The Road to Peace

The reconversion plan for U.S. industry after V-E day was formally unwrapped last week. Home Front Czar Jimmy Byrnes had given businessmen a good peek at it when he turned over his job to Fred Vinson fortnight ago, but he left it up to WPBoss Julius A. Krug to take off all the wraps. In so doing, WPBoss Krug optimistically predicted that a year after Germany quits, the U.S. will be turning out as many refrigerators, stoves and possibly autos — and all other consumers' goods — as it did in 1939.

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