PERSONNEL: Mail-Order Education

As the biggest general store in the world, Sears, Roebuck & Co. knows that it pays to take good care of its 190,000 employees. Long a leader in the field of human relations, Sears has one of the most liberal pension and profit-sharing plans in the U.S., feels that through owning 24% of the company themselves, the employees are bound to work harder for it. Now Sears has another plan to benefit employer and employee alike.

Beginning in June, employees will be able to take free correspondence courses from the "Sears Extension Institute." Brainchild of Theodore V. Houser, newly appointed...

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