U.S. Business: Connor of Allied

Being Secretary of Commerce has always been a feckless job. After two years in the post, John T. Connor did something about it. He argued that his own job should be abolished.

No sooner had President Johnson proposed that the Commerce and Labor departments be merged than Connor said he thought this was a fine idea. Thereupon he announced that he would shortly be leaving Government to return to the business world. Last week, after sorting many offers, he found a likely berth. Allied Chemical Corp., a $1.2 billion company that ranks fifth in...

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