Business: Grave New World

> Transportation Coordinator Joe Eastman said there would be no truck production for civilian use after March 1.
> Vending-machine makers next month will get 50% less iron and steel than last year, 75% less zinc.
> Vacuum-cleaner production for the first quarter will be cut 25-40%.
> Electric-light-bulb output will be cut to 1940 volume, about 20% under 1941. Purpose : to save brass and tungsten.
> OPM, in a precedent-setting move, ordered all sulphite pulp producers to set aside a monthly pool for allocation to 120 customers of three competing manufacturers (Rayonier, Eastern Corp., Brown...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!