Leo Crowley's Aniline

Around Washington bars the gag is that only two kinds of freight now get A-1-a priorities on airplane space from the Far East to the U.S.: 1) generals, 2) mica. Last week came good news on one of these two strategic materials: the General Aniline & Film Corp. has developed a synthetic substitute that can double for some of mica's most essential war uses. A new Aniline plant, now building, will come into production soon.

Mica, which laymen know as isinglass, is mainly used in peacetime as a nonconductor for electrical equipment. When...

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