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SOUTH BEND-IN-1913 EDITION. THE SOUTH BEND NEWS-TIMES. SOUTH BENDERS MADE HISTORY IN NATION AS WELL AS IN STATE FN, ti xv Viv' vvv joilv c. niuisi;i,L. John Comly H!ri3ell wag the man who pave the perfected clover huller to tho world. Havin? done that and tasted the first sweet fruits of ? his Fucce?s. he died, deeply repretted by the community. The machine which has revolu tionized the production of clover seed was the development of an Idea con ceived by Mr. IMrdsell In the early fifties, but the diltlcultles he oncoun tered Inn constructing a machine that would separate clover ?e-d from the straw were a& nothing compared with those by "which he wus beset when his machine was patented and Its value to tho world recognized. Mr. Blrdsell was mercile,c.slv st upon by the unscrupulous and before his rights were fstablished he had ?Ient a fortune in flijhtins fo'r them. Once nis rignt to tho invention was recoenlzed by the courts the business of his company. In which his sons were associated with him. became world-wide and the fame of South I 'end was carried to the uttermost corners of the earth by the Uirddel clover huller. Mr. Birdsell belonged to a Quaker i family, from which he inherited ; Kreat industry and unconquerable de- ! termination. In his line of endeavor he was as much a captain as any laureled soldier who leads his hosts to war, and more certainly beneficial to his race and tune he solved a problem that advanced an important branch of agriculture many years. His name rightfully belongs on the roll of eminent men of outh Bend. He was not merely a successful manufacturers, but an oripir.ator and creator, which is a far higher calling than the trade of making money. Sooth Seed Cluaedelier Co Manufacturers of LIGHTING FIXTURES 114-116 V. Wayne St. SOUTH BEND, INDIANA irm""' The News-Times is the Home Paper TOY in t' r J m lily 7 Tl Lumoer Manufacturing Co. hi i t La J. STui)i:n.ui:n, tast vinoitors si'itvivou or rorn famous mtoTiii:its. Four of the Ftudebaker brothers! v:ro largo contributors to the fame of South Bend. They were Clem, J. M., Peter K. and Jacob F. It would te Invidious to speak of them indi vllually In this connection slnco It vaa collectively that they built thMr RTeat vehicle lnd'jstry. Theso men wero actively onKagcl together for many years. Now but one, J. remains. In his SOth year this sole sur vivor of tho founders of the Ktude baker Industry' Is sin furtive man, toth mentally and ij-slctlly and i not permitting himself to rust out. Ho Ib stiU one of the live wires of tho city anl always a factor in public enterprise. The Studebakors were poor boys when they c-uno to outh Ib-nd. They matiioulatei in their father's little lop shop at Ashland. O. Over the door of their alma mater was the eiffn, "John Htudebaker, Blacksmith." II was siteo a wxigon irutkr tnd taught the boys his double trade. "With this equipment and a little learning, acquired in tin listriet school, thy came to South Bond In 1830. Two of them worked at their trades, one taught srhool ;md one i clerked in a i-tore. Then the two older brothers, Henry. who is not mentioned In connection with the frreat lnliirtr' because he preferred tho life of a farmer, and Clem, open ed a blacksmith and wagon shop sim ilar to that in which they had learn ed their trades. In 1SF.2 they Incorporated as the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Co., and In 1S57 J. M. purchased the Interest of his? brother, Henry. Later, Peter F., who had 'been engaged in merchcandising. and Jacob F., who had in the meantime grown to man hood, were admitted to the company. The opportunities offered by the Morman tiouble and the civil war were taken advantage with business Judgment and skill and lifted tho company out of the obscurity of a local industry into national promin ence. After the war the business Fpread rapidly over the United tates and in duo time extended to foreign coun tries until the fame of its products became world wide. Then came the departure into the automobile bus iness, the acquirement of the largest motor vehicle plant in the world, at Detroit, and the reorganization of the company as the Studebaker Corpor ation of America. Personally each of these men pos sessed a strong individuality. They were all broad minded, public spirit ed men. They were known the coun try over because' of their promin ence In politics, church and charity work, as well as for their success as manufacturers. They were all loyal to thylr home city. Their gift of a V. M. C. A. home that cost more than a quarter of a million is an ev idence of their public spirit, and their homes, their factory buildings and their investments are others. They were of the type of men who build cities, found industries, help their fellows and take an unselfish interest ii their fellow creatures. Though never seeking olllce they re ceived many honors at the hands of the government. SERVICE and STRENGTH Are two important factors to be determined in the selection of a Ranking Connection. The Citizens National Bank and The Citizens Loan, Trust & Savings Company With combined resources of over $2,000,000.00 Meet the above requirements to the greatest degree. TWO SEPARATE CORPORATIONS Under One Management We offer extra facilities in all commercial, Savings and Trust business enabling custom ers to transact different lines of business without consulting other parties. They have separate depart ments in each line fully equip ped for service, such as a Com mercial Department, a Savings Department, a Real Estate, In surance & Bonding Depart ment, a Trust Department, Etc. The SAVINGS DEPART MENT pays 4 per cent Interest on all savings deposits. The TRUST DEPARTMENT is prepared to act as Adminis trator nf Estates, also act as Guardian, Trustee, Receiver, Etc. The Trust Department has a large Insurance and Bonding Department with the Strongest Companies and can offer the very best service. The Two Corporations are now building a new Six Story modern fire proof otlice and Bank building which will be one of the linest and best equipped in Northern Indiana, thus enabling them to better serve their customers. The Ofriccrs and Directors of both concerns comprise some of the most substantial business men of South Bend and personal attention is given to every transaction and the closest business scrutiny is giv en for the protection of depos itors' funds. BIG PLANS AFOOT TO IMPROVE FARM LANDS no of the most significant ton ueneirs in ree nt years and one giving ;;n index to the progressive spirit of the pnpl. of South IVnd and St. Jo seph county is the movement toward increasing the productivity of farm lands. I d ly such pioneers as Brother Ia-o, who has charge of the l!g farm belonging to Notre Dame university, (ieorgo llepler and others the move ment has grown to be a live issue and few there are who are out of sym pathy with the general plan. It is estimated that a comprehen sive study of the various soils of the county and treatment of them to re place the elements what have been taken out by many years of success ful farming will increase the value or farm products by figures running into the millions. The movement has culminated In the selection of John K Hordner as county farm agent under salary by the state and county who is now ad vising the farmers as to the chemical needs of tho soil. Hordner. a prac tical farmer with the added advan tage of technical university training, hax entered on his work with unusual zeal and Intelligence. The recent demonstration tour arranged by him took scores of automobi1 loads of people through the farm country of the district where speeches were given by experts from tho universities of the state. Tlie Chamber of Commerce Is working with the leaders of the movement realizing that the added prosperity of the surrounding terri tory will redound to tho credit of the. city as well. 100th City in Country is South Bend South Bond is exactly tho 100th city in the United States In size and tho fiith city in Indiana, being sur passed in tho state only by Indian apolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne and Terro Haute. If the 12,000 odd I ovulation of Mishawaka, four miles away, bo added in, it would stand dangerously close to second place. During tho decade, 1&00-1010 tho city added Just a Hat T0 per cent in growth, the figures for 1000 being :'..". and just 17,685 being added before the census man came around aain. The World Almanac for 1913 credits the city with CO, 000 people a gain of 12 per cent in the two years. The figur since IS 40, the popu lation in ISol, South. Bend's birth year, being 128 show a steady, normal vigorous growth, without great booms or any set-backs. They as follows: are IS 10 72 s isr.o i,r,:,2 1SG0 3.S33 1S70 7.20G 1SS0-1590-1900-1910- -13,392 -21.S19 35,999 53.6S1 S7?e Philadelphia CONFECTIONERY AND CAFE. The most sanitary con fectionery store in South Bend. The store that carries the largest variety of Ice Creams and fancy Sundaes. 116 NORTH MICHIGAN SOUTH BEND DOWEL WORKS The South Bend Dowel Works is a concern of lon existence, having been established in the year of 1SS3 and with one exception is the oldest concern of its kind known in this country. This style name and equipment was purchased by Jacob K. Kiintz in March. 1S94, and after having been in business only about six months was totally destroyed by fire. Immediately limited quar ters were secured and by operat ing day and night under unfavor able conditions, we were able to hold the patronage until our means would permit taking further steps. New additions were added from time to time during a period of S years when our business out grew our capacity. We were obliged to build new quarters, same being our present factory of two story construction 60 ft. by 12 0 ft., two standard and modern drykllns having a capacity of CO. 000 ft. all buildings being of brick construc tion. In addition to our factory, we operate a small saw mill sawing logs which are purchased locally into lumber for consumption in tho factory. Our line of manufacture !s thnt of Dowel Pins, Pr;tvrl Itods, Wood turn ings nnd otber wooden articles sus ceptible to the manufacture of wood. 'Hie manufacture of barrel bungs and faucet plugs h recently been added, special machinery having been built to carry out this new undertaking. Wood enameling Is also done in connection with that of Wood turning. The i-oirer,, wn8 recently imxirporntod for $.". 000. 00 nviklnc: the three sons stock holders ind directors all devoting their entire attention to the wellfare of the business, business Is solicited nnd secured from nil parts, of the United States and foreign countries. SOUTH BEND IS PROGRESSIVE i . - - . . ' ..--' ' . . ,. . . , - ' . ' . i ' - ,- ' -iv,'- - ,: . - ' CT3?hs--V':'"' "5 ; 'Ay A,mm : X rtd 9:' M-A ' ' c"' . . .. . .;. - -. , : . : , Offices and Factory of Gc oro pitlcr Company, Notre Dame ami Dir.Sion Streets, uhcre S' land's Ornamental Tosta xiro lan u fact urtxl. -a OUTH BEND, the home of the. Geo. Cutter Co., vas one of the first cities to realize the benefits of scientific and decorative street lighting. It was the first city .to recognize the superiority of "Cutter" Ornamental street lighting posts. Hundreds of other cities have followed the example until "Cutter" posts are found throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to ornamental posts, the Geo. Cutter Co. manufactures a complete line of outdoor lighting fixtures and distributing apparatus. Q TEOR GE CUTTER -COMPANY l-mmt p vi.w- Notre Dame & Division Sts. South Bend Ind. a. w v. a 1 - "Light Riverside Post. hi O Bfien w a V C i rtm ti ? il illju INCORPORATED 1878 Company Manufacturers of Varnishes, Enamels, Stains, etc. Architectural Trades for the Manufacturing and Varnishes for Manufacturers of Automobiles Varnishes, Enamels, Stains, Flat Wall Enamels, etc., for Residences, I ornanrpc O 1 1 vuuiu5 ocnoois, Wagons, Hotels, , Implements, Hospitals and Furniture, etc. Public Buildings SOLD EVERYWHERE BY DEALERS IN PAINTS, OILS AND VARNISHES THE KM H m V Z) H W . SOUTH BEND INDIANA il 1912 59.1C3.