SURPLUS PROPERTY: Mouse House

SURPLUS PROPERTY Mouse House

Among the hundreds of war plants the Reconstruction Finance Corp. is trying hard to peddle is a strange and relatively inexpensive one: an air-controlled, glass-bricked mouse house at New City, N.Y. Cost: $150,000.

The 9,000-sq. ft. New City plant was built in the earlier days of the war, when laboratory mice for the processing of tropical-disease serum were desperately scarce in the U.S. Government joined forces with industrv—which in this case turned out to be professional mouse breeders Frederic G. Carnochan and C. N. Wentworth Cumming. They already had a plant...

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