International: Suspended Stetson

One day last week tax-harried members of the New York Stock Exchange stopped trading long enough to hear President Whitney solemnly announce a suspension —first in more than a year. To the members assembled and to U. S. citizens young & old, the name that President Whitney uttered was associated not with banking or finance but with cowpunching. Partner John Batterson Stetson Jr. of Philadelphia's Stetson & Blackman is the son of the founder of John B. Stetson Co., whose hats were (and still are) as much a fixture of the cow country from...

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