Business: Inter-Reliance

¶At Salmon Falls, N. H., the Salmon Falls Manufacturing Co., maker of rubber tire fabrics and the town's only industry, shut its factory the beginning of this year (TIME, Jan. 31). Work people moved away; storekeepers were obliged to cease business; the New England Public Service Co., which supplied all three groups—factory, employes and purveyors—with electricity, lost customers. The situation showed sharply how all factors in a community depend upon one another.

Last week the power company took the initiative towards stopping Salmon Falls' economic decay....

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