Facts, Figures, Apr. 20, 1942

>Getting tougher on several fronts at once (see col. 2), WPB last week took direct control of suppliers' inventories in a broad list of 19 trades. Henceforth no wholesaler, distributor or retailer in these trades can carry more than two months' stock on hand (if he lives in the Mountain or Pacific States, three months'). The order covered suppliers to the automotive, building, dairy, electrical, farm, foundry, hardware, plumbing, railroad, restaurant, textile mill and practically every other trade that uses any metal at all.

>To enforce such orders, WPB's Compliance Section...