ALUMINUM: Mr. Eichelberger Gets Mad

Frank Eichelberger, chubby-cheeked president of Kalunite, Inc., had got the run-around from OPM for months on his plans to make aluminum from alunite (TIME, June 16). Last week, testifying at a Senate Defense Committee hearing in Seattle, he had a chance to crack back. He snapped at it like an angry smallmouth:

Eichelberger: The gloves are off on this thing. I'm a careful man, but I'm mad now, Senators.

Chairman Truman: We want to take the gloves off. This committee has been trying to get aluminum ever since last April.

Eichelberger: Okay. I'm mad...

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