Annual Meetings: The Clowns

While the circus was playing in Manhattan last week, some of the nerviest sideshows took place in the halls and armories where the nation's big corporations held their annual meetings. The plague of annual meetings in recent years has been the silly antics of exhibitionistic stockholders, mostly women, who buy a few shares in a company and use them as licenses to disrupt the meetings. They have made it so difficult for officers to get on to company business, and have so exasperated the mass of stockholders, that serious suggestions have been...

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