SMALL BUSINESS: Ringmaster's Return

In the World War II industrial circus staged by Cleveland's upstart manufacturers Jack & Heintz Inc., U.S. business men never quite knew whether to hiss or cheer Ringmaster Bill Jack. He both be wildered and fascinated them with his free meals, free massages, free Florida vacations for his "associates" (employees) and the $39,000 bonus he paid his secretary for "just working hard." On a $100,-ooo stake and $3,400,000 in Government loans, he rang up peak sales of $90 million in 1943 and overnight became the nation's largest maker of airplane starters and automatic pilots.

At war's end, the circus ended....

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