Business: Allied Chemical's Secret

There is no more secretive publicly-owned corporation in the U. S. than Allied Chemical & Dye Corp. Stockholders are told that the corporation is prosperous; but they are never given enough facts to enable them to break down the earnings for a real study. Stockholders know that Allied has some $92,000,000 in investments; they have never been told what these investments are. Because Allied deals not with the public but with companies, some reason for its general aloofness is evident—yet no company's products are of greater importance to the public. Because its business...

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