GOVERNMENT: Other People's Mail

One of man's vicarious pleasures is reading other people's mail. In Chicago last week, the antitrust suit involving Du Pont and General Motors provided the Government with an opportunity to air confidential letters dating back 30 years and more. No matter what the letters proved or disproved about the Government's charge that Du Font's control of G.M. restricts competition, there was no doubt that they were fascinating footnotes to the growth of Du Pont.

In 1921, Lammot du Pont wrote his brother Pierre listing as "O.K." those G.M. units which were buying 100% of their paint, Fabrikoid (artificial leather) and...

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