Business: Jesse's Expediter

Jesse Jones has an expediter. "Keep on their tails," said he to tall, knife-thin Clarence Francis, who took a leave from the presidency of General Foods to do the job. "Keep on their tails," said Clare Francis to some 20 other top-notch executives who volunteered to man his 17 regional offices. The tails: those of some 500 corporations now building more than $3,000,000,000 worth of new war plants with Jesse Jones's money.

Jones, accused of being a bottleneck, needed an expediter and got a good one. Expansion-minded Clare Francis had long preached more production...

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