U.S. At War: Chicago Chisling

When the War Production Board sets civilian-production quotas, it isn't fooling. So discovered the Hurley Machine division of Chicago's Electric Household Utilities Corp. Ordered to make only 44,000 washing and ironing machines last fall, said WPB, Hurley made 76,000 instead. The penalty, imposed by WPB last week: complete shutdown of production for six months. Suggested name for quota chiselers: chislings.


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