HIGH FINANCE: The Mystery of Muska

When an obscure Czech refugee named Frank Muska died 7½ years ago, nobody seemed to know anything about him. It soon developed that he had left safety deposit boxes in London, Boston and Manhattan containing 2,000 shares in a Swiss company called Leader, A.G. Nobody knew much about that either.

Not until last week did the astounding truth about the obscure Swiss company come out. Actually, Leader, A.G. owned the whole foreign empire of Czechoslovakia's shoe king, Thomas Bata, which was left when he died in an airplane crash in 1932. Leader's entire stock consisted of the 2,000 shares, issued...

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