The W.A. McNaughton Company was put up for auction in 1934. Frank and George Ball of the Ball Brothers Company, who were already investors in the store, felt it was a needed institution that should not be sold to an outside chain. They bought the store and George was named its president. Two of Frank’s sons-in-law became officers -- Alec Bracken as secretary and Fred J. Petty as treasurer.Use of this image is restricted to projects related to Destination Indiana. IHS may not reproduce.Destination Indiana - Ball Department Stores Journe
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