Business & Finance: Swift vs. Wallace

Presumably under considerable pressure from the agricultural sections, Secretary Wallace of the Department of Agriculture demanded that Swift & Co., the Wilson Packing Co. and the Cudahy Packing Co. give federal auditors full access to their accounts, records, documents. The demand was made for the express purpose of determining how far the companies are buyers and sellers of live stock and products manufactured from live stock, how far they are engaged in interstate commerce, and to audit figures previously submitted to the Government to determine if they are correct.

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