Aluminum Spot

Along with its many other ills, the U. S. defense program last week suffered from elephantiasis. Like the $12,000,000,000 already voted, and additional billions soon to be voted, defense was too big to be seen whole. More contracts for more munitions, more factories, more shoes, more everything; an amorphous new Navy, measured in hundreds of thousands of non-existent tons; a new Army with millions of men as yet uncalled, unhoused, untrained, in scores of unfinished cantonments—all these were paper monsters, as vast and vague as the future itself. Still lacking was a point of focus—a fact, an incident, a report...

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