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be Felix and John O'Heron with myself or Shepley--oh, that was in
connection--yes, they were involved in the Inland Container
acquisition. And Felix advises Dick Munro now. I've never been
quite sure about investment advisors: I always have a feeling that
they'd prefer to make a deal than to protect you [laughter].
What was your feeling about Felix Rohaytn?
Oh, I was always amused, because he was always so sharp
and bright. It was interesting. In the old days, editorially, we
used to deal with Morgan because they were sort of the voice from
above telling you about the future. Once or twice a year a whole
bunch of us would go down and have lunch with whoever was the current
God at Morgan. Morgan was not the biggest bank, but it was by far
intellectually the most important bank there was. And you'd go down
there, come back and say: “Well, we now know what's going--”. I
remember one day we went down there, and I'm trying to remember who
the--it was just after the war--large gentleman who was the
Before Joe Meyer [?]?
Way back, way back--probably before you were born. And we
said: “Mr. So and So, now tell us what is the important thing to
think about in economic terms.” There was pause. He looked up and
he said: “Energy.” Period. [laughter]. He was right.
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