Business & Finance: Hot Bonds

When a bold thief strolled into Manhattan's Continental Bank & Trust and filched $500,000 of Government bonds one fine day last autumn, the underworld from the Bowery to the Barbary Coast agreed that it was the slickest job of the year (TIME, Dec. 12). Last week the thief was still at large but Continental's bonds turned up in Texas. San Antonio's $2,000,000 Commercial National Bank had them in its portfolio. When San Antonio's citizens learned this they rushed for their deposits; the bank closed. Few days later the bank's former president, Z. D. Bonner,...

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