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HOW A BIG TIRE AND
RUBBER COMPANY TAKES
CARE OF EMPLOYEES
Provides Beautiful Homes at Cost Rent
Applying on Purchase
SCALE OF WAGES CONSTANTLY INCREASING
Untrained Men and Women Earn Amazing Wages
After Few Weeks of Service 2,000
More to Find Employment
When the Goodyear Tire and Rubber
Company, Akron, Ohio. lias completed the
two new factory addition It l fiow build
ing, ltn working force will be Increased
to S.tvl. and places will be made for
2.000 more workers The additions will contracted In 100 lots The workman slm
brlng the working floor space of the fac- j ply fioves Into the house of hls choice
tory to .Tu. square feet and pay the equivalent of r-nt . the rent.
Theee flsure. are used to sraphlcally I In thN ase. applies on the purchase of his
summarize the Kiouth of Goodyear from home In ten years a Goodyear family
nothing In 1VN to the laitfest single om- I man accustomed to paylux rent glides Into
pany In the world engaged In rubber the on neiMilp of a beautiful modern home
laiiiifacture today. almost without know In It certainly
Akron. Ohio, with Its dozen odd rubber , without feeling the cost Think what It
factories and other Industries, Is recog
nized the country over as an Indus-
trial marvel Its population has gtown
xrom less man wj to nearly nv.vov j
in twenty year More than half of
Akron's heads ol families ate home own-
ers The rubber Industry stimulated "by
the enormous demand for tires for auto
mobiles and othei motor vehicles, has
sjrown by leaps aid hounds, and Akron
has grown with It. building up a busy city
out of a vliiage and taking a commanding
place In Ameilcan Industry
Akron pas a mlllTon and a half dollais
a month in wages The average monthly
wape ainl by Goodyear emp eyes. In
cluding men. women and apprertlces, for
inO. was J.'3?S. for 1911 was $57 IS: for
1312 was J'W.3"). Anions the 6") Goodyear
employ s. atiout IV) are women
Goodyear Company officials dtclare that
the aerage for 1912 will be still higher
How Mr. Selberlint,
Favors Factory Workers
Some Important pnmleins have been
worked out In the Immense Akron fac
tories F A. rielherling President of the
Goo4year Company, believes that every
family should lie enabled to own Its home.
Mr Sclbrrltng has the reputation of liv
ing up to his beliefs, and in this matter
lie has made no exception. Tills is wlit
Mr. lelterlliiR did. j
The uoodyear plant lies at tne eastern
edge of the city Mr Selberllivg purchased
4J0 seres of land nt farm prices This
he had platted Into lots; then streets
were laid out. then trees were planted,
and a small lake within the allotment,
he gave with Its grounds to, the city aj
a park and playground.
Thrrn Mr Seloerlliic asked 1or plans for
houses -figuring on groups df 100 houses
at a lime. The plans soon followed. The
first hundred houses are to be built at
once, as soon as spring opens. The homes
will range up and down In price and In
elegance, but all of them will be modern,
beautiful and really homey. Contracting
for houses by the hundred obtain a rock
Protection Against Hail. I
Th Frencn government is encourag- j
lng experiments with a new device to
protect against hall, essentially a very
larg lightning rod of pure copper.
jhlch la claimed to affect atmospheric
Uctrlclty so that hall stones cannot
viwaa- -ajsasM - II ...
By D. R. HINCKLEY
Who Will Own These Homes?
Tbese house hi to ko to Goodyear
workmen at futtiHl '9t, farm land cost
for the lot- an.! pro rata cot fur houses
will mean to these fortunate families to
suddenly wake to the realization that
their home Is their own
Of the four hundred and fifty acres of
, land purchased, every acre Is available
jur the Goodyear family allotment. All
I the land will be de eloped as the demand
glows- and the beautiful hlllldes and
valleys east of the Goo.lcar plant will
soon be dotted with homes
"I want every Goodvear workman to
have his own home." says President I. A
Helberllng. who has personally made the
enormous Investment necessary to develop
the allotment plan "I realize thai It Is
often an uphill btruggle for the worker
to obtain home of his own. especially If
he has rent to pay at the same time. My
plan is .to convert the rent Into home
payments and to provide the homes at
cost. My pay? It's a plain matter of
business Home owners are contented
and make better workmen. The man who
enn and will settle down to paying for a
home has more character and ability than
file man without ambition. So the work
man and Company both profit by the
The plan as worked out will mean a
raving for men who buy homes that range
from $0"' to C.ofiO. according to the size
ff the house. This saving Is based upon
regular Akion teal estate prices
No "Occupational Diseases"
doodyear factory buildings are modern,
with plenty of light: pure, cold drinking
water, ample sanitation and -forking con
ditions as agreeable aa mo.ey and care
can make them. There ar no "occupa
tional diseases" In the ruober Industry
Men of skill earn J3.50 to $3.(0 a day.
FIxpert tire makers are developed In from
four to six weeks. Hundreds of men from
small towns, untralntd, unaccustomed to
vages greater than $1.50 per day, have
come to the Goodyear plant, and soon
enabled themselves to earn from $150 to
$1.50. All these things have contributed
ta Akron's unique Industrial position. In
107. when financial difficulties spread
over the country. th Akron rubber fac-
Safeauardlno. Life and Limb. I
German society of electricians has
nffererl n rnKtlv srold meda! to be
awarded annually for the best device
or process produced In any country
tor-saTcgurding life or limb or pro-
i motlng health In the electrical Indus
mm ASSfe.,,. " lb. &,
lories went rlsht on ami Akron became
known thecounti ovei as "'the cltv with
out a panic " The slogan of the local
Chamlei of Comtnerc-e
Is "Akion Tli
City of Opportmittv "
A Few Welfare Features
lleie ate a few noteworthy features of
modern fatiorv management a worked
out bv the Gootlveai HdmiuNlr.Ulve force.
Refrigerated well.walei piped through
out the factor v
An efficient hospital with doctor and
trained imr'-e". to look after the teller al
health of woikei and xive prompt treat
ment to lnuile. however slight
A facti'M Ton I loom hi-i omttiodatiug
l,t'. nt one time, where good. Mlbtantlal '
food is sold at actual cost
An ef rli lem . and welfare department.
to assist teslntieis to -ce that men have j
the work for which thev are lest adapted; j
to look Into grleviimes and see that they (
are adjusttd on a bai "f fair dealing)
for the men as well as for the manage-
1 ment. Till department under th direc
tion of Mr C It Johnson, has done won
ders In building op Gocdjear spirit and
welding Goodvear workers Into a r'al
famllv with a lovaltv to the Company
that withstands almost any crisis
In the bureau of emplovuient. red tape
Is disiieniil with a far a possible Hon
est) of purpose Is the chief . led-nttal
Anil attiacted bv good wages, good,
healthful work, and wonderful chant es for
the future, workers everv where who want
to do better, aie looking toward Akron -the
cltv of opportunity Applications,
both written and In person 'roin experts
- from apprentices from men and from
women are pouring In all to be care
flill) conldeied bv Mr Johnson Yet so
manv are the stations to be flhed and so
many are the kinds of work to be done
that the position have scan ely begun to
These reteni developments have made
Goodyeai stand out a a notable example
of iiMidern methods of management On
the whole, the Goodvear Family Is a happy
family. It has ali'ead attracted experts
and apprentices from all over the country
nnd now there's loom for 2,0ot more!
Contentment Is seen on every face the
strike, which affected Goodvear least of
all. Is settled peace and piosperity now
prevail among the Goodyear workers.
And all. with the result that the tirs
output of the Goodyear factory is th
largest In the world. And about the tire.
business, other lines of rubber manufac
ture ar being hull! up to give the great
Akron factory a balanced product -Adv.
"Last month Jones suggested my go
ing Into a money-making scheme with
"And did you embrace the opportu
nity?" "Yes. and soon found that I was hug
ging a delusion."
IS WISE LEGISLATION
WORKING OF UNDERWOOD TAR
IFF WILL BENEFIT COUNTRY.
American Manufacturers, Second to
None, Are Sure to Risa to the Oc
casion and Maintain the Na
Thai tba American manufacturer,
spurred by a competitive tariff to
greater activity to retain control of
bis home market, will increase his
efficiency to such an extent that he
will make new trade conquests abroad,
u tiie prediction of the Democratic
members of the bouse ways and
means committee who framed the Un
derwood tariff bill.
The report signed by the fourteen
Ih-iiiucratic members of tbe committee
hiis licvi. presented to the bouse,
ilo-v estimate that for ihH-.flrVtle",
j oar follow Ins the passage of tbe bill
tn receipts of the government will
be less than the disbursements by
jL-.Tr'ti 00(1. To meet this deficit the
n otne tax has been framed and It Is
estimated the revenue from this tax
vvii: he J70.125.000.
According to the committee's estl
i.a.. the customs revenue from the
I inlet wood bill will be $37,896,000 less
tiiuu the customs receipts from the
t'avne law in 1912
It is estimated that the chemical
-ciK-nie of the new bill will produce
I ; J 'is -..noil as against J12.2aJ,742 in
the I'a.ne law, the earthenware sched
ule, Jt.iy7.lr00 as against $11,156,221.
metal schedule, $15,549,000 as against
il7.3lrt.221. wood schedule. $898,000
ir- against SJ.042.S31. bugar schedule.
iHMl.-jiini) as against $50,951,000, to
bacco schedule, $26,002,000 as agalnBt
2.'..r.71.i)oi; agricultural schedule. $21.-
r.r.oon as against $34,146,000; spirits.
i2l.eS7.tioo as against $17,409,000; cot
ton. $ll.2.-7.0y0 as against $11,085,000;
oa. hemp and Jute. $15,977,000 as
iSiuiiM Ji9.062.000; wool. $12,744,000 as
agai-ist $.'7,072,000. silk. $16,212,000 as
against J13.6H5.000. pulp and paper.
$2,957,000 as against $4,SS6,000; sun
dries. J59.952.000 as against $26.- '
9a 1. 0(10
'I he average reductions In duties '
from the present Payne law to the '
I'uderwood bill by schedules are as
Chemicals from 25 to 10 per cent., 1
ennhenvvare. 50 to 33, metals. 34 to
-() wood. 12 to 3, sugar. 4S to 25;
agricultural. 29 to 16, spirits. 83.9 to
s.: .In. cotton. 45 to 30. tlax. 45 to 20,.
wot. I " to IS; silks, 51 to 44; pulp
and paper. 21 to 11 Increases. To
bacco. 2 to S5; sundries, 24 to 33
It Is estimated the amount of duti
able importation under the bill would
utciease in value from $759,209,915 to
$798,956,000. The average duty under
the Payne law Is 40.12 per cent., as
against an estimated average duty un
der the I'uderwood bill of 29 60 per
l uder the Income tax law It Is estl
itateil that 425.000 Incomes, including
corporation: as well as Individuals,
v. tit be taxable. The greatest amount
of revenue, according to the calcula
lions will he derived from incomes
within the range from $25,000 to $100.
;uiii Over ion incomes taxable at 1
per cent . as well as 1. 2 and 3 per
cent Mirtaxes. are included in the
The income from the tax on theBe
imineiiM- incomes will bring In all
told. J5.S20.000. The committee esti
mates that 126.000 Incomes between
Sl.omi and $5,000 will be subject to
the 1 per rent. tax. yielding $530,000,
According to the estimates, however,
tlie greatest number of taxable In
comes will be In the range of $5,000
to JlO.Oou. These will yield to the
government. If the expectations of the
committee's calculators are borne out
by experience, $5,340,000.
Do Away With Monopoly.
There is no question that In tbe
pant there has been an undue protec
tion which has fostered monopoly, and
tha' there have been instances of fa
vorilism which were almost criminal.
If the Democratic leaders. In their re
arrangement of the tariff schedules, go
no further than to make an equitable
distribution of Ihe burden of taxation
and abolish extortionate duties, thus
relieving the people without closing
anv factorv doors, the distress of 1893 '
.;.;." . a .v. ru ,
wlll not be repeated, and the Demo. 1
cratlc party can remain in power in
definitely. Protected Workmen Not Afraid.
While the unbridged and perhaps '
uubrtdgable gap between Republicans ;
and Progressives Is the obvious prl 1
mary cause of the Democratic victory
in the thirteenth Massachusetts con- '
grebs district. It is right for President ,
Wilson to congratulate and to be con
gratulated on that triumph. It shows 1
that hla nnnnlur mandate is as stronsr 1
as ever. U shows that the old pro
tection bugbears cannot frighten the
workmen In certain protected Indus
tries whose protection is cut off or
cut down by tbe Democratic tariff bill
TOLEY KIDNEY pniaN
RICH IN CURATIVE QUALITIES
Make the Liver
Do its Duty
Nine times in ten when the liver it
right the stomach and bowels are right.
gently but firmly com
pel a lazy liver
do its duty.
and Distress After Eating.
1 SMALL PILL, SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRKX
Genuine must bear Signature
of BOURBON POULTRY VZr
down a chick's throat enrea
gapes. A few drops In tho
drinking water cures and
prevents cholera, diarrhoea,
and other chick diseases. On
Mc. bottle makes 12 gallons of
medicine At all druggists.
Sample and booklet on ''Dis
eases of Fowls" sent FRER.
Bourbon Rmedy Co. Uxtaflaa. It.
SPECIAL TO WOMEN
Do you realise the fact that thousand
of women are now using
A Soluble Antiseptic Powder -M
as a remedy for mucous, membrane af- - &
fectlons. such as sore throat, nasal 00 1
pelvic catarrh. Inflammation or ulcer- i
tlon, caused by female ills? Womea
who have been cured say "It Is worth
Its welghCln gold." Dissolve In water ";
and apply locally. For ten years tha .j
Lydia E. Plnkham .Medicine Co. baa
recommended Paxtine In their privaU V
correspondence with women. V
For all hygienic and toilet uses It has
no equal. Only 50c a large box at Drug
gists or sent postpaid on receipt of
price. The Paxton Toilet Co., Bosto,
IS THE BEST SAFEGUARD AGAINST J
ALL BODILY DISORDERS.
FOR A GOOD DIGESTION IS
"What you need most." said til
physician after be had examined the)
patient, "is plpnty of ventilation."
"(See. doctor." the sick man replied,
"you must be mistaken I've beea
operated on three times In the last
year and a half"
To Mothers la This Town.
Children who are delVatt-. rrv-rlah and croajs
mill net Imm-dlate rllf rrm Mother Orax's
Swert Powders for Children. They cleans
the stomach, act on the liver and are recom
mended for complaining children. A oloaa
nt remedy for worms fsed by Mothara rt..
12 wars At all Krucxlsts. 2ir Sampla FRKB
ddrea. A. 8. Olmsted. La Koy, N. T. Adv.
Church on Historic Site.
St. Alban's church, Ixmdon, which
occupies tbe site in Ilrook street ot
the thieves' kitchen described In "OlI
v.er Twist," is to celebrate Its flftteth
year of existence on June 22. Frota
tbe date of Its foundation It has had
the faithful "Father Stanton watch
ing over its destinies.
Feh supply Mrs. Austin's Bag Buck
wheat now on'haDd at your grocers. Adv.
When you know how a man prays
you know what kind of a God be be
Mr.. winiw. 8oothmr Byrup ror ChUdre.
teetnlnu. softens Ibe KMmi.. reduces Innainma-
Many a man gets a reputation of be
ing a "good fellow" when he Is going
to the bad
S To Women
Whetbar It's frota businaM earsa.
S household drudserr or ovarfraqoank
SJ Tonle aad Strani-th-SflvtaaT Narvtsai
S aad Heg-ulator.
I Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription lu1
g Is racommeooad as sneh. basing bjsaj- p-
wanaa's nacnKarly aslgf ""1 a"
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