ALUMINUM: Competitors for Alcoa

The longest law suit in the history of U. S. Federal Courts was drawing to a close last week. After 26 months of trial, both sides prepared to rest their cases in the Government's anti-trust case against Aluminum Co. of America. The 40,000 pages of testimony, ranged along 15 feet of shelf space (plus another twelve feet for exhibits), contained the evidence for and against the Government's charges: 1) that Alcoa monopolizes 100% of U. S. capacity for smelting bauxite ore into aluminum ingots; 2) that it monopolizes 90-95% of the U. S.'s...

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