Business: The Greatest

In sunny California, some of the world's sharpest auto salesmen provide a deal of shade. Last week the shadiest of them all was popped into the cooler. Convicted on charges of conspiracy, grand theft and forgery, Auto Dealer Henry J. Caruso—billed as "the greatest" in his radio and TV singing commercials—was packed off to jail for a year, fined $10,000, and enjoined for the next ten years from entering any business in which he would be selling to the public. After Caruso, wary Californians agreed, the public needed a ten-year respite.

At his used-and-new Dodge. Pontiac and Plymouth car lots in...

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