Too Fast

Prominent as a sore thumb on the fumbling fist of the U.S. war effort was the Bossert Co., Inc. of Utica, N.Y. last week. The Bossert Co., which in peacetime makes steel stampings, has been humming 20 hours a day, turning out an order of 1,000,000 cases for 75-mm. artillery shells. So fast did it turn out its brass cases that other plants fell behind in providing the other parts. From the U.S. Army came a strange command: slow up. Bossert Co. went back to an eight-hour day until further notice.


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