ALUMINUM: Blockade Busting

New York's trustbusting Democrat, Representative Emanuel Celler, buttonholed Mobilization Boss Charles E. Wilson at a dinner party one evening. The U.S. needed more aluminum, said Celler, and wasn't getting it fast enough. Who, he demanded, was to blame? Charlie Wilson answered frankly: if any one man was to blame, it was Manny Celler.

Wilson had good reason for his candid answer. When he decided last winter that the U.S. needed a second boost in aluminum capacity, he wanted to get it from those who had the know-how to supply it —Alcoa, Reynolds...

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