Business & Finance: Cheese Makers & Cherry Pickers

This is no Henry Kaiser outfit. This is just a hell of a swell team and we're cany-ing the ball. That's all.

These modest words were spoken last week by a modest man: trim, 6-ft., ruddy-cheeked Charles Cameron West, founder-owner of Wisconsin's booming Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., who loves to stride around in muddy shoes, greet workmen by their first names—and build anything that goes to sea. A shipbuilder for 42 of his 65 years, Charles West never broke a Kaiser record, never stole a Kaiser headline. Yet last week he had his own claim...

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