Reveille for Workers

Slugabed war workers have had an excuse, such as it was: in all the U.S. there was scarcely an alarm clock to be had at any price. (WPB closed the industry last July 1 to save metal.) Now it was WPB's turn to be alarmed. War production might suffer.

Last week WPB clockmakers agreed on a victory-model alarm clock, sparing of metal, unsparing of noise. Some 1,700,000 will be produced (1940's output: 11,500,000).

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