Tendency to merge, consolidate, combine, acquire, reorganize, was last week illustrated by:
Crackers, Cookies. National Biscuit Co., world's largest biscuit makers, announced that plans were virtually completed for it to acquire control of Christie, Brown & Co., Ltd., biggest makers of crackers, cookies, cakes and puddings in Canada. Basis of the deal: one share of National Biscuit common stock for two shares of Christie, Brown common.
Hats. Cavanagh-Dobbs, Inc. (fine hats) purchased Sunfast Hats, Inc., of Danbury, Conn., with the idea of adding lower-priced hats to its family.
Bonds. C. F. Childs & Co., oldest U. S. house specializing in government bonds, with offices...