ALUMINUM: Judge Caffey Says It's Legal

The Aluminum Co. of America is not an illegal monopoly. So last week said Federal Judge Francis Gordon Caffey, in the first third of his marathon decision on the longest court trial in U.S. history.

Bright-eyed, scrawny-necked, 72-year-old Judge Caffey had sat through one year and 18,331 pages of Government testimony to the effect that Alcoa was a trade-restrainer, should be broken up into several parts. He had sat through another 14 months and 22,377 pages of Alcoa defense. Then, while exhibits and interrogations brought the record to 58,000 pages, Judge Caffey took 5½ months off to study it and make...

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