Out of the welter of year-end predictions for the awful year-to-come, some seemed likelier than others:
> To spend 50% of the national income for war will entail a cut in nonwar manufacturing (not services) to perhaps 25% of "normal." To cut that much will mean civilian rationing in more things than rubber and autos. Next: wool, canned foods, sugar.
> As war costs mount, defense-bond sales to the U.S. citizen will become compulsoryunless he voluntarily buys three to four times the $528,000,000 he did last month.
> U.S. finance companies will have...