MANNERS & MORALS: The Conscientious Embezzler


Even as a teenager, George Sponsler of North Baltimore (pop. 2,771), Ohio was a prim, strait-laced little fellow. Like his older brother Orville, he stood 5 ft. 5, weighed just 120 Ibs. and had the family habit of sitting up straight on the edge of chairs. Both boys considered it a privilege and an honor to work for North Baltimore's little First National Bank. George swept out the lobby and polished the cuspidors every afternoon when he was in high school, and became a clerk as soon as he graduated.


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