Dollar-a-Year Sabotage

Straight, Michael
March 1942
New Republic;3/30/42, Vol. 106 Issue 13, p417
Focuses on the indifference in the War Production Board with emphasis on the undermining of the authority of Assistant Chief of the Bureau of Industry Branches, Robert Guthrie, by his immediate superior Philip Reed. Ignorance of his decision that the supply of materials should be shut off and that the industry should cease civilian production; Protest of Guthrie's plan to stop the production in the refrigerator industry; Proposal made by Guthrie for the immediate conversion of wool supplies for military use; Proof of the unsound basic stricture of the War Production Board; Discussion of the Board's chiefs who put a break on conversion and undermine the curtailment orders.


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