Business & Finance: Filene Feud

Nationally famed is Edward Albert Filene, originator of the Bargain Basement, president of Boston's William Filene's Sons Co., prolific publicist. Not so well known is his brother, Abraham Lincoln Filene, Board Chairman and General Manager of the Filene company. Last week, however, the brothers disagreed and Brother Abraham emerged.

Unkind were the public words said about Brother Edward by Brother Abraham. It appeared also that Brother Abraham, backed by Vice President Louis Frost, represents the majority interest in the department store stock.

The fraternal quarrel arose from Filene expansion plans. Having last winter...

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