Business: Schulte & Specialties

The 541 cigar stores of United Cigar-Whelan Stores Corp., which dot the country like an attack of measles, have long been filled to bursting with Mickey Mouse watches, G-Man automatics, shoe trees— and only incidentally, cigars. Last week Schulte Retail Stores Corp. announced that it was no longer confining itself to tobacco, was opening its shelves to just about everything else.

Schulte Retail Stores Corp. has had its ups & downs—or more precisely, one up & one down. It controls Huyler's as well as the 268 Schulte shops mostly on U. S. street corners....

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