Banking: Young Bill's Battle

Coming from the staid First National Bank of Denver, the biggest bank in the six-state Rocky Mountain region (assets: $530 million), last month's outburst was an eyebrow raiser. Calling the first press conference in the bank's 108-year history, President Eugene H. Adams declared that "We are very mad about this situation." Next day First National further vented its anger by placing full-page newspaper ads to denounce what it described as a "blatant, selfish attempt of a part-time Coloradan turned New York Wall Street raider to take over."

Object of the unbankerly attack...

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