Business: Busy Bendix

Of all U.S. companies few are busier with critical war work than Bendix Aviation Corp., suppliers of nearly 150 high-precision parts for every big Army bomber. Last week Bendix officials faced an other big time-consuming job: to answer a civil suit filed by Thurman Arnold's Anti-Trust Division in the New Jersey courts, charging conspiracy to choke competition and peg prices in aircraft accessories.

Promptly Bendix emitted a howl of protest which could be boiled down to five words: we are too damned busy. Just this year the company got through with one ten-month investigation by the Attorney General's office which consumed 1,100...