INDUSTRY: Another Bite

To save scarce metals, the National Production Authority last week:

¶ Ordered a cut of 10% in tin for beer and pet-food cans, banned it in coffee and tobacco cans, in refrigerator trays, jewelry and other civilian items.

¶ Raised the percentage of steel that producers must set aside for defense, in some cases to 35%, limited the use of tungsten as a coloring agent in linoleum, ink, rubber, etc.

¶ Banned the use of nickel in automobile trim, ashtrays, jewelry and some 400 other civilian items after April 1.


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