Mighty Mites

A proud new father, Robert Geissmann nevertheless gagged at the ruffles and ribbons bedecking his month-old son Jon Christopher. Why couldn't a little boy be dressed in something more masculine, he demanded. His wife Gladys, designer and ex-commercial artist, decided that the best way to please her husband was to make Christopher's baby clothes herself. As Christopher grew, she kept at it.

When a Manhattan merchant saw Christopher dressed up, he told the Geissmanns they ought to go into business. Last spring, they formed Merry Hull, Inc. (adapted from Mrs. Geissmann's mother's maiden name), installed Bob as president, Gladys as vice...

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