RUBBER: Trouble in Akron

Akron was falling down on its war job. The town last week had become a No. 1 trouble spot in the U.S. Grimy, rubber-smelling Akron is counted on to produce two-thirds of all the heavy tires needed for military guns and supply trucks and for half of all the U.S. heavy-duty tires. But Akron failed by 30% to meet its heavy-tire quotas in July and seems to be falling further behind. Result:

¶ OPA canceled all outstanding ration certificates, issued prior to July 15, for bus and truck tires.

¶ The Office of Defense...

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