Business: Allegheny Corp

Always busy are the Van Sweringen Brothers, Oris Paxton and Mantis James. With plans for a railroad merger including Chesapeake & Ohio, Nickel Plate, Pere Marquette, Erie and subordinate roads held up by the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Van Sweringens have been concentrating on financing rather than on operating. Last week they announced and financed a new Allegheny Corp., holding company for their railroad stocks. An offering of $35,000,000 5% convertible bonds, par 100, was quickly sold (through J. P. Morgan & Co., National City Co.,...

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