s not all.
Our other leading industries are auto
mobile tires, springs, forgings and rail
way equipment. Besides these, we
make your carpet sweepers, your milk
bottle caps, your lamp globes, and
hundreds of other every day necessities.
The MARION ASSOCIATION of COMMERCE
RICHARD G. BRUSCH Secretary
This Advertisement Written by MOSS & NAYLOR Advertising Agency—Marion, Indiana.
INDIANA DAILY TIMES, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 1920.
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The annual value of Marion’s manu
factured products is Forty Million
Oh, we’ve got a mighty good town!
We don’t want to enter the hundred
yard dash, but we’ll be there at the
finish of the marathon. Nobody here
is so damnably rich, but we are happy
and are not poor. We rank 80% in
home owenership and have a lower
average death rate than any other
town our size. in the state. We lead
the world in patriotic and welfare work.
We have no slums, _ huts, hovels.
Marion is a beautiful city—a town with
a tone, a city with a soul.
We attempted, not long ago, to de
fine a good town. Here is the result:
A good town is not necessarily a
“ The City With a Soul ”
A good town is not necessarily one
so “live” that the police can’t keep up
A good town is not necessarily just any town
but your own town.
A good town is one in which industry and trade
are the tools of life, and not the reverse; in
which reciprocity of interest is practiced in busi
ness and in social contact; in which morality,
education and culture are atmospheric; and in
which children sleep in homes, drink pure water
and do not play in cesspools, or in the paths of
A good town is one in which civic facilities
keep pace with civic needs.
A good town is one in which there is an ever
even distribution (not a per capita possession) of
an abundance of things fundamentally worth
A good town is—Marion, Indiana.
For specific information about Marion write
Richard G. Brusch, Secretary of the Association
of Commerce and tell him that you saw this ad.
and proud of it
Its motor trucks encircle the earth —
Its flashlights brighten the dark cor
ners of the remotest parts of the globe—
Its electric stoves cook the food for
every people of every land—
Its shoes are worn wherever the
American flag is known—
Its castings, forgings, grates, glass
products, stoves and ranges, gloves,
mattresses, paper and corrugated boxes,
writing papers and tablets, automobile
parts and many other products, includ
ing the Rutenber motor, are world
It’s a good place in which to live and
do business —
You’ve heard of Marion—
You should know more about it —
The Marion Association of Commerce
will tell you.
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