Corporations: Toward a Wider Constituency

It was a piece of contemporary American theater, exceeded in noise, confusion and chaos only by a performance of Hair. General Motors' annual meeting last week in Detroit's enormous Cobo Hall played to an S.R.O. audience. Coolly and with remarkable stamina Chairman James M. Roche presided for 61 hours, answering a determined barrage of questions. This year, for the first time, the usual chorus of gadfly critics was bolstered by a group of more formidable antagonists. Among them: Harvard Biologist Dr. George Wald, Avis ex-President Robert (Up the Organization) Townsend and the...

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