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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
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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 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
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.
114-116 V. Wayne St.
SOUTH BEND, INDIANA
The News-Times is
the Home Paper
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J. STui)i:n.ui:n, tast
vinoitors si'itvivou or rorn famous
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.
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
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
SERVICE and STRENGTH
Are two important factors to
be determined in the selection
of a Ranking Connection.
The Citizens Loan,
Trust & Savings
With combined resources of
Meet the above requirements to
the greatest degree.
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
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,
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
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
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
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
The World Almanac for 1913
credits the city with CO, 000 people
a gain of 12 per cent in the two
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
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The most sanitary con
fectionery store in South
The store that carries the
largest variety of Ice
Creams and fancy Sundaes.
116 NORTH MICHIGAN
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
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
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Factory of Gc oro pitlcr Company, Notre Dame ami Dir.Sion Streets, uhcre S' land's
Ornamental Tosta xiro lan u fact urtxl.
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.
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- "Light Riverside
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Manufacturers of Varnishes, Enamels, Stains, etc.
for the Manufacturing and
Stains, Flat Wall
Enamels, etc., for
I ornanrpc O 1 1
Wagons, Hotels, ,
Implements, Hospitals and
Furniture, etc. Public Buildings
SOLD EVERYWHERE BY DEALERS IN PAINTS, OILS AND VARNISHES
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