Business & Finance: Manville, Morgan, Merseles

A series of news items from 1911 to 1925, indicating the preference of young Thomas F. Manville Jr. and his sister Lorraine for cabarets, footlights, chorus girls and comedians, predicted a business event of last week—the passage of the H. S. Johns-Manville Co. of Manhattan, $32,000,000 manufacturer of asbestos and magnesia products, from the family that has built it up since 1858 to bankers who will run it now that there are no suitable Manvilles left.

Thomas Franklyn Manville Sr., father of young Thomas F. and Lorraine, chairman of the company's board, died in...

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