OPINION: Enterprise and the War

At 1941's most glamorous convention, U.S. industry voiced its deepest hopes and fears last week—just in time, before Japan put an end to talk. The 46th Congress of the National Association of Manufacturers at Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria was the best attended Congress (over 5,000) in N.A.M. history. It was also the first N.A.M. Congress in almost a decade whose deliberations seemed in step with the times.

The manufacturers' role had a new importance, and they felt it. Said Alfred P. Sloan: "The war abroad can only be won on the American industrial front." They knew that even their old enemy Franklin Roosevelt—let...

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