Business & Finance: Fox's Last Stand

On the New York Stock Exchange one morning last week, shares in Fox Film Corp. suddenly began churning feverishly, jumped from 22 to 25, from 25 to 30, to 34. To account for the move there was no definite news, only a rumor that 25 attorneys had gathered in the offices of Judge Frank J. Coleman, reached a compromise that would end the difficulties of Fox Film Corp., largest company in the amusement field (TIME, Jan. 13, 27). In one respect this rumor was true. After two hours of deliberation a plan had been...

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