PERSONNEL: Welfare Capitalists Jubilee

Rabelaisian, old Bartlett Arkell rounded off 50 years last week as first and only president of still-booming Beech-Nut Packing Co. Sadly he stepped up to chairman, and turned the active management over to his son, Clark. But no one expected this schoolboy's dream of a success to end here. There was still plenty of kick left in the old boy.

In 1891 Bart Arkell started with $10,-ooo, less than ten employes and an idea that the public would buy hickory-cured ham — his only product at the start. Be fore he eased off...

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