Business & Finance: Death of Champion

As it must to all men, death last week came to Albert Champion, 49. He had made more spark plugs (the A-C brand) than had any other man. Despatches from Paris, where he had died, gave no cause for death. But he had lived hard, incessantly driving himself at his work. Born in France, he made himself what Frenchmen call "typical" U. S. businessman, always under nervous tension. When he played, he played hard. He was married.

His hard work began in the 1890's. He made himself bicycle champion of France in 1894. He...

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