FOOD: Tin Can King

For years the main plants of the California Conserving Co., Inc., and Hunt Foods, Inc., have faced each other across the street in Hayward, Calif. As two of the oldest and biggest food-packing companies on the Pacific coast, they were naturally competitors, yet they acted more like pals. If a Hunt machine broke down, Conserving helped make Hunt products; if Conserving had too many peaches on hand, Hunt canned them for Conserving.

Last week this beautiful friendship ripened into marriage. For some $3,000,000 in its own stock, Hunt bought out California Conserving. This deal, Hunt's fourth...

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