National Affairs: In Jasper County

Great is the name of Maytag in Jasper County, Ia. In Newton, the county seat, is Maytag Co's 14-acre plant, where last year some 1,500 workers turned out $16,984,966.28 worth of Maytag washing machines. In Newton, too, is many another reason why the memory of the late Frederick Louis Maytag still is green. Newton's 11,500 residents get their water from a Maytag-built system, their electricity from a plant which he established. They play in a $450,000 Maytag park, have a $1,000,000, air-cooled Maytag hotel, office and opera building. Their sick are tended in a $200,000 hospital which he sponsored. Their children...

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