Picking Up Speed

After the overhauling of WPB and the appointment of Economic Czar James F. Byrnes as a new skipper of the war effort, now came the great test period in Washington. This was the time for the agencies to go through their shakedown cruises, pick up speed, show what they could do. Into their logs last week went these entries:

> Czar Byrnes held the first meeting of his Economic Stabilization Board, left its members with a feeling that here at last was a chance to bring order out of past disputes over inflation....

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