Business: Emptying Chamber

Edward Albert Filene is 75, rich, cantankerous, idealistic and a born agitator. He has agitated for nearly everything from co-operative credit unions to the Boston Chamber of Commerce. He even agitated for the formation of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce and the International Chamber of Commerce. But that was a long time ago, and the ideas of the aging Boston merchant have moved faster than the organizations he promoted. An ardent champion of the New Deal, Mr. Filene today stands, economically if not politically, far to the Left. Last week he withdrew...

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