Alfred M. Glossbrenner

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Alfred M. Glossbrenner - CJhe 13 iq Chiefs e NUMBER 23. i '( q & ! L...
CJhe 13 iq Chiefs e NUMBER 23. i '( q & ! L ALFRED M. GLOSSBRENNER. t "I took my RAugh and Tumble degrees back there in the days when I sold The Indianapolis News in the streets. That was in 1882. I was thirteen years old. And the struggles I went through did me no harm, for I learned right then how to give and take. Perhaps it was the early influence of the newspaper that led me to east my lot in the printing business," said Alfred M. Glossbrenner, president and treasurer of the Levey Printing Company. Mr. Glossbrenner took his first Job with the Levey Company aa "general all-around bustler with tha title of bookkeeper." "Xtwent to work at a. m. and ) quit at 7 p. m. Five nights out of the week I attended buainess college until 10 o'clock. My salary at this time waa ti a week. The best thing in the world that can happen to people la to have to work. He who gets pleasure out of work finds happiness. The printing business proved attractive to Mr. Glossbrenner, he explained. ' because of Its wide latitude for education. 'I have always liked to read. I am particularly Interested in books on economics and In those works which point out tbofprogress of the world." In speaking' of the early history of the company, Mr. Glossbrenner aald that In the days when Chicago waa known as Ft. Dearborn. W. P. Levey, who had come from the east, stepped oveahere with A view of starting up arnrinting business. But the wise' heads of the cun;ry A :i pointed to Madison. Ind.. aa the big Industrial center of the middle west. It gave every promise of outstripping Chicago. Aetfng on this assumption. ln,lS4S Mr. Levey opened up a printing office in Madison, known aa the "book bindery." Thlr-ty-alx years later the business was moved to Its present aite in Indianapolis. An Intereeting bit of the first machinery used by the company Is an oak and iron bookbinding press which waa brought down the Ohio river from Pennsylvania by Mr. Levey. For the sake of aula lang syne, this relic haa a prominent position in the present office. "It waa the Levey Printing Company which conceived the idea of the publication and establishment of bouse organa for business concerns." explained tha president. "We now print about (00.000 of these a month. We published the first bank-house organ in America, called Rank Notes. In 100. Until the last few years Mr. Glossbrenner wrote the copy for the Shield, the organ Of the Levey Company. -It is through this little publication that we are constantly

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 06 Oct 1924, Mon,
  3. Page 30

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