THE ECONOMY: Facts & Figures, Sep. 24, 1945

Sinews of Peace. If tired steel workers hoped that the end of war orders would mean a cut in overtime, they were disappointed. Last week, in a back-breaking effort to keep pace with steel orders, many steelmen were still putting in 60 to 96 hours a week. Mills were operating at close to 80% of capacity, highest peacetime production ever, with no let up in sight this year.

Unfair. Railroad men winced at airline advertising gleefully announcing the end of air-travel priorities by Oct. 15. Quietly the railroads were urging that: 1) the Office of Defense Transportation relax its ban...

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