The Die Is Cast

The tightest, grimmest war shortage facing the U.S. is rubber. It need not have been. For five months after Pearl Harbor the U.S. government did practically nothing effective to get a synthetic rubber industry created to fill the gap caused by Japan's conquests. That failure is the worst scandal of the U.S. war effort; the sort of scandal which, in another country, would have cost a couple of Ministers their jobs or perhaps have toppled a whole government. Only in the past eight weeks has a new team, with a passion for...

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