Highland Park Plant 1915

Hawkins

Mr. Ford wants to give a $50 rebate if we sell 300,000 cars.

Since that is very likely, that's $15,000,000 thrown away.

Couzens

It's worth it, a million in advertising

Hawkins

And it will help your political career. Mr. Couzens,

the five dollar day gave us a million in advertising,

why do we need another million?

Couzens

They go together. The buyer doesn't want the car's price

reflects an enormous wage given to immigrant labor.

Hawkins

This impulsive philanthropy is a flash in the pan

compared to the foundation we can build

for the future with $15,000,000.

The competition is at our mercy if we make

a higher price model. You and Ford have fantastic

power at your grasp, real power! Instead

Ford frets over his tractor and you

Couzens

I'm sick and tired of you lecturing me!

This real power you talk about, that's just

money power, statistics power, market power,

and that power can do nothing to change the face

of human suffering. When I thought of the five dollar day,

I thought it would please everyone.

It did please our workers, but then 10,000

poor suffering men came from hundreds of miles

expecting to get a job with us at five dollars.

And if we hadn't sprayed water on those

freezing bastards, they'd have killed the men

who did work for us. This Company can set

a good example for other companies, but

most men in business, like you, are motivated

by greed. I did all I did because I knew

I was to become a millionaire. Now I am

more than a millionaire, but powerless. Men accept

or reject my example at whim. The force of law,

Hawkins, there's the power I want. Politics stinks

but so did this business before I re-made it.

Hawkins

I'll vote for you Jim, but let me lay my cards down:

if you stand up for a few basic business principles now,

I'll have some power, when you leave, to

stop Ford from running the Company into the ground!

Couzens

Get out of my sight!

And my name to you

will always be Mister Couzens!

There's no more fun in the Ford Motor Company.

For me, it's just a pain, a damn pain.

 

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Ford

Charlie, Couzens wants guns not tractors

Sorensen

He thinks the war's that bad?

Ford

There shouldn't be any war.

He wants guns not tractors.

Sorensen

A good tractor is as good

as guns to the British

Ford

A bunch of English reporters

came over the other day.

I should have told them

this war is stupid.

Sorensen

Yeah, trenches are no good.

The British should

sneak around the Germans.

Ford

My mother took walks

where that tractor plant's

going up. I asked her why

my father had so many brother

and she didn't. They all got

killed in the war! That's why!

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fix mud guard brackets

two on each side place

rear axle to front axle

fix front axle to chassis frame

fix mud guard bracket truss rods

fix control lever

rock shaft tighten nuts

fixfrontfenderirons

fixlampbrackets

fixgasolinetank

dopegunfourpoundsheavygrease

intobevelgearsanddifferentialhousing

lineupmudguardbrackets

placecotterpins

seatandcapmotorfront

supportandwiretwocapscrews

placeboltsandscrews

wirecapscrewheads

twogreasecupsinuniversaljointcasing

twogreasecupsinrearaxleglobehousing

placefourbolts

nailFordondashboard

fixsteeringcolumnend

tochassisframe

placeacetylenegaspipe

andsupportbrackets

insidechassisframe

putsplitpinsinfour

dashboardbottom

holdingboltnuts

placeradiatorsupport

andspringstudsandnuts

tightenandpinmufflerfixingboltnuts

connectbrakerod

tightenmotorpanholdingnuts

andplacesplitpins

adjustsparktime

placewheelnuts

recordchassisnumber

recordcarnumber

capsteeringconnectingrodglobeend

placenutsandpinpan

paintboltsandnuts

onrightsideofchassis

placecarburetorprimingrod

placenutsandsplitpins

capfrontaxleradiusrodglobe

andputtwonutsandwire

finalinspection

fillradiatorwithwater

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attachexhausthose

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Couzens

You know what your're headed for?

We'll get into this war

and they'll make you make guns.

But with all this peace gab,

you'll either say no and go to jail,

or make a fool of yourself.

Ford

When I go to my garage

in the morning

three men are there

asking for jobs;

some preacher's always

at the gate asking

for money; then

I get to my office

and a dozen hacks

line up waiting

for my gab. They all

forgive a fool, if

the fool's rich.

Couzens

You're a cynic! I took

you for an innocent

hayseed, but you're a cynic.

Ford

I'll own up to some sins,

but Jim, you're just mad

because I got the upper end

of the stick and you know it.

Couzens

No, no, you're wrong.

I make this company.

I've been tough

but I didn't do

one thing I have

to be ashamed of.

Ford

What have I done that's shameful?

Couzens

Signing your name

to this trash against

the Allies War Loan!

Who writes this tripe

for you? I know you didn't.

Ford

I tell Liebold and Pipp

what to write.

They just pretty it up.

Couzens

Did you read this?

Hell, you don't read.

Ford

It'll put an end to all this

war talk, and that's what I want!

Couzens

You can't read

You can't write.

This war is serious.

Don't monkey with it.

Don't hurt people.

Our workers shouldn't have to read

this anti-war stuff. I disapprove

of this article.

Ford

I don't care.

Couzens

I quit.

Ford

Better think it over, Jim.

Couzens

I have. You're on your own.

Ford

All right.

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place two lamp brackets

and front mudguard

catches nuts on place

nuts on truss rods fix

front spring put in four

splitpins

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ingasolinetank

placegasolinefeedpipe

placemotor

connectuniversaljoint

topropellershaft

tochangegearshaft

tightenrearspringperchnuts

placesparkplugs

fixglobehousing

toendoftransmissioncase

putcotterpinsinnuts

fittworearcrankcasebracketbolts

andtwoboltswithsplitpins

placedashassembly

placemuffler

fixexhaustpipe

adjustpedalstravel

fixcommutator

placesplitpinsinfender

andlampbracketboltnuts

placemotorhoodclips

placehoodblocks

connectsparkplugwires

placesplitpins

securegasolinefeedpipes

tocarburetor

placemotorpanunderchassisframe

placepanholdingboltsandnuts

pinsteeringgearbracketnut

putonwheels

connectcarburetor

pullrod

adjustcarburetor

turnongas

fillblankrecordsheet

placetwocapbolts

connectmagnetowire

placeradiatorandwaterconnection

placetopstayrod

tightenradiatorandwaterconnection

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