Few businessmen gave their support to the New Deal earlier or more enthusiastically than Charles Edison, head of Thomas A. Edison, Industries: the fair-sized electrical apparatus business that the Edisons salvaged from the late great Thomas Alva's historic inventions. The Roosevelt Administration was not a month old when President Edison, whose politics were previously recorded as Republican, plastered the walls of the Edison plant in West Orange, N. J. with a message urging his 3,000 employes to "get going" behind President Roosevelt. "Buy something—buy anything—anywhere! Paint your kitchen. Send a telegram. Give...

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