Business: Insull Inquest

The U. S. Senate, through a subcommittee of its Banking & Currency Committee, last week got around to investigating the Insull crash, as part of a general inquiry into the stockmarket aspect of the Depression. So slow had the Senators been that the Press had jibed about investigating the investigators. Lawyer Ferdinand Pecora, longtime assistant New York District Attorney, was the Senators' counsel. Prize exhibit of the week's hearings was Samuel Insull Jr., whose father and uncle fled the country when their towers toppled. Short, spectacled, with a smile and spirit markedly like...

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