By Bernard Baruch
American within the battle. A file of the battle industries board
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American Expeditionary Forces was made at the request of the State A AMERICAN INDITSTUY IX THE 46 WAI: Another on the "thrift" campaign at the request of Work was usually done under extreme Dei^artment. the Treasury Department. pressure, a time limit being set in the application. success in this work was the extent was given within the time The to which The criterion of a satisfactory answer limit. activities of this division, as they took after the armistice, Avere unusually important. shape immediately The work on a " His- War " has already been referred to.
There was competition in buying •even between different Government agencies, and the competition between Government contractors was increasing in intensity. Prices rose not only because of actual shortages, but because of options and inquiries made to cover bids on Government orders. Competition in buying among the Allies and between the Allies and the agencies of our own Government and our Government contractors was becoming more and more a source of confusion and hindrance to the common purposes of the war.
Its Chairman, shall be and hereby are <-ontinued in full force and effect. AMEIUCAX INDUSTRY JN THE WAR. ^ The Board was composed of the following members: Bernard ^I. Baruch, Chairman; Alex Legge, Vice Chairman Kear Admiral F. F. Fletcher, Navy representative; Maj. Gen. George W. Goethals, Army representative; Kobert S. Brookings, chairman price-fixing committee; Edwin B. i'arker, priorities commissioner; George N. Peek, commissioner of finished products; Hugh Frayne, labor representative; J.