The war job of the War Production Board had long since been finished. Its peace job of reconversion was virtually done. So last week President Truman announced that on Nov. 3 the giant war agency that once employed 22,000 would cease to be.

In an impressive swan song, WPBoss J. A. ("Cap") Krug reported on U.S. war production. Said Krug: in five years the U.S. had more than doubled its industrial production, had out-produced not only its foes but all its allies as well, had hurled $186 billion worth of weapons and supplies...

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