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The trees were brown and bare in Washington's Lafayette Square. The sun no longer took the chill off the park bench which is the office of Elder Statesman Bernie Baruch, Presidential adviser.

Mr. Baruch accepted a new indoor job last week. The job: 1) to put muscle into the Administration's fight against inflation; 2) to pull together the masses of Washington's postwar plans. This was a task of dazing magnitude, because probably all Government postwar domestic policy will be based on the Old Man's findings. His staff: mostly his present right-hand man, Banker John Hancock. The office: "I don't...

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