Foreign News: Global Rubber War

In tropic climes, on opposite sides of the twirling globe, shrewd men watched anxiously, last week, the struggle of Great Britain to maintain her world monopolistic grip on rubber.

From the East Indian realm of plump and prim Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands came challenging news that rubber production there has topped 93,000 tons for 1927*, an increase of almost 400% in five years.

Half 'round the world, in huge Brazil (a land larger than the continental U. S.) another challenge to British rubberdom was being prepared, last week, by bustling agents of Henry Ford. He, grown tired of paying British rubber prices,...

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