Last week the House Committee on Weights and Measures heard the opponents of the Britten Bill (TIME, Feb. 22) which would require the use of metric units in place of English units in retail merchandising and in transportation.

James E. Howard presented a list of changes which he said the bill would require and which he declared would bring about chaos in industry: Grocers would have to get new scales, new measures (to take the place of peck, bushel, quart); housewives would have to alter...

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