How much further U.S. war production can be cut back depends on how much war materiel now in Europe can be used against Japan. Last week, TIME Editor Joseph Purtell, after a month's survey of U.S.
Army salvage operations in Europe, reported:
There is no debris of battle in the Ardennes, where hundreds of tanks and trucks were blasted in the Battle of the Bulge.
Beside the smashed dragon's teeth of the Westwall at Aachen it is hard to find even a rusting fender. In the green fields of Bavaria, where the fighting ended only a few weeks ago, few signs of...