MANAGEMENT: Fireworks at the Waldorf

The 48th annual convention of the National Association of Manufacturers assembled, 4,000 strong, at Manhattan's plush Waldorf-Astoria Hotel last week. For once, there were plenty of fireworks in the three-day session.

In the Main Ring. The biggest news at N.A.M.'s meeting came from Charles E. Wilson, WPB's Big Business Vice Chairman (TIME, Dec. 13). After he had recited some statistics on 1944 war production goals, big Charley looked right down his friends' throats and roared. Said the ex-president of huge General Electric Co.:

"We who are assembled in this room have a substantial...

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