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March 20, 1942

Lubbock Morning Avalanche from Lubbock, Texas · Page 1

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^ MORNING AVALANCHE ^^^^^:^-', •.., ., . .. ._ ~ . . jJPretft Chief Hershey Knows f l^lidt Makes Joe Doakes 'Tick' J.ubbock, Texas, Friday, Mcnrch 20, 1942 Dial 4343 For The Avalanche-Journal Office* 4*v BY TOM WOLF | KEA. S«vlc« Staff Correspondent; . ^WASHINGTON, March 19—It is : not surprising that when, in l£40, tTie U. S. Army was seeking ain,; officer who could best make the' American public cheerfully swallow the then-bitter pill of conscription, it chose Brig. Gen. Lewis B. Hcrshey to head the Se' lective Service System. *tThe job called for a man who knew, liked and understood people. And Gen. Hershey has spent most of his army life trying to find cjut just what makes Joe Doakes, in." uniform or mufti, tick. J,When Gen. Hershey, then a young captain of artillery, returned from overseas service after World War I, he brought home with him some ideas about improving the U. S. Army. Kis ideas load little to do with materiel, ttrategy or tactics. His ch-ef concern was the lack on the part of most officers — himself among them—of an understanding of people. - Deciding to do something about it, .he studied every book on psychology he could get his hands on talked and corresponded leading educators. '. He'll Discuss Anything <•• But Gen. Hershey's knowledge o£ people doesn't stem from books alone. He recently unconsciously summed up its source when he said: "I'm a curbstoner." And every one who knows him will concur—from his subordinate officers, who tear their hair because the general's love of conversation imd idea-exchange throws his schedule hours behind; to his wife, who says: "He'll discuss anything with anybody and he has always gotten an answer." CLAIMED BY DEATH HOUSTON, March 19. (/Pi— James P. Rogers, »7, Houston attorney and a former member of Hie state legislature, died Wednesday in a Houston hospital. Draft director Geri. Hershey "knows, likes and understands people." Gen. Hershey is the type of man that people naturally like to talk to. "Built like an ox," in the words of one of his staff, he has a ruddy complexion, round face, graying red-brown hair which he wears closelclipped at the sides, pompadour on top. His manner is genial, easy. He talks with a decided middlewestern accent, directly, colorfully, never beats about the bush. He's a great story teller^ illustrates whatever he says-with a profusion of similes—most of them involving either farming or human nature. Both come naturally to Gen. Hershey. He was raised on his father's farm near Angola, Ind. where he was born on September 12, 1893. And even before he wen* to college iTri-State) he was dealing with human nature — as a school teacher near Freemont where he himself had gone to school. In high school, Gen. Hershey coached the girls' basketball team One of the team's. stars was a pretty' girl named Ellen Dygert who became Mrs. Hershey in No vember, 1917. In his personal relationships th General is very sentimental. The attic and cellar of his modest, redbrick house in the Chevy Chase 'section of Washington are full of trunks and boxes packed with letters and mementoes.' "He never throws anything away," says Mrs. Hershey. "I don't think there is any one who could be more attached to his family than the general is." Unfortunately there isn't much ime for family life for Gen. Her- hey right now. He has four children, but they are away most of he time at school or college. Both sons are following their father's military footsteps, one at a mili- ary school, the c-lder at West ?oint. Also, the job confronting the General is tremendous. It involves raising an army of 3,600,000 men this year. To get that job done, 3en. Hershey arrives at 8:30 a, m. n his office on the tjp floor of what used to be an apartment house. "The best general's office in town," one reporte_r called it. Memory Serves Him Well He does most of his work in person-to-person conversation, shunning memos. As one of, his staff officers, telling of his prodigious memory, put it, "You have to be very careful what you say to the general, because six months later he'll feed it back to you word for word." Gen. Hershey works at his desk usually until 6:30 or 7 in the evening, finds that he can get most of his paper work done best after his staff has left. Often' he takes a brief case home with him. Before the start of the war, Gen. Hershey was often out of town, average from five to nine speeches a week, touring the country making palatable, from his deep understanding of people, the what's how's and why's of Selec- Hannct'Pope & Co; tive Service. 6,000,000 5,500,000 5,000,000 4,500,000 4,000,000 3,500,000 3,000,000 2,500,000 2,000,000 1,500,000 1,000,000 S 500,000 TEXAS EMPLOYERS INSURANCE ASS'N PREMIUM INCOME A Report to T 28th ANIYUAI, FINANCIAL STATEJZEM January 1, 1942 ASSETS Caih In Bank* ,.......$ 859,444.20 INDUSTRY Texas*Largest Writer of -s Compensation Insurance '. Bonds (Amortized Valuej) . . . Stocks (Market Values) . . . . First Mortgage Loan* . . . . .Collateral Loans Real Estate . Accrued Premiums .... Accrued Interest ...... Due from Re-insuring Companies . Total Admitted Assets . . . LIABILITIES Reserve foi Losses . . . . . Reserve for Unearned Premiums , . Reserve for Expenses .'.-... Reserve for Taxes . Reserve for Re-insurance . . . . Reserve for Dividends . . . . . Reserve for Accounts Payable . . . Contingent Fund Surplus fc Policy-holder* . . . . 3,852,398.13 350,031.00 79,175.17 22,239.75 149,100.00 779,139.01 32,181.62 45,540.91 $6,169,249.79 $2,955,032.24 623,637.73 163,524.88 28,542.91 6,894.27 97,941.59 8,320.58 500,000.00 1,785,355.59 Total LJcbiliries $6,169,249.79 O F F I C. E R S Homer R. Mitchell Chairman of tfre toord *• F - A "«" t PreiWen) U W. Grovn Execiri/ve Vic* Preiide^f Ben H. Mitchell Secretory £. E. Wa:t» ......... Vice Preiident and Tfeoiurer C G. Weckley Vi c9 Pretidnnt and Sates Mcnoger A. H. Plytr ....,.- Vice Preifrferr end Ajjijfont Freoturer U A. Guthrie ...... Vice Preiidertf oirf Claim Wonoser G. M. Crowion ........... Atjitfont Secrefory The year 1941 was the best year in the history of the Texas Employers' Insurance Association. Premium income for the year amounted to $4,652,000, an increase of $593,000 over 1940. Assets increased from $5,544,845.39 to $6,169,249.79. $189,559-56 was added to the "surplus account to bring this account to $1,785,355.59 and the contingency reserve was increased from $400,000 to $500,000, making a total of $2,285,355.59 for the protection of policyholders. $966,752 PAI1> Ipf DIVIDENDS During the year the Association paid 5966,752.25 in dividends to policyholders, making a total of $10,107,308.50 paid in dividends to employers of labor in Texas. 82,709,182 in BENEFITS «o TEXAS WORKERS 35,963 accident reports were handled by the Association's nineteen Texas offices during 1941 and $2,709,162.55 was paid out in settlement of workmen's compensation claims, making z total of $41,052,337.46 paid in benefits on behalf of Texas workers since organization. DIVIDE.MIS EXCEED EXPENSES In 1941 the Association used only 21.63 cents out of each, premium dollar for expenses as compared with 41.85 cents allowed for expenses in the workmen's compensation rates in Texas. More was returned to policy-holders in dividends than the Association used for expenses. This saving in the cost of providing workmen's compensation insurance for Texa^ Industry is due: (1) to the Association's plan of dealing directly with the insured; (2) to its highly specialized organization and efficient, state-wide service facilities; and (3) to its large volume of business—the Association writes approximately 25 per cent of the workmen's compensation insurance written in the State of Texas, more than four times that written by its nearest competitor. Are you taking advantage of the extra service facilities and the greater savings afforded by Texas' leading writer of workmen-'s compensation insurance? If notl cf.ll or write the District Office nearest you. EMPLOYERS RANGE ASS'N HOME OFFICE, DALLAS, TEXAS.. 0ISTIUCT SALES and SERVICE OFFICES IK. AEP^Nt, Mi'na BWf. . . * AMARILLO. Am«illo BIdjt. . . AUSTIN, Tribuce Tower . . BEAUMONT. Sao J.dnio Bid*. . CORPUS CHRIST!, Niioo Btdg. 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