Summertime And Ce Os Are Sweating

Summer, bloody summer.

Uneasy rest the heads that carry the crowns in executive suites across the country. In unprecedented numbers and various ways, top executives are tumbling. If it's not employee disgruntlement forcing out Archibald Cox Jr., chief executive of First Boston Corp., it's a family feud at Dart Group, or board uprisings at Eli Lilly and Giddings & Lewis. Then there are the abrupt exits of heirs apparent such as Richard J. Markham at Merck, Christopher Steffen at Kodak, or Ervin Shames at Stride Rite. Tambrands, JWP: The list expands.

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