More Planes, More Ships

In a steady golden stream, Congress continued appropriating billions upon billions for the Army & Navy. The figures, almost beyond human comprehension, were enough to make a Jap squint.

The greatest single military appropriation in all history—$12,500,000,000 for the Army—was made without a single dissenting vote; the Senate took only 27 minutes for debate. If the sum was colossal (enough to build thirty-four $366,000,000 Panama Canals), so was its purpose: to build 10,000 trainer planes and 23,000 combat planes, armed capapie. The appropriation will forestall a lag in production due next August,...