DEFENSE: Getting Under Way

A preparatory hum spread through the U. S. last week. Army arsenals at Rock Island, 111., Augusta, Ga., Benicia, Calif., Frankford, Pa., Dover, N. J., Metuchen, N. J.; San Antonio, Tex., Springfield, Mass., Watertown, Mass., Watervliet, N. Y., Edgewood, Md., were put on a six-day week. Two shipbuilders (Bath Iron Works Corp., Federal Shipbuilding & Dry-dock Co.) bid-o build destroyers in 18 months instead A 24. The Du Fonts ar ranged to build and operate a big powder plant financed by the French and British (see p. 79). Chrysler Corp. was ready to produce bomb fuses, shell forgings. was...

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