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Candles Lighted Their Way to Fortune (Jan, 1954)

Candles Lighted Their Way to Fortune

Starting their trade quite by accident, the Perlmutters have built up a $100,000 business in highly artistic candles.

By H. W. Kellick

MOST of the persons who buy the candles that Danny and Patty Perl-mutter make in their Woodstock New York workshop find them so decorative that they hesitate to burn them.

Such treatment of the Candelier candles brings untold joy to the hearts of the Perl-mutters. For, when the young husband and wife team first designed their two-lb., 12-in., hand-colored candles, many experts said emphatically that the tapers could never be commercialized.

How to Remember Names and Faces (Sep, 1954)

How to Remember Names and Faces

Name-forgetting can be both embarrassing and frustrating. But you can train your mind to remember by association.

By Dr. Bruno Furst

Dr. Bruno Furst, lawyer and psychologist, is the director and founder of the School of Memory and Concentration with headquarters at 365 West End Ave. in New York and branches all over the country, South America, and Canada. Its Correspondence Course Division extends over five continents. Dr. Furst’s system is taught at many universities, colleges, adult education centers, business firms and trade associations. He is the author of several books dealing with memory improvement. The latest is Stop Forgetting, published by Doubleday & Co.

Get Your Workshop a Defense Contract (Aug, 1951)

Get Your Workshop a Defense Contract

As America’s war production speeds up, great opportunities are arising for the little guy with a workbench.

By Norman A. Schorr

HOME workshops are fun but they can also be moneymakers—million-dollar moneymakers! Thousands of hobbyists made millions of dollars during the last war applying their skills to the making of desperately needed machine parts. Well, the nation is arming again and your opportunity to turn your home lathe to better use is here.

10 New Ways To Make Your Fortune (Mar, 1950)

10 New Ways To Make Your Fortune

If you want to stay broke all your life, better skip this. For here’s the secret of making money—and you might dash off and strike it rich!

By Lester David

EVER want to make $100,000 a year? With a little brains, a little know-how and a novel idea, you can. You don’t have to bundle your head up in a big bath towel and make like a crystal-gazing swami with your goldfish bowl to discover the secret of rolling in coin.

All you have to do is to put a new idea to work in a business of your own. Just give your community something different—something it needs or something you can make it want.

How to Make Money from Money (May, 1951)

How to Make Money from Money

With coin-collecting know-how and a sharp eye, you can turn pennies into dollar bills.

By Lester David

THE man pressed his nose against the window of the curio shop in New York City. His eyes were attracted by a peculiar chunk of metal which gleamed dully from the cluttered assortment of bric-a-brac and jewelry.

He strolled inside, asked for the object and turned it over and over curiously. It seemed to be just a rectangular block of gold, an inch and a quarter long and three-quarters of an inch thick. The price? Just a few dollars. He bought it, then spent the next two years finding out what it was.

WANT TO MAKE $10,000 A YEAR? (Oct, 1956)


The welcome mat is out for young engineers. Here are ways you can cash in on the critical shortage.

By Harry Kursh

BY this time everybody who reads is aware of the critical shortage of technicians, engineers and scientists that exists in America today. Large corporations, government agencies and research

laboratories are engaged in a frantic search for young men with technical education or training. Fabulous inducements are being offered—with such incredible “fringe benefits” as new homes, pension plans, prepaid insurance, free medical care, etc.

Let a Franchise Put Money in Your Pocket (Dec, 1961)

Let a Franchise Put Money in Your Pocket

If you’re an inventor with a product to sell, or a man who wants his own business, franchising could be your way to wealth.


WHETHER you’re an inventor who has brainstormed a marketable product, or a fellow yearning to plunge into a business of your own, experts nowadays are apt to prescribe the same means of success: franchising.

Franchising your brainstormed product or service and you lease its use—and marketing —to dozens, even hundreds, of in-business-for-themselves franchisees, dealers who pay you a use fee or royalty, or both, for the privilege of cashing in on your success-laden idea. (Franchise fees range from $10 to $100,000, with the average from $6000 to $10,000; royalties run from 1% to 10% of gross sales.)

How a Sign is Painted (Oct, 1946)

How a Sign is Painted

A water-color drawing, scaled one inch to the foot, is squared off by the pictorial painter for his own guidance in putting such outsize art work on a board with raw paint. This is shown below, overlaid on an outline sketch of picture and lettering that is keyed to serve as a color chart.

Find Your Fortune in a New Career (Jul, 1952)

Find Your Fortune in a New Career

America is back to the era where that knocking on your door could be opportunity.

By Lester David

NOT too long ago, Mel Hedrick was a gangling farm kid who rose sleepily way ahead of the sun to do the chores on his dad’s farm in West Salem, Ill. But Mel had an idea that he wanted to be a scientist. So he went to grade and high school in his home town, then to the state university.

Finally, as a full-fledged man of science, Mel got a job with the central research division of the Monsanto Chemical Co. in Dayton, Ohio. Right off the bat, he was asked what he’d like to do most. “Something helpful to farmers,” Mel replied. So he was signed to research work on soil conditioners.

our business is GOING TO THE DOGS (Nov, 1950)

our business is GOING TO THE DOGS

By Bob Swaner

I never realized until I joined the Navy what a problem it could be to keep a big dog supplied with good, nourishing food.

What has the Navy got to do with it? Well, I was an officer in the Shipbuilding Division of the Bureau of Ships, and my job kept me traveling a great deal. Of course I brought my family with me, including Tigue, our German Shepherd. He’s a real dog, tough and with the appetite of a lion. And there was my problem… feeding the critter.