Business & Finance: Near-Billion-

Three Chicagoans, all sedately groomed and all wearing eyeglasses, sat at a banker's long table in Chicago last week. They were George McClelland Reynolds in the centre, Arthur Reynolds (his younger brother) at his left, Eugene Morgan Stevens at his right. The three were patiently posing for their group picture. On rare previous occasions they had appeared in the same photographs, but with other bankers and tycoons. Last week's picture was to have special significance. It symbolized the largest merger of the year, the well foretold consolidation of the Reynolds brothers' Continental National Bank & Trust Co. of Chicago with the...