PERSONNEL: Changes of the Week, Dec. 9, 1957

¶Robert B. Riss, 31, resigned as president of Riss & Co., third largest U.S. over-the-road truck line, was replaced by his father, Richard R. Riss, 54, who founded the family-owned corporation in 1930, got out of the presidency in 1950 to turn to other pursuits (real estate, cigar business, oil leases). University of Kansas-educated Bob Riss, who once said candidly, "It's much easier to climb the ladder of success if your father owns the ladder," took over the presidency at 23, decided to withdraw after his self-made, hard-driving father began stepping back in...

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