OPA Must be Lovable

Tanned, jut-jawed deputy OPAdministrator Chester Bowles strode bravely into Washington. Four hours later, he called in the press. Reporters took a long, sympathetic look at an able new man in a jinxed job. After two years of rationing, OPA was still unworkable, still unlovable. Two former OPA business managers (ex-Administrator Leon Henderson, ex-Deputy Lou Maxon) had charged bravely in, flounced out later, muttering and muttered at.

Newcomer Bowles took a confident grip on his job. He had no illusions: "No sensible person would seek a job of this kind." He was modest:...

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