Business: Odium in Action

Odlum in Action

Boarding the Normandie at Southampton one day last week, President Floyd Bostwick Odium of Atlas Corp. dispatched to his office in Manhattan a radiogram as crisp as his sandy hair. Read the message: "Closed deal 30 minutes before departure."

Ten years ago when Mr. Odium was scuttling about with a fistful of blank checks buying foreign power properties for Electric Bond & Share, such a message might have needed amplification to determine just what deal he had closed. Last week there was no room for doubt. The No. 1 U. S. investment...

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