GOVERNMENT: Get-Together at the Top

Last week, to help deal with the serious oil-transport situation (see below), the leaders of the oil industry began to form a committee at the request of OPM. Theirs was the second industry to form such a group since defense began. (The first: steel.) But it will not be the last. As defense problems get tougher, intercorporate councils—modeled after the War Service Committees of World War I—may be expected to pop all over the industrial scene.

Main obstacle to this popping was Trustbuster Thurman Arnold, who is as wary of businessmen getting their heads together as OPM is anxious to encourage...

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