METALS: Magnesium--Lesson in Speed

When last week began, the U. S. was worried about a bottleneck in magnesium —a metal invaluable, since it is one-third lighter than even aluminum, for lightweight airplane parts. At week's end the bottleneck was smashed. The way it was smashed was a lesson in speed. To a nation which needs speed above all else, it was proof that time is no obstacle to men of energy and purpose.

Bald, tight-lipped Henry J. Kaiser is one of those American industrial geniuses that average Americans are prone to take for granted until the country gets in a jam. A fabulously successful...

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