Foreign News: FACE IN FUSHUN

Manchuria's mightiest industrial enterprise is the Japanese-built Fushun Combine—a nexus of aluminum, shale oil, steel and power plants based on the world's biggest open-pit coal mine. The Russians stripped Fushun of much of its heavy machinery, let its coal production fall from 10,000 tons to 1,000 tons a day. Last month their army pulled out, leaving behind 20-odd Soviet mine and railroad officials with orders to operate the Combine jointly with the Chinese. But the technicians sent in by Chungking had other ideas. TIME Correspondent Richard Lauterbach cabled this story of force and...

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