Henry Kaiser's Dream

The West Coast's astounding Henry J. Kaiser (TIME, March 3, 1941, et seq.) gave some astounding reports on his part of the shipbuilding program last week. This month, he said, his three West Coast yards will deliver a ship a day; Oregon Shipbuilding Corp. alone will deliver twelve Liberty ships from its eleven ways.

The time record on these ships is astounding too. In World War I, West Coast yards averaged 309 days, from keel-laying to delivery, on 8,800-ton merchant ships. Standard time for World War II's 10,400-ton Liberty ships is 105...