One midday last week, in the banquet hall of the Central Trust Co., Chicago, there was a banquet. Seymour Parker Gilbert, "Dawes plan' administrator, sat down. He was guest of honor. Vice President Dawes, president of the Central Trust Co., sat down. He was host. Samuel Insull, James A. Patten, Alexander Hamilton Revell, Julius Rosenwald, Melvin Alvah Traylor, Silas Hardy Strawn, David Robertson Forgan, Walter Ansel Strong and many another potent, eminent, Chicagoan sat down. And Mayor William Hale Thompson sat down too. He was the guest who caused the most...

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