CARTELS: I.G. Farben Comeback

Germany's I. G. Farben chemical combine, which was broken into twelve separate companies by the Western allies, has made a surprising comeback. The allied group controlling the onetime Farben companies reported that the separate companies are doing almost as much business as the combine did before the war. They grossed $550 million in 1951, v. $650 million in 1938; they turned a "fair" profit, as against a $130 million loss in the three years up to 1948. This week the allies turned the companies back to the original Farben stockholders, and authorized public trading in the stock. The...