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as his father had been. The Board thus strengthened, it was resolved
to despatch one of its number to South America where signs of commercial
development were apparent, notably in the capital of Argentina, Buenos
Aires, where the company had established an agency some years earlier.
The choice fell upon D. W. McInnes as the most
suitable director, on account of his experience and business ability and
because his personality enabled him to "put over" Haywards in the right
quarters and in the right way. Another reason for this choice was McInnes's
wide circle of business associates with connections in that part of the
world. Unhappily no sooner had the matter been settled than McInnes was
taken ill. He died the following July and once more the main weight of
the business fell on the broad shoulders of William Eckstein.