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Plight of Small Business in the Emergency
Months before Pearl Harbor, spokesmen for small business began to direct attention to the plight of manufacturing concerns which were experiencing difficulty in obtaining materials essential to carrying on their normal operations, and which at the same time were unable to obtain contracts enabling them to participate in the national defense program. Entrance of the United States into the war, and adoption of plans for greatly increased production of war materials, offered hope that means might be found for utilizing the facilities ...