U.S. At War: The Call to Scrap

All the people who had been fretting about having no part in the war effort last week had something to do: collect steel scrap.

With steel mills (which in their own operations produce about half of the scrap they use) using up purchased scrap at the record rate of two and a quarter million tons a month, the Government is trying desperately to collect 17,000,000 tons to keep them going through the winter (when scrap collection lags because of the weather).

Figuring, as surveys indicate, that about 700 Ib. of scrap can be got from the average farm and 100 Ib. of scrap...

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