Facts, Figures, Mar. 23, 1942

> WPB ordered a 42% cut in bicycle manufacturing for the next three months, forbade any further manufacture of children's models. Since 85% of the 1,800,000 bikes produced last year were children's models, actually about three times as many adult bikes can be produced this year. They will weigh only 31 lb. (v. 57 lb. now), have no frills, must rely mainly on four metals: iron, unalloyed steel, silver, gold.

> OPA threw U.S. railroads into a frenzy by suggesting that they forego the 6% freight-rate increase which ICC recently granted them on ten...

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