Business: Cruel Words

"If a machine hasn't been used for the last three months and no one can prove it can be used in the next three, find a use for it or scrap it."

These tough words came last week from WPB's Industrial Conservation chief, shy philanthropic Lessing Rosenwald, as he announced a new all-out drive for industry's "dormant scrap." Donald Nelson backed up his chief junkman in even tougher talk: "The one thing we must not do," he said, "is to pack machinery and equipment away permanently or in grease against the end of the war."...

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