When Railroad Juggler Robert R. Young started to unload his Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad stock early this year, a Chicago trio began to buy up his holdings. By last week, Young was out and the trio had gobbled up 25% of Rock Island stock, one of the largest single holdings of any major railroad in the U.S.

Chicagoans had heard much about two of the three, multimillionaire Grain Merchant James Norris, owner of Detroit's Red Wing hockey team, and Charles Deere Wiman, president of the century-old John Deere Plow Co. and brother of Theatrical Producer Dwight Deere Wiman....

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