Business & Finance: Paper Convention

In spite of the wartime ban on conventions the venerable 67-year-old American Bankers Association last week held its annual conclave almost as usual. No transportation was wasted, however. The meeting was by mail and through the industry's magazine, Banking.

Conspicuously missing were cut-throat card games, tomfoolery, cocktail parties, hangovers. Even so, A.B.A.'s "Convention in Print" had nearly everything else: a long program, scores of speakers, round-table confabs, introductions to important delegates.

President Roosevelt opened the convention, praised the bankers for their "distinguished role" in the fight against inflation and in financing war...

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