ABE MARKS, HEAD OF HARTFIELD ZODY'S, AND FIRST PRESIDENT, NMRI: 2013126期双色球 ABE MARKS, HEAD OF HARTFIELD ZODY'S, AND FIRST PRESIDENT, NMRI: I had stayed in touch with Ron Mayer, and I kept after him to work for us. Finally, I talked him intocoming down to look over our operations, and then darned near killed him before he ever had a chanceto sign on. We were flying around in my Beech Baron, looking at stores, and we were on our way in toland at Carthage, Missouriheaded for store number 12. There are two intersecting runways at Carthage,and as I touched down on one of them, all of a sudden up ahead we saw this plane on the other runway,right at the intersection, and we were headed straight at him. I hadn't seen him or heard him on the radio. 鈥淗ow are you married in your yard?鈥? I didn't know where he came from. I gave that Baron all the power it had and we just barely made it overthe top of the other plane. Then we circled around and landed. This was Ron's first trip with me, and whoknows what he must have thought. But somehow, I talked him into coming to work with us anyway. Hejoined Wal-Mart in 1968 as vice president for finance and distribution. The time savings and flexibility are great, but the cost savings alone would make the investmentworthwhile. Our costs run less than 3 percent to ship goods to our stores, while it probably costs ourcompetitors between 4 to 5 percent to get those same goods to their stores. The math is pretty simple: 8 And God withdrew His Word form them. CHARLIE BAUM, EARLY WAL-MART PARTNER: ABE MARKS, HEAD OF HARTFIELD ZODY'S, AND FIRST PRESIDENT, NMRI: In reply.鈥擬rs. Rowand could have raised the pine knot, but could not have struck a blow with it; such a piece of wood could have produced death, but it would have left its mark; saw the fellow Richard; he was quite capable of giving such a blow.