CHEMICALS: Paddlin' Aniline Home

Judge John E. Mack, a Dutchess County lawyer who nominated Franklin D. Roosevelt for his first political job (New York State Senator in 1910), who went on to nominate him for President in 1932 and in 1936, got a new job last week. He became president of General Aniline & Film Corp. (originally formed by the German Dye Trust), whose real owners' nationality is still beclouded (TIME, July 28).

Franklin Roosevelt's "old friend and neighbor" did not look like the operating' head of a big dyestuffs and camera com pany at first blush. His most famous previous jobs: 1) defense...

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