FOREIGN TRADE: Profiseering


When Congress gave Franklin Roosevelt the kind of Neutrality Act he wanted fortnight ago, profiseers dusted off their crystal globes, looked hard and long, saw a billion dollars worth of lush war orders for U. S. industry. To the U. S. came seven foreign missions, ready to take advantage of cash-&-carry. Up to this week their checkbooks still bristled with unused checks.

By Atlantic Clipper from Lisbon came pert, mustachioed J. Frédéric Bloch-Laine to head the French purchasing mission. He is no easy mark for U. S....

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