Foreign News: Too Many Systems

A great success story of the 20th Century ended last week with its hero in jail.

Dark, affable, sharp-as-a-broken-bottle Charles E. Bedaux was nabbed in North Africa. Charged with trading with the enemy, he faced a maximum penalty of ten years' imprisonment and a $10,000 fine. Unofficially it was said he had tried to buy up the North African orange crop for the Nazis. Bedaux's record would indicate that his zest for chasing dollars had involved him more deeply.

Arriving in the U.S. in 1906, French-born Bedaux washed dishes, worked as a sand hog, finally evolved the Bedaux system of workmen's pay...

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