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DFP Obit p. 1 19320327 - a 2 a 1931-1932, HENRY LELAND, PIONEER AUTO...
a 2 a 1931-1932, HENRY LELAND, PIONEER AUTO BUILDER, DEAD Rose to Top Place in Industry; Started as Machinists Hand BEGAN TO MAKE CADILLAC IN 1902 Civic and industrial leaders of Detroit Detroit Monday will honor Henry Mar-tyn Mar-tyn Mar-tyn Leland, 89-year-old 89-year-old 89-year-old 89-year-old 89-year-old founder of the Cadillac and Lincoln Motor Car companies and one of the most picturesque picturesque of the automobile industry's industry's pioneers, who died early Saturday Saturday morning in Grace Hospital of a kidney ailment The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Jefferson Ave. Presbyterian Presbyterian Church. He had been 111 a month. In 1915, he fell in getting out of a moving automobile and broke his left hip. It shortened the leg an Inch and a half. Ten years later in Los Angeles a man running for a street car struck Mr. Leland, knocked him down, and broke the other hip. Inflammation Developed About a year ago, he became a bit unsteady and a friend told him of a treatment which he said might revivify his legs. He went ahead without consulting his physician, and the treatment apparently set up an inflammation which developed developed into a persistent kidney trouble. trouble. A month ago he went to Grace Hospital in the hope that a slight operation might correct the difficulty. difficulty. The disease did not react favorably to treatment, however. He sank Into a coma Friday night at 10 o'clock and did not regain regain consciousness. He died at 5:25 o'clock Saturday morning. Wednesday night when his son, wnrrea c Leland. and his grand. son, Wilfred, Jr., were at the hos pital, Mr. Leland expressed an earn est desire to go home. Returned Home In Ambulance "It means a great deal to me," he said. His son tried to dissuade him. "Just for 10 minutes," pleaded the emer eiana. x-ii x-ii x-ii come back then if it is necessary." His doctors agreed. An ambulance ambulance was called. The son rode with him. Along the way, Mr. Leland repeateaiy w a n t e a a report on "Where are we now?" and "That was the Boulevard, wasn't It?" The ambulance flnallv reached the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Gertrude L. Woodbrldge, 1052 Seminole Ave., witn whom Mr. Le and had lived since the death of his wife in iui4. There he was out to bed. The family sat beside the bed until 3 o clock in the morning, when he had gone to sleep. About 6 o'clock he called his son. Willing to Return "It has been worth it." ha amllerl "I'm glad you brought me. Just to ininK i ve naa a whole nieht in my own bed. I'm willing to go back to the hospital now." Mr. Leland, back at the hospital, developed a bad cough Thursday night, but It grew worse Friday. He toxi consciousness at iu oclock, and when his son left the hospital at midnight, doctors told him that his. father's death was only a matter vl nours. Henry M. Leland was a shattering shattering contradiction of the claim that men do not initiate great undertakings undertakings after they are 40. He was 57 before he turned to the new industry. industry. Born in 1843, he started making making transmissions for tha one-cylinder one-cylinder one-cylinder Olds car In 1900. His rise to prominence kept step with the industry, and in the next score of years his name became known throughout the world as the maker and father of high-class high-class high-class automobiles. His active business career was associated with the Continued on Page 2, Column S AUTO INDUSTRY viiipii mm . ? HENRY Two Bandits Rob Train Passengers SAN FRANCISCO, March 26 (A. P.) Two armed bandits held up the "Lark," Southern Pacific passenger train, just outside the railway yards here tonight, forced passengers riding In the lounge car to give up their valuables, and then leaped from the train. The amount of loot obtained in the holdup was not known. The robbers had boarded the train at San Francisco. About 25 passengers passengers were in the lounge car and were forced at the point of guns to hand over their money and valuables to the bandits, company officials said. NORFOLK KIDNAP PARLEY REPORTED Important New Lindy Clews Hinted HOPEWELL, N. J.. March 26 (U. P.) A feeling that an important important development Is impending in the search for the kidnaped son of Col. and Mrs. Charles A. Lindbergh, was evident tonight in Hopewell and Trenton, while State police maintained Bilence regarding reports reports that contact with the kip-napers kip-napers kip-napers has been established in Virginia. Virginia. Reports that John H. Curtis, Norfolk Norfolk shipbuilder, Is definitely in contact with the kidnapers and that plans for return of the baby to its parents at Hopewell, N. J., are being negotiated, were current here tonight. Curtis, one of the LOSES A LEADER I t tvvW M. LELAND HUGE G J. UNIT TO PUSH SALES Grant Named Head of New Organization With the formation of the Bulck-Olds-Pontiac Bulck-Olds-Pontiac Bulck-Olds-Pontiac Bulck-Olds-Pontiac Bulck-Olds-Pontiac Sales Co., announced Saturday by Richard H. Grant, Its head, General Motors Corp. has constructed constructed what thOFe familiar with its details term one of the world's foremost selling crganizations. In It will be centered all of General General Motors' sales activity in the medium-price medium-price medium-price car field. It will serve as a sales and distributing organization organization for the B'lick, the Oldsmo-blle Oldsmo-blle Oldsmo-blle and the Pontiac. Sale Work Intensified While its unites the selling organisations organisations of the three divisions of the parent corporation, it ts in no sense a contraction of these organizations. organizations. Rather, It presents means for Intensifying their work. Three hundred sales and service representatives will be assigned to field work and it is Mr. Grant's expectation expectation that normally the new organization organization will sell 350.000 cars a year, this volume representing a retail value of J400.000.000. These cars will be distributed through 6.500 dealers employing some 65,000 men. In all, the Sales Co. will employ about 3.000 men and 25,000 men will be necessary to manufacture the cars which it Is expected to sell. Heads Selling Organization Mr. Grant vice president of General General Motors Corp., will head the selling selling organization in addition to his activities as general supervisor of

Clipped from Detroit Free Press27 Mar 1932, SunPage 1

Detroit Free Press (Detroit, Michigan)27 Mar 1932, SunPage 1
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