Business: Get Out and Dig

Convening in Chicago last week, thousands of radio men—many of them Radio Manufacturers Association members—discussed news from which they could draw only one conclusion: their output would soon be cut more than half, and some of them might soon be out of business.

Their $600,000.000 industry had been picked by OPM as one of the first real victims of priorities among consumer industries (see p. 18). They were picked because they use a lot of aluminum (6 sq. ft. of sheet per set), as well as zinc, copper, lead, other critical materials. When OPM made up its priorities list, radios were sandwiched...