GOVERNMENT: Heave-Ho

From the $37,500,000 in loans he had received from RFC, Lustron Corp.'s President Carl G. Strandlund had paid himself a salary of $50,000 a year. Last week, after RFC had forced defaulting Lustron into receivership, Receiver Clyde M. Foraker's first act was to fire Strandlund, two $25,000-a-year vice presidents, and two other officers drawing $25,000 between them. Ex-President Strandlund had no immediate plans. Said his attorney: "Mr. Strandlund is resting." Unless a way is found to operate Lustron profitably, the next step would probably be liquidation. An RFC estimate of the asset value: between $6,000,000 and $7,000,000.

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