A Matter of Pride

A Matter of Pride Los Angeles' rubber-tire industry had come to life again. Absenteeism, which had made the Firestone, Goodyear, U.S. Rubber and Goodrich tire plants production disappointments, was reported cut in one month from 12% to 3%. Production was up 50%. The apparent reasons: ¶ Tire workers had gone to work on a seven-day instead of a six-day-week (as part of a War Department-sponsored, four-month drive which began Jan. 1). ¶ The Germans' December breakthrough had revitalized complacent workers. ¶ The emergency furlough of 600 soldiers to fill in gaps in the tire plants over a...

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