ALUMINUM: The Other Aluminum Company

Four years ago the U. S. Government, on the grounds that Aluminum Co. of America is a monopoly, started an antitrust suit that has yet to be decided. Last year the Government took a more direct route to the same end. Its RFC loaned smart little Reynolds Metals Co. $15,800,000 to build its own aluminum ingot plant (in Alabama) to compete with Alcoa. Month ago RFC advanced another $4,200,000 to Reynolds, to help with a Bonneville plant. Last week Reynolds Metals put out its 1940 report, proof that Alcoa's competitor was growing...

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