ALUMINUM: Thumbs Down for Harvey

ALUMINUM Thumbs Down for Harvey Everything seemed all set for Lea M. Harvey, an obscure Los Angeles aluminum fabricator, to become the fourth biggest U.S. aluminum producer—thanks to a $46 million Government loan (TIME, Sept. 10). But last week something went wrong. Secretary of the Interior Oscar Chapman notified the RFC and DPA that he was withdrawing his approval of Harvey's loan, which was enough to shelve it temporarily. His official reason: the grave power shortage in the Northwest, where Harvey planned to build.

Exhumed Skeleton. The real reason for Chapman's action was that Columnist Drew Pearson had dug out,...

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