Business: The Big Dreamer


AMID the political turmoil in the Belgian Congo last week, one U.S. businessman turned up with what he termed "a great victory for the Western world." The man is Louis Edgar Detwiler, 62, a tough, steely-eyed international promoter who signed a 50-year contract with Premier Patrice Lumumba to act as adviser for the development of the new nation's mineral, oil, gas and hydroelectric-power resources. Through the company he organized only a month ago, called Congo International Management Corp. (CIMCO), Detwiler hopes—if the Congo Parliament ratifies the deal—to mastermind projects...

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