Prices: Storm Warning?

Last week was only Leon Henderson's fourth as head of OPACS. Yet prices, Leon's prime concern, rose more ominously than in any other week in months. Signs:

> Imported commodities like rubber and tin rose because ships are scarce. Rubber reached a new high of 24½¢ a pound, nearly 30% over this year's low and almost 5¢ above the limit at which RFC can buy for stockpile. Straits tin sold at 52¼ a pound, up ½¢ in a week. Tin prices are below the 1941 top, but they are still so high the Metals Reserve Co. has not bought a...

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