Business & Finance: Buyer Up

At F. W. Woolworth Co. the age of retirement is reached at 60. As President Byron De Witt Miller will be 60 this month, he will retire on Jan. 1, will be succeeded by Vice President Charles Wurtz Deyo (pronounced Day-o). Mr. Miller began work for the great 5 & 10¢ store chain in 1896, got a job in the Poughkeepsie store when there were only nine Woolworths.

In 1909 Founder Frank Woolworth, Cousin Fred Woolworth aud Mr. Miller went to England, organized F. W. Woolworth & Co., Ltd. Mr. Miller stayed in England until...

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