COSMETICS: Wishbone of Old Eli

In New Orleans, ex-Yale backfield coach Earle ("Greasy") Neale ran into a 6-ft. 230-lb. Minnesotan named Wishbone Harris, who played tackle on the Yale football squad in 1933. "What are you doing now?" asked Greasy, when the backslapping was over. "I'm selling women's home kits for permanent waves," said Wishbone. Greasy grinned and said: "Now tell me what you're really doing." "I'm selling home kits for permanent waves," replied Wishbone, and doggedly added: "And doing very well."

Richard Neison Wishbone Harris was making an understatement. In three years, he has built his...

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