MANUFACTURING: Getting It Done

The 1942 slogan of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States is "Let's Get It Done." Last week some 3,000 top-flight industrialists assembled for the Chamber's 30th annual meeting, found that the U.S. is getting it done. In the flamboyant grand ballroom of Chicago's Hotel Stevens, in committee rooms, in private suites and over late nightcaps, the story was the same: short, sharp debates over taxes, price ceilings, the 40-hour week, the closed shop; then long, heartening discussions of production.

Said the Chamber's retiring president, indomitable Albert W. Hawkes (Congole-um-Nairn): "We...

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