NEW YORK: Tale of a Tub

Mrs. Dorothy Douglas has never been in business, but she has an instinct for it.

Last spring, when she inherited $100, she looked around for something to invest her money in. In Annsville Creek, N. Y. she spied just the thing: a 22-foot motorboat, which she was sure could be flossied up and converted into a profit.

In 1934, the boat had done service as a flower tub on the lawn in front of a Lake Oscawana hotel. A Scandinavian carpenter bought her for $5, emptied out a petunia bed, replanked her and launched...

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