CONVENTION: Voice of Business

Formed in 1912 because President Taft (among others) wanted to hear the Voice of Business, the U. S. Chamber of Commerce today has some 750,000 members, 1,700 affiliated local Chambers, a de luxe Indiana limestone pile in Washington. There 3,000 C. of C. delegates last week gathered to let the Voice be heard. As it has been every year since 1934, its dominant note was anti-New Deal. But it had lost much of its bitterness, gained some of its optimism.

An unpleasantly complicated, two-sided issue—war—troubled the delegates in public and in private (see...

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