Business & Finance: Going Vegetable-wise

"The public doesn't seem to care whether it gets dyspepsia or not. You have to give them what they want," Stockholder L. A. Mathey lectured the Childs Co.'s management at last week's annual meeting. Applause from stockholders was in all the greater contrast to the silence of the management. President and General Manager William Childs was absent. Neither were the du Pont interests (large stockholders) represented at the meeting. Vice President S. Willard Smith, facing the barrage of stockholders' criticism alone, in the absence of all the Childs—William, Luther, E. Ellsworth, William S., all directors—admitted that January, 1928, earnings were one-half...

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