PERSONNEL: In, Out & In Between

The question, as Humpty Dumpty told Alice, was simply who was to be master. When it arose, last week, in three big U.S. corporations, each handled it in a different way.

¶ Gimlet-eyed old Chairman Sewell Avery had no trouble at all in glowering down all opposition to his one-man rule of Montgomery Ward & Co., Inc. After a couple of critics had halfheartedly denounced him at the annual meeting of stockholders in Chicago, Avery easily won re-election as a director and chairman.

¶ Inland Steel Co.'s President Wilfred Sykes had guided Inland to the biggest sales ($395 million...

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