The Road Back

Common nightmare of many a U.S. citizen is that when World War II ends, the process of reconverting U.S. industry to peacetime production will shut tight thousands of plants, force millions of workers and demobilized soldiers into months of idleness.

Last week WPB's rotund, owlish Chief Donald M. Nelson cautiously peered at reconversion, found it not so frightening. Said Nelson: in the first war stage, the job of U.S. industry was to spew out enormous quantities of every kind of weapon. But the U.S. is now in the second war stage, when emphasis has shifted to the production of special weapons...