PRODUCTION: Shortfalls & Slippages

In current Washington pidgin, a "shortfall" is a defense production program that falls short of its goal; "slippage" is the amount it slips behind. By last week mobilization shortfalls added up to a considerable slippage. Items:

¶ Tank production is about three months behind schedule—so far that the U.S. 2nd Armored Division sailed for Germany last month equipped only with old World War II tanks. At Cadillac's new Cleveland plant, many light T-41 Walker Bulldogs are standing useless because of a shortfall in traversing mechanisms. The Army's Detroit arsenal is still the only other U.S. tank producer in full swing, has...

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