Business: New Faces for FTC

Picked by President Eisenhower to head the cluttered, musty Federal Trade Commission in 1953, Washington Lawyer Edward F. Howrey immediately set about using a stiff new broom. He brought back FTC as the umpire of U.S. business practices, cleared up a mammoth backlog of antitrust and unfair-practice cases. Last week, when he resigned, Chairman Howrey was able to tell the President: "The Commission has been reorganized from top to bottom. Its docket is up-to-date for the first time in almost 40 years. Its policies have been reoriented to the original intent of Congress."

To succeed Republican Howrey as chairman, the White House...

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