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Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. and A. F. of L. last week gave a practical demonstration of trade-union trading. A. & P. signed A. F. of L. contracts covering its Washington and Chicago stores, prepared to follow suit elsewhere. A. F. of L.'s part of the bargain: to oppose Representative Wright Patman's pending bill to tax big A. & P. and many a lesser store chain out of existence.

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