Business & Finance: Plain Talk at Last

"If I were a competitor and saw a bottle of beer with the label 'Canadian Ace,' I might 'tend' to write the Federal Trade Commission complaining that the label was fraudulent. ... If I were a thirsty tramp and saw the label I would have the 'tendency' to beg, borrow, or steal a bottle. . . . But so far I have not had the feeling that I was 'being put upon.' " In so writing, in an FTC decision, freshman Commissioner Lowell B. Mason last week also wrote some FTC history.

When Mason, a Republican who likes bow ties, boating and...

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