Business & Finance: Strange Merger

On to the U.S. industrial stage last week pranced a brand-new performer—handsome, broad-shouldered, 26-year-old Stanley Arnold Odium, son of famed investment trust magnate Floyd B. Odium, and a young buck out to show the world and his father that he could do a job. His first act was a juggling number called Great American Industries Inc., which already makes industrial rubber products, fire engines and tank rescue trucks, is adding telephones and electrical equipment. However much of a hodgepodge, Stanley's venture is spreading like a grass fire and making big money in the...

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