Business & Finance: Childs' War

Controversy over the management of Childs' restaurants (TIME, Feb. 11) last week closely approached the "You're another" stage. Into the newspaper advertising columns went Mr. Childs, announcing that "We Reacted in 1928, But Now, Business Is Fine!" Mr. Childs vigorously flayed William A. Barber, his deposed counsel, and Harry S. Black, Board Chairman of U. S. Realty and Improvement Co., whereupon Mr. Black bought advertising space for an open letter in which he termed Mrs. Childs' elevation to a position as Mr. Childs' secretary "most unusual and open to criticism" and sneered...

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