MANUFACTURING: Domestic Cigaret Paper

German-born Harry Hans Straus wears the red ribbon of the Legion of Honor on his lapel, like most successful French businessmen. He got it in 1937 for building the French cigaret-paper industry big enough to take over the business Austria had had before World War I. By the time Harry Straus was dubbed Chevalier, some 26 French paper plants were furnishing 75% of the paper used in U. S.-made cigarets. Seeing another world war ahead. Paperman Straus was then already deep in plans to move a big piece of France's new industry west again—to the U. S.

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