The Avery Problem

Sewell Avery might have been grateful. His appearance before a Congressional investigating committee came on Dday. This accidental circumstance kept his testimony off the nation's front pages, and this was just as well for Sewell Avery. For even his most sympathetic Congressional supporters discovered that the 69-year-old head of giant Montgomery Ward is no easy man to get along with. He blustered and stormed, made long speeches, evaded questions, interrupted committee members. D-day was field-day for Sewell Lee Avery. He said the War Labor Board "must be destroyed"; it was a mistake...

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