Business: Insull Textiles

Samuel Insull, foremost public utilitarian of the Midwest,* last week became the dominant textile miller of Maine. Martin Insull, his brother and second-in-command, announced the purchase by Insull-controlled New England Public Service Co. of four Maine cotton plants including Bates Manufacturing Co. at Lewiston.

It was by no means the first such Insull purchase. New England textile mills have been shutting down in numbers for the past several years. And Samuel Insull has been on hand to buy them in, not because he wanted to get into...

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