Business: Forbes v. Duke

B. C. Forbes, onetime Scotch printers devil, now editor of the financial bi-weekly which bears his name, penned many a hard word anent the late tobacco millionaire, James B. Duke, and published them in his latest issue a fortnight ago.

Mr. Forbes declared:

"Nearly every outstanding American business leader, no matter how little schooling he may have had originally, manages to become respectably well educated. Duke palpably failed to do so. . . .

"One constantly had the feeling while in Duke's presence, that he was an unhappy, disgruntled, soured mortal. . . .


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