Seldom does a Governmentman give business a pat on its collective back. But one did last week: bushy-browed Clifton Eugene Mack, director of the Treasury Department's Procurement Division, who last November was given the job of buying $55,000,000 of household equipment for 28,500 homes for civilian defense workers (near airfields, barracks, etc.). Asked how his purchases were going, Director Mack said: "In their dealings with us, plumbing, heating and household equipment manufacturers have shown that they place patriotism above their desire for profits."

Director Mack had got cooperation that was worthwhile. Nash-Kelvinator...

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