LABOR: For George F.

Through New York's Susquehanna Valley, from Endicott to Binghamton to Johnson City to Owego, the word passed last Dec. 24 that George F. was ill. None who heard the news needed to be told that George F. was George Francis Johnson, 82, a unique shoe manufacturer whose intelligent paternalism for 36 years has been paying off in money and rare good will.

The good will is that of big Endicott Johnson Corp.'s 18,000 employes for their boss. The oldest among them have known him since the company was a pup. They all call...

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