INVESTMENTS: Secrets

There have been three published pictures of Orlando Franklin Weber. One, taken in 1899 when he was a bike racer good enough to be called "The Pride of Milwaukee," showed him crouched over his pedals in a striped jersey. The other two were taken surreptitiously in recent years, after the short-tempered "Pride of Milwaukee" attained front rank among U. S. tycoons.

Mr. Weber's fetish for secrecy enveloped the gigantic firm of which he was the autocrat — Allied Chemical & Dye Corp.

When the New Deal began poking its scalpel into U. S....

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