U.S. At War: Steps Forward

Although the week brought the worst production news yet, it also saw many a move toward cutting red tape, making the wheels turn faster.

≫ Detail-ridden Donald Nelson, chief of the War Production Board, gave trusted Deputy James S. Knowlson full power over priorities, turned WPB's machine-tool branch into a full-fledged division.

≫ In the first fortnight of WPB's campaign to recover copper from idle, excess and frozen stocks, 1,000,000 Ib. were turned up.

≫ Nelson Rockefeller, Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, got $10,000,000 from RFC to build 100 wooden sailing vessels for the Latin American trade (TIME, June 29).

≫ Appropriations and...

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