Business & Finance: Facts, Figures

> National Association of Manufacturers announced a 200-man War Committee to siphon more & faster production from its 8,000 members (who hold 80% of all war contracts) and to help Don Nelson find and use their best industrial talent.* To head its steering committee, N.A.M. selected Malcolm Muir, publisher of Newsweek.

> Packard became the first U.S. automobile manufacturer to report more employes (17,904) in its war-converted plants than at its peacetime peak (15,542 in 1937). Among the new men: 96 former Packard distributors, dealers and salesmen.

> Though Jesse Jones admitted having trouble getting his 400,000 tons of synthetic rubber under contract,...

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