Annual Meetings: Into Orbit & Out of Order

In putting up Early Bird, Comsat performed one of the greatest feats in communications history. Last week it performed another feat that sent sighs of envy welling through corporate officers everywhere. One of the most persistent corporate hecklers was bodily expelled from Comsat's annual meeting by husky Pinkerton guards.

Conspicuous among the 1,400 shareholders at the company's second annual meeting in Washington's Shoreham Hotel were two familiar chairman baiters: Mrs. Wilma Soss and Lewis D. Gilbert. As soon as Chairman Leo D. Welch called for order, Mrs. Soss was on her feet demanding to know if a proper notice of the...