CHICAGO -- Not many shareholders showed up for Kemper Corp.'s annual meeting last week, but several who did grilled officials about the company's failed attempts to sell itself during 1994.

Chairman of the board David Mathis tried to focus attention ahead to 1995, when he said the company would continue efforts to sell itself -- as a whole or in parts -- with the help of advisers from Goldman, Sachs & Co. But shareholders who made the trip to Chicago on the eve of Christmas Eve were not assuaged.

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