GOVERNMENT: Folklore of Magnesium

A Federal grand jury in New York last week indicted Aluminum Co. of America, four other U. S. firms and seven of their officers for conspiring with I. G. Farben-industrie to discourage production of magnesium in the U. S. Claiming to have found "starling evidence of German influence," the Justice Department called the case its "most important in a year."

The "German influence" was Trustbuster Thurman Arnold's way of fighting Hitler with headlines. When the New Deal debated last summer whether to quit its trustbusting efforts for the duration of the defense effort, Thurman...

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