Business & Finance: Vacation With Pay

Almost the only wholesaler who boomed a really hearty welcome to the members of the N.R.D.G.A. last week (see above) was stocky, suntanned Milton Reynolds, who flew in from Mexico. The reason Reynolds exuded smiles and cheer was that he had something unique to sell. He told amazed retailers that he could deliver Mexican-made, sterling silver cigaret lighters at the rate of 20,000 a month. The price: $6 each, including U.S. customs duty.

Reynolds got into the Mexican trade when he took a vacation last August, after 14 successful years in Chicago, manufacturing printing...

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