Business: Beck to the Rescue

All was not well last week at the Fruehauf Trailer Co. of Detroit, the biggest U.S. manufacturer of truck-trailers (1953 sales: some $200 million). President Roy Fruehauf, 45, and his brother Harvey, 60, the company's founder and board chairman (at an estimated $150,000 a year) had had a falling out and were battling for control of the company.

The trouble began when Harvey moved to Florida, got into the oil business and dropped out of active participation in Fruehauf Trailer. Roy demanded that his brother come back and spend more time with the company....

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