Business: Chicago Yankee

Harry Gordon Selfridge, who learned department store merchandising in Chicago under the late Marshall Fisld (1835-1906) and who greatly resembles Marshall Field in his business acumen, has owned since 1909 the largest department store in London. He also owns the chain of Selfridge Provincial Stores Ltd., the sale of whose shares was being advertised in the U. S. last week. Last week he expected to buy out William Whiteley's the " Universal Provider," London's oldest department store (TIME, April 11). But when Whiteley shareholders grew excited at the sales meeting, he...

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