U.S. At War: OPM Flops Again

To its long record of muddling without muddling through, the Office of Production Management added a finally inglorious chapter last week. OPM sat down with management and labor to bring about the thing the U.S. needs most: immediate conversion of its automobile industry, greatest productive machine in the world, to all-out arms production. Little was accomplished.

The task should have been easy. All 200 men at the meeting—auto executives, labor leaders, OPM and other defense chiefs—had the same goal. Without conversion to munitions the auto industry was finished, because there was no more rubber...

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