Business & Finance: Odlum Makes a Deal

Luther Burbank himself never tried to cross an aircraft manufacturer with an investment trust. There have been bigger deals in other years than that which last week caught Wall Street by surprise, but few which showed greater imagination. It was the work of Wall Street's most successful high financier, a slim, shy, soft-shirted man in his forties who wears a belt which his vest doesn't quite reach and sits around in the kitchen after midnight snacking on a slice of sugared bread dampened with milk. He came as close as anyone has to beating...

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