U.S. At War: Tough Babies

Donald Nelson's War Production Board, rapidly growing biceps, triceps and stout pectoral muscles, got two important new additions to the staff last week. Both were brought in by Vice Chairman Charles Edward Wilson, to help him exercise his new powers over production scheduling. Both were top-flight production men, expert, headstrong and tough.

William Francis Gibbs, 56, a cadaverous, acidulous man who looks like an undertaker but is really the No. 1 U.S. naval architect, will be WPB Controller of Shipping. He will coordinate the programs of Army, Navy and Maritime Commission, will have the duty of making sure that all U.S. shipbuilding...

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