Exuberant was the way corporations, a year ago, announced their 1926 earnings. This season they have been more sedate in publishing the 1927 figures. A few firms who reported last week were:
Timken Roller Bearing Co. (roller bearings for every type of vehicle on wheels) $9,500,000. That was the amount named by Vice President William R. Timken. He, four brothers and their father began the company in 1904 with $100,000 capital. Its assets now are $32,000,000.
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. ("Camel, the cigarette that leads by billions") $29,080,664. Previous year$26,249,403.
National Biscuit Co. (Never has...