Truce in WPB

In its 13 months of ups & downs, of internal bickerings and external frictions, WPB last week moved into an up position.

Out was square-jawed Ferd Eberstadt (TIME, March 1); the Palace Guard that engineered his ouster was for the moment appeased. For Boss Donald Nelson war production looked 20% rosier than it did the week before. And Charles Edward Wilson, who had suffered under WPB's divided authority and mind, at last could consolidate his position.

This he did by a new scheduling order to which the Army, Navy and Maritime Commission reluctantly agreed. The order (which Charlie Wilson carefully called a...

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