There was no longer any hiding the fact; victory in Europe was at hand and it was long past time to get cracking on the work of reconversion. WPB, which had hardly unwrapped its plan for reconversion of U.S. industry (TIME, April 16), followed it up with fast action. Last week WPB announced that:
¶ It had okayed production of $50,000,000 worth of new tools needed by the automobile industry to get started again in commercial auto production.
¶ Its recently organized "Committee on Period One" was working out the ways & means of rapid reconversion.*
¶ Its Requirements Committee,...