Business & Finance: How to Get Copper Miners

The labor shortage in the copper mines (TIME, Aug. 3) was so critical last week that the War Labor Board finally went way out of its way to do something about it, promised to consider 37 separate wage-boost pleas forthwith on "an industrywide basis," in order to keep copper miners from drifting away to higher-paid work faster than they can be replaced.

All Washington agrees that copper is one war industry whose wages (87.5¢ an hour) are too low to compete successfully for labor. Half a dozen agencies have plans to do something about...