Science: Rubber

When the price of rubber bounced far aloft last autumn, different people did different things.

Secretary of Commerce Hoover addressed a Congressional committee on the subject of "a long forgotten relic of medievalism," alleged price-fixing by the English Government, whose subjects Control most of the world's rubber trees (TIME, Jan. 18, CONGRESS).

Tire manufacturers echoed Mr. Hoover, but at the same time were casting about for more virile means of circumventing the British monopoly. The Firestone interests, for instance, had already announced vast investments in Liberian acres (TIME, Oct. 26, BUSINESS). Harvey S....

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