Religion: A Good Man

Isaac Gilman, born in Russia, started peddling papers in the U.S. when he was 19. At 43 he bought an interest in a paper mill at Fitzdale, Vt. Five years later he was sole owner. The hamlet grew from four houses to a thriving, modern community of 1,100. In gratitude, it changed its name from Fitzdale to Gilman. Wages in the mills were high and there was never any labor trouble. Owner Gilman kept them running full time during depression, called his workers by their first names, took an interest in their personal affairs, footed many a doctor and hospital bill....