Business & Finance: Eternal Verity

An eloquent prophet, a faithful practitioner of industrial virtue is Boardchairman George Matthew Verity of American Rolling Mill Co. Son of a circuit-riding Methodist minister, Steelman Verity was born 72 years ago in East Liberty, Ohio, married his boss's daughter, was Armco's president for 30 years, until he made way in 1930 for Charles R. Hook, Armco's present president.† George Verity's late years have been full of honors. Miami University in Oxford, Ohio gave him an LL.D. degree in 1925. Last year Middletown, Ohio, Armco's home town, declared a "Verity Day," with parades,...

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