MANNERS & MORALS: Friendship & a Fast Buck

All day long, people kept coming to Charlie Monak's house in Detroit with handfuls of green, crumpled-up folding money. By noon he had $2,000. Charlie, a Packard Motor Car Co. dynamometer tester, ordered in two barrels of beer and plenty of whisky to go with it. As the money flowed in last week, everybody drank, yelled and danced around the front room.

When Charlie's sudden wealth reached $2,500, he had an inspirational idea: he picked up the telephone and invited the whole Packard Motor Car Co. to come out and have a beer....