Hinkle recounts coming to Hershey Chocolate in 1924 and describes the nature of the factory at that time. Began as chemist (1924-1947), made plant manager (1947), and named president upon the death of P.A. Staples (1956). Discusses: M.S. Hershey, P. A. Staples, 1937 strike, 1953 strike, Cuban operations, Ration bar and other products. Also reflects upon: Reese acquisition, Hershey Medical Center, Great Depression building boom.