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Death of Henry Ford...

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April 08, 1947

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE TIMES, Pennsylvania, April 8, 1947. 

* Henry Ford death (1st report) 
* Automobile pioneer - Detroit MI

The front page has two column headlines that read: "Henry Ford, Auto Pioneer, Dies At 83", "Death Unexpected To The One-Time Farm Boy Who Built Industrial Empire"

with photo (see photos). 1st report coverage on the death of automobile icon, Henry Ford.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 20 pages, A few small binding holes along spine which slightly affects mentioned report, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the American founder of the Ford Motor Company and father of modern assembly lines used in mass production. His introduction of the Model T automobile revolutionized transportation and American industry. He was a prolific inventor and was awarded 161 U.S. patents. As owner of the Ford Company he became one of the richest and best-known people in the world. He is credited with "Fordism", that is, the mass production of large numbers of inexpensive automobiles using the assembly line, coupled with high wages for his workers. Ford had a global vision, with consumerism as the key to peace. Ford did not believe in accountants; he amassed one of the world's largest fortunes without ever having his company audited under his administration. Henry Ford's intense commitment to lowering costs resulted in many technical and business innovations, including a franchise system that put a dealership in every city in North America, and in major cities on six continents. Ford left most of his vast wealth to the Ford Foundation but arranged for his family to control the company permanently.

Category: The 20th Century