GOVERNMENT: Aluminum Suit Forever

From his huge oak bench high in Manhattan's gold-topped Federal courthouse, aging Judge Francis Gordon Caffey looked down last week upon a courtroom empty save for two dozen polite attorneys. Their faces were familiar to him. He had been looking at them for 22 months (minus a few recesses) while the Government's anti-trust suit against big Aluminum Co. of America (TIME, July 3) droned on. To the bench came youthful Defense Counsel Edgar Baker. "Your Honor," he petitioned, "I would like to be excused. I have heard only ten minutes ago that I have a daughter."

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