Clarence Frank and Minnie V. Kryder
were lifelong neighbors of the founding family of
Central Soya whose interests were ultimately mingled with
Roy Disney's via Fort Wayne National Corporation
in a fund called SHAMROCK.
The Law Firm of Barrett and McNagny
occupies the former site of the Kryder realty and insurance offices.
as Carlyle CEO and practically the sole owner of U.S. Marine Repair
V. Kryder, devout Methodist, avid
gardener, and President of the Kryder
Company, Inc., never dreamed her life's work would be buried
by lawyers and insurance institutions for thirty
years, only to turn up in the midst of The
Carlyle Group which along with General
Dynamics in the year 2004
controls today's amalgamated U.S. defense contracting, transportation,
soy, steel, oil, glass, lumber, gravel, insurance,
and aeronautical industry." Minnie's
cryptic journey to the nation's capitol appears to have a lot
to do with persons motivated by a "shirt-tail" cousin
Kenneth W. Maxfield. In Leo,
Indiana, some of Maxfield's lifelong neighbors never knew
he was "of counsel" in the law firm of the Allen County
Attorney, Beers, Mallers, Backs, and Salin.
B. Edward Ewing, aka Bernie E. Ewing and "Ed," appears
to have discovered both the fountain of youth and a pot-of-gold
at the end of the rainbow. Born too poor to buy coal in Jasper,
Indiana he is now hoping to be a billionaire. His career began
in 1965 as a draftsman
"where he advanced through a number of management positions
in engineering, manufacturing and material in the North
American Truck Group." Without any formal education,
he became Vice President of General Dynamics when Magnavox
seemingly shut down the Fort Wayne operations to hide out in California
long enough for locals to have forgotten the past.
the time Magnavox Defense Electronics was acquired by the Carlyle
Group Ewing became Chief Executive Officer of Carlyle
Management Group based in Dallas, Texas, founded in Indianapolis
in 1969 and 1985.
After wrapping up a brilliant U.S. tour of duty buying up defense
"turn-arounds" for The Carlyle Group prior to the War
on Terror, he commenced buying up the remains of the for decades
bankrupted aeronautical trade just in time for the new boom in
U.S. space exploration.
of another Fort Wayne star, Tim Berry, the 2002 Indiana
State Treasurer reads that "Prior to his election as
Treasurer of State, Berry served as Allen County
Treasurer from September 1990
to February 1999. Berry was first
elected, at age 29... As Allen County Treasurer, Berry earned
record interest income through efficient investment of tax dollars.
Berry also cut the County Treasurer’s office operating expenses,
to achieve the lowest per capita operating budget of any of Indiana’s
92 county treasurers... Before entering public life, Tim Berry
spent five years with North American Van
Lines in finance and operations analysis."