Business: Nickel Plate

The Van Sweringen brothers are patient men, and apparently their patience is about to be rewarded in the actual realization of their plans for the great Nickel Plate merger. Arguments tor further delay made by minority Chesapeake & Ohio stockholders have been denied by the Interstate Commerce Commission, which has bgun to consider the merger officially. Its approval will remove the last important barrier to effecting the consolidation.

So far, the Van Sweringens seem to have played their cards well. Directorates and stockholders of the constituent roads, and state railroad commissions (even that of...

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