James F. Byrnes, Czar of the home front, is focusing a chill eye on the tremendous procurement programs of the armed forces, hoping to find some spare or surplus materials to be turned over to civilian use. For the supply of civilian goods is rapidly shrinking. Questions: Will the civilians actually get any more? Are there any spare materials?

One Man's Luxury. Civilian manufacture has been slashed fantastically in many ways. Example: the manufacture of kitchen utensils was cut from 1,000 articles to eight. But WPB belatedly learned that one man's luxury may be another man's necessity. In the North, rifles...

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