In the 16 years of the New Deal revolution, businessmen had learned to be wary as alley cats. Even when they plied their trades unmolested, they knew that any time they carelessly stepped into the light they were apt to catch a flying epithet or get tripped into a bureaucratic deadfall. If it was not class warfare, it sometimes seemed a lot like it.

Last week some odd sounds were coming from Harry Truman's Administration. They were made by Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer. Sawyer looks like a businessman and talks like a businessman, and back in his native Ohio...

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