Business: Helper Filene

Last week Automan Henry Ford got the League of Nations into a predicament and Merchant Edward A. Filene got it out again.

The predicament arose when Mr. Ford asked the League's International Labor Office to collect statistics on real wages in various European countries. Mr. Ford wanted to pay workmen in his foreign plants the same real wages that he pays his U. S. workmen. So he asked the Labor Office to determine what wages he should pay Englishmen, Frenchmen, Russians, Germans, so that they should be on equal terms with each other and with U. S. Ford employes.

Willing was the Labor...

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