Notes on a Shortage

Shipbuilders, carbuilders, oil-pipeline layers, WPB and countless others are bemoaning the impossibility of getting as much steel as they want when they want it, but:

> Between 5,000,000 and 6,000,000 additional tons could be produced this year by just utilizing the full 91,00,000-ton capacity revealed by last year's Gano Dunn steel report and recognized by both the steel industry and the Government. Production last week was at the rate of 88,200,000 tons, but WPB's Bill Batt is only hopeful that the year's total "may go as high as 85,000,000 tons."

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