Nothing makes oldfashioned, wage-slashing German industrialists quite so angry as the newfangled, wage-raising ways of German Ford Company. Last week this young upstart child of the parent U. S. firm announced that during 1930 it did 25% of all automobile business in Germany, proceeded to declare a 10% dividend.

In German trade union circles "Ford Wages!" has become almost a battle cry. But German capitalists, though eagerly adopting "Ford straight-line production'' and "Ford efficiency methods," stubbornly refuse to pay the wages which they call "high," which Mr. Ford calls "indispen-sable."


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