MOBILIZATION: Growth

In a speech before Washington's National Press Club last week, Defense Mobilizer Charles E. Wilson ticked off some impressive figures on how fast the U.S. is expanding its industrial plant for the long pull ahead. Items:

¶ Steel capacity in 1952 will be rising at the rate of a million tons every three months, will soon reach 120 million tons a year.* (On Dec. 10, the U.S. steel industry turned out the 100 millionth ton of steel in 1951. Previous record: 89 million tons in 1944.)

¶ Oil-refining capacity (already greater than the rest...

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