Facts & Figures, Jul. 2, 1945

Refrigerators. The War Production Board handed out priorities to nine companies to make 227,709 refrigerators, 155,797 washing machines, in the third quarter of this year. WPB expects to grant more priorities in the next Jew weeks to bring total third-quarter production of refrigerators to 265,000, total washing machines to 350,000. The price of the refrigerators, said WPB, will be "equal to or lower than" the average prewar levels.

Since refrigerator sales were 3,552,000 in 1941, the new output will not be so large that rationing can be lifted until the beginning of 1946.

Mystery. The War Manpower Com mission had expected...

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