Business & Finance: Get the Junk Man

U.S. housewives wondered last week why their aluminum pots and pans, given to their Government six weeks ago, were still stacked high around courthouses and fire stations. To satisfy them, the Office of Civilian Defense announced that 6,700,000 Ib. of the estimated 14,000,000 collected had "moved toward defense production." By "moved," OCD meant allocated to specific smelters. Actually only a fraction of this amount had been taken away.

Last July, when bustle-bottomed Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia waddled into the aluminum drive as head of OCD, rangy Bob McConnell of OPM's conservation division already...

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