BRAZIL: Starter

The U.S. laid out $800,000 last week to launch a Point Four program in Brazil. The money will be spent to help increase Brazil's hydroelectric power potential, improve its agriculture and build up its rickety transportation system, thus speeding shipment of vital cargoes of scarce manganese and high-grade iron ore to market.

The appropriation is more important than the small sum would indicate, partly because it only covers operations through June; after that, bigger sums will be needed to carry on the job. But for Brazilians who had long felt that the...

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