WALL STREET: Midget Maker

It has always been hard for a small, growing company to float a stock issue. Wall Street's big underwriters generally ignore it; the fees are hardly worth the effort. But last week a fledgling microwave-equipment company called F X R, Inc. made news with its new issue. It had taken its modest (200,000 shares) offering to an underwriting specialist as small as itself: C. E. Unterberg, Towbin Co., a two-man firm that operates a one-room office and has won itself a red-hot reputation introducing and making markets for midgets. So successful is...

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