National Affairs: Edison to His Men

Head of prosperous Thomas A. Edison, Inc. (batteries, electrical recorders, etc.) in New Jersey is Thomas Alva Edison's unassuming son, Charles Edison. Having resigned as Secretary of the Navy to be the Democratic candidate for Governor of New Jersey, Charles Edison last week took a forthright step. He had a notice posted in his plants:

"Naturally, I know that some of my associates . . . are members of the Republican Party. Doubtless a number of you are active workers in the Republican Party, or friendly to Republican candidates. . . . I do not want the fact that I am a...

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