Business: Detroit's Timetable

The War Production Board took a deep plunge last week, and came up with the answer to the biggest immediate question about reconversion — how many automobiles, and how soon? The answer: 200,000 new cars this year, 400,000 cars in the first quarter of 1946.

This guess — and WPB did not claim that its figures were more than a carefully calculated guess — based the number of cars on the amount of steel scheduled for release to civilian industries after midsummer. Out of 2½ million tons of steel that will be available from military...

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