Quietly last week there passed out of existence the most remarkable Government investigating committee in U.S. history. The Temporary National Economic (Monopoly) Committee, its work done after two years, nine months and two days, closed its book-lined Washington offices. Its executive secretary, learned, slangy ex-Stanford Professor Dewey Anderson, went back to California to think about running for Governor.

There never was before, and may never be again, quite such an economic study as the committee closed its books on. The committee spent $1,062,000, once had a staff of 182 experts, looked into...

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