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March 12, 2019

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RC. I kept hoping for Ellers foray into the ice cream business and his venture as Swensons He persuaded my bother to be president of the company and move to Florida. Elder sold it from out from under him and he came back to Phoenix to run a successful Cleaning product company. He recently retired and I would like your take on ellers Swenson period.

Mike, I'm not aware of Swenson's. I suspect it was a casualty of his Circle K-era disasters.

Though I'm not really sure if billboards and bankrupting Circle K contributed anything positive to Phoenix's quality of life, I will agree that the "old stewards", in addition to wanting to make a tasty profit, at least cared a little about the town.

I'm not sure that the soup billionaire, the cheap tire billionaire, and the phony university billionaires, do.

John W "Jack" Swilling?

Sorry to hear of his passing. My Dad went to Tucson High with Karl Eller and they wound up in the same frat at the UofA. He particular remembered encountering Eller on the first day of classes at the UofA; the registration lines were pretty long, and Eller was making a killing by selling sandwiches to the students waiting in line.

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