ECONOMICS: Little Men, Chapter Two

One of the largest small businessmen invited by Secretary of Commerce Daniel Calhoun Roper to a Conference of Little Business in Washington last February was DeWitt McKinley Emery—6 ft. 6 in. When that conference became a circus it made red-headed Mr. Emery very angry. Two months previously he had conceived on his own idea of a national conference of small businessmen, had sent out from his Akron, Ohio stationery plant a form letter to other little men which began: "The sheriff is about to get my business. How's yours?" He attended the...