Group Title: Eugene Manis Scrapbooks: Africa
Title: Firestone Plantations Co. contract for Junior Planter position.
Full Citation
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00074657/00001
 Material Information
Title: Firestone Plantations Co. contract for Junior Planter position.
Series Title: Eugene Manis Scrapbooks: Africa
Physical Description: Text
Language: English
Creator: Firestone Plantations Company
Manis, Rosemary ( Donor )
Subject: Manis, W. Eugene
Africa   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: Africa -- Liberia -- Margibi -- Harbel
General Note: Eugene Manis was a horticulturalist, research scientist and USDA plant breeder for much of his career. His first professional job was as a planter for the Firestone Rubber Plantation in Harbel, Liberia from 1939 through 1941. These scrapbooks document the begining of his career.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00074657
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: African Studies Collections in the Department of Special Collections and Area Studies, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: Scrapbook Album 1 : page 002

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FIRESTONE PLANTATIONS COMPANY, hereinafter called the Company,
has agreed to employ WALLACE E. MANIS hereinafter called the
Employee, and WALLACE E. MANIS has agreed to accept employ-
ment in the service of the Company in the Republic of Liberia upon the
following terms and conditions:

1. The Company will provide transportation to a Liberian
port by such vessels and routes as it may select and will reimburse to
the Employee all expenses incident to such travel which the Company
shall deem reasonable and necessary.

2. The Company will pay to the Employee salary at the month-
ly rate of See below* ($ ) Dollars for the duration
of this contract; and should the contract be extended beyond two years
as provided by Section 7, or at the request of the Employee acceded to
by the Company, monthly compensation for such additional period shall
be at the rate last above named. *One Hundred Seventy-five Dollars per month
for the first year and Two Hundred Dollars per month for the second year.
Salary due hereunder shall be paid, on or before the fifth
day of the month following each completed month of service, and shall
be payable, at the Company's-option, in U. S. currency, or its equiva-
lent in English sterling at the rate of exchange current on each day of

3. The Company will provide the Employee with living quar-
ters in Liberia in such places as may be designated by the General
Manager, such quarters to be supplied with furniture. The Employee will
provide himself with all linens, blankets, china, silverware, kitchen
utensils and lighting equipment required by him.
4. Upon completion of two years or more of continuous and
satisfactory service in Liberia, such service dating from the day of
arrival at a Liberian port, the Company will:

(a) Provide the Employee with return transportation to the port at
which he embarked under this contract on such vessels as it may
select, and rail transportation by the most direct route from
such port to Madison. Wisconsin In lieu of such trans-
portation, the Company, at the Employee's option, will pay to the
Employee in cash or by draft or order payable in the United States
or Europe the equivalent cost of such transportation.

(b) Grant to the Employee vacation leave on full salary at the
rate last earned, such leave to accrue during the period of em-
ployment at the rate of six weeks for each year of service in
Liberia and pro rata for any lesser period served in excess of
two years; provided, that such accrued leave pay may, at the op-
tion of the Company, be paid in advance in a sum not to exceed
one-half of the amount due, upon the Employee's departure from
Liberia, the balance to become payable upon the expiration of
one-half of the leave period due; otherwise to be payable monthly
during the leave period.

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(c) Pay to the Employee a traveling allowance deemed by it to be
sufficient to cover all necessary and reasonable expenses -inciden-
tal to travel by the means designated by the Company.

5. If the Employee desires to avail himself of the medical
services provided by the Company in Liberia and of the use of the Com-
pany's hospital equipment, he may do so without expense for such serv-
ice or for the medicines prescribed and supplied. If other medical
service is required by the Employee it will be at his own expense.

6. The Employee warrants that his experience and qualifica-
tions for service are as set forth in his written application for em-
ployment by the Company, and agrees faithfully, fully and to the best
of his ability to render such service as may be required of him by the
General Manager of the Company in Liberia. The Employee also agrees
to observe and act in accordance with all general instructions in force
from time to time for the guidance of the Plantations Company staff and
especially those which are intended to promote the maintenance of har-
monious relations with the people and the Government of Liberia.

7. The duration of this contract shall be from the day pre-
ceding the date of embarkation until two years after the date of the
arrival of the Employee in Liberia, unless by exercise of the option
hereby reserved to it the Company shall require its extension by not
more than sixty days, or unless an extension is granted by the Company
at the request of the Employee.

8. The Employee accepts all risks and hazards connected with
his employment by the Company in Liberia, and of the travel required.

9. This agreement may be terminated, otherwise than by ex-
piration, as above provided:

(a) By the Company in the event of the breach of the contract or
any of its provisions by the Employee.

In case of the termination of the contract by reason of its breach
by the Employee he shall be entitled to no return transportation,
traveling allowance, or accrued leave and shall be required to re-
fund to the Company such part of the cost of his outward transpor-
tation and incidental travel expense as may be proportionate to
the unexpired term of his contract to serve in Liberia in relation
.g to its whole term of twenty-four months.
(b) At the option of the Company, upon one month's advance written
notice, or the payment of one month's salary in lieu of notice.

In the event of the exercise of this option by the Company, the
Employee shall be entitled to return transportation, traveling
allowance, and proportionate accrued leave then earned, at the
rate stipulated in Section 4.

(c) By the inability of the Employee to continue performance of
the contract by reason of ill health or other physical disability,
certified by the senior medical officer of the Company in Liberia.


In case of termination of this contract under the provisions of
paragraph (c) of this section 9, the Employee shall be entitled
to return transportation, traveling allowance, and proportionate
accrued leave, then earned, at the rate stipulated in Section 4.

10. The Employee agrees that all amounts owing to the Com-
pany, United States Trading Company, Bank of Monrovia, Inc., or any
subsidiary or affiliate of The Firestone Tire & Rubber Company shall
be deductible from salary when thirty days past due, or before any
leave or termination settlement is made.

11. The Employee agrees that'no leave settlement as pro-
vided in Section 4 shall become due or payable until a clearance shall
be issued to him by the Central Office in Liberia showing that proper
accounting has been made for all Company property, monies, and records,
and that all formalities required by regulations governing the transfer
of responsibilities to his successor have been complied with.


Dated Akron, Ohio, this 20t
day of November, 1939.


In the presence of:

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Mr. Wallace E. Manis

2407 Commonwealth Avenue,

Madison, Wisconsin.

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