Business: Wood Workers

So long, so successfully has Garfield Arthur ("Gar") Wood raced his Miss America that many people think he has done nothing else since he was born in the landlocked town of Mapleton, Iowa, 55 years ago. Fact is, the bronzed, silver-thatched speed-on-water champion (124.91 m.p.h.) is the head of a Detroit industrial family which is as tightly-knit, if not so potent, as the Fisher Brothers. There are twelve children in the Wood family, nine of them boys. One is a retired contractor. The other eight own and run Gar Wood Industries. Inc., which is...

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