ARMAMENT: Enough Planes?

In his report to the nation last Dec. 15, President Truman predicted: "Within a year, we will be turning out planes at five times the present rate of production." By last week, four months later, planemakers were nowhere near meeting Harry Truman's happy schedule.

Production was estimated at a mere 315 planes a month, compared to 265 at the time of Truman's speech. By the end of this year, at the present rate of increase, output will be 500 a month, less than double last December's output. Production for all of 1951 probably...

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