GOVERNMENT: Auction-Room Aromas

"Say, have you got the time?" "Certainly, it's ten o'clock, ten-ten- tenel-tenel-tenel-temel-bolda-tenel-roulma- dodl-ten-temel-ten Ten o'clock."

Thus every hour on many a U. S. radio station the American Tobacco Co. spreads the suggestion of aromatic tobacco auction rooms. Last week Thurman Wesley Arnold's pugnacious Anti-Trust Division charged that in the auction rooms it smelled, besides tobacco, monopoly. The marketing systems for leaf tobacco, said the Arnold indictment, "have been deliberately designed to enable [the companies] to dominate and dictate terms to growers. . . ." It charged six U. S., two British tobacco...

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