Business & Finance: Insurance Week

What lbs. are to mining men, kw. hrs. to utility men, ft. to lumbermen, $ are to life insurance men. Few bodies of men can swallow such huge figures without blinking as the assembled Association of Life Insurance Presidents, a body representing 68 companies doing over 90% of the U. S. business. Figures they barkened to at their Manhattan convention last week included: $3,000,000,000—the increase in assets of companies holding 86% of the assets of all U. S. firms since 1929. $19,000,000,000—the present total of assets. $103,700,000,000—insurance now in force. 65,000,000—the present number...