National Affairs: Upheaval in Utopia

Tears coursing down his wrinkled cheeks, 79-year-old Milton Snavely Hershey stood on the steps of his new office building in Hershey, Pa. one day last week and watched the violent vanguard of the times come swirling into his candy Utopia. Thirty-four years ago there was nothing but a cornfield where he stood. Now the sickish-sweet smell of the world's biggest chocolate factory lay heavy on the surrounding countryside. Ever since the factory had begun to make big money, abstemious Founder Hershey had poured it out to make his people happy. Besides giving most...

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