Business: Frisco & Friends

Nobody knows the trouble that Chairman Edward Norphlet Brown of St. Louis-San Francisco ("Frisco") Railway Co. has seen. But a lot of people know him for an able troubleshooter. He railroaded for 27 years in Mexico, serving eleven years as president of National Railways of Mexico. In 1914 when Mexico's revolutionary atmosphere became impossibly hot, he resigned, going two years later to the chair of Pere Marquette, then called "Poor Marquette." His rehabilitation job there was so good that the Frisco, run down physically and...

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