ALIEN PROPERTY: Reparations for Henry

During the war, Germany's Aluminum-werke Tscheulin turned out aluminum foil used by the Nazis to confuse Allied radars.* Last week, the plant's machinery—1,350 tons in 1,100 crates—lay on San Francisco's docks; it had been shipped to the U.S. as reparations under the Potsdam Agreement. The buyer, Henry J. Kaiser, moved the machinery out on 60 flatcars for reassembly at his Permanente Metals Corp., at Los Altos. By January, he hopes to begin turning out 500,000 pounds a month of foil for cigarettes and gum.

The U.S. has found few other takers for its share of reparations, small though it is...

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