For a few hours last week, the fair wind of compromise blew in the New York Central fight, but then the storm clouds gathered and both sides started thundering. Rumors of a compromise started when Robert R. Young's Texas millionaire friends, Clinton W. Murchison and Sid W. Richardson, made a flying trip to Manhattan to talk to the Central's President William White and some of his directors. Afterward, the Texans flew back home and the word went out that no compromise was possible in the bitter fight.

Who asked for a compromise? The Central, snapped Young. But Central President White snapped...

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