Business: The Old Disorder Passes

The obit had not yet been written. But last week "Purp" was dead. It had strangled in its own bedclothes. Under sheets and sheets of its own reports the Production Requirements Plan had smothered. In its thrashing, its own statistics had finally knotted around its throat.

Last week the nation's manufacturers did not yet know the good news. But the new bosses of the War Production Board were working out a new plan for the distribution of materials. It was high time, too. Although actual shutdowns of war plants due to nonarrival of materials have...

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