CIVILIAN SUPPLY: First Since '42

WPB finally answered the pleas for help of the Office of Defense Transportation, jittery over the truck shortage. WPB authorized the manufacture, quarterly, of 10,000 light civilian trucks, which have not been made since February 1942. WPB further raised the hopes of civilians for more durable goods by placing mechanical refrigerators, which have been out of production since April 1942, on the spot authorization list. But it does not intend to release materials for them until early next year, at least. And most of them will go to the armed forces.

WPB Boss Krug warned the U.S. that this would...

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