Archive for Wednesday, March 20, 2013

100 years ago: Businessman seeks funding to build Lawrence factory

March 20, 2013


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 20, 1913:

  • "Another manufacturer is seeking for a location for a factory in Lawrence. Arthur Losey of Girardeau, Missouri, is the latest to propose to bring a manufacturing institution to Lawrence. Mr. Losey would build a factory here for the purpose of manufacturing motor-driven farm machinery. He proposes to establish an institution here which would employ 300 men. The promoter of this factory has written to the Commercial Club of this city asking that body to aid him in his undertaking. He states that Lawrence appeals to him because of the advantages of good water power. He is asking the Club to secure for him a factory site of 20 acres and $3,000 in building material and a cash bonus of $500 to start the plant. In return for this bonus Mr. Losey proposes to establish a factory here at once. He promises to employ 300 men and proposes that the city or club hold the property until these 300 men have been working for sixty days when the deed would be turned over to him."
  • "George L. Glass, who grew up in the carpet department at the Innes store, has been making good in great shape as head of the carpet department for Maas Bros. of Tampa, Fla. When Mr. Glass took the job two years ago the salary was $125.00 a month. Since that time there have been two increases bringing his present salary up to $175.00 a month or $2,100 a year. Mr. Glass is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Glass of Lawrence, and married Miss Dorwood, a well known and popular young lady of Lawrence, just before going to Florida."


FlintlockRifle 5 years, 2 months ago

Miss Sarah, did he get his $$ and build the plant?, if yes do you know where it was located?As always great old stories coming from your site.

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