Business: Bacigalupi Up

From the many-storied, many-winged banking temple that is Transamerica Corp., the spirit of its builder has faded slowly. Master of the temple for one year now has been Chairman Elisha Walker, a quiet, diplomatic, keen-eyed New Yorker. It is he who keeps watch over Transamerica's resources of $117,191,644, who reports to the 217,000 owners of its 23,823,413 shares. The great shouts of big. jovial Amadeo Peter Giannini have faded further and further into the distance, are gradually becoming echoes. Yet when a major change in...

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