Business: March to the Sea

When it came out not long ago that the Van Sweringen brothers had bought control of the Missouri Pacific, it was plain that something was about to happen. Last week it happened. To the annual meeting of the MOP stockholders, held last week in St. Louis, came John P. Murphy, secretary of Alleghany Corp. He came in order to complete the first move in the Van Sweringens' march to the sea—in this case the rolling Pacific and not the tepid Indian Ocean. Mr. Murphy did not come unarmed. With him he had a most...

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