After five years in the Government. Donald Marr Nelson resigned this week. In 1940, fresh from the management of Sears, Roebuck & Co., he symbolized the nation's first groping efforts toward war production when he became purchasing agent for the old National Defense Council. He stayed on through SPAB, OPM and WPB, spent his last year of Government service on special presidential missions. Now he was off for a rest, with a pat on the back from President Truman.

Don Nelson's last mission was to set up a WPB in China. This work would go on, under direction of Nelson's...

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