Business: Behn Marches On

The public had never heard of him and even among bankers and industrialists his name meant little when, suddenly in 1928, Sosthenes Behn became master of Mackay-Postal telegraph system. When editors cried for a picture of the new successor to the late romantic silver-mining telegraph tycoon John William Mackay, all they could get was a fusty photograph of a man with a beard. This they printed only to be told that Sosthenes Behn had removed his beard some years before. But soon the public learned a lot about Sosthenes Behn. . . ....

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