Business: Babes in the Woods (Cont'd)

Frequently absent these days from the Senate committee hearings on railroad finance is their prime mover and inquisitor, Senator Burton Kendall Wheeler. Contrary to report, however, the Senator is not losing interest, nor is the investigation likely to peter out. With plenty of money left out of a $150,000 appropriation last March, the committee this week will turn to the affairs of either Pennroad or Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific, next on its list after the old Van Sweringen network.

During Chairman Wheeler's absence his place has usually been taken by Senator Harry S. Truman of Missouri, whose practice has been...