Business: Consolidated Opportunity

"Congratulations on your success as an oilman," wired Harry Ford Sinclair to his only son and namesake one day last week. A sophomore at Dartmouth, just turned 21, Harry Ford Jr. cranked a pump one summer in a Long Island filling station near the Sinclair estate, spent his last vacation as a deckhand on a Sinclair tanker. But that was not what Oilman Sinclair referred to in his wire. Harry Jr. wanted to quit college, go to work, so last week as a surprise Mr. Sinclair had him elected a director, member of...

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