PRODUCTION: Mr. Knudsen's Eggs

Defense Commissioner Signius Wilhelm Poul Knudsen held a press conference in Washington last week. He blushed. He dazed 30-odd reporters by calling them "Sir" and "Madam." At ease, his huge body hunched comfortably in his chair, he handled himself as adroitly as Franklin Roosevelt at his best. He also gave the best report to date on the state and prospects of production for U. S. Defense. Knudsen's prime points:

¶ ". . . With the continuing cooperation of industry and the interested Government agencies, we can . . . equip completely a modern...

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