PRODUCTION: Fact & Fancy

Last week a hash of defense arithmetic confused the U. S. people. The Department of Commerce announced that the number of planes exported to Great Britain and Canada had dropped from 365 in August to 204 in September, causing dark conjectures that U. S. plane production had bogged down before it was well started. Yet Mr. Roosevelt talked big of ordering 12,000 more planes for the U. S., supplying 12,000 more to Great Britain—all in addition to the 33,000 already on order for delivery by April 1942. Moreover, the President proclaimed a...

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