In three years, production of aluminum has risen almost perpendicularly, from 327,000,000 lb. yearly to the whopping total of around 1,000,000,000 lb. in 1942. Production of magnesium has soared from 10,650,000 lb. to 130,000,000 lb. Where steel was once supreme, the light metals and plastics have thrust in a foot, are now wedging in a shoulder.

Last week U.S. Steel's smart, black-haired President Benjamin F. Fairless took a look at what is happening to steel. Said Fairless: "We aren't going to lose our hair worrying about competition of plastics and light metals in the postwar era. Creating facilities doesn't...

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