OIL: Hemispheric Solutions

Kept in the dynamite box by the Army and Navy for a month, a report to OPM by a committee of 25 top oilmen, released last week, told how the East might cope with Harold Ickes' threat of "gasless Sundays" (TIME, May 26). Chief conclusion: there is a shortage of tankers, which will make the shortage worst this winter, but it will be almost over by next summer. Meanwhile there are ways to alleviate it.

After pointing out that its predictions might be upset if still more tankers are withdrawn for the British shuttle,...

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