Business: George A & George A

When J. P. Morgan & Co. put the Van Sweringen rail and real estate empire on the auction block last fortnight, it was knocked down to Midamerica Corp., the Cleveland bachelors' new top holding company, for $3,121.000 (TIME, Oct. 7).* Though they are still well able to maintain checking accounts, Messrs. Oris Paxton and Mantis James Van Sweringen needed help to buy back control of their vast possessions which had been taken over by the Morgan banking group for nonpayment of principal & interest on some $50,000,000 of notes. Last week Wall Street...

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