May 1943
New Republic;5/3/43, Vol. 108 Issue 18, p584
Focuses on the differences between several claims for the critical components needed to produce rubber in the U.S. Need for similar components to produce high-octane gasoline for airplanes and escort vessels; Differences between rubber tsar Robinson Jefferson and Undersecretary of War Robert Patterson regarding the use of these components; Position of the Army on 100-octane-gas question; Suggestion for a reconsideration of the synthetic-rubber program in light of the new military situation and the increased high-octane-gasoline requirements; Appointment of the Truman Committee to go ahead with the investigation in this matter; Necessity for both rubber and aviation gasoline in the war program.


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