Business: Rice Resumes

Like many another man whose success has been extraordinary, George Graham Rice gave no hint of genius until he was past 30. Just when he abandoned his real name of Jacob Simon Herzig no one knows. His youth was punctured with one jail term for grand larceny and another for forging his father's name to a check. Shortly after the turn of the century he founded Maxim & Gay, "Turf Information Bureau," in Manhattan. His "information" was good and he often sold 5,000 tips a day at $5 each. Having a great love for...

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