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"At about age 18 . . . Carter got a job in Norman, Oklahoma, selling ice cream for $30 a month. [He got] a chance–working as a salesman of gilt-framed, enlarged portraits. . . . [Carter] accepted the job, visited every state in the Union, and within a few years was earning $300 a week as the company’s general sales manager in San Francisco. A short time later, still young enough to learn a trade but with extensive experience in promoting and selling, the errant Texan entered one of the largest advertising agencies on the West Coast."  –Samuel E. Kinch Jr. in Amon Carter: Publisher-Salesman

Amon was successful with the ladies as well as in business

Texas Christian University
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