GOVERNMENT: Little Man Running Around

Some strange wartime sagas could be compiled from the adventures of American businessmen with their Government, but most of the people involved consider silence the better part of discretion. This is one true story, of a small businessman from the West. He tells it himself, but prefers to remain anonymous.

Just after Pearl Harbor he got a thrill. The War Department told him that it badly needed a war product that he wanted to make. What's more, it promised to help him get a release on a German patent that was needed to build a plant.

On Dec. 18 he rushed to...

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