THE NATION: Toward Peace

As Congress went home—perhaps to stay until January—a sudden quiet fell in Washington. The industrial and labor fronts were quiet, too, except for lingering disturbances like the supplier strikes which were still crippling automobile production.

It was not a state of peace already attained. The nation still had vast problems, and some of them Congress had left for the next session. For the most pressing of them it had put up a structure to control prices which was a compromise between Harry Truman's hopes and those of the anti-price-controllers. There were still countless other Government controls of varying...

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