RETAIL TRADE: Ward's Free-for-All

The fight over Montgomery Ward was turning into a free-for-all. Last week, while Challengers Louis Wolfson and Fred Saigh, former owner of the St. Louis Cardinals, jabbed away, Board Chairman Sewell Avery got a possible new ally. The candidate: Britain's Isaac Wolfson (no kin to Florida's Louis), chairman of Great Universal Stores, Ltd., a giant mail-order firm with 1,000 retail outlets in Britain and Canada.

Britain's Wolfson, according to a Ward official, had "approached" Avery. The rumor around Ward's was that Isaac Wolfson offered to buy a big chunk of Ward's stock...

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