Business: Priorities Week

Besides starting an overall survey of defense requirements (see above), the Supply Priorities & Allocations Board hacked away busily last week at the priorities jungle which ex-Chief Ed Stettinius left behind.

> Issued was Priorities Regulation No. 2, which puts Lend-Lease and civilian priorities on a mandatory instead of voluntary basis, thus gives them the same legal status as Army & Navy ratings. In conjunction with recent Regulation No. 1, which forces plants to accept defense orders, this gave SPAB the tools it needed for strict, complete allocation of all of the nation's raw materials and production facilities. It also served notice...

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