RESEARCH: Progress Report, Jan. 20, 1941

U. S. industry, to continue leading the world's, should also lead the world in industrial research. In 1938 Mellon Institute's Dr. William A. Hamor reported that in number of industrial researchers, the U. S. was far behind the totalitarian States. His estimate of technologists at work: Germany 220,000, U. S. 44,000. Last week, without bringing that comparison up to date. Research Researcher Hamor issued his report for 1940. Some findings:

> U. S. industries spent a probable $220,000,000 on production research last year (up from $215,000,000 in 1939, $100,000,000 in 1937). But this represented less than ½% of their gross income....

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