REG looks into building autos

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REG looks into building autos - T tl I on the of of HIS MACON TO OFFER FOR III...
T tl I on the of of HIS MACON TO OFFER FOR III AUTO FICTORY? St. Louis Manufacturer to Build Branch Factory in Interior Missouri Town SECRETARY W. J.- WARD GETS INQUIRY TODAY Macon Never Had a Better Op portunity Than Right Now to Get Valuable Factory Russell E. Gardner, of St Louis, the man who put chea buggy on the market, thru his secretary, Charles L. Smith sending letters oi inquiry pro miseiiously thruout the state asking what inducements small cities have to offer for an auto mobile factory, capable of man ufactnriug thirty thousand luo tors annually. The automobiles have practio ally ruined the buggy business. so Mr. Gardner, thru his assoei ates, have devised and planned i'or the manufacture of an all steel automobile, standard tour ing car size, thirty horse power which will be sold for about $31)0. This car. it is said, will bo on the market next year. Secretary W. J. Ward, of the Macon Retail Merchants Association, received a letter, this morn ing, making inquiry Us to what Macon has to offer in tho way of securing a brunch factory, as above stated. - This is, perhaps, the livest proposition submitted Macon for uianv vears. and is worthy of immediate investigation. What Macon ought to do right now is this: Call a mass meeting of citi zuus. Name a committee of promi nent. citizens to go to St. Louis and confer with Mr. Gardner, and ascertain, if possible, just what ha wants. Alter getting his proposition, then get an option on the fine Hlees Carriage factory here, and then get BUSY"., This is the way Kirksville pro ceeded when she landed the big shoe factory, which has resulted in great growth for that city, except with reference to obtain ing an option on a building. Macon is especially well situ ated for landing one of these branch factories. . o is ed of d ard 600 was of by rs as p

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  1. The Macon Daily Herald,
  2. 08 May 1915, Sat,
  3. Page 1

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