GOVERNMENT: Buyers Wanted

When the first batch of RFC's assets went on sale last week as part of the plan to put the agency out of business, the results were disappointing. Of the 171 lots of local Government bonds, worth $9,283,784, only 98 lots were bid for, and some offers ran as low as 50¢ on the dollar. Bids for only 39 lots were accepted, netting RFC $1,492,982, about 93% of their face value. Said RFC Boss Kenton Cravens: "No assets will be disposed of at undue sacrifice. There will be no rummage sales."

To drum up sales, Cravens sent 20 RFC salesmen...

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