RECONVERSION Facts & Figures
This week 30,000 telegrams tersely can celing the bulk of Army war contracts were ready to be sent to U.S. industry.
With one swoop the Army would wipe out :
¶More than 95% of its orders for carbon and alloy steels, copper, aluminum, artillery, tanks, guns, railroad rolling stock, telephone, radio and telegraph equipment.
¶More than 75% of its orders for cotton and wool textiles, leather, lumber, shoes.
¶More than two-thirds of its orders for tires.
That would make reconversion a fact, not just an overworked word. Total industrial production, now humming along...