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George Pepperdine, a restless $15-a- week bookkeeper in a Kansas City (Kans.) garage, entered the auto supply business in 1909 with nothing to his name but $5 worth of stamps and a printing bill. Tirelessly circularizing small-town bankers and car owners, George Pepperdine sold that year $12,000 worth of tops, tires, gadgets. Five years later he opened a branch of his thriving Western Auto Supply Co. in Denver. When rich Mr. Pepperdine sold his controlling interest and retired to California, he became so twitchy that he started a new Western Auto Supply Co....

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