Facts, Figures, Mar. 16, 1942

> Bethlehem Steel, which launched 45 ships in 1941, expects to launch two ships a week throughout 1942. Its shipbuilding backlog is now three times as big as its steel orders.

> Brazil got a $100,000,000 U.S. Government credit (for rubber, iron ore, railroads, etc.) to pile on top of almost $70,000,000 still unused from her last credits. Meanwhile, the balance of trade (nearly $65,000,000 last year) is still running all Brazil's way.

> WPB's Bill Batt announced that U.S. manganese output for 1943 will be stepped up 1,400% over 1940 (to 600,000 tons a year) by developing high-cost mines in...

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