Business: Mutual Mills

In his high-ceilinged office-auditorium one morning last week sat Philadelphia's Mayor Samuel Davis Wilson. Overhead whirred the mayor's huge electric fans. Before the mayor sat between 300 and 400 indignant Philadelphians conscious that right was on their side. A young lawyer named Robert Dechert got up to deliver a careful speech. The bulgy mayor listened, cut him short, spoke for a few minutes in a voice so low that the electric fan had to be stilled. Then photographers' flash bulbs puffed as the mayor shook hands with Lawyer Dechert and his clients, the...

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