The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 18, 1930 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 18, 1930
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tljUUSDAY, JULY 17, 1030 BLYTHEVILLE, (ARK.)' COURIER-NEWS PAGE FFVK His Workers Couid Fire Him ! I- Industrialist Advances New Principle in Giving Business to Employees. BY BOY1) GURLEY IMHor of the Indianapolis Times (Written for NKA Sen-Ice) INDIANAPOLIS.—"If democracy in government is lo continue, tlicre miist bu democracy in industry— ur the pursuit of happiness, the object of freedom, must fall." In these words, William P. Han- I j;ood, president of Ihc Columbia | Conserve Company, who surprise;! j (he nation the other day by turning over his Sl,WO.OOO-a-year can- | nhi;.,' business to his employes, explains the unique industrial course en which he has embarked. Fifty-one per cent of the company's slock is now controlled l>s Ihe lliO men and women who work lor it. Hapgood used lo be their boss; now.coltectively, they are hib bos. They could vote him out of (ifllce tomorrow—and in thai faci lies Ilapgood's feeling of triumph, lie has achieved a basis of equality with the workers. Furthermore, lie believes tha; he has found n way in which democracy can remain a living thing li: the middle of an industrial civilization. Sure Plan Will Succeed "I am confident," he says, "that if manual workers are given Ihc assistance of technicians until such a lime as Ihey have had an opportunity to learn the difficulties of business administration, they can handle it successfully and, in (be long rim, will handle it more successfully than il is handled under Ihc ordinary system. "There are two great competing movements, or philosophies — if movements can be said to have philosophy—in modern industry. One of these is the merger theory which is today growing with startling rapidity. "Its chief idea is to concentrate power, ihe union of small units into a super unit. II puts the direction of these siiperunils in Ihe hands of a very fe\v men, almost iniinilcly removed from Ihe sympathetic ,ir,d understanding contact with the liosls of workers under Ihcm. "It Is no different in industria life Chan is autocratic government in political life, no matter how widely stock may \x held by the V'.iblic or worker. Tel-Operation Means (Democracy "The other movement is that o co-operation, which strives for thi democratic ideal. "Few understand the tremendous dynamic meaning of the word. Few- have discovered that Us real defi- nilion was given by Jesus when he said. 'Do unlo others as ye would have others do umo you.' "We have demonstrated thai our plan has succeeded with us. We have demonstrated that our group, not selected because of their ideals, net chosen for their faith in this principle, but coming to it as a result of experience, can run this business. To us it is not a philosophy. It, is not communism nor FO- nor mere co-operation, but a manner of living. We believe that if democracy in government is tr . continue there must be a democracy in industry—or the pursuit of happiness, the object of freedom, 1 mUEt fail. "We, ail ol us. find ourselves b:lter safe guarded against the future than we would have been in private industry. We are all happier." Thirteen years ago Hapgcod and his brothers inherited the plant. One of them is Norman Hapgood, Ihc writer. The idea ol industrial democracy was strong in them; thej ret out to find how il could be achieved in a practical manner, wildly divorced from any taint, ot philanthropy or theory. They decided to experiment. A contract was drawn up be- Iwcen them and Ihe workers. The Hapgoods agreed to take only small dividend on Iheir slock cac! year, at'.d to devcte whatever profit remained to what lo a re tiremcnl of all common stock. I3j gradual steps, looking forward l< Ihe day when they would have full legal control—the day which finally lias come—tho management of Ihc company was put into the workers' hands. Married .Men Gel Mosl The workers, lor instance, were allowed to fix the wage scales. They studied the situation and decided tlinl employes should be paid, nM- on a basis of their earning powor. but on a basis of their needs. Thus single men are paid less than married men. Parents of children gel more money than childless workers. Incidentally, llicro are no increases in pay for ihoje who rise to executive posl- licns. I'car of unemployment was removed by arranging things so thai the workers get paid lor every week in tho year. Then sinking funds were established for old age pensions and group insurance for dependents. A five-day week was the next step. Finally there came an extensive health program, by which workers and their dependents are given medical and dcnta care. This program, the worker, icon learned, pays lor itself in a Hduction of lost time. At first the workers selected only ti'.rtr minor foremen. Nov.- they se Irct every official, from Hapgcoc on down. A majority of the 16 femployes could vote Hapgood ou of rfflce tomorow, if they vaute to. No worker can be fired with Aiiiajoiirijof tteuwrtwrc can vole Hi? president"" out of ojjire-andnoman. con bo jired without }Ue '000 loo maiuj ndustrial laadeis ih'wk. ) IKal production ; must be con- before out the consent of his fellow-workers. Workers Have Equal Voice Every Friday evening the workers hold a meeting to discuss prob- ,ems of the business. Every worker free to voice his thoughts. Sales reports are studied, department heads make their reports and every detail of the firm's operations is studied minutely. A girl who pastes labels on cans can get up and criticize Ihe jK-licies of the general manager if she )ikes; and it she can get her coworkers lo asrce with her she can have these policies reversed. Thus Hapgood has achieved what he set out to achieve—a real industrial democracy. Furthermore, the scheme works. The Columbia Ccnserve Company is prospering. It is doing a bigger volume of business each year than the year before. It comes down, perhaps, to Hapgood's profession of faith. "Tco many industrial leaders," lie says, "believe thai men were made for business and not business for men. Too many believe thai production must be considered before human beings. They must earn that it is the best of bust- ing In water to cover. Since v less practice to think first of the have discovered how much belt luman being, and that by so. doing hey will increase production." SISTER MARY'S KITCHEN BY SISTER MARY NEA Service Writer vapidly boiling wafer. Cover inul ill eight minutes for young le:i- T corn, and twelve lo sixteen mines for riper corn. Add salt after >ru has cooked about four mlu- ,cs. When lender, remove ill once 0111 water and servo. Curn b.' j cmcs discolored and winery If ill- I wed to stand In tin- water toy! ly length of time after cooking, m'b with plenty of b'.illr-r and ulividual salts and peppers. Ureak , 'ie ear Into thirds or hulvcs to cat There are ninny ways to co-jk and j MIT s coin when It is (rc-sh from > lie garden. Cut Jrom '.he cob and j ocked for ton minute:. In Ihln i rca msfasoiu'd \sllli bullcr, salt pepper, it i.s delicious and pte- iTK 1 dby some persons to corn on hi 1 rob. Combinations of corn and o'.hcr ''wlablcs arc always i;oixl a 11 cl 'n-sli, or canned corn can lie used. Many uf these dlshc.s aie as g iituli- wilh canned corn us with 'u-sli, b'.il corn chowder Is better made with fresh corn. C'crn Clnnvdcr j Two cups corn cut from cob, 1 slice salt pork, - small onions. 4 medium si/.cd potatoes, 2 medium sl/.- od tomatoes, 1 teaspoon salt, 1-8 si>ooii ]>eppL>r, 1 cup walvr, 13 ts milk. 2 teaspoons flour, 2 lea- ou:; butter. egetables are cooked In n mln uum of wilier, very few cooks u he old melhod and boil vegclabl n quantities of water which mu be drained off before serving. However ,lhe tenderness, color and fla- •or of sweet corn is harmed by steaming or waterless cooking. Consequently we boil it in order to serve it at its best. , Do not buy corn that has been husked. Corn loses its natural sweetness very quickly niter galh- cring, and the husk helps lo preserve its flavor. Old Favorites Nearly every year a new variety of sweet corn appears on the market, bill the Evergreen, Country Gentleman and Golden Bantam varieties arc always good. The Evergreen corn is large, with deep white kernels. Oolden Bantam is n golden yellow corn wilh small ears and large juicy kernels. The Country Gentleman is n late variety with small ears and deep white kernels. To boil corn to serve on the cob, Its Useles To />«// More And 'Risky To Pay Less 10 Bai Limit 33c BAKING POWDER 25c Ib. 36c COFFEE Maxwell House, Citnova or Hvrklcy lilciul, ;M,I> Limit MEAL, 24-lb. Sack TOMATO JUICE N "-iSl7c VEGETABLES M iSA14c Although swcoi, corn Is not a? rich in mineral salts and vitamins as some of the other summer vegetables, it is always (>opu!ar ant supplies bulk and carbohydrates ir abundance. The market is full o! other vegetables which furnish a generous supply of minerals, so we can enjoy the short season of corn- on-lhe-cob to our hearts' content. This is perhaps the only vegeia husk when ready lo cook, remove ble that modern cooks' advise boil- silk and drop into a large keltic At All Grocers Merchants Grocery Co. Distributors, Low Crude Rubber Prices Cause WORTHWHILE PRICE CUTS on the famous, first grade Prices have been reduced on the famous new Federal Tires. You can now buy these new-type tires at the lowest prices at which they have ever sold. These new prices can't last. If crude rubber prices advance shortly, tire prices must go up also. Save by putting on the best of modern tires now at lowest prices. FEDERAL DEFENDER First Line — First Quality Fresh Stock Direct from the factory 30 x 4.50 (4.50-21) on your wheel PEANUT BUTTER 'i!9c A » FIavore 2-LI) Jar VINEGAR Cold Dollar Gallon Jug 42c 'Federal DeLuxe ' -prices alto reduced Additional sizes on Federal Defender Tires at lowest prices 31x5.00(5.00-21) $ 8.45 31x5.25(5.25-21) 9.75 29x5.50(5.50-19) 9.95 33x6.00(6.00-21) 13.10 32x4 29x4.40(4.40-21) 28x4.75(4.75-19) 30x5.00(5.00-20) $4.98 9.35 5.55 7.55 8.15 Other sizes in proportion HEARN HARDWARE CO. Blythevillc, 'Ark., R1317 ATI l ' rcsl1 !l)ul WhulcKonif, Sandwich Ol\l!<A.U Uuf or 1% Double Loaf PEACHES No. 21 Can 17c SUGAK 111-1,1) Limit with OtlitT (Irocerics 10 Pounds 49c ASPARAGUS i'"*"* l-lb,Can25c LEMONS, 360' Smikist Doz. 23c LETTUCE Liirgo 1'inn Ik-ads Size ,lS's Head 9c BANANAS Golden Yellow Ki-uit Pound 5c ORANGES, Nice Size, Doz. 33c ICE COLD WATERMELLONS HOME BAKED HAM, Ib. 65c SALT MEAT - st iaa n CURED HAM, Sliced, Ib. 30c BABYBEEF STEW, K. €., Ib. 15c PUKE PORE SAUSAGE, 11>. 15c BACON Uliick Hawk Sliml Thin Pound 25c PURE LARD, No Limit, Ib. 12Jc JR- SALIMA, Ib. 60c MEAT LOAF M;idc of K. C. Meat Krcsh and Sweet Pound 8c Ib. 20c PIG LIVER K, C. Pound 15c CALF LIVER K. C. I'ound VEAL CHOPS, Fancy K. C. Ib. 35c SPRING LA Mg STEW, Ib. 15c SPRING CHOPS Ib. .35c . C., Ib. 30c Ib. 30c Full Dressed Hens and Fryers

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