Business: Chesty Child

Last week the Standard Oil Co. of Indiana, chesty child of a potent tribe, made a few announcements

1) Its net earnings for 1926 were $62,500,000—$6.03 a share— 13.68% on the capital invested.

2) It has changed its president. Dr. William M. Burton, who "cracked" petroleum so hard that it yielded twice as much gasoline, was granted his wish to retire, was succeeded by Edward G. Seubert, a onetime newsboy. Soon, no doubt, the success magazines will be asking Mr. Seubert for the story of his rise. It is an epitome of the great U. S....

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