TYCOONS: Puzzled N. A. M.

Last week the National Association of Manufacturers, since 1895 the voice of U. S. big business, held its 45th Congress of American Industry. It was the best-attended Congress to date. Some 2,500 NAMembers jammed Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria for the final dinner, which was the second biggest dinner* the Waldorf had ever served. Present were enough tycoons to float a national economy. Men like General Motors' Alfred P. Sloan, U. S. Steel's Irving Olds and Ben Fairless, Standard Oil's William Farish, Du Font's Lammot du Pont, Swift's John Holmes, Bethlehem's Eugene Grace, General...

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