GOVERNMENT: More in the Mill

The closer election day drew, the busier the Department of Justice's antitrust division became. Last week, on the heels of its suit against the Big Four meat packers (TIME, Sept. 27), the trustbusters went after two oldtime targets, the Aluminum Co. of America and E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.

In New York, antitrust asked the U.S. district court to force Alcoa to reduce its power and size—without specifying how.

The suit came as something of a surprise to Alcoa. In 1945, a U.S. circuit court of appeals had found that Alcoa was a prewar monopoly but withheld judgment...

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