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MESSAGE FROM HENRY J. RAHE

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A Vital Message to Wide-Awake Men, Young and Old

The automobile industry today is in the midst of its greatest period of intensive development and extensive use---passengers cars, motor trucks, trailers and tractors.
     One of the hardest problems we will have to meet during the readjustment period and for years to come, will be to provide the required number of competent motor mechanics to care for the vastly increased development of the industry which we now confront.
There were in operation on Jan. 1, 1918, the latest date on which we have accurate figures, 4,242,139 motor vehicles in the United states alone. Of this vast number more than 700,000 passenger cars and trucks were put into use in the United States during the previous six months.

Henry J. Rahe, President of the Rahe Auto & Tractor School

The only serious problem that confronts manufacturers and distributors of motor trucks is the shortage of mechanical help.  This shortage is so phenomenal that the question of salary is secondary to meeting the demand.  Competent motor mechanics are in such great demand, and will be for years to come, that they can almost name their own figures and working conditions anywhere they wish to go.
     The Rahe Auto and Tractor School, during the past year has found it impossible to even attempt to meet the demand for trained men for which it has calls.  It would seem that every section of the country is in the same condition, the way appeals come to us for help
     There is no trade or profession in 
     Owing to the greatly curtailed conditions of the manufacture which existed during 1918, it is conservatively estimated that the production of passenger cars and that the production of passenger cares and trucks was at least one-half million cars under the normal demand for that period. One of the first actions taken the close of the war was to release the restrictions on raw materials for the manufacture of passenger cars and trucks is going to bend every possible effort not only to build up their present sales agencies, but to extend their sales forces into new fields as fast as possible.
     It is also likely that because the demand for passenger cars and trucks for some time to come will be greatly in excess of production, there will be a number of new cars and trucks put on the market. The result is going to be a strenuous effort to secure sales agencies and secure distribution in every community in the country. Manufacturers of automobiles and trucks, because of their greatly increased facilities as a result of extensive development to meet war demands, will increase their production to an extent heretofore unknown.
     One of the immediate developments of the great war has been the greatly increased use of motor trucks, both in the army and for commercial purposes in the United States. Motor trucks and trailers will be counted upon to be an important feature of heavy transportation development in the next few years.
     Even at the time we went into the great war, motor trucks were looked upon as an accessory to transportation problems principally in the larger cities. The extension of the motor truck demand in the smaller towns ad even into the rural communities has been most remarkable in the past year. This was stimulated to a large extent by the excessive demand on the railroads occasioned by the war needs. It will not, however, revert back to the railroads now that the war has ceased.
     Even at the time we went into the great war, motor trucks were looked upon as an accessory to transportation problems principally in the larger cities.  The extension of the motor truck demand in the smaller towns and even into the rural communities has been most remarkable in the past year.  This was stimulated to a large extent by the excessive demand on the railroads occasioned by war needs.  It will not, however, revert back to the railroads now that the war has ceased.
     Intercommunity truck hauling is already an accepted proposition.  It has been shown that freight hauling can be greatly expedited and handled cheaper by trucks and trailers than by steam railroads.
which a man, young or old, can be trained in the small amount of time and for the little cost that will bring him in the immediate returns in salary or as a business, that is offered in motor mechanical lines.
     Just consider that you can come here, prepare yourself in six to eight weeks of intensive practical training as a motor mechanic and go into any garage or repair shop in the country and work all around men who have spent years learning the trade by experience alone.  We can show this by hundreds and hundreds of letters from successful graduates who have done this without exception.
     When the War Department was faced with the problem of providing competent mechanics to handle the thousands of trucks needed in the army service it adopted the method which we have been following for years.  The Rahe Auto and Tractor School was given a contract early in April, 1918, for training 500 men for a sixty-day period and was followed by contracts for 2,500 men.
     When you come to the Rahe School, you will be trained in the same practical manner and with the same extensive equipment that was used for training motor mechanics of the United States Army during the great war.
     In view of the existing emergency for trained motor mechanics, you will surely appreciate the importance of qualifying yourself to grasp this opportunity without any further delay.
     As a student at the Rahe School, I not only want you to be sure you CAN qualify yourself, in a period of six to eight weeks intensive training, to fill a paying position as a competent motor mechanic or manage a business of your own--but just HOW and WHY you can.  I will promise that you will consider it the best time and money you ever spent.
     That is the prime purpose of this large catalog and if it does not do this, in conjunction with the scores of testimonials and references that I give you from successful students right in your own section of the country, then I have failed in my purpose.
     I also appreciate that sometimes there are personal questions that enter into making a decision to come here for training; some of these reasons are peculiar to your own life and experience.  I mention this for the reason that I want you to feel free at all times to write me fully and frankly on any question relative to your taking this course.  You should consider that in my many years of experience in this line, I have helped meet and solve almost every possible condition or co combination of circumstances that any man who desires to obtain this training will encounter.

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