U.S. At War: Stirrings in WPB

Donald Nelson's War Production Board lost a good man last week—but thereby gained some new life.

Tall (6 ft. 3), hulking (250 Ib.) Reese Taylor, chief of WPB's Iron & Steel Branch finally got fed up. He had joined WPB late in May with high hopes: though steel allocation was a mess, he figured he could make sense of it, and he thought that his title carried enough authority to make his rulings stick. He went to work ably and thoroughly to find out where steel was going, why there wasn't enough. But forthright...

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