National Affairs: Second Year's Speech

One morning last week 3,500 businessmen marched past the west side of the White House grounds and through the classic portals of Constitution Hall. They were the NRA code representatives, trade association executives and bigwigs of industry. They took seats in the great auditorium which the Daughters of the American Revolution built, seats which the Daughters themselves warm but once a year. The platform was gay with flags and banners. A red-coated Army band played "Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" The adjutants of industry spoke softly to one another.

Suddenly there was a rustle and a hush.On the platform...

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