Business: Big Chief Ousted

"A railroad," Canadian National's robustious Sir Henry Worth Thornton has said time & again, "is never finished." Last week the veracity of his remark was once more impressed upon him. After a decade in the presidency of Canada's great public-owned rail system he was forced to resign. And while CNR's service has benefited immeasurably from Thorntonian touches, his job was far from finished, the CNR was far from becoming a moneymaker.

When in 1922 Prime Minister King picked Sir Henry to take over the management of the...

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