What Price Scrap?

WPB planners changed signals again on steel last week, recommended that ingot capacity be boosted from the present 88,569,970 tons to 98,279,970 tons by mid-1943, even if it takes more than 4,000,000 tons of steel desperately needed now.

All this talk begged a more immediate question: What good will it do to increase capacity 9,710,000 tons unless the U.S. can find some way to use the capacity it already has? The industry will not come within 4,000,000 tons of its present rated capacity this year (and present mills could produce a good 2,500,000...

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