Business & Finance: Filling Station Fun

In the staid columns of the Chicago Journal of Commerce last week appeared a matter-of-fact little item reporting the formation and election of officers of an organization called the Grand Knights of the Hose. Its status was apparently that of a fun division of the big, serious-minded National Association of Petroleum Retailers, trade body for the nation's filling stations. Spontaneously organized at an

NAPR directors' meeting in St. Louis, the Knights of the Hose' did not get much further than choosing titles and the people to sport them.

Grand Hose Knight, a job at least analogous to president, is Frank H. Ellis, a...

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