Nelson Takes Over

It would have been more spectacular to swing with both arms, hire & fire, tear down and rebuild. But Donald Nelson, the nation's new Production Boss, the man on whom the black blame or the golden praise for the U.S. war effort would now fall, did not work that way. Said Nelson: "We have got to make haste, but make it in the right direction."

Quietly working long hours in his plain office in Washington's grey stone Social Security Building, Donald Nelson made haste. On the wall still hung the motto he had put up there in the early days of...

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