This was a business venture of his from the mid/late sixties I had never heard of before.
Excellent post! My compliments!
My very first thoughts as I read the piece and the name "Stockblower"
was the Audie had been conned by someone.
The name "Stockblower"
is just too wierd! Anyway, I culled through licensed New York and California Companies of the era and can find no record of that Company.
Anyway, I used my National Database to search "Stockblower"
and there is but one person (woman) in the entire Nation with that surname.
So, it is strange. In any case, I will say this; I am in close contact with someone (can't say who) who was very, very close to Audie throughout the mid-60's until Audie's death. They were very close and traveled together most of the time.
I will follow up with that person who is extremely talkative and who also is very cognizant and has excellent recall of times and events and see if he remembers this Company at all.
I also did check the name of the Florida Developement Commision Chairman C. Shelby Dale
who is a retired attorney and found him still living but he is now 97 and I doubt he would have the ability to recall the event although I could be wrong. In any case, I have decided due to his age to not attempt to contact him on this story.
Did the name "Stockblower"
strike you as odd as well?