Right Under Our Noses

Brought out into the open last week for all America to contemplate and yearn over and perhaps reach for was the biggest unused rubber hoard in the world.

That rubber hoard is right here in the U.S.—lying half under water along country streams, gathering dust in barns and attics and basements, hanging from apple trees for kids to swing on, making homemade flower pots for farmers' front yards.

It includes perhaps half the. 900,000,000 tires the U.S. public has thrown away since World War I.

And rubbermen say it could very quickly be put to work easing the rubber shortage—if OPA would let...

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