Why We Are Falling Behind

February 1941
New Republic;2/17/41, Vol. 104 Issue 7, p232
Comments on the defense system of the United States. Reasons for less production of armaments in the U.S.; Indictment of the Aluminium Company of America, Alcoa Inc., for conspiring with a German monopoly; Lack of magnesium, vital for armament production, due to refusal of Alcoa to produce it or to allow others to produce it; Need for new factories to produce armaments for defense; Information on a plan for financing plant expansion; Information on Walter Reuther, director of the General Motors department of the union, and his plan to put idle men and machines to producing aircraft needed for defense; Significance of Reuther's plan.


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