RECONVERSION: The Lovely Future

The shape of things to come in the peacetime U.S. was still forming hazily, like ectoplasm at a spiritualists' meeting. But U.S. citizens, staring with a séance-sitter's skeptical fascination, began to nudge each other last week. Government and industry really seemed to be conjuring a facsimile of normal living.

After 43 months of drawing up blue laws for industry, the War Production Board threw all but two score of its war time restrictions to the winds, giddily told startled U.S. manufacturers to make all the automobiles they wished (see BUSINESS). The same went for washing machines, ironers, pots &...

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