Courtesy Reuters

A MAJOR changeover from war to peace production is clearly out of the question in any of the United Nations until Germany capitulates. But in the United States the first tentative steps toward reconversion have been taken. In Britain we read of the lifting of the ban on American production of some hundreds of civilian items and of spot authorizations to more than a thousand plants, permitting a $200,000,000 increase in civilian output during the last quarter of 1944 and all of 1945. These moves have been followed with interest in this country.

How much progress has been made along these lines in

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