Business: Portland Participation

Two years older than the State of Oregon and biggest single business in the State is Portland's famed Meier & Frank department store. Last week Meier & Frank's show windows were filled with homely relics loaned by the Oregon Historical Society, while its elevator girls put on the balloon skirts of the 1850s to celebrate the store's eightieth anniversary. Meanwhile, for the first time in its history, Meier & Frank proposed to let its employes and the public in on ownership of the business, filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission a prospectus...

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