SUBCONTRACTING: Odium's Circus

The biggest program of Government ballyhoo since Liberty Bond days rolled out of Washington this week on wheels. Three six-car trains painted red, white and blue and ten truck caravans left for a 40-day series of one and two-night stands to carry the message of subcontracting to thousands of little businessmen throughout the U.S. It was Floyd Odium's circus.

The circus had a clinical air. Aboard were parts and samples of defense equipment; the little men could see and feel the guns, gears and gas masks their Government needs. Blueprints, specifications and experts littered every car—from OPM, Army Air Corps,...

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