PUBLIC RELATIONS: Who Owns Monsanto?

Edgar Monsanto Queeny is president of $61,000,000 Monsanto Chemical Co.. which his father founded in 1901 on an original investment of $5,000. Monsanto is a family name (President Queeny's mother's), but Monsanto Chemical is not a tightly-owned family business. This week the Company's house journal devoted 39 pages to a survey showing that thousands own, millions have an interest in the business.

Favorite sports of handsome Edgar Queeny are shooting moose and ducks, sniping for new divisions and—dearest of all—knocking off public relations stunts. He calls public relations "business manners and morals," espouses complete candor. Last week's survey of stockholders—lavish...

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