Tactless Talk

With the subtlety of a punch in the nose and with no sense of public relations at all, spare, terrier-like Rear Admiral Emory Scott Land, Chairman of the Maritime Commission and War Shipping Administrator, stood up last week before the Investment Bankers Association of America, in New York, and said: ". . . organizers . . . ought to be shot at sunrise!"*

It took guts or sheer stupidity (or both) to make a crack like that. Laborites were out baying after Jerry Land before an investment banker could say "excess profits." Joseph...

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