BRAZIL: No Skyscrapers

M. Alfred Agache is singularly unimpressed by Manhattan's sky line. M. Agache is French, an architect and employed by the city of Rio de Janeiro to beautify it.

When M. Agache found recently that several enterprising Brazilian architects had laid foundations to build skyscrapers in Rio de Janeiro like those in New York, he immediately ordered all such progress stopped.

Three large Ford ships arrived at the mouth of the Tapajoy River in northern Brazil, last week, bearing engineers, physicians, mechanics, and material to develop Motor Man Henry Ford's rubber concessions at Para. The material was admitted without duty.


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