Civilian Production in a War Economy

Archive Report

Balancing Civilian Requirements and War Needs

Importance of Civilian Economy to the War Effort

Production to meet home front necessities has been clearly recognized by war administrators at Washington during recent months as an integral part of an efficient war economy. Raw materials have been made available out of still short supplies for increased production of such homely items as bedsprings and baby carriages. Manufacture of slide fasteners for civilian use may be resumed on a small scale during the next few months. The output of farm machinery, after having been sharply curtailed earlier in the war, is now being expanded almost to prewar levels.

When allocations of basic raw materials for the October-December quarter of 1943 are announced, early in August, by the Requirements Committee of ...

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