Business: The Humble Man


IN Houston this week the last steelwork was put in place for a 44-story skyscraper, the tallest building west of the Mississippi and the headquarters of a U.S. oil giant: Humble Oil & Refining Co. The giant is the creation of another giant, Standard Oil Co. (N.J.), the world's largest oil company. Its building symbolizes the fulfillment of a longtime dream of Jersey Standard's president and chief executive, Monroe Jackson Rathbone. Quietly and almost unnoticed, tall (6 ft. 3 in.), brainy Jack Rathbone, 60, has carried off one of the...

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