ALUMINUM: Comfortably Fixed

The aluminum shortage was officially buried last week, on the anniversary of the first big aluminum scare. Funeral orator was WPB's Bill Batt, who said that while the U.S. was still hard-pressed for steel, copper, nickel, manganese and many other metals, it is now "comfortably fixed" on aluminum. Another WPB man followed through with word that: "We are delivering aluminum to the planemakers now that will not be flown away in a plane until late fall."

Aluminum was the first great shortage scare, as patriotic U.S. citizens who last summer gave up...

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