RECONVERSION: Facts & Figures, Aug. 20, 1945

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...

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