FOREIGN TRADE: Factories for Allies

Almost as casually as it would ship a tanker full of aviation gasoline or a freighter full of strategic materials, the U.S. Government is now shipping to its allies entire plants to manufacture the goods on the spot. Though that may sound like a Gargantuan job for the overburdened U.S. Merchant Marine, actually such shipments can often save both space and time in the long run. Last week's news of factories being knocked down for shipment to the United Nations:

> Near Detroit the machinery of Henry Ford's $5,600,000 "world's most advanced tire factory" is being dismantled for...

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