--THE BIG GET-TOGETHER^: Reasons Behind the Merger Spree


US. businessmen, who like nothing more than getting together at trade conventions, recently have been getting together in another way. They have embarked on the greatest merger spree in history. In the past few months, by stock swap or outright purchase, Nash and Hudson became American Motors, Hilton Hotels took over the Statler chain, Mathieson Chemical and Olin Industries combined. Still more big mergers are in the making throughout industry. Packard and Studebaker stockholders vote this week on consolidating. Bethlehem Steel is talking merger with Youngstown Sheet & Tube,...

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