CORPORATIONS: Battle of the 20th Century

Charles Green is a New York appliance wholesaler with a talent for proxy fights. In his first fight in 1949, he won control of Minneapolis' & St. Paul's Twin City Rapid Transit Co. with the help of such people as Nightclub Proprietor Isadore Blumenfeld (alias Kid Cann), a wealthy Minneapolis hoodlum with a record of 30 arrests. Later, Green squabbled with his associates and sold out his stock in Minneapolis Transit at an estimated $100,000 profit. In 1951 Green went after the management of United Cigar-Whelan Stores because they had not been paying...

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