PRIORITIES: Get in Line, Don't Push

This week National Association of Manufacturers announced that in a May survey of over 500 defense manufacturers, 82% (v. 64% in January) reported shortage of materials as a major obstacle. This week it was also clear that those businessmen who have not yet felt the pressure of shortages have not long to wait.

Robert E. McConnell, emergency-conscious chief of OPM's Conservation & Substitution Section, made a list of 16 important industrial raw materials, with the ratio of apparent civilian demands to available supply (after defense needs) at month's beginning:

Aluminum . . 15...

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