CHINA: Burma Roadster

Daniel G. Arnstein is a very rapid character. Everything he does is fast—from spending money in Manhattan nightclubs to trucking freight and cracking down on labor agitators in his huge Terminal System Inc. of New York City, which controls among other things some 4,500 New York taxis. Firm friends, bitter enemies, a tidy fortune and fame as No. 1 expert in motor transport—all these he attained in a hurry.

Last week, as he hustled to Clipper home from China, where Harry Hopkins had dispatched him (at $1 a year) to pep up lend-lease...

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