Business: Atlas Party

Four days before the annual report of Atlas Corp. was released for publication this week. President Floyd Bostwick Odium invited most of Manhattan's financial newshawks to the swank Luncheon Club at No. 40 Wall Street. It was, said Mr. Odium, the first time that a clear picture of Atlas' amazing Depression history had been presented.

As the newshawks knew, Atlas Corp. was formed as a private investment trust ten years ago by Floyd Odium and President George Henry Howard of United Corp. when they were both public utility lawyers. Starting with $40,000 capital, they...

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