Day after day since the middle of January they had trooped in & out of quiet rooms in the Natural History Building, the Tariff Commission Building, the Government Auditorium and the National Archives Building in Washington. They were laden with briefcases, burdened with worries. Day after day they made their speeches to patiently attentive Government men.

They were the U.S. oil industry, the lumber industry; the coal interests, the copper interests; the tobacco growers, the potato growers; the manufacturers of jewelry, and of fishing tackle. None of them had a complete understanding...

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