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Summary: I. "Exchange plan ends tool bottle-neck." View of a typical meeting of one of the twelve regional Mutual Aid Schemes which coordinate the supply and demand needs of local factories. Factory representatives voice their needs for particular bits of machinery, thus enabling those with surplus material to come to their aid.
II. "New nursery scheme aids working mothers." Commentary refers to the problem faced by working mothers with young children and agrees that abandoning them at home or leaving them with friends or relatives is not a good solution. Solution has in fact been found by the manager of a big engineering concern who has turned a large vicarage into a residential nursery where the stay from Monday morning to Friday evening. All this was children "done with typical British initiative, without bureaucracy or the aid of Local Authorities." Children are seen eating and being washed by nurses as well as visited by the doctor. To allay the fears of overloving parents matron emphasises that this form of nursery care "will have a good effect on later life." Hopefully more factories will follow the example of this one.