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As he left Rome with his band of 522 Holy Year pilgrims early this month, Cardinal Spellman was heard to exclaim: "Long live the Pope, long live Rome, and long live the American Express Com pany!" The cheer was gratefully received by American Express, which has already enjoyed a long life: it celebrated its 100th anniversary last week.

In its anniversary week President Ralph T. Reed, who started in as chief accountant in 1919, had some happy news for American Express' 5,500 employees in 1 60 offices scattered through 25 different countries. He...

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