Business: Palm Tree to Curb

For two months a committee of the New York Curb Exchange hunted high & low for a man who cynics said did not exist. To be the Curb's first paid president the committee wanted someone with executive ability, personality, contacts and nerve; someone who had taken no part in the bitter internal strife that preceded reorganization of the Exchange (TIME, Oct. 17); someone who, with all these qualities, could be hired for $25,000 a year. While painstakingly going through a list of 50-odd names, the committee sneaked away from Curb headquarters to meet in...

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