GOVERNMENT: Openers Against Bigness

Before the Congressional Joint Economic Committee last week, the Justice Department's top trustbuster. Assistant Attorney General Victor R. Hansen. was testifying on "undue concentration" in U.S. industry. Asked Wyoming's Democratic Senator Joseph O'Mahoney: "There's no doubt that you feel we do have undue concentration in autos and steel?" Answered Hansen: ''That's correct, sir." Well, asked O'Mahoney. did he have plans to do something about it? Said Hansen: "Yes. sir, but I feel it would be premature for me to discuss them."

Next day, Hansen's plans came out. The Justice Department embarked on what may become the biggest antitrust action in...

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