Powder to Burn

Job of the Army's Ordnance Department is to supply the Army with guns and tanks, powder and explosives. On the business of turning out powder, for everything from pistols to 16-in. guns, Ordnance had to start pretty close to scratch.

Last week Ordnance dedicated with due fuss & feathers the first of its three new smokeless powder plants. Standing in the soggy red clay of southwest Virginia (six miles from Radford), 22,000 workmen who had done the job heard praises for their work from such military bigwigs as Under Secretary of War Robert Porter Patterson, Major General Charles Macon Wesson....

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