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          section 6661.                                                               

                                  FINDINGS OF FACT                                    
               Some of the facts have been stipulated and are so found.               
          The stipulation of facts and the attached exhibits are                      
          incorporated herein by this reference.  At the time they filed              
          their petitions, petitioner’s principal place of business was in            
          Irwindale, California, and the Atkinsons resided in Carnelian               
          Bay, California.                                                            
          Bernard Atkinson’s Professional Experience in the Automotive                
               From 1950 to 1959, after graduating from high school,                  
          Bernard Atkinson (Atkinson) was employed at an automobile                   
          dealership and a finance company specializing in automobile                 
          loans.  During that time, Atkinson supplemented his practical               
          knowledge of the automobile industry by studying automobile                 
          mechanics and dealership management at the General Motors                   
          Institute in Flint, Michigan.                                               
               From 1959 to 1968, Atkinson worked in General Motor’s                  
          Pontiac Motor Division as a warranty clerk.  In 1968, he                    
          continued working in the automotive field by taking a position              
          with Trafco Corp. (Trafco) in Brown, Michigan.  Trafco                      
          manufactured recreational vehicles.  In 1973, Compact Equipment             
          Co., a subsidiary of Trafco located in Southern California, hired           

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