PRODUCTION: The Peppery Mr. Tilt

One of Chicago's least-known citizens is short, silver-haired Charles Arthur Tilt, 65, who lives in a swanky Gold Coast apartment, is an expert yachtsman, golfer and skeetshooter, is the owner of a cannon-cracker temper. He is also founder, mainspring and president of smart Diamond T Motor Car Co., which last week estimated its 1942 sales 125% over last year to a record $100,000,000. Diamond T had just announced nine months' profits up 45% to $1,063,000—quite a contrast to the 34% drop in the combined profits of competitors, Mack Trucks and Yellow Truck...

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