Homer LaGassey, legendary CCS teacher and designer at GM, Chrysler, and Ford, worked for GM in the Motorama days (early to mid 1950’s). Homer, also master of the off-the-cuff quip, claims Harley didn’t fire him over this incident although it is hard to believe. Apparently Homer summoned an elevator. When the doors opened, there was Mister Earl with a shopping bag in each arm heading for the executive garage. Homer, possibly a bit intimidated over riding with Mr. Earl blurted out, “Taking home your pay Mr. Earl?” I’m sure a chilly silence followed. If I am able get additional details on the story, I’ll post them (SEE COMMENTS).
According to Bill Porter, Homer, who was assistant in Pontiac at the time, says he quit because of round-the-clock overtime. Claimed his kids cried when he did come home. “Who’s that strange man, mommy?”
These images of his artwork were in my files. I will be happy to give credit if notified of the source. I successfully resisted the urge to caption them.