BANKING: Mr. McKittrick of Basel

A Believe-It-or-Notable character is Thomas Harrington McKittrick, 54, of Milton, Mass. and Basel, Switzerland. Though he is a U.S. citizen, and his country is at war, he is a neutral in office hours. For he is the President of the Bank for International Settlements.

Next week he will probably arise in the empty board room of the bank's five-story building in the old Swiss city of Basel and, as he has three times before, go through the motions of presenting and accepting the annual report. He will have been authorized to do so by...

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