BUILDING: One-Man Boom

RFC last week lent Wright Aeronautical Corp. $92,000,000 to build a whole new airplane engine factory near Cincinnati (see p. 77). Day before, Henry Morgenthau Jr. had authorized (for tax purposes) a five-year amortization of such plants if the land is taken on lease. Thus was cracked, perhaps broken, one of Defense expansion's chief bottlenecks—the reluctance of manufacturers to go on a long-term hook for new war-term capacity.

The announcement made good reading at the Detroit offices of Albert Kahn Associated Architects and Engineers, Inc. For Wright is a Kahn client, and...

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