National Affairs: Trust-Buster

Originated as a patriotic order, the Society of Tammany in Manhattan makes a great to-do over Independence Day. On that day last week the city's Democratic politicians crowded into their hall to hear New York's Governor Franklin Delano Roosevelt call for a new "Declaration of Independence" against "Centralized Industrial Control" in the form of corporation mergers.

Said Governor Roosevelt: "The huge mergers and consolidations . . . are challenging in their power the very government itself. The influence of huge trusts, with their almost unlimited resources, will be felt in this country. ....

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