Business & Finance: Out One, Out All

For more than a year Manhattan's Guaranty Trust Co. has been smoothly squelching Financier Robert Young in a spectacular battle for control of the rich Chesapeake & Ohio Ry. (TIME, April 25 et seq.). Robert Young controlled the common stock of Alleghany Corp., top holding company of the oldtime Van Sweringen railroad domain. But Guaranty was trustee for three Alleghany bond issues under an indenture which specified that whenever the collateral (including Alleghany's C. & O. holdings) behind them fell below 150% of their face value, the bank could impound it. When the...

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