General Defeats Banker

While U.S. citizens were going over the top in the latest Battle of Scrap, Washington scrapmen last week were wallowing in the muddy trough of another war of jurisdiction. After only three weeks, the common man's sidewalk-pile of old flat-irons, buggies, bumpers and bedsteads was reaching toward the 3,000,000-ton mark. But after more than three months the 5,000,000 tons of prime "heavy scrap" —old bridges, abandoned streetcar rails, etc.—that (together with industrial scrap and the yield of automobile graveyards) was counted upon to push the scrap drive beyond its 17,000,000-ton goal was getting no place fast. Reason: an RFC-WPB wrangle...

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