GOVERNMENT: Lost Momentum

In the statement that touched off the season's cascade of antitrust suits, Attorney General Thomas Campbell Clark had called for jail sentences for those who "conspire to maintain or increase present prices." Ever since, the antitrust division's 160 lawyers have been working overtime filing charges against leaders of the rubber, brake-lining, color film and oil industries (TIME, Sept. 1). All were accused of conspiracy to fix prices.

As the crusade swung into its third week, the antitrust division had lost none of its fervor but some of its bounce. It brought action against the National Association of Real Estate Boards...

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