The Winner: Kaiser

Henry J. Kaiser, the big, bald miracle man from the West Coast, will get a chance to build his cargo planes. In his bulging brief case this week was a written promise from WPBoss Donald Nelson, authorizing him to go ahead— to make 100 of his projected 70-ton transports— provided he could show that he could build them without taking materials away from the aircraft industry. He had Nelson's promise to make the number 500 as soon as the program proved practicable. And he had another, bigger promise: eventually he would get a crack at building fabulous 200-tons flying boats,...