Noteworthy last week were the following assignments to duty:

To be rubber tsar, veteran trainman William Martin Jeffers, 66-year-old president of Union Pacific (see p. 71)

To be $1-a-year vice chairman of WPB, with "top production authority in the war program," Charles Erwin Wilson, president of General Electric (see p. 17).

To run WPB's iron & steel branch, Hiland Garfield Batcheller, president of Allegheny-Ludlum Steel Corp., adviser on steel to the Army & Navy Munitions Board (see p. 17).

To command the Pacific Fleet Air Force, with the rank of vice admiral, Rear Admiral John Henry Towers, Chief of the Navy Bureau of...

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