MANAGEMENT: You Can't Take It with You

A born tinker, Dallas' independent oilman Ben Barnett turned a onetime skating rink into a factory where he manufactures everything from children's play furniture to outdoor steak grills and toilet-paper holders. Last year his Harben Manufacturing Co. (named after Ben and his wife Harriet) grossed $1,200,000.

Last week, totting up $9,897 profits for June, Barnett split one-third of it with his 66 employees. Explained the happy tinker: "They earned it by increased production. I can't take it with me . . ."


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