CARTELS: Gulliver, Bound but Sturdy

A plumpish, round-faced colonel, just back from Germany, appeared last week before the Senate's cartel investigating committee. In the voluminous charts and documents under his arm, Colonel Bernard Bernstein, onetime U.S. Treasury aide and now head of the Army's cartel investigations, had all that the Army has learned about Germany's world-girdling I.G. Farben, and he wanted to warn U.S. industrialists what they are still up against.

As an appetizer, he served up some warmed-over charges that Standard Oil Co. (N.J.) had made prewar deals with Farben, that E.I. du Pont de Nemours had once been part owner of 6% of...