FOREIGN TRADE: Penman's Progress

The new white brick building outside Janesville, Wis. looks for all the world like a Midwest headquarters for the United Nations. Over the $3,500,000 structure, as big as four football fields, nutter the flags of 72 nations. Leading up to it is a "Path of Nations" made of stones from the four corners of the earth. The building is the new plant of Parker Pen Co., whose global-mindedness has made it the biggest penmaker in the world.

At the dedicatory "globalunch," where the dishes included räker (peeled shrimp) from Norway, sur sill (sour herring) from Sweden,...

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