Business: Man from Missouri

Twelve years ago in St. Joseph, Mo. one William F. Walpole got a job clerking at $35 per week in a drugstore owned by a widow. Within a few years the clerk owned the store. He launched an expansion program which left him with an established patent medicine, an electrical appliance concern, a string of drugstores in & around St. Joseph and a local reputation as an up-&-coming businessman. A pillar of the Methodist church. Drugman Walpole handled no liquor in his St. Joseph stores because his wife was active in W. C. T....

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