Business: Wahoo! Wahoo!

A wahoo bird, according to popular folklore, flies in ever decreasing circles until it swallows itself in utter confusion. Recently, many a businessman has thought that the nation's mobilizers were learning from the wahoo. Last week there was pretty convincing evidence from Washington that they were right.

¶ NPA, which has been diligently cutting down on civilian use of copper and aluminum, suddenly handed out 27,500 additional tons of the metals to civilian-goods manufacturers. The military, NPA had discovered, could not use the metals.

¶ Automakers, who only a few weeks ago were told that they would get enough metals...

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