Business & Finance: Happiest Day

On the tenth floor of an office building at No. 383 Madison Ave., Manhattan, is located the George Batten Co., Inc., long established, nationally known advertising agency. On the seventh floor of the same building is the Barton, Durstine & Osborne Co., Inc., not so long established but equally famed. Last week some 40 members of the Batten organization gathered in their directors' room. To them came President William B. Johns, elderly, heavyset, deep voiced. He told them that this was the happiest day of his life. He told them that the George...