At Last

Bill Batt let one welcome cat out of the bag last week. He had just been through the first important U.S. tin smelter, he said, and it looked good to him. "I think it will be able to handle all of the Bolivian tin supply," he continued. "And another thing—in 1940 we felt that this smelter might not stand on its own feet in peacetime; I concluded that it would."

That Jesse Jones's Texas tin smelter was at last actually ready to run was good news indeed. Tin-scrimping manufacturers, who had seen nearly two long years elapse since that "emergency" project...

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