Getting ready for his scheduled appearance before Congressman Emanuel Celler's monopoly investigating committee, U.S. Steel Corp.'s stocky Benjamin F. Fairless last week got in some advance licks. "Up to now . . ." said Fairless with unaccustomed dryness, "I've spent most of my time in O'Mahoney's doghouse, but next week I move to Emanuel's cellar."

Not content with one pun, Fairless took an amiable sideswipe at congressional investigators in general. "I have been through so many congressional inquisitions," he said, "that no self-respecting skeleton would hide in my closet on a bet...

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