Business: BUSINESSMEN IN POLITICS

There Is More Talk Than Action

IN Chicago last week it looked as if business-baiting would play a heavier role in the 1956 election campaign than in any presidential race since the 19305. But U.S. businessmen as a group gave little evidence of apprehension or even of quickened interest in politics. In Boston and Seattle, Republican committeemen reported that substantially fewer businessmen had volunteered for electioneering duty than in 1952. The same was true in Pittsburgh, where one industrialist explained: "Everyone figures Ike is a shoo-in. The same old warhorses are still the active ones in both parties."

While the 1956 attitude is...

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