U.S. At War: I'se a-loafin' on the Shipway

Like the U.S. Government, some U.S. defense plants have overexpanded since Pearl Harbor, are now temporarily a crazy quilt of inefficient use of manpower—too many workmen, too few foremen, long waits, misplanned work, shovel-leaning by workers who have nothing to do. One bad example was turned up last week in Seattle, where for two weeks Reporter Don Magnuson worked in a shipyard building destroyers, found enough loafing and inefficiency for a series of shocker stories for the Seattle Times. Reported Magnuson:

"Never during my time in the yard did I put in an honest day's work. I do not think I averaged...

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