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He didn't take the suite for the purpose of anything having to do with the steel industry. In fact, he had come down on some other matters entirely. He let that be known to the press. He didn't want them setting up a watch on his door. He had some other ostensible reason for being here, and it may have been one of the real reasons too.

He and Lewis met time after time. Lewis went and had dinner with him. They talked about everything under heaven as well as about steel and settlements in steel. Lewis is a very attractive and intriguing person. Teylor was certainly on his best and courteous behavior. How much real negotiating they did, I don't know. I once asked Murray quite a long time afterwards. Murray and I were on excellent terms. He would know when I bad seen through something and he Would laugh if I saw through a play, and then would tell me what had happened. I said to him on one occasion, “After all, Murray, how much true negotiating did John and Myron Taylor do? It's always struck me that there was some kind of dust-throwing going on there. Did they really come to an agreement? Did they talk about anything that had to do with the problems that were supposed to be uppermost in the steel strike and the steel industry? What were you doing?”

Murray laughed and I knew I had pretty nearly hit

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