clark success story part 1

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clark success story part 1 - HAL BOYLE Success Story NEW YORK, (AP) — Wilbur...
HAL BOYLE Success Story NEW YORK, (AP) — Wilbur Clark, who wears a $5,000 wrist watch, is a fine example of how a mart can win the success he wants in life if he just sticks to a simple principle. The principle Wilbur chose was the old copybook maxim that if you build a better mousetrap, even in the wilderness, the world will beat a path to your doorway. But of course you have to interpret those old copybook rules the right way to make them work. Wilbur decided the better mousetrap was one no mouse would want to get caught in—but people with loaded pockets would fight to enter. And has it paid off? Listen to Wilbur: "I GUESS WE'RE the biggest single operation in the state now. Our expenses alone run $125.000 a day. We netted better than one million dollars last year. We have 650 employes, 250 more people than live in -my old home town." Wilbur, a friendly, greying, 42-year-old . . . uh, well . . . industrialist, not only has a $5,000 wrist watch and runs one of the world's plushiest mousetraps. Life has given him other rewards. He is a mayor, the vice president of his local chamber of commerce, and has been named one of the nation's 10 best-dressed men. He helps design his own $250 suits, won't allow a buttonhole in his lapels. "Why punch a hole in a good piece of cloth if you don't like wearing flowers?" he asked reasonably, waving a hand on which a five-karat diamond ring shone with the subdued charm of a locomotive headlight. headlight. Clark's career follows the classic Horace Horace Greeley pattern, "Go west, young man." He left his native Keyesport, 111., pawned his high school ring for $4 in Los Angeles, and worked as a bus boy and bell hop in San Diego before obtaining a job in a gambling establishment. * * * *

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  1. The Evening Independent,
  2. 07 Oct 1953, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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