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THE SUNDAY BEE: OMAHA. JULY 2. l22.
Firm Head Lived
Alexander Legge Herded CU
tie in Nebraska Attained
Succcm Through Hard
,"' In connection with the recent an-
nouncemrnt of the appointment (
."Alexander lecce to succeed Harold
'F. McCorroick is president of the
(.International Harvester company it
probably will be interesting to read-
ers of the Bee to know that Alex-
ander I.ege was born and raised on
! a ranch north of Schuyler and at
; boy herrie cattle in thii terriotrjr.
Harvester men will feel a positive
I lens of inspiration in the story of
Mr. Lcgce's steady rise from a col
lector's duties 31 years ago to the
company's principal executive office,"
;the Harvester World, official publi
cation of the company, will say in it
From the inauspicious position of
'..collector in a remote branch office
Mto the president's chair in one of the
' far-flung industries of the country
I'.that is the story of Alexander Legge.
' Alexander Legge's career has been
' one of hard work, the story of which
'would make pithy material for a
butinet novel. It is laid of him that
his advance has been as steady as
the paiiiif of time. His kindly,
brusque manner, say hit atsoewtet.
and his rugged atature he is six feet
two inches tall and built proportion
ately is known to thousands of Har
vester company workers.
During the war he was recogniied
as a leader in the war industries
board at first the Council for Na
tional Defense. Bernard Baruch of
New York was chairman of thii
board. Mr. Legge wai vice chair
man. Immediately alter the war he
went to Europe and spent a time in
France and Germany, where he as
sisted in reorganising their industries
Mad Branch Manager.
This work is taid to have saved
those countriea vast amounts of
money and misdirected energy; his
reports of conditions and recom
mendations art considered documents
of economic importance. Later he
went to the peace conference at an
industrial observer and here again
compiled reports of value.
Mr. Legge has been connected
with the harvester industry for more
than 30 years. He made his start as
collector of farmers' paper, selling
agricultural implements on the side,
in 1891, in the Omaha branch of the
then McCormick Harvester com
pany. In 1894 he was made collection
manager in charge of farmers' paper
in the Council Bluffs office of the
McCormick company. In 1898 he
was made branch manager at Coun
A few years before this Harold F.
McCormick, then a youth just out of
college, set out to learn the busi
ness. Mr. McCormick went first into
the machine shops of the then Mc
Cormick company, where he remained
for a time learning thii end of the
industry. Later he went to the
Council Bluffs office, a student of
eollectioni and salesmanship, and it
was here he met Alexander Legge.
The two men soon became warm
friends a friendship which has
weathered the years. Mr. McCor
mick returned to Chicago in 1897
and in 1898, about a year later, came
Mr. Leeae's appointment at branch
manager at Council Bluffs. In 18V9
he wai called to Chicago and made
manager of the collection department
of the old McCormick Harvester
From thii time on Mr. Legge'a ad
vance was rapid. In 1922, when the
International Harvester company
wai formed through the consolida
tion of the McCormick company, the
Deerina company and a number of
smaller concerns. Mr. Legge was ap
pointed assistant manager ot domes
In 1906 came hit appointment as
assistant e-eneral manager ot the in
ternational Harvester company and
in 1913 became general manager. He
wai appointed vice president and
general manager in 1919, the position
he has occupied up until hii election
30,000 Miners Strike
Bilbao, July 1. ic nas uecn re
ported that more than 30,000 mine
worken of Biscay are out on itrike
againit a proposed wage reduction
of 20 per cent.
Building Industry Here Shows
Continued Marked Improvement
Housewives who are particular that
every article in their daily menu be
the best obtainable insist on our
Feme Mmt Better Mis
EVERY BITE A
They are temptingly delicious in
flavor and are entirely satisfying in
wholesomeness. Try them and you
will always buy them.
North 16th St
By E. H. BROWN.
earetavy ef Omaha VaUdtra' Kuhaaae.
The building industry has shown a continued marked improvement since
the beginning of the year, and has gathered an impetoui which bids fair
to carry well over into the next year. A large part of the building operations
throughout the state consists of public works, county building! and public
A recent development ii the increased church building, which ii a lure
Indication that building ia on the up grade, for cliurchei rarely build unlesi
economic conditions are better than normal, for the reason that under sub
normal conditions money cannot be raised to finance them.
Amog the more recent contracts awarded in Omaha and the unround-
. ., ,,
ing territory are me loiiowmg:
Olival Baptist rhurrh
at. Jehu church
HllUnie rental Supplr hulldlne
W. K. Mefeath, reeldence,
W. K. IMaiaar, raaldanca
Huh school ,
liaaonlo Children's bom and
Minna Limb school
dearie Kieae Ca.
Grant Pereene Conatruellaa Co.
Thomee Hard Bon
Jonaa Knalnaariaf Ca.
Grant Paraana Cenatruotloa Ct.
Oeorie M. Roberteoa
J. V. rhllllppl
Henry Ohlean Oa,
Waliar Knutiaa Sob
Hanry Ohlaan Rob
Patar Klawlt's Dana
C.rnm Contractors look forward to a busv time for the next leveral
yean and, generally speaking, predict that building is cheaper now than it
will be at any time within the next two yean. .
Bourbon County, Kansas,
Overrun by Rattlesnakes
Panons. Kan.. July 1. The
marked increase in rattlesnakes
throughout Bourbon county ii caus
ing great alarm to the residents.
In nnn wrrk'i time recently 35
were, killed near Fort Scott, Kan.,au-
inoritiea siaicu. eigne ucn in
two days ia the record to date and is
held by C. M. Grimes.
Th inrmu ia caused bv mild
winter, according to pioneer lettlen.
a i 111 ' ' 1 1 I
Co-Eds Open Barber Shop
and bboe shining stand
Detroit. Julv 1. Co-edi of the De
troit Junior college have established
a barber shop and shoe shining stand
to aid the city's poor. Charming
volunteer worker! daily ihine the
shoes and cut the hair of sister students.
No longer is it necessary for the
co-ed to curf her "bob" at home and
trust to luck to look charming after
a hard day's work at lessons. In
stead, she may now visit the school
barber shop, where a fair sister col
legian puts the proper kinki into her
hair or a fancy polish on her imart
boots. There ii no fixed charge for
either service, the "customer" mere
ly making a voluntary contribution
to the Women'a league fund. The
Women's league co-operates with the
city settlement workers.
Thief Steals Telephone.
Decatur. III.. July 1. This is not
the tale of the lost chord but of
the loet cord to which was attached
one perfectly good telephone. Con
tinuing our, story, a money box filled
with mine wai attached to the tele
phone, all of which lome thief made
' . . a at a . 1 I TU
away with Dy cupping me coru. m
theft wai made in a crowded pool
rt 17 L l. J 9
ur course nveryuoay aoes .
Ever lose anything by
Fire, Theft or Wreck?
"Certainly Who hasn't?"
. Then Why Not
Insure Your Personal Effects
Love-Haskell Company, inc.
209 Woodmen of World Bid?. Omaha, Nebraska
Clvtt Cecametlea Parcel Feel
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the restoration, of health
ELEVEN years ago. I gave up the use of medi
cine for Chiropractic adjustments. I know
the possibilities of both and upon the knowledge
gained by the study of both I base my plea for
the recognition of Chiropractic by the state and
its officers. All Chiropractic seeks ia Justice,
fair and unbiased legislative enactments.
A Curative Science
Chiropractic makes no claim to be a panacea for all the
ills of mankind it goes to the cause of dis-ease, re
moves the cause and the patient gets well. Chiropractic
is a curative science.
More than two decades have passed since the discovery
was made that the twenty-four movable joints of the
spine, when out of position, pinch'the nerves and cause
dis-ease. When dis-ease exists there is always pressure
on nerves, due to improper position of the bones of the
spinal column. Adjusting the bones of the spinal column
corrects the position of bones and removes the pressure
from the nerves. This adjustment is made by the hands
alone and the adjustment takes but an instant. A free
flow of energy from the brain to the tissue cell means
health in the tissue cell. Nature cures, the Chiropractor
is but the means to the end.
It is a known fact that the cells and the organs of the
body do not need to be forced or stimulated, but act
. freely in the direction of health when they receive their
full amount of energy, which the Chiropractor calls
Mental Impulse. Everyone should be 100 per cent well
at all times. Half the amount of energy over-the nerves
means but half well, half health, half business effi
ciency. Your state of health is up to you if you are
not getting the health you should enjoy you are not
getting all out of life that you should get, and I would
suggest that you have your spine looked after and the
cause of half health removed that you may have
Learn what Chiropractic mean, take adjust
ment and increase) your Health Efficiency.
"The right of the sick to get well' Dr. B. J. Palmer
LEE W. EDWARDS
306 South 24th Street, Corner Farnam
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