National Affairs: The Smart Operator

In their continuing study of the new-style American business success—the fellow who has a fat Government contract in his hand and a tax lawyer at his elbow —a House subcommittee last week got an advanced lesson from a Chicago truck dealer named Morris Green. He told how to buy surplus property under one set of rules, get the rules changed, then sell the goods for a $425,000 profit.

Morris Green, a confident fellow with stubby hands, an expensive suit and a sharp tie, was disarmingly frank. First, in 1947, he and his four partners put around $200,000 on the line for surplus...

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