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Thread #16337 Message #152783
Posted By: Mudjack
22-Dec-99 - 01:53 AM
Thread Name: Help: Beatles, Henry Kaiser & Higgins Boats
Subject: RE: Help: Beatles, Henry Kaiser & Higgins Boats
Sourdough, Got you e-message and the pig iron piece of history sounds like a real prize.
I believe there is a great blues guitarist that bares the name Henry Kaiser named for his famous grandfather. Can any ony verify this? I guess I could get desperate enough to go through some of my old Acoustic Guitar magazines and verify what my faulty memory can't seem to recall. I think Henry K. played some projects with David Lindley or Ry Cooder.
Kaiser Steel in Fontana shut it's doors in 1984 as we watched Edgar Kaiser Jr. try desperately to salvage the operation only to get the the big boot from the Executive Board.It seems the board exec's would make a great deal of money from the sale of the steel mill. Later there was some more revealing and more beleivable information that simply said The Kaiser Foundation (non profit) could not be the at the top of the corporate pyramid. The IRS had a say in matters and the consequences of breaking up and selling off Kaiser's corporate holdings was the least painful way of settling a lot of IRS violations.