Business & Finance: Again, Alcoa

Few friends has Aluminum Co. of America but some of the warmest are to be found among missionaries. The loyalty of this pious rooting section is as well-grounded in material interest as that of the Mellon family, which owns about one-third of Alcoa's stock. When Charles Martin Hall, inventor of the process which started the company on its monopolistic career, died in 1914, he left one-third of his $27,000,000 fortune to the American Missionary Society and another one-sixth for advancement of education in the Near and Far East.

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