MONEY & BANKING: Beer & Adulation

MONEY & BANKING

"It's the most high-handed thing ever handed down." Such was the comment of Garnett C. Skinner last July when a Chicago judge awarded Prima Co., one of five Chicago breweries that survived Prohibition, $568,895 damages because its business had allegedly been run into the ground (TIME, July 26). The damages were against two of Chicago's big banks, First National and Harris Trust & Savings. They had lent Prima Co. a considerable sum,'had become alarmed about their loans, so the Harris Bank suggested that Garnett C. Skinner (a onetime Hearst advertising...