A Small Thing

Into a hearing of the Joint Committee on the Economic Report last week walked the two biggest steelmakers in the nation. U.S. Steel's Benjamin F. Fairless and Bethlehem Steel's President Arthur B. Homer had come to explain their latest price increase (TIME, March 1). They got a shock. The G.O.P. majority on the committee proved to be cold, critical and suspicious, and currycombed the steelmen with the zeal of New Dealing reformers. Ohio's Senator Robert A. Taft sounded the keynote: "Every labor leader in the country has been encouraged by your action...

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